12 FOCUS - JULY 2018 PHOTOS BY J. PETER HVIDSTEN The 50th Canoe the Nonquon was held on Saturday June 2 with 84 vessels participating – 69 canoes, 13 kayaks, and 2 SUPs. The 168 competitors and 30 volunteers made this an amazing day!! Thanks so much to everyone! RESULTS 2017 The first place finishers in each category: 40 or Better – Men: Alex Lawrence & Paul Seaman 40 or Better – Women: Sandra Churchill & Karen Kadowaki 40 or Better – Mixed: Adrian Roncea & Dana Roncea Men: Brian Nielsen & Eric Nielsen Women: Katherine Siren & Jennifer Siren Mixed Couples: Robert Huggins & Kiera Kuebeck Family Jr. & Sr.: Glenn Page & Fletcher Page C1: Don Stoneman C2: Oliver McMillan & Dean Coulson K1: Sam Wyss Kayak – Men: Robert Page Kayak – Women: Yvonne Kurz Non-Competitive Full: Julie Brock & Payton Menzies River Only – Canoe: Greg Brigley & Eerik Randsalu River Only – Kayak: Gail Bailey SUP – Full Course: Brad Fathergill One of the longest running kayakers – Barry Page. Brothers Eric and Brian Nielsen before putting their canoe in the water and coming out on the other end as winners of the Men’s Category. Team Brock left to right: Front - Michael, Bill, Peter. Back: Marina, Julie and Claudette. First place finishers, Mixed Couples category, are Robert Huggins and Kiera Kuebeck. The inset photo shows Sue Pelyk paddling down the river in her kayak. 50 years and counting!