First sprint and slalom paddling trials of the new quadrennial taking place this weekend

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MONTRÉAL, QC & KANANASKIS, AB (May 12, 2017) — National Team Trials for the two Olympic paddling disciplines of sprint and slalom are set to open a new quadrennial of competition this weekend on opposite sides of the country.

Sprint trials will take place at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC while slalom trials will take place at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Both trials are being used to select athletes to various National Teams including those to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe. Results of the trials will also impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.


Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

Sunday, May 14 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

WHERE: Bassin Olympique, Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Notre-Dame, Montréal, QC | Map
            Jean Drapeau Metro Station


Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

Sunday, May 14 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

WHERE: Canoe Meadows, Hwy 40, Kananaskis, AB |Map


Selection Criteria


About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.