Old-Timey Video Showing the Birth of Canoe Polo

Friday, 05 September 2014
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I love this old footage from 1949 showing the demonstration of a game of canoe polo at a local boat regatta. To both the untrained and trained eye it looks like total chaos but at the same time a serious boatload of fun.

Wait, I can do better with that last part...

...but at the same time the most fun you could have in a canoe in 15 minutes.

One more time...

...but at the same time the most fun you could have in a canoe with your pants on.

Ok, let's go with that.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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