Do not weep intrepid river coursers! You will get the chance to freeze yer flesh in due course….

photo by TAP: this is what the majority of intrepid river coursers think just before launch

Words of officialdom…. “In light of the current Environment Canada Special Weather Statement, and after consultation with the Municipality of Port Hope, emergency and safety partners, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny by one week to Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Environment Canada is forecasting the likelihood of heavy rain over the next few days, followed by freezing rain on the current event date. As the event organizing committee, we are not willing to put our team, volunteers, participants and spectators at risk of harm, while both travelling to and taking part in our event.

We feel making the decision at this point allows us the opportunity to still stage the event on the following weekend, rather than leave it for a few more days and then having to cancel. We will be reaching out to all suppliers and vendors over the next 24 hours to make the necessary arrangements for the new date.

Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny will now be taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

There you have it. No fun in the freezin’ cold-bum sun for youse guys this weekend!

Look at it this way. You now got more time to put additional Duck tape on that “Floating Wagon of Doom” you hope is going to make it to the finishing line.