WCHA Annual Assembly

An annual event bringing together WCHA members from around the world.

2019 WCHA Assembly - July 16-21 at Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, New York

The 2019 WCHA Annual Assembly will be held at Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, New York. The dates are July 16-21, 2019.

The 40th Annual Assembly will feature centenarian canoes.


A Glimpse of Assembly


The Jules and Dorothy Wiebel Award

The Jules and Dorothy Wiebel Award is made possible through a generous donation by Julie Wiebel Agar in memory of Jules and Dorothy Wiebel, longtime members of the WCHA and regular attendees at the Assembly. This award honors a volunteer who has participated in Assembly over the years, and who, through efforts above and beyond the call of duty, has made the Assembly experience a very special event for others.

Award winners must have been an Assembly volunteer for at least five years; must have provided a unique contribution that enhanced the quality of Assemblies through contributions of services, knowledge, volunteerism, or leadership that furthers the mission of WCHA; cannot have been a member of the Board of Directors for at least three previous years; and must be nominated by five WCHA members.

The award is not necessarily given annually, but only in those years when a nominee is put forward. Nominations should be sent to Executive Director Annie Burke (P.O. Box 117, Tamworth, NH 03886; annie@wcha.org).

Past Winners

  • Karen MacKenzie (2008)
  • Hugh Clark (2008)
  • Jay Boyer (2009)
  • Janet Isabelle (2012)
  • Dick Christie (2013)
  • Tom MacKenzie (2014)
  • Steve Lapey (2015)