Whitewater Devils: Adventure On Wild Waters by Jack BoudreauWhitewater Devils: Adventure On Wild Waters by Jack Boudreau

Whitewater Devils: Adventure On Wild Waters

byJack Boudreau

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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In 1967, in celebration of Canada's 100th birthday, Les Voyageurs left Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, in ten 26-foot canoes. These one hundred gallant men, representing eight provinces and two territories, travelled 5,286 kilometres to Expo '67 in Montreal. The trip took them across such major lakes as Winnipeg, Lake of the Woods, Superior, Nipissing, Huron and Georgian Bay and through 68 grueling portages. After 104 days of travel, the team from Manitoba paddled into the Expo site as thewinners and claimed first prize.

In 'Whitewater Devils' Boudreau includes an unbelievable collection of adventures that take place on, in and below the raging rivers and mighty lakes of BC. There are the "grizzly" stories of wildlife photographer Leon Lorenz and the tales of Ian Norn, whose love of kayaking has taken him to roaring rapids and canyons that were out of the reach of humans just a few short years ago. Then there is diver Russ Logan, whose normal day on the job sends him swimming through 85 feet of 36-inch pipe beneath four feet of riverbed or, on another occasion, into the darkness of the Nechako River to remove a drowned moose that was caught in the trash rack of a pulp mill. In his eighth collection, Boudreau once again shares the stories of the brave, adventurous'sometimes foolhardy'men and women of Northern BC and beyond.
Jack Boudreau was born in the small community of Penny, BC. He has devoted his professional life to British Columbia's forest industry working as a licensed scaler, industrial first-aid attendant and forest fire fighter mostly with the Ministry of Forests. From early childhood he has been an avid lover of the outdoors. He is a mountain...
Title:Whitewater Devils: Adventure On Wild WatersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:CAITLIN PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:189475946X

ISBN - 13:9781894759465