Calling all Sprint paddlers! Check out the whitewater race below - sounds like a cool event if you're around that weekend.
A Word From the Organizers
On Saturday, May 7, 2011 the first boat of many will launch into the waters of the Petawawa River (in Petawawa), marking the official start of the third annual Hell or High Water weekend in Petawawa. The event celebrates the wild rivers of the Ottawa Valley, while supporting the tourism and recreation branding of Renfrew County.
The 2011 event will also serve as a fundraiser for Soldier On, an organization which works to get wounded or disabled Canadian Forces members back into sports and recreation; Whitewater Ontario’s efforts to keep our rivers running accessible; and, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre.
Consider entering a team into the raft race. Imagine your team going head-to-head against other businesses or club teams from across the Ottawa Valley, vying for the top spot! Or, if you are a kayaker or canoeist enter the race, and see how your times compares against your friends, or even some of Canada’s top paddlers.
Please take a look through the details provided on the website and feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to make this event a positive and successful experience.
Kim Barrington, Philip Kompass, Brad Wipp, Mike Crouzat
NOTES: raft, equipment and a guide are provided by Esprit rafting per team of 6. Entry for rafters is $25 per person. This gets you a couple runs and is actually a bargain since a run on the Ottawa is usually around $120 or so per person. All proceeds go to charities mentioned above.
[click Register to Race to sign up teams]