COBAVER-VS invites you to the race in a canoe or kayak on the Beaudette River on April 22, 2017

PHOTO COURTESY: Josiane Farand, photographer. PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Emily Sinave (Project Manager of COBAVER-VS) Julie Cyr (Executive Director of COBAVER-SV), André Gendron (Head of the Board of the Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges), Suzane Proulx ( Secretary to the Board of COBAVER-VS) Louis-Marie Leduc (Chairman to the Board of COBAVER-VS) Hans Gruenwald JR (Founder and CA COBAVER-VS) Richard Dubois (Director, Communications and Community life of the Caisse Desjardins Vaudreuil-Soulanges).


The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Watershed Council (COBAVER-VS), in partnership with the Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, invites you to the third edition of its annual event, the “Canoeing down the river” Beaudette “to be held Saturday, April 22, 2017. Remember that last year, in spring 2016, 130 people paddled the river in the second edition. The COBAVER-VS is working to make this event an annual tradition for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region.

It should be noted that the event is perfectly in line with the COBAVER-VS mission of implementing integrated watershed management. One of the main objectives of the Water Master Plan (BDP) is to restore water access to the population. This activity both raises awareness about the potential of using rivers while providing participants with an extraordinary experience. In addition to the Caisse Desjardins de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the COBAVER-VS would like to thank the partners of the event, including the Municipality of Rivière-Beaudette and its Recreation Committee, the Châteauguay River Basin Conservation and Development Corporation. (SCABRIC), The Abbey Inn and the Quebec Canoe and Kayak Federation.

The ride on the water …

The 20km course will start at Glen Nevis in Ontario and will end in the village core of Rivière-Beaudette. You must know that the Beaudette River is an excellent watercourse to learn paddle sports (canoe and kayak), because its slope is low and its rapids are very easy level. The activity of April 22 is for people aged 12 and over, beginners or experts.

The COBAVER-VS will also offer low-cost rentals ($ 20) for canoes and kayaks in limited numbers (participants are encouraged to bring their own boats). Registration cost $ 10, includes a snack on arrival and a bus shuttle to return to vehicles. Interested parties are invited to register by April 14 on this website or by email at or by phone at 450-451- 0755.