A Sure Sign of Spring - Raisin River Canoe Race Date is set for April 19

April 9, 2015

Jon Pitcher, Community Relations Lead Ontario, presented the cheque to RRCA General Manager Roger Houde at the organization's office in Cornwall on April 9, 2015.

The 43rd Annual Raisin River Canoe Race is set for April 19th.  The water is flowing well, most of the ice is gone and conditions are ideal for this year’s race.  “We are pleased to announce TransCanada has once again joined us with this popular community event,” comments Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager.  “The Raisin River is a magnificent natural feature in Eastern Ontario and this race provides an excellent opportunity to highlight its significance.”

“TransCanada is very proud to be a participant in this wonderful springtime tradition for a second year in a row,” said Jon Pitcher of TransCanada.

The race is an annual rite of spring in the region, which will see hundreds of paddlers winding their way down the Raisin River, from St. Andrews West to Williamstown. The race attracts canoe and kayak enthusiasts from across Ontario and Quebec, with hundreds of spectators lined up along the route.

Everyone is invited to participate, starting with a pre-race breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 10416, at the St. Andrews Parish Hall from 8:00 AM to noon.  Advanced event registration can be done online at www.rrca.on.ca, or in person the day of the race at St. Andrews School starting at 9AM. Race day entries are $20 per paddler.  The race will start at 10:30AM sharp. The post event banquet and awards will be at the Char-Lan recreation centre starting at 3 PM and is open to everyone.

More event details and canoe rental information can be found on the RRCA’s website (www.rrca.on.ca).

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca.

About TransCanada
With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest liquids delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.



Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-938-3611 ext. 237

TransCanada Media Enquiries:
Shawn Howard / Mark Cooper
403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859