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Wenonah Canoe, Inc. Sponsored Paddlers Amy and Dave Freeman are selected among National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year.

Winona, MN November 13, 2013: Wilderness Classroom’s, Dave & Amy Freeman, were selected by National Geographic as two of their Adventurers of the Year for 2014 honoring their contributions to Adventure Education: Wenonah Canoe, Inc. and its brands have provided continuous sponsorship to Wilderness Classroom’s expeditions since 2002. Wenonah’s canoes delivered safe travel safely down the length of the Mississippi River, 3,000 miles across the Amazon, and on countless shorter adventures throughout the US and Canada. In 2006 when the Freemans were selecting kayaks up to the challenge of a late season circumnavigation of the largest lake in the world, Lake Superior, the Current Designs Solstice was the clear choice. In 2010, the newly redesigned Current Designs Solstice kayaks carried the Freemans on the North American Odyssey expedition where over 9,800 miles of water navigation traveling up and down foaming wilderness rivers, across placid lakes, and wind-whipped seas including the three oceans surrounding North America were safely paddled. In these expeditions, Amy and Mark acknowledge your boat is your home and an integral part of your life support systems. “You can’t risk settling for anything but the best. Wenonah canoes and Current Designs kayaks have proven to be ruggedly build and thoughtfully designed, making them our clear choice for short paddles in our backyard, and our home away from home,” said the Freemans.

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About Wenonah Canoe, Inc.: Established formally in 1968 in Winona, Minnesota, Wenonah Canoe has roots reaching back to the 1950’s. The company is the outgrowth of a lifelong devotion to paddling by Mike Cichanowski, who began canoeing as a young Boy Scout. Cichanowski’s passion manifested itself into a life’s business while he was still in college. Today, Wenonah Canoe along with the Current Designs and QCC kayaks brands position themselves among the largest makers of paddle sport watercraft in the world, emphasizing ultra-light yet extremely robust constructions and high-performance models. Nearly 400 knowledgeable paddle sports retailers throughout the world distribute their boats and accessories. See:, and

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