Canoe sprinting is a water racing sport in which participants attempt to paddle a small boat over a short course in the fastest time. One or more participants sit or kneel and use single-blade paddles to propel the boat across the water. Paddlers typically use a "J-stroke" to generate power most efficiently. Races occur over a flat stretch of still water, at distances that range from 200-5000. Different competitions specify the number of paddlers.
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Argonaut Rowing Club; The Boulevard Club; Hanlan Boat Club; Mississauga Canoe Club; Richmond Hill Canoe Club; Toronto Island Canoe Club; Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
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