Stumped what to get the paddler in your life? Here is the perfect gift idea from the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. They offer a workshop on how to Handcraft a Black Cherry Paddle. Choose from a selection of blade shapes to customize your paddle to your needs.
The workshop is on December 1st and 2nd, which seems like a long way away, but these workshops fill up fast (the one at the end of September is already fully booked). It is $272 (Canadian Canoe Museum members save 10%).