Canoeing

About the option

Canoe Frosh will take you into the backcountry of La Mauricie National Park for 2 days of paddling, camping, and fun times! Participants will canoe to and from campsites and hike to a waterfall, receiving an unforgettable introduction to the Quebec wilderness along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a newbie who’s up for the challenge, we promise you’ll make friends and memories you’ll keep for the rest of your university experience.

2019 Coords

Michael

 

Outdoor nickname English Breakfast

Program ENVIRONMENT BBY with a minor in a English Literature

Experience 

My mother gave birth to me in a canoe. I have been canoeing all over the northeast, particularly in my hometown of Fairfield Connecticut and my family lakehouse in Quebec.

Where do you call home?

Anywhere the tofu turkey takes me

What are you most excited for about your option?

I am most excited to play you my best spotify playlists on the bus ride there. But actually, I am most excited to do canoe singalongs!!!

If you could be any body of water, what would you be?

The massive conglomeration of water molecules currently inhabiting the atmosphere.

Favourite camping meal 

A whole watermelon

Fun fact!

I’m genuinely one of the coolest people alive according to my Co-coordinator, but mostly I am really good at ASMR. In addition, I can water ski on one foot but not for very long.

Genavieve

 

Outdoor nickname Guppy Muncher

Program I’m in the Faculty of Arts & Science with a major in Cognitive Science and a specialization in Neuroscience and a minor that has yet to be decided, by me, cuz I’m awesome

Experience 

I dream about water on the daily.

Where do you call home?

Scranton, Home of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co.

What are you most excited for about your option?

The SAT phone!!!!!!!!!!!! But actually stargazing.

If you could be any body of water, what would you be?

My favorite body of water is the human body (because it’s 60% water of course!!!!)

Favourite camping meal 

Anything made in a dutch oven

Fun fact!

According to Michael, I do an impeccable Elvis impersonation. He also says I would be a great role model for his kids if he had any. I’m honored, but that’s a lot of pressure!!!

2019 Leaders

Elizabeth 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Liz, one of the canoe frosh leaders, and I’m very excited for frosh to start! I’m from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and am going into my third year at McGill, studying geography. When not doing schoolwork, I enjoy canoeing, biking, hiking, skiing, running and climbing, which is something I’ve picked up recently. See you in August!!

Olivia

Trail Name – Trail Spice

Degree – U2 Science, Anatomy & Cell Bio

Experience

I’ve gone camping and hiking with my family since I was a baby. I’ve also been in many a canoe with my camp. During the summer in Boston I try to get in as many boats as possible 🙂

What song describes your soul?

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Boabab because they’re pretty tall and they indicate to people that climate change is real!

Voted most likely to….

Fall asleep in the car

Facts

I have three passports!

Megan

Trail Name – Kraken

Degree – Something sciency !!

Experience

My hometown, a small one in rural New York, gains a good deal of its charm from the nine mile lake that we’re nestled on the bottom edge of. During the summers, one of the best things to do to avoid the heat and spend time with friends was to go canoeing and kayaking. We spent hours paddling out along our lake, cooling off in the water and stopping for snack breaks and to explore the woods around us. Canoeing will always hold a special place in my heart, and I often find myself thinking back to the warm days I spent on the water as the temperature drops in Montreal!!

What song describes your soul?

Way It Goes- Hippo Campus

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Paper Birch, because I’m quite pale and have fallen out of at least two

Voted most likely to….

Hydrate or Diedrate

Facts

I can balance just about anything on my head

I’m unbeatable at Just Dance on wii

I probably have smaller hands than you