Not pears, peers. Your chums! One adventurous week to kayak and canoe in the Madawaska River will be dedicated to a small band of energetic women the first week of July, 2008.  Premier whitewater facility in Canada since its inception in 1972, the Madawaska Kanu Centre is set in Barry’s Bay, 2 hours west of Ottawa, Ontario. National and world champion kayakers will instruct, fine food, wine and cheese will be tasted, yoga can be practiced, and an on-site massage therapist will knead tired muscles … all in a safe, extraordinary environment. The perfect summer escape for a group of time-off moms.

The cost for this week, all meals and lodging, is $950.  Check it out at: or phone (613) 594-5268.