Event Partners

Sport Canada

Sport Canada works to help Canadians participate and excel in sports. As part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Sport Canada strengthens the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society.

Province of Ontario

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport supports delivery of high quality tourism and recreation experiences to Ontarians and visitors to Ontario. Promoting tourism in Ontario improves quality of life and the economy.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

OTF is one of the largest grantmakers in Canada and awards approximately 1,500 grants each year to community-based not-for-profits and charitable organizations in the arts, recreation, environment and human and social services sectors.

Tourism Partnership of Niagara 

The TPN is an independent, industry-led, not-for-profit organization responsible for working with tourism partners to enhance and grow Niagara’s tourism products and marketing activities.

International Canoe Federation

The International Canoe Federation oversees the organization of both the junior and senior world championships. They are an organizaion committed to advancing the profile of the Canoe sports.

Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the official governing body of canoeing and Kayaking in Canada.

Welland International Flatwater Centre

Welland International Flatwater Centre is a water-based recreational area that combines international-standard competitive water sport facilities with recreational and social opportunities set in 411 acres of parkland and 272 acres of water.

City of Welland

The City of Welland is located on the Welland Ship Canal, almost midway between Lakes Ontario and Erie. The City of Welland celebrated its 150th Anniversary on July 24, 2008.

Welland Transit

Welland Transit provides public transportation to individuals around the City of Welland. 


Nelo is the largest canoe manufacturer in the world in business for over 30 years. They produce different types of boats and other composite parts with consistent quality in the craftsmanship.


Plastex is a world leader in the production of kayaks, canoes and paddles for sprint canoeing, wildwater slalom, tourism, and recreation. All Plastex boats meet ICF requirements.