Paddle power: Sandford Osler will tell of his life with his 16-foot canoe and the watercraft’s role in history and modern day.

Paddle power: Sandford Osler will tell of his life with his 16-foot canoe and the watercraft’s role in history and modern day.

Camp sparks lifelong passion

Check out an evening of ‘canoelit’ with author Sandford Osler as he discusses his new book, Canoe Crossings

  • Sep. 24, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Are you an avid paddler? Do you enjoy history?

Check out an evening of ‘canoelit’ with author Sandford Osler as he discusses his new book, Canoe Crossings at the Salmon Arm branch of the Okanagan Regional Library at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

Osler was introduced to the canoe as a youngster at summer camp, an event that sparked a lifelong interest in the role of the canoe in our history and modern-day lives.

This fascination led him to collect information on the subject over many years, and to give talks about the canoe to audiences across British Columbia.

Osler has owned a red 16-foot wooden canoe for more than 40 years and has taken it on trips throughout Canada, including to the Broken Islands, Bowron Lakes and Gulf Islands in B.C. He continues to take it on regular outings.

For more information on this free presentation, call 250-832-6161 or visit www.orl.bc.ca.