The company proposing to build the Energy East pipeline is sponsoring the 2015 World Freestyle Kayak Championships, held this year on the Ottawa River between Sunday, August 30th and Saturday, September 5th.
We plan to organize activities to point out that the Energy East pipeline is incompatible with recreational activities like whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking that depend on clean and healthy rivers.
According the event’s organizers:
The Ottawa River, upstream of Canada’s Capital, Ottawa, is the country’s top destination for rafting and kayaking. While most of the river has been harnessed for hydro-electric power, there remains the “Rocher-Fendu”, an old French word meaning “split rock”. It’s where the river flows through two billion year old granite bedrock and an island paradise of 175 islands (in high water) creating a whitewater playground.
Check back here soon for details on how you can get involved!