OTTAWA, ONTARIO / REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN (June 28, 2019) – Nearly 250 Canadian and International sprint paddlers will gather in Ottawa this weekend from June 29-30th to celebrate Canada Day at the 2019 Canada Cup East. The celebrations will continue next weekend from July 6-7th, as another set of athletes will compete at the 2019 Canada Cup West in Regina.
“We are very happy to be partnering with these two established Regattas for our Canada Cups this year,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at CKC. “These events will be a great opportunity for our paddlers to race at a high level and come together with their competitors to celebrate Canada Day.”
The Ontario Team along with Canadian Club Teams and contingents from the United States, Argentina and Madagascar will be competing in Ottawa. Teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and American Clubs will race in Regina.
Team Ontario will be trying to secure the East Canada Cup trophy for the third year in a row, while the Calgary Canoe Club will look to capture the West Canada Cup for the second year in a row.
2019 Canada Cup East
Live results will be available on the 2019 CKC immediaC smartphone app.
Saturday, June 29 (8:00am to 4:02pm EST)
Sunday, June 30 (8:00am to 3:25pm EST)
Rideau Canoe Club
Ottawa, ON – Map
2019 Canada Cup West
Saturday, July 6 (7:45am to 4:47pm CST)
Sunday, July 7 (7:45am to 3:40pm CST)
Wascana Racing Canoe Club
Regina, SK – Map
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About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 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 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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