Kim’s Road to Recovery fundraiser is Saturday


    Help North Smithfield resident Kim Tanguay on her road to recovery this weekend by joining any portion of a three-part fundraiser aimed at helping with medical expenses following a motorcycle accident in June that claimed the life of her friend, John Blain.

    The events will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting with the, “Making Waves for Kim Canoe Paddle.” For $15 per person, participants can join with own their canoe or kayak, or borrow a canoe for a 1.5 hour trip led by John Marsland of the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone. Paddlers will take off from 100 New River Road in Lincoln at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Paddles and life jackets are included.

    Canoes are offered on first-come, first served basis and participants are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 16 by emailing

    Those who prefer to stay on land are invited to instead join a guided walk along the Blackstone River, also starting at 100 New River Road. Walkers will gather at Sycamore Landing at 2:30 p.m. and begin the walk at 3 p.m.

    The third event is a outdoor cookout, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Harmony Cafe in Lincoln. The cookout will include live entertainment, including local trio Lighthouse, a meat raffle and a penny social raffle, with a donation table on site.

    The rain date for all three events is Sunday, Sept. 20. Those unable to attend can donate to help with Tanguay’s recovery here.

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