irish-border1thSunday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and Peterborough residents love this celebration. The annual parade attracts over 10,000 spectators and the local pubs prepare for a day of Irish cheer! I was curious if there were any “green” paddling events as part of the festivities and although I couldn’t find anything local – probably because of our Peterborough weather – I did find a few events in warmer climates.  The most interesting celebration I found was in Chicago – the river is actually dyed green!  This tradition has been going on for over 40 years – what a novel way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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Perhaps the Canoe Museum can start this tradition in Peterborough once we move to the water!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!