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This Saturday, celebrate paddling, sailing and rowing on Bimitimagamising (Ramsey Lake)

Join in the fun on Ramsey Lake on June 16
Celebration of Paddling, Sailing and Rowing on Ramsey Lake is happening Saturday. (File)

To celebrate National Paddling Week, the paddlers, windsurfers, rowers and sailors of Greater Sudbury will be filling Ramsey Lake with kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, windsurfers, rowing sculls and sailboats on Saturday, June 16.

The event will also celebrate Ramsey Lake or Bimitimagamising ("water on the side of the hill" – as first named by Atikameksheng Anishnabek First Nation – formerly Whitefish First Nation). 

There are many ways to join in on the fun on the water Saturday. Bring your own, rent or borrow one. 

The Laurentian University Outdoor Centre, located at the new Northern Water Sports Centre at 206 Ramsey Lake Rd., will be renting kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Booking one ahead of time is best, so check out or just show up. They will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ramakko’s Source for Adventure will also be bringing their kayaks to test out at the NWSC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Become a member of the Sudbury Canoe Club and use their equipment all summer long. Find out more at

Discover sailing at the Sudbury Yacht Club. Learn more at their Open House on Saturday or sign up for their adult or youth courses at

Learn how to row by contacting the Sudbury Rowing Club at [email protected] and ask about their June and July Learn-to-Row Programs.

Join a Dragon Boat team. For info, contact Ian McIvor at [email protected].

Ramsey Lake Stewardship Committee members will be kayaking around the lake meeting shoreline residents. 

Celebration of Paddling, Sailing and Rowing on Ramsey Lake is a community collaboration between the Sudbury Canoe Club, the Sudbury Yacht Club, the Sudbury Rowing Club, the Laurentian University Outdoor Centre, Ramakko’s Source for Adventure, and the Ramsey Lake Stewardship Committee. 


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