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Paddle For Almonte General Hospital
August 10, 2019
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 #1– The 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 #2– The Great Raft Race for the Almonte General Hospital–
Registration fee is $100 per raft
Registration is by email at: email@example.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
-Raft Build Begins
-Learn to Paddle
-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