Canadian Olympian Kara Lang Confirmed for Annual Pub Night!

{For Immediate Release} PROJECT CANOE CELEBRATES A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER TORONTO, ON,. OCTOBER 17, 2012 — Project Canoe is going overboard as we celebrate another successful summer. Project Canoe’s Pub Night will take place on October 30th at 7pm at the Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St. East, Toronto). Sponsored by the Imperial Pub, the evening celebrates a paddle-filled summer of hard work and learning. It's an important fundraiser that includes a wonderful silent auction to benefit Project Canoe's Alicia Ross Memorial Fund for Youth.

Guests at the Pub Night will hear from Canadian Olympian Kara Lang. Ms. Lang will share insights about the importance of physical activity and the impact it has on young peoples' lives and successes. Ms. Lang is a sports analyst and a retired Canadian soccer player. She represented Canada in two FIFA World Cups and the Olympic Games. She is the youngest woman to be named to Canada’s National Women's Team, making her National Team debut on March 1, 2002 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal at age 15. Guests will also hear from one of the Project Canoe participants.

Each summer Project Canoe takes youth aged 13-18, referred by the Children’s Aid Society and other social service and community agencies, to the Briggs Base Camp on Lake Temagami. The base camp, made available through the generosity of Ontario Parks, is the launching point for a 5, 8, 12 or 28-day experience. These experiences introduce participants to the outdoors and develop important transferable life and interpersonal skills. Project Canoe also offers a robust in-city, year-round program to build on the important life skills seeded during those beautiful summer days and nights in Temagami.

Updates about the event can be found on Twitter by following @projectcanoe and #PCPubNight. For media passes, or to request more information, please email

Event details, including ticket purchasing, can be found at