Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2018 World Cups and World Championships Slalom Teams

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May
15
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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

 

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