For those readers into whitewater canoeing and kayaking one of the first events of the spring is coming up. M.A.C.K. Fest or the Marmora Area Canoe and Kayak festival is being held this year on April 18 and 19. The Marmora area is blessed with a half dozen rivers, which during the spring runoff provide some exciting whitewater. MACKfest has no competition or anything like that. Basically it is a gathering of whitewater enthusiasts spending the days on the rivers and the evening in entertainment. All the details of the entertainment are not worked out yet, but the website has details about a variety of runs in the area as well as camping info. If you are into whitewater or would like to watch some kayaking check it out. Marmora is about a half hour drive east of Peterborough on Highway 7.
Float your Fanny down the Ganny
On a different but similar vein, another whitewater event that is coming up sooner is this years Float your Fanny down the Ganny. The date for this years run is April 4th. This annual race is a float trip down the Ganaraska river in full spring flood. Canoes, kayaks, bathtubs, anything that floats is welcome. There is a whole class for Crazycraft. After the race check out the town of Port Hope for shopping or dinner. For details on this "race" see the website.