We fundraise in the community every year, to cover the team and recreational paddling expenses, so that participating in Paddlers Abreast is not an impediment to anyone. We do not receive government funding. Any donations above $20 is eligible for a charitable donation receipt. When we have a surplus, we donate money to Karen’s Fund, which gives money to help defray expenses for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We truly appreciate all the support the community, both individuals and businesses, have shown us in the past.

In closing, Paddlers Abreast welcomes anyone to become part of our group. Even if you are not into paddling, there are many ways you can be helpful to our group. We need support people in Carmacks, we need drivers to help carry the canoe, we need fundraisers, communications people and board members.

Our AGM is Thursday, January 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Whitehorse Public Library. This meeting is open to the public, not just survivors.

The application deadline for the 2017 team is Dec. 15, with the team chosen by Dec. 31. The application form can be found on our website under the “About Us” tab.

For more information, please contact Terry at 334-5489. Find us online at www.PaddlersAbreast.org.