Greetings from the Mayor of Auronzo di Cadore Tatiana Pais Becher
It is a great source of pride for the City Council and for the entire community of Auronzo di Cadore to be able to host once again the International Canoe Sprint Regatta, a prestigious event that will allow us to test the location for the ICF 2023 Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships.
An important event in which the waters of Lake Santa Caterina, together with the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, symbol of the Dolomites and a UNESCO World Heritage site, are once again featured in a unique and extraordinary opening to Auronzo’s summer season.
Auronzo is the town of the 3 lakes, Santa Caterina, Antorno and Misurina, and has been hosting the canoe competitions for more than 40 years, becoming a real tradition looked forward to by all the population.
I’m particularly honoured to welcome athletes from all over the world in this particular historic moment, when sport assumes a significant role in uniting people from different countries and in conveying a message of friendship and Peace surrounded by the unique Dolomites environment. What has been done in our town testifies to the importance of the synergy among sport, tourism and territory.
Thanks so much to all those who believed in the potential of Santa Caterina lake as the ideal location for canoe competitions, reaching the World Championship goal: thanks to the Italian Canoe Federation and its President Luciano Buonfiglio, to Venice Canoe & Dragon Boat and to Andrea Bedin and Maria Balanos, and to Auronzo Canoe and Kayak association.
I wish all participants a pleasant stay in our town and all the very best of luck in all of the competitions.