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Adventures | Ontario | 5.5er Canoe Trip

June 23, 2016 - June 26, 2016


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WHAT: 5.5er Canoe Trip
WHERE: Algonquin Park, Ontario
WHEN: June 23-26, 2016
WHO: Adults (18+) with Type 1 diabetes + 5.5ers


Whether it’s your first or one hundredth trip, we want to paddle with you.

Are you a 5.5er? Are you someone who has someone in their life living with Type 1 diabetes who wants to get out and meet some other 5.5ers, share experiences and have some fun on a Canoe Trip tailored just for 5.5ers and their T1s? Join Connected in Motion for our 5.5er Canoe Trip. Register as an individual, or bring your Type 1 along for the trip too!

This summer, join us in beautiful Algonquin Park. This is a chance to explore the lakes and woods of Ontario’s near north with fellow T1s and with the people that support us. We will be swapping tips and tricks of healthy living with T1, and sharing our experiences with our 5.5er/T3 friends.

As always, the 5.5er Canoe Trip will cater to a wide range of skill levels and experience, but will be very limited in space. We will be accepting 14 participants, both with Type 1 Diabetes, and without. (If you would like to canoe with a group of only T1s please check out our Annual Canoe Trip here.) Need some canoeing tips? No problem! Basic skill instruction opportunities can be provided on the Thursday pre-trip – Let us know if you are interested!

What is a 5.5er, anyway?

What is a 5.5er, you ask? 5.5ers are an important part of the diabetes community, that’s for sure! They are Friends, Family, Loved Ones, Co-Workers, etc of People with T1 – who always seem to have that ever-elusive BG of 5.5mmol/L. 

Where will we be paddling?

This year, we are headed to the Rain Lake district of Algonquin Provincial Park. That’s access point 4 on your Algonquin Park map, just outside Kearney, Ontario. Detailed Directions Here. Yes, both paddling and portaging will be included.

We will spending our first night (Thursday June 23) at the Rain Lake jump off site. We can leave our cars there for the weekend. We will start our trip on Rain Lake, and spend Friday and Saturday paddling and camping. Sunday we will paddle back to our departure point and our waiting vehicles.

What's Included?

  • Camping Permits (Thursday through Sunday)
  • All Meals and Snacks (Thursday evening snack through Sunday Lunch)
  • Group Equipment (Tents, Cooking Equipment, Canoes, Paddles, PFDs, etc)
  • All Trip-Specific Programming
  • Canoe Tripping Lessons, Tips and Tricks
  • Certified Guides

What's NOT Included?

    • Personal gear (sleeping bags, sleeping pads… your own clothing?)
    • Transportation to and from the starting point (Although we will help coordinate carpooling!)
    • Diabetes Supplies
    • Parking Permits


What sort of camping gear do I need to bring along with me? 

Scroll down and check out the ‘What’s Included’ section below. Missing something on the list? Not quite sure if your camping gear is up to snuff? Looking for some help? Need to borrow something? CIM has lots of equipment and gear that we can loan to participants. Whether you’re in need of a sleeping pad or sleeping blanket, flashlight or water bottle – We can help you out. Email peter@connectedinmotion.ca for more details.

I have a special dietary need – celiac, dairy sensitivity, allergy – Can the canoe trip accommodate me?
We work hard to to ensure that we can meet the dietary needs of all of our canoe trippers. Food is one of the highlights of a canoe trip experience! We’ll work closely with you to make sure that you’re comfortable with the food situation. We don’t want food to be a stress!

Will there be low supplies on the trip, or do I need to pack my own?
Low supplies will be plentiful! We’ll supply dextrose tabs,  granola bars, etc. As always, if you have your own favourites, please bring them along! (Maybe they will become our favourites, too!)

Do you have a questions that you’d like answered? Send them to peter@connectedinmotion.ca with Canoe Trip FAQ in the subject line and we’ll get your questions answered!

Anyone who has known Algonquin Park will be disappointed when they get to Heaven.

Ralph Bice, Algonquin guide and trapper

Paddling a canoe is a source of enrichment and inner renewal.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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Algonquin Provincial Park
1 Arowhon Road
Algonquin Park,Ontario (ON)P0A1H0Canada
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