Leisure canoeing is a recreational aquatic activity involving paddling a small, open-topped boat. One or more participants sit or kneel and use single-blade paddles to propel the boat across the water. Paddlers typically use a "J-stroke" to generate power most efficiently. Some paddlers may wear braces or lightweight padding to allow for comfort and stability while kneeling. Recreational canoeing is a popular summer pastime on lakes, rivers, and oceans across Canada.
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Who takes part?
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Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?
Argonaut Rowing Club; The Boulevard Club; Hanlan Boat Club; Mississauga Canoe Club; Richmond Hill Canoe Club; Toronto Island Canoe Club; Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
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Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre283 Queen’s Quay WToronto, ON M5V 1A2
Toronto Adventures105 Riverwood PkwyM8Y 4E4, ON Toronto
Hanlan's PointHanlan's Point (Toronto Islands)Toronto, ON M5V 1A1
Toronto Island Canoe Club101 Cibola AvenueToronto, ON M5J 0A2
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club1391 Lakeshore Rd WToronto, ON M6K 3C1
Mississauga Canoe Club31 Front St NMississauga, ON L5H 2E1
The Boulevard Club1491 Lake Shore Blvd WToronto, ON M6K 3C3
Argonaut Rowing Club1225 Lake Shore Blvd WToronto, ON M6K 3C1
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