SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 11, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest Whitewater Canoe Slalom paddlers will be taking their first strokes into the National Team Selections this weekend in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. This selection of the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team will take place on the Saint-Charles river course at Kayak Valleyfield.
“Our whitewater canoe slalom athletes trained all winter on different rivers around the globe in order to get ready for this national team selection,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They spent the last week training here on the Valleyfield course, and now it is time to test that preparation and select the team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 international events.”
Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the five different 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups taking place in Europe over the summer. These National Slalom Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the national teams that will be representing Canada at the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships this year.
Canoe Kayak Canada National Whitewater Canoe Slalom Team Trials
Saturday, May 12thand Sunday, May 13th
50 Rue Dufferin,
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC | Map
Following this event, the Whitewater Canoe Slalom team will be competing at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups in Slovenia, Poland, Germany and Spain between June and September 2018. The selected teams will also be competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Ivrea, Italy, July 12 to 22, and at the Senior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 25 to 30.
Canoe Kayak Canada will also be hosting the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships on the Kananaskis River, in Alberta, August 2 to 6. You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.
About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada 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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