Canada 150 canoe brigade visits Smiths Falls

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A group of visitors from Ireland who are spending a week in the Smiths Falls area had a chance to tour the swale in a voyageur canoe, with help from veteran long-distance paddler Max Finkelstein.
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Photos by Chris Must
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Smiths Falls welcomed 14 voyageur canoes and about 130 paddlers from across Canada as the South Wind Canoe Brigade camped at the Detached Lock overnight June 27 on their way from Kingston to Ottawa. The paddlers and the 19 visitors from Ireland who are spending a week in town were treated to an evening of entertainment and a barbecue provided by the Smiths Falls Firefighters Association. The canoe voyage up the Rideau is part of this year’s Canada 150 celebrations.