Canadian Olympic Trials at the Rowing Venue

The Lanier Canoe Kayak Club (LCKC) is so famous (“How famous is it?“) that international groups cancel events at other venues just to come to Lake Lanier.  That’s how LCKC scored the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials being held the weekend of May 5, 2012.  Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club President Kevin Seitz was quoted as saying event organizers canceled holding the trials in Oklahoma City and chose Gainesville instead.

This premier event has the most elite athletes from Canada competing in 1000m, 500m and 200m races on the waters of the 1996 Olympics for flatwater sprint canoe/kayak at the facilities on Clarks Bridge Road, near Gainesville, GA.

LCKC is thrilled to unveil the refurbished automated start gate system from the 2003 World Championships.

Seventy-five top Canadians are competing for positions on their country’s Olympic teams.  This year’s Olympics will be held in London this summer. brings this bilingual cheer:

  • English:  “Thanks for coming to Lake Lanier!”
  • Canadian:  “Thanks for coming to Lake Lanier, eh?”

Click Here for the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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