Your idea is awesome as well. I love all things outdoors and went into the reserves from the reg force mainly because my job was not allowing me time to do the things I wanted. I have a friend named Jason Mackinnon (a retired SAR Tech) who builds Canoes and Paddles in Nova Scotia he is extremely talented. He actually owns a business and he will take people through the process of building their own canoe by hand. I have reached out to him just out of curiosity to see if he still does this. Would you be interested in his contact info?