Photo: Songadeewin section, 1999, Keewaydin, Temagami

Songadeewin 2, 1999. Left to right: Caroline Babcock, Megan Robison, Sarah Capobianco, 

Songadeewin:

The First Three Years

Whitney Fogg, Katie Tanz, Cecilia Allende.

Photo: Emily Shonk

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see them arrive some prissy, some shy, some insecure, and some eager and ready to go.  And then, they grow and change and finish their summer with great inner confidence.  Their bodies physically change, strong muscles and a golden tan. Every day they rise to the challenge of trying to be a better canoe tripper than the day before.  The difficult everyday events of their teenage lives are seen now as miniscule, because they can get through a pool of muskeg, chop firewood, carry a canoe, prepare a meal over an open fire instead of a start-stop microwave, and attain life-long friendships.  These girls leave with the knowledge that they can accomplish anything after surviving and loving a summer of great challenge in the Canadian wilderness.  Add the fact that they are out tripping, just as the boys are, provides great satisfaction.

       Emily Shonk, staff 1999-2001

Song 2, 1999 on Thieving Bear Lake. Foreground canoe: Sarah Capobianco (bow), Lindsay Lloyd.  Canoe on left: Katie Tanz (bow), Cecilia Allende (mojo), Whitney Fogg. Background canoe: Megan Robison (bow), Julie Lance.

 

Photo: Emily Shonk

Photo: Songadeewin section, 1999, Keewaydin, Temagami

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