Water and Dirt Festival

Water and Dirt Festival

A 15 day festival in the Ottawa Valley that includes 14+ different outdoor races and events

Operating as usual

15/07/2024

Registration is OPEN!

Go to Water and Dirt website to register your team of 3.
Team of 3 is $120 and includes 3 shirts, 3 dinners and registration plus you can join us for after event live music and more!
LIMITED team space available!!!!

14/07/2024

This event will tug at your heart strings and have you saying "ahhhhhh" all in the same moment. This event helped to raise over $23,000.00 in 2023 so let's make tails wag and raise funds, support and awareness!
Can we get a "woof , woof" for the end-less support from of this event

13/07/2024

Find your BALANCE with a full day Yoga event with a range of various classes for your mind, body and spirit

12/07/2024

Register Soon! This first kick off the Forest Lea Odyssey Gravel Event has promised it will be a challenge........ this event will definitely add the dirt to the Water & Dirt Festival

24/06/2024

Are you registered for the Kayak Fishing Tournament. There are only a few spots left! Make sure to register soon!
If you registered FOR ANY EVENT before July 1st you will be entered for 2 SWMBRDs with fins!

23/05/2024

WIN!!!!! your chance at 2 boards and fins from our prize sponsor Swmbrd !
Register for any one of Water & Dirt events for your chance to win this great prize pack for 2. Enter for more events be entered for more entries to win!
(winner will be awarded at the event they register for we will not be awarding the online nor will we be contacting you)

15/05/2024
14/05/2024

The Water & Dirt Festival WON the myFM Spirit Award for Favorite Local Event.

A BIGGER THANK YOU goes out the the various races organizers, sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible

08/05/2024

FREE CAMPING at the Petawawa Civic Centre grounds . Rough camping for tents, small RVs and small trailers. No Hook-ups available but use of onsite washrooms and showers will be available at the onsite facility.
Live music and activities onsite Saturday evenings!

If you don't want to "rough it" check out the Petawawa Quality Inn or Pembroke Holiday Inn which are both event sponsors

24/04/2024

Here is the event that started it all! The Upper Ottawa River Race - 10km, 4km or Kids Races all made possible with support by Integrated Health Centre.
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04/04/2024

Get your friends together and get a team ready for the Petawawa Beach Volleyball Tournament on August 17th, 2024

02/04/2024

So stoked to be showcasing a great local river with 2 events this year!!!! Registration will open soon for the Petawawa Extreme Slalom and the Petawawa Whitewater SUP Race.

20/03/2024

3....2....1..... JUMP.......................................

Airborne Petawawa will be offering a discount to Water & Dirt participants during the festival. Stay Tuned for a discount code you can use on August 14, 15 & 16th
Airborne Petawawa

18/03/2024

Not all of the events are races - some events allow you slow down and find more about yourself!
Join the Mat Yoga & Fitness for a full day of yoga from SUP Yoga to classes and sessions and guest speakers!

RedFox - Hey Mister (Live at Courcelle) 15/03/2024

There are many things that make a great festival! Great people - great activities - great food and definitely GREAT LIVE MUSIC! Make sure you join us for dinner after the races and stay to experience the RED FOX band from Montreal! This is only the start and there is still more live music and activities to come!

RedFox - Hey Mister (Live at Courcelle) Follow RedFox:Official - https://www.redfoxband.comFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/RedFoxBand/Spotify - http://bit.ly/RedFoxbandInstagram - https://www.i...

12/02/2024

🚨 80% SOLD OUT! 🚨 Have you signed up yet? We still have spaces available! 🤘
The Water and Dirt Festival is back for 2024 with the Water and Dirt Festival Upper Ottawa Kayak Fishing Tournament (multispecies) (1 fish limit per species) taking place on the mighty and historic Ottawa River hosted by the team at Kayak Bass Canada ! 🇨🇦
* Pike * Walleye * Bass * Panfish *
ALL INCLUSIVE WEEKEND! 😎
*** Included with registration is 2 days/nights of camping, parking at both venues, a swag bag, catered dinner (guest tickets available at $15/person per meal), live music, cash payouts, sponsored prizes and trophies in 4 multi species categories! ***
The event is capped at 60 anglers and features kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddling (SUP) anglers on the beautiful Ottawa River at the Petawawa Point Beach! 🏖
This event focuses on growing camaraderie, a great day of kayak fishing fun and enjoying the beach all while congregating with like minded individuals all weekend! 💯
* DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 2024.
Event is capped at 60 anglers.
* TIME: The tournament will start at 7 AM and finish at 2 PM. Awards will be at 3 PM onsite at the beach.
* VENUES -
Kayak fishing event- Petawawa Point Beach. Lots of parking, indoor washrooms and water fountain.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/JgRAHwM46NStKrpc8
* Anglers can launch directly on the beach or at the boat ramp launch.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/6gVg3i5Di99VZnCYA
* Camping/Catered meal/Live music - Indoor washrooms, hot showers and water fountains.
(6 minutes from the event/beach). 🍗🥗🧋🎶 Anglers can come anytime Friday to camp and stay until anytime Sunday! ⛺️
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Vw8cAQmuUoQMgp9dA
* COST -
Registration Fee - $50.00 (All inclusive) payable to our Treasurer Casey William at -
[email protected]
State in etransfer message 'Water and Dirt'.
$25 to payouts minus 7% club fee.
$25 to Water And Dirt Festival - this includes a participant catered meal, live music, 2 nights/days of camping, parking at both venues and event swag! Alcohol will be available during the dinner inside the 'beer tent' area.
*** NO alcohol is permitted outside of that area during the weekend! Please respect this! 🙏***
👉 *** For those of you wishing to bring a spouse or friend to camp (shared tent) or camper trailer (RV) 🏕 and attend the dinner we will collect those funds ($15) at a later date. Please DM me to reserve your spot! They are limited! *** 👈
* PAYOUTS/TROPHIES 🏆 -
Biggest BASS - 25% of payout funds
Biggest WALLEYE - 25% of payout funds
Biggest PIKE - 25% of payout funds
Biggest PANFISH - 25% of payout funds
Trophies will be awarded for each species!
* RULES -
NO app is required! Cellphone/digital camera images to be shown to our 4 judges. We will use an 'old school leaderboard' on the beach just like it's inaugural year! 💯
Any factory manufactured measuring boards (unaltered) are permitted. ALL boards must be presented and inspected by one of our 4 judges the morning of the event upon checking in. Anglers will then receive their identifier tag!
You can fish for 1 or as many of the 4 species as you wish! Camping begins Friday night and ends Sunday. Sponsors will be announced prior to the event. We hope to see you there! 😎 Sponsors are being announced regularly! 🤘
Event sponsor: Wester Financial
Prize Sponsors: Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre
Swmbrd, Jackedup Jigs

07/02/2024

Shallan (you may recognize from the River Race finish line, Enduro, and helping out with MANY of the Water & Dirt Festival races) is excited for people to get outdoors with a W&D Nalgene and admission to the - share for a chance to get your hands on a new Nalgene and tickets to the Show!

Winners will be contacted ONLY by private message

30/01/2024

Here we grow again! Check out the 2024 VA CrossFit Games main event will be August 16-17th, 2024, in Pembroke & Petawawa, ON as part of the Water & Dirt Festival with the Town of Petawawa.

Friday night will take place at VA CrossFit in Pembroke. Saturday, all day, will take place at Petawawa Point Beach in Petawawa & VA CrossFit in Pembroke

Town of Petawawa Township of Laurentian Valley Town of Deep River, Ontario North Algona Wilberforce Township Ottawa Valley Travel

https://competitioncorner.net/events/12127/details

25/12/2023

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays and hope everyone was on the nice list!
Even Santa loves the Water & Dirt Festival!

Photos from Water and Dirt Festival's post 18/12/2023

Check out the ALL NEW paddling routes for the 2024 Upper Ottawa River Race

Ottawa River Race

Check comments for the link to route map

10/11/2023

2024 is in the planning phases with bringing back some of your favorite races and events as well as looking at planning some new events

14/09/2023

We had paddling events, running events, biking events - some were competitions, some were fundraisers - there was good food, good music and good swag!

DO YOU HAVE IDEAS???

Let us know what else we can add more (why stop now...) or email [email protected] if you want to throw around a few ideas!

11/09/2023

The festival has always been about more than who came in first!
From new friends, experiences and so much more!

Thanks to by being a huge part of this event which helped to raise OVER $23,000.00 for our local Renfrew County OSPCA

06/09/2023

WOW! Now that we have had a chance to catch our breath that was an awesome 3 weeks of events, music, food and activities. Thank you to all our racers and participants who participated, our sponsors who believed in our event and all our race directors and volunteers THANK YOU!
AND... the answer to many of your questions is......YES the planning has already begun for 2024!!!!!!

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Our Story

Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival is about bringing people and communities together through paddling and the Ottawa River.

Join us each year the weekend following the Civic Holiday in August for Friday through Sunday events, entertainment, food and camaraderie.

Sign up for our races (44-km, 13-km, 4-km and kids’), kayak fishing derby, Heritage Paddle or Raise Your Paddle event (in support of the Canadian Cancer Society). Events are available for all sorts of vessels including SUP, canoe and kayak. Take in some clinics, yoga or live entertainment as well!

Hosted by the City of Pembroke and the Town of Petawawa, in partnership with the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, come join us and explore the river and all its beauty.

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