A Word from the President of the Organizing Committee
We are pleased to welcome, for the first time in our 120 year history, the CANOE KAYAK CANADA NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS. This 115th edition will take place from Tuesday, August 23 to Sunday, August 28, 2022 in Shawinigan, Quebec.
More than 1,200 Canadian athletes, accompanied by 1,800 loved ones, coaches and visitors, will participate in this 400 race regatta over six days. Canadian paddlers who have participated in the 2022 Senior and Paracanoe World Championships or the 2022 Canada Games will converge on Shawinigan. This will be a unique opportunity in ‘’La Mauricie’ to witness the performances of some of the greatest Canadian canoe and kayak athletes, all gathered on the majestic St-Maurice River.
We are convinced that this event will be worthy of the tremendous efforts made in training by athletes from every club in Canada. Hopefully emotions will be running high all week and the return to pre-pandemic championships will create everlasting memories for everyone involved.
Whether your hard work in training pays off at the finish line either from establishing a personal best or propelling your club to the top of the national rankings, we are convinced you will enjoy your surroundings and want to come back to visit.
Welcome to La Mauricie! Have a Great championship!
Marc Francoeur, President of the Organizing Committee and of the Shawinigan Canoe Club
Shawinigan 2022…The heritage of a river and the passion of paddlers to propel those of tomorrow!
It is with sadness that the organizing committee informs you of the death of Mr. Jean Asselin, President of the Shawinigan Canoe Club and the organizing committee of the Canoe Kayak Canada National Speed Championships, Shawinigan 2022, which will take place on the St- Maurice River, a first for our region. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Julie and his two sons, Jérôme and Jacob.
With you, we pursue your dream!
Hosting organizing committee, Shawinigan 2022