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“The beer and tuque are mandatory, the leather gloves are optional,” says ‘ice kayaker’ John Kolk.

Alberta farmer invents new ‘frozen water’ sport

It’s not an official Winter Olympics sport — and never will be

When John Kolk tweeted this picture on New Year’s Day, he captioned it: “Ice kayaking —traditional New Year’s Day activity in remote areas of southern Alberta.” The dryland and irrigation farmer from the Picture Butte area was out for a walk with wife Laura when he was seized by an impulse to invent the most […] Read more