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WOMEN PADDLE TO NAT’L TITLES

By Tom Unger, the Campbell River Courier, Friday, July 29, 1983
Two members of the staff at Strathcona Park Lodge won gold medals in the women’s events at the Canadian White-water Kayaking Championships held July 13- 17 in Alberta.
Anne Boulding of Campbell River beat out about 11 other women to take the slalom event. Sheila Taylor of Alberta, also on the lodge’s staff, won the gold in the downriver event. Taylor topped two others, including Boulding who placed second.
Taylor was also third in the slalom event. “The competition in the downriver event wasn’t as keen as last year,” said Taylor.

Anne Boulding

Annie Boulding


The slalom course was much different. It was only over about 700 metres on the Bow River but included 30 gates which the athletes had to pass through in specified directions.
Boulding ran the course in 232 seconds. She touched three poles so her time was increased to 247. But most of the other competitors drew more penalties than she did and she finished 100 seconds ahead of the second place winner. Read more

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top of the mountain

Put your name in one the registry books on top of the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park. It can be challenging, but it is worth it. This photo is courtesy of Amanda Goodhue.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”  John Muir

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Chilling maxing relaxing outside of my school when a couple of guys were sea kayaking on by....

Chilling out maxing relaxing outside of my school when a couple of guys were sea kayaking on by….

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ANDY VINE and DANIELLE ARCAND 1972

Theatre I Troupe at the Lodge

Theatre I Troupe at the Lodge

Andy Vine was a singer, guitar player, and a carpenter who worked at the Lodge in 1972. In February 1973 he followed his future wife Danielle into the liquor store in Campbell River after catching a glimpse of her. This was not the first time that Danielle connected with the Lodge. She was with ‘The Theatre 1 Troupe’ that started in Montreal and toured Canada and Europe, eventually opening their own repertory theatre in Gastown. Coincidentally, they had stopped for coffee here at the Lodge after playing in Gold River and met Read more

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The staff at Play!  We really love what we do and when we aren't sharing the outdoors with you we are going on our own adventures.  This photo was taken by Dan Kilburn while on a white water kayaking trip down the lower Gold River.

The staff at Play! We really love what we do and when we aren’t sharing the outdoors with you we are going on our own adventures. This photo was taken by Dan Kilburn while on a white water kayaking trip down the lower Gold River.

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#Camping under the night stars is something special, especially when you have the  pacific ocean lapping on the shores.

#Camping under the night stars is something special, especially when you have the pacific ocean lapping on the shores.

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‘ARTS I’ FEATURES FEELIES

By Ryon Guedes (In October 20, 1972 edition of the Ubyssey)
Sixty ‘Arts I’ students recently attended a weekend symposium at Strathcona Park Lodge to make an informal study of man’s relationship with technology and nature. Section B boarded a bus Friday which took them across the Strait of Georgia, up Vancouver Island and finally to the Lodge, which lies 30 miles southwest of Campbell River.

Jim Boulding with ‘Arts I’ students

Jim Boulding with ‘Arts I’ students

Next morning, bright and early, after a hearty breakfast, the discussion leaders introduced the initial activity. This consisted of a seminar exploring the Robinson Crusoe idea; with the premise that a given group of people from modern technology were stranded in the wilderness with certain materials, climate and terrain. The ideas discussed, then, were the immediate needs of the supposed group, long term problems it would face and eventually, the formation of a civilization. Activities for the rest of Saturday were unstructured, devoted to Read more

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Relaxing at Landslide lake after hiking up the Elk River Trail.

Relaxing at Landslide lake after hiking up the Elk River Trail.

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Making bog farts on the bog walk.

Making bog farts on the bog walk.

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KATE AND KEN BLOOMFIELD 1974

Ken and Kate Bloomfield, with their son Rick

Ken and Kate Bloomfield, with their son Rick

Ken was an amazing carver; he taught carving and sculpture on several occasions at the Lodge. He died eight or nine years ago but for all of his life continued to uncover the figures in the wood that he insisted had been there all along. Ken has left a legacy of several carvings around the lodge and also the big dogwood sign that you see as you approach our property from Campbell River. He and his wife Kate met at art school. Read more