Canoe Niagara 2013
The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) North
Course will be the host venue for the 2013 International Canoe Federation (ICF)
Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships from August 1-4, 2013.
Canoe Niagara will be the inaugural major competition to be hosted at the new
WIFC venue and will set the standard for future large International
competitions on the Welland Recreational Waterway and WIFC.
This event will welcome the World’s best Junior and Under 23
athletes to Welland, Ontario as they begin their journey on the road to the Rio
2016 Olympic Summer Games. Furthermore, Canoe Niagara 2013 will make history in
the sport of Canoe Kayak by being the first World Championships to include an
Under 23 category.
The organizing committee prepares to welcome over 1100
individuals from more than 70 different countries. This long list of attendees
will include athletes, coaches, technical officials, international dignitaries,
and various media outlets. We are excited to announce that admission to this
international event is free of charge for all those interested in catching a
glimpse of the numerous Olympic hopefuls that will be participating throughout
the four days of competition. With over 70 races scheduled to take place on the
North Course, Canoe Niagara 2013 is likely to be remembered as a historical
moment for the Canoe Kayak community.
Canoe Niagara is pleased to introduce the Shoreline
Festival! The Shoreline Festival will take place on the banks of the Welland
Recreational Waterway during the 2013 ICF Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint
World Championships August 1-4, 2013.
The festival will feature food vendors, a beer and wine
garden, live music, buskers, merchandisers, ethnic and cultural displays, local
artisans, a paintable mural for children highlighting the disciplines of Canoe
Niagara, face painters, and much more. This festival will be an ideal
opportunity to showcase the unique heritage and multi-cultural background of
Welland and the Niagara Region. Visitors to the World Championships will be
highly entertained by the many attractions of the festival in its unique
setting while also watching some of the best athletes in the World competing
As an extension of the daytime Shoreline Festival and Canoe
Niagara, on August 2nd and 3
rd, a concert will take place at the
scenic Merritt Park Amphitheatre in downtown Welland in conjunction with
IlluminAqua. Renowned musicians will be performing in a beautiful setting that
overlooks the waterway, the perfect ending to a spectacular day at Canoe
Niagara. Tickets can be purchased at www.illuminaqua.com or at the Customer
Service Desk at the Seaway Mall.
We encourage all members of the community to come out and
cheer on the Canadian athletes as they compete in one of Canada's most
successful summer Olympic sports!
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