2023 Whitewater Nationals

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2023 Whitewater Nationals

August 21-27, 2023

Minden Whitewater Preserve


Whitewater Ontario looks forward to welcoming competitors from across Canada to  the 2023 Whitewater National Championships to be held at Minden Whitewater Preserve in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 21-27, 2023.

The Organizing Committee is working hard on your behalf to ensure this week of competition, and the week leading up to it  will be fun, inclusive and well-organized.


In anticipation of a busy summer in the Haliburton Highlands you are urged to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

A final schedule and registration details will be shared soon. In anticipation of a busy summer in the Haliburton Highlands we strongly suggest that athletes, their families and friends, as well as volunteers begin booking accommodation  such as Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels and  Motels as soon as possible. Those athletes, coaches, families and volunteers who wish to camp at the Minden Whitewater Preserve will be able to book sites when registration for the event opens.


In the week leading up to Nationals there will be races at the Ottawa River Runners’ Pumphouse Course and Madawaska Kanu Centre. Below is the schedule as it now stands. From this point on it is anticipated that any changes to any of the events in the schedule below will be minor.


Please stay tuned for the official announcement and registration details. In the meantime happy offseason training. We look forward to seeing you.


(Draft) Schedule 2023 Whitewater Nationals and Ontario Summer Series

Ottawa- ORR
August 12 Training on Pumphouse Course Set Up and Demos
August 13 ORR Pumphouse Race
August 14 Travel to MKC/Gate Hanging
Madawaska Kanu Centre
August 14 Arrive,Training Course Set Up and Demos
August 15 Training  Slalom Cross
August 16 MKC Slalom Race
August 17 to August 18: Paddling on local rivers. Unstructured time.
Minden Whitewater Preserve – Gull River
August 19 & 20 Sat. and Sun. Arrival and paddling at the Gull River
August 21 Monday Training Training Water: Natural flow*
August 22 Tuesday Training Training Water: Natural flow*
August 23 Wednesday Time Trial CSLX Slalom Cross Water: Natural flow* (8.3-8.4)
August 24 Thursday Freestyle Development Race Water: Release: 8.1
August 25 Friday DR Classic*    DR Sprint Water: Natural flow*
August 26 Saturday Slalom Age Group Nationals and Andrew Westlake Memorial/Christa Kerkhoff Memorial Water Release: 8.3
Saturday Evening Awards and Banquet
August 27 Sunday -Slalom: Open Nationals


-Clean up (All hands on deck!)

Water Release: 8.3