Kisseynew is a lake north of Flinflon Manitoba, where my grandfather had a remote cabin and where as a young prairie boy, my appreciation for the beauty and tranquility of the boreal forest first developed.

Later when I built my first canoe and it came time to name it, the lake that had inspired our desire to paddle was an obvious choice and so my brother came up with a design and painted it on the side of the canoe and so was born the Kisseynew Canoe a name and logo that stuck when I started building canoes as a business, The Kisseynew Canoe Company.