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Paddling Preeceville and Beyond

Exploring wilderness one paddle at a time is passion for Preeceville outdoor enthusiast.
Camryn and Shannon Nelson, in the background, were part of the kayaking trip down the Assiniboine River instructed by David Modeland

PREECEVILLE - Kayaking, canoeing and the great outdoors has always been a passion for David Modeland of Preeceville, so much so that he has started his own business known as Modes of Adventure. Modeland’s main focus is to foster a passion for the outdoors in youth and provide then with an education of the natural world that surrounds us.

He has started a Facebook page inviting more people to join him in exploring paddling the great rivers and lakes around the local area.

“My passion has driven me to teach others about the great outdoors, from winter survival to summer fun paddles in a kayak or canoe,” said Modeland. He has worked varies jobs throughout his life but has always felt that strong call for the outdoors. The Preeceville area has always felt like home, and he moved to Usherville where his parents had a cabin in 2017.

“Through my business, I am encouraging individuals to join me in exploring and learning about the nature around us,” continued Modeland. “I will be hosting a variety of workshops through the summer with the first one being a Recreation Kayak workshop at Lady Lake Regional Park on May 21 with Colin Frey from Renewed By Nature instructing the course. The workshop will instruct participants how to get on to the water safely and efficiently.”

Modeland has experience paddling rivers across the country and is hoping to continue exploring Saskatchewan rivers.

Other courses he would like to offer is bush craft, archery coach, winter camping, wilderness, learning about wild foliage. His focus is to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to go out on their own successful and safely.