What's New?

December 5, 2015

The first annual meeting of the members of Friends of Wabakimi (FOW) will be held in Hall 5 of The International Centre in Toronto at 9:30am (sharp!) on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show produced by National Event Management, Inc. The formal Notice of Annual Meeting outlining the Agenda with Explanatory Notes will be e-mailed to members in early January. Members unable to attend in person are urged to submit the 2016 Proxy Vote form attached to the Notice so that the requisite quorum of 20% of the membership to hold the meeting can be achieved.

October 2, 2014

The Friends of Wabakimi (FOW) is now officially registered in Ontario as a not-for-profit corporation. The FOW was created to complement the efforts of organizers and volunteers of The Wabakimi Project to make the Wabakimi Area an exceptional destination for wilderness recreation activities.

The work of The Wabakimi Project is not yet complete and will continue until all existing canoe routes in the Wabakimi Area have been explored, rehabilitated and mapped. It will then fall to the FOW to achieve the 'objects' (or purposes) of the corporation set forth in its Letters Patent:

  • to advocate and actively campaign for the protection and preservation of the diverse natural, cultural and historical resources of the Wabakimi Area;
  • to develop programs to further public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the natural, cultural and historical resources of the Wabakimi Area;
  • to collaborate with government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), First Nations and area communities as well as resource-based tourism interests and other stakeholders to promote the Wabakimi Area as a world-class outdoor recreation destination;
  • to encourage and support volunteer stewardship initiatives to make outdoor recreation activities in the Wabakimi Area safer, more inviting and user-friendly;
  • to produce printed and electronic literature, maps and other materials to help visitors safely plan and successfully execute outdoor recreation activities within the Wabakimi Area; and,
  • to encourage a broadly-based membership that will embrace and support these objects.

September 18, 2014
The Wabakimi Project website has been updated as follows:

  • the Overview page has been updated to include the work accomplished in 2014
  • the Trip Schedule has been posted for 2015
  • the Annual Speaking Tour page has been updated--more to be posted when confirmed
  • the Past Participants chart and Google Map have been updated to include 2014 participants
  • the Trip Summaries page has been updated with revised maps
  • new pages have been added to describe the Wabakimi Area
  • the Past Participants chart has been updated to include 2014 participants
  • the access code to the password-protected For Participants Only section has been changed

September 15, 2014

Congratulations to Shannon Lawr on his appointment as Acting Superintendent of Wabakimi Provincial Park pending retirement of the current park superintendent. Shannon served briefly as Assistant Superintendent of Wabakimi before assuming the position of Assistant Superintendent of Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park. Organizers of The Wabakimi Project look forward to working closely with Shannon and extend to him best wishes during his tenure.

Wabakimi Project Badges

  • A limited number of attractive sewn badges (2.5" x 5" or 6.5cm x 12.5cm) are available @ $6.00US/CDN including postage [see photo below]
    • Payment for badge(s) should be remitted by mail to:

    John Sinclair,
    2203 Georgia Avenue,
    Racine, WI 53404-1911
    USA

Wabakimi Project Crest

 




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