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Big Chop Summer Paddle Series


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The Big Chop is a ten race paddle series that kicks off on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, and runs every second week until the end of the summer. Each race is an incredibly fun night of paddling and the Big Chop is open to all levels of paddlers.

Choose between the 4km Little Chop or the 8km Big Chop and use the boat of your choice--kayak, outrigger, paddle board, surfski, dugout canoe, or rowboat--it just can't have a motor. We have a big rental fleet available and MEC runs introductory paddle clinics prior to every race. The first nine races cost $15 and the final race is $20. Boat rentals, if you need one, is an additional cost.

After you finish your paddle, stick around for the awards where we give away tons of great prizes from our sponsors. Your entry includes a BBQ hotdog or veggie burger and we'll have cold beverages (beer/cider/pop) for sale too.

The final race is on Thursday, August 23rd, and to celebrate the end of the season, we'll be throwing a big party! The post paddle meal will be deluxe, we'll have awesome music, twice the amount of cold beverages, and tons of BIG prize packages from our team of amazing sponsors. We had over 200 people at party so it's not a night to be missed!

Make the Big Chop part of your summer plans and we'll see you on the water!


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