Wooden Canoe

Heritage Association

The WCHA is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to sharing information about canoeing heritage throughout the world.

Annual General Meeting 2021 Replay
(meeting starts at 8:57 of the video)
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Assembly 2021

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Watch this site for information on next year's Assembly at Paul Smith's College


Have programming ideas for next Assembly?

We'd love to hear from you!

Contact our Assembly Coordinator

Rob Stevens - robstevens7777@gmail.com

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association at a Glance

A Bit of Background

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association began 40 years ago as a way to unite the wooden canoe community as well as to educate the general public about the beauty and history of these wonderful watercraft.

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What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau