This years event will be held on JUNE 4TH 2016 


History of Canoe the Nonquon.. 


Canoe the Nonquon was created by the Lake Scugog Historical Society in 1969 as an annual event to raise money for the then newly formed Scugog Shores Museum. Since 1969 the race has raised over $250,000. The race is organized and run primarily by local volunteers. The race attracts participants of all ages and skill levels from across Southern Ontario. It is one of the largest and oldest races of its kind in Ontario.

Thanks to Mayor Chuck Mercier and Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew for helping us promote the 2014 event!













Over 60 local businesses sponsor the race by placing advertisements in the race brochure and/or by donating prizes. We thank all involved and hope that you will support all our sponsor businesses.


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Kawartha will again be offering discounted canoe rentals for participants 


The 48th annual Canoe the Nonquon is taking place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Port Perry. The race is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA). All funds raised benefit the Scugog Shores Museums.

The course starts on the twisty Nonquon River. For the first few kilometers there are many tight bends to practice your rudder turns. There are also some dead end channels along the river section (when in doubt keep right!). There are no portages but you may have to push over one or two beaver dams. There is 12 km of river paddling followed by an 8 km slug along the shores of Lake Scugog to the finish line.

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