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2017 Canadian Slalom & Downriver National Championships


Athletes and Volunteers!! 

Register NOW for the Canadian Slalom and Downriver National Championships! Events are spread between July 31st and August 6th in the Ottawa area.

Please see this link for further details and links to register for the races or to volunteer for the event:

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2017 WO Spring Newsletter



Newsletter June 2017

Message from President


Good news.... whitewater paddling is strong.  As we have seen from more events, news on site construction, and paddlers' posts on social media - whitewater kayaking and canoeing is enjoying a strong resurgence.   

Despite questions of a short spring, we have had a number of rainy days, so rivers have been high and paddlers took advantage of it for an extended Spring.  This year we began promoting all whitewater events, whether WO club or just a reputable organizer,  to encourage information sharing and greater participation. 

Tragically our province also had ill-equipped citizens head out in river trips only to flip and drown without lifejackets.  There were 2 paddler drownings in the GTA and 1 in Muskoka - factors were inexperience, and lack of PFDs.    Since many of our clubs are considered the subject matter experts, I encourage you to talk with your local OPP Marine Officer, Conservation Area, how you as a paddler or your club can promote proper PFD use, and safe river paddling. 

Clubs are the safest and most effective way to paddle.  Below you will read news on recreational whitewater events, fun and serious competitions, athlete training, upcoming Nationals Championships, and Ottawa Clubhouse construction, and the Fix-The-Gull project. 

We have a fantastic sport.  As much as we get out of it, we should put into it.  It is a responsibility to share it with others.  If you wish to get involved locally with a club, or on a specific event or whitewater project, please reach out to myself or Eric Betteridge (VP - Ottawa) for who to connect with. 

Thank you for being a member and supporting whitewater, 

    Dave Gillespie - WO President 


 Complete 2017 WO Newsletter attachment includes:

Minden Update

Canoe Slalom National Team Trials

Ottawa River Runners excited to open the dorrs on a new clubhouse !

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2017 WO Events Calendar

The 2017 WO Events Calendar is a work in progress. The current schedule is an attachment to this notice. Please watch for any adjustments with additional postings.

Thank you.

Competition and Events Committees

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