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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 five. Geoffrey Peake
    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. Michael Peake
    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. David Peake
    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. Reverend Peter J.C. Scott
    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 married. Peter Brewster
    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. Tom Stevens

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