Well, another season is well underway. We have a change in board members since the last update. Our Treasurer was offered a position in Toronto and tendered her
resignation. Bill MacLean has kindly agreed to take the task on again until September. If you have bookkeeping experience and are interested in taking over the position, please contact Peter Au at [email protected].
The Gananoque Boat Museum has asked us to lead another 20 tours with them this summer leaving from their beautiful location and exploring the environment around
Gananoque. It is a great opportunity to get out on the water with the family. For more information visit: www.tiboatmuseum.org
Paddlefest was cancelled last year because of Covid-lg and we are busy planning a
COVID friendly Paddlefest Event on September 18th. We look forward to seeing you
there. Jake Wilson has been our Event Coordinator and Chief Gouvernail this summer. He has also presented many learning sessions on River Appreciation, Plastics in our waters, Wetlands Awareness, and Regenerative Farming. The next session (on September 7th) is a collaboration with Watersheds Canada also focussed on Plastics in our Waterways. For more information please visit our events page at www.rideauroundtable.com)
In collaboration with the Town of Smiths Falls, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and Tree Canada, REAL Canada and other non-profits our planned shoreline rehabilitation program is now scheduled for September 25th and Jake will be looking for volunteers for that task over the next few weeks.
As was the case last year, all inquiries about our events or to book REX tours should row be sent to [email protected].
The Rideau Roundtable is an incorporated, not-for-profit, association of individuals, community organizations and government agencies that focuses on the environment, the history and the cultural significance of the Rideau River, the Rideau Canal Waterway, the Cataraqui River and their respective watersheds. The focus of our programs and activities include heritage tourism, public awareness, cultural and natural landscape conservation, and stewardship, new options for Waterway governance, outdoor education, recreation and adventure.
Our main on-going project is the Rideau Experience program:
The Rideau Experience program (Or REX) uses interpreted voyageur canoe outings to explore the environmental, historical and cultural treasures of the Rideau. These tours are aimed at schools, families, and community and business groups and are a great way to see this unique National and UNESCO heritage site from a different perspective.
The mission of the Rideau Roundtable is to promote and encourage the wise management of the Rideau waterway and corridor to ensure that its unique natural, historic and recreational values are sustained and enjoyed as a legacy for future generations. The focus of our programs and activities include heritage tourism, public awareness, cultural and natural landscape conservation, and stewardship, new options for Waterway governance, outdoor education, recreation and adventure.