Inaugural fun race at the 12 Singapore Canoe Marathon raises S$40,000 for the para-canoeing community

The 12th Singapore Canoe Marathon took place at Punggol Waterway on 12 January 2014 attracted over 100 participants of all ages and raised S$40,000 for the para- canoeing community.
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Organised for the first time in the heartlands at Anchorvale Community Club since its inception in 1999. Co-organisers Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and People’s Association (PA) Water-Venture also organised try-out sessions along the Punggol Waterway for the community to learn the sport from Team Singapore athletes and bond with families and friends at the same time.
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In a strong show of support towards the para-canoeing community, the event saw Mr Tan Chuan Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower and Adviser to Marine Parade GRC Grassroots Organisations, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister of State for National Development and Adviser to the SCF and Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations, and Mr Nicholas Fang, Nominated Member of Parliament, teaming up with an athlete each from Team Singapore Canoeing and staff from the PA to paddle a total of 40km for a good cause. For every metre paddled by them, a group of donors pledged a dollar to fund the development of a para-canoeing programme which will be administered by the SCF. This programme will enable athletes with physical disabilities to enjoy the sport by sponsoring the purchase of their equipment such as specially modified kayaks.
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On top of the fun race and the public try-outs, a total of 600 participants also took part in the one day canoeing competition across four different categories. For more information on the winners of the 2014 Singapore Canoe Marathon, visit http://www.scf.org.sg.

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