Fernie Raft Race raises funds for Fernie Whitewater Society

The Fernie Whitewater Society was gifted a cheque for $2,650 by the Canyon Raft Company.

Lynn Muller and Blair Craig, owners of the Canyon Raft Company, presented the Fernie Whitewater Society with a cheque for $2,650. The money was raised through the annual Fernie Raft Race.

The Fernie Raft Race was held this past June and for the past 15 years has been a fundraiser to promote and generate youth kayaking.

“It’s wonderful of the Canyon Raft Company to give this money from the fundraiser and that such a long-serving event continues to fund a program with the goal of forwarding youth kayaking,” said Dan Savage, Fernie Whitewater Society event director.

The Fernie Whitewater Park Society is composed of volunteers that are working towards creating a surf wave on the Elk River in the City of Fernie.

The project heads are currently working towards securing provincial and federal permitting and the funds donated to the society will help with expenses during this permitting phase.

Follow Fernie’s Whitewater park at fernie.com/whitewaterpark