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Free for the reading is our finely crafted Canadian newsletter about art happenings and canoe events that are national and internationally in scope. It is a fun and interesting read. Bill Mason  original impressionistic painting for sale. They are one of a kind paintings. All Bill Mason's works are influenced by wilderness nature, water and land. If an original is out of your price range consider buying one of our Bill Mason prints that is offered in our on-line gift store. Becky Mason writes about her art shows at the Cube gallery that carries her work. She has a write up about her canoe course and explains why her canoe lessons are a unique experience set against a Canadian wilderness backdrop. She also notes Canadian and USA paddling and canoe symposium you may want to consider attending, these symposiums offer canoe workshops with skilled instructors. If watching paddling skills is more your speed Becky does present canoe demonstrations to music. The paddling demonstrations are so beautiful to watch. You can see a canoe demonstration of Becky Mason showing her art of canoeing in the Classic Solo Canoeing DVD or download it can be purchased in our online store. Reid McLachlan is a fine artist, an experienced expressionist oil artist with 20 years of painting to his name. His subjects ranges from people and what they are think about their situations. Mostly Reid McLachlan dwells on couples relationships and how they interact with each other, some are happy some are upset and some we don't know what they think. You need to pause and study his paintings because at first glance you see the first message then upon revisiting his canvases you see more and more in his paintings. Paul Mason is hard at work at drawing and paintings his funny cartoons. Becky has the new information about an environment cause she is currently working on. All the Mason family loves the wood canvas canoe. Bill continues to be talked about on many website, Some that have linked are Canoeski and many more which I'll be listing soon. We all like to go canoeing. If you want canoeing instruction Becky has just the canoe lessons for you. If you live too far away to attend her courses you can always pick up some of her and her Dad's paddling instructional dvds or video they are both filmmakers that have won awards.
Newsletter - Summer 2016

Newsletter Contents:

  • Canoe News:

  • - Becky Mason's Lessons & Coaching -
    - Bill Mason's Kevlar Canoe November 1st Sale -

  • Art Happenings:

  • - New Store of Bill Mason paintings -

  • Media & Happenings:

  • - Classic Solo movie to download -
    - Museum of History collects Paddle to the Sea -

    Canoe News: Paddle Coaching & Lessons

Classic Solo and Classic tandem paddling classes on Meech Lake in the Gatineau Hills, 20 min. north of Ottawa.

Recently returned from a teaching tour of Europe, Becky is back on her home waters, teaching her fabulous canoe courses on the sublime Meech Lake and also offering private courses anywhere in the area. Her small, intimate, fun classes are the perfect environment for learning. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an expert Becky's relaxed teaching style and newest teaching techniques will have you learning many new skills and tricks. She also offers Paddle Canada certification and she provides all the equipment for her courses.
About courses...

Becky and Reid are back from coaching from a six week spring overseas paddling gig. They had a fabulous time eating, paddling and seeing the sites from their canoe. About travels...

Canoe News: Canoe Sale

Bill Mason's Kevlar Canoe Sale, November 1st on

The Mason family is selling Bill Mason's 16' red kevlar prospector! Bidding starts on November 1st. This 16 foot kevlar canoe circa 1976 was specially ordered by Bill Mason because he wanted to duplicate the shape of his favourite  cedar-canvas Chestnut Prospector ( which now resides in the Canadian Canoe Museum ) in kevlar.

This canoe accompanied Bill on many wilderness trips and was a favourite when playing in rapids.
About canoe...

Art Happenings: new store

Landscapes, shorelines, rapids and falls paintings with a new section of painting studies.
About paintings...

Media & Happenings

The movie Basic Classic Solo Canoeing by Becky Mason is a superbly crafted 40 min production that is both informative and beautiful to watch. You'll learn to apply the classic basic solo paddling strokes simply and gracefully, master the art of the portage, and pick up tips on canoe safety, maintenance, and equipment selection.

Paddle to the Sea is at the Museum of History! Nice write-up about their Bill Mason Collection! About Paddle....

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