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2004 Canadian Marathon Canoe Championships
Hosted by
The Nova Scotia Marathon Canoe Association
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Championships Results and Pictures

Here are the results as well as some sample pictures from our Photography Sponsor Action Pics Photography. Go to their site, find a picture you like and send them a request.

Marathon Canoe CDN Championships 2004 Results (Pdf) Thumbs (49 pics) Full (1-24) Full (25-49)
Thursday Aug.19 Registration/Boat Control
Friday Aug.20 Races
Saturday Aug.21 Races/Medals Banquet
Sunday Aug.22 Races/Medals Ceremonies


Click on the Registration Page to access the Course Description, the Registration Form, Rules and Boat Specifications and Schedule.

The Early Registration deadline is Friday, August 13, 2004. Please fax/Snail mail/Email your registration forms to Dave Lewis as soon as possible.

Contact Us
Snail mail: The Nationals NS Marathon Canoe Association PO Box 325 Milton, NS B0T 1P0
Email: nsmca@eastlink.ca
Fax: 1.902.354.7146

You can stay at the Turtle Grove B&B right on the course, at the Howard Johnsonšs, just 500 m. down the road, or Shubie Campground (1.800.440.8450 Book Early!!!) located on the course, 4 km. from the Start.

Our Marathon canoe course and the city's downtown are close neighbours. Metrošs great nightlife is but 2 km. away, across the harbour by bridge, bus/taxi or ferry.

Since Nationals will be in the heart of tourist season, we strongly suggest that you book your reservations as soon as possible.

If you decide to stay for awhile, we promise that our province will offer you a vacation that will have you and your friends coming back for more.


Dartmouth is known as the City of Lakes. It has a long history in canoesport, dating from the First Peoples to present day world champion paddlers. Our lakes are known internationally as a superb natural race course, having hosted the Sprint World Championships in 1989 and 1997 followed by the Jr and Sr Marathon World Championships in 2000.

Lake Banook, located in downtown Dartmouth, is home to four paddling/rowing clubs; Senobe, MicMac, Banook and NorthStar, all of which will be providing support for our Nationals. In particular, the 100 year old Banook Canoe Club will host the banquet, the awards ceremonies, and provide other logistical support.

Registration and judging will take place at the Judges' Tower area with the support of the Society for Canoe Championships and the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Canoe Association.

Course Description

The course starts at the head of Lake Banook and moves into Lake MicMac. Depending on your class, there is a portage between Lakes MicMac and Charles. Shorter races will portage on Lake Banook.

Categories/Age Classes

Race categories will include C-1, C-2, K-1, K-2, Pro-Boat, Stock Boat, ICF, recreational canoes and kayaks as well as Sea Kayaks. Age classes include everybody from Bantams to Masters III.

Canoe Racing Clinic

A very informative canoe racing clinic will be hosted by Steve McAleer of Ludlow, NB on Friday evening, Aug.20 at 6:00 PM behind the Judges' Tower. Steve is a well-known paddler on the North American Pro-boat racing circuit and will discuss technique, strategy and equipment

Course Photography

Donna and Tim Mitchell of Action Pics Photography have agreed to be our Course Photographers. We have provided them setup venues near the Judges' Tower and at the banquet. Be sure to visit them and review their candid racing pictures. A great opportunity to acquire Nationals mementos of yourself and friends.

Course First-Aid

The Sackville Division of the St.John Ambulance Brigade is pleased to be part of these National Championships. Please look for their familiar, uniformed volunteers on site and feel free to ask them for assistance.

Sports Massage

Tasha LaViolette, a Registered Massage Therapist, will setup her table at the Nationals on Saturday and possibly Sunday. She will have a donation box for her services, but a suggested minimum is $5 per 15 minute session.fo

NS Tourism

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