The 52nd annual Canoe the Nonquon will take place on Saturday June 4 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. Over 40 volunteers help plan and organize the race each year.
The course begins on the winding Nonquon River. For the first few miles there are plenty of tight turns to practice your barbell turns. There are also dead-end canals along the river section (if in doubt, always keep to the right). There is 12km of river paddling followed by an 8km sprint along the shores of Lake Scugog to the finish line.
Participants race against the clock and can start anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. This is a well attended race with a long history in the community. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, can compete in a large number of competitive or recreational categories. Shuttle buses are available to return participants to their cars at the end of the race at Robinglade Park (river only) or Palmer Park (full course).
Registration takes place at the Latcham Centre, 121 Queen Street, Port Perry on Friday 3rd Junerd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 4and from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration fees are $60/canoe or kayak or SUP. Participants are encouraged to collect donations, a prize will be awarded to the best fundraiser! All participants MUST bring a completed entry form, signed waiver and emergency contact form to the Latcham Center before proceeding to the start line. When you register at the Latcham Centre, you will receive your bib. You will not be allowed to start the race without this number.
Participants must register in one of the following classes:
Complete Canoe 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 and under, Men, Women, Mixed
Complete Kayak Course: K1, K2, Men (single paddler), Women (single paddler)
Kayak river only: 17 and under (single paddler), men (single paddler), women (single paddler)
Place of departure
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 river race only), or public pier in Port Perry, Latcham Center (if full race)
Thank you to our sponsors! Event sponsored by Durham Tourism. Prize for the best fundraiser offered by Brock’s.
For more information or to download entry forms and waivers, visit www.scugog.ca/museum
Canoe the Nonquon is the largest annual fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museum Village. The minimum entry fee to the race 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 edition of the race!
For more information please contact:
Victoria Karakian – Assistant Curator, Scugog Shores Museum Village