2017 CELEBRATE 150 NORTHERN HARDWARE
PRINCE GEORGE CANOE RACE INFORMATION

 

Online Registration Confirmation

 

Event Details

http://www.northernhardwarepgcanoerace.ca/
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Alexander Mackenzie Class – 67.5 km, Isle Pierre start

RACE DAY: July 1, 2017
LOCATION / GPS: Isle Pierre / 10U 484463 5979072
RACE BRIEFING: 08:00 AM @ Isle Pierre Put In
RACE START: 09:00 AM
RACE FINISH / GPS: Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park / 10 U 517491 5972759

To facilitate organization on the race start and reduce chaos at the start line due to limited space:
• Arrange for a shuttle ride to the race start with friends / family who are cheering you on.
• Canoes will be inspected prior to race start.
• Plan to carpool early Sunday morning to the race start location, watch for signs on highway and road.


River Conditions
• Depending on water levels, the Isle Pierre Rapids and White Mud Rapids are ranked Class 2 and Class 3 (intermediate) on the international white water difficulty scale.
• In general, most of the river is rated Class I and flows through a beautiful landscape!
• In the event of extreme water flows, an announcement will be made by the race director that will require all paddlers bypass the Isle Pierre Rapids by taking a tamer route on river left of an island just downstream from the start line.

Cautionary Considerations:
• White water conditions at Isle Pierre and White Mud – moving water experience.
• Bridge abutments – steer clear of abutments
• Sweepers – some sweepers / logs may be present along shore line.

Search and Rescue
• Local Search and Rescue and Jet boat club will be present for the paddlers going through the Isle Pierre and White mud Rapids. A jet boat sweep will follow the last paddlers going down the river.

Simon Fraser Class – 25 km, Miworth/Wilkins Park Start

RACE DAY: July 1, 2017
LOCATION/GPS: Wilkins Park (Miworth) / 10U 503586 5977980
RACE BRIEFING: 10:30 AM
RACE START: 11:30 AM
RACE FINISH / GPS: Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park / 10 U 517491 5972759

River Conditions
• Generally easy Class 1 river from Miworth to Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park.
• This route follows the popular and easy float with PG tubers during the hot summer months.
• Great category for all!!

Cautionary Considerations
• Bridge abutments – steer clear of abutments
• Sweepers – some sweepers / logs may be present along shore line.

Sponsors and Sponsor Canoes
A Corporate Challenge is being encouraged. For $250-$500, corporate sponsors will be recognized by a 18”× 9” company logo affixed to the side of a canoe leading up to and during the Northern Hardware Prince George Centennial Canoe Race. Half of the sponsorship will be dedicated to local elementary school, Frozen Warriors who have long participated in the Prince George Iceman. Funds will facilitate students access to the ski facilities and equipment at Otway Nordic Centre.

RACE BBQ
• A salmon BBQ will be held for all participants, volunteers and sponsors at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park Sunday afternoon upon completion of the race!
• Awards, prizes and raffles!
• A fantastic time to be had by all and to mingle with everyone!

 

SPECTATORS

Come and watch this great canoe race!! The following are great points to watch the race unfold!! ** Denotes best locations to participate and watch the race!**
Isle Pierre Start Location
o Witness the fast and furious start as the paddlers churn their way to get to the Isle Pierre Rapids!!
o Be prepared to park away from the venue along gravel road to allow shuttle and paddlers access to the launch location.
o ** Limited Viewing

**Wilkins Park Start Location**
o Show up at 10 AM !! A great venue to watch the open paddlers start at 10:30 and witness the first leaders pass by churning the waters at 70 strokes a minute from Isle Pierre half way through the race!!
o Great viewing opportunity!!

Foothills Bridge
o Viewing from the bridge and north side bench along the river!
o A popular take out spot for tubers.

John Hart Bridge
o Park on north side of river and walk onto the walkway!

Cameron Street Bridge downstream along river trail
o Great venue if you wish to park and bike alongside the paddlers all the way to Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park along the river trail!!

Cottonwood Park Canoe Launch
o Located just upstream from train bridge but Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park is but a short distance away to an exciting finish parade of canoe’s.

**Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park**
o Line yourself up anywhere along the Fraser River viewing benches and witness the canoe’s churning towards the finish line. Hopefully there will be the excitement of a tight finish such as the 1982 race where 1st and 2nd were separated by 1 second!!

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