Timmins kayaking

Registration Deadline Extended Until Aug 24 2018 at 4pm

Posted by Lacey Rigg on August 22, 2018
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In the spirit of the 10th Annual and the overwhelming uptake on paddler registrations we have decided to extend the deadline until 4pm on Friday August 24. Get those registrations in https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14118/the-10th-annual-great-canadian-kayak-challenge-and-festival

Young Eagle Indigenous Drummers & Dancers To Perform!

Posted by Marnie Lapierre on August 21, 2018
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The Steering Committee of The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival are honoured to have Young Eagle Indigenous Drummers & Dancers return to present traditional Indigenous drumming and dancing on Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th during the festival.

Saturday 3 p.m. at Eastlink Stage 1

Sunday 12 p.m. at Eastlink Stage 1

Our local First Nation organizations provide the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival with an awe inspiring exhibition of the Indigenous community’s culture and heritage.  A program incorporating traditional ceremonies, spirituality, dancing, music, food, activities, vendors as well as interactive displays gives local attendees and visitors the opportunity to experience the traditions of Canada’s Indigenous  people. The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival’s opening ceremonies of the festival are led by the First Nations with a 6 a.m. Sunrise Ceremony and lighting of the Sacred Fire and smudging, followed by the Blessing of the Water.

The Mattagami River was once the main waterway system that our people used to use to get from summer camp to their winter trap lines and neighbouring communities.  They would come from as far away as the James Bay coast by canoe.

This is a venue for Indigenous crafters, performers, healers, drummers, dancers and vendors to showcase their talents while educating and entertaining festival attendees and participants.  This portion of the festival is one of the most popular on site.

NOTICE: Fireworks August 25 2018

Posted by Lacey Rigg on August 3, 2018
Posted in Event Updates 







Please be advised that on Saturday Aug 25th  between the hours of 9:30 pm  and 10:00 pm a musical fireworks display will be launched from the north east corner of the Mountjoy Participark.  The explosions will take place north of the Mattagami Bridge, above the Mattagami River. If you have pets, you may want to safeguard them from the trauma sometimes associated with fireworks.



Sachez que  le samedi 25 août, de 21 :30 h  à 22 :00 h, on lancera des feux d’artifice dans le cadre d’un spectacle pyromusical du coin nord-est du parc Participark Mountjoy. Les explosions auront lieu au nord du pont de la rivière Mattagami, au-dessus de la rivière Mattagami. Si vous avez des animaux de compagnie, vous auriez intérêt à les protéger du traumatisme qu’on associe parfois aux explosions de feux d’artifice.



Sincerely / Sincerement,

Guy Lamarche

Manager Tourism & Events

220 Algonquin Blv E

Timmins, On




705-365-6440 cell