Learn more about Saugeen Paddlers
June 1, 2012
What is a North Canoe?
North Canoes were used by pioneers and fur traders over a hundred years
ago. Largely used north and west of Lake Superior to collect furs, the canoes were paddled to trading posts in Fort William (Thunder Bay). These canoes were
25-26’ long, weighed 300 lbs.
The North Canoe Race
The Saugeen Paddlers Canoe Club celebrates the history of the North Canoe during the Annual North Canoe Race. Teams of 6 to 8 are invited to compete in races and “Voyageur Games”. Race fees are $20/adult and $5/student. The races are held at the Saugeen Paddlers Club located near the fairgrounds in
How do I participate?
If you are interested in joining the fun, organize a team of your own, (or enter as a single paddler and we will put you on a team) and contact the Saugeen Paddlers Canoe club. No experience is required. A canoe will be provided, as
well as coaching from experienced paddlers. If you don’t have your own paddle and life jacket, you may borrow these items from the club.
Following the race, morning coffee and lunch will be provided. Please bring your own cup, plate and utensils.
The Voyageur Games will start after lunch. The race teams will compete with each other for best time in these land-based events.
Try out a Canoe or Kayak. No experience required!
If you are interested in trying out any of the club
boats, an experienced club member will be there to
help you on Saturday afternoon.
Sites are available on Saturday night. Please reserve a spot in advance. Tents only, no electricity available. See registration details.
The Day Trip
Club members will lead a day trip in the north canoes from Paisley to the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area on Sunday. The trip will start at 10:00 and will return after lunch. See Registration details and bring a lunch!
For the North Canoe Race & Voyageur Games, June 9 & 10: All team members complete and sign the attached “Waiver and Rules” form. Contact Ed Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-353-3194 to arrange practice dates prior to race day. Bring signed form, and fees to first practice. Practice dates to be confirmed.
For Overnight Camping: contact Ed Maxwell to reserve a tent site.
Confirm number of people and number of tents.
For the Day Trip: Registration for the day trip is separate
from the race registration. You don’t have to register for the race to
register for the day trip. Contact Ed Maxwell for details.
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To join the Saugeen Paddlers Canoe Club contact Lynn Cecchetti at 519-
353-5682. Annual membership for 2012 is $60 per family or $40 for individuals. New members who sign-up after August 2011 will have access to club facilities for the fall of 2011 as well as for all of 2012.