Welcome

Dear Sports Friends,
The Bulgarian Canoe Federation is pleased to invite you to take part in the 2017 Canoe Sprint & ParaCanoe European Championships to be held on 14–16 July 2017 at the Regatta Course in Plovdiv. I am sure we will witness athletics performance of the highest quality and our efforts go towards making the Plovdiv regatta venue a worthy arena for a fair competition between the best athletes in the World. For years ago we have received the right to organize out of this Championships. During this time the rowing and canoeing channel in Plovdiv has completely changed: The big reconstruction of the sport complex has been made.

Vassil Mirtchev
President of Bulgarian Canoe Federation

Dear Friends,

Our city has long been known as the sports’ capital of Bulgaria. The city has raised many Olympic medal winners, World and European champions. In recent years, Plovdiv has taken an important and significant place not only in the Bulgarian but also in the international sports’ calendar as a frequent event host. It was not surprising that in 2014 Plovdiv was declared the first Bulgarian European City of Sport. Six major world and European championships will be held here in 2017 and 2018.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the city of Plovdiv I can assure you that you will be warmly welcome here and in the calm and fair waters of the Plovdiv Regatta Venue you will find all that is needed in order to give the best of yourself and have an amazing race.

Ivan Totev
Mayor of Plovdiv