Web banner with photo of the music group L.G.S and a person on a kayak in the river

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet's Canada Day will have you moving and dancing with its annual Canoe-Kayak Race and shows for everyone! In the evening, celebrate with a performance from LGS (Le Groupe Swing), a group much loved both by teenagers and older audiences. The group has several awards and nominations to its name, including one at the ADISQ Gala in the "Album of the Year - Traditional" category, and another at the JUNO Awards for "Francophone Album of the Year"! At the end of the day, as per tradition, unique fireworks will be displayed over the Ottawa River around 10 p.m.

The event takes place at the Riverside Park in Lefaivre (1965 Lajoie Street, Lefaivre) starting at 9 a.m. on July 1.

Event Schedule 

9 a.m.: Start of canoe-kayak races

9 a.m. to noon: Start/finish celebration at the Lefaivre Marina (games and bouncy castle for families) 

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Line dancing with the Lefaivre Senior's Club at the MRG Joseph Charbonneau Community Hall

4 p.m.: Opening of the evening festivities

4:30 p.m.: Performance by Socks Over Pants

6:30 p.m.: Canadian rock tribute with Maple Juice

8:30 p.m.: Performance by LGS (Le groupe SWING)

3 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Lefaivre Lions Club food service and bar

10 p.m.: Fireworks on the river


The race will start at 9 a.m. at the Lefaivre Marina (1965 Lajoie Street, Lefaivre). The race will also end at the same place. There will be games and one bouncy castle for families on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Price and Registration

Registration can be done online until June 27th. Last-minute registration will also be accepted on site. 

The 11 km race is $30 per watercraft.

The 4 km race is $15 per watercraft.

Registration to the Canoe-Kayak Race 


Things to note:

  • The event is free;
  • No outside alcohol will be tolerated on the premises;
  • Bring your own chairs for the shows;
  • The Lefaivre Marina will be open.

Thank you to our sponsors!

 Sponsors logos : Township of Alfred et Plantagenet, Lions de Lefaivre et Patrimoine Canada
Music performance partner : Optimiste Wendover, Optimiste Alfred. Gold Partner : Action cutting, techno metal post, producteurs d'oeufs de l'ontario, MV construction, Luxus Timber frame, Acces equip, fire Departement of the Township, André Lalonde Marine, KB Media, Camping Ceadar Shadem Colacem, Club Entre Amis de Lefaivre, Proson, Carrière poirier et équipement, Théorêt Martel, Independant Bissonnette

Bourget Home Hardware, Brazeau Sanitation, Chamberland Building Movers, Champlain Fire Protection, Le Chardo restaurant, Conseillé Benoit Lamarche Councillor, Conseillé Jean-Pierre Cadieux Councillor, Entreprise Richard Malette, Maison Funéraire Lamarre & Fils Funeral Home, OCWA, Physio Plantagenet-Cumberland, Pregent Fernand & Son-Fils, Propane Levac, Les Serres M. Quenneville, SKS Law LLP