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Paddle for Benny - Mental Health Fundraiser co-hosted at Paddler's Co-Op
From Saturday 01 October 2022 -  10:00am
To Sunday 02 October 2022 - 05:00pm

Paddle for Benny 2022 is going to be held at Paddler Co-op on October 1st. Join for a paddle down the Lower Mad, a BBQ, raffle, live music by the Valley Cats and a bonfire, all in support of mental health wellness programs!

More Info and to RSVP:

All donations will go to the ROBBIE DEAN FAMILY COUNSELLING CENTRE, a much needed organization in Renfrew County that supports the mental well-being of residents at no charge. To learn more about the services they offer please visit their website at www.robbiedeancentre.

Please contact PADDLER CO-OP online to PRE-REGISTER for camping & their intro to whitewater paddling clinics, as well as to donate:



  1. Bring cash for the BBQ and Raffle...there will be great prizes!
  2. Bring your own dishes and water bottle...we want to minimize waste. We will have a water refill station and dish washing station.
  3. BYOB


Sat Oct 1, 2022 at Paddler Co-Op, 6535 Palmer Road, Palmer Rapids

Shuttle for Paddling Lower Mad @10 am

Cash BBQ 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Guest Speakers 6:30 - 7 pm

Fundraising Raffle 7 - 8:00 pm

Live Music - the VALLEY CATS starting at 8:00 pm

Camping & Bonfire - Fri and Sat nights

Intro to Whitewater Paddling Clinics: Kayaking, Canoeing, Packrafting 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Paddle for Benny is in honour of Leah Kindree’s son Ben, who sadly died by suicide in October 2020 after living with mental illness for more than 20 years. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the pressing need for mental health support, and to raise funds to help the many individuals, who like Ben, need our support.

If you can't make the event but still wish to donate to this important fundraiser for the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre, here is a direct link:

Location Paddlers Co-op
6535 Palmer Road
Palmer Rapids
K0J 2E0