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While we are wooden canoe enthusiasts, we welcome any type of canoe or kayak or water craft to join our outings. In fact, many of us have non-wooden canoes that we use when we paddle on water where it might be rocky or have other obstacles. We welcome all to join our outings.

Meetings, Paddles, and Events -- 2021 Season

This is a simple summary of our expected events and outings in 2021. For more timely information nearer to a meeting of interest, check our monthly Newsletters that are located on the WCHA web site, under the Local Area Chapters link. For on-line presentations, a link will be sent to Membership near to the scheduled date.

2021, 23 January - On-line presentation by Nick Dennis of UK. His favorite waterways and projects. 3pm EST

2021, 20 February - On-line presentation by Larry Barth. 10 am Topics: Unique seat caning technique and collection of "found items while canoeing"

2021, 20 March - On-line presentation by Brad Fisher. 10 am Topic: Lawson Museum at Bemis Point on Chautauqua Lake

2021, 24 April - Moraine State Park, Portersville PA 10 am. Paddling on Lake Arthur and picnic lunch. Potential opportunity to paddle on Sunday 25 April too.

2021, 22 May - POSTPONED Glenshaw, PA. Tony and Ann's home. Silk screening Chapter t-shirts and other cotton items.

2021, 19 May - NEW Wednesday event: Barkcamp State Park OH. 10 am

2021, 5, 6 June - Cooper's Lake Campground near Portersville PA. We join the Western Pennsylvania Solo Rendezvous for this event. There is a small lake for paddling and many solo canoes to view and paddle.

2021, 26 June - Big Run State Park, Swanton MD 10 am. Paddling and optional overnight camping with paddling on Sunday 27 June too.

2021, 13-18 July - NOT HELD IN-PERSON in 2021. WCHA Annual Assembly Paul Smith's College in New York. Opportnity to participate remotely. See WCHA web site

2021, 13-15 July - 13 July: Paddle on Chautauqua Lake NY and 14 July: Lawson Museum at Bemis Point. Maybe something on 15 July.

2021, 28 July - MOVED to MAY. This is a Wednesday event. Barkcamp State Park OH.

2021,14 August - Salt Fork, OH. 10 am. Outing on Salt Fork State Park lake. Camping opportunity.

2021, 18 or 19 September -Sylvan Canoe Club, Verona, PA. Annual Chapter Meeting, Allegheny River paddling opportunity. Exact details will be forthcoming in Chapter Newsletters.

2021, 8-10 October - Gifford Pinchot State Park PA (near Harrisburg). Mini Assembly in conjunction with three other WCHA Chapters. Paddling opportunity on Pinchot Lake.

(updated 25 April 2021. M. Sass)

Meetings, Paddles, and Events -- 2020 Season

2020, 25 January - Cadiz, Ohio. Presbyterian Church 10 am. Canadian canoe builder Walter Walker video; preparation of t-shirt bags for donate to WCHA; Show and Tell.

2020, 29 February - Scottdale PA. 1st Methodist Church 10 am. Wave Table Demo (a key to avoiding moving water hazards); Ropes and Knot; Show and Tell.

COVID CANCELLED 2020, 28 March - near Athens Ohio 10 am. A tour of Craig Johnson's workshop with peeks at current and historic restoration projects; Show and Tell.

COVID CANCELLED 2020, 25 April - Moraine State Park, Portersville PA 10 am. Paddling on Lake Arthur and picnic lunch. Potential opportunity to paddle on Sunday 26 April too.

COVID CANCELLED 2020, 16 May - Muskingham River, near Stockport Ohio. Exact put-in details will be forthcoming in Chapter Newsletters.

COVID CANCELLED 2020, 5, 6, and 7 June - Cooper's Lake Campground near Portersville PA. We join the Western Pennsylvania Solo Rendezvous for this event.

2020, 27 June - Big Run State Park, Swanton MD 10 am. Paddling and optional overnight camping with paddling on Sunday 28 June too.

COVID CANCELLED 2020, 14-19 July - WCHA Annual Assembly at Paul Smith's College in New York.

2020, 25 July - Adventure at Prince Gallitizen State Park PA (near Altoona).

2020, 19 August - An on-water adventure at Barkcamp State Park, OH (near Belmont)

2020, 20 September -Sylvan Canoe Club, Verona, Pa. 10 am. Annual Chapter Meeting, pot-luck dinner and Allegheny River paddling opportunity.

2020, 9-11 October - Gifford Pinchot State Park PA (near Harrisburg). Mini Assembly in conjunction with three other WCHA Chapters. Paddling opportunity on Pinchot Lake.

Meetings, Paddles, and Events -- 2019 Season

2018, November - Planning events for 2019 season.

2019, 26 January - Cadiz, Ohio. Presbyterian Church 10 am. Canoe Tales. A chance to talk about your most memorable canoe adventure.

2019, 16 February - Glenshaw, Pa. Tony and Ann's home, 10 am. Silk screening Chapter T-shirts with our Three Rivers Chapter logo.

2019, 16 March - Sugarcreek Ohio, David Warther Museum, 11 am. Master carvings of nautical transportation.

2019, 26 April - Moraine State Park, Portersville Pa. 10 am. Paddling on Lake Arthur and picnic lunch.

2019, 17-18 May - Big Run State Park, Swanton Md. 10 am. Paddling and optional overnight camping.

2019, 22 June - Salt Fork, Ohio. 10 am. Outing on Salt Fork State Park lake. Camping opportunity.

2019, 16-21 July - WCHA Annual Assembly at Paul Smith's College in New York.

2019, 3-4 August - Tidioute, Pa. Open House at Millie's cabin. Paddling on the Allegheny River.

2019, 29 September - Verona, Pa. 10 am. Annual Chapter Meeting, pot-luck dinner and paddling opportunity.

2019, 11-13 October - Gifford Pinchot State Park. Mini Assembly in conjunction with 3 other WCHA Chapters.

 

Meetings, Paddles,and Events -- 2018 Season

2018, March 17 - Cadiz, Ohio. Presbyterian Church, 11 am. Assembled Throw Bags; these are necessary for paddling in Ontario where WCHA Assembly will be held in July.

2018, April 21 - Salt Fork, Ohio. 10 am. Outing on Salt Fork State Park lake. Camping opportunity was available for those who wanted to extend the weekend.

2018, May 19 - Big Run State Park, Maryland. 10 am. This was a new venue for the Chapter.

2018, June 1, 2 and 3 - Cooper's Lake Campground near Portersville Pennslvania. We joined the Western Pennsylvania Solo Rendevous for that event.

2018, June 22, 23, 24 - Allegheny River tripping. Open house at Millie's camp near Tidioute, PA.

2018, July 17 to 22 - WCHA Annual Assembly in Peterborough Ontario. Our Chapter had good attendance (~21) at this event.

2018, August 26 - Stockport, Ohio. 10 am. A day trip on the Muskingham River and great lock-through an historic hand-operated lock.

2018, October 12, 13, 14 - Mid-Atlantic Mini Assembly at Gifford Pinchot State Park, near Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

2018, October 21 - Sylvan Canoe Club in Verona Pennsylvania. Annual Chapter meeting and potluck dinner.

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Meetings, Paddles,and Events -- 2017 Season

2017, January 14 - Cadiz Ohio, 1 pm. Sharing canoe stories and discussing paddling techniques

2017, 11 February - Bethel Park PA. Slide presentation by Larry Barth that encompassed his career as a sculptor of birds, building his wooden canoe, and a lifetime of family canoe trips in Algonquin Park.

2017, 18 March - Silk screening Chapter t-shirts

2017, April 21 and 22 - Moraine State Park paddle

2017, May 27 - Laurel Hill State Park. Nature walk and Free-style demonstration

2017, June 2, 3, and 4 - Solo Canoe Rendezvous at Cooper's Lake

2017, June 16, 17, 18 - Big kids and Little kids on the water for Father's Day

2017, July 11 to 16 - WCHA Assembly at Paul Smith's College, New York

2017, August - Joint paddle with another club

2017, September 8, 9, 10 - Allegheny River paddle around Tidioute

2017, October 6, 7, 8 - Mini Assembly at Gifford Pinchot State Park (PA)

2017, October - Annual meeting and dinner at Sylvan Boat Club