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The Winisk to the The Bay team thanks the following sponsors for their support in making this trip happen. You can reach many of them at their own web sites as noted below.
Canoe Frontier (http://www.canoefrontier.com)
While Canoe Frontier is a newly established business it is founded on the many years of experience of Bernie and Lynn Cox. They also own and operate their own charter flying service. That combination, together with the vast Hudson and James Bay watershed river system, they feel they can offer some of the best canoeing North America has to offer! They are picking the Winisk to The Bay crew up at the train in Savant Lake and driving north to Pickle Lake where they
will fly in the canoeists and pick them up at the end of the river and
reverse the process.
Woods Canada, (www.woods.ca)
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 Winisk to The Bay 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.
Via Rail Canada (http://www.viarail.ca)
the traditions of canoe and train
travel are woven deep into the Canadian fabric. We will use Via Rail's
transcontinental train The Canadian as our main transportation link for the
trip leaving from Toronto Union Station. Via Rail is very canoe and
adventure friendly and a great way to get to remote areas without the great
expense of flying.
Dagger is a manufacturer of canoes, kayaks,
sit-on-top kayaks, slalom and wildwater race designs as well as high end
composite sea kayaks and paddlesport accessories. They are based in
Tennessee. The Winisk to The Bay team is using two of their 17-foot
Venture canoes and one 16-foot Legend canoe both made of Royalex.
Infosat Telecommunications (http://www.infosat.com)
Since 1986, INFOSAT
has been designing, integrating, and commissioning remote communications
systems. Customers include some of the world's most prominent resource
companies, network operators, broadcasters, and government agencies. They
offer a broad range of communications options and are supplying a
Mitsubishi St-251 or OmniQuest satphone to the expedition.
Nikon Canada, (http://www.nikon.ca)
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. TheWinisk to The Bay
team is using the Nikon E3 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 Nikon F5.
Apple Canada, (http://www.apple.ca)
Apple Canada Apple Computer continues to lead the way
for speed and innovation. The expedition is using one of their renowned G3
Powerbooks to download their digital pictures and prepare the stories. They
are also utilizing another Apple Powerbook, the 5300.
the solar charging system the North to Ungava team took in 1997 to power
their satphone, laptops and cameras and have improved it for this year's
trip by making more power available. 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. 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
Remy Martin, (www.remy.com)
Through Remy Martin and Remy Canada's Ontario Regional Sales Division, Sainsbury & Company Ltd, the Winisk to The Bay 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.
Toronto Sun, (www.torontosun.com)
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.
Northern Canadian Logistics
An all Canadian company, Northern Canadian Logistics takes pride in
the shipping and installation of fine architectural millwork designs. They
wish the guys a great trip and safe return home. They have donated some
fine Romeo y Julieta Cuban cigars for those moments of reflection and
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