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Planning for Sesquicentennial Event: Circumnavigation of Rideau Island

Planning is underway for an event in September to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The circumnavigation of Rideau Island is a proposed leisurely one-day paddle up the Rideau Canal, down the Rideau River, along the Ottawa River and back on the Canal to Old Ottawa East. Rideau Island is the name for the triangular landform bounded by the Rideau Canal on the west, the Rideau River on the east and the Ottawa River on the north. For more details, see this planning document. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact John Dance (contact info is in the planning document).