2013 Spirit of Adventure

Dominique Liboiron wins for sending his uncle's ashes home

When Dominique Liboiron canoed 3,300 miles from Saskatchewan to New Orleans to release his beloved uncle’s ashes, he never anticipated that his adventure would be anything more than that. But it is exactly a journey like his that represents the essence of Canoe & Kayak, winning him the inaugural Spirit of Adventure Award at the 2013 C&K Awards Show.

His dedication went to those suffering from the Bow River Flood, one of the worst floods in Canadian history and which wiped away the town of High River.

Liboiron began his journey to honor his late uncle Mitch, who loved canoeing and New Orleans in equal measure, on June 8, 2012. He canoed from Saskatchewan through 12 states and along four major rivers, including the Mississippi, en route to New Orleans, a journey he thought of as his last trip with his uncle.



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  • roxane

    my congratulations to you dom, you are truly inspiring and i look forward to following you along your many adventures, peace and happiness!!

  • Dot

    Congratulations Dominique Liboiron on your most inspiring paddling journey from Saskatchewan to New Orleans, to honor the memory of your beloved Uncle Mitch. It is truly an accomplishment worth way more than all prizes since it represented for you the last trip with your uncle! Way to go, Dom! This place is a better world because of you, and we are all so proud of you! All of Saskatchewan salutes you – especially all your relatives & friends in the Francophone community! LOL Dorothée & Robert Cousin

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