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Community Day Revival, and Thank You Fightfighters



In the company’s early years, Wilderness Tours found importance in a partnership with the Lion’s Club to introduce people to the river and fundraise. They were very successful events with a thousand rafting and more for dinner.

As you of may know, we sold our former resort property at 503 Rafting Road to Summerhill, a RV Park Company, which also acquired Logos Land. With parks across Ontario, Summerhill will be a welcome addition to Whitewater Region.

A few years ago, Wilderness Tours has purchased our competitor River Run, with the purpose of eventually moving to a smaller property to coincide with Canada’s changing demographics. Our plan was to renovate the River Run property and then move. For many of us, Covid changed everything, and we moved as soon as the Pandemic started.

While our staff, programs, and commitment to the finest rafting/kayaking in Canada has not changed, our resort has! After much effort, we are now ready to introduce the local community to our new home at the National Whitewater Park proudly partnering with the Beachburg Lions Club.

This years Community Day is Sunday, June 12th from 11 am – 5 pm with a 9:30 arrival for those rafting. Attendees are invited to use the spectacular waterfront. The meal will be served from 2-5 pm. Reservations are mandatory and can be made at www.wildernesstours.com/Lions. Space is limited so reserve now.

We look forward to hosting you.

Joe Kowalski, Publisher of the Whitewater News


Mother’s Day was warm, beautiful, and peaceful until mid-afternoon when smoke from a brush fire was spotted near Voyageur Bay on the Ottawa River east of Foresters Falls.

The fire department was called, and they arrived promptly in force. A command post was set up at the end of Pettigrew Road and firefighters began the arduous task of lugging hose more than half a kilometer up exceedingly difficult terrain. Being ex-military, it was easy to military precision at work.

The fire burned into the evening and most missed their Mothers Day Dinner. Hats off to a wonderful team. Whitewater Region is well served. Thank you.

Joe Kowalski