Paddle The Don River - 20th anniversary - IMPORTANT UPDATE

This event will NOT BE FREE THIS YEAR. There will be a registration fee per canoe. The amount has not been confirmed yet. You still have to register in advance and it will fill up quickly, so register early. The target date to open the online registration is March 5. You will still be able to help raise money to support regeneration projects within the Don watershed by completing a pledge form from the website. Go to http://www.paddlethedon.ca/ for more information and to sign up for 2013 event notifications when available.
Paddle the Don River – Sunday May 5, 2013 Join us for the 20th annual Manulife Paddle the Don River day. This half a day paddle starts at Ernest Thompson Seton Park (enter via Wilket Creek Park on the west side of Leslie Street, north of Eglinton Ave East) and winds its way south for about 10.5 km to the Keating Channel at Lake Ontario. Members of the WCA will be helping out as volunteer weir watchers along the way. The river is flooded for this event so there will be moving water, swifts and rapids. There are three weirs; the first two must be portaged and the third may be run. Bring your white water canoe, paddling gear for cold water, and a camera. The river offers a unique view of the city landscape, city wilderness and maybe wildlife. The takeout is located at 170 Villiers Street at the northwest corner of Villiers Street and the Don Roadway. Here you will find free entertainment and food and drink for purchase (or you can bring your own lunch). A free shuttle bus will take you back to the start where you can pick up your car and drive back to the takeout to pick-up your canoe.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Don River - Toronto
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 06:00
Registration Cut Off: 
see the website http://www.paddlethedon.ca for details. Suggest you register in the first hour when open.
Event Duration: 
half to full day.
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anyone who signs up as a weir watcher or registers as a paddler only.
Maximum Group Size: 
300 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
you
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See the TRCA website for a lot of information http://www.paddlethedon.ca

Required Items to Bring: 

See the TRCA website for a lot of information http://www.paddlethedon.ca. Further information will be sent to weir watchers.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

See the TRCA website for a lot of information http://www.paddlethedon.ca. Further information will be sent to weir watchers.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See the TRCA website for a lot of information http://www.paddlethedon.ca. Further information will be sent to weir watchers.

Carpool Info: 

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Other
Cancellation Policy: 
If you do not show, someone else cannot canoe in your place.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James
Phone: 
416-512-6690