There numerous paddling clubs in Ontario that are affiliated and supported by the provincial sports association. They provide the primary point of contact for new and experienced paddlers who wish to meet up and paddle rivers together.
Also there are private instructors, and commercial companies that provide instruction on recreational kayaking and canoeing. We encourage you to reach out to the person or group that can help you become a better paddler, and make it a positive experience for your family and friends.
If it is a recreational whitewater club, please note that WO supports clubs and recreational events by way of:
- GoToMeeting Online Video system
- Facilitating Liability Insurance for municipal requirements or property owners, and in the event of a lawsuit
- Facilitating Sport Accident Insurance in the event of an injury and medical/rehab care or loss of income.
- Provide a boat-loan program (including PFDs and paddles)
- Providing payment methods and e-transfer of event registration funds.
- Lobbying municipal partners and provincial agencies for paddler access and river protection
- Provide free access WO property for members, and access to Roger Parson's Centre in Minden for event organizers
- Help donations to the Advocacy Fund go to the Ottawa River Access and other river projects benefiting all whitewater paddlers.
To become a Whitewater Ontario Affiliated Club, please submit the following Whitewater Ontario Club Affiliation Application
Whitewater Ontario Club Registration Form
or for more information on club affiliation, contact the Whitewater Ontario Director of Recreation (email link)
Please find contact information below for clubs.
|Ottawa River Runners||Doug Corkeryemail@example.com||Click Here|
|Petawawa River Rats||Jill McLellanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Click Here|
|Guelph Kayak Club||Ed Bernard
|Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers||Eric Chaplinemail@example.com||Click Here|
|Moira River KC||Wayne Jordison
Harold Van Winssen
|Peterborough Paddling Club||Paul Closefirstname.lastname@example.org||Click Here|
|Georgian Bay Kayak Club||Penny Brown
|Carleton University Kayak Club||Mitchell Blanchard||President@cukc.ca|
|Muskoka Paddle Club|
|Surf Cambridge||Andrea Hobaemail@example.com|