What is ice canoeing?

Ice canoeing started as a necessary means of transportation to cross the frozen Saint Lawrence River during the winter. The legend is that the racing began as a competition between families for the contract to deliver the mail. Now it is the main event at Quebec City's Winter Carnival. 40+ teams compete, struggling with the powerful current, great chunks of ice and frigid water.

Team Calgary has been taking part in the Carnival de Quebec for over 40 years. The team will be competing once again in the 2017 Carnival de Quebec on February 5th, 2017.

Please note that we do not promote the use of Calgary's water bodies and/or rivers for recreational activites. We are trained atheletes with proper safety equipment having adequate knowledge of river rescuing techniques.

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Rick mercer explains

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Who's team Calgary?

Throughout the years members have come and gone, here's the team for last 4 years:

2016/2017 Team: Wille Wice, Charles Gauvin, Mark Wilson, Candace Bourque, and Captain Barney Mcilhargey.
Special Guests: Austin Beever

2015/2016 Team: Wille Wice, Charles Gauvin, Mark Wilson, Candace Bourque, and Captain Barney Mcilhargey.

2014/2015 Team: Wille Wice, Jacques Godin, Mark Wilson, Candace Bourque, and Captain Barney Mcilhargey.
Special Guests: Robert Wittmeier, Sue Hlavenka, Lynda Roberts, Leighton Poidevin, and Chelsea Tidmarsh

2013/2014 Team: Wille Wice, Jacques Godin, Barney Mcilhargey (Captain), Candace Bourque and Jon Stuart.
Special Guests: Lynda Roberts, Rob Wittmeier and Chelsea Tidmarsh

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