TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL PRESENTS NEW VIRTUAL CHALLENGE, OTTAWA WA’A
Friday, March 19, 2021
The first day of spring is typically a time when paddlers are prepping their gear for those chilly springtime practices on the water. In 2021, paddlers will be gearing up for a different kind of paddling season. This new virtual challenge offers people around the world an opportunity to enjoy time on the water, whether the goal is to relax or train to beat their personal best time (or their teammates!).
OTTAWA WA’A is an all inclusive individual and team paddling sport challenge that received its name “Wa’a” from the traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe. The inaugural OTTAWA WA’A was held in 2018 at Mooney’s Bay as part of the annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Paddlers, old and new, are challenged to complete 202k/126mi, the length of the historic Rideau Canal, between March 20-June 27 by OC1 (Outrigger Canoe), SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board), Surf Ski, 1X (Single Scull), Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Ergs or any other paddle-powered watercraft. We welcome everyone to join this paddling challenge so if you can’t hit the water feel free to complete the challenge using the activity of your choosing.
Registrations can be purchased as gifts for friends, family members, and co-workers. A great way to connect with friends and family anywhere in the world! Companies can also purchase registrations to show their appreciation for their employees and offer a fun (virtual) team building activity.
Our partners over at ODBF.CA will also be hosting the annual ODBF Pledge Challenge to raise money for local charities. For further details on the ODBF Pledge Challenge please visit ODBF.CA.