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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. 

AIM Paddler's Salute

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 of 2022


Jacqueline Kinahan

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.  


If you want to increase your canoeing skills and be recognized by ORCKA now is your chance!

This weekend, we will be providing an ORCKA Canoe Course at Earl Rowe Provincial Park.

If this is of interest to you! Contact Andy Owens to register!


Where: Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston

When: May 13th & 14th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Levels Offer: Levels 1 to 4. You get to choose which level you want to pursue.

Cost: $150.00 per participant

See you on the water!



Past Events 

Adaptive Paddling Workshop

“Adaptive Paddling Workshop” for both Canoeing and/or Kayaking Instructors  🡪 designed to expose and encourage instructors to become more familiar with adaptive 


Where: Earl Rowe P.P., ( Provincial Park) Alliston,

When: Saturday, May 27, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:  $50.00 per participant. 


Take Me Paddling Events

Take Me Paddling” Events 🡪 Introduction to canoe paddling for new Canadians and

new paddlers.


1. Sunday May 28, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Rockwood C.A. 

2. June 11, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Island Lake C.A., Orangeville.


Both events cost $50.00 per participant.  

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