The NSMSG canoeing competition is open to all athletes from the Bantam age category to the Master category. There will be both singles and doubles competitions including one for male, female and co-ed. This is due to the many safety hazards that come with this competition. The event and pre-registration will take place at Camp Rod in Orangedale.


Camp Rod

220 Stoney Point Road, Orangedale, NS B0E 3M0

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Bantam Ages 13-15
Midget Ages 16-18
Senior Ages 19-34
Master Ages 35+

Number of Athletes

Each Community may enter as many athletes as they wish until the limit is reached. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis.

General Rules

The most recent version of the Marathon Canoe Racing Competition Rules will apply unless otherwise stated in the tech package.

Competition Format

Events are either finals OR semi finals/finals, OR heats, semi-finals/finals, dependant on the number of entries. There will be no consolation races. All races will begin with a mass start.


All officials will be designated and approved by the Host Community.

Field of Play/Equipment Requirements

The Host Community shall provide canoes, paddles and all accessories. All equipment must comply with the Marathon Canoe Racing Competition rules.

A 17 foot canoe will be used for this event. All competitors will utilize the use of an approved Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs).

Competition Rules

All competitors MUST know how to swim.

In the case of lightning, the competition will be suspended and/or rescheduled, at the discretion of the canoeing organizing committee.

Canoeing Coordinator

Joe Googoo Sr.
Phone: 902-577-3610