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Sun, Sep 15


Smiths Falls Bascule Bridge

The Paddle

An experience to remember, hosted by Lokaa Foundation and Rideau Roundtable, fostering deeper connection with nature and sustainability.

The Paddle
The Paddle

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM GMT-5

Smiths Falls Bascule Bridge, Abbott St N, Smiths Falls, ON, Canada

About the event

What awaits you during The Paddle?

  • Canoe through a protected wetland on the Rideau River
  • Learn about the beautiful nature that surrounds us, along with some of the area’s special features
  • Discover how each of these natural features benefit us in our daily lives, as we explore our interconnection with the local rivers and the natural world
  • Give back to the river with a collective shoreline clean-up effort which will take place throughout the tour as we find spots on the river with plastic pollution
  • Engage in water testing to help scientific research on water quality & learn how we can help
  • Participate in discussions with valuable insights into Lokaa Foundation’s approach to sustainability and nature connection
  • Experience moments of tranquility with brief meditations guiding us deeper into connection with nature
  • Learn about the canoes we are using and the Rideau Canal system we are travelling through


  • $50/person plus eventbrite fees
  • Reservation on a first-come first-served basis due to limited capacity

Who can attend?

  • Ages 13-35 (Exceptions can be made on request)
  • Those willing to paddle in a big canoe for around 4-5 hours


  • Bring your own lunch
  • At the end of the day at around 6:30 pm we will walk somewhere to have dinner together, restaurant is TBD, anyone who wants to join is welcome, buying your own dinner

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