Two Canada Cup sprint competitions have been scheduled for the 2017 season. The Rideau Canoe Club will host the first Canada Cup at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa, ON in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations on July 1 and 2. The following weekend, the Shawinigan Canoe Club will host a second Canada Cup on July 8 and 9.
The events are each expected to draw approximately 300 competing athletes from club, provincial, national, and international teams.
“This is a big year for us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is fitting to bring these events and our truly Canadian sport to these two iconic locations,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “Since we initiated the event three years ago, the Canada Cups have grown to be high-quality competitions and we are excited to welcome competitors from near and far to Ottawa and Shawinigan.”
The Canada Cups have attracted international participation with team from countries including Great Britain, Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United States. Provincial teams, club teams and Canada’s U17, Junior and U23 teams also compete.
For more information on each event:
Ottawa, ON – Canada Cup 1 – July 1- 2
Shawinigan, QC Canada Cup 2 – July 8- 9
In addition to the Canada Cups in Shawinigan and Ottawa, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to promote two additional high-level competitions over the same weekend in the Prairie region which will provide quality completion between Provincial and Club Teams from the US and Canada.
Regina, SK – Canada Day Regatta – July 1- 2
Winnipeg. MB – Canada Games Test Event – July 9