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Fort McPherson 1970 Centennial Canoe Team (2018)


In 1970 there was a 6 man canoe race that started in Fort Providence and finished in Inuvik.  The race was to celebrate the NWT's Centennial year. There were 10 teams who participated, Fort McPherson, Aklavik, Inuvik, Fort Providence, Alberta, Yukon, Fort Good Hope, Yellowknife, Dettah and Arctic Red River.  The teams traveled 1,126 miles down the Mackenzie River to Inuvik. At each community along the Mackenzie River, the teams would compete in long distance (30, 40 and 50 miles) and short sprint style races (10 and 15 miles).  It was 17 days of grueling paddling and the Fort McPherson...

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