What to do when you flip your canoe

What To Do When You Flip Your Canoe

What to do when you flip your canoeDriving across Canada with the pursuit of random conversations with strangers does not happen without it’s challenges. There is an amazing organization called, HelpX where people can offer their help to others in exchange for free room and board. The jobs can range from anything that you might do on a farm, to construction projects, to any number of other activities. And you can stay with your host for as few as a couple of days, or as long as several months or sometimes even years. 

We decided to participate on a farm in Magnetawan, Ontario. Our responsibilities included moving some firewood, moving some lumber and general cleaning up. We would typically work about 4 hours each day, have meals and conversations.

So one afternoon, Renee and I decided to get out on the canoe. The late October weather was beautiful and we were up for some adventure.

And we found it. Check out the video below to see what happened.

After the flip, a Google search brought me to this article that I found both useful and entertaining. The artwork below is by Ian Tendy and here’s the LINK to “How to Right a Flipped Canoe Properly.”


And here is one more useful resource on how to flip your canoe as well.

Tony Esteves is a communication facilitator, entrepreneur and conversationalist who brings play back into the workplace. He is a published author and a performer with Le Cirque de la Nuit – a Calgary based circus. Tony has recently concluded his Talk2MorePeople Canadian Tour. This project aims to illustrate and prove the value of meeting new people through face-to-face conversations. Here is an article from CBC Radio about the project:

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