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2019 canoe race date pegged for April 14

sean Jan 8, 2019 - 10:43am

The 2019 edition of the Raisin River Canoe Race is scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 14. Online registration for the 30 km run downstream from St. Andrew's to Williamstown is now available here

The event first took place in 1973 and has been held all but one year since.

There are various categories of entry, including recreational, professional, student, and kayaks. 

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Canoe race postponed

publisher Apr 13, 2018 - 10:41am

The Raisin River Canoe Race will be postponed one week and will be held on Sunday, April 22 this year. "We have considered the latest forecasts which call for the likelihood of a high impact storm consisting of snow, ice pellets, and freezing rain all weekend. These conditions would be very unpleasant for paddlers, spectators, volunteers and volunteer safety crews. We are also concerned about participant and spectator safety," says the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. "Those who have pre-registered online will be given the option of a deferral for next week, a refund, or they may elect an alternate paddler for their entry. We will be contacting people by email directly. We are committed to this decision, and the race will be held on the 22nd regardless if the weather forecasts change.

For the latest updates, please visit our website at http://www.rrca.on.ca," adds Lissa Deslandes, Regulations Officer and Communications Coordinator with the authority.

We will have more in this week’s edition of The Glengarry News

Complete canoe race coverage in The Glengarry News

sean Apr 11, 2017 - 2:43pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes full coverage of the 2017 Raisin River Canoe Race.

To see our photo gallery, please go here.

Comprehensive results from this and past races are available here

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Owen Robertson and Dave Robertson paddle their way to the portage in Martintown. (Sean Bray photo)

Our Raisin River Canoe Race photo gallery is live

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 4:29pm

The 45th annual Raisin River Canoe Race was held on Sunday, and our photographers were out capturing the action. You can view all our images in our online gallery here.

Full coverage of the event will be published in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

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Here's the activity at the staging area of the canoe race. (Margaret Caldbick photo)

Raisin River Canoe Race sees 195 entries under glorious weather

sean Apr 9, 2017 - 3:56pm

High water levels and warm sunshine greeted the 195 entries in the Raisin River Canoe Race today. Among the changes for the 2017 race, the start line was moved 5 km downstream, and portaging was required in Martintown – both for safety reasons. 

As always, your dedicated Glengarry county information source, The Glengarry News, was there covering the event, with two reporters/photographers. We will have photos, results, and more in the next edition of the newspaper.

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Boats approach the portage point in Martintown. (Sean Bray photo)