Raisin River Canoe Race - April 14, 2019

The Raisin River Canoe Race is one of the longest canoe races 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 is now closed. You can register in-person at St. Andrews School on Sunday starting at 9:00 AM

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2019 Pricing:

Category Online (until midnight April 11) Day of Registration (April 14)
Recreational Canoes $40.00 $50.00
Pro Canoes $40.00 $50.00
17 Foot Open $40.00 $50.00
2 People Kayak $40.00 $50.00
Single Pro Canoe $20.00 $25.00
Single Rec Canoe $20.00 $25.00
Single Long Kayak $20.00 $25.00
Single Short Kayak $20.00 $25.00

We are offering discounts of $10 per boat for student paddlers for online registrations.

2019 Event Schedule:

  • April 11 11:59 PM : Online registration ends

  • April 14 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM : Pre-race breakfast hosted by the St. Andrews Knights of Columbus (St. Andrews Parish Hall, 17298 County Rd 18, St Andrews West)

  • April 14 8:30 AM : Canoe number pickup opens for pre-registrations only (St. Andrews Catholic School, 17283 County Rd 18, St Andrews West)

  • April 14 9:00 AM : On-site registrations opens (St. Andrews Catholic School, 17283 County Rd 18, St Andrews West)

  • April 14 10:30 AM : Race starts (Field beside St. Andrews Catholic School)

  • April 14 1:00 PM : Shower and change room facilities open (Char-Lan Recreation Centre, 19740 John Street, Williamstown)

  • April 14 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM : Post-race dinner fundraiser hosted by the St. Mary's Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre (19740 John Street, Williamstown)

Awards will be mailed out to category winners, 2nd place and 3rd place in the week following the event.