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Free for the reading is our finely crafted Canadian newsletter about art happenings and canoe events that are national and internationally in scope. It is a fun and interesting read. Bill Mason  original impressionistic painting for sale. They are one of a kind paintings. All Bill Mason's works are influenced by wilderness nature, water and land. If an original is out of your price range consider buying one of our Bill Mason prints that is offered in our on-line gift store. Becky Mason writes about her art shows at the Cube gallery that carries her work. She has a write up about her canoe course and explains why her canoe lessons are a unique experience set against a Canadian wilderness backdrop. She also notes Canadian and USA paddling and canoe symposium you may want to consider attending, these symposiums offer canoe workshops with skilled instructors. If watching paddling skills is more your speed Becky does present canoe demonstrations to music. The paddling demonstrations are so beautiful to watch. You can see a canoe demonstration of Becky Mason showing her art of canoeing in the Classic Solo Canoeing DVD it can be purchased in our online store. Reid McLachlan is a fine artist, an experienced expressionist oil artist with 20 years of painting to his name. His subjects ranges from people and what they are think about their situations. Mostly Reid McLachlan dwells on couples relationships and how they interact with each other, some are happy some are upset and some we don't know what they think. You need to pause and study his paintings because at first glance you see the first message then upon revisiting his canvases you see more and more in his paintings. Paul Mason is hard at work at drawing and paintings his funny cartoons. Becky has the new information about an environment cause she is currently working on. All the Mason family loves the wood canvas canoe. Bill continues to be talked about on many website, Some that have linked are Canoeski and many more which I'll be listing soon. We all like to go canoeing. If you want canoeing instruction Becky has just the canoe lessons for you. If you live too far away to attend her courses you can always pick up some of her and her Dad's paddling instructional dvds or video they are both filmmakers that have won awards.
Spring-Summer 2014 Newsletter
  • Contents:

    Canoe Notes

  • - movie downloads -
    - Course Calendar  -
    - National Paddling Week -


  • Art Happenings

  • - Reid and Becky's upcoming art shows-
    - Bill's original paintings for sale! -


  • Mason's Fav Pics:

  • - National museum collects Bill Mason film equipment -
    - Bill Mason Memorabilia for sale -

Canoe Notes
Classic Solo Canoeing Movie downloads


Course Calendar and Festivals
All summer :
Classic Canoeing classes
at Meech Lake, Becky Mason is teaching classic solo and tandem paddling from May to October at Meech Lake.




May 12 -18 :
Gaspé Bay Symposium has lots of paddling courses on offer. Becky Mason will be teaching three Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills courses.
May 24 :
MEC Paddlefest Becky Mason and Reid McLachlan are teaching Paddle Canada Skills lessons at Mooney's Bay, Ottawa.
June 6 - 8 :
Women on Water Paddling Festival
Becky Mason is teaching Paddle Canada Lake Canoe skills tandem canoeing at Camp Tapawings, Parry Sound.
June11-13 :
Becky is teaching a Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate Instructor course at, Barry's Bay, Ontario.
July 15-20 :
Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Assembly
Becky and Reid will be teaching paddling lessons and presenting their Woodland Caribou Provincial Park slide show at Paul Smith's, NY.
August 10:

Riverfest: at Pinhey's Point. Becky Mason will be presenting Classic Solo paddling demos throughout the day, Dunrobin, Ontario.
August 22-24:
Wild Women Expeditions
I'm teaching canoe lessons during a camping weekend at Silent Lake Park, Ontario.

  • Join 2014 National Paddling Week Celebrations  


  • National Paddling Week, Sunday June 15th We celebrating with a paddling extravaganza and everyone is invited. 

    6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Bring your canoe, glow sticks, flashlights along your with paddling gear and your favourite finger foods.
    P-12 is the boat launching site half way down Meech Lake (free parking after 6:00pm.).
    We'll solo and tandem canoe dance until 9pm or later.
    Rain or shine and it's a free event.


The last time we canoe danced the night away with friends around our flaming centrepiece.

  • Art happenings:
One of Reid's paintings has been featured in the Huffington Post article These Portraits Sum Up How Artists Really Feel About Stephen Harper. Reid is working hard on a body of work for his big solo drawing show in 2015 at Galerie Montcalm in Gatineau, Qc. See some of Reid's drawings inspired by his grandfather's old farming tools. Becky has changed her medium from watercolour to acrylics. They do have a different focus, more abstract and she's be enjoying the painting with thick paint and varnishes. This new painting called Bright Focus is in the Le Party Ottawa Art Gallery group show showing June 19, 2014.

Le Resto in Chelsea, Qc. has an extensive permanent selection of Becky's watercolours and her new acylics on show.

The Cube Gallery in Ottawa has Reid and my work on hand too.

Bill Mason's original paintings for sale Read on...
  • Mason's Favourite Picks
National Museum shows Bill Mason's film career.
  • The Museum of Science and Technology has a permanent display of my Dad's film stuff. Bill Mason exhibit

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