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Canoe races

It was a great weekend July 21 & 22 at Kulleet Bay for the Annual War Canoe Races.  Canoe Clubs from across the island, Mainland and the United States all converged to do battle on the water.

“ This year we had 7 canoe clubs for the weekend races”  says organizer Margret Seymour. We would like to thank our volunteer boat committees, Della Daniels, Barry Elliott and Johnny Seymour.

Special thanks to sponsors, Fortis BC, Western Forest, Ladysmith & District Credit Union, Kwumut Lelum, Stz’uminus First Nation, Yellow Point Lodge, Ladysmith Maritime Society, professor Donna Gerdts Simon Fraser University, and all that supported their fundraisers.

The races were broken into categories ranging from singles, doubles, 6 man and 11 man.

Saturday Races – Results were: 6 man canoes, 10 and under – 1 Geronimo, 2 Ocean Thunder 3 King Fisher. 12 & under – 1 Geronimo 2 Ocean Thunder 3 King Fisher. Women – 1 Lady Esther 2 King Fisher 3 Geronimo. Men – 1 Geronimo 2 King Fisher 3 Xeyteleq.

11 man canoes, 10 & under – 1 Geronimo 2 Crown 3 King Fisher. 12 & under – 1 Geronimo 2 Crown 3 Five Star. Women – 1 Geronimo 2 King Fisher 3 Ocean Thunder. Men – 1 Geronimo 2 Island Queen 3 Arrow

Sunday Races – Results were 6 man canoes, women – 1 Lady Esther 2 Geronimo 3 Rainbow. Men – 1 Geronimo 2 Lady esther 3 Lil homes.

11 man canoes,  men – 1 Geronimo 2 Island Queen 3 Lady Jane. Women – 1 Geronimo 2 Ocean Thunder 3 Vicki Lynn.

Three Generation 11 man canoe (3 under 10, 3 under 12, two men, two women, 55 plus years.

1 Vicki Lynn 2 Arrow 3 Lady Lavinia

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