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May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hell or High Water

The rivers of the ottawa valley are incredible resources.

The ottawa river is among canada’s most historic waterways, a
backbone for the development of our nation. The petawawa is one of
the few remaining whitewater rivers in “southern” ontario that remains
largely untouched; free of major dams, and any major industries as it
flows from the heart of algonquin park. hohw seeks to ensure that the
recreational value of these rivers is more visible, and celebrated by the
general public.

In celebration of the rivers and the recreational opportunities they
provide to residents, HOHW organizers with the support of our sponsors
are actively working to minimize the cost of participation. We want to
see people outside, enjoying the fresh air, exercise and excitement of
paddlesports.

That is why hell or high water was born back in 2009, and now it has
grown to become one of the largest whitewater races in North
America.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 the first boat of many will launch into the
waters of the Petawawa river, marking the official start of the ninth
annual Hell or High Water weekend. The event celebrates the wild rivers
of the Ottawa Valley; come celebrate with us.

KIM BARRINGTON, PHILIP KOMPASS, BRAD WIPP, MIKE CROUZAT

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