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2016 Assembly Information

Discussion in 'Annual Assembly' started by Dan Miller, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    The Program Descriptions and Assembly Schedule have been posted to the Annual Assembly Page

    Registration opens Monday, April 11.
  2. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Newly added to the Assembly Program;

    Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Display Volunteers from the ADK Wildlife Refuge show and answer questions about assorted wild birds, reptiles, and possibly a wolf. (Wed. 11-3) [Main Tent]
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016
  3. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Here's an update for the presentation Saturday night by Bob Holtzman;

    Building every kind of canoe … in 10,000 years or less Bob Holtzman
    Throughout history and prehistory, canoes have been built in seven fundamentally different ways: dugout, plank-on-frame, sewn plank, skin-on-frame, bark, basket, and balloon. These different building approaches have yielded canoe types of such diversity that we question whether “canoe” even signifies a definable boat type – a notion that will be addressed in a preamble. We will survey all the basic methods of canoe construction and attempt to show how each method evolved from its indigenous, prehistoric roots into a vast variety of historic canoe types, including every type that exists in the present. Bob Holtzman writes the blog Indigenous Boats ( He works as an editor and writer and is president of Mythic Gear (, a drysuit manufacturer in Rockport, Maine.
  4. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Just to bring you up to speed on my presentation on the Wednesday after lunch I will be covering the following topics with a narrated photographic slideshow presentation.

    WCHA in the UK:-

    What we paddle in terms of the varied craft which made their way to the UK along with new wood/canvas canoes and strip built canoes.

    A brief history of canoeing in the UK

    Access ( a hot potato over here in the UK)

    Where we paddle ie different types of environment.

    How we meet, paddle & share information

    Who is building what in terms of canoes and paddles

    Hopefully an entertaining, after lunch presentation being delivered right hand drive, in English and without sub-titles!


    See you all in a few weeks. I am the guy with a beard and Tilly hat :)
  5. OP
    Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Canoe information sheets can be downloaded from the Annual Assembly Page, if you would like to prepare yours before arriving at PSC.

    Also, registration is now closed. If you procrastinated, contact about the possibilities for late registration.
  6. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Another new addition to the Assembly Program;

    Candlelight Paddle on Lower St. Regis Lake The Adirondack Canoe Symposium presents an opportunity to paddle around randomly placed buoys with light sticks and LED candles accompanied by music. WCHA folks are invited to participate. No sign-up. Just show up at dusk Friday.
  7. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    FINAL 2016 Assembly Schedule and Program Descriptions

    Here are the PDFs of the FINAL Assembly Schedule and Program Descriptions for your enjoyment.

    Rob Stevens
    Program Coordinator,
    WCHA Annual Assembly

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016
  8. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    OK, here are the real FINALS

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