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National Canoe Day?! Perhaps you are in the know about this national holiday and are wondering when it will become an official statutory holiday.  Perhaps you have never heard of this ‘Day’ and are wondering why I am taking up valuable space in your inbox for such silliness as a national day for canoeing. Well, let me elaborate.

It is not a secret in Canada that the canoe is indeed a national icon.  It became known as such and was officially declared so by over 1 million voters, in 2007.  In 2007, the CBC launched a nation-wide project to unearth what Canadians thought were the country’s Seven Wonders. After many weeks and millions of votes, the canoe was named one of the Seven Wonders of Canada.  In celebration of this, The Canadian Canoe Museum declared June 26th as 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. Read the rest of this entry »