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About Us

The Chief Louie Paddle Company proudly makes distinct canoe paddles that are individually hand crafted.  Traditional craftsmanship combined with state-of-the-art laser engraving capabilities create truly one-of-a-kind products.
The Chief Louie Paddle Company also produces a variety of items including “Spirit Feathers”, wooden coasters, and plaques, perfect for corporate gifts, weddings, reunions, anniversaries, tournaments etc.
Our office is located on the South side of Francois Lake, approximately 1km from the Keefes Landing ferry terminal. Francois Lake is located roughly 32km south of Burns Lake, via Highway 35.

 

History behind the Chief Louie Paddle Company

The project has excited this small community of 120 people by creating 10 jobs turning a rough paddle blank into a sleek and smooth finished paddle that bears the name of their ancestor. They have honed their production process to where they can make 30 paddles a day. As typical of other Cheslatta businesses, CLPC incorporates the talents of non-Cheslatta Carrier Nation members as well. They utilize the skills of local craftsmen who are equipped to process strips for the lamination process and bandsawing blanks. We have sourced premium aspen, pine, and birch from local "backyard" mills. The stripping and laminating is done by a neighbouring Mennonite craftsman and his family.









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Environment

Environment

All Chief Louie Paddle Company products are fabricated from 100% reclaimed wood and lumber sourced from within 100 Miles of Cheslatta, British
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Process

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The Team

Pat Edmund, Master Carver, Catherine Marcinek, Production Manager/Graphic Artist, Mike Robertson, Senior Policy Advisor for the Cheslatta Carrier Nation
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Contact 

Chief Louie Paddle Company 
Cheslatta Carrier Nation

PO Box 909, Burns Lakes, BC, V0J 1E0
Phone: 250 694 3334 x260
Phone Toll Free: 1-888-453-4441
Email Us: sales@chieflouie.com