Even though Carol and Glenn have spent the last 3 years paddling their way across the rugged terrain of Canada, for months at a time, their canoe adventure in Wabakimi Provincial Park was no easy feat!
Wabakimi Provincial Park is a rural and untamed section of wilderness starting about 4 hours north of Thunder Bay. The park itself is over 5 million acres, which is twice the size of PEI. And the only way to access Wabakimi Provincial Park is by floatplane, train or canoe. On day 1 of their adventure, Carol and Glenn took an exciting floatplane ride from Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters & Ecolodge and were dropped off in the middle of a lake! Full of excitement they began their journey! Continue reading “The Untamed Beauty of Wabakimi Provincial Park”
Even though Carol and Glenn just completed their Canoe across Canada journey this past fall, they are definitely not throwing in their paddles yet! They are always intrigued, inspired and enthused by new areas in their home province of Ontario, that they have not discovered yet! This adventurous couple is always looking for their next voyage! Continue reading “Adventures in Wabakimi Provincial Park”
As we look back on our cross-Canada canoe odyssey, one of the most rewarding memories we have is our interaction with our fellow Canadians. From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean we experienced boundless generosity and kindness. As it is impossible for us to show our eternal gratitude to each and every one of you, we hope that this ‘thank you’ will find its way to you! Continue reading “Thank you!”
Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Isabel Turner Branch – Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Calvin Park Branch – Saturday, November 9, 2019 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In September retirees Glenn Green and Carol VandenEngel achieved their goal of canoeing across Canada and raising thousands of dollars for Kingston’s Loving Spoonful. Come hear what it’s been like!
Come hear Carol and Glenn talk about their experiences – including heavy weather, isolation, capsizing, bears and wolves – and how they provisioned themselves with fresh local food dehydrated at home then shipped ahead along their route. Their presentation also highlights the amazing scenery as well as the warmth and generosity of the people they’ve encountered along the way.
Both sessions of this program require free registration: Register Here
Check out the ‘Kingstonist’ article: Canoe for Change paddlers share their experiences at KFPL
Spearhead Brewing Company – Thursday, October 17, 2019 7 pm to 10 pm
Join Loving Spoonful for a welcome home party, along with Carol and Glenn for a pint and a snack while you enjoy listening to stories and see photo’s of their epic Canadian coast to coast canoe trip! From portaging 400 km over the rocky mountains to conquering cresting waves on Lake Superior! Spearhead will be donating a portion of beer and food sales for the evening in honour of CanoeforChange.ca campaign.
Carol and Glenn made it to their hometown of Kingston, ON this past Thursday! They were joined by Carol’s mom Truus and her brother Paul!
In the picture below, you can see them in the canoe! This canoe was also Carol’s childhood canoe! Her love for the outdoors started at a very young age!
Continue reading “Home But Not Finished!”
Carol and Glenn are happy to announce that on Thursday, September 19th at 2:00 pm they will be arriving at the Kingston Canoe Club! Loving Spoonful is organizing a welcome home greeting upon their arrival and anyone is welcome to join!
They are so excited to be reaching their home town and to be completing their goal of raising awareness for the importance of equal access to healthy food security for all Canadians!
Loving Spoonful is an organization very close to Carol and Glenn’s hearts. They strongly believe and share the same beliefs as Loving Spoonful does! Carol and Glenn understand and are passionate about the importance of eating healthy fresh foods; to be the best person both mentally and physically that you can be!
If you would like to donate to Carol and Glenn’s cause by contributing to their $25,000 goal for Loving Spoonful you still can!
Click on this link and support Loving Spoonful! DONATE
Continue reading “Arriving in Kingston on Thursday!”
A week ago today, Carol and Glenn reached the Ottawa River! They are getting so much closer to their home of Kingston, ON. And reaching their goal of $25,000 for Kingston’s Loving Spoonful!
If you would like to contribute to Carol and Glenn’s cause, click on the link! Every bit helps and every bit is greatly appreciated! DONATE
Even though they are getting closer; it is not getting any easier! There are always challenges along the way to keep each day different from the next. Which always keeps Carol and Glenn on the edge of their seats! Continue reading “The Ottawa River”
It has been an exciting, challenging and rewarding past 10 days for Carol and Glenn! These last days have been full of difficult portages, bear sightings and absolutely stunning scenery!
While packing up to leave one of their incredibly beautiful campsites on the French River, Carol and Glenn spotted another black bear checking them out! Again, it was from a safe distance! But seeing a bear always raises hairs on the back of their necks. Check out the picture below!
Continue reading “Getting Closer to the End!”
Carol and Glenn have made excellent progress over the last 8 days! They have had calm weather, clear skies and the wind at their backs (for the most part). They are very excited to have left all of the Great Lakes behind them! And they even managed to get in the news again! Check out the link below!
Right after Carol and Glenn left Sault Ste. Marie, they had 5 days of perfect paddling and beautiful campsite finds! This wonderful weather allowed them to cover 200 km on Lake Huron. Which put them at their half way mark for their last Great Lake! Below are 2 pictures on Lake Huron, the last one being close to Manitoulin Island.
Continue reading “Manitoulin: A Very Special Place”
Carol and Glenn’s last day on Lake Superior was no easy feat. They woke up at 3 am, packed everything, had a delicious breakfast with coffee and were on the water by 4:30 am! Nervously, they left with a 7 km paddle in the pitch black from one point to the next. However, to keep their minds off this task, Carol and Glenn had an amazing view of the Milky Way. They also got to witness the annual Perseid meteor shower! They saw at least 20 shooting stars between the 2 of them! After 11 hours of paddling, on Saturday, August 10th, Carol and Glenn happily and with some relief, finished their time on Lake Superior! Below is a picture of them happily watching the sunset on Lake Superior.
On Saturday afternoon, they pulled up to Doug and Catherine’s house on Lake Superior. Doug and Catherine are friends of friends they made while paddling on the South Saskatchewan River last year! Without even knowing Carol and Glenn, this amazing couple had gotten in touch with them and arranged for them to spend 2 nights at their home! Even more, they had given Carol and Glenn a list of campsites to look out for on the north shore of Lake Superior which helped them significantly! Below is a picture of Carol taking in the beautiful view of Lake Superior from Doug and Catherine’s place.
Continue reading “Lake Superior a Thing of the Past”