I was presenting in Minneapolis this past weekend at the Midwest Mountaineering Spring Expo. What a fantastic show. It's one of the best paddle shows around. The organizer, Jan Fast, does such an amazing job and the owners of Midwest Mountaineering give such a warm welcome to everyone participating. And, I even found time to catch a few of the shows myself this year: the charismatic and talented Cliff Jacobson showing how to deal with bugs, Clair (Assistant Superintendent) of Woodland Caribou presenting on Woodland Caribou Provincial Park and Bob O'hare, an amazing far north paddler - and a really nice guy - who received a award for his 50 plus years of adventures.

My speaking tour continues:

April 19, 2011: Princeton Library (Princeton, Ontario)

April 26, 2011: Tumblehome (Burlington, Ontario)

April 28, 2011: Tweed Public Library (Tweed, Ontario)

May 1st, 2011: Nature Lovers Book Store (Lanark, Ontario)

May 5, 2011: The Canadian Outdoor Equipment Company (Mississauga, Ontario)

May 9, 2011: Novacks (London, Ontario)

May 11, 2011: Georgina Public Libraries Keswick Branch (Keswick, Ontario)

May 21, 2011: Paddle Canada Atlantic Paddle Symposium (Terra Nova National Park, Glover Town, Newfoundland)

May 28, 2011: MEC Paddlefest (Ottawa, Ontario)

May 31, 2011: Outdoors Oriented (St. Catherines, Ontario)

July-August, 2011(TBD): Ontario Parks Tour (Algonquin, Killarney, Pinery, Bon Echo, Killbear, Samuel de Champlain)

October, 2011 (TBA): Hamilton Naturalists' Club (Hamilton, Ontario)