Each year around this time, the county hosts the Raisin River Canoe Race, and it consistently proves to be one of my favourite events to cover.
The 2017 edition saw a very high water level, which necessitated some changes, including moving the start line 5 km downstream and requiring a portage in Martintown (rather than allowing paddlers the option to shoot the dam).
I took well over 100 photos in Martintown and at MacGillivray’s Bridge (Summerstown Road), but apparently missed the excitement further downstream at the MacIntyre Rapids. Darn it! I hear that rapids took their toll on paddlers and boats alike.
One of our intrepid reporters is writing a story about this and all other happenings at the race, while I will have a number of my photos published in The Glengarry News this week too.