It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend Tom Anzai.
Tom was the founder and race director of our annual Riverkeeper 4K swim. He had a vision to swim from one shore of the historic Ottawa River to the other, swam it, then invited all fellow swimmers to participate in what he called an epic charity event. His passion for the event was contagious. He didn’t miss an opportunity to speak not only of the swim, but also of the importance of a healthy Ottawa River. Tom exemplified dedication and community service. We will remember him fondly.
Our thoughts are with the Anzai family and the greater Ottawa swimming community. A heartfelt thank you to the family for proposing Ottawa Riverkeeper as an option for donations in Tom’s name.