Young padd­ler kayaks long dis­tance

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Ben Da­vie par­ti­ci­pa­ted in his first Un­der 15, 12-ki­lo­me­ter-kayak-long dis­tance race at the Ri­deau Ca­noe Club in Ot­ta­wa on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1st and pla­ced 11th out of 27 kaya­kers, with an unof­fi­cial time of 78 mi­nutes. The event was part of a se­ries of com­pe­ti­tions and took place at Moo­nies Bay. “It was the most dif­fi­cult race I have done so far, but I did en­joy it and I am loo­king for­ward to my next event at Pe­trie Is­land next wee­kend,” said Da­vies. He has been ta­king part in ca­noeing and kaya­king com­pe­ti­tions for the last four years with the Pe­trie Is­land Ca­noe Club and he has won gold, sil­ver and bronze me­dals at the 2016 and 2017 Pro­vin­cial Cham­pion­ships.—

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