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Blazing paddles on the Murray River

By Greg Robertson – President, Mo55sCC Inc

It was a canoeist’s dream day for a great cause when 26 paddlers took to the Murray River on a beautiful autumn day on Monday 24 April.

The annual fundraiser paddle event for ‘Mandurah over 55’s Canoe Club’ (or Mo55sCC) brought together members and friends taking on their choice of several paddle options and donating funds to support CLCRF.

Based at Murray Bend on the Murray River, near Ravenswood, various groups of paddlers tackled different courses across the day. Some set out early to paddle upstream to Pinjarra and back (30kms), some did one-way downstream from Pinjarra (15kms), and other canoeists took shorter options both up and downstream.

But let’s not forget the many others who stayed off the water, but gave their support.

Paddlers and supporters all contributed to the ‘kitty’ and enjoyed socialising around the BBQ with guest of honour, CLCRF’s Kim Williamson.

Kim gave the crowd an overview of the Foundation’s work, and thanked the paddlers for their donations and ongoing support. Coupled with members’ associated craft and book club fundraisings the total funds raised this year came to $1,733. A great result from a generous few.

Club President, Greg Robertson explained the Mandurah over 55’s Canoe Club members’ event has been held for about 18 years.

“From little things, big things have grown. So, cumulatively, Mo55sCC and friends, like many other valued groups, are quietly achieving great support for the CLCRF,” Greg said.
“Mandurah’s keen kayakers are eager to paddle for CLCRF again next year.”

The CLCRF would like to sincerely thank the Mandurah Over 55’s Canoe Club for their support over many years.