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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

36thCameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic

36th Annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Overview

The 36th Annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, 2010. The Committee is very hopeful for good water conditions and is planning to build on the record turnout of participants and spectators from 2009. The overall theme of the 2010 event is “Celebrating Cameron County’s Sesquicentennial 1860-2010 .” The course is a 12-mile stretch of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek which runs from the Emporium Country Club to Driftwood.

Registration for the event will be held at the Emporium Country Club from 8:00am -11:30am. The registration fee for Adults will be $15.00 pre-registered and $20.00 on race day. The registration for all Junior paddlers (up to and including age 17) will be $10.00. There will be an available breakfast and many door prizes from local businesses and organizations. A shuttle service, compliments of Krise Busing, will be available to allow participants to take a vehicle to the finish line and have transportation back to the start area. Numerous volunteer organizations will be on hand offering assistance helping to provide a safe and quality event.

A limited supply of kayaks, and recreational canoes will again be available for a small rental fee. To reserve a canoe or kayak, you must call or email me at the number / address indicated above no later than one week prior to race day! Again this year we will offer a two mile youth paddle traveling from Huntley to Driftwood for any youth at least 4-5 years old. Individual youths may either canoe with an experienced paddler or solo in a recreational kayak accompanied by safety boats. The youth event will be both weather and water condition dependent and participants must be pre-registered. New this year will be a 4 person canoe demo class opening an opportunity for entire families to paddle together.

The 2010 race awards will be handmade paddle plaques which will be given to participants over a wide array of classes. Emporium Hardwoods has donated the cherry wood. Josh Zucal from Zucal wood products planned the lumber. Classic committee traced ,cut and sanded the plaques and the 2010 design was done by Art and Ink. Total Engraving will laser etch them, and Cool’s Auto Repair will finish them.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Emporium Firehall along with a pasta dinner to be prepared by the Emporium Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The Committee has turned to the talents of local artisans for prizes, which will include some Sesquicentennial featured artwork . A recreational kayak , paddle and PFD Co sponsored by Rock River & Trails From Lockhaven Pa will also be given away.

On behalf of the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Committee, I would like to thank in advance all of this year’s race sponsors, volenteer’s & orgianztions and anyone who helps to make the 36th edition of the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic the best yet. I hope to see many new and former participants and spectators at this year’s event. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call me at (814) 546-2011, email me at, or visit the event website at
Randy BaileyEvent Organizer

1 comment:

  1. The woman collecting the bibs at end of race, totally Rude... I was helped out of my kayak at the end of the race by a nice man and we moved it out of the way .. The man and I didnt even make it 3 Steps with my boat , when she said "I NEED YOUR RACE BIB" Come on Really.. I just paddled 12 miles and barely made it out of the water... She was asking people for them when they were still in the boat.... GET A GRIP LADY!!!!!!