The Pimiskatan Canoe Club was founded in the early 1990’s. The first executives were
Glen McKenzie (president), Dave Brundage, Don Bird, and Hilary Johnstone.
“Pimiskatan”, which means “Let’s paddle!” in Cree, was chosen by Don Bird as our club name.
Pimiskatan has always been a marathon racing club, an affiliate club of the Marathon Canoe Division of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan. We promote marathon racing, host a Saskatchewan Cup marathon canoe race (the Annual Eagle Point Classic) and send racers to other provincial Saskatchewan Cup marathon canoe races. We have received equipment grants from the Marathon Division over the years, which have allowed us to purchase all of the boats in our boat house, and the materials for the boat house.
Pimiskatan Canoe Club hosted the Marathon Canoeing Nationals in 1994, at Eagle Point Marina – See photo section for pictures of the event.
The Eagle Point Race Series, consisting of a weekly race of about 2km, started in 2003, and has brought out paddlers of all abilities to race around the island in pursuit of race points, fun and exercise. The race series is designed to encourage young paddlers, so the under-sixteen-year-olds earn more points per race, as do adults who paddle with a young person.
We have had marathon experts come to hold technique clinics over the years, notably Solomon Carriere (Cumberland House), and Kevin Robinson (Saskatoon).
Pimiskatan Club racers were in 3 of the 30 teams that raced in the Saskatchewan Canoe Quest.