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Links to the pics from the Labor day paddle

Thanks to everyone who share some pics of the Labor day paddle.
Christina, Dave, Stan and Gail, awesome shots.
I have had great feed back from those who participated last weekend, a few suggestions were made that a sunset or moon lite paddle and bonfire may be fun. The next full moon is 9/16 we will watch for the weather conditions and spread the word if it is a go.!AqlDFClotZJwbrxxPZQCOjwO2CU

Thanks to everyone! Another great day!

I just want to get a quick update and thank you to all those who participated and helped out with the Labor day paddle.
Our head count this morning was 99 paddlers on the water and  2 dogs.

Thanks to the support crews on the water and the beach.

And thanks to everyone who brought some goodies to share, no one went away hungry.

When I get some more photos I will get them up here and on face book.

Thanks again one and all for making another great memory!DSCN1654 DSCN1659 DSCN1661

Once around the wreck annual paddle parade

Happy Friday,

I know many of you have asked about our annual paddle.

The weather looks the most promising for Saturday, September 3rd,

Lets get all the boats and boards on the beach by 9:30 am for a 10am start. Once around the wreck as always and back to the beach, for some lite refreshments and comradery après paddle!

Any one looking to contribute some goodies, water, juice, ice, please bring to Ledge 12 by 9am day of paddle.  Reef Warrior swag will be available.  (limited supply of certain items)

Looking forward to seeing you all this year, lets try for the 100 paddlers mark.

Any questions please contact me at

Time for a Great Big Thank You

I just want to get a quick post up to thank everyone who participated and donated in today’s paddle. We had 118 people sign the “guest book”.  We raised over $700 for the Ronald McDonald house Hamilton. Great job one and all.

Radek and his family want to share a warm thank you as well, they were overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

Thank you to all the paddlers today, the exact on water count is unclear but there were at least 60 paddlers. The conditions were a bit tough but everyone got out and back seemingly unscathed.

A shout out to Dave for sharing his time and providing the chase boat, which helped out a few of you when the waves got the best of you.

As always a big thanks to Tod for the seadoo, Tod drives the camera man, or in today’s case, camera woman around during the event.

Thanks to Christina our official “Reef” camera woman. Christina gave up her board today and took photos.

Great job!!

I also wish to thank Mark, who added his drone copter/camera man to the action. Awesome footage. Thanks again!!



Thanks to Ben and Tanner for sharing their sunfish which served as the buffet and wet bar today.

Thanks to every one who brought some goodies to share and all those who helped get them to the boat buffet and ready for all the hungry paddlers. By the way, I tried everything and it was all good.

Thanks to Jacie and Jordy for helping Aunt Gail mind the store.

Special thanks to Darrel and Laurie for the donation of the goodies used in today’s raffle. We missed you on the water, but your generosity was appreciated.

Thanks go out to Rob as well for his additions to the raffle.

Thanks to Ken at Ledge 14 for allowing us to use his site for the group pic.IMG_3190

I hope I did not miss any one, but if I did this is a big THANK YOU for everything.


You all showed the Reef Warrior spirit of supporting each other that helps create the special bond we all share.

As someone once said ” Reef Warriors Rock”


More labor day paddle updates/ where and how to donate

For any one who wishes to donate directly to Ronald Mcdonald house Hamilton, please contact them at this link or by phone as listed below.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton
1510 Main St. W.,
Hamilton, ON
L8S 1E3

Tel: (905) 521-9983, Ext. 2200

Charitable Registration #13277 9836 RR0001

and let them know you are donating from the Reef Warriors, and in honor of Radek LaRose.

For every one who is going to paddle with us this Sunday there will be a table set up and manned by Radek and his family.

Thank you all so much for your support, looking forward to seeing a big group out on the lake, let make it epic.