On July 16th we kicked off our Used Paddling Gear Drive with WaterWaysCanada. As you know we love to support all things canoeing, which is why teaming up with WaterWays was a no-brainer.

Supporting Indigenous Youth Canoeing Programs

Waterways offers canoeing and outdoor-ed programs for all Indigenous youth across Manitoba. Founded by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous competitive paddlers, canoe trippers and Indigenous-outdoor-recreation facilitators, their collaborative canoe programs are designed to empower youth, connect them with the land and their cultures while nurturing their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-beings. Paddling layers the benefits of cultural connectivity with physical activity. This not only supports better physical well-being but cultivates a higher sense of self-esteem, confidence and pride, giving Indigenous youth the tools they need to lead healthy lives to conquer any challenges they may face. Launching a non-profit during a global pandemic was not an easy decision but the message from our communities was clear, Indigenous youth need us now!

Paddling Gear Drop-Off

Please consider dropping off paddling and canoeing gear to our Winnipeg location at, 50 Isabel Street during store hours, to help this amazing youth canoeing non-profit organization.