Join the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) for the sixth annual Canoe the Credit event at the Don Rowing Club in Port Credit, on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Canoe the Credit brings together hundreds of residents, supporters and advocates of the Credit River watershed community for a day of paddling, food, fun, friendship and philanthropy.
Town of Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison and Norm Loberg, Chair of Enersource will speak at the event at noon. A barbeque lunch, live music and children’s activities will follow their presentation.
“Whether you are a paddler or land dweller, everyone can show their support for the CVCF and the work it does by participating in Canoe the Credit to raise money for conservation programs,” said Jim Muscat, Chair of the CVCF Board.
In the past five years, Canoe the Credit has raised more than $120,000 in support of Conservation Youth Corps (CYC), which is a Credit Valley Conservation program. CYC provides local teens with opportunities to earn volunteer hours by participating in environmental activities such as tree planting, river cleanups, fish and aquatic monitoring and wildlife habitat construction.
Come out to cheer on paddlers from the Peel Regional Police, Caledon Fire & Emergency Services, Holcim Inc. and Enersource who are participating in the corporate team challenge. Teams will paddle off in a 10-team double elimination race in 26-foot north canoes to win the coveted “Canoe the Credit Cup”.
The family fun paddle is an opportunity for everyone to experience the incredible recreational resource of the Credit River. Canoes, kayaks and safety equipment will be provided to anyone who would like to participate in the family fun paddle, courtesy of The Complete Paddler.
For more information, visit www.canoethecredit.ca.
Executive Director, CVCF
905-670-1615 ext. 424