Thursday, June 09, 2016

Paddling for the Peace: 2016 is the year that Site C will go down!

2016 is the year that Site C will go down! 

by Paddle for the Peace



Join us to support and celebrate the on-going integrity 

of the precious Peace River Valley.

11th Annual Paddle for the Peace 

Saturday July 9, 2016 

Details and Registration from the 2015 event below.

Join us to celebrate protection of the integrity of the Peace River Valley at this unique event. Bring your canoes, kayaks or rafts and participate in a leisurely paddle down a portion of the incredibly scenic Peace River Valley, presently under threat by the unnecessary Site C dam.

Even if you don’t have watercraft, please feel free to join us on shore at the launch or takeout.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

In person, at the event 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
$10 per person; 13 and under free.

12 noon at the Halfway River Bridge on Hwy 29 between Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope, BC.

Free hot breakfast:
9 – 11 a.m. at the launch site.

Take out:

Bear Flat on Hwy 29, approximately 1.5 hr paddle downstream of the launch site. (There is a shuttle bus available to bring you back to get your vehicle from the launch site.)

Directions to the morning celebration:

From Hudson’s Hope or Fort St. John take Highway 29
Halfway River bridge is 25 minutes from Fort St. John towards Hudson’s Hope. You will see the traffic and signs.

From Prince George take Highway 29 at Chetwynd towards Hudson’s Hope.
Halfway River bridge is approximately 30 minutes from Hudson’s Hope towards Fort St. John.

Important Safety Notes

This is a family-oriented, alcohol-free event.

This year’s Paddle will take approximately 1 .5 hours on the river; participants must remember to bring snacks, water, sunscreen, rain gear, etc.

Life jackets are mandatory for all participants. Please bring any extra life jackets you may have to share with others.

Be prepared for the elements – it may be hot, rainy.. who knows – so pack for all weather.

Launch and takeout points will be well marked and managed by traffic control people.

Motor boats accompany the flotilla in case anyone gets into trouble.

A shuttle will take paddlers back to the launch location.

This event is organized and sponsored jointly by the Peace Valley Environment Association and West Moberly First Nations.

Join us!
This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with hundreds of others who appreciate and want to protect the Peace River Valley.

Please share this invite with your friends!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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