been several canoeing, boating and rowing clubs in Moose Jaw
since the early 1900’s. The Moose Jaw Canoe and Kayak Club (MJCKC)
re-formed in 1999 and has been growing steadily ever since.
lots of different opportunities for everyone within the
MJCKC. Some of our members are simply interested in the
recreational aspect, enjoying the social and outdoor
benefits of our programs. We have a strong and continually
developing competitive stream, where youth are able to
compete in various regattas (races) throughout the province.
In addition, we have seasoned wilderness trippers and moving
water enthusiasts who, every season, look forward to
exploring the many lakes and rivers that our province has to
offer. Which one are you?
A bit more
about racing . . .
kayak sprint racing has existed as an organized sport for
over 100 years and has been recognized as an official
Olympic Sport since 1936. The boats that we use are not
typical pleasure canoes as flat water racing canoes and
kayaks are designed for speed. The sport is made up of
events that include singles, doubles, fours as well as the
always-exciting War Canoe races. While the sport of sprint
racing is not the most publicized of events, it does reflect
a uniquely Canadian contribution to Olympic and
international competitive sports. In fact, the racing canoes
are designated internationally as “C-boats” with the “C”
Saskatchewan we have a reputation as being a paddling force
at the national level. One goal of the MJCKC is to
promote and compete in the sport of sprint canoe and kayak
within a fun, healthy, and safe environment. Many
Saskatchewan paddlers have been successful at participating
in international races – this includes both sprint and
marathon. While the competitive stream is not for everyone,
there are many youth and adults that find this aspect to be
extremely rewarding. If you are interested,
then give it a try!
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