Day 4: Smooth Moves and Medals Galore!

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August 06, 2022

Friday saw amazing paracanoe podium performances with 13 countries pulling in medals. Great Britain topped the medal standings with six total medals. Canada reached the podium with silver from Brianna Hennessy (VL2 Women 200m). In a heartwarming moment, Mykola Syniuk of Ukraine emotionally dedicated his gold medal (KL2 Men 200m) to all his compatriots fighting for their sovereignty.

Saturday is the penultimate day of competition at Canoe ’22 and a schedule full of exciting races! The medal haul will continue, with seventeen A Finals contested. Canada has qualified eight entries into the A Finals, including these medal contenders:

  • 11:10 am: Canada’s K4 Women 500m
  • 11:19 am: Canada’s K4 Men 500m
  • 11:34 am: Katie Vincent & Sloan MacKenzie from Dartmouth, C2 Women 500m
  • 12:14 pm: Andreanne Langlois & Toshka Hrebacka, K2 Women 200m

Be sure to catch World Record Holders: Martin Fuksa of Czechia (12:35 pm, C1 Men 500m) and Ballint Kopasz of Hungaria (12:55 pm, K1 Men 1000m)

The Canoe ’22 Festival party continues to delight spectators, families and music revellers. We started our day with some smooth moves at an 8 am Yoga Session on silvers hill. Panuk / Lake Banook is incredibly serene at that time of day! After two evenings of large and boisterous crowds, Saturday will be our final, FREE evening concert. Once again, we have a stellar lineup of performers, with headliner and 2021 Juno Nominee for Traditional Roots Album of the Year – Beolach.

In addition to food vendors, a licensed area, a kids zone and local retailers, Prince Albert Road is the place to catch all the action. The venue features two large screens presenting the live broadcast.  While on-site, feel the excitement in person AND watch the races Live on your smartphone by tapping the Watch Live links on our website. Please take note there is free WIFI available at the Canoe ’22 Venue.

Saturday is sure to be an epic day on Panuk / Lake Banook, and why not, with a beautiful weather forecast and a spectacular schedule of Finals on the draw. To help plan your trip, please check our website for details on Getting To The Event.

Here is the Festival schedule for Friday, August 5:

  • 8 am: Yoga on Silver’s Hill
  • 11 am – 5 pm: Food vendors, licensed area, marketplace, kids zone, activities.
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm: Studio 26 Dance Company on the First Up RBCxMusic Stage.
  • 7 pm: Morgan Toney, Villages, Beòlach