Calling all Metis to our Fall Voyageur Canoe Paddle in Ottawa

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Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

504 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy

Ottawa, ON K1A

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Calling all Metis paddlers for our Saturday Fall paddling series opener.

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Come paddle the Kichi Sibi (aka Ottawa River), the gateway to Canada. From this river, Metis explorers, voyageurs, and settlers accessed Canada and North America. This watercourse is also home to Indigenous archaeological sites and key points of interest. Our canoe tour provided begins with an introduction by John Gaudaur Savage, a local Metis guide whose ancestors were employed in the fur trade. He and his guides will invite community members to travel back in history first hand, via canoe in one of several large, stable canoes along a route followed by Samuel de Champlain. It includes Indigenous archaeological sites, the Gastineau fur trading post location, Parliament Hill, a shipwreck, and natural areas teeming with wildlife. Encounter the soul of our nation’s capital and its importance as an Indigenous gathering spot through the millennia. This is perfect for both new and experienced paddlers. All gear provided, although you are welcome to bring your own paddle and pfd if you prefer. If you don't come, you will wish you had as there is no more beautiful place to be near our downtown

Drop in registrants and cash payments are welcome

Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and water as well as appropriate sun protections for paddles (hat/sun screen/ sunglasses)

*NOTE: The minimum age for this program is 16 unaccompanied or 11 accompanied by an adult. All Participants will be required to read and sign a waiver and release of liablity before participating.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking Available off of Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway with additional parking at the Tennis Pavilion off of Rue Tennis.

What can I bring into the event?

Temperature appropriate clothing

Water bottle for on the river

Appropriate footwear (shoes without a heel)

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Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

504 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy

Ottawa, ON K1A

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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