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Dune Climb Record-breaker

Clay cliffs

On June 14 there was a new record set for the “Dune Climb” during an Eagle Bachelorette party canoe tour organized by Olivia Galloway.

Katie Curtis, a fitness instructor from Kitchener did the climb and return in 34 seconds. The previous record was 54 seconds set in 2013 by a Stayner Bible School camper. Congratulations to Katie!

Records are made to be broken, though, so we’ll see how long this stands.

Nottawasaga Saga

On June 10, 2014 Hayden Murry and his merry band of Caterpillar Sales-people from all over North America set out to conquer the rapids of the mighty Nottawasaga River.

“Follow the guide,” Richard said .

“Don’t go near the sweeps,” Ann said.

“Make sure you keep up with the group,” said Jodi.

This sage advice from the guides fell on deaf ears as this jovial group proceeded to provide all the content for the comedy you can view. Note the feeble attempts to challenge the record for fastest up the dune and down. Sorry guys, 5 minutes is no where close to 36 seconds! In fact, this stands as the current record for the slowest to the top.

In all, a fun time was had by everyone and we hope they return for an even bigger challenge next year.

 

Bermudian Troops Adventure Race And Beaver Paddle

Bermudian Troops Adventure Race And Beaver Paddle

On May 7, 10 and 11, we at Eagle Adventure Experiences started off our season with a bang while doing an adventure race and Beaver River paddle with the Bermudian army.

Overall there were 125 troops taken down the river and raced through the Kolapore trails. The Army was visiting the Meaford Army base on their annual training trip. This was our first venture with them and it was very entertaining, with some unexpected dips into the Beaver River! It goes without saying that they much preferred their own climate for swimming and hiking.

Here is the note received from Gavin Rayner-Regimental Sergeant, Major-Bermuda Regiment.

Thank you and your team’s adventures. My troops thoroughly enjoyed
themselves, even the ones that went for a swim.

Happy Paddling Everyone!!!!!

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Eagle Adventures and the Wreck of the Mary Ward Featured in ‘On the Bay’

For their summer 2011 issue, On the Bay ran a major article on the ‘sunken history’ of Georgian Bay, featuring the wreck of the Mary Ward.

In the article, Richard Bowering tells how he stumbled on the wreck by sheer accident seven years ago when rough weather forced him to take shelter on a reef.

The location was previously a well-kept secret, known only to local fishermen.

(Read more on our Online Articles page)

Ladies Paddle Success

Our first Ladies Paddle program session on June 19th was a huge success.

After a briefing on equipment, what to wear and safety, we slid into the waters of Georgian Bay at Collingwood to practice our strokes.

When everyone was comfortable, we set of across the bay and up a creek, a lazy paddle on a glorious sunny day in gorgeous surroundings.

Everyone had a great time!