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Despite flooding, the Grand River Adventure continues


For Immediate Release

Despite flooding and high water levels, the adventure continues!

Waterloo Region, ON, April 2013

In this second edition of “The Grand River Adventure”, Derek Lippert and JP Bartle, experienced paddlers and residents of Ayr ON., are canoeing the entire Grand River in order to raise money for tree planting throughout the watershed.


In stark contrast to the extreme low water levels experienced in 2012, Lippert and Bartle are expecting a swift ride down the river this time around. “We’re actually quite looking forward to it. These flood levels should have dropped by then, and not having to get out and drag the canoe through shallow spots will be a real treat…fast water is fun!”

Beginning April 21st, 2013 north of Grand Valley ON, these explorers will be battling swifts, eddies and strong currents until they finish their journey on April 27th, 2013 at Port Maitland on the shores of Lake Erie.

You can view the expedition’s progress and learn about historical landmark information by following “The Grand River Adventure” on Facebook:

There’s also a “Grand River Adventure” website dedicated to the cause for more information and to make a donation.

Media events are planned for various legs of the journey.

Please contact Derek Lippert at 519-632-5218,, or visit the event web pages for more information.

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