On Sept 23rd, join us for a paddle and 'family float' raft trip down the Lower Madawaska during the day, then starting at 5pm, we meet at Paddler Co-op for good company, food, conversation, a fundraiser raffle and live music by the Valley Cats, all to raise money for mental health support.
Sat September 23rd All-Day activities 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 - 9:00 am - Paddlers and Rafters meet at Paddler Co-op to carpool / coordinate river trip 9:30 am sharp - Van & Convoy leaves for Lower Mad paddle (the Co-op van has space for 14 rafters and paddlers, that we will support with a shuttle by returning drivers to Aumonds Bay Put In after dropping vehicles at the Buck Bay Take Out) 11:30 am - Put-in at Aumonds Bay (shuttle beforehand) 3:30 pm - Arrive at takeout, load vehicles, shuttle anyone back to Aumonds Bay to collect vehicles 4:30 pm - Rendez vous at Paddler Co-op, dry off, set up camp, catch up with friends 5 - 6:30 pm - Meal time ( bring $ - proceeds support the Robbie Dean Centre) 6 - 7:25 pm Presentations: 6 - 6:10 pm - Wayne Donison - Welcome & History of Paddle for Benny 6:10 - 6:20 pm Ryan O’Connor - The Power of Community 6:30 - 7:00 pm - Guest Speaker Joanne Haskins, Indigenous Knowledge Keeper - Riverside Water Talk: How water and the land helps us to connect and heal 7:10 - 7:25 pm - Guest Speaker Monique Yashinskie - The Impact of the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre 7:25 - 7:35 pm - Opening songs by Sylvie Kindree (Sister of Benny) and the Valley Cats 7:35 - 7:45 pm - Final Raffle ticket sales (bring $) 7:45 - 8:30 pm - Fundraiser Raffle & Silent Auction 8:30 - 11:00 pm - Live music by the Valley Cats
To Learn More and Register:
To learn more go to: https://www.kwpclub.ca/events/paddle-for-benny Book Your Spot Today:
Call Paddler Co-op 613-758-2772 or visit https://paddlerco-op.ca/paddle-for-benny/ to register for camping and confirm your attendance. Camping revenues help offset the cost of putting this event on.
Book your Family Float raft trip: Call Paddler Co-op at 613-758-2772 or visit https://paddlerco-op.ca/paddle-for-benny/ (max 7 participants; $100/adult; $50/youth under 16; Leah Kindree - Benny’s mom - will be the raft guide). Non-paddlers, weak swimmers and youth ages 6 & up are welcome.