On June 25th 2014 one of our colleagues, Pete Knamiller and his buddy Jeremy Matlock are competing in the longest river race in the World, the daunting 715km (445 mile) Yukon River Quest. They will be kayaking in a tandem boat alongside 70 other teams from 15 countries. The name of the game is to paddle the Yukon River from Whitehorse (the territories capital) the 715km to Dawson City as fast as you can! You may be asking yourself…”and why?”…. and they are too.
During Pete’s training on the rivers, in the Yukon, he found himself thinking how amazingly lucky we are to have these beautiful clean rivers and seemingly endless water, something that millions of people in other parts of the world don’t have! His Dad has done a lot of inspiring work for WaterAid in the UK and this adventure seemed the perfect event to complement his efforts.
They are hoping to raise $500 for people who don’t have access to clean water and sanitation, and Pete would like to ask you, for your help to change this! Here is the webpage for WaterCan (the Canadian section of WaterAid). Please follow the link to make a donation. It can be as little as $5. http://give.watercan.com/goto/PeteKnamiller4Water
On this sight you can learn more about the work WaterCan does around the world and how your donation will be used to help.
Here are the details on the race: http://www.yukonriverquest.com
If you are interested you can live track their progress during the race – June 25th – 28th depending how long it takes, they are hoping for 60 hours, but will be happy to just complete it in one piece…and still to be friends?
We all greatly appreciate whatever you can give, and thanks in advance for helping to provide the most basic requirement of life to those who still remain without it!