Paddle for AGH Raft Races Fun for Participants and Spectators Alike! - theHumm August 2019
Paddle for AGH Raft Races Fun for Participants and Spectators Alike! - theHumm August 2019
On Saturday, August 10, Paddle for Almonte General Hospital will again bring the community together for a fun, family-friendly affair featuring raft races at the Almonte Beach in support of quality health care close to home.
Registration for raft teams is now in full swing. If eye patches and skullduggery on the high seas are your tankard of grog, pull together your swabbies to design and race the fastest, craziest or funniest raft on the river. More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The day kicks off at 10am with a 5km community paddle. Registration takes place at 9:30 at the fairgrounds. Everyone is invited to take part in this free event. Sharpen your observation skills and keep the kids engaged spotting wildlife on the river by participating in an “I Spy” activity. The kids can also join in the fun of the pirate-themed day by making their own pirate eye patches and pirate hats at the craft table on the grounds.
The main event begins at 1:30pm, with captains and crew racing for bragging rights as victors of the mighty Mississippi River. Starting at 1pm, friendly canoe and kayak races are also back by popular demand. Email email@example.com to find out more about these events.
Rafters are being asked to collect pledges to support the hospital. Minimum pledges should be $100. There will be prizes for the highest total pledges collected by a team as well as raft design and team spirit.
This event is in support of the Almonte General Hospital. Entrance to the Almonte Fairgrounds is free, but please plan to drop a donation in the bucket in support of our hospital’s “Put Yourself in the Picture” Digital Imaging Campaign. Your donation will help the hospital foundation provide our medical staff with the equipment they need to deliver high-quality medical care, provide young couples with a community birthing centre to bring their children into the world, and ensure that when we need emergency care, there is a top-notch facility close to home.
Organizers wish to thank sponsors Almonte Civitan, Bean Auto, Priority Patient Transfer, Wilderness Rafting Tours, Valley Heritage Radio, Subway, Gaslight Café and L.G. Lee and Sons for their generous support of this event.
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