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The world comes to Welland

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The world comes to Welland

“Good luck, good racing and go Canada go,” Welland Recreational Canal Corp. chief executive officer Stephen Fischer said to the 39 members of Team Canada on Tuesday, July 30, as the team was introduced at the 2013 ICF (International Canoe Federation) Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships. Fisher said the world championships showcase the […]

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Canoe Polo

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Canoe Polo

Canoe Polo. Until now, I’d never heard of the sport. But apparently it’s a growing sport. And the Canadian Canoe Polo National Championships are being held in the city where I work. According to Canadian Canoe Polo’s website, it’s the “fastest growing discipline of the International Canoe Federation and is unlike other canoe sports. Canoe […]

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Boarder Pass Triple Crown Cable Wake Tour

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Boarder Pass Triple Crown Cable Wake Tour

With Canada’s wakeskating champion, and fourth in the world, Braden Ioi on hand, competitors had to step up their game at Boarder Pass Niagara’s Boarder Pass Triple Crown Cable Wake Tour. “We were lucky to have Braden, as well as professional wakeboarder Christian Primrose, ranked 18 in the world right now,” said Chris Smith, co-owner […]

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The Maui of the North

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The Maui of the North

When the wind starts to pick up on Lake Erie, kitesurfers and windsurfers at Sherkston Shores ready their gear and get set to tackle what they call the Maui of the North. “This is the premiere spot on the lake,” said Lou Marinaccio, a windsurfer who has been at Sherkston Shores for 40 years. The […]

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Glass Love, A Summer Surfboard Festival

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Glass Love, A Summer Surfboard Festival

Pleasant Beach looked a little like a beach in southern California recently, with crashing waves and surfers and surfboards everywhere. The only thing missing was the sun, but that didn’t matter to members of Wyldewood Surf Club as they hosted Glass Love, A Summer Surfboard Festival, the first-ever event on the Great Lakes dedicated to […]

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Surfing the Great Lakes

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Surfing the Great Lakes

When Buffalo firefighter Magilla Schaus walked into my office more than 14 years ago, I didn’t know a thing about surfing on the Great Lakes. We have big waves during storms, but I never gave much thought to the possibility that people would be surfing the north shore of Lake Erie in the area I […]

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