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Canoeists to cross the country in support of CPAWS

  • Published on Mar 29 2011 |
  • This article is tagged as: volunteer

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Intrepid young canoeists to launch x-Canada canoe trip
Date: April 26th, 11 am
Location: Westboro Beach on the Ottawa River
What: Great photo opportunity and human interest story!
Geared up in full paddling gear and accompanied by their four canoes, the Trans CanEAUda team, a group of eight 22-24 year olds from across Canada, will enact the scene of their epic launch and paddle off into the morning sun from Westboro Beach.

TranscaneaudaThe Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is proud to be associated with the Trans CanEAUda project. Aimed at raising awareness of the importance of watershed conservation in Canada, Trans CanEAUda is an over 7000km cross Canada canoe expedition being undertaken by a group of eight ambitious 22-24 year olds  throughout the spring, summer, and fall months of 2011. These eight friends, who have grown close through their months of training, will depart from Ottawa, ON during the first week of May 2011, with the goal of paddling and portaging their way to Inuvik, NWT on the Beaufort Sea by October.

The team members are Karine Houde, Katya Saulnier Jutras, Louis-Philippe Robillard, Xavier Giroux-Bougard, Ellorie McKnight, Alexandre Bevington, Dalal Hanna and Nicolas Desrochers. All have their own reasons for this journey, but their common motivation is concern about our world’s degrading natural environments, particularly water.

Along with raising funds for CPAWS, the Trans CanEAUda project is also supporting the Ottawa River Keeper. To learn more about this intrepid team of eight and how you can support their mission please visit www.transcaneauda.ca.