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8/29/12 - We have received notice that Jack Kent passed away Tuesday, August 28. Jack was a MCRA paddler along with his brothers, son Clark Kent, and other family members. Jack will lie in state at Muir Brothers Funeral Home 138 S. Main Street Almont, Michigan 48003. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Jack's funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Muir Brothers' Funeral Home. Burial will be Saturday at 12:00 at Riley Township Cemetery in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the MCRA Canoers' Memorial. Please visit website muirbrothers.com - Lynne Witte

 

8/22/12 - One of our paddlers Dan Klinkhammer had a serious bike accident. He is in the hospital and suffering from serious injuries to collar bone and pelvis. You may send his greetings at 430 Lake Street Northville, MI 48167-1217. Please keep Dan and his wife Lucy in your thoughts and prayers. - Lynne

8/22/12 - The MCRA Points are posted through Spikes. One points race to go.

 

8/21/12 - MCRA Members:
As we come to the end of the racing season there are some important dates to keep in mind. Please return all of the annual trophy awards to Bob Bradford or Lynne Witte at the Mio race August 25.
ALL paddlers, families, friends, race directors, race sponsors are invited to the special awards gathering in Paradise at the Tahquamenon Brewery on Saturday, Sept. 15. Please watch next week for your opportunity to nominate and vote for the 2012 annual MCRA awards.
Would you like to be a part of the 2013 MCRA Board of directors? Please send you name to Lynne Witte.

 

8/13/12 - The August MCRA Newsletter is now posted with information on annual awards, board nominations, monument ceremony, and the end of the year party.

 

7/23/12 - The Spike's Challenge Race, Grayling results are posted.

 

7/18/12 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race, Oscoda results are posted.

 

7/18/12 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2012 season.

 

7/2/12 - The Schafer Chevrolet Canoe Challenge, Midland results are posted.

 

6/29/12 - The July MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

6/27/12 - Lots of new and updated results on the Race Results Page.

 

6/6/12 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted with color photos.

 

5/23/12 - The Onaway Pro Race results are posted.

 

5/8/12 - The Doug Killingbeck Memorial Canoe Race results are posted.

 

5/7/12 - Rick Joy's mother in law ,Karen Bennetts, passed away on May 5. Memorial services will be Monday, May 7 at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, MI. Memorials to Society for Crippled Children. Guestbook at www.petersonfh.com

 

5/6/12 - The 30th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic results are posted.

 

5/3/12 - The 30th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic is this weekend. Yes, 30 years!!

 

4/24/12 - The Fifth Annual Grand Ledge Canoe Race results are posted.

 

4/17/12 - The first points race of the season! The Fifth Annual Grand Ledge Canoe Race

 

4/13/12 - The April MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

4/8/12 - We are having some repairs done on the Canoe Monument this year. We will have a donation can at the first 3 races this year. The 2012 Monument Ceremony will take place on Sept. 23 at 1:00PM. Currently we have approved the following inductees. In the non-paddler category, Ray Snyder, Hardin "Frank" Davis, Bill Kahn. The paddlers approved so far are Marilyn Wagner, Doug Killingbeck, Delbert Curley, and Todd Ellison. Any one having info on any of these inductees, or others, please fill out an induction nomination form and send it to Sylvia Curley-Harmon 3294 Chippewa Oscoda Mi. 48750. or contact a board member. - Bob Bradford

 

3/21/12 - It's Klondike Time! More Race Information

 

3/14/12 - A benefit for the Barnett Family is being held at the American Legion Post 106, Grayling on Saturday, March 24, 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Read more

 

3/14/12 - The March MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

1/17/12 - The 2013 USCA National Championships will be in Newaygo, hosted by the Newaygo Nationals Committee. More information and updates will be coming your way.

 

1/9/12 - The 2012 MCRA Race Schedule is now posted

 

12/20/11 - We send our sympathy to the family and friends of Grayling MCRA paddler Joey Frost who passed away on Saturday, December 17th. Joey has competed in 4 AuSable River Canoe Marathons. In 2011 Joey teamed with Randy Allison. Joey was 2008 champion of Expert 2 Spikes Challenge.

 

12/19/11 - The 2012 MCRA Board officers and contact information is now posted.

 

12/19/11 - The 2011 MCRA Awards and Final Points are posted. Congratulations to all paddlers.

 

11/7/11 - 2012 MCRA Board of Directors - Rebecca Barton, Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Jason Hatfield, Rick Joy, Cheryl Lucey, Tim McClure, Pete Mead, Todd, VanDeVen, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte.
Annual Board Planning Session is Sunday, December 4 at Bob and Janet Bradford's near Lapeer. Tentative start 10 a.m.

 

10/16/11 - MCRA ByLaws, Article IV, Section A. The officers shall be elected annually by an official ballot mailed to each member who has paid dues by August 1 of that year. The ballot will then be returned to a designated person before a designated deadline. The results will be announced at the fall meeting. All elected Board members must be legal Michigan residents and members of the Michigan Canoe Racing Association.

Please download the MCRA Board Selection ballot and return it to Jerry LaMotte postmarked by October 25, 2011. MCRA 2012 Board Ballot (PDF Format).

 

10/10/11 - Todd Ellison dies in boating accident. Here are more details from Zach Handler.

 

10/2/11 - The Paradise Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race results are posted.

 

9/24/11 - Dear MCRA family,
It is with sadness I share the following news with you.
Matthew James Curley, of Oscoda, passed away on Thursday September 22, 2011 in Oscoda, age 24. Matthew was born on June 25, 1987 in Tawas City to Kevin J. and Kimberley L. (nee Thomas) Curley. He attended Oscoda Schools, and will be always remembered for his love and passion for sports and a wide variety of outdoor activities, most specifically wrestling, hunting, boating, motorcycles, camping, bowling, and snowmobiling. Matthew is now survived by his loving mother, Kimberley Curley of Oscoda; 2 sisters, Jill (Dave) Lutz of Ferndale, Michigan, and Stephanie Curley of Ladson, South Carolina; his maternal grandparents, Mabel and Dave Thomas of Oscoda; niece and nephew, Audriana Curley and Landon Lutz, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. Matthew is preceded in death by his father, Kevin James Curley in 2003, and his paternal grandparents, Delbert and Jeanne Curley. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday September 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran in Oscoda. His family will welcome friends at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oscoda, MI from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. An on line guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements are by the Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda.
There is an online guestbook, if you are interested in sending messages to Matthew's family.
-Lynne Witte, MCRA President

 

9/21/11 - Please submit your name to Lynne Witte ( lynnewitte@juno.com) by Friday, Sept. 23 if you are interested in being a part of the 2012 MCRA Board. The Board meets annual the first weekend (normally Sunday) of December and again at the Klondike in March. Other off season communication can be done through emails or phone conversations. You would be expected to be available at our races, if Board decisions/actions are needed. Thank you for considering to work to promote canoe racing in Michigan.

MCRA Bylaws - Selection of Board
The officers shall be elected annually by an official ballot mailed to each member who has paid dues by August 1 of that year. The ballot will then be returned to a designated person before a designated deadline. The results will be announced at the fall meeting. All elected Board members must be legal Michigan residents and members of the Michigan Canoe Racing Association.

 

9/16/11 - MCRA Banquet - Please plan on joining the MCRA Family and celebrate the 2011 racing season at the end of the year Awards Banquet in Paradise on Saturday. The banquet is at the Community Center between Paradise and the finish line with dinner starting at 6:00, doors opening earlier for your convenience. Following dinner will be awards: top paddlers (special awards designed by Angela Rimer), most improved, recognition of rookie paddlers, recognition of 2011 race directors, and more. Fellowship at the Yukon Inn will follow awards, which should conclude no later then 8:30. Please plan on attending as it is important to celebrate the season's racing accomplishments and give recognition and thanks to the Paradise race organizers and volunteers as well as all the people who have worked very hard to make this season a success. Support the MCRA, come have fun, and we'll see you Saturday at the banquet!

 

9/2/11 - The MCRA Awards Banquet and Paradise Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race info is posted. Paradise Race Committee is in need a someone to time the C-2 and C-1 races Sat. Sept. 17. It can be the same indivudal or seperate for the races. Your help is appreciated. Please email Lynne at miracing.com

 

9/2/11 - The Final 2011 MCRA Points are now posted..

 

9/2/11 - The Mio "First Dam" Race results are posted.

 

8/30/11 - Annual Award Nominations Are Open.
Please submit the name and an explanation for nomination to Lynne through mcra@miracing.com Please submit nominations by Sept. 5th.

Bow Award (Something positive to canoe racing)
Stern Award (Something unique while paddling/at a race)
Most Improved Paddler (Expert 1) (Expert 2)
Harry Curley Award (Race Director/Committee)
Bank Runners Award (Outstanding Support Crew)

 

8/28/11 - Grant Tally is doing fine and recovering at St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw and is expected to go home soon. Here's to a quick and speedy recovery.

 

8/24/11 - The August MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

8/17/11 - Congratulations and thank you to all of the MCRA paddlers and families who competed and participated at the Newaygo Nationals. If you check the Newaygo Nationals site you will see a complete listing of the results.

Thank you to the Powers Outdoor and Newaygo National Committee for the outstanding job hosting and facilitating the Nationals.

Congratulations to Janet and Bob Bradford for receiving USCA Paddlers of the Year for their awesome and generous efforts to bring everyone together for their annual spaghetti dinners during nationals, for their enthusiasm for promoting nationals' competition and hospitality.

- Lynne Witte, MCRA President

 

8/8/11 - Attention: All MCRA annual award winners who have a trophy, please bring it to the Mio race and return to Bob Bradford or Lynne Witte.

 

7/26/11 - The Spikes Challenge Race results are posted.

 

7/22/11 - Be sure to order your special edition MCRA 2011 Nationals Shirt!! Check out the shirts here. Deadline is Sunday July 24th. Email or Call Angela Rimer to order: angmcc10@yahoo.com / 989-390-4492

 

7/22/11 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2011 season. Have you sent in your 2011 Membership dues yet?

 

7/21/11 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race, Oscoda results are posted.

 

7/11/11 - The Spicy Bob's Canoe Challenge, Traverse City results are posted.

 

7/11/11 - The current MCRA Points are now posted..

 

7/8/11 - The Force One Challenge is scheduled for Labor Day weekend. It is a self supported C1 race from Grayling to Oscoda. If you are interested and would like more information contact Hank Feldhauser - therippleaffect82@yahoo.com

 

6/27/11 - Updated: The Schafer Chevrolet Canoe Challenge, Midland results are posted.

 

6/27/11 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2011 season. Have you sent in your 2011 Membership dues yet?

 

6/22/11 - Updated: The Power Paddle, Newaygo results are posted.

 

6/13/11 - The 4th Annual Huron River Canoe Challenge, Ann Arbor results are posted.

 

6/7/11 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

6/7/11 - The current MCRA Points are now posted..

 

6/6/11 - The The Black River Canoe Race, Port Huron results are posted.

 

6/3/11 - The Newaygo Nationals Committee is looking for volunteers for Powers Outdoor Newaygo MCRA Race and the USCA Nationals. Please contact Gabe Slominski gabriel@powersoutdoors.com if you are interested.

 

5/26/11 - The The Dexter - Huron River Canoe Race results are posted.

 

5/20/11 - The The Dexter - Huron River Canoe Race information has been updated with important C2 Expert II and C1 course and start time changes.

 

5/18/11 - The 10th Annual Onaway Pro Race results are posted. Be sure to check out the current MCRA Points too.

 

5/12/11 - The May MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

5/9/11 - The 29th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic results are posted.

 

5/9/11 - The 10th Annual Onaway Pro Race information in available on the race schedule page.

 

5/04/11 - A list of current MCRA Members (PDF Document) for the 2011 season. Have you sent in your 2011 Membership dues yet?

 

4/25/11 - The Grand Ledge Canoe Race results are posted.

 

4/14/11 - The April MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

4/12/11 - A note from Mike Taylor - There has been a park bench placed at Huron Meadows Metro Park (Brighton, MI) in memory of Bill Schmitz. It is located at the Canoe Launch right on the river. It was anonymously donated.

 

4/12/11 - It's time for the first points race of the season! The Grand Ledge Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

4/4/11 - Bill Fick's mother passed away Saturday, April 2. Bill was a board member and race director of the MCRA for over 15 years.

 

3/28/11 - The Klonkdike Canoe and Run/Walk results are posted.

 

3/23/11 - Are you ready for some Paddling!!! It's Klondike time!!
The Klondike Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. There will also be a MCRA general meeting after the race and before the awards at the Au Sable Inn. (@2:30pm).

 

2/2/11 - The 2011 MCRA Race Schedule is now posted.

 

2/2/11 - Updated MCRA By-laws, MCRA Race Rules, and MCRA Race Handbook (all PDF Documents) are now posted. See below.

 

11/23/10 - 2011 MCRA Board of Directors Meeting. Dec. 5 10:00 a.m; Bob Bradford's - Lapeer. Send agenda items to lynnewitte@juno.com

 

10/14/10 - Congratulations 2011 MCRA Board.

Rebecca Barton, Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Eric Dittenber, Tad Hill, Rick Joy, Cheryl Lucey, Dave Teddy, Todd VanDeVen, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte

Thank you to John Hollands, Jeff Caryl, and Dave Hallman for offering to be a part of the MCRA Board. There is still a place for you to help out canoe racing.
Thank you to Jerry LaMotte for tallying the ballots.
Thank you to everyone who voted!

 

10/11/10 - Passing of Michael Burklund, son of MCRA member Donald Burklund. More details can be found on the following page.

 

9/30/10 - All MCRA 2010 members have been mailed a ballot to select 2011 board members. The ballots are to be returned by October 7 to Jerry LaMotte.

 

9/24/10 - Hank Feldhauser is asking for input on a C-1 race on the Au Sable. Read his message here.

 

9/20/10 - Just a Reminder. The top paddlers received sweatshirts at the awards banquet, but due to time constraints they weren't able to be personalized in time for the banquet. An announcement was made to this affect at the time they were presented, but only a few were returned by the end of the banquet. If you would like yours personalized please get it to Angela Rimer at your soonest opportunity. If you won't be able to get it to her in the near future please email her so she knows to expect it at a later date. Please email Angela to make arrangements to drop off your sweatshirt. angmcc10@yahoo.com

 

9/16/10 - Congratulations MCRA Award Recipients
We congratulate all of the 2010 MCRA paddlers, support crews, and race directors. We had a very successful season because of everyone's input and participation. Thank you!

Fledgling Point Champions - Mallory Ornatowski & Sebastion Carpenter
Junior Point Champions - Dallas Johnson
Expert 2 Point Champion - Ryan Bennett
Expert 2 Rookies - Dave & Joe Somero
Expert Point Champion - Andy Triebold
Expert Most Improved - Paul VanNuck
Expert Rookies - Mike Davis & Ryan Foguth
C-1 State Championship Race Champion (Ann Arbor Course) - Andy Triebold
C-1 Point Champion - Russ Reker
Bow Award - Bill Schmitz
Stern Award - Greg Nelson
Bank Runners - Chad & Owen Cannon
Harry Curley Award ( Race Directors) - John & Cheryl Lucey - Spikes Challenge
President's Award - Penrod's Canoe Livery - Thanks for allowing paddlers to use your facilities all year long

 

9/14/10 - The MCRA 2010 Final Points are posted.

 

9/14/10 - The Paradise Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race 2010 results are posted.

 

9/9/10 - All MCRA paddlers, race directors, and families are invited to a year ending celebration Yooper style. There is a light dinner being served 6:00 p.m. (come a bit later if you need time after the race) at the Paradise Community Center for $5.00 per person and kids eat free. Maps will be available at the race site. Following the Paradise race awards will be the MCRA annual awards to paddlers, directors, and bank runners. Everyone is invited to the Yukon Inn later Saturday evening for a kayak raffle and fun. Paradise crew has some Yooper surprises in store for all of us.

 

9/6/10 - The MCRA Points are posted through Mio.

 

9/6/10 - Anyone who is a current MCRA member is eligible to run for the 2011 MCRA Board of Directors. Please submit your name to Lynne Witte, President. If you cannot email by Thursday evening, please call 586-201-5695. Feel free to leave a message with your name and phone number. All names need to be emailed to lynnewitte@juno.com by Thursday, September 9 by 9:00 p.m. for your name to be placed on the ballot.

 

9/6/10 - The MCRA End of Year Get Together will be at Paradise following the canoe races Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Paradise Community Center. All current MCRA Race Directors and MCRA youth are invited to be our guests at no charge to you.. Nominal fee to the adults. Following a lite dinner, prepared by a cater from Paradise, you are invited to the Yukon Inn. Invite your paddling friends, families, and race sponsors.

 

8/31/10 - The MCRA Board would like to collect input for the following MCRA Awards. Only one vote per MCRA member please. Enter your vote here.

 

8/30/10 - The Mio "First Dam" Race results are posted.

 

8/24/10 - A memorial service for Bill Schmitz is planned for September 19th from 1-5 at Kensington Metropark - West Boat Launch 'P'. We would love to have a memorial paddle take place around 4:30. If you have any questions or would like to speak at the service please email ashlyn.schmitz@gmail.com or call 248-921-0081. We would also enjoy any pictures you may have of our dad from throughout the years. Thank you for all your kind words and prayers. The Schmitz Family

 

8/17/10 - From the family of Richard Kent: Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending the beautiful plant and generous donation in Rich's honor. Thank you also to those who were able to attend and for the many cards received. Your kind words and support were greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Patsy, Kandi, Jason & Family

 

8/13/10 - Nominations for the Annual MCRA Awards are now being accepted.  Please submit your nominations and a short explanation to mcra@miracing.com or lynnewitte@juno.com before September 1. Awards to consider are: Bow Award (Positive contribution to Michigan canoe racing),  Stern Award (Oops situation), Adams Improvement (Most Improved Paddler), Bank Runners Award , Harry Curley (Race Director/Sponsor).

 

8/8/10 - Please return all MCRA Awards to Bob Bradford. Bob will be at Nationals and Mio. Please make arrangements to get them to him if you won't be at these events. This years MCRA Awards will be presented at the Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise.

 

8/8/10 - A memorial for Bill Schmitz is being planned by his family. It will be held at Kensinngton Metropark. It will be after Labor Day. Details will follow.

 

8/3/10 - The 2010 MCRA Canoers Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony will be held September 26, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at the Monument. More information can be found on the Monument page.

 

7/28/10 - As you may know Bill Schmitz passed away yesterday morning. He had requested that he be cremated and have his ashes spread on his U.P. property. Please keep Bill and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

 

7/27/10 - Another sad day for Michigan paddling. Bill Schmitz has passed away. More details to follow.

 

7/20/10 - The Spikes Challenge Race results are posted.

 

7/12/10 - Check out Rebecca Barton's article about marathon canoe racing in the July 2010 print edition of Outdoor Athlete, as well as their website http://www.outdoorathlete.com/oa/article.htm?news=323

 

7/12/10 - The Curley Memorial results are posted.

 

7/8/10 - Some sad news. Rich Kent has passed away. His funeral is being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral home in Traverse City, (305 6th Street). Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral is at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Reform Church on Front Street . Our thoughts and prayers are with Patsy, Jason, Candy, and family.

 

7/7/10 - The Curley Memorial information in available on the race schedule page.

 

7/5/10 - The Traverse City Canoe Race results are posted.

 

6/28/10 - The MCRA Points are posted through the Huron River Challenge, Ann Arbor.

 

6/20/10 - The Huron River Canoe Challenge results are posted.

 

6/18/10 - To maintain Michigan Canoe Racing Association high level of expertise and sportsmanship, the MCRA Board of Directors has added the following amendment to the MCRA Race Rules. This statement is effective immediately.


"Any paddler that does not complete the designated race course will receive automatic disqualification from the race. The infraction is reviewable by the Michigan Canoe Racing Association Board of Directors."

 

6/16/10 - The Huron River Canoe Challenge information in available on the race schedule page.

 

6/14/10 - The Power Paddle, Newaygo, MI results are posted.

 

6/9/10 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

6/7/10 - The Black River Canoe & Kayak Race, Port Huron, MI results are posted.

 

6/4/10 - A letter from the Shelterhouse of Midland to Steve Bis and the MCRA.

 

6/2/10 - The Black River Canoe & Kayak Race, Port Huron, MI information in available on the race schedule page.

 

5/26/10 - The 9th Annual Onaway Pro Race results are posted.

 

5/24/10 - The Michigan Canoe Racing Association raised $1046 towards the Shelterhouse of Midland. The money was raised with entry fees and fees for lunch after the race. The weather turned out to be fantastic and the racers came in numbers. The C-2 race had 44 boats participate and the C-1 had 35 boats participate. I want to thank all those that helped out and especially TIC of Midland for sponsoring this years event and also to my family for everything they did to help me put this race on. - Steve Bis.

 

5/24/10 - The TIC Race for Shelter, Midland MI results are posted.

 

5/20/10 - The TIC Race for Shelter, Midland MI information in available on the race schedule page.

 

5/12/10 - The 9th Annual Onaway Pro Race information in available on the race schedule page.

 

5/2/10 - The 28th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic results are posted.

 

4/28/10 - The 28th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic information in available on the race schedule page.

 

4/18/10 - The Schafer Chevrolet Grand Ledge Canoe Race results are posted.

 

4/15/10 - Special Fundraising Event: April 28th: ZUMBA for the Roscommon Canoe Race Association

 

4/7/10 - It's the first Points Race of the season. The Schafer Chevrolet Grand Ledge Canoe Race information is posted.

 

3/28/10 - The Klonkdike Canoe Race results are posted.

 

3/24/10 - Paddles Up!! It's time for the Klonkdike! Also the MCRA Annual Meeting. Be sure to check out the newly updated MCRA Race Handbook too.

 

3/16/10 - The March MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

1/11/10 - Mark your calendars! USCA Nationals Championships 2011 will be held on the Muskegeon River in Newaygo. Stay tuned there will be many exciting changes to the venue. In other news from the USCA meeting our own Dwight Walker was elected USCA Vice President. 

 

1/4/10 - Jerry Lamotte of Grayling, paddler and most often known for all the work with the AuSable Marathon. He is the Chief of the Paddler Check-In. Jerry will undergo surgery for cancer on January 6. They ask for your prayers and thoughts.

 

1/4/10 - The 2010 MCRA Race Schedule is now posted.

 

1/4/10 - A few updates from the fall MCRA Board of Directors meeting.
- MCRA Paddlers' Points for the 2010 racing season will be calculated using 100 to first place. Every paddler will have one race drop. This is for all MCRA sanctioned classes.

- All participants in 2010 MUST be paid MCRA members to receive points or awards. With the exception of the Spikes race both paddlers in the canoe must be current MCRA members. There will no longer be a one day(weekend) race MCRA fee. All paddlers will pay the year fee. So register early and avoid the $15 late fee.

- Paddlers in the Spikes race do not need to be MCRA paddlers to receive prizes and points.

- All MCRA racing canoes need to have obtained a number or specification from Tom Cannon.

 

9/16/09 - The Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise results are posted.

 

9/13/09 - The MCRA Board is collecting input for the Annual MCRA Awards. Vote for your favorite paddler.

 

8/30/09 - It's a Luau! Don't forget to RSVP for the MCRA Annual Awards Dinner and Dance on September 26,2009. More details here.

 

8/30/09 - The Mio "First Dam" Race results are posted.

 

11/9/09 - 2010 MCRA Board of Directors will be meeting Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. in Lapeer.  If any MCRA member has concerns to be submitted to the agenda, please send them to lynnewitte@juno.com

 

10/26/09 - 2010 MCRA Board: Rebecca Barton, Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Dave Hallman, Tad Hill, Rick Joy, Cheryl Lucey, Dave Teddy, Todd VanDeVen, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte

Thanks to all of you who placed your name on the ballot. If you were not selected, rest assured the MCRA can use your input as you see fit. The Annual Planning Meeting is the first weekend in December. Bob Bradford offered his home for the meeting.

 

10/7/09 - The MCRA Final Points 2009 and Awards are posted. Congratulations to all paddlers and supporters on a great season.

 

9/16/09 - The Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise results are posted.

 

9/13/09 - The MCRA Board is collecting input for the Annual MCRA Awards. Vote for your favorite paddler.

 

8/30/09 - It's a Luau! Don't forget to RSVP for the MCRA Annual Awards Dinner and Dance on September 26,2009. More details here.

 

8/30/09 - The Mio "First Dam" Race results are posted.

 

8/25/09 - Nominations for the Annual MCRA Awards are now being accepted.  Please submit your nominations and a short explanation to mcra@miracing.com or lynnewitte@juno.com before September 1. Awards to consider are: Bow Award (Positive contribution to Michigan canoe racing),  Stern Award (Oops situation), Adams Improvement (Most Improved Paddler), Bank Runners Award , Harry Curley (Race Director/Sponsor). Online voting will be available after September 1.

 

8/25/09 - Nominations for 2010 MCRA Board of Directors - Do you want to assist and facilitate race directors and paddlers to strengthen and grow our awesome sport of canoe racing in Michigan?  Send your name to be placed on the ballot to lynnewitte@juno.com.

 

8/13/09 - The 2009 MCRA Canoers Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony will be held September 27, 2009, 2:00 p.m. More information is available on the Monument page

 

8/13/09 - The August MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

8/6/09 - The MCRA Points are posted through Spikes.

 

7/22/09 - Support crews needed for out of town Marathon teams (Belize, Quebec). If you'd like to help please contact John Chevron at the Marathon office (989-348-4425). Good Luck Marathon Paddlers!!!

 

7/20/09 - The Spikes Challenge Race, Grayling results are posted.

 

7/12/09 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race, Oscoda results are posted.

 

7/6/09 - The Outback Steakhouse Canoe Race, Traverse City results are posted.

 

6/28/09 - Race information for Traverse City, Curley Memorial, and Spikes is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/22/09 - The Huron River Canoe Challenge, Ann Arbor results are posted.

 

6/16/09 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If anyone has ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

 

6/15/09 - The Huron River Canoe Challenge, Ann Arbor this Saturday will feature a special Adult - Mentor Race. This is an outstanding opportunity to paddle with an expert paddler. Kids, bring your friends and signup to race a short race with an adult paddler. There will be a sign up sheet at the registration table.

 

6/3/09 - This month's Paddler Profile is Pete Mead. The Paddler Profile is created by Carol Bennett.

 

6/2/09 - The MCRA Points are posted through Midland.

 

6/2/09 - The Black River Canoe Race, Port Huron information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

5/31/09 - The Gulf States Incorporated Canoe Challenge, Midland results are posted.

 

5/23/09 - The The 8th Annual Onaway Pro Race results are posted.

 

5/8/09 - The May MCRA Newsletter is now posted.

 

5/7/09 - The The 8th Annual Onaway Pro Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

5/3/09 - The Roscommon Canoe Classic results are posted.

 

4/30/09 - The Roscommon Canoe Classic information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

4/26/09 - This month's Paddler Profile is Ryan Bennett. The Paddler Profile is created by Carol Bennett.

 

4/19/09 - The Grand Ledge Canoe Race results are posted.

 

4/12/09 - The Grand Ledge Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. Updated - Map to Jaycee Park

 

3/29/09 - The Klondike Canoe Race results are posted.

 

3/26/09 - Those paddlers who received 2008 Race Bucks at the Awards Presentation in Grayling, please use them for your 2009 membership dues. This is to enable our treasurer, Rebecca to faciliate the records and to enable the race communities smooth registrations. If you have any questions, please contact one of the MCRA Board members. We can help you out. - Lynne

 

3/24/09 - Are you ready for some Paddling!!! It's Klondike time!!
The Klondike Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. There will also be a MCRA general meeting after the race and before the awards at the Au Sable Inn. (@3:00pm).

 

3/23/09 - The March MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If anyone has ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

 

2/19/09 - This month's Paddler Profile is Lynne Witte. The Paddler Profile is created by Carol Bennett. If you have ideas for the MCRA web site please contact us - mcra@miracing.com

 

2/4/09 - Here is some sad news for those of us who kew long time canoer Chuck Weis. Please share with fellow paddlers. - Lynne. More information is available here.

 

1/28/09 - The 2009 MCRA Race Schedule is now posted

 

1/4/09 - This month's Paddler Profile is Steve Corlew. The Paddler Profile is created by Carol Bennett. If you have ideas for the MCRA web site please contact us - mcra@miracing.com

12/14/08 - 2009 Elected MCRA Officers are:

Lynne Witte, President

Dave Teddy, Vice- President

Rebecca Barton, Treasurer

Cheryl Lucey, Secretary/Newsletter Editor

Pete Mead, Times Secretary

Tom Cannon, Numbers/ Membership Chairman

Thank you to Clark Kent for his multiple years of service as MCRA treasurer.

 

12/3/08 - This month's Paddler Profile is Brad Gross. The Paddler Profile is created by Carol Bennett. If you have ideas for the MCRA web site please contact us - mcra@miracing.com

 

11/3/08 - This month's Paddler Profile is Russ Reker. The Paddler Profile is created by Carol Bennett.

10/29/08 - Thank you for running for the 2009 MCRA Board of Directors. A large representative number of MCRA members voted since we were able to have the ballots available at the "Last Hooray" Awards Reception. For those of you not elected, we hope you will continue to serve and contribute to the canoe race community in other venues. 2009 Board will be Bob Bradford, Cheryl Lucey, Dave Teddy, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte, Pete Mead, Ray Trudgeon, Rebecca Barton, Rick Joy, Todd Van DeVen, and Tom Cannon. The board will have the annual planning meeting on Sunday, December 7 at 10 a.m. at Bob Bradford's near Lapeer. - Lynne

 

10/5/08 - MCRA 2008 Awards Dinner - Lynne Witte
Thank you to everyone who participated in Sept. 27 MCRA Awards Reception. A very special and huge thank you to Angela Rimer for taking on the task of planning and initiating Race Buck, designing the sweatshirts for the top point qualifiers, organizing the Grayling softball team to serve and plan kids activities for the families. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time socializing outside of the race mode. Thank you, Marcia Rimer for assisting in the cooking of dinner.
And the winners were……
- John Lucey – MCRA Lifetime membership (from the raffle)

- MCRA paddlers who enjoyed a full slate of races all season hosted by terrific race directors and sponsors

Awards Determined by Points
Expert Point Champion Andy Triebold
Expert 2 Point Champion Justin Deno
C-1 Point Champion  Russ Reker
C-1 Women’s Champion Connie Cannon
C-2 Women’s Champion Lynne Witte
Expert Rookie  Britt Smutek
Expert 2 Rookie Anthony Allison

Awards Determined by MCRA Membership Votes
Expert Most Improved - Jason Hatfield
Bow Award - Janet Bradford
Stern Award - Lee Barnett
Harry Curley Sponsor’s Award - Huron River Challenge, Ann Arbor
Bank Runners’ Award - Julie Garon

President’s Award - Angela Rimer

10/5/08 - The MCRA Final Points 2008 are posted.

9/26/08 - UPDATE - Be sure to bring some extra cash to purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to win a MCRA Lifetime Membership at the Awards reception tomorrow in Grayling.
We're excited to host everyone attending this Saturday's Get Together in Grayling for " One Last Hooray". To enable us to keep costs in check, there will be a bar of juices and soda pop anything else please, BYO. - Lynne

 

9/17/08 - Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise results are posted.

 

9/17/08 - MCRA Awards voting is closed. The MCRA Board would like to thank all who participated. Don't forget to RSVP for the MCRA Awards Dinner

 

9/7/08 - The Barton family and friends Yukon Adventure.

 

9/7/08 - The MCRA Points are posted through Mio.

 

8/28/08 - Pat Sawyer Benefit - Read about Pat who was a former MCRA member, race organizer for Paddlefest, and competed in canoe and kayak races. Pat was an inspiration to his family and community. For more information regarding his accident and ways to support and uplift his family, please visit this site http://www.patrick.sawyersweb.com/ On behalf of the MCRA Board they encourage paddlers to submit to the Memorial on an individual basis.

 

8/25/08 -The MCRA Awards Dinner will be held at the Armory
of Camp Grayling on September 27th. More information and online reservation form is availible here.

 

8/25/08 - Mio's First Dam Canoe Race results are posted.

 

8/22/08 - Updated information on the benefit for Jake (Craig Jacobs) and his family (September 12th at Hanson Hills) is available at http://www.hansonhills.org/ more...

 

8/20/08 - The August MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If anyone has ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

 

8/20/08 - Mio's First Dam Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

8/14/08 - A benefit is being held for Jake (Craig Jacobs) and his family on September 12th at Hanson Hills. Jake has been a MCRA member in the past, raced Michigan races and the Marathon. He was recently diagnosed with a rare type of cancer known as Squamus Cell. http://www.hansonhills.org/

 

8/13/08 - Nominations for Annual MCRA Awards are now being accepted. Please send name(s) and reason for nomination to Lynne Witte lynnewitte@juno.com

 

8/4/08 - MCRA Annual Trophies can be returned to Bob Bradford or Lynne Witte at the Mio Canoe Race. Paddlers interested in running for the 2009 MCRA Board of Directors, please send a note to Lynne Witte lynnewitte@juno.com

 

7/29/08 - The MCRA Points are posted through Spikes.

 

7/24/08 - Good Luck!! Marathon Paddlers, Bank Runners, Spectators, Marathon Organizers and Volunteers. Have a fun and safe trip down the river!

 

7/22/08 - Some very sad news about the passing of fellow paddler Patrick Sawyer. Here is a link to a website with more information http://www.patrick.sawyersweb.com/?p=72

 

7/21/08 - The Spikes Challenge Race, Grayling results are posted.

 

7/16/08 - The Spikes Challenge Race, Grayling information is available on the Race Schedule page. Note: The Youth C-2 5:45pm on Sat and the Barton Cup qualifier on Sunday immediately following the start of the Pro C-2 race. Both races will go to Burton's Landing. Some families were have problems getting enough boats for both races. This is the compromise that we came up with so everyone will be able to race. John and Cheryl Lucy

 

7/13/08 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race, Oscoda results are posted.

 

7/9/08 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race, Oscoda information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

7/7/08 - The MCRA Points are posted through Huron River, Ann Arbor.

 

7/2/08 - The Outback Steakhouse Canoe Race And Paddle Day, Traverse City information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/29/08 - The Tittabawassee River Canoe Challenge, Midland results are posted.

 

6/27/08 - The June MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If anyone has ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

 

6/25/08 - The Tittabawassee River Canoe Challenge, Midland information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/21/08 - The Huron River Canoe Challenge, Ann Arbor results are posted along with race photos.

 

6/18/08 - The Black River Canoe Race, Port Huron results are now available.

 

6/18/08 - John Diller of Savage River Canoes from Maine will be at the Huron River Challenge in Ann Arbor this Saturday. If you need any special canoe supplies, please contact John at Savage River Canoes.

 

6/17/08 - The Huron River Canoe Challenge, Ann Arbor information is available on the Race Schedule page. This is the first race of the MCRA Youth Series.

 

6/17/08 - The Power Paddle 2008, Newaygo results are now available.

 

6/11/08 - The Power Paddle 2008, Newaygo information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/8/08 - Dan Klinkhammer and Bill DuBois were looking for something to do over Memorial Day weekend so they decided to paddle the length of the Huron River. Here's the story (PDF File)

 

6/3/08 - The Black River Canoe Race, Port Huron information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

5/26/08 - The MCRA Points are posted through Onaway.

 

5/15/08 - The 7th Annual Onaway Canoe Race results are posted.

 

5/7/08 - The 7th Annual Onaway Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

5/6/08 - Important Reminder: All canoes entered in MCRA races need to have an official MCRA number issued by MCRA Coordinator, Tom Cannon. Call 517-332-1701 or email thomascannon@juno.com to contact Tom if you need a number. Thanks for your cooperation to make timing and registration efficient for the race directors.

 

5/5/08 - Steve Watson's daughter Grace is doing just fine. Steve asked us to post a message from him.

 

5/4/08 - The 26th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic results are posted.

 

5/2/08 - The April MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If anyone has ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

 

4/30/08 - We are looking for 3 MCRA Buoys. If you have them or might know where they are please contact Lynne Witte. Thanks.

 

4/29/08 - The 26th Annual Roscommon Canoe Classic information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

4/27/08 - A couple photos of MCRA member Amy Solak trying her hand at whitewater racing.

 

4/21/08 - This weekend is the Michigan Trout Season Opener (4/26 - 4/27). Many of the rivers we paddle will be very busy with fisher men and women. It is encouraged to paddle the larger ponds of the AuSable and non trout streams this weekend out of respect for our river friends. Just a note of information... Penrod's is not launching canoes from the livery until the following weekend.

 

4/20/08 - The Grand Ledge Canoe Race results are posted.

 

4/17/08 - Clarification as to why the Grand Ledge Race is not a MCRA Points race. A motion approved at the March 29, 2008 MCRA Membership Meeting stated: "Slate of 2008 Proposed races that meet the MCRA Guidelines and Awards will be 2008 point races." In compliance with the motion the Grand Ledge Race this Saturday will not be a points race since they were unable to secure funds for a C-1 class. The Grand Ledge community will host an inaugural spring C-2 canoe race with a purse of $1,000. We hope you can be a part of this race.

 

4/15/08 - Please join your fellow paddlers with a C-2 (Expert 1 and Expert 2) race on Sat. April 19. This spring kick-off race will not be part of the MCRA points schedule, but we hope you will support the first Grand Ledge Race. It is hoped this kick-off race will become a MCRA Point Race in future years. Thanks to Ray Trudgeon, Todd VanDeVan for their efforts to initiate this race on the Grand River.

 

4/9/08 - The Grand Ledge Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

4/6/08 - Pictures from the Klondike Canoe Race are posted.

 

3/29/08 - The Klondike Canoe Race results are posted.

 

3/18/08 - Good news! Greg Barton has again been nominated as a finalist to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame! Now he needs some votes to actually make it in!! If you get the chance please take a quick look at the U.S. Olympic Committee site and vote…it only takes a minute! Deadline is March 28th. Here’s the website: http://www.usolympichalloffame.com/

 

3/7/08 - The March 2008 MCRA News is now posted on the MCRA Newsletters page. If anyone has stories, pictures, or ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

3/4/08 - Are you ready for some Paddling!!! It's Klondike time!!
The Klondike Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. There will also be a MCRA general meeting after the race and before the awards at the Au Sable Inn. (@3:00pm).

 

1/23/08 - Here are a few pictures of some paddlers enjoying winter. Be careful out there.

 

11/16/07 - The 2008 MCRA Board of Directors will be meeting on Sunday, December 2 at 10 a.m. at Bob Bradford's house near Lapeer. The purpose is to reflect on 2007 season, set goals and plans for 2008 season. The MCRA Canoers' Monument committee will meet following our Board of Directors meeting. Please send race dates, suggestions, and reflections along to Lynne at lynnewitte@juno.com. Thanks for making 2007 a terrific canoe race season.

 

10/16/07 - Thank you to all the members for the large return of the ballots to elect the 2008 Board of Directors. Thanks to all the members who placed their name in nomination. If you are not a part of the Board of Directors, please assist our club as you are able. 2008 MCRA Board of Directors, Rebecca Barton, Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Rick Joy, Clark Kent, Cheryl Lucey, Chris Rudolph, Dave Teddy, Ray Trudgeon, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte. The board meeting is Sunday, December 2 at Bob Bradford's near Lapeer.

 

10/4/07 - The Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise photos are posted. Thank You to everyone that made contributions to the MCRA web site this year - Doug

 

9/28/07 - Congratulations to the MCRA 2007 Awards recipients.

 

9/18/07 - MCRA Awards Recognition Get Together and Dinner is Sat. at 5:30 p.m. at American Legion in Oscoda. Reservations need to be made to lynnewitte@juno.com. Dinner is catered by AuSable Inn. Adults are $10 and kids are free.

 

9/18/07 - The Final MCRA Points are posted. Thanks to Rebecca Barton.

News Archive

9/28/07 - Congratulations to the MCRA 2007 Award recipients.

 

9/18/07 - MCRA Awards Recognition Get Together and Dinner is Sat. at 5:30 p.m. at American Legion in Oscoda. Reservations need to be made to lynnewitte@juno.com. Dinner is catered by AuSable Inn. Adults are $10 and kids are free.

 

9/18/07 - The Final MCRA Points are posted. Thanks to Rebecca Barton.

 

9/17/07 - The 2007 Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise results are posted.

 

9/12/07 - Lots of pictures from the River Raisin Classic Canoe Race, Blissfield.

 

9/12/07 - The MCRA Board is collecting input for the annual MCRA Awards. We've created a Survey Form to collect your input. 9/19/07 - Results are in. Voting has closed. Thanks.

 

9/11/07 - The 2007 Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race, Paradise information is posted.

 

9/10/07 - MCRA members in need of our thoughts and prayers -

The Triebold family. Wes and Christine's baby is still in critical condition in Wisconsin.

Carla Kolonich called yesterday afternoon and Ken needs our prayers as well. Ken is a very private guy but Steve and Chris K told me we could post an update since many paddlers have tried to call. Ken did suffer a mild heart attack on Sat in Blissfield. He was later taken to U of M hospital for treatment and evaluation. He is currently at U of M in Ann Arbor and hopes to go home this week. - Lynne

 

9/10/07 - The River Raisin Classic Canoe Race, Blissfield results are posted.

 

9/4/07 - At this time there are only 8 names in nomination for 2008 MCRA Board.... if you have NOT given me your name, please consider adding it to our ballot. I need to get this ballot in the mail SOON!
Thanks - Lynne (email: lynnewitte@juno.com)

 

9/4/07 - The River Raisin Classic Canoe Race, Blissfield information is posted

 

8/29/07 - Hugh Bissonette of Oscoda died on Friday, August 23. There will be a get together in rememberance of him at the American Legion Hall in Oscoda on Sept. 15th at 11a.m. He and his brother Bud won the second and third AuSable Marathons. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. He will be inducted on Sept. 22 on the MCRA Canoers Monument.

8/29/07 - The Vassar results are posted.

 

8/19/07 - The Mio's First Dam Canoe Race results are posted.

 

8/22/07 - Attention 2006 Annual Award Winners - Please bring your traveling trophy to Mio or Blissfield. They need to reach Bob Bradford. more...

 

8/19/07 - The Mio's First Dam Canoe Race information is posted

 

8/12/07 - New Paddlers Born This Summer - Grace Elizabeth (9#4oz) born in July to Steve and Amber Watson, Evan born in July to Steve and Chris Kolonich.

 

8/7/07 - The Sault St. Marie Race (Aug.18-19) has been cancelled.

 

8/5/07 - Peg Smutek had an accident while riding her motorcyle two days ago. Get Well cards can be sent to Peg Smutek, P.O. Box 235, Luzerene, MI, 48636.

 

8/2/07 - MCRA members, who are interested in placing their name in nomination for the 2008 Board of Directors, should email lynnewitte@juno.com. Qualifications: MCRA member interested in promoting the sport of canoe racing in Michigan.

 

Annual Award Nominations are being accepted. Do you have a candidate for an award? Please send their name(s) and a short explanation along to lynnewitte@juno.com. Please keep in mind the rookie of the year and most improved awards are generated by our point system. Nominations needed for Bow Award (significant contribution to MCRA), Stern Award (an OOPS!! event), Bank Runner, Sponsors (Harry Curly Award) and the President's Award (for support throughout the year to our organization). Awards Event is scheduled for Sat. Sept. 22 in Oscoda.

 

MCRA Canoers Monument Paddle is Sat. Sept. 22 from 5 Channels downstream to the island below the Monument and back to 5 Channels. The ceremony for induction of 2007 paddlers to the MCRA Monument will be held at 2 p.m. more...

8/2/07 - MCRA members, who are interested in placing their name in nomination for the 2008 Board of Directors, please send to lynnewitte@juno.com Qualifications: MCRA member interested in promoting the sport of canoe racing in Michigan.

 

Annual Award Nominations are being accepted. Do you have a candidate for an award? Please send their name(s) and a short explanation along to lynnewitte@juno.com. Please keep in mind the rookie of the year and most improved awards are generated by our point system. Nominations needed for Bow Award (significant contribution to MCRA), Stern Award (an OOPS!! event), Bank Runner, Sponsors (Harry Curly Award) and the President's Award (for support throughout the year to our organization). Awards Event is scheduled for Sat. Sept. 22 in Oscoda.

 

MCRA Canoers Monument Paddle is Sat. Sept. 22 from 5 Channels downstream to the island below the Monument and back to 5 Channels. The ceremony for induction of 2007 paddlers to the MCRA Monument will be held at 2 p.m.

 

8/1/07 - The Vassar info is now available. Vassar is the Junior Fledgling State Championship. Come and cheer on our up and coming members!!!!

 

8/1/07 - A few pictures of top marathon paddlers, Steve Corlew and Matt Strieb, out on a pre-marathon training run. So that's how they got so fast!

 

8/1/07 - Lots of pictures from the Spikes Race.

 

7/22/07 - Spikes Challenge Canoe Race results are posted.

 

7/18/07 - Pictures from the Curley Memorial Canoe Race.

 

7/18/07 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race results are now posted.

 

7/11/07 - Some pictures from the Outback Steakhouse Canoe Race, Boardman River, Traverse City.

 

7/9/07 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race info is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

7/8/07 - The Outback Steakhouse Canoe Race, Boardman River, Traverse City results are now posted.

 

6/26/07 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Newaygo.

 

6/24/07 - The Outback Steakhouse Canoe Race, Boardman River, Traverse City information is now posted along with other upcoming race info on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/18/07 - The PowerPaddle 2007, Newaygo Race results are now posted.

 

6/11/07 - Be sure to check out the PowerPaddle 2007, Newaygo Race information. There will be special "Fathers Day" bonuses awarded.

 

6/6/07 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Midland.

 

6/5/07 - Some great photos from the Schafer Chevrolet Pontiac Canoe Challenge, Midland, MI are posted.

 

6/3/07 - The Schafer Chevrolet Pontiac Canoe Challenge, Midland, MI results are posted.

 

6/1/07 - Some pictures of our local heros at the 2007 General Clinton Regatta.

 

5/27/07 - Be sure to check out the Midland Race information. There will be Junior and Fledgling Youth Races and Tim's Round Robin.

 

5/22/07 - Pictures and Press Release for this years AuSable Spring Trials.

 

5/20/07 - Breaking News!! - Please welcome Dane Thomas Streib ~ 4 1/2 lbs. Born 5/17/07 - Both Mom and baby are doing fine.

 

5/15/07 - The Onaway Canoe Race results are posted.

 

5/13/07 - Check out the Roscommon Canoe Race pictures.

 

5/8/07 - The Onaway Canoe Race information is posted.

 

5/6/07 - The 25th Annual Roscommon Canoe Race results are posted.

 

5/4/07 - Some info about the upcoming Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail Opening Celebration on 5/18-20.

 

5/2/07 - The April MCRA Newsletter is now posted. If anyone has ideas for the newsletter please contact: Cheryl Lucey, jclucey@i2k.com, 989-348-0148.

 

4/30/07 - The 25th Annual Roscommon Canoe Race Information is now available. The first MCRA Points race of the year.

 

4/24/07 - This weekend is the Michigan Trout Season Opener (4/28 - 4/29). Many of the rivers we paddle will be very busy with fisher men and women. It is encouraged to paddle the larger ponds of the AuSable and non trout streams this weekend out of respect for our river friends.

 

3/27/07 - Check out the Klondike Pictures

 

3/25/07 - The Klondike Results are now posted.

 

3/25/07 - The forthcoming issue of USCA Canoe News will feature Lynne Witte on the cover. Check out the cover here.

 

3/7/07 - The Klondike Canoe Race is only a couple weeks away. Are you ready? Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. There will also be a MCRA general meeting after the race and before the awards at the Au Sable Inn. (@2:30pm).

 

1/11/07 - Check out the new MCRA Forums. We hope this service will increase the sharing of information among MCRA members and paddling community. Let us know what you think. email: mcra@miracing.com

 

12/19/06 - The tentitive 2007 MCRA Race Schedule is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

11/9/06 - A email message to the MCRA from Jane Cool-Tracy is now posted in the River Reports.

 

10/5/06 - Final 2006 MCRA Points and Awards are now posted.

 

9/27/06 - The count is in.. Jerry LaMotte (Head bean counter) has sent me the count for the 2007 MCRA Election.... 2007 Board Members will be Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Rick Joy, Clark Kent, Cheryl Lucey, Jon Thompson, Ray Trudgeon, Tim Valko, Steve Watson, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte. According to our MCRA By Laws we are to meet the first weekend of December- tentatively the meeting is Sat. Dec. 2 10 am at Bob Bradford's house in Lapeer. Thanks to everyone who offered to be a part of the 2007 Board of Directors. If you expressed an interest in being a part of the Board but were not elected we can use your expertise and help in other ways. - Lynne

11/9/06 - A email message to the MCRA from Jane Cool-Tracy is now posted in the River Reports.

 

10/5/06 - Final 2006 MCRA Points and Awards are now posted.

 

9/27/06 - The count is in.. Jerry LaMotte (Head bean counter) has sent me the count for the 2007 MCRA Election.... 2007 Board Members will be Bob Bradford, Tom Cannon, Rick Joy, Clark Kent, Cheryl Lucey, Jon Thompson, Ray Trudgeon, Tim Valko, Steve Watson, Dwight Walker, Lynne Witte. According to our MCRA By Laws we are to meet the first weekend of December- tentatively the meeting is Sat. Dec. 2 10 am at Bob Bradford's house in Lapeer. Thanks to everyone who offered to be a part of the 2007 Board of Directors. If you expressed an interest in being a part of the Board but were not elected we can use your expertise and help in other ways. - Lynne

 

9/27/06 - The Paradise Canoe Race Results are now posted.

 

9/14/06 - Important Update: We had such a great response for dinner that they need us there for dinner at 5:00 p.m. to seat everyone.

 

MCRA Awards Dinner, Tahquamenon Upper Falls Brewery on September 16, 2006. 5:00pm

 

Here is a schedule for the day...

Paradise Canoe Race
10:00 a.m. C-2 races at Lower Falls
2:00 p.m.C-1 Rivermouth
5:00 p.m. MCRA Awards Dinner - Awards will be presented after orders and dinner is cooking. Once dinner is served you can enjoy your meal. There will be other guests eating after our get together at the Brewery. They are predicting a beautiful weekend in the UP. Sorry for the change but to best serve MCRA they needed to do this.
Following dinner we can get together outdoors at the Brewery or head back to Paradise for bonfire. The Yukon Inn is not hosting any awards this year.

 

9/10/06 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Blissfield.

 

9/9/06 - The River Raisin Classic Canoe Race Results are now posted.

 

9/7/06 - MCRA Awards Dinner, Tahquamenon Upper Falls Brewery on September 16, 2006

 

Please share this info with fellow paddlers/ families: I need to give a number and tentative menu count to the Tahquamenon Fall Brewery so they can better serve us. If they have a count on the limited menu items Lark can have the chef ready with preparations and food. There is a kids menu that can easily be ordered at the time. Their local tradition- Lake Superior Whitefish (beer battered or broiled) 7oz 10.95, 10 oz. 14.95, Pasta Primavera (fresh veggies on linguini) $10.95 (with chicken add $2,50), Filet Mignon 5oz. $14.95, 8 oz. 21.95. All dinners are served with soup or salad and your choice of brew pub fries, baked potato or rice, and fresh baked bread. Pasta dinner is served with soup or salad and fresh baked bread

Please send your numbers to Lynne 586-783-5654 (leave a message) or email lynnewitte@juno.com

9/7/06 - The Paradise Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

8/31/06 - The River Raisin Classic Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

8/31/06 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Mio.

 

8/28/06 - The Mio "First Dam" Canoe Race Results are now posted.

 

8/23/06 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Sault Saint Marie.

 

8/21/06 - The Sault Saint Marie Canoe Classique Results are now posted.

 

8/21/06 - The Mio "First Dam" Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

8/17/06 - The MCRA Awards Dinner will be held at the Tahquamenon Upper Falls Brewery on September 16, 2006. Attendees will choose from a limited menu of items including their famous whitefish dinner. Attendees will be responsible for their tabs. Annual awards and recognition presentations will be made. Dinner 6 p.m. Questions and Reservations. Call Lynne 586-586-5654.

 

8/17/06 - Those interested in running for the 2007 MCRA Board of Directors NEED to call Lynne before August 20.

 

8/13/06 - The Sault Saint Marie Canoe Classic information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

8/15/06 - Vassar Race Results are now posted.

 

7/31/06 - The Vassar Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

7/26/06 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Spikes.

 

7/24/06 - The Spikes Race Results are now posted

 

7/17/06 - The Spikes Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

7/17/06 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race Results are now posted.

 

7/7/06 - The Curley Memorial Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. The MCRA Canoer's Memorial Monument dedication will be at 4 pm on Saturday(7/15/06).

 

7/6/06 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Traverse City.

 

7/5/06 - The Cherry Festival Canoe Race, Traverse City Results are now posted.

 

6/26/06 - The Cherry Festival Canoe Race, Traverse City information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/25/06 - The VanEttan Lake Race Results are now posted.

 

6/23/06 - The MCRA Points are now posted through Newaygo.

 

6/21/06 - The VanEttan Lake Races information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/20/06 - The Power Outdoors Power Paddle Newaygo Results are now posted.

 

6/11/06 - The Power Outdoors Power Paddle Newaygo information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

6/4/06 - The Schafer Automall Canoe Challenge - Midland Results are now posted.

 

5/24/06 - MCRA Points are now posted through the Onaway race.

 

5/21/06 - The Onaway C2 and C1 Results are posted. Along with Race pictures

 

5/16/06 - The Schafer Automall Canoe Challenge information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

5/11/06 - Some sad news from Philinda and Bill Fick. Philinda's father passed away on April 21. Our thoughts and prayers are with Philinda, Bill, and family. You can email them at cookieladyy2k@hotmail.com

 

5/8/06 - The Onaway Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

5/8/06 - The Roscommon C2 and C1 Results are posted. Even MORE Race pictures (5/16/06).

 

4/11/06 - The first MCRA Points race of the season is only a few weeks away. Roscommon Canoe Race information is available on the Race Schedule page.

 

3/26/06 - The Klondike Canoe Race Results are posted. "Thanks for coming everyone!" - Chris Rudolph

 

3/6/06 - The Klondike Canoe Race is only a couple weeks away. Are you ready? Race information is available on the Race Schedule page. There will also be a MCRA general meeting after the race and before the awards at the Au Sable Inn. (@2:30pm).

 

2/14/06 - Pictures needed for the MCRA 2007 Calendar. Action pictures. Race starts. Group pictures. We'd like to have pictures of each race. Contact: Lynne Witte lynnewitte@juno.com

 

1/29/06 - The Canoers' Memorial Monument Committee is accepting nominations. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2006. Details on requirements and Committee contact information is available on the form. Download Nomination Induction Form.

 

Nomination Induction Form (PDF Format, 356 KB, requires Acrobat Reader)

 

1/2/06 - Important Notice - The MCRA Membership Application in the current Newsletter has an incorrect address. The correct address is Tom Cannon, 1524 River Terrace, East Lansing, MI 48823. A new copy of the application is posted on the web site below.

 

MCRA Application 2006 (PDF Format, 168 KB, requires Acrobat Reader)

 

12/25/05 - The new MCRA Web Site is in progress. Don't hesitate to send us feedback on the new site at our email address mcra@miracing.com or Webmaster Doug Heady dheady@umich.edu

 


 


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