Come paddle your heart out on the Ottawa River, our heritage waterway!

WHEN: Saturday September 18, 2021

WHERE: Ottawa River Canoe Club, 1610 Sixth Line Rd, Kanata  (map)

COST: $65 + HST per person

ALL COMPETITORS MUST BE 14 DAYS PAST THEIR SECOND COVID-19 VACCINATION.  This will be enforced through an honour system.

More information and registration

Our Event 

This is an open, one day competition with about 120 paddlers, of every ability, competing in open, mixed and women's divisions as individuals or in crew boats. There will be a 8km and 12 km race course events. Food and non-alcoholic drink will be served from 11:30am onwards. The races will be followed by a small celebrations at the Ottawa River Canoe Club. Spectators are not allowed on site, but can view the races from the beach on the other side of the YMCA property at Sheila McKee Park (parking lot is approximately 300m past the ORCC parking lot).

Potential race categories include:

  • outrigger canoe (OC1 / OC2 / OC6)
  • surfski
  • recreational canoe
  • recreational kayak
  • Prone board
  • SUP
  • North Canoe

More details about classes and boats on the "More info and Registration" link above

Registration includes:

  • race fees and insurance
  • technical t-shirt (shirt sizes are not guaranteed)
  • sponsor swag
  • post-race celebratory meal and awards ceremony


  • Boat drop-off and pick-up is at the ORCC lower parking lot
  • Parking is free and onsite in the upper parking lot and along the gravel entrance road (do not park on Sixth Line Rd)
  • Filling station for your water bottle
  • Porto Potties are available
  • To control numbers for COVID purposes we are asking for no spectators this year.  Spectators can view the races from the beach past the YMCA, which has access from the Sheila McKee parking lot 300m past the ORCC parking lot.

    Boat rental and marketplace

    ORPC has a limited fleet of boats for rent during the event. We are also facilitating a boat marketplace: 

    • if you have an OC6 you would like to rent to others (you will earn $210), please email
    • if you want to rent a boat, please specify on the registration form
    • CAPTAINS are required to pay full rental fee and registration fee upon registration.  


    Ottawa River Canoe Club (ORCC) offers OC6 rentals and coached sessions for your team. Crews who wish to rent a boat must have one person in the boat who is a certified coach through the Coaching Association of Canada or through the Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA) and has done a huli drill with ORCC.  Alternatively, ORCC will provide you with a certified coach for a small fee.  For more information click on this link.

    Email contacts:

    Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

    What is the ORCC?

    The Ottawa River Canoe Club is a not for profit organization with a mission of introducing and fostering recreational and competitive paddle sports and having fun doing so. We offer a variety of paddling programs including canoeing, kayaking and dragon boating for all age groups. Our programs are led by highly trained coaching staff. We have been in operation since 2002 serving West Ottawa and surrounding communities including Nepean, Kanata, and West Carleton.

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