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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hell Or High Water 3

HOHW3 is coming. Want to learn about the Petawawa? Here is the beta.

Hell or High Water is the largest whitewater race in Canada -- May 7, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011 the first boat of many will launch into the waters of the Petawawa River, marking the official start of third annual Hell or High Water weekend in Petawawa. The event celebrates the wild rivers of the Ottawa Valley, while supporting the tourism and recreation branding of Renfrew County. As well, we continue to build momentum here in the community and beyond as we demonstrate that this section of river is worth far, far more than 5 MW of electricity!

This year has seen an unprecedented show of support, making HOHW the largest whitewater race in the country, if not the continent. There are already more than 300racers registered, and registrations keep pouring in.

The 2011 event will serve as a fundraiser for Soldier On, an organization which works to get wounded or disabled Canadian Forces members back into sports and recreation; Whitewater Ontario Advocacy Committee's efforts to keep our rivers running accessible; and, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre, providing support for the families of deployed soldiers.

Although the commercial raft spaces are sold out; beg borrow or steal some rubber and get a raft in. There is plenty of time to race in both categories, so get on it! As well, you really should stay the night in Petawawa. There is free camping in an actual campground, with firewood with a quick walk from the bar. Get up early and do a lap on the Upper Petawawa (class IV) , the Town Run or head to the Ottawa for big water fun.

Or, if you are a kayaker or canoeist enter the race, and see how your times compares against your friends, or even some of Canada’s top paddlers.

Please take a look through the details provided on the website and feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to make this event a positive and successful experience.


Kim Barrington, Philip Kompass, Brad Wipp, Mike Crouzat

HOHW3 Poster

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