A journey of Greater than 250 kilometres started with a single paddle on Thursday as A gaggle of kayakers started a trek down the St. Lawrence River To Increase money for charity.
“It is an endurance event, so everyone Goes to Want to go Barely past their restrict,” said Mathieu Fortier.
Fortier is the co-Founding father of Jeunes Musiciens du Monde, a Montreal-based mostly program that assists practice music to 1,500 disadvantaged youngsters. The 4-day kayaking voyage is A Method of nicedraising for the group.
Julie Branchaud, A primary-time kayaker, said she was Aware of the problem forward of her.
“We Shall be drained, paddling for 4 days,” she said. “We Might have nice and principally, we’re there for The youngsters.”
Whereas The primary stretch is made simpler by going with The current, there are some strong waters forward, notably a stretch on Lac St-Pierre the place the circulate peters out.
“There’s Little or no current, You will Have The power to see the Laviolette Bridge far Inside the horizon, it Does not develop greater very quick,” said Fortier.
The kayakers will camp in public parks, although this yr, some extreme warmth poses a hazard.
“With the climate, We do not know if our our bodies can assist that,” said Branchaud.
It is the seventh yr for the event and So far, the group has raised Greater than $300,000.