Two Row on the Grand combines a love of the river with spiritual teachings

Two Row on the Grand combines a love of the river with spiritual teachings
HALDIMAND—An example of the Two Row principles, participants paddle down the Grand River side by side close enough to help each other but not impeding the other. —Submitted photo.

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Two Row on the Grand, a local paddle group who mix yearly trips along the Grand River with cultural teachings from the Six Nations community, was a long time in the making.

The popular group is the culmination of a partnership between Jay Bailey of Simcoe and Ellie Joseph of Six Nations, who first met in 2013 at a canoeing event. Joseph invited Bailey to the two-week long Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Paddle in the States later that year.

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