The Glengarry News

COVID casualty

Canoe race cancelled

publisher Feb 24, 2021 - 12:06pm

For the second consecutive year, the Raisin River Canoe Race has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ⁣⁣

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority notes that the event is one of the longest canoe races in Eastern Ontario. First started in 1973, the race runs from St. Andrews to Williamstown. The race is always held in April when water levels are high.⁣

The event typically sees 350 paddlers every year cheered on by groups of spectators along the 30 km course.  For everyone's safety and following the current COVID-19 public health measures in place, the difficult decision was made to cancel the event this year.⁣