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History of the Worlds (Rodeo)

1991: Bitches Tidal Bore, Wales, England Conception: The first World Rodeo Championship is the brainchild of Andy Middleton, who sketches out the event on a road...
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Whitewater Rhapsody

A whitewater comedy! Filmed in 1984 on the Ottawa River near Pembroke (nearest Beachburg Ontario, Canada).

They Call Themselves the Young Guns

RUSH STURGES IS RESTING AT home during the last week of April when a kayaking friend calls to tell him the news: The Bus...

Examining the World Freestyle Kayak Championships

It’s been over 20 years since boaters started getting together on rivers like the Ottawa, Caney Fork and the Ocoee, queuing up to surf...

Patrick Camblin’s Risky Plan to Revive Whitewater Kayaking

A decade ago, top sponsored whitewater kayakers were making $100,000 a year and competitions were booming at venues like the world championships in Graz,...

How the MWWP was created

It was built from a rather bland riverbed by a small group of volunteers. They wished to provide a place that was reliable for...

Kayaking’s Wildest Competition

In Early May, Quebec’s Mistassini River is still full of ice. Muscled up with spring runoff and stained almost black by tannins from tundra...

The Alpha Geek

EASTERN ONTARIO IS SILO COUNTRY, a canvas of flat farmland, shambly barns, and hoof-stamped fields stretching in all directions. Except for a few gradual...
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CURRENTS: The Ottawa River

In this episode Currents explores what this river has contributed to the sport of whitewater paddling. See the history of the Ottawa River through...

Whitewater’s Greatest First Descents

For every sport, there are defining moments, brief seconds in time that last forever, recognizable by fans and non-fans alike. The shot heard ‘round...