Paddles of Experience: The Oldest Canoe Club in Canada

It’s an historic training ground – or training river – that is spawning young and talented athletes. The Carleton Place Canoe Club is the country’s oldest, continually operating canoe club. Conceived in 1893 as the Ottawa Valley Canoe Association, the club is the only surviving charter member of the Canadian Canoe Association and continues to be a leader in the development of this sport. Located on John Street at Riverside Park, it has provided generations with a great source of recreation and/or competitive racing – as well as developing numerous Canadian male and female champions consistently from the first Canadian Canoe Racing championship regatta to the present. The club’s athletes have qualified for provincial and national teams, including Ontario, Canada Summer Games, Junior World Championships and the Senior National Team. Sprint kayakers Ryan Cuthbert and Andrew Willows both competed in the Sydney and Beijing Olympics. Who will be next? Contact 613-257-1838 or www.cpcanoeclub.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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