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The Path of the Paddle

The Path of the Paddle ends November 26.

Explore maps and views of the Great Trail – 1200 km of water from Thunder Bay to the Manitoba border. This exhibition features original art work by Rejean Roy and David Lightwood as well as hand painted maps by Hap Wilson.

David “Hap” Wilson is a Canadian naturalist, canoe tripper, author, illustrator and photographer. He has published numerous Canadian canoe route guides and books about wilderness life.

In 2009 Hap was engaged by the Trans Canada Trail to locate 1200 km of trail between Thunder Bay and the Manitoba Border. In 2013 this trail was incorporated as the Path of the Paddle, representing 5% of the entire 24,000 km Trans Canada Trail.

The water colours in this exhibition were created by Hap based on his concept plan.

David Lightwood studied in the 60’s at the Ontario College of Art in the Advertising and Design Department and periodically worked in the commercial art field. In 1978-79 he earned his teaching degree at U of T qualifying to teach art, graphics and architectural drafting.  From 1980 – 2001 he was employed full time as a teacher with the Lakehead Board of Education, retiring in 2001 as the Technical Director at Churchill C&VI.

Since 2001 David has painted and drawn in many counties and other parts of Canada. Simply enjoying the process of creating he sees the images as a type of visual diary of his experiences. This work is of the Neebing area that we all enjoy so much.

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1080 Keewatin Street
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
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Tue to Thurs: noon to 8pm
Fri to Sun: noon to 5pm


Adults $3.00 + HST
Seniors and Students $1.50 + HST Children (under 12) FREE Gallery Members FREE


Tel: 807 577 6427

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