2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships

The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships was definitely one of the most thrilling international competitions ever hosted at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. The City of Welland is grateful to have had the experience of hosting this elite competition that brought athletes from 26 countries to our humble city. The city was alive with competition, and excited to have the International Canoe Federation, athletes, coaches, and officials bring Canoe Polo to our state-of-the-art flat water centre. This outstanding event was made possible due to the generosity of the event sponsors and the volunteers who worked diligently throughout the entire week. We offer a sincere thank you to all who attended to cheer on the athletes and welcome the world to Welland. 

Photos are courtesy of Anthony Gallacio and Hanns Jenson

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German senior men’s canoe polo team dedicates gold medal to fallen teammate

Sep 6th, 2018

Germany nearly won it all on the water after losing so much off of it. Only a 3-2 loss to Great Britain in the men's under-21 final prevented Germany from sweeping all four divisions at the 2018 International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland.


  • The 2013 Junior and U23 champs was the most wonderful experience for us in South Africa. Although our kayak community is relatively small, we are an intense group of loyal supporters. Following the build-up on your website as well as your Facebook and the photos on WIFC Facebook page was the highlight of my day. Not only mine but many of us shared links from early morning. Thanks for the effort and a huge congratulations on your achievement. The live streaming gave many of us goose bumps and the occasional lump in the throat. I checked many comments by parents all over the globe, don`t worry, we are all the same, from Japan, Canada, Africa. Thanks for sharing the wonderful experience. Today I could watch my son`s semi-final on Youtube, tonight we will watch it again and every day I will check Youtube for new uploads.
    Chris Van Den Bergh

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