2016 Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler

2016 Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler

Minden Wild Water Preserve

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36th Annual Gull River Open Canoe Slalom Race

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Thursday, June 25th         – MKC -open practise

Friday, June 26th               – MKC Slalom (water release is free mid-week)

Saturday, June 27th          – Barry’s Bay

-          10am; Pan AM Games ignite Parade

-          noon;  Waterfront ‘noodle slalom’ participation event

Sunday, June 28th             – Ottawa River paddle

Mon-Friday                        – Gull Training Camp (unstructured)

Sat. July 4/5th                     – Andrew Westlake Slalom


Registration: ON-SITE

This is not an official Summer Race Series, so no pre-registrations necessary.



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  • let us know you plan to come to race, parade and camping – with how many?

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  • ample camping, to be paid on site

We have changed the MKC Slalom Race date to:  June 26th, 2015

Why?  Barry’s Bay just got the Ignite Grant (Pan AM Games community) partially due to MKC being the default site for Pan AM Games TO2015.  Barry’s Bay will be hosting a Parade down Main Street on June 27th. Thought it would be super cool to have all the Slalom paddlers in the parade.   This would be very appreciated locally, especially if we organize an event in town after the parade. We were thinking of a local participation Event on the Barry’s Bay beach: a ‘NOODLE SLALOM’ Saturday around noon – (after the parade) – that would see non paddlers paired up with Slalom paddlers – either in Slalom boats, or in Tandem canoes. 

After Saturday’s events, racers could head to the Ottawa River to paddle, or directly to the Gull for a week long training camp before the Andrew Westlake Race


2015 Minden's Crazy Raft Race

Hi Whitewater Paddlers:

    I am the Race Director for Minden’s Crazy Raft Race held every July 1st down the Gull river in Minden from the Rotary park to downtown Minden. We typically have between 15 and 25 rafts with up to 100 rafters on board. I am seeking a Kayaker or skilled canoeist who is willing to assist next July 1st.

The main responsibility would be to paddle alongside the lead rafts to monitor rafts and aid if any rafter falls into the river (all rafters must wear lifepreservers). Also, the race rules ask the leading rafts to stay within 4 raft lengths of the raft behind them (to avoid “runaway” winners), with a penalty of a 360’ turn. This requires enforcement.

My role has been to kayak behind the last raft to also provide assistance to stragglers, and to pick up any “flotsam” from the rafts.

There is also an opportunity to assist with the pre-race planning and organizing if there is someone interested in helping. 

If anyone is interested, please contact me.

Best regards,

Bill Chadwick

Race Director, Minden’s Crazy Raft Race

905 853 0955905 853 0955

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2014 Minden Hills Invitational and National Whitewater Championships



2014 Minden Hills Invitational and National Whitewater Championships


Nationals: The 2014 championships will be held at MKC Aug 25-29th. Note this is a weekday event.

Preliminary Schedule:

  • Downriver races (full and sprint) Wednesday 27th
  • Cadet, Junior, U23 and Masters Slalom Thursday Aug 28th
  • Senior/Open Slalom Friday August 29th


Optional training for cadets/juniors Aug 20-21 at MKC (there is no water Fri-Sunday). Accommodations will be available at MKC (camping and some bunkhouse rooms) with overflow at local campground. Those staying at MKC can book and pay as part of race registration, which will be available by end of June. Do not try and book direct with MKC.


Minden Hills Invitational: All athletes are invited to arrive early and race in the Minden Hills event. This event will also serve as an ICF Ranking Race for National Teams and a test event in preparation for TO2015. Open training with water release Wed 20th through weekend (at 25 cms). There will be no age groups, all competitors race open and athletes should have advanced skills capable of paddling upper section of the Gull whitewater course.








Registration for both events will be posted shortly on


For entries to each of the 3 series races, please use this google form:

(entries for Friday evening boater cross will be taken on site).



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