WCHA Annual Assembly
An annual event bringing together WCHA members from around the world.
2020 WCHA Assembly - July 14-19 at Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, New York
Planning for the 2020 WCHA Assembly in Paul Smiths, NY, continues, but health concerns and the State of New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic may affect our plans. Like many other universities across the nation and around the world, Paul Smith’s College has suspended in-person classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, and the State of New York has enacted a ban on large gatherings. Thus, unless things change dramatically in the near future, Assembly 2020 may have to be cancelled. While we are very excited about Assembly 2020, the health and well-being of our members and those we contact remain foremost in our minds. Please continue to monitor this site and look to the upcoming issue of Wooden Canoe for more details.
Wooden Canoe Heritage Association 41st Annual Assembly, July 14-19th, 2020
Location: Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks, Paul Smith’s, New York
Located in the St. Regis Canoe Area: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/70572.html
& Adirondack High Peaks: https://www.adirondack.net/hiking/high-peaks/
Theme: Solo Canoes & Remembering Tom MacKenzie
Featured program presentations include:
Solo Canoes and Remembering Tom MacKenzie by Charlie Wilson
Alaskan Mission Hospital by Geoffrey Burke
Fifty Day Youth Canoe Trips by Kate Barrett
My Beautiful Cedar Rib Canoe by Nick Dennis, UK Chapter Head
Five Week Arctic Canoe Trip by Rolf Kraiker
Solo Canoes of Rushton and Contemporaries by Dan Miller
Rushton’s Bucktail in Florida by Michael Grace, WCHA President
As usual, the 2020 Annual Assembly will also include perennial favorites:
Tour of of notable canoes on the Green, construction workshops and demonstrations, children’s program, annual membership meeting, WCHA Store, annual fundraising Raffle & Auction, and the Paddle-by and Salute.
Again this year, our event will be overlapped by the Adirondack Canoe Symposium, so we will be able to enjoy workshops, demonstrations and an exhibition of “Freestyle” canoeing (canoe ballet, often choreographed to music!)
There will be lots of fabulous paddling opportunities and local attractions in the beautiful Adirondack Region of New York State.
Registration opens on April 20, 2020!
Find the program of events and registration forms on the WCHA website, wcha.org/annual-assembly, beginning on April 20th.
The program and registration form will also be included in the Spring 2020 issue of Wooden Canoe, which will be mailed in mid-May.
For more information, contact Rob Stevens, Annual Assembly Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Annie Burke, Executive Director, email@example.com , 603-323-8992
See photos of the 2019 Assembly here:
Annual Paddle-by & Salute:
Photo Credits; Jim & Betsy Wilson and Mike Livdahl