On Saturday June 6th Jenn and I had the pleasure of celebrating our beautiful Bonnechere River!
I participate in a mass paddle from Wilber Lake to Eganville, and Jenn was waiting on shore to capture some great photos of the group as we arrived back and of all the events on shore. The event was organized by Mark Jones and he did a tremendous job organizing such a great day!
After registering in the morning canoes and kayaks were transport to Wilber Lake, Paddlers boarded the bus at the Eganville Arena where the paddlers met to start our day. The group outing was blessed with a few words and song by Mr. Ross and then it was time to take to the water. According to Mr. Jones this was the best attended paddle to date.
Jean Brereton`s Drumming Circle greeted the paddlers as they arrived back at the public beach in Eganville. Once on shore everyone was able to enjoy some great local music and some fresh, locally produced food was available from the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative.
There are several more Celebrate Our River Events and Paddles planned for spring and summer 2015.
Sat. June 13, 9:30am – Renfrew to Ottawa River Paddle and Clean up
– $10. Organized by BRWP and the Ottawa River Institute. Rendezvous: Renfrew wastewater treatment plant. Register by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. June 20, 9:00am – Round Lake to Golden Lake Paddle
– $10. Organized by BRWP and the Ottawa River Institute. Rendezvous: End of John Foy Lane. Register by email to: email@example.comSaturday June 27 – 10am
Sat. June 27, 8:30am registration. 9:30 departure -Sand Point to Red Pine Bay Paddle as part of Ottawa Riverfest, Braeside. $10. Rendezvous: Red Pine Bay. Drop off canoes/kayaks in advance at Sand Point Wharf.
Sat. July 18 – 1pm -Eganville to Fourth Chute Paddle/ Fiddle/Music
– $10. Followed by Bonnechere Caves BBQ ($5) and Music ($10). Organized by BRWP, Bonnechere Caves. Rendezvous: Bonnechere Caves. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. Aug. 8, 1pm – Madawaska River- Cherry Point Park to Burnstown Beach Paddle– $10. Optional BBQ to follow at Neat Coffee Shop ($12). Organized by BRWP and MacNab Braeside Township. Rendezvous: Burnstown Beach.
If you would like more information please visit the website: http://www.bonnechereriver.ca/brwp-events.