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Hundreds turn out for Riverkeeper Gala despite weather threat

By Shruti Shekar      

Sen. Murray Sinclair was named honorary riverkeeper, which he said is 'part of a very important and long tradition' in his culture.

The crowd at last week's Riverkeeper Gala on Lemeiux Island. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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LEMIEUX ISLAND—Last week, there was about 32.8 millimetres of rainfall coupled with numerous thunderstorm warnings, but that did not stop more than 400 people from attending the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala on the evening of May 31, which raised almost $265,000 to protect the Ottawa River. Prior to the event, an annual fundraiser to try to keep the Ottawa River clean and held at Lemieux Island, guests were emailed about dressing for the weather. And that’s exactly what I saw as I entered

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