Ottawa to host 1200 paddlers for the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships

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OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa will welcome a total of 1200 paddlers from 42 clubs across Canada to compete at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships from Tuesday to Saturday on Mooney’s Bay. The athletes will compete for the title of National Champion and club pride in various canoe and kayak events over distances of 200, 500, 1000 and 6000 metres.

National Team athletes, fresh off competing at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, will arrive direct from Milan, Italy to compete at the Canadian Championships. They will trade in their Team Canada uniforms for club singlets as they return to their roots to race alongside their peers and inspire the next generation of National Team athletes.

The Championships are an annual tradition amongst the Canadian paddling community and one of the favourite races has long been the great Canadian war canoe. A war canoe race is an amazing on-water spectacle as boats of fifteen paddlers charge down the course to carry on a tradition that dates back many decades.

Competition kicks off with singles races (K1 and C1) on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 6000 metre races being held Tuesday evening. Crew boat races (K2, K4, C2 and C4) begin Thursday and war canoe and Paracanoe races get underway Friday. The competition will wrap up on Saturday night with burgees being presented to clubs winning the most points. The Canadian Master’s competition, CanMas, will take place on Sunday.


Mooney’s Bay Park | Map

2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON


Schedule & Results – races run from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


Media Contact:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada