Rafting down the Elk River. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Rafting down the Elk for a good cause

On June 21, a number of residents participated in the annual Fernie Raft Race.

Rafters met at Dogwood Park before being shuttled to the starting point at the end of Dicken Road.

After a short safety briefing, the race was on with about 25 rafts racing from the North Fernie Bridge to the South Fernie Bridge.

Rafters paid a $15 participation fee, which was donated the Elk River Alliance’s Elk Watershed Discovery Camp. The camp gives kids the chance to explore the Elk River watershed on foot, bike, raft and canoe.

Fernie’s rafting companies, Canyon Raft Company and Mountain High Adventures, provided qualified guides and support for the race.

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