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PostPosted: June 25th, 2017, 4:01 pm 
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From the Fiddles on the Tobique! Nictau N.B. The Ontario rains finally stopped. There is a very neat a very special story about my special passenger on this trip.
I volunteered to help at this event last November on a visit down to see my son PJ, so while many Ontario paddlers were at various 150 events, I went east!

I would like to introduce you to Val, (Valerie Caldwell)so what made this such a special trip, well you better grab a tissue, because this will touch your heart.

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Let's take you back to 2003 when Val and her husband Ron came to visit the "Fiddles on the Tobique" so he could write an article for a magazine.

He was so taken by the event he decided he wanted to write a children's book.

Ron became ill in 2004 and passed away and the book fell to the side.

In 2016 Val and Bill Miller, the Father of the "Fiddles on the Tobique" were able to finish off the dream.

Which brought us together, June 24, 2017 at Bill's farm and the launching of "The River Fiddlers" By Ron Caldwell with Paintings by Bennie Allain.

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Val and her son Adam put a lot of leg work to make this dream a reality.

I got the pleasure and the Honour to take Val for her first canoe paddle down the Tobique. We had to wait for the heavy rains to subside put it was a beautiful paddle down the river.

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Next year is the 25th Anniversary of "Fiddles on the Tobique"
You should make plans to attend, there is a lot of Canadian Canoe History there.

Jeff

If you want to buy a copy of the book, I will post info later.

Published by Herman's Monster House Publishing
Fredricton N.B.

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PostPosted: June 25th, 2017, 5:17 pm 
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We did something else this year.. next year we'll plonk our little trailer on Bills Nirvana of No See Ums We've done the Fiddles three times. I have to admit to being nostalgic when it was Fiddles first at a concert at Plaster Rock along with dinner at the school and then Fiddles at various sporting camps all weekend . And Fiddles on the Pond.. That was glorious.. Got to paddle Canadian Style to Fiddles.

Its Great to see this paddle Go ON .. every year there was a little doubt. Its a lot of work for Bill and friends.


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2017, 6:51 am 
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Yes the little beasts were out in their full glory in the evenings ......

Jeff

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