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$11 thousand dollars raised for the Scugog Shores Museum Village through 54th annual Canoe the Nonquon

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, the Scugog Shores Museum hosted the 54th annual Canoe the Nonquon event.

Participants of all ages and abilities paddled the course of the twisty Nonquon River. A total of 143 participants in 96 vessels joined the race this year.

This annual event is a fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museum Village and through sponsorships, donations, merchandise sales and pledges, the event raised $11,000.00 for the Scugog Shores Museum Village. Thank you to the Scugog community for supporting this event!

The race wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of staff, volunteers, sponsors, and community partners. We would like to thank our sponsors Durham Tourism, Brock’s Department Store, Cozzy Electric, and Tudor Pines Bed and Breakfast as well as our many community partners Vos’ Independent, Small Town Apparel, Two Blokes Cider and Old Flame Brewery, the Port Perry Marina, the Scugog Kayak Club, Scugog Fire Department, Port Perry Lions Club, The Farmstead B and B, PPPrint, the North Shore Amateur Radio Club and Signworks. We also want to thank the volunteers and staff that assisted at various checkpoint locations and headquarters to ensure all aspects of the event ran smoothly. 

Highlights of the race:
•    Total Number of Canoes: 45
•    Total Number of Kayaks: 49
•    Total Number of Stand-Up Paddleboards: 2
•    Average age of participants: 45
•    Oldest participant: 81
•    Youngest participant: 4
•    Total participants over fifty: 54
•    Vessels with first-time competitors: 29
•    Farthest distance participant travelled to compete: Calgary

Special awards and recognition: 
•    Jack Kane Memorial Award: Charles Jones Lewis for child or youth showing most effort
•    Allene Kane Memorial Award: Krisztina Pal-Szeverenyi for most memorable racer
•    Most Funds Raised: Colleen Brock

You can view a complete list of the race results at Photos taken of the event can be found on the Scugog Shores Museum Facebook page.

We thank everyone for their participation and support of the Scugog Shores Museum Village. The Village is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours until September 1, 2024. You can also visit for special events and programs throughout the summer including Theatre on the Ridge performances. Visit for more information on Museum programs and offerings.


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