For the 11th straight year The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge is in Timmins, and this year’s event will be loaded with some racing, local performances, food vendors, and of course lots of fun!

Here’s your Environment Canada Forecast for this fun loaded weekend: Friday Sunny with a High of 20, Friday Night Clear skies with a Low of 6. Saturday, Sunny with a High 24, for your Saturday night Night Clear skies with a Low of 9. On Sunday, Sunny with a High of 26, and for your Sunday night
Night Clear skies with a Low of 12. It’s the perfect forecast so far, but now it needs to stay that way.

During the weekend there will be performances by: the white stone Cree singers, Coldwater, The Rivers, Sarah Smith Band, Mothership, Mitch Jean Band, Fortunate Losers, and coming all the way from Sweden Bai Bang.

There will aslo be a classic car show along with some open yoga sessions with Rebel Soul Tribe, and on the Saturday fireworks will take place at 9:30PM. Travel between Norman St and Theriault will not be available due to road closures for the fireworks, and those roads will be closed off at 8PM.

Here is the Shuttle Schedule: Every half hour there will be a shuttle to pick people up at Canadian Tire, Timmins Square, Cedar Meadows, then it will bring you to the festival. Then there will be a shuttle that will go from the Porcupine Mall to the Royal Canadian Legion, McIntyre Arena, and then to the festival. Lastly there will be one that goes to Delvillano Park, to the Confederation arena, to the sportsplex, then to your final stop the festival. These shuttle will run all weekend. The shuttle pick up and drop off zone has been relocated to the Craig Street Trail.

What’s new at the Challenge: This year there will be a Harley Davidson activation zone, and there is a high end fishing simulator coming all the way from Montreal that is guaranteed to be a hit. They are also bringing back the water skiing act from Mississauga which never disappoints.

Last but not least there will be 8 food vendors and a beer tent. There will be set zones for anyone consuming alcohol. Alcohol is obviously permitted in the beer tent, but will not be permitted in certain area’s of the park… The kid zone being one of the restricted areas. It’s the perfect weekend for the family to enjoy a nice weekend out together, right before the beginning of another school year.

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