The Boulé Canoe Race

Below is a passage taken from “Fires of Friendship; 80 Years of The Taylor Statten Camps” about the origins of the Wapomeo Canoe Race, The Boulé. “Wapomeo initiated a camper canoe race in the late 1970’s. One Wap guide used to urge her campers on after a portage by saying, “Let’s Boulé.” She may have […]

Algonquin Park and Canadian Artists

Algonquin Park and Canadian Artists     Algonquin Park is a popular location for Canadian artists. It’s beautiful scenery and colourful landscape epitomize the Canadian Wilderness. The connection that Canoe Lake and TSC have with art is one that is very unique. The following is an excerpt from The Fires of Friendship, a book compiled […]

Canoeing and Canoe Trips

Canoeing and Canoe Trips An important contribution to life at Ahmek and Wapomeo came in the form of canoeing instruction. Most of the distinctive style can be traced to Bill Stoqua of the Golden Lake First Nation. Stoqua’s prize pupils at Ahmek were the Hayhurst brothers, Bill, George and Tom; the Perry brothers, Karl and […]

Beauty is Sincerity

There was an amazing quote I once heard that says “beauty is sincerity”. To me, being who you truly are is the most beautiful thing you can be. Being a beautiful person does not consist of perfect hair, skin, eyes or physique, but rather of kindness, compassion and sincerity. For there is no one in […]

Taking New Risks

Below is a morning meditation that our Wapomeo CIT Director, Becca Last, gave this past August on the importance of taking risks. “Today, I encourage everyone to take one safe risk and go outside of their comfort zone. I am going to share with you a poem that inspired me to take a risk.” To […]

The Timelessness of Canoe Trip

Below is a morning meditation that was given by Maddie Harper this past summer on the sense of timelessness you experience on canoe trip. “At camp time always seems to fly by. No matter how many summers you’ve spent here at Wapomeo it always feels like you’ve never left. Time is a strange concept. We […]