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Dragon Boating For Breast cancer Survivors

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Canoagem Brasileira

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Classifier Training – Mexico City

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The ICF bidding process for 2019 World Cups and 2021 World Championships is now open

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2016 Pan American Slalom Championships

The 2016 Pan American Slalom Championships will be held on October 14, 15 & 16, 2016.

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2016 Pan Am Championships / Olympic Qualifier

The 2016 Pan Am Championships and Olympic Qualifier has begun. Reminder to click on the Lake Lanier link to access the results.

Paracanoe gets stronger in South America

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World Master’s Games 2017

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The COPAC Paracanoe Project was launched with great success in La Habana, Cuba, on February 15-16, 2016.

The Cuban Canoe Federation was the first one in receiving 2 paracanoeing boats donated to COPAC by NELO M.A.R. Kayak Lda. As planned, a seminar for Classifiers National Level was delivered by Ms. Andrea Waters and Maria de Fatima Fernande.

The second recipient of the Project will be the Colombian National Federation. The boat donation is in Bogota, the city where on February 26-28, 2016; the classifiers Leonardo Maiola and Maria de Fatima Fernandes will deliver the seminar which is awaited with expectation by a large group of enthusiatic professionals.

COPAC and the Uruguayan Canoe Federation work together towards the celebration of the 3rd course.

COPAC wishes that more Federations join the project in particular in what refers to the education of the classifiers. Gender equality and inclusion are the objectives towards which COPAC works in coordination with the Federations.

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2016 Pan Am Sprint Canoe Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifier

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Pan Am Qualifier & Championship Events

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COPAC informs that due to unforeseen reasons, the Slalom Pan American Championships will be postponed until further notice.

The Brazilian Canoe Confederation apologizes for the inconvenience.

Classifier Training – Cuba

COPAC is always trying to improve canoeing in the Americas. Therefore, COPAC is embarking on Classifier Training seminars for Para Canoe. The first Seminar will be held in Cuba, Feb. 15 and 16, 2016 followed by a Seminar in Colombia, Feb. 26 – 28, 2016. For more information and the Seminar agenda read here.

Paracanoeing Presentation for Classifiers and Team leaders

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COPAC Newsletter

COPAC President Lands Sponsorship with NELO MAR KAYAKS:

Sponsorship For Success

The Pan American Canoe Confederation (COPAC) is pleased to announce its agreement of sponsorship with NELO M.A.R. KAYAKS LDA.; the largest canoe-kayak manufacturer in the world.

“This is the beginning of what we expect to be a long-lasting agreement with a prestigious company for the benefit of canoeing in the American Continent. Nelo has been present not only at the Pan American Championships and other prestigious events, but is also part of the daily life of our clubs and Federations; providing boats and services of highest standards to the satisfaction of our paddlers” said the COPAC’s President, Dr. Cecilia L. Farias.

The starting point will be the support for the Paracanoeing COPAC’s Programme, towards the inclusion in the Para-Pan American Games, Lima 2019.

From its side, the NELO MAR KAYAKS LDA. General Manager, Mr. Manuel Ramos said “More than ever the union within our sport is essential to face the future challenges, the competition is fierce and we as part of this sport must do all within our possibilities to make it a stronger and more represented sport. The challenge presented to us by COPAC with a clear agenda and targets matches perfectly our line of thinking. ”

Best of success is expected from such a prestigious alliance.


Congratulations to Mr. Jose Perurena Lopez, ICF President

Congratulations to the ICF President Mr José Perurena Lopez, who has just been elected as member of the ASOIF council, during the SportAccord Convention held inSochi, Russia.

The role of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) is to unite, promote and support the International Summer Olympic Federations; to preserve their autonomy, while co-ordinating their common interests and goals. It also serves and represents the Summer Olympic International Federations in the most competent, articulate and professional manner on issues of common interest in the Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, and on any other matter deemed necessary by the IFs.

The SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.


Sprint Pan American Championships 2016 & Continental Olympic Qualifier Rio 2016

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Check out the new COPAC Facebook page!

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COPAC Bid Questionnaire

The Bid Questionnaire has been developed based on the application requirements the International Canoe Federation has established for member federations to host major international competitions. Visit the Pan American Championships page for more details

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