JOIN US FOR NBMCA'S 40TH ANNUAL
MATTAWA RIVER CANOE RACE!!
READY FOR A CHALLENGE WITH A TWIST OF HISTORY??
Grab Your Paddle! It's only 64 km!
Race with the pros or join the recreational paddlers as they paddle and portage their canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards 64 km from Trout Lake, North Bay to the Mattawa Island Conservation Area.
The scenery is spectacular, the portages are challenging, the pride of accomplishment earns you bragging rights for following in the historic wake of Voyageurs who followed the path of the Huron and Ojibway as they travelled this Heritage River enroute between the Great Lakes to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
A 13 km family and youth race launches from Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, joining the finish line at Mattawa Island (with only 1 portage) to give beginners and up-and-coming paddlers a taste of the river and the race.
Can you beat the 1995 record for the fastest finish of 5 hours, 27 minutes and 53 seconds?
The coveted NBMCA Mattawa River Canoe Race Trophy is awarded to the team with the best overall time. Category champions are awarded with unique medals. Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers in each category with Category champions being honoured with a unique medal that captures the spirit of the race and the region. Participants who pre-register by June 30 receive a memento of their accomplishment.
Paddlers who have participated in the race for five, ten, or fifteen years enter the Five and Dime Club and receive commemorative pins. (Would believe there are paddlers who've raced 25+ years? And the oldest paddler - 78 years young!)
For more information visit mattawarivercanoerace.ca
Please check your category here!
All proceeds from the race and sponsorships support the NBMCA's Stewardship and Education Programs including the Chippewa Creek EcoPath and the Adopt-the-Creek Program (www.chippewaecopath.ca).
For more information on the Race, please contact the NBMCA's Community Relations Coordinator
Paula Loranger at (705) 474-5420 ext. 2002
** Please note: All NEW participants must attend a Mandatory Safety Briefing and Registration the evening of Friday July 22th.
|Apr 26 - Jul 21||$25.00|
|Apr 26 - Jul 21||$15.00|
April 26 11:00 AM EDT - Registration Opens
April 26 11:00 AM EDT - Early Bird Pricing
July 1 12:00 AM EDT - Early Bird Pricing Finishd
July 21 11:59 PM EDT - Online Registration Closes
July 22 9:30 AM EDT - Eau Claire Gorge Guided Walk
July 22 7:00 PM EDT - Mandatory Safety Brieifing
July 23 7:00 AM EDT - Race Day - Races Begin!
July 23 6:00 PM EDT - Dinner and Banquet