The McCormick Fund was created during the 80th edition of the event, when Mrs Ann Stillman McCormick was inducted into the Canoe Hall of Fame. This Fund aims to encourage and support future athletes as well as promote and value the sport of canoeing in all its forms. The Fund intends to ensure an upcoming generation by providing equipment and coaching to young athletes. They will have access to the best suppliers as well as established professionals, in addition tobenefiting from financial and logistic support as they pursue their dream excellance and a desire to surpass themselves. The team of La Classique, in partnership with the McCormick Fund, will enable the promotion of this sport on a regional, national and international level.
A different project, alternating with the categories of La Classique, will be selected each year.