Frequently Asked Questions
Is this event taking place in 2020?
This event is postponed until the Fall, to follow the rules of physical distancing. A new date will be confirmed shortly.
When Does Sign In Begin?
Sign-in takes place at 7:30 am at Mooney’s Bay located off of Riverside Drive in Ottawa.
When Do Races Begin?
Races will begin at 9:00 am sharp, immediately after the opening ceremonies.
Do I Have To Bring My Own Canoe/Equipment?
We provide all equipment for the race. Please bring your own water bottle and sun protection. We will have a mobile water fill station on site, provided by Aquahaulics.
How Many Teams Are Allowed to Compete?
40, so make sure you register early before the event sells out.
Who Can Attend this Event?
This is a family friendly event so we encourage people of all ages to attend! There is something for everyone to do, especially the little ones (ie. Bouncy castles, face painting, Princesses and Superheroes,a visit from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and musical performance by Sing Song Party Time!
Will Food be Made Available?
For event registrants, there will be a Pre-Race snack, provided by Subway that will start at 8:00am as long as supplies lasts. A BBQ burger lunch is also provided. BBQ Lunch tickets will be available for purchase to spectators and non-racing participants.
Can I Bring my Dog to the Event?
As much as we love your pooch, no dogs are allowed at Mooney’s Bay.
Is Parking Available?
Lots of parking is available at St. Elias Church located at 750 Ridgewood Ave. Ottawa, ON K1V 0Z3. The cost of Parking at St. Elias is $5.00
Can My Company Be A Sponsor At This Event?
You bet! Great sponsorship opportunities are available and we provide terrific sponsor recognition prior to, during and after the event. Call Kim at 613-742-6922 x 224 and ask her how your company can get involved.
Can I Attend If I Am Not Competing?
Of course! We encourage people to come and cheer on their friends and family, and take part in the many activities we have going on throughout the day. There are no admission fees to enter the park.
Can I Raise Money Without Competing?
Yes you can! You do not have to take part in the race to raise money for the event. You will also be eligible for great prizes even if you are just part of the official cheering squad!
How Many People Can I Have On My Team?
We recommend 10-12 team members. However, only 6 people are able to be in the canoe at once, and all teams are guaranteed 2 races. We recommend extra teammates to act as spare paddlers and cheering squads, as well as to strengthen your fundraising!
How Much of the Proceeds Raised Will Go To Christie Lake Kids?
100% of the funds will stay with Christie Lake Kids. It’s our goal this year to raise $120,000 for our organization.
How will Christie Lake Kids spend the money?
The revenue raised from this event goes directly to support Christie Lake Camp. Each summer, we send nearly 400 youth to camp at no cost to families. As you can imagine, we have to raise a lot of money to provide for a quality camp experience including transportation, food, program supplies and materials like sleeping bags and extra clothes.
Will Prizes Be Given Out?
Of course! Special prizes like fastest team, top fundraisers, best team costumes, and most creative team name are just a few! We also have great prizes for a variety of levels that individuals can achieve.
When Will The Event End?
The event ends in early afternoon once the races have completed and the prizes have been awarded.
I Don’t Have Enough People To Fill a Team.
Call us; we’ll find a team for you to be a part of or help you find teammates. The event is so much fun that you need to be a part of it.
Am I Allowed to Register Alone?
If you don’t have a team, call us and we’ll find you one!