Our traditional community paddle returns for its 5th year running in Ottawa. Paddlers depart from Dow’s Lake and head north along the historic Rideau Canal through the City core. Paddlers choose from 2 distances of 6K and 12K. On-water volunteers and safety boats provide support. Once paddlers hit their turnaround point they return to Dow’s Lake for a well-deserved catered lunch. The afternoon includes prize giveaways, product demos and some time to relax and socialize with other paddlers and new friends.
Catering by Tuk Catering
08:30-09:00 Registration for people borrowing boards
09:00-09:30: Registration for people with their own boards
09:30-10:00: Speeches & Safety Instruction (all)
10:00 Group departure (all)
10:00-13:00pm: Community Paddle
13:00-14:00: Informal Catered Lunch
14:00: Prize Draws
14:00-16:00: Board Demos, Meet Sponsors, Hang Out
16:00: Site Takedown
6km route from Dow's Lake to the Canal Ritz Restaurant and back. This paddle is geared toward beginners or those who simply want to take it easy.
12km route from Dow's Lake to the National Arts Centre and back. This paddle is geared toward ambitious beginners and intermediate/advanced SUPers.
Bring your Minimum Fundraising Certificate, issued via email when you reach the $100 fundraising minimum, to pick up your event package.
LOCATION: Trailhead Paddle Shack, 1960 Scott Street, Ottawa
DATE: Saturday July 9th, 2016
TIME: Business Hours
No board, no problem! We have a limited number of FREE loaner boards available on a first come, first serve basis. Send us an email before you register and we'll set you up. Note that boards will only be held for 24hrs allowing you time to register and once you are registered you are guaranteed a board and paddle on event day.