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On Sunday July 10th, 2016 paddlers from around North America will be gathering in Prince George for the epic challenge of the Northern Hardware PG Canoe Race. Last year over 100 paddlers took on the challenge. Paddlers from 14 years to masters will be eligible. Last years oldest paddler was 73 years of age! The Alexander Mackenzie Class is open to experienced tandem canoes that will face a 67.5km paddle through the challenging white water of the Isle Pierre and White Mud rapids. Safety along the Race course is provided by the work of the PG SAR in conjunction with the PG Jet Boat Society. The Simon Fraser Class will cover 32km of down river paddling and is open to tandem canoes, solo or double kayaks, voyageur canoes or stand up paddle boards (SUPs). The scenic Nechako River joins the Fraser River both of which have historic significance and the finish is at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park. Last year we had over $15,000.00 of prizes provided by the support of our amazing community. We hope to build on this. There will be many spectators along the way as well as at the finish in the Park. There will be a fabulous post race celebration with awards, music and a barbeque at The Exploration Place. The Exploration Place is holding an exhibition concurrently, demonstrating how the canoe has played a role in the history of our land. Find a friend and start training! If you are looking for a very memorable challenge that will make the summer of 2016 stick in your mind then the 2016 Northern Hardware PG Canoe Race is for you!
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