The following invitation for the special exhibit opening at the Canadian Canoe Museum on April 22 was sent to me by Jeremy Ward, the museum's curator. He asked me to forward it to anyone who would be interested in attending the opening.
On a personal note, I originally took the photo in the title banner that they edited to give it the special effect.
You Are Invited!
New Exhibition Opens
at The Canadian Canoe Museum
Wednesday April 22nd 7:30pm
In celebration of the Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games The Canadian Canoe Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of an engaging, interactive exhibition that captures the spirit, excitement and legacy of this sport.
The exhibition opens Wednesday April 22nd at 7:30pm to the public and is free of charge on this evening.
More about Skimming the Surface...
This bilingual exhibition showcases a range of sprint canoes and kayaks drawn from its world-renown collection of over 600 watercraft and that illustrate a century and a half of competitive sport history. They also illustrate the radical changes and innovations to the hull shape and design in these high-performance boats.
While Canoe Sprint is popular around the world, the exhibition also highlights the unique contributions of a dozen Canadian athletes who have, in their own way, contributed to shaping this sport today. Whether they showed remarkable grace on the course, fought for more inclusivity of female and disabled athletes within the sport, set an unbeaten world record, helped to use sport and play to enhance child development in disadvantaged regions, or were also the family that supported the athlete, Canadians have much to be proud of.
This exhibition has allowed the Museum the opportunity to present a unique, comprehensive history of a thriving international sport with strong links to Peterborough's own history.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!