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Published On: Fri, Aug 1st, 2014

FREE Rowing & Sailing in South Stormont by Debbie Cameron – August 1, 2014


dc 2SSN – While browsing FaceBook Thursday July 30, 2014 I discovered a link  to try rowing & sailing for FREE in Lakeview Park on the beautiful St. Lawrence River near Long Sault, ON. I brought my two boys & niece to give rowing and sailing a try and now they are hooked.

The free event was organized by the Upper Canada Rowing Club and sponsored by Shells & Sails, who are funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation. This evening event was enjoyed by about a dozen adults and children.

dc 1Each participant was given a quick, but thorough lesson and off they went to enjoy the calm, serene waters of the St. Lawrence. A little more wind might have been beneficial for the sailors, but no one complained. The weather was perfect for the rowers. The instructors kept a close eye on the group using a motorized rubber dingy.

This was an amazing opportunity for both young and old to try out a new sport. A big thanks to those folks who volunteered their time to help out. For those interested a youth sailing camp is available in August. See link for details.