The Rideau Roundtable, in collaboration with Hotel Kenney, are proud to host the Canadian Wildlife Federation in an important discussion regarding clean and healthy river systems. The evening event features Max Finkelstein, a renowned Canadian explorer and canoeist, who traveled from Ottawa to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2012.
About the Presentation
In September and October 2012, a group of people paddled in a Voyageur canoe 1800 km from Ottawa to Washington D.C. to advocate for clean and healthy river systems. Twenty-five canoeists participated, five of which made the whole journey. Along the way there were many adventures. You are invited to learn more about the trip, its very important purpose, what we learned, and meet many of the participants.
About the Speakers
Max Finklestein is a well-known, tireless advocate of rivers, wild places, and historical water routes. His life-long travels have taken him by paddle across continents and into the remaining wilderness areas of the globe. The author of “Canoeing a Continent” and the co-author of “ Paddling the Boreal Forest – Rediscovering A.P. Low”, two acclaimed books, he is the recently retired Communications Officer of Canadian Heritage Rivers System. Max’s son Isaac, aged 14, who participated in the voyage, will present his views on the trip. Isaac is a competitive paddle with the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa.
The event runs from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2013 at the Historic Hotel Kenney, on the Rideau Canal. The address is: 59 Kenny Road, Jones Falls, Elgin ON K0G1E0. Or call, (613) 359-5500 or 866-KENNEYS.
Free Admission: donations gladly accepted to support the work of Rideau Roundtable
Further information regarding the Rideau Roundtable http://www.rideauroundtable.ca/