Canoeists Sought for WaterFire Project & Fundraiser

WaterFire Providence is reviving its popular WaterFire Clear Currents event on September 24, and is seeking support to increase its school of illuminated Japanese Koi lanterns along the Providence River. This year, Clear Currents will be part of Rhode Island Water Celebration Day, marking the importance of water quality, access and uses that enrich the lives of everyone who lives in Rhode Island. WaterFire is also partnering with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and splitting the First Giving fundraising proceeds with them in order to assist the work that they do as stewards of the watershed.

As part of the fundraising effort, WaterFire is looking for experienced canoeists who want to be active creators of the WaterFire artwork on September 24 and help raise funds needed to keep the fires burning.

There is a $50 per canoe registration fee to help cover some of the expenses of managing this event. Each registered canoe will receive 2 t-shirts commemorating participation in WaterFire Clear Currents 2011. Interested, experienced canoeist can visit the WaterFire Clear Currents First Giving page to register for the event and set their own own First Giving page to help fundraise for WaterFire Providence and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council.

  • Date: Saturday, September 24,
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: WaterFire Providence / Providence, Rhode Island


Check out this YouTube video of WaterFire Founder and Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans inviting people to participate in the project:


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