Save the date and start collecting pledges for the 2nd Annual Grady's Paddle for SickKids
Paddlers are invited to spend a wonderful day on the water, followed by great food and prizes — including the grand prize, a brand new kayak! — all in support of SickKids Hospital.
Raise pledges, then canoe or kayak from the town of Burk's Falls, down the flat water of the Magnetawan River and across Lake Cecebe, to the village of Magnetawan. It's a moderate 32 km route that passes through some beautiful scenery and stretches of wilderness in the midst of cottage country.
The event is fully supported on the water and along the shore. There will be food, entertainment and great prizes at the end of the route. Many local businesses and outdoor industry members have been very generous with prizes and support. The grand prize, a Swift Kiwassa 12.6 Kayak, will be awarded to the participant who collects the most pledges over $1,000.
Last year we raised over $44,500 for the Critical Care Unit at SickKids Hospital, in memory of Grady King and in recognition of the great care given to the young patients there.
How can you get involved?
- Paddle! Register, collect pledges, and have a great day.
- Sponsor a paddler! Jim will be paddling the full route and happily welcomes a pledge from you. Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt from SickKids Foundation. See donation details below.
- Spread the word! Tell your friends, share this article, come on out and cheer on the paddlers.
Registered paddlers who stay at Fern Glen Inn for the weekend will receive a $20 pledge from us (one pledge per room). Maybe you will be the top pledge-earner and win the grand prize kayak!
Grady's Gift Fund is sanctioned by SickKids Foundation. Make cheques payable to SickKids Foundation - Re: Grady's Gift. The foundation will issue tax receipts for donations over $20. To sponsor Jim's paddle, mail cheque to:
Fern Glen Inn
1462 Fern Glen Rd., RR1
Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0
Paddle Date: July 9
Register by: June 25 (to facilitate planning)
For Registration Forms, Pledge Sheets, FAQs and Grady's story, visit Grady's Gift.