VCDS Canoe Race


This being the 20th annual VCDS Canoe Race, the organizing committee would like to beat the record for the most funds raised with a goal of over $20,000.00! All teams are strongly encouraged to raise as much money as possible by soliciting personnel using the online donation app... let the competition begin!!!!

Each year, approximately 30 teams have registered for this event, and for us to meet our fundraising goal, each team would need to raise at least $650.00. This being said, in order to participate, your team must raise a minimum of $100 in donations and each participant is required to pay a $5 registration fee.

The team with the "Most Funds Raised" will receive an award as well as "BRAGGING RIGHTS". Let's make this year's race the biggest success to date by reaching our $20,000 goal and by having a great time doing so!!!

Online donation page will close at 1300 hrs on race day.

Funds raised will be credited towards your group.

When and Where?

Wednesday 9 September 2020 at 0900 hrs, at the HMCS Carleton Jetty at Dow's Lake.

The race will start at 1030 hrs. The first team is expected to cross the finish at approximately 1100 hrs at the HMCS Carleton Jetty.

Support this popular canoe race by watching the live stream!

Who Can Enter?

All L1s will be provided the opportunity to enter a team of two paddlers. Representative teams will be provided with canoe, paddles and lifejackets on a first-come, first-served basis. Other teams with personal canoes may also register.

Registration ends on Friday 4 September 2020.

VCDS Canoe Race Registration (Accessible only on the National Defence network).

For more information on the event, please see link "Race Information & Rules" (Accessible only on the National Defence network).


  • First Place Canoe
  • Best Decorated Team (including costumes)
  • Most Funds Raised Team
  • Best Foreign Attaché Team
  • Most Determined Team

The recipients keep these trophies until next year's race.

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