Extreme Whitewater Kayak World Championships

By Federation Quebecoise De Canoe-kayak Deau Vive, PRNE
Monday, April 4, 2011

MONTREAL, April 5, 2011 - The Quebec Whitewater Kayaking Federation is holding the Whitewater Grand
Prix, a 6-stage world championship in Quebec, from May 1st to May 14th 2011.

28 of the world's best paddlers will compete in a multi-disciplined
competition on spectacular whitewater across Quebec. The event includes past
and present World Champions of whitewater racing and Freestyle.

The races include a Time-Trial down a steep section of slides and
waterfalls, a Giant Slalom which will challenge the competitors with the
world's first 18 gate course on class 4/5 rapid, and an intense head to head
down one of Quebec's infamous big volume rapids. The Freestyle events will
highlight the world's best wave surfers with events on both mid-sized waves
that will allow for tricks to be linked in sequence, and big dynamic waves
that will show those with the most control, style, and wave awareness.

These events will be filmed and broadcasted on a few sport networks
across the globe. Some athletes participating: Steve Fisher, Emily Jackson,
Nick Troutman, Mat Dumoulin and Mike Dawson.

    May 1st to May 14th 2011
    Ottawa, Laurentians, Mauricie, Saguenay

    Julie Crepeau-Boisvert
    Quebec Whitewater Kayaking Federation
    Cell +1-514-835-7582

Contact: Julie Crepeau-Boisvert, Director, Quebec Whitewater Kayaking Federation, +1-514-252-3099, Cell +1-514-835-7582, Julie.crepeauboisvert at gmail.com .

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