Doing my bit for the Don
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. Actually, it’s a lot of fun—and a great way to raise funds and awareness to help Toronto’s beleaguered Don River. On May 3, I will be joining some 400 other intrepid canoeists and kayakers in the annual Paddle the Don event. Yup, we’re actually going to paddle down the urban waterway, putting in at Ernest Thompson Seton Park and making our way to the mouth at Lake Ontario.
Now, I’m exaggerating about the sorry state of the Don, at least in terms of its pollution. Don’t get me wrong, though—things are not entirely great. But there are signs the Don is certainly on the mend, with water birds, mammals and several fish species now making use of the habitat it affords. Of course, much help is still needed in terms of regeneration projects, hence the Paddle the Don. This will be my second outing on behalf of Outdoor Canada magazine.
I’m taking pledges, too, so anything you can contribute, even $5, $10 or $20, would be greatly appreciated. To make a secure online donation, simply go to this link. Just click the “Pledge a Corporate Team” button and fill out the first two fields with this information:
Name of corporation you wish to pledge: Outdoor Canada Magazine
Name of Corporate Team You would like to pledge: Outdoor Canada
Watch this space for my report on the day of the event. Many thanks in advance for your support!