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Here’s REAL volunteer Aira trying out the blender bike! Come on down to Lower Reach Park for Paddlefest this Saturday, June 1. REAL will be offering people the chance to make their own fruit smoothies by pedaling the bike. We will also be showing some products your family can use instead of plastic. Enter you name in a draw for a selection basket of some of these items

From Inside Ottawa Valley:

The annual festival promoting environmental awareness, healthy active living, culture and heritage — and, most of all, paddling — takes place in Lower Reach Park on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is one event that families will not want to miss. Plenty of fun, food and learning opportunities at the many exhibits are available for all. Always a highlight are the canoe races: the 200 metre in the morning and the 500 m in the afternoon.

And this year there’s an additional cultural event. Taking place at noon is a presentation of two original 15-minute vignettes depicting a youth perspective on the cultural heritage of the building of the Rideau Canal. Directed by Lynda Daniluk, Reminiscing on the Rideau Canal, written by Joy Forbes and Brigit Saves the Day, written by Sandy Bradley, showcase the acting talents of two remarkable casts of local young and older performers.