CANTON -- The 52nd Canton Canoe Weekend Rushton Memorial Canoe and Kayak Races are set for May 3 to 5 on the Grasse River.
There are canoe and kayak events for every level of paddler and every age with a variety of distances up to 14 miles.
The sponsor campaign is under way and will end March 1. Organizer Chuck Bolesh says the local community and the regional paddling community “continue to be very supportive of this historic event,” and that several sponsors have already committed, including Platinum- Forge Racing, GRB Newman Designs; Gold- J.A. Randi Construction, St. Lawrence Brewing; Silver- Blackbird Café, E&V Energy, Frazer Computing, Howe Reale, Jreck Subs, MacFadden Dier, The Rushton Family, Stewarts Shops; Bronze- FoxWorx Paddles, Gray & Gray, Healey Medical Oractice, Mississippi Kayaks, Wood Chop Shop; Friend & Family- Access Care, Mort Backus & Sons, Smile Associates, and Wear On Earth.
Event information is available on the Canton page of the St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers website at www.slvpaddlers.org and on the Canton Facebook page.