Paddle for a worthy cause

PHOTO: DANIEL NEO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, a former canoeist herself, got re-acquainted with the sport yesterday when she paddled on a static kayak with more than 500 participants who took turns to continuously paddle for 24 hours at the 24-hour Static Kayaking Challenge at Star Vista. The participants includes children from the Singapore Canoe Federation's Kid-in-a-Kayak programme. The event, organised by Hwa Chong Institution's canoeing team, raised more than $32,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2016, with the headline 'Paddle for a worthy cause'. Print Edition | Subscribe