Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's That Time! Swift's Spring Demo & Sale at Guelph Lake!

We'll be unveiling the all new Badger Cub Watercolors paddles too. They're awesome! Check'em out here

Hey There Buoyancy Enthusiasts,

It's that time of year again. Swift will be coming back once more to the Guelph Lake Conservation Area this weekend (Apr 29/30/May 1) for our annual spring demo and sale! We'll be bringing trailerloads full of boats, paddles, PFD's, and all kinds of paddling gear. So if you're anywhere in Southern Ontario and want to come check things out, now's your chance!

We're going to have our trained sales staff on hand to help you find your boat, and there is FREE test paddling. We'll So come on out and hop into a boat and help us jumpstart the 2011 paddling season!

The Details:

Where: Guelph Lake Conservation Area (7743 Conservation Drive, RR#4 Guelph, ON)

When: Friday 12-8 pm, Saturday 9-5 pm, and Sunday 9-4 pm.

What: new and used Swift canoes and kayaks, as well as Wilderness Systems, Perception, Hobie, and Pelican. Paddling gear from brands including Badger Paddles, Kokatat, Harmony, NRS, Fox 40, and more.

Notes: There is a small entrance fee payable to the GLCA. All proceeds go to the Grand River Conservation Authority. Due to the cold water temperatures this spring we do not recommend test paddling with children under the age of 12).

You can check out more information on the Badger Paddles Blog HERE

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Need A Little Help Getting That Boat On Your Car?

(this picture should demonstrate our mastery of the art of tie-downs)

'Sup Paddling People?

We were sitting around the shop and realized that with spring coming and all, you're probably getting pretty antsy to go paddling. We know we are (and sitting around the shop isn't helping). And since we have a vast knowledge of all things buoyant we know that getting your canoe or kayak on your vehicle isn't always easy. In fact, sometimes it's a downright pain and can make getting on the water a hassle. So we decided to write down some helpful tips so that you, the joyous paddler, can get out there and ride the waves (or just flat water, if that's how you roll. Pun intended). Check out our database of cool articles over at and read up on some helpful tips for tying down your boat and getting you where you need to go! You can also read up on all kinds of helpful information about paddling, from winter storage tips, to understanding how to find the right boat for you, to learning how to "speak good boat"!

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