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The Raisin River Canoe Race is the longest running canoe race in Eastern Ontario. First started in 1973, the 30km course runs from St. Andrews to Williamstown. The race is always held during the spring freshet when water levels are high and flows are favourable for paddlers.

Online registration adds a minor processing fee of about $4. The online registration helps keep our records organized. It is cheaper to pay online, even with the fee, as race-day entries will be $25 per person this year.

Please note students 18 and under are eligible for a $10/boat discount. If there is only one student in the boat, you must enter the student information as participant #1 to automatically get the discount.

Registration fees

2 People - Recreational Canoe Closed

This is the most common category. Choose this if you are two people and you have a "regular-type" canoe. If one participant is under 18, you will be assigned to the Adult and Youth group. If both are under 18, you will assigned to the Student group.

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2 People - Pro Canoe Closed

Choose this category if you know you have a Pro-style racing Canoe

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2 People - 17 Foot Open Closed

This category is for people who have longer canoes that have an advantage over regular canoes.

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2 People - Kayak Closed

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Single Pro Canoe Closed

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Single Recreational Canoe Closed

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Single Long Kayak (14 feet and over) Closed

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Single Short Kayak (under 14 feet) Closed

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I hereby acknowledge, appreciate and agree that the risk of injury from the activity of canoeing or kayaking in the Raisin River Canoe Race is significant including the potential for permanent paralyses and death.

I knowingly and freely assume all such risks both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation in the race. I represent that I understand the nature of the activity and that I am qualified and am in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the activity which involves travel on or being in extremely cold water, white water rapids, eddies, whirlpools and dams.

I agree to participate wearing the proper safety equipment required. I realize that there may be other Risks not known to me or not readily foreseeable, but I fully accept and assume all such risks whether or not identified above and I assume all responsibility for losses and damages which I may suffer as a result of my participation in the Raisin River Canoe Race.

I understand that I may be photographed or videotaped during the event, and the Raisin Region Conservation Authority may use those photographs or video footage for its marketing purposes.

I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, executors, estate trustees, personal representatives and next-of-kin hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the Raisin Region Conservation Authority, its officers, officials, directors, staff, volunteers, agents used to conduct the Raisin River Canoe Race from any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities arising from the negligence of the releases to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I have read the foregoing Release, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement fully. I understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights and signed it freely and voluntarily without inducement.

Event Schedule

  • April 19 11:59 PM EDT - Online Registration Ends

  • April 22 6:00 AM EDT - Pre-Race Breakfast Starts (St. Andrews Parish Hall, Knights of Columbus)

  • April 22 8:30 AM EDT - Canoe Number Pickup Opens, Pre-registrations Only, St. Andrews School

  • April 22 9:00 AM EDT - On-Site Registrations Opens, St. Andrews School

  • April 22 10:30 AM EDT - Race Start (Field beside St. Andrews School)

  • April 22 1:00 PM EDT - Shower and Change Room Facilities Open (CharLan Rec Centre)

  • April 22 2:00 PM EDT - Banquet (CharLan Rec Centre, hosted by the Ladies of St. Mary's Parish)

Contact Information

Event Location

St. Andrew's Catholic School, 17283 County Road 18, Saint Andrews West, ON, Canada

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