Roy MacGregor, Wally Schaber and Friends Book Event in Chelsea QC.
Classic Solo Canoeing presents:
Romancing the Canoe

An evening of stimulating paddling stories with authors:
Roy MacGregor and Wally Schaber
and host Becky Mason.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Chelsea United Church.

The Event:
- an evening of pictures and stories from the portage trail

A Benefit:
- in support of La Fab

Location & Ticket SOLD OUT
- Chelsea United Church.
Pre-buy Tickets or by chance at the door. Doors open at 7:00pm.

    The Event:
Roy MacGregor's Canoe Country

In Canoe Country: The Making of Canada, Roy MacGregor tells stories of Canada's on going love affair with canoes.
He takes us from the earliest white explorers on the Columbia River all the way up to the modern cultural place the canoe holds for this country.
In between there are many rarely heard tales like the crazy story of a doomed expedition of voyageurs sent up the Nile
and the surprising canoeing friendship between Pierre Trudeau and Bill Mason.
This book is a celebration of the most beautiful craft ever created and our first and still favourite means of getting around.

Read: Globe and Mail review.
Listen: The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers: Roy MacGregor interview .
Watch: Roy MacGregor interview with James Raffan at the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Wally Schaber's Last of the Wild Rivers

In Last of the Wild Rivers: The Past, Present and Future of the Riviere du Moine Watershed , Wally Schaber reveals his life long love affair with the Dumoine River and shares her secrets and stories.
And there is no better qualified a guide than Wally. Starting in the beginning with the First Nations, he deftly navigates us through the natural and human history of the area
from the fur trade and lumber industry up to modern hydro development and recreational tourism.
Filled with characters and stories from eras past this book is not just a beautiful portrait of a river and a time long past, but a clarion call to protect the watershed now and for the future.

Here's the Program for the Evening

- Doors open at 7:00pm
- Becky Mason and Reid McLachlan introduce the evening
- Wally shares stories from the Dumoine.
- Roy talks about Canoe Country.
- Q&A and some great door prizes.
-Books (get yours signed!) and refreshments will be available after the show.

A Benefit:
A fundraiser in support of La Fab, Chelsea's Cultural Centre, Art Gallery and Boutique.

La Fab is Chelsea's award-winning arts, culture and heritage hub. Housing artists studios, a boutique and art gallery it hosts events, classes, the Chelsea Market and many other cultural activities throughout the year.
Residing in the old rectory of St Stephen's Catholic Church in Old Chelsea La Fab's mandate is to offer the community a place to see, learn about and experience all forms of arts, culture and heritage from the area.
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Tickets & Location:

Chelsea United Church. 8 Ch. Mill St. Chelsea, Qc. J9B1K8.
Doors open 7:00pm

Map: Chelsea United Church
Romancing the Canoe Tickets:


Pick up pre-ordered tickets at door.