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The Saga of Canada One

The Saga of Canada OneA rollicking good canoe story about the 26′ voyageur and its crew from the Canadian Canoe Museum who came to represent Canada in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Flotilla on the Thames River on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012.  Going back to the drafting of the British North America Act and the early days of the fur trade, James shows how Canada, Queen and canoe intersect and, in the telling of what is a funny story fraught with problems—”everything that could go wrong went wrong, and then things went downhill from there”—he unravels what may be the wackiest canoe trip ever involving a transatlantic portage on a C-17 military cargo jet, security checks, anti-terrorist training and a team of keen voyageurs and a voyageur canoe that all got to England but very nearly didn’t connect.

James speaks on the banks of the Thames to a crew from the Canadian Tourism Commission about what was to come on the Thames.

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