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Paddle the Don returns next month

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Ainsley Smith Apr 13, 2018 7:48 am 126

With warm weather on the way, it can only mean one thing: it’s time to head outside and explore Toronto’s beautiful natural spaces.

On May 7, Toronto’s Paddle the Don is taking place, giving you the chance to paddle through the heart of Canada’s largest urban region to raise awareness about the health of the Don River.

This year marks 25 years of this unique event, which runs along the river from Ernest Thompson Seton Park and ends at Corktown Common.

Each year, Paddle the Don attracts thousands of paddlers of all skill levels to come out for a day of classic Canadian fun for a great cause. Though last year, the event was cancelled due to all the rain that hit Toronto and caused flooding.

According to event organizers, funds raised in 2018 will support “community programming to educate and engage residents on opportunities that promote the conservation of the Don River and Toronto region, as well as provide restoration opportunities to increase the overall health of the natural system.”

If you’re interested in participating in this unique event, Paddle the Don costs a $100 registration fee per boat.

Paddle the Don

When: May 6 
Time: 
All day
Where: The event begins at Ernest Thompson Seton Park and ends at Corktown Common located at 155 Bayview Avenue
Price: $100.00 per boat, whether it’s a canoe or a kayak

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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