About the Event
This past year has been hard on everyone and our kids have been no exception. Christie Lake Kids has had to pivot back and forth to continue to deliver these important social, physical and emotional skill-based programs both virtually and in-person, when it was safe to do so.
Last year, despite the health restrictions surrounding events, this wonderful Enbridge Canoe for Kids community helped us raise over $50,000 for our kids. This was integral to helping us deliver full, week-long, virtual camp experiences to over 300 of Ottawa’s economically-disadvantaged youth. These “Camp in a box” programs ran six - five day sessions through a series of ZOOM activities and self-directed outdoor time. Everything that the child needed to participate was delivered to them by a wonderful group of volunteers.
It is a true testament to this community that in our 25th year of Enbridge Canoe for Kids – we were still able to mobilize such incredible support without being able to host an event. Every single participant and sponsor since the inception of Canoe for Kids has been crucial to the growth of our Camp. We thank you and founding member Ken Denison for your continued support over all of these years.
We’re coming into 2021 STRONG! We will be hosting the “25th” Anniversary Enbridge Canoe for Kids on June 5th, 2021. It won’t look like it has in past years – but if this community has proven anything – that CAN’T nor WON’T STOP US from raising these necessary funds for our Camp.