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Paddle For Almonte General Hospital

August 10, 2019

Event Description

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Location: Almonte Fairgrounds

Time: 10 am- 4:30 pm


This event is a fundraiser for the Almonte General Hospital and is held at the beach at the Almonte Fairgrounds. The Paddle Committee will hold 2 events, a community paddle and a raft race.


Event #1The Community Paddle

Registration fee is by donation only

Registration is on the day of the event

The community will be invited launch their canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards from the beach at the Fairgrounds. Led by John Edwards, the group will paddle up the river in the direction of Appleton and return to the boat launch (5km round trip).


Event #2The Great Raft Race for the Almonte General Hospital

Registration fee is $100 per raft

Registration is by email at: raftraceagh@gmail.com

Participants will assemble a crew of 4 people, plan and gather their materials for their raft ahead of race day. On race day, the crew will assemble their rafts at the fairgrounds and race their completed raft across the Mississippi River leaving and returning from the beach.


Event #3-  Learn to  Paddle a Stand-Up Paddle Board will be available free of charge to the public.



10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

– Community Paddle

10:00 a.m.

-Raft Build Begins

12:00 p.m.

-Learn to Paddle

1:00 p.m.

-Raft Build Ends

– raft races begin

3:30 p.m. -presentation of prizes for highest fundraising total, winner of raft race, best decorated raft, best theme-based costume

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Paddle for Almonte General Hospital Committee


Almonte Fairgrounds
195 Water Street
Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 Canada
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