All too often we stay within a short run of our cottage dock or nearest boat ramp - never exploring outside of our comfort zone - even when we have some of the best boating in the world right here in Ontario. Let Chad and Steve be your personal guides for a great season on the water in 2017. Chad Buchner from Parks Canada will share his insider knowledge on the best places to explore along the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal while Steven Bull from PowerBoat TV will share his top picks for other great Ontario boating destinations. This fast-paced and fun seminar will entertain and inform – and remember, lockage is free on Ontario’s Historic Canals in 2017 – and this seminar has all the info!
Chad began his career with Parks Canada in 1999 as a student at the Peterborough Lift Lock. The son of a Lockmaster, he followed in the family tradition when he became the youngest Lockmaster on the Trent-Severn Waterway at the age of 25. These days, when not managing the operations of Canada’s busiest canal, Chad can be found lounging dockside enjoying Ontario’s beautiful lake country with his friends and family. These winter months have become much brighter for Chad as his passion for teaching his young children to become Maple Leafs fans has become much more enjoyable. If you are looking for some one-on-one information about the Canals in Ontario you can catch Chad and the rest of the Ontario Waterways Team this week at the Parks Canada booth, G-107.
Steven Bull has been an extra in the Da Vinci Code, a Ski Guide in the French Alps and a Reporter and Host with the CBC and NTV in Kenya - but his current role as Co-Host of PowerBoat Television is the greatest adventure yet. A born-and-raised Ontarian who still boats out of Toronto, he's constantly finding new destinations and hidden gems around the province and through-out North America. Steve has boated from California to Florida and all over Ontario. Cruising the Great Lakes, houseboating on Lake of the Woods, exploring small lakes and rivers and Geocaching by Yamaha WaveRunner - Steve maintains that our very own province has the best collection of boating destinations and he is here to share some of his favourite tips and trips.