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100 carved, charred wooden boats, filled with earth from 100 sites upstream from Calgary to the Bow river's headwaters at Bow glacier, released into the Bow  River in south Calgary by 100 participants. 3 prints were made of each boat, 1 for each  participant, 1 for the City of Calgary and 1 for the artist.  Each boat was branded with PVT-PASSAGES.CA Found boats could be kept or released.  Stories of findings on website. 


Bow River Celebration, City of Calgary.


Did you find a boat?

We'd love to hear your story!  Please write to us at and if you are interested we will post it on the website.  Click on Project Description and Stories to get a further description of the project from the City of Calgary website, and some of the stories that have been sent in.

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