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"Canadian Pickers" tv show featuring Dick Persson, Roger Young and old wooden canoes

Discussion in 'Books, Videos, and the Like' started by Roger Young, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    For those who may be interested, the current episode of "Canadian Pickers" (History Channel) features a visit by Scott and Sheldon to my home to view decoys and model canoes and kayaks, followed by a stop at Dick Persson's shop, Buckhorn Canoe Co., where they look over several antique full-size canoes and learn a little of the area's canoe history. If you don't receive the program in your area, you can watch the video on-line at: Both Dick and I had fun doing the show and hope you will enjoy it as well.

  2. Chuck Hoffhine

    Chuck Hoffhine Wooden Canoe Nut

    The link says the video is 'not available' in my country. I am in the country below yours.

  3. woodcanoenut

    woodcanoenut 1914 Old Town Charles River

    same for me in Indiana
  4. OP
    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Sorry to hear you are not able to access the on-line version. Must be something to do with regulation of the tv broadcasts or Internet access between the countries. Not something I have any control over, and I'm certainly surprised and dismayed to learn of this. Perhaps we can find some other means of bootlegging a copy your way.
  5. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    can't sneak around to get it off you tube either.
  6. Chuck Hoffhine

    Chuck Hoffhine Wooden Canoe Nut

    Probably has something to do with terrorism or the metric system or maybe you need a passport or something.
  7. OP
    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    There is a link posted on both Dick's and my Facebook page, and Can. Pickers have their own Facebook page with links to the program, but I guess that's still no help.
  8. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Fallout from the Red Green Show............
  9. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Do the American Pickers show up on Canadian TV or internet?
  10. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Maybe we are banned simply because we don't use enough of the Handyman's Secret Weapon...
  11. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Probably so...only 4 pages of hits on a search on this site.
    Unlike our snowbound Northern peers we relegate it as a repair tool.
    We need to think more out of the box.
    Who needs canvas, filler or paint when the Secret Weapon can do it all.
    We see the light. Open the borders.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012
  12. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yes, we get the American Pickers show.
  13. OP
    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Yes, we get American Pickers on our Canadian stations all the time (just finished watching their latest episode), and Pawn Stars, even Cajun Pawn Stars; lots of US programs, including all the major US networks and some smaller ones. Maybe the US Border Patrol thought our Can. Pickers program was subversive and included "war canoes" (it didn't, but Dicks old Peterborough looked pretty mean). Maybe it was because we just had a big re-enactment celebration of the War of 1812. Who knows???
  14. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    1812 anniversary and Manifest Destiny are the likely culprits!;) Though that doesnt account for Michiganders taking our accent....
  15. wanderlustjake

    wanderlustjake Beginner Canoeist

    I had same issue when trying to view a different show produced in Canada, (Brian and Brian or something, canoeing). Can do and see everything but watch an actual episode. Very frustrating to say the least. Some of the Canadian broadcasting looks to be interesting, but no, can't watch that. We get interesting/educational programming like Swamp men, Extreme loggers, Billy the exterminator etc. Insert eyeroll here. Sigh.
  16. OP
    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Well, I wrote to Canadian Pickers and asked "WHY" US residents were not allowed to access even the on-line video of the program, even if they don't receive programs over their tv's. Here is the answer I received:

    "Unfortunately, Shaw has the content restricted to Canada only on their
    site. No one in the U.S. is airing the show yet, so it won't be available
    online to Americans on the History site.

    Canadian Pickers Team"

    So, it seems that Shaw TV, the owners of the program, won't provide access until some network in the US picks up the broadcasting rights. Maybe would-be US viewers could lobby your US stations and/or networks to purchase some broadcast rights. Or. maybe you guys can lobby/complain to Shaw directly at:

    Sorry you are not able to enjoy some of our programming. That's the best explanation I have at the moment.

    SWEETWATER LOVES Wooden Canoes

    i watched some episodes here in boston on history channel, they changed the name to cash cowboys though, they aired 4 episodes 1 sturday like 3 weeks ago
  18. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Gosh...! I miss Red Green!
  19. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Never ran into this problem before: Canadian Pickers episodes are available on YouTube, but not without installing some coupon-related software into the computer! My computer warned me about this, so I uninstalled the thing... I didn't have it long enough to see an episode of the Pickers but long enough to get WalMart popups. I've experienced ads on YouTube but not the sort of thing that downloads something and fills the entire screen with an ad!

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