World’s Best Canoe Polo Teams About to Compete on the Welland International Flatwater Center

Canoe Polo, World Championships
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

WELLAND, ONTARIO (July 29, 2018) – Close to 70 national teams from over 25 different countries are getting ready on the Welland International Flatwater Centre for the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Championships. The action begins on Tuesday, July 31 and continue through until Sunday, August 5.

ICF 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships 

Tuesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 5 

Welland International Flatwater Centre
145 Lincoln St, Welland, Canada – Map

“Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted to be welcoming the world to Welland in the beautiful Niagara Region to compete in a truly dynamic and exciting sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We are also pleased with the record attendance for these Championships outside of Europe with a total of 68 teams and more than 600 participating athletes from 26 nations attending”.


The Championships’ opening ceremonies will take place Monday night in the city of Welland where a parade of nations will travel down King Street to the stage around 7 p.m. A concert performed by the band Honeymoon Suitewill be following the parade.

The on-water action begins Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the U21 Women’s and Men’s team. The full schedule can be found here.More information can be found on the International Canoe Federation event’s page.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe,@CanoePolo2018 and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates. You can also catch some of the action live by following our Canadian Women’s Team on Instagramand @CanoePolo2018.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada


Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.




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Joannie Verret

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