Coming of age in a canoe
The need to navigate the waters prompted native North Americans to invent the canoe. Hundreds of years later, their creation has become a favourite Canadian pastime. Many use canoeing as a means of finding tranquility in nature; others take it up as a sport. Some even view it as an art form. The CBC Digital Archives takes a look at the storied history of gliding along the water with paddle in hand.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Oct. 21, 2005
Guest(s): Dennis Brown, Sally Burns, Peter Burton, Bud Dixon, Dwight Duncan, Lindsay Kerr
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Susan Ormiston
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Last updated: May 16, 2013
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