Brunswick Paddle on the Brunswick River. Photo Veda Dante / Byron Shire News
Brunswick Paddle on the Brunswick River. Photo Veda Dante / Byron Shire News Veda Dante

Paddling on Brunswick River not so oar-ful

GET your oars ready for a 10km paddle from Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads as part of the annual fundraiser kayaking event on this weekend.

There will even be a new activity this year – the Bruns Bush School held at Terrace Park from 9am until 2.30pm.

It will include environmental activities for kids.

One of the event organisers, Penny Fuller, said this year’s event should hopefully draw large crowds, thanks to forecasted sunshine for the rest of this week.

“All this week it’s supposed to be warm and sunny, so we’re hoping that will be the case on the day,” she said.

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle began in 2010 as a major fundraiser for three Brunswick Heads organisations.

In about 2006 ... Kim Rosen who runs the local visitor centre talked to me in the street one day, she had the original idea and it took us until 2010 to get it up and running,” Ms Fuller said.

“We thought it would be perfect, it’s a lovely river, it’s 10km from Mullum to Bruns which is a perfect distance, and everyone loves the race still.”

The event raises money for the three non-profits: Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre, Brunswick Surf Lifesaving Club and Brunswick Marine Rescue.

Ms Rosen said participants could register right up until the morning of the paddle.

The Open Paddle Challenge will begin at 8am and the Stand Up Paddle Challenge will begin at 8.15am.

Both cost $45 to enter.

The Dragon Boat Paddle, beginning at 8.30am, is for online purchase only until Friday.

The Best Decorated Craft event is at 9am and the Fun Paddle starts at 9.10am.

Both events cost $25 for adults and $10 for under 15s to enter.