Canoe & Kayak Day

Our commitment to safety while having fun is paramount!


Starting on the weekend of Sat June 5th, the CLPOA would like to challenge you to get out and paddle.


  • Only members from the same household in a boat
  • Maintain a social distance
  • Take lots of pictures of yourself, your bow-person, stern-person or the other paddlers a couple of metres away.
  • The safest place for you is to stay home, however exercising outside while maintaining a social distance is a good alternative.
  • Follow all applicable government COVID safety guidelines


If you would like to host a route of your own, on June 5, or any other date, please contact Iain (  Invite your neighbours, or post an invite on Facebook.  Keep track of your trips and we’ll see how much farther we can paddle than those swimmers as we paddle around the lake.


On a weekly basis click the link below to record your paddling trips for the week.

The rules listed in this link are to be followed. Do not travel if a stay at home order is in place. You will have lots of time this summer to paddle and record your efforts.


Whether you use a Canoe or Kayak, or a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board, plan to participate in Canoe & Kayak Day.


Begun in 2005 in celebration of the United Nations World Environment Day, it’s a unique annual kick-off to the paddle season on Chandos Lake.


Pictures below are from 2019. Please take lots of pictures so those below can be replaced by Canoe and Kayak Day 2021

For more information, contact Iain Gorman at, 705-656-4843 or


Iain Gorman, CLPOA Communication Co-Ordinator