Whitewater

Lower Credit River

Bill Ness, 416-321-3005, bness@look.ca, book before March 30 ----- As the weatherman refused to cooperate to allow us to run this trip as originally scheduled on March 27, we have move the date ahead a week. Join me on this classic early spring favourite of Toronto area paddlers. We’ll catch the Credit in Streetsville and run down to the mouth at Port Credit. The river is a delightful continuous class 1 to 2 with lots of play spots. However, as sweepers can present a hazard and the water will be cold, you should have solid basic moving water skills, and wear a wetsuit or drysuit. If we have a late break-up, can move the trip to April 3. On the other hand, if we get one of those early springs that we have been experiencing over the last few years, March 20 might work out better. So if you're interested in coming along, I suggest you let me know early, in case we do have to move the date forward.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Mississauga
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, April 3, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
March 30
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Exit south from HWY 401 onto Mississauga Rd./Erin Mills Parkway. Follow Mississauga Rd. south into Streetsville, where it becomes called Queen St. Follow Queen to just south of Thomas St., then turn left onto Church St. (just past the church, of course). Follow Church around a curve & you'll see the river on the right. Vic Johnston Community Centre is on right, and just south of it is a park, which is where we put in. We do a shuttle. Lunch is on the river around Dundas St. We should reach the lake around 3 pm.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness
Phone: 
416-321-3005
Email: 

Intro To Moving Water Course (tandem)

This is a great course for canoe trippers who wish to develop their river-tripping skills. This course will be held at the Elora Gorge Conservation area and will be a co-ed event. We will spend two full days on the river learning to read and manoeuvre in Class 1-2 whitewater. This is a Paddle Canada certification and successful candidates will need to perform manoeuvres in both the bow and stern of the boat. If you just want to come out and learn more about paddling whitewater, but do not want the certification, you are also welcome to join us. Those wishing to camp with us/ eat with us will just split those costs accordingly. Price $80 (Course and Equipment only. Camping and food not included)

The Basics
Event Location: 
Elora Concervation Area
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Men and Women
Maximum Group Size: 
4 tandem boats
Minimum Group Size: 
8 students
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Beth Jones
Phone: 
519-655-3155

Upper Madawaska River

John & Sharon Hackert, 416-438-7672, jhackert@sympatico.ca, book before April 23 ----- A day of whitewater excitement for advanced paddlers. The upper Madawaska is a fast-flowing pool-and-drop river with quiet stretches interspersed with some very serious rapids. All rapids can, and some must, be portaged. Wetsuits or drysuits, helmets, and fully outfitted whitewater boats with full flotation are a must. Limit six boats.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Whitney
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 23
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Upper Madawaska River

John & Sharon Hackert, 416-438-7672, jhackert@sympatico.ca, book before April 23 ----- A day of whitewater excitement for advanced paddlers. The upper Madawaska is a fast-flowing pool-and-drop river with quiet stretches interspersed with some very serious rapids. All rapids can, and some must, be portaged. Wetsuits or drysuits, helmets, and fully outfitted whitewater boats with full flotation are a must. Limit six boats.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Whitney
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 30, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 23
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Upper Madawaska River

John & Sharon Hackert, 416-438-7672, jhackert@sympatico.ca, book before April 16 ----- A day of whitewater excitement for advanced paddlers. The upper Madawaska is a fast-flowing pool-and-drop river with quiet stretches interspersed with some very serious rapids. All rapids can, and some must, be portaged. Wetsuits or drysuits, helmets, and fully outfitted whitewater boats with full flotation are a must. Limit six boats.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Whitney
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 23, 2011 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
April 16
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Beaver Creek

John & Sharon Hackert, jhackert@sympatico.ca, 416-438-7672, book as soon as possible ----- This will be a challenging whitewater run suitable for advanced-level paddlers with fully outfitted canoes (centre bags for tandem boats) and proper cold-weather attire. Limit five boats

The Basics
Event Location: 
Tweed
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 (All day)
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Beaver Creek

John & Sharon Hackert, jhackert@sympatico.ca, 416-438-7672, book as soon as possible ----- This will be a challenging whitewater run suitable for advanced-level paddlers with fully outfitted canoes (centre bags for tandem boats) and proper cold-weather attire. If the river isn’t open yet we could go back to the Moira again. Limit five boats

The Basics
Event Location: 
Tweed
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 9, 2011 (All day)
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
5 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Moira River

John & Sharon Hackert, jhackert@sympatico.ca ----- Book as soon as possible. This is a repeat of last week's trip. We will start at Chisholm’s Mill and finish at Latta in the morning, eat lunch in our vehicles and run Lost Channel in the afternoon. This is a good opportunity for new spring paddlers to introduce themselves and demonstrate their competence. The river is not particularly technical and we will only be about an hour from our cars. This trip is open to anyone who doesn’t mind swimming in ice-cold water. Tandem canoes must have a centre airbag. Wetsuits or drysuits are required. If winter is later and weather/water conditions are unsuitable, we will postpone the trip. Limit of six boats.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Belleville
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 2, 2011 (All day)
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Moira River

John & Sharon Hackert, jhackert@sympatico.ca ----- Book as soon as possible. This is our season opener and a chance to recover our skills after a long winter. We will start at Chisholm’s Mill and finish at Latta in the morning, eat lunch in our vehicles and run Lost Channel in the afternoon. This is a good opportunity for new spring paddlers to introduce themselves and demonstrate their competence. The river is not particularly technical and we will only be about an hour from our cars. This trip is open to anyone who doesn’t mind swimming in ice-cold water. Tandem canoes must have a centre airbag. Wetsuits or drysuits are required. If winter is later and weather/water conditions are unsuitable, we will postpone the trip. Limit of six boats.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Belleville
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, March 26, 2011 (All day)
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
John & Sharon Hackert
Phone: 
416-438-7672

Beaver Creek, Lower Black River, Upper Black River

Paddle Beaver Creek on Friday, Lower Black on Saturday and Upper Black on Sunday. Join us on any of these beautiful scenic Kawarthas whitewater rivers. We take our time at the put-in, and allow extra time for scouting, dragging or portaging, as well as time-out for spotting wildlife. Hopefully the weather will co-operate. Suitable for strong intermediate WW paddlers. Phone only to book - Jay or Frank Knaapen 613-687-6037

The Basics
Event Location: 
Kawarthas
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
1-3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Advanced
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Whitewater Paddlers - C3+
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat (Ours)
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We do take time for scouting or portaging the more difficult rapids. These rivers require competent river maneouvring in C2-3 rapids in a couple of locations, though water levels should be easing off by April 22-24. There will be some portaging, and scouting can be difficult.

Required Items to Bring: 

Fully outfitted WW boat with airbags including a center bag, throw ropes, long grab loops, whistles. Full body wet/dry suits & Helmets. Lunches. A barrel with extra warm clothes.
We carry a SATPhone, WFA kit, survival gear.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Personal first aid, CELL phones work in the Kawarthas

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Check MACKFest Online for Directions, and confirm by phone.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Jay Neilson and Frank Knaapen
Phone: 
613-687-6037
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