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We are sad to announce that the founder of RHCC, John Chretien, passed away May 4th, 2017

posted Jun 11, 2017, 12:36 PM by RHCC Updates
John Chretien was the driving force behind the establishment of the Richmond Hill Canoe Club. In the early years, John served the Club as Commodore, Coach, and captain of the war canoe. Without John Chretien, there would not be a Richmond Hill Canoe Club and our condolences go out to his family.  We have been very pleased to welcome John’s children, Chantal and Andre, back to the club as part of our Masters paddling group.  

The Chretien family has requested that donations in John’s memory be made to the club. If you would like to do so, please send a cheque payable to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club, P.O. Box 2054, Station B, Richmond Hill, Ontario  L4E 1A3.  Donations will be used by the club to purchase new equipment in recognition of John’s lasting impact on the sport of canoe /kayak.


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