To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Open Canoe Festival has decided to invite an exceptional adventurer. And he said yes ! We have the pleasure to announce that Canadian canoeist Martin Trahan will be the official patron of the OCF 2020.
Martin Trahan has already left his mark on the canoe history and is probably the most exceptional canoe paddler of this planet. Planet is the right word as Martin's "hobbie" is to paddle continents ! In 2015, he crossed Canada in his canoe (7000 km), paddled 3200 km in 70 days on the mighty Yukon river in 2016, and crossed the USA in 2018 (7500 km). For 2022, he plans to cross Russia from Mongolia to the Arctic ocean.
Martin will come to the OCF to share his adventures' memories during a slideshow / conference (april 30, 21H30). And of course, he will offer some workshops as an instructor all the weekend.
Many thanks to Martin for coming all the way from Quebec / Canada to be the official patron of the 2020 Open Canoe Festival. We are really happy and proud !
Follow the adventures of Martin on his Facebook and Instagram pages.
(Photos : Jay Kolsch).