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Saugeen Paddlers Voyageur Canoe Race Weekend

June 03 - June 04 2017 . Paisley, ON

North Canoes are 26 feet long birch bark canoes crewed with either 6 or 8 paddlers. These canoes traditionally used by the North West Company transported furs from the interior to rendezvous points such as Fort William. At Rendezvous, their cargoes of fur were transferred to Montreal Canoes 34 feet long, for shipment east. The North Canoes in turn, would take the goods from the east back to the interior for trade. Teams participate in games of skill — some traditional, some with a little more modern influence.

Details

Start:
June 3
End:
June 4
Event Category:
Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/saugeenpaddlers/

Organizer

Ontario Marathon Canoe Racing Association
Email:
info@omckra.com
Website:
http://www.omckra.com

Venue

Paisley, ON
Paisley, ON, + Google Map