The 2022 Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint Championships are an exciting event open free to the public. The event features Canada’s top sprint canoe-kayak athletes all vying for the title of “Canadian Champion”. The cream of sprint canoe-kayak athletes from across the country will be in ‘’ La Mauricie’’.
This competition will feature events for the women’s and men’s U16 (under 16), U18 (under 18), senior, para canoe and master categories. Several events over race distances of 200 m, 500 m and 1000 m will be on the program: Events will include single kayak, canoe or Va’a (K1, C1 or V1), double kayak or canoe (K2 or C2), four-person (K4 or C4) ) and war canoe (C15) with 14 paddlers in a kneeling position with a coxswain standing at the stern. Canada’s six divisions will have pre-qualified their athletes at their respective divisional championships to participate and obtain one of the 27 places available at each of the national championship events.
The CANOE KAYAK CANADA National Sprint Championships will conclude with the Canadian Masters Championships on Sunday August 28th for Masters athletes aged 25 years or older.
It will be easy to follow the progress of this competition from the section of Avenue Capitaine-Veilleux closed to traffic along the Capitaine-Veilleux basin. The finish line for all the races and the presentation of medals and trophies will be located opposite the intersection of rue Ozias-Leduc and Avenue du Capitaine-Veilleux. There will be grandstands with a direct view of the finish line, the course and the podium. An area will be reserved for the media to meet the medalists after their races. You can watch the 1000 m, 500 m and 200 m starts from the shore along the closed-to-traffic area or via CKC’s YouTube channel.
Athletes are available for interviews based on their race schedule. We ask that you make prior arrangements by getting in touch with the person in charge of the media (name to come). Canoe Kayak Canada national team athletes will be on hand (date to be announced) for autograph sessions open to the public.
ACCESS TO WATER
Access to the water is available on request to photograph or film the event, with a motorized boat that can safely accommodate photographers or cameramen.
Parking spaces are reserved for the media. See the map here.
Our media guide is available here. (coming soon)