WELLAND – The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) is welcoming more than 600 athletes to the waterway on July 1, 2017, to compete in the Canada Day Regatta. Organized by the Dominion Day Regatta Association (DDRA), the 133 year-old event attracts athletes from novice to advanced.
The Canada Day Regatta is unique because it is features competition in rowing, canoe, kayak, and dragon boat in a single event. Athletes from all over South Western Ontario—and from all four disciplines—will travel to Welland with dreams of taking home the gold.
“Our team is excited to have the Canada Day Regatta back at the WIFC once again,” said WIFC Manager, Richard Dalton. “We’re thrilled the DDRA is bringing this amazing event to Welland. This is an event with a tremendous history and we’re proud to be able to host it in our community.”
“We are thankful to the WIFC for welcoming the 133rd annual Canada Day Regatta on its North Course,” said DDRA Chair of Rowing, Joe Lyttle. “Competitors love competing on the North Course because of the great water conditions and the facility, which is one of the finest for spectators and athletes.”