Happy New Year Everyone!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our newest crew member:

Rane Allister MacDonald was born on December 1, 2012.  He weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs 2 oz.

Photo of Rane for AnnouncementRane's Big Smile
Big brother Jude has decided that Rane should come canoeing with us next summer – we’re glad he approves!
2012_12_Jude holding RaneIMG_6503
We plan to head out for our final season at the end of May this year.  Stay tuned for details.
Geoff, Pam, Jude, Rane, and Taq
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14 Responses to Announcing our newest crew member!

  1. Lynn says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful. Hope ” Mom” is doing well too.

  2. Ellen says:

    Beautiful Rane. Cogratulations!! Great Pics! “Hi Jude!!!”

  3. Congratulations on your latest crew member, big hugs & wooo wooo to family, Taq from all the Sanekats dogs & Len,Gayle

  4. Burdine Rex says:

    Congratulations on another beautiful baby boy!! Love the pictures!!

  5. James Smith says:

    A born paddler! Notice his classic paddle grip in the first photo. (with his white outfit and the red trim) I bet you could photoshop a paddle into his hands. Happy New Year to all of you from the Saskatchewan River boys.

  6. Sharon Hockin says:

    Congratulations to you all, Rane is adorable, Jude looks just like you Geoff. It would be great to get together this year if you all can make it our way, we’d love to see you.

    Sharon and Gary Hockin

    • Terry Hendrickson says:

      Seems that to have a big healthy baby : paddling like
      mad across MB & ON all summer helps !

      Geoff & Jude you are blessed to have such a wife & mother !

      Terry Hendrickson

  7. Meghan says:

    Awesome pics!! Excited to hear about the next adventure of having two wee ones!!

  8. Paul Ashford says:

    Beautiful baby, congratulations!

  9. congratulations !!!! Beautiful … Love it … are you getting a side car (boat) for the canoe? coming thru Killarney this summer ??? just got back from 3 months singing on a cruise ship thru Japan and south asia … no babies … but can’t wait to hold yours. hugs, Patricia

    • Hi Patricia,

      I’ll be flying out with the kids to Toronto this summer. Not sure if we’ll be able to make it into Killarney before we head out again this May. If we do, we’ll drop in to say hello for sure!

  10. Charlie says:

    My partner and I stumbled upon your blog while we were researching canoe routes down the Qu’appelle River. We cannot find a way to e-mail you on this blog, so we thought we’d try here. We would like to canoe the river this spring,and have lots of questions to find answers to. If you feel like talking shop, shoot me an e-mail, requinamoore at yahoo dot ca. Beautiful shots of your little ones, lucky kids to get to grow up on the water with such intrepid parents. Cheers.

    • Hi there,

      We are heading out for our final season on May 18. We’d love to chat before then, if you have time.
      The Qu’appelle River was a very nice paddle from start to finish. The river folds back on itself so many times that you get to see the beautiful valley over and over 🙂 There are a few surprise (unmarked) weirs and rapids, so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Also, around the Lumsden area there were a lot of sweepers and log jams from the flooding that made for some tricky paddling. In places there was just enough room to get our canoe through.
      We can be reached at email@canoeacrosscanada.ca to arrange a time to chat. Talk to you soon!

      • Charlie says:

        I’m not sure if my e-mail got through or not, so I’m just sending a quick message to say that yes, we would love to chat with you and maybe check your spam/junk mail folder for my e-mail message? Hopefully we can connect. You can reach me at requinamoore (at) yahoo (dot) ca. Cheers!

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