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Canoes, Canada, and the Wonders of the Canadian Canoe Museum at Clarkson University March 29
James Raffan, one of Canada’s foremost authorities on canoes and the wilderness experience, will be at Clarkson University on Monday, March 29, to speak on "National Treasure: Canoes, Canada, and the Wonders of the Canadian Canoe Museum."
Raffan is executive director of the Canadian National Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ont.,
His presentation, which is sponsored by the Clarkson University Center for Canadian Studies, will be at 4 p.m. in Barben Room B of the Cheel Campus Center. The public is invited to attend.
Focusing on the canoe in North American history and culture, Raffan’s talk will range from the earliest uses of the craft by Native peoples through the exploration and the fur trade periods to the canoe’s contemporary presence in advertising, music, and recreation. Examining numerous building traditions -- from the oldest to the much more recent -- Raffan will draw upon the collection of the Canadian National Canoe Museum to illustrate his presentation.
A fellow and past governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, past chair of the Arctic Institute of North America and a fellow International of Explorer’s Club, Raffan is the author of some 15 books and has traveled summer and winter throughout Canada by canoe, snowshoe, bicycle, and many other means.
For more information, please contact the Martin Heintzelman, director of the Center for Canadian Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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