Canada’s funny man, Rick Mercer (host of CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report) took a sea kayak lesson in Algonquin Park from Canadian Olympic champion, Adam van Koeverden.

The episode aired last night but you can now watch it online on CBC’s website. Sadly they don’t allow video embedding but it’s the first piece up in the episode.

I won’t spoil it for you but the whole thing is pretty funny.

Some good product placement by Roots (Adam is sponsored by them) on both his boat and the lifejacket that Rick is wearing. Bending Branches gets lots of logo love as well and Adam specifically mentions the benefits of the kayak that Rick paddles which is an older Swift Caspian Sea.

Thanks to trailswag.ca for the hat tip.

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Adam van Koverden on the BCU site.

It's great to see Canadian sprinter and 2007 world champion, Adam van Koverden highlighted front and centre on the British Canoe Union website. That guy is such a fantastic paddler.

I'm fairly confident that he could beat me in a kayak race across the bathtub.


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Adam van Koeverden I was very excited to read in the papers this morning that Adam van Koeverden, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 500-metre kayak singles, was chosen Wednesday as Canada's flag bearer for the Beijing Olympics...

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