Calendar of Events

8th Annual Great River Race – Race to Close the Achievement Gap @ Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate), Saint Paul, MN
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Inquiry, the National Park Service, and many other partners have teamed up to host the Great River Race to Close the Gap on the Mississippi River. The big race funds the Canoemobile Minnesota outdoor education program, addressing the achievement gap in our schools and reaching 15,000 kids annually.

Participating is fun, easy, and memorable. No prior paddling experience necessary. We provide Voyageur canoes, paddles, life-vests, a guide to stern each boat, event t-shirts, and lunch. Read about past races here.

Contact or 612-676-9400 with questions.

Can Do Woofaroo @ Can Do Canines
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Can Do Woofaroo @ Can Do Canines

Bring your dogs and your friends and celebrate the amazing partnership between assistance dogs and the people who need them.

Join us at the Can Do Woofaroo—a one-mile fundraising walk to benefit Can Do Canines!

Can Do Canines Fall Graduation @ Can Do Canines
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Can Do Canines Fall Graduation @ Can Do Canines

Join us at our Fall Graduation Ceremony. This one-of-a-kind event recognizes and honors the effort put into training each assistance dog team.

The ceremony represents the culmination of a long journey for the team. The puppy begins training in volunteer homes or at one of five Minnesota and Wisconsin prisons where they are reared and taught basic obedience and early assistance dog skills. After around 18 months, they return to Can Do Canines for final training with staff and to begin their new life with a person with a disability.

Graduates receive diplomas in recognition of graduating from our program, and their assistance dogs receive their very own “doggy diploma”(nylabone).

All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Join us for a heartwarming event!

Raise A Glass – A Toast to PACER @ Surly Brewing Company
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Raise A Glass - A Toast to PACER @ Surly Brewing Company

Join us at Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. for a fun evening that supports PACER’s projects! This year’s event features tiered tickets, one of which includes a 30-minute tour of Surly’s facilities so you can see first-hand how their beer is made.

Tickets may be purchased at the event.


Friend Ticket: $20
Includes appetizers and 1 drink token.

Patron Ticket: $35
Includes tour of Surly, appetizers, and 2 drink tokens.

Ticket Add-on: $5 Surly Tasting
For an additional $5 donation, guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Surly’s beer.

Tickets for non-drinkers are $15.

Purchase tickets online or call (952) 838-9000. Attendees must be 21 or older.