National Canoe Day is observed on June 26 of every year. The day is observed in many places in Canada. As experience is not much necessary for this sport, people of all ages are welcomed to the events on this day. This day is commonly celebrated in places like Canadian Canoe Museum, the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, the Peterborough Paddlers Club, Brownsea Base, Trent Severn Waterway Species At Risk, and a lot more. This event is usually conducted during the mid-time of the day and is observed with music, artisan demonstrations, and other kid’s activities. The canoe is different from Kayak, but for an inexperienced paddler, it will seem the same.
“Paddling a canoe is a source of enrichment and inner renewal.” – Pierre Trudeau
History of National Canoe Day
The Canadian Canoe Museum in 2007 started national Canoe Day. National Canoe Day was a Canadian event and the canoe itself will often be called Canadian Canoe. The museum created this day to celebrate the canoe after canoe was named as one of the Seven Wonders of Canada by popular vote. It was also created with the aim to encourage participation in Canadian paddle sports. Though it is a Canadian event, this day is observed in many other parts of America, and people across the world are invited to this event.
Other celebrations on June 26
June 26 is also celebrated as
- National Beautician’s Day
- National Chocolate Pudding Day
- International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
How to celebrate the day
National Canoe Day is celebrated with a ride on the Canoe. You can lend a canoe or take your canoe to a nearby river or to a place where an event is held for paddling, and try your hands on paddling on this day. Making a canoe using cardboard is one of the usual activities that happen on this day, where people will make different types of canoe and will also paint them with their favorite color. If you are away from Canada, then take your canoe out, gather some friends and family to paddle with them. Post pictures and share your celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #CanoeDay.
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