On July 16th we kicked off our Used Paddling Gear Drive with WaterWaysCanada. As you know we love to support all things canoeing, which is why teaming up with WaterWays was a no-brainer.
Waterways offers canoeing and outdoor-ed programs for all Indigenous youth across Manitoba. Founded by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous competitive paddlers, canoe trippers and Indigenous-outdoor-recreation facilitators, their collaborative canoe programs are designed to empower youth, connect them with the land and their cultures while nurturing their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-beings. Paddling layers the benefits of cultural connectivity with physical activity. This not only supports better physical well-being but cultivates a higher sense of self-esteem, confidence and pride, giving Indigenous youth the tools they need to lead healthy lives to conquer any challenges they may face. Launching a non-profit during a global pandemic was not an easy decision but the message from our communities was clear, Indigenous youth need us now!
Please consider dropping off paddling and canoeing gear to our Winnipeg location at, 50 Isabel Street during store hours, to help this amazing youth canoeing non-profit organization.