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Steering Committee for the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival approved a request from the Timmins Fur Council to lead the 50:50 draw at this year’s festival. All proceeds from this initiative will be re-invested locally to support conservation & environmental projects including and not limited to:

  • Canoe/kayak route portage route clearing and maintenance,
  • Mattagami River sturgeon monitoring program,
  • Nuisance beaver dam mitigation,
  • Nuisance animal relocation,
  • Fish spawning bed restorations,
  • Fish stocking,
  • Wilderness garbage clean-up and public education
  • and more

The positive impacts from the work of the Timmins Fur Council does not go unnoticed and is extremely important from a tourism and quality of life. 

There will be three draws occuring at the Festival, August 24th, 25th and 26th.  Time to be determined.  Ticket purchasers must be present at the time of draw to win.

2018 Vendor Application Updated 01/19/2018

Posted by Marnie Lapierre on January 19, 2018
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Please note that vendor application has been updated as of January 19, 2018 regarding exclusivity on page 4.



New Method To Register To Volunteer!

Posted by Marnie Lapierre on January 16, 2018
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The Steering Committee is EXCITED to share with you and all our potential VOLUNTEERS the new user-friendly method for you to sign up and communicate with the festival.

Initlive is the new online format that will assist this festival in registering and communicating with our valued Volunteers.  All information gathered is kept confidential and is not shared with any other organization or business.

To start the registration process, please click on this LINK

or copy and past  https://app.initlive.com/web-admin/app/index.html#/join-party?k=ujs5al8yqjotv1 into your web browser.

Paper registration forms are available at the Tourism Timmins office located at 325 Second Avenue, Timmins.


Applications Now Available for Food Vendor, Exhibitors and Sponsors!

Posted by Lacey Rigg on October 16, 2017
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The 10th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival are now accepting applications for Food Vendor, Exhibitors and Sponsors!


As part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival, the Steering Committee has invited The Timmins Fur Council to celebrate its 50th anniversary by hosting the official annual Rendezvous sponsored by the Ontario Fur Managers Federation (OFMF) on site at the 10th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival. The OFMF will  also be arriving in Timmins to hold its annual convention that same weekend and will be celebrating its 24th anniversary as part of the rendezvous on site at the festival.  In addition, the True North Brigade will arrive on our shores of the Mattagami River as they host a canoe voyage via Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane then back to Frederick House River over to Night Hawk Lake and then on to the Mattagami River for a brigade arrival at the kayak event with request to come ashore.

Stay tuned for more details about these three exciting historical events taking place at the 10th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival August 24th, 25th and 26th 2018!