Paddling the traditional canoe route from Windigo Lake to Peawanuck is something Jack Palen always wanted to do. His mother did the same trip twice when she was younger.
The 16 year old is one of ten Americans from Camp Wabun near Temagami, Ontario to make the annual 35-day canoe trip. There is a “sister” canoe trip of women mapping a different route at the same time. The teams will meet up on the Winisk on their way to Peawanuck. The male group spent two nights in Webequie, and were able to check out the Powwow the weekend of July 21.