MONTRÉAL, QC – The second set of Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team Trials will take place at the Olympic Basin at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montréal this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The trials are being used in the team selection process for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships taking place in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from July 24 to 26.
These trials will also be used in some cases for senior selections to the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place in Milan, Italy from August 19 to 23. Many of these selections have already been determined through the course of World Cups and the first set of trials in May. Results of the trials will impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.
For young upcoming athletes, there will be opportunities to make the Olympic Hopes regatta and the Canada Cup Tour. The Olympic Hopes regatta is for athletes up to 17 years of age and is taking place in Bydgoszcz, Poland from September 25 to 27. Athletes selected for the Canada Cup Tour will compete at Canada Cup 2 in Ottawa on June 30 and July 1 as well as the third and final Canada Cup in Dartmouth, NS on July 4 and 5.
Canada Cup 1 to take place alongside trials on Sunday
CanoeKayak Canada’s new Canada Cup Race Series will debut this Sunday alongside the final day of National Team Trials. The race card for Sunday will focus on junior crew boat events. Provincial and club teams will compete. In addition, Canada’s U17 team and several international teams from Central America, the United States and Great Britain are registered to compete at various Canada Cup stops. The very first Canada Cup medals will be handed out on Sunday. The series will continue on to Ottawa and Dartmouth with the overall winning team being presented with the Canada Cup on July 5.