KWC CANADA STRUCTURE
KWC CANADA strives to mirror KWC International in terms of how we structure our competition at the provincial and national levels. All told, there are three tiers of competition in the Canadian National Championships: regional, provincial and national.
When we aren’t in the midst of a pandemic, KWC Canada’s regional qualifiers typically begin in April at local pubs and karaoke bars in select cities across the country, and the structure may vary significantly from venue to venue. Some venues run one-off events, while others prefer to host multiple venue qualifiers spanning several weeks, followed by a venue final. In any event, the top contestants from each regional contest will go on to represent their region/local venue at their respective provincial championships in July.
Provincial championships are typically a one or two day event, usually held in July. This is where we crown our provincial champions and determine the composition of our provincial teams which will move on to compete at the National Championships. Provincial teams are generally comprised of the top ten singers from each provincial contest, the provincial director(s), coaches and supporters.
As a part of their prize, KWC Canada will provide provincial champions with airfare and accommodations for the National Finals in Calgary.
The KWC Canadian National Championships usually take place at the end of August at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, AB. Here the provincial teams converge to compete for all the (Canadian) marbles, including the national title and the opportunity to represent their country on the world stage as a part of Team Canada!
As a part of their prize, KWC Canada will provide national champions with airfare and accommodations for the World Finals.
Prior to 2018, KWC ran three separate competitions for males, females and duets, and each country was permitted to send their national champion(s) from each category.
Beginning in 2018, KWC International did away with this gender-specific structure, replacing it with the more streamlined and inclusive two-pronged approach of solos and duets, and compensated for the reduction in categories by permitting Country Partners to send their top two soloists and their duets champions.