This year the New Liskeard Lions Club plans to hold their 2nd annual, "Wabi River Kayak Challenge" on August 17th and 18th, 2018.
The concept, and the timing, came from an event in Timmins called, "The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival". Their event is scheduled for August 25-27, 2017, the week after ours. It is our, and their hope, that by placing our event the week before, we will attract more visitors from the south to our areas since they will be able to participate in two events. It is the hope of New Liskeard Lions Club that we can build this event as Timmins has over the last 8 years. You may find it interesting to visit their website at, www.thegreatcanadiankayakchallenge.com.
Planned are several levels of races from novice paddlers to elite starting near the mouth of the Wabi River to various points and back. One "elite race" would have competitors paddling south on Lake Temiskaming, around Farr Island, then back to the start line.
Our activities, with the consent and co-operation of the City of Temiskaming Shores and the Fall Fair Board, will take place along the riverside area of Sharpe and May Street and the Fall Fair Riding Ring.
So join us for a weekend full of fast paced kayaking events and exciting entertainment for the entire family with the First, Annual Wabi River Kayak Challenge August 17th and 18th on the Historic Lake Temiskaming with the "Mile Long Beach".
FREE admission to a weekend full of fast-paced kayaking events and exciting entertainment for the entire family!
The races will have 7 divisions which will cover paddlers of every eligible age and experience. Running from Novice too Expert, Youth to Seniors, even local VIPS will compete! Whether you are competing or simply a spectator, we promise you hours of fun and excitement!
To draw the public to the area, we will have the following activities:
- The races themselves
- Kayak demonstrations
- Vendors Displays
- Inflatables for the children
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Pony Rides
- A sound stage and bar area
- A Metis Display
Click on event information category above to find registration, vendor and volunteer information and all other kayak challenge related information. SEE YOU THERE!!