Canoecopia 2019

Canoecopia-SeminarWhile Rutabaga Nancy has retired, that does not mean that Canoecopia has gone by the wayside. Nancy’s replacement, Amelia, seems like a great replacement, although she remains in the ‘mysterious’ category, as I have not met her yet. Her trial by fire grows daily, I’m sure, as Canoecopia 2019 approaches.

Rutabaga is the host/owner of Canoecopia. Rutabaga is one of the few full time paddlesports shops in the country that remains open year round, tempting paddlers every day to come in and look at the various gizmos as well as boats that fill the store. A great place. Owned and capably run by the ‘one of a kind’ Darren Bush.

And from that springs Canoecopia, an annual event that kicks off the start of the paddling season each year. Darren and his staff have carefully cultivated and nurtured this show, and the result has been a stellar production, a well run show offering a perfect oasis for paddlers tired of frozen water and ready for something warmer and easier to paddle than snow.

I’ll be up in the Atrium on Saturday from 1-3 (I think) talking about wood paddles and how to make them. Stop by and visit!

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2 thoughts on “Canoecopia 2019

  1. Hey Jeff, I bought your book years ago and then made my own cedar bent shaft paddle. I used old growth western red cedar salvaged from very old pieces dug up on the sandbars at the mouth of the Snohomish river. The paddle is still going great. Thanks for the guidance.

    1. I’m happy to read it! The longer I do paddle ‘stuff’ the more I appreciate origin stories and the ‘art’ that is hidden away in Mother Nature’s random designs. Salvaged cedar is pretty rare in my neck of the woods. I’ll bet yours is beautiful stuff! A paddle is a great way to preserve it.

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