Andrew in a skin on frame kayak
Photo courtesy of Cape Falcon Kayak
Adapted from Wikipedia and the links below by Nancy Carson
Many people in Canada love to be outdoors.
Some like to paddle on B.C.’s lakes or on oceans nearby.
A favorite boat of outdoor people is the canoe.
The word “canoe” came from kenu in the Carib language,
and canoa from Spanish. These words mean “dugout”.
A dugout is a boat made from a log.
Another favorite boat is the kayak.
Kayak is a word from the Inuit people.
It means “man’s boat”.
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Musqueam elder Larry Grant
Photo: Glenn Baglo/The Vancouver Sun
Musqueam children playing
Photo: Bill Keay/The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver’s First People
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
On April 6, 2015, Vancouver had its 129th birthday.
But the city is much older than 129 years.
Larry Grant, an elder from the Musqueam (muhs-kwee-um) First Nations,
says there is a long history
with the first people who lived on this land.
Two Canadian pilots flew a single-engine plane around the world.
(Image: Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho / Wikimedia Commons)
On August 7, 1982, two pilots from Canada made a world record flight.
They flew around the world in six days and 7½ hours in a single-engine plane.
They flew 36,500 kilometres in a Cessna 210.
Don Muir was 26 years old. He was a bush pilot from Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
André Daemen was 22 years. He was a flying instructor from Montréal.
They raised $150,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Watch the news video of their landing in Montreal.
(Source: CBC Digital Archives)