Fur Trade Paddling School
June 21-28, 2017
At the Rocky Mountain House Historic Site:
Hey teachers! Are you looking for ways that you can engage you class and help them connect with Canada 150? Then come join the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site’s Fur Trade Paddling School! This FREE, 30 minute program will provide students with instructions on how to properly operate a canoe using various paddling techniques that have helped old and modern Voyageurs safely navigate Canada’s river systems. Many laughs will be had when the students get the opportunity to test their new-found skills in a real canoe on a small body of water. This program will be offered on June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th and the 28th at 11:30am and 2:30pm – schools can book in advance by contacting Emily Korolew by email (email@example.com) or by phone (403-845-2412). We can’t wait to see you there!
Join Jim and Doreen Guilloux as they take you on a voyage explaining the significance of the canoe on Canada’s history and culture. This 6 part video series will explore the canoe’s dynamic past and present through the wondrous tales of two of Alberta’s most experienced paddlers. Learn about what life was like for a voyageur paddling his way on the rivers, learn about the great 1967 canoe race and what it meant to Canadians and explore how you can become a canoe aficionado today! Videos will be posted to (www.voyageursrendezvous.ca/paddlingschool). The first video will be released on June 21st. Make sure to stay tuned for this amazing series!