A generations-old May 24 tradition carries on despite the weather

The generations-old tradition of ‘May 24’ rafting down the Saugeen River carried on despite the weather.

Each year, Bruce County young people build home-made rafts, climb aboard and float down the Saugeen River on the Sunday of the May Victoria Day long weekend.  Normally, the sun is shining and the temperature is a balmy spring day that marks the beginning of summer.

Due to COVID, the last river rafting was in May 2019 when the weather was unusually hot.

This year, however, it was a cold, misty morning and there were far fewer who decided to make the meandering trip downriver.  Those who did wore parkas and rain slickers.

                                                          A misty morning on the Saugeen River

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