Shawinigan to Host 2024 CKC Canada Cup New Canada Cup Format announced

Canada Cup, Canoe Sprint
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO/SHAWINIGAN, QUEBEC (February 26, 2024)– Paddlers from across Canada will be welcomed by Le Club de canotage de Shawinigan (CCS) as Shawinigan, QC is announced as host of the 2024 CKC Canada Cup from June 30 to July 1, 2024. 

The event is set to attract over 200 competitors, including provincial and national team members, creating a high-level competition showcasing some of Canada’s best paddlers. The 2024 edition of Canada Cup will once again shine on the course installed on an arm of the Saint-Maurice River, along Avenue du Capitaine Veilleux. 

“We are excited to be going back to Shawinigan for the 2024 Canada Cup. The area has a strong passion for canoeing, which was evident most recently at the 2022 Nationals. The Canada Cup is targeted at provincial/territorial, international, and club teams to compete in a high-quality competition specifically targeting the Train to Compete stage of Long-Term Athlete Development.  It’s a great opportunity for all our developing athletes in Canada to get a chance to compete at a high-level competition,” says Kenna Robins, Director of Development. “We hope to see strong participation from clubs and provincial and Territorial teams from across the country at this great event.” 

Le Club de canotage de Shawinigan is no stranger to national paddling events, most hosting Canada Cup in 2016 and 2017, as well as the 2022 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships. 

“The CCS volunteers are excited to once again welcome the larger sprint canoe-kayak community,” says Hélène Gervais, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “The event will have a positive impact on the community of Shawinigan which has already been hard at work to ensure that the teams enjoy their time in Mauricie with a WOW!” 

CKC will be going back to hosting one Canada Cup each year in the build up towards Canada Games to align with the Team Red program, athlete development, and club objectives.   We are announcing that there will be an opportunity for any CKC member organization to bid for Team Red Cup events to enhance their competition and to benefit athletes inside and outside of their organization to participate when they may not have had previous access.  Team Red Cups can be multi-disciplinary and creative with respect to the host region.  CKC is committed to supporting high-quality and maximum participation opportunities for all athletes.   

More information will be released in the upcoming months and will be showcased on the CKC events page on our website. 


About Canoe Kayak Canada  

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 26 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. 





For more information: 

Colleen Coderre
Communcations Lead 


Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator 


Hélène Gervais
Team Relations