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35th annual takes place this weekend

The 35th annual Gull River Open Canoe Slalom Race takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Minden Wild Water Preserve in Minden, Ontario.
 
Once a year, open boaters take over the Gull River! The race draws canoeists from all over Ontario and often from other provinces as well as the U.S. The slalom course consists of a series of 18 to 24 gates. Competitors are timed and must negotiate the gates in their numerical order, with time penalties added for touching or missing gates. The Gull River has easy access on the road side and offers great viewing, with exciting river features and excellent paddlers. Come out and cheer on the racers!
 
Those considering competing should be solid intermediate or advanced paddlers with several years of experience in class III whitewater. Open canoes are dedicated whitewater canoes with outfitting and flotation. 
 
Registration takes place at the race site on Friday evening and Saturday morning Practice Saturday morning and the race starts at 1 p.m. Reel Paddling Film Festival is being shown Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. Contact Beth Kennedy at bethkennedy -at- xplornet.ca for more details or learn more online here
 
 
 
For some background on the Gull River, and to discover how it became a whitewater favorite, click here.

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