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Canoeing along the Grand River to raise treaty awareness

Canoeing along the Grand River to raise treaty awareness

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Tourism announced this year’s “Two Row On the Grand”, a 4 day paddling adventure and cultural expedition on the Grand River. The program is designed to raise treaty awareness and improve community relationships along the Grand River while appreciating the unique ecology of the area. Starting July 1, paddlers are invited

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Tourism announced this year’s “Two Row On the Grand”, a 4 day paddling adventure and cultural expedition on the Grand River.

The program is designed to raise treaty awareness and improve community relationships along the Grand River while appreciating the unique ecology of the area.

Starting July 1, paddlers are invited to meet at Chiefswood National Historic Site before setting out on a learning adventure that includes stops in the County of Brant, the City of Brantford, Six Nations and Haldimand County.

Interested paddlers of all skill levels are invited to purchase tickets and register for the event. Options include a catered lunch and dinner, a speaker’s series featuring talks by local community members, a sleep-over at Chiefswood Park as well as watercraft rentals and transportation.

“We are delighted to host people from neighbouring communities and beyond”, says Six Nations Tourism manager, Constance Jamieson. “This truly is a signature experience we can all be proud of.”

The 4 day event is part of a longer paddle that a group has planned and organized that is focused on the teachings of the Two Row Wampum. Much like the event that was held in 2013 on the Hudson River, this paddle will focus on the good mind and how to live here together in a respectful way.  Anyone interested in registering for the event can email info@grandriverrafting.ca. Those interested in making the longer journey can submit an application at tworowonthegrand.com.

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