WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 28, 2017) – Following the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships held August 24 to 26, 2017, it was time for “Masters” athletes to compete at the Welland International Flatwater Center in Ontario on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
More than 20 clubs from across the country were in Welland to compare themselves to the best Canadian athletes aged 25 and over at the competiton called the Canmas Championships. Once again, weather conditions on the water were ideal and allowed the athletes to surpass themselves.
It was the Burloak club of Oakville, Ontario, which ranked first in this national regatta, with a total of 581 points. The Ottawa Rideau Canoe Club came second with a total of 488 points, and Toronto’s Balmy-Beach Canoe Club got the third place with a total of 425 points.
The “Masters” of the Burloak Canoe Club won many golds during the competition, but it was their marked presence in almost all of the races during the day that allowed them to win the Canmas Championships.
In the C-4 Mixed 45-54 race, the Burloak Canoe Club offered an impressive performance by climbing the three steps of the podium, winning gold, silver and bronze.
They also managed to get on the first two stages of the podium in the C-4 Mixed 55+ race, just as in the C-2 Mixed 55+ race.
In the 45-54 Women’s C-1 event, Kim Stephen and Colleen Nicholson nearly doubled the achievement by winning second and third positions. The race was led by Isabelle Fradette of the Rideau club who won the gold medal.
The Rideau and Burloak champions clubs also shared the honors in the C-15 races. The Ottawa club won the C-15 in women’s and mixed 45+, while Oakville won the C-15 Mixed 25+ and the C-15 Men’s 45+.
The Canmas Championships concluded the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships of this season. Happening every year, preparations for the 2018 competition will begin soon, and these championships will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec, from August 28 to September 1, 2018.
To see all the results of the Canmas 2017, visit the event page.
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