to the start of the planning season — as non-canoeing time
of the year is called. This past summer was without a big
trip for us — something we try not to have happen too
However, the seed has been
planted for a possible HACC expedition next summer and
there is also the chance of doing some more TV work which
we will tell you about as it develops.
You might have noticed a small
change on the bottom of the front page of Che-Mun. It
concerns our Web presence which has been transferred to
the Ottertooth Web site run by Brian Back, a Canadian
living in Wisconsin. Brian is perhaps best known as
historian for the history of Camp Keewaydin, the oldest
canoe camp in North America. His Ottertooth.com site
has extensive Keewaydin info along with a focus on the
environmental aspects of Temagami and the Rupert River.
You will find Che-Mun posted
there — always a couple of issues behind the current one
you are now reading. We need the support of you
subscribers — now more than ever — as they say in the
movie trailers! The Ottertooth site will also allow us to
expand more of what you get in Che-Mun–using more (colour)
photos and some additional and expanded features.
many years the one of the highlights of the Christmas
season was the annual HACC Dinner. It was held each
December 28, the birthday of our late Patron Eric Wilton
Morse, who was born in 1904.
After a few years off due to
geography, kids etc, we are reinstating The Dinner this
year and thanks to the advancing of inkjet technologies,
we can provide great illustrations from the 20 years of
HACC trips to decorate the walls. And it’s really fun to
dig up shots you couldn’t–or wouldn’t–use over the past
The Chief Guide, Guide,
Piscine Director Quartermaster, Research Director and
Governor and their spouses will all be there.
Unfortunately, our Chaplain (Director of Pastoral
Operations) will be with family in Ottawa. It’s a
special time to celebrate and truly appreciate the
wonderful thing we have going here. After 20 years, we
realize it can’t last forever — and neither will we.