Get Kids Paddling Responds

Hello again!

It is certainly a summer like no other I’ve experienced!  The Climate Crisis is increasingly apparent and the need to organize critical. 

Covid-19 is still with us and there are numerous other unsettling issues. 

Where Get Kids Paddling fits in all this is a question for each of us to answer. With over 80% of our 4 million plus youngsters living in urban environments, how can we hope for them to appreciate the outdoors?  

In Ontario, the Nicholas Mills trial over the drowning of Jeremiah Perry has still not been resolved. We are advised that on September 3, 2021, the judge will either deliver a verdict or ask questions of the lawyers. If the latter, the decision will come several weeks later. On July 9, 2021 the following Canadian Press article on the trial was published.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/09/crown-to-begin-closing-arguments-in-case-of-teacher-charged-in-teens-drowning.html

In June, Get Kids Paddling developed the following response to the drowning and trial. We welcome your comments.

https://getkidspaddling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/GKP_Response-Jeremiah_Perry_Incident-Nicholas_Mills_Trial_20210708.pdf

Finally for now, Paddle Canada has made the following offer.

https://www.paddlecanada.com/youth-paddling-grant

Best wishes.
Dave Goldman, Chair
Get Kids Paddling

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