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Paddlesports Industry Coalition Endorses Paddlesports Retailer Show

A group of leading paddlesports manufacturers announced January 13 that they will endorse new trade show Paddlesports Retailer as the official industry show. The endorsement…

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Exclusive: Wenonah Manufacturing Best-Selling Spirit II In T-Formex

Wenonah Canoe is currently in the pre-production phase of their Spirit II in T-Formex, and has plans to produce seven models in Esquif’s long-awaited Royalex…

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T-Formex Is Real

Since the 2013 announcement that plastics giant PolyOne would cease the production of Royalex, Esquif International has been on a quest to become a manufacturer…

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Young Quebec Pair Give New Life To Defunct Mid-Canada Fiberglass Designs

A young pair from Quebec has given new life to a well known but now defunct canoe and kayak company’s designs and heritage after acquiring…

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First Esquif T-Formex Canoe

After three long years, a bankruptcy, reinvestment and startup and more waiting, Equif Canoes owner Jacques Chasse has finally produced sheets of the long-awaited, magical…

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Trailhead Canoe Introduces Armerlite

Trailhead Canoe, a manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler of canoes and paddlesports products, has announced a new-to-Canada canoe material: Armerlite.  Armerlite is a thermo composite material…

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Visionary Design Announced for Canadian Canoe Museum

-- The following is a press release from the Canadian Canoe Museum --   Members of the Architect Selection Committee and the Board of Directors…

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Is Innegra the future of canoeing?

How do you create a tougher canoe without increasing the price or weight? Some manufacturers claim they have answered this age-old quandary with the composite…

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Breaking News: Esquif Canoes is Back In Business

Esquif Canoes announced this morning that they are back in business and will resume manufacturing canoes in their Frampton, Quebec factory. After filing for bankruptcy…

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Esquif Canoe Ceases Production

On Wednesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. ET Esquif announced they had ceased production in their Frampton, Quebec facility via their Facebook page in a…

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How the Prospector Became Canoeing's Most Enduring Design

The bones of countless battered Prospector canoes have rotted to dust on empty shorelines over the last century, but many more have died quietly in…

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The Future of Omer Stringer's Beaver Canoe Brand

  With the closure of 133 Targets across Canada, what will become of the historic Beaver Canoe brand started by canoeist Omer Stringer? Ed Conroy…

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2015 Canoeing Trends

MATERIAL WORLD The last of the Royalex canoes flew off shelves in 2014, boosting retailer sales. Several manufacturers are investing heavily in developing hull materials…

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Scott, Bluewater and Impex Return

A young Canadian entrepreneur is proud to carry on Bill Scott’s pioneering legacy. For 53 years, Mid-Canada Fiberglass Ltd. took inspiration from Bill Scott’s passion…

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Bell is Back

When Ted Bell describes the stroke he does in his Magic solo canoe on a still morning, his blue eyes twinkle. “You have to do…

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