Event Calendar

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  • DDRA – Masters Regatta, Paddling, Rowing and Dragonboat

    DDRA – Masters Regatta, Paddling, Rowing and Dragonboat

    08:00 -15:00
    July 1, 2020

    July 1st, 2020 Welland, Ontario

    Welland International Flatwater Centre


  • North of 7 River Run

    North of 7 River Run

    All day
    July 11, 2020-July 12, 2020

    North of 7 River Run

    York River, Bancroft
    July 11 & 12, 2020

    12 km & 23 km courses run on the beautiful, deep, winding York River and on Baptiste Lake, ending by the Waddle & Daub Cafe in Riverside Park, downtown Bancroft. The shorter courses on the river have no portages while the race starting on the lake also features a river section with swifts; some must be portaged, and some can be run, depending upon water levels.  The river has deep and shallow sections, twists and technical elements. The lake section is deep and can have waves.  All funds raised go to help support the not for profit Bancroft Community Transits’ transportation for children and youth in the community and for employment and social programs that foster social inclusion.  For more on this worthy cause see:  http://www.bancroftcommunitytransit.com/

    Saturday races are on the river only following the York River to Riverside Park. Sunday races are on lake then river with up to three portages. The course is lake paddling for 8.6 km, portage 1.5 km and continues down the York River for 13.1 km to the finish line at Riverside Park in Bancroft.

    1.3 km, 3 km and 6 km community races on Saturday start and finish in Riverside Park.

    The North of 7 River Run is proud to host the Marathon Paddle Racing Provincial Championships. All are welcome to participate in the Provincials. To receive Marathon Provincial medals, however, participants must be members in good standing of the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association.

    Register in advance at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/16362/north-of-7-river-run

    Gwen Coish:  gwenc@bancroftcommunitytransit.com


  • Canadian Downwind Championships

    Canadian Downwind Championships

    All day
    July 11, 2020

    Squamish, BC, July 11, 2020

    The Canadian Ocean Racing Champs is a point-to-point, mass start, downwind surfski, stand up paddleboard, prone paddleboard, and outrigger canoe race taking place on Howe Sound through the heart of the stunning Sea to Sky corridor. Come and experience some of our famous Canadian hospitality, and the race course that’s being called one of the most spectacular courses in the world!


  • Gorge Downwind Champs

    Gorge Downwind Champs

    All day
    July 13, 2020-July 18, 2020

    Hood River, OR, USA July 13-18, 2020

    is a week-long festival of downwind paddling held annually in the Columbia River Gorge which is conveniently located 1 hour from Portland Oregon. The main solo event will be held  either Thurs, Fri or Saturday based on best wind. 

    Participants must arrive Wednesday night or early Thursday AM to ensure they do not miss the main event. There are divisions for OUTRIGGERSs, SUPs and SURFSKIs. The Gorge Downwind Champs does not favor or cater to any one craft and prize $$ payout is equal between the craft types based on percentage of a specific craft to total entrants at the Gorge Downwind Champs.

    Consistent summer winds, Simple fast shuttles, variable terrain from insane to beginner, hot temps and fresh water make it one of the top downwind locations on the planet. It is no accident the Columbia River Gorge is already the #1 wind surfing and kite boarding destination in the world.

    Included with your entry are 5 days of downwind shuttles limited by only your time and endurance, 2 meals, a the Gorge Downwind Champs race. In addition, SUP, Outrigger and Surfski pros from around the world will be having skill clinics all week long. If your ambition is to do as many downwinds as possible in a week, or to refine your skills, the Columbia River Gorge cannot be beat.

    Outside of the event there are endless other opportunities for world class family fun including horseback riding, cycling on and off road, downhill skiing in July, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, mountain climbing, vineyards, micro brews, windsurfing, kite boarding, hot air balloons, zip lines and a lot more.

    Schedule of Events (all included with your entry)

    • Mon – Downwind Shuttles / Beer Garden

    • Tue – Downwind Shuttles / Beer Garden

    • Wed – Downwind Shuttles / Demo Day / Hero’s Dinner

    • Thu – Downwind Shuttles / Beer Garden (potential Race Day / Awards dinner)

    • Fri – Downwind Shuttles / Beer Garden (potential Race Day / Awards dinner)

    • Sat – Downwind Shuttles / Beer Garden (potential Race Day / Awards dinner)

    3 day wind window for World Cup Solo Race – Thr , Fri or Sat.

  • Kingston to Ottawa (K2O)

    Kingston to Ottawa (K2O)

    All day
    July 18, 2020-July 19, 2020

    Kingston/Smith Falls
    July 18,19, 2020

    The Kingston to Ottawa 200 (K2O) Paddling Race is an ultra endurance marathon paddling race through a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Rideau Canal waterway. Starting from the Cataraqui Canoe Club in Kingston and ending at the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa; racers face the challenge of completing the full 200-km distance within a 36 hour time limit or an alternative 100KM half marathon within a 24 hour limit. The upcoming 2018 edition of the K2O will also introduce 25km and 50km formats presenting a challenge for skill levels of all kinds – recreational/novice, intermediate, intermediate, competitive, and weekend warriors alike.

    Racers will navigate day and night through flat water conditions on bodies of lakes, rivers, and canals with support crews also allowed at portages (21 in total) along the race route. All types of non-fixed paddle crafts are allowed in the race however, no crafts with sails or pedals are permitted. Examples of non-fixed paddle crafts are: canoes, kayaks, SUPs, voyageur/north canoes, surf skis, etc. Paddlers can challenge the race as soloists, tandems, or in teams of 3 or more paddlers, The K2O makes its mark as Ontario’s longest non-stop paddling marathon and the only race in the province to offer prize money. Expect an incredible journey, an incredible event, and an incredible challenge!

    To register go to: http://kingston2ottawa.ca/ There is a different pulldown tab for each distance.

  • WOD Regatta

    WOD Regatta

    08:00 -15:00
    July 18, 2020

    Saturday July 18 – Confirmed

    Location TBC

    possible fee required

  • BCC Time Trials

    BCC Time Trials

    09:00 -13:00
    July 19, 2020

    No additional detail for this event.

  • Little Current to Killarney Canoefest

    Little Current to Killarney Canoefest

    All day
    July 20, 2020

    Little Current
    July , 2020

    The race is a marathon canoe race approximately 40 km in length. Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC) and Killarney Mountain Lodge (KML) put together a video last October 2018 to unveil MBC’s new beer, Killarney Cream Ale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDQsE4r_YI4. The video concept was built around the delivery of the first keg of this signature Ale being made by 30 foot Voyageur Canoe from the Home of The MBC, Little Current, Manitoulin Island to the KML, in the Town of Killarney on the shore of Georgian bay.



  • Mattawa River Canoe Race

    Mattawa River Canoe Race

    All day
    July 25, 2020

    North Bay       July 25, 2020 http://nbmca.on.ca/

    The Mattawa River Race starts on Trout Lake in North Bay and continues down the Mattawa valley, ending at the town of Mattawa on the Ottawa River. The course features long lake crossings, multiple portages, dams and rapids as well as twisting river section so a close inspection is required prior to the race. The race is pit-crew supported but with long unsupported sections, so safety is a key issue. This event requires training and careful preparation of food, fluids and equipment. The organizers recommend pre-running parts of the course. There are many portages and some class 1-2 white-water.  The long race is suitable for intermediate to experienced paddlers. There is a shorter 13K race suitable for family and all skill levels. The race coincides with the Mattawa Lumber Jack Festival so there is a lot to see and do at the finish line. There is a tremendous sense of history as you portage over the same trails worn into the rocks by countless generations of First Nations people over thousands of years.

    Advance registration is necessary for the 64 km race. Deadline is July 15. https://www.mattawarivercanoerace.ca/registration/

    Paddlers in the family class can register online or on race day at Samuel de Champlain Park.