Flotilla calls for 400 boats

The largest flotilla of boats, kayaks and canoes ever assembled on the Upper Ottawa River between L’Isle-Aux-allumettes and Pembroke will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

This is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 landing at Morrison Island on the Ottawa River just west of Chapeau, Quebec.

Launching for free is available from Fort William and Desjardinsville on the Quebec side and Pembroke Marina and Petawawa Point on the Ontario side.

Boats must pre-register.

A family picnic will be at Desjardinsville marina from 11 am to 7 pm.

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