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All about Che-Mun

 Che-Mun, The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing, is a quarterly publication available only by mail to subscribers across North America. As Che-Mun's editor, I wanted to tell you a bit about who we are and what we do.
 Che-Mun was founded in 1973 by Nick Nickels in Lakefield, Ontario. Nick was, among other things, an author and also ran a canoe tripping service to those needing paddling information about certain areas. He published a book called Canoe Canada in 1976, which was a listing of hundreds of possible canoe trips from coast to coast to coast. In 1983, Nick ceased publication of Che-Mun and the following year I took the leap from subscriber to editor. For the past 13 years, Che-Mun has steadily grown and improved, I hope, and thanks to electronic technology, has recently taken the leap to cyberspace.
 Che-Mun offers trip reports, book reviews, northern news and historical accounts - in short everything that we think will be of interest to a northern wilderness canoeist. We realize that isn't everyone's cup of tea so through the CANOE website, we'll bring you much more as well. We don't plan to run an electronic version of Che-Mun but rather offer much of what Che-Mun's about and reports on. To start with, you can follow the links on this page to Che-Mun's contribution to All About Canoes, but you'll also find it integrated throughout the section.
 Our aim here in the canoe pages on CANOE is to keep you informed on both the current and future state of canoeing but also the past. Canada has a wealth of canoeing history and many of us get a real thrill in seeing our land come alive through reading the words and following the actions of those who travelled the land with unseen eyes. Canoeing thrills comes in many forms; from raging whitewater to delightful placid streams; in tandem boats or simply solo, the lure and effect of canoeing touches each of us in a different way.
 So please come along with us - and join in - as we bring a new look to these canoeing pages. It will take some time but with your input, CANOE will be your first stop for all things canoeing.
 Michael Peake
 Editor, Che-Mun
 Box 548, Station O
 Toronto, ON M5M 1M9
 Rates: One year: $20
 Two years: $36.
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