Press Release: 150 Canoes For Canada's 150th | Canoeroots Magazine | Rapid Media
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On June 25th, 2017, 150 for 150 Hopes to See 150 Canoes on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park to Raise a Celebratory flag for Canada's 150th Birthday

150 For 150 - A celebration of the Canoe and Canada!

Released: January 30, 2017


On June 25, 2017, an armada of 150 canoes will paddle on Algonquin Park’s Canoe Lake, and raise a specially designed, distinctly Canadian canoe flag to salute and celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada. Organized by a passionate group of Ontario outdoor and paddling enthusiasts. the event was created to highlight the importance of the canoe to Canada’s past, present and future. This unique event is open to all Canadians who share the same love of the outdoors and canoeing.


All are invited to register for this family-friendly event, and participate in the history-making group of 150 celebratory canoes.

 “150 For 150 really aligns with my passion, as well as the veneration and deference I have for this humble, yet powerful vessel,” explains lead organizer David Lee, who came up with the event idea and created the organizing committee. “I really want to give back something to the outdoor community, the country and the canoe while celebrating 150 years of being a nation.” 


In addition to the official 150 For 150 event on June 25th , the organizing committee are planning several other activities for participants to enjoy over that weekend, including:

  • A meet-and- greet and “canoe Olympics” with some of the province’s outdoor and paddling bloggers and social media


  • A showcase of Ontario canoes, provided by Ontario canoe manufacturers.


More information is available about the event on Facebook (@onefiftyforonefifty), Twitter (@150_for_150), Instagram (@150for150). People interested in participating are asked to register at the event website, The cost to register is $30 per canoe and includes two 150 For 150” t-shirts. All registered participants will also have a chance to win some great prizes from our sponsors at the end of the event. Participants are encouraged to book a campsite, if needed, in Algonquin Park as soon as possible.


150 For 150 is promising to be one of the biggest celebratory paddling events in Canada to honour our country’s big birthday with the iconic Canadian symbol, the canoe.

Fast Facts:

  • The event will be held Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • 150 canoes will paddle on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park
  • A specially designed flag will be raised in the centre of the 150 canoe armada.
  • Registration costs $30 per canoe and includes two commemorative t-shirts. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a charitable organization.
  • The organizing committee is made up of 11 outdoor enthusiasts who share a passion for canoeing and Canada.

Learn More:



Twitter: 150_for_150

Instagram: 150for150

Media Contact:

For more information about the 150 For 150 event on Canoe Lake, please contact Gayle Labuz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-823- 2624.


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