FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE: MAY 11, 2010 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:BOB ROTATORI OR KAREN FREEDMAN216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 3253 Cleveland Metroparks invites everyone to experience the fur tradeera and become a voyageur of long ago. Visitors can step backin time and participate in this living history program paddling,singing and hearing the tales of this important time in Great Lakeshistory on the "Voyageur Canoe Paddles." The 34-foot canoe is a fiberglass replica of the original Voyageurcanoes, which were used to travel the Great Lakes from Montreal toLake Superior, and the eastern shores of Minnesota in the 18th and19th centuries. Register now for the "Voyageur Canoe Paddles" offered inJune: Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 � Hinckley Lake � HinckleyReservationSaturday, June 19 and Sunday June 20 � Wallace Lake � Mill StreamRun Reservation The canoe shoves off at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.each of the scheduled dates. Each program is an hour-long. The canoe can accommodate 18people per voyage. Life jackets, educational fun and a safeenvironment are provided. Registration is required. The fee is $5 per person. HinckleyLake is located between West Drive and East Drive inHinckley Reservation, south of Bellus Road in HinckleyTownship. WallaceLake is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream RunReservation, south of Bagley Road in Berea - west ofthe I-71/Bagley Road exit. The Voyageur Canoe Paddle programs are offered monthly throughOctober. For more information and to register, call 216-206-1000. Live a piece of Great Lakes history on a Voyageur Canoe Paddle withCleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.