FALL RIVER: The 30th annual Canoe to the Sea hit the waters in support of the Shubenacadie Canal Commission.
This year’s event launched from the new beach/park behind the Gordon R. Snow Community Centre in Fall River, and ending at Lake Banook in Dartmouth. It ended at the Senobe Aquatic Club with a meal and prizes.
More than 104 people from across the HRM and even outside the area participated in this years event, which included assistance from Station 41 Waverley volunteer firefighters who assisted with the portage across Rocky Lake Drive.
Some decided to walk through and under the bridge, but many picked up their canoes and kayaks and walked across to get in Lake William at the dock next to the Irving.
Councillor Steve Streatch officially opened the new beach/park before the start of the event with a few words and acknowledging the hard work and efforts of the volunteer group behind the project.