COMMENTS FROM THE ORGANIZATION
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 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.