The following article has been posted for the Ottawa Riverkeeper INC.
Join us for a day of celebrating the Great River Project and World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 25, 2011
In celebration of World Rivers Day and to launch the fifth and final segment of the Great River Project, Ottawa Riverkeeper would like to invite you to attend and participate in Paddles Up! With Ottawa Riverkeeper. This event will be taking place on Victoria Island in Ottawa on Sunday, September 25th from 11:30 AM to approximately 4:00 PM. The event will begin at the Aboriginal Experiences site on the island.
will be an unforgettable day of meeting new people and sharing your stories and
experiences of the Ottawa River. Riverkeeper Meredith Brown, along with experts
on topics ranging from fisheries to the history of the river and First Nation
presence in the watershed will be on hand to answer all of your questions about
the River. If you would like to bring your children to this event, we will be
organizing some fun activities, including learning how to build your own water
filter! Lunch will be available for purchase from Aboriginal
Experiences, and complimentary coffee and tea will be provided courtesy of
The event will start at 11:30 AM and the flotilla will be departing at 1:30 PM. The flotilla will return at approximately 4:00 PM to Victoria Island.
Celebrate World Rivers Day in a unique and educational way – bring your family and friends, learn and share your thoughts about the Ottawa River and paddle past Parliament along one of the most famous stretches of the Ottawa River. Hop in a voyageur canoe or bring your own boat!
REGISTRATION FOR A SEAT IN THE VOYAGEUR CANOES IS NOW OPEN
Sign up now to reserve your seat in a Voyageur canoe! The cost is $10 per person. To register for your spot, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the number of spots that you would like to reserve. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
No registration is necessary if you have your own boat, and help will be available on site to carry canoes and kayaks to and from your vehicles. Please note that everyone participating in this event MUST have a personal flotation device, so please bring your PFD along with your boat.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful celebration of the river, and look forward to seeing you there!