Welland Welcomes Pan American Countries

Posted Aug 4th, 2015 in Events

Welland will be host to the 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships, August 14 – 16, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. Join the excitement and be a part of the roaring crowd cheering on Canadian crews as they surged down Welland waters; August is the month of dragon boat in Welland.

This is the first time the Pan American Club Crew Championships (PACCC) are to be hosted in Canada and will draw approximately 400 athletes plus officials, coaches and supporters from countries such as Canada, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America.

“Dragon Boat Canada is looking forward to hosting the 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships in partnership with the Welland International Flatwater Centre and the City of Welland,” stated Chloe Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Dragon Boat Canada. “The Welland International Flatwater Centre is a great asset to the dragon boat community and Dragon Boat Canada is excited to call the Welland International Flatwater Centre home for upcoming championships.”

Viewing the Pan Am Championships is FREE as is the FREE Shoreline Market & Expo will take place on the banks of the Welland Recreational Waterway during Dragon Boat Niagara 2015, August 14 – 23, 2015. The shoreline of the waterway will be buzzing with activity and feature a wide range of businesses: food vendors, beer and wine garden, merchandisers, a Kids Zone and much more. Visitors from around the world will be highly entertained by the many attractions in this unique setting, while watching the best dragon boaters in the World competing for glory.

“It is truly an honour to be able to welcome all the athletes, coaches, officials, friends, family, and fans of dragon boat to the Welland International Flatwater Centre for the 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships,” stated Stephen Fischer, Executive Director of the Welland International Flatwater Centre and the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation.

Help welcome these world-class athletes, cheer on Canadian crews in the most exhilarating races of their lives… immerse yourself in the celebration of Dragon Boat and warm up for the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships coming August 19-23.


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  • 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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