Media Advisory

 Paddle the Rouge is still a GO for this Father’s Day!

Celebrate Dad & Nature from Rouge River


Sunday, June 18, 2017


Press event at 8:45am followed by a photo opportunity of
Hon. Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and other dignitaries in canoes.  


Rouge Beach Park entrance, located at 195 Rouge Hills Drive,
at the end of Lawrence Avenue East, in Scarborough.


We are rising above the floods; literally our main event site will be at the top of the hill near the Rouge Beach Park entrance. The youth & public paddles are still on. Don’t miss CPAWS Wildlands League’s 4th Annual Paddle the Rouge Event.


We’ll be celebrating passage of Bill C-18 through the Senate. The Bill enshrines ecological integrity as the first priority when managing Rouge National Urban Park. The dream of big protected ecological connection from the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario is almost a reality. Paddle the Rouge helps raise awareness for protection of this natural gem right in the heart of the GTA. Our free Learn to Paddle for youth already has 100 kids registered.


Note to reporters: After the press event, you will be invited to walk 150m from main event site to the boardwalk where dignitaries will be paddling by (if you don’t want to get your street shoes wet walking in 2-3 inches or water please bring rain boots or wet shoes). Extra rain boots will be available.


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For more information please visit
or to set up a pre-event interview please contact:

Anna Baggio, CPAWS Wildlands League, 416-453-3285 mobile

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