2017 WO Member E-Blast

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Good day WO member (current or past),

Whitewater Ontario and whitewater clubs have been making great strides this Spring.   The following is just a sampling of news pieces.


  • Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers hosted a very successful M.A.C.K. Fest in Marmora a few weeks ago.  Over 200 paddlers.  More news coming in the full May e-Newsletter.  Jake Fell did a fantastic 3min video on what MACK 2017 was all about.   Click here.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2qmILr8eG8
  • Hell or High Water is coming up in Petawawa on May 13, 2017.   There is a full range of events for recreational paddlers, and the new Rafting Competition. for more info click here...  http://www.hohw.ca
  • Ontario Slalom Competitive Team has been actively training with Anthony Colin in Ottawa this winter. Winter training program has been the Performance and Development group in the same facilities in Carleton University Performance Centre.   Sessions included strength and conditioning, ergs paddle machine, technical session at the pool. Some Saturday skiing and locally working at the club house at the Pumphouse.

They did a 4 week training camp in February-March which finished in Pau (France).  Why Pau? We were able to share the slots with some of the best nations in slalom, the course, accommodation and flight was cheap.  The athletes funded this themselves.  In 2 weeks, we will have 11 athletes of the 2 training groups at the National Team Trials in Kananaskis Canmore with the majority of them trying for National Team then onto the international stage. We will have 3 senior athletes + the 11 juniors, so 14 athletes of WO will represent Ontario at the trial.  More info and photos in May e-Newsletter.


  • Minden Whitewater Preserve is now working on a new look.  Work Weekend: April 29-30. Campsite prep, Getting showers working, putting up signage, and building benches.  Dinner provided.  In future, Lower camping rate for club members, higher for non-members.  Details to be announced @ Work Weekend and online.  Summer student, Carley is returning and introducing onsite electronic payment for Visa/MC payment.   Campground is opening May 19th. 
  • The WO-OWWA Family Reunion has been moved to Fall 2017.  
  • Whitewater Ontario BoD is working on a breakdown of finances, revenue, costs, grants, memberships, etc and what it means to you as members.  This graphic 1 page will shared in May e-Newsletter.



If you have info for the May e-Newsletter - please forward to the office.  In the meantime, we hope to see you on a river.

In Service,

     - Dave, Eric, Celeste, Cale, Sherri, Scott, Kathleen, Anthony, Donna, Jen, Carolyn, Marc, John, Dave, Jennifer, Andy, and Carley,  (the WO Board of Directors & Staff)

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