Canoe Race Information

RULES and SAFETY INFORMATION
  • All participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver form.
  • All participants must wear an approved life jacket at all times.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • All vessels must have a fifty-foot rope attached and a whistle.
  • Canoeists may carry their canoe along the river’s edge during any section of rapids.
  • Participants may use a canoe or kayak to participate in the event; at this time, stand up paddle boards are not permitted. 
MARTINTOWN DAM
  • We encourage all participants to use the portage around the dam.
  • The portage area is by the fire hall on the left-hand side of the river.
  • IF the dam is open, you may pass through the narrow opening on the RIGHT-HAND SIDE ONLY. This section is marked.
  • DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PASS THROUGH ANYWHERE ELSE.
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)

Boats will leave according to their race number starting at 10:30 in groups of three, spaced one minute apart. Please be on time and arrange yourself in order. The approximate start times are therefore as follows:

Between And Boat From Boat To
10:30 10:44 1 45
10:45 10:59 46 90
11:00 11:14 91 135
11:15 11:29 136 180
11:30 11:45 181 225

RESULTS and AWARDS
  • Results will be posted to the RRCA website: http://www.rrca.on.ca
  • Awards for top 3 per category will be mailed out the week following the event.