Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:00 a.m.
Scugog Shores Museums
The 50th annual Canoe the Nonquon is taking place on Saturday, June 2 in Port Perry. The race is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA). The race was started in 1969 by the Lake Scugog Historical Society as a fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museums. Over 40 volunteers help plan and organize the race each year.
The course starts on the twisty Nonquon River. For the first few kilometers there are many tight bends to practice your rudder turns. There are also some dead end channels along the river section (when in doubt always keep right). There is 12 km of river paddling followed by an 8 km sprint along the shores of Lake Scugog to the finish line.
Participants race the clock and can start anytime between 8:00 - 10:30 am on Saturday morning. This is a well attended race with a long-standing history in the community. Amateurs and professionals, young and older, may compete in a large number of competitive or recreational categories. Shuttle vans are available to take participants back to their cars upon concluding the race at either Robinglade Park (river only) or Palmer Park (full course).
Registration: Registration takes place at the Latcham Centre, 121 Queen Street, Port Perry on Friday, June 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 2nd from 7:00 – 10:00 am. All participants MUST bring a completed registration form and signed waiver to the Latcham Centre before proceeding to the start line. Upon registration at the Latcham Centre you will receive your race number. You will not be permitted to start the race without this number.
Canoe - C1, C2, Men, Women, Mixed, 40 or Better Men, 40 or Better Women, 40 or Better Mixed, Family Jr. & Sr., River Only - 17 & Under, River Only
Kayak - K1, K2, Men, Women, River Only - 17 & Under
Start location: Bridge on Scugog Line 12, between Old Simcoe Road and Simcoe Road North near the village of Seagrave, 10 minutes north of Port Perry.
Finish location: Robinglade Park (if racing river only), or public pier in Port Perry, at the Latcham Centre (if racing full course)
Many local businesses have donated prizes for our Silent Auction which will be open to all during registration on Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm. The participant(s) who raises the most money will receive a prize. Come out and support local heritage at our event.
Canoe the Nonquon is the largest annual fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museums. Minimum race entrance fee is $50, but all participants are encouraged to raise more money through sponsorship to support the Museum and Canoe the Nonquon as we approach our 50th year.
Please check back in early 2018 for race registration forms.