Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival

Race Day

Saturday August 8th, 2015

Features kayak, canoe and stand up paddling (SUP) races from Petawawa Point to Riverside Park, as well as loop races at Riverside Beach. There will be demonstrations and water activities, including stand up paddling and stand up yoga, a vendors field, kids activities, paddling clinics, a physiotherapy tent, and great local food and music.


  • Stand Up Paddle Yoga - spaces are limited
  • Kids Races (paddle boards, PFDs and all equipment provided)
  • Relays and games for kids and adulsts
  • Canoe, Kayak and SUP instruction
  • Demonstrations - Learn to roll a kayak
  • Food Vendors
  • Live Music
  • Kids area with inflatable bouncers
  • Paddle Smart programs
  • On Water Jousting Competition


  • 13 km
  • 4 km
  • 1 km


  • canoe: open to all sizes
  • kayak: under 12ft / 12ft to 14ft
  • SUP: under 12ft / 12.6ft to 14ft

Stand Up For CHEO Petawawa

Sunday August 9th, 2015

Join in this great event in Petawawa and help to make a difference for the kids of CHEO.

Stand Up For CHEO (SUFC) is a non-profit event sponsored by Trailhead Paddle Shack. All proceeds are donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Now celebrating our 6th year, our mission statement has always been to raise money for a good cause and to grow the sport of Stand Up Paddling. Spend the day, meet fellow paddlers, promote fitness, have fun and support CHEO!

SUFC founders Mathew Hinther and Duncan Keith have both benefitted from the services of CHEO. Matt grew up with severe asthma and allergies and spent most of his youth in CHEO’s care. Duncan’s son Dylan also suffers from life threatening allergies and asthma. Together these two fathers decided they wanted to give something back to the hospital that has given them and their community so much.

For more information please visit www.standupforcheo.com

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From Petawawa Point to Riverside Park, as well as loop races at Riverside Beach.


Aug 7 to Aug 9, 2015


Petawawa, ON