The race is always fun, but the portages are tough!
Best part is finishing.
I’ve done a lot of races and this is one I love the most.
Best race in Ontario.
The paddling community at this race is wonderful.
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, 42 teams from across the country participated in North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s 45th Mattawa River Canoe Race with the 1st place finishers completing the 64km race in just over six hours.
Peter Braul of Collingwood and Oliver McMillan of London captured the Fastest Overall Time trophy, finishing with a time of 6:13:02, ahead of second place finisher Sebastien Courville of Golden Lake with a time of 6:27:35.
In lieu of the banquet, all paddlers will receive a swag bag of refreshments at the finish line (fruit, granola bars, juice, water etc.). For the first time, all paddlers will also receive a participation medal. The top three finishers in each category will receive a special medal commemorating their accomplishment. We will not be offering a prize table this year.
The unique NBMCA Mattawa River Canoe Race Trophy is awarded to the team with the best overall time.
Paddlers who have participated in the race for five, ten, or fifteen years enter the Five and Dime Club and receive commemorative pins. (Would you believe there are paddlers who've raced 30+ years? And the most senior paddler - 78 years young!)
All proceeds from the race and sponsorship support the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s Stewardship and Outreach Programs including the Chippewa Creek EcoPath and the Adopt-the-Creek Program.
For more information, please contact the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Paula Loranger at (705) 474-5420 ext. 2002 or Email Us