Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017

The 2017 Canadian Canoe Kayak Whitewater Championships (Nationals) are being held in Ottawa this year, from July 31st to August 6th.
Slalom, Sprint, Slalom Cross, and a Novice Race will all take place at the Pumphouse. The Downriver Race will take place on the Ottawa river in town.
ORR will be proudly showcasing the new Clubhouse at this event.
We are looking for volunteers for all sorts of positions. Please fill in the simple Google Form if you are ready to volunteer. Your help will make this a showcase event for Canada's 150th and Ottawa 2017 celebrations!
Current plans are to allow camping at Nakkertok (XC ski club) South in Gatineau. Stay tuned for further details. The site has washrooms but campers need to bring their own water.
Other options:

Other information regarding parking and miscellaneous logistics will be added to this site soon.

2017 Whitewater National Championships Preliminary Schedule

(subject to change)


July 30 (Sunday)
All Day       Social river run on Ottawa River (Main Channel)

July 31 (Monday)

13:00         Competitors meeting (Britannia)

14:00 – 16:30 DR Classic Race (Deschenes Rapids)

August 1 (Tuesday)
All Day       Slalom Training based on training schedule

12:00 – 13:30 Downriver Sprint Training (Pumphouse)
17:00         DR and Slalom Team Leaders Meeting (Bib distribution)

August 2 (Wednesday)

15:00         Bib distribution
17:00 – 18:30 Downriver Sprint Race (Pumphouse)

18:30         DR Prizes


August 3 (Thursday)
13:00-16:00   Slalom Training based on training schedule

10:00 - 13:00 Summer Camp

17:00 - 18:00 CSL X at Pumphouse


August 4 (Friday)

9:00 – 12:00 Slalom Technical Official Workshop, ORR Clubhouse
9:00 – 14:00  Slalom Training

10:30         Media Event & Dignitaries at Pumphouse
14:00 – 16:00 Course construction

17:30         Bib distribution
18:00         Demonstration Run

18:30         Course approval and Technical Rehearsal

August 5 (Saturday)
9:00          Forerunners
9:30          Run #1 (Age-group National Championships)
13:00         Run #2 (Age-group National Championships)
16:00         Kids Social Race

17:00         Course construction
18:00         Demonstration Run

18:30         Course approval and Technical Rehearsal

August 6 (Sunday)
9:00          Forerunners
9:30          Semifinals (Open National Championships)
13:00         Finals (Open National Championships)

14:30         Team race (Single run only)
18:00         Banquet & Awards – Nakkertok

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