Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
52nd Annual Canoe the Nonquon, Port Perry, Ontario
Saturday, June 6, 2020
The 52nd annual Canoe the Nonquon is taking place on Saturday, June 6 in Port Perry. The race is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA). The race was started by the Lake Scugog Historical Society as a fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museum Village, 52 years later we are still going strong. 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 8:00-10:30am 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 takes place at the Latcham Centre, 121 Queen Street, Port Perry on Friday, June 5th from 6:00 – 9:00pm and Saturday, June 6th from 7:00 – 10:00am. The registration fee is $60/canoe or kayak or SUP. All participants MUST bring a completed registration form, signed waiver, signed Rowan's Law form for particiapnts under 25 years of age, and emergency contact form 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.
*downloadable registration forms will be available soon.
Participants must register in one of the following classes:
Canoe full course: C1, C2, Men, Women, Mixed, 40 or Better Men, 40 or Better Women, 40 or Better Mixed, Family Jr. & Sr., SUP
Canoe river only: 17 & Under, Men, Women, Mixed
Kayak full course: K1, K2, Men (single paddler), Women (single paddler)
Kayak river only: 17 & Under (single paddler), Men (single paddler), Women (single paddler)
Bridge on Scugog Line 12, between Old Simcoe Road and Simcoe Road North near the village of Seagrave, 10 minutes north of Port Perry.
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 - 9:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am - 2:00pm. Come and support local heritage at our event.
Canoe the Nonquon is the largest annual fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museum Village. Minimum race entrance fee is $60, but all participants are encouraged to raise more money through sponsorship to support our community and the Museum as we celebrate the 52nd running of the race!
For more information please contact:
Shannon Kelly, Curator
905-985-8698 x 103