Canoe enthusiasts will be out in full force this weekend in northern Saskatchewan.

The 26th edition of the Eagle Point Classic kicks off Saturday in La Ronge at the Eagle Point Marina.

“We were thinking about cancelling because of COVID, but we looked at all the rules and we decided we could go ahead,” said Sid Robinson, who is an organizer with the event.

“There’s a limit to 30 people at a gathering, so what we’ve done is we’ve restricted it to 12 canoes. There will be six canoes in a short race that’s seven kilometres long and six canoes in a longer race that’s 18 kilometres long.”

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with the 18-kilometre race starting at 10 a.m. The seven-kilometre event gets going at bit later at 11 a.m.

The cost to sign up is $15 for an adult and $10 for anyone under the age of 18.

If you are interested in taking part in the Eagle Point Classic, you can email Sid Robinson.

(PHOTO: The trophy for the Eagle Point Classic. Photo courtesy of Sid Robinson, Facebook.)