Sunshine Productions Main Page
Welcome to Sunshine Productions website! I’m Sunshine (why the name?) and created this site to help and inspire others!
The main section documents our many adventures camping, snowshoeing and canoeing over the years via trip reports. Each trip report documents (with photos, videos and text) the adventure we had, stories, successes and failures. They can help in planning a trip, or if you just want to live vicariously through them. Feel free to browse the list of trip reports to read the reports that interest you (and those I haven’t documented yet). If you are interested in a particular location you can take a look at the following page. Hopefully you get inspired to head out there as well! If you have any questions please comment or ask directly!
I have been playing hockey for almost 30 years now (mostly as a goalie), many years competitively and used to run a website called the hockey resource. It had a bunch of articles and drills on hockey in general but with some focus on goalies. I decided to put them on here as reference since some of it could be real helpful to those interested! The list of goalie drills can be accessed here, The Beginner’s corner has info about the game, rules etc. Finally there is a section with info on hockey equipment including a few buyers guides.
We have a couple side articles on home automation and and how to efficiently plow snow from your driveway and shovel it clean. I also put up a few notes I took while reading some management/leadership books in case you wanted to know if its worthwhile reading them.
Feel free to comment on the articles, ask questions or send some requests, we have social media accounts as well (instagram, YouTube, Facebook, twitter) but this is all done on off-time.
Here are our latest posts:
Book Notes – Godin – Tribes
While this book seems to try and inspire ones to lead tribes with various examples, anectdotes and information, it seems to miss the mark in terms of depth. It is similar to Start with Why by Sinek, but lacks the depth and analysis. Explains the concept of tribes, or people with similar interest and viewpoints. […]
Implementing Dual-Fuel house heating (Heat pump)
Looking to upgrade my old Air Conditioner, I decided to go for a dual-fuel heating solution. Heat-pump for cooling and moderate heating with my existing natural gas furnace for heating at low temperatures. Update 14 Apr 2023 – some clarifications, updated running data & running costs. (70% heating on HP & ROI < 10 years) […]
Emporia Vue 2 Energy Monitor
As I was switching my house heating to a dual-fuel system (replacing an old AC with a heat-pump and keeping my existing natural gas furnace), I figured it would be a good idea to add an energy monitor to see how much power I was actually using. After shopping around a bit and confirming a […]
Trip Report – 1850s Vintage Trip – Rideau Canal – Jun 2011
Rowing 4 days with vintage equipment on a naval whaler through a UNESCO world heritage site and it’s series of locks? Yeah that sounds like a challenge! Several years before, through working with the Scouts, a project was initiated to refurbish two Naval Whalers that had been acquired. With the Rideau Canal, opened in 1832, […]
Trip Report – Awacamenj Mino – Jan 2011
This is actually 2 trips to the scout camp at Awacamenj Mino, one in early January to open the snowshoe/skiing trails and the other in late January for some camping and snowshoeing. Trip 1 – Breaking in the trails This was just a simple daytrip up to Awacamenj Mino to break in the trails for […]
Trip Report – Noire River 30 Jul – 2 Aug 2011
My first (and only so far) trip down the Noire river (Black river) near Fort-Coulonge, Québec, Canada. This was organised to be a more leisurely trip with many being introduced to whitewater canoe-camping and several girlfriends coming along for the trip. The Noire river, is a good easy introduction to canoe-camping, there are a few […]
Trip Report – Nov 2011 – Adirondacks – Panther
A quick overnight trip to climb a few mountains in the Santanoni range of the Adirondacks. It being November, the weather had a different idea than we did! Day 1 – Getting there and Weather We set off from Ottawa in a few vehicles planning to meet up some friends at the lean-to at the […]
Trip Report – Mar 2016 – Adirondacks – Couchsachraga and Panther
This was a quick overnight trip in the Adirondacks with objective to conquer Couchsachraga and Panther on the way. This was late February so it does not technically count as Winter summits, we did not need snowshoes, microspikes were required and there was still a good amount of snow all around. Day 1 – Getting […]
Trip Report – 19-23 Feb 2014 – Allen & Santanoni
This trip was our push to summit Mt. Allen in the Adirondacks in winter. Mt. Allen is one of the longest hikes (almost 30km) but we needed it to be ADK46ers! We planned to climb Santanoni, Couchsachraga the next day and Seymour the day after. Day 1 – Getting There Since Allen is quite the […]
Trip Report – Lower Petawawa – 16-18 Sept 2022
While the original plan was to re-do the Upper Petawawa only two weeks after doing it the first time with a different group, our experience made us change plans and run the Lower section instead. It was also a good opportunity for me to run both sections of the river! The water was once again […]