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Quebec rafting trip

Quebec Rafting Trip

Melissa Lavery


Table of contents

Table of Contents

  • Facts

  • Itinerary

  • Distance Travelled

  • Equipment Lists

  • Food Groups

  • Menu Plan

  • Instructors

  • History

  • Group Interactions

  • Facility Analysis

  • Literature

  • Appendices

  • References


Facts

Facts

  • 11 Rafts

  • 2 Buses

  • 1 Truck and trailer

  • Weather:

    • Nights can drop below 0

    • Days can be 20+ degrees

    • As low as 5 degrees and rainy

    • Jacques Cartier’s waters are frigid

  • 6 Days

  • Date:

    • Sunday Sept. 28th– Friday Oct. 1st

  • 3 Rivers:

    • Gatineau River, Lower Rouge River, Jacques-Cartier River

  • 60+ Students

  • 6 Instructors


  • Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Day One

    • 7:00 am – Leave Algonquin College

    • 11:00am – Put-in @ Gatineau River

    • 4:00pm – Take out

    • 6:30pm – Dinner

    • 10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!


    Itinerary1

    itinerary

    Day two

    7:00am – Breakfast/ Tear down camp

    8:00am – Put-in @ Gatineau River

    12:00pm – Depart for Nouveau Monde

    7:00pm – Q&A

    10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!


    Itinerary2

    Itinerary

    Day Three

    • 7:00am – Breakfast

    • 8:00am – Put-in @ Lower Rouge

    • 12:00pm – Take out

    • 2:00pm – 7 Sisters Hike

    • 5:00pm – Dinner

    • 7:00pm – SRT Ropes

    • 10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!


    Itinerary3

    Itinerary

    Day five

    • 7:00am – Breakfast

    • 8:00am – Run Jacques Cartier

    • 12:00pm – Take out

    • 1:00pm– SRT Exams

    • 5:00pm – Dinner

    • 10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!


    Itinerary4

    itinerary

    Day six

    7:00am – Breakfast/ Camp Tear Down

    8:00am – Run Jacques Cartier

    12:00pm – Depart for Pembroke

    6:00pm – Arrive in Pembroke


    Distance travelled

    Distance Travelled

    • Gatineau River Day one and two

    • From Put-in to Take-out: 8km

    • Lower Rouge Day three and four

    • From Put-in to Take-out: 7km

    • Jacques Cartier Day five and six

    • From Put-in to Take-out:6.5km


    Equipment list

    Equipment list

    • In a small day-pack, pack all the things you need for the day; to be carried with you in the bus, under the seat – keep it compact


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    Equipment list

    • In your backpack or duffle bag, pack extra layers and sleeping gear. This bag will travel in the back of a pick up truck or underneath the bus, so line everything with garbage bags. It will be inaccessible during the day and only unloaded at night.


    Food groups

    Food groups


    Trip menu

    Trip menu


    Instructors

    Instructors

    • Corey HewittTrip Leader – Very encouraging leader, patient with guides in training.

    • Cameron Dube– Personable and dopesauce

    • Michelle Clifford – Knowledgeable and good at breaking down a skill

    • Alex Davy – Boisterous and seasoned, always looking to help

    • Tom Harding – Very knowledgeable, and constructive

    • Joseph Potozak – Very encouraging, confidence was infectious


    History

    History

    Gatineau River

    • History told primarily by song

    • Used for 150 years by loggers

    • Legend of a drowned raftsman with red bonnet is 1st company’s namesake


    History1

    History

    Lower Rouge River

    • Located halfway between Ottawa and Montreal

    • Named because of its red sandbanks

    • Largest body of water in the area


    History2

    History

    Jacques-Cartier River

    • Settlers arrived by 1759

    • Protected by Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park

    • About 180km long

    • Used a lot by logging and agriculture industry


    Group interactions

    Group Interactions

    • 2 People given leadership opportunities everyday (TL & ATL)

    • Big bonding moments for whole class

    • Work efficiently with meal groups

    • Everyone responsible for groups’ time management

    • Trust peers guiding through rapids

    • Sharing camping/shower facilities

    • Good morale important for rainy days

    • Positive reassurance during rafting

    • Collective learning


    Facility analysis

    Facility Analysis

    Gatineau River – Day 1 - 2

    • Bonnet Rouge Rafting

    • 215 Riviere Gatineau,

    • Sainte-Therese-de-la-Gatineau (QC)

    • J0X 2X0

    • 1(819)449-3360

    • Open concept camping in a small field just beside the take-out. Small family-run business. Provides clean water and bathroom facilities.


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    Facility analysis

    Lower Rouge River – Day 2 - 3

    • New World Center

    • 25 chemin des Sept Chutes, C.P. 100

    • Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec, J0V 1B0

    • 1(800)361-5033

    • More corporate company with larger facilities, including showers, pools and a large variety of activities. Designated camping areas.


    Facility analysis2

    Facility analysis

    Jacques Cartier River – Day 4 - 5

    • Excursions Jacques-Cartier

    • 860 Ch. Jacques-Cartier Nord

    • Stoneham et Tewkesbury, Quebec

    • G3C 1X8, Canada

    • Corporate company located in an expansive field beside a farm and a small ski hill. Many different activities. Washrooms and water provided.


    Literature

    Literature

    Things you should know before you go!

    • The Guides Guide – Augmented by William McGinnis, President and Owner, WhitewaterVoyages

    • The Whitewater Handbook by Bruce Lessels

    • Theory and Practice of Rivers (poetry) by Jim Harrison

    • Week on the Concord and Merrimac by Henry David Thoreau


    Literature1

    Literature

    Things you should know before you go! Part 2

    • Visit www.rafting.com for State specific reading

    • See www.allaboutrivers.com for trip plans

    • For further information go to www.raftingamerica.com


    References

    References

    • http://www.raftingamerica.com/interior.php?page=guidebooks

    • http://www.bonnetrougerafting.com/BonnetRouge.php?id=Riviere&Lang=EN&smenu=Historique

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouge_River_(Quebec)


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