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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

National Canoe Day Is June 25th-26th - Come Join The Party In Peterborough!    


When: Saturday June 25, 11am - 2pm
Where: Beavermead Park, Picnic Pavilion
Admission: FREE

When: Sunday June 26, Noon- 5PM
Where: The Canadian Canoe Museum - Open House
Admission: FREE

June 25 Beavermead Event
Celebrate the living tradition of canoeing in the Kawarthas! Free for all, National Canoe Day includes activities for kids and adults of all ages - you don't need to be an experienced canoeist: canewbies welcome! Bring your canoe, or just yourself! Free BBQ from 11:30am while supplies last.

The event gets under way with displays and demonstrations from the Canadian Canoe Museum, the Peterborough Paddlers Club, the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Brownsea Base, Trent Severn Waterway Species At Risk, and more!

Live music, artisan demonstrations (paddle carving and basket-weaving), kids' activities (including the Great Canadian Mini Cardboard Canoe Challenge!) Ride in the voyageur-style North Canoe, try your technique in one of the museum's handling craft, or go for a quick paddle in Little Lake.  For those with your own canoe and gear, at 2pm join CCM Staff for a paddle up the Trent Severn through Locks 20 and 21 - Ashburham and the Lift Lock!

11:00 am - Event begins - demonstrations,displays, and activities
11:30 am - Free BBQ - hamburgers, hot dogs, and pop while supplies last!
12:00 noon - Remarks and cake cutting; programming pauses.
12:30 pm - Regatta Race with the Ontario Marathon Canoe Association
12:30 pm Programming resumes - demonstrations, displays, and activities
2:00 pm - Event ends; For those with your own canoe and gear, join CCM Staff for a paddle up the Trent Severn through Locks 20 and 21 - Ashburham and the Lift Lock!

June 26th - Open House at the Canadian Canoe Museum
To celebrate National Canoe Day on June 26th at the Canadian Canoe Museum will offer free admission all day.

Home of the modern canoe, Peterborough has played an integral part in the story of the canoe in Canada and around the world.  National Canoe Day, founded by the Canadian Canoe Museum, is an opportunity to celebrate the ongoing vibrancy of canoe culture in Canada - events across the country include paddlers in the midnight sun of the north, in the urban rivers of the south, and canoeists and kayakers across Canada celebrating this potent national symbol by getting out on the water. 

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