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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.
Winter 2015 Newsletter
  • Contents:

    Canoe Notes

  • - Bill Mason Memorabilia for sale -
    - 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 -
    -A political view from my redcanoe

Canoe Notes

Bill Mason Memorabilia for sale

We have donated most of Dad's photographs, writing and equipment to four of our National Museums.
However we do have some Bill Mason items in our collection that we will be selling over time. Here's a list of some of the items to be offered: paddles, canoes, Dad's filmmaking equipment, painting palette knives, winter sleigh, packs carried on many a portage trail and the list goes on and on. Our sale is via Ebay see details!

One of Bill Mason's personal wooden paddle sold on ebay auction
Read on...

Classic Solo Canoeing $5 & $20 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 16 -22, 2015 :
Gaspé Bay Symposium Becky Mason will be teaching Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills courses on the ocean! Last year there were the whales and seals swimming by her classes. The price is great and you definitely want to attend. Such a fun group of people and gorgeous scenery
May 30, 2015 :
MEC Paddlefest Becky Mason and Reid McLachlan will be teaching Paddle Canada Skills lessons at Mooney's Bay, Ottawa . We enjoy teaching every year at MEC Paddlefest.

June 5 - 7, 2015 :
Women on Water Paddling Festival
Becky Mason is teaching Paddle Canada Lake Canoe skills tandem canoeing at Camp Tapawings, Parry Sound, Ontario again. Last year it sold out fast so you want to sign up soon if you want to attend in 2015.

August 6, 2015:
Wabakimi canoe trip you could win:

Oh how cool is that! winning a trip to go on a canoe trip with
Ray Mears & Woodlore Limited I'll be tagging along on the trip too.

UK residents wanting to enter.

North American residents wanting to be enter

  • 2014 National Paddling Week Celebrations happened  


  • National Paddling Week, June 2014 We did celebrated with a paddling extravaganza and it sure was fun paddling around doing canoe moves. This time were didn't have a flaming canoe that was a wee bit too exciting last time so this year we used sparklers on floats to dance around. Great fun! We look forward to June 2015


June 2012 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.

Also Reid is working hard on his big solo drawing show happening Oct 15, 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 been enjoying the painting with thick paint and varnishes. Last year her painting called Bright Focus sold at Le Party Ottawa Art Gallery .

Le Resto, 528 Route 105, Chelsea, QC J9B 1L2  has approx 25 paintings on permanent display of Becky's watercolours and her new acrylics are on show.

 The fall of 2014 we took part in Nuit Blanche. We made two cool canoes one for outside and one for inside. The public added their messages to the indoor one. It's almost finished after it's totally covered in waterproof labels we're going to have a launching party for it! If you want to buy it with or without the labels send us an email.


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


A political view from my redcanoe

My friend Will Amos won the Liberal nomination for our federal riding of Pontiac here in Quebec. If you want to learn more about this environmental lawyer and paddler or support his campaign please go to

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