The Scugog Museum Floating Fundraiser Returns in June

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the Scugog Shores MuseumThe largest annual fundraiser of will resume in June with the return of Canoe the Nonquon to Lake Scugog.

Started with the Lake Scugog Historical Society as a fundraiser for the Scugog Island Museum Village, the 52nd edition of Canoe the Nonquon will take place on June 4 and will again be sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA).

Participants may choose to travel just a 12 kilometer winding stretch of the Nonquon River before stopping at Robinglade Park at Seagrave or continue another eight kilometers following the shores of Lake Scugog to the finish line near the Latcham Center in Port Perry.

Racing against the clock, participants can start anytime between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on June 4 at the Scugog Line 12 Bridge, between Old Simcoe Road and Simcoe Street near Seagrave. Shuttle buses will be available to return participants to their vehicles at the end of the race at Robinglade Park or the Latcham Centre.

Canoë le Nonquon is open to amateurs and professionals, young and old, who can compete in a large number of competitive or recreational categories.

Registration will take place at Latcham Center, 121 Queen Street, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 3 and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 4. The registration fee is $60 per canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board. Participants are also encouraged to raise money for the Scugog Museum and a prize will be awarded to the top fundraiser.

All participants must bring a completed entry form, signed waiver, and emergency contact information to the Latcham Center before proceeding to the start line. Upon registration, participants will receive a race number, which is required to start the race.

Those competing in the canoe full course category can enter classes C1 and C2, as well as men’s, women’s, mixed, men 40+, women 40+, men 40 or older, junior and senior families and stand up paddle. Those who canoe the river portion only can register for the following classes: 17 and under, men, women and mixed.

Complete kayak courses include K1, K2, Men’s (single paddler) and Women’s (single paddler). Kayakers who race only the river portion will participate in the 17 and under (single paddler), men (single paddler) and women (single paddler) categories.

For more information or to download entry forms and waivers, visit www.scugog.ca/museum.

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