December 5, 2011 in paddling
As part of their Community Contribution Program, MEC has awarded paddling advocacy group Whitewater Ontario with a $3,000 grant to continue their efforts to preserve, protect and promote whitewater paddling in Ontario.
We are very happy to report that we have been awarded a $3000 grant and these funds will provide critical support to help our Advocacy Committee’s planned activities for 2011-2012. The funds are intended to help pay for WO river access signage, maintaining/securing access with local landowners and also to help us launch an annual Advocacy Paddling Festival, tentatively planned to take place at the Ottawa River on the July long weekend in 2012. The festival will have three goals:
- To raise awareness of Ontario river issues
- To deepen our understanding of river advocacy strategies
- To provide the WO Advocacy Committee with a sustainable source of funding for future advocacy initiatives
Congrats to WO, keep up the great work!