Putting the “water” back in Waterville

Putting the “water” back in Waterville

Waterville Mayor Nathalie Dupuis with André Ricard, Director of the Collège François-Delaplace, Coaticook MRC Prefect Jacques Madore, Celine Bouffard, Project manager for families and the elderly with the Coaticook MRC (in the kayak), Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Executive Director of Eau Vive Quebec, and Pierre Langevin, Director of the Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets.

Photo credit : Gordon Lambie

In order to take advantage of the “Aquaticook” recreational boating corridor inaugurated last year on the Coaticook River, the Collège François-Delaplace in Waterville has launched a new project to rent out kayaks to the general population. Already in operation for a week prior to its official launch on Wednesday, the student-run business offers access to 30 boats, either for rental by the hour or in the form of a season-long pass.
According to André Ricard, Principal of the Collège François-Delaplace, the idea for the new project was born out of the press conference to inaugurate a new boat launch as a part of the Aquaticook network last year. See full story in the Thursday, July 12 edition of The Record.

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