Local Clubs

Welland's Waterway is proud to be the home of many skilled and well-established flatwater sport organizations, on both the North and South Course. 

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  • South Niagara Canoe Club (SNCC)

    As the memory of winter fades away and spring enters full bloom, the quietude of the frozen Welland Recreational Waterway has given way to the splash and whoosh of paddling at Canada`s premier paddling destination.  Since the beginning of May, on any given evening, you`ll find a growing, dedicated and passionate group of paddlers taking to the water, stroking their way toward fitness, health, excellence and most of all, fun! A new season o...
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  • South Niagara Rowing Club (SNRC)

    OUR MISSION: To bring new participation into the sport of rowing, to develop their fitness, athleticism, and rowing skills,  and to further their interest, involvement and achievement in rowing. In 1976, a small group of interested citizens from the cities of Welland and Port Colborne in the Region of Niagara embarked on establishing the South Niagara Rowing Club. The South Niagara Rowing Club was established along the banks of th...
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  • Notre Dame Rowing Club (NDRC)

    Founded in the fall of 2009 the Notre Dame Rowing Club enters its fifth year of operation providing community based programming for all.  Located just north of where Thorold Road meets the Recreational Canal the Club is centrally located for easy access to 8 kilometers of flat water. The Notre Dame Rowing club believes in Long Term Athlete Development and focus on sculling as a means to introduce the sport of rowing and ...
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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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