——The following is a press release from the Temagami Canoe Festival——
The Temagami Canoe Festival (July 17-19) is thrilled to announce a special guest appearance by Ray Mears, world-renowned authority on wilderness bushcraft and survival.
Ray Mears has become recognized throughout the world through his various television series including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips, The Real Heroes of Telemark and more.
Ray has spent his life learning bushcraft skills. He founded Woodlore, the School of Wilderness Bushcraft in 1983 and has been teaching ever since.
Ray will be demonstrating his bushcraft skills on Saturday July 18th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Temagami waterfront, as part of the Temagami Canoe Festival.
Ray is coming to Temagami, Ontario as part of a pilgrimage to find out “how a boy from Hastings in Sussex, England (Archie Belaney) became Grey Owl”. Ray has always loved this story and is interested in learning more about Grey Owl’s schooling in the woods and how he developed his passion for the wild and conservation.
The festival also features canoe building demos from the Temagami Canoe Company, Ontario’s oldest canoe manufacturer. Canoe builder John Kilbridge will show off some canoe building techniques and talk about canoe building through the ages. Festival-goers can also participate in a guided four-hour tour through the White Bear Old Growth Forest to view huge 500+ year old trees, orchids and mushrooms. There will also be music during Temagami Deepwater Music Festival, including performances by Digging Roots and the David Laronde Band, and many more events.
Rapid Media and Canoeroots magazine are sponsors of the event.
For more information about the Temagami Canoe Festival, visit www.temagamicanoefestival.com.