The Madawaska Kanu centre is offering a bursary to support whitewater paddling courses for people facing financial barriers.
According to Steffi Van Wick from the Kanu centre she hopes this will help widen the population of people who can take a white water kayaking or canoe course, which can be expensive.
“Whitewater canoeing and kayaking is fantastic for anyone who has the goal to get outside more” said Van Wijk, “to be a little more active this summer and get to know our backyard river in the Madawaska. White water canoeing and kayaking is fantastic for anyone who has the goal to get outside more to be little more active this summer and get to know our backyard river of the Madawaska”
At last Septembers MID MAD FEST (which stands for Middle Madawska Festival—the section of river that the Kanu centre is on) about 1500 dollars was raised for the bursary.
Steffi also says she was inspired by another Kanu company called “Braiding Rivers” They are a canoe guiding company for women with a successful bursary appropriately called “the ripple effect” “
The Madawaska Kanu centre offers Both 5 day and two day courses a from May 1rst to Sept 1rst.
The bursary application process is now open to anyone until March 15.
You can check it out on their website.