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2nd Annual Front of Yonge Paddle Poker Run

Paddle Poker Returns to Front of Yonge!

Registration is now open for the second annual event at Brown’s Bay


MALLORYTOWN, ONTARIO, August 8, 2022 – Get your paddles ready for a fun event on the beautiful waters of the St. Lawrence River! The Township of Front of Yonge is hosting the second annual Paddle Poker Run on Saturday September 17th 2022 at Brown’s Bay.


The Paddle Poker Run is an event that will encourage people to get outside to celebrate and enjoy the St. Lawrence River. All river-appropriate paddle craft are welcome (kayak, canoe, etc.) This is not a race, but a fun paddle that all ages and abilities can enjoy. Each paddler will follow a route beginning at Brown’s Bay that includes at least five stops or check points where they will draw a playing card. After the paddle, there will be prizes for the best poker hand. There will be routes set up for beginners and for experienced paddlers ranging from 5km to 10km.


Registration is limited, so please register online today at

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“In communities like Front of Yonge, we are so lucky to have the recreational opportunities offered by the St. Lawrence River. Paddling is a great example of active transportation and we welcome people from near and far out to enjoy our community and the river in this second annual event.”


Township of Front of Yonge – Mayor Roger Haley


Fast facts:

  • The Township of Front of Yonge is hosting a Paddle Poker Run on September 17th 2022 beginning at 8AM at Brown’s Bay (Inclement weather “rain” date September 18th)
  • Participants must register in advance – single registration is $11.62 and family entry is $27.54
  • To register for the event:
  • The organizing committee would like to acknowledge the support of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission in providing the venue for this event.
  • Participants must bring their own river-appropriate paddlecraft and register online prior to the event.
  • Participants must follow Transport Canada Regulations on operating human-powered craft including wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  • For more information, like us on Facebook!




Leslie MacPherson, Committee Member – Front of Yonge Paddle Poker Run


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