Thank you to all my Sponsors!
Special Thanks to Cerabolic Productions owner Paul Gitschner for doing the You Tube Video and webmasters, Rebecca Anstett, Naomi Smith (Native Artisans of America) and Jose Martinez!
I would also like to thank the local media in the Guelph Fergus Elora area. This includes Neil Clemens (CJOY Radio Guelph), McKimmer and Mark from The Grand 92.9FM (Fergus), Kelly Waterhouse (Wellington Advertiser), Francis Baker (nee of the Fergus Elora News Express) and Andrew Robillard (Fergus TV Cogeco).
Nova Craft has donated expertise and numerous items for Silent Auction Fund Raisers for the CW Aboriginal Club which in turn has financed the Aboriginal Heritage Festival
Air Labrador will be providing transportation for Jack and his canoe back to Goose Bay from Natuashish.
Air Labrador will also help get Jack back to his car in the train station in Sept Isle, Quebec.
Air Saguenay will pick me up from the Schefferville train station and is providing me with room and board. They will be flying me into the headwaters of the Notakwanon River for a reduced price.
TST Overland Express will be providing transportation for Jack’s canoe from Goose Bay to his home base of Guelph, Ontario.
Makinaak Paddling is providing all of Jack’s equipment and expertise in trip planning. Well, actually Jack is Makinaak Paddling.
Aboriginal Heritage Festival (2011, 2012 2013) provided the funding to make PADDLE a reality!
Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. is providing my passenger railway transit from Sept Isle to Schefferville Quebec. The company is owned by the Innu Nation of Matimekush-Lac John, the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, and the Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam. (http://tshiuetin.net/index_an.html)
Innu Integrated Diabetes Initiative (IIDI) (Mona Joudry) has facilitated the communication process and provided an extremely valuable and helpful link with Kathleen Benuen, the Director of the Natuashish Health Unit.
Printed to a Tee (Guelph) is kind enough to sponsor the t-shirts for donours, of more than $25.
Provincial Airlines was kind enough to provide transportation for me from Goose Bay to Sept Iles, after I had injured my leg. Their kindness is much appreciated. (https://www.provincialairlines.ca/)
Harvest Foodworks has been the mainstay of my tripping diet for many years. They have been kind enough to help sponsor me with a reduced cost on my food as well as a Gift Certificate for our Silent Auction at the Reel Paddling Film Festival fund raiser for PADDLE. (www.harvestfoodworks.com)
Adventure Guide Inc. has been a great supporter of PADDLE and many of our Centre Wellington DHS (Fergus, Ontario) Aboriginal events over the past 10 years. They have supplied Gift Certificates for many Silent Auction fund raisers, as well as reduced prices on gear and clothing. (http://advguide.com)
Innu Mikun Airlines has been gracious enough to fly me and my gear into Notakwanon Lake (headwaters) from Goose Bay either Tuesday July 15 or Wednesday July 16 to begin my continuation trip. They will also help me get my gear and canoe back to Goose Bay from Natuashish at the conclusion of my PADDLE!! I cannot thank them enough for their help!! (http://www.innumikun.com/main.htm)
Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Moose Cree First Nation and the Mushuau Innu people who have welcomed me and my efforts. Without their co-operation and support, this portion of PADDLE, where I can raise local awareness would not be possible.