CanoeKayak

CanoeKayak is proudly presented by Reliance, an Official Supporter of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. CanoeKayak competitions are from Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre. Click here to see detailed CanoeKayak schedule.  Entry to CanoeKayak competition is free courtesy of Manitoba's Credit Unions. No ticket is required. 

CanoeKayak Canada was formed in 1900. Organized canoe racing had been on-going for half a century, and Canoe stands as Canada’s oldest organized sport. At that time, canoes and kayaks were an inexpensive way for the average person to enjoy the recreational benefits of paddling on Canada’s lakes and rivers.

Paddlers race canoes and kayaks in Singles (K1, C1), Tandems (K2, C2), and Fours(K4, IC4) though generally an athlete will specialize in either canoe or kayak. Race distances for Canada Games are 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 metres. The flat-water course is divided into lanes by a grid of buoys, straight, and usually on a lake, or a river with little current. CanoeKayak racing has been a part of the Canada Games since the inaugural Canada Summer Games held in 1969 in Halifax-Dartmouth, NS.

Teams

Each province or territory can enter one male team and one female team. Teams will be made up of 10 competitors.

  • Must be under 21 years of age as of January 1, 2017
  • Year of Birth: 1996 or later

Events

200m Heats/Finals

Men's Canoe Men's Kayak Women's Canoe Women's Kayak
C-1 K-1 C-1 K-1
C-2 K-2 C-2 K-2
IC-4 K-4 IC-4 K-4

500m Heats/Finals

Men's Canoe Men's Kayak Women's Canoe Women's Kayak
C-1 K-1 C-1 K-1
C-2 K-2 C-2 K-2
    IC-4 K-4

1000m Heats/Finals

Men's Canoe Men's Kayak Women's Canoe Women's Kayak
C-1 K-1 C-1 K-1
C-2 K-2 C-2 K-2
IC-4 K-4    

5000m Direct Final

Men's Canoe Men's Kayak Women's Canoe Women's Kayak
C-1 K-1 C-1 K-1

Alumni

  • Chelsea Kirkby (1997)
  • Christina Schwarz (1997)
  • Adam van Koeverden (1997)
  • Trista Neilly (2005)
  • Stacey Nahachewsky (2005) 
  • Michael Drouin (2005)
  • David Lemay (2005)
  • Jonathan Lewington (2005)
  • Blaine Patriquin (2005)
  • Todd MacDonald (2009)
  • Brian Stever (2009)
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ALUMNI FEATURE: KATIE VINCENT
ALUMNI FEATURE: KATIE VINCENT

Katie is a Sprint Canoe/Kayak athlete from Mississauga, Ontario. She is 20 years old and currently studying Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and a member of the Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team.