MCRA Canoer’s Memorial Monument


Information about the induction ceremony

The next MCRA Canoers Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony will be held:

September 22th, 2024

MCRA will host an induction of 15 paddlers on Sunday , September 22 at 2 pm. at site of the monument on River Road west of Oscoda. Please share the names of the inductees with family and friends. Everyone is invited to attend.

2024 Inductees

Nick Walton
Charles Roy Gates
Leroy Widing
Valerie Fons
Gib McEachern
Monty Rogers
Burrell Kolonich
Bobby Stockton
Sanford McGuire
Al Shaver, Sr.
James “Tip” Larson
Bob Welsch
James A. Carl
John “Jack” M. Snider
Mike Packard

Ceremony at Monument

Join family and friends as MCRA honors paddlers whose names will be added to the Canoer’s Memorial Monument overlooking the high banks of the AuSable River near Oscoda.

The 2024 MCRA Canoer’s Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony Sunday September 22, at the Canoer’s Monument.

The Canoer’s Monument was created in 1968 to honor canoe racers and supporters of the AuSable Canoe Marathon. There will be a large tent set up with chairs but dress warm and you may want to bring your own comfortable chair just incase.

Donations made on behalf of any of the nominees will go towards the name plaques and engraving for the monument.

If there are any questions, or information regarding the nominees please contact Bob Bradford at 810-664-8005 or Nnavigator00@aol.com.

Ceremony Information on Facebook to follow

If there are any questions please contact Bob or Lynne.

Bob Bradford, 810-338-9805, Nnavigator00@aol.com
Lynne Witte, 586-201-5695 dogpaddler54@gmail.com


About the Monument

The Canoer’s Monument was created in 1968 to honor canoe racers and supporters of the AuSable Canoe Marathon.

Here is a link to a list of people currently honored on the Canoer’s Memorial Monument

http://www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/race-history-items/canoers-memorial-monument/

Visiting the Monument

Click here for driving directions to the Monument via Google Maps

History of the Monument

A History of the MCRA Canoer’s Memorial Monument

by Karen Rouse, Oscoda
Press, February 8, 2006

Nomination Information

The Canoers’ Memorial Monument Committee is accepting
nominations. The annual deadline for nominations is March 15. Details
on requirements and Committee contact information is available on the
form.

Download – MCRA Canoers Monument Nomination Form (PDF Format)

If there are any questions please contact Bob or Lynne.

Bob Bradford, 810-338-9805, Nnavigator00@aol.com
Lynne Witte, 586-783-5654, lynnewitte@juno.com