Monthly Archives: August 2018

2018 Grand River Canoe Trip

On Friday, July 27, 2018, JMA ventured out of the office for a day of Canoeing the Grand. Our party of 12 and 6 canoes were shuttled upstream to Kaufman’s Flats to commence the journey.

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Approximately halfway through our 4hrs of paddling, we stopped for lunch and a rest. After finishing our sandwiches, watermelon and cookies, John had everyone draw “straws” to find out who our new canoe partner would be for the second leg of the trip.

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The weather was just fine for enjoying the water, nature (Great Blue Heron) and bridges (Bridge Street bridge).

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At one point, we managed to make a canoe barge out of 5 canoes while the lone canoe was full speed ahead. Sadly, they missed the photo opt but were eventually captured on camera along The Grand.

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After a few water mishaps, bottoming out in the shallows and near canoe tippings, we made it to our final destination. Although a little bit wet from the rain, we all still managed to smile for one last photo.

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