Sydenham race back after four years of cancellations

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SYDENHAM RIVER - A bit of rain was not going to stop paddlers who have been waiting four long years to get back on the water for the Sydenham River Canoe and Kayak Race held by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) and Foundation.

Two years of high water followed by two years of pandemic kept the boats dry until 1 May 2022, when over 70 paddlers of all ages and abilities raced from Mosside Road to the Shetland Conservation Area.

This year’s race raised over $5,000 for the SCRCA’s Conservation Education programme.

Full results are available at

Pro C2 Mixed - 16 km times:

Dean Brown and Liz Lock 1:30:53;

Stan Anusiewicz and Karen Simpson 1:33:59;

Dean Coulson and Melissa Mayer 1:36:06.

Chris Gareau, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Middlesex Banner

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