Annual Oxtongue Lake Regatta

Canoeing fun, for the whole family

Our annual Oxtongue Lake Regatta is an event not to be missed.  As a community we gather with friends and family and resort goers to enjoy an afternoon filled with laughter and smiles as families young and old compete in various canoe races.

To award our top point paddlers, there is the Art Andrews Memorial Trophy for the top female and the Tom Parris Trophy for the top male.

Photo by Wilbur Blackman
Photo by Wilbur Blackman
Photo by Wilbur Blackman

Art Andrews Memorial and Tom Parris Trophies

To award our top point paddlers, there is the Art Andrews Memorial Trophy for the top female and the Tom Parris Trophy for the top male.   The Art Andrew Memorial Trophy was established in 1979 and was donated by the Andrew/Lomax families in memory of Mr. Andrews.   The Tom Parris Trophy was established by the Oxtongue Lake Association in 1980 and has the names of the winners dating back to 1976 mounted on it.  Winners of these awards also get to keep a paddle donated by Algonquin Outfitters.

The Art Andrews Memorial Trophy rules are shown, and similar rules apply for the Tom Parris Trophy.

Photo by Wilbur Blackman

Rules of the Art Andrews Memorial Trophy

Purpose: To encourage competence in water sports among the girls of Oxtongue Lake.

To be awarded each year to the female accumulating the highest number of points at the annual Oxtongue Lake Regatta and to be retained by the recipient for one year subject to the following conditions:

A female can win the trophy as often as she qualifies except that the same female cannot be presented with the trophy two successive years.  In such instance, it should be presented to the runner-up.

Should the Oxtongue Lake Regatta not be held during a given year, as such, for any reason, the trophy should be retired to the Oxtongue Lake Association for future consideration.

The disposition of the trophy is the responsibility of the Oxtongue Lake Association, its officers, or its delegates.

Any question as to the interpretation of these considerations should be referred to the surviving family of the late Arthur John Andrews.

The Association agrees to add to the trophy an engraved shield or other suitable notation for each year’s winner.

(note: any name changes in our history have been made to the above rules for simplicity).

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