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Photo gallery: 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46pm

Our image gallery from the 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race is live online here.

For coverage and results, check out the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News.

Complete results can be found on the Raisin Region Conservation Authority's canoe race web page

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Dale Coburn and Heinrich Greeff navigate the rapids near the finish area in Williamstown. – Sean Bray photo

Updated story: Preparing for the 47th annual Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 13, 2019 - 1:01pm

Mother Nature seems to have finally put winter behind her, though today's glorious weather is not forecast to extend into Sunday, for the 47th running of the Raisin River Canoe Race.

Rain that was originally expected Sunday evening is now forecast to push into our region earlier, perhaps as early as noon, along with cooler temperatures. It looks like it will be approximately 5 degrees Celsius and dry to start the race. For an updated forecast, follow this link

Participants

If you missed the opportunity for online registration (or had been putting it off), you can still sign up to participate in any of the divisions on race morning, starting at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic School (17283 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West). Note, only cash payment will be accepted.

For entrants who pre-registered, you can pick up your numbers as early as 8:30 a.m.

The traditional pre-race breakfast will be served at the St. Andrew's Knights of Columbus (St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 17298 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West) from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The first boats will enter the water at 10:30 a.m., travelling the approximately 30 km route downstream to Williamstown.

From 1 p.m. onwards, shower and changeroom facilities will be open at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre, 19740 John Street in Williamstown.

The post-race dinner fundraiser hosted by the St. Mary's Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre runs from 1 to 6 p.m.

Awards will be mailed out to category winners, as well as the second and third-place finishers, in the week following the event.

Spectators

For spectators, there are numerous vantage points along the river route, but one of the highlights is undoubtedly at the dam in Martintown.

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One week until the Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 7, 2019 - 1:39pm

The 2019 edition of the Raisin River Canoe Race is just a week away, scheduled for Sunday, April 14, running the traditional course from St. Andrew's West downstream to Williamstown, a distance of just over 30 kilometres.

Online registration, at a reduced rate, is available until April 11. To register or for more information, please see the Raisin Region Conservation Authority canoe race web page here.

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2019 canoe race date pegged for April 14

sean Jan 8, 2019 - 10:43am

The 2019 edition of the Raisin River Canoe Race is scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 14. Online registration for the 30 km run downstream from St. Andrew's to Williamstown is now available here

The event first took place in 1973 and has been held all but one year since.

There are various categories of entry, including recreational, professional, student, and kayaks. 

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Complete canoe race coverage in The Glengarry News

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 2:43pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes full coverage of the 2017 Raisin River Canoe Race.

To see our photo gallery, please go here.

Comprehensive results from this and past races are available here

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Owen Robertson and Dave Robertson paddle their way to the portage in Martintown. (Sean Bray photo)