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Petawawa Container Market
Petawawa Container Market banner imageThe Petawawa Container Market is the place to purchase products from local artisans, artists and, small business owners.  Each week in the summer a new series of five vendors take over the shipping containers onsite and set up mini stores in our community.  We also have opportunities for other vendors to pop-In and add other events or activities to the site to make the market experience more dynamic. 
 
We also animate the Friday nights with our Music in the Market entertainment.  Join us each Friday in July and August for FREE music in our Petawawa Container Market.

Dates & Times: Friday 3 pm - 8 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Corner of Civic Centre Road and Volunteer Way - 16 Civic Centre Petawawa ON.  
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Upper Ottawa River Race

poster Integrated Health as sponsor for Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle FestivalSponsored by Integrated Health Centre                                 

Upper Ottawa River Race (Petawawa Point Beach)

This event features kayak, canoe, outrigger, prone and satnd-up paddling (SUP) races on the Ottawa River including 10 km, 4 km, and a 1 km kids race.

Included with registration is a race shirt (guaranteed only for registrations received by July 15), a pile of swag (we've been told it's the best race swag bag ever), catered dinner (guest tickets also available at $10/person per meal), prizes and trophies in a variety of categories, great camaraderie and a full day of fun!

We are grateful to Integrated Health Centre and all our sponsors as this event could not run without them.

Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival registration button

DATE: Saturday, August 10th
TIME: The race will start at 11 AM - please review the document attached for the course details, event timings, safety protocols, and sponsor recognition.
LOCATION: All races start at Petawawa Point Beach (1073 Island View Drive, Petawawa)
RACE MAPS: Click Here
COST:  Per table below.  Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag
ACCOMODATIONS: Free rough camping at the Petawawa Civic Centre
REGISTRATION: Race Roster 2024 Upper Ottawa Valley River Race and Paddle Festival

CONTACT: Colin Coyle, ccoyle@petawawa.ca (613) 687-5678 ext. 2102

Distance Early Bird Price (Before July 5th) Regular Price (July 5th onwards)
10 km $65 $75
4 km $50 $60
Kids 1 km FREE FREE






 

Petawawa Bike Park Competition

posterSponsored by GearHeads

This BMX Competition has 3 categories/tiers:

Advanced - Can flow/trick all lines (small, medium, large), all ages
Amateur - Can flow/trick small and medium lines, all ages
Junior - small or medium and pump line, 3yrs to 9yrs

Each category will be held in a Jam format, each rider will be registered and given a number to place on their helmet. Each category will be allowed a specific amount of time to perform 3 or more full runs depending on the total amount of registered riders. 

Judges will rate each rider on skills (flow, style, difficulty of trick, and use of terrain) and will collectively pick the top 3 riders of each category for awards.

Bonus fact: Judges like it when you get the crowd pumped up!!!

Helmets are mandatory, and pads are recommended. Be sure to get your bike tuned up beforehand!

Be safe and ride within your skill level! 

Bike Park event registration button graphicDATE: Saturday, August 10th, 2024
TIME: 12 pm registration 1 pm start
LOCATION: Construction Yard Bike Park (16 Civic Centre Rd), Petawawa
COST: Advance: $55 / Amateur: $50 / Junior: FREE Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag
REGISTRATION: Link to Race Roster 2024 Construction Yard Bike Park Competition

CONTACT:
Steve Moreau 
Steve_moreau1@hotmail.com
343-202-3233

Musical Entertainment, Dinner and Awards Event

Join us to celebrate our participants and issue awards based on the event results.  Participants will be treated to a delectable catered meal.  Musical entertainment will be provided.

Meal: TBD for 2024
 

When: August 10th, 2024
Where: 
When: 
Purchase Tickets: (non-racers only) tickets are provided for participants.

Entertainment schedule: 

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Ottawa Valley Doggy Paddle (OSPCA)

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Presented by End of the Leash


The Town of Petawawa will be the host area for this year's 4th Annual Ottawa Valley Doggy Paddle in support of the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre!

Canoe with your canine, kayak for a kitten or SUP with your Pup in Petawawa in support of a great cause. No furry sidekick, no problem - come out with your two-legged friends to enjoy some time on the water during the Water and Dirt Festival in support of the animals in our care!

DATE: Sunday, August 11, 2024
TIME: Check-In TBD - Gentle social paddle launches from the beach at 10 am.  More fun on the water with Community Relay Race, prizes, raffles and catered lunch to follow!
LOCATION: TBA, Petawawa

Doggie paddle logo with Register buttonCOST:  $50 Price includes a delicious catered meal, sweet event t-shirt, and cool event swag, and of course all the fun in between!

REGISTRATION: 

Please note that spaces are limited.

All funds raised will support local animals in need through programs and services provided by Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre in Pembroke. 

NEW WAY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO GET ON BOARD FOR LOCAL ANIMALS IN NEED! 
Raise a Paddle for the Animals in our  COMMUNITY RELAY RACE:

Is your animal-loving work team looking to get involved?  Enter your team and raise some much-needed funds in our Community Relay Race happening during the Ottawa Valley Doggy Paddle on Saturday, all details below!  

2023 Community Relay Race Information - (2024 COMING SOON)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO:

WATER SAFETY – ALL paddlers will require a safety kit.  

  • Kayak & Canoe: whistle, bailing bucket, floating rope and be wearing a PFD/ lifejacket
  • Stand Up Paddleboard: whistle, leash, and be wearing a PFD/ lifejacket                      

Paddlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and wear all safety equipment.   To ensure top-notch safety for all of our guests, lifejackets are recommended for all Canine/Feline/Animal guests too!    

CONTACT:
Heather Jobe
hjobe@ontariospca.ca

Forest Lea Trail Run

poster for Forest Lea Trail RunSPONSORED BY Holiday Inn Express

Back for its 3rd year! The 2024 Forest Lea Trail Run is proud to have Holiday Inn Express Pembroke returning as it's title sponsor!

Located in the heart of the Laurentian Valley, the race consists of trails that are primarily single track with its fair share of roots and rocks, and a little bit of dirt road thrown in here and there! Challenge yourself in one of two distances, 10 km, or 27 km. Both races start with a double track section to spread out the group, and then spend the rest of the time in the tight, technical trails. Maximum of 150 competitors between both races.

For youth 15 years of age and younger that want to try their hand at trail running these is a free 3 km race. Race covers mostly dirt road and double track trails. It is advisable a parent accompanies youth for safety, as trails are fairly technical in some area (no requirement to register). Maximum 25 entrants.

Shirt sizes can only be guaranteed for those who register by August 1st.

registration button for Forest Lea Trail RunDATE: Sunday, August 11th, 2024
TIME: Staggered starts beginning at 8 am
LOCATION: Forest Lea Trails, Laurentian Valley
COST: Depends on the race selected 
Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag
REGISTRATION: Coming Soon

For questions, concerns, or more information:

Greg Watts
forestleatrailrun@outlook.com
Facebook page: Forest Lea Trail Run

Race Package Pick up:

Saturday August 10 - 2:30 pm - 4 pm at Gearheads, 3067 Petawawa Blvd
Sunday August 11 - 7:00 to 10:45 at Forest Lea Trails

Race Start Times:

27 km - 8:00 am
10 km - 9:00 am
3 km - 11:00 am

Awards: 11:30 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 4th.

Distances:

There are three distances to choose from. The first is an entry-level event for youth at 3 km (25 participants max). The second is 10 km and the third is a distance run of 27 km. All runs utilize the trails at Forest Lea, specifically mimicking the routes used by the Forest Lea Enduro race which has in the past used the same distances for their event. The 27 km race is part of the Outrace series. outrace logo

Routes:

Proposed 10 km route – Start loop (Out road, ski trail, Jolly Roger, Oliver's, Q Loop), Art, Jolly Roger to finish.

Proposed 27 km route – Start loop, Original Red, Back Loops, Maple Syrup, Flat Pass, Jolly Roger, to finish.

Cross River Swim

Challenge yourself to a race across the Ottawa River in a test of endurance! This ~1.5 km interprovincial race starts on the sandy shores of Indian Point Beach, QC and finishes at Riverbank Park (Centennial Rock) in the Town of Deep River.

DATE:Sunday August 11th, 2024
TIME:
Pre-race rundown: 8:45 am at Indian Point Beach, QC
Race Start: 9:00 am
LOCATION: 
Start: Indian Point Beach, QC
End: Centennial Rock, Deep River, ON
COST:  Adult $48.00 (+HST) Youth $35.00(+HST) Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and an event swag bag.

REGISTRATION: Follow this link to register! Once in the booking system look under the Special Events on the left side of the screen to find a Youth or Adult option for 

Cross River Swim register
registering.
 
CONTACT:
Sara Hosbons
(613) 584-2000 ext. 182

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Moonlight Paddle

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Join us on a journey under the stars; watch the moon rise on this relaxing evening paddle. Must have paddling experience. Clinics and private lessons are available.

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Petawawa Point Beach, 1073 Island View Drive, Petawawa
Ages: Adults+
Cost: $10

Questions: sdament@petawawa.ca or 613-687-5678 ext. 2103

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Fly Fishing Clinic

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Introduction to Fly Fishing

Join us to learn the basics of Fly Fishing. We start with an introduction to the equipment, rigging, and technique, and then spend time learning to cast a fly line. Apply basic fly fishing casting to different fishing tactics: shooting line, stripping streamers, and drifting dry flies. The course will be approximately 2.5 hours long. Fly fishing equipment was provided. Wear footwear that can get wet, a sun hat, and safety glasses/sunglasses. Participants can participate and learn to cast without an Ontario fishing license, however for the ‘in water’ fly fishing tactics a fishing license is required.

Hosted by Algonquin Fly Fishing Premium Guide Service www.AlgonquinFlyFishing.com   

Date: Friday, August 16th 

Time: TBA 2 sessions 9:00 am - 11:30 am or 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: TBA

Cost: TBA

Registration: TBA Online registration and payment portal for Fly Fishing

Live Music Performances
MORE INFO COMING SOON!

Meal: TBA for 2023
When: Friday, August 16, 2024
Where: Kin Hut, 16 Civic Centre, Petawawa ON
When: TBA
Petawawa Container Market
Petawawa Container Market banner imageThe Petawawa Container Market is the place to purchase products from local artisans, artists and, small business owners.  Each week in the summer a new series of five vendors take over the shipping containers onsite and set up mini stores in our community.  We also have opportunities for other vendors to pop-In and add other events or activities to the site to make the market experience more dynamic. 
 
We also animate the Friday nights with our Music in the Market entertainment.  Join us each Friday in July and August for FREE music in our Petawawa Container Market.

Dates & Times: Friday 3 pm - 8 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Corner of Civic Centre Road and Volunteer Way - 16 Civic Centre Petawawa ON.  
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Upper Ottawa Kayak Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Western Financial Group

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Kayak Bass Canada will be this year's hosts for The Upper Ottawa Kayak Fishing Tournament, which is comprised of multi-species catch, photo and release tournament taking place on the might and historic Ottawa River.

The event features kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddling (SUP) anglers on the Ottawa River.

Included with registration is 2 nights of camping, parking at both venues, an event shirt (guaranteed only for registrations received by July 15), a pile of swag (we've been told it's the best swag bag ever), catered dinner (guest tickets available at $10/person per meal), live music, cash payouts, sponsored prizes and trophies in 4 multi-species categories focusing on great camaraderie and a full day of fun!

DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 2024
TIME:  The tournament will start at 7 am and finish at 1 pm. Awards will be at 2 pm on the beach. Please review the document attached for the tournament details, event timings, safety protoco9ls and sponsor recognition.
LOCATION: Tournament - Petawawa Point Beach (1073 Island View Drive, Petawawa) Camping/Catered meal/Live Music (16 Civic Centre Road, Petawawa).

COST: $50 (All inclusive) Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag
REGISTRATION: Registration will be via $50 e-transfer to our Treasurer Casey William at cwryan.cr@gmail.com
$25 of each entry fee (minus 7% club fee) goes to 4 payouts. %25 of each $50 entry fee goes to the Water and Dirt Festival Organizer: covering, insurance, camping, parking, a catered meal and swag for the anglers.

Biggest Bass - 25% payout funds
Biggest Walleye - 25% payout funds
Biggest Pike - 25% payout funds
Biggest Panfish - 25% payout funds 
(perch, bluegill, pumpkin seed, crappie and rock bass)

Anglers may submit 1 catch to any or all of the 4 categories.

2024 Rules COMING SOON


 

Musical Entertainment, Dinner and Awards Event
Join us to celebrate our participants and issue awards based on the event results.  Participants will be treated to a delectable catered meal. Limited additional public spaces are available subject to advanced ticket purchase.  
 
Meal: TBD for 2024
When: August 17, 2024
Where: 
When: 
Purchase Tickets: (non-racers only) tickets are provided for participants. 

Entertainment Schedule: TBD for 2024
 
Yoga & Wellness

Balance Ottawa Valley Yoga graphic

Join us for a day of thoughtful reflection and movement as we connect and BALANCE with Mother Earth!  
  • Sunrise SUP Yoga 
  • Full-Day Yoga Retreat 

DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 2024

SUNRISE SUP YOGA
TIME:
8 - 9 am
LOCATION: Petawawa Point Beach, 1073 Island View Dr. Petawawa
COST: $20+hst per person (boards provided) Max: 20 participants

FULL DAY YOGA RETREAT
TIME:
9 am to 5:30 pm followed by dinner & live music
LOCATION: 16 Civic Centre Rd, Petawawa - Event will begin inside the 2nd floor Banquet Hall and move to outdoors.
COST: $120+hst ($100+hst - Early Bird Price until June 1st)

Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag bag

Balance Ottawa Valley Yoga register
REGISTRATION:

Sunrise SUP Link to Register
Full Day Yoga Retreat Link to Register

*SCHEDULE: 
9 am: Registration Opens (2nd Floor Civic Centre Banquet Hall)
10-10:15 am opening Remarks/ Housekeeping/ Warm Up
10:15-11:00 am: Yogalitates (Yoga + Pilates) 
11:00 am -12:00 pm noon: Burn Out & Stress Prevention (Guest Speaker) 
12:00 pm noon -1 pm: Somatic Yoga
1:00 -1:30 pm: Break - move outside 
1:30 - 2:30 pm: Vinyasa Flow (Suzette - True North Yoga)
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Hatha Yoga
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Injury Prevention (VC Athletic Therapy)
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Restorative Yoga (with the live music)
Dinner to follow
Many events take place outdoors, please dress accordingly - please bring your own lunch, water, and mat.
*Schedule and classes may be subject to change



 

Forest Lea Odyssey Gravel Race
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Are you ready for an epic adventure on two wheels? Join the Forest Lear Trails Association for the Forest Lea Odyssey! A one-of-a-kind gravel cycling event that will challenge you with two courses, 70 km, and 100 km. You will ride a variety of pavement, gravel and unmaintained roads that will be sure to keep you entertained as you endure the challenging and beautiful terrain of the Laurentian Valley, and North Algona Wilberforce townships. Don't miss this opportunity to test your limits and explore some of the best riding in Ontario. Come have a blast at the Forest Lea Odyssey!

DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 2024
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA, Forest Lea Trails
RACE MAPS: 
COST: TBA  Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag
REGISTRATION: Race Roster 2024 Forest Lea Odyssey Gravel Race - click the link
4 x 4 Beach Volleyball Tournament
poster for 4x4 Beach volleyballJoin us for some beach volleyball fun in the sun on the sands of the Petawawa Civic Centre beach volleyball courts 

We are bringing back the buzz of beach volleyball in Petawawa with a new look and equipment at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Come and get dirty with us for this 4x4 co-ed beach volleyball tournament that features two divisions, competitive and recreational. 

Entry fee includes: team tank tops (register by July 31st to ensure sizing), catered meal (by Schmidt's Catering), swag, live music and prizes.

DATE: Saturday, August 17, 2024
TIME: TBA  (2023: 8 am - 5 pm (approximately))
LOCATION: Petawawa Civic Centre Beach Volleyball Courts (Kin Hut)
COST: TBA (2023:$200 per team (4 players))

COMPETITIVE: COMING SOON

RECREATIONAL: COMING SOON

**ENTRIES CLOSE WED AUG 14th**

SPECIFICS: 

  • Ages 16+ (if under 18, you will be required to sign a waiver at registration which requires a parent's signature, please contact us to obtain the form prior to the day) 
  • One female player per team minimum
  • Self-referee (finals will be refereed, if possible) 
  • 8 team cap per division (subject to change depending on entries) 
  • All games will be best of three (21-21-15), win by 2, no cap 
  • Round-robin games will be timed, finals are un-timed 
  • Rules & regulations: coming soon
  • Finals start (approx) 4 pm, live music starts at 5 pm, and dinner/awards start at 6 pm.
  • Kin hut will be open for snacks and beverages  

CONTACT: Connie Ladas at petawawabeachvolleyball@gmail.com and/or check out their 2023 Facebook Event page

Great Golden Lake Regatta

Sponsored by:

Date: Saturday August 17th, 2024
Timings::
     9 am - 11 am: Pancake Breakfast supporting the Enaji Madinamage (The Sharing Place) Food Bank, hosted at the Golden Lake Community Hall (Golden Lake Community Hall, North Algona Wilberforce, ON K0J 1X0)
     11 am: Check-in at Island View Park(451 Island View Dr, Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0)
     12 pm: Canoe, Paddleboard, Kayak, Homemade Vessel races (Start times will be released soon)
Route: Island View Park to Red Pine Camp and back - 1 km for Canoe, Paddleboard, and kayak races
     Homemade vessel will be a 100 metre race
Price: $25 ($20 for Water & Dirt swag and $5 for the Food Bank)
BBQ Food truck starts at 4 pm (sausages and hamburgers), possibly Beaver Tails

For More Information contact Cameron Montgomery 613-628-2080 ext. 209 or coordinator@nalgonail.com 

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Petawawa Extreme Slalom

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Sponsored by Petawawa Quality Inn & Suites

Extreme Slalom Race through the Railroad Rapid on the Petawawa River Town Section.

All paddlers must register online prior to the event, no on-site registration will be available on race day.

The event briefing will be held at 9:30 a.m. Qualification Laps will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, followed by the seeded Extreme Slalom which will begin at 1:00 p.m.

The Extreme Slalom will feature 4-paddler heats, open to all ages, with separate men & women categories. The course is based on water levels and will be determined closer to the event date. Elimination from the race will be determined by participant numbers.  Details will be provided closer to the event date.

Boats must be plastic, with a maximum length of 9’6”, and designed for White Water use.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $125, 4th: $45. Additionally, two bonus prizes of $100 each will be awarded to random event participants.
Extreme Slalom registration button

DATE: Sunday, August 18th, 2024
TIME: TBA (2023: 9:30 a.m.)
LOCATION: Petawawa River, Railroad Rapid off Wilson Rd
COST: TBA (2023: $50 Adults - FREE Junior) - Price includes participant meal, t-shirt and any event swag
REGISTRATION: TBA
Facebook Event:  Link to 2023 Extreme Slalom
CONTACT: Graham  petawawakayakrace@gmail.com

Petawawa Triathlon

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SPONSORED BY Ry J's Adventures

A Multi Sport event with an option for everyone...

Sprint Triathlon: 750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run.

Sprint Team Relay: 750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run by a team of 2 or 3.

Super Sprint (Formerly Try-A-Tri): 350 m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run.

Open water swim in beautiful Black Bay.

Early race kit pick-up will take place Saturday, August 17th from 2 pm - 4 pm at GearHeads in Petawawa 3067 Petawawa Blvd.

Race Kits will also be available for pick up on race morning during check-in and body marking 6:45 am to 7:30 am.

T-Shirt sizes can only be guaranteed if you register by August 1.

Registered participants will be emailed an information package once registration closes. There will be a mandatory safety briefing before the race start.

A mandatory safety briefing will take place before the beginning of the race.

Triathletes and volunteers are invited to a post race meal and awards presentation at the Kin Hut in Petawawa following the race.

Petawawa Triathlon register DATE: Sunday, August 18th
TIME: 8 am
LOCATION: Black Bay, Petawawa
COST: Based on the type of event you select to participate in.
$90 - Sprint Triathlon
$70 - Super Sprint
$180 - Sprint Team Relay

Price includes participant meal, t-shirt, and any event swag
REGISTRATION: Click here for the link to register

CONTACT:
Melissa Watts, Race Director
triathlonpetawawa@gmail.com

Whitewater SUP Race

SPONSORED BY WHITEWATER BREWERY CO.

An all new event for 2024! More info coming soon!

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