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Manitou Falls

Sponsored Events

2015-2017: Gunflint Trails Boundary Waters Canoe Expo

2008-2018: Quietwater Symposium, Lansing, MI

1998-2017: Canoecopia, Madison, WI

1998-2018: Midwest Mountaineering Canoe Expo, Minneapolis, MN

2016/2017: Northstar Canoes, Wisconsin

2007: Maine Canoe Symposium

2007: Open Canoe Symposium, Wales, UK

2005: Featured Speaker, L.L. Bean Canoe Symposium, Maine

2003: Work and Survival in the Arctic, Spitzbergen, Norway.  Sponsored by Klar® Ullfrotte and Gransfors ax Company, Sweden. Two weeks of winter survival training at Ny Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway.

2001 and 2002: Bell Canoe Works, Canoe Wisconsin and Florida..

1999: Outdoor Retailer show, Salt Lake City, Utah—sponsored by The Globe-Pequot Press.

Speaking Engagements and Seminars

Cliff has spoken at, and/or presented workshops at:

  • Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)—Minneapolis, Seattle

  • Eastern Mountain Sports: St. Paul, MN, New Jersey

  • Burger Brothers, Minneapolis

  • Chicago Land Canoe Base (Chicago, IL)

  • University of Minnesota

  • St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN

  • Nicollet College, Rhinelander, WI

  • Northland Community College, MN

  • Normandale Community College, MN

  • Buena Vista College, Iowa

  • The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul.

  • Canoecopia (Rutabaga store, Madison, WI - Cliff has presented every year since 1985.

  • Outdoor Retailer Show, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Midwest Mountaineering store, Minneapolis - Cliff has presented every year at “Canoe Expo” since 1982 and was honored as the “oldest speaker”.

  • Cabela’s, Inc., Minnesota.

  • Gander Mountain store, Minnesota.

  • L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine - store and canoeing symposium.

  • Piragis Northwoods Co., MN

  • United Stores, Minnesota.

  • Sierra Club

  • Boy Scouts of America - Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base, Indianhead Council, University of Scouting, and many more events. Ciliff was the consultant for the canoeing section in the recent Scout Field Book.

  • Quietwater Symposium, Michigan State University. 2004, 2005, 2006.

  • The Minnesota Department of Corrections (prison).  Cliff presented to inmates.

  • Jersey Paddler Outdoor Store, New Jersey.

  • Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives, Florida.

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources—Outdoor skills Instructor, author of Minnesota State Orienteering materials and numerous publications.

  • Wilderness Education Association

  • Wilderness Medical Association

  • Minnesota Canoe Association

  • American Canoe Association

  • United States Canoe Association

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Duluth, MN (continuing education for physicians).

  • Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center, Stillwater, Minnesota.

  • The Quetico Foundation

  • U.S Forest Service, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Silva, Inc. (a division of Johnson Camping).

  • Boone County Conservation Department (IL)

  • Hennepin County Parks Dept. (MN)

  • Canoe Expo—Toronto, Ontario

  • Valley Ventures, Deep River, Ontario.

  • Canadian Recreational Canoe Association, Merrickville, Ontario

  • Southeast Canoe and Sea Kayak symposium, South Carolina

  • Wilder Forest/Nature Center, Minnesota

  • Hunter Education Program, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources.

  • Many libraries, schools and clubs

  • Featured speaker, Maine Canoe Symposium, 2007.

  • Featured speaker, Open Canoe Symposium, North Wales, UK, October, 2007.

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