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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paddle your own canoe on National Canoe Day

 Peterborough is celebrating National Canoe Day on Saturday June 23rd!

Date: Saturday June 23rd, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Millenium Park Peterborough Ontario (near Silver Bean Cafe)
Cost: FREE!

What:  A day to celebrate all things canoeing!  Bring your own canoe or kayak down to the Park and go for a paddle with us or take some of our canoes and kayaks out.  Never been in a big Voyageur North Canoe? Let us take you out for a ride.  We will also have a number of heritage canoes from our collection that can be tried out too! Demonstrations in marathon canoe racing, paddle carving and other artisan crafts will be featured as well.  And there will a kids' craft area. All paddlers that join us for a canoe or kayak ride will get lunch and cake while supplies last! No experience required and all are welcome.

Want to stick to land?  The Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Assocation is hosting their Paddle to Power event at the same time in the same Park!  This event will celebrate the history of the Canoe and Boat Building Industries of Peterborough and Surrounding Area, and will feature Peterborough, Lakefield, Richardson, Brown, Rilco, and Minto, the best cedar strip vessels in the world built by your fathers and grandfathers. 
Parking: Free parking is available at the King Street Parkade (Parking Garage) between George Street and Louis Street.  The closest drop off spot for canoes/kayaks is on King Street, east of Water Street where the street ends at the park. 
For more information contact Carolyn at carolyn.hyslop@canoemuseum.ca

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