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Dartmouth to host Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships

Canoe Kayak Canada and the Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce that Lake Banook will host the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships in September.

“CKC is delighted to be hosting the 2018 Pan Am Sprint Championship in Dartmouth which serves as the 2019 Pan American Games qualification regatta. With a world class venue and top level organizers we are confident that this will be an exceptional event,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada.

The Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) learned earlier this week that the Dartmouth race course had been chosen to host the prestigious international event. About 250 athletes representing 20 countries, and an additional 120 national team support staff, are expected to participate in the championship that will take place from September 13th to 16th.  The event will also serve as a Paracanoe championship and a Pan American Games qualifier.

“The Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) has proven its ability to host world-class events that exceed all expectations, ” said Joao Tomasini Schwertner, President of the Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC). “We are very excited to have the opportunity to produce a seamless competition and know all athletes, team members, VIP’s, Officials, spectators and Jury members will experience an unforgettable event, ” he added.

The successful bid process was led by Olympian LA Dempster and Chris Keevill, CEO of Colour.

“We are thrilled to host the Pan American Championships and share our spectacular race course and all our city has to offer with participants from over 20 nations,” Dempster said.

 “This competition will create a legacy that will allow us to attract even more international events and build the sport locally,” added Keevill.

Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada, said the championships will benefit Canadian paddlers. “Hosting in Canada will also allow for greater Canadian athlete participation which serves to strengthen our high performance program and positions us well to qualify our boats for the 2019 Games in Lima, Peru”, he said.

About Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada

The ADCKC is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in Atlantic Canada. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, ADCKC represents over 40 per cent of the registered paddlers across Canada. The organization works with the canoe kayak community to ensure all athletes are able to enjoy recreational and competitive paddling in the Atlantic region.  

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.



The UWW Women in Wrestling Global Forum was held at the Mexico Olympic Training Centre,  Mexico City, from 17th to 20th of November 2017

This event was funded by United World Wrestling and Olympic Solidarity, organized by Mexican Wrestling Federation and supported by Mexican Olympic Committee

By Cecilia Farias

United World Wrestling understands that Gender equality is a governance issue, and therefore works on the involvement of leaders, both men and women, towards a more gender equitable sport. I was honoured with the invitation to be a key note speaker at this event, which had the participation of 26 women from 19 countries. I shared my knowledge and experience, and in particular some of the issues that, as a women, I faced first as an athlete and then as a woman in positions of decisions.

It was not a surprise to recognise the reactions of the women at the audience, as many have experienced similar situations while they were athletes or were advancing their sport officer’s career.

It is curious to recognise certain sense of pudor on women at the moment of promoting their access to positions of decision, as if the sole promotion of women that they should do would be the one of the women athletes. We can and we should promote girls and women athletes, coaches, judges, administrators, event organisers, journalists, medical and paramedical and in general, all the roles on which a competent woman can find the way to serve to the sport community.

Why women should strive to be in positions of decision?  Because a proper balance of participation of women and men has not been reached, and therefore we are not benefiting of the best contribution that gender equity can bring.

Equity and equality had been a choice at the moment of speaking about opportunities for both genders. Personally, I have chosen equity as reference to what is fair, what is just, rather that equality more oriented as equal quantity. Fortunately nowadays the women that have access to education and information understand better the undeniable women rights. Many of us embrace with passion the cause of the women rights. 

All sort of advices can be given to a woman that wants to occupy a position at a Board of Directors or an Executive Committee of any sport body; but I believe that we all have to follow our own instinct finding the position on which one we can fully serve the sport. To do that, women have to educate themselves and prepare for the multiple tasks that the current times demand if we want to be at the top. 

Women have to run for elections and work for winning the positions that want.That is not so easy, it requires courage and self determination. Women can and should excel for their good work which is never possible without the support and cooperation of our male counterparts in sport, in society and basically in the life.

Once we defeat prejudices, visible and invisible barriers, there is still one more hurdle, that being the finacial support.

Women with responsibilities at the international level have to travel and not all the organisations that benefit  from their incorporation allocate a budget for that purpose, aborting in this way the completion of their duties.

There is lot of work to be done and plenty of experiences to share, and to conclude I would like to share with you the words that shared with Unites World Wrestling women: “Competent, honest and brave women make the change possible.



Argentina hosts the 2017 Pan American Kayaking Polo Championship

From November 16 to 19 the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires hosted the 2017 Pan American Kayaking Polo Championship. The event was organized by the Argentine Federation of Canoes (FAC) and the Pan American Canoe Confederation (COPAC). The competition counted with a total of 74 athletes in two categories: the women’s category with four participating countries and the men’s category with five countries. Besides having the women’s and men’s senior teams, Argentina also had an entire team of young people under the age of 21 who competed against the seniors, since no other country brought a team in that category.

The brazilians were the champions in the men’s category, followed by the French Guiana team and the hosts from Argentina winning the third place. In the women’s category the USA won the gold medal, Canada got the silver and Argentina won the bronze medal.

This was an unprecedented event in the country and represents a great growth for the development of the sport in the region.

Pictures and information about the event

Streaming of the event

Official Results

Tomasini will lead Canoeing in Americas

 Brazilian was elected President of the Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC) from 2017 until 2019


On the 14th of October, in Ibarra – Ecuador, happened the Pan American Canoe Federation’s (COPAC) Ordinary Assembly and Extraordinary Congress, an opportunity that the greatest sport authorities gathered to discuss the organization’s future.

During the Assembly, João Tomasini Schwertner, president of the Brazilian Canoe Confederation (CBCa in portuguese) was elected unanimously as the COPAC’s new President, and, by consequence a member of the Executive Committee on the International Canoe Federation (ICF) until 2019. Mister Dwight Corbin, from Canada, and Mr. Sergio Rafael Navarro, from Venezuela were chosen as the 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents, respectively. The Canadian Andrea Water was elected as the Paracanoe Committee Director and Mr. Carlos Muslow Cavada, from Chile, was chosen as the Marathon Canoe Committee Director, all will stay in those positions until, 2021. Misses Martha Hernandes Sanchez, from Mexico and Mr. Vitor Ruiz, from Puerto Rico are now the continental representatives in the International Canoe Federation until the year 2019.

“Is with great pleasure and dedication that I assume the COPAC’s Presidency. I believe that in all these years in front of CBCa, and the important results the we conquered in and outside the water will help us to do a great work now in the continental scenery. We will work hard to continue to develop and improve canoeing in the continent, as how has been done all those years under the command of Cecilia Farias (elected as COPAC’s Honorary President)”, told Mr. Tomasini, that was in front of many South American, Pan American and World Organization Committees in his career. In 1994 he was elected a member of the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Board, in 1998 became the 2nd Vice-president of the entity, position he occupied until 2008. In 2010 Tomasini he was chosen as the South American Canoe Confederation’s (CoSurCa) President, as he will stay until the next year, and 3rd FIC’s Vice-president, a position that Tomasini held until 2014.

Executive Committee

President | João Tomasini Scwertner (BRA) | 2017-2019

1st Vice-President | Dwight Corbin (CAN) | 2017-2021

2nd Vice-President | Sergio Rafael Navarro Rovero (VEN) | 2017-2021

Secretary General | Sonia Rivera de Jesus (PUR) | 2015-2019

Treasure | André Luiz Behs (BRA) | 2015-2019


Honorary President – Mrs. Cecilia Liliana Farias MacDonald


Continental Representatives | 2017-2019

Martha Hernandez Sanchez (MEX)

Victor G. Ruiz (PUR)


Permanent Committees

Sprint Canoe Committee | Charles Luckman (USA) | 2015-2019

Slalom Canoe Committee | Erick Lokken (USA) | 2015-2019

Paracanoe Committee | Andrea Waters (CAN) | 2017-2019

Marathon Canoe Committee | Carlos Muslow Cavada (CHI) | 2017-2021


Diploma entregado a Cecilia Farías MacDonald

Durante la ultima reunión de Directorio de la FIC en Varsovia , Polonia ; El Sr. José Perurena López, Presidente de la Federación Internacional de Canoas entrego un premio otorgado por el Comité Olímpico Internacional a Cecilia Farías MacDonald , Presidente de Confederación Panamericana de Canoas. El mismo corresponde al Diploma“Mujer y Deporte”, obtenido gracias a su sobresaliente contribución en la promoción del desarrollo y participación de las mujeres y niñas en el deporte.


Board of Directors of COSURCA was unanimously re-elected

In view of the growth of Canoeing in South America in recent years the Executive Board of the South American Canoe Confederation was re-elected in Chile during the 2014 South American Games unanimously by the support and organization of sport on the continent.

The President João Tomasini Schwertner follows front the organization for more four years and highlights the work done by the board.

“The COSURCA had hard work in these years and shown has a Board eager to further develop canoeing in South America. We’ll continue working very hard on developing the sport on all countries of the region.”

The Board of the South American Canoe Confederation re-elected has as Vice President Mr. Miguel Angel Fernández Rincón, from Colombia, and as Secretary General Mr. Hugo Cabral of Argentina.  For the Canoe Sprint and Canoe Marathon Committees was re-elected Mr. Eduardo Ubal from Chile, for White Water Canoe (Canoe Slalom and Wildwater Canoeing) Mr. Adrian Rossi, Argentina, for the Arbitration Committee Mrs. Christina Lentino Vanicek, Brazil, for the Ocean Racing and Va’a Committees Mr. Robinson Román, Venezuela, and the Paracanoe Committee, Maiola Mr. Leonardo, of Brazil.

Great disputes in Canoeing on the 2014 South American Games

Argentina and Brazil are the countries on the lead for winning the gold in the Sprint Canoe

The competition on the canoeing began two days ago in Curuama, region of Valparaiso, and has as main leading teams Argentina and Brazil.

The first day of competition, March 12th, gave space for men’s dispute on the 1000 meters. The Brazilian team was unbeatable in the Canoe events, winning all the gold medals, and the Argentinean team won in the Kayak competitions. On these two teams, the highlighted athletes are the Brazilian Isaquias Queiroz and Daniel Dal-Bo from Argentina; both of them already have won important titles for their countries and repeated in Santiago 2014. The Sprint Canoe event had all the eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) of the Games participating in the competition, which shows the development of the category. Closing the first day of events, the K4 competition had as result the team of Argentina with the first place, Brazilian team attained the silver medal and Venezuela kept the bronze. The host country, Chile, had 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals on the first day of the 2014 South American Games.

The second day of events, March 13th, opened the female race for the two gold medals (K1 and K2) on the 500 meters. On the first competition, the K1, Brazil climbed to the top of the podium and conquered the gold medal. The silver medal was for the Argentinean team and the bronze for the Colombian athlete. As for the second event of the day, the K2, it was the time for the Argentinean athletes to win the gold medal. Brazilian ranked in second place and Colombia was third.

The ranking of medals, outcome of the 2 days of all the events of Canoeing, is: Argentina leading with 4 gold and 1 silver medal, Brazil has 3 gold and 4 silver medals, and the host country, Chile has 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

The last day of event will reserve a lot of good disputes on male and female on Kayak events. The races that will close the last day of competitions in 2014 South American Games / Canoeing will be: K1 Female, C1 Male, K1 Male, C1 Female and K2 Male – all of them in the 200 meters. We wish luck to all the athletes for this last medal dispute of the 2014 South American Games.

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2014 South American Games

Canoeing events began this Wednesday (12th) at Santiago, Chile.

The 2014 South American Games that occurs in Santiago, Chile, is being held from March 7th to 18th with many of the most important athletes of the region competing for the first place. It´s the 10th edition of the ODESUR South American Games, and the second time that Santiago hosts the event. The majority of sports being held are taking place around the National Stadium.

On the opening ceremony the President of the South American Sports Organization – Odesur, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has publicly thanked the Chilean Government, the Chilean Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee of the Games in 2014, for Santiago’s determination to hold the competition. “The Odesur recognizes the effort and commitment of Chile to host the South American Games after the earthquake in 2010, which unfortunately claimed so many victims. The story is more evident when we try to overcome the pain. This feeling that unites us here in Santiago magnifies the history of the sport in South America” he declared.

ODESUR is a multi-sport event and one of these sports is the canoeing (Canoe Sprint), competed from March 12th to 14th. This modality counts with competitors of many countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It´s expected a total of 82 athletes in canoeing events, containing 59 men and 23 women. The competitions will take place at Laguna Curauma, area that is 1 hour from the capital Santiago. Many athletes that compete on this sport have already listed their names as the most important athletes on the world, that´s the case of the Ecuadorian César de Cesare, the Argentinean Daniel Alfredo Dal Bo and the Brazilian Isaquias Queiroz. On the last edition of the South American Games, 2010 in Colombia, Brazil was the country that in the global score won the gold medal on the specialty of canoeing.

The Brazilian World Champion medalist, Isaquias Querioz, revealed that he is looking forward to the Games and that his goal is always the gold medal. “We are working hard for this championship, is the first competition of the year, so it’s very important to do a good presentation”.

The opening for the canoeing events began on, Wednesday March 12th, with only male competitions in 1000m Canoe (C1 and C2) and Kayak (K1, K2 and K4). On Thursday March 13th, the  women’s began their competition in 500m with Kayak (K1 and K2). On Friday, the last day of event for canoeing sports, the competition is in male and female 200m. On the male event the modalities will be Canoe (C1) and Kayak (K1 and K2), as for the female it will happen on Canoe (C1) and Kayak (K1).

For more information about the South American Games click here.




En nombre de COPAC y la Federación Mexicana de  Canotaje  tengo el privilegio de invitar a las federaciones  de  canotaje de América  a asistir al Campeonato Panamericano de Canotaje de Velocidad  2014 y el Clasificatorio para Juegos Panamericanos de Canotaje de Velocidad 2015. Leer más…

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La Confederación Panamericana de Canoas – COPAC , la Federación Mejicana de Canotaje, y la ciudad de Huachinango se complacen en invitar a su Federación a participar en el :

“Campeonato Panamericano de Slalom 2014 ” y ” Clasificatorio para los Juegos Panamericanos de 2015″

Lugar : Huachinango, Estado de Puebla, México.
Fecha: 11-13 julio de 2014.

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