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2020 Annual General Meeting

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

3rd KWP Ottawa River Trip Labour Day Weekend

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

Week of Rivers

NOTE DATE CHANGE / DUE TO COVID 19 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

King of the Clubs/CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

SORRY, BUT DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE KING OF CLUBS EVENT IS NOT OCCURRING THIS SUMMER. 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

2nd KWP Ottawa River Weekend

NOTE DATE CHANGE / DUE TO COVID 19 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

KWP Gull River Weekend

NOTE DATE CHANGE / DUE TO COVID 19 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

1st KWP Ottawa River Trip (Middle Channel)

NOTE DATE CHANGE / DUE TO COVID 19 there MAY BE A MAIN RUN ON THE SUNDAY, DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND SKILL LEVEL. Join the club for a weekend on the Ottawa River.  Great trip for those wanting to experience Ottawa for the first time. 

Minden Whitewater Preserve Spring Volunteer Weekend

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

CANCELLED: M.A.C.K. fest

M.A.C.K. fest – (Marmora Area Canoe & Kayak Festival) CANCELLED Unfortunately, due to the impact of convid-19, this event can no longer occur as planned.  It has been indefinitely  postponed.  Date: Tentatively April 17th to the 19th.  DATES could change due to ice. Rivers –

UPDATE — CANCELLED: Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANIZERS. See their website for details here: http://www.floatyourfanny.ca/ 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

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

Burleigh Falls Saturday paddle

This is a Fun Run on a Saturday. We will be doing as many  games as we can think of going down the river and finishing the day at a restaurant for dinner.  It will include safety practice exercises for both kayaks and canoes. 

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

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KWP Friends and Family Weekend Palmer Rapids

A weekend of fun at Palmer Rapids.  Great for beginner paddlers and kids, this weekend is an informal event that gives club members a chance to bring friends and family out for a weekend of paddling.  Camping, swimming, fishing, biking, etc all take place. We

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

Training: Lake & Kayak Instructors Course

This course is for club trip leaders and instructors kayaking on flatwater (lakes, rivers, canals) and pool sessions. It is an appropriate course for students pursuing summer camp or recreational program employment. See our online store for details and book: Training: Lake & Kayak Instructors

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddle

KWP Fun Run Weeknight Paddles are organized club paddles that take place at Burleigh Falls.  Burleigh Falls usually has water running all summer and KWP takes advantage of the warm water and long days.  Paddling is informal – meet up and paddle for a couple

Moving Water Safety Practice

We continue our yearly practice at Burleigh falls. Although we will all bring our boats to paddle today, we will also so some safety drills with rope. Expect to go through several different things that we have learned in the whitewater rescue courses. Throw-rope practices,

Gull River Meet-up

Ability: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced The Gull has something for everyone. Camping is easy and you can set yourself up for as much or little challenge as you feel comfortable. We will have a campfire and potluck. If you want to just do your

Magnetawan Trip

UPDATE: changed to may 25th due to flooding, new date dependent on water levels. KWP will be traveling to one of the real big water runs of the spring. The Magnetawan is a sometimes intimidating Class 3-4 river that will really get you into shape.

HWY #7 Run

Ability Intermediate/Advanced UPDATE: DUE TO FLOODING, WE ARE NOT POSTING FOR THIS WEEKEND.  WE RECOMMEND PADDLERS ASSIST WHERE THEY CAN, WITH ACTIVITIES LIKE SAND-BAGGING.   KWP Trip leaders will be watching the highway 7 rivers and make a decision for which river to run this

Easter Weekend Paddle (NEW!)

Highway Seven Options Ability Intermediate/Advanced for Upper Black and Beaver Creek UPDATE: Big Frank is really big right now, not beginner friendly.  You need a solid roll. UPDATE:  Milton will lead on trip on Upper Black on Friday.  Leah and Wayne will lead a trip

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Beaver Festival N.Y.

Beaver Festival N.Y. This is a non-KWP event.  This is a festival / release put on in part by American Whitewater.  It is a great event due to the proximity of the river (about 3 hrs away) and the River(s) themselves.  The River has 3

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General Membership Meeting

  KWP succession lead Isaac Verhoeven, working with KWP board members Eric and Simon, have created a strategy to renew our club’s leadership, provide a clear direction to our club, and guide our club’s development of a stabilizing and self-maintaining structure. To achieve this, we

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Peterborough Pool Sessions at Trent University: ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

  UPDATE: Peterborough Pool Sessions at Trent University Sessions will runs for a period of 10 weeks, 8:30-10:30pm, commencing Friday January 12th , 2018, up to and including Friday March 16th, 2018. Please ensure your boats and gear are free of dirt and leaves. Helmets are recommended.

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KWP Family Pool Party

3:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Trent University, on Saturday December 30th, 2017. Event is for current KWP club members and their families. There will be children’s games and prizes. Please contact Simon if you would like to lead the children’s activities. Cost is free to current

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FILLED: Volunteer Opportunities: Succession Lead(s)

We are looking for one or two people who are long-standing KWP members to act as Succession Lead(s) to report to the board by February 15th on: recommendations to the board on recruitment process for director positions, to include director recruitment strategies, identify nominees prior

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KWP Gatineau River Trip

KWP Gatineau River Trip July 1st and 2nd (maybe 3rd day due to long weekend) 2nd Annual KWP Gatineau River Trip.  Join the club for a weekend on the Gatineau River.  Camping at Le Bonnet Rouge and paddling this classic Quebec River.  Please inform Trip

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KWP Trip Leader Refresher Day

March 25th or 26th and/or April 1st or 2nd Time: Trip Dependant Location: River Trip (river yet to be determined) KWP wants to improve the on water paddling experience for everyone in the club.  This event is designed to refresh and inform all past, present

Spring Weeknight Paddling

Thursday(s) Starting in March ending in May (water dependant) Time: 5:30pm to dark Location: Various Locations in Area.  Crowe Bridge, Callaghan Wave, Fish Hatchery, Burleigh Falls, Eels Creek, etc. KWP members try to schedule an evening paddle weekly during the spring at any number of

KWP X-Country Skiing Day

A day of Cross Country Skiing in the Kawarthas.  Rentals and lessons available through Kawartha Nordic. Ski trails solo or with group. Return to Cale and Stephanie’s house (Burleigh Falls) for dinner and drinks. More info to come  

Reel Paddling Film Festival

A night of independent paddling films. The Reel Paddling Film Festival travels the continent showing paddling related videos to paddling enthusiasts. This Event is host by the Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny organization. Note: This is NOT a “KWP Event”. It is hosted by

Mississagua Spring Trip

In the Fall this river has a run, but the spring run is far more intense. For those in the Peterborough area this is a true gem. This is a class 3-4 river that is great for people to challenge themselves. With this said, this