If you missing the excitement of the Raisin River Canoe Race this year, following its cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have created a virtual experience and invite you to participate in the county tradition.
The challenge is to be creative and take a photo of yourself in a canoe or kayak somewhere within the Raisin River watershed. The image file can then be submitted to the Raisin Region Conservation Authority via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A special medal, which features a built-in bottle opener, is available to the first 300 entrants.
Your medal can be picked up in person Monday to Friday at Gray’s Creek Marina (marina store), where you will need to show your canoe race photo to the attendant using your own device. Alternately, for $4, the RRCA will mail it you.
The conservation authority reminds you to exercise safety in the creativity of your photo. “We do not condone or encourage dangerous or careless behaviour.”
As well, submitted images imply permission for “the Raisin Region Conservation Authority to repost or reuse the canoe race photo for promotional purposes.”
More information is available on the RRCA Virtual Canoe Race webpage here.