Here is a Seeker Snapshot by Karine Parthenais of the 41st Annual Raisin River Canoe Race. The Canoe Race took place today (Sunday April 14th).
This is Eastern Ontario’s longest canoe race. It is an annual rite of spring passage in the region, that saw hundreds of paddlers winding their way down the Raisin River, from St. Andrews West to Williamstown.
Canoe racers braved the cool spring weather today, and enjoyed exercise and fresh air paddling along the scenic stretch of the river.
The race annually attracts canoe and kayak enthusiasts from across Ontario and Quebec, with hundreds of spectators lined up along the 35km route.
Winners of the race are to be announced.
Update: The best time of the day was 2:21:38 by Getan Plourde (from Perth) and Ian Mockette (from Stittsville). They are in the Pro Class. Here is a complete list of results.