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Winisk to the Bay - Team
The Hide-Away Canoe Club was founded in 1981 and has been canoeing historic
canoe routes in Canada's north almost every year since. In 1985, as part of
a 1000 mile, 55-day trip, they named a river after Eric Morse, the Dean of
Canadian wilderness canoeists, while he was still alive. The group's
regular crew consists of the four Peake brothers -- Michael, David, Sean
and Geoffrey, the Rev. Peter Scott, Peter Brewster, Andrew Macdonald and
Tom Stevens. In the last 18 years they have paddled thousands of miles of
wilderness waters from the Yukon to Ungava. Click here for a list of all of the The Hide-Away Canoe Club trips.
Geoffrey Peake, 38, is a counsellor with Coastline Challenge and makes his
living in the outdoors of rugged Vancouver Island where he leads delinquent
youth on wilderness expeditions to encourage leadership and
responsibility. As HACC Chief Guide, Geoffrey is the on-water leader of the
group. He lives in Nelson B.C. with his wife and two children, seven and
Michael Peake, 47, is a staff photographer with the Toronto Sun newspaper where
he has worked since 1975, winning the National Newspaper Award for
photography in 1986. He also publishes Che-Mun, the Journal of Canadian
Wilderness Canoeing and gives numerous slide talks across North America on
wilderness canoeing. Michael is HACC Governor and is married with a three
year old son.
David Peake, 45, is the Design Studio Manager with Nienkamper Furniture in
Toronto, makers of contract and fine upholstered furniture. David was the
last of the four Peake brothers to join the northern paddling group. As
Quartermaster, he is the one who dries and prepares much of the great food
which is a hallmark of HACC trips. David is single and lives in Toronto.
The Reverend Peter J.C. Scott, 38, is an Anglican Priest who is presently
serving as Rector of St. James Anglican Church in Port Colborne, Ontario.
Peter was one of the original members of the group who began paddling north
together in 1981 and is now HAC Chaplain. Peter and his wife Elizabeth met
while teaching in northern Ontario on the Albany River. They are now the
parents of two children.
Peter Brewster, 56, is Associate Managing Editor at the Toronto Sun where
he's worked for 27 years. An avid fisherman, Peter is the Piscine Director
for the HACC who get to visit some of the finest fishing areas in the world
on their trips. Peter has promised us some good speckled trout fishing on
the Winisk and adjoining streams. Peter lives in Toronto and is not
Tom Stevens, 39, is a teacher at a Toronto independent girls school. He
loves sports and has recently added wilderness canoeing to his list of
activities. His HACC title is Director of Tennis & Golf Operations
(dormant). This is his second HACC trip having braved an expedition with
the loud and smelly Peakes on the George River in 1997. Amazingly he's
going again! He is single and lives in Toronto.
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