The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC), located in the heart of the Niagara Region, is thrilled to be hosting the 2013 Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in August 2013! The Recreational Waterway is the perfect location, with some of the most placid and beautiful flatwater in the world and nearly 8km of uninterrupted flatwater, consistent depth and basin-like characteristics!
These are the words that come to mind and it is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome all athletes, coaches, officials, friends, family and fans to the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) for the 2013 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships. I wish to extend my warmest greetings to everyone engaged in this incredible display of the world’s fastest young paddlers and to those who share an appreciation for flatwater sports and the community that embraces them around the world. It is with great honor that we host Canoe Niagara 2013 and welcome the world to Welland. I wish all athletes a great competition and acknowledge your dedication and hard work. We are confident that competitors and spectators alike will find our watercourse, venue and amenities to be of the highest caliber, to match your skill. Along the shores of the waterway, you will find food vendors and purveyors, live music, ethnic and cultural displays, and merchandisers as part of our Shoreline Festival. I invite one and all to take part in this wonderful experience and encourage you to immerse yourself in the celebration of Canoe Niagara 2013.
Stephen Fischer President, Canoe Niagara 2013
For more information visit www.canoeniagara.ca