Anyone walking along the Gorge Waterway on Sunday may have seen a handful of outrigger canoe paddlers competing in a series of races over the course of the day.
Paddlers were partaking in exciting 1,500 metre races along the Gorge Waterway as part of The Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s Kan-U-Hakit sprint event.
Races were held on Sunday, March 6, from 9:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on the waterway directly across from the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club.
Paddlers raced out towards the Selkirk Trestle rounding buoy turns on a 500-metre, three-lane racecourse.
Divisions included women, mixed and men, with seeded heats followed by semi-finals. The fastest six semi-finalist teams in each category advanced to the final heats at the end of the day.