Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
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||Fresh off the banks of the Mississippi River, Dale "Grey Beard" Sanders will light up the stage with his crew and films depicting wild stories from his most recognized adventure yet: A Guinness World Record breaking, "Source to Sea" paddle on the Mississippi River. Celebrating his 87th birthday, Dale solo canoed from Lake Itasca, Minnesota into the Gulf of Mexico in 87 days. This show is the story of that journey and beyond. "We hope to inspire those attending to leave this show with a new look at aging, a renewed interest in outdoors activities and ready to take on the challenges such a lifestyle requires - No matter how old.
Greybeard's full bio can be accessed at www.greybeardadventurer.com and additional information can be found on facebook at "Dale Grey Beard Sanders."
F Dale Sanders, Zak Rivers, Dan Faust, Alex Maier, Amy Robin
Join for a special showing of "Greybeard: The Man, The Myth, The Mississippi" followed by a Q&A session with Greybeard along with his team of paddlers and film crew. Greybeard began his record-breaking journey at Lake Itasca, Minnesota-the source of the Mississippi River-on his 87th birthday, June 14, 2022. The journey finished at the Gulf of Mexico some 2350 mile later in 87 days. In doing so, he set a Guinness World Record for the oldest person to paddle the length of the Mississippi. Greybeard double blade paddled a North Star Canoe, their NW Solo model. A film was created about the trip titled "Greybeard: The Man The Myth The Mississippi" which debuted at the "Lookout Wild Film Festival" in Chattanooga, Tennessee this January 15, 2023.