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  CALL TO ADVERTISERS: Resource & Service pages have been dedicated for advertising space in Hap Wilson’s new book. One-quarter, half & full-page ad space is now available at a first-come, first-serve basis. These pages have been an important user-resource in Hap Wilson’s guidebooks over the years. For ad pricing and information please contact Eskakwa

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For those of us who missed it, Hap was kind enough to provide us with the actual presentation slides he used for his recent “Top 10 Travel & Survival Tips” talk at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show, for publishing and sharing online. While it is not quite the same as hearing Hap speak and elaborate on

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Hap is back again this year at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show as a featured speaker in the Paddler’s Paradise Pavilion where he will be giving tips for survival and backcountry travel. You will also find Hap and his paddle hiding wife, Andrea, at the Swift Canoe & Kayak booth throughout the weekend. Presentation time and

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Last year, Hap and Andrea took part in first ever Muskoka River X with a finish time of 23:46:00.1, and this year the results for this world class expedition race showed exactly how challenging this marathon can be… Even more so than last year! Racers must complete a 130 KM route with 20 portages and

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As you are probably aware by now, Hap agreed to be part of the much talked about Paddle In The Park Contest (PITPC) again this year, as did Andrea. Both were named official “paddle-hiders” for 2014, with Hap hiding the Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle and Andrea being specifially chosen to hide a special Algonquin Outfitters GIRLS PORTAGE Paddle,

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Summer is (supposedly!) just around the corner and there is no better way to gear up for the upcoming warm season than to partake of the annual Spring Cottage Life Show in Toronto.     With Hap’s guidebooks having been sponsored by Swift Canoe for about 25 years now, Hap is a longtime friend to

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This past year Hap and Andrea, along with a number of other brave adventurers, embarked on what is known as the longest (and most challenging) one-day canoe race in the entire world. It’s called the Muskoka River X. Hap recently wrote about thier experience in a piece just published by Canoeroots Magazine.  You can read

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  The above photo was just emailed to Hap’s social media team from Bill Swift of Swift Canoe & Kayak with the subject line “Happy family”. It was taken at the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto this past weekend. (Thanks Bill!) But interestingly enough, Christopher and Alexa don’t only accompany their parents to the shows.

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For those of you who wish to see Hap speak in person this winter, be sure to mark your calendars for February 22, 2014 for the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto. Hap is featured as a “Special Guest” this year with the plan, so far, being for him to present “Favourite Canoe Routes of The

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