Meet The Face Behind

NORQUAY

A BRIKA maker story

Natasha Wittke

"Norquay Co. was named after a tiny island, nested in the cool waters of Lake Huron, where my first solo camping trip took place. Following that experience, I set out on a month-long, 600km canoe trip through the northern-most point of Ontario along the Missinaibi River up to Moosenee, where I spent so much time with a paddle in my hand I suppose it was inevitable I would make it my canvas one day."


NORQUAY Co. was launched in 2013 by Natasha Wittke; artist, adventurist and avid canoeist obsessed with the great outdoors and equally for great design.

Where does the name Norquay come from?
“Our brand Norquay Co. was named after a tiny island, nested in the cool waters of Lake Huron, where my first solo camping trip took place. Following that experience, at the age of 14, I set out on a month-long, 600km canoe trip through the northern-most point of Ontario along the Missinaibi River up to Moosenee, where I spent so much time with a paddle in my hand I suppose it was inevitable I would make it my canvas one day.” - Natasha Wittke

Our Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles
We are committed to creating quality handmade products, made right here in our homeland of Canada. Our Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are made from solid cherry wood sourced from Northern Ontario. Each paddle is selected for its unique attributes and then hand finished in our local workshop.
PRODUCTS BY NORQUAY
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