Back Press paper carriers enjoy a dragon boat ride on the Gorge Waterway as part of Carrier Appreciation Day at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club on Sunday. Carriers from all six Greater Victoria papers had the opportunity to try dragonboating, kayaks and stand up paddleboards. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Black Press Carrier Appreciation Day fun for the whole family

Close to 100 Black Press carriers enjoy fun, food and activities

Black Press Media expressed heartfelt appreciation for the folks who bring the paper to your door, rain or shine. Close to 100 carriers of all ages showed up for Carrier Appreciation Day 2018, which took place at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club in Saanich on Saturday.

The event was a great time and a nice way to say thank you to those who deliver the newspaper to our readers, said Julia Henshall, circulation manager for the Goldstream News Gazette.

RELATED: Photos: Black Press paper carriers enjoy a day on the Gorge

“Everyone really enjoyed the food and activities,” she noted. “Many of those in attendance had never been on a dragon boat, kayak or stand up paddleboard before, so it was a bit of an adventure for some.”

Henshall thanked the staff at the Saanich News, the Gazette’s sister paper, for organizing the event, and Fairway Markets for providing the hot dogs and refreshments.


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Goldstream News Gazette carrier Harper McIntosh gets in a kayak for the first time while her brother Sebastian waits his turn as part of Black Press’ Carrier Appreciation Day at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Saturday. Carriers from all six Greater Victoria papers had the opportunity to try dragonboating, kayaks and stand up paddleboards. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

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