Kinsmen Cornwall WaterFest will be making a big splash at the historic Cornwall Canal on Saturday, August 8th. This year marks the sixth year since the festival’s debut and it looks like we are in for another fun-filled day for SD&G residents, all in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This free event will offer something for the entire family:
- The popular Dragon Boat Races
- The NEW Dragon Boat Tug of War
- Live Entertainment
- ArtFest featuring local artisans
- The Kid’s Tent with entertainment and face painting
- Great food and much more!
Kinsmen Cornwall Waterfest is also offering a free Kinsmen pancake breakfast to all participants and attendants as well as a Kinsmen Corn Roast and BBQ.
Kinsmen Cornwall Waterfest are still accepting Dragon Boat teams to join the races! All teams have a race complement of 20 paddlers plus 1 drummer. Challenge yourself by joining a team and taking part in the Dragon Boat Races or joining one of our community boats to represent Cornwall. “This will be Desjardins Dragons 4th year participating in the races! It’s a great way for us to team build to better serve our members and clients” says team captain Shawn Filion of Caisse Populaire. Team captain of NAV CANADA Dragons, Joey Losier, says, ““The Kinsmen Cornwall Waterfest is awesome! We believe that this is a wonderful way to bring co-workers, family and friends together in a fun activity. We are able to enjoy the beautiful Cornwall waterfront while we get to compete in a friendly way with great dragon boat teams”.
The proceeds raised from the event will go towards implementing Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) throughout the area and life-saving Heart and Stroke research. There are over 200 AEDs located across Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, as well as Prescott-Russell and Akwesasne. Last year, three local men were saved thanks the AEDs implemented in local public places. “The nature of Waterfest blends wonderfully into what the Heart and Stroke Foundation is all about,” declares Cindy Rowe, area manager, “Physical activity can be a lifesaver –– literally. When you’re physically active, you can dramatically lower your risk of heart disease and stroke”.
For more information on this free family event please visit www.cornwallwaerfest.ca or call 613-938-8933