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SNAP Downtown Toronto: “Canoe Heads for Kids” July 2012

The fifth annual Canoe Heads For Kids event took place at the beginning of June on a day that was over the top windy and threatening rain. The weather didn’t stop the 10 teams of camp enthusiasts as they strapped canoes to their backs and embarked on a grueling 40 KM paddle and portage along Toronto’s waterfront and through the city streets. The event was a fundraiser for Amici Camping Charity, which sends underprivileged kids to partnered summer camps. Visit www.amicicharity.org to donate and help send a child that doesn’t have the privilege of attending a summer camp for an experience of a lifetime.

Source: http://www.snapdowntowntoronto.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B%5D=408553&utm_source=email& utm_medium=snapd

SNAP Beaches / Danforth: “Canoe Heads for Kids” July 2012

The fifth annual Canoe Heads For Kids event will see 10 teams of camp enthusiasts strap canoes to their backs and embark on a grueling 40 KM paddle and portage along Toronto’s Waterfront and through the city streets to raise funds for Amici Camping Charity, which sends underprivileged kids to summer camp.

6:00 a.m. Start at the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre. Paddle from Harbourfront to Beaches, 10 KM.
7:30 a.m. Land at eastern end of the Beaches Boardwalk.
8:00 a.m. Portage from Beaches to the Humber River, 20 KM.
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Humber River Bay.
2:00 p.m. Paddle from Humber to Harbourfront, 10 KM.
4:30 p.m. Finish at the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre.

Started by a small group of former summer camp pals and inspired by the belief in the positive impact that summer camp has on children and teenagers, Canoe Heads for Kids is an annual fundraising event that supports Amici Camping Charity, a registered charity that sends children from low-income families to over 25 different Ontario summer camps for as many years as each child requires the financial support.

Now in its fifth year, Canoe Heads for Kids has grown from a small eight-person trek to a 100-person endeavor with a half route option to encourage those with less experience to participate.

To date, Canoe Heads for Kids has raised over $100,000 and given more than 100 kids the summer camp experience of a lifetime. Canoe Heads for Kids is on track to raise over $45,000 this year, which will send 45 deserving kids and teenagers to summer camps across Ontario for two weeks.

Amici Camping Charity sparks change in the lives of underprivileged children ages six to seventeen through the transformational power of summer camp experiences.

To view the Canoe Heads for Kids route or to make a donation, please visit: www.amicicharity.org

Source: http://www.snapbeaches.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B%5D=414270&utm_source=email&utm_medium=snapd