Canoe Heads Unite For Great Cause In T.O. This Weekend

on May 29, 2013


If you see a bunch of canoes walking around Toronto this weekend, don’t be alarmed.

The sixth annual Canoe Heads for Kids event takes place on Saturday June 1 and will see 85 former campers paddle down a 20-kilometre course and portage (holding canoes on their heads) through Toronto’s downtown core in an effort to raise funds for Amici Camping Charity.

The Amici Camping Charity focuses on sparking change in the lives of underprivileged children between the ages of six to 17 using summer camp as its motivating and transformational tool.

On Saturday at 9:30 a.m., participants start at the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre and will walk by the Distillery District, the Financial District, Roy Thompson Hall and The Rogers Centre.

Lunch is served at the Sir Casimir Gzowski Park with actual Amici campers telling their uplifting stories about experiences at the camp.

After lunch, the campers paddle from the Humber River Bay back to the Harbourfront & Kayak Centre.

To make a donation or for more information about Canoe Head For Kids, visit

For more information about the Amici Camping Charity, visit