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National Canoe Day/Northern Lakes Chapter

Discussion in 'Wooden Canoe Events' started by Andre Cloutier, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Thats right, Canoe Day!

    In 2007, the canoe was named one of the Seven Wonders of Canada via a CBC Radio feature in which over 1 million votes were cast. In celebration of this, the Canadian Canoe Museum founded National Canoe Day with the aim of increasing participation in paddlesports in Canada, engaging new paddlers and reaching across generational and cultural divides to introduce the canoe to those who haven't had the opportunity to experience this great national heritage. In the intervening years, National Canoe Day has grown to become a truly countrywide event, with participants paddling across the country, from the midnight sun of the north to the urban rivers of the south. National Canoe Day was also celebrated internationally by groups in the United States and the United Kingdom

    http://www.nationalcanoeday.net/

    Title: Peterborough - National Canoe Day Party
    When: 26.06.2010 - 26.06.2010
    Where: Beavermead Park - Peterborough
    Category: Ontario Description
    Peterborough celebrates the great Canadian tradition of canoing! Canoe rides and demonstrations, barbeque, live music and activities for all ages (including the Great Canadian Mini Cardboard Canoe Challenge!).

    More details TBA.

    Come join the Canadian Canoe Museum and help represent the WCHA/Northern Lakes Chapter at this great event.
     
  2. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Andre, definitely will be there....and look forward to meeting folks from Northern Lakes Chapter.
     
  3. Alex Guthro

    Alex Guthro LOVES Wooden Canoes

    National Canoe Day - Peterborough event

    In speaking with the Canoe Museum folks who are running the Peterborough event they said the celebrations run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. After 2:00 pm there will be a short paddle to the lift lock. Arrangements have been made for people to ride up and down the lock in their canoe. For those who missed that event at the Assembly in 2008, here's another opportunity to experience a fun ride in your favourite boat!
     
  4. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Check out this article fro Peterborough Examiner, http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2626237. Especially note this:

    The Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee is inviting anyone with a wooden canoe to participate June 26 in a canoe flotilla to celebrate the unveiling of a memorial plaque in honour of master canoe builder Walter Walker; launch at the Lakefield beach at 9:30 a.m. and paddle across the Otonabee River to Bridge St. in Lakefield. 652-7402. At 10 a.m they will unveil a memorial plaque marking his achievements on Water St. beside the bench that Walker's family donated to the Lakefield Trail in honour of his 100th birthday. The public is welcome to attend.
     
  5. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I'm going to be at Beavermead Park early Saturday....likely camping over at city campground there on Friday and Saturday nights....see everybody at about 9 or 9:30 am to help set up....I'm also helping out with ORCKA and possibly CCM....will have a very fine 16 ft. wood canvas canoe (built by Bruce Smith) for display and paddling (I've decided to restore the Peterborough Minetta properly....recanvas etc. so I won't be bringing)....and if anybody shows up without a ride, I have space in the canoe for paddle to liftlock....looking forward to National Canoe Day
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Northern lakes chapter at National canoe day

    Rained to beat the band, but great event and a paddle to the lift lock (highest lift around, about 60') was a great time. Northern lakes was out, with the Canadian Canoe Museum, Orcka, and others. Sailing, paddling, all kinds of boats. Rob even paddled his new acquisition.
     

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  7. Alex Guthro

    Alex Guthro LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Northern lakes chapter at National canoe day

    It was a fun day Andre. Here are a couple more photo's.
     

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  8. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Truly a great day....here's a few more pictures:

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    Dick Persson's lovely canoe.

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    Old Town sailing canoe.

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    ORCKA booth...where I hung out a bit when I wasn't wandering around and salivating over all the great canoes.

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    The new wood canvas canoe built by Bruce Smith....also a very fine paddlemaker....that I was drooling over every time I got to paddle it. It was set up beside the ORCKA booth.
     
  9. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Chat

    Caption Contest:

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    "Hey, did you flip your 16/30? No, that wasn't me, was it you?"
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    " Just remember to put the vessel registration and numbers on the bottom so people will see them!"
     
  11. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Caption contest:
    "So I got this free canoe.....think the museum might be interested."
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Okay, that was pretty good! And its been said before...
     

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