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Hands Across The Water

Welcome to our annual fundraiser, Hands Across The Water! This is a chance for you to share your love of kayaking, canoeing, or SUP-ing to help raise funds with the goal of creating inclusive environments for Canadians with all abilities. 

How To Participate

Step 1

Register as a paddler through our pledge platform to get donations from coworkers family,  and friends. Every dollar raised helps more Canadians with disabilities get out on the water through our programs. 

Step 2

Send your photo to be featured on this page. Our featured paddlers provide an easy way for your sponsors to find you and pledge their donations.  

Landlocked? Don't have a paddle?

We have you covered! Donate any amount by clicking the link below. Every dollar you donate goes towards our programs, equipment, and overall impact on Canadians with disabilities in our community.

Featured Paddlers for 2022 Coming Soon...

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring Hands Across The Water please click the link below to and fill out our form. Help us encourage and promote inclusive on-water recreation for Canadians with disabilities.  

Upcoming Canoe Courses


Andy Owens, Alliston Program Manager, will be offering canoe courses in spring/summer of 2022 as follows:

  • Basic Canoeing Course for the Elmira Scouts at Earl Rowe - May 13, 14, 15 (closed to the public)

  • Basic Canoeing Course for Grade 5-6 students at the Alliston Community Christian School - May 6, 13, 27 and June 3, 10 (closed to the public)

  • Basic Canoeing Instructor Course at Earl Rowe on May 28 and 29 and adding another date in July for Canoe Rescues in Park's pool. (open to the public, register before May 15th)

  • Basic Canoeing Skills Level 1 & 2 at Earl Rowe - June 4th and 5th (open to the public, register before June 1st)

  • Day Trip Leader Canoeing Course at Earl Rowe - July 16th plus course day trip on July 17th (open to the public, register before July 1st)


If you would like more information or would like to register for the above courses, please email Andy directly at

Coming July 2022:  Abilities in Motion Regatta

When:  Friday July 22nd for Organizational Members of AIM and Saturday, July 23rd for General Public and Families
Where:  Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Boat Ramp and AIM's Boathouse
Cost:  Free to all participants with a certificate of registration
Details:  Parade of participants in their boats, scavenger hunt, races and skill challenging paddling, Paddling in a 29' canoe, tug-of-war between catamaran canoes, free refreshments.

Please email Andy Owens directly for more information at
If you would like to register, please click the PDF/Word icon below, complete the form and email directly to

Registration closes July 15, 2022.

The Regatta is supported by the City of New Tecumseth's generous donation.