Timmins kayaking

Schedule

Please note festival event schedule is subject to change.  Please check back often, or contact Tourism Timmins for updated information (877) 387-8466 

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PONTOON CRUISES HOSTED BY WILDEXODUS – http://wildexodus.com/cruises/

Race Schedule – Saturday August 24 (Register for Water Events at RACEROSTER)

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 2019
4:00 PM  – GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Indoor Vendor Marketplace Participark
4:00 PM to 1:00 AM Outdoor Vendor Marketplace Participark
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Indigenous Village Exhibition Participark
4:00 PM to 1:00 AM Food & Beverage Vendors Open Participark
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

Proudly Sponsored by Eastlink & The Kiwanis Club

Kid Zone – Participark Participark
·        Neo Lasertag Inflatables

·        Putt Around Town Mini Putt

·        Timmins Museum Interactive Dino’s

·        Military Vehicle Display

·        Face Painting and Balloon Animals

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Moose FM – No Kayak Grand Prix

 

Mattagami River Bleacher Area
6:00 PM – Judging & photos

6:30 PM – 1st Heat

7:00 PM – 2nd Heat

7:00 PM – Awards Ceremony

WildExodus; Pontoon Boat River Cruises Mattagami River Boat Launch
3:00 PM Experience popular pontoon boat cruises on the mighty Mattagami River.  A guided two hour sightseeing pontoon boat cruise on the Mattagami River. Discover scenic city vistas from the boat. A popular tour available only during the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

Book this cruise at http://wildexodus.com/cruises/ or by calling 705-266-0960

5:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS

SOUND CHECK 4:00 PM

Live Concert  7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

EASTLINK Stage 1
Bands to be announced  
 
 
 
Bar closes at 1 AM with DJ music

BE WISE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE or HOP IN WITH NORTHERN TAXI (rates apply)

SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 2019
6:00 AM to 8:30 AM Indigenous Ceremonies: Sunrise Ceremony, Sacred Fire lighting, Smudge, Blessing of the Water Participark North of Judging Deck
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Registration tent is located at the Mattagami River Public Beach Area – All boats are launched from Mattagami River Public Beach

Race begins at Bleachers.

11th ANNUAL KAYAK CHALLENGE
Sign in – 8:00 a.m. – Mattagami River Public Beach Area at the Registration Tent

9:00 AM – The Marcel Pelchat OPG Elite Challenge

9 :30 AM – The Elite Recreational Challenge

10:00 AM – The Recreational Challenge

11:15 AM – The Plastic Boat Challenge

11:30 AM – The Paddling Magazine 2 person Canoe Challenge

12:00 PM – The Celebrity Challenge

12:30 PM – The Seniors/ Masters Elite Challenge

1:15 PM – The Dr. John Shaw Seniors/Master Recreation Challenge

1:45 PM – The Open Little Boat Challenge

2:30 PM – The D& L Home and Cottage Youth Challenge

3:00 PM – The Novice Challenge

3:45 PM – The Open Long Challenge

5:00 PM –    Award Ceremonies (located at the spectator bleachers)

 
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Indoor Vendor Marketplace Participark
9:00 AM to Close Outdoor Vendor Alley Participark
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Indigenous Village Exhibition Participark NE Corner
9:00 AM to 7:00PM YMCA Comfort Station Participark
10 AM to 6:00 PM CLASSIC CAR SHOW SW Section of Participark
10 AM to 6:00 PM

 

 

FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

Proudly Sponsored by Eastlink & The Kiwanis Club

Kid Zone Participark
10:00 AM to 1:00 AM Food & Beverage Vendors Open Participark
SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 2019 Continued
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Chainsaw Carver Yves Willard (YNM Wood carving SW Area of Participark
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
5:00 PM 11th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge Awards & Prize Draws (COMPETITORS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO WIN PRIZES) Mattagami River Bleachers                          
 
WildExodus; Pontoon Boat River Cruises Mattagami River Boat Launch
1:00 PM Experience popular pontoon boat cruises on the mighty Mattagami River.  A guided two hour sightseeing pontoon boat cruise on the Mattagami River. Discover scenic city vistas from the boat. A popular tour available only during the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival – book this cruise at http://wildexodus.com/cruises/ or by calling 705-266-0960
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
9:00 PM
SOUND CHECK 4 PM

Live Concert 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

EASTLINK Stage 1
Bands to be announced
11:15 PM  
Bar closes at 1 AM– BE WISE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE or HOP IN WITH NORTHERN TAXI (rates apply)
SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2019
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Main Food and Beverage Tent Pancake Breakfast
9:00 AM HGS 3-PERSON KAYAK SPRINT EVENT Mattagami River Bleachers             
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Indoor/Outdoor Vendor Marketplace Participark
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM YMCA Comfort Station Participark
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Indigenous Village Exhibition Participark North East Corner
10:00 AM The Canadian Tire 5 km Guded Family Leisure Paddle & Shore Lunch Mattagami River Boat Launch
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM CLASSIC CAR SHOW SW Section of Participark
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

 

 

FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

Proudly Sponsored by Eastlink & The Kiwanis Club

KID ZONE – Participark
10:00 AM to 6 PM Food & Beverage Vendors Open Participark
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Live Music EASTLINK Stage 1
 
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Summer Water Sports Company Mattagami River Bleachers
12:00 PM – Thrilling Water Stunts Performance

1:00 PM – Flyboard Lessons (fee to learn)

2:00 PM – Thrilling Water Stunts Performance

3:00 PM – Flyboard Lessons (fee to learn)

4:00 PM – Thrilling Water Stunts Performance

Wild Exodus; Pontoon Boat River Cruise Mattagami River Boat Launch
1:00 PM Experience popular pontoon boat cruises on the mighty Mattagami River.  A guided two hour sightseeing pontoon boat cruise on the Mattagami River. Discover scenic city vistas from the boat. A popular tour available only during the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival –

Book this cruise at http://wildexodus.com/cruises/ or by calling 705-266-0960 

3:00 PM
7:00 PM 
9:00 PM
2:00 PM 50:50 Draw   EASTLINK Stage 1
 
5:00 PM Alzheimer Society Rubber Duck Race from the Mattagami River Bridge. Mattagami Bleachers
 
6:00 PM Survey Draws EASTLINK Stage 1
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING

THE 11TH ANNUAL GREAT CANADIAN KAYAK CHALLENGE & FESTIVAL! 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Entertainment listed as follows: *lineup subject to change