Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Completes the Season in Brazil at the 2018 World Championships

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Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Completes the Season in Brazil at the 2018 World Championships
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (October 1, 2018) – It was an exciting week for the Canadian canoe slalom team as they completed their 2018 season competing at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from September 25 to 30.

The Kayak crews were the first competing at this Championships. The men’s crew of Ben Hayward (Ottawa, ON), Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 11thwhile the women’s crew of Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Hayley Daniels (Calgary, AB) placed 16th.

While Canada made top 20 in the Team Events, the single events were a little more challenging. Only Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) qualified a spot in the Semi-Finals putting down two quick runs in the Men’s C1 event, placing 21stin a strong competition.

“The course designers set a challenging race course for this year’s World Championships, there were a lot of tight offsets combinations,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Slalom High Performance Manager. “The team isn’t satisfied with our performance here in Rio and we know we need to be better next season. We’ve made some progress this year with more athletes making semis at World Cups but we are aiming much higher for Tokyo 2020”.

In the Extreme Slalom Events, Hayward almost made it to the Men’s Kayak big final placing 5thoverall in the semi-final. Maheu also showed a great performance placing 7thoverall, while Daniels was eliminated in the quarterfinals placing 16thoverall.

Get all final Canadian results listed below and visit theInternational Canoe Federation’s website  to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe  and @CanoeKayakCAN  for all live updates.

 

TEAM EVENTS

TEAM EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD

Michael TAYLER

Cameron SMEDLEY

Kayak (K1) Men Teams 11
Lois BETTERIDGE

Florence MAHEU

Hayley DANIELS

Kayak (K1) Women Teams 16

 

SINGLE EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Cameron SMEDLEY Canoe (C1) Men – Semi Final 21
Spencer POMEROY Canoe (C1) Men – Heats 43
Lois BETTERIDGE Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 41
Hayley DANIELS Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 43
Michael TAYLER Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 49
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 50

 

EXTREME SLALOM EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Semi Final 5
Florence MAHEU Kayak (K1) Women – Semi Final 7
Hayley DANIELS Kayak (K1) Women – Quarterfinals 16

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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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Sep
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Completes 2018 Slalom World Cup Series
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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 10, 2018) – Canoe Kaya Kayak’s top canoe slalom paddlers completed this weekend the last of a series of five World Cup. The fifth and final World Cup took place in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain from September 6 to 9. The Canadian team is now heading to Brazil for their final international competition of the season.

“I am happy to see that our athlete’s performances are progressing in the right direction leading into the World Championships,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “It’s a big boost to see that all the athletes on the team are ready to progress to the semifinals this season. We are looking forward to ending the season on a high note in Rio and then getting back to work on our long-term goal of qualifying an athlete in every category for the Tokyo Olympics.”

On the final World Cup, the Mixed C2 crew of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) placed 7thin a strong final. Florence Maheu (Québec) made it through the semi-final in the Women’s K1 and placed 24th, missing the final by just a few points. The same thing happened to Ben Hayward in the Men’s K1 event, and Hayley Daniels, in the Women’s C1 event. They placed 29thand 31st, respectively.

 

EVENT CREW RESULT
C2 Mixed Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge 7
K1 Women Florence Maheu 24
K1 Men Ben Hayward 29
C1 Women Haley Daniels 31
C1 Men Cameron Smedley 41
C1 Women Lois Betteridge 42
C1 Men Yannick Laviolette 48
C1 Men Liam Smedley 53
K1 Women Lois Betteridge 59

 

The Canoe Slalom national team is now on their way to the 2018 ICF World Championships taking place on the Rio De Janeiro course in Brazil, from September 25 to 30.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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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Aug
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Best Whitewater Paddlers Complete 2018 Canadian Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta
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KANANASKIS, ALBERTA (August 8, 2018) – Canada’s top Whitewater paddlers completed last weekend the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta. More than 100athletes from across the country, withathletes competing inCanoe Slalom, Freestyle and Wildwater Classic and Sprintevents,for national titles.

The Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak Association, Alberta Freestyle Kayak Association and the Alberta Whitewater Association were delighted to host this multidiscipline Canadian Championship.

The event also servedas the team trials for the Canoe Freestyle 2019 Worlds Championships team that will compete at the World Championships in Spainnext summer. Slalom athletes also had the opportunity to race for international ranking points as the Championships was part of the International Canoe Federations (ICF) Ranking Series.

The Canoe Meadows facility and the Kananaskis River provided an ideal venue for such an event where participants were able to camp next to the river, paddle two full size international slalom courses and follow each run on a pedestrian friendly venue that gave family, visitors and competitors a great opportunity to watch the action close along the river.

 

Team Ontario win’s the Brian Creer Cup Title

BC-CUP AB BC ON QC YK
Total points 212 126 258 81 24

 

“Home course advantage is a huge deal for whitewater competitions,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “It’s a big deal for Team Ontario to defend the Brian Creer title at the National Championships in Alberta.

 

Senior National Champions

Canoe Kayak Slalom

Gold Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Lois Betteridge Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Haley Daniels Alberta

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 Lois Betteridge Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 Haley Daniels Alberta

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Austin Atkins British Columbia

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Liam Smedley Ontario

 

Gold Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Cameron Smedley/ Alison Smedley Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Yannick Laviolette/Lois Betteridge Quebec/Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Finn Wakeling/Isabel Taylor British Columbia

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s C2 Yannick Laviolette/Zachary Gaudreault Quebec

 

Kayak Freestyle

Gold Freestyle K1 Women Alex Maggs Ontario
Silver Freestyle K1 Women Katie Kowalski Ontario
Bronze Freestyle K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta

 

Gold Freestyle K1 Men Nick Troutman Ontario
Silver Freestyle K1 Men Devyn Scott Ontario
Bronze Freestyle K1 Men Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Gold Freestyle C1 Open Kalem Kennedy Ontario
Silver Freestyle C1 Open Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Bronze Freestyle C1 Open Mael Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Freestyle OC1 Open Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Silver Freestyle OC1 Open Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Canoe Kayak Downriver Classic

Gold Downriver Classic K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta
Silver Downriver Classic K1 Women Florence Maheu Quebec
Bronze Downriver Classic K1 Women Alex Maggs Ontario

 

Gold Downriver Classic K1 Men Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Downriver Classic K1 Men Warren Hastings Ontario
Bronze Downriver Classic K1 Men Nicholas Troutman Alberta

 

Gold Downriver Classic C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Silver Downriver Classic C1 Men Andy Parry Ontario
Bronze Downriver Classic C1 Men Cameron Smedley Ontario

 

Canoe Kayak Downriver Sprint

Gold Downriver Sprint K1 Women Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Downriver Sprint K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta
Bronze Downriver Sprint K1 Women Luanda Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Downriver Sprint K1 Men Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Downriver Sprint K1 Men Nicholas Troutman Ontario
Bronze Downriver Sprint K1 Men Warren Hastings Ontario

 

Gold Downriver Sprint C1 Women Luanda Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Downriver Sprint C1 Men Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Silver Downriver Sprint C1 Men Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia
Bronze Downriver Sprint C1 Men James Risk Ontario

 

Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, an Ottawa based sports photographer, made the trip down to the Kananaski River in order to capture great moments from the event.

You can find more of his work on his official Facebook pageand by following @GabesImages on Instagram.

I don’t know his name but this kid was the winner in my books of the freestyle showdown yesterdayCanoe Kayak CanadaPaddling Magazine#gabesimages

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Monday, August 6, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Friday, August 3, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Crossroad Media Productionswere also on site producing a great video edit of the full event. Visit their Facebook page to watch it online.

2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships – Kananaskis AB

As we keep moving forward on our journey filming "BREAKING FREE" We had the pleasure of capturing Tracy Hines as well as many other amazing athletes competing in this year's Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis AB. Congrats to all the Athletes who participated in this years Championships! Soooo many talented Men and Woman sharing their love for this sport!Canoe Kayak Canada#documentaryfilmmaking#breakingfree#breakingfreefilm#drownthestigma#mentalhealthawarness#mentalhealthmatters

Posted by Crossroad Media Productions on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

Canoe Kayak Canada is still compiling final results and will be posting all final documents on the results page of the CKC Website soon.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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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Jul
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Fourth Place for the Canadian Slalom Team at the 2018 ICF Junior and U23 World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 23, 2018) – After a week competing at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Italy, the Canadian Slalom team comes home with a fourth place in the U23 Mixed C2 event.

Lois Betteridge (Ontario) and Yannick Laviolette (Québec) showed a great performance at the World Championships by taking the fourth place in the C2 event behind Spain, Russia and China.

“To finish second in the semi was an amazing feeling”, explained Betteridge and Laviolette. “We went into the final feeling pretty well and then, repeating a nice and clean run in the final was even better. We are looking forward to more racing as crew in the future!”

Betteridge, who was competing in both the Women’s C1 and K1 events, also qualified in the U23 Women’s C1 semi-final, but did not make it into the final. The rest of Canadian team, which was composed of some young athletes, had some great races during the week-end and learned a lot from this international experience.

“I think our athletes will have learned some important lessons about training and racing in Europe over the last weeks,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “Their next task is putting those lessons into action and battling for top honours at our National Championships in Alberta”.

Canadian’s top Slalom and Whitewater paddlers are now on their way to Kananaskis, Alberta for the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships. The event will take place on the Kananaskis River from August 2 to 6.

You can get the ICF World Championships’ full results here and more information about the event on the International Canoe Federation Website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information about upcoming event and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for all live updates.

 

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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(418) 271-3785

 

Jul
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Team to Compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top Canoe Slalom athletes will be representing Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships. The event is taking place in the small town of Ivrea, in Italy from July 17 to 22.

“Our Canadian Slalom athletes have now finished their last training session on the Ivrea course which is one of the toughest Whitewater courses on the International circuit,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been preparing for this major championship all summer and I am confident our young and experienced group of paddlers will be able to achieve great performances this week.”

The Canadian Team’s athletes were selected at the National Slalom Team trials last May and have spent the last two weeks in Europe developing their skills on different Whitewater course in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia leading up to the Junior and U23 World Championships.

 

What:

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships

When:

July 17 to 22, 2018

Where:

Via Dora Baltea,

1, 10015 Ivrea TO,

Ivrea, Italy – Map

 

You can get the competition schedule here and the live results here.

Watch the races live on the International Canoe Federation Website and visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information. Make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for all live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

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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(418) 271-3785

Jul
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second International Canoe Federation World Cup
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 1, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s national slalom team finished racing in Poland this weekend competing at the second International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup. The event took place in Krakow from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1.

Nine Canadian Slalom National team athletes competed in the canoe and kayak events at this World Cup. Florence Maheu (Québec) was Canada’s best result of the weekend by placing 6th in the Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom event.

The Canadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) got another great result in the Mixed C2 event as they placed 12th. Maheu had the best result in the Women’s Kayak event with a 37th place and Ben Hayward (Ontario) placed 45thin the Men’s event. Haley Daniels (Alberta) took the lead in the Women’s Canoe event placing 36th while on the Men’s side, Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) placed 47th.

“The team’s performance fell below our expectations after a stronger showing last weekend in Slovakia. Our athletes and coaches were unable to put all the sections of a difficult gate set together at the right time. This is what makes the sport a fine balance of power, precision, and finesse. The team will be focused this week and working hard to learn the new top section on the recently modified race course in Augsburg.” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High-Performance Manager. “The World Cups are a good preparation for World Championships, so our team will take advantage of all the opportunities leading up to the end of the season.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 2 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on July 6 to 9 in Augsburg, Germany.

 

Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu K1 Women 37
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels K1 Women 44
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 57
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward K1 Men 45
World Cup 2 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 58
World Cup 2 Michael Tayler K1 Men 72
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels C1 Women 36
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 41
World Cup 2 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 47
World Cup 2 Liam Smedley C1 Men 53
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 59
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge C2 Mixed 12
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward – Extreme Slalom K1 Men 16
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 6
World Cup 2 Haley Daniels – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 11

 

You can find all live results and information on the coming World Cups by visiting the International Canoe Federation website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

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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Jun
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Laviolette and Betteridge Complete Slalom World Cup #1 with a Ninth Place
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Canadian Athletes Ready to Compete at the Second World Cup

LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA (June 27, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top canoe slalom paddlers competed the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup this weekend in Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia. TheCanadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) made it to the big final in the C2 Mixed event where they placed ninth. Canadian athletes are now ready for the second World Cup taking place in Poland starting June 29.

“I think it’s great experience for them to race in the final and to take on this new challenge in the mixed double canoe event. This event was popular back in the 70s and 80s and it’s exciting to see it brought back to the international program. They will be learning twice as much by having to prepare for another race run and they will also get more race runs at each world cup. ,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We saw four athletes racing in the semifinals this World Cup and we were close in men’s C1 and men’s K1. I’m happy to see that our athletes’ run times are competitive when they execute their race plans.”

Florence Maheu (Québec) was the most impressive this weekend placing 13thin the Women’s K1 event. Maheu paddled down the course in a time of 108.86 seconds, just one second away from making it to the big final.

“It’s my personal best result at an international competition, and I am really proud of this 13thplace. Canada hasn’t achieved this results in Women’s K1 in many years,” mentioned Maheu. “My objective this year was to make it into the top 30 at World Cups. This result so far shows my preparation for the Olympic Games is going in the right direction and I am excited to compete at the next World Cups.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 1 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on June 29thto July 1stin Krakow, Poland.

You can find all live results and information on the coming World Cups by visiting the International Canoe Federation website. Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

 

Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge and
Yannick Laviolette
C2 Mixed 9
World Cup 1 Florence Maheu K1 Women 13
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 27
World Cup 1 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 32
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 43
World Cup 1 Ben Hayward K1 Men 46
World Cup 1 Haley Daniels K1 Women 57
World Cup 1 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 50
World Cup 1 Liam Smedley C1 Men 51
World Cup 1 Michael Tayler K1 Men 61
World Cup 1 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 75

 

 

 

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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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(418) 271-3785

Jun
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes to Take Their First Stroke into the ICF World Cup Series
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LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA (June 21, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top canoe slalom paddlers will be representing Canada at the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup of a series of five starting this weekend. The Canadian Team will be competing on Friday, June 22 until Sunday, June 24 in Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia.

“We have a great group of experienced and young paddlers on the team this year and I am confident our Canadian team will be able to achieve some great performances this weekend in Slovakia,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Canadian team has been preparing in Liptovský Mikuláš since last week and it’s now time to test that preparation.”

Liptovský Mikuláš is a small village in northern Slovakia near the Polish boarder. It is home to some of the best slalom athletes in the world including 1996 and 2008 Olympic Champion, Michal Martikan. Martikan will be racing this weekend in front of a home-town crowd.

The Canadian World Cup team was selected last May at the National Slalom Team trials held in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Québec. The team will first compete in Slovakia this weekend, followed by four other World Cup being held in Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Spain over the next few months.

 

World Cup #1

June 22 to 24 – Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

 

World Cup #2

June 29 to July 1 – Krakow, Poland

 

World Cup #3

July 6 to 8 – Augsburg, Germany

 

World Cup #4

August 31 to September 2 – Tacen, Slovenia (Canadian team not attending)

 

World Cup #5 – Final

September 7 to 9 – La Seu D’Urgell, Spain

 

You can get live results and all information by visiting the International Canoe Federation website. Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more uptades and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

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 :

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(418) 271-3785

May
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2018 World Cups and World Championships Slalom Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Mai 15, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 21 athletes to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups and 2018 ICF Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships. Canadian athletes were selected this weekend during the National Slalom Team Trials in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes back on the race course this week-end and we look forward to taking these groups of athletes to compete on the international stage in the coming weeks,” announced James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been working hard all winter and they look ready to compete against the best athletes in the world.

The named athletes will be representing Canada at five Slalom World Cups hosted by the International Canoe Federation starting June 22 in Slovakia. The next World Cups will be held in Poland, Germany and Spain over different week-ends between June and September.

The Junior/U23 teams will also compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior/U23 World Championships taking place July 17 to 22 in Ivrea, Italy, and the senior teams will compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, September 25 to 30.

You can get the Slalom National Team Trials results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website and you can find more information about the ICF events by visiting the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Cameron Smedley Dunrobin, QC Whitewater Ontario
Senior Spencer Pomeroy Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23/Senior Liam Smedley Dunrobin, QC Whitewater Ontario
U23 Yannick Laviolette Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC Whitewater Ontario
Junior Jakob Kryworuchko Vancouver, BC Canoe Kayak BC
Junior James Risk Ottawa, ON Canoe Kayak BC

 

Women’s Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Senior/U23 Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario

 

Men’s Kayak

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Michael Tayler Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior *Conditional

Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23 Keenan Simpson Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23 Trevor Boyd Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
U23 Darius Ramrattan Innisfail, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Junior Austin Atkins Chilliwack, BC Canoe Kayak BC
Junior Finley Capstick Chilliwack, BC Canoe Kayak BC

 

Women’s Kayak

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Florence Maheu Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec
Senior/U23 Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Junior Jocelyn Taylor Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Alternate Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak

 

Men’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior *Conditional

Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23/

Junior

Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23 Trevor Boyd Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Félix Filion Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec

 

Women’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Florence Maheu Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec
Senior Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Luanda Pronovost Whitehorse, YT Canoe Kayak BC
Junior Olivia Norman Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario

 

Mixed Double Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior Yannick Laviolette Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC Eau Vive Québec

 

 

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

 

 

May
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Whitewater Slalom Athletes Complete National Team Trials with Exciting finals
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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 14, 2018) – Canadian Canoe Kayak Whitewater Slalom athletes completed the National Slalom Team Trials of a new season of racing this weekend on the Saint-Charles River in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. During two days of intense competitions, canoe and kayak slalom athletes of all ages tried to secure a spot on the 2018 Canadian team.

“Our junior and senior athletes looked impressive on the race course this week-end,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The athletes and coaches were well prepared for the races and I was pleased to see Ben Hayward back on the race course after missing last season from shoulder surgery.”

Photo: GabesImage

Saturday, Florence Maheu (Québec) won the Women’s K1 in both the first and second round with a time of 108.06 and 103.67 seconds, respectively. Michael Tayler (Ontario) won the Men’s K1 first run with a time of 92.08 seconds while Ben Hayward (Alberta) won the second run with a tim of 93.78 seconds.

Canoer Liam Smedley (Ontario) won the Men’s C1 first round with a time of 99.67 seconds while his older brother, Cameron Smedley (Ontario) won the second run with a faster time of 94.94 seconds. In the Women’s C1 event, U23 athlete Lois Betteridge (Ontario) won the first run with a time of 118.83 seconds and Haley Daniels (Alberta) came first in the second run with a time of 111.73 seconds.

On Sunday, Maheu took first place again in the Women’s K1 final run of the weekend with a time of 98.25 seconds, as well as Tayler in the men’s race with a time of 90.31 seconds.

Betteridge won the Women’s C1 final run with a time of 122.08 while Cameron Smedley repeated a win in the Men’s C1 first run with a time of 95.04 seconds and Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) won the final run with a time of 96.87 seconds.

On the last day of trials, athletes were also competing in the Extreme Slalom event. Ben Hayward (Alberta) came first with the fastest time of the day (77.64 seconds), followed by Maël Rivard (Ontario) with a time of 80.18 seconds and Trevor Boyd (Alberta) with a close time of 80.40 seconds.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the selected teams that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF World Cups and also at the 2018 World Championships later this week.

You can find the full results on the Canoe Kayak Canada website as well as the list of upcoming events for our Slalom athletes.

 

 

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Whitewater Canoe Slalom Athletes To Line Up for National Team Selections
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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 11, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest Whitewater Canoe Slalom paddlers will be taking their first strokes into the National Team Selections this weekend in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. This selection of the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team will take place on the Saint-Charles river course at Kayak Valleyfield.

“Our whitewater canoe slalom athletes trained all winter on different rivers around the globe in order to get ready for this national team selection,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They spent the last week training here on the Valleyfield course, and now it is time to test that preparation and select the team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 international events.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the five different 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups taking place in Europe over the summer. These National Slalom Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the national teams that will be representing Canada at the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships this year.

 

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada National Whitewater Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start Lists & Results

When:
Saturday, May 12thand Sunday, May 13th

Where:
Kayak Valleyfield
50 Rue Dufferin,
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC | Map

Following this event, the Whitewater Canoe Slalom team will be competing at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups in Slovenia, Poland, Germany and Spain between June and September 2018. The selected teams will also be competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Ivrea, Italy, July 12 to 22, and at the Senior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 25 to 30.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also be hosting the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships on the Kananaskis River, in Alberta, August 2 to 6. You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada 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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785