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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!


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    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!


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    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!


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    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.




    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


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    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.


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    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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