COMMENTS FROM CLASSIQUE OFFICIALS
A WORD FROM YVON LAPLANTE
La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie is the oldest river marathon competition in the world. For 83 years, canoe athletes and, more recently, rabaska and kayak crews, bring a new energy with their perseverance and determination to travel down the St. Maurice River from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières. Each year, the Classique team celebrates the majestic river extending through the beautiful region that is the Mauricie.
La Classique remains the largest truly regional sporting and cultural event, involving multiple public and private partners from all communities, dozens of volunteers, hundreds of athletes and thousands of supporters from all over Quebec, Canada and the United-States.
La Classique takes great pride in hosting this exhilarating competition which takes place through a forward-looking celebration of nautical sports’ traditions.
Chairman of the Board
A WORD FROM JULIE BOULET
La Classique internationale de Canots de la Mauricie, an internationally-renowned canoe race that brings together the best athletes in this discipline, while providing spectacular entertainment to the Mauricie population and thousands of paddle sports enthusiasts from throughout the province and elsewhere.
During four days of celebrations, the excitement created by the influx of visitors generates significant economic and tourism benefits for the regional tourism industry. The Quebec Government is proud to support Quebec festivals and events which, by their outreach, position the province of Quebec as a national and international destination.
Minister of Tourism
Minister responsible for the Mauricie region
A WORD FROM FRANÇOIS-PHILIPPE CHAMPAGNE
I am very pleased to invite you to the 84th edition of the Classique internationale de canots. The event attracts the best athletes from near and far, and is a wonderful occasion to celebrate our pride and belonging to the Mauricie!
Minister of International Trade of Canada
Liberal member for Saint-Maurice-Champlain
632 – 6e avenue (bureau principal) bureau 01
Shawinigan (Québec) G9T 2H5
Telephone: 819 538-5291
290, rue Saint-Joseph
La Tuque (Québec) G9X 3Z8
Telephone: 819 523-2696
A WORD FROM STÉPHANE BOILEAU
The Classique team is proud to present the programming for the athletes’ competition along with the cultural component of our 84th edition. Following three years of structuring, the new permanence invites you to take part in the long weekend. Your support and presence motivates the athletes, the board of directors, the partners and the many volunteers to continue holding this unifying event in the Mauricie for many years to come.
CLASSIQUE INTERNATIONALE DE CANOTS DE LA MAURICIE
253, 3e rue de la Pointe
C.P.1, Suite 207
Phone : 819 537-9221
Fax : 819 537-6392
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