MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (May 9, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe athletes will be competing this weekend in the first of two National Team Trial events of the competition season. Close to 170 paddlers from clubs across the country will line up and battle it out at the Olympic Basin on Île Notre-Dame in Montréal from Friday May 10th until Sunday May 12th.
“Our athletes have spent many weeks preparing in Florida for this selection, the World Cups to follow and the World Championships later this summer,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “The results in training were very positive. After such a long training camp the athletes are anxious to test themselves not only against their peers but also internationally. I believe we will have great teams representing Canada this season.”
This first set of Trials will serve as a selection process for the 2019 Senior World Cup Team, who will be representing Canada in two ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup events on May 23rd – 26th in Poznan, Poland and on May 30th – June 2nd in Duisburg, Germany. Following these World Cup events, the 2019 Senior World Championship/Olympic Qualification Team will be selected.
Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #1
Friday, May 10 (8:30 to 17:00 EST.)
Saturday, May 11 (8:30 to 15:47 EST.)
Sunday, May 12 (8:30 to 16:20 EST.)
Olympic Basin, Parc Jean Drapeau
Chemin du Chenal le Moyne
Montréal, QC | Map
Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting another set of National Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from June 21st – 23rd. This second competition will determine several Teams including the Pan American Games Team, the U23 World Championships Team, the Junior World Championships Team and the Olympic Hopes Team.
The event will be live streamed so visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.
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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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