Saco River Paddle Trip Report

The calendar read September … but it was a beautiful summer day for CVOA’s last paddle of the season, a scenic ride down the Saco River. After taking over the New Moon breakfast café in downtown Saco for a hearty breakfast …. and some dry land training by CVOA member Peg Bickford … 16 paddlers powered their kayaks and canoes …

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Hurry, 68 people signed up! TELLURIDE in 2017! Almost Full!

Update – June 30 – 68 signed up, only 10 plane seats left. We have 68 people signed up, with only 10 plane seats left. We still have available Victorian Inn rooms and Riverside Condos in the town of Telluride, and Bear Creek Lodge condos in the upper Mountain Village, with many options from which to choose. Don’t delay if …

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GRAND FALLS ADVENTURE – Grand Falls Trip Report

Generally left to right: Bill Haefele, John Morey, Jane Tawney; Glenn and Peg Bickford, Sandy Jamison, Stephanie and Glen Frost, Nancy Perry, Joe Loughran and Gail Miller, Susan Fraser, Jerome Gamache, John Rohde; 5 kids in front: Nell, Seamus and Chas Rohde, Alexander and Turner Gamache; Judy Weston, Charlotte Pease, Sara Tremblay, Jen Rohde, Jan Doherty, John Pease, Pete Weston, …

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June 26 Board/Member Meeting and BBQ

We had a great turnout for our meetings and BBQ at the Town of Carrabassett Valley Town Park. We had a great turnout of 10 board members and 16 members-at-large for the BBQ and board meeting; members are always welcome at our meetings. On Sunday morning, Betsy Chapman led her Adventure Committee at a meeting about upcoming events, what other …

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South Bristol Cove Day, July 16th

What more could you ask for? The traffic coming and going wasn’t bad, the weather was perfect, the water warm (so to speak), the waves minimal for paddling (unless you were John Morey and ventured outside the island protection) and the food as always outstanding – and too much of it. Several people came early to enjoy a morning of …

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Golf at Lac Megantic, June 25, 2016

REPORT ON A GREAT DAY! As twelve CVOA golfers crossed the border into Canada Saturday morning June 25 to play golf at Club de Golf du Lac Megantic, the Canadian Customs officer told us to expect a great day since the course was in terrific shape. And he was right. Jim Myatt won both closest to the pin on holes #2 …

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Montreal Bike Trip Gets Rave Reviews!

The twenty nine members who ventured to Montreal last weekend were blessed with amazingly warm sunny weather all four days. We explored the city by bike on curbed bike trails right along busy streets, and paved bike paths along canals, bridges, city parks, and onto islands in the Saint Lawrence. Lachine Canal, Atwater Market, The Botanical Gardens, Olympic Stadium, a …

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Route 27 Valley Pre Marathon Cleanup Went Extremely Well

Route 27 Valley Cleanup Saturday, May 14th   Pre-Marathon Cleanup Spurred by CVOA   Like they have for over 15 years now, members of CVOA bent their backs and lent their time to help clean up the 13 miles of Rt. 27 in Carrabassett Valley that is part of the Sugarloaf Marathon route.  It’s estimated that the combined efforts of …

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Redington Hike (Not) and Soup

Due to inclement weather we decided to cancel the hills of Redington hike. We remained indoors and stayed warm and cozy. The soup though, was not cancelled.   Stories were shared as we enjoyed appetizers and salads and soup and dessert! Since this was a smaller gathering, we were able to get to know each other a little better by …

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Deep Sea Fishing? Interested? Let us know!

CVOA member Mike Verges, a retired charter boat captain, can offer fishing day trips to our members if there is interest. Please let our Adventure Coordinator know if you have any interest, or even if you’d just like to find out more. Email: cvoa.adventures@gmail.com, mention “Fishing”. ~ Betsy Chapman, Adventure Coordinator

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WSKI-TV March 27

On Saturday morning, March 27, Bill Perkins went live with host Greg Powers on WSKI-TV. If you missed the show, you can check it out at by Clicking HERE.

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Sunset Snowshoe Hike and Supper March 20

A little get together was planned at Nancy Makin’s beautiful home at Village on the Green. It started out as maybe six or seven people. Then the word got out (apparently), and it grew to nearly forty people, which was awesome. Then something great happened along the way: everyone pitched in with appetizers, soups, wine, salads, and desserts. Nancy set …

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Whistler-Blackcomb Post Trip Photo Party March 18

On March 18, an enthusiastic group of CVOA skiers gathered at the CVPL Begin Room for a Whistler photo show created by Lee Souweine. Using photos and videos of his own and gathered from others, Lee put together an 18-minute video show from our great trip to Whistler. After some socializing and dessert eating, the group was ready to listen …

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Annual Dinner Meeting with Carey Kish (Mar. 12)

White tablecloths and the tempting aromas of an Italian feast greeted a record number of CVOA members attending this year’s annual dinner meeting. For the first time, the club swapped its paper plates and pot luck offerings for a catered meal at the Sugarloaf Inn. It won’t be the last. The success was evident by the 116 guests who turned …

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