Float, paddle, kayak your way down Lesser Slave River Aug. 26

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

If you enjoy being out on the water and celebrating something rather neat, then the River Parade on August 26th is for you.
A river parade…what’s that? As the name suggests, it’s a parade but instead of being on concrete, individuals, organizations and businesses can canoe, kayak, paddle board or tube down the Lesser Slave River.
The watery procession is to celebrate the completion of The Great Trail.
The parade starts at the M.D. boat launch and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Leader hears that participants have a chance to win a paddle board and kayak and are asked to dress in ‘your most festive getup’.
Jill Shepherd, Town of Slave Lake community program co-ordinator, says the parade (being put on by TOSL, M.D. of Lesser Slave River, and Slave Lake Recreational Trails Association) is gaining attention.
“It’s getting a good response on social media so we’re hoping for a good turnout,” says Shepherd. “If people want to reserve canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards or tubes, give us a call at 780-849-8028 to reserve.”

The M.D. boat launch located off of the Old Smith Hwy.


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