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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 30 km course runs from St. Andrews West to Williamstown. The race is always held during the spring melt when water levels are high and flows are favourable for paddlers.
“The Canoe Race meanders through agriculture land, villages, rapids and forested land giving participants a first-class seat to the natural beauty of the Raisin River and our region,” says RRCA’s Race Coordinator, Lissa Deslandes.
Racers can register online until April 11 at a discounted rate or on-site on April 14.
A pre-race breakfast is taking place from 7 am to 11 am at the St. Andrews Parish Hall hosted by the St. Andrews Knights of Columbus. The official race begins at 10:30 am by St. Andrews Catholic School. Following the race, there will be a dinner hosted by the St. Mary’s Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre. Racers are encouraged to visit rrca.on.ca and follow the RRCA on Facebook for additional race information and updates.
Visit rrca.on.ca to pre-register. For more information, contact Lissa Deslandes, Raisin River Canoe Race Coordinator, (613) 938-3611 ext. 237, Lissa.Deslandes@rrca.on.ca.