Sunday, 21 July 2013

3rd Annual Cape Breton Paddlefest comes to Richmond County September 13 to September 15, 2013

If you are a Paddler and are planning a vacation to Cape Breton Island this year, this may be just the information you have been looking for. Great places to paddle, great places to stay, great food to eat great learning opportunities available and lots of fun to be had. Come check it out!!!

3rd Annual Cape Breton Paddlefest!


September13, 2013 — September 15, 2013 
The 3rd annual Cape Breton Paddlefest will be held in Arichat, Cape Breton, on September 13-15, 2013. The event showcases the beautiful paddling opportunities in southwestern Cape Breton Island, along the sheltered inlets of Isle Madame and the open Atlantic coastline.

The event, hosted and sponsored by the Municipality of the County of Richmond, has been supported by CKNS and Rising Tide Expeditions as well as volunteer CKNS and Paddle Canada instructors from across the province.
Canoe, kayak and SUP paddlers who want to see a beautiful area of our province and enjoy a community of paddlers should check our website at and join our Facebook page. For more information, please email”
Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 13:  Paddlefest Registration
Special Guest Speaker

Saturday, September 14:
Breakfast will be held at L’Auberge Acadienne.  The price is included if you are staying at L’Auberge Acadienne.
If you are not staying at L’Auberge Acadienne, then breakfast is $11.50 to be paid at the restaurant.

Morning Meeting will follow breakfast at L’Auberge Acadienne.
Morning Session- choice of:

Arichat Harbour Guided Social Paddle
Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Introduction to Kayak Rolling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Afternoon Session- choice of:
Poirierville “The Goulet” Guided Social Paddle
Maneuvering Your Sea Kayak
On-Land: Planning, Packing and Cooking from Your Kayak
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Evening Session -
Meal at the Island Nest Restaurant in Arichat
Special Guest Speaker

Sunday, September 15:
Morning Session-choice of:
Petit de Grat-Rocky Bay Guided Social Paddle
Sea Kayak Rescues Demonstration and Practice
Introduction to Kayaking in the Surf
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddlefest Registration
Registration fee is $90 (Includes a t-shirt, bag lunch on Saturday, Dinner Saturday evening and all weekend sessions)
Deadline to register is September 6th, 2013
Google Map of Arichat Area,+ns&hl=en&sll=44.004261,-62.918551&sspn=8.40694,21.643066&t=h&hnear=Arichat,+Richmond+County,+Nova+Scotia&z=14
Volunteers Required: 
Kayak & Canoe Rentals
Rising Tide Expeditions will be renting Kayaks for $115 tax included.  They will deliver the Kayak to Arichat.  Contact Rising Tide directly.

Rising Tide Expeditions
Phone: 902-884-2884 or 1-877-884-2884
Limited, kayak and canoe rentals are available; if you need to rent a boat for Cape Breton Paddlefest, we encourage you to reserve early and arrange your own pick-up and drop-off with one of the following companies:

Kayak Cape Breton
Phone: (902)535-3060
North River Kayak
Phone: (902)929-2628 Toll-Free: 1-888-865-2925

For more information contact:
Robyn Mombourquette  -
Phone: 902.226.3990
Thanks to the Municipality of Richmond County for providing the picture and information on this event.


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