Canoe the Nonquon Blends History and Environment Paddling into History – A well-known Scugog event with an established history of supporting local history is making history itself. Confused…? Read on! “Canoe the Nonquon” (CTN) be- gan as a fundraising initiative for the fledgling Scugog Shores Museum. The annual event, with its original mandate unchanged, celebrates 50 continuous and successful years’ op- eration on June 2, 2018. “Last year, we registered over 100 vesselsandhad150totalparticipants,” says Shannon Kelly, who doubles as CTN’s organizer and Scugog Shores’ curator. “This being the 50th year, we’re anticipating even more people.” Shannon’s prediction, she says, has 50 years and counting Small photo top right: In 1991, their shirts read ‘Just Ducky’ and they put their paddles behind the fundraising event for years. Left: The Dynamic Duo – Doreen Kendall and Bill Brock (photo dated 1990) – two of the founders of Canoe the Nonquon in 1969. 10 FOCUS - MAY 2018