Sprint National Team Trials scheduled for 2017

Posted By: admin@canoekayak.ca

OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has scheduled two sets of Sprint National Team Trials for the 2017 season along with carding race to be held in advance of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The trials are scheduled for Montréal in May, Dartmouth in June and the additional carding races will take place in Welland in August.

Senior National Team Trials

Montréal, QC • May 11-14, 2017

The first set of trials will be used to identify athletes for the Senior Team Selection Pool in order to name athletes to the following teams:

  • World Cups
  • World Championships

Additional athletes may be selected for the following teams:

  • Under 23 World Championships
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Senior Team

Trials 1 will also impact Senior nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)


Junior and U21 National Team Trials

Dartmouth, NS • June 23-25, 2017

The second set of trials will be used as part of the selection process for the following teams:

  • Junior World Championships
  • Junior European Tour and ICF World Dragon Boat Championships
  • Canada Cup Tour
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Junior Team

Trials 2 will also impact U21 nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)


Carding Races

Welland, ON • August 21, 2017

Races to finalize recommendations for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program will be held on the Monday of National Championships for:

  • Athletes not nominated through performances at the Senior, U23 or Junior World Championships (second assessment)
  • U21 athletes for Development Cards (second assessment)

The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 22 to 26 with the following team selection taking place:

  • Olympic Hopes Regatta


Full selection criteria has not yet been established so all teams to be selected and carding requirements at each set of trials are still subject to change. While the dates have been set with venue managers, they are still considered tentative until formal hosting contracts have been officially signed.

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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.


For more information:

Julie Beaulieu
National Programs Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada