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CPAWS chapters across Canada organize dozens of great events each year, from nature outings to educational opportunities to contests. Check out our events here, and visit your local chapter's site for more information.

August 6 - MEC Ottawa Race

CPAWS-OV will be attending the MEC Ottawa Race on August 6 from 7:00am to 3:00pm at Gatineau Park!

The MEC Ottawa race is great for active people who are always pp for a challenge! Taking place in Gatineau Park, this trail race has something for everyone, whether you're a novice runner or an experienced one! This is a one day event featuring races of 11k, 20k, 30k and 50km. We love Gatineau Park so this is an excellent way to get a complete experience of Gatineau Park Trail running, while ensurring you have support from aid stations, course marshals and the search and rescue team.

We know that Gatineau Park is an amazing place where you can do many sports and activities regardless of the weather, including but not limited to, hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, camping, and rock climbing! Unfortunately, it is not a real park with any legislative protection! For that reason, CPAWS-OV will be there to meet visitors and discuss the Make it a real park campaign with them!

If you'd like to know more about how you can help, make sure to come stop by and see our booth for family friendly games, stickers, informationabout our Make it a real park campaign and volunteer opportunities!

Additionally, CPAWS-OV is still looking for volunteers who would like to work this event! If you're interested, please contact us.

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