Canoe gangsters in a paddling drive-by?

Monday, 17 March 2008
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Hand Gun Things have been getting exciting in the wild west world of competitive canoeing in Manitoba, Canada.

This past weekend, sometime during the night, the clubhouse of the Manitoba Paddling Association was used for target practice.

Somebody used a 9mm handgun to blast holes in the wall, the heavy front door and an innocent pop machine.

"Thank God they didn't shoot our boats," said Jeff Dzikowicz, executive director of the Manitoba Paddling Association.

"It's actually kind of amazing. We have a bunch of boats in there, and all this equipment and cross-country skis and things everywhere. And none of that seems to have been hit, at least that we could see right off the bat," he said.

"Nothing was damaged too badly. There are holes in the walls, but nothing that can't be fixed."

More info: winnipegsun.com, Manitoba Paddling Association
Photo viadissonanceanddisrespect.blogspot.com

Hand Gun Things have been getting exciting in the wild west world of competitive canoeing in Manitoba, Canada.

This past weekend, sometime during the night, the clubhouse of the Manitoba Paddling Association was used for target practice.

Somebody used a 9mm handgun to blast holes in the wall, the heavy front door and an innocent pop machine.

"Thank God they didn't shoot our boats," said Jeff Dzikowicz, executive director of the Manitoba Paddling Association.

"It's actually kind of amazing. We have a bunch of boats in there, and all this equipment and cross-country skis and things everywhere. And none of that seems to have been hit, at least that we could see right off the bat," he said.

"Nothing was damaged too badly. There are holes in the walls, but nothing that can't be fixed."

More info: winnipegsun.com, Manitoba Paddling Association
Photo viadissonanceanddisrespect.blogspot.com




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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