Ice Chips & Canoe Quips

Couple to trek to James Bay

The Sudbury Star recently covered that Espanola couple Kielyn and Dave Marrone will be leading an exhibition from Lake Superior to James Bay on snowshoes and of course I was interested, not in joining, just in reading about it. Kielyn was featured a few years back as one of the top three survivors of the TV reality/survivalist show, ‘Alone.’ The couple have actually sold out of the 10 spots available to travel with them the 900 kilometers from Wawa to Moosonee. Yes, paying customers!

The group will follow a traditional Northern route that connects the Great Lakes to the sea. The expedition will cover two watersheds on the path up the Michipicoten River and then down the Missinaibi River to James Bay. The couple expects that it will take all winter long from mid-January to April at a pace of about 10 kilometers a day. What an adventure to read about and think that you would go if it wasn’t sold-out! 

Curling curiousity?

The Providence Bay Curling Club is going to have a “Try Curling Night” on Friday, December 3. It’s a chance for anyone who would like to try curling to find out what the game is all about and get an introductory lesson. For more information, please email

Everyone into the pool!

I apologize for the mess-up on the information on the winter pool league announcement a couple of weeks ago. Here is the clarification I received, “Winter pool has been a great fun time for many years, with Ray and Joyce Digout of Spring Bay as the hosts and the people who started the league. The games are every Saturday night, and all are invited to attend as long as they have proof of vaccination. November first saw the first games played, and the rest of the season will continue until spring. Interested? Call 705-377-7050.”

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