In front, from left, are Derek Pilon, Scott Welton, Taylor Herbert, Pembroke’s Economic Development Officer Heather McConnell, Donnelly, Petawawa Program Coordinator Colin Coyle, Shawna Adams, Angie Smart and Petawawa’s Manager of Parks and Recreation Kelly Williams. In the back, from left, are Elijah McKeown, Leim Martinell, Myles Bonnah, Colin Beaupre, Sabrina Demers, Josh Joubert, Pascale Bouchard and Chris MacIntosh. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

HGS donates $1,000 for paddle festival lunch

By Patricia Lebeouf

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) Pembroke made a $1,000 donation to the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival. The money will be used to feed the participants on Aug. 12, and staff at HGS will be helping serve the meal. Since the festival’s start three years ago, HGS has been a proud supporter. The three-day event will begin on Aug. 11 and celebrates active outdoor lifestyles by hosting a film festival, races and casual canoe, kayak and stand-up (SUP) paddling as well as kid activities, vendors, live music, food and more. HGS Recruiter Sabrina Donnelly presented the cheque to the organizers on July 7.