SponsorsThe North to Ungava Expedition thanks the following sponsors for their support in making this trip happen. You can reach many of them at their own web sites noted below. For some companies, clicking on the logo will give you a picture of their products in use on the George River expedition.
Established in 1885, Woods is one of Canada's oldest and most respected manufacturers of outdoor equipment. Woods produces a full line of recreational clothing and gear. Over the years, Woods has supplied expeditions to all parts of the world and brings to its regular line of products the same quality and care demanded by world explorers. The Woods name is synonymous with rugged, dependable outdoor equipment. They are providing the North to Ungava team with tents, sleeping bags, daypacks and their classic Woods Canoe Pack. For more info and literature call 416-465-2403 or visit their Web site.
The Clorox Company of Canada is a highly diversified manufacturer and marketer of food and household products with over $2 billion in annual sales. In addition to our original product - Clorox liquid bleach - you'll recognize us for our other widely popular products including; Pine Sol, S.O.S., and Soft Scrub cleaners, Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressings, Kingsford charcoal briquets and more. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, Clorox does business in 94 countries throughout the world. operating more then 35 manufacturing facilities around the world. Clorox Canada is located in Toronto, Ontario. Visit their Web site.
Helping Canadian industry achieve and maintain maximum productivity through automation is our raison d'etre. We are one of the foremost distributors of technologically advanced automation products. Automating your process will enhance your productivity. Automation encompasses a vast array of complex components, systems, software and engineering challenges. Our job is to meet these challenges for companies committed to making their operations more productive. We have an engineering group to provide value added services including commissioning, programming, product integration, system design, and proprietary manufacturing. We can analyze your problem, provide the components and integrate them into a system for you. Visit their Web site.
For almost half a century, Nikon cameras have been the overwhelming choice of professional photographers and lovers of fine photography around the world. That's because their commitment goes beyond providing the product; they support the Nikon user through an extensive network of after-sales care and service. The North to Ungava team is using the Nikon E2N digital camera to record the trip's progress and send pictures back to the CANOE web site. This high end digital camera has four resolution settings and accepts all Nikon lenses at their regular focal length. Expedition photographer Michael Peake is also using a wide assortment of Nikon cameras and lenses including the new Nikon F5. Visit their Web site.
BCE Mobile is Canada's most experienced full-service wireless telecommunications company. Through its operating subsidiaries, it offers a portfolio of products and services, under the Bell Mobility brand, that bring the lifestyle freedom and business effectiveness to more than 1.4 million customers. Their suite of offerings includes cellular, paging, data, airline passenger and satellite communications services, as well as the sale of cellular hardware and private radio systems. The Bell Mobility experience means that our many different customers are offered the best value proposition in the wireless marketplace, served by the most dedicated and knowledgeable employees in the business and supported by the widest coverage and most sophisticated networks on the continent.
First Air, (www.firstair.ca)
This rapidly-growing airline, now Canada's third largest carrier, serves most of Canada's Arctic with a fleet of Boeing 737s and Hawker Siddley 748s. The team will travel on First Air from Kuujjuaq, the hub of Arctic Quebec (Nunavik) south to Monteal. Visit their Web site.
No, we're not driving a Ford van to our put-in. You can't do that on the George River where there are no roads along its entire length. But the North to Ungava team packed all their gear and canoes into a sturdy 12-passenger Ford Club Wagon and headed off from Toronto to Sept-Iles to catch their train north. Ford makes a wide variety of superb vehicles for whatever you have to haul. Visit their Web site.
The choice of The Hide-Away Canoe Club since their 1985 55-day, 1000 mile Barrenlands trip which named a river after canoeing great Eric Morse. The group is paddling the workhorse of the north - the Old Town Tripper - with two 17 foot models and a 20-foot XL Tripper also. Old Town makes a huge variety of canoes and kayaks for all types of paddling. Visit their Web site.
One of the great northern train rides. The QNS&L was built to serve the operations of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and runs north from Sept-Iles to Labrador City and Schefferville and has long been a favourite way for canoeists to access the rugged Labrador interior. The Iron Ore Company of Canada is one of Canada's major iron ore producers and was formed in 1949.Their operation in Labrador City can produce 10 million tonnes of of iron pellets per year.
Part of the growing Sun Media Corporation - and the original link in the chain the Toronto Sun has two employees on this trip, Associate Managing Editor Peter Brewster and Staff Photographer Michael Peake. The Sun also supplied some film and a laptop computer to the expedition. Visit their Web site.
Environergie prepared the solar charging system the North to Ungava team took to power their satphone, laptops and cameras. Environergie has developed an uncommon expertise in custom-made photovoltaic equipment for expeditions going to extreme situations, like the North and South poles, and Mt. Everest and a lot of unusual applications where people need electric power. The main idea of Environergie is to make the customer comfortable with their solar equipment. Environergie provides a full line of quality solar products and systems for remote house and others. Recently, Environergie has developed an alarm system powered by solar energy. Visit their Web site.
This regional airline is the lifeblood of the many Inuit who live scattered in small settlements across Nunavik - or northern Quebec. Air Inuit is owned by the Makivik Corp. and operates numerous scheduled flight and charters. We are using their services to get from the town of Kangirsualuujuaq (George River) to Kuujjuaq where we catch a plane south. Visit their Web site.
The Coleman Company produces diversified products for camping, backpacking, and the hardware/home center markets in Canada, and more than 100 other countries. They have supplied the expedition with the reliable Peak-1 and Apex stoves and the famous Coleman Oven for our bread and cinnamon buns. With nearly a century's history of providing reliable gear, Coleman is a recognized leader in the great outdoors. You can reach the Coleman at 416-252-6161
This full service somputing store in Toronto is supplying the expedition with the use of an Apple Powerbook.
DayMen helped supply the North to Ungava expedition with some sturdy and waterproof Pelican cases for their electronic gear. Pelican is one of many lines that DayMen carries including Lowepro, Mamiya and Linhof. In Canada, DayMen is known to have the product specialists and the technical expertise to represent the best products in the world - and to give you the best values and the best service in Canada. Visit their Web site.
Through Remy Martin and Remy Canada's Ontario Regional Sales Division, Sainsbury & Company Ltd, the North to Ungava onriver.online expedition is being provided, in the finest historical tradition of northern adventures, with some time-honoured libations. This includes a bottle of Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac and some Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados Rum. Visit the Remy Martin website to find out more.
For more info on vacation travel throughout Quebec check out the Tourisme Quebec web site.