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2008 Thompson Brigade Commemorates Explorer's Path

A group of adventurers will recreate a route of explorer David Thompson during the summer of 2008, in commemoration of the bicentenary of his travels in 1808.

On 10 May, over 160 participants will launch a brigade of canoes from Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site in Alberta and paddle through over 30 host communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. The 63-day journey will cover 3,600 kilometers and end at Old Fort William on 12 July, on Lake Superior, in time for their annual Great Rendezvous.

Follow the progress of the adventurers via GPS Live Tracking on their web site.

They will be in Manitoba from 31 May to 18 June and several events are planned, including one in Winnipeg on 11 June, at The Forks and Fort Gibraltar.

More information:

The 2008 David Thompson Brigade

David Thompson (1770-1857)

Posted: 10 May 2008

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