36th Annual Gull River Open Canoe Slalom Race

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This September will witness a special 36th annual running of the Gull River open canoe slalom race. Please bring Gull race memorabilia. The race is as always the weekend after labour Day, Sept 10 and 11 this year. Help set up the course Friday morning, practice runs Friday pm and Saturday am. Race starts noon Saturday. Spectators welcome. Volunteers needed.

This was the site of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games for whitewater canoe slalom, where athletes from 15 countries were challenged by the most challenging of whitewater dynamics.

Registration: on-site only. Register Friday evening or Saturday morning by 10 a.m.

  • Per class $15
  • 3 classes $40 (includes a free subscription to Rapid magazine)
  • Per additional class $10
  • Insurance (non-members of Whitewater Ontario) $10.00


Saturday Afternoon

  • Men's Masters & Legends Solo
  • Mixed Tandem
  • Women's Tandem
  • Kids' Splash

Saturday Evening

  • Cross-Country Croquet
  • Reel Paddling Film Festival

Sunday Morning

  • Women's Solo
  • Men's Tandem
  • Junior / Senior Tandem
  • Junior Solo (18 years of age and under)

Sunday Afternoon

  • Men's Solo
  • Women's Masters & Legends Solo
  • Glass Solo Canoe, Open

This year we are reinstating a most prestigious award - the best costume displayed during one of your race runs (solo or tandem, your choice). Accompanying antics will not count for much, it's the costume and it is a race run after all. Judged near the kissing bridge.

Note that we will be splitting the former Masters' class into Masters 40 to 54 years and Legends 55 +

To make the 36th annual event even more special we are looking for a group and family activity and have come up with all-terrain extreme cross-country croquet. If you have a croquet set, bring it along (put your name on all your pieces) and we'll set up a course through the campground Saturday evening starting at 6:30.

There will be a corn roast and barbeque Friday evening for race volunteers and everyone helping to set-up gates on Friday morning. Everyone who has arrived by Friday dinner is welcome to join. Those who didn't setup, please contribute potluck appetizers and dessert and bring your own food for the the barbeque.

Volunteers: please contact Dave Humphrys This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Questions: Beth Kennedy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anyone able to donate prizes, please contact Dave Humphrys

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