Provincial Whitewater Championships

Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 27, 2017 (All day)

Event Item:

Alberta Provincial Whitewater Championships 2017

& Western Canadian Championships

August 25-27

The Alberta Provincial Whitewater Canoe- Kayak Championships is being held on August 25-27 at Canoe Meadows on the Kananaskis River. We have invited BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the NWT to join us for a Pan-Western Canadian Championships this year. The Championships will bring together a broad group of whitewater kayak and canoe enthusiasts and their families:

  • from novice to international medal winners
  • competing in  slalom, downriver racing, boater cross and freestyle rodeo  at both the novice and advanced levels
  • paddlers from 8 to 68 years of age.  
  • participants from Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Innisfail, Red Deer,  Sundre,  Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Jasper, Grande Prairie as well as more northerly communities and points in-between.
  • 100 of Alberta’s most active paddlers and their families will be in attendance
 
To register   

Canoe Meadows is the perfect family friendly venue for this event with camping adjacent to the slalom race course and freestyle waves, a picnic shelter, playing field, walking paths and numerous attractions nearby. So once you get here and get your camp unpacked, you can park your vehicle for the weekend and not worry about running all over the place.

On Saturday night the AWA has catered a dinner for everyone, so you can relax and enjoy your weekend without having to worry about bringing all the food and making all the meals.  Just bring some breakfast and lunch fixings and snacks and your favourite beverages. And don’t forget your cutlery and dishware and we will try to be green.

Friday will be a day for honing your technique working with Alberta’s cadre of slalom and freestyle coaches and recreational instructors. Saturday and Sunday we will have a variety of events for everyone. Points will be earned in each event and will be counted towards the overall Alberta Whitewater Champion. The overall male and female champions in Cadets, Juniors, Seniors and Masters have a chance to win a major prize and prizes will be awarded to all other competitors on the windup awards Sunday afternoon. Over $1,000 in prizes will be drawn for at the Provincials.

This was an excellent event last year, in fact the Provincials has been one of Alberta's premiere kayaking events since 1977. We hope to build on the success and have the best ever Provincials. I look forward to having you join us this year.

Individuals and Families can sign up for camping, races and the Saturday night supper.

The race fees fees are.  $40 for all events, $20 for one event.

Clinic fees for Saturday are $34 for the day. $20 for 1 session.

Camping is $15.00/night for singles and $26.00/night for families.

On Saturday night we have a catered dinner under the big tarp. This has been great the last few years and we are looking forward to breaking bread with all of you. Tickets for supper are available for parents, volunteers and competitors. Saturday night supper is $16.00 for teens and adults, $9.00 for children 6-12 and free for Children 0-5.

Alberta Provincial Whitewater Championships 2017 Schedule

FRIDAY

Clinic #1 (Friday 1:00 pm)

Campground Open  Friday 3:00 pm

Beginner Slalom (Friday 5:30 pm)

Beginner Slalom Awards (7:30 pm)

SATURDAY

Registration (Saturday 9:00 am)

Sprint Downriver (Saturday 9:30 am):

Advanced Freestyle (Saturday 11:00 am):

Novice Slalom Race (Saturday 1:00 pm):

Classic Downriver (Saturday 3:30 pm):

BBQ Dinner (Saturday 6:30 pm)

Downriver, Freestyle, Sprint DR and Novice Slalom Awards (Saturday 7:30 pm)

SUNDAY

Advanced Slalom Race (Sunday 9:30 am):

Novice Freestyle (Sunday 1:00 pm):

Novice Freestyle and Advanced Slalom Awards (Sunday 2:30 pm)\

Overall Provincial Champion Awards & Prize Draws (Sunday 3:00 pm)