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March 31, 2022

Written By Rhea Koivu

Dartmouth to host a significant event in Nova Scotia

For Immediate Release

Panuk (Lake Banook) Dartmouth, N.S. CANADA: Canoe ’22 Society is proud to recognize their funding, delivery, and community partners who are major contributors to event experience and community pride, which will be on full display August 3-7, 2022. 

Sport Canada, North American Indigenous Games, the Nova Scotia Provincial Government, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canoe Kayak Canada, and the Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada have committed to supporting Canoe ’22. 

 The highly anticipated International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships (Canoe ’22) will be a landmark international event for Halifax Regional Municipality.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the international participants to compete on Dartmouth’s beautiful Lake Banook. We pride ourselves on being a great host city that brings together the best of its citizens to support events like this, for everyone to enjoy. I look forward to seeing you August 3-7, 2022,” said Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality, Mike Savage. 

The recent Provincial announcement to invest $10.1-million into sport and recreation sees Canoe ’22 using $1.5-million to upgrade the finish line tower at Lake Banook, elevating the racecourse for championships and events to come.

“With the support of our partners we are honoured and prepared to host the first major event in Nova Scotia in two years. Not only is this a great opportunity to celebrate sport and our world class Canadian athletes but it’s also a chance for us all to reconnect with friends and neighbours in the spirit of celebrating and showcasing our beautiful community,” said Jill D’Alessio, Chair of the host society.  

Canoe ’22 looks forward to sharing this hosting honour with their partners and community members and will share additional partner announcements in the coming months. 

The 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships program includes women’s and men’s categories. Races will be held in both canoe and kayak with single, double, and quad boat disciplines. A total of 32 different preliminaries and finals will be raced in 200, 500, 1000, and 5000 metre distances. Over 600 volunteers and more than 80,000 volunteer hours will support the delivery of the event. For details and contact information, visit

The Canoe ‘22 Society is currently seeking volunteers. Those who are interested can learn more and sign up by going to:

We acknowledge that Canoe ’22 will take place in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. We recognize the peace and friendship treaties signed between the British Crown and the Mi’kmaq from 1760 to 1769. We are all treaty people.


Jill D’Alessio
Chair, Host Society
2022 ICF Canoe Sport & Paracanoe World Championships

Sharon Guthro
General Manager
2022 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships