William L. Patterson
Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
 
 
1961
 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
CARTIERVILLE (5)
NORTHERN DIVISION CHAMPIONS
RIDEAU (12)
WESTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONS
BALMY BEACH (16)
EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONS
CARTIERVILLE (5)
QUEBEC FEDERATION CHAMPIONS
LAC SERGENT (3)
DOMINION DAY CHAMPIONS
BALMY BEACH (21)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS August 5
1961 Book of Champions Medalists
Ottawa, ON; Mooney's Bay; Rideau Canoe Club
# Club Pts
1
CARTIERVILLE (5) 166
2
TORONTO SAILING 42.5
3
LACHINE  34

4
Balmy Beach 30
5
Sudbury 19
6
Otterburn 15
7
Banook 11 
8
Mississauga 10
8
Grand Trunk 10
10
Mic Mac
11
Radisson 8
12
Rideau 7.5
13
Chateauguay 6
14
Carleton Place
15
Mohawk 2
Montreal Gazette, Aug 7, 1961
Que. Chron-Telegraph, Aug 7, 1961
Ottawa Journal, Aug 8, 1961
Canadian Canoe Association
The margin of victory between the 1960 winning Cartierville BC and second place Lachine RCC (111) and the 1961 winning Cartierville BC and second place Toronto Sailing CC (118.5) were CCA record margins until the introduction of Midget classes in the 1980s, Womens canoe and 200m events in the 1990s. The current record margin is 297 points set in 2007.
The Quebec Chronicle Telegraph states that 1961 is the first time in CCA history that a club has won the championship five times in a row. This ignores Toronto Canoe Club's 7-year championship run from 1908 to 1914 and probably referes to Cartierville being the first to win the actual burgee 5 times consecutively. The 1961 points totals printed in the newspapers do not perfectly match those listed in the CCA Archives. The CCA's points records are included here.

DIVISIONAL TITLE (Tabulation only)
# Division Pts
1 Eastern 239
2 Western 84.5
3 Maritime 20
4 District 19
5 Northern 12.5
DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NORTHERN DIVISION July 29
Carleton Place, ON, Mississippi River; Carleton Place CC
# Club Pts  
1
Rideau (12) 139
2
Carleton Place 133
3
Gananoque 32
Ottawa Citizen, July 31, 1961
Ottawa Journal, July 31, 1961
WESTERN DIVISION July 29
Toronto, ON; Long Pond, Centre Island; WOD
# Club Pts  
1
Balmy Beach (16) 126
2
Toronto Sailing 114
3
Mississauga 54
4
Mohawk 28
5
West Rouge 12
Globe & Mail, July 31, 1961
EASTERN DIVISION July 23
Trois Rivières, QC, Rivière St-Maurice; C de C Radisson
# Club Pts
1
Cartierville (5) 172
2
Radisson 47
3
Lachine 45
4
Otterburn 37
5
Chateauguay 28
6
Grand Trunk 11
Montreal Gazette, July 24, 1961


NB: The program for this event states July 29, but the news reports from July 24 state that the July 23 regatta was the "trial regatta" for CCA entries.
QUEBEC FEDERATION July 30
Lac Beauport, QC, Lac Beauport; C de CK Lac Beauport
# Club Pts  
1
Lac Sergent (4) 265
2
Lac Beauport 235
3
Lake St. Joseph 234
Quebec Chr-Telegraph, July 31, 1961
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS August 19
1961
Dartmouth, NS, Canada Lake Banook
CAN
USA
Lou Lukanovich K2 1000 K4 1000 K1 1000
Andor Elbert C2 1000 C4 1000 C1 1000
Gabor Joo K1 1000 K2 1000
Les Csukor K4 1000 K2 1000
Tom Dienstmann K4 1000 K2 1000
Paul Stahl C1 1000 C4 1000
John Comoli C4 1000 C2 1000
Jim Berecz C4 1000 C2 1000
Fred Heese C2 1000
Dennis Hemmings K4 1000
Frank Csaki C4 1000
Dave Brown C1 1000
John Beedell C2 1000
Joseph Derochie C2 1000
Don MacDuff C4 1000
George Wallace C4 1000
D. Bretzlaff K4 1000
C. Guydos K4 1000
R. Krug K4 1000
J. Steuer K4 1000

Ron Adams C4 1000
F. Booth C4 1000
Ron Hoover C4 1000
J. Knight C4 1000
48
6
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montreal Gazette, August 21, 1961
DOMINION DAY REGATTA July 1
# Club Pts
Toronto, ON, Centre Island, Long Pond, DDRA
1
Balmy Beach (21) 79
2
Toronto Sailing 69
3
Sudbury 51
4
Mississauga 38
5
Rideau 31
6
Otterburn 28
7
Carleton Place 20
8
 
Niles 16
9
Mohawk 5
10
Lincoln Park 2
11
West Rouge 2
Globe & Mail, July 2, 1961