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Long Weekend Paddle (kayak or canoe): ending in Paris
This is the second of each of the long weekend paddles I plan to arrange this year. Each Saturday of long weekends will be a different part of the Grand River, or even different rivers in the area between Paris and Caledonia. Come to one of them, or come to all of them. No experience necessary. Kayaks or canoes are included in rates. There is a discount for those that bring their own boat. We will be traveling downstream and will experience calm water as well as currents and a few swifts (small rapids) that are a lot of fun to paddle through. The river is quite shallow--you can see the bottom most of the time. Bring a lunch, we'll stop along the way to have lunch. If everyone is game we can head to a local restaurant following the paddle for dinner. We will decide what trip to do depending on who signs up and what experience the group has. Trip: 1) Glen Morris to Paris - Grand River Daytrip 3 hr Self-Guided Trip A half day adventure-filled route running from the Village of Glen Morris to the Town of Paris. Mainly calm water mixed with mild swifts that add a little excitement. Leisurely paddling through scenic woodland makes this a great trip for all paddlers. Many novice paddlers with some skills or experience have a great time on this trip. 2) Cambridge to Paris Grand River Daytrip 5 hr Self-Guided Trip Full day adventure-filled route running from the old Galt part of Cambridge down river to the Town of Paris. Mainly calm water mixed with mild swifts to add a little excitement. Leisurely paddling through scenic woodland makes this a great trip for all paddlers. Included: - Canadian made 16ft canoe or 14' kayaks & all paddling gear (PFD, Paddles, etc) - shuttle service - expert Paddle Canada certified guides help you launch & provide instruction if needed Pricing (payable on arrival to Grand Experiences): Trip 1: Glen Morris to Paris: Kayak - Regular $/person $49.95 Canoe - Regular $/paddler $39.95 (there will need to be 2 people wanting to canoe in order to have a canoe go out) Shuttle Your kayak - $/paddler $20.00 Trip 2: Cambridge to Paris: Kayak - Regular $/person 55.95 Canoe - Regular $/paddler $45.95 (there will need to be 2 people wanting to canoe in order to have a canoe go out) Shuttle Your kayak - $/paddler $20.00 (this might change, I am waiting confirmation from Grand Experiences) with a minimum of 10 rentals we will get a 10% discount. There is a permit fee for entry on the Grand River of $16.00 for the group that we will split between us. (though it seems that this isn't always charged) Message me if you have any questions.

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River St. North · Paris, ON

Respond by: 6/28/2018
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Founded in 2007 by Monica Mueller, Spirited Women Adventures was created as a result of Monica’s lifelong passion for outdoor recreation and her keen focus on wellness and a never ending desire to live every day like a free spirit. Monica is a strong example of a woman who has the courage to create her own destiny. Through this group she wants to help other women achieve their dreams and live authentic, healthy lives. Along with her background in sales and business, Monica is well traveled, and her decade in Western Canada deeply influenced her love of the outdoors and thirst for adventure! Her infectious enthusiasm and zest for life is fueled by inspiring women to fulfill their own dreams and healthy living goals through outdoor adventure, travel and wellness education.

At Spirited Women adventures we believe that men are an ‘optional extra’! We love them dearly – they are our fathers, brothers, friends and lovers after all – but we sometimes need the camaraderie and support that only being with other women can provide! Women heal other women. Women inspire other women! We aim to re-ignite a women’s adventurous spirit through providing gentle outdoor adventure (no extreme sports), step by step challenges, social activities, inspirational wellness education, unique travel opportunities and more… all within a safe and supportive all female environment.

At Spirited Women Adventures, we want women to understand that our trips are unique, participatory adventures and not passive tours. We encourage members to be relatively self-sufficient, and willing to share and contribute to the group experience. Some excursions may require you to provide a meal or two, and to lend a hand to organize some activities – all in the spirit of participation and fun! At Spirited Women Adventures we accept that as grown “mature woman” we are able to handle situations that are not always perfect. Group travel requires that each of us be understanding, and sensitive to others who are sharing in our adventure.

If you are looking to have “real-world” fun in a safe and woman-only supportive environment, explore new activities and places, desire to make your health and wellness a priority and enjoy making new friendships, then take the next step and become part of our sisterhood.

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