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Riverkeeper 4K Paddlers / Pagayeurs - Aug 10/le 10 août

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper / Garde-rivière des Outaouais

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English or French

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Aug 2, 2019


The annual Riverkeeper 4K open water swim is a unique, inter-provincial swimming event in the Ottawa River. Uniting both provincial shores of our river, the swim highlights the need for collaboration towards swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters, while raising funds to help protect the Ottawa River.

Register as a paddler here: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/23089/2019-ottawa-riverkeeper-4k-swim

The 4K starts at Lac Deschenes Sailing Club in Ottawa and finishes at Parc des Cèdres in Aylmer.

Paddlers are an essential part of the event’s success, and each year, over 70 paddlers help accompany the swimmers as they cross the river. In order to make the swim possible, we need paddlers to support the swimmers and help ensure their safety. Participate with your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard! Note that every paddler must bring a whistle and wear a life jacket.


Katie Shafley


Ext: 1004


Volunteer Opportunity Address
10 Rangeview Ave, Nepean, ON K2K 2Z2


Good for people interested in: Environment; Sports; Event planning and participation; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is a great opportunity to help protect the Ottawa river while meeting fellow river enthusiasts and spending a morning on the beautiful Ottawa River.

How will the organization benefit?
Your participation makes the Riverkeeper 4K possible. With the help of our volunteer paddlers, 200 swimmers are safely able to cross the River.

Organization category: Environment

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24