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


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
  3. Gate Street Studio, Niagara on the Lake

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!

Paint IT – Burn IT – Etch IT – Carve IT – Sculpt IT – Add to IT – The Choice is Yours!

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

Step Three

Return your Paddle for Auction

Return your unique piece to the office of Dr. Fritz by March 4, 2020 and watch it go to the highest bidder at auction!

Prizes will be awarded to the paddles that raise the most at auction.

The Live & Silent Art Auction will be held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Megalomaniac Winery in Vineland, ON.

We are currently accepting completed paddles and donations for inclusion in the Live & Silent Auction.

A Night to Support ALS Canada @ Jackson Triggs Winery

Join us for an evening of food and drink as we merge Art & Science all in support of the Niagara chapter of ALS Canada. Experience a live art demonstration on a curious canvas, a canoe paddle.  A canoe paddle is a timeless Canadian icon that symbolizes an essential instrument one needs to explore and journey through all stages of life.  As a prelude to the pinnacle event hosted in May 2020 at Megalomaniac Winery, experience a taste of the “Paint a Paddle Live & Silent Auction for ALS Canada”.  The ultimate hope of our Paint a Paddle initiative 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 the families that continue to navigate their journey with ALS.

Click here to be re-directed to the Great Estates Niagara page to purchase tickets for the event.

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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.

Our Niagara – Margaret Mead