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Witches planning to gather on Pitt Meadows river for 3rd annual paddle

Those who want to watch can go to Silver Bridge on Harris Road
A swarm of witches paddled across the Alouette River in Pitt Meadows at a former event. (The News files)

Women in dark capes and tall pointed hats from across the Lower Mainland will once again be congregating on the water in Pitt Meadows.

The third annual Witches Haunt the Water is being hosted by the group Women Who Paddle, a club that encourages women to get out their paddle boards, or kayaks, and get out on the water.

Only those who are already a member of the online group were allowed to register for the event.

Paddlers will be dressed up in their best “witchy wardrobe” and be travelling in decorated and/or lit up vessels.

Participation is by donation to help the owner of the dock, where the witches will launch from, raise funds to upgrade the structure.

“This is the third year he has helped us with our event at no cost,” said Norrie, who is asking each participant to donate $10, if they are able.

Last year the group raised $700.

“Let’s pay it back and help him out,” appealed Norrie.

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Witches Haunt the Water will take place the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 14.

Anyone wanting to watch can go to Silver Bridge on Harris Road between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to see the group paddle towards Neaves Road in Pitt Meadows.

Colleen Flanagan

About the Author: Colleen Flanagan

I got my start with Black Press Media in 2003 as a photojournalist.
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