It’s the remoteness, the quiet, the space – mental, physical, emotional – that makes you feel like writing. So after lunch one day, I told Arnie that I was going to sit on the covered dining hall verandah that overlooks the lake, and work on my new novel. He said he was going to take one of the two small Hobies out for a sail: he’d done that the afternoon before, and he’d enjoyed it. Today the lake was a bit rougher and it looked like rain, and I told him to be careful. “I’m too young to be a widow,” I said, giving him a kiss goodbye. I assured him I’d keep my eye on him.
We love ALL our guests, but there’s a special place in our hearts for those of you who have been coming for decades. You notice every little change that we make. There are Arowhon stories from the past. Your kids grow and no longer order the chicken fingers and fries! Soon, we meet the boyfriends and girlfriends, (some of whom only make it here once), then the spouses, and then the most important next generation of Arowhon guests!
We thought it would be fun to call on all our guests to send us your memories from the past - a copy of an invoice or receipt, an old photo from your vacation here, a matchbook or pen, an old brochure – anything from your stay at Arowhon from years gone by. Of course like most things - the older, the better!
We would happily post your photos and treasure your information and keep it for our records forever!
Love Theresa, David, Adam, Edward – long time staff at Arowhon
The Skoczylas family, summer 2012, who have been coming to Arowhon since the 1980s!
Algonquin Outfitters is hoping to have 100 paddles created for Tom Thomson’s 100th anniversary (did you know that Tom’s paddle was never found?).
To enter the contest all you have to do is visit an Algonquin Outfitters store (paddles will eventually be available at all of our stores but right now they are already available in Huntsville and Oxtongue lake.) There’s a $25 entry fee which includes either an unfinished paddle blank or a rough paddle blank (for carving).
It’s your job to create something unique. It’s not limited to painting, you could burn an image or design into the paddle, or carve it into something unique it’s totally up to you!