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April 2020

Credit River Upper/Middle/Lower Trip

April 4

Section dependant on interest and skill level of participants.  More information to follow. Trip Leaders to be determined.   

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Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny

April 11

This is non-KWP event.  It is put on by the town of Port Hope.  Some KWP members are involved with it. It is a super fun event that the whole family can participate in. To support Port Hope we encourage paddlers to give us some…

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Pre-Mackfest Paddle

April 13

Hwy 7 run. River and Trip Leader to be determined. More information to come.

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M.A.C.K. fest

April 17 - April 19
Marmora, Ontario Marmora, Ontario Canada + Google Map

M.A.C.K. fest - (Marmora Area Canoe & Kayak Festival) Date: Tentatively April 17th to the 19th.  DATES could change due to ice. Rivers - Black, Beaver, Salmon, Crowe, Moria, Skootamatta, etc. This is a KWP organized festival that takes place in Marmora Ontario.  This area…

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May 2020

Minden Whitewater Preserve Spring Volunteer Weekend

May 1 - May 3
Minden Whitewater Preserve, Gull River, 1870 Horseshoe Lake Road
Minden Hills, Ontario k0m2k0 Canada
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Join KWP and other WO members for preseason clean-up at the Gull, to help prepare MWP for its 2020 season. Paddlers usually come with family, on their own, and teens can get their community hours.  Come for the day or camp for the weekend.  Volunteers…

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Credit River Upper/Middle/Lower Trip

May 3

Chantal organizing, trip leaders  to be determined.  Section to be run is dependent on trip leader and participants skill level.

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HOHW – Hell or High Water

May 9 - May 10
Petawawa Pettawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

This is non-KWP event.    We do not have a club organizer attached to it. Several KWP'ers will be going.  See information link at bottom of this page  for registration. It is put on by the Petawawa River Rats Paddling Club and town of Petawawa. …

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May Long Weekend PALMERFEST Palmer Rapids

May 15 - May 18
Palmer Rapids Palmer Rapids, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Spend Victoria Long Weekend camping at Palmer Rapids this year for PALMERFEST!  A great place for beginner and novice paddlers.  Palmer Rapids has a little bit of everything for everyone.  KWP members usually make this the home-base during the weekend with day trips to other…

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June 2020

1st KWP Ottawa River Trip (Middle Channel)

June 6 - June 8
Ottawa River Ontario Canada + Google Map

Join the club for a weekend on the Ottawa River.  Great trip for those wanting to experience Ottawa for the first time.  Trip details yet to be determined. Camping available Friday evening.  Trip leaders to be determined. KWP has been able to secure a special rate…

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NEW FOR 2020!: Crazy Mad Demo Weekend, with Friends and Family at Palmer

June 13 - June 14

more information to come.......

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Kipawa Festival

June 19 - June 21
Kipawa River, North Western QC.
Laniel, Quebec Canada
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Location: Kipawa River, North Western QC. (approx. 5 hrs from Peterborough area) This is non-KWP event / Festival. It is an informal festival that takes place on Kipawa River and in Laniel QC.  Some events, such as Hollywood Rapid Race take place.  There are a…

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2nd KWP Ottawa River Weekend

June 27 - June 28

more information to come......... Camping available starting Friday evening.  Trip leaders to be determined. The cost for 1 night of camping, a BBQ meal, and one take-out per person will be $36 per person plus tax. This rate will only be available to KWP members…

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Week of Rivers

June 29 - July 5

Have paddle and will travel. From the Ottawa our group will move first to the Gatineau at the Bonnet Rouge Campground (be aware-they have a no dogs policy). We will then post on the KWP facebook page where we are going each day. If you…

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July 2020

Burleigh Falls Paddle

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tentative event, dependent on interest (lot of folks may be out of town)

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KWP Gull River Weekend

July 24 - July 26
Minden Whitewater Preserve, Gull River, 1870 Horseshoe Lake Road
Minden Hills, Ontario k0m2k0 Canada
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Gull River / WO Whitewater Preserve Although many KWP members will paddling the Gull River throughout the summer, this weekend is  planned as the KWP Gull River Trip.  The Gull River is a great spot for those wanting to improve skills a short, walkable section…

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King of the Clubs

July 31 - August 2
Ottawa River Ontario Canada + Google Map

King of the Clubs is held on the Sunday of the long weekend on the Ottawa River. Paddling Clubs compete in a series of fun events against each other to claim the King of the Clubs title.  The event is designed to be fun and…

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August 2020

Upper Petawawa with PRR

August 9

more info to come!

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Gullfest 2020

August 14 - August 16
Minden Whitewater Preserve, Gull River, 1870 Horseshoe Lake Road
Minden Hills, Ontario k0m2k0 Canada
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New for 2020! more info to come .......................

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Gatineau River Festival

August 21 - August 23
Gatineau River Maniwaki, Quebec Canada + Google Map

This is a non-KWP event.  The festival itself is a large event put on in Maniwaki where camping, food and party takes place.  Paddling takes place on the Gatineau River.  Shuttles, food, etc. are provided for those that register.  Check out the Gatineau River Festival…

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Paddle with the Pros

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minden Whitewater Preserve, Gull River, 1870 Horseshoe Lake Road
Minden Hills, Ontario k0m2k0 Canada

New for 2020! Clinics and fun race  for beginner, intermediate and really, really good paddlers.  Join our national freestyle athletes for a choice of clinics on freestyle, river running, and basic paddling skills.  BBQ to follow. More information to come ......... Photos courtesy of Jeff…

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September 2020

3rd KWP Ottawa River Trip Labour Day Weekend

September 4 - September 6

more info to come ..........................  Camping available starting Friday evening.  Trip leaders to be determined. The cost for 1 night of camping, a BBQ meal, and one take-out per person will be $36 per person plus tax. This rate will only be available to KWP…

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KWP End of Summer BBQ

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

KWP Summer-End Get Together! This event caps off the summer by having a paddle and meal at Burleigh Falls.  Water and weather are still usually warm enough for new paddlers, family and swimming to occur.  Afternoon is filled with paddling, followed by food,  etc. Ability:…

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Gauley Fest

September 17 - September 20
Gauley River, 19 North Summersville West
West Virgin, 26651 United States
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This is a non-KWP event.  This is the largest paddling festival in North America with approximately 5000 people attending one way or another. Hosted by American Whitewater, the festival is a celebration of AW acquiring releases back in the 80’s.  It takes place in Summersville, West…

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2020 Annual General Meeting

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Minden Whitewater Preserve, Gull River, 1870 Horseshoe Lake Road
Minden Hills, Ontario k0m2k0 Canada
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We will again hold our AGM at the Parsons Centre, Minden Whitewater Preserve. Prior to the meeting an agenda, Annual Report, call for nominations, and proposed motions will be circulated in an information package, to be emailed to members. Our AGM is open to club…

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October 2020

Joint Club Paddle with GKC down the Elora Gorge

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elora Gorge, 7464 Middelbrook Road
Fergus, Ontario Canada
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If you have not paddled the Elora Gorge, this Fall paddle is for you.  It is a scenic river trip with some fun play spots and rapids.  Guelph Kayak Club (GKC) paddles this river weekly.  They are a fun bunch to paddle with and welcoming…

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Eric’s 3rd Annual Low-Water-Boat-Hating-Hanna-Barbara-Blast Location: Mississauga River

October 10

This trip run is for intermediate paddlers wanting a challenge will be for those with a solid roll, and those used to low water. All rapids are scoutable, all are welcome. Expect a long day. Bring water, lunch, and a good sense of humour. https://goo.gl/maps/ghxTKjLsno92…

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Volunteer Weekend Minden Whitewater Preserve — Last chance to camp this Fall!

October 23 - October 25

Join KWP and other Ontario paddling club members for this annual clean-up at the Gull, to help prepare the centre and property for its seasonal shutdown. Paddlers usually come with family, or on their own, and teens can get their community hours.  Come for the…

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Moosefest

October 23 - October 25

more info to follow............. Note dates are approximate, as confirmed dates have not been released yet.

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NEW!: Halloween Spooky Paddle at Palmer Rapids

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

more info to come ................. Event photo courtesy of Nate Herbeck at Sheer Madness Productions

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November 2020

Movember Race

November 22

Annual fundraising event on the Ottawa River.  More info to come  .................... Sanctioned, non-KWP event.  Date listed is approximate and official date has not been set yet.

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