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Discover the Don River with a new exhibit that celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Manulife Paddle the Don

May 02, 2013


For Immediate Release         

(TORONTO, May 2, 2013) 

This year Manulife Paddle the Don will celebrate its 20th Anniversary, and to mark this special milestone, Toronto and Region Conservation, with the support of Manulife Financial, have created new engagement opportunities to help people in the Toronto Region experience, engage in, and enhance the Don River Watershed.

Discover the Don: Experience, Engage, Enhance

May 10th 2013 to June 14th 2013 - Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works

The Don River Watershed is an incredible place, let's discover it together!

Experience the natural wonder that makes up the Don Watershed through the eyes of Toronto artist Liz Menard, photographer Margaret Bream, as well as conservationists, organizations, and individuals that are working to protect and conserve this valuable resource.

Engage in the work that organizations are undertaking in the watershed and learn about how you can get involved in the many projects and plans that are shaping the future of your watershed.

Enhance the watershed through participation in an interactive display that will allow you to connect with, and learn about, opportunities that will allow you to help chart the path of conservation and enhance the Don River Watershed.


Experience the River: 20 Years of Paddle the Don

Alongside the Discover the Don exhibit - May 10, 2013 to June 14, 2013 - Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works

Since 1993 people have been paddling through the heart of Canada's largest urban region to promote the protection and conservation of the Don River. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of this incredible event. From photos of the iconic Don River, and stories from the past 20 years, to a broadcast of highlights of the 20th Anniversary of the paddle - witness the magic of Paddle the Don, both past and present!

2013 Walk the Don: A Guided Walk Along the Paddle Route in Association with Evergreen and Jane's Walk

May 5th, 2013 - 10:00am - From Evergreen Brick Works to the Manulife Take-out Party at 170 Villiers Street

Are you looking for new ways to get involved in the paddle? Has Paddle the Don sold out? Are you interested in learning about the projects that are shaping the future of the Don River?

Join us on May 5th for a guided walk from Evergreen Brick Works to the Manulife Take-out Party at 170 Villiers Street! This walk will allow you to learn about the Don and see the paddlers travel the Don River! The walk will be guided by Evergreen Staff and is in partnership with Jane's Walk.

Transportation will be provided from ET Seton Park (The start of the paddle) to Evergreen Brick Works and on to the Manulife Take-out Party. So feel free to drop off your paddlers at the start, and take the shuttle down to the Brick Works to join in on the walk and cheers your paddlers as they head down the river!


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Toronto and Region Conservation

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