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I have a small kayak and have enjoyed paddling along the Toronto waterfront. I would like to find like minded paddlers to join me. We could put our boats in at various locations and enjoy a leisurely journey past such places as Ontario Place, Palace Pier, The Boulevard Club, the Humber River, the Leslie Street Spit and Toronto Island. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get out on the water without leaving the city and see Toronto from a new perspective. Of course we are not limited to the Toronto waterfront and could meet west, east and north of the city. The purpose of this group was initially for leisure paddles however many avid kayakers have joined so now we have a mix of interests and abilities. Members wishing to go paddling should be properly equipped according to boat safety laws, have some experience paddling and join any events at their own risk. As organizer I welcome new members and answer questions from time to time. I do not screen members and do not oversee or take responsibility for any events that are posted.

I would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to The Complete Paddler, Canada's largest paddling company servicing the Toronto area. The Complete Paddler has stepped forward as the sponsor for our group! This means that The Complete Paddler will generously be paying for our installments each six months to Meetup.com. To date the installments have been $115 Cdn twice a year. Please look on our Discussions page for more information about The Complete Paddler!

Thanks! Dale

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Weekly Evening Paddle from Cherry Beach to Toronto Islands

This will be an on-going evening paddle, every Wednesday from 6pm-8:00 pm. I will be on the water from 5:00 pm, so if you plan on coming by 5:00 pm let me know :) GROUP START: 6PM MEETING LOCATION: LIFE GUARD STATION AT THE CHERRY BEACH (CLOSEST TO THE WESTMOST PARKING LOT). To get to Toronto Islands from Cherry Beach in the east we will be crossing the ~300-metre Eastern Channel. This channel happens to be quite busy, so do expect us to encounter some motor boats, sail boats or even a jet ski. These watercrafts do create some waves, and I'm letting you know this so you can self-assess if you are comfortable paddling in such water conditions. Fortunately, it won't us take us very long to cross this 300 meter channel. Once we cross the Eastern channel we will paddle around Ward Island, and explore the inner inlets between the snake island, rcyc island, south island ond olympic island. We will head back to the Cherry beach in time to arrive by 8:00 pm. SAFETY MEASURES: #1. Please make sure to always wear a life vest when on the water. #2. Do bring a head lamp/flashlight because every day in September the sunset is arriving earlier. #3. If applicable, do bring your epipen, and let me know if you might experience any allergies while on the water. #3.Do consider bringing a water bottle & a snack. #4. I always carry a basic kayaking safety kit and suggest you get a similar one (Walmart sells them for $9.99)- orange bailer with a lid, a flashlight, Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistle, 50ft (15m) Braided Rope and Float. COVID SAFETY MEASURES: In order to protect fellow kayakers please do not join us if you: a) have come into contact with anyone who has Covid-19 b) have travelled abroad within the last two weeks c) are experiencing a headache, high temperature and/or other Covid-19 like symptoms

Continued thanks to THE COMPLETE PADDLER for sponsoring our group!

THE COMPLETE PADDLER, Canada's largest paddling company, has continued their sponsorship of The Toronto Paddlers and we are very grateful for their support! Please be sure to find out more about THE COMPLETE PADDLER on our Discussions page. If you are in need of gear, a kayak or rentals, THE COMPLETE PADDLER can assist you.

Weekly Evening Paddle from Cherry Beach to Toronto Islands

This will be an on-going evening paddle, every Wednesday from 6pm-8:00 pm. I will be on the water from 5:00 pm, so if you plan on coming by 5:00 pm let me know :) GROUP START: 6PM MEETING LOCATION: LIFE GUARD STATION AT THE CHERRY BEACH (CLOSEST TO THE WESTMOST PARKING LOT). To get to Toronto Islands from Cherry Beach in the east we will be crossing the ~300-metre Eastern Channel. This channel happens to be quite busy, so do expect us to encounter some motor boats, sail boats or even a jet ski. These watercrafts do create some waves, and I'm letting you know this so you can self-assess if you are comfortable paddling in such water conditions. Fortunately, it won't us take us very long to cross this 300 meter channel. Once we cross the Eastern channel we will paddle around Ward Island, and explore the inner inlets between the snake island, rcyc island, south island ond olympic island. We will head back to the Cherry beach in time to arrive by 8:00 pm. SAFETY MEASURES: #1. Please make sure to always wear a life vest when on the water. #2. Do bring a head lamp/flashlight because every day in September the sunset is arriving earlier. #3. If applicable, do bring your epipen, and let me know if you might experience any allergies while on the water. #3.Do consider bringing a water bottle & a snack. #4. I always carry a basic kayaking safety kit and suggest you get a similar one (Walmart sells them for $9.99)- orange bailer with a lid, a flashlight, Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistle, 50ft (15m) Braided Rope and Float. COVID SAFETY MEASURES: In order to protect fellow kayakers please do not join us if you: a) have come into contact with anyone who has Covid-19 b) have travelled abroad within the last two weeks c) are experiencing a headache, high temperature and/or other Covid-19 like symptoms

Weekly Evening Paddle from Cherry Beach to Toronto Islands

This will be an on-going evening paddle, every Wednesday from 6pm-8:00 pm. I will be on the water from 5:00 pm, so if you plan on coming by 5:00 pm let me know :) GROUP START: 6PM MEETING LOCATION: LIFE GUARD STATION AT THE CHERRY BEACH (CLOSEST TO THE WESTMOST PARKING LOT). To get to Toronto Islands from Cherry Beach in the east we will be crossing the ~300-metre Eastern Channel. This channel happens to be quite busy, so do expect us to encounter some motor boats, sail boats or even a jet ski. These watercrafts do create some waves, and I'm letting you know this so you can self-assess if you are comfortable paddling in such water conditions. Fortunately, it won't us take us very long to cross this 300 meter channel. Once we cross the Eastern channel we will paddle around Ward Island, and explore the inner inlets between the snake island, rcyc island, south island ond olympic island. We will head back to the Cherry beach in time to arrive by 8:00 pm. SAFETY MEASURES: #1. Please make sure to always wear a life vest when on the water. #2. Do bring a head lamp/flashlight because every day in September the sunset is arriving earlier. #3. If applicable, do bring your epipen, and let me know if you might experience any allergies while on the water. #3.Do consider bringing a water bottle & a snack. #4. I always carry a basic kayaking safety kit and suggest you get a similar one (Walmart sells them for $9.99)- orange bailer with a lid, a flashlight, Fox 40 Pealess Safety Whistle, 50ft (15m) Braided Rope and Float. COVID SAFETY MEASURES: In order to protect fellow kayakers please do not join us if you: a) have come into contact with anyone who has Covid-19 b) have travelled abroad within the last two weeks c) are experiencing a headache, high temperature and/or other Covid-19 like symptoms

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