Soo Ultimate Paddle Day!

July 1st, Rotary Park, Sault Ste. Marie
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An all-day event that will celebrate Sault Ste. Marie as a paddling destination for everyone. Join us with your kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard.

We’ve been working with a group of outdoor enthusiasts to plan a day on the water that has something for everyone, including contests, prizes, food and more! We aim to make this an annual event that is fun for families and good for the community as a fundraiser for the Chippewa County Community Foundation.

Youth prices below are for children 5-17 years; under 5 years free. Must be age 14 to enter races.

Bird’s Eye Outfitters Voyageur Island Biathlon

This paddling/running race will take contestants in a paddle through the chain of islands near Rotary Park and a run through Voyageur Island, the Sault’s newest paddle destination.

Registration – 7AM Kayaks start at 8AM, SUP at 8:30AM

Adults $25, Youth $10

Bird’s Eye Outfitters Island Race

This paddling race with several classes will take racers around the chain of islands and back to Rotary Park.

Registration, 9AM  Sea kayaks start at 10 AM , Recreation kayaks, 10:15 AM., SUP, 10:30 AM

Adults $25, Youth $10

Paddle-Powered Fishing Derby

This fishing contest has a slight twist – anglers of all ages may fish anywhere along the St. Mary’s River, so long as they are in a paddle-powered craft. Kids and adults will enjoy this catch-photo-release fishing contest.

8AM-4PM Registration at 7AM

Adults $25, Youth $10

Soo Ultimate Lazy River Float

Paddlers and water lovers of all ages can enjoy this leisurely float down the river’s inner channel from Rotary Park to Harvey Marina.


Adults $10, Youth $5

Bird’s Eye Outfitters Guided Voyageur Island Tours

Enjoy a paddle to Voyageur Island and a guided tour once you get ashore.

11AM-5PM, registration at 11AM.

Adults $25, Youth $10

Rotary Island Rendezvous

Families are invited to a fun-filled day of activities and games at Rotary Park.


Adults $5, Youth $3

Voyageur Island Sponsors:

Kayak Sponsors:

Eagle Radio – 95.1
National Office Products
Don Wilson Insurance Agency
Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club

National Office Products
Soo Coop Credit Union
Soo Locks Boat Tours

Stand-Up Paddle Board Sponsors:

Mansfield Insurance Agency
Mark’s Tire, Inc.
Precision Edge Surgical Products Company

Please check out the forms below to register for activities or help support the event.

For more information, call 906-635-1046 or write

Register Here.

You will be directed to PayPal at the end for payment. Thank-you!

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