Paddlers compete in Maple Ridge

The third annual Pacific Cup Regatta was held over the weekend at Whonnock Lake

Omar Said of the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club competes in the bantam men’s K4 division with his team

The third annual Pacific Cup Regatta was held over the weekend at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge.

More than 100 participants from 10 teams attended the regatta, which was put on by the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club.

The end-of-season competition was open to canoe and kayak athletes of all levels and saw teams from Washington, Alberta and B.C.

The two-day event lasted all day with racers competing in 131 events. The races were held continuously at five to 10 minute intervals.

RCKC is a non-profit community sports organization created in 1982 catering to Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and its surrounding areas. The organization is the largest sprint racing canoe/kayak club in B.C.

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