This weekend I’m planning on doing my kayak fundraiser by paddling 100KM in two days from downtown Toronto to Oshawa, Ontario. I will then be setting up camp along the shores of Lake Ontario before returning to Toronto the following day.
Barring any unforeseen extreme weather conditions, I’ll be departing on Saturday morning at 6AM. I’ll be bringing my camping supplies and sufficient food and water to last me up to 3 days. I’ll keep Monday as my contingency day in case the weather doesn’t hold up for me on Sunday. I’ll continue through the rain, but if there is lightning nearby, I’d be best to setup camp on the shore until the storm passes.
So far I’ve raised $2,670 for my Aunt’s foster home in the Philippines, and I’m expecting that number to go up when I hear back from a few more people, so hopefully I’ll get a bit closer to my $4,000 fundraising goal by the time I return. Feel free to e-mail me with your pledge if you’d like to provide support (Your donation is tax deductable). (Read full details in my previous blog posts: Kayak for Kids and Kayak Route Change)
I’m planning to track my progress using GPS on my Blackberry, and I’ll hopefully be able to provide a link on this article where you can track to see where I am in real time. Keep an eye out for the link over the next couple days.
Mojo is going to sit out this event. Sitting on top of a kayak for 10-12 hours a day is not a lot of fun (even for a dog).