Covid-19 has caused us to Cancel Paddlers

Fairlee, Vermont

Unnamed lake off the QNS&L Railroad

About Covid-19 has caused us to Cancel Paddlers

Canceling Paddlers Gathering 2020
March 10, 2020
Dear Paddlers Gathering Participants,
We are sincerely sorry to have to tell you that we have decided to cancel the
Wilderness Paddlers Gathering, March 13 - 15, 2020. It was a very hard
decision but given the concerns about the Covid-19 virus we know it is the
prudent thing to do. As those of you who have been to Paddlers before
know, it would be impossible to practice “social distancing” at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. “Distancing” during
presentations, while dining together, and while living in the cabins is impossible and actually not part of Paddlers
program intent. Also, some of our participants are in the high-risk category. With all of these factors in mind canceling was the right thing to do.
IMPORTANT
At this late date, we are concerned about getting this information to everyone and NEED YOUR HELP!
Help us get this word to fellow paddler attendees.
This is not a group that always checks their email in a timely fashion and in a few instances NOT AT ALL.
We are therefore asking you to contact EVERYONE that you know that is planning on attending and be sure
that they have received and read this note. If they have not, please pass along this information ASAP!
We will be back in touch with you later this Spring with a new date for either a Fall program or a later winter/spring
program. More details at that time.
As for your Payment, you may request a full refund, a partial refund, or no refund. Partial and no refund contributions
will go to help support future programs. In any case, please let Andy know your preference at your earliest
convenience. awilliamsvt@gmail.com with the words Paddlers Refund on the subject line or write Andy Williams
Box 1031, Norwich, VT 05055
We are sincerely sorry for the need to make this decision but know that it is the correct decision under these difficult
circumstances.
Regards,
Wendy Scott and Andy Williams on behalf of the NWTC Committee.
dwscott23@gmail.com awilliamsvt@gmail.com

Pictures

Unnamed lake off the QNS&L Railroad

Unnamed lake off the QNS&L Railroad

Upper George River (on Ugjoktok trip) Labrador

Upper George River (on Ugjoktok trip) Labrador

De Pas River, Quebec

De Pas River, Quebec

Lac Pas d’Eau, Labrador

Lac Pas d’Eau, Labrador

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Covid-19 has caused us to Cancel Paddlers Features

Northern Wilderness Travellers Conferences

Wilderness Paddlers Gathering 2020
March 13 - 15, 2020 Hulbert Outdoor Center ~ Fairlee, VT 05055


Covid-19 has caused us to Cancel Paddlers Attractions

SCHEDULE – 28th Wilderness Paddlers Gathering
March 13 – 15, 2020

Friday, March 13
3:00 - 6:00 - SELF-REGISTRATION in Library
5:00 - Wine & Cheese - BYOL (Bring your own Libations - we supply cheese & crackers)
6:00 - 7:00 - DINNER
7:20 - Welcome -
EVENING PRESENTATIONS – Introductions
7:30 - 7:55 – Willem Lange, VT - Readings
8:00 - 8:25 _ Rob Mullen, VT- Paddling in Northern Quebec
8:30 - 9:00 –
9:00 to wee hours - schmoozing, snacks, music, and stories (bring your fiddle, guitar or........)
Saturday, March 14 7:30 - Breakfast
8:20 - PRESENTATIONS Introductions
8:30 – 8:55 – Bill Fitzhugh, MD – Completing the Circle: Travels with
Adney and Chapelle in N. Eurasia
9:00 - 9:25 – Chuck Horbert, RI – Paddling Across Rhode Island
9:30 – 9:55 – Mark and Lisa Kutolowski, VT – Pilgrimage on the Connecticut River

10:00-10:20 - BREAK - SNACKS, TAILGATE VENDORS, DISPLAYS
PRESENTATIONS Introductions
10:30-10:55 – Cynthia and Paul Stancioff, ME – Low Tech, Low Cost, Low Key Canoe Trips
11:00-11:25 – Murphy Robinson, VT –
The Land of Rice and Beaver: A 250 mi. Subsistence Canoe Trip in MN
11:30 – 11:55 – Hannah Marshall, ME- George River in the Rain

12:00 – Door Prizes/Afternoon Workshop Announcements & Descriptions/ Authors Announcements

12:30 –LUNCH

1:15-1:45 -- TAILGATE VENDORS, DISPLAYS

2:00 – 3:00 – BREAK OUT SESSIONS - choose one
Becky Mason/Reid McLachlan – MATCH IT! Canoeing Board Game Library
Murphy Robinson – Making Jerky, Planning Wild Food Harvests Danny’s Room
Mark Kutolowski - Meet in L. Dining Hall
Tim Smith – Learning & Teaching Essential Knots for the Wilderness Traveler The Cave
Film – TBD Upper Dining Hall
3:00 – 3:30 - BREAK - SNACKS, TAILGATE VENDORS, DISPLAYS
3:30 – 4:30 - BREAKOUT SESSIONS - choose one
Becky Mason/Reid McLachlan – MATCH IT! Canoeing Board Game Library
Murphy Robinson – Making Jerky, Planning Wild Food Harvests Danny’s Room
Mark Kutolowski - Meet in L. Dining Hall
Tim Smith – Learning & Teaching Essential Knots for the Wilderness Traveler The Cave
Film – TBD Upper Dining Hall
5:00 - 6:00 - Wine & Cheese, BYOL (Bring your own Libations - we supply cheese & crackers)
6:00 - 7:00 – Dinner
7:20 - 7: 40 - Regroup - Door Prizes
PRESENTATIONS - Introductions
7:45 – 8:15 - Becky Mason, PQ - A Red Canoe: The Legacy of Bill Mason
8:20 – 8:50 – Reid McLachlan, PQ – View Finder: Behind the Camera with Ken Buck
Evening Music..........snacks, schmoozing, singing, planning........
Sunday, March 15
7:30 – Breakfast – checkout of cabins by 9:30 AM
8:45 - 10:00 – Film Danny’s Room
8:30 –12:30 – Workshops to be determined