The Second Annual Temagami Canoe Festival is July 15th to 17th and celebrates music, canoes and herritage. There looks to be quite the lineup of fun things to do...
Ray Mears: World-renowned authority on wilderness bushcraft and survival. Ray will be demonstrating his bushcraft skills on Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the Temagami waterfront.
White Bear Challenge: The 2016 White Bear Challenge canoe race requires participants to paddle and portage. The first place finishers will have their names added to the White Bear Challenge trophy paddle. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.
Old Growth Guided Hikes: a guided 4-hour tour through the White Bear Old Growth Forest.
Canoe Building Demos: Canoe builder John Kilbridge will show off some canoe building techniques and talk about canoe building through the ages.
Birch Bark Canoe Building Demo: Dave Lang, a cottager from the North East Arm of Lake Temagami, will show a powerpoint slide show showing many of the steps in the construction of a birchbark canoe that he built in 2005. Dave will also answer any questions on the process from gathering materials to gumming the seams of the finished canoe.
Historical Talk with Craig Macdonald: Craig Macdonald spent nearly 30 years researching and documenting the nastawgan, Temagami’s traditional network of summer and winter travel routes.
Aboriginal Drumming: The Eight Thunderbird Singers, led by Jamie Saville from Bear Island, honours the song styles of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai (Deep Water People) as well as songs from diverse nations and pow-wow styles.
Temagami Fire Tower & Caribou Mountain: The 100' high Temagami Fire Tower stands on the summit of Caribou Mountain, 400' above the town and 1300' above sea level. The cupola, at the top, commands a 360 degree view in eccess of 40 km.
Temagami Community Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Temagami Deepwater Music Festival: Featuring Digging Roots (Friday 7:30 pm) and David Laronde Band (Saturday 7:30 pm)
The White Bear Challenge: 800 meter swim around Forestry Island in Temagami Bay, a 5 km run up to Caribou Mountain and then an 11 km paddle and portage through the White Bear Forest.
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