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Picture from 2020 Dock-to-Dock event. People gathered on a boathouse and dock on a lake.

CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock: Poker Run

This year, CNIB Lake Joe is celebrating its 60th anniversary, raising funds to bring the magic of camp to people with sight loss for generations to come. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the CNIB Lake Joe Fundraising Committee is partnering with The Antique & Classic Boat Society - Toronto to present CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock: Poker Run for Lakes Joseph, Rosseau, and Muskoka.

Join us in-person or virtually on Saturday, August 14. Here’s how!

  1. Register your boat: All types of boats are invited to participate! To keep everyone safe out on the water, the event will include two divisions and routes – one for antique boats, and one for all other boats. Spread the word to friends and family outside Muskoka that virtual boats or teams may register from anywhere in Canada. t’s easy to register online (our special event website is going live soon). The registration fee is just $50/boat and includes one poker hand. With a $500 minimum fundraising goal, boaters qualify for a premium “Boat Box” with gourmet goodies and everything needed to safely enjoy this physically distanced event. Additional poker hands can be purchased for $20 each.
  2.  Have fun with family and friends! Participants will visit a series of exciting checkpoints on a pre-arranged course to complete their poker hand. There will be celebrities, live entertainment, an auction, and prizes and surprises along the route. The top three boats in each division with the best poker hands will win incredible prizes donated by generous sponsors. 
  3. Raise money for a worthy cause: The goal for this event is to raise $200K towards adaptive sports and independent living skills equipment for a new multi-purpose recreation and learning facility at CNIB Lake Joe. By participating in this event, you can help CNIB Lake Joe meet its fundraising goal of $1.6 million to build this much-needed indoor space at camp. Once you register your boat or team, create your own fundraising page at cnib.ca/docktodock and set your own team's fundraising goal, inviting others to join you.
  4. Be part of history: Last year, the CNIB Muskoka: Dock-to-Dock – Party with a Purpose event made history as Canada’s first and largest socially distanced, synchronized dock-to-dock party from coast to coast. The event was a phenomenal success, raising $195,000 (net) with more than 350 people participating, including dock hosts, guests, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Thanks to this event, when CNIB Lake Joe can safely welcome campers back onsite, they will be able to get back out on the water, tubing and cruising, as the pontoon boat now has a brand-new motor. Campers will also benefit from new adaptive sports equipment this event funded, including a fully accessible 12'x32' climbing tower.

As we celebrate CNIB Lake Joe’s 60th anniversary, we will raise funds to bring the magic of camp to people with sight loss for generations to come.

Register Today And Start Fundraising!