Houston Canoe Club,
name is Sharon Colht and in the summer of 2008, I participated in an adventure
named the David Thompson Brigade. At times there were 10-15 crews and we canoed
across Canada in Voyageur 22 ft. North Canoes. It was amazing and awesome. I
was one of 4 Americans who canoed with the Canadians.
2008 David Thompson Brigade was a commemorative memorial event celebrating the
famous mapmaker and explorer David Thompson. The 2008 Brigade began in the
Rocky Mountains and traveled the North Saskatchewan River and then the BIG Lakes
of Manitoba – Winnipegosis – Manitoba – then upriver on the Red and Winnipeg
Rivers into Quetico Provincial Park and onto Thunder Bay at Old Ft. William on
Lake Superior. It was the adventure of a lifetime. We traveled in 6 man North
Canoes and up to 300 folks from as far away as New Zealand and Australia
participated. I have a zillion new Canadian friends.
am on the planning committee for the 2011 David Thompson Columbia
Brigade. Currently the Brigade is seriously looking for American
participants. The hope is to have this a joint U.S. – Canadian Venture. We
need crews or individual participation. Folks can sign on for one day, one week
or up to the entire trip.
following short video clip will give you a taste of what can be experienced: YouTube
2011 Brigade will start in Invermere, BC and travel through Montana, Idaho,
Washington and Oregon to the Pacific Ocean. Communities will once again welcome
us on the way. Here is the route map: Columbia Brigade Route and Schedule
know that some of our planning committee has previously been in contact. Our
new video is worth watching and it is my hope that you will forward it to your
members. Also is there a chance that you could put a link with the video on
your website? Thanks.
let me know if you are interested and do not hesitate to contact me should you
have any questions or interest in any of the info in this email. .