Canoe Kayak Canada Unveils Inspiring New Vision

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Aug
10
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Canoe Kayak Canada Unveils Inspiring New Vision
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(Photo credit: Jason van Bruggen)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 10, 2017) – This is the biggest month of the year for the Canadian paddling community, as all three disciplines – marathon, slalom, and sprint – host their national championships.

And this August is particularly pivotal because it marks the release of Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) Vision 2024 Strategic Plan, the most important directional document that CKC has ever produced.

“Paddling is a uniquely Canadian sport with ties to our history and our heritage dating back thousands of years,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “And we’re a sport for everybody – individuals, families, and communities. We’re building on those strengths to drive participation levels to heights never seen before and to set the stage for sustained international success in all of our disciplines.”

Release of the Vision 2024 Strategic Plan marks the culmination of several years of rigorous review and thoughtful planning, according to Casey Wade, CKC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve done a complete governance review, streamlined our human resource practices, dissected recent international results, and brought all of our disciplines together as one organization. It hasn’t been the most glamorous work, but it’s absolutely critical if we hope to achieve the goals laid out in the Plan.”

Vision 2024 is the product of the most extensive consultation process in CKC’s history: a year-long effort to capture input from athletes, coaches, administrators, partners, officials and volunteers from every part of the country.

“With the benefit of so many good ideas from so many in the paddling community, we’ve set the stage for strong, steady growth in our member clubs, for major grassroots development, and for better results internationally,” Giles added. “What’s exciting about this plan is that it sets unified objectives for all disciplines and all forms of paddle sport. We’ve never had that before.”

Vision 2024 sets out goals in four key areas: Proactive Communications, Enhanced Club and Grassroots Development, Enhanced Performance, and Effective Leadership. Specific indicators have also been identified for each goal so that CKC and member clubs can track progress over time.

“One of the biggest and most ambitious goals is to increase participation numbers by 50% compared to 2016,” added Giles. “Combine that with a goal to increase the number of certified coaches by 25% over that same time frame and we’ll see a huge, positive ripple effect on our entire community.”

CKC has committed to keeping its members updated and to consulting on a regular basis. “We simply can’t deliver on this plan without help from the broader paddling community,” Giles said.

A summary of the Vision 2024 Strategic Plan can be found here. The full document is posted here on the CKC website.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. 

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For more information:

Casey Wade

Chief Executive Officer

cwade@canoekayak.ca

(O) 613.260.1818 ext. 2203

Aug
6
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Ottawa Paddlers Dominate Home Course in Whitewater Nationals
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 6, 2017) – Local athletes took advantage of an intimate knowledge of the challenging Pumphouse course to win gold in three of the open age events at today’s Whitewater National Slalom Championships in downtown Ottawa.

“Home course advantage is a huge deal in slalom paddling,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “The Ottawa athletes train on this course. They know every inch of it. It gave them an extra technical edge and some added confidence and I think they took full advantage today.”

Ottawa’s Cameron Smedley was the most dominant performer of the day, confirming his status as Canada’s top male slalom paddler, winning gold in the Men’s C-1 as well as the top spot in the Mixed C-2 alongside sister, Alison.

Also on the local front, the Men’s K-1 featured a surprise champion in 34-year-old, John Hastings who beat out five other Ottawa paddlers despite retiring from the National Slalom Team to focus on preparations for the upcoming Extreme Slalom World Championships. Hastings’ victory, along with the dual titles by the Smedleys, helped Ontario capture the Brian Creer Cup, an award given annually to the top province at the National Championships.

Breaking the trend of local winners were Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) in the Women’s C-1 and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) in the Women’s K-1. Daniels’ national title continues a successful year where she produced a personal best sixth-place-finish in the Extreme Slalom on the World Cup circuit earlier this summer. Maheu, who finished 10th in that same World Cup event, beat out Ottawa’s Lois Betteridge and Daniels to take home the K-1 crown.

Cartwright noted that the National Championships have changed dramatically in the past few years. State-of-the-art timing technology – a legacy from the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto –  have elevated the competition experience to something much closer to what athletes will find on the world stage, he added.

“We’ve come incredibly far in terms of how we run these events,” said Cartwright. “Everything is so much closer to the international standard. It gives our best athletes a valuable opportunity to prepare for what they’re likely to experience at major international events.”

This weekend’s event also serves as a vital tune up for those athletes competing in World Cup events later this month in Europe, followed by the World Championships in Pau, France in September.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater Slalom National Championships.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
4
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Ottawa Hosts Whitewater National Championships
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Competing in Extreme Slalom Canoe on Ottawa’s iconic Pumphouse course are #144 Florence Maheu (Quebec), #147 Lois Betteridge (Ontario), #148 Gemma Grochmal (Alberta), and #145 Natasha O’Connell (Ontario) in the background. (Photo credit: Carolyn Pullen)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 4, 2017) – For the second time this summer, Ottawa is hosting a major national paddling championship. Taking advantage of the unprecedented excitement around Canada 150 celebrations, Canoe Kayak Canada and the Ottawa River Runners Club are staging the Whitewater National Slalom Championships this weekend. This event follows the July 1-2 Canada Cup Sprint Regatta that drew elite teams from Canada, Mexico, the US, and Australia, along with club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

This weekend, elite paddlers from six provinces and the United States will take on the challenging Pumphouse Course in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Winners in the senior categories will be crowned on Sunday. National Team members are using this event as a pivotal tune-up race in advance of World Cup events later this month in Europe, followed by the World Championships in Pau, France in September.

The Pumphouse course has also been the site this week for Downriver Sprint and Extreme Slalom Canoe races involving athletes of all ages, from their teens right into their seventies. Results from the Downriver races can be found here.

“This is such a great showcase for the whitewater discipline,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Paddlers young and old have the opportunity to race on the same course as this country’s best whitewater athletes. Staging it in Ottawa, with all the Canada 150 celebrations going on around us, will make this a really memorable experience for everybody.”

The Ottawa River Runners are marking the occasion with the official opening of a new, solar-powered clubhouse to support a full range of programs for paddlers of all ages and abilities.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater National Championships.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
2
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Former National Champion Joins Canoe Kayak Canada National Office
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 2, 2017) – She’s trading her paddle for a laptop computer. Former sprint canoe national champion, Joannie Verret, is returning to Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) as the new Communications Coordinator, effective August 18th, 2017.

Verret is the two-time defending National Champion in the C-2 200m and was a three-time gold medalist at the 2012 Championships in the C-2 500m and 1000m events, and as part of the winning C-4 500m crew.

Exactly five years later, she’ll be back at the National Championships, but this time in an entirely different role.

“For more than 15 years, I’ve been immersed in the world of sprint canoe and kayak, competing with different clubs around Quebec and with the National Team in women’s canoe,” said Verret. “I literally grew up through my experiences in the sport and I look forward to giving back through this new role with Canoe Kayak Canada. I’m delighted to be joining CKC as the new Communications Coordinator and I can’t wait to get started!”

While Verret officially starts in her new role at this year’s National Championships, she’ll be in Winnipeg next week to help promote the sprint events at the Canada Summer Games.

“I raced for Team Quebec at the last Canada Games in Sherbrooke (2013), so I’m excited to be going back to the Games, this time to help promote the rising stars in our sport,” she said.

Beyond her obvious knowledge of the sport, Verret brings impressive professional and academic credentials. She has a Bachelor of Public Communication degree from L’Université Laval, which included a 6-month term at the Artevelde Hodgeschool University College in Gent, Belgium.

“This is such a great fit in so many ways,” said Casey Wade, CKC’s Chief Executive Officer. “She shares our passion for paddling and knows our sport inside and out. Beyond that, she’s got the skills and experience we’re looking for to elevate the profile of the sport going forward.”

Fluently bilingual, she brings recent experience as a coach with a unique team-building program called H2o Playground, which is centred on dragon boat racing. As a videographer and copywriter, Verret has created advertising campaigns for a range of clients, and served as Technical Director for the 2016 Quebec City Student Film Festival, hosted by L’Université Laval. Since 2013, she has contributed to the Club de canoë kayak de Lac Beauport as Head Coach for the U11 program and as the social media and communications coordinator.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Casey Wade

Chief Executive Officer

(O) 613.260.1818 ext. 2203

cwade@canoekayak.ca

Aug
1
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Canoe Kayak Canada Congratulates Natalie Brett on New Paralympic Position
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 1, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) today congratulated Sprint National Team Manager, Natalie Brett, who will be moving on from CKC next month following the Sprint National Championships. She will take on the position of Manager of Games Operations and Delivery with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).

“We’re really disappointed to see Natalie go because she’s been an invaluable member of our team,” said Graham Barton, CKC’s Chief Technical Officer. “I’ve relied on her heavily and she’s always delivered, often going the extra mile to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks. We also recognize that this is a tremendous opportunity for her to move into a management position with a first-class sport organization. We wish Natalie every success with the CPC.”

Over the last three years, Brett has developed programming, provided logistical support and delivered a wide range of services for athletes, coaches and volunteers involved in CKC’s national sprint teams.

“I’ve had a wonderful experience with Canoe Kayak Canada,” said Brett. “I’ll miss the sport and all the tremendous people I’ve met here. I feel like I’m ready for a new challenge with a multi-sport organization and I can’t think of a better place to be than the Canadian Paralympic Committee.”

Brett has had a busy summer and is just back from last week’s ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania. Her last CKC event will be the Sprint National Championships from August 22 – 26 in Welland, Ontario.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Graham Barton
Chief Technical Officer
(O) 613.260.1818
gbarton@canoekayak.ca

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jul
30
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Canada Proves it Belongs with the World’s Best in Canoe Polo
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Members of the Canadian National Women’s Polo Canoe Team at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (Photo credit: James Petryk)

WROCLAW, POLAND (July 30, 2017) – Despite a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Netherlands in their final match of the tournament, a Top 6 finish in Women’s Canoe Polo at the World Games is proof that Canada belongs amongst the top international teams.

Over 7 matches, Team Canada posted some encouraging results, including a win over host Poland and a tie with the eventual bronze medalists from Italy.

“It’s exciting to know that when you put together a team of our best athletes, and we prepare properly, then we can compete with the best teams in the world,” said James Petryk, Team Canada Manager. “And with Canada hosting the Canoe Polo World Championships next summer, it’s a great confidence builder.”

The 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships will be staged in Welland, Ontario next August and will include Canadian men’s and women’s teams at both the U21 and Senior levels.

Germany took gold in both the men’s and women’s events at this year’s World Games and are the early favourites for top prize at next year’s world championships in Canada.

“We had some real highlights, but wish we could have ended on a higher note,” said Team Canada Captain, Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB). “But, overall, this was a great experience.”

“This was the highlight of my polo career,” added veteran Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB). “One of my favorite moments was the national pride I felt when the Canadian women’s lacrosse team came to cheer us on and lift us to a tie against Italy. That’s what these multi-sport games are all about.”

Canoe polo is a full-contact sport where teams of five paddlers (with three reserves) attempt to score a ball into the opponent’s goal, which is suspended above the water, while paddling in specially-made canoes. Players can pass to each other and shoot on goal by either throwing the ball or flicking it with their paddles.

Roster

Chaz Cheung (Edmonton, AB)

Mary Lukasik (St. Albert, AB)

Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)

Sarah Kerestes (Grande Prairie, AB)

Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB) 

Hannah Patrick (Calahoo, AB)

Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)

Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB)

Coach – Brad Cameron (Grande Prairie, AB)

Coach – Stephen Gale (Radium, BC)

 

Team Manager – James Petryk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Sport Scientist – Scott Forbes (Penticton, BC)

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
30
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Women’s Canoe Leads Canada to 4 Medals at ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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Katie Vincent on the podium. (Photo by Balint Vekassy)

PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 30, 2017) – It was women’s canoe dominating on the final day of the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships, earning three more medals for Team Canada. Combined with the silver medal from Saturday’s competition, this is Canada’s best performance at this event since 2013.

The highlight of the day was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who successfully defended her gold medal in the U23 Women’s C-1 200m, rebounding from a disappointing fourth place finish yesterday in the 500m sprint.

“Katie showed us a lot today. She really knuckled down and got past her disappointment in the 500 with a very short turnaround,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “It’s those kinds of qualities that make the difference on the world stage and have made her a repeat world champion.”

Elsewhere in women’s canoe, Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) earned her second silver medal in as many days, coming second in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m. The 15-year-old phenom turned a lot of heads at this regatta and is eligible for the next two Junior World Championships.

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) took the bronze in the U23 Women’s C-2 200m, while Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) just missed the podium, coming fourth in the U23 Women’s C-2 500m.

“Our emphasis on centralized training has paid dividends for the women’s canoe program,” said Barton. “That said, with the addition of women’s canoe to the 2020 Olympic program, other countries are investing heavily in their athletes and the gap is closing quickly. We have to understand that the fast times we’re clocking now won’t be fast enough two years down the road. We need to keep getting better.”

The centralized training program also proved invaluable to the men’s kayak program after an illness sidelined two paddlers. With the benefit of an intensive training camp this spring, filling a vacant spot on the U23 Men’s K-4 crew was seamless. The Canadian foursome of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) came within one-hundredth-of-a-second of the podium in today’s 500m final, and fell just one-tenth-of-a-second short of a gold medal.

“Overall, it was a real eye opener for many of these young paddlers, who now understand how difficult it is to medal at the world level, and how much work it takes to get there,” added Barton. “For some of the more experienced athletes, this was a great lead up to the senior worlds and, eventually, to what we hope will be best-ever performances at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.”

Katie Vincent and the Men’s K-4 crew will lead Team Canada at the Senior Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic from August 23rd to 27th.

Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Natalie Brett

Sprint National Team Manager

nbrett@canoekayak.ca

(M) 613-295-9066

Jul
29
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First Medal for Canada at ICF Canoe Sprint Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 29, 2017) – Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) captured Canada’s first medal of the ICF Junior/U23 Sprint World Championships, winning a silver in the Junior Women’s C-1 500m.

In a thrilling race, the 15-year-old Jensen fought through swirling winds to cross the finish line in a tie for second place with Ada Ibarra (MEX), showing tremendous mental toughness in battling the harsh conditions.

“Older athletes have more experience dealing with different kinds of weather, so it can be tougher for younger paddlers to adjust,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “Sophia had a couple of shaky strokes, but she really held it together and managed to make it onto the podium. We’re thrilled with the result and excited about her future. She’s young enough to qualify for the next two Junior World Championships.”

Following a minor stumble midway through the race Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) closed the gap. However, there wasn’t enough distance left to finish in a medal position. Vincent finished fourth in the A-Final of the U23 Women’s C-1 500m.

Several other Canadian paddlers put in gutsy performances in semi-final competition. Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) had a close finish into the A-Final for the Junior Women’s K-1 200m, claiming third place in her semi by less than two-tenths of a second. Alexander Scott (Bedford, NS) qualified for the U23 Men’s K-1 200m A-Final after filling in yesterday to help the Men’s K-4 500m crew win its semi-final and qualify for tomorrow’s A-Final.Katie Vincent won her semi-final heat with the second-fastest time of the day to punch her ticket to the U23 Women’s C-1 200m A-Final. Vincent is the defending gold medalist at this distance and has high hopes to repeat tomorrow as world champion.

Team Canada has plenty to look forward to on Sunday’s race schedule; Jensen looks to add to her medal count in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m while a confident Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) looks to build on its semi-final victory to deliver a podium performance. In total, Canadian paddlers have qualified in nine different A-Finals, creating plenty of opportunities to add to Canada’s medal count.

“The most crucial part of these competitions is making it to the A-Final,” said Barton. “Give yourself a chance to win, and anything can happen.”

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live-streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Natalie Brett

Sprint National Team Manager

nbrett@canoekayak.ca

(M) 613-295-9066

Jul
28
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Canada Bounces Back on Day 2 of ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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Photo credit – Hayley Plante

PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 28, 2017) – After an “up and down” first day, Team Canada bounced back on Day 2 to qualify for six “A” finals at the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships.

Canadian paddlers posted great results in both canoe and kayak sprint events. One of the most inspiring performances came in the U23 Men’s K-4 500m race. After Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) was hospitalized due to illness, his replacement, Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) went down with the same ailment. Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) filled the vacant spot and, along with teammates Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) the K-4 crew beat a talented international field to win their semi-final and qualify for Sunday’s medal race.

“We were up and down yesterday, so it’s great to see us make a bunch of finals, including the Men’s K-4,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “It suggests we’re already starting to see positive results out of a more centralized approach to our training program. Having several athletes training together this spring in Lac Beauport, Quebec, has really helped build our depth, and it paid dividends in the men’s K-4 when two of our guys got sick.”

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) also gritted her way into A-finals appearance. She held onto third place in the first semi-final of the U23 Women’s K-1 500m by only a quarter of a second.

Other athletes who paddled their way to A-finals included: Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) in the U23 Women C-2 500m; Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS) and Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS) in the U23 Women’s K-2 500m; Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) in the U23 Women’s C-2 200m; and 15-year-old Sofia Jensen (Chelsea, QC), who qualified for her second final of the competition in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m.

Saturday’s action will see Jensen and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) leading the charge as they contend for medals in the Junior and U23 Women’s C-1 500m races respectively. Canadian paddlers have also qualified for eight semi-finals on Saturday and will be looking to earn a spot in Sunday finals to compete for a medal.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live-streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Natalie Brett

Sprint National Team Manager

nbrett@canoekayak.ca

(M) 613-295-9066

Jul
27
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Mixed results for Canada on Day 1 of ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 27, 2017) – For Team Canada, it was a day of mixed results as the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships got underway in Pitesti, Romania.

Leading the way was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who earned a berth in Saturday’s “A” Final in the Women’s U23 C-1 500m with the second-fastest qualifying time of 2:13.812. Vincent is looking to add to her gold medal collection, having won the U23 C-1 200m at last year’s World Championships, as well as the Junior edition of the race in 2014.

Following in Katie’s footsteps, 15-year-old Sofia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) qualified for the “A” Final in the Junior C-1 500m by winning her semi-final in a time of 2:20.524.

“It was an up and down day, for sure,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We had some great performances in very competitive races. A few were good enough to qualify for finals, while others competed really hard but just ended up on the wrong side of a fourth place finish.”

While Vincent and Jensen were dominating their races, Team Canada had some near misses in the semifinals on the men’s side. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) finished fourth in their U23 K-2 1000m semifinal, falling short of a finals berth by only three tenths of a second behind a duo from Germany. In the U23 C-1 1000m, Canada’s Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) was edged out by Vladislav Chebotar (RUS) in the last 50 metres. Kenke, Poulin, and Spence will compete in “B” Finals on Saturday.

Barton emphasized the value of the top-flight competition, particularly for Junior paddlers competing in their first world championships. “It’s really eye opening for them to see how fast the best paddlers in the world really are,” he said. “It can be a great motivator and will definitely benefit those athletes who hope to return to worlds next year.”

Vincent and Jenson will be back on the water on Day 2, hoping to qualify for finals in the C-1 200m in the U23 and Junior competitions, respectively. There is also keen interest in the U23 Men’s K-4 500m, a new event at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Canada’s hopes rest with Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) who are coming off an outstanding performance against strong international competition at the Canada Cup regatta in Shawinigan, Quebec earlier this month.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live-streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
Natalie Brett
Sprint National Team Manager
nbrett@canoekayak.ca
(M) 613-295-9066

Jul
27
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Canada Preparing to Take on the World’s Best in Canoe Polo
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WROCLAW, POLAND (July 27, 2017) – It’s a sport you’ve likely never heard of, but Canada is among the world’s best in canoe polo. In fact, the Canadian National Women’s Canoe Polo Team is in Wroclaw, Poland this week to compete for the first time in the World Games. The eight-woman roster is up against seven other national teams in a battle for one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.

Canoe polo is a full-contact sport where teams of five paddlers (with three reserves) attempt to score a ball into the opponent’s goal, which is suspended above the water, while paddling in specially-made canoes. Players can pass to each other and shoot on goal by either throwing the ball or flicking it with their paddles.

Canoe polo has been played in Canada for decades, supported by a small, but passionate community. Canada qualified for the World Games by finishing 8th at the 2016 Canoe Polo World Championships in Syracuse, Italy.

“This is the most competitive team we’ve ever sent to an International Canoe Polo event,” said James Petryk, Team Canada Manager. “We’re not simply happy to be here because we’ve never qualified before – we’re here to win games. I think a lot of teams will be surprised by what’s been put together, and we’re chomping at the bit to prove we belong here.”

Canada faces a tough test in its first match Friday, taking on the defending world champions from New Zealand.

“The World Games are like being at World Championships, but bigger and better, with more countries and more sports,” said Christie Siddle, a member of Team Canada. “It’s the closest our sport gets to the Olympics.”

You can watch coverage of the World Games here and find the full schedule for the canoe polo competition here.

Team Canada Women’s Canoe Polo Roster

Chaz Cheung (Edmonton, AB)

Mary Lukasik (St. Albert, AB)

Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)

Sarah Kerestes (Grande Prairie, AB)

Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB)

Hannah Patrick (Calahoo, AB)

Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)

Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB)

 

Coach – Brad Cameron (Grande Prairie, AB)

Coach – Stephen Gale (Radium, BC)

 

Team Manager – James Petryk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Sport Scientist – Scott Forbes (Penticton, BC)

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
27
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Top Young Canadian Paddlers Ready for Sprint World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 27, 2017) – Canada is sending a strong team of sprint canoe kayak athletes to this week’s ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships in Pitesti, Romania. For the 35 young Canadian athletes, this is a pivotal event to measure themselves against the next generation of elite international paddlers.

“These championships are a really useful indicator of how well a paddler is progressing towards success at the senior level,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s also a great dress rehearsal for those athletes competing next month at the Senior Worlds in the Czech Republic, like Katie Vincent in women’s canoe.”

Barton points to Vincent (Mississauga, ON) as one of Canada’s best chances to medal this week at the U23 level. She captured gold in the Women’s C-1 200m final at last year’s U23 World Championship. In C-2 competition, there are high hopes for the duo of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) in the C-2 500m and the pair of Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) in the C-2 200m.

In men’s canoe, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) has earned some encouraging results in Senior World Cup events this season and expects to challenge for a place on the podium in the U23 C-1 1000m.

In kayak competition, the Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) is coming off an outstanding performance against strong international competition at the Canada Cup regatta in Shawinigan, Quebec earlier this month.

“And for the athletes competing in the Junior Worlds, this event gives them a good sense for how well they’re progressing down the pathway to what each of them hopes will be an eventual Olympic or Paralympic medal,” added Barton.

Two of the canoe athletes hoping to make a big splash in Romania are Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) and Isaac Finklestein (Ottawa, ON) who dominated their respective divisions at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials last month in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Jensen, 15, took home a pair of gold medals in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m and 500m events. Finklestein, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club, captured three gold in the Junior Men’s C-1 500m, C-1 1000m and the C-2 1000m.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
Natalie Brett
Sprint National Team Manager
nbrett@canoekayak.ca
(M) 613-295-9066

Jul
23
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Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships an Incredible Experience for Canadian Athletes
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (July 23, 2017) – Thirteen of Canada’s best young paddlers return home today after gaining a wealth of invaluable competitive experience at this year’s ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Slovakia. The event allowed Team Canada to test their skills against top international competition as a stepping stone for later success at World Championships, Olympics and Paralympics.

“The race course in Bratislava is one of the most difficult artificial whitewater courses on the international circuit,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “That’s what this tour was all about; giving the athletes the opportunity to train and race on artificial river facilities. I’m really thankful that we had the support of the provincial high performance coaches to make sure that our athletes learned as much as possible from this competition.”

Impressive Canadian performers included Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) who qualified for the semi-finals in the U23 Women’s C-1. Narrowly missing out on the semis were Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) who came 34th in the U23 Women’s K-1, and Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) who finished 42nd in the Junior Men’s K-1.

Next up for Team Canada are the ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships from July 27-30 in Pitești, Romania. Canada’s sprint team, which should be distinguished from the slalom team from this week’s competition, is looking to improve on last year’s performance, which saw the team bring home two medals.

You can view the full results of the 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships by clicking here.

Canadian Results Summary

Athlete Event Result
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) C1W U23 29th

(Qualified for Semi-final)

Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) C1M U23 46th
Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) C1M U23 54th
Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON) C1M U23 45th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) K1W U23 47th
Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK) K1W U23 44th
Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) K1W U23 34th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) K1M U23 54th
Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB) K1M U23 59th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) K1M U23 74th
Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 79th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 42nd
Mael Rivard (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 55th
Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB) K1W Junior 49th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
18
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Canada’s Top Young Paddlers Competing at Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (July 18, 2017) – Canada’s top young slalom paddlers are gearing up for the biggest competition of the season at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Thirteen Canadian athletes are racing this week on a challenging 23-gate race course.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our emerging athletes to compete against the best in the world, and a critical step in the athlete development pathway,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “We’ve pulled together a team of three provincial coaches and the National Team Head Coach to support our athletes throughout the three-week European training camp and competition.”

Canada’s next generation of canoe slalom athletes from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan will take advantage of a rare opportunity to compete on a world-class artificial course against top international racers.

Team Canada hopes to see several athletes advancing to the semi-final competitions as a stepping stone to eventual success at the Senior World Championships, the Olympics and Paralympics.

Day 1 Summary

Ottawa’s Ben Risk and St-Louis-de-Gonzague’s Yannick Laviolette placed 45th and 46th respectively in the Mens U23 C1. Ottawa’s Liam Smedley finished 54th after being awarded a 50-second penalty on the last gate.

Canadian athletes will be racing from July 18th to July 20th. The full results from the competition are available here.

Summary of Canadians Competition Schedule

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
10
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Outstanding Canada Cup Competition Wraps up in Shawinigan
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SHAWINIGAN, QUEBEC (Monday, July 10th, 2017) — The competition was intense amongst top paddlers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Australia who gathered in Shawinigan, Quebec for the second and final leg of the Sprint Canada Cup Regatta series. Ottawa hosted the first leg of the competition over the Canada Day weekend.

In Shawinigan, more than 240 athletes, from juniors through to some of Canada’s best canoers and kayakers, gained valuable experience as they make final preparations for major national and international events this summer.

“Regattas like this provide some of the best learning opportunities,” said CKC Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “Athletes get to compete in a wider variety of races here than they do in the major national and international contests. It gives them a chance to learn and improve against world class competitors.”

Team Ontario came out of the two weekend competition as the overall winners of the Canada Cup, in large part due to the stellar performance of their Women’s Kayak Team, led by August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Genevieve L’Abbe (Ottawa, ON), Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON) and Lexy Vincent (Ottawa, On).

Team Canada shone in Men’s Canoe coming off of last week’s battle with Mexico at Canada Cup #1 in Ottawa. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won the C-1 1000M, while Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) came second. Former world champion, Jose Everado Cristobal Quirino of Mexico, who won a thrilling race last week, came third. Oldershaw also won the C-2 1000M alongside Mark James (Waverley, NS). Among the other highlight performances was the Canadian Men’s Kayak Team that took gold in the K-4 500M, which will debut as a new event at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

The local supporters were given their own reason to celebrate. Club de canotage du Shawinigan’s U16 Women’s Team finished third in the K-4 500M, earning a medal for the hometown club.

With the Canada Cup now completed, Team Canada will be preparing for the Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships later this summer, while the provincial teams are gearing up for the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in early August.

Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264

Jul
7
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Shawinigan plays host to Sprint Canada Cup Regatta #2
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 7, 2017) – Elite international, national and provincial level paddlers are in Shawinigan, Quebec this weekend for the Sprint Canada Cup #2 Regatta. The competition brings together teams from Canada, Mexico, Australia and the United States, Provincial teams from Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario, alongside club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

After last weekend’s intense matchup between Canada and Mexico in the Men’s Canoe competition at Canada Cup Regatta #1 in Ottawa, this event provides another opportunity for these crews to go head-to-head again. Canada’s Senior Men’s Kayak team will also be in tough, competing against crews from Mexico and Australia.

The event will showcase a beautiful racecourse on the Saint-Maurice River. After hosting the Canada Cup in 2016, the community of Shawinigan is excited to cheer on the Canadian athletes.

“Along side the international competition, this is also an important regatta for the provincial crews from Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec, ” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada and a former national team canoe athlete and coach. “It’s their final tune-up before the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in August. This is an excellent opportunity to test their readiness for this competition.”

Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264

Jul
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Highlights of Sprint Canada Cup 1 Regatta
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 3, 2017) – The Canada Day weekend featured an outstanding canoe kayak competition as elite paddlers converged on the nation’s capital for the Sprint Canada Cup 1 Regatta, a two-day event hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club. The competition brought together top crews from the United States, Mexico, Australia and the United States, alongside junior and senior club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

Among the many highlights was a remarkable performance by 14-year-old Evie McDonald (Carleton Place, ON) of Team Ontario, who dominated both the U16 and U18 Women’s Canoe divisions, winning six gold medals in the six races she entered.

At the senior level, spectators were treated to an epic battle between Canada and Mexico in the Men’s Canoe competition. In the C-1 1000m final, former World Champion Jose Everado Cristobal Quirino of Mexico pushed past both Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Olympic and World Championship medalist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON).

But, Team Canada roared back to sweep the podium in the Men’s C-2 1000m with the crew of Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) taking gold, Mark Oldershaw and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) winning silver, and Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) and Tom Hall (Waverly, NS) completing the Canadian sweep.

In Men’s Kayak, the K-4 500m – added as a new event to the program for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo – lived up to the pre-race hype, with the Mexican crew edging out Australia and a tenacious Team Ontario.

In the U16 Women’s K-4 500m final, the hometown crowd had something special to cheer for, as crews from the host Rideau Canoe Club took both the gold and the silver.

Complete event results can be found here.

The Canada Cup continues next weekend with Canada Cup #2 in Shawinigan, QC.

More info here: http://canoekayak.ca/event/sprint-canada-cup-2/

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:
Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264

Jul
2
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Daniels Has Best Ever Finish in Extreme Slalom World Cup
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MARKLEEBERG, GERMANY (July 2, 2017) – Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) recorded her best-ever finish in World Cup Extreme Slalom today, finishing 6th in the women’s K1 event in Markleeberg, Germany. Teammate, Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) finished 10th, marking the first time two Canadians have finished in the top 10 in the Extreme Slalom event.

The Extreme Slalom is a new addition to the World Cup circuit. It features a head-to-head format where four athletes race down the river at the same time while navigating through a series of obstacles. The event will make its first appearance at the World Championships this year in Pau, France at the end of September. Tereza Fiserova (Czech Republic) won today’s race, with Amelia Hilgertova (Czech Republic) and Marie-Zelia Lafont (France) placing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend Canada’s 150th birthday weekend than qualifying for my first semi-final in the Slalom and then delivering a personal best in the Extreme Slalom,” said an elated Daniels after the race.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 11th in the men’s Extreme Slalom with a 24th-placed finish for Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC). Vit Prindis (Czech Republich) took gold while Antoine Launay (Portugal) placed 2nd and Boris Neveu (France) was third.

In the traditional Canoe Slalom event, Daniels, racing in her first semi-final the season, performed well to finish 27th overall. Australia’s Jessica Fox stole the victory with a very impressive run time of 101.46 seconds ahead of Nuria Vilarrubla, of Spain and Rosalyn Lawrence of Australia. Smedley finished 23rd on the men’s side.

With the first three ICF World Cup Slalom events behind them, Team Canada will now set their sights on preparing for the National Championships on August 5th and 6th  in Ottawa and the second half of the World Cup circuit with races in Italy and Spain later this year.

This weekend’s competition was webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Extreme Slalom 6th
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Extreme Slalom 10th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Extreme Slalom 11th
Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Extreme Slalom 24th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 23rd
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 27th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 64th
Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Men’s K1 Slalom 66th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) Men’s K1 Slalom DNF
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 36th

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. 

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
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Pair of Canadian Paddlers into Semi-finals at Canoe Slalom World Cup
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MARKLEEBERG, GERMANY (June 30, 2017) – On the International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup circuit, Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) has earned her first semi-final berth of the season, and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in three races this month.

Daniels, 26, paddled into the women’s C1 semi-final after placing 29th in the qualification heats with a time of 140.97 seconds. Spain’s Nuria Vilarrubla set the standard with a time of 109.53 seconds.

“I’m thrilled to make my first semi-final of the season,” said Daniels after the race. “It was a very difficult course but I made it through to the next stage. I’m super excited and proud to be racing on Canada’s 150th birthday weekend.”

The technically demanding race course on Leipzig’s Kanupark features 17 downstream gates and 6 upstream gates. A total of seven Canadian athletes took to the start line looking for a semi-final spot.

Smedley, 26, finished 23rd overall in the men’s C1 qualification round and will compete in the semifinal on Sunday morning. He recorded a fast second run with a time of 99.73 seconds with no penalties, just over two seconds behind leader, Franz Anton of Germany, who had a very strong run at 97.67 seconds. Fellow Canadian, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) finished 44th overall and did not qualify for the semi-finals.

“I was happy with how I raced today,” Smedley said. “My first run went well but a penalty kept me from qualifying on that run. Second run, I kept to a similar race plan and I put down a good run time. The semifinals course looks quite technical so I’m excited to race it on Sunday.”

None of the Canadian kayakers have advanced through to the semi-finals: Keenan Simpson of Ottawa (64th), Finley Capstick of Chilliwack, BC (66th), and Darius Ramrattan of Innisfail, Alberta (DNF 2nd run). The young trio now sets their sights on the Junior and Under 23 World Championships in mid-July.

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) missed the top 30 cut needed to advance, finishing 36th overall after producing a penalty free second run. Mallory Franklin of Great Britain led the women’s qualification round with a time of 101.38 seconds.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 23rd

Advance to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 29th

Advanced to semi-final

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 64th

Did not advance

Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Men’s K1 Slalom 66th

Did not advance

Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) Men’s K1 Slalom DNF

Did not advance

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 36th

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
30
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A Uniquely Canadian Way to Celebrate Canada 150
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 30, 2017) — On the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial, thousands of people across the country are gearing up to mark the occasion in a uniquely Canadian way – on lakes and rivers in canoes and kayaks.

“The paddling community is celebrating Canada 150 the way we know best – on the water,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada and a former national team canoe athlete and coach. “This weekend, some are competing against each other; others are enjoying relaxed family paddles; we’re bridging distance and culture on voyageur expeditions; we’re contributing to community celebrations; and we’re sporting the maple leaf in a World Cup regatta. It’s all part of a uniquely Canadian way to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday.”

On the west coast, marathon racers will compete in Prince George, BC in the Northern Hardware Canoe Race, where competitors will paddle up to 67.5 kilometres along the beautiful Nechako River.

From the heights of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the grueling Voyageurs Canoe Race will see participants travel more than 1,600 kilometres across the Prairies in 23 days along the North Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Rivers to The Pas, Manitoba.

In the North, it’s a grueling physical and mental challenge as hearty canoers take on the Peel River from Fort McPherson to Aklavik in the Race the Peel event.

On Lake Wascana in Regina, the annual Canada Day Regatta brings together teams from across Western Canada and the Western Untied States.

In the Nation’s Capital, the epicentre of Canada 150 celebrations, you’ll find Canadian paddlers all over the water. The Rideau Canoe Club plays host to the Canada Cup Regatta, drawing elite teams from Canada, Mexico, the US, and Australia, along with club teams from across Ontario and Quebec. Results will be available on the imediaC app and online.

Ottawa will also be the site of the meeting of the Four Winds Canoe Brigades Voyageur Canoe expedition. These four brigades set out from Kingston, Kitigan Zibi, Mattawa and Montreal along traditional canoe routes, and are meeting on Victoria Island, in the shadow of Parliament Hill. There, they will receive a welcome from members of the local Algonquin community.

Liz Elton of the South Wind Brigade, who is en route from Kingston, describes it as a truly unique experience: “Traditionally, voyeur canoes carried cargos of furs and trade goods, but these canoes will carry a different kind of payload – ideas, hopes and dreams.”

“You’ll find paddlers on dry land too,” added Mortimer. “On the East Coast, Sackawa Canoe Club has a special reason to celebrate, with two of its members, James McPhee and Tyler Laidlaw, serving as Grand Marshalls in the Canada Day Parade in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.”

Overseas, Canada’s National Slalom Team will don the maple leaf at World Cup #3 in Markkleeberg Germany. Follow their progress here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Exciting Mix of Veterans and Newcomers as Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Sprint Teams for 2017 World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 26, 2017) – A hugely successful National Sprint Team Trials regatta this weekend, combined with promising sprint World Cup results, put Canada in a strong position to challenge for the podium at this season’s World Championships and other key international regattas.

“We’ve got a great mix of proven veterans and outstanding young talent,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “Led by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) in Senior Women’s Canoe, the current world record holder and double gold medalist in C-1 200m from the World Cup Tour this spring, and rising stars like Palmer Lumb (Toronto, ON) in Junior Men’s Kayak, we’re excited about seeing many world-class performances this season.”

Barton emphasized the depth of talent in Canadian paddling at all age groups. At the U23 level, he noted that competitions are difficult to predict, but that Canada can realistically expect to qualify for many of the sprint canoe and kayak finals.

“This season’s World Championships are a fantastic testing ground for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and, for some of our younger paddlers, for the 2024 Games,” he added.

For example, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) performed extremely well at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup #2 earlier this year in Hungary and is well positioned to challenge for a berth in the finals at the U23 World Championships from July 27-30 in Pitești, Romania. On the women’s side, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) is expected to challenge for a medal in the C-1 200m and 500m sprints in Romania.

In paracanoe competition, two-time national champion, Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) will be among the top paddlers in the K-1 200m KL3 event at the Senior World Championships.

Barton emphasized that this weekend’s results in Junior Men’s and Women’s competitions at the immediaC National Sprint Trials in Dartmouth confirm that Canada is deep in talent and will make waves at the Junior World Championships next month.

“When you look at 15-year old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) in Women’s Single Canoe, Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) in Men’s Single Canoe, and Grace Whebby in Junior Women’s Kayak (Dartmouth, NS), we have every reason to be excited and optimistic about what Team Canada will do in Romania,” added Barton.

Today’s announcement fills out Team Canada rosters for the upcoming Junior, U23, and Senior World Championships. Final team selections will be confirmed by July 16th.

Senior World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw/Mike Kerrivan/Chad Brooks
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mark Granger / Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier


Women’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff (KL3) Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery

 

U23 World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Zane Clarke Halifax, NS Maswka Jon Pike / Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson / Diana Deek
Hayley Plante Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Anna Negulic Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Ailish McNulty Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Conor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Thomas Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Stephen Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk

Junior World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Colin Rieger Regina, SK Wascana Mike Robinson
Luke Stienburg Lake Echo, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jeff Houser


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Corrina Higgins Pointe Claire, QC Pointe Claire Eric Mihalovic
Samantha Sula Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Grace Whebby Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Dawson Peachy Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Jack Tutty Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Doug Tutty


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather, Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

Junior Pan American Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Luke Stienburg Lake Echo, NS Senobe Rob Baert / Jeff Houser


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Corrina Higgins Pointe Claire, QC Pointe Claire Éric Mihalovic
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson
Grace Whebby Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Dawson Peachy Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Jack Tutty Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Doug Tutty


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Audrey Veillette Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche

U17 Canada Cup/Canamex Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Canning Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Vadim Covalciuc Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Alexander Hoferek Ottawa, ON Rideau Andres Carranco
Kadan Johnson Richmond Hill Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Claire Carruthers Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Anya Chuprys Dartmouth, NS Burloak Hunter George
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson
Courtney Piercey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Brooklyn Wodehouse Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Hannah English Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Tyler Laidlaw Sackville, NS Sack-A-Wa Chris MacPherson
Alix Plomteux Lac-Beauport Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Dawson Peachey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Mathew Sampson Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw/Hunter George
Sloan MacKenzie Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Julie Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Outstanding Results Point to Bright Future for Young Canadian Paddlers
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Medal ceremony for Junior Women’s C-2 500m (Left to Right): Claudia Chender (MLA for Dartmouth South), Marlee MacIntosh and Courtney Spratt (Bronze), Emily Howard and Lindsay Irwin (Gold), Julia Lilley Osende and Kate Hennessey (Silver), Leslie Anne Dempster (Chair of National/International Regattas – Atlantic Division, Canoe Kayak Canada).

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 26, 2017) – Day 3 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials delivered another round of exciting performances by rising stars in Canadian sprint paddling.

Palmer Lumb, 18, of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Toronto, capped off a three-medal weekend by winning the Junior Men’s K-1 200m. The victory followed a gold medal performance in the K-1 500m on Saturday and a silver in Friday’s K-1 1000m.

“Throughout the whole day, my heats and semis were really good, so it was nice to finish it off with the win in the 200m,” Lumb said after the race.

Day 3 also saw more local athletes taking advantage of their knowledge of the Lake Banook, Nova Scotia venue. Tyler Laidlaw, 17, of Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club in Lower Sackville, NS, pulled out a tight win in the U17 C-1 200m event, shooting his boat across the line in the final stroke to take gold over a strong field.

“I had a bit of a rough start and had to shoot to win at the line, but I’m pretty pumped now,” said a grinning Laidlaw following the victory.

There continued to be added excitement around the women’s canoe events at this weekend’s Sprint Team Trials with the International Canoe Federation’s announcement earlier this month that women’s canoe will be added to the sport program at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. When asked for her thoughts about the opportunity in 2020, Emily Howard of Mississauga, Ontario replied, “Really just excited, and pumped for the future.” Howard, 18, won Sunday’s final in the Junior Women’s C-2 500m with partner, Lindsay Irwin, 17, of Carleton Place, Ontario.   

The three-day regatta brought together more than 300 top Canadian paddlers. The results will be used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete. Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the nominations for the Junior and U23 World Championships by Tuesday, June 27.

The top three finishers in each Day 3 event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow live Canoe Kayak action by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app, available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s C2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:30.584


Mark James

Mark Oldershaw

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

2

3:33.010


Drew Hodges

Roland Varga

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

3

3:56.744

Connor Fitzpatrick

Thomas Hall

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Senior/U23 Women’s K2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:49.626

Lissa Bissonnette

Courtney Stott

Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC 

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:51.018

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Natalie Davison

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

3

1:53.286

Alexa Irvin

Madeline Schmidt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Women’s C-2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:29.00

Emily Howard

Lindsay Irwin

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON 

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place ON

2

2:31.542

Kate Hennessey

Julia Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS 

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

2:32.556

Marlee MacIntosh

Courtney Spratt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

U17 Men’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.050


Tyler Laidlaw

Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS

2

47.206

Éduard Beaumier

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

47.398

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Men’s K1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

41.715


Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

42.017

Ryan Lefort

Banook Canoe Club, Dartmouth NS

3

42.341

Nikolas Tsaousidis

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:28.880


Sophia Jensen

Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC

2

2:31.554

Marlee MacIntosh

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

2:31.746

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Senior Men’s K-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

37.459

Alexander Scott

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

2

37.481

Dominik Crête

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

37.515

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

57.112

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

2

57.554

Anna Roy-Cyr

Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QC

3

40.520

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh

Rideau Canoe Club, ON

Open Men’s Para K1 200m (Final #2)

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

49.399

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald

Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC

2

52.529

Trinity Tratch

Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Benus and Funk win 2nd stop of Canoe Slalom World Cup Circuit
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Haley Daniels (photo by Balint Vekassy)

AUGSBURG, GERMANY (June 25, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 27th overall in the men’s C1 semi-final in the second round of the Canoe Slalom World Cup circuit. Smedley incurred four seconds in penalties after hitting 2 of the 24 gates on the course, which was designed by Alex Kuder (SLO) and Michael Trummer (GER). Slovenia’s Matej Benus demonstrated speed and elegance, posting a penalty free run with a time of 104.90 seconds in the final to take first place. Local paddlers Sideris Tasiadis and Franz Anton placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“Cam had a solid race plan and he got off to a great start up at the Washing Machine at the top the Eiskanal,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “The top athletes are really pushing hard to cut the lines now to make up time and a slight miscalculation can result in big time loss. Unfortunately, Cam bounced off the wall pushing into gate 17 which cost him 4 seconds. We’ll move on to Markleeberg now to prepare for the next World Cup.”

Germany’s Ricarda Funk defended her home course advantage and placed first overall. No other

paddlers where able to match her time in either the semi-final or final run. Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova and Slovenia’s Ursa Kragelj placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Canada had several high finishes in the Extreme Slalom. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 10th and 13th respectively on the women’s side, while Smedley came in 15th in the men’s event.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s Extreme Slalom 15th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s Extreme Slalom DSQ-R
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s Extreme Slalom 10th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s Extreme Slalom 13th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 27th
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th
Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 46th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom DSQ-R
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 47th
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 61st

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright,

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Repeat winners steal the day at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 24, 2017) – Three standout paddlers stole the spotlight on Day 2 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fifteen-year-old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) took the gold in the Junior Women’s C-1 500m. It follows her Day 1 victory in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m.

Among the junior men, Issac Finkelstein, 18, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, added two more gold medals, winning the Junior C-1 500m title and the Junior C- 2 1000m with his 18-year-old partner, Conor O’Neil (Ottawa, ON). Finkelstein provided one of the most dominant performances on Day 1, leaving the rest of the field in his wake in taking the gold in the Junior Men’s C-1 1000m.

In Senior Women’s competition, 26-year-old, Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) confirmed why she’s considered the class of the field in women’s kayak, winning the K-1 200m. It’s her second gold medal of the regatta, having won the Senior Women’s K-1 500m on Day One.

Among other Day 2 winners was 17-year-old Ashley Card (Halifax, NS) who overcame pre-race nerves to power to victory in the Junior Women’s K-1 500m. “I was pretty nervous at the start but stuck to my race plan and it went perfectly,” she said from the regatta on Lake Banook. “It felt really good to get the win – I’ve been nervous all week and crossing the line felt great.”

Ashley Card of the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax receives her gold medal for the Junior Women’s K-1 500m at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials. Presenting the medal is Halifax Regional Municipality Councillor, Sam Austin, while silver medalist, Samantha Sula (Toronto, ON), looks on.

In the Men’s KL3 K-1 200m Paracanoe competition, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald, 18, of Sherbrooke beat out Trinity Tratch, 18, of Calgary for the top spot.

“A lot of great things are happening that I didn’t expect this year,” said Lauzière-Fitzgerald, who qualified for a final at his first World Cup earlier this spring. “Getting four races at the international level has really helped my confidence.”

Men’s KL3 K-1 200m gold medalist, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald (left) of Sherbrooke, along with silver medalist, Trinity Tratch, of Calgary.

This weekend’s immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials are being used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete.

The top three finishers in each event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow the action live by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app available through the App Store.

Junior Men’s C2 1000m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 4:39.759 Isaac Finkelstein

Conor O’Neil

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2 4:42.603

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Jack Tutty

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON

3 4:44.409 Andrew Billard

Nicholas Billard

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

 

Junior Men’s K1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:02.630 Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
2 2:03.940 Luke Stienburg Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS
3 2:05.586 Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

 

Junior Women’s K1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:12.443 Ashley Card Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
2 2:15.699 Samantha Sula Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
3 2:15.749 Grace Whebby Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

 

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:28.880 Sophia Jensen Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC
2 2:31.554 Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
3 2:31.746 Kate Pennyfather Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

 

Junior Men’s C-1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:09.300 Isaac Finkelstein Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON
2 2:12.188 Tyler Laidlaw Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS
3 2:12.386 Kieran Moorfield-Yee Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

 

Senior Men’s K-1 1000m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 4:04.749 Zane Clarke Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
2 4:04.797 Andrew Jessop Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
3 4:05.949 Brian Malfesi Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club, Maple Ridge BC­­

 

Senior Women’s K-1 200m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 44.670 Lissa Bissonnette Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC
2 45.706 Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
3 45.892 Madeline Schmidt Rideau Canoe Club, ON

 

Open Men’s Para K1 200m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 48.673 Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC
2 52.613 Trinity Tratch Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

 

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Impressive Performances Highlight Day 1 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials
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Junior Women’s K-1 200m Left to Right: Third place: Adriana Lilley Osende, (Dartmouth, NS); First place: Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS); Second place: Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 23, 2017) – The next generation of top Canadian paddlers is turning heads at this weekend’s immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials at Lake Banook, Nova Scotia. More than 300 athletes are competing in the three-day regatta. The National Trials are being used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 and Senior World Championships.

One of the loudest cheers of the day erupted when local favourite, Grace Whebby, 18, won the Junior Women’s K1 200m in convincing fashion. Her club, the Mic Mac Aquatic Club, trains on Lake Banook.

On the men’s side, Isaac Finkelstein, 18, of the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, provided one of the most dominant performances of the day, winning by 10 seconds in the Junior Men’s C-1 1000m race.

“I put down a good race,” he said. “I felt I put it all out there and I’m happy with the result.”

Finklestein showed promising form during the 2016 international season at both the Junior Worlds, where he raced to a 7th place in C-2 1000m, and the Olympic Hopes regatta where he reached the podium twice. With the benefit of this international experience, the young paddler feels confident heading into his second Junior Worlds this summer in Petesti, Romania from July 27 – 30.

Junior Men’s C-1 1000m Left to Right: Third place: Dawson Peachy (Halifax, NS); First place: Issac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON); Second place: Phillipe Turcanu (Ottawa, ON)

The top three finishers in each event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow the action live by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s K2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:26.951


Marshall HUGHES

 Jarret KENKE

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club, Saskatoon SK

2

3:28.477


Rob CLARKE

Brian MALFESI

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Ridge Canoe Kayak Club, Maple Ridge BC

3

3:30.685


Zane CLARKE

 Andrew JESSOP

Maskawa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Maskwa Aauatic Club, Halifax NS

 

Junior Men’s C1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:29.003

Isaac Finkelstein

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2

4:39.077

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa On

3

4:43.923

Dawson Peachy

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Junior Men’s K1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:02.450


Oscar Morawski

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

2

4:04.804

Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

3

4:06.840

Luke Stienburg

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Senior Men’s C1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:23.821


Stephen Frodsham

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2

4:24.355

Connor Fitzpatrick

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

4:25.101

Thomas Hall

Cheema Aquatic Club, Fall River NS

Junior Women’s K1 200m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.429


Grace Whebby

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

2

48.849

Ashley Card

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS 

3

49.205

Adriana Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Junior Women’s C1 200m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

52.737


Sophia Jensen

Casscades Canoe Club, Chelsea QU

2

55.133

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

3

56.145

Kate Hennessey

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Senior Men’s K1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:46.998


Nicohlas Matveev

Balmy Beech Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:47.494

Andrew Jessop

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

1:49.032

Nick Robson

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s K1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:01.459


Lissa Bissonnette

Club de Canoe Pointe-Claire, Pointe-Claire, QU

2

2:03.423

Courtney Stott

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

3

2:03.969

Alexa Irvin

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Senior Women’s C1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:24.257


Anna Roy-Cyr

 Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QU

2

2:26.965

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de Canoe-Kayak de vitesse de Trou-Riviers, Trios-Riviers QU

3

2:29.257

Jillian Perrone

Burloak Cano Club, Oakvile ON

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada 

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Smedley advances to semi-finals at Slalom Canoe World Cup in Germany
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AUGSBURG, GERMANY (June 23, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has advanced directly to the men’s single canoe (C1M) semi-final at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Augsburg, Germany.

Smedley’s first run was penalty free and put him in 19th place overall, earning a berth in Sunday’s semi-final. The top 10 paddlers in the semi-final will advance to Sunday’s final. Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek set the pace in the heats with a run time of 99.70 seconds, finishing ahead of three German competitors. Savsek was the only C1 competitor to break the 100-second threshold.

Canadians, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON), placed 44th and 46th respectively.

“My objective today was to qualify on my first run and I was pleased that I stayed off the poles and posted a competitive run time,” said Smedley after the race. “I was a little rocky at the top of the course after hitting the side wall in the first upstream gate, but was able to refocus and get back on my race plan. I think there’s still some time to make up and I’m excited to be racing the semi-final course on Sunday.”

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) finished 47th an 61st respectively in the women’s kayak event. Malorie Franklin of Great Britain displayed superior form and speed, winning the qualification round with a time of 103.19 seconds.

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) was disqualified in the men’s kayak event because his boat was found to be 20 grams underweight after his second race run. Jiri Prskavec (CZE) set the standard by winning the qualification round with a time of 93.28 seconds.

“I’m not quite ready to be competitive with the senior athletes, but this run gives me confidence that I’ll be ready to compete with the top juniors in Bratislava at the Junior World Championships next month,” said the 18-year-old Canadian kayaker. “I was surprised my boat was underweight because it passed the weight test yesterday. It’s a good lesson learned and, next time, I’ll know to err on the side of caution.”

Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 36th in the women’s canoe event and did not qualify for the semi-finals. Kimberley Woods of Great Britain was the top finisher. Competition is heating up fast as the top female paddlers set their sights on Tokyo 2020 and the first Olympic canoe competition for women.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times:

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 19th in heats

Advanced to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th in heats

Did not advance

Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 46th in heats

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th in heats

Did not advance

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom DSQ-R

Did not advance

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 47th in heats

Did not advance

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 61st in heats

Did not advance

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 4-year Sponsorship Deal with Apogee
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 23, 2017) – Canada’s top paddlers are the big winners following Canoe Kayak Canada’s announcement today of a long-term sponsorship with Apogee Sports, a leading performance apparel company based in Quebec City.

The renewed partnership will see Apogee Sports provide both performance apparel and casual wear to all National Teams in all disciplines as part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the organization under one unified brand. The sponsorship will provide extensive support to Canada’s top paddlers for international competition through the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Selected items will also be available for purchase online and at Canoe Kayak Canada events.

“This is a huge development for our sport and especially for our high performance program,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Apogee designs and manufactures cutting edge performance apparel right here in Canada. We’re delighted to be associated with a world-class organization that promotes the maple leaf as proudly as our athletes do.”

Members of CKC’s high performance staff have visited Apogee’s facility in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, just outside Quebec City, to witness firsthand how the gear is designed and manufactured to meet the unique needs of Canada’s National Sprint and Slalom Canoe Kayak Teams.

“Apogee is proud to renew our commitment with Canoe Kayak Canada, partners who share our goals, both in terms of performance and in pushing the limits,” added Stéphane Roy, President of Apogee Sports. “It’s important for us to demonstrate our intention to invest in high performance sport for several reasons. One of them is to support the athletes, and work with them to develop new products that help them perform better.”

National Team athletes were consulted on the design of the performance apparel and casual wear and are offering rave reviews of the new gear. “All I can say is that the clothing feels so good while I’m wearing it that I don’t even need to be paddling to feel fast!” said Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, 8-time world championship gold medalist, and arguably the top female canoer in the world.

Members of Canada’s National Team will be sporting the new apparel at this weekend’s ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Markkleeberg, Germany.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Casey Wade
Chief Executive Officer
Canoe Kayak Canada
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2203
cwade@canoekayak.ca

Stéphane Roy
President
Apogee Sports
(O) 418.878.6808
Toll-free 1.877.770.9090
stephane@apogee-sports.com

Jun
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada announces immediaC as Title Sponsor for Canadian Sprint Team Trials
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 22, 2017) – As Canada’s top paddlers prepare for this weekend’s National Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials at Lake Banook, Nova Scotia, Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce immediaC as the event’s title sponsor.

immediaC has developed exciting new technology that puts real-time race results into the hands of paddling fans across the country. Originally developed for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Championships, the mobile app is connected to finish line software and sends race results immediately to connected mobile devices.

“We’re so pleased to have immediaC as a title sponsor for such a high stakes competition,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada. “With athletes competing for spots on World Championship teams, the support of immediaC through their app will again mean that fans, friends and family members will be able to stay on top of the action.”

Through the immediaC app (available through the App Store), spectators can easily view a list of upcoming races and can even search all the times a particular athlete is racing. Full functionality is also available via the mobile web.

“We are very pleased to support this event in Dartmouth where Canoe Kayak plays an important role in our summer and the vibrancy of the community,” added John Leahy of immediaC. “We want to welcome everyone to Dartmouth and wish them good luck in the regatta!”

The national trials from June 23 – 25 will be used to select Canada’s Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for the U23 and Senior World Championships.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Results: First Round of the 2017 Canoe Slalom World Cup
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (June 18, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 28th in the men’s C1 event at the opening round of this season’s World Cup. A very challenging course designed by Mark Delaney (GBR) and Jiri Prskavec (CZE) proved to push even the world’s best whitewater paddlers. Only 4 of the 30 semi-finalists produced penalty-free runs. Smedley’s pace was on track to reach the finals, but he incurred multiple penalties on the winding race course which knocked him out of contention. Germany’s Sideris Tasiadis claimed the victory while Matej Benus (SVK) and Raffaello Ivaldi (ITA) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“It was great to get back into the racing season and to race the top international athletes here in Prague,” said Smedley. “I cut the line too short at the top of the course which resulted in some penalties and losing a bit of time. I’m happy with my speed and I’m looking forward to getting back on the start in Augsburg (GER) for the next World Cup. I want to build on this result and deliver clean runs next weekend.”

In Saturday’s racing, Florence Maheu placed 7th and Haley Daniels placed 9th overall in the Extreme Slalom cross event. It is a head to head format where four athletes launch into the river from a platform and race down the whitewater while negotiating a series of obstacles. The paddlers also go through a roll zone where they must perform a roll. Amelia Hilgertova (CZE) claimed top honors winning the extreme slalom title, while Camille Prigent (FRA) won silver, and Tereza Fiserova (CZE) bronze.

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) placed 14th overall in the men’s extreme slalom event. New Zealand’s Mike Dawson claimed first place ahead of local favourites Vavrinec Hradilek (CZE) and Ondrej Tunka (CZE).

Sunday’s finals will be webcast starting at 1:30 pm on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Athlete Event Result
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QB) Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom 7th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom 9th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Extreme Slalom 14th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 28th
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 43rd
Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) Men’s C1 Slalom 58th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 42nd
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 69th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 72nd
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 43rd
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QB) Women’s K1 Slalom 44th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 Slalom 65th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Jun
16
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Cameron Smedley slides into semi-final in Prague
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (June 16, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) opened the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague by qualifying for Sunday’s semi-finals. Smedley placed 28th overall in the preliminary heat of the Men’s C1. Heavy winds and cooler temperatures in the afternoon presented challenging racing conditions in a sport where precision and speed are critical. A top-ten result in the semi-final Sunday morning will put him through to the afternoon final. Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) placed 43rd and 58th respectively.

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) produced Canada’s top women’s kayak result, placing 43rd overall in Friday’s preliminary heats. Salaberry-de-Valleyfield’s Florence Maheu, racing in her first season as a member of the Senior National Team, was close behind in 44th position. Maheu produced a quick run but incurred two touches to knock her out of contention for the semi-final. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) finished 65th overall.

“This was a strong field, and I know that I have the speed to make it to the semi-final, but I need to deliver a clean run,” said Maheu. “I’m happy with my run time, but frustrated that I touched gate 21. Afterwards I lost my focus on the last gate sequence near the finish line.”

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) placed 36th and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 42nd in the heats for Women’s C1, which was recently added to the program for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. A top-thirty result was needed to advance to the semi-finals.

Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) and Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) placed 72nd and 69th respectively using this first international event to build experience in preparation for the U23 and Junior World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia later this summer.

“The race today was okay. I executed my race plan on my first run and my strategy on my second run was to race more aggressively to gain some time. Unfortunately, I picked up three touches which resulted in a slower run” said Musgrave. “Overall, it was a good learning experience giving me something to build on and aim to deliver a strong performance in Bratislava at the U23 World Championships.”

This weekend’s races will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 28th in heat
Advanced to semifinal
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 43rd in heat
Did not advance
Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) Men’s C1 58th in heat
Did not advance
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 36th in heat
Did not advance
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 42nd in heat
Did not advance
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 69th in heat
Did not advance
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 72nd in heat
Did not advance
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 43rd in heat
Did not advance
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) Women’s K1 44th in heat
Did not advance
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 65th in heat
Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Jun
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada names first group of sprint athletes to World Championships Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first group of athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Senior World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic (August 23-27) and the U23 World Championships in Bascov, Romania (July 27–30). The selections follow a National Team Trials event in May and two World Cups in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia.

“We saw several impressive performances in Europe, including two gold medals and a world record by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the C-1 200m event,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I’m confident we’ll be adding other strong performers to this team before we reach the selection deadlines in July.”

Athletes will have additional opportunities to earn a nomination following a second set of National Team Trials from June 23-25 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Team Announcement – Senior World Championships

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Chad Brooks


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk

 

Team Announcement – U23 World Championships


Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz/ Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier/Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Jon Pike/Frédéric Jobin


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak/Jan Kruk
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek/Jan Kruk
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jan Kruk
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk

 

Athletes are being chosen based on the following Selection Criteria.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Jun
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Triple Women’s Canoe medals on the final day of Sprint World Cup Tour
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 4, 2017) — Women’s Canoe athlete have won three medals to finish the final day of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. In total, Canada’s Women’s Canoe athletes have won nine medals over the course of two World Cups.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won a gold medal in the Women’s C1 200m to repeat a victory in the event from last weekend’s World Cup. Vincent Lapointe landed another medal later in the day with a silver in the Women’s C1 5000m.

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished second in the Women’s C2 200m to earn a silver medal. Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the same race.

In the Women’s C2 500m, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) finished fifth. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) were sixth in the same race.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished eighth in the Men’s C1 5000m. Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Natalie Davison (Ottawa, ON) finished eighth in the Women’s K2 200m.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished ninth in the final.

The Canadian Sprint Team will return to Canada to continue preparations for World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic in late August. The Canoe Slalom World Cups are next up on the ICF calendar, starting in two weeks in Prague, Czech Republic.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 5000m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 5th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 5th overall
Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 6th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 5000m 8th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 8th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K4 500m 9th ovreall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 10th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 12th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 12th overall
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 13th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON) Women’s K1 5000m 13th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 14th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 15th overall
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 5000m 15th overall
Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 16th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 5000m 18th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 23rd overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) Men’s K1 5000m 23rd overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

Jun
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Katie Vincent wins bronze at World Cup 3
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 3, 2017) — Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) has won a bronze medal in the Women’s C1 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is Vincent’s fifth medal of the World Cup tour including four from last week in Szeged.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) had a solid seventh place finish today in the Women’s K1 500m.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won her semi-final in the Women’s C1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent won their C2 500m semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final. Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) will also race tomorrow’s C2 500m final after finishing third in their semi.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) rounded out the line-up of Canadian paddlers advancing to A-finals for tomorrow after finishing second in their semi.

Tomorrow is the final day of Sprint World Cup competition in Belgrade.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 7th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 11th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 12th overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 12th overall
Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 14th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 14th overall
Semi-finals
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K4 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 8th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to C-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Jun
2
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Canadian sprint paddlers start up World Cup 3 in Serbia
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 2, 2017) — Canadian sprint paddlers have continued on to the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her heat in the Women’s C1 500m to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. Vincent will attempt to add to her medal count for the World Cup tour which is currently at four after last weekend in Szeged.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) finished third in the Women’s K1 500m semi-final to advance to tomorrow’s final. Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Natalie Davison (Ottawa, ON) finished second in the Women’s K2 200m to advance to the final.

Two Canadian crews advanced to the final in the Women’s C2 200m. Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) were second in their heat while Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) were third in their heat.

In Paracanoe events, Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) raced on her own in the Women’s KL3 200m event to post a time of 54.032 seconds. Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finished third in the Men’s KL3 200m while Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) was fifth in the same race. Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) finished fourth in the Men’s KL2 200m.

Competition continues through to Sunday in Belgrade.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 1st overall
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s KL3 200m 3rd overall
Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) Men’s KL2 200m 4th overall
Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) Men’s KL3 200m 5th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 8th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON) Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) Men’s C1 1000m 8th in heat

Did not advance

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 9th in semi

Did not advance

Afternoon heats
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
28
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Medal haul by Women’s Canoe athletes concludes World Cup 2
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 28, 2017) — The Women’s Canoe continent of the Canadian sprint paddling team added another four medals to the weekend total on the final day of competition at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary. An additional silver medal in the Mixed C1 relay made for five medals today and seven overall at the World Cup.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Women’s C1 200m and was joined on the podium by teammate Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who won bronze in the event. Katie Vincent won a silver yesterday in the 500m distance.

The success for Vincent and Vincent Lapointe continued as the pair earned the full set of medals between them today by winning a silver in Women’s C2 500m.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) rounded out the count with a silver in the Women’s C2 200m. The crew also placed fifth in the C2 500m.

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) were fifth in the C2 200m.

Women’s Canoe events are slated for inclusion for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition has been surging in recent years and it is encouraging to see such strong results from the Canadian team who have been international leaders in developing the discipline and advocating for Olympic inclusion.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) has a strong result with a seventh place finish in the Women’s K2 500m. In the Women’s K1 200m, Langlois finished eleventh overall while Russell came in fifteenth.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Katie Vincent won a silver medal in the C1 6x500m Mixed relay. This is a new event and with it, Vincent brought her weekend World Cup medal count to four with three silvers and a bronze.

The Canadian Team will compete at the third and final Sprint World Cup next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

C1 6x500m Mixed relay 2nd overall

Silver medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 5th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 200m 5th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 7th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 11th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 14th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 500m 11th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 11th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 15th overall
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

C1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

K1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

K1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
27
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Silver for Vincent, bronze for Scarff in Szeged
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Webcast note: CBC Sports will stream Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged. Check it out on cbc.ca/sports or download the CBC Sports App.

SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 27, 2017) — Canadian sprint paddlers have won two medals on the first day of finals at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won a silver medal in the Women’s C1 500m and Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) won a bronze in the Women’s KL3 200m Paracanoe event.

In the Men’s C1 1000m final, Craig Spence finished seventh overall. Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) was seventh in the final of the Men’s KL3 200m Paracanoe event.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished just off the podium in fourth position in the Women’s C1 500m final. She and Katie Vincent both won their semi-finals of the C1 200m distance to advance to tomorrow’s final. The two also paired together in the Women’s C2 500m to win their heat and advance directly to tomorrow’s final.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished second in the C2 500 semi-final to also advance to tomorrow’s final. Between the Women’s C2 200m and 500m there will be four Canadian crews contending in finals tomorrow.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished second in the Women’s K2 500m semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Tomorrow is the last day of competition in Szeged. The Canadian Team will compete at the third and final Sprint World Cup next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 4th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 7th overall
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s KL3 200m 7th overall
Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 17th overall
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 17th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 500m 14th overall
Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s K2 1000m 27th overall
Semi-finals & Heats
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 8th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
26
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Eight Canadians advance to A-finals at World Cup 2
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 26, 2017) — Eight Canadian sprint paddlers have advanced to the A-finals on the opening days of competition at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary. This is the first World Cup of the new quadrennial for the Canadian team.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) opened by winning both his heat and semi-final in the Men’s C1 1000m to advance to tomorrow’s final.

In Women’s C1 500m, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her semi-final and Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) was second in her semi. Both advanced to tomorrow’s final. Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe also won their heats of the C1 200m and advanced to semi-finals.

In Women’s C2 200m, Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) finished third in their heat to advance directly to Sunday’s A-Final along with teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent who finished second in their heat.

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) advanced to Saturday’s A-final from the semi-final in Men’s KL3 200m on Thursday. Lauziere-Fitzgerald raced for Canada in his first World Cup in Szeged along with his paracanoe teammates Trinity Tratch (Men’s KL3) and Mathieu St-Pierre (Men’s KL2). Erica Scarff will race the Women’s KL3 A-Final tomorrow as well.

Competition continues through to Sunday in Szeged.

 

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 1st in semi
Advanced to A-final
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Men’s KL3 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance

Mathieu St-Pierre Men’s KL2 200m 6th in semi

Did not advance

Trinity Tratch Men’s KL3 200m 9th in heat

Did not advance

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in heat

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
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Ian Miller to move on from Marketing and Communications role
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Ian Miller will be moving on from his current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communication and Marketing Officer at the end of May to take a position with the City of Ottawa’s media relations team.

Ian has been with Canoe Kayak Canada since 2011 during which time he has revamped the Association’s communications processes, led the launch of a new website, played a key role in an organization-wide rebrand, implemented a broadcast partnership with CBC Sports and most recently launched a casual line of clothing with an online sales channel.

“I’d like to thank Ian for his work and dedication to Canoe Kayak Canada,” said CEO Casey Wade. “He’s passionate about what he does and has made a substantial impact over the last six years. We’re going to miss him and wish him the best in his next role.”

Ian started paddling at Maskwa Aquatic Club at age six. He competed as a sprint athlete at the 2006 Pan American Championships and 2007 Junior World Championships. He also spent several summers coaching at Maskwa and Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club. He worked as part of the communications team for the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Nova Scotia before moving to Ottawa.

“This sport has taken me so many places and has been such a significant part of my life,” said Ian. “In this job I’ve worked to share that lifestyle with others, which has been an extremely meaningful experience.”

Ian will officially wrap up his duties at Canoe Kayak Canada on May 31. A job search to fill the role will go out soon.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
16
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Canoe Kayak Canada names canoe slalom National Team
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OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its national canoe slalom team following a weekend of trials in Kananaskis, AB. The team will represent Canada at World Cups in Europe starting in June and World Championships in Pau, France in September.

“We had some strong performances at trials and have a good mix of up-and-comers and veterans ready to race internationally,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater High Performance Manager. “The team has a real sense of opportunity heading into this quadrennial and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

There are three quota spots per event. The top athletes in each class will represent Canada at World Cups and World Championships. Under 23 athletes, who qualified as alternates, will be given the opportunity to race World Cups 3.

 

Men’s Kayak

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s Kayak

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s Canoe

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

Alternate: Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s Canoe

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Competition Schedule

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 June 16-18 Prague, Czech Republic
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 June 23-25 Augsburg, Germany

 

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

*U23 athletes to compete in quotas 2 & 3

July 7-9 Markkleeberg, Germany
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 September 1-3 Ivrea, Italy
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup final September 8-10 La Seu D’urgell, Spain
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships September 27 – October 1 Pau, France

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
16
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Marc Creamer selected as Paracanoe Coach and Team Manager
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OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name Marc Creamer as its Paracanoe Coach and Team Manager. Creamer supported Canada’s first ever Paralympic Team at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games where the sport made its debut. He will play a key role in growing the National Paracanoe program and preparing the team for success at the 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.

“Marc has an excellent background in coaching both Olympic and Paralympic athletes,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “He brings experience and exceptional technical and leadership skills that are critical to the development of our Para Canoe Program. Our goal is to have multiple finalists in Tokyo and I believe Marc has the skills to make that happen.”

Creamer was Head Coach at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club. He was Christine Gauthier’s coach leading into the Rio Olympic Games.  Gauthier has won five World Championships gold medals, two silvers and a bronze. Last year, she placed fourth at the Paralympic Games and won multiple medals at the Invictus Games. Creamer was Canada’s Team Leader in Rio.

“I see so much potential and possibility,” said Creamer. “I’m extremely passionate about para-sport and I’m just excited for what’s ahead.”

He is a former leader of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coaches Technical Committee and has demonstrated his commitment to advancing coaching as a profession. He also sat on CKC’s Sprint Racing Council and High Performance Committee as Coaches’ Representative.

Canada has been an international leader in developing Paracanoe and steering the sport towards Paralympic inclusion. The sport debuted last year with kayak events and there is potential for Va’a canoe events to be included in 2020 as the sport continues to develop.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
16
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Pomeroy and Maheu strong on day two of canoe slalom team trials
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Daniels repeats double wins to go 4/4

KANANASKIS, AB (May 15, 2017) – Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) both had strong results on the second day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials on Sunday at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB.

Pomeroy won both runs in Men’s C1 on Sunday while Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finishing second and third. Pomeroy took three of the four runs over the weekend to top the Men’s C1 class.

In Women’s K1, Florence Maheu won both runs on Sunday. She also won three out of four over the weekend to top her class.

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) continued her streak to win all four runs in Women’s C1 events. Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) won the third run of Men’s K1 while David Ford (Edmonton, AB) won the fourth.

In Mixed C2, the crew of Cameron Smedley and Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won one run on Sunday. The final run was raced uncontested by Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Carmen Kuntz.

Results

Summary of Results

Third Run Fourth Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s K1

1) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

2) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

3) Chris McTaggart (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Reneo Ohler (AB)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Mixed C2

1) Cameron Smedley & Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

Mixed C2

1) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
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Canoe Kayak Canada names first sprint World Cup team of the new quadrennial
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OTTAWA, ON (May 15, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first team of sprint athletes of the new quadrennial to represent Canada at two World Cup competitions in Europe. The selections follow a weekend of Senior National Team Trials in Montréal, QC.

“We saw several impressive performances over the weekend and I’m really excited to take this team of athletes to Europe to line up against the international competition,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s a new quad and we have much to look forward to as we begin this next chapter of working together towards Tokyo.”

The International Canoe Federation will host three Sprint World Cups and Canadian athletes will attend the second two taking place in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia over consecutive weekends starting May 26. Both competitions will include Paracanoe events.

 

ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2

May 26-28 • Szeged, Hungary

 

ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3

June 2-4 • Belgrade, Serbia

 

Team Announcement

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières (QC) Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin/Chad Brooks/ Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki /Jan Kruk
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Mathieu St. Pierre (KL1) Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch (KL2) Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (KL3) Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

 

Women’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff (KL3) Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery

 

 

Results

Selection Criteria & Ranking Lists

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
15
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Russell and Spence repeat wins on day two of Sprint National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (May 15, 2017) – Action continued for a second day of Sprint National Team Trials on Sunday as paddlers competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.

“I’m very pleased by the strong performances of our athletes, including many of our younger athletes, as we enter our first World Cup season following the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I have a real sense of optimism this year and am excited about the strength and future of our program.”

In Senior Men’s C1 1000m, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) repeated a win in a second final of the event. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) was second again.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 500m to make for double wins over the weekend including her victory in the K1 200m distance yesterday.

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) started off the day with a win in the Men’s K1 200m.

“I knew these guys were all going to be really fast off the line,” said Scott. “I knew my strength was the middle and the end, so I wasn’t very phased and I was able to execute the rest of the race pretty well perfectly.”

The Men’s K4 Olympic distance is slated to go to 500m for the 2020 Games. Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) won the Men’s K1 500m which will factor into the selection pool for crew boats.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won the Women’s C1 500m to beat out Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), who finished second and won the C1 200m yesterday.

“I put my head down and I just went,” said Katie Vincent. “We were pretty neck and neck the whole way so I was really happy with my finish at the end.”

Paracanoe athletes raced their second final of the weekend. Classification categories were combined for the race with Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finishing first, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) second, Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON) third and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) was fourth. Athletes are chasing performance standards for their events.

“Today went well, better than yesterday,” said Lauziere-Fitzgerald. “I’m still focused on having fun. I’ve been doing this for ten years and I just try to keep having more fun with it as I progress.”

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Men’s K1 200m 1) Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

2) Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

3) Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m final 2 1)   Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

3)   Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K1 500m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3) Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Senior Women’s C1 500m 1)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Senior Men’s K1 500m 1)  Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

2)  Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

3)  Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB)

Paracanoe KL VL 1,2,3 200m final 2 1)    Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)

2)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

3)   Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON)

4)   Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC)

 

Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
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Michael Tayler and Haley Daniels both win first two runs of canoe slalom team trials
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KANANASKIS, AB (May 14, 2017) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) both got off to strong starts yesterday at the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Tayler won both runs in the Men’s K1 while Daniels won both runs in Women’s C1.

In Men’s C1, Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the first run while Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) won the second. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) won the first run in Women’s K1 and Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) won the second.

The sibling pair of Cameron Smedley and Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the second run in Mixed C2. They sat out the first run which was won by Liam Smedley and Carmen Kuntz.

Athletes will make four runs over the course of the weekend as they compete for spots on National Teams, including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cups in Europe starting in June. Competition continues today at Canoe Meadows.

Results

 

Summary of Results

First Run Second Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Louis-Philippe Légaré (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

 

Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

3) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

Women’s K1

1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

2) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Mixed C2

1) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

Mixed C2

1) Cameron Smedley & Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

May
13
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Paddlers open fresh quadrennial with first day of Sprint Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (May 13, 2017) – Sprint paddlers opened a new quadrennial of competition today at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC. Athletes competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.

“I was very excited to see some great performances to start these trials,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s an encouraging start to the quadrennial and I am looking forward to the races tomorrow.”

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) opened the afternoon finals with a win the in the Senior Men’s K1 1000m.

“It was tough. I made a lot of adjustments from heat to semi, and semi to final,” said Jarret Kenke. “I was taking really good strokes and putting everything together that we’ve been working over the past three and a half months, so it felt really good to see it all come together.”

In Senior Men’s C1 1000m, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) led the field to beat out Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), who finished second, and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) who finished third.

“It was pretty amazing. I knew that I had the strength to win it but when you’re going up against people like Mark Oldershaw … you know it’s never going to be an easy race,” said Spence. “I think the big step is learning to race against top notch paddlers. Coming into the last half, that feeling at the end of the race is a learning experience every time you go out there.”

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 200m as she edged out Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) in a down-to-the-wire finish.

“It was a tough race and it feels good going into a new year and a new quad to know that I’m starting off on the right foot,” said Russell, who will also race the K1 200m at trials tomorrow.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) was also happy to get the new quadrennial off to a good start. With Women’s Canoe slated for inclusion on the Olympic program for the first time in 2020, this is the start of a new charge towards a long-sought-after dream.

“I think I’m starting on a good base,” said Vincent-Lapointe. “I definitely told myself that I wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t do everything in my power to go in four years.”

Paracanoe athletes raced their first of two finals taking place over the weekend. Classification categories were combined for the race with Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finishing first, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) second, Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON) third and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) was fourth. Athletes are chasing performance standards for their events. 

The two-day National Team Trials continue tomorrow.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Men’s K1 1000m 1)   Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

2)   Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

3)   Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m 1)   Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

3)   Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Senior Women’s K1 200m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3) Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Senior Women’s C1 200m 1)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)  Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Paracanoe KL VL 1,2,3 200m 1)    Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)

2)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

3)   Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON)

4)   Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC)

 

Start lists & Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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Sprint competition results to be available on mobile app
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Canoe Kayak Canada partners with ImmediaC to continue using app launched at 2016 National Championships

OTTAWA, ON (May 12, 2017) — Paddling fans will now have a handy way to access up to the minute results at national sprint competitions. ImmediaC has become Canoe Kayak Canada’s digital app sponsor and will relaunch the app originally developed for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The app will be used for Sprint National Team Trials, Canada Cups and National Championships.

“We are excited about our continued involvement in helping get real time race results from the tower into the hands of athletes, coaches and spectators,” said ImmediaC’s John Leahy.

As athletes cross the line, their results will show up right away as the app is connected to the finish line software. Spectators can easily view a list of upcoming races and can even search all the times a particular athlete is racing. The app is currently only available for iPhone and the developers are working on an Android application. The app’s full functionality is also available via the mobile web.

“This app repersents a big step forward in making our sport more spectator friendly by bringing results instantly to fans in the stands and across the country,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “immediaC is a valuable partner in engaging our national audience through this technology and speading that excitement of a boat-shoot-finish to our community coast to coast.”

Download “Canoe Kayak Canada” iPhone app from the app store

Senior Sprint Team Trials webpage

View App online

Note: In any instance where the app and the draw posted on the CKC website have discrepancies, the version on the CKC website will be upheld.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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First sprint and slalom paddling trials of the new quadrennial taking place this weekend
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MONTRÉAL, QC & KANANASKIS, AB (May 12, 2017) — National Team Trials for the two Olympic paddling disciplines of sprint and slalom are set to open a new quadrennial of competition this weekend on opposite sides of the country.

Sprint trials will take place at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC while slalom trials will take place at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Both trials are being used to select athletes to various National Teams including those to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe. Results of the trials will also impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

 

Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

Sunday, May 14 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

WHERE: Bassin Olympique, Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Notre-Dame, Montréal, QC | Map
            Jean Drapeau Metro Station

 

Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

Sunday, May 14 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

WHERE: Canoe Meadows, Hwy 40, Kananaskis, AB |Map

 

Selection Criteria

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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Lac-Beauport to become home of Men’s Kayak National Training Centre
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OTTAWA, ON (May 12, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to partner with the Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport, the Municipality of Lac Beauport and the Institut National du Sport du Quebec to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Men’s Kayak program.

Under the leadership of Frédéric Jobin, National Coach for Men’s Kayak, the athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, sport performance services and support for special projects will also be allocated to the centre.

“Fred is a World Class Coach and Lac Beauport is excellent choice for our Men’s Kayak team to prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games”, said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “The creation of this centre is part of developing a system to ensure our team will be successful internationally for years to come.”

National Team Training Centres are designed to bring training groups, National Team Coaches and technical experts together along with adequate training infrastructure to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

“This will be an ideal training environment for the Men’s Kayak team as we focus on what we need to do,” said Jobin.

The Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport has consistently supported high performance projects including  preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games. Lac Beauport also hosted the 2005 Pan Am Canoe Championships.

“We feel very proud and privileged to continue to build our partnership with Canoe Kayak Canada in the pursuit of excellence,” said Georges Delisle, President of Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport. “Since 1968 we have had at least one Lac-Beauport athlete on every Olympic team and many national team athletes have emerged from our club. This National Training Centre will be an excellent source of inspiration for the kids at the club, our community and the region.”

In addition to the local partners, the centre and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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Get ready for competition season
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The 2017 paddling competition season is about to kick off and Canoe Kayak Canada is prepared to bring you the news when it happens.

 

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Sprint news

  • Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials (May 13-14) Montreal, QC
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 (May 26-28) Szeged, Hungary
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 (June 2-4) Belgrade, Serbia
  • Canadian Sprint Junior and U21 Team Trials (June 23-25) Dartmouth, NS
  • Sprint Canada Cup (July 1-2, July 8-9) Ottawa, ON and Shawinigan, QC
  • ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships (July 27-30) Pitești, Romania
  • Canada Summer Games – Sprint Events (August 7-10) Winnipeg, MB
  • Sprint National Championships (Aug 22-26) Welland, ON
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (Aug 23-27) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Olympic Hopes Regatta (Sep 15-19) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Pan American Championships (Oct 12-15) Ibarra, Ecuador

 

Whitewater news

  • Slalom Team Trials (May 13-14) Kananaskis, AB
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 1 (June 16-18) Prague, Czech Republic
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 2 (June 23-25) Markkleeberg, Germany
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 3 (June 7-9) Augsburg, Germany
  • ICF Junior & U23 Slalom World Championships (July 18-23) Britislava, Slovakia
  • World Games – Canoe Polo Events (July 28-30) Wroclaw, Poland
  • Whitewater National Championships (Aug 5-6) Ottawa, ON
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 4 (Sep 1-3) Ivrea, Italy
  • ICF Slalom World Cup Final (Sep 8-10) La Seu D’urgell, Spain
  • ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Sep 27-Oct 1) Pau, France
  • ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships (Nov 27-Dec 2) San Juan, Argentina

 

Marathon news

  • ICF Marathon World Championships (September 7-10) Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

Past articles can be views in News Archives.

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May
10
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Canoe Kayak Canada launches casual clothing line through online store
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OTTAWA, ON (May 10, 2017) — Paddling fans now have a new way to show off their love of the sport. Canoe Kayak Canada is rolling out a new line of casual clothing through online sales. The line features quality made-in-Canada products, designed for those who embrace the paddling lifestyle.

“Clothing to compliment your rugged passion for paddling.”

The new line is anchored with four main products including the Steadfast Tee, the Portage Raglan, the Dockside Trucker Hat and the Crosswind Zippered Hoodie. There are colour and style variations for several of these products with new designs to be introduced throughout the season. Customers can feel good about making a purchase knowing they are supporting paddling programs and Canadian athletes. All profits will go towards Canoe Kayak Canada’s programs to further its mission of encouraging Canadians to enjoy the sport of paddling and achieving success at all levels of competition.

Shop online now – shop.canoekayak.ca

*first shipments will go out by the end of May

 

 

Steadfast tee  – $30/$35

 

Stand tall and be proud. This timeless Canadian-made tee is best worn on a fine summer day​, but we know you’ll stretch the season. Because you’re Canadian – and a paddler​ – t​his sport is a part of who you are and t​his tee, with its ultra-soft fabric, soon will be too​​.

Portage raglan – $40/$45

 

It’s the perfect fresh shirt to put on after a paddle. The Portage Raglan is casual and can be worn anywhere, and in between. Before you load up your gear and traverse on to whatever lies ahead, take a moment to feel the soft sleeves as you reflect on your journey. Canadian-made with two complimentary fabric colours, this raglan features heritage artwork to connect you to your sport.

 

 

Crosswind Zippered Hoodie – $90

 

Crosswind, headwind or tailwind, this hoodie will keep you warm from whichever way the breeze is blowing. This quality Canadian-made sweater is perfect for a morning or evening leisure paddle, for staying warm between races, or for the all-weather fans who are prepared to brave frigid temperatures.

 

Dockside Trucker Hat – $30

 

Whether you’re a sprinter or in it for the long haul, you might as well look good doing it. The dockside trucker hat will keep the sun out of your eyes from the time you leave home until the sun sets, whether you’re commuting to the cottage or across the country to compete. Its mesh back will keep you cool, its snapback will adjust to the headset you’re in. and its style will surely harness your tranquility whether you’re on your way for a paddle or just dreaming about it.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes.

May
8
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Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk named to Sprint National Team Coach positions
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OTTAWA, ON (May 8, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name three coaches to sprint National Team positions. Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk will play key roles in preparing our athletes for international success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

“As the coaching structure begins to takes shape, I am pleased to have Fred, Chad and Jan on board. They each possess the leadership skills and the technical knowledge to move our team forward,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I am confident that their contributions to our coaching team will see Canada reemerge as a World power in paddling as we move together to Tokyo and beyond, to 2024.”

Frédéric Jobin to coach Men’s Kayak

Frédéric Jobin has been named to head the Men’s Kayak National Team program. Most recently he coached the Men’s Kayak 200m group. Jobin has coached Mark de Jonge throughout his 200m career while he has won an Olympic bronze medal in 2012 and followed with a silver and two gold medals at the World Championships. Jobin was also Caroline Brunet’s coach between 2000 and 2004. During that time she earned Olympic silver and bronze medals and won five World Championship medals.

As the Men’s Kayak coach, Jobin will focus the new Olympic program which will include K1 200m, K1 1000m, K2 1000m and the new K4 distance of 500m.

“It will be a new challenge for me, and the athletes,” said Jobin. “Like when 200 metre events were added to the Olympic program, we had to adapt and push the limits. I feel extremely privileged to coach the entire Men’s Kayak group and together we will work hard to reach new heights.”

Jobin graduated from Laval University with a degree in Kinesiology. He continued on to complete a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal. Jobin started paddling at Lac Sergent in his youth before moving into coaching. He was the head coach of Lac Beauport Canoe Club From 1989 to 2008.

Chad Brooks to coach Women’s Kayak

Chad Brooks has been hired to coach Canoe Kayak Canada’s Women’s Kayak National Team program. Brooks has been a National Team Coach since 2013 where he has coached NextGen athletes and most recently has worked under the mentorship of National Men’s Kayak Coach, Frédéric Jobin.

Canoe Kayak Canada announced a partnership last October with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) to develop a world-leading training environment in Nova Scotia for the National Women’s Kayak program. Brooks’ hiring will be an integral piece in realizing this vision. The Women’s Kayak program has been building momentum since going through a rebuilding period. The team earned four Women’s Kayak athlete quota spots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and posted a top result of eighth place in the K4 500m.

“When I look at the talent that exists within Women’s Kayak in Canada, I have no doubt we can compete with the best the world has to offer,” said Brooks. “I’m excited to be part of fostering a program that these athletes and all Canadians can be proud to call their own.”

Brooks is in the process of completing his Advanced Coaching Diploma and is a NCCP competition-certified coach. Brooks started out paddling with his family at Orenda Canoe Club where he captured several national titles and his national best time in the Midget K1 6000m from 1996 stood for well over a decade. He was the head coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club for seven years before starting with the National Team.

Jan Kruk to coach Women’s Canoe

Jan Kruk has been selected to coach the Women’s Canoe National program as the discipline is slated to make its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games, subject to approval of the International Olympic Committee. Kruk was hired by Canoe Kayak Canada in 2014 to coach the NextGen Training Group for Atlantic Canada where he focused on supporting potential performers at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. This will be natural transition for Kruk as he works to develop and lead the Women’s Canoe Program into Tokyo.

“Canada has been a world leader in Women’s Canoe and was instrumental in having the women’s canoe events added to the Olympic program,” said Kruk. “I look forward to working with the dedicated athletes within our system as we set our sights on Tokyo 2020.”

Kruk was a decorated national canoe team athlete for Poland. He has coached for many years in the club system in Canada, with much of his time being spent at Banook Canoe Club. He was also a personal coach of Tom Hall when he won the 1999 Junior World Championships. He also worked with Olympian Jason McCoombs. He is currently coaching Katie Vincent He also worked with Olympian Jason McCoombs and is currently coaching Katie Vincent — Junior & U23 World Champion who set a World Record in the Women’s C1 200 this past summer.

Men’s Canoe Coach still to be determined

Canoe Kayak Canada has restructured its coaching staff to align with the new Olympic program, recommendations of an internal High Performance review and available resources. This restructuring created a new vision that places an emphasis on finding strong leaders, in addition to technically skilled candidates to fill each of these positions. The goal is to build a coaching staff focused on building team success for Tokyo and beyond.

The hiring process for the Men’s Canoe Coach has been extended. While this position is still open, Mark Granger, a current staff member will oversee the Men’s Canoe Program through the balance of the competitive season. Granger is an experienced National Coach with an excellent track record of leadership and performance. He is currently working with our Junior Program.

Apr
7
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Dates confirmed for the 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland, ON
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OTTAWA, ON (April 7, 2017) — The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 1 to 5, 2018 with opening ceremonies scheduled for July 31. Three years ago, the International Canoe Federation awarded the Championships to Welland following a successful bid presentation at ICF headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Much planning and preparation has taken place since that announcement was made. Here are five things to know about next year’s Canoe Polo Championships.

5 things to know about the 2018 World Championships

  1. 30 countries are expected to participate, making for approximately 60 teams over four classes
  1. A test event will take place this year in Welland from September 8–10, 2017
  1. Italy and New Zealand are the reigning World Champions in men’s and women’s divisions respectively
  1. You can Join the Event on Facebookto keep up to date on the lastest news leading in the event
  1. Canoe polo is a thrilling sport to watch. Check out the crowd energy at last year’s World Championships in Syracuse, Italy

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Apr
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116 paddling events stacked up on Canoe Kayak Canada’s 2017 calendar
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OTTAWA, ON (April 6, 2017) — 2017, the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, will be a big year for paddling competitions in Canada. Considering the sport’s deep roots in Canadian heritage, it is fitting that this special year will be celebrated with so many paddling events. Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to release a preliminary events calendar on its website featuring 116 paddling events taking place across Canada and 22 international events to be attended by National Teams.

View Online Events Calendar

 

By the numbers

  • 116 events
  • 33 featured events
  • 22 international events
  • 42 marathon events
  • 32 sprint events
  • 25 slalom events
  • 16 wildwater events
  • 6 freestyle events
  • 3 canoe polo events
  • Most popular month: July with 30 events

Featured Events

Canoe Kayak Canada will host several National-level paddling competitions this year. To select athletes for National Teams, there will be two sets of sprint and one set of slalom Canadian Team Trials. Five National Championships will take place for sprint, whitewater, marathon, surfski and canoe polo over the summer. Sudbury, ON will host the Canoe Polo National Championships in July and the Marathon Canadian Championships in August. The Canadian Surfski Championships will take place in Squamish, BC. Whitewater Championships will take place in Ottawa and Sprint Championships will round out the circuit in Welland, ON to be followed by the Canadian Masters competition at the same venue the next day. There are two Sprint Canada Cups on the calendar including one in Ottawa to coincide with Canada Day in the capital and one in Shawinigan, QC the following week.

Featured events are displayed on the events calendar with photos along with a red backdrop for international events and brown backdrop for national events.

International Circuit

The International Canoe Federation will host three Sprint World Cups on consecutive weekends starting in May in Europe. The Canadian Team will compete at World Cups 2 and 3 which will both include Paracanoe events. There are five Canoe Slalom World Cups on the calendar.

Two Junior and U23 World Championships are taking place just a week apart in the second half of July. For canoe slalom, those Championships will happen in Britislava, Slovakia starting July 18. For sprint the Championships will take place in Pitești, Romania starting July 27.

Canada will send teams to the ICF World Championships for Sprint, Slalom, Marathon and Freestyle. The Freestyle World Championships are the final event of the year and will stretch the calendar to December 2 by taking advantage of warmer weather in Argentina.

In preparation for hosting the Canoe Polo World Championships next year, the Welland International Flatwater Centre will welcome international teams to a test event this year from September 8 to 10. The Open Canoe North American Championship will take place in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC.

The Games this year

It’s a post-Olympic and Paralympic year and there will be two prominent Games taking place in Canada plus the World Games are taking place in Poland. The Canada Summer Games are taking place in Winnipeg starting July 28 and sprint paddling events are scheduled for the second week of the Games. Toronto will host the North American Indigenous Games from July 16 to 23 and paddling events will take place in Welland, ON. Canada’s Women’s Canoe Polo team will compete at the World Games from July 28 to 30.

Unique Events

There are some events that score particularly high when it comes to the ‘wow factor’. The Voyageurs Rendezvous 150 is one such event as teams will paddle 1,600 kilometres from Rocky Mountain House, AB to The Pas, MB to retrace a traditional trading route in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The race pays tribute to Canada’s portaging past and makes use of traditional voyageur canoes. Teams of nine are still being recruited for this feat taking place over the month of July.

Speaking of history, the Yukon River Quest is the World’s longest annual canoe and kayak race stretching from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The Classique Internationale de Canots de la Mauricie will cover 200 kilometres over four days from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières, QC. This race has been a spectacle since its inception in 1934. Bucking the river theme for the long-haul races is the Lake Ontario Crossing where paddlers will race from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto on Stand Up Paddleboards, or SUPs. And while not quite in Canada there will surely be a few Canadian West Coasters making the trip across the boarder to Bellingham, Washington to take part in a duathlon that transcends seasons and ecosystems with the Ski to Sea race.

Local Events

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to participate in every event. There are many local competitions featured on the calendar that are open to public participation, including the Great Muskoka Paddling Experience, the Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge and many others. With a variety of races of different disciplines, distances and levels of competition, Canoe Kayak Canada’s line up of events has wide offering for families, communities and champions. More events will be added in the coming weeks so be sure to check back regularly.

View Online Events Calendar

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Mar
29
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Job Posting – Paralympic Coach / Manager
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY – NATIONAL COACH

  • Paralympic Coach / Manager – location: To be Determined (Competition # PC – 01)

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions.

We are seeking a National Paralympic Coach / Manager.  Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, the National Paralympic Coach / Manager is accountable for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted under his/her care.  This individual will be part of a team working to deliver CKC’s Paralympic Program nationally with the objective of identifying a pool of athletes with a high probability of current and future podium success. As well this position will provide on-site support in a managerial role for assigned international competitions. Canoe Kayak is an integrated international competition model (para & able-bodied) so this role will work closely with the National Coaches and Staff of the able-bodied teams.

If you possess the passion and qualifications for one or more of these positions, please submit your resume along with a covering letter clearly outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for.  Should you be applying for more than one of these positions, please submit multiple applications quoting the Competition Number as listed above.

Application deadline is April 20 at 4 p.m. EST. Apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

 

Qualifications:

Education

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or hold an equivalent national coaching qualification

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level at both 0-4 and 5-8 years from the podium.
  • Experience working with para athletes of all ages and their equipment requirements is preferred.
  • Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance.
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
  • Strong computer literacy and coaching software
  • Experience in a supporting role as an on-site manager for international camps & competitions.
  • Knowledge of the classification system of the International Canoe Federation.

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.  Applications are to be summited electronically by April 20 at 4 p.m. EST to Garham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mar
21
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JOB POSTING – NATIONAL TEAM COACH (3 POSITIONS)
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL COACHES

Women’s Kayak – location: Halifax (Competition # WK – 01)
Men’s Canoe – location: to be determined (Competition # MC – 02)
Women’s Canoe – location: to be determined (Competition # WC – 03)

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions.

We are seeking the three (3) National Coaches. Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, the National Coaches are accountable for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted under his/her care.

The National Coaches are responsible for the design, content implementation and the results of a comprehensive competition, training and monitoring program for the athletes for which he/she has been entrusted.

If you possess the passion and qualifications for one or more of these positions, please submit your resume along with a covering letter clearly outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for!!! Should you be applying for more than one of these positions, please submit multiple applications quoting the Competition Number(s) as listed above.

Application deadline is March 30 at 4 p.m. EST. Apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Qualifications:

Education
• The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
• Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or hold an equivalent national coaching qualification

Skills / Background
• Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level.
• Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others
• Have good written and oral communication skills
• Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance
• The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
• Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
• Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
• Strong computer literacy and coaching software

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are to be summited electronically by March 30 at 4 p.m. EST to:
gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate all applications, however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mar
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Whitewater Domestic Development Committee initiated
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OTTAWA, ON (March 15, 2017) —Canoe Kayak Canada has struck a new volunteer committee focused on growing the whitewater discipline at the grassroots and development level.

“This committee is a great step for the whitewater discipline and will go a long way in strengthening our domestic development programs and building a vibrant participation base,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater Manager. “Having strong development programs is key to getting more participants into the sport and setting athletes up to succeed in all levels of competition.”

The nine-person Whitewater Domestic Development Committee will provide technical direction and oversight on programming and the whitewater national championships. The committee representatives were elected by the Whitewater Council following a call for candidates that attracted many qualified volunteers coming forward. The committee will meet on a monthly basis by conference call.

 

Role Name
Chair Mark Taylor
Club Representative Tyler Lawlor
Coach/Instructor Representative Claudia Van Wijk
Provincial/Territorial Representative Trevor Braun
Officials Representative Duncan Daniels
Freestyle Representative Trevor L’Heureux
Canoe Polo Representative Catherine O’Brien
Slalom Representative Anthony Colin
Wildwater Representative Warren Hastings

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

Feb
9
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Canoe Kayak included for second year of RBC Training Ground
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Athlete search to air on CBC Sports

OTTAWA, ON (February 9, 2017) — For a second straight year, RBC Training Ground will be crossing Canada in search of the next Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Canoe Kayak Canada is again involved with partners RBC, CBC Sports, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network to be included as one of eleven sports in the talent search.

RBC and the COF will invest in identifying, developing and supporting Team Canada’s next generation of athletes. The RBC Training Ground program is an opportunity for enhanced funding and training support for CKC’s NextGen programs and athletes to reach the podium in 2020.

This is also a recruitment opportunity for clubs to take in new athletes found through the search.

 

 

The RBC Training Ground consists of a series of local qualifier events across Canada where athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will be assessed against performance benchmarks over a series of key tests in power, speed, strength and endurance. Participants will be identified to attend regional finals where up to 100 athletes will perform in front of national and provincial sport representatives. Up to 50 of those athletes will receive additional assistance such as funding, resources, coaching and/or mentorship through the COF and RBC to be administered through the National Sport Organizations. In addition, the top athlete from each regional final will receive a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Similar to familiarization trips taken by Canada’s top Olympians, this opportunity will help prepare and encourage the athletes when they, hopefully, make future Olympic Games.

CBC Sports will produce broadcast features to introduce Canadians to the athletes and their stories uncovered at RBC Training Ground events across the country. These features will follow the journey of the top athlete from each of the five main regional events as they train in their new sport and begin the transition from relative unknown to a potential member of Team Canada. Olympian and former national women’s soccer team member Karina LeBlanc will attend the five main regional events on behalf of CBC Sports and will appear within the network’s weekly TV program, Road To The Olympic Games, online at cbcsports.ca and via CBC Sports’ social media platforms with reports from each event.

Upcoming Local Qualifier Events

  • February 12 – Kamloops, BC (Tournament Capital Centre)
  • February 19 – Victoria, BC (University of Victoria)
  • February 19 – Fredericton, NB (University of New Brunswick)
  • February 25 – Saint John, NB (University of New Brunswick – Saint John Campus)
  • March 18 – Grande Prairie, AB (Crosslink County Sportsplex)
  • March 25 – Lethbridge, AB (University of Lethbridge)
  • March 25 – Antigonish, NS (St. Francis Xavier University)
  • April 1 – Halifax, NS (Dalhousie University)
  • April 1 – Okotoks, AB (Crescent Point Regional Field House)
  • April 8 – Edmonton, AB (Foote Field Dome)
  • April 8 – Longueuil, QC (Cégep Édouard-Montpetit)
  • April 15 – St. John’s, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre)
  • April 22 – Sherbrooke, QC (Sherbrooke University)
  • April 30 – Charlottetown, PEI (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • May 6 – Québec City, QC (Laval University)
  • September (dates and locations TBC) – events throughout Ontario

 

Regional Finals

  • March 4, Vancouver, BC (Richmond Oval in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific)
  • May 6, Calgary, AB (Winsport in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary)
  • June 10, Halifax, NS (Canada Games Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic)
  • July 8, Montréal, QC (in partnership with Institut National du Sport)
  • October 7, Toronto, ON (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Ontario)

 

 

Learn more about RBC Training Ground

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jan
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ottawa and Shawinigan to host 2017 Sprint Canada Cups
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Third year for Canada Cup, aimed at hosting high-level competition in Canada

OTTAWA, ON (January 11, 2017) – Two Canada Cup sprint competitions have been scheduled for the 2017 season. The Rideau Canoe Club will host the first Canada Cup at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa, ON in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations on July 1 and 2. The following weekend, the Shawinigan Canoe Club will host a second Canada Cup on July 8 and 9. The events are each expected to draw approximately 300 competing athletes from club, provincial, national, and international teams.

“This is a big year for us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is fitting to bring these events and our truly Canadian sport to these two iconic locations,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “Since we initiated the event three years ago, the Canada Cups have grown to be  high-quality competitions and we are excited to welcome competitors from near and far to Ottawa and Shawinigan.”

The Canada Cups have attracted international participation with team from countries including Great Britain, Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United States. Provincial teams, club teams and Canada’s U17, Junior and U23 teams also compete.

For more information on each event:

Ottawa, ON – Canada Cup 1 – July 1- 2

Shawinigan, QC Canada Cup 2 – July 8- 9

 

In addition to the Canada Cups in Shawinigan and Ottawa, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to promote two additional high-level competitions over the same weekend in the Prairie region which will provide quality completion between Provincial and Club Teams from the US and Canada.

Regina, SKCanada Day Regatta – July 1- 2

Winnipeg. MB – Canada Games Test Event – July 9

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jan
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
It’s 2017 and bows are pointing toward Welland
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2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships

WELLAND, ON (January 11, 2017) – With the New Year upon us, the nation’s best canoers and kayakers are now aiming their bows towards Welland, ON, for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Canoe Welland 2017 will be the culmination of Canoe Kayak Canada’s summer racing schedule and will bring together approximately 1,800 athletes from coast to coast to vie for the title of national champion.

 

 

Set in the heart of Ontario’s wine and fruit country, Canoe Welland 2017 will take place over five days of competition, from August 22-26, 2017, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

On August 27, 2017, approximately 400 masters paddlers, ranging in age from 25 to over 60, will take part in CanMas2017, the Canadian Masters’ National Championships.

Canoe Welland 2017 will see athletes compete in one, two and four-person canoes and kayaks in 200, 500, and 1000-metre heats and finals going head-to-head across nine lanes. August 26, 2017, will see the spectacular war canoe races, in which 14 paddlers and a coxswain in each four-metre-long boat churn the waters in a tremendous show of power and synchronization.

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While the focus of 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships will be about racing, Canoe Welland 2017 organizers have added features to make the week a true festival of competitive excellence and the sport of flat-water racing.

Visit  www.CanoeWelland2017.com

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will have a presence at CanoeWelland2017 with dancers and singers, as well a display of the history of life on their territory. A display from Canada’s Canoe Museum, which traces the origins of the sport to the Indigenous inventors of the craft, to today’s modern boats and World and Olympic glory.

Those who can’t make it to enjoy Welland and the surrounding area can still catch the action: the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships will be live-streamed on line across the country and around the world.

A large group of local vendors, food trucks and entertainers will be on site through the competition to complement the main attraction: determining who will be Canadian champions, as well as future World and Olympic medalists.

Visit www.CanoeWelland2017.ca throughout the coming year for more details on the championships, including information on where to stay, where to eat and what to do in the Welland area, as well as more details of the event including a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Join the event on Facebook and follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter for more news, features and information as the date to the first race draws closer.

Dec
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Graham Barton to take the reins as Canoe Kayak Canada’s new Chief Technical Officer
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OTTAWA, ON (December 22, 2016) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to announce that Graham Barton will return to lead the technical side of its organization. Barton was Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director for eleven years from 1999 to 2010, as well as a high performance coach and athlete. He spent the last six years working at Own the Podium as a High Performance Advisor.

“Graham has a strong track-record and remarkable leadership qualities that will be critical in empowering our team to be among the best in the world,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “We are very pleased to have him returning to the sport he knows so well and I’m extremely optimistic for the future.”

As the Chief Technical Officer, Barton will head Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance strategy and National Team Programs in collaboration with coaches, athletes, officials, clubs and funding partners. He will lead the development and implementation of a strategic long-term technical plan to ensure sustainable success across the system. He will initially focus on the sprint program and in the long-term will work to adapt best practices and common services across disciplines. He will also further the implementation of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model which he initially helped to develop.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Canoe Kayak Canada where we have such a strong history of success and a tradition of excellence in athlete development,” said Barton. “One of the main lessons I have learned from my many years in sport is that excellence is a process. A culture of excellence can have an impact on everything we do. I will to come to the job everyday thinking about how I can be better, how can I make the organization better and how can I make the environment better for the athletes. It will take a collaborative approach to reach our goals as an organization and I look forward to being a part of the team making this possible for Tokyo and beyond.”

With Canoe Kayak Canada’s revamped organizational structure, Barton will work as part of the senior leadership team composed of CEO Casey Wade and Ian Mortimer, the newly named Director of Development, and soon to be hired Head Coach in 2017. This team will work to ensure success throughout the system, stemming from the grassroots and club level, and progressing to the highest levels of competition. Barton will also work closely with the Senior Sprint Team Manager, Athlete Service Manager, National Team Coaches and other staff.

Barton will officially start his post as Chief Technical Officer on January 30 at Canoe Kayak Canada’s office in Ottawa after wrapping up his duties with Own the Podium.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes outstanding coaches
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OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has recently recognized a group of outstanding coaches for their achievements in the 2016 season.

 

Edgar Garza wins Club Development Award

Edgar Garza of the Calgary Canoe Club won Canoe Kayak Canada’s Club Development Award for his work in building the sport at the grassroots level.

“Edgar goes way beyond the duty of coaching to accommodate his athletes’ specific needs,” one of his athletes explained in putting forward the nomination. “Edgar will spend hours after practice helping not only the high-performance athletes but the younger developing ones as well. He even goes out to programs that we have at local lakes to find talent and recruit young paddlers.”

 

Two freestyle coaches receive Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

Ryan Whetung of Braeside, ON and Louis-Philippe Legaré of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC were both recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada for their contributions in coaching athletes to the podium at the 2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships. The Championships were hosted on homewater last September at the Garburator Wave on the Ottawa River in Beachburg, ON.

Ryan Whetung coached Nick Troutman to a bronze medal in the Senior Men’s K1 category while Louis-Philippe Legaré coached Zach Zwanenburg to a bronze in the Men’s C1. Freestyle is an impressive whitewater sport in which athletes are scored for their ability to perform an array of tricks and moves while surfing on a standing wave.

 

Coach Recognition Award Recipients

A total of 51 Canadian coaches received Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coach Recognition Awards. The awards were presented to coaches whose athletes achieved a gold medal performance at their National Championships or made a National Team during the 2016 season. Fifteen of these coaches received the recognition award for the first time.

*indicates first time winner. The coach’s club/team is noted after their name

Rob Baert (Senobe)

Ian Bardos* (Cheema)

Tamas Buday Jr (Pointe-Claire)

Tamas Buday Sr (Mississauga)

Larry Cain (Burloak)

Chris Chaisson (MicMac)

Andres Carranco (Rideau)

Diana Deek (Rideau)

Mari Ellery (Balmy Beach)

Edgar Garza (Calgary)

Hunter George (Burloak)

Luc Grenier (Lac Beauport)

Andrzej Gronomicz (Saskatoon)

Wade Farquharson (Rideau)

Joel Hazzan (Ottawa River)

Brian Hammer (Pitt Meadows)

Anna Hetzler* (Cheema)

Conrad Hutter* (Rideau)

Kyle Jeffery (Mississauga)

Toshko Kalpakov* (Banook)

Mike Kerrivan (Cheema)

Chris MacPherson (Sack-a-Wa)

Piotr Majewski (Ridge)

Peter Martinek (Balmy Beach)

Adam Mayo (Cascades)

Sean McBeath* (False Creek)

Kevin McIntyre* (Balmy Beach)

Éric Mihalovic* (Pointe-Claire)

Adam Oldershaw (Burloak)

Scott Oldershaw (Burloak)

Mathieu Pelletier (Trois-Rivières)

Jon Pike (Maskwa)

Samuel Raiche (Lachine)

Mike Robinson (Wascana)

Rob Sargant (Burloak)

Helen Savin (Richmond Hill)

Hannah Schmidt* (Ottawa River)

Jerome Seremak (Manitoba)

Michael Thomas* (Pointe-Claire)

Brendan Curson (Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan)

Mike Holroyd (Alberta Slalom)

Louis-Philipe Legare (Valleyfield)

Thea Froehlich* (Alberta Slalom)

Anthony Colin* (Whitewater Ontario)

Kyle Polsfut (Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers)

Keegan Smith (Central Alberta Paddling Excellence)

Brad Cameron (Canoe Polo National Team)

Chaz Cheung* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Darryl O’Brien* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Rick Janigo* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Sieger Roorda* (Canoe Polo National Team)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint National Team Trials scheduled for 2017
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OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has scheduled two sets of Sprint National Team Trials for the 2017 season along with carding race to be held in advance of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The trials are scheduled for Montréal in May, Dartmouth in June and the additional carding races will take place in Welland in August.

Senior National Team Trials

Montréal, QC • May 11-14, 2017

The first set of trials will be used to identify athletes for the Senior Team Selection Pool in order to name athletes to the following teams:

  • World Cups
  • World Championships

Additional athletes may be selected for the following teams:

  • Under 23 World Championships
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Senior Team

Trials 1 will also impact Senior nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)

 

Junior and U21 National Team Trials

Dartmouth, NS • June 23-25, 2017

The second set of trials will be used as part of the selection process for the following teams:

  • Junior World Championships
  • Junior European Tour and ICF World Dragon Boat Championships
  • Canada Cup Tour
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Junior Team

Trials 2 will also impact U21 nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)

 

Carding Races

Welland, ON • August 21, 2017

Races to finalize recommendations for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program will be held on the Monday of National Championships for:

  • Athletes not nominated through performances at the Senior, U23 or Junior World Championships (second assessment)
  • U21 athletes for Development Cards (second assessment)

The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 22 to 26 with the following team selection taking place:

  • Olympic Hopes Regatta

 

Full selection criteria has not yet been established so all teams to be selected and carding requirements at each set of trials are still subject to change. While the dates have been set with venue managers, they are still considered tentative until formal hosting contracts have been officially signed.

View Competition Calendar

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Julie Beaulieu
National Programs Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.790.7705
jbeaulieu@canoekayak.ca

Dec
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ian Mortimer to lead Canoe Kayak Canada’s Development Programs
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OTTAWA, ON (December 13, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name Ian Mortimer as its new Director of Development. In his new role, Mortimer will focus on program development to align with Canoe Kayak Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model.

“Ian’s passion for the sport shines through in everything he does,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “He has proven his ability to work collaboratively with people to develop the sport. I know he will play an instrumental role in helping Canoe Kayak to reach its full potential.”

Mortimer will work in partnership with clubs, divisions, Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations, and High Performance management to help develop the sport at the grassroots and club level and allow athletes to successfully progress towards the Podium Pathway to strengthen our high performance system. He will work to improve the quality of coaching throughout Canada and will lead the implementation of the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP). Mortimer will be part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Technical Leadership Team to support domestic development and high performance objectives.

“Learning to paddle can be life changing — I know that first-hand,” said Mortimer. “In this new position, I am excited to continue working with our entire community to get more Canadians out on the water. Setting out in a canoe or kayak is never truly about the destination. Whether a paddler reaches the highest international level of competition, or more simply spends some of their summer paddling our rivers and lakes, I am confident that their journey in our Canadian development system can serve as a foundation for lifelong success, on and off the water.”

Mortimer has served as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Manager of Domestic Development and Partner Relations since 2015. He was a National Team canoe athlete for seven years and retired in 2012. He grew up paddling at the Rideau Canoe Club and spent three years coaching full-time after his retirement. His international career highlights include a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games, two silver medals at the World University Championships and placing fourth in C4 at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.

He is however, most proud of his accomplishments at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. These include winning 17 medals as both a paddler and war canoe cox, and winning the Black trophy twice in Junior Men’s C4. Mortimer holds a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and was a board member for the Coaching Association of Canada for six years.

Canoe Kayak Canada has recently undergone and full High Performance review in partnership with Own The Podium, and a Human Resources review with the support of the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Sport Enhancement Fund. The purpose of these reviews were to look at ways to strengthen our high performance system and to restructure staff roles to improve operational efficiencies. A Chief Technical Officer will soon be hired to lead the High Performance Program.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sherbrooke to host the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
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1200 paddlers from over 40 clubs across Canada are expected to attend

OTTAWA, ON (December 3, 2016) – Today at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Meeting of Members of the Sprint Racing Discipline, member clubs unanimously voted to hold the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships in Sherbrooke, QC from August 28 to September 1. The Canadian Masters Championships – CanMas – will also take place in Sherbrooke on September 2.

“This event brings our entire sprint community together and is a real cornerstone of the sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “The races, the emotion, the club pride — it’s an event paddlers look forward to all year and we’re looking forward to bringing the excitement to Sherbrook in 2018.”

The Championships – most recently hosted in Dartmouth, NS and destined for Welland, ON in 2017 – regularly draw 1200 participants from over forty clubs across Canada. Participants will include National Team athletes and upcoming paddlers in their early teens. The Championships were last hosted in Sherbrooke in 2009 and the site also hosted the paddling events for the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the paddling family back to Sherbrooke,” said Nicolas Lemay, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “This venue is unique with the racecourse right in the heart of the city. This will be the perfect stage to showcase such an iconic sport and such renowned event.”

Athletes will compete for club pride in canoe and kayak events across several distances over the five days. War canoe races are an astonishing demonstration of fitness and teamwork as nine boats of fifteen paddlers go all out in a head-to-head race that usually comes right down to the finish line. Burgees are presented to the overall top ranking clubs in a tradition that has gone on for over a hundred years.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

Nov
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Frank Garner, John Edwards and Don McKenzie maintain positions on International Canoe Federation Board
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OTTAWA, ON (November 28, 2016) – Three Canadians have maintained their positions on the International Canoe Federation’s Board of Directors following elections at the ICF’s Extra Ordinary Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan, under a newly accepted ICF Governance structure.

Frank Garner was re-elected from a competitive field of four candidates as the Chair of Canoe Sprint. Garner has held this position since 2008 and has been a member of the Canoe Sprint committee since 1995. The result of Friday’s election means he will serve another four-year term and now sits of the ICF Executive Committee.

 

Garner, of Waverley, NS, has been a long-time paddling volunteer, a past national team coach and was Chief Official at multiple Olympic Games including Rio 2016. As Chair of Canoe Sprint he has lead the proposal for an Olympic program with gender equity for 2020. He has made strides in making canoe sprint a more universal sport and has been working to improve the sports presentation aspect of competitions while maintaining the sport in its pure form.

John Edwards has earned another four-year term as the ICF’s Paracanoe Chair. Edwards, of Carleton Place, ON, has played a lead role internationally in making paddling accessible to everyone. He helped to steer Paracanoe towards inclusion in the 2016 Paralympic Games for the first time ever. Edwards was Canoe Kayak Canada’s Domestic Development Director for sixteen years and has recently been named a finalist for the World Paddling Awards under the Lifetime Achievement category.

Dr. Don McKenzie will continue as Chair of the ICF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Committee. McKenzie has been a strong advocate for clean sport. He has been the Chief Physician for the Canadian paddling team for many years and also sits on the board for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Through his research he has lead the international Abreast In A Boat movement in which he has enabled thousands of breast cancer survivors to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles but involving them in dragon boating.

“We are proud of to have these three highly respected Canadians serving in such influential roles at the international level,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Each of them has made tremendous contributions to the sport and we are pleased that they will continue to lead the way forward.”

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Nov
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada names Sprint Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (November 23, 2016) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its sprint teams for the 2016-2017 season.

The National Team consists of carded athletes who are part of Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program. The NextGen 2024 Team is composed of targeted athletes who have demonstrated they are on track to achieve make a final at the 2024 Olympic Games. The Academy Team is composed of junior athletes who have demonstrated the potential for future international success based on performance indicators.

 

National Team Carded Athletes

Men’s Kayak 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge (200m) Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin (500m) Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott (200m) Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (200m) Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane (200m) Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Hugues Fournel (200m) Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
James Lavallée (200m) Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Maxence Beauchesne (500m) Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Orenda Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Sam Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Paracanoe Hometown Club Coach
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Mark Granger / Marc Creamer
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

 

 

NextGen 2024 Team

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
James Lavallee Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Tess Peterman Cascades Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
Juliette Brault Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Rob Stott / Eric Mihalovic

 

 

Academy Team

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Luke Steinburg Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Justin Dobson Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Cameron Nowen Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Thomas Paquette Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Ryan Lefort Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Jack McGovern Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Sawyer Capes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Alex Canning Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Cameron Lang Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
David Stewart Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Matt Chisholm Sackville, NS Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPherson
       
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Riley Melanson Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Corrina Higgins Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihailovic
Courtney Piercey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Hannah English Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Claire Carruthers Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Adriana Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Jane Girgulis Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Sophia Cuoci Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihailovic
       
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Nicholas Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery
Thomas Côté Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Kieran Moorfield-Yee Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Tyler Laidlaw Sackville, NS Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPherson
Dawson Peachey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Conor O’Neill Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Adam Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Rylan Conway Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Matt Sampson Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
       
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Kate Hennesey Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Emily Howard Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery
Audrey Veillette Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Julia Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Cascades Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
Courtney Spratt Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Sloan Mackenzie Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Oct
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Coach Excellence Awards – Nominations now open
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Canoe Kayak Canada presents the Coach Excellence Awards annually in recognition of excellence demonstrated by members of our coaching community. Nominations are now open until Tuesday, November 15 at 4 p.m. EST and this is your chance to suggest a coach who is deserving of the Club Development or CEO’s Award. In order for a coach to be eligible for any of the above awards, they must be an NCCP certified coach and part of the Coaching Association of Canada.

Click the award links below to submit your nomination.

CEO’s Award

 

Club Development Award 

 

More Information

Oct
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Strategic Plan Webinars
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Nov 1 & 2, 2016 at 8 pm EST

The CKC Strategic Planning Working Group invites you to participate in an interactive webinar designed to inform you of our past engagement activities, share our revised Vision, Mission and Values statements and gather your input on the draft priority areas for CKC’s Vision 2024 Strategic Plan.

Important information on the results of the past survey and stakeholder interviews as well as the proposed new Foundational Statements and Priority areas can be found here.

 

Executive Summary of Data Analysis

Strategic Plan Webinar

 

Your voice is important to this process.  Please register for a webinar on November 1 or November 2 at 8pm EST.

 

November 1 – Register

November 2 – Register

 

If you know someone who you feel should be involved in this discussion, please share this email with them.  All are welcome to join.

 

Oct
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
In memory of whitewater pioneer Heinz Poenn
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It is with sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada has learned of the passing of Heinz Poenn. Heinz was a part of the first Whitewater team Canada ever sent to the World Championships in 1965 in Spittal, Austria. He competed in the Men’s K1 at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games when canoe slalom made its Olympic debut. He was a National Team Coach and served on the ICF Slalom Committee where he was instrumental in bringing the Slalom and Downriver World Championships in Canada in 1979. He helped to establish the Minden White Water Preserve on the Gull River. The site hosted canoe slalom events at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Heinz was proudly in attendance. He will be remembered fondly by those who knew him and takes his place in history for his dedicated role in helping to establish whitewater racing in North America.

Photo of Canada’s first National White Water team – 1965, Spittal, Austria:  Ross Durfy, Heinz Poenn, Manfred Baur, Roger Parsons.

Oct
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
François Hamelin added to Canoe Kayak Canada’s Board of Directors
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OTTAWA, ON (October 24, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s Board of Directors has appointed François Hamelin to serve as its Independent Director for the coming year. Hamelin is an Olympic Champion in short track speed skating and has been selected to bring a perspective from outside the sport. This will be Hamelin’s second year serving on the 11-person volunteer board.

The Board is made up of two representatives from each of the Paddling Disciplines, four Paddling Association Directors and one Independent Director. The new Board will have its first in-person meeting at the annual Summit in Ottawa from December 2 to 4. A full listing of the Board with their term lengths is shown below.

 

Paddling Discipline Directors:

  • Sean Cannon, Sprint (2018)
  • Madeleine Hall, Sprint (2016)
  • Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Whitewater (2018)
  • Anne Nicholson, Marathon (2017)
  • Harold Van Winssen, Whitewater (2018)
  • Fiona Vincent, Marathon (2018)

Paddling Association Directors:

  • Peter Giles, Sprint (2019)
  • Stephen Gallant (2017)
  • Tom Hall, Athlete Director (2017)
  • Chris Helyar (2018)
  • François Hamelin, Independent Director (2017)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Oct
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Peter Giles re-elected as Canoe Kayak Canada’s President
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OTTAWA, ON (October 17, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named its Board of Directors following its annual election. This is the second Board to be named under CKC’s new governance structure.

Peter Giles was voted in by members as one of four Paddling Association Directors. The Board then elected Giles to continue as President and Harold Van Winssen to continue as Vice President.

The Board is made up of two representatives from each of the Paddling Disciplines of sprint, whitewater and marathon, as well as four Paddling Association Directors. The Board will soon appoint an Independent Director to complete the 11-person volunteer board.

The new Board will meet by teleconference to decide the Independent Director and will have its first in-person meeting at the annual Summit in Ottawa from December 2 to 4. A full listing of the Board with their term lengths is shown below.

Paddling Discipline Directors:

  • Sean Cannon, Sprint (2018)
  • Madeleine Hall, Sprint (2016)
  • Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Whitewater (2018)
  • Anne Nicholson, Marathon (2017)
  • Harold Van Winssen, Whitewater (2018)
  • Fiona Vincent, Marathon (2018)

Paddling Association Directors:

  • Peter Giles, Sprint (2019)
  • Stephen Gallant (2017)
  • Tom Hall, Athlete Director (2017)
  • Chris Helyar (2018)
  • Independent Director, To be confirmed (2017)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Oct
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Remembering 1969 Commodore Lawrence Murphy
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Lawrence Murphy sadly passed away on September 20. He was Commodore of Canoe Kayak Canada in 1969 when it was the Canadian Canoe Association. He was active with the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club since he was young and served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president. He was a member of the famous Crew ‘56 that won the John W. Black Trophy, the first year Nova Scotia competed at National Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada extends its condolences to Murphy’s family and friends.

Oct
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Atlantic Canada to become home of Women’s Kayak National Training Centre
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OTTAWA, ON (October 7, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to partner with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Women’s Kayak program.

A National Team coach will be dedicated to the centre, located in Nova Scotia. Through partnerships with local clubs and the ADCKC, the athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, housing options, sport performance services and support for special projects will also be allocated to the centre.

“Since we officially designated four National Team Training Centres in 2014, we’ve been working to provide environments for our fastest athletes to train together with support from National Team coaches and sport science staff,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We were proud to have four female kayakers on the Olympic Team this year. The creation of this centre, through our partnership with the CSCA and ADCKC, is part of developing a system to ensure our Women’s Kayak team will be successful internationally for years to come.”

National Team Training Centres are designed to bring training groups, National Team coaches and technical experts together along with adequate training infrastructure to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

The Women’s Kayak team will join over 50 other national team athletes from various sports who use the CSCA as their home base.

“The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic looks forward to working with the ADCKC, CKC and the new coach to create an environment for repeatable success on the international stage,” said Ken Bagnell, President of the CSCA. “Canoe Kayak is one of the most successful sports in Canadian Olympic history and we are honoured to have the opportunity to partner to support the next generation of performers.”

Nova Scotia has a long history of success in the sport and the ADCKC will play an integral role in creating the daily training environment the Women’s Kayak team needs to excel.

“The ADCKC has a rich history both in producing elite athletes and providing the critical infrastructure required to best support them,” said Paul Dean, Flag Officer of the ADCKC. “This includes an off-water weight training centre, boat storage and access to our world class, nine-lane International Canoe Federation race-course, complete with the ability to install start gates. We are thrilled to continue this tradition and are excited to officially add the Women’s Kayak National Team, and coach, to our roster of national team athletes already accessing our top-notch training environment.”

In addition to the two local partners, the centre and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

The search for a host for the Women’s Kayak National Team Training Centre began with a call for expressions of interest in April. Submissions from interested hosts were evaluated according to a framework looking at critical factors for success.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada and Citadel Canine to host paddling event in honour of Cpl Nathan Cirillo
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cirillo-posterOTTAWA, ON (September 20, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has partnered with Citadel Canine to host the Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge. The event will take place on October 1 and 2 at the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa to honour Cpl Nathan Cirillo who was tragically killed at the National War Memorial in 2014. Cpl Cirillo had an affection for service dogs so his regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, and his family have graciously granted naming rights for the paddling event to the Citadel Canine Society.

“It was a tragedy that really affected the entire country,” said Brian Archer, President of the Citadel Canine Society. “This event is an opportunity to do something meaningful in Nathan’s memory.”

The event will support Citadel Canine’s service dog program, their BOOTS4PUPS committee in Ottawa and Canoe Kayak Canada. The Citadel Canine Society supplies service dogs for new military veterans and first responders dealing with personal Post Traumatic or Occupational Stress challenges. Canoe Kayak Canada administers national programs to enable Canadians to enjoy paddling and achieve success at the highest levels of competition.

“We’re honoured to be involved with such a significant initiative,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “For members of the public to join together and go for a paddle is a really special way for Canadians to remember Corporal Cirillo.”

The challenge on Saturday, October 1 is open to the public. Participants will take part in a four kilometer paddle at Mooney’s Bay, open to all types of paddle-boats. On-site registration will take place at 1 p.m. with the on-water challenge commencing at 2 p.m. after a moment of silence to honour Cpl Nathan Cirillo.

The public event will be followed by eleven races for competitive paddlers starting on Saturday at 4 p.m. and continuing Sunday. There are races for competitive paddlers under the age of 15, right up to senior-level athletes. The longest competitive race spans 24 kilometres and includes six portages. Competitive paddlers will compete for their clubs and the winning team will be presented with the Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup at the end of the regatta on Sunday.

Register to participate 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
2016-17 Canoe Slalom Carding Nominations
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Review of Nominations

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to put forth its annual carding nominations for Sport Canada’s consideration. We have assessed all eligible athletes’ results against the 2016-2017 AAP Selection Criteria. All nominated athletes have established their eligibility through performances at World Cups 1, 2, 3 and the Olympic Games. The Canoe Slalom program is eligible for a maximum of 4 SR cards or the equivalent of $72,000 in AAP funding.

 

List of Eligible Athletes Nominated

Athlete RK Card Amount Tier Result SR History Tier 2-5 Progression Criteria
Michael Tayler 1 SR $18,000 2-1 16th Rio Olympics 3 x SR Not applicable
Cameron Smedley 2 SR $18,000 2-1 15th Rio Olympics 6 x SR Not applicable
Ben Hayward 3 SR $18,000 2-3 11th World Cup # 2 6 x SR Not applicable
Jessica Groeneveld 4 SR $18,000 2-5 28th World Cup # 1 2 x SR Satisfied Tier 2-5 progression criteria (Top 60 World Rank 3 athletes per nation)

 

Pursuant ‎to CKC’s appeal policy, all appeals must be received within 10 days of receipt of notice of this decision to nominate an athlete for Carding. All appeals must be received in accordance with the aforementioned appeal policy.

Sep
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
U16 and U17 paddlers prepare to compete at Olympic Hopes Regatta in Hungary
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OTTAWA, ON (September 19, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s team for the Olympic Hopes Regatta is in Szeged, Hungary and preparing to compete later this week. A team of U16 and U17 athletes will compete from September 23 to 25 to gain high quality race experience to prepare them to be internationally competitive in the long-term.

The athletes were selected based on results of National Team Trials 2 and the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Follow the competition

 

U16 Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Alex Canning Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Cameron Lang Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Sawyer Capes Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Jack McGovern Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
   
U16 Women’s Kayak  
Courtney Piercey Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Hannah English Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Adriana Lilley-Osende Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Claire Carruthers Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
   
U16 Men’s Canoe  
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa River (ON) Joel Hazzan
Dawson Peachey Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Nicholas Billard Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
   
U16 Women’s Canoe  
Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Julia Lilley-Osende Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Sophia Jensen Cascades, Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
   
U17 Men’s Kayak  
Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Luke Steinburg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
David Stewart Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Justin Dobson Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Thomas Paquette Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Cameron Nowen Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Ryan Lefort Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
   
U17 Women’s Kayak  
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw
Riley Melanson Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Corrina Higgins Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihailovic
   
U17 Men’s Canoe  
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Kieran Moorfield-Yee Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga (ON) Kyle Jeffery
Connor O’Niell Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Thomas Cote Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche
 
U17 Women’s Canoe  
Emily Howard Mississauga (ON) Kyle Jeffery
Courtney Spratt Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Kate Hennesey Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Audrey Veillette Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche

 

Support Staff

Mark Granger
Lucie Radonova
Tamas Buday
Peter Martinek
Julie Beaulieu

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gauthier fourth and Scarff seventh at Paralympic debut
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (September 15, 2016) – Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished fourth at the Paralympic Games today in the Women’s KL2 200m.

She was one spot and 1.31 of a second away from claiming one of the first-ever Paralympic medals to be presented in the sport of Paracanoe.

Gauthier said the wind was a challenge for her as without lower body movement, the waves make balancing and steering without a rudder even harder. She struggled off the start and was seventh at the half-way mark. In the final hundred metres, she came through to move up to fourth place.

“I’m a strong finisher. Unfortunately, it was 200 and not 250 metres,” remarked Gauthier. “These kind of races, everything has to be at the right moment.”

Gauthier is a five-time World Champion in Paracanoe. At 46 years-old she’s hopeful Paracanoe’s debut at the Paralympic Games will inspire the next generation of Paralympians.

“Most of all, I want Canada to do well. I would ask nothing more than for some young paddlers to come and take my spot.”

Gauthier’s comment about young up-and-comers in the sport was fittingly followed by a seventh place performance by her 20-year-old teammate, Erica Scarff (Mississauga, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m.

“It happened so fast,” Scarff said of her Paralympic final. “I had an okay start. Yesterday I had my best start ever and in the second half I seemed to fall behind. Hopefully over the next year I’ll focus on maintaining my speed throughout the race.”

Scarff, already looking ahead to her challenge, took up the sport just three years ago. She competed at the World Championships for the first time in 2015. She finished sixth at the last Paracanoe World Championships in May 2016 to qualify the boat for the first Paralympic Games to ever include Paracanoe.

 

Athlete Bios

Erica Scarff

Christine Gauthier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gauthier and Scarff both through to first-ever Paralympic finals
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (September 14, 2016) – Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) and Erica Scarff (Mississauga, ON) have both qualified for the Paralympic finals tomorrow in the first ever Paralympic Games to include Paracanoe events.

“It’s exciting,” said Gauthier of the sport’s debut in the Paralympic Games. “I’m hoping in Canada more people will be joining in. There are a lot of different disabilities so giving more options for sports gives a chance for others to find something.”

Gauthier finished third in her opening heat of the Women’s KL2 200m, then won her semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final. Gauthier is a five-time World Champion in Paracanoe. She will race the final tomorrow morning at 9:16 EST at Lagoa Stadium in Rio.

Scarff opened her first Paralympic race with a third place finish in her heat of the Women’s KL3 200m. She finished third in her semi-final to secure a spot in tomorrow’s final taking place at 8:52 a.m. EST.

“I was getting really tired in my semi-final heat. I could see other boats starting to pass me but I just kept fighting,” Scarff commented after her race. “My first goal was to qualify for the final. I’ve done that so I’m going to be happy regardless of where I finish but I’m excited to have a shot to fight for the medals.”

Scarff finished sixth at the last Paracanoe World Championships in May 2016 to qualify the boat for Canada for the Paralympic Games.

Canoe Kayak Canada has been a leader internationally in developing the sport of Paracanoe and steering it towards Paralympic inclusion. Canada hosted the first international conference for Paracanoe in 2008 and the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships to include Paracanoe events in Dartmouth, NS in 2009. The ICF’s Paracanoe committee is chaired by Canada’s John Edwards.

 

Athlete Bios

Erica Scarff

Christine Gauthier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Polo World Championships wrap up in Syracuse
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OTTAWA, ON (September 9, 2016) – Canada was well represented at the 2016 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships as teams in four categories took to the pitches in Syracuse, Italy last week.

The Senior Women’s Team finished eighth overall after winning matches against Holland, Singapore and Czech Republic and a draw against Denmark. The Dutch team later team went on to finish fourth overall in the tournament. This is the best result ever reached for Canada in Senior Women. The eighth place result has qualified the Senior Women’s spot for Canada at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. A total of eighteen teams competed in the category and seven countries qualified for the World Games. The Canadian team also successfully requalified an entry for the 2018 World Championships.

The U21 Women’s Team finished sixth overall. They won three games against Ireland, Italy and Holland and a draw against Iran. The sixth place result, also the best result ever for Canada in this division, has also qualified the team for the 2018 World Championships.

The Senior Men’s Team finished 17th overall while the U21 Men’s Team finished 18th. Notable performances for the Men’s teams included winning matches against Russia, South Africa and Finland drawing a tie with Brazil.

Canoe polo is a fast paced game as players jockey for position in their kayaks, passing and blocking the ball in an effort to score on the other team’s net. Five players are on per side and the game takes place over two ten-minute halves. Canada’s main national canoe polo training centres are located in Edmonton, AB and Pointe-Claire, QC while canoe polo clubs exist across Canada.

In 2018, Canada will host the ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland, ON in August. With World Games filling the 2017 competition calendar, the World Championships flag was passed to the 2018 organizers as the next site to host the Championships. The event will take place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

 

Summary of Results

Senior Women’s Team 8th overall

Qualified Canada for World Games 2017

U21 Women’s Team 6th overall
Senior Men’s Team 17th overall
U21 Men’s Team 18th overall

 

Teams

Senior Women’s Team U21 Women’s Team Senior Men’s Team U21 Men’s Team
Carolyn Karasiuk

Julie Brisson

Sarah Kerestes

Kristina O’Brien

Shylo Hendrickson

Catherine O’Brien

Hannah Patrick

Christie Siddle

Brad Cameron (Coach)

Christopher Arrowsmith (Assistant Coach)

Katie Brazier (Support Staff)

Savannah Foged

Shannon Wagers

Katie Hendrickson

Channel Hauck

Kassandra Reaume

Sierra Davediuk

Sierra Foged

Athena Hauck

Chaz Cheung (Coach)

Darryl O’Brien (Assistant Coach)

Carol Janigo (Support Staff)

 

 

Brant Oldershaw

Patrick Amos

Tycho Roorda

Jason Allen

Kyle Polsfut

Scott Allan

Richard Allan

Keegan Smith (Coach)

Erwin Roos (Assistant Coach)

Carol Janigo (Support Staff)

 

Kyle van den Bon

Randy Tollenaar

Mitchell Boyd

Mitchael Dube

Cody Underwood

Benjamin LaPointe

Noah Patrick

Rick Janigo (Coach)

Sieger Roorda (Assistant Coach)

Jill Wagers (Support Staff)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada to recognize careers of retiring athletes 
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DARTMOUTH, NS (September 3, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada will recognize the careers of five retiring National Team athletes at the conclusion of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS.

  • Jillian D’Alessio (Sackville, NS) – 11 years
  • Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) – 11 years
  • Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) – 11 years
  • Connor Taras (Waverley, NS) – 6 years
  • Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) – 4 years

“We are so proud of these athletes for everything they’ve accomplished,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “It takes a huge commitment to the sport to get to their level and although they’re finishing their National Team careers, paddling is such a part of who these athletes are and we hope they’ll be involved with paddling for many years to come.”

The presentation will take place at the awards area by Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club during the BurgeeFest Celebration, taking place following the last race at 4:17 p.m.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Athletes named to compete at Poznan International Regatta and ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
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OTTAWA, ON (August 31, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named a team of U18 athletes to compete at two high-level regattas in Europe. The athletes will first race at the 2016 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Moscow, Russia from September 8 to 11. They will then travel to Poznan, Poland to compete in K1, K2, K4, C1, C2 and C4 sprint events at the Poznan International Regatta taking place on September 17.

This is a joint project between Canoe Kayak Canada and the Manitoba Paddling Association aimed at providing quality race opportunities to upcoming athletes across multiple disciplines. The Canoe Kayak Canada nominated athletes will join athletes from the Manitoba Paddling Association to complete the dragon boat crews. The Canadian team nominations are as follows:

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Andrik Terauds Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Hunter George
Paul Lapierre Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Nicolas Thirion Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Guillaume Fournelle Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Mark de Jonge and Women’s K4 through to Olympic finals
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 19, 2016) –  Mark de Jonge has earned himself a spot in the Men’s K1 200m final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. de Jonge faced a strong field in his semi-final with Great Britain’s Liam Heath taking the win. Three-time Olympic medalist Ronald Rauhe of Germany finished second in the semi-final while the Olympic silver medalist from 2012, Sau Craviotto of Spain finished third. In a nail-biting finish where only the top-four advance, Canada’s de Jonge pulled through to take the fourth spot with just 0.003 of a second to spare.

Since winning an Olympic bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, de Jonge won silver at the 2013 World Championships followed by two consecutive gold medals at World Championships in 2014 and 2015. He will race for gold tomorrow morning at 8:07 a.m. EST at Lagoa Stadium.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) advanced to the semi-final after an impressive second place finish in the semi-final. The crew actually tied for second in the semi-final with the crew from Great Britain — right down to the thousandth of a second. With the top-four crews advancing, both comfortably made it through to tomorrow’s final which is scheduled for 8:40 a.m. EST.

Canada did not qualify a Women’s K4 boat for the Olympic Games but instead qualified two Women’s K1 spots and a Women’s K2. The four athlete quotas allowed the four Canadian athletes to also compete in the K4 event. This is the first time a Canadian Women’s K4 crew has qualified for an Olympic final since 2004. Today’s strong performance by the women builds on the success the female contingent of the Canadian Olympic Team has had this Games.

CBC will broadcast the race live tomorrow morning. Tomorrow is the final day for Canoe Kayak events in RIo.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to A-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) Women’s K4 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel finish eighth in Olympic final
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 18, 2016) –  Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) have finished eighth in the final of the Men’s K2 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“It’s always an honour to race for Canada and were happy with our performance,” said Cochrane. “It would have been amazing to do something special for Canada but we paddled as fast as we could and took the best strokes we could and you can’t ask for more than that.”

Cochrane and Fournel were nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team just over two weeks ago. Canada was awarded quota spots for the event recently after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Cochrane and Fournel finished seventh at the London 2012 Olympic Games and will compete for a spot on the podium tomorrow morning.

Mark de Jonge takes to the water Friday morning

Olympic bronze medalist and two-time World Champion Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) will line up for the heat of the Men’s K1 200m on Friday at 8 a.m. EST with semi-finals taking place an hour later. The Women’s K4 500m crew of Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) will also race tomorrow morning. Finals for both events are scheduled for Saturday and CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 8th overall

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel qualify for Olympic final
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 17, 2016) –  Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) have qualified for the final of the Men’s K2 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The kayak crew finished third in their semi-final today to advance to the final taking place tomorrow at 8:47 a.m. EST.

Cochrane and Fournel were nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team just over two weeks ago. Canada was awarded quota spots for the event recently after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Cochrane and Fournel finished seventh at the London 2012 Olympic Games and will compete for a spot on the podium tomorrow morning.

Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) had a solid race in the K1 500m heat to finish second. She went out hard in the semi-final and despite leading for most of the first half of the race, she fell back in the final 200 metres and did not advance. She will race the Women’s K4 500m on Friday with Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON).

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) raced the heat and semi-final in the Men’s C1 200m but did not advance. Oldershaw won bronze in the C1 1000m at the London 2012 Games. The C1 1000m is his primary event and he ranked twelfth overall in Rio on Monday.

CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST. Canoe Kayak action continues through to Saturday.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 7th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Adam van Koeverden wins Olympic B-final
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 16, 2016) –  Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) had a solid race at the Rio Olympic Games today to win the B-final of the Men’s K1 1000m and rank ninth overall. His time of 3:31.87 was the second fastest of the Men’s K1 times for the day. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won silver and bronze medals in the K1 1000m.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished fourth in the B-final of the Men’s C1 1000m to rank twelfth overall. Oldershaw won bronze in the event at the London 2012 Games. He will also compete in the Men’s C1 200m in Rio with heats and semi-finals taking place tomorrow.

In the Women’s Kayak, Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) ranked thirteenth overall in the K2 500m with a fifth place finish in the B-final. Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) was sixth in the B-final of the Women’s K1 200m to rank fourteenth overall. Orton, Fraser and Langlois will join Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) in the K4 500m heat on Friday.

Émilie Fournel will race the K1 500m heat tomorrow while Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) will line up for the Men’s K2 200m heat. Semi-finals for those events are scheduled for tomorrow morning after the heats at Lagoa Statium.

CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST. Canoe Kayak action continues through to Saturday.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 9th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 12th overall
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 13th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 14th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint paddlers move to B-finals after opening day of competition in Rio
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 15, 2016) – All four Canadian boats have advanced to B-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the first day of sprint Canoe Kayak events at Lagoa Stadium.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) fought for a top-two finish in the semi-final of the Men’s C1 1000m but fell short in the final push to the line to finish fourth. Oldershaw will race the B-final tomorrow in the event in which he won bronze at the London 2012 Games. Oldershaw will also compete in the Men’s C1 200m in Rio with heats taking place on Wednesday.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) got off to a fast start in her heat and semi-final in the Women’s K1 200m. In the semi-final, she lined up next to Olympic and World Champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand and finished fifth — less than a second short of moving on to the A-final. Langlois will race the B-final of the Women’s K1 200m tomorrow and the heats of the Women’s K4 500m on Friday morning.

In the Women’s K2 500m, Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) also finished fifth to advance to the B-final. They will join Langlois and Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) in the K4 500m heat on Friday.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) finished third in his heat of the Men’s K1 1000m but got off to a slow start in the semi-final. Despite several attempts to catch the pack, van Koeverden finished sixth and will race the B-final tomorrow. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won silver and bronze medals in the K1 1000m.

Canoe Kayak action continues at Lagoa Statium through to Saturday. CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Board of Directors
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Paddling Association Director

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors. This positions is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

More information

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 26, 2016.

 

Independent Director at Large

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors as the Independent Director-at-Large. This position is instrumental in providing an external perspective to the discussions and decision making of the organization.

More information

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 26, 2016.

Aug
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Smedley and Tayler narrowly miss Olympic semi-finals
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 7, 2016) – Both of Canada’s canoe slalom athletes missed advancing to the semi-finals by one spot on the opening day of competition at the Deodoro Whitewater Stadium. High winds in Rio de Janeiro delayed the start of the Canoe Slalom opening round of competition.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished fifteenth in the Men’s C1 and only the top fourteen athletes advance to the semis. Smedley had four seconds of penalties for touched gates in each of his two runs in the heats. The difficult off-set sequence section through gates 19 to 21 proved to be a crux move and pushed Smedley offline on both runs.

Athletes count their best of the two runs for semi-final qualification and Smedley was 2.05 seconds away from advancing.

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) battled hard to stay on line through the difficult course but finished in a similar situation. He ranked sixteenth overall and a top-fifteen result was needed to advance to the semi-finals. Tayler was clean of penalties in his second run and was just 0.18 of a second from moving on to the semi-finals.

The top ranked kayaker from Australia, Lucien Delfour, also missed moving on to the semi-final and finished in 17th position behind Tayler. This is Tayler’s second Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Games, he finished 20th overall.

Results

Photos

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cochrane and Fournel selected for Olympic Team nomination
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OTTAWA, ON (July 31, 2016) – After receiving two additional quota spots for the Men’s K2 200m on Friday, Canoe Kayak Canada has selected Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team.

The additional quota spots were allocated to Canada by the International Canoe Federation after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Under exceptional circumstances the ICF accelerated the timeline for Canada to make a decision on crew selection to July 31.

Cochrane and Fournel were selected based on the recommendation of the National Team discipline coach. Cochrane and Fournel finished ninth at World Championships last year. That result lead to Canada earning the quota spots after the Russian doping disqualification and Sweden declining the entry. Cochrane and Fournel also competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the K2 200m and finished seventh.

The additional crew brings Canoe Kayak Canada’s team total to eleven for the Olympic Games including nine sprint athletes and two canoe slalom athletes.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

Jul
31
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Katie Vincent wins U23 World Championship gold
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 31, 2016) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) stepped up a spot to the top of the podium today as she won gold in the U23 Women’s C1 200m to capture Canada’s second medal at the the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Vincent also won a silver medal in the U23 C2 500m yesterday with Nadya Crossman-Serb.

 

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and also ranked tenth in the C1 500m after winning the B-final.

 

Three Men’s Kayak crews had sixth place finishes, including the U23 Men’s K4 1000m crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC).

 

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) were sixth in the U23 Men’s K2 200m. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) tied for sixth place in the Junior Men’s K1 200m after posting the exact same time of 37.552 as the Great Britain athlete.

 

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) finished ninth in the U23 Women’s K2 500m. The U23 Women’s C2 200m crew of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) also finished ninth.

 

The Canadian results of this year’s Junior and U23 World Championships show a significant improvement over last year. Additional programs, including NextGen, have been implemented to support identified upcoming athletes ensure the long-term success of the team.

Results & Streaming Video

 

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 5th overall
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

U23 Men’s K4 1000m 6th overall
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 6th overall
Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m 6th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s K2 500m 9th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 200m 9th overall
Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 9th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 500m 10th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 11th overall
James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 13th overall
Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 14th overall
Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K2 500m 15th overall
Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS) Junior Women’s K1 500m 15th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
30
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Silver for Vincent and Crossman-Serb at U23 World Championships
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 30, 2016) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) have captured a silver medal in the U23 Women’s C2 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. The crew was one of four Canadian C2s competing in A-finals today.

In the Junior Women’s C2 500m, Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) finished a solid sixth in the U23 Men’s C2 1000m. Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) and Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) finished seventh in the final of the Junior Men’s C2 1000m.

Junior and U23 Team achieves significant increase in making A-Finals over last year

Several Canadians had strong performances in the 200m semi-finals. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won his semi-final in the Junior Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. The U23 Men’s K2 200m crew of Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished third in their semi to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) won her semi in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and will race the final tomorrow. Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) continued the momentum in Women’s Canoe events by finishing second in the semi-final of the U23 Women’s C2 200m to advance to the final.

Katie Vincent will also race the U23 Women’s C1 200m final tomorrow. She won her heat on Friday to qualify directly for the final.

A full summary of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Tomorrow is the final day of competition in Minsk, Belarus.

Results and Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 500m 4th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m 6th overall
Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m 7th overall
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 10th overall
Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

Ruah Edmonds (Halifax, NS)

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 12th overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 15th overall
Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 1000m 15th overall
200m semi-finals
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 8th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
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Canada receives additional quota spots for Men’s K2 200m
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OTTAWA, ON (July 29, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada will send a Men’s K2 200m crew to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The International Canoe Federation has allocated Canada two additional athlete quota spots for the sprint event following the suspension of an athlete in a Russian crew due to doping infractions.

The ICF ruled that the quota spots would be allocated to the next nation that has not yet qualified. Sweden was the next ranked nation but has declined the spots. Canada was the next in line based on the 2015 World Championships results where the Canadian crew placed ninth at last August. A top six-place finish was needed to qualify directly.

At the Pan American Continental Qualifier in May, the Canadian crew had a second chance to qualify but were edged out by the Brazilian crew by 0.07 of a second. Canada has proven its strength in this event and has won a bronze medal at the third ICF World Cup in June.

The Canadian crew to compete in the Men’s K2 200m is yet to be determined. The International Olympic Committee has allowed entries for spots reallocated due to doping infractions to be submitted up to 48 hours before the Technical Meeting in Rio on August 13. The Men’s K2 200m heats and semi-finals will take place on August 17 with the final scheduled for the next day.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
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Four more through to Junior and U23 World finals
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 29, 2016) – Another four Canadian boats have qualified for finals after the second day of competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

The U23 Men’s K4 1000m crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) finished second in their semi-final to earn a spot in Sunday’s final.

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) placed second in their semi-final of the U23 Women’s K2 500m to advance to the final.

Two Women’s Canoe crews advanced directly to the 200m finals after meeting the mark in opening heats. Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her heat and posted the fastest time today in the U23 Women’s C1 200m. Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished second in their heat of the Junior Women’s C2 200m to advance directly to Sunday’s final.

Canadian athletes advanced to the semi-finals in the rest of the 200m heats. They will race the 200m semi-finals tomorrow. The following four Canadian C2 crews will race A-finals tomorrow:

  • Isaac Finkelstein & Lucas Turnbull – Junior Men’s C2 1000m
  • Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) & Drew Hodges U23 Men’s C2 1000m
  • Katie Vincent & Nadya Crossman-Serb – U23 Women’s C2 500m
  • Tess Peterman & Anna Roy-Cyr – Junior Women’s C2 500m

The action stars in Minsk, Belarus at 1:55 a.m. EST. A full summary of Canadian results for the second day of competition is shown below. The competition runs through to Sunday.

Results & Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

U23 Men’s K4 1000m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s K2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS) Junior Women’s K1 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K2 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s C1 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS)

Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS)

Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Junior Men’s C4 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

200m heats
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th in heat

Advanced to semi

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Report on the Canoe Kayak event for Syrian Refugees
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submitted by Rick Hill, Commodore of Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Club

In a joint venture, the Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe and Kayak Club and the St Albert Canoe and Kayak Club invited a large group of Syrian Refugees to their Kirk Lake paddling facility which borders the two Cities.

“It was an amazing day in which we have shared the love of canoe kayak sport with Syrian refugees and all Canadians,” said coach Zak Mahmoudi. “Sharing the love of paddling with others is just such a part of everything Canada stands for.”

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There were several purposes for this initiative. The clubs wanted to welcome the refugees to the Greater Edmonton area with some fun and have a chance to show Canadian culture. Paddling and outdoor activities in Canada have a deep history and we wanted them to have an opportunity to try paddling in a safe environment.

Understanding that many of them fled by boat from Syria and have a fear of water from that experience, the clubs also wanted to show them how safe and fun canoeing and kayaking can be when done in a CKC club environment.

The Northern Alberta clubs have diverse programs that provide paddling opportunities for everyone so this venture was another opportunity to do some community good.

The paddling event was followed by a picnic and get together. Over 60 participants enjoyed the experience and the organizers were overwhelmed by the public excitement the initiative created.

“The exposure the event has got from the media was totally unexpected,” said Mahmoudi. “Television and media are key ingredient for growing our sport. An event like this will definitely grow the size of our audience to engage more Canadians in the sport, and will also amplify the profile of paddling sport that is so deeply steeped in Canadian heritage.”

Jul
28
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Four C2 crews through to finals at Junior and U23 Worlds
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 28, 2016) – Four Canadian C2 crews have qualified for finals after the opening day of competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) and Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) won their heat in the Junior Men’s C2 1000m to advance directly to the final. The crew posted the fastest overall time in the heats and will race the final on Saturday.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) won their semi-final in the U23 Men’s C2 1000m and have advanced to Saturday’s final.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished second in their heat in the U23 Women’s C2 500m to advance directly to the final.

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished third in the semi-final of the Junior Women’s C2 500m and have qualified for Saturday’s final.

A full summary of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Competition continues tomorrow with heats and semi-finals. Finals will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 500m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

Ruah Edmonds (Halifax, NS)

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC)

Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS)

U23 Women’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Mathew Koehler (Maple Ridge, BC)

Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON)

Junior Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
21
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Junior and U23 Sprint Team arrives for World Championships
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OTTAWA, ON (July 19, 2016) – The Canadian Team has arrived in Minsk, Belarus to compete at the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships. The competition is taking place from July 28 to 31.

The team was initially announced June 28, following National Team Trials 2 in Montreal. Three additional athletes have since been added to the team including Ruah Edmonds, Ashley Card and Lucy Pennyfather. A full team roster is shown below.

Event Information & Results

 

Under 23 World Championships Team

Minsk, Belarus • July 28 – 31

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Étienne Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Samantha Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak

 

 

Junior World Championships Team

Minsk, Belarus • July 28 – 31

Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Women’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Ruah Edmonds Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw
Men’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finkelstein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris Macpherson
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Women’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Tess Peterman Cascades (Ottawa, ON) Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport (QC) Luc Grenier
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
21
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Recent doping news
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With the recent doping news drawing significant interest from the paddling community, Canoe Kayak Canada is sharing the following message from High Performance Director Scott Logan and CEO Casey Wade. This message was sent to high performance athletes and coaches this week and will provide you with an update on the situation.

 

Dear athletes and coaches,

The recent doping news has been troubling to all of us in the sport community. As many of you are aware, within the last week, the International Canoe Federation has given one-year suspensions to the full Romanian and Belorussian Senior Men’s Teams. Eleven athletes on the Romanian team tested positive in April 2016, mostly for the use of Meldonium, and five male Belorussian athletes were recently found guilty of using banned substances at a training camp in France.

Canoe Kayak Canada has made significant efforts to try to obtain any additional quota spots reallocated as a result of these doping violations. We wrote to the ICF for clearer interpretation of the rules in hopes that they would change their position regarding one additional C1 spot. The ICF subsequently reallocated the spots from the Romanian and Belorussian teams and these have not affected Canada’s quota count.

In addition to the above, the WADA Independent Person Report by Richard McLaren was also released this week and found systematic state-sponsored doping throughout the Russian team. This report led to WADA’s recommendation to the IOC to ban Russia from the Rio Olympic Games.

The IOC has not yet ruled on sanctions for the Russian team as they are awaiting a legal precedent ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on an appeal from several Russian Track and Field athletes who have already been banned. We hope to hear of the IOC’s decision this Friday and the ICF is monitoring the situation. Canoe Kayak Canada will exhaust every effort to secure any quota spots available as a result of doping.

Beyond the implications for participation in the Olympic Games, we understand the recent news may well affect team moral. As a team we share ambitious goals and it is important that we remain focused on what we have set out to achieve.

As you can appreciate, Canada has been a leading nation when it comes to integrity in sport. You continue to prove your integrity by complying with the rigorous anti-doping controls of the Canadian and International system. We certainly share your frustration in learning of reports of teams systematically evading these controls.

The positive aspect to this news is that athletes in violation of the rules are being caught and sanctioned.

We hope that all of you, as athletes and coaches, will remain undeterred and committed to your goals as you continue to represent Canada with the utmost pride and integrity.

Good luck with your continued training and we’ll keep you posted on any additional news.

Regards,

Scott Logan and Casey Wade
Canoe Kayak Canada

Jul
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Betteridge and Maheu qualify for semi-finals at U23 Slalom Worlds
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 14, 2016) – Two Canadian athletes have advanced to the semi-finals at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow, Poland. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) placed twelfth overall on her first run in the U23 Women’s C1 to advance to tomorrow’s semi-final.

“I’m really proud of my run, I feel that I raced to my potential,” said Betteridge. “My race plan was to stay calm and happy, and I did just that. I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring but I’m excited.”

Betteridge will need a top-10 result in tomorrow’s semi to put her through to the afternoon final. Betteridge doubled up on events and also raced in the U23 Women’s K1 where she finished 44th.

Teammate Florence Maheu (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) did get through to semi-finals in the U23 Women’s K1.

“I am very satisfied with my day,” said Maheu. “I did a very competitive time being in the top-10 on my second run, so I think it’s possible for me to qualify for the final. That’s my goal.”

On her second run, Maheu finished 28th place overall in the opening heats and will race the semi-final on Sunday.

“Florence and Lois have shown the quality of our up and coming women’s team,” said coach Michael Holroyd from Krakow. “’It’s been a great trip, especially for the first timers who have gained valuable experience.”

A full summary of results for the 17-athlete team is shown below. Competition continues through to Sunday with semi-finals, finals and team runs.

Full Results

Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Rank in heats
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) C1W U23 12th

Advanced to semi-final

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) K1W U23 28th

Advanced to semi-final

Willa Mason (Chelsea, QC) C1W U23 29th
Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) C1M U23 34th
Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK) C1W Junior 34th
Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) K1W Junior 36th
Pelly Vincent-Braun (Whitehorse, YK) C1M Junior 38th
Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) C1M U23 44th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) K1W U23 44th
Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK) K1W U23 47th
Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON) C1M Junior 53rd
Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, AB) K1M U23 57th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 57th
Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB) K1M Junior 59th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) K1M U23 61st
Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB) K1W Junior 62nd
Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB) K1W Junior 64th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) K1M U23 73rd
Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 79th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
13
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R. Edgar Gilbert Award Nominations
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The purpose of the R. Edgar Gilbert Award is to recognize those volunteers who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the Sprint Racing Discipline of Canoe Kayak Canada in any one or more of the Builder Category, Official Category, and Coach Category.

Nominations are being accepted until Sunday, July 31 at midnight for the award to be presented at the Annual Summit on December 3.

Nominations can be sent by email to the Chair of the Trophy and Awards Committee, Judy Tutty, at judy.tutty@sympatico.ca. Nominations must be supported with the following information:

  1. a brief biographical sketch which details name, address, phone number, email address, of the nominee
  2. an historical sketch which details the nominee’s overall involvement in paddling, and sprint racing in particular
  3. the specific accomplishment/activity for which the nomination is made

For full details on eligibility and nominating process see the Gilbert Award Policy posted on the Gilbert Award Webpage. A list of past recipients can also be found on the webpage.

Jul
12
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Team Quebec wins Sprint Canada Cup
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OTTAWA, ON (July 12, 2016) – A total of 260 athletes participated at the Sprint Canada Cup this past weekend in Shawinigan, QC. The event was attended by club, provincial, national, and international teams.

Athletes competed in U17, U19 and senior classes in a variety of races. Several national team athletes attended the Canada Cup. For Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw, the Canada Cup was a valuable race opportunity as he continues his preparations for his third Olympic Games. Paracanoe athlete Erica Scarff competed at the Canada Cup as part of her training before racing in Rio where Paracanoe will make its Paralympic debut.

The Quebec Team racked up the most points to win the overall Canada Cup. Team Canada finished second and Team Ontario finished third. Burgees were also awarded for the top points accumulated in each category.

“We’ve significantly expanded opportunities for athletes to gain high quality race experience within Canada,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Manager of Domestic Development & Partner Relations. “Through working with our partners, we’ve created and hosted the Canada Cup to meet the competition objectives outlined in CKC’s competition review. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this event so successful for our athletes.”

The Canada Cup was created to address the objectives outlined in CKC’s competition review by increasing high level domestic race opportunities.

The Canada Cup in Shawinigan successfully reflected the local passion for canoeing, especially marathon and Rabaska canoe racing, with the inclusion of a marathon race during Day 2. Bringing a national event to the historic waters of the St. Mauricie River, the venue for the annual La Classique Internationale De Canot De La Mauricie, was a great opportunity to bring two of CKC’s disciplines together, and celebrate our shared love of the sport.

Canoe Kayak Canada has developed a technical package, rotation model and bidding process for the Sprint Canada Cup. Next year’s Canada Cup will be hosted in Central Canada and more information about the bidding process is featured on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Hosting webpage.

Top Ranked Teams

1st – Quebec

2nd – Canada

3rd – Ontario

4th – Atlantic

5th – Rideau

 

Burgee Winners

U17 – Canada

Paracanoe – Canada

PaddleAll – Shawinigan

U19 – Quebec

Senior Women – Canada

Senior Men – Quebec

 

Full Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
7
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Canoe Kayak Canada launches Base-7 Fitness Challenge
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OTTAWA, ON (July 7, 2016) – On the seventh day of the seventh month, Canoe Kayak Canada has launched a new fitness challenge, consisting of seven tests, aimed at developing general fitness and physical literacy among eleven to fifteen year-old paddlers.

“Increasing physical literacy among paddlers in the Learn-to-Train and early Train-to-Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model has been identified as a priority for setting athletes up for success in later years,” explains Peter Niedre, Canoe Kayak Canada’s outgoing Director of Coach and Athlete Development. “Combining this with our technical template will help to build a strong foundation for our system.”

The challenge consists of seven tests that can be compared to a set of national standards. Coaches across the country will run the challenge twice a year with training groups at their clubs to measure for improvement.

The seven tests include:

  • Leger 20m Multistage Test / “Beep” Test
  • Push Ups
  • Pull Ups
  • Plank Test
  • Lateral Bounds
  • Shuttle Run
  • Standing Long Jump

A coach’s manual with instructions for running the challenge and other resources are available on Canoe Kayak Canada’s website.

View Base-7 Webpage

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
28
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Canoe Kayak Canada names sprint teams for Junior and U23 Worlds, Canada Cup and Olympic Hopes
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OTTAWA, ON (June 28, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named several sprint teams following the second set of National Team Trials at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC. The teams include athletes to represent Canada at the following competitions:

  • 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships (Minsk, Belarus from July 28 – 31)
  • U17 Olympic Hopes Regatta (Szeged, Hungary • September 23 – 25)
  • Canada Cup U17 and Paracanoe Team (Shawinigan, QC • July 9 – 10)

“These athletes have trained hard, with the help of great coaches, and demonstrated at trials that they are ready to compete at the international level,” said Scott Logan, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “They will now have the opportunity to compete head-to-head against an international field and take their next step towards racing at the Olympic level. CKC has been working hard to match the right competitions to the current developmental stage of our athletes by providing opportunities to acquire confidence and racing skills that are critical to long-term success.”

 

Under 23 World Championships Team

Minsk, Belarus • July 28 – 31

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Étienne Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Samantha Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak

 

Junior World Championships Team

Minsk, Belarus • July 28 – 31

Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Women’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Men’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finklestein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris Macpherson
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Women’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Tess Peterman Cascades (Ottawa, ON) Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport (QC) Luc Grenier
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier

 

Canada Cup U17 and Paracanoe Team

Shawinigan, QC • July 9 – 10

Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
David Stewart Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Justin Dobson Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Alex Canning Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Luke Steinburg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Nikolas Tsaousidis Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Women’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Riley Melanson Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Courtney Piercy Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Sophia Cuoci Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Men’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga (ON) Tamas Buday Sr.
Tyler Laidlaw Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Adam Scott Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Rylan Conway Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Thomas Cote Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche
Connor O’Neill Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Women’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Courtney Spratt Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Emily Howard Mississauga (ON) Tamas Buday Sr
Audrey Veillette Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche
Paracanoe Club (Location) Coach
Erica Scarff Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Mari Ellery
Trinity Tratch Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke (QC) Nathan Desmarais
Tommy Grenier Shawinigan (QC) Helene Gervais

 

U17 Olympic Hopes Regatta*

Szeged, Hungary • September 23 – 25

*additional athletes to be added

Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Luke Steinberg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
David Stewart Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Women’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Riley Melanson Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Men’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finklestein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak athletes named for Olympic and Paralympic Teams
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MONTRÉAL, QC (June 27, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee, has named the eleven athletes to represent Canada in paddling events in Rio.

There are two Olympic disciplines and one Paralympic discipline in paddling. Olympic sprint and paracanoe events feature head-to-head racing in a true test of speed and endurance. In canoe slalom, athletes plummet down a whitewater course and battle enormous currents while navigating through a series of gates in an effort to clock the fastest time.

The sprint team selections include the return of three medalists from the London 2012 Olympic Games, notably four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden, two-time World Champion Mark de Jonge and Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw. The Women’s Kayak Team is led by veteran Émilie Fournel. She will be joined by her training partner Andréanne Langlois and the K2 duo of Genevieve Orton and KC Fraser who earned their spots on the team on Friday after winning a race-off in Montreal.

In canoe slalom, Michael Tayler is set to compete at his second Olympic Games in Men’s K1. Cameron Smedley, who has made one top-ten World Cup final this year, will compete in Men’s C1.

Five-time paracanoe World Champion Christine Gauthier will represent Canada in the Women’s KL2 200 metre and Erica Scarff will compete in the Women’s KL3 200 as paracanoe makes its debut at the Paralympic Games.

The canoe slalom competition will take place at the Whitewater Stadium, August 7 to 11. Sprint events will take place at Lagoa Stadium from August 15 to 20. Paracanoe events also take place at Lagoa Stadium from September 14 to 15.

 

Quotes

“We’ve been training to the extreme and fine-tuning every detail to be at the top of our game. Our team is set and with Canada behind us, we’re getting ready to explode out of those starting gates.”

Mark de Jonge, Canadian Olympic Team athlete

 

“Canada has a rich history of success in canoe kayak and I know these athletes will proudly uphold the tradition. We have such a strong team of young hopefuls and experienced veterans and we are all excited to cheer them on in Rio.”

Peter Giles, Canoe Kayak Canada President

 

“Congratulations to Christine and Erica. It’s very exciting to have paracanoe in the Paralympic Games family for the first time, so this will be an historic moment for our two paddlers.”

Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian Paralympic Team Chef de Mission

 

Olympic Athletes

First Last Hometown Event
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Men’s K1 200m (sprint)
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Women’s K1 500m (sprint)
Adam van Koeverden Oakville, ON Men’s K1 1000m (sprint)
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Men’s C1 1000m (sprint)
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Women’s K1 200m (sprint)
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Women’s K2 500m (sprint)
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Toronto, ON Women’s K2 500m (sprint)
*Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Men’s K2 200m (sprint)
*Hugues Fournel Montréal, QC Men’s K2 200m (sprint)
Cameron Smedley Dunrobin, ON Men’s C1 (canoe slalom)
Michael Tayler Ottawa, ON Men’s K1 (canoe slalom)

*Added to the team July 31. See news article.

 

Paralympic Athletes

First Last Hometown Event
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire Women’s KL2 200m (paracanoe)
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Women’s KL3 200m (paracanoe)

 

Coaches

Position First Last Hometown
Sprint Coach Frédéric Jobin Lac Beauport, QC
Sprint Coach Scott Oldershaw Toronto, ON
Sprint Coach Peter Martinek Toronto, ON
Canoe Slalom Coach Michal Staniszewski Gatineau, QC
Paracanoe Coach Marc Creamer Pointe-Claire, QC

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gauthier and Scarff paddle through final stage of Paralympic qualification
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MONTRÉAL, QC (June 26, 2016) –Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) and Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) both competed today at the Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials in Montreal, QC to wrap up the Canadian selection process for the first Paralympic Games to ever include Paracanoe events. Both won their classes uncontested and have qualified Paralympic quota spots in their events. Canoe Kayak Canada will present its team selected for the Olympic and Paralympic Games tomorrow in Montreal.

In Men’s Paracanoe events, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) won his category while Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) also won his. 

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) repeated a win in the second final of the Senior Women’s C1 200m. Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished a close second in the C1 200m, but later in the day beat out Vincent-Lapointe by winning the C1 500m.

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) won the Senior Men’s K1 500m. The trials include carding races to assess athletes for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program, as well as selection races for the Junior and Under 23 World Championships.

In Junior events, Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) won the Men’s C1 500m while Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) was a close second. The two paired in the Junior Men’s C2 1000m to take the top spot. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won the Junior Men’s K1 500m and Emily Hannah Little (Oakville, ON) won the Junior Women’s C1 500m.

In U23 events, Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) repeated a win from National Team Trials 1 to take the top spot in the Men’s C2 1000m. Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC) won the Men’s K2 1000m.

In the U23 Women’s K4 500m, Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS), Madison Mackenzie (Chelsea, QC) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) were the top crew.

Athletes must achieve performance standards in order to be selected to various teams. Canoe Kayak Canada will announce team selections soon.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Women’s C1 200m – Final 2 1)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)   Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Paracanoe Men’s KL3 200m 1)   Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)
Paracanoe Men’s KL2 200m 1)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

2)   Tommy Grenier (Sherbrooke, QC)

Paracanoe Women’s KL3 200m 1)   Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON)
Paracanoe Women’s KL2 200m 1)   Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC)
Senior Women C1 500m 1)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)   Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON)

Junior Men’s C1 500m 1)   Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

2)   Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

3)   Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Men’s K1 500m 1)   Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON)

3)   Aidan Messenger (Burloak, ON)

Senior Men’s K1 500m 1)  Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

2)  Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

3)  Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

U23 Women’s K4 500m 1)  Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS), Madison Mackenzie (Chelsea, QC), Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

2)  Kate Braddon (Ottawa, ON), Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS), Hayley Plante (Toronto, ON), August Sibthorpe(Ottawa, ON)

3)  Monica Black (Chelsea, QC), Kady Leard (Waverley, NS), Naomi van Walraven (Ottawa, ON), Lexy Vincent (Regina, SK)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m 1)  Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON), Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)  Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON), Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON)

3)  Thomas Hall (Dartmouth, NS), Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 1)  Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)  Hunter Morrissey (Waverley, NS), Kingston Morrissey (Waverley, NS)

3)  Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC), Zacharie Cameron (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Women’s C1 500m 1)   Emily Hannah Little (Oakville, ON)

2)   Emily Howard (Mississauga, ON)

3)   Lindsay Irwin (Carleton Place, ON)

 

Start lists & Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Michelle Russell surges to second trials win in Senior Women’s K1
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MONTRÉAL, QC (June 25, 2016) –Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials 2 continued for a second day at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Senior Women’s K1 500m to make for two wins at the trials including a victory in the K1 200m yesterday. KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) was a close second and Russell edged her out at the line. The trials races today were for carding to assess athletes for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) won the Men’s K1 1000m and Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) won the Men’s C1 1000m. In the Women’s C1 200m, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished a close second.

Selections for Junior and Under 23 World Championships were also on the line and athletes are competing for both placement and to achieve performance standards.

Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS) won a race-off in the U23 Women’s K1 200m over Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON).

In a second final of the Junior Women’s C1 200m, the result played out the same as yesterday with Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) taking another win. Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) won the Junior Women’s C2 500m.

Matthew Koehler (Maple Ridge, BC) won the Junior Men’s K1 1000m and Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) won the Junior Men’s C1 1000m. Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS) won the Junior Women’s K1 500m.

Tomorrow will be the final day of racing in Montreal. Both Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) and Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) will compete in Paracanoe events to secure selections to the first Paralympic Games ever to include Paracanoe. On Monday in Montreal, Canoe Kayak Canada will present its team selected for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Summary of Results

Event Result
U23 Women’s K1 200m race-off 1)   Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s C1 200m – Final 2 1)  Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)  Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

3)  Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Junior Men’s K1 1000m 1)   Matthew Koehler (Maple Ridge, BC)

2)   Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON)

3)   Luke Stienburg (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men’s K1 1000m 1)   Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

2)   Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

3)   Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Junior Men’s C1 1000m 1)   Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

2)   Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS)

3)   Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m 1)   Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Craig Spence(Dartmouth, NS)

3)   Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Senior Women’s C1 200m 1)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)   Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Women’s K1 500m 1)   Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

2)   Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

3)   Ashley Card

Senior Women’s K1 500m 1)   Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2)   KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)

3)  Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 500m 1)   Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC), Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

2)   Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC), Jessica MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS)

3)   Emily Howard (Mississauga, ON), Lindsay Irwin (Carleton Place, ON)

 

Start Lists & Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Alex Scott and Michelle Russell win senior K1 events on first day of Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (June 24, 2016) – The first day of competition for the second set of Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials kicked off today at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC. After Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) earned the final two Olympic spots in the Women’s K2 500m, the attention turned to carding races to assess athletes for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program as well as Junior and Under 23 races.

In senior events, Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) won the Men’s K1 200m while Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 200m.

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won the Junior Men’s K1 200m final while James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) won in the Junior Men’s C1 200m. Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) won the Junior Women’s K1 200m.

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) won the Junior Women’s C2 200m final. In Junior Women’s C1 200m, Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) won the first of two finals in a best two-out-of-three format. In addition to placement, athletes must also achieve performance standards to be nominated to teams. 

The three-day National Team Trials continue through to Sunday. 

 

Summary of Results

Event Result
Junior Women’s C1 200m Final 1/2 1)   Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

3)   Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Junior Men’s K1 200m 1)   Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Ryan Lefort (Dartmouth, NS)

3)   Paul Lapierre (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men’s K1 200m 1)   Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

2)   Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

3)   Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Men’s C1 200m 1)  James MacPhee (Sackville, NS)

2)  Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS)

3)  Nikolas Favreau-Regimballe (Lachine, QC)

Junior Women’s K1 200m 1) Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS)

2) Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

3) Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Senior Women’s K1 200m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

3) Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 1)   Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC), Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

2)   Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC), Jessica MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS)

3)   Nicole Boyle (Winnipeg, MB), Maddy Mitchell (Winnipeg, MB)

 

Start lists & Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Orton and Fraser win final Olympic entries in K2 showdown
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MONTRÉAL, QC (June 24, 2016) – Genevieve Orton and Kathleen (KC) Fraser have emerged victorious from a nail-biting head-to-head showdown to determine Canoe Kayak Canada’s final two athletes selected for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team. They finished 1.62 of a second ahead of Michelle Russell and Madeline Schmidt to take the win.

“It didn’t really click in until we crossed the line because it’s been such a long process, but it’s done, and we’re going and it’s amazing,” said Orton after the race.

At the first set of Sprint National Team Trials at the start of May, Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Fraser (Toronto, ON) were the next ranked crew to Russell (Fall River, NS) and Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) who won both finals in a best two out of three format. Russell had already qualified an Olympic quota spot for Canada at World Championships last year so was ineligible to qualify another quota spot. Orton and Fraser raced and won at the Pan American Continental Qualifier to earn Canada the two additional quota spots in the event. As prescribed in Canoe Kayak Canada’s selection criteria, it came down to a winner-take-all race-off to determine the Olympic entry.

Canoe Kayak Canada will unveil its roster of Olympic and Paralympic Team athletes in Montréal on Monday in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee.

The three-day National Team Trials continue through to Sunday. In addition to this single Olympic selection, the trials are being used to select athletes for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships, assess athletes for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program and finalize selections for nomination to the Paralympic Games.

Start lists & Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
K2 showdown for final Olympic spots to take place in Montreal
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MONTRÉAL, QC (June 23, 2016) – The final two Olympic spots for Canoe Kayak events will be decided this Friday morning at the Olympic Basin in Montréal. A race-off to select the Olympic nominations in the Women’s K2 500m will take place at 10:16 between the crew of Genevieve Orton and Kathleen (KC) Fraser and the crew of Michelle Russell and Madeline Schmidt.

Russell (Fall River, NS) and Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) won both finals at the first set of Sprint National Team Trials at the start of May. Russell had already qualified an Olympic quota spot for Canada at World Championships last year so was ineligible to qualify another quota spot. The second place crew of Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Fraser (Toronto, ON) raced and won at the Pan American Continental Qualifier to earn Canada the two additional quota spots in the event. As prescribed in Canoe Kayak Canada’s selection criteria, both crews will line up next to each other at National Team Trials 2 and the winner of the head-to-head race will be awarded the Olympic entry.

In Paracanoe events, Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) and Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) will race in their respective events on Sunday to solidify their selection to the Canadian Paralympic Team. This is the first Paralympic Games to include Paracanoe events marking an historic first in the sport. Canoe Kayak Canada has played a leadership role at the international level in developing Paracanoe and steering it towards inclusion in the Paralympic Games.

Canoe Kayak Canada will unveil its roster of Olympic and Paralympic Team athletes in Montréal on Monday in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee.

The three-day National Team Trials will also be used to select athletes for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships taking place in Minsk, Belarus from July 28 to August 31. Results of the trials will impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

Start lists & Results

 

WHEN:  Friday, June 24 (K2 race-of at 10:16 a.m. / races 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 25 (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Sunday, June 26 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

WHEREBassin Olympique, Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Notre-Dame, Montréal, QC

Jean Drapeau Metro Station

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Andréanne Langlois selected for nomination to Canadian Olympic Team
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OTTAWA, ON (June 20, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee has selected Andréanne Langlois for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team. Langlois finished second, twice, in the K1 200m event at the Canadian National Team Trials at the start of May. Émilie Fournel won both the Women’s K1 events at the trials but opted to attend World Cup 1 to test herself in both events against a highly competitive international field. As the next ranked athlete, Langlois raced at the Pan American Continental Qualifier where she earned Canada an additional Olympic quota spot by winning the K1 200m. Fournel, as the trials winner, declined the K1 200m spot to focus on the K1 500m. This decision opened the door for Langlois to race the Women’s K1 200m in Rio.

Langlois grew up paddling at le Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières and is coached by Frédéric Jobin. At 23 years of age, Langlois has made a significant surge in her racing level since starting to train with Émilie Fournel last year. Most recently she placed fifth in the K1 200m final at the third ICF World Cup in Portugal.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Smedley and Hayward through to World Cup semi-finals
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PAU, FRANCE (June 17, 2016) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has qualified for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup semi-finals for the third straight week in a row. Smedley, who locked up the Olympic spot last week, finished fourteenth today in the opening heats of the Men’s C1 at World Cup 3 in Pau, France. Smedley placed tenth last week and will compete for a spot in the final tomorrow.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) made it through to the semi-finals in the Men’s K1. On his second preliminary run he ranked 39th overall to advance to the top-forty final.

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) who will represent Canada in Rio finished 54th in Men’s K1. This is the last World Cup before the Olympic Games.

Results and Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 14th in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 39th in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 40th

Did not advance

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 42nd in heat

Did not advance

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 54th in heat

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 24th in heat

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler meet the mark for Olympic selection
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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (June 10, 2016) – Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler have racked up enough points after the opening heats at ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 to definitively secure their selection to the Canadian Olympic Team.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) had a strong second heat in the Men’s C1, putting him through to tomorrow’s semi-final and landing his name on the roster for Rio.

“I am happy that I pulled it together on the second run and put down a quick time,” said Smedley. “I’m pretty ecstatic to finally finish the selection process and win the Canadian C1 entry. I’m really looking forward to racing in Rio in August.”

Smedley was fourth in the heats last week and finished fifteenth overall in semi-finals at World Cup 1 after a few touches kept him out of the top-ten final. Tomorrow he’ll have another chance to break into the final and compete for a medal. His top World Cup result to date has been a ninth place finish in 2012.

While Michael Tayler’s 49th place result in Men’s K1 today didn’t get him through to the semi-final, it did assure him enough of a lead in the points to earn selection to the Canadian Olympic Team.

“It is an incredibly tough battle every four years for just the one spot at the Games,” said Tayler. “I want to say thank you to all of my teammates and especially Ben Hayward and John Hastings for constantly pushing the bar higher for Canadian slalom.”

Tayler (Ottawa, ON) won all four runs at Canadian Team Trials in May giving him a significant lead in the Olympic selection process. His competitor Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) finished one spot ahead of Tayler today in 48th place. Neither athlete broke the top-40 to secure additional points towards Olympic selection. With only one World Cup left before Rio, there are not enough points up for grabs for Hayward to catch Tayler. These will be Tayler’s second Olympic Games. He placed 20th at the London 2012 Games.

Tomorrow’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 6:30 a.m. EST
  • Sunday at 6 a.m. EST

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 25th in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 49th in heat

Did not advance

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 48th in heat

Did not advance

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 40th in heat

Did not advance

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 44th in heat

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 26th in heat

Did not advance

Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB) Men’s K1 73rd

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
Mark de Jonge finishes World Cup Tour with silver medal
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CBC to broadcast races at 2 p.m. EST Sunday

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 5, 2016) – Mark de Jonge finished second today to earn a silver medal in the Men’s K1 200m at the final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

This is de Jonge’s first K1 200m medal of the three-stop World Cup tour. He finished eighth at the first World Cup and was seventh at World Cup 2. de Jonge, of Halifax, NS, is a two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist.

France’s Maxime Beaumont, who finished second to de Jonge at last year’s World Championships, won today’s race. Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) also raced the Men’s K1 200m final and finished ninth. This was the 21-year old’s first World Cup final.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished fourth in the Women’s K1 500m with a solid race. She led the race from the start up until the final 200m and in the end finished just 0.168 of a second off the podium. Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) also raced the K1 500m final and finished sixth. The race was won by Olympic Champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand.

In Men’s canoe events, the crew of Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) finished fifth in the Men’s C2 1000m. Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) was sixth in the Men’s C1 200m.

Four medals in non-Olympic events

In addition to several strong performances in Olympic events, the Canadian team also had notable performances in non-Olympic events.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won gold in the Men’s C1 500m. Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist in the C1 1000m from 2012 and has qualified for his third Olympic Games.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) won a silver medal in the Men’s K1 500m. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won gold and silver medals in the K1 500m when it was an Olympic event up until 2008. He will represent Canada in the 1000m event at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio.

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) came through to win a silver medal in the Men’s C1 5000m.

The Men’s K4 200m crew of Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Alex Scott (Bedford, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) stepped up one place on the podium from last week to win a silver medal. The Canadian Team will return to Canada to continue preparations.

CBC has been broadcasting the three World Cups on Road to the Olympic Games. In total CBC aired six hours of television coverage and fifteen hours of webcast coverage through their digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Sunday from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 4th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 5th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 6th overall
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 6th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 9th overall
Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) Men’s C1 200m 12th overall
Non-Olympic events
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500m 1st

Gold medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500m 2nd

Silver medal

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K4 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) Men’s C1 5000m 2nd

Silver medal

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 500m 6th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 200m 6th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) Men’s C1 5000m 9th overall
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 5000m 13th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

 

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Morneau and Cochrane win bronze at World Cup 3
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CBC to broadcast races at 3 p.m. EST Saturday

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 4, 2016) – Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) landed a bronze medal today in the Men’s K2 200m at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) moved up one spot from his result last week and placed fourth in the Men’s K1 1000m. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and will represent Canada in the event at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) had an impressive fifth place result in the Women’s K1 200m final. This was Langlois’ top international result to date.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished seventh in the Men’s C1 1000m to match his result from last week. Oldershaw has been confirmed as Canada’s Men’s C1 entry for the Olympic Games.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) placed eighth in the Women’s K2 500m final. Russell and Schmidt are still in the hunt for Olympic qualification. They will race-off against Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) for the Olympic spot in Montreal at the end of June.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) finished fourth in the Men’s C2 200m final. They also raced the heat of the Olympic distance C2 1000m and went directly through to the final with a second place result in their heat.

Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) raced the same semi and finished third to also qualify for the A-final.

Both Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) and Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) have advanced to the A-final in the Women’s K1 500m. Fournel won her semi-final while Russell was second in her semi.

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) paddled through to the final in the Men’s C1 200m with a second place finish in his semi-final. Tardioli placed fifth at last week’s World Cup.

In non-Olympic events, Mark Oldershaw raced the Men’s C1 500m and won his heat to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. Adam van Koeverden won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 500m to advance to the final. Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) was third in the same event and also advanced.

World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. The final two shows will be broadcast on CBC Sports this weekend. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 5:30 – 7 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 4th
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 7th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 8th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 200m 4th overall
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 10th overall
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 11th overall
Semi-finals
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 1nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) Men’s C1 200m 4h in semi

Advanced to B-final

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K4 1000m 4th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
3
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Mark Oldershaw named for selection to the Canadian Olympic Team
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OTTAWA, ON (June 3, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has selected Mark Oldershaw for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team in the Men’s C1 1000m. Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee reviewed the results of the Pan American Continental Olympic Qualifier that took place in Gainesville, Georgia from May 19 to 21 and determined that Oldershaw has fulfilled the selection criteria by being the only Men’s Canoe athlete to win the Qualifier. The announcement of Oldershaw’s official selection to the team was delayed while the affected parties were consulted. Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist and this will be his third Olympic Games. He is the fifth Olympian in his family and was the first to medal in 2012.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
3
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Canadian team making final World Cup stop in Portugal
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CBC to broadcast races at 3 p.m. EST Saturday

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 3, 2016) – The Canadian sprint Canoe Kayak team lead off with heats and semi-finals today at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Adam van Koeverden won his heat to advance directly to tomorrow’s final in the Men’s K1 1000m. van Koeverden, a four-time Olympic medalist, was fifth in the event at last week’s World Cup and has already qualified the event for Rio.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) also paddled directly through to the final after finishing second in his heat of the Men’s C1 1000m. Oldershaw finished seventh last week.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished third in their heat to secure themselves a spot in the final.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) won their semi-final in the Women’s K2 500m today to advance to tomorrow’s final. Russell and Schmidt are still in the hunt for Olympic qualification. They will race-off against Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) for the Olympic spot in Montreal at the end of June.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) rounded out Canada’s qualifications for tomorrow’s A-finals by finishing third in the semi-final of the Women’s K1 200m to advance.

World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. The final two shows will be broadcast on CBC Sports this weekend. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

 

Results

 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

 

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 5:30 – 7 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
3
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Cameron Smedley opens up World Cup slalom season with impressive fourth place result in heat
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IVREA, ITALY (June 4, 2016) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished fifteen overall in the semi-finals at the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Ivrea, Italy. He had four seconds in penalties for touched gates that held him back from making the top-ten final. Smedley’s top World Cup result to date has been a ninth place finish in a final in 2012. Smedley is the Canadian front-runner to qualify for the Olympic Team in his event.

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IVREA, ITALY (June 5, 2016) – Jessica Groeneveld finished 28th in the semi-finals of the Women’s K1 at the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. The full Canadian team will compete the next two weekends at World Cups 2 and 3.

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IVREA, ITALY (June 3, 2016) – Cameron Smedley opened the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Ivrea, Italy with a fourth place overall result in the preliminary heat of the Men’s C1. His impressive result today shows his potential to contend among a competitive international field. Tomorrow he will race the semi-final in the morning and a top-ten result will put him through to the afternoon final. Smedley’s top World Cup result to date has been a ninth place finish in a final in 2012.

Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) is the Canadian front-runner to qualify for the Olympic Team in his event. Four Canadian athletes are competing at World Cup 1. For those in Olympic contention in Men’s C1 and Men’s K1, this is just a warm-up. Only the results of World Cups 2 and 3 will affect the point tally for Canada’s Olympic Team selections.

Groeneveld through to semi-finals in Women’s K1

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) had a 25th place result in the heats of Women’s K1 to earn a spot in tomorrow’s semi-final. Groeneveld made several World Cup semi-finals last season and will attempt to make tomorrow’s final with a top-ten result.

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) was 26th in the heats for Women’s C1. A top-twenty result was needed to advance to the semi-finals. Ben Hayward ranked 52nd in Men’s K1 and did not advance. Hayward is one of three Men’s K1 athletes still in contention for the Olympic spot along with Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and John Hastings (Aurora, ON).

 

Tomorrow’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 8 a.m. EST
  • Sunday at 7 a.m. EST

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON Men’s C1 4st in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 25th in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 52nd in heat

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 26th in heat

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jun
1
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Peter Niedre moving to position at Coaching Association of Canada
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Photo: Peter Niedre (right) at his most recent team project at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships in Gainesville, Georgia. Peter will be moving on from his role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Coach and Athlete Development in July.

 

OTTAWA, ON (June 1, 2016) – Peter Niedre will be finishing as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Coach and Athlete Development to take on a new role at the Coaching Association of Canada in July.

Peter has worked for Canoe Kayak Canada since 2006. He served as the National Development Team Coach for two years before moving into the office to focus on leading Canoe Kayak Canada’s national coaching education programs.

He has worked tirelessly to further coach education and professionalize coaching as a career pathway. He has integrated NCCP certification, initiated countless professional development opportunities and ran an annual coaches conference. His efforts have significantly strengthened the technical leadership at the club level. Peter also served as interim High Performance Director in 2012 and has been a key player in working with up-and-coming athletes through Junior Academy and NextGen programs.

“The state of coaching in this sport has improved dramatically over the past decade and much of that is thanks to the incredible contribution Peter has made,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Peter’s energy and dedication to furthering our sport is remarkable. We’re going to miss him, but I know he will continue to make a meaningful impact on the Canadian sport system in his new role.”

Peter has been involved with paddling for almost his entire life. He grew up paddling at the Mississauga Canoe Club and competed at the 1989 Junior World Championships. He then went into coaching and pursued a career in education. Those two interests came together to evolve into a career in coach education.

“Working with coaches, athletes and the many great people in this sport has been a truly meaningful experience,” said Peter Niedre. “I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved as a team over the past decade, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with fellow NCCP partners to further coach education development in Canada.”

Peter will finish his role at Canoe Kayak Canada on July 11 with the Canada Cup in Shawinigan, QC being his last project. He will continue to work with our sport on a volunteer basis. A transition plan is being put in place with a job search to be launched soon.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Team named
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OTTAWA, ON (May 31, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its team to compete at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow, Poland from July 13 to 17. The selections are based on results of team trials that took place in Kananaskis, AB this past weekend. Notable performances at the trials included Liam Smedley in U23 Men’s C1, Lois Betteridge in both the U23 Women’s C1 and K1, Florence Maheu in U23 Women’s C1 and Keenan Simpson in Junior Men’s K1.

Some members of the U23 Team will also compete at World Cups 4 and 5 taking place in Europe in September. This opportunity will allow the next generation of podium potential athletes to gain international race experience at the senior level.

U23 Team

U23 Men’s K1

  1. Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, AB)
  3. Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB)

U23 Women’s K1

  1. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)
  2. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)
  3. Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

U23 Men’s C1

  1. Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
  2. Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)
  3. Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s C1                     

  1. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Willa Mason (Chelsea, QC)

 

Junior Team

Junior Men’s K1                                  

  1. Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON)
  3. Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB)

Junior Women’s K1                 

  1. Hannah Penner (Lundbreck, AB)
  2. Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB)
  3. Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB)

Junior Men’s C1

  1. Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON)
  2. Pelly Vincnent-Braun (Whitehorse, YT)

Junior Women’s C1

  1. Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
29
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Tardioli throws down fifth place result at World Cup 2
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 29, 2016) – Ben Tardioli of Ottawa, ON finished fifth today in the Men’s C1 200m at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic. His result today is Canada’s best this year in Olympic events at World Cups.

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) finished seventh in a tight final of the Men’s K1 200m. He finished eighth last week in Duisburg at World Cup 1. de Jonge is a two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist in the event.

The Men’s C2 1000m crew of Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (both of Richmond Hill, ON) raced to a sixth place finish in the final.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished ninth in the Women’s K1 500m. She was sixth in the event last week in Duisburg. Fournel will race the K1 500m at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.

Four medals in non-Olympic events

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) won gold in the Women’s C2 500m. The ICF has approved the event for the 2020 Olympic program and the proposal only needs IOC ratification for its historic inclusion in Tokyo.

Adam van Koeverden found his way on to the podium with a bronze medal performance in the Men’s K1 500m. van Koeverden was fifth in the 1000m Olympic distance yesterday. He is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won gold and silver medals in the K1 500m when it was an Olympic event up until 2008.

The Men’s C4 200m crew of Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON), Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) and Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) landed a silver medal.

Sprinters Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) combined their speed in the Men’s K4 200m to capture a bronze medal.

The World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. This is the second of three World Cup weekends on CBC Sports. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Canadian paddlers will move on to the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup of the year in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal starting next Friday. This will be the last big international competition before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with sprint events scheduled for August 15 to 20.

Results

 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Sunday from 3:30 – 5 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

 

Summary of Results – Day 3

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 7th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 9th overall
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 5th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 6th overall
Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) Men’s C1 200m 14th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 17th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 24th overall
Non-Olympic events
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 500m 1st

Gold medal

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)

Men’s C4 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500m 3rd

Bronze medal

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

Men’s K4 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 200m 4th overall
Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 500m 7th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Katie Vincent wins silver at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2
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CBC Sports to broadcast races

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 28, 2016) – Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON has added to her medal collection on the second stop of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup tour. Vincent won a silver medal in the Women’s C1 200m this morning in Racice, Czech Republic to go alongside her gold medal from last week in Duisburg, Germany. Vincent raced from behind after a slow start but battled back to finish second.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) finished fifth in the Men’s K1 1000m amid a highly competitive field. The race was won by the home crowd favourite, 2015 World silver medalist Josef Dostál of the Czech Republic. Five-time World Champion Max Hoff of Germany was second while last year’s World Champion in the event, René Poulsen of Denmark, finished third. This is van Koeverden’s first World Cup race of the year after qualifying for his fourth Olympic last week at the Pan American Championships in Gainseville, Georgia. van Koeverden paddled with the lead pack the entire way down the course. In addition to the Olympic distance, he finished first semi-final in the Men’s K1 500m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Angus Mortimer finished second in the Men’s K1 500m semi-final to also earn a spot in the final.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished seventh in the final of the Men’s C1 1000m. The Olympic bronze medalist was in the top-three pack for the first half of the race but fell back in the second 500m. Oldershaw is also making his first World Cup appearance of the year after winning the event at the Pan American Championships last week to qualify an additional quota spot for Canada. Germany’s Sebastian Brendel won the race – his second straight World Cup win this season. Brendel is the defending Olympic Champion in the event.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished eighth in the final. They lined up next to the Brazilian crew who beat them out by 0.07 of a second last week to take the Olympic quota spots and once again lost by a narrow margin of 0.128 of a second.

In the Women’s K1 200m, Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) was fourth in the B-final to rank thirteenth overall while Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished sixth to rank fifteenth overall. Fournel finished second in the semi-final of the K1 500m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) also raced the K1 500m semi and finished fifth to land a spot in the B-final. Fournel will race the K1 500m at the Olympic Games.

Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge won his semi-final to advance in the Men’s K1 200m taking place tomorrow at 3:44 a.m. EST. de Jonge (Halifax, NS) finished eighth last week in Duisburg at his first World Cup of the year.

Also making it through to tomorrow’s A-finals were Ben Tardioli in the Men’s C1 200m and the C2 1000m crew of Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (both of Richmond Hill, ON).

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 5 – 6:30 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 3:30 – 5 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 5th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 7th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 8th overall
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 13th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 15th overall
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 15th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 16th overall
Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 21st overall
Semi-finals
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) Men’s C1 200m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 6th in semi

Advanced to C-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
27
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Four Canadian boats through to finals at World Cup 2
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CBC to broadcast races at 3 p.m. EST Saturday

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 27, 2016) – Adam van Koeverden won his semi-final and posted the fastest time in the Men’s K1 1000m today to advance to the final in his first World Cup appearance of the year. The four-time Olympic medalist from Oakville, ON will race the final tomorrow morning at 5:17 EST at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic. van Koeverden secured his spot on the Olympic Team after winning the Pan American Continental Qualifier last week in Gainesville, Georgia.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) earned a spot in the final of the Men’s C1 1000m tomorrow. Oldershaw finished second in his semi-final and will race at 5:10 EST on Saturday morning.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished third to secure themselves a spot in the final. They will line up at 5:31 EST next to the Brazilian crew who beat them out last week by 0.07 of a second in Gainesville to take the Olympic quota spots.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will take a shot at defending the top spot on the podium in the Women’s C1 200m tomorrow. She won a gold medal in the event at World Cup 1 last weekend in Duisburg, Germany. Today she placed second in her heat to advance to the final taking place at 5:41 EST tomorrow.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) both finished third in their semi-finals in the Women’s K1 200m to qualify for the B-final tomorrow. They were both shy of a top-two finish or third-place fastest time in the four semi-finals needed to qualify for the A-final.

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 5 – 6:30 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 3:30 – 5 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) Women’s C1 200m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 7th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 7th in semi

Advanced to B-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
24
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Canoe Kayak Canada names team for ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups
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OTTAWA, ON (May 24, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its senior elite team to represent Canada at the 2016 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups in Europe. The announcement follows a weekend of National Team Trials at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park near Pemberton, BC. Athletes made a total of four runs to accumulate ranking points in pursuit of a top-3 overall position and also had to achieve a performance standard based on relative time to other athletes.

For Olympic Team selections, the field has been narrowed down to a final five in the two events in which Canada holds athlete quota spots. Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON), John Hastings (Aurora, ON) and Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) are still in contention for the Men’s K1 Olympic spot. In Men’s C1, Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) are the final two. The athletes will continue to accumulate points based on their performances at World Cups 2 and 3 in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain from June 10 – 12 and Pau, France from June 17 – 19. The Olympic Team will be decided at the end of World Cup 3.

In Women’s event, Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) will represent Canada in Women’s K1 at World Cups, while Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) will represent Canada in Women’s C1. Canoe Slalom Team Trials will take place for Junior and Under 23 athletes this May 27 – 29 in Kananaskis, AB. Results will determine teams for the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships taking place in Krakow, Poland from July 13 – 17, and World Cups 4 and 5 taking place after the Olympic Games.

Canoe Slalom Senior National Team

Men’s K1

  1. Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)
  2. John Hastings (Aurora, ON)
  3. Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

Women’s K1

  1. Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

Men’s C1

  1. Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
  2. Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C1

  1. Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

May
23
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Michael Tayler wins all four Men’s K1 runs at slalom team trials
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Results part of Olympic selection process

PEMBERTON, BC (May 23, 2016) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) continued his winning streak on the second day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park near Pemberton, BC. Tayler won all four race runs in the Men’s K1 this weekend.

Results of the trials count towards Olympic selection in the Men’s K1 and Men’s C1 events where Canada holds quota spots. The field will get narrowed to a maximum of three athletes in each event who will head to Europe to compete at World Cups. Points accumulated at World Cups 2 and 3 will be the deciding factor for selections to the Canadian Olympic Team.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) had a second and third place result in Men’s K1 yesterday. David Ford (Edmonton, AB) had one second place result and Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB) had a third place result to round out the top three.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won both of his runs in the Men’s C1 yesterday to take the win in three out of four of the runs over the weekend. His brother, Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) was second in both C1 runs yesterday while Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) was third.

In addition to the Olympic selection process, the Trials will also be used to select athletes for additional senior teams including World Cups. Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) and Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) each won one run yesterday in the Women’s K1. Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) raced alone to win the Women’s C1. Athletes in all classes are chasing performance standards in addition to a top-3 ranking in order to be nominated to the national team.

Nominations to the World Cup Team will be announced shortly. The national team will compete at World Cups 2 and 3 in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain from June 10 – 12 and Pau, France from June 17 – 19.

Trials Results

 

Summary of Results

Third Run Fourth Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

 

Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

3) Toby Roessingh (Calgary, AB)

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

2) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
22
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Canada finishes Pan Am Canoe Championships with 26 medals
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA (May 22, 2016) – The Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships concluded today on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. Canada managed to add to its medal count in the final few races to bring its total to 26 over the four-day competition.

The Senior Women’s K4 500m crew of Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS), Jewelia Orlick (Chelsea, QC) and Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) started the day off with a gold medal. Jessica MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) also earned a gold in the Junior Women’s C2 200m.

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON) earned a bronze medal in the Junior Men’s K2 200m. Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) won a bronze in the Senior Men’s C1 500m and Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) won bronze in the Senior Women’s C1 500m.

Video

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)

Jewelia Orlick (Chelsea, QC)

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K4 500m 1st

Gold medal

Jessica MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 1st

Gold medal

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON)

Junior Men’s K2 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) Senior Men’s C1 500m 3rd

Bronze medal

Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Senior Women’s C1 500m 3rd

Bronze medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON)

Senior Women’s C2 200m 4th
Jane Girgulis (Calgary, AB)

Jewelia Orlick (Chelsea, QC)

Junior Women’s K2 200m 4th
Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON) Senior Men’s K1 500m 7th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
de Jonge eighth, Fournel sixth in Olympic events at World Cup 1
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CBC to broadcast races at 2 p.m. EST today

DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 22, 2016) – Mark de Jonge finished eighth today in the Men’s K1 200m final at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. de Jonge was slightly over a second behind the winner, Manfredi Rizza of Italy, in his first international race of the year. de Jonge is a two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) had a solid sixth place result in the Women’s K1 500m final. This is among Fournel’s top K1 results to date and with this being an Olympic year, most of the top contenders are in Duisburg. Fournel was in the company of Hungary’s Danuta Kozák who took the win and Olympic Champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand who won silver today.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished fourth overall in the Women’s C2 500m. The crew just missed the podium which would have been Vincent’s second medal of the weekend after winning the Women’s C1 200m yesterday.

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) won the C-final of the Men’s C1 200m to rank 19th overall. Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) ranked 26th overall in the Men’s K1 200m after finishing eighth in the C-final.

Six Canadian athletes represented Canada at World Cup 1 and the full Canadian team will be in attendance for World Cups 2 and 3.

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. local time in Western Canada)

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Sunday from 4:30 – 6 a.m. EST & from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 8th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 6th overall
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 500m 4th overall
Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 26th overall
Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) Men’s C1 200m 19th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Michael Tayler wins two Men’s K1 runs on first day of canoe slalom team trials
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Results part of Olympic selection process

PEMBERTON, BC (May 22, 2016) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) posted a double win in the Men’s K1 yesterday, on the first day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park near Pemberton, BC.

Results of the trials count towards Olympic selection in the Men’s K1 and Men’s C1 events where Canada holds quota spots. The field will get narrowed to a maximum of three athletes in each event who will head to Europe to compete at World Cups. Points accumulated at World Cups 2 and 3 will be the deciding factor for selections to the Canadian Olympic Team.

In Men’s K1, Michael Tayler swept the first two of four runs taking place this weekend. Tayler became an Olympian in 2012 after edging out his training partner John Hastings (Aurora, ON) by fractions of a second to take the spot four years ago. Hastings posted two second place results today. Hastings retired from competition briefly after 2012 but came back to qualify the Men’s K1 quota spot last year in Minden Hills, ON. With Hastings holding bonus points from last year’s qualification and Tayler taking top points from his two wins today, the two are ahead on the Men’s K1 leaderboard. A new course will be set today and the Men’s K1 athletes will be focused on achieving top-3 results to get them to the next round of selections at World Cups 2 and 3.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the first run in Men’s C1 by a solid margin but incurred several penalties for touched gates on his second run. Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) took the win on the second run.

In addition to the Olympic selection process, the Trials will also be used to select athletes for additional senior teams including World Cups. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) won both runs in the Women’s K1 while Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) raced alone to win the Women’s C1. Athletes in all classes are chasing performance standards in addition to a top-3 ranking in order to be considered for teams.

Competition continues today at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park with two more runs.

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Summary of Results

First Run Second Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) John Hastings (Aurora, ON)

3) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

 

Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) John Hastings (Aurora, ON)

3) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

3) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Andréanne Langlois wins Pan Am Women’s K1 200m to qualify fourth Women’s Kayak quota for Canada
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA (May 21, 2016) – Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) has earned Canada an additional athlete quota spot for the Olympic Games to bring to total in Women’s Kayak to four. Langlois confidently won the Women’s K1 200m today at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifier on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia.

“I was ready at trials and even more ready for Pan Ams. I realized this is my time to shine and it worked,” said Langlois. At spring training camp, Langlois started training with Émilie Fournel and has since been on a speed surge. “We started to line up and do some workouts, and I was there. I was like ‘maybe it’s my turn.’”

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished second. Only 0.07 of a second separated them from the win. The Brazilian crew took the victory and with it, two Olympic quota spots.

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) finished with a silver medal in the Men’s C1 200m. The Cuban paddler won gold and will be given first dibs on the additional quota spot. There is a chance the Cubans could decline the spot so Tardioli’s World Cups will be assessed against Mark Oldershaw’s and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee will make a recommendation on which event to prioritize based on how those decisions and results play out.

Quota count wraps up at seven

In total for sprint Canoe Kayak, Canada has qualified seven Olympic quota spots including (still to be ratified by the ICF):

  • Men’s K1 200m
  • Men’s K1 1000m
  • Women’s K1 500m
  • Women’s K1 200m
  • Women’s K2 500m
  • Men’s C1 1000m

More Pan Am medals in Senior non-qualifier and Junior events

In non-qualifier Senior events, Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) won three gold medals today including the Women’s K1 1000m. She paired with Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) to win the other two in K2 1000m and 200m. Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Tom Hall (Dartmouth, NS) captured a bronze medal in the Senior Men’s C2 200m.

In Junior events, Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Junior Men’s K1 200m. Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) won her second medal of the regatta – a gold in the Junior Women’s C1 200m. Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) took bronze in the Junior Women’s K1 200m.

Competition concludes tomorrow at Lake Lanier. The Continental Qualifier events have concluded so only non-qualifier Senior events and Junior events remain.

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Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Senior Women’s K1 200m 1st

Gold medal

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Senior Men’s K2 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Senior Men’s C1 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) Senior Men’s K1 200m 4th
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 1st

Gold medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 1st

Gold medal

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Senior Women’s K1 1000m 1st

Gold medal

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K2 200m

 

1st

Gold medal

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K2 1000m

 

1st

Gold medal

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Tom Hall (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men’s C2 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Christian Sprang (Oakville, ON)

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON)

Paul Lapierre (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men’s K4 1000m 4th
Jessica MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières)

Senior Women’s C2 500m 4th
Foster Salpeter (Montreal, QC) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

May
21
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Katie Vincent wins gold at Duisburg World Cup
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CBC to air show at 5 p.m. EST today

DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 21, 2016) – Katie Vincent has captured a gold medal for Canada in the Women’s C1 200m at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. Vincent posted a time of 46.205 seconds – the fastest ever recorded in the event in the ICF record books. Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe set the previous record of 46.419 seconds in 2014.

“I had a really good start and got off the line well,” said Vincent, who is the 2014 Junior World Champion and is still Under-23 eligible. “I’ve had a lot of great preparation in the off-season and I’m glad to see it all starting to pay off after lots of ups and downs this spring.”

Vincent will race the Women’s C2 500m tomorrow with Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB). Crossman-Serb finished seventh in the Women’s C1 200m B-final today to rank 16th overall.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished up 17th overall in the Women’s K1 200m with an eighth place finish in the B-final. Fournel has qualified for the A-final of the Women’s K1 500m. She placed second in her semi-final today.

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) qualified for the A-final in the Men’s K1 200m. He won his heat and was second in his semi-final. He will race the final at 4:45 EST early tomorrow morning. The race is set to be broadcast on CBC on Sunday afternoon. Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) was sixth in the semi-final of the Men’s K1 200m and Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) was also sixth in the Men’s C1 200m semi-final. Both will race B-finals tomorrow.

Six Canadian athletes are representing Canada at World Cup 1 and the full Canadian team will be in attendance for World Cups 2 and 3.

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s first of six shows on Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Tonight’s broadcast will also include content from the ICF Paracanoe World Championships that took place earlier this week in Duisburg and the Pan American Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia.Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. local time in Western Canada)

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 4:30 – 6 a.m. EST & from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

 

Women’s C1 200m 16th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 17th overall
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd in semi-final

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 2nd in semi-final

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 6th in semi-final

Advanced to C-final

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) Men’s C1 200m 6th in semi-final

Advanced to C-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
20
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Katie Vincent to appear in first Canoe Kayak World Cup Broadcast on CBC Sports
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Broadcast to air at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday

DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 20, 2016) – Katie Vincent, Émilie Fournel and Nadya Crossman-Serb raced in heats and semi-finals on the opening day of the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. Six Canadian athletes are representing Canada at World Cup 1 and the full Canadian team will be in attendance for World Cups 2 and 3.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her semi-final of the Women’s C1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s A-final. Since winning the Junior World Championships in 2014, Vincent has been climbing the senior ranks on the international scene. Her final tomorrow will be covered on CBC’s first of six shows on Road to the Olympic Games covering the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends.

Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. There is live webcast for early-risers from 4:30 – 6 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. AT / 6 a.m. NT) and an additional webcast to match broadcast times. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

The broadcast will also include content from the ICF Paracanoe World Championships that took place earlier this week in Duisburg and the Pan American Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) raced the Women’s K1 200m semi-final and finished fifth to qualify for tomorrow’s B-final. Fournel has qualified for her third Olympic Games in the K1 500m and will race the heat and semi-final of that event tomorrow.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) also raced the Women’s C1 200m semi-final today and qualified for tomorrow’s B-final.

Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) will race the heat and semi-final of the Men’s K1 200m tomorrow. The final is set to be broadcast on Sunday. Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) will also race the Men’s K1 200m. Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) will race the Men’s C1 200m heat and semi-final in Duisburg tomorrow afternoon. 

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. local time in Western Canada)

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 4:30 – 6 a.m. EST & from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi-final

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

 

Women’s C1 200m 7th in semi-final
Advanced to B-final
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi-final

Advanced to B-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
20
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Adam van Koeverden qualifies for fourth Olympic Games
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA (May 20, 2016) – Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden has qualified for his fourth Olympic Games. van Koeverden, of Oakville, ON, secured his spot by winning the Men’s K1 1000m at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifier on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia.

“The route to get to this point, to get qualified, is longer than it’s every been for me,” said van Koeverden after his race. “It was hard and stressful morning. I did what I had to do and there are a lot of improvements that have to happen in the next few months for me to be satisfied with a good Olympic performance. I’ll be using the World Cups as a stepping stone to the Olympics and I’m anticipating being able to paddle well in Racice and Portugal.”

Oldershaw wins to take next step toward qualification

Moments later, teammate Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) continued the Canadian winning streak and qualifying another quota spot in the Men’s C1 1000m. The win puts Oldershaw, an Olympic bronze medalist, in a good position to qualify for the Olympic Games but his status is not certain yet. Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) will compete in the the Men’s C1 200m tomorrow morning and Canada can only send one athlete in Men’s C1. If Tardioli also wins the continental qualifier, the decision of which event to prioritize will be based on World Cup performances.

“It was a really good race and a really good lead in to the World Cups,” Oldershaw said. “It was a strong tailwind so I knew I had to get out fast and take control of the race. I got a spot for Canada and I just have to go over to World Cups and perform well there and hopefully get that nomination.”

Women’s K2 continues qualifying streak

The success continued with Canada winning a third qualifier race today. Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Oakville, ON) landed first place in the Women’s K2 500m to earn Canada another two athlete quota spots. The crew to fill those spots will be determined at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal from June 24-26.

Solid medal haul in Junior and non-qualifier Senior events

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) won gold in the Senior Women’s K1 500m event. Canada already qualified an Olympic quota spot in that event at last year’s World Championships so Bissonnette was racing only for glory.

Both of Canada’s Junior K4’s made the podium. The Junior Women’s K4 500m crew of Jane Girgulis (Calgary, AB), Emma Mitchell (Winnipeg, MB), Jewelia Orlick (Chelsea, QC) and Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) won gold. In the Junior Men’s K4 500m, the crew of Christian Sprang (Oakville, ON), Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON) and Paul Lapierre (Dartmouth, NS) won bronze.

In 200m action Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) won their opening heat to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. They will race the final tomorrow at 11:40 a.m. where a win will earn two more Canadian athlete quota spots. Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) also won his heat in the Senior Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final.

Correction from yesterday’s release: Canada won a total of four medals yesterday. A silver medal by Jane Girgulis (Calgary, AB) and Emma Mitchell (Winnipeg, MB) in the Junior Women’s K2 500m was missed in Thursday’s news release.

Watch Online Streaming (note new link)

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Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Senior Men’s K1 1000m 1st

Gold medal

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Senior Men’s C1 1000m 1st

Gold medal

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) Senior Women’s K2 500m 1st

Gold medal

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Senior Women’s K1 500m 1st

Gold medal

Jane Girgulis (Calgary, AB)

Emma Mitchell (Winnipeg, MB)

Jewelia Orlick (Chelsea, QC)

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 1st

Gold medal

Christian Sprang (Oakville, ON)

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON)

Paul Lapierre (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Men’s K4 1000m 3rd

Bronze medal

Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Senior Women’s C1 200m 5th
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Senior Men’s K2 1000m 6th
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) Senior Men’s K1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Senior Men’s K2 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
19
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Varga and Bryant finish second in C2 at Continental Qualifiers
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Paul handshake smallGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA (May 19, 2016) – Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (both of Richmond Hill, ON) won silver medals today in the Men’s C2 1000m at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia. They needed to win in order to qualify the boat for the Olympic Games but the crew from Cuba took the win and the Olympic quota spots. While Varga and Bryant battled a strong race in a gusty tailwind, the Cuban crew posted one of the fastest times ever recorded in the event at 3:31.69 and the Canadian crew was 5.23 seconds back.

Canada won four medals in junior events for the Pan American Championships. Daniel MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS) and Foster Salpeter (Montreal, QC) won silver in the Junior Men’s C2 1000m. Jane Girgulis (Calgary, AB) and Emma Mitchell won silver in the Junior Women’s K2 500m. Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) won a bronze in the Junior Men’s C1 1000m and Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) also won a bronze in the Junior Women’s C1 500m.

van Koeverden and Oldershaw lead off tomorrow

Competition starts off tomorrow with four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) chasing Olympic qualification in the Men’s K1 1000m at 9 a.m. EST. A win will secure van Koeverden the entry. Ten minutes later, Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) will compete for a quota spot in the Men’s C1 1000m. Canada can only qualify either the C1 1000m or C1 200m spot.

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) will race to earn Canada quota spots in the Women’s K2 500m at 11:50 a.m. and if successful, the crew to compete at the Olympic Games will be determined at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal from June 24-26.

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) will race their heat in the Men’s K2 200m and there are also junior and senior non-Olympic races on the program. Competition continues through to Sunday at Lake Lanier.

 

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Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Senior Men’s C2 1000m 2nd

Silver medal

Daniel MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS)

Foster Salpeter (Montreal, QC)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m 2nd

Silver medal

Jane Girgulis (Calgary, AB)

Emma Mitchell (Winnipeg, MB)

Junior Women’s K2 500m 2nd

Silver medal

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) Junior Men’s C1 1000m 3rd

Bronze medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) Junior Women’s C1 500m 3rd

Bronze medal

Jewelia Orlick (Chelsea, QC) Junior Women’s K1 500m 4th
Christian Sprang (Oakville, ON) Junior Men’s K1 1000m 5th
Paul Lapierre (Dartmouth, NS)

Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON)

Junior Men’s K2 1000m 6th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

 

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
19
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Gauthier fifth, Scarff sixth at Paracanoe World Championships
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 19, 2016) – Two Canadian athletes competed today at the ICF Paracanoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished fifth in the Women’s KL2 200m. Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) placed sixth in the Women’s KL3 200m. While Gauthier had already qualified a Paralympic quota spot in her event at last year’s World Championships, Scarff’s result today earns Canada a second athlete quota. She was one spot away from earning a quota last year and today she was the top competitor in her field who had not already earned a spot.

Both Gauthier and Scarff will still have to prove themselves at National Team Trials 2 as the fastest in Canada within their classes in order to be selected to the Canadian Paralympic Team. The trials are scheduled for June 24 to 26 in Montreal, QC. The two athletes selected to the Paralympic Team will achieve an historic first as this will be the debut of Paracanoe at the Games. Gauthier is a five-time World Champion while Scarff just stepped onto the international scene last season and has been rising through the ranks. The two will remain in Europe to compete at ICF World Cup 2 next week in Racice, Czech Republic with the rest of the Canadian Team.

Canadian paddlers start racing today at the Pan American Championships & Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. A small delegation of Canadian athletes will race ICF World Cup 1 in Duisburg, Germany starting on Saturday.

Paracanoe World Championships
Results
Video

Pan American Championships & Continental Olympic Qualifier
Results
Streaming Video

World Cup 1
Results
Video via CBC Sports

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
18
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The big four Canoe Kayak competitions to watch this week
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OTTAWA, ON (May 18, 2016) – It’s a play-off like week for Canadian paddlers who are competing at four large-scale competitions. Most are part of the qualification process for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. For paddling fans the excitement is building as they prepare to watch and track the following four competitions:

  • ICF Paracanoe World Championships (Dusiburg, Germany)
  • Pan American Sprint Championships & Continental Olympic Qualifier (Gainesville, Georgia, USA)
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 1 (Dusiburg, Germany)
  • Canoe Slalom National Team Trials (Pemberton, BC)

World Cup 1 will be televised and webcast by CBC Sports, the Official Broadcast partner of Canoe Kayak Canada. Here is a run-down of who to watch, and how to watch:

 

ICF Paracanoe World Championships (Duisburg, Germany)

The ICF Paracanoe World Championships began yesterday in Duisburg, Germany and both Canadian athletes have advanced to finals on Thursday. Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) will be competing to qualify Canada a quota spot in the Women’s KL3 for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Scarff was one spot away from doing so last August and in qualifying for tomorrow’s final, she has effectively earned a quota as there are at least 3 additional spots are up for grabs and all five countries Scarff will race against in the final have already qualified quotas. This will be the first Paralympic Games to include Paracanoe.

Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) has already qualified a quota spot in her event with a sixth place finish at Worlds last August. In order to be nominated to the Canadian team both athletes will still have to prove themselves as the top Canadians in their respective classes at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal from June 24 to 26.

 

Pan American Sprint Championships & Continental Olympic Qualifier (Gainesville, Georgia, USA)

The heat is on at Lake Lanier as sprint paddlers take their final shot at earning additional Olympic quota spots. Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden will compete in the final on Friday and a win there will earn him a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team. For the others who will be chasing quota spots, this is the second step in the qualification process following National Team Trials two weeks ago. Depending on the number of spots qualified in each discipline, selections are likely to continue into World Cups and race-offs at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal.

In Men’s Canoe, a maximum of two additional quota spots can be earned. Depending on which events are qualified, assessments will go to World Cups to determine which event has the best international medal potential.

Men’s K2 can also earn a maximum of two quota spots between the K2 1000m and K2 200m. As long as at least one crew earns the quotas, World Cups will be used to make the decision based on international performance. In the case of the Men’s K2 200m, crew composition could change after World Cups.

For Women’s Kayak there is an opportunity to earn up to three additional athlete quota spots including the K1 200m and K2 500m. The athletes to fill those spots will likely be determined at race-offs at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal.

Athletes by Event

  • Men’s K1 1000m – Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)
  • Men’s K2 1000m – Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) & Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)
  • Men’s K2 200m – Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) & Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)
  • Women’s K1 200m – Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)
  • Women’s K2 500m – Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) & Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON)
  • Men’s C1 1000m – Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)
  • Men’s C1 200m – Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)
  • Men’s C2 1000m – Paul Bryant & Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

The Pan American Championships will take place in conjunction with the Continental Qualifier and Canada also has a junior and senior team competing. Jessica MacDonald of Dartmouth, NS proudly carried the Canadian flag into the opening ceremonies this evening.

 

ICF Sprint World Cup 1 (Duisburg, Germany)

Friday to Sunday

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. local time in Western Canada)

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 4:30 – 6 a.m. EST & from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

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Six athletes will represent Canada at the first of three sprint World Cups to be broadcast on CBC Television. Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge along with Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) will headline the team as Canada’s two confirmed Olympic entries. Alex Scott will also compete in Men’s K1 200m. Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) will race the Men’s C1 200m. Katie Vincent (Misissauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) will compete in Women’s Canoe events. The full Canadian team will be in attendance for World Cups 2 and 3.

 

Canoe Slalom National Team Trials (Pemberton, BC)

Canada’s fastest canoe slalom paddlers will be charging down the course at the Rutherford Creek Whitewater Park this weekend. For the Men’s K1 and Men’s C1 athletes, results will count towards Olympic qualification. Some points have already been given out based on last year’s quota spot qualifications at the Pan American Games and World Championships.

The athletes will count their best runs this weekend towards team trials ranking and Olympic point accumulation. The field will get narrowed to a maximum of three athletes in each class who will head to Europe to compete at World Cups. Points accumulated at World Cups 2 and 3 will be the deciding factor for selections to the Canadian Olympic Team.

In Men’s K1, the scene is set for a rematch of the 2012 battle for the Olympic entry. The 2012 selection boiled down to a single run showdown between five athletes – any one of which could take the spot by winning the last race. Four of those athletes are back on the start list including; the 2012 victor Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON); Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) who has made several World Cup finals over the course of this quadrennial, David Ford (Edmonton, AB) who is gunning for his sixth Olympic Games, and John Hastings (Aurora, ON) who retired after missing the 2012 spot but came back to qualify the Men’s K1 quota spot last year in Minden Hills, ON.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) is regarded as the frontrunner in Men’s C1. He’ll be joined in competition by his brother, Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON), Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON).

In addition to the Olympic selection process, the Trials will also be used to select athletes for additional senior teams. In Women’s C1, Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) will compete. Daniels will also compete in Women’s K1 along with Pan American Games Champion Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC), Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), and Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON).

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
18
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Remembering Ray Knight
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It is with sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada acknowledges the passing of Ray Knight. Knight was Commodore of the Canadian Canoe Association in 1971. He was a member of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club and a great friend to the sport. He will be missed dearly by family and friends. A tribute article by past Commodore Don May is presented below.

 

by Don May

Recently Ray Knight passed away and I, like many others, will miss him.

He was a member of the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club for a number of years and he was devoted to the sport of sprint racing.

I knew Ray Knight as a friend for many years.  He grew up in the Beaches in Toronto and hung out with the Wineva Ave boys. When I joined the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club, Ray followed me along with others from the Beaches. We formed a War Canoe and Rays’ specialty was being the coxswain.

In 1953 and 1961, I paddled in the War Canoe and Ray was the coxswain. In 1953 we won Senior Men’s War Canoe 1-Mile at Nationals in Ottawa. In 1961, we placed 3rd in Senior Men’s War Canoe 1 Mile.

His love of the sport was evident as he became Commodore of CCA in 1971. In his later years, he was a Master paddler at Balmy Beach Canoe Club where he met his partner, Audrey Spencer. They spent many good years together.

Ray spent many hours at Balmy Beach devoted to the care and maintenance of the boats and paddling club.  He taught many young paddlers how to care for the boats and equipment.

Ray was a personal friend of mine for many years and gave his heart to the sport and clubs he belonged to.

He recently celebrated his 89th birthday at the Balmy Beach Club.

Ray, you will be missed.

Don May
Past Commodore CCA

May
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Carding Submission (May to November 2016)
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May 12, 2016

Introduction

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has assessed all eligible athletes’ results against the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) Policy – Sprint (May – Oct 2016) as found on the Selection Criteria webpage. All nominated athletes have established their eligibility through performances that demonstrate the potential to reach or maintain performances at the International Criteria (IC) standard (top 8, top ½ of competing countries).

Below you will find our nominations and the rationale for those nominations.

Nominated Athletes

Men’s Kayak 1000m

Men’s Kayak 1000m Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
Minimum 5 Adam van Koeverden SR2 Priority 1
  Brady Reardon SR2 Priority 1
  Andrew Jessop SR2 Priority 1
  Pierre-Luc Poulin SR Priority 4
  Marshall Hughes SR Priority 4
  Jarret Kenke C1 Priority 8

 

Men’s Kayak 200m

Men’s Kayak 200m Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
Minimum 5 Mark de Jonge SR1 Priority 1
  Ryan Cochrane SR Priority 4
  Étienne Morneau SR Priority 4
  Étienne Beauchesne D Priority 5
  Alex Scott SR Priority 6
  Marc-Alexandre Gagnon SR Priority 6
  Hugues Fournel SR Priority 8

 

Men’s Kayak 500m

Men’s Kayak 500m Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
Nick Robson D Priority 5
  Brian Malfesi SR Priority 8

 

Women’s Canoe 200m/500m

Women’s Canoe 200/500m Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
Minimum 5 Laurence Vincent-Lapointe SR1 Priority 1
  Katie Vincent SR1 Priority 1
  Nadya Crossman-Serb SR1 Priority 1
  Jillian Perrone D Priority 5
  Hannah MacIntosh C1 Priority 6
  Anna Roy-Cyr C1 Priority 6
  Sarah-Jane Caumartin C1 Priority 8
       

 

Men’s Canoe 1000m

Men’s Canoe 1000m Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
Minimum 5 Mark Oldershaw SR2 Priority 1
  Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny SR2 Priority 1
  Ben Russell SR2 Priority 1
  Paul Bryant SR Priority 4
  Roland Varga SR Priority 4
  Drew Hodges D Priority 5
  Craig Spence SR Priority 8

 

Women’s Kayak 200m/500m

Women’s Kayak 200/500m Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
Minimum 8 Émilie Fournel SR Priority 4
  Andreanne Langlois SR Priority 4
  Michelle Russell SR Priority 4
  Madeline Schmidt C1 Priority 4
  Genevieve Orton SR Priority 4
  Kathleen Fraser SR Priority 4
  Hannah Vaughan SR Priority 6
  Lissa Bissonnette SR Priority 6
Development cards Maddison Mackenzie D Priority 3
  Alanna Bray-Lougheed D Priority 3
  Alexa Irvin D Priority 3
  Courtney Stott D Priority 3

 

Paracanoe

Paracanoe Name 2015-16 2016 Carding Criteria
  Christine Gauthier SR1 Priority 1
  Erica Scarff SR1 Priority 1

 

Pursuant ‎to CanoeKayak Canada’s appeal policy, all appeals must be received within 10 days of receipt of notice of CKC’s decision to nominate an athlete for Carding. Canoe Kayak Canada will extend this deadline until Sunday, May 22 at 12 p.m. EST. All nomination appeals must be received by CanoeKayak Canada in accordance with the aforementioned appeal policy.

May
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada announces sprint team selections in the wake of Trials 1
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OTTAWA, ON (May 11, 2016) – Following five days of competition at the  Canadian Sprint Team Trials in Gainesville, Georgia, Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased name athletes to teams for the Olympic Games, Pan American Continental Qualifier, World Cup, Under 23 European Tour, Pan American Championships World University Championships and CANAMEX.

Two athletes have been selected for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team based on quota spots that were qualified last year at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. There is the potential to qualify up to eight additional athlete quota spots at the Pan American Continental Qualifier taking place on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia on May 19–20.

“The road to the Olympic Games is a long and challenging one,” said Scott Logan, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “Some athletes are well on their way, some have additional qualification races, and for others who have been named to various teams, this is part of a long-term pathway to excellence.”

The trials were also used to make recommendations for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program for the period of May to October 2016. Carding nominations will be published soon.

 

Olympic Team

August 15 – 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(to date, potential to qualify additional athletes)

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Men’s K1 200m Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Émilie Fournel Women’s K1 500m Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin

 

 

Pan American Continental Qualifier

May 19 – 20 – Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Adam van Koeverden Men’s K1 1000m Oakville, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Marshall Hughes Men’s K2 1000m Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Men’s K2 1000m Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Ryan Cochrane Men’s K2 200m Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Étienne Morneau Men’s K2 200m Québec, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Andréanne Langlois Women’s K1 200m Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin
Genevieve Orton Women’s K2 500m Lake Echo, NS Orenda Mike Kerrivan / Peter Martinek
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Women’s K2 500m Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mark Oldershaw Men’s C1 1000m Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Ben Tardioli Men’s C1 200m Ottawa, ON Rideau Rob Stott
Paul Bryant Men’s C2 1000m Richmond Hill, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Roland Varga Men’s C2 1000m Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Scott Oldershaw / Helen Savin

 

 

Pan American Championships (Senior)

May 21 – 22 – Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Hannah Vaughan Women’s Kayak Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Lissa Bissonnette Women’s Kayak Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Marc Tarling Men’s Canoe 1000m Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Tom Hall Men’s Canoe 200m Dartmouth, NS Cheema Jan Kruk
Maxim Poulin Men’s Canoe 200m Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frederic Jobin / Luc Grenier
Jillian Perrone Women’s Canoe Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

 

World Cups

*World Cup 1 – May 20 – 22 – Duisburg, Germany / **Paracanoe World Championships May 17-19

World Cup 2 – May 27 – 29 – Racice, Czech Republic

World Cup 3 – June 3 – 5 – Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge* Men’s Kayak Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Émilie Fournel* Women’s Kayak Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott* Men’s Kayak Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Pierre-Luc Laliberté* Men’s Canoe Otterburn Park, QC Pointe-Claire Jon Pike
Katie Vincent* Women’s Canoe Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb* Women’s Canoe Winnipeg, MB Toba Jaroslaw (Jerome) Seremak
Erica Scarff** Women’s Paracanoe Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery / Rob Stott / Mark Granger
Christine Gauthier** Women’s Paracanoe Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Mark Granger / Marc Creamer
Adam van Koeverden Men’s K1 1000m Oakville, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Marshall Hughes Men’s K2 1000m Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Men’s K2 1000m Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Ryan Cochrane Men’s K2 200m Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Étienne Morneau Men’s K2 200m Québec, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Andréanne Langlois Women’s K1 200m Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin
Genevieve Orton Women’s K2 500m Lake Echo, NS Orenda Mike Kerrivan / Peter Martinek
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Women’s K2 500m Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mark Oldershaw Men’s C1 1000m Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Ben Tardioli Men’s C1 200m Ottawa, ON Rideau Rob Stott
Paul Bryant Men’s C2 1000m Richmond Hill, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw  / Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Roland Varga Men’s C2 1000m Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Scott Oldershaw  / Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Angus Mortimer Men’s Kayak Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Wade Farquaharson
Michelle Russell Women’s Kayak Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Madeline Schmidt Women’s Kayak Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Hugues Fournel Men’s Kayak Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon Men’s Kayak Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin
Andrew Jessop Men’s Kayak Halifax, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks
Rob Clarke Men’s Kayak Mississauga, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Craig Spence Men’s Canoe Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Men’s Canoe Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson

 

 

Under 23 European Tour

May 27 – 29 – Piestany, Slovakia

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Men’s Kayak Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Brian Malfesi Men’s Kayak Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Étienne Beauchesne Men’s Kayak Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Sam Hall Women’s Kayak Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Women’s Kayak Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Craig Spence Men’s Canoe Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Men’s Canoe Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson

 

 

World University Championships

June 6 – 8 – Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Étienne Beauchesne Men’s Kayak 200m Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah Vaughan Women’s Kayak Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Lissa Bissonnette Women’s Kayak Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Marc Tarling Men’s Canoe 1000m Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Mark James Men’s Canoe 1000m Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk

 

 

CANAMEX

June 6 – 8 – Veracruz, Mexico

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Nick Robson Men’s Kayak Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Sam Roworth Men’s Kayak Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Zacharie Cameron Men’s Kayak Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Zane Clarke Men’s Kayak Selkirk, MB Maskwa Lucie Radonova
Ailish McNulty Women’s Kayak Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Natalie Davison Women’s Kayak Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson
Sarah Vegas-Dubois Women’s Kayak Montréal, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Alexa Irvin Women’s Kayak Kentville, NS Maskwa Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Hannah Forsyth Women’s Kayak West Chezzetcook, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Peter Korisanzky Men’s Canoe Waverley, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Mike Kerrivan
Jason McCoombs Men’s Canoe Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Sam Pennyfather Men’s Canoe Oakville, ON

 

Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Doug Ellery Men’s Canoe Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Anna Roy-Cyr Women’s Canoe Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Russell and Schmidt repeat win to top Women’s K2 field
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 8, 2016) – Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) have topped the field in the Women’s K2 500m by winning their second straight final on the last day of competition at the Canadian Sprint National Team Trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.

Russell qualified the quota spot for Canada in the Women’s K1 500m last year at World Championships so she is not eligible to compete at the Continental Qualifier. Another crew will need to qualify the K2 quotas at Continental Qualifiers. If Canada is successful in qualifying the spots, the K2 Olympic entry will come down to a race-off at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal from June 24-26.

In today’s second K2 final, Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Oakville, ON) and Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) finished second while Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished third.

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) won the Men’s K1 500m which was an additional race being held to assess Sport Canada carding and additional selection opportunities. In addition to the Olympic qualification process, the trials are also being used to select teams for World Cups, Under 23 European Tour, Pan American Championships (U23), and first assessments for U23 World Championships. For many of these events, multiple athletes can be nominated based on the achievement of various performance standards. Team announcements will follow soon as Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee applies selection criteria to finalize teams.

The following events are on the horizon for sprint athletes:

  • Sprint Team Trials 1 (May 4 – 8) Gainesville, Georgia, USA
  • Paracanoe World Championships (May 17 – 19) Duisburg, Germany
  • Pan American Championships and Continental Qualifiers (May 19-22) Gainesville, Georgia, USA
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 1 (May 20 – 22) Duisburg, Germany
  • CANAMEX (May 26 – 29) Veracrus, Mexico
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 2 (May 27 – 29) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Piestany International Regatta (May 27 – 29) Piestany, Slovakia
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 3 (June 3 – 5) Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal
  • World University Championships (June 6 – 8) Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal
  • Sprint Team Trials 2 (June 24 – 26) Montreal, QC
  • Sprint Canada Cup (July 9 – 10) Shawinigan, QC
  • ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships (July 28 – 31) Minsk, Belerus
  • Olympic Games – sprint events (Aug 15 – 20) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sprint National Championships (Aug 30 – Sep 3) Dartmouth, NS
  • Paralympic Games (Sep 14 – 15) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summary of Results

Event Result
Women’s K2 500m – final 2/2 1)  Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS), Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

2)  Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Oakville, ON), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

3)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Men’s K1 500m – carding and selection considerations 1) Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

2) Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

3) Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Results

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Mark de Jonge joins the team for Rio
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 7, 2016) – Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Today he won the Men’s K1 200m final at Canadian Sprint National Team Trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.

“Everything is going to plan and especially early in the season it’s encouraging to have a good race and know that everything is starting off well,” said de Jonge. “I’ve got a few races ahead to tune and tweak things and I’ve got big goals for Rio.”

de Jonge won today’s race by 0.84 of a second. Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) was second and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) was third. With de Jonge’s status as the current World Champion, he only needed the one win to seal the deal while most selections races are a best two out of three format.

Since earning an Olympic bronze medal in 2012, de Jonge progressed to a silver at Worlds in 2013, followed by two straight gold medals at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships. He will compete at three World Cups in Europe on consecutive weekends beginning May 21.

In the Women’s K2 500m, Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) paired up to take the first win. A second final will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 EST with a potential race-off in the afternoon if the winning crew is different.

Russell qualified the quota spot for Canada in the Women’s K1 500m last year at World Championships but she was beat out for the K1 Olympic entry by Émilie Fournel this week. Russell is not eligible to compete at the Continental Qualifier because she has already on the books as having qualified a quota. If she and Schmidt win tomorrow, another crew will need to qualify to K2 quotas at Continental Qualifiers. The K2 Olympic entry would then come down to a race-off at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal from June 24-26. Schmidt is a 2013 Junior World medalist.

Additional races were held in the Men’s K1 1000m and Men’s C1 1000m to assess Sport Canada carding and additional selection opportunities. Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) won the Men’s K1 1000m and Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) won the Men’s C1 1000m. In addition to the Olympic qualification process, the trials are also being used to select teams for World Cups, Under 23 European Tour, Pan American Championships (U23), and first assessments for U23 World Championships. For many of these events, multiple athletes can be nominated based on the achievement of various performance standards.

Tomorrow is the end of the five-day trials. Two events are on the schedule including the Women’s K2 500m selection for Continental Qualifiers along with the Men’s K1 500m for carding and selection assessment.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Men’s K1 200m – final 1/1 1)  Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

2)  Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

3)  Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m – final 1/2 1)  Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS), Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

2)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3)  Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Oakville, ON), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

Men’s K1 1000m – carding and selection considerations 1)  Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

2)  Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

3)  Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

Men’s C1 1000m – carding and selection considerations 1)   Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS)

2)  Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

 

Follow the trials

Start lists & Results 

Streaming Video

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Émilie Fournel locks up K1 200m spot for Continental Qualifier
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 6, 2016) – Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) had another successful day at Canadian Sprint National Team Trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. After becoming the first Canadian paddler to make the Canadian Olympic Team last night in the Women’s K1 500m, she opened up this morning with a first win in the Women’s K1 200m. In a best two out of three race format, the second final went down to the wire. Fournel prevailed and beat out Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) by just 0.004 of a second. While the K1 500m is a done deal, for the K1 200m Fournel must earn an additional quota spot by winning the Continental Qualifier back on Lake Lanier on May 19-20 in order to race both K1 events at the Olympic Games.

In another tight race, Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) beat out Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) by just 0.022 of a second to be ranked as the second crew for the Men’s K2 200m. The ranking is important for considerations to World Cup Tour.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) won the U23 Men’s C2 1000m. Katie Vincent won the Women’s C1 500m. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished the day by winning the Women’s C2 500m.

Action continues tomorrow with the Men’s K1 200m as the headliner race. Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge will attempt to lock up the Olympic spot with a win in the Men’s K1 200m. As the defending World Champion, de Jonge will only need the one win to earn himself the spot while challengers will need to beat him tomorrow and at World Cup 2. The race is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. EST.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Women’s K1 200m – final 1/2 1)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

2)  Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3)  Lissa Bissonette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K1 200m – final 2/2 1)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

2)  Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3)  Lissa Bissonette (Sherbrooke, QC)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m – final 1/1 1)  Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

2)  Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON), Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON)

3)  Steve Frodsham (Ottawa, ON), Peter Lakner (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s K2 200m – race-off for official second place 1) Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2) Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C1 500m – final 1/2 1)  Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Women’s C2 500m – final 1/1 1)  Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB), Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC), Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Mont Saint-Hilaire, QC)

3)   Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS), Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

 

Follow the trials

Start lists & Results

Streaming Video

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
Émilie Fournel becomes first paddler to make 2016 Olympic Team
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 5, 2016) – Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) is the first paddler to earn a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team. She came back on the second day of the Canadian Sprint National Team Trials to win the Olympic entry in the Women’s K1 500m. The selection came down to a head-to-head race-off in a best two out of three race format on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. Fournel finished third last night in the opening final but in a rematch this morning she beat last night’s winner, Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS). This set the scene for a showdown and Fournel came out victorious by a margin of 2.00 seconds.

“I was taking one race at a time and just trying to paddle well,” said Fournel. “I really feel like I’ve come a long way after not qualifying the K4 last year. This year I really had to turn it around and find new strength and new motivation. When I crossed the line I was just proud of myself that I was able to turn it around.”

This will be Fournel’s third Olympics. She competed in the K4 500m in 2008 and raced the K1 500m and K1 200m at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Women’s K1 200m spot is still open if Canada is able to qualify an additional quota at the Continental Qualifier back on Lake Lanier on May 19 and 20. Heats and semi-finals for the Women’s K1 200m took place today. A two out of three finals format will determine who will represent Canada at the Continental Qualifier.

Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) was successful in winning a second final of the Men’s K1 1000m. This sets him up to compete at Continental Qualifiers in Gainesville, Georgia on May 19 and 20. A win there will earn van Koeverden a quota spot and the Olympic entry.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won a second final in the Men’s C1 1000m. The Olympic bronze medalist will compete for a quota spot at the Continental Qualifier. That will be the second step along the Olympic qualification process which may continue into World Cups.

In the Men’s C2 1000m, Paul Bryant and Roland Varga (both of Richmond Hill, ON) won a second final to solidify themselves as the top Canadian crew for the Continental Qualifier. Bryant and Varga battled back and forth with Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC). In the end, only 0.99 of a second separated the two crews.

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) repeated a win in the second final of the Men’s C1 200m. The result sets Tardioli up to contend at the Continental Qualifier.

Canada can earn a maximum of two quota spots in Men’s Canoe at the Continental Qualifiers. Depending on the outcome on May 19 and 20, World Cups 2 and 3 could be used to assess international performance to determine which Men’s Canoe events Canada will prioritize.

Men’s K2

In the Men’s K2 200m, Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) doubled down for a second win. The finish came down to the wire with less than a third of a second separating the top three crews.

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) won another final of the Men’s K2 1000m to take the top Canadian spot in that event.

The top Men’s K2 crews for the 200m and 1000m will race at Continental Qualifiers. If quota spots are earned, they’ll contend for international performance at World Cups to determine which event will be prioritized for Olympic selection.

Women’s C1

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won a second final of the Women’s C1 200m as Women’s Canoe athletes continued the hunt for carding in an historic first. Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won the C1 1000m final. Still ahead on the program are the C1 500m and C2 500m races.

Action continues through to Sunday at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Women’s K1 500m – race-off 1)   Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

2)   Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Women’s K1 500m – final 2/2 1)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

2)   Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

3)   Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON)

Men’s K1 1000m – final 2/2 1)  Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

2)  Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 1000m – final 2/2 1)  Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

2)  Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

3)  Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Men’s C2 1000m – final 2/2 1)  Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON), Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

2)  Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 200m – final 2/2 1) Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

2) Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)

3) Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m – final 2/2 1) Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

2) Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS), Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON)

3) Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK), Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s K2 200m – final 2/2 1) Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

2) Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3) Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C1 200m – final 2/2 1)  Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)   Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Women’s C1 1000m – final 1/1 1)  Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Mont Saint-Hilaire, QC)

 

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Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Ian Miller
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613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
4
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Michelle Russell wins first Women’s K1 500m final
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 4, 2016) – Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) lead of the first day of Canadian Sprint National Team Trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA with a win in the first final of the Women’s K1 500m. She will line up against the same field tomorrow morning in an effort to repeat the win and secure the spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A different winner tomorrow morning could trigger a head-to-head race-off tomorrow afternoon. Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) was second in today’s K1 500m while Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) was third. Russell qualified the Olympic quota spot in the event last August at World Championships.

Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) won the first final of the Men’s K1 1000m. Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) was second while Marshall Hugues (Waverley, NS) was third. A second final will take place tomorrow morning with a race-off, if necessary, scheduled for Friday in a best two out of three race format. The winner will go compete at Continental Qualifiers in Gainesville, Georgia in two weeks. A win there will earn the athlete a quota spot and the Olympic entry.

Men’s Canoe

The road for Olympic selections in Men’s Canoe is a long one with Canada having the potential to qualify a maximum of two athlete quota spots at the Continental Qualifier. The selection process is likely to go into World Cups to determine which events Canada will prioritize based on international performance.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won the Men’s C1 1000m by a margin of 5.97 seconds. The Olympic bronze medalist will have another final tomorrow night to definitively secure himself as the top Canadian before moving on to the Continental Qualifier.

In the Men’s C2 1000m, Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) topped the field. Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) pushed to the end and finished 2.85 seconds behind. All crews will line up again tomorrow for the second final in the best two out of three format to determine who will represent Canada at the Continental Qualifier.

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) won the first of two finals in the Men’s C1 200m. A second final is scheduled for tomorrow with a potential race-off at the end of the day if the winner is different.

Men’s K2

In the Men’s K2 200m, Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) won the first final. Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) were a close second with just 0.11 of a second separating the two crews. All crews will race a second final tomorrow, with a race-off scheduled for Friday if necessary.

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) won the first final of the Men’s K2 1000m. They will race a second final against the same field tomorrow evening with a race-off scheduled for Friday if necessary.

The top Men’s K2 crews for the 200m and 1000m will race at Continental Qualifiers. If quota spots are earned, they’ll contend for international performance at World Cups to determine which event will be prioritized for Olympic selection.

Women’s C1

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won the first final of the Women’s C1 200m. The ICF has proposed including the event on the Olympic program for 2020 which means athletes are now racing for Sport Canada carding for the first time ever.

Action continues through to Sunday at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Women’s K1 500m – final 1/2 1)   Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2)   Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON)

3)   Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K1 1000m – final 1/2 1)  Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

2)  Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

3)  Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s C1 1000m – final 1/2 1)  Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

2)  Peter Korisanszky (Waverley, NS)

3)  Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Men’s C2 1000m – final 1/2 1)  Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON), Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

2)  Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 200m – final 1/2 1) Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

2) Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)

3) Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m – final 1/2 1) Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

2) Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON), Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON)

3) Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS), Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON)

Men’s K2 200m – final 1/2 1) Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

2) Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3) Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C1 200m – final 1/2 1)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)   Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

 

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Ian Miller
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613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
3
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Sprint paddlers to take first strokes towards Olympic Team selection
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GAINSEVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 3, 2016) – Canada’s fastest sprint paddlers are set to line up at the first set of National Team Trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA taking place from May 4 to 8. The athletes will compete in warmer waters at the 1996 Olympic venue as they start the qualification process with several goals in their sights. Most notably on the line are the first assessments on the road to qualifying for the Canadian Olympic Team.

Two Olympic entries could be confirmed this trials

Canada has qualified quota spots in the Men’s K1 200 metre and Women’s K1 500m events. Mark de Jonge qualified the Men’s K1 200m spot by winning last year’s World Championships. de Jonge can secure his spot on the Canadian Olympic Team by winning his event on Saturday afternoon. Since earning an Olympic bronze medal in 2012, de Jonge progressed to a silver at Worlds in 2013, followed by two straight gold medals at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships.

The Women’s K1 500m Olympic entry is slated to be confirmed at this set of Trials with a best two out of three race format. The first final will take place Wednesday and a second final will take place on Thursday morning, with a tie-breaker scheduled for Thursday afternoon if needed. Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) qualified the spot at last year’s World Championships.

Eight more quota spots possible at Continental Qualifiers

The Canadian Team will have the opportunity to earn up to eight additional Olympic quota spots, with some limitations by discipline, at the Pan American Continental Qualifiers taking place May 19-20 at the same venue in Gainesville, Georgia.

The Men’s K1 1000m is open and the winner of the best two out of three finals at Canadian Team Trials will line up at the Continental Qualifier. He will be selected to the Olympic Team if he earns the spot with a win at the Continental Qualifier.

In Women’s Kayak, it is possible for Canada to qualify both the Women’s K2 500m and the Women’s K1 200m at the Continental Qualifier. The K2 selection follows a similar process to Men’s K1 1000m – the top Canadian crew is determined at Trials with the two out of three format. They go to the Olympic Qualifier and if they win, they get the Olympic nomination. There is a caveat here to do with crew composition as each athlete can only earn one quota spot. If the same athlete races the K1 and K2, there is potential to shift events around among the qualified athletes.

The Women’s K1 process has a few complexities. Michelle Russell is not eligible to race at the Continental Qualifier because she has already qualified a quota spot. There is only one K1 200m final at Trials 1 and depending on who wins, several scenarios could play out. One athlete could win both K1 events. Alternatively the K1 200m spot could be qualified at Continental Qualifiers by an athlete other than Michelle Russell. This could result in either a race-off or a best two out of three selection taking place at National Team Trials 2 in Montreal at the end of June.

Men’s Canoe and Men’s K2 events are also more complex because decisions will have to be made to prioritize certain events based on which crew has the most international potential. Essentially the top Canadian crew will be determined at the trials this week based on a best two out of three race format. The top crews will race at the Continental Qualifiers in pursuit of earning quota spots by being the top Pan American crew. Depending on that outcome and the specific Selection Criteria, World Cups 2 and 3 will be used to assess international performance to determine which events Canada will prioritize.

Also on the line at Trials 1 …

The first set of trials will also serve as assessments for the following teams:

  • World Cups
  • Under 23 World Championships (first assessments)
  • Pan American Championships (Under 23)
  • Under 23 European Tour
  • Carding (Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Policy)

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
2
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May is Coach Development Month
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A message from Peter Niedre, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Coach and Athlete Development

May is upon us, and let me be the first to wish you all a Happy Coach Development Month. Coaches are a central, integral part of our sport system, and I’m proud of the progress being made in developing and professionalizing coaching career pathway, and developing coaches. May is a month to celebrate that progress and to continue to move forward to ensure competent coaching at every stage of the athlete pathway.

Recruit…

Develop…

Educate…

In addition to appreciating the contributions coaches make to our athletes, clubs and communities, May is also a month to develop the coaching profession through, recruiting, developing, educating and certifying more canoe kayak coaches.

CKC has partnered with many Provincial and Territorial Canoe Kayak Organizations to provide NCCP coach education opportunities:

You can find workshops happening near you through your Division/Provincial Association and by viewing provincial canoe kayak association calendars. Whether you’re signing up yourself or encouraging young club coaches to get certified, your help goes a long way in ensuring we have quality coaching in Canada to provide outstanding programming at every level. .

Online Workshops

Starting May 17, CKC will also be hosting weekly online workshops. These will be hosted using Adobe Connect, so make sure you have access to high speed internet, as well as a head set to participate. All of these workshops can be used for professional development points towards coaches maintenance of certification.

Date / Time Workshop Details Register
Tuesday, May 17

20:00 EST

Best Practices in transitioning CanoeKids or initiation paddlers into race programs.

Facilitated by: Ian Mortimer

The workshop will focus on best practices clbs, divisions or provincial associations use to facilitate the transition of CanoeKids or initiation paddlers to racing programs. Register using the Locker at

www.coach.ca

 

Ensure the calendar is set for “All Locations”, or Ontario as the workshop will be run from CKC.

Wednesday, May 25

13:00 EST

Building the Foundations II: Update on CKC-Sprint Long Term Athlete Some updates have been made to the sprint CKC LTAD model at the FUNdamentals-foundations and Train to Train stages, and some potential updates to the stages in the model will also be discussed for consultation.
Tuesday May 31

13:00 EST

BASE-7 101 Are you ready for the BASE-7 Challenge? CKC will be launching a new fitness challenge this summer for learn to train and train to train athletes (11 – 15 year olds). This workshop will outline the 7 tests of physical literacy in BASE-7, as well as how to implement the tests.

 

We will be promoting Coach Development Month on TwitterFacebook, Instagram and our website. The social media world will be a buzz with fun coaching fact, tips and trivia. Look for, retweet and come up with your own #CoachTidbits.

If you have a story idea or other suggestions for Coach Development Month, please email me at pniedre@canoekayak.ca.

I look forward to a great month ahead.

Peter Niedre
Director of Coach and Athlete Development, Canoe Kayak Canada

Apr
29
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Marathon Race Opportunities
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The following information is being provided for those interested in marathon racing. Marathon paddling is part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s multidisciplinary offering and can also play a key role in CKC’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan.

Events

Over 30 marathon events taking place across the country are currently displayed on CKC’s events calendar. There are a wide variety of races of various distances and formats. Race organizer contact details or registration websites are posted within each event.

View Calendar

 

ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

The 2016 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships are taking place in Brandenburg, Germany from September 16 to 18. Selection criteria has been posted since March 3 on the Selection Criteria webpage under Marathon.

Selection Criteria

 

Provincial Qualifiers

There are three provincial qualifiers taking place as shown below and participation is highly encouraged. The first two are only two weeks away. Additional details on those qualifiers, as they pertain to the selection process, is available here.

Date Race Location         Contact Person
May 14 BC Spring Provincial Championships (Kamloops, BC) Stanislav Marek          kckcheadcoach@gmail.com
May 14 Marsh Mash (BradfordON) Iain Craig                     craigers@rogers.com
June 18 Lumsden to Craven (Lumsden, SK) Mike Vincent               vincent@accesscomm.ca

 

Apr
29
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Get ready for competition season
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The 2016 paddling competition season is about to kick off and Canoe Kayak Canada is prepared to bring you the news when it happens.

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Choose the discipline news you would like to receive and you can expect to receive news and team announcements for the following events:

Sprint news only

  • Sprint Team Trials 1 (May 4 – 8) Gainesville, Georgia, USA
  • Paracanoe World Championships (May 17 – 19) Duisburg, Germany
  • Pan American Championships and Continental Qualifiers (May 19-22) Gainesville, Georgia, USA
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 1 (May 20 – 22) Duisburg, Germany
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 2 (May 27 – 29) Racice, Czech Republic
  • ICF Sprint World Cup 3 (June 3 – 5) Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal
  • Sprint Team Trials 2 (June 24 – 26) Montreal, QC
  • Sprint Canada Cup (July 9 – 10) Shawinigan, QC
  • ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships (July 28 – 31) Minsk, Belerus
  • Olympic Games – sprint events (Aug 15 – 20) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sprint National Championships (Aug 30 – Sep 3) Dartmouth, NS
  • Paralympic Games (Sep 14 – 15) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Whitewater news only

  • Slalom Team Trials (May 21 – 22) Ruthorford, BC
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 1 (June 3 – 5) Ireva, Italy
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 2 (June 10 – 12) La Seu D’Urgell, Spain
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 3 (June 17 – 19) Pau, France
  • ICF Junior & U23 Slalom World Championships (June 13 – 17) Krakow, Poland
  • Olympic Games – slalom events (Aug 7 – 11) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Canoe Polo (Team announcements and significant results)
  • Freestyle (Team announcements and significant results)

Marathon news only

  • ICF Marathon World Championships (September 16 – 18) Brandenburg, Germany

Past articles can be views in News Archives.

For upcoming events visit Events Calendar.

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Apr
6
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CBC Sports to air Canoe Kayak World Cups
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Canoe Kayak Canada and CBC Sports announce new partnership

OTTAWA, ON (April 6, 2016) – CBC Sports will bring canoe and kayak competition to television and online streaming platforms this season as the Canadian Team competes on the world stage in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 from Duisburg, Germany (May 20-22)
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 from Racice, Czech Republic (May 27-29)
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 from Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal (June 3-5)

PrintFans will be able to watch these events as part of CBC Sports’ weekly Road To The Olympic Games TV broadcasts, and online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

“As Canada’s Olympic Network we are proud to have secured exclusive multiplatform broadcast rights through Canoe Kayak Canada for these upcoming ICF World Cup events,” said Greg Stremlaw, executive director, CBC Sports, and general manager and chef de mission for CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of Rio 2016. “Many of the athletes competing in the World Cup will go on to represent their countries at Rio 2016 and our broadcasts will give Canadians more opportunities to cheer them on prior in the months leading up to the Olympic Games.”

The new partnership also provides a framework for CBC and Canoe Kayak Canada to work together to share content, including highlights of canoe slalom World Cups, qualifier events and athlete stories, through a myriad of broadcast and digital platforms.

“This partnership is pivotal in bringing the stories of our team to life to inspire an even wider audience,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Both paddling and the CBC hold a special place in the hearts of Canadians. It is so fitting we are working with CBC Sports to amplify the profile of a sport that is so deeply steeped in Canadian heritage.”

Beyond Canadian borders, this partnership is also good news for the International Canoe Federation which has been focused on growing the broadcast reach of the sport.

“Television and media exposure are key ingredients for growing the sport internationally,” said Simon Toulson, Secretary General of the ICF. “This partnership is another important step in expanding the global reach of paddling. The Canadian market is a key territory for the ICF considering the Canadian stars that we have in the paddling world, so exposure of our major events in the Canadian market is very important to us.”

CBC Sports’ broadcast schedules will be available online at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast.

About CBC Sports
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s Olympic Network and is committed to showcasing high-performance athletes and sports across all platforms, including Canadian athletes and their international competitors. CBC Sports prides itself on ensuring Canadians always know the athletes who represent them before they see them atop the podium. 

About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Simon Bassett
Publicist, CBC Sports
416.205.8533

simon.bassett@cbc.ca

Apr
1
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Canoe Kayak Canada partners with StayBillety
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OTTAWA, ON (April 1, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to announce a partnership with StayBillety as an Official Accommodations Supplier.

Canoe Kayak athletes will now have additional accommodation options when they travel for training camps and competitions. Through StayBillety, athletes will be able to find affordable and suitable billeting options for travel in Canada and internationally.

“We’re proud to be partnering on this innovative idea for the benefit of athletes,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Athletes travel a lot and this partnership opens up a whole new network of options for them.”

StayBillety will work with Canoe Kayak Canada to promote upcoming events and recruit hosts. Hosts will learn what they need to billet an athlete and can list suitable accommodations online.

“We are thrilled to form this partnership, and look forward to the opportunities ahead with StayBillety and Canoe Kayak Canada. Together we’re supporting athletes. And we’re building connections between the sports community and actual communities in which they train and compete,” said Barbara Jones, CEO/Founder of StayBillety.

StayBillety.com is a new online accommodation service, created by Barbara Jones (Waterloo Region) and led by four businesswomen including Ottawa’s Carolyn Waldo. StayBillety offers one-stop billeting for events, groups and organizations.

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How to Host a Competitive Paddler

About StayBillety

Founded in May 2015 and based in Cambridge, Ontario (Waterloo Region), StayBillety is an international affordable, online accommodation service connecting like-minded guests and hosts. Celebrating community with its unique affinity-based affiliate model, StayBillety is also a social enterprise whose business supports charitable organizations. With StayBillety, guests traveling for concerts, commencements or competitions connect with enterprising hosts who share their common interests. Visit StayBillety’s Facebook and follow @StayBillety #ComeOnIn www.staybillety.com

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial and divisional paddling associations. The organization oversees and works with Host Organizing Committees to host a variety of national events including National Team Trials and National Championships for several disciplines. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships.

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Media contacts:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Carolyn Waldo
StayBillety
613.204.9167
cwaldo@staybillety.com

Mar
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Shawinigan to host 2016 Sprint Canada Cup
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Second year for Canada Cup, aimed at hosting high-level competition in Canada

OTTAWA, March 24, 2016 – The Shawinigan Canoe Club will host the 2016 Sprint Canada Cup this July 9 and 10. The event is expected to draw approximately 300 competing athletes from club, provincial, national, and international teams.

“Creating meaningful high-level domestic competitions in Canada is exactly what we need to develop athletes in the train-to-compete stage of our Long Term Athlete Development model,” said Peter Niedre, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Coach and Athlete Development. “The Canada Cups are filling a gap in our podium pathway, and exposing our athletes to international competition on home turf at the same time.”

Last year was the inaugural year for the event. The Canada Cup was successfully launched with international participation from Great Britain, Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United States. Provincial teams from Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec took part along with representation from clubs and Canada’s U17, Junior and U23 teams.

The 2016 edition of the Canada Cup will showcase a beautiful racecourse on the Saint-Maurice River. The course meets national standards and has played host to the Quebec Provincial U15 championships, the Quebec Provincial Long Distance Championships, and numerous dragon boat races. The event will have a beneficial impact on the local community and will be open to spectators.

In addition to the Canada Cup in Shawinigan, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to promote two additional high-level competitions which some teams will tack on to their travels.

These regattas are endorsed by Canoe Kayak Canada and meet the competition objectives for the train-to-compete athletes as outlined in its Competition Review.

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, Canoe Kayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information, contact:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Feb
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada remembers Dave Statham
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It is with sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada acknowledges the passing of Dave Statham. Dave was the Eastern Ontario Division Flag Officer from 2006 to 2010 and was Commodore of the Rideau Canoe Club from 2003 to 2005. Our sympathies go out to Dave’s family and friends. A funeral and visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 2 in Ottawa. For more details see obituary.

Feb
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada launches new brand
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