DARTMOUTH (June 19th, 2019) - 297 athletes will be competing on Lake Banook at the second Canoe Kayak Canada's National Team Trials. Athletes are vying for spots on Canada's U23 Worlds team, Olympic Hopes team, Pan Ams Games Team, and Junior Worlds Team. Athletes competed at National Team Trials #1 earlier this year at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montréal, Quebec. In addition to vying for team berths, athletes are also being assessed for potential spots on the Canadian national team.
Competitors will be racing in 1000 metre, 500 metre and 200 metre event distances. These athletes will compete in K-1 and C-1 and Paracanoe events, as well as K-2 and C-2 (kayak doubles and canoe doubles, respectively) and K-4 (kayak quartet).
Lake Banook is home to one of the premier sprint courses in Canada. The Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) course technicians have been working diligently to install top of the line start systems and a world class race course to ensure accuracy of competition.
Races begin Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the first heat of Men's K-1 1000 metre event, and end at 6:30 p.m. with the ninth heat of the Women's K-1 200 metre. Saturdays races begin at 8:30am with the Para Mens KL heat, and finish with the second heat of Womens C-2 500 metre at 4:53 p.m. Sunday’s races begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Para Womans KL Final 2 and the regatta concludes at 3:10 p.m. with the A-final of the Women's K-4 500 metre. A complete list of events and athletes competing can be found at the Canoe Kayak Canada website (canoekayak.ca).
For more information, contact:
Andrew Russell, executive director