Station 14 Promotes Canoe for Change

Station 14 Kingston

Canoe for Change heads out tomorrow (May 1st) for the second leg of their cross Canada canoe trip which is raising funds for Loving Spoonful. For more information on how to donate and track the trip, visit www.canoeforchange.ca

Charitable Cross Country Canoe Trip Departs Tomrrow

Canoe for Change heads out tomorrow for the second leg of their cross Canada canoe trip which is raising funds for Loving Spoonful. For more information on how to donate and track the trip, visit www.canoeforchange.ca#YGK

Posted by Station 14 Kingston on Monday, April 30, 2018

Promoting Loving Spoonful!

 

The CKWS Morning Show – Global TV News

The week leading up to Carol and Glenn’s departure date has been very busy and successful! They were on their local news station CKWS promoting their cause to raise awareness and funds for Loving Spoonful.

They hope to raise  $10,000 for this awesome organization! Loving Spoonful facilitates feeding the hungry along with teaching adults, youth and children to plant, grow and cook healthy food.

If you would you like to support Glenn and Carol reach their goal donate here to Loving Spoonful!

Part 2 Launch Date – May 1, 2018!

Before Carol and Glenn’s May 1st departure date, there is a lot of work to be done!  They are making sure they are nourishing their bodies to successfully complete the trip from from Vancouver to Ottawa in support of Loving Spoonful!  Part of the preparation is dehydrating fresh food and vacuum sealing all that good stuff.

Of coarse, Glenn and Carol can’t take it all with them, so friends will ship it to them along their route.    The delicious items include bananas, apples, carrots, sweet potato, beets, legumes, onions, cabbage, sweet peppers, cheese, eggs, beef jerky, prepared pasta sauce, and soups.  Also purchased was freeze dried chicken, potatoes, herbs/spices, vegetable and protein powder and bars, vitamins etc.   Staples such as rice, quinoa, snacks, and fresh food will be bought along the way.

Toronto to Vancouver Bound!

After months of preparation Carol and Glenn will be leaving Toronto for Vancouver on May 1, 2018!    While they enjoy the scenic 4 day Via Rail journey, their canoe and all the gear will be safely tucked in the baggage car waiting to start the journey.  From the time they dip their paddles into the the Pacific Ocean it will be approximately 6,715 kilometers and 6 months later till  they reach the final destination  Kingston, Ontario.

2018 Trip Updates

Glenn and Carol are super excited to begin the second part of their canoe across Canada adventure to raise funds for Loving Spoonful! But for reasons beyond their control they have to delay their initial start date of April 6, 2018. Keep following our website as we share our new start date soon!

Celebration of Success

Carol and Glenn are quite popular at their Condo in Kingston, Ontario.  Many of their neighbours were very curious as to how the trip from Ottawa to Sydney, Nova Scotia went. This part makes up 1/4 of their total trip across Canada. Their neighbours wanted to know exactly how they accomplished this amazing feat. On Nov. 23, they hosted an evening of sharing, stories, pictures and awareness for their cause.  

There were a few special guests in attendance for this celebration.  Mara Shaw, Executive Director, from Loving Spoonful and family members Denise and Paul VandenEngel.  Denise and Paul also drove out to Sydney, Nova Scotia to pick up Glenn and Carol when they were finished!  It was a very welcomed ride home!  

As a way to spread even more awareness about Loving Spoonful they asked everyone to bring a fresh food donation and raised 108 lbs which was donated to 3 shelters in the area.  Executive Director, Mara from Loving Spoonful, also spoke about the different programs the organization offers to the community in Kingston.

To wrap things up Carol’s brother Paul VandenEngel, gave an incredible speech about their trip and what they are doing to raise awareness in the community. After, Paul presented them with a unique coin from the Canadian Mint, a Design by Canadian artist Margaret Best.

It was a wonderful evening and everyone left with a little more awareness of Loving Spoonful and the importance of creating access to healthy food for the Kingston Community.  Carol and Glenn are busy getting ready for part 2 starting in April 2018!

First Part Check!

They Made It!!!!

Congratulations you awesome adventurers!

Carol and Glenn have successfully finished the first part of their awesome paddle across Canada to raise funds for Loving Spoonful .

Loving Spoonful is a local Kingston organization whose vision is to create a healthy, sustainable, food-secure community!  Carol and Glenn are happy to announce that they raised over $1000 on behalf of this remarkable organization!

If you still want to donate you can at DONATEAnd a HUGE thank you to everyone that has already donated!  The wonderful people at Loving Spoonful are extremely grateful for your generous donations and support!

They will be spending the next few days on land, relaxing and enjoying beautiful Nova Scotia!  It is especially remarkable right now with the leaves changing colours on the east coast.

The second part of their epic journey will begin in April, 2018 from British Columbia to Ottawa.  Keep checking the website and their Facebook page for more information coming soon!

Congratulations Carol and Glenn you are AWESOME!

Almost There!

Carol and Glenn had quite the Thanksgiving!  On Thanksgiving day they were portaging again due to wind gusts up to 50 km/hr!  They came along a section of the highway that recently had been under-construction and found themselves in an unsafe situation!  Thankfully, a good Samaritan stopped to offer assistance and also invited them into his home for Thanksgiving dinner with his family!

After this wonderful Thanksgiving weekend they found themselves being blown into Chapel Island home of the Potlotek, First Nations People.  They had been feeling the affects of hurricane Nate!  Below is a picture of Carol and Chief Marshall of the Potlotek First Nations People.  They took very good care of Carol and Glenn offering them shelter, food and company in Chapel Island, Nova Scotia.

Below is a picture of Carol and Glenn and friends they made along the way enjoying Tea at Rita’s Tea Room in Big Pond Nova Scotia.  Rita’s Tea Room, originally a one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, was the first home of late Canadian singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil.

Only 2 more days left on the first part of their epic canoe adventure across Canada!  Go Carol and Glenn!!  Keep on PADDLING!

The Challenges of Nova Scotia

Carol and Glenn have been very busy paddling over high waves and in rough waters!  Even finding a campsite has been challenging as the sand and clay on the beaches can be unstable to camp under!  In the below picture, they were able to put their canoe on the beach but had to climb up and over to set up camp!

At one point they blew into a fishing harbour after their most harrowing morning on the water to date.  They even had a bird take shelter and comfort on their splash deck while canoeing!

They have been hiking/portaging  by Cape George, Nova Scotia.  Which is a welcomed change from paddling in vicious winds and torturous waters!  The trail they are using is called the Little Cabot Trail and it is absolutely beautiful.

Keep on paddling.

Exploring Nova Scotia

Carol and Glenn have had a continuous fan club of seals on their paddling around the coastline of Nova Scotia!  They were first greeted by a large group of seals hanging out on a sand bar and have had encounters ever since!  Below is a picture of a noisy group of seals. The seals often follow them on their paddles around Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia shoreline has been a real challenge!  There are a lot of waves (up to 2 meters high), high winds, cliffs and jagged rocks to be on the look out for!  But it is totally worth it for these beautiful resting spots along the way.

People continue to be friendly, inviting and welcoming along their journey.  Most recently a land owner offered his rustic cabin to escape high winds and brutal weather.


Keep on Paddling!