The paddle group is in great need of volunteers, especially anyone with a boat (aluminum fishing boat is fine too) who might be available to be on the river at one of many spots as a safety boat/monitor? Free packed breakfast and lunch provided for anyone on water duties. Many other land-based jobs available too with free breakfast/lunch provided by the Lions Club. See exert from organizers email to our Muskoka Paddling Club members below. Last year we were off the water around 2.30p.m.
It is a fun day with lots to see. Please see poster below
“Last year we had almost 300 paddlers, requiring about 40 volunteers. You’ll be able to meet/watch some of the best paddlers in the province. Plus 3 or 4 Dragonboats and several North Canoes.
To volunteer please use short form below to Pat Schofield
There are all kinds of volunteer tasks from helping with registration to staffing a safety boat or check point boat, from directing traffic to being a spotter, from helping paddlers get their boats in and out of the water to handing out juice/water etc.. So let Pat know what you can/cannot do and any strong preferences for being on water or land. We have the hardest time finding volunteers with 1) motorboats for our safety boats and check pointing or 2) motor operator licenses who can captain our club safety boats and 3) those with current first aid certification. So if you have any of those credentials please let Pat know. Volunteers are provided with breakfast and lunch meal vouchers. Lions will be cooking hot meals on site. ”
Many thanks, Moira