Paddle for AGH

Come celebrate Canada's 150th on the water.  It'll be a Canada Day you'll never forget.

Paddle for Almonte General Hospital

Canada Day, July 1, 2017

Almonte Fairgrounds

Registration Information

Canoe, Kayak, Stand-Up Paddle Board Races & Community Paddle

Registration Deadline: Extended to Friday, June 30th

Event Descriptions

Paddle for AGH is a family celebration, which combines Canada Day (150th anniversary), paddling the Mississippi River in Almonte and raising funds for the Almonte General Hospital.  There are five different paddling events to choose from including:

  •        community paddle open to canoes, kayaks and paddle boards,
  •        canoe sprints,
  •        kayak sprints,
  •        paddle board sprints and the
  •        raft races (click on for more information)

The object of the day’s events and activities is to celebrate, have fun and raise funds in support of new Diagnostic Imaging equipment at the Almonte General Hospital.   All events are designed for family-fun!  All events take place in the morning and will be concluded by approximately noon.

 5K  Community Paddle

The objective of this event is participation. It is not a timed event. Participants will start at the Fairgrounds boat launch and paddle 2.5 K up to the marker at the beginning of the beautiful Appleton Wetland. They will then retrace their route to return to the finish line at the boat launch. 

 1K Community Paddle

This event is for those with young children or those who may not be able to complete a 5K paddle. Participants leave from the boat launch, paddle .5K around a marker and return to the boat launch.

Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Board Events

300 meter 2 Person Canoe Sprint Race

The start line for this 300 meter race will be located at the municipal beach. Racers will paddle across the river negotiate a turn around a buoy and return to the finish line on the beach.

 300 meter 1 Person Kayak Race

The start line for this 300 meter race will be located at the municipal beach. Racers will paddle across the river negotiate a turn around a buoy and return to the finish line on the beach.  

150 m Standing Paddle Board Race

This race will start in the water out from the municipal beach. Participants will paddle 150 meters across the river around a buoy and back.

Courses are subject to change.

The three fastest sprinters in each division (canoe, kayak and paddle board)  will then prizes..

Prizes, prizes and more prizes!!

Prizes including T-shirts, hats, gift certificates to Wilderness Tours and medals will be awarded for most funds raised, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes, team spirit and participation.

 Registration Fee: 

The Community Paddles (5K and 1K):  A donation to the Almonte General Hospital. Contributions can be raised by finding pledges for the completion of the paddle. A suggested goal is $75, but we encourage registrants to raise more. There are prizes and incentives for fundraising.

Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Board Races

By donation. Contributions can be raised for the completion of the paddle. The suggested goal is $75, but we encourage registrants to raise more. There are prizes and incentives for fundraising.

The Raft Race 
Registration Fee: $100, but registrants are encouraged to raise money through collecting as many pledges as possible.There are prizes and incentives for fundraising.

Collect $75 – receive a Paddle for AGH limited edition T-shirt

Collect $100 – receive a Paddle for AGH limited edition Ball Cap

Collect $150 – receive a $10 gift certificate for Lee Valley Tools

Collect $200 – receive a $20 gift certificate for Lee Valley Tools

Collect $300 – receive a $50 gift certificate for Lee Valley Tools

All pledgers (donors) will receive a charitable tax receipt for $20 or more.

How to Register:

In order to registration, you must have:

  1. ·        Name (s) of participant (s) 
  2. ·        Phone #
  3. ·        Email address

Register online at: Paddle

Questions, please:  Email:  foundation@agh-fvm.com  Phone:   613-256-2500 ext. 2296

Note: All participants must sign a waiver.

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