The race was staged on Sunday morning.Although we did not get a large
local crowd for the recreational paddlers we attracted crews from as far
as Saint John New Brunswick,Halifax,Dartmouth and the Valley regions for
the professional class.
This race is a sanctioned Nova Scotia Marathon
Canoe Association event and therefore counts for points on the
provincial circuit.Racers were anxious this year to try out the new
course whereby due to low tidal conditions the race could not be staged
in the lower part on the Mersey.Instead the event included a brief tour
of Lower Great Brook headpond ,2 portages and a healthy dose of upstream
paddling to Big Falls and then a finish back at Lower Great Brook
Overall the new course was well received with the top time being
2:39:40 over the 27 km. venue.Again this year a strong effort by local
paddlers demonstrated they are formidable competitors against the strong
The race could not be staged without the help of
the Queens EMO and a donation was made to that organization from
proceeds at the reception hosted at the Milton Canoe & Camera Club
directly after the event.
A kind thank-you goes out to all sponsors and
organizers for their support.Please see attached results standings.