A program of the Rotary Club of Peterborough- Kawartha
The “Adventure in Understanding” program is an annual six day ( five night) cultural canoe experience for young First Nation and non-native youth ages sixteen to eighteen years old.
It is a co-ed canoe voyage along the Trent Severn Waterway from Beavermead Park in Peterborough to Curve Lake First Nation.
The program was developed by the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha with the assistance of the Curve Lake First Nation Youth Committee and is offered with the co-operation of Camp Kawartha and the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Application forms and further information are available here.
This 26 min. video is from our presentation at the “Wilderness and Canoe Symposium 2019” in Toronto Introduction by Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director Canadian Canoe Museum. Videographer’s comments and presentation of video by Rodney Fuentes. Background information about Adventure in Understanding by organizer Don Watkins and Paddler’s testimony by Avery Hinchcliffe. Summary by On-Water program leader Glen Caradus.
Our 2019 crew going up the 65 feet of the Peterborough Lift Lock
Here is a 7 minute YouTube video of the 2018 program edition
Here is a 6 minute YouTube video of the 2017 program edition
Here is 4 minute YouTube piece prepared by Cogeco TV about the 2016 trip