BRENT RUN 2023
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children? Do you want to follow along on an adventure of a lifetime? Would you like to help send 75 kids in need to Camp Mini-Yo-We this summer? Are you passionate about outdoor education and adventure and want to be part of something bigger than yourself?
Support Andy & Connor Montgomery in their mission to conquer the Brent Run – a continuous 162-kilometer journey, with 22 kilometers of portaging, done in a cedar strip canoe in historical Algonquin Provincial Park by donating today!
What is the Brent Run?
The Brent Run is a canoeing adventure in Algonquin Park, Ontario, that dates back around 80 years. It's a 162-kilometer journey from Canoe Lake to Brent, with 22 kilometers of portages. The first official Brent Run was completed in 1934 by Bill Stoqua and Bill Little, who took 32 hours to complete the journey. The fastest time, set in 1990 by Chuck Beamish and Bob Anglin, still stands today. The Brent Run is considered a big deal because of its daunting nature and the fact that it must be completed following specific rules, such as leaving from Canoe Lake, using a cedar-strip canoe, and confirming arrival in Brent by taking a picture. The Brent Run is an extreme wilderness challenge because the route usually takes 8-10 days to complete, but this race pushes adventurers to complete it in as little time as possible.
Why are Andy & Connor doing this?
Why do Kids Need Camp?
Now more than ever more kids need camp. When a child comes to Camp Mini-Yo-We they have the chance to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closures and social distancing measures, causing many kids to miss out on meaningful social experiences. Camp can help address this by offering a chance for kids to engage in social activities, develop independence and resilience and boost their mental and physical well-being. A week at Camp Mini-Yo-We helps kids get a leg up in life!
Who are Andy & Connor?
Andy is a Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager who also has a passion for the great outdoors. He has a special connection to Algonquin Park and has extensive knowledge about its history. Inspired by his love for adventure and the challenge of the Brent Run, he has set a personal goal to complete the run before his 50th birthday in August. With his drive and enthusiasm, Andy is determined to overcome any obstacles and reach his goal.
Connor is a dedicated and nature-loving second-year civil engineering student at Queen’s University. Connor's passion for the great outdoors has been a constant source of peace and relaxation in his life. During the winter months, he indulges in his love for skiing, while the summer months see him working at Camp Mini-Yo-We. With a wealth of experience in canoe trips, Algonquin Park holds a special place in his heart, particularly as he has shared many memorable experiences with his father.
NEW GOAL: $75,000 to Send Kids In Need to Camp!
Friends of Camp have already stepped up and funded more than $50,000 towards this goal. Andy & Connor are challenging us to a stretch goal of $75,000! Your generosity will help us send even more amazing kids in need to Mini-Yo-We this summer! Can you help send some amazing kids in need to Mini-Yo-We this summer? A gift of any size will help!