Whitewater

GRAND RIVER

Book by June 1. This very popular annual trip seems to be a great draw for all levels of paddlers, including families. Over the last five years we have enjoyed perfect weather, portage free paddling, and a social barbeque that has followed our outing.
This is a wonderful day to enjoy an easy moving river and to socialize with other WCA’ers. The trip will start in south Cambridge, where we will put in, and then paddle to Paris. We will pass through scenic farm country, negotiate some easy Class one water, and stop for lunch along the way.

Those interested are welcome to join us back at our house in Cambridge for some food, beverage, and social time.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Paris Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 12, 2010 (All day)
Event Duration: 
day trip
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Doug Ashton
Phone: 
519-620-8364

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PETAWAWA RIVER

Book as soon as possible. Join us on the classic run from Lake Travers to McManus. There will be a potluck dinner and accommodation at our place on Friday night.

This is a great opportunity to watch expert paddlers take on Rollway- one of Ontario’s wildest whitewater thrills. There are plenty of Class 3 rapids for intermediate paddlers on this run. All the more difficult rapids can be walked around, and there is lots of scenery to enjoy from either the river or the trail on this beautiful river.

Fully outfitted whitewater boats, and completer wetsuits or drysuits are mandatory.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Petawawa
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 22, 2010 (All day)
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Fully outfitted whitewater boats, and completer wetsuits or drysuits are mandatory.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay Neilson & Frank Knaapen
Phone: 
613-687-6037

LOWER MADAWASKA RIVER

Book as soon as possible. Join us for the 10th annual spring paddle/wine and cheese party and find out first hand why mostly sane, reasonably intelligent and somewhat mature persons subject themselves to the vicissitudes of spring camping. We paddle from above Aumonds Bay to the take-out at Griffith, a distance of only 28 km.

The pace is leisurely with only the Sunday being a full day of paddling and most of that spent on the Snake Rapids section of the river. Lots of time to play, chat and nibble! Rapids will range from Grade 1 to 4 and there are a couple of short portages around falls.

The water will still be cold, and the water levels are likely to be quite high. In the past we have had sun, rain, hail and snow…all on the same day, so participants will need to dress and pack appropriately. Suitable for intermediate level paddlers. Limit six boats. Book early as this trip “sells out” every year.

The Basics
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 08:30
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Larry Durst
Phone: 
905- 415-1152

MAGNETAWAN RIVER

Book before May 10. I will be paddling on the Magnetawan River for the long weekend in May and would enjoy some company. This is a four day trip suitable for experienced whitewater trippers. Participants must have properly outfitted boats and cold weather camping gear/experience.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Magnetawan
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, May 21, 2010 (All day)
Event Duration: 
4 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Participants must have properly outfitted boats and cold weather camping gear/experience.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Alan James

OPEONGO & UPPER MADAWASKA RIVERS

Book immediately. The Opeongo has long sections of Class 2-3 rapids, making it suitable for solid intermediates or better. The Upper Madawaska is one of the most challenging rivers in Ontario. Water levels will be very high, requiring Class 3 rock and roll paddling skills, with some Class 4 thrills for experts. The big drops can be portaged, but the river still requires advanced whitewater skills. Fully outfitted whitewater boats, and complete wetsuits or drysuits are mandatory.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Opeongo & Upper Mad
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 16:54
Event Duration: 
day trip
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay Neilson & Frank Knaapen
Phone: 
613-687-6037

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LOWER BLACK RIVER TWEED

Book by April 10. See Black River – Queensborough at http://www.boatwerks.net/whitewater/running.php. This is not the same river as the Black River at Washago. This Lower Black runs from Queensborough to Hwy #7, north-west of Tweed, and east of Madoc. It is 10.5 km of grade I to IV rapids. The more serious ones can be and at least one will be portaged. The river is primarily pool and drop, but a number of the rapids are longish and narrow and require the ability to maneuver a canoe at an intermediate level in whitewater. There will be some eddies that you must hit, and some definite lines that you must run. The book ‘Eastern Ontario White Water Rivers’ ranks this river as the next step above the Moira. If you are not comfortable running the Lost Channel section of the Moira, you will not be comfortable here. On the other hand, it is a fun run on a pretty section of river. There will probably still be some snow in the bush and the water will be cold. Tandem canoes must have a center airbag. Wetsuits or drysuits and helmets are required. Limit 5 canoes.
The Basics
Event Location: 
Tweed
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 16:45
Event Duration: 
day trip
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jon McPhee
Phone: 
905-640-8819

SPENCE’S CELEBRATED SALMON-MOIRA WEEKEND

Book after February 20. Just north of Belleville, these two rivers offer exciting whitewater and fine scenery. The Salmon is the more gentle run, with some small rapids for you to practice your skills. The Moira has larger rapids possibly up to class 3. You can bivouac at my house and enjoy a potluck dinner. These are two of Southern Ontario's finest spring rivers. Intermediate paddlers welcome. Limit six boats.

The Basics
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 16:40
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Glenn Spence
Phone: 
613-475-4176
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