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The Path of the Paddle announces that Pam Cain has assumed the position at General Manager.
Pam has extensive involvement in North-western Ontario with heritage tourism initiatives and has participated in a number of organizations that have developed and promoted the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Through the Man-O-Min, Heart of the Continent and the Canadian Heritage Rivers Initiative she has gathered knowledge of the importance of the waterways as the path that traversed the region. With over 27 years as Curator at the Fort Frances Museum, and close to six with arts and heritage organizations in Thunder Bay, she has an extensive background in the non profit sector and development of community engagement projects.
The Path of the Paddle connects the trans-Canada trail from Thunder Bay to the Manitoba border and Pam will be working with the communities along the way to ensure that the 1200km trail is complete for July 1st of 2017.
The Path of the Paddle is a unique portion of the 23,000 km Trans Canada Trail, offering access to some of North-western Ontario’s most attractive and historic waterways. The route is intended to accommodate paddlers out for a day trip or an extensive expedition.
Developed as a series of paths, the Path of the Paddle will also join the communities in North-western Ontario. Currently six trails are being finalized and one under development:
- Iinoo Oowan Trail- Manitoba border to Kenora;
- Migizi Trail- Kenora to Rushing River Provincial Park to Dryden;
- Maukinak Trail- Dryden to Turtle River- White Otter Lake Provincial Park to Atikokan;
- Quetico Trail- Atikokan to Quetico Provincial Park;
- Omimi Trail- Quetico Provincial Park to Northern Light Lake to LaVerendrye Provincial Park;
-Animiki Trail- LaVerendrye Provincial Park to Pigeon River to Lake Superior to Fort William Historical Park;
and a trail from Turtle River to Rainy Lake to Lake of the Woods to Kenora to be developed.
Having enjoyed paddling along the shores of Lake Superior, in the Quetico, on White Otter Lake, Rushing River and on Lake of the Woods, including an expedition with the Heart of the Continent from Atikokan to Fort Frances, Pam is looking forward to continue to explore the waterway and ensure that the Path of the Paddle is accessible for all to enjoy.
On October 5th and 6th, Pam will be touring the region to meet with local Regional Trail Committees. Pam hopes to meet you along the Path of the Paddle.
For more information: http://www.pathofthepaddleassociation.com/