York River Paddling Race
Courses run on York River and Batiste Lake. The courses on the river have no portages while lake races have swifts which are portaged though some may be run. The river has deep and shallow sections, twists and technical elements. The lake section is deep and can have waves. All funds raised go to help support Bancroft Community Transits’ transportation for children and youth in the community; for employment and social programs that foster social inclusion.
Saturday races are on the river only following York River south to Riverside Park Sunday races are on lake then river with up to three portages. Course is lake paddling for 8.6 km, portage 1.5 km and continues down the York River for 13.1 km to the finish line at Riverside Park in Bancroft.