Canoe to the Sea celebrates 30 years

More than 100 people participated in the event. (Healey photo)

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.

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This little one was looking cool and ready for a Sunday cruise on the water. (Healey photo)

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.

The Schofield family from Pugwash—Rocky the dog, Anna, River, and Mark were among the 104 canoe/kayakers to participate in the 30th annual Canoe to the Sea, held June 17. They used to live in Milford. The event, a fundraiser for the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, started at the new beach/park behind the Gordon R. Snow Community Centre in Fall River and finished up at Lake Banook in Dartmouth. Firefighters from Station 41 Waverley assisted with the portage by the Irving in Waverley. (Healey photo)

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.

Councillor Steve Streatch opens the beach/park. (Healey photo)
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