The 2019 Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships is an exciting event which is open free to the public. The event will feature Canada’s best sprint canoe and kayak athletes competing for the title of “Canadian Champion” in several different age categories and boat classifications.
The event can be viewed best from Pine Island in Wascana Park. The finish line for all races is located at Pine Island.
Canoe Kayak Canada’s national team athletes will be on hand on Saturday, August 31 for an autograph session that is open to the public. This will take place at 11:20 on Pine Island behind the Finish Line Tower. It will be followed by the Commodore’s Salute at 12:15.
Athletes are available for interviews depending upon their race schedule. We ask that you make arrangements in advance whenever possible. Contact information for interviews will be posted soon.
The Host Committee can provide on-water access for those wishing to photograph or video the event on a motorized “dock” that can accommodate cameras.
Arrangements can be made by contacting Jan Hanson or Chris Laplante. Phone numbers are provided in the Media Guide
Parking is available at the Wascana Racing Canoe Club parking lot (north shore in the lower lot at the base of the Bar Willow Eatery. We highly recommend those with cameras and equipment use this lot and we will provide on-water transportation to the north shore. With Shake the Lake occurring during nationals, parking will be extremely limited. Equipment drop off is also available at the entrance to the Pine Island Parking lot, but there is no parking available at this location.
Our event Media Guide is available here.