“Finding La Cloche, and living to tell about it”

Presentation by Ross McIntyre
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
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35th Wilderness & Canoe Symposium www.wcsymposium.com 21-22 February, 2020 York University Toronto This annual symposium is a mid-winter gathering of kindred spirits in search of knowledge and a sense of place. Its purpose is to educate and remind us of how sacred, fragile, and endangered the remaining natural wilderness areas are, and to celebrate wilderness experiences in our northern Canadian habitat. Each speaker offers a unique perspective on far-ranging topics that include subjects such as ecology, First Nations, guiding, history, unique trips, conservation, etc. 

MCINTYRE, O. ROSS went to summer camp in 1944 and has been paddling ever since. Along the way he became a physician, and used canoe trips as a way to unwind.  Some of his trips appear in his 2010 book, Paddle Beads and his stories have been told around many a campfire. He lives with his paddling wife near the water in New Hampshire and reports that his shoulders and his Royalex boats show signs of decrepitude. As therapy he follows the recommendation of Satchel Page who once advised those with aging bodies to proceed in a manner that will  “jangle the juices.”


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