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Canoeists on Cross-Canada Trek to Stop in Winnipeg

July 21, 2011 8:35 AM | News

Canoeists with the Trans CanEAUda Project will arrive at The Forks Friday morning. (HANDOUT)

A group of eight university students from Ottawa who are canoeing cross-country will arrive in Winnipeg on Friday.

Part of the Trans CanEAUda Project, the 7,000 kilometre journey began in May with the group hoping to reach Inuvik by early October.

Their trip, supported by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, hopes to raise awareness for conservation of watersheds.

“It is inspiring to have this group joining us in Manitoba to help relay the importance of protecting watersheds,” said Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canada Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). “Increased protection of our province’s boreal forest region would go a long way in the fight to save Lake Winnipeg.”

The canoeists will arrive Friday at The Forks Historic Port at 10:30 a.m.


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