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HOHW – Hell or High Water

May 12

This is non-KWP event.  It is put on by the Petawawa River Rats Paddling Club and town of Petawawa.  The event is a fun Down River Race through the town section of the Petawawa River (2 rapids, Class 3~4).  Usually some KWP members head to this event to partake.  There is a banquet, dinner and awards in the evening.   While there, plan on a Sunday Upper Petawawa Trip, a great Class 4 river in the middle of Algonquin Park.

Hell or High Water occurs day one in town and the Sunday people do the Upper Petawawa. The Saturday is a rafting race run by Esprit. For kayakers we compete against the other clubs for bragging rights. For the rafts it can be beginners, for kayaks it is for intermediate/experts paddlers depending on water levels.

Campground paddlers use is Black Bear Campground, (Black Bear Campground – 154 Lieven Road CFB Petawawa, cost is $5 per person per night and we ask that you pay at Registration on Saturday morning) or people can use the Quality Inn that is sponsoring the event (10% to 25% discount for participants).

Sanctioned: Yes (through WO and PRR), Sunday Upper Petawawa Yes

Ability: Intermediate to Expert

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