Nationals and Grand Opening Press Release

Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2017

 

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OTTAWA HOSTING WHITEWATER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW OTTAWA RIVER RUNNERS CLUBHOUSE


OTTAWA – The Canadian Whitewater National Championships have returned to the capital for Canada’s 150th for the first time since 2000. Join us at the Pumphouse on August 4th for the grand opening of the new Ottawa River Runners clubhouse and a chance to meet local and national athletes along with a number of dignitaries. More details on the grand opening are below and attached.


Races

Several races, like the Downriver Classic and Downriver Sprint, and Extreme Slalom Cross were held earlier this week with the Whitewater National Slalom Championships taking place on August 5th and 6th beginning at 9:30a.m. each day. 

 

Admission is free so come out, meet and cheer on athletes from across the country and local competitors. Once on-site, be sure to check out the new Ottawa River Runners clubhouse. Construction recently completed and we thank the Province of Ontario for their generous support with a capital grand. It is also powered by green energy from a roof-top solar installation provided by Bullfrog Power.

 

Our Nation’s best whitewater paddlers are also training daily at the Pumphouse Whitewater Facility located adjacent to LeBreton Flats where all remaining events are being held. Don’t miss your chance to see the competitors demonstrating their paddling skills. 


Media Event Details

WHAT:
Grand opening of the Ottawa River Runners new clubhouse

WHO:
Athletes from across Canada in the capital for the 2017 Whitewater National Championships along with a number of dignitaries will be attending including: Mayor Jim Watson, Somerset Councillor Catherine McKenney, NCC CEO Dr. Mark Kristmanson and local Ottawa Olympians Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler.

WHEN:
Friday, August 4th, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
The Pumphouse Whitewater Facility
near 1 Fleet Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 0A7
Coordinates: Latitude: 45.417702 | Longitude: -75.71154
Google Maps link

PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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For more information, please contact:
Jim Tayler at 613 585 6732 or Richard Van Geilswyk at richard@ottawariverrunners.com

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