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Raisin River Canoe Race set for April 9

sean Apr 2, 2017 - 1:49pm

Parts of the Raisin River still have ice cover, so it's probably a really good thing that the Raisin River Conservation Authority bumped the annual canoe race from today to April 9.

We will have the details to get you ready for this spring rite of passage in The Glengarry News this week. 

If you can't wait, here's a link to the RRCA website, with online registration available until April 5.

raisin river iced over
The Raisin River appears ice-covered, looking upstream from the bridge in Martintown, in the March 30, 2017 image. (Sean Bray photo)

Canoe race date pushed back a week

publisher Mar 23, 2017 - 8:06am

The recent cold snap has re-frozen the Raisin River in parts, forcing a change in the date for the annual canoe race. The 14-day trend does not look favourable for an April 2 race, says the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. Currently there are 12 inches of ice at some locations along the river. The RRCA will be contacting people who have already registered to see if they would like a refund or if they are okay with the new date.

The new canoe race date is April 9.

Online registration, canoe rental information, and more can be found on the RRCA website here.

We will also have details in next week's edition of The Glengarry News

Cool finish

richard Apr 12, 2016 - 10:57am

Marc Pilon, of Long Sault, who rolled his kayak after shooting the dam at Martintown, insisted at the finish line that he wasn't cold despite the icicles hanging from his cap. He finished first in the Long Kayak and eighth overall in Sunday's Raisin River Canoe Race. More in the April 13 edition of The News.

The Raisin River is ready to welcome you

sean Apr 15, 2015 - 3:23pm

Here's a video, courtesy of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority, shot at the canoe race finish line in Williamstown on Monday.

6 days until the 43rd Annual Raisin River Canoe Race! Here are the conditions at the finish line as of today.

Posted by Raisin Region Conservation Authority on Monday, April 13, 2015