Volume 11 - August 2016    

Have You Downloaded the Championship App? 

The amazing team at immediaC developed our beautiful, interactive website as well as our first of its kind app. The staff at immediaC have been working tirelessly on the app CKC Champs for the last six months.

CKC Champs will make the experience of Nationals most enjoyable. By downloading the app, you will be able to access a full athlete list, Burgee points, and results all in real-time! Make sure to download CKC Champs in time for Nationals. The app is available for download on the App Store, and is also available for use through our website.

Through our partnership with immediaC, we have been able to take the traditional sport of paddling and bring it into the 21st century. On behalf of the Canadian paddling community, we send out a huge thank you to the team at immediaC!

“Established in 1998, immediaC is Canada's most experienced web shop having built more than 3,000 professional designed websites, mobile applications and web applications over the last 19 years. Our sports websites and registration tools are used by Dartmouth Sportsplex, Cole Harbour Place, Events Nova Scotia, Senobe Aquatic Club, Maskwa Aquatic Club and the Atlantic Division among many others” – John Leahy, immediaC

Welcome to Lake Banook

Welcome Information

When you arrive to the lake, here are some steps to get you settled in. 

Step 1: Contact Paul Barry as soon as possible to provide your anticipated arrival time. Paul can be reached at: 

Cell: +1 902- 222- 5115 

Home: +1 902- 434 - 8807 


Step 2: Bring your boats to Lake Banook. We have on-site security throughout the race so you can leave your boats at the Lake. Please drop your boat(s)* off at your designated area and load onto the boat racks provided.

*War Canoes - for clubs on the Oakwood Park and Banook Club Beach area must be stored in the parking lot just above the Atlantic Division Racing Centre. A storage system will be supplied.

Step 3: Athletes, visit the Welcome Centre located inside the Atlantic Division Racing Centre to pick up your Welcome Kit & Halifax Transit Credential. Your Welcome Kits hold t-shirts, coupons, walking maps, and lots of other goodies!

The Welcome Centre is open every day at 7:30 am. 

If you have any questions about arrivals, please contact Paul Barry at the above contact information, or Shannon at

You can also view our Venue Map here to familiarize yourself with our venue.

Venue Map PDF

Event Program

Our event program will be (available here) the entirety of Nationals. Paper copies will not be provided as to help preserve paper.

Opening Ceremonies 

We kicked off the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships with our Opening Ceremonies yesterday, August 30, at 11:30 am. We were honoured to have many spectators, athletes, club representatives, community members, and government officials.

A special thanks to Dartmouth Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher, for speaking on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. MP Fisher spoke about the Canada 150 plan which included the government grant of $86,000 that will be distributed over four member clubs in Dartmouth. We are very grateful for this grant to help improve our sport!

Photo Order from top to bottom:

Crowd watching the Opening Ceremonies (Top) and Announcement by Councillor Gloria McCluskey (Bottom). 

Junior Dance Tickets 

Don't forget that the Junior Dance will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 8pm-12am, at the Dartmouth Sportsplex (110 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth). Tickets are $20 each and must be pre-ordered by one Club representative. For every ten tickets purchased, the Club must name one chaperone to accompany these attendees. Contact to pre-order you ticket.

Club representatives must pick up and pay for their tickets during Nationals by 12pm on Saturday, September 3rd at the Welcome Centre and name their chaperone.

Day One Photos & Recap

Photo Credit: Bill Jensen 

Great first day of races! If you have more photos from the races, send them to for us to share online.

To view photos taken throughout the race, Tony Joudrey has them posted online. All athletes received usernames and passwords in their Welcome Kits.

Congratulations to all the paddlers yesterday. Here are some highlights from the races. 

Olympic paddler results from Day 1:

- Mark De Jonge, Maskwa, Men’s K-1 200m, 1st

- Ryan Cochrane, Lac-Beauport  Men’s K-1 200m, 4th

- Andréanne Langlois, Trois-Rivières Women’s K-1 200m, 1st

- Mark Oldershaw, Men’s C-1, 200m, 2nd

Provincial Medals from Day 1:

- Nova Scotian won 37 medals 

- Ontario won 30 medals 

- Quebec won 19 medals 

- Alberta won 3 medals

- Manitoba won 2 medals

 Congratulations to Olympian and Maskwa paddler Mark de Jonge, who won the K-1 200m with a time of 36.218 which was over a second ahead of the second place finisher.

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We would like to thank all of our Sponsors. Their generous commitments are making this event possible. Keep a look out for more information on our valued sponsors.