We have activities planned for racers throughout the week leading up to the race. Take part in what you can, and if you’re visiting us from overseas, take the time to enjoy our beautiful scenery and city. The schedule and logistics for RACE DAY can be found by clicking here.
Monday, July 10th – most paddlers arrive from overseas into beautiful Vancouver. We recommend to stay in downtown Vancouver or on the North Shore for a couple of days before heading up to Squamish.
Tuesday, July 11th – Race with the Stars at our Tuesday Night Race in Deep Cove. Take part in our weekly ‘fun’ race which, last year, had over 100 paddlers in attendance, including the Mocke Bros, the Rice Bros, Teneale Hatton and others. Register from 6pm for the race which starts promptly at 7pm. Post race Party at The Raven Pub where you can rub shoulders with the stars and watch the race video on the big screen. Check out more details here and watch the video below!
Wednesday July 12th – 10am – 1pm Tide Rip Run
Tide Rip Run – This is a casual paddle in what can be intense conditions. The Ambleside Tide Rip is a paddling experience unique to West Vancouver where you can play in the tidal race and practice downwind skills. Check out a great video below, and click here for the directions on how to get there.
Wednesday July 12th – 6.30pm onwards – Social at Deep Cove Outdoors. Pick up your race number and swag bag early and join us for a relaxed bbq and a beer. We’ve heard rumours that Hank McGregor, Dawid and Jasper Mocke, Sean and Kenny Rice, Teneale Hatton AND Oscar Chalupsky amongst others will be here – come with your autograph book ready!!
Thursday July 13th – Pre-race Race Route Run. If you want to paddle the race route prior to race day, this is your chance! Our buses will pick up in Squamish by the O’Siem Pavilion at 12noon and 2pm. Sign up for a ticket when you register, or if you decide you want to join us at a later date, you can register by clicking here to get a ticket for a bus for $20 and email Amy by clicking here to let her know which time you’d like to get on the bus.
Thursday July 13th – 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Film Festival! – Join us at the Squamish Adventure Centre where we will be showcasing some of YOUR short films from a great year of paddling. We’ll be serving beer, and there will be prizes for the best films (as picked by the audience). There is NO COST to attend.
- Films must be about surfski paddling!
- Films must be five minutes or shorter
- Films must be original and owned by the person submitting them
- Films must be submitted at least one week before the festival. They can either be in mp4 format, or a link to Youtube or Vimeo.
- Films must be family friendly!!
- The prize for best film will be decided by audience vote
- Films must be submitted by Sunday, July 9th to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday July 14th – Clinics, test runs and downtime ahead of the race. Details will be posted of any clinics when available here.
Saturday, July 15th – RACE DAY! See you at registration from 9am.
Sunday, July 16th – In previous years there have been clinics taking place on Sunday – we will post details here when confirmed.