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Sat, May 27


Valens Lake Conservation Area

BIPOC Womxns Learn to Canoe Camp - An Overnight Workshop

An event reserved for Black, Indigenous, and racialized folks who identify as a woman or non-binary person. This space has been created for those interested in learning to paddle and backcountry camp.

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BIPOC Womxns Learn to Canoe Camp - An Overnight Workshop
BIPOC Womxns Learn to Canoe Camp - An Overnight Workshop

Time & Location

May 27, 2023, 8:00 AM – May 28, 2023, 11:00 AM

Valens Lake Conservation Area, 1691 Regional 97 Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S7, Canada


About the Event

BIPOC Outdoor Gear Library and Paddle Like a Girl are excited to bring you this backcountry camping workshop where you will gain all the basic skills to start backcountry tripping.  Tori and Shari of Paddle Like a Girl will get you out on the water and feeling comfortable in a canoe by the end of their 4-hour workshop. While Dee and Karen of BIPOC Outdoor Gear Library will have you rigging up a safe and comfortable campsite in no time! Join us after the workshop for dinner around the campfire and some good conversation.  This is intended as an overnight camping excursion. A private group site has been booked and you will have access to your vehicle. Stick around in the morning for a light breakfast and restorative yoga with Selam Debs.

Food, park entry and camping fees are included in the ticket price.  Camping gear will be provided by BIPOC Outdoor Gear Library. Canoes, Lifejackets & Paddles will be provided by Paddle Like a Girl.

Through the support of Jack Links, Muskol, Merrell and Nova Craft Canoe we are able to make this event more accessible by reducing financial barriers.


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  • 4 hours

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