Jun-Dec 30-31

The Canoe Diaries

Starts: Jun 30th, 2017 9:00 pm
Ends: Dec 31st, 2017 9:00 pm

As the country prepares to celebrate 150 years since Confederation, staff at the Archives at Whitby Public Library have been busy preparing three fragile scrapbooks to mark the 50th anniversary of an extraordinary journey.

In 1967, the 5th Whitby Venturer Scouts canoed from Whitby to Montreal for Canada’s 100th birthday. They paddled the routes of Canada’s Indigenous people and early fur traders and camped beneath the stars all while keeping a very detailed diary.