Dedicated to merging Art, Science & Community in the Niagara region, we invite you to participate in the creation of something spectacular!

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Step One

Purchase your 56″ Unfinished
Wood Canoe Paddle

Paddles are available for purchase at the following locations:

  1. Dr. Peter C. Fritz Periodontal Wellness & Implant Surgery, Fonthill
  2. Megalomaniac Winery, Vineland

Paddles can be purchased for $45 (inclusive of tax) with all proceeds going towards ALS Canada, Niagara chapter.

Step Two

Decorate your Paddle

Decorate your paddle to be uniquely yours!  There are no limits to the way in which you can decorate your paddle.  The addition of extra material to your paddle is allowed.

The only limitation is your imagination!

You can decorate your paddle on your own (solo mission) or as a team (group trek).

Step Three

Return your Paddle for Auction

The Live & Silent Art Auction originally planned for May 2 has been postponed to the Fall. We feel tremendous support from our community and know that an event held in the Fall, on an exact date to be determined, will be a huge success for ALS Canada and a cause for celebration for the Niagara Region.

For those who still have unfinished paddles at home, we have extended the deadline for paddle submission.  Take this time to get creative with your family and your time at home!  All paddles submitted after the original March 4 deadline will not be considered for the grand prize at Auction, but they will still be included in the Live & Silent Auction.

Paint a Paddle for ALS Canada @ Megalomaniac Winery

These are remarkable times that we find ourselves in, filled with uncertainty about the future. But one thing is for certain, and that’s the power of community. I am in awe of the dedication of the world to come together for a common purpose, which is to persevere, and to do this with positivity and hope.

Created to merge art, science and community, we have made the decision to postpone the Paint a Paddle for ALS Live & Silent Auction to Fall 2020.

We feel tremendous support from our community and know that an event held in the Fall, on an exact date to be determined, will be a huge success for ALS Canada and a cause for celebration for the Niagara Region.

 

Life never runs in a straight line for anyone. Like a river, there are obstacles all of the time that give us no choice but to change direction, to find a different path. In an effort to settle the path for those unknowingly awaiting a turbulent rapid in their journey, we have banded together to launch an initiative with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Niagara chapter of ALS Canada.

ALS Canada assists an estimated 3,000 Canadians and their families currently living with the disease. Each year, approximately 1,000 Canadians lose their battle and die from the complications of ALS and a similar number are newly diagnosed. Eighty percent of those lose their life within 2-5 years of this shocking diagnosis. An unimaginable consequence.

As you are aware, a canoe paddle is a timeless Canadian icon that represents simplicity, utility, and nature. It symbolizes an essential instrument one needs to explore and journey through all stages of life with. It symbolizes change and beauty. And pulling together, we will forge ahead.

The ultimate hope of our ‘Paint a Paddle’ Initiative for ALS Canada, is to be used for artistic expression, to harness creativity and to knit a community together by forging towards a common goal – that is supporting individuals and their family that continue to navigate their journey with ALS.

In Fall 2020 at a date to be determined, we invite the community to participate in the creation of something spectacular! This Live & Silent Auction will be a true reflection of the strength of community.

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All proceeds support our local chapter of ALS Canada.

ALS Canada provides support for people and families living with ALS, funds high-quality research that offers the most promise to slow down ALS or even stop it, and advocates for policy that will have a meaningful impact on people living with ALS today and in the future.

More information about ALS Canada and their initiatives can be found at their website.

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Our Niagara – Margaret Mead