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KWP Float in the 46th Annual Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade

All members and their kids welcome! Join KWP for this year’s Peterborough Santa Claus parade. Expect a fun filled day: building our float, riding it through the parade, and afterwards getting together for dinner.   If interested in helping build our float, or joining  the parade,

Joint Club Paddle with GKC down the Elora Gorge

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

2019 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

Gauley Fest

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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KWP End of Summer BBQ

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:

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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Gatineau River Festival

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

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

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KWP Gull River Weekend

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

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 2nd Ottawa River Trip and King of the Clubs

Location: Ottawa River / River Run Details:  King of the Clubs is a day event held o the Ottawa River that has Paddling Clubs compete in a series of fun events against each other to claim the King of the Clubs title.  The event is

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

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Week of Rivers Stay Tuned……..

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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KWP Ottawa River Trip

Join the club for a weekend on the Ottawa River.  Great trip for those wanting to experience Ottawa for the first time.  Camping location yet to be determined and trip details yet to be determined.  Please inform Trip Organizers if you plan on attending.  After,

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

Kipawa Festival

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

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.

May Long Weekend PALMERFEST Palmer Rapids

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

HOHW – Hell or High Water

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. 

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 2019 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

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

Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny

UPDATE :  WE MAY NOT ORGANIZE A KWP GROUP FOR THIS EVENT FOR 2019–PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO PADDLE MACKFEST INSTEAD.  CONTACT SIMON IF YOU WANT INFORAMTION ON THE FLOAT YOUR FANNY EVENT KWPCLUBINFO@GMAIL.COM This is non-KWP event.  It is put on by the town of

M.A.C.K. fest

M.A.C.K. fest – (Marmora Area Canoe & Kayak Festival) Date: Tentatively April 12th to the 14th.  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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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  

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