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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)
  • March 18 – Grande Prairie, AB (Crosslink County Sportsplex)
  • March 25 – Lethbridge, AB (University of Lethbridge)
  • April 1 – Okotoks, AB (Crescent Point Regional Field House)
  • April 8 – Edmonton, AB (Foote Field Dome)
  • February 19 – Fredericton, NB (University of New Brunswick)
  • February 25 – Saint John, NB (University of New Brunswick – Saint John Campus)
  • March 25 – Antigonish, NS (St. Francis Xavier University)
  • April 1 – Halifax, NS (Dalhousie University)
  • April 15 – St. John’s, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre)
  • April 30 – Charlottetown, PEI (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • May (dates and locations TBC) – events throughout Quebec
  • 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)
  • Early summer (date TBA), 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
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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.

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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:

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

Sep
9
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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
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Alberta wins the Brian Creer Cup in Jonquière, Quebec
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Ottawa, Ontario (August 26, 2016) – The 2016 national Whitewater championships have closed and team Alberta has successfully defended it’s grasp on the prestigious Brian Cup cup trophy. The cup is awarded to the top performing provincial team over the course of the wildwater and canoe slalom events help throughout the Saguenay region August 16-21 on the Shipshaw and Rivière aux Sables rivers.

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Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak’s head coach, Michael Holroyd was ecstatic to re-claim the trophy and reported that the team was well prepared for the event. “We’re really happy to win the Brian Creer Cup again. All the athletes and coaches prepared themselves for their individual races well, all the while keeping in mind the team that supports them. We’re looking forward to the challenge of repeating 2017 in Ottawa!The 2017 Whitewater National Championships will take place in Ottawa, Ontario at the Pumphouse race course in LeBreton Flats from August 2-6, 2017.

Brian Creer Cup Overall Standings

Province Brian Creer Cup Points
Alberta 110
Ontario 96
Quebec 58
Yukon 21
Saskatchewan 12
British Columbia 8

 

Open National Championships Results – Canoe

C1 Women C1 Men C2 Men C2 Mixed
Haley Daniels, AB Spencer Pomeroy, ON Alexander Price & Trevor Boyd Gemma Grochmal & Cole Oruski, AB
Lois Betteridge, ON Liam Smedley, ON
Kylie Zirk, SK Benjamin Risk, ON

 

Open National Championships Results – Kayak

K1 Women K1 Men
Jessica Groeneveld, AB Ben Hayward, AB
Lois Betteridge, ON Ryley Penner, AB
Haley Daniels, AB Cédric De Marneffe, QC

 

Full Result Summary

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:

James Cartwright
High Performance Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.715.0727
jcartwright@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
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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
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Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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)
Cameron Smedley Dunrobin, ON Men’s C1 (canoe slalom)
Michael Tayler Ottawa, ON Men’s K1 (canoe slalom)

 

 

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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For more information:

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
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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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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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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

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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
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley opens up World Cup slalom season with impressive fourth place result in heat
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Update
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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Update
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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Ian Miller
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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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

May
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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Ian Miller
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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

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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
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

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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
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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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
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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For more information:

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

May
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
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)

Follow the trials

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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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Expressions of Interest for Slalom Chief & Assistant Chief Judge (Team Trials)
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2016 Canoe Slalom Team Trials

The Canadian National Canoe Slalom Team Trials will be held in Pemberton, BC from May 19-22. Canoe Kayak Canada is seeking qualified candidates who are willing to attend this event in the capacity of Chief Judge and Assistant Chief Judge. Both Chief Judge and Assistant Chief Judge are unpaid volunteer positions. Interested candidates are invited to submit an expression of interest in accordance with the guidelines set out in this notice.

Chief Judge Job Description

The Chief Judge’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the competition is run fairly as per the International Canoe Federation (ICF) competition rules. The Chief Judge is the final arbiter on all judging matters and may disqualify competitors and grant reruns when appropriate. The Chief Judge will also review all inquiries and protests to ensure the ICF competition rules are followed. The Chief Judge is a member of the course approval committee and will use available technology to be aware of changes to race conditions and respond accordingly. The Chief Judge will also lead the Team Leaders Meeting, Gate Judge meeting, direct section gate judges and fulfill all other usual duties. The Chief Judge must be present at the Rutherford whitewater course from May 19-22.

Chief Judge Suggested Qualifications & Experience

The Chief Judge should hold a valid ICF Canoe Slalom ITO license and have served as a Chief Judge or Assistant Chief Judge at previous National Championships or Team Trials. Candidates who can demonstrate appropriate experience may also be considered.

Assistant Chief Judge Job Description

The Assistant Chief Judge will collaborate closely with the Chief Judge and will assist with administrative tasks related to the competition. The assistant Chief Judge will collect inquiries from Team Leaders and review judging documents for accuracy. The Assistant Chief Judge will assist the Chief Judge in the formulation of decisions concerning protests. The Assistant Chief Judge will report to the Chief Judge and must be present at the Rutherford whitewater course from May 19-22.

Assistant Chief Judge Suggested Qualifications & Experience

The Assistant Chief Judge should hold a valid ICF Canoe Slalom ITO license and have served as a Chief Judge or Assistant Chief Judge at Provincial Championships or competitions. Candidates who can demonstrate appropriate experience may also be considered.

Application Deadline

Please forward an expression of interest along with a summary of qualifications and experience to jcartwright@canoekayak.ca before March 20, 2016.

Feb
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Expressions of Interest for Slalom Chief & Assistant Chief Judge (National Championships)
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2016 Canoe Slalom National Championships

The Canadian National Canoe Slalom Championships will be held in Jonquiere, QC from August 18-21, 2016. Canoe Kayak Canada is seeking qualified candidates who are willing to attend this event in the capacity of Chief Judge and Assistant Chief Judge. Both Chief Judge and Assistant Chief Judge are unpaid volunteer positions. Interested candidates are invited to submit an expression of interest in accordance with the guidelines set out in this notice.

Chief Judge Job Description

The Chief Judge’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the competition is run fairly as per the International Canoe Federation (ICF) competition rules. The Chief Judge is the final arbiter on all judging matters and may disqualify competitors and grant reruns when appropriate. The Chief Judge will also review all inquiries and protests to ensure the ICF competition rules are followed. The Chief Judge is a member of the course approval committee and will use available technology to be aware of changes to race conditions and respond accordingly. The Chief Judge will also lead the Team Leaders Meeting, Gate Judge meeting, direct section gate judges and fulfill all other usual duties. The Chief Judge must be present at Jonquière whitewater course (Rivière aux Sables at Cépal) from August 18-21.

Chief Judge Suggested Qualifications & Experience

The Chief Judge should hold a valid ICF Canoe Slalom ITO license and have served as a Chief Judge or Assistant Chief Judge at previous National Championships or Team Trials. Candidates who can demonstrate appropriate experience may also be considered.

Assistant Chief Judge Job Description

The Assistant Chief Judge will collaborate closely with the Chief Judge and will assist with administrative tasks related to the competition. The assistant Chief Judge will collect inquiries from Team Leaders and review judging documents for accuracy. The Assistant Chief Judge will assist the Chief Judge in the formulation of decisions concerning protests. The Assistant Chief Judge will report to the Chief Judge and must be present at Jonquière whitewater course (Rivière aux Sables at Cépal) from August 18-21, 2016.

Assistant Chief Judge Suggested Qualifications & Experience

The Assistant Chief Judge should hold a valid ICF Canoe Slalom ITO license and have served as a Chief Judge or Assistant Chief Judge at Provincial Championships or competitions. Candidates who can demonstrate appropriate experience may also be considered.

Application Deadline

Please forward an expression of interest along with a summary of qualifications and experience to jcartwright@canoekayak.ca before April 3, 2016.

Feb
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada launches new brand
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Paddling is a part of our history. Paddling teaches us how to be alive in the world. It cultivates the skills for life success. It embodies the values we believe in. Everything that our country stands for is brought to life in the act of paddling. Paddling makes us who we are.

 

OTTAWA – February 18, 2016 – Canoe Kayak Canada has launched a new brand aimed at connecting with all Canadians from cottagers to club paddlers to Olympians and Paralympians at the pinnacle of the sport.

As Canadians, we share a special connection to the tranquil, authentic and powerful feeling of paddling on the water in a canoe or kayak. It’s a sport and a lifestyle that is uniquely a part of our heritage and our identity; it’s who we are.

#wepaddle – share your love of paddling on social media
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“There’s nothing more Canadian than paddling” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Paddling is a cherished part of our way of life in Canada and with this campaign we want to celebrate that and engage even more Canadians in this amazing sport.”

With the launch, Canoe Kayak Canada has unveiled a promotional video, a new logo and supporting documentation as well as stunning imagery to showcase the sport and to drive participation to the 100 clubs across the country. The new brand and creative seeks to invite all Canadians to come paddle.

Video

Millions of Canadians paddle, whether recreationally or competitively. This short film captures the essence of paddling in its myriad forms.  Beautifully showcasing the sport’s finest aspects, the piece seeks to relate to the broader Canadian demographic and to capture the imaginations of the many who feel a historical, cultural, geographic and physical connection to the quintessentially Canadian sport.

 

The logo

The new logo shows a stylized maple leaf, with a paddle at its core. It is meant to symbolize paddling as paramount to who we are as Canadians and give a nod to the sport’s history while  showcases a sense of national pride, accomplishment and unity amongst the various pursuits.

FINALS-LOGO
 
 
 

Imagery

The new brand comes with a distinctive new photo style. Samples of the imagery by Jason van Bruggen are shown below.

3 images - brand launch

 

 

Behind the Brand

This re-brand is part of long-term strategy to increase participation, build interest in the sport, and engage corporate partners to fulfill Canoe Kayak Canada’s mission of enabling Canadians to enjoy paddling and achieve success at the highest levels of competition.

Creative development of the new brand including the video and all photography was led by Toronto-based marketing agency DOT DOT DASH. The project is supported by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s NSF Sport Enhancement Initiative.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada was founded in 1900 as the Canadian Canoe Association and 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. 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.

For more information, high resolution images and interview opportunities please contact:

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

Feb
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada one of 7 Sports in the RBC Training Ground
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Athlete search to air on CBC Sports

TV shows have scoured the country looking for the next talented singer, dancer, model – and now Olympian. Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to be one of seven National Sport Organization partners invited to be involved in the RBC Training Ground program. RBC, in partnership with CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), is leading the search for Canada’s next great Olympian through a new program – RBC Training Ground. 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 CKC’s sprint NextGen athletes to win enhanced funding and support towards training. This is also a recruitment opportunity for clubs to take in new athletes found through the search.

The RBC Training Ground consists of 4 athlete identification camps in 4 different cities across Canada from February 20 to March 12. CKC National or Provincial coach representatives will be present at each event.  Athletes will be assessed against performance benchmarks over a series of 4 key tests in power, speed, strength and endurance. Up to 10 of the top athletes from each event may be eligible to receive enhanced program funding, mentorship and support from RBC and the COF to pursue their Olympic dreams. The top performer from each RBC Training Ground event will also receive the ultimate Olympic experience – a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The date and locations of the 4 athlete identification camps are:

  • February 20, Richmond Oval
  • February 27, INS, Montreal
  • March 5, Toronto Pan-Am Sports Centre
  • March 12, Canada Games Centre, Halifax

Apply Online to Be Part of RBC Training Ground

Canoe Kayak Canada would like to thank RBC, the COC, and the Canadian Sport Institute Network for the opportunity to be a part of this project which will potentially providing enhanced funding to some of our NextGen athletes. For any questions, please contact Peter Niedre, at pniedre@canoekayak.ca.

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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Media Contact:

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

Jan
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada publishes NextGen and Junior Academy Athlete Lists
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OTTAWA – Canoe Kayak Canada has published its lists of NextGen and Academy athletes. These lists are an evolved form of the previous National Development Team. Working collaboratively with clubs and provincial partners, both programs are aimed at ensuring the next generations of high performance athletes have the resources and support along the developmental pathway required to transition to future international excellence.

“The NextGen and Academy Programs are an essential part of sustaining our High Performance system,” said Scott Logan, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “We are extending and refining the athlete pathway to ensure athletes have the resources and training environment they need to be successful at every stage leading right to the Olympic podium.”

The NextGen program was launched in Quebec in the fall of 2014, and similar programs were created in Nova Scotia and Ontario shortly thereafter. Targeted athletes are provided with National Team led coaching, sport science and sport medicine support in one of three National Training Centres: the Institut National du Sport du Québec, the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. There are national discipline training groups at every centre for each group of men’s kayak, women’s kayak, men’s canoe and women’s canoe. These training groups have been established over the fall and will continue to evolve as National coaches assess new developing athletes with high performance potential. Additional athletes, through elements of CKC’s Gold Medal Profile, are included in provincial NextGen training groups where resources are available.

The Junior Academy Program is designed to feed into the 2020 NextGen Program, and will be a key component of the 2024 NextGen plan and program. The Junior Academy group is a nationally identified pool of Junior 2016 and 2017 eligible athletes for all paddling regions of Canada.

“Through partnerships and collaboration with provincial associations and local clubs, we’ve been able to successfully spearhead several Academy initiatives already,” said Peter Niedre, Director of Coach and Athlete Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The clubs and Provinces are at the core in implementing this program, and by working with them on this initiative, together we can help our developing athletes achieve their highest potential.”

The Junior Academy program provides nationally-led regional programming and also enhances provincial programming with training, monitoring and testing. The program also invites athletes to one or two national training camps per year. Mark Granger is the coaching lead of the Junior Academy program.

NextGen Athletes

* indicates provincial NextGen program only

Men’s Kayak

Club Training Group
Adam Tenwolde Banook Nova Scotia
Alex Scott Maskwa Nova Scotia
Anatolyy Mykhayletsk Balmy Beach Ontario
Brian Malfesi Ridge Nova Scotia
Charles Antoine-Girouard Trois-Rivières Quebec
Conrad Hopp Balmy Beach Ontario
Eric Ellery Balmy Beach Ontario
Étienne Beauchesne Trois-Rivières Quebec
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon Nova Scotia
Liam O’Brien Banook Nova Scotia
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon Trois-Rivières Quebec
Marshall Hughes Cheema Nova Scotia
Nick Robson Balmy Beach Ontario
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport Quebec
*Andrew Jessop Maskwa Nova Scotia
*Hunter Morrissey Cheema Nova Scotia
*Phil Duchesneau Pointe-Claire Quebec
*Scott Barclay Carleton Place Ontario
*Colin Black Carleton Place Ontario
*Rob Clarke Burlaok Ontario

Women’s Kayak

Club Training Group
Ailish McNulty Mic Mac Nova Scotia
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Burloak Ontario & Nova Scotia
Alexa Irvin Maskwa Nova Scotia
Andreanne Langlois Trois-Rivières Quebec
Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Ontario
Maddison MacKenzie Cascades Quebec
Madeline Schmidt Rideau Ontario & Nova Scotia
Michelle Russell Cheema Nova Scotia
Sam Hall Cheema Nova Scotia
*Hannah Vaughan Banook Nova Scotia
*Olivia Denman Banook Nova Scotia
*Lissa Bissonnette Pointe-Claire Quebec

Men’s Canoe

Club Training Group
Craig Spence Cheema Nova Scotia
Drew Hodges Rideau Ontario
Evan Bezemer Mississauga Ontario
Jason McCoombs Banook Nova Scotia
Jeremy Stott Mississauga Ontario
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire Nova Scotia
Maxim Poulin Lac Beauport Quebec
Stephen Frodsham Rideau Nova Scotia
Thomas Hall Cheema Nova Scotia

Women’s Canoe

Club Training Group
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Nova Scotia
Jillian Perrone Burloak Ontario
Juliette Brault Pointe-Claire Quebec
Katie Vincent Mississauga Ontario & Nova Scotia
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Quebec

Paracanoe

Club Coach
Erica Scarff Balmy Beach Mari Ellery
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais
Tommy Grenier Shawinigan Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch Calgary Edgar Garza

 

 

Junior Academy Athletes

National Athlete Development Officer: Mark Granger

Men’s Kayak

Club Coach
Scott Braddon Rideau Wade Farquharson
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Mathew Koehler Ridge Piotr Majewski
Christian Sprang Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Aiden Messenger Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Gabor Sarkozi Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic
Justin Won Ridge Piotr Majewski
Nicolas, Thirion Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic
Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
David Stewart Richmond Hill Helen Savin

Women’s Kayak

Club Coach
Anna Negulic Maskwa Jon Pike
Jewelia Orlick Cascades Frédéric Loyer
Emma Mitchell Toba Jerome Seremak
Ashley Card Maskwa Jon Pike
Jane Girgulis Calgary Edgar Garza
Grace Whebby Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Ruah Edmonds Maskwa Jon Pike

Men’s Canoe

Club Coach
Isaac Finklestein Rideau Wade Farquharson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Rob Baert
James MacPhee Sackawa Chris MacPherson
Daniel MacDonald Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Foster Salpeter Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic

Women’s Canoe

Club Coach
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Tess Peterman Cascades Frédéric Loyer
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Beatrice Giguere Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Maddie Mitchell Toba Jerome Seremak
Kate Hennessey Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Jessica MacDonald Mic Mac Chris Chaisson

 

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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Media Contact:

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

Jan
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
U21 Women’s Canoe Polo Team Named
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Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named to Canada’s U21 Women’s Canoe Polo Team. The team was selected after a recent training camp in Edmonton, AB. The team will train out of Alberta to prepare for the ICF Canoe Polo World Championships taking place in Syracuse, Italy this August 29 to September 4. The Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s and U21 Men’s National Teams are still being selected and will be named in the coming months.

  • Savannah Foged (Edmonton, AB)
  • Katie Hendrickson (Spruce View, AB)
  • Chanel Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)
  • Sierra Davediuk (Sherwood Park, AB)
  • Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)
  • Sierra Foged (Edmonton, AB)
  • Shannon Wagers (Innisfail, AB)
  • Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)
  • Coaches – Chaz Cheung & Darryl O’Brien

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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Media Contact:

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

Jan
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
ICF approves new race programs for the 2020 Olympic Games
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OTTAWA, ON (January 15, 2016) — The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has approved a race program highlighting gender equality at the 2020 Olympic Games. The ICF has put the following program forward to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for ratification. The IOC will make a final decision following an analysis and review after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Canoe Sprint

200 metres 500 metres 1000 metres
Men

 

K-1

 

K-4

 

K-1 & K-2
C-1 & C-2

 

Women K-1 K-1 & K-2 & K-4
C-1 C-2

 

Canoe Slalom

Men K-1
C-1
Women K-1
C-1

 

The new program for canoe sprint includes Women’s C1 200m and Women’s C2 500m. For canoe slalom, Women’s C1 will replace Men’s C2. There are six men’s and six women’s events in the sprint program with eleven athletes for each. Slalom features an even two and two mix.

“This has been a long time coming and I commend the ICF on the new program they have approved and recommended to the IOC,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Canada can take pride in being a leading voice at the international table in pushing for gender equality. There are still many factors to play out, for all sports, leading up to the IOC’s overall sport program announcement for 2020. This is a step in the right direction.”

With Women’s canoe moving to become an Olympic event, athletes will be able to access funding through Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program in the next carding cycle. This will greatly enhance support for the Women’s Canoe discipline.

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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Media Contact:

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

Dec
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
A tribute to Chris Pearson
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by Christine Selinger and Christine Bain

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our past Paracanoe teammate, Chris Pearson. Words cannot adequately explain the impact Chris had on the Paracanoe program both nationally and internationally. Chris first stated paddling in 2009 at the World Championships in Dartmouth when Paracanoe made its debut. In Chris’s memory we would each like to share a memory and a few words about Chris and invite you to do the same.

Christine Selinger was Chris’s K2 partner at the 2009 World Championships –
“I remember our first day of K2 practice: I had convinced Chris to try and make the National Team with me because they needed a mixed TA/A K2 boat, and he was the only male of A classification that I could convince to come try with me.  He showed up to practice and told me that he was scared of swimming but I think we spent most of the next 2 hours swimming in Wascana Lake! Chris is remembered as being easy going and incredibly personable.  He worked tirelessly with friends and fellow athletes from Wascana to design adaptive seating and paddling techniques and was always willing to share with other sport organizations and athletes from around the world. “

Christine Bain was the Paracanoe Team Manager during Chris’s time on the team –
“Chris taught us a new meaning of the word determination. He had a fight inside of him that enabled him to rise above challenges and inspire other while doing so. He was the first ‘A’ classified man to paddle the V1 in International competition at the World Championships in Poznan in 2010 and made a true mark on the water each time he raced. Chris was a joy to have on the team and his teammates and coaches remember him as a dear friend.”

Dec
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada remembers Chris Pearson
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It is with sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada announces the passing of Chris Pearson. Chris was one of the first members of Canada’s National Paracanoe Team. He competed at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, NS and the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. He paddled out of the Wascana Racing Canoe Club and was always known to bring a laugh to those around him. In addition to paddling, he was also a major player in the advancement of wheel chair rugby and raced with the National adaptive water ski team. He will be greatly missed by his teammates and all those who knew him. A funeral will take place in Broadview, Saskatchewan on Sunday December 20 and a celebration of his life is being planned for the spring. Details can be found here.

Poznan 2010 – Chris Pearson, Christine Selinger, Jeffery Van Horne, Christine Bain, Christine Gauthier, Tony Flores

Poznan 2010 – Chris Pearson, Christine Selinger, Jeffery Van Horne, Christine Bain, Christine Gauthier, Tony Flores

Dec
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two sets of Sprint National Team Trials scheduled for 2016
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OTTAWA – Canoe Kayak Canada has scheduled two sets of Sprint National Team Trials for the 2016 season. The first set will kick off May 5 – 8 on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.

The first set of trials will be used as part of the selection process for several of Canoe Kayak Canada’s teams:

  • Olympic Team (first assessments)
  • World Cups
  • Under 23 World Championships (first assessments)
  • Pan American Championships (Under 23)
  • Under 23 European Tour
  • Women’s Canoe Cup

Trials 1 will also impact nominations for Sport Canada Carding through the Athlete Assistance Program for the following periods:

  • May 2016 – October 2016 period (Senior cards)
  • May 2016 – October 2016 period (U23 Development cards)
  • November 2016 – October 2017 period (first assessments)

A second set of trials is scheduled for June 24 – 26 at the Olympic Basin in Montréal, QC. The second set of trials will be used as part of the selection process for the following teams:

  • Junior World Championships
  • Under 23 World Championships (continued assessments)
  • Junior European Tour and ICF World Dragon Boat Championships
  • World University Championships
  • Canada Cup Tour
  • Canamex Regatta in Mexico City

The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships will take place in Dartmouth, NS from August 30 to September 3 and the following assessments may take place:

  • Carding requirement for senior athletes to make a final
  • Olympic Hopes Regatta
  • Potential D-card races (To Be Determined)

 

Full selection criteria has not yet been established so all teams to be selected at each 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.

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information:

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

Dec
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Revised change in dates of the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships
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The International Canoe Federation has announced another change in dates for the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. The Championships will now take place from July 28 to 31 in Minsk, Belarus. The new dates thankfully no longer conflict with the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships. CKC staff is assessing how the ICF calendar change in dates will impact selection criteria, trials dates and dates for Canada Cups. These dates will be finalized and communicated soon.

Nov
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada names new Board of Directors
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Peter Giles becomes President and Harold Van Winssen Vice President 

OTTAWA – Canoe Kayak Canada has named a new Board of Directors at its annual Summit in Ottawa. The 11-person volunteer board was voted in by Canoe Kayak Canada’s membership and this is the first board to be named under CKC’s new governance structure.

Peter Giles will take the reins as President of the Board while Harold Van Winssen has been selected as the Vice President.

“We have a lot of talent on this board and within this organization,” said Giles. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone to continue moving forward with the many great things Canoe Kayak Canada is doing.”

Giles was Commodore of Canoe Kayak Canada from 2008 to 2012. He was a national team athlete and competed in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games in the K4 1000m where his crew finished seventh. Harold Van Winssen is the president of the Whitewater Council and has been a dedicated volunteer in the sport for many years. Madeleine Hall will remain Commodore of the Sprint Racing Discipline. 

Under the new structure, 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 and one Independent Director from outside the sport. François Hamelin, an Olympian in short track speed skating has been named to the Independent Director and will bring a perspective to this volunteer 

Paddling Discipline Directors:

  • Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Whitewater (1-year term)
  • Peter Giles, Sprint (1-year term)
  • Madeleine Hall, Sprint (1-year term)
  • Anne Nicholson, Marathon (2-year term)
  • Harold Van Winssen, Whitewater (3-year term)
  • Fiona Vincent, Marathon (1-year term)

 

Paddling Association Directors:

  • Sean Cannon (1-year term)
  • Stephen Gallant (2-year term)
  • Tom Hall (2-year term)
  • Chris Helyar (3-year term)

Independent Director

  • François Hamelin (1-year term)

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:

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

Nov
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley wins bronze in canoe slalom at Rio 2016 Test Event
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RIO DE JANEIRO – Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON has won a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Test event in the Men’s C1.

“Today was a big eye opener for what’s possible,” said Cameron Smedley. “Being here training and competing on the Olympic course has really got me excited for next year.”

Watch Video of Smedley’s Bronze Medal Run

Smedley was a silver medalist at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games last summer. He has been consistently Canada’s top athlete in the Men’s C1.

Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB finished eleventh in the Men’s K1 semi-final at the test event today. He was just one spot away from advancing to the top-ten final. The athletes attended the test event to get familiar with the course and local environment in preparation for next year.

Canada has qualified quota spots in Men’s C1 and Men’s K1 for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and athletes will be selected for the team next year. The canoe slalom events will take place at Whitewater Stadium in Deodoro Olympic Park next August 7 to 11.

Full Results

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information:

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

Nov
28
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CanoeKayak Canada recognizes coaching contributions at Annual Summit
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada formally recognized several of its coaches through award presentations held at its Annual Summit and Coaches Conference in Ottawa on Saturday night.

CEO’s Award

Jon Pike of Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax, NS was the winner of CanoeKayak Canada’s CEO’s Award. This award is in recognition of a coach going above and beyond to contribute to the advancement of CanoeKayak in addition to their regular coaching duties. Jon has been involved as a coach for the Olympic Hopes Regatta and the Junior Academy Camps. He has served on committees in the Atlantic Division and was involved with a program for youth recovering from addiction. He receintly led Maskwa to its best ever showing at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships. CEO Casey Wade presented Pike with the award.

Club Development Award

Mike Holroyd of Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak was the winner of the Club Development Award. Holoroyd has played an instrumental role in developing the sport in clubs across Alberta. He has spearheaded many initiatives to get more people into the sport and has developed year-round training programs for paddlers of a wide variety of ages and abilities.

Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

Frédéric Jobin and Mark Granger were both recipients the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards through the Coaching Association of Canada. Jobin coached Mark de Jonge to a gold medal in the Men’s K1 200m (Olympic event) at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships for a second year in a row. Mark Granger coached Émilie Fournel to a World bronze medal in the Women’s K1 5000m. The awards were originally presented by the Coaching Association of Canada at their Sport Leadership Conference on November 14.

Coach Recognition Award Winners

Coaches whose athletes were selected to a National Team this year or achieved a gold medal at National Championships received the Coach Recognition Award. A total of 43 coaches in sprint, slalom and canoe polo were awarded with 18 coaches winning the award for the first time.

*New winner

Coach Club / Affiliation Discipline
*Adrienne Keene Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Sprint
*Andres Carranco Rideau (Ottawa,  ON) Sprint
*Bevin Schmidt Ottawa River (ON) Sprint
*Brad Cameron Women’s Polo National Training Squad Polo
*Bridget Irwin Rideau (Ottawa,  ON) Sprint
*Eve Gaumond Lac Sergent (QC) Sprint
*Helen Savin Richmond Hill (ON) Sprint
*Jill D’Alessio Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Sprint
*Keegan Smith Central Alberta Paddling Excellence (AB) Polo
*Kyle Polsfut Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers (AB) Polo
*Kyle Saganiuk Pinch O Crow Creekers (Pincher Creek, AB) Slalom
*Nicole Haywood Rideau (Ottawa,  ON) Sprint
*Peter Polyzotis Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Sprint
*Reid Farquharson Rideau (Ottawa,  ON) Sprint
*Stuart Wilson Rideau (Ottawa,  ON) Sprint
*Tom Miller Cheema (Waverley, NS) Sprint
*Trevor Braun Yukon (Whitehorse, YK) Slalom
Adam Oldershaw Burloak (Oakville, ON) Sprint
Brian Hammer Pitt Meadows (BC) Sprint
Chris Chaisson Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Sprint
Edgar Garza Calgary (AB) Sprint
Fred Loyer Cascades (Chelsea, QC) Sprint
Hunter George Burloak (Oakville, ON) Sprint
Jerome Seremak Toba (Winnipeg, ON) Sprint
Jon Allen Chilliwack Center of Excellence Slalom
Jonathan Pike Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Sprint
Kyle Jeffery Mississauga (ON) Sprint
Louis-Philipe Legare Valleyfield Centre d’Excellence (QC) Slalom
Lucy Radanova Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Sprint
Mari Ellery Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Sprint
Mathieu Pelletier Trois-Rivières (QC) Sprint
Michal Staniszewski National Slalom Tea Head Coach Slalom
Mike Holroyd Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak Slalom
Mike Kerrivan Cheema (Waverley, NS) Sprint
Paul Manning-Hunter Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak Slalom
Peter Martinek Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Sprint
Piotr Majewski Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Sprint
Rob Baert Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Sprint
Samuel Raiche Lachine (QC) Sprint
Scott Oldershaw Burloak (Oakville, ON) Sprint
Spencer Pomeroy CKC Development Coach Slalom
Tamas Buday Sr Mississauga (ON) Sprint
Wade Farquharson Rideau (Ottawa,  ON) Sprint

 

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Ian Miller
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613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Nov
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Welland to host the 2017 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships
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1200 paddlers from over 40 clubs across Canada are expected to attend

OTTAWA – Today at the Annual General Meeting of the Sprint Racing Discipline of CanoeKayak Canada, member clubs unanimously voted to hold the 2017 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships in Welland, ON from August 22 to August 26. The Canadian Masters Championships – CanMas – will also take place in Welland on August 27.

“This is our biggest event and it’s an event unlike any other,” said CanoeKayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “Welland has proven itself to be a world-class event host time and time again, and with these Championships being one of the best events in the world we know Welland has what it takes to uphold that standard.”

The Championships – most recently hosted in Ottawa, ON and destined for Dartmouth, NS in 0216 – regularly draw 1200 participants from over forty clubs across Canada. Participants will include National Team athletes and upcoming paddlers in their early teens. 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.

The Championships were last hosted in Welland in 2011 and before that in 2003. An economic impact study was done by the Niagara Sport Commission in 2011 and assessed the total economic impact of hosting the Championships at over $5 million with $3.4 million being spent in Welland.

“We’re really excited to have the Championships back in Welland,” said Ted Roworth, Flag Officer for the Western Ontario Division. “In addition to the economic impact these Championships bring to the region, it will also spur a lot of energy and excitement among the many clubs, athletes, coaches and volunteers who will be a part of this incredible event.”

The Welland Recreational Flatwater Centre underwent a major $1 million renovation in 2013. Welland most recently hosted the canoe sprint events for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. A host organizing committee comprised of representatives from the Western Ontario Division will head the planning of the Championships in partnership with CanoeKayak Canada.

The 2017 Championships will be particularly special as they fall in the summer of Canada’s 150th birthday. With paddling being a significant part of Canada’s history, these Championships will surely be an opportunity to celebrate. There are already plans to have the Canadian Canoe Museum’s exhibit “Skimming the Surface” displayed on-site during the Championships as a special way to mark Canada’s 150th.

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information:

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

Nov
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Carding Submission Round 3
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November 25, 2015

Introduction

Further to the communication sent on November 10 (Carding Round 2), CanoeKayak Canada has assessed all eligible athletes’ results against the 2015 AAP Selection Criteria with the addition of four third-round D-cards as noted below.

  • Jarret Kenke (Men’s Kayak 1000m)
  • Stephen Frodsham (Men’s Canoe 1000m)
  • Sarah Vegas-Dubois (Women’s Kayak)
  • Ailish McNulty (Women’s Kayak)

All nominated athletes have demonstrated the potential to achieve significant international performances in the future.

Nominated Athletes – Men’s Kayak

Men’s Kayak 1000m

Criteria
Adam van Koeverden SR2 6.1
Brady Reardon SR2 6.1
Andrew Jessop SR2 6.1
Rob Clarke SR 6.2.1
Brian Malfesi SR 6.2.1
Adam Tenwolde C1 6.2.4
Marshall Hughes D 6.3.3
Jarret Kenke D 3rd Round

 

Men’s Kayak 200m

Criteria
Mark de Jonge SR1 6.1
Ryan Cochrane SR 6.2.1
Hugues Fournel SR 6.2.1
Étienne Morneau SR 6.2.3
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon SR 6.2.3
Alexander Scott SR 6.2.5
Charles-Antoine Girouard C1 6.2.5
Colin Black C1 6.2.5
Liam O’Brien C1 6.2.5
Scott Barclay D 6.3.3

 

Nominated Athletes– Men’s Canoe

 

Men’s Canoe 1000m

Criteria
Mark Oldershaw SR2 6.1
Ben Russell SR2 6.1
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny SR2 6.1
Paul Bryant SR 6.2.3
Craig Spence SR 6.2.3
Marc Tarling SR 6.2.5
Drew Hodges SR 6.2.5
Jeremy Stott D 6.3.3
Stephen Frodsham D 3rd Round

 

Men’s Canoe 200m

Criteria
Ben Tardioli SR 6.2.3
Aaron Rublee SR 6.2.4
Pierre-Luc Laliberté SR 6.2.5
Maxim Poulin C1 6.2.5
Tom Hall C1 6.2.5
Corey Rublee SR 6.2.5
Jason McCoombs D 6.3.3

 

Nominated Athletes – Women’s Kayak

Women’s Kayak 500m

Criteria
Una Lounder SR 6.2.4
Courtney Stott C1 6.2.4
Maddison Mackenzie C1 6.2.4
Alanna Bray-Lougheed C1 6.2.4
Alexa Irvin D 6.3.2
Samantha Hall D 6.3.3

  

Women’s Kayak 200m

Criteria
Michelle Russell SR 6.2.1
Andréanne Langlois SR 6.2.4

 

Women’s Kayak

    Criteria
Sarah Vegas-Dubois D 3rd Round
Ailish McNulty D 3rd Round

 

Nominated Athletes – Paracanoe

Criteria
Christine Gauthier SR Priority 4
Erica Scarff SR Priority 4

 

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. Only D-card eligible athletes affected by the third round of nominations are able to appeal this round of carding and appeals must be received by Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST. All nomination appeals must be received by CanoeKayak Canada in accordance with the aforementioned appeal policy.

 

Nov
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
CanoeKayak Canada partners with ZiZU Optics
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada has partnered with ZiZU Optics and to publically launch its partnership is offering a special discounted rate for the paddling community to purchase CanoeKayak branded glasses online. The promotional rate for CanoeKayak glasses will run November 20 through to November 30.

ZiZU Online Store

“I’m really happy to be working with CanoeKayak Canada,” said owner Ari Neimi, who recently launched the brand. “Over the summer I’ve had the opportunity to attend several paddling events and it just seems to be a really great fit with the community.”

This past summer, Zizu generously supplied every athlete on the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championship team and the canoe slalom National Team with a pair of glasses. Many athletes were introduced to ZiZU with their on-site merchandising at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships and Canada Cups.

ZiZU is also sponsor of Triathlon Canada, Cross Country Ski Canada, Biathlon Canada and Ottawa Race Weekend.

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information:

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

Nov
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Eight Coaches nominated for CanoeKayak Canada Awards
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to congratulate the 8 coaches who have been nominated for the Coaching Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at CanoeKayak Canada’s annual coaching conference on November 28 in Ottawa.

“Every day, coaches across the country go to great lengths to make a difference in the lives of our athletes and our sport system,” said Peter Niedre, CanoeKayak Canada’s Director of Coach and Athlete Development. “We’re proud to recognize these eight nominees. Taking time to formally recognize the accomplishments of our coaches goes a long way in professionalizing the coaching career pathway.”

The CEO’s Award is awarded to a coach who goes above and beyond to contribute to the advancement of CanoeKayak in addition to their regular coaching duties. The Club Development Award recognizes a coach who has made significant achievements in developing a club or the sport at the grassroots level. The Coach Recognition Awards will also recognize those who have been selected to a National Team or achieved a gold medal at National Championships.

The awards will be presented at a Celebration Supper on November 28 in Ottawa. Click here for more information and to order tickets.

Nominees:

CEO’s Award of Coaching Excellence

  • Chris Chaisson (Mic Mac AAC – Dartmouth, NS)
  • Frédéric Jobin (CanoeKayak Canada – Lac Beauport, QC)
  • Jon Pike (Maskwa Aquatic Club – Halifax, NS)
  • Mike Vincent (Regina Marathon Canoe Club – Regina, SK)

Club Development Award

  • Hunter George (Burloak Canoe Club – Oakville, ON)
  • Daniel Girouard (Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club – Whitehorse, YK)
  • Michael Holroyd (Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak – Calgary, AB)
  • Peter Martinek (Balmy Beach Canoe Club – Toronto, ON)

More information on the Coach Excellence Awards

 

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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

Nov
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
CanoeKayak Canada Sprint Carding Submission
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Introduction

November 10, 2015

CanoeKayak Canada (CKC) has assessed all eligible athletes’ results against the 2015 AAP Selection Criteria. 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

Men’s Kayak 1000m

Criteria
Adam van Koeverden SR2 6.1
Brady Reardon SR2 6.1
Andrew Jessop SR2 6.1
Rob Clarke SR 6.2.1
Brian Malfesi SR 6.2.1
Adam Tenwolde C1 6.2.4
Marshall Hughes D 6.3.3


Men’s Kayak 200m

Criteria
Mark de Jonge SR1 6.1
Ryan Cochrane SR 6.2.1
Hugues Fournel SR 6.2.1
Étienne Morneau SR 6.2.3
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon SR 6.2.3
Alexander Scott SR 6.2.5
Charles-Antoine Girouard C1 6.2.5
Colin Black C1 6.2.5
Liam O’Brien C1 6.2.5
Scott Barclay D 6.3.3

 

Nominated AthletesMen’s Canoe

Men’s Canoe 1000m

Criteria
Mark Oldershaw SR2 6.1
Ben Russell SR2 6.1
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny SR2 6.1
Paul Bryant SR 6.2.3
Craig Spence SR 6.2.3
Marc Tarling SR 6.2.5
Drew Hodges SR 6.2.5
Jeremy Stott D 6.3.3

 

Men’s Canoe 200m

Criteria
Ben Tardioli SR 6.2.3
Aaron Rublee SR 6.2.4
Pierre-Luc Laliberté SR 6.2.5
Maxim Poulin C1 6.2.5
Tom Hall C1 6.2.5
Corey Rublee SR 6.2.5
Jason McCoombs D 6.3.3

 

Nominated Athletes Women’s Kayak

Women’s Kayak 500m

Criteria
Una Lounder SR 6.2.4
Courtney Stott C1 6.2.4
Maddison Mackenzie C1 6.2.4
Alanna Bray-Lougheed C1 6.2.4
Alexa Irvin D 6.3.2
Samantha Hall D 6.3.3

  

Women’s Kayak 200m

Criteria
Michelle Russell SR 6.2.1
Andréanne Langlois SR 6.2.4

  

Nominated Athletes – Paracanoe

Criteria
Christine Gauthier SR Priority 4
Erica Scarff SR Priority 4

 

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. CanoeKayak Canada will extend this deadline until Friday November 20th, 2015 at 12:00pm EST. All nomination appeals must be received by CanoeKayak Canada in accordance with the aforementioned appeal policy.

Oct
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
CanoeKayak Canada Slalom Carding Submission
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Sport Canada Review of Nominations

October 5, 2015

Version published: October 5th, 12:30 pm EST

Introduction

CanoeKayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to put forth its annual carding nominations for Sport Canada consideration. We have assessed all eligible athletes’ results against the 2015-2016 AAP Selection Criteria. 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). The Canoe Slalom program is eligible for a maximum of 4 SR cards or the equivalent of $72,000 in AAP funding.

Below you will find our nominations and the rationale for those nominations.

List of Eligible Athletes Nominated

 

Athlete Rank Card Type Amount Criteria
Ben Hayward 1 SR $18,000 Tier 2-2
Cameron Smedley 2 SR $18,000 Tier 2-4
Michael Tayler 3 SR $18,000 Tier 2-6
Jessica Groeneveld 3 SR $18,000 Tier 2-6

 

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. All nomination appeals must be received by CanoeKayak Canada in accordance with the aforementioned appeal policy.

 

Sep
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada finishes fifth overall at Olympic Hopes Regatta
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BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND – The next generation of Olympic hopefuls showed their potential on the international stage over the weekend at the Olympic Hopes regatta in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The sprint CanoeKayak regatta provides U15, U16 and U17 athletes high quality international race experience. A total of 24 countries competed and Canada finished fifth overall. Olympic Hopes has been identified as a key competition along the podium pathway for CanoeKayak Canada’s junior athletes.

In Women’s Canoe, Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent of the Trois-Rivières Canoe Club wrapped up the weekend with a total of four medals. She won two gold medals in the U17 Women’s C1 for the 200 and 500 metre distances. She also picked up a silver in the U17 C1 1000m and paired with club mate Béatrice Giguère to win the U17 Women’s C2 500m. Giguère had a double-medal weekend with a bronze in the U17 Women’s C1 1000m.

Lucas Turnbull of Balmy Beach finished the weekend with three medals. He finished second in the U16 Men’s C1 1000m to capture the silver medal. He also paired with Isaac Finkelstein of the Rideau Canoe Club to win the gold medal in the U16 Men’s C2 500m, after pulling away from the Polish crew in the final hundred metres of the race. They also won a bronze in the U16 Men’s C2 1000m.

The U17 Men’s C4 crew of Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe), James MacPhee (Sackawa), Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac), and Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire) won two medals with a silver in the 1000m distance and a bronze in the 200m distance.

Canada had several other impressive performances amid strong competition. A full compilation of results from the finals is shown below.

Summary of Results (Finals)

Athlete (Club) Event Result
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau),
Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach)
U16 Men’s C2 500m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 200m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 500m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières), Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C2 500m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 1000m 2nd

Silver medal

Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach) U16 Men’s C1 1000m 2nd
Silver medal
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe),
James MacPhee (Sackawa),

Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)

U17 Men’s C4 1000m 2nd

Silver medal

Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe),
James MacPhee (Sackawa),

Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)

U17 Men’s C4 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau),
Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach)
U16 Men’s C2 1000m 3rd

Bronze medal

Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 1000m 3rd

Bronze medal

Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach) U16 Men’s C1 500m 4th
Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 500m 4th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa),
Jewelia Orlick (Cascades)
U17 Women’s K2 200m 4th
Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 200 4th
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières) U17 Men’s K1 200m 4th
Aidan Messenger (Burloak), Scott Braddon (Rideau), Gabor Sarkozi (Pointe-Claire), Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières) U17 Men’s K4 200m 4th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa) U17 Women’s K1 200m 5th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa) U17 Women’s K1 500m 5th
James MacPhee (Sackawa) U17 Men’s C1 200 5th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa) U17 Women’s K1 1000m 5th
Ashley Card (Maskwa),
Jane Girgulis (Calgary)
U16 Women’s K2 200m 6th
Grace Whebby (Mic Mac), Jewelia Orlick (Cascades), Ashley Card (Maskwa), Jane Girgulis (Calgary) U17 Women’s K4 200m 6th
Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)
U17 Men’s C2 500m 6th
Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)
U17 Men’s C2 200m 6th
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe) U17 Men’s C1 1000m 6th
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau) U16 Men’s C1 1000m 6th
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau) U16 Men’s C1 200m 8th
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau),
Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach)
U16 Men’s C2 200m 8th
Grace Whebby (Mic Mac),
Jane Girgulis (Calgary)
U16 Women’s K2 1000m 8th
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire),

Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac)

U17 Men’s C2 1000m 8th
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe) U17 Men’s C1 200m 9th
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe),
James MacPhee (Sackawa)
U17 Men’s C2 500m 9th

 

Ranking by Country

  1. Hungary
  2. Germany
  3. Poland
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Canada

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Sep
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Young Hopefuls prepare for Olympic Hopes Regatta
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BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND – A young team of sprint CanoeKayak athletes is in Bydgoszcz, Poland for the Olympic Hopes regatta taking place Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27. More than 20 countries from four continents will compete. The regatta is for athletes of up to 17 years of age and allows a future generation of Olympians to gain high quality international race experience. The team was selected based on the results of National Team Trials 2 which took place in Montréal from June 19 to 21. Olympic Hopes has been identified as a key competition along the podium pathway for CanoeKayak Canada’s junior athletes.

Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent and Béatrice Giguère added for U17 Women’s C1

Events for U17 Women’s Canoe have been added since the team was first named in late June following National Team Trials 2. CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to add Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent and Béatrice Giguère to the team as their results at the trials met the performance standards.

Follow Results Here

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Christian Sprang Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Gabor Sarkozi Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike / Lucie Radonova
Emma Mitchell Toba (Winnipeg, MB) Jerome Seremak
Jewelia Orlick Cascades (Chelsea, QC) Frédéric Loyer
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike / Lucie Radonova
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finkelstein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Foster Salpeter Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Daniel MacDonald Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Béatrice Giguère Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier

 

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Media Contact:

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

Sep
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Tough day for Canadian K1 men in London
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LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN – Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB finished fiftieth today in the Men’s kayak heats on the third day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in London. A top-forty result was needed to advance to the semi-finals. Both Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and John Hastings (Aurora, ON) also competed in the Men’s K1 heats and incurred fifty second penalties in their second runs. Tayler finished up 100th while Hastings was a spot behind in 101st. The Canadian athletes battled hard in an extremely tight race that saw a few surprises as a handful of the world’s top kayakers struggled with the course.

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) and Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) will race the Women’s K1 Team event tomorrow. Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) will race the Men’s C1 semi-final on Sunday and the three athletes who raced today will also compete in the Men’s K1 Team Event. Competition in London finishes on Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 50th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 100th in heats
John Hastings (Aurora, ON) Men’s K1 101st in heats

 

Start Lists & Results

Live Streaming Video

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Sep
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Smedley drives straight through to World slalom semi-finals
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Watch video of Cameron Smedley’s C1 preliminary run.

Watch video of Cameron Smedley’s C1 preliminary run.

LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN – Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON had an impressive run today in the opening heat of the Men’s C1 at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in London. He finished seventeenth on his first run to advance straight to the top-30 semi-final taking place on Sunday.

A top-ten result in the semi-final will put Smedley through to the final taking place later in the day on Sunday. Olympic qualification is also on the line and the top-ten ranking nations in Men’s C1 will receive a quota spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Based on today’s ranking, Smedley’s result in the heat has Canada sitting as the twelfth overall nation in the event. Sunday will be a fresh slate as the top-thirty contenders in Men’s C1 take their semi-final runs.

Yannick Laviolette of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC also raced the Men’s C1 heats and finished sixtieth overall in his first World Championships. In Women’s C1, Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB finished thirtieth overall in heats. A top-twenty result was needed to advance in Women’s C1.

Three Canadians will compete in the Men’s K1 heats tomorrow – Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), John Hastings (Aurora, ON) and Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON). World Championships run through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 17th in heats

Advanced to semi-final

Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Men’s C1 60th in heats
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 30th in heats

 

Start Lists & Results

Men’s K1 Heats Live Streaming Video – starts Friday at 5:30 a.m. EST

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Sep
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Groeneveld 39th and Men’s C2 30th on opening day of slalom World Championships
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LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN – Canadian athletes completed opening runs today to kick off the first day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in London.

Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB placed thirty-ninth in the preliminary heats of Women’s K1 and despite a clean run was short of clearing the top-30 cut-off to advance to the semi-final. Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) finished fiftieth overall in the Women’s K1 heats while Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) finished fifty-fourth.

The Men’s C2 duo of Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) placed thirtieth after preliminary heats. A top-twenty result was needed in the Men’s C2 to advance to the semi-final.

Tomorrow, Smedley and Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) will both compete in the preliminary heats of the Men’s C1 event. Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB will compete in heats of Women’s C1. World Championships run through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s C2 30th
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 39th
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 50th
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 54th

 

Start Lists and Results

Live Stream Video

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Sep
15
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Canadians paddle the distance at Marathon World Championships
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GYOR, HUNGARY – The Canadian Marathon Team went the distance at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships this past week in Gyor, Hungary. Doug Ellery of Toronto posted Canada’s top result with an eleventh place finish in the Senior Men’s C1. His race was 26.1 kilometres long and included six portages.

All of the athletes put forth a tremendous effort. Doug Ellery, Eric Ellery, Nick Robson, Fearghus Vincent and Ben Kendall had particularly respectable results and finished within contact of the leaders.

The Master’s Marathon World Cup preceded the World Marathon Championships at the same venue and Canadians won a total of seven medals in single and doubles events. For Master’s doubles, competitors are allowed to pair with an athlete from another country. A full compilation of results is shown below.

Next year’s World Marathon Championships and Masters Cup will take place in Brandenburg, from September 14 to 18, 2016. Events include Junior, U23, Senior and Masters in 5 year age groups starting at 35. Athletes interested in competing for a berth on the Canadian Marathon Team should consult the Selection Criteria and submit an expression of interest form found on CanoeKayak Canada’s website.

Summary of Results – World Championships

Athlete Event Result
Doug Ellery (Toronto, ON) Senior Men’s C1 (26.1km) 11th (2:24:16)
Nick Robson (Toronto, ON) U23 Men’s K1 (26.1km) 21st (1:57:03)
Mark Marschalko (Waverley, NS) Junior Men’s K1 (22.2km) 22nd (1:44:04)
Fearghus Vincent (Regina, SK) & Ben Kendall (Calgary, AB) Senior Men’s K2 (30km) 23rd (2:18:53)
Eric Ellery (Toronto, ON) U23 Men’s K1 (26.1km) 27th (2:04:36)
Michael Thomas (Coteau-du-Lac, QC) Senior Men’s K1 (30km) DNF
Richard MacDonald (Sainte-Marthe, QC) Senior Men’s K1 (30km) DNF

 

Summary of Results – Master’s World Cup

Athlete Event Result
Marian Nemic (Richmond Hill, ON) Master Men’s K1 (age 70-74) 18.3km 2nd (1:35:04)

Silver medal

Hugh Fisher (Whistler, BC)

 

Master Men’s K1 (age 60-64) 18.3km 2nd (1:27:29)

Silver medal

Rob Lang (Rothesay, NB)

 

Master Men’s K1 (age 60-64) 18.3km 3rd (1:27:45)

Bronze medal

Edit Fried (Pointe-Claire, QC)

 

Master Women’s K1 (age 45-49) 18.3km 3rd (1:45:46)

Bronze medal

Natalia Mokryakova (Halifax, NS)

 

Master Women’s K1 (age 55-59) 18.3km 4th (1:55:36)
Chris Helyar (Toronto, ON) Master Men’s C1 (age 60-64) 18.3km 6th (2:08:04)

 

Rob Lang (Rothesay, NB) & Hugh Fisher (Whistler, BC) Master Men’s K2 (age 60-64) 18.3km 1st (1:22:57)

Gold medal

Marian Nemic (Richmond Hill, ON) & Karel Suler (Czech Republic)

 

Master Men’s K2 (age 70-74) 18.3km 3rd (1:35:38)

Bronze medal

Chris Helyar (Toronto, ON) & Bruno Pieperbec (Germany) C2 Masters Men 55-59 age group (18.3km) 3rd (1:53:49)

Bronze medal

Edit Fried (Pointe-Claire, QC) & Andrea Nagy (Hungary) K2 Master Women (age 45-49)18.3km 3rd (1:38:32)

Bronze medal

 

Full World Championships Results

Master’s World Cup Results

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Sep
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint CanoeKayak Team returns from Rio Test Event
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Mark de Jonge grabs a silver in K1 200m

Mark de Jonge test event silver webOTTAWA – Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS has won yet another medal on the international CanoeKayak scene. Fresh off winning the Men’s K1 200m at World Championship for a second straight year, de Jonge scooped up a silver medal at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro that took place from September 4 to 6.

The test event was largely a familiarization opportunity for athletes with strong potential to compete in Rio next year to be exposed to the race course, local accommodations, culture and travel demands to better prepare them for 2016. This was CanoeKayak Canada’s second visit to Rio with athletes, the first was a familiarization trip last November with Adam van Koeverden, Mark Oldershaw, Benjamin Russell, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny and Andrew Jessop.

de Jonge paired with Hugues Fournel of Montréal, QC to land a fourth place finish in the Men’s K2 200m. Canadians also finished seventh in three events – Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) in the Women’s K1 200m, Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) in the Women’s K1 500m and Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) in the Men’s C1 200m. In light of recent concerns with the water quality of the competition venue in Rio, the ICF deemed the venue safe for the competition and will continue to monitor the lake in the lead up to the Olympics.

In Paracanoe action, Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC captured a silver medal in the Women’s KL2 200m. Erica Scarff of Toronto, ON finished fifth in the Women’s KL3 200m. The ICF tested a new competition format ahead of the inaugural CanoeKayak competition at next year’s Paralympics; the heats will be seeded head-to-head races where the winner will advance directly to the final and the looser will race in an 8-boat semi-final for an opportunity to advance to the final.

The test event program was supported by the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The invitational competition was managed by the International Canoe Federation and the Rio 2016 Host Organizing Committee.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd in final

Silver medals

Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) Women’s KL2 200m 2nd in final

Silver medal

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 5th in final
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS),

Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 4th in final
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 7th in final
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 7th in final
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 7th in final

 

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Sep
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Andrew Hill, Nick Troutman and Zachary Zwanenburg Medal at Canoe Freestyle World Championships
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BEACHBURG, ONTARIO – The three Canadians paddlers who advanced to the World Championships finals earned a spot on the podium. The final day of competition started out Andy Hill winning the gold medal in the Open Canoe event. The Cobden, Ontario paddler competed in his own custom build boat that he designed and built in his garage.  Andrew finished ahead of Dane Jackson and Brad McMillan of USA.

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Dane Jackson (Gold); Mathieu Dumoulin (Silver); Nick Troutman (Bronze)
Photo: Larry Norman

In the men’s kayak event, Nick Troutman of Beachburg, Ontario claimed the Bronze medal in heavily contested event featuring a five boat final featuring athletes from USA, Canada, France, Spain, and Great Britain. In the end defending World Champion, Dane Jackson, of USA claimed the World Championships title with Mathieu Dumolin of France in second position.

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Zachary Zwanenburg (Bronze)
Photo: Larry Norman

In the single canoe event, Zachary Zwanenburg of Cornwall performed under the pressure and styled the Garburator wave earning a bronze medal in his first World Championships final. USA took 1st and 2nd place in the men’s single canoe event with Dane Jackson claiming his second World Championships title and third medal of the competition. Seth Chapelle also of USA earned the silver medal.

The Canadian Freestyle Team certainly stepped up to the challenge of competing on home soil with many athletes achieving personal best results. Freestyle competitions and boat designs have come a long way in the past decade with athletes pushing the boundaries of what was once thought impossible and completing massive aerial moves while launching their kayaks completely out of the water. Many Canadian athletes have been at the forefront of discovering these tricks on the Ottawa River.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Lars Romeskie (Beachburg, ON) Men’s Kayak Squirt 8th Final Result
Matt Hamilton (Forresters Falls, ON) Men’s Kayak Squirt 9th Final Result
Mark Richard (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s Kayak Squirt 11th Final Result
Nick Troutman (Beachburg, ON) Men’s Kayak 3rd Final Result
Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON) Men’s Kayak 7th Final Result
Joel Kowalski (Beachburg, ON) Men’s Kayak 8th Final Result
Kalob Grady (Westmeath, ON) Men’s Kayak 9th Final Result
Patrick Camblin (Arnprior, ON) Men’s Kayak 15th Final Result
Katie Kowalski (Beachburg, ON) Women’s Kayak 6th Final Result
Alex Maggs (Fergus, ON) Women’s Kayak 18th Final Result
Rae Boratto (Beachburg, ON) Women’s Kayak 23rd Final Result
Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) Junior Men’s Kayak 6th Final Result
Quinton Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) Junior Men’s Kayak 7th Final Result
Andrew Oxley (Montreal, QC) Junior Men’s Kayak 15th Final Result
Emily Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON) Junior Women’s Kayak 6th Final Result
Claire Parrot (Waterloo, ON) Junior Women’s Kayak 12th Final Result
Andrew Hill (Cobden, ON) Open Canoe 1st Final Result
Matt Cuccaro (Renfrew, ON) Open Canoe 8th Final Result
Zach Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON) Single Canoe 3rd Final Result
Vincent Dupont (Verdun, QC) Single Canoe 7th Final Result
Chris McDermott (Beachburg, ON) Single Canoe 8th Final Result

Full Results

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Sep
3
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Ottawa Valley paddlers shine bright in preliminary rounds at Canoe Freestyle World Championships
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BEACHBURG, ONTARIO – Canadian athletes are making the most of a home course advantage on the Garburator wave situated on the Lorne Rapids near Beachburg, Ontario. The Garburator wave is a wild 6-8 ft standing wave that attracts elite freestyle paddlers from around the world. 2009 World Champion, Nick Troutman of Beachburg sits comfortably in 2nd place in the men’s kayak event after the preliminary rounds. Fellow team mates, Devyn Scott of Pakenham, Kalob Grady of Westmeath, and Joel Kowalski of Beachburg have locked-up 5th through 7th position. The reigning World Champion, Dane Jackson of the USA lived up to expectations and stunning rides to take first in the men’s preliminary heats. The men’s kayak quarter final will continue September 4th at 8:00 EST.

Beachburg paddler, Katie Kowalskie put down solid rides and secured her position in the women’s semifinal in 7th position. USA paddlers Adriene Levknecht and Emily Jackson placed 1st and 2nd respectively. The women’s kayak semifinals will take place September 4th starting at 15:00 EST.

Canada’s junior paddlers stepped up to the challenge lead by Kalem and Quinton Kennedy of Pembroke in 3rd and 4th position respectively in the men’s kayak category. The Kennedy brothers will move on to the junior men’s kayak semifinals September 4th starting at 12:30 EST. Emily Zwanenburg of Cornwall, Ontario also advanced to the junior kayak semifinals in 7th place.

Andrew Hill of Cobden will advance directly to the Open Canoe Finals to take place on September 5th starting at 8:00 EST.

Youngster Zach Zwanenburg of Cornwall turned heads with a inspiring 2nd place result in the C1 preliminary round followed by Chris McDermott of Beachburg in 8th and Vincent Dupont of Verdun in 9th. The C1 semifinals will kick off September 4th at 14:00 EST.

The 2015 Freestyle World Championships action concludes on Saturday September 5th on the Ottawa River. Boasting some of the best whitewater in the world, Wilderness Tours has used this location to host events for forty years and hosted the ICF Freestyle World Championships once before in 2007.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Lars Romeskie (Beachburg, ON) Men’s Kayak Squirt 8th Final Result
Matt Hamilton (Forresters Falls, ON) Men’s Kayak Squirt 9th Final Result
Mark Richard (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s Kayak Squirt 11th Final Result
Nick Troutman, (Beachburg, ON) Men’s Kayak 2nd in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON) Men’s Kayak 5th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Kalob Grady (Westmeath, ON) Men’s Kayak 6th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Joel Kowalski (Beachburg, ON) Men’s Kayak 7th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Patrick Camblin (Arnprior, ON) Men’s Kayak 15th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Katie Kowalski (Beachburg, ON) Women’s Kayak 7th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Alex Maggs (Fergus, ON) Women’s Kayak 18th Final Result
Rae Boratto (Beachburg, ON) Women’s Kayak 23rd Final Result
Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) Junior Men’s Kayak 3rd in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Quinton Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) Junior Men’s Kayak 4th in preliminary heats(advanced to next round)
Andrew Oxley (Montreal, QC) Junior Men’s Kayak 15th Final Result
Emily Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON) Junior Women’s Kayak 7th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Claire Parrot (Waterloo, ON) Junior Women’s Kayak 12th Final Result
Andrew Hill (Cobden, ON) Open Canoe 4th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Matt Cuccaro (Renfrew, ON) Open Canoe 8th Final Result
Zach Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON) Single Canoe 2nd in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Chris McDermott (Beachburg, ON) Single Canoe 8th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)
Vincent Dupont (Verdun, QC) Single Canoe 9th in preliminary heats (advanced to next round)

 

Full Results

Event Schedule

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Aug
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ottawa to host 1200 paddlers for the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships
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OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa will welcome a total of 1200 paddlers from 42 clubs across Canada to compete at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships from Tuesday to Saturday on Mooney’s Bay. The athletes will compete for the title of National Champion and club pride in various canoe and kayak events over distances of 200, 500, 1000 and 6000 metres.

National Team athletes, fresh off competing at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, will arrive direct from Milan, Italy to compete at the Canadian Championships. They will trade in their Team Canada uniforms for club singlets as they return to their roots to race alongside their peers and inspire the next generation of National Team athletes.

The Championships are an annual tradition amongst the Canadian paddling community and one of the favourite races has long been the great Canadian war canoe. A war canoe race is an amazing on-water spectacle as boats of fifteen paddlers charge down the course to carry on a tradition that dates back many decades.

Competition kicks off with singles races (K1 and C1) on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 6000 metre races being held Tuesday evening. Crew boat races (K2, K4, C2 and C4) begin Thursday and war canoe and Paracanoe races get underway Friday. The competition will wrap up on Saturday night with burgees being presented to clubs winning the most points. The Canadian Master’s competition, CanMas, will take place on Sunday.

Where 

Mooney’s Bay Park | Map

2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON

When

Schedule & Results – races run from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

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Aug
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Mark de Jonge repeats World Championships victory
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Mark de Jonge (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Mark de Jonge
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MILAN, ITALY – Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS has captured another gold medal in the Men’s K1 200m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships to become a two-time World Champion. de Jonge went into the competition as the defending World Champion and World Record holder in the event after winning last year’s Championships in Moscow.

In a lightning fast sprint that often comes down to a photo finish, de Jonge jolted out to a lead and held off the competition. He won by a visible margin of 0.191 of a second over France’s Maxime Beaumont who took the silver and Sweden’s Petter Menning who took the bronze.

“It feels pretty good because it is so close between the top three of us here the entire season, so lining up next to them was a little daunting,” de Jonge said after his race. “I tried to focus on what I had to do and right off the start I had a bit of a lead so I was able to just keep pretty cool for the race. The plan was to kill it the first 50 because I know I’m pretty good after that.”

de Jonge is an Olympic bronze medalist from 2012 and will go into the 2016 Olympic year as the frontrunner. Today’s result also qualifies Canada a quota spot in the Men’s K1 200m and de Jonge will still have to qualify for the Canadian team next year.

Eight-time World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC finished just off the podium in fourth place in the Women’s C1 200m. She was behind after the start and despite a vigorous effort to battle back, was not able to close the gap. The level of competition in Women’s Canoe has been increasing every year as the event is a likely prospect for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. There were a total of forty entries in the Women’s C1 200m this year. The gold medal went to Bulgaria, silver to Hungary and bronze to Belarus.

In the Men’s C2 1000m, Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished ninth in the final. The crew has been fourth at the last two World Championships and after a strong showing this season missed the top-six result they needed to secure Canada a quota spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Canada will have an additional opportunity to earn a quota in the event next May at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championship and Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia.

Émilie Fournel (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Émilie Fournel
(photo: Balint Vekassy)

Émilie Fournel wins bronze in K1 5000m

In non-Olympic events, Émilie Fournel of Montréal, QC won a bronze medal in the Women’s K1 5000m long distance race. She was 7.53 seconds off the winner, Maryna Litvinchuk from Belerus, and 3.57 seconds off of silver medalist Lani Belcher of Great Britain.

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) finished eighth in the final of the Women’s K2 200m. The 200m is the non-Olympic distance.

Michelle Russell and Men’s K4 seventh in B-finals

Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS ranked sixteenth overall in the Women’s K1 200m with a seventh place finish in the B-final today.

The Men’s K4 1000m crew of Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) were sixteenth overall with a seventh place finish in the B-final. The top ten countries with representation from four continents earned Olympic quotas. Argentina was third in the same race and took the top spot for the Pan American countries to earn a quota spot in the event. K4 quotas can only be qualified at World Championships and not at the continental level.

The Canadian team will return to Canada on Monday and will head straight to Ottawa to race for their clubs at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships taking place from August 25 to 30 at Mooney’s Bay.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 1st in finalGold medal
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 4th in final
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000m 9th in final
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS),Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K2 200m 8th in final
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 16th overall
Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s K4 1000m 16th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 5000m 3rd overallBronze medal

 

Full Results

Video Replay

Photos by Balint Vekassy

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Aug
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Oldershaw and Men’s K2 200m crew ninth at Worlds finals
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MILAN, ITALY – On the fourth day of the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Canada finished ninth in two finals of Olympic events.

In an extremely close Men’s K2 200m final, where less than a second separated first from last, the crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) finished ninth.

Mark Oldershaw (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Mark Oldershaw
(photo: Balint Vekassy)

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw of Burglinton, ON also finished ninth in the Men’s C1 1000m. A top-six result was needed to secure an Olympic quota spot in either event. There will be an additional opportunity to qualify quota spots for Canada next May at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championship and Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia.

In non-Olympic events, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished sixth in the Women’s C2 500m final.

In B-finals, Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS had a strong race to rank eleventh overall in the Women’s K1 500m with a second place finish in the B-final. Russell also finished fifth in the Women’s K1 200m semi-final and will race the B-final on Sunday.

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) finished sixth in the Men’s K1 1000m B-final to rank fifteenth overall. In the Men’s C1 200m, Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS wound up eighteenth overall with a ninth place finish in the B-final.

de Jonge and Men’s C2 advance to A-finals in Olympic events

Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS made a statement in his semi-final of the Men’s K1 200m by posting the fastest overall time and taking the top spot in his semi. de Jonge is the defending World Champion and holds the World’s fastest time for the event at 33.961 seconds. He will take a stab at defending his title in the final tomorrow which takes place at 4:05 a.m. EST.

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) also had a strong semi-final. The crew placed second in the semi of the Men’s C2 1000m and had the fifth overall fastest time. Russell and Beauchesne-Sévigny have been fourth at the last two World Championships and will race for a podium spot tomorrow at 5:44 a.m. EST. They need a top-six result to earn an Olympic quota spot for Canada.

Eight-time World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC will attempt to win her ninth World title in the Women’s C1 200m final tomorrow. Vincent-Lapointe won her semi with the fastest overall time by a margin of over a second. She showed today that she is still the one to beat as the event saw an unprecedented level of participation. There were a total of forty entries in the Women’s C1 200m as the event becomes a likely prospect for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) also advanced to the A-final in the Women’s K2 200m with a third place finish in their semi-final. The 200m is the non-Olympic distance.

In K4 action, the Men’s K4 1000m crew of Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) finished fifth in their semi-final and have advanced to tomorrow’s B-final. There is still a possibility for the crew to earn a quota spot for Canada tomorrow. The top ten nations with representation from four continents will earn quota spots. K4 quotas can only be qualified at World Championships and not at the continental level.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) finished ninth in their semi-final today. They did not advance and unfortunately are out of contention for an Olympic quota spot in the event.

The final day of action in Milan starts early tomorrow morning and races are being streamed online in live time.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 9th in final
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) Men’s K2 200m 9th in final
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON),Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) Women’s C2 500m 6th in final
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 11th overall
Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON),Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) Men’s K2 1000m 15th overall
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200m 18th overall
Semi-finals
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000m 2nd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS),Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K2 200m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s K4 1000m 5th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500m 9th in semiDid not advance

 

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Photos by Balint Vekassy

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Aug
21
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Seven boats advance to semis on Day 3 of Worlds
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MILAN, ITALY – All seven Canadian boats racing on the third day of the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Milan, Italy have advanced through heats to semi-finals.

World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist, Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS won his heat in the Men’s K1 200m to pass through to the semi-final taking place tomorrow. de Jonge had the second fastest time overall in heats today and was only preceded by France’s Maxime Beaumont. de Jonge will attempt to defend his World Championship title in the final on Sunday. He currently holds the World’s fastest time for the event at 33.961 seconds.

The Men’s C2 1000m duo of Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) also won their heat to move on to tomorrow’s semi. Russell and Beauchesne-Sévigny have been fourth at the last two World Championships. They need a top-six result in the final on Sunday to qualify Canada a quota spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC won her heat as well in the Women’s C1 200m. There is record participation in the event with five heats. Vincent-Lapointe is an eight-time World Champion. She will race the semi tomorrow and the final is on Sunday. Women’s C1 is currently a non-Olympic event but the strong participation numbers at this year’s World Championships will boost chances for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS finished fourth in the Women’s K1 200m heat to qualify for Saturday’s semi. Tomorrow will be a double race day for Russell as she competes in the B-final of the K1 500m as well.

The Women’s K2 200m pair of Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) also finished fourth in their heat to advance to tomorrow’s semi.

In K4 action, the Men’s K4 1000m crew of Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) finished sixth in their heat to qualify for tomorrow’s semi.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) were seventh in their heat and advanced to tomorrow’s semi as well. Quota qualification is on the line as World Championships are the only opportunity to qualify a K4 for the Olympic Games. The top ten crews with representation from four continents will earn the spots. K4 finals take place on Sunday – the last day of competition.

Canada has three boats in A-finals tomorrow. Mark Oldershaw will race the Men’s C1 1000m final at 11 a.m. EST and Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel will race the Men’s K2 200m just fifteen minutes later. A top six result is needed in both events to earn an Olympic quota spot. In non-Olympic event competition, the Women’s C2 500m crew of Katie Vincent and Nadya Crossman-Serb will lead off at 10:26 a.m. Races are being streamed online in live time.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 1st in heatAdvanced to semi
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000m 1st in heatAdvanced to semi
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heatAdvanced to semi
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 4th in heatAdvanced to semi
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS),Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K2 200m 4th in heatAdvanced to semi
Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s K4 1000m 6th in heatAdvanced to semi
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500m 7th in heatAdvanced to semi

 

Full Results

Video

 

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Aug
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Scarff seventh and three through to finals on Day 2 of Worlds
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MILAN, ITALY – Erica Scarff of Toronto, ON finished seventh in the final today in the Women’s KL3 200m at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships today. Scarff, competing at her first World Championships, was just one spot away from qualifying Canada a second quota spot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There is an additional opportunity to qualify Paralympic quota spots at next year’s Paracanoe World Championships in Duisiburg, Germany next May. A top-four result among nations that have not already qualified is needed next year. Paracanoe will make its Paralympic debut in 2016.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw of Burglinton, ON qualified for the final of the Men’s C1 1000m on Saturday with a second place finish in his semi. The top two of each of the four semi-finals plus the next fastest time advanced. Martin Fuksa of the Czech Republic held the lead in Oldershaw’s semi, as Oldershaw and Russia’s Ilya Shtokalov battled it out for second most of the way down the course. In the end Oldershaw prevailed with a margin of 0.34 of a second over Shtokalov. Oldershaw needs a top six result in the final on Saturday to secure Canada an Olympic quota spot in the event.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) made it through to the final with the fourth overall fastest time in the semi-finals. They finished third in their semi and the advancement was top-two plus the next fastest time. Canada needs a top six result in Saturday’s final for Olympic quota qualification.

In the Women’s C2 500m, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) won their semi-final to advance to Saturday’s final. The Women’s C2 is a non-Olympic event so no quota spots are up for grabs.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS was third in the semi-final of the Men’s C1 200m. McCoombs, a 2012 Olympian in the event, needed a top-two result or next fastest time to get through to the A-final and will race the B-final on Saturday.

Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS was fourth in the Women’s K1 500m and will race the B-final on Saturday. Tomorrow Russell will race heat and semi-final of the K1 200m.

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) finished fourth in the Men’s K2 1000m semi-final and advanced to Saturday’s B-final.

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) raced the Women’s K2 500m and finished eighth in their semi. They did not advance today but will race the K2 200m tomorrow. Andrew Jessop of Halifax, NS raced the Men’s K1 1000m and finished up ninth in the semi-final.

Tomorrow, the Men’s K1 200m heats and semi-finals will include World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS. Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) are slated to race the Men’s C2 1000m heat and semi.

There is record participation with five heats of Women’s C1 200m tomorrow and eight-time World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC will represent Canada.

The Women’s K4 500m and Men’s K4 1000m crews will race their heats. Competition runs through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 7th in A-final
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON),

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON),

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

Men’s K2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS),

Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS)

Women’s K2 500m 8th in semi

Did not advance

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 1000m 9th in semi

Did not Advance

 

Full Results

Video

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Aug
19
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Christine Gauthier finishes sixth at World Championships
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Erica Scarff (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Erica Scarff
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MILAN, ITALY – Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC finished sixth in Paracanoe on the opening day of the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Milan, Italy. Gauthier competed in the Women’s KL2 200m and her result qualifies Canada a quota spot in the event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Gauthier is a five-time World Champion in Paracanoe. The classification system has changed this year in preparation for the debut of Paracanoe at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Erica Scarff of Toronto, ON made strides by securing herself a spot in the final in the Women’s KL3 200m of Paracanoe. She finished third today in her semi-final at her first World Championships. Scarff will need to rank in the top six nations with representation from three continents to earn a Paralympic quota spot in tomorrow’s final. Able-body races start up tomorrow in Milan and competition runs through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) Women’s KL2 200m 6th in final
Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 3rd in semi-finalAdvanced to A-final

 

Full Results

Photos by Balint Vekassy

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Media Contact:

Ian Miller
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imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Slalom Team wraps up World Cup Tour
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PAU, FRANCE – The Canadian canoe slalom team has wrapped up their World Cup season after five competitions in Europe.

David Ford finished thirty-first in the semi-final of Men’s K1 at the fifth ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Pau, France on Saturday.

Women’s K1 preliminary runs also took place on Saturday. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) finished forty-first, Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) was forty-sixth and Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) came in sixtieth. The three women also teamed up for the Women’s K1 Team event on Sunday where they finished eighth overall.

Ben Hayward had Canada’s top result of the five World Cups with a tenth place finish in Men’s K1 at World Cup 4 in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain.

The World Championships in London will wrap up the slalom season from September 16 to 20. The World Championships will serve as an opportunity for teams to earn quota spots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One Olympic quota spot will be given to each team placing in the top fifteen nations for K1 events, top ten nations for Men’s C1 and top eight nations for Men’s C2. From there, one additional continental quota spot per event will be allocated based on the results of the continental qualifier which ran during the Pan American Games in Minden, ON. CanoeKayak Canada will send a team of nine athletes to London to contend for Olympic Quota spots.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 31st in semi
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 41st in heats
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 46th in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 60th in heats
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC), Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC), Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Team Event 8th overall
Friday Results
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 22nd in heats
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 26th in heats
Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 52nd in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 69th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 68th in heats
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 DNF

 

Full Results

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Aug
14
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David Ford advances to semis at Canoe Slalom World Cup 5
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PAU, FRANCE – David Ford of Edmonton, AB has advanced to the semi-final in Men’s K1 at the fifth ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Pau, France. Ford finished thirtieth in the first heat to advance to tomorrow’s semi-final.

In the second heat of Men’s K1, both Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON and Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB had fast runs but each were given a penalty for a missed gate as the judge ruled their heads did not fully clear the gates. Tayler had the same bit of bad luck on his first heat and despite a run time that would have put him in twenty-second position, he got an unfortunate call for not fully clearing the gate. To add to the team’s misfortunes for the day, Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON did not finish his second heat in the Men’s C1 as his spray skirt popped off and his boat filled with water.

In addition to Ford’s semi-final run tomorrow, the Women’s K1 and Men’s C2 heats will take place on Saturday. Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC), and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) will represent Canada in Women’s K1. Ben Hayward and Cameron Smedley will pair up in the Men’s C2.

World Cup action concludes on Sunday. World Championships in London will wrap up the season from September 16 to 20.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 30th in heats

Advanced to semi

Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 22nd in heats
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 26th in heats
Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 52nd in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 69th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 68th in heats
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 DNF

 

Full Results

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Ian Miller
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imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
12
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Mike Kerrivan to support NextGen Atlantic as an Associate Coach
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Kerrivan to support its NextGen Atlantic Training Group as an Associate National Team Coach for Women’s Kayak.

Kerrivan is currently the head coach of Cheema Aquatic Club and he will continue with his duties at Cheema in addition to his new NextGen role. Kerrivan has been extremely successful in producing National Team athletes from the club level. In particular, he has worked with triple Pan American Games medalist and U23 World Champion Michelle Russell since her early days in the sport.

Before going into coaching, Kerrivan was a National Team athlete and competed at the Pan American Games. He is an NCCP Level 3 certified coach and an RMT in Sports Therapy. Kerrivan has coached at the Junior World Championships multiple times and has worked extensively with athletes making the transition to the National Team.

Kerrivan will mainly coach on Lake Thomas and will work collaboratively with NextGen Atlantic Coaches Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk at Kearney Lake, Lake Banook and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Kerrivan’s work with NextGen Atlantic will also include cooperation with club, provincial and National Team Coaches as well as the Integrated Support Team at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

The NextGen Atlantic Training Group was launched last fall in partnership with the Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada to focus on supporting potential performers at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. New NextGen training groups will be announced this fall with the annual selection of national teams.

About CanoeKayak Canada

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport that is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

About the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic is dedicated to supporting athletes and coaches for sustained international sport excellence and works with current Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as those aspiring to represent Canada in the future. The organization provides leading edge sport science and coaching support to over 1500 different athletes across Atlantic Canada annually.

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

Aug
10
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Hayward breaks through to final at Canoe Slalom World Cup 4
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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN – Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB threw down arguably his best international performance of all times on Saturday in the semi-final at the fourth ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain. Hayward’s posted the fourth fastest time in the semi-final of Men’s K1 and was clean of penalties for touching a gate.

In the final Hayward was disqualified as it was ruled he did not have both hands on his paddle when he crossed the line. His time in the final would have put him in ninth place but instead he dropped to tenth. A repeat performance from his semi-final would have landed him fourth place in the final. Hayward’s performance from the weekend, and the two World Cup finals he made last year, proves his ability to be a contender among the top slalom athletes in the World.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON posted his best World Cup result of the year after placing twenty-first in the semi-finals of the Men’s C1.

Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB also posted her top World Cup result over the weekend with a twenty-seventh place finish in the Women’s K1 semi-final on Sunday. This is the second time Groeneveld has made the World Cup semi-finals this year and with this result she steps up one place from her previous best result of twenty-eighth overall at World Cup 2.

The fifth and final World Cup of the season will take place this coming weekend in Pau, France. World Championships in London will wrap up the season from September 16 to 20.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 10th overall
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 21st overall
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 27th overall
Friday Results
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 45th in heats
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 23rd in heats
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 27th in heats
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 34th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 25th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 77th in heats

 

Full Results

Video

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Aug
7
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Smedley, Groeneveld and Hayward advance to semis at Canoe Slalom World Cup 4
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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN – Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON, Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, ON, and Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB have advanced to the semi-finals at the fourth ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Smedley sits in 22nd place as the top Canadian finisher after day 1.

Following clean second runs in the Men’s C1 and Women’s K1, Smedley and Groeneveld, respectively, ensured they would be competing on Saturday. For his part, Hayward bounced back from his first heat to lay down a solid second heat in the Men’s K1, advancing as the third Canadian into tomorrow’s races.

Competition in La Seu d’Urgell continues through to Sunday. The fifth and final World Cup of the season will take place next weekend in Pau, France. World Championships in London will wrap up the season from September 16 to 20.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 22nd in heats

Advanced to semis

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON) Women’s K1 27th in heats

Advanced to semis

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 33rd in heats

Advanced to semis

David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 45th in heats
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 23rd in heats
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 27th in heats
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 34th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 25th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 77th in heats

Full Results

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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CanoeKayak Canada

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Aug
5
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CanoeKayak Canada names team for sprint World Championships
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to name its team to compete at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships from August 19 to 23 in Milan, Italy. The process for assessments began with National Team Trials 1 in early May and continued through World Cups and the Pan Am Games. Depending on the event, some selections came down to assessments at training camps.

“Our team is ready and we’re going to Milan with a purpose,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “We’re into the third year of this quadrennial and with Olympic and Paralympic qualification on the line, our athletes are ready to perform at their best for Team Canada.”

Olympic and Paralympic Qualification on the line at Worlds

With the opportunity for Canada to qualify quota spots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this year’s World Championships will be particularly significant.

Crews ranking in the top six to eight, depending on the event, will qualify the boat for their country for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. There will be an opportunity to qualify additional Olympic quota spots next May at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championship & Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia. The exception to this is K4 quotas which can only be qualified at World Championships this year. For both Men’s and Women’s K4 events, the top ten boats with representation from four continents will qualify.

For Paralympic qualification, the top six countries with representation from three continents at the 2015 World Championships will qualify a quota spot in each of the six Paralympic events. An additional four quota spots per event will be up for grabs at the 2016 Paracanoe World Championships next May 17 to 19 in Duisburg, Germany.

More information on the International Canoe Federation’s quota qualification process can be found here. Athletes to fill the quota spots Canada earns will be selected next year.

World Championships Team

Men’s Kayak 1000

Discipline Coaches: Scott Oldershaw, Larry Cain

Athlete Hometown Club
Adam van Koeverden Oakville, ON Burloak
Brady Reardon Burlington, ON Burloak
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport
Philippe Duchesneau Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge

 

Men’s Kayak 200

Discipline Coach: Frédéric Jobin

Athlete Hometown Club
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa
Hugues Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport

 

Women’s Kayak

Discipline Coach: Mark Granger

Athlete Hometown Club
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema
Kathleen Carole (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Lac-Beauport
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Orenda
Una Lounder Dartmouth, NS Senobe

 

Men’s Canoe 1000

Discipline Coaches: Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki, Scott Oldershaw, Larry Cain

Athlete Hometown Club
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières
Ben Russell Dartmouth, NS Banook
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak

 

Men’s Canoe 200

Discipline Coach: Rob Stott

Athlete Hometown Club
Jason McCoombs Dartmouth, NS Banook

 

Women’s Canoe

Discipline Coach: Rob Stott

Athlete Hometown Club
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba

 

Paracanoe

Discipline Coach: Mark Granger

Contributing Coaches: Marc Creamer, Mari Ellery

Athlete Hometown Club
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach

 

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Media Contact

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613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Slalom National Championships wrap up in Chilliwack, BC
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Alexandra McGee   (photo: Rfort Fotos)

Alexandra McGee
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Ford, Groeneveld, Smedley and McGee top slalom podium

CHILLIWACK, BC – The Canadian National Whitewater Championships wrapped up over the weekend on the Tamihi Rapids in Chilliwack, BC. The event was hosted by the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club and CanoeKayak BC, and sanctioned by CanoeKayak Canada.

Five-time Olympian David Ford of Edmonton, AB won the Men’s K1. Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, Alberta delivered a fast and clean run to earn the Women’s K1 National Championship title. Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON, who is fresh off capturing a silver medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, grabbed the gold in Men’s C1. Ottawa’s Alexandra McGee won the Women’s C1. The Men’s C2 title went to Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB).

Summary of Results

Men’s K1 1) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)
2) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)
3) Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, AB)
Women’s K1 1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)
2) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)
3) Florence Maheu (Valleyfield, QC)
Men’s C1 1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)
3) Yannick Laviolette (Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s C1 1) Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)
2) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)
3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, AB)
Men’s C2 1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)
2) Pelly Vincent-Braun & Mael Prono (Yukon)
3) Nicholas Atkinson & Trevor Boyd (Alberta)

 

Podium Prospect Award

The Podium prospect award returned to the venue where it was first launched in 2007 by athletes John Hastings and Michael Tayler. The award recognizes athletes with the highest aggregated point total from both slalom and downriver in the cadet and junior categories. The award has helped to encourage participation across all classes.

Podium Prospect Winners

  • Avery Wilkins – Cadet Men, BC
  • Isabel Taylor – Cadet Women, BC
  • Hannah Penner – Female Women, AB
  • Trevor Boyd – Junior Men, AB

 

David Ford (photo: Rfort Fotos)

David Ford
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Alberta wins Brian Creer Cup

Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak topped the provincial rankings and won the prestigious Brian Creer Cup with a total 124 points. The Brian Creer Cup is awarded annually to the province that achieves the highest points total for results in the Canoe Slalom, Downriver Sprint and Classic National championships. Points are awarded to competitors that place in the top 5 in the Canoe Slalom competition and Top 3 in the Downriver competitions.

Province Points
Alberta 124
Ontario 99
British Columbia 65
Quebec 34
Yukon 21
Saskatchewan 4

 

Full Results

Photos by Rfort Fotos

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Jul
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two medals in Women’s Canoe to close out Junior and U23 World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – Canada won two medals in women’s canoe today to wrap up the competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON won a silver medal in the U23 Women’s C1 500m. She also placed fifth today in the U23 Women’s C1 200m. Vincent won gold in C1 200m at the Junior World Championships last year and is already showing her strength internationally in her first year competing in the U23 class.

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) and Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC) won a bronze medal in the Junior Women’s C2 200m. In other Women’s Canoe events, Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS) finished fourth in the U23 Women’s C2 200m final. Jillian Perrone of Oakville, ON was seventh in the Junior Women’s C1 200m.

Andréanne Langlois of Québec, QC had an eighth place finish in the U23 Women’s K1 200m.

The U23 Men’s C4 500m crew of Tom Hall (Waverley, NS), Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON), Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON), and Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) finished eighth in the final.

In the Junior Men’s C4 500m, the crew of Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS), Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn (Calgary, AB), Jack Leahy (Dartmouth, NS) and Brady Garcia (Calgary, AB) finished ninth in the final.

A full compilation of Canadian results for the final day of competition is shown below. This concludes the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. Canada’s senior team will compete next at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships from August 19 to 23 in Milan, Italy.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 500m 2nd in A-final

Silver medal

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC), Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC) Junior Women’s C2 200m 3rd in A-final

Bronze medal

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS),

Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS)

U23 Women’s C2 200m 4th in A-final
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 5th in A-final
Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Junior Women’s C1 200m 7th in A-final
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 8th in A-final
Tom Hall (Waverley, NS),

Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON),

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON),

Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON)

U23 Men’s C4 500m 8th in A-final
Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS),

Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn (Calgary, AB),

Jack Leahy (Dartmouth, NS),

Brady Garcia (Calgary, AB)

Junior Men’s C4 500m 9th in A-final

 

Nicolas Matveev (Toronto, ON),

Jacob Steele (Halifax, NS),

Victor Desaulniers (Trois-Rivières, QC),

Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Men’s K4 1000m 10th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 11th overall
Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 500m 12th overall
Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) U23 Men’s C1 200m 14th overall
Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivieres, QC),

Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS)

U23 Men’s K2 200m 14th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON),

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS)

U23 Women’s K2 500m 15th overall
James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K1 200m 15th overall
Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 16th overall
Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 18th overall
August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON) Junior Women’s K1 500m 24th overall

 

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Corrections

  • The Junior Women’s K4 500m crew of August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS), Kady Leard (Waverley, NS) and Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS) placed 13th, not 14th as reported in yesterday’s release.
  • The Junior Men’s K2 200m was composed of Nicolas Matveev (Toronto, ON) and Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC) and they placed seventh in yesterday’s semi-final.

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Jul
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
U23 Women’s K4 crew lands fifth place finish in Portugal
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – The U23 Women’s K4 500m crew topped Canada’s results today at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal. The crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) finished fifth in a competitive final.

Canada also had a boat in the A-final of the Junior Men’s K2 1000m. The crew of Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON) and Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC) finished eighth.

Several Canadian crews also raced B-finals today including Craig Spence who finished first in the B-final of U23 Men’s C1 1000m to rank tenth overall.

In 200m semi-finals, two Canadian athletes advanced to Sunday’s A-finals. Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished third in her U23 Women’s K1 200m semi-final to advance. Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) also finished third in her semi-final and will race the Junior Women’s C1 200m A-final on Sunday.

A full compilation of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Sunday is the last day of competition in Portugal.

Race results can be followed online through the Event Website or by downloading the Canoe Sprint Portugal smartphone app at the bottom of the Home Page.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) U23 Women’s K4 500m 5th in A-final
Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON),Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC) Junior Men’s K2 1000m 8th in A-final
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 1000m 10th overall
Jacob Steele (Halifax, NS) Junior Men’s K1 1000m 13th overall
August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS), Kady Leard (Waverley, NS) &Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS) Junior Women’s K4 500m 13th overall
Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON)m Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) U23 Men’s C2 1000m 14th overall
Eric Ellery (Toronto, ON),Anatoly Mykhayletsk (Toronto, ON) U23 Men’s K2 1000m 14th overall
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 18th overall
200m semi-finals
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Junior Women’s C1 200m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 3rd in semiAdvanced to B-final
Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 4th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) U23 Men’s C1 200m 6th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS)Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivieres, QC) U23 Men’s K2 200m 6th in semiAdvanced to B-final
James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K1 200m 6th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Nicolas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K2 200m 7th in semiDid not advance

 

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Jul
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Five crews through to A-finals on second day of Junior and U23 Sprint Worlds
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – Five more Canadian crews have advanced to the A-finals after the second day of competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON advanced to two finals in U23 Women’s C1. She won her semi-final in the U23 Women’s C1 500m. She also won her heat in the U23 Women’s C1 200m to advance directly to Sunday’s final. Vincent won the C1 200m event at last year’s Junior World Championships and has moved up an age category this year but is still proving to be a strong contender.

The U23 Women’s C2 200m crew of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS)            finished third in their heat and have advanced directly to the final.

Both of Canada’s Men’s C4 500m crews won their semi-finals to advance to the A-final. The Junior Men’s C4 crew was made up of Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS), Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn (Calgary, AB), Jack Leahy (Dartmouth, NS) and Brady Garcia (Calgary, AB). The U23 Men’s C4 crew was made up of Tom Hall (Waverley, NS), Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON), Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) and Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON).

Several Canadian crews advanced to B-finals and 200m semi-finals. A full compilation of Canadian results for the second day of competition is shown below.

Finals start tomorrow and Canada has crews in the Junior Men’s K2 1000m and the U23 Women’s K4 500m. Semi-finals for the 200m events will take place in the afternoon and competition runs through to Sunday.

Race results can be followed online through the Event Website or by downloading the Canoe Sprint Portugal smartphone app at the bottom of the Home Page.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 500m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS),Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn (Calgary, AB),

Jack Leahy (Dartmouth, NS),

Brady Garcia (Calgary, AB)

Junior Men’s C4 500m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Tom Hall (Waverley, NS),Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON),

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON),

Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON)

U23 Men’s C4 500m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON),Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS) U23 Women’s K2 500m 5th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 500m 5th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Nicolas Matveev (Toronto, ON),Jacob Steele (Halifax, NS),

Victor Desaulniers (Trois-Rivières, QC),

Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Men’s K4 1000m 5th in semiAdvanced to B-final
August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON) Junior Women’s K1 500m 6th in semiAdvanced to C-final
Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Junior Women’s C1 500m 4th in semiDid not advance
Conrad Hopp (Toronto, ON),Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS),

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

U23 Men’s K4 1000m 4th in semiDid not advance
200m heats
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 1st in heatAdvanced to A-final
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS),Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS) U23 Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heatAdvanced to A-final
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heatAdvanced to semi
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 2nd in heatAdvanced to semi
Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 3rd in heatAdvanced to semi
Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) U23 Men’s C1 200m 4th in heatAdvanced to semi
Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS)Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivieres, QC) U23 Men’s K2 200m 4th in heatAdvanced to semi
Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Junior Women’s C1 200m 5th in heatAdvanced to semi
Nicolas Matveev (Toronto, ON),Victor Desaulniers (Trois-Rivières, QC),

 

Junior Men’s K2 200m 6th in heatAdvanced to semi
Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 7th in heatAdvanced to semi
James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K1 200m 8th in heatAdvanced to semi

 

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Jul
24
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Two crews through to finals on opening day of Junior and U23 Sprint Worlds
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – Two Canadian crews have advanced to the A-finals after the first day of competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

The Junior Men’s K2 1000m crew of Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON) and Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC) won their semi-final to advance to the A-final on Saturday.

In the Women’s K4 500m, the crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) finished third in their heat to advance directly to Saturday’s final.

A full compilation of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Competition in Portugal continues through to Sunday.

Race results can be followed online through the Event Website or by downloading the Canoe Sprint Portugal smartphone app at the bottom of the Home Page.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON),

Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC)

Junior Men’s K2 1000m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) Junior Women’s K4 500m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Jacob Steele (Halifax, NS) Junior Men’s K1 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS), Kady Leard (Waverley, NS) &

Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn (Calgary, AB),

Brady Garcia (Calgary, AB)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m 6th in semi

Did not advance

Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON)m Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) U23 Men’s C2 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 1000m 7th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Eric Ellery (Toronto, ON),

Anatoly Mykhayletsk (Toronto, ON)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 7th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Sam Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

 

Junior Men’s C1 1000m 9th in semi

Did not advance

 

 

Correction – the correct list for the Women’s U23 Canoe athletes competing in Portugal is shown below. This version is corrected from the release issued yesterday.

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Rob Stott / Kyle Jeffery
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mariah Godin Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan

 

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Jul
23
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Pan Am Games medalists head to Chilliwack, BC for canoe slalom national championships
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CHILLIWACK, BC – Fresh off celebrating podium performances at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, CanoeKayak Canada’s four canoe slalom medalists are getting ready for yet another competition.

The Canadian National Whitewater Championships are taking place on the Tamihi Rapids in Chilliwack, BC from July 22 to 26. Both National Team athletes and aspiring up-and-comers will compete. The event is hosted by the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club and CanoeKayak BC, and sanctioned by CanoeKayak Canada.

All four Canadian canoe slalom athletes at the Pan Am Games made the podium this past weekend in Minden, ON. Gold-medalist Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC will be a strong hometown contender in the Women’s K1. Silver medalist Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON will compete in Men’s C1. Bronze medalist Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB will compete in Men’s K1 and bronze medalist Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB will compete in Women’s C1.

The competition starts off with downriver races and the canoe slalom action will heat up this weekend. Spectators and media are welcome to attend this free event.

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Jul
22
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Junior and U23 Sprint paddlers ready to hit the water in Portugal
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – Canadian sprint paddlers are getting ready to take to the water at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal. The Championships kick off tomorrow morning and run through to Sunday.

Race results can be followed online through the Event Website or by downloading the Canoe Sprint Portugal smartphone app at the bottom of the Home Page.

U23 World Championships Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Liam O’Brien Dartmouth, NS Banook Chad Brooks
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Anatoly Mykhayletsk Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Eric Ellery Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Scott Oldershaw / Mike Kerrivan
Adam Tenwolde Dartmouth, NS Banook Chad Brooks
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Conrad Hopp Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mark Granger / Mathieu Pelletier
Sam Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Alexa Irvin Kentville, NS Maskwa Mark Granger / Chad Brooks
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Frédéric Loyer

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk / Mike Kerrivan
Maxim Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Rob Stott / Luc Grenier
Evan Bezemer Mississauga, ON Mississauga Tamas Buday Sr / Kyle Jeffery
Jeremy Stott Mississauga, ON Mississauga Tamas Buday Sr / Kyle Jeffery
Tom Hall Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Wade Farquharson

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Rob Stott / Kyle Jeffery
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mariah Godin Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan

 

 

Junior World Championships Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Jacob Steele Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike / Lucie Radonova
James Lavallee Toba (Winnipeg, MB) Jerome Seremak
Victor Desaulniers Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Alex Brent Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Nicolas Matveev Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
August Sibthorpe Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Jessica Hogg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Kady Leard Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike / Lucie Radonova
Genevieve L’Abbe Ottawa River (ON) Joel Hazzan

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Ian McCormick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Sam Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Jack Leahy Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Brady Garcia Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Jillian Perrone Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw
Juliette Brault Pointe-Claire (QC) Tamas Buday Jr
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport (QC) Luc Grenier

 

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Jul
19
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Four Pan Am medals for Canada in canoe slalom, Jazmyne Denhollander wins gold
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MINDEN, ON – All four of Canada’s canoe slalom athletes at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games will be going home with a medal. Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC capped off the day with a gold for Team Canada in the Women’s K1 event and the finish could not have been closer.

All three of the final competitors in Women’s K1 ran clean runs without any penalties for touching or missing a gate. In the end Denhollander posted the fastest time of 97.92 seconds with only 0.02 of a second margin from the silver medalist – Ana Satila of Brazil – and 0.03 of a second margin from the bronze medalist – Ashley Nee of the United States.

Denhollander finished third in the semi-final earlier in the day and stepped up significantly in her final which was delayed due to a thunder storm. The sky cleared and she received her gold medal in front of the home crowd with the Gull River gleaming in the background. Denhollander has made history as Canada’s first ever golden canoe slalom paddler at the Pan American Games.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON had an impeccable final run in the Men’s C1 and won a silver medal. Smedley posted the fastest run time in the Men’s C1 final but a slight brush of his shoulder against one of the gates early in the course cost him a two second penalty. The gold medal went to Casey Eichfeld of the United States. Smedley had trailed Eichfield for the whole weekend but stepped up in the final to close the gap with just a penalty holding him back from the top spot.

Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB won a bronze medal in the Men’s K1. Hayward won the semi-final with a clean run but two gate touches in the final cost him four seconds in penalties. Michal Smolen of the United States took the gold while Brazil’s Pedro Da Silva landed the silver.

Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB rounded out the Canadian medal haul with a bronze in the Women’s C1. Ana Satila of Brazil won gold and Colleen Hickey of the United States took the silver.

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Jul
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
All Canadian canoe slalom boats advance through heats on Pan Am debut
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MINDEN, ON – Canoe slalom made its Pan Am Games debut today amid pristine conditions on the beautiful Minden Wild Water Preserve. All five Canadian boats have advanced to the semi-finals taking place tomorrow.

Cameron Smedley (photo: Sean Scally)

Cameron Smedley
(photo: Sean Scally)

Athletes did two runs to qualify for tomorrow’s semi-final. The final will take place tomorrow afternoon. The athlete’s best time of the two preliminary runs is used in ranking of today’s preliminary heats. Athletes will start off the semi-finals tomorrow in descending order of where they finished today. A maximum of two competitors in each class were eliminated and in some cases all athletes qualified for the final. Today’s rankings are a preview of the competition in the field as the athletes build their confidence for tomorrow.

Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB ranked second overall today in Men’s K1. Hayward’s time of 86.85 seconds was his fastest of the day and he topped the field in Men’s K1 on his second run even with a two-second penalty for touching a gate. Brazil’s Pedro Da Silva had the fastest time of the day in Men’s K1 with 83.15 seconds so Hayward will start second last in tomorrow’s semi.

Jazmyne Denhollander (photo: Sean Scally)

Jazmyne Denhollander
(photo: Sean Scally)

Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC ranked third in the Women’s K1 after her two preliminary runs. She won the second run but it was her time of 100.07 seconds from her first run, where she ranked third, that was her best of the day.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON sits third in Men’s C1 heading into tomorrow’s semi-final after posting his best time of 91.05 seconds in the second run. He was fourth in his first run and third in his second run. Casey Eichfeld of the United States won both runs in the Men’s C1 and posted remarkably fast times with an 86.85 that came close to the top Men’s K1 time of the day.

Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB also sits in third position heading into tomorrow’s semis. She posted a best time of 176.69 seconds in second run of the Women’s C1. She finished third in the first run and second in run 2.

Ben Hayward and Cameron Smedley paired up in the Men’s C2. They finished third in the first run with a time of 105.03 seconds. They knew their time from the first run would be enough to get through so, like several other crews, opted to forego their second run in order to conserve energy for the races tomorrow.

Semifinals start at 10:30 a.m. while the finals take place between 1:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Summary of Canadian Results

Athlete Event First Run Second Run Overall Rank
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 2nd (88.14 seconds) 1st (86.85 seconds) 2nd
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 4th (95.90 seconds) 3rd (91.05 seconds) 3rd
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 3rd (248.62 seconds) 2nd (176.69 seconds) 3rd
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 3rd (100.07 seconds) 1st (105.03 seconds) 3rd
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 3rd (105.23 seconds) DNS 3rd

 

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Jul
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
CanoeKayak sprint team wraps up with ten medals at Pan Am Games
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de Jonge and Vincent Lapointe golden on final day of Pan Am Games

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe
(photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

WELLAND, ON – The CanoeKayak Sprint team finished big at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games by winning five medals on the final day of competition on Tuesday to bring the total count to ten. Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS captured the gold Medal in the Men’s K1 200m, while Laurence Vincent Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC also put down a golden race in the Women’s C1 200m.

Silver for Russell, McCoombs and a surprise bronze for Men’s K2 200

Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS won silver in the Women’s K1 200m. Yusmari Mengana of Cuba once again took the gold. Michelle Russell’s silver is her third medal of the Games including a gold in Women’s K4 500m and another silver in Women’s K1 500m. Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS is taking home a silver medal in the Men’s C1 200m after battling it out with Brazilian phenom Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos.

Mark de Jonge and Pierre-Luc Poulin of Lac Beauport, QC raced the Men’s K2 200m and came out with a tie for a bronze medal. The pair were within 0.005 seconds of the Brazilian crew and with a margin of error, the result is counted as a tie.

Michelle Russell  (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Michelle Russell
(photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

The Women’s K2 500m team of Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) had a tight race and came fourth in photo finish.

The sprint team will now focus on their preparations for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in August which will be the first opportunity to qualify quota spots for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Canoe Slalom events are up next at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games with competition taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the Minden Wild Water Preserve.

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Jul
14
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Men’s C2 captures gold at Pan Am Games
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Silver medals for Oldershaw and Russell, Bronze for van Koeverden

Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny & Ben Russell (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Michelle Russell
(photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

WELLAND, ON – The crew of Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivières, QC and Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS won Team Canada’s second gold medal in CanoeKayak on Monday at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. Beauchesne-Sévigny and Russell took the win in the Men’s C2 1000m event after a strong fight.

Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS won her second medal of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. She took the silver in the Women’s K1 500m and the gold went to Cuba’s Yusmari Mengana. Michelle Russell will round out her intensive competition schedule at the Games with the Women’s K1 200m on Tuesday.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON also won a silver medal in the Men’s C1 1000m. The gold went to Brazil’s Izaquias Queiros Dos Santos. Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON won a bronze in the Men’s K1 1000m to bring the team’s medal count for the day to four.

Mark Oldershaw (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee) COC Photo by Michael P. Hall

Mark Oldershaw
(photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Canadian paddlers have won a total of five medals so far at the Games and will compete in six finals on the last day of competition. Mark de Jonge will race the Men’s K1 200m and will pair with Pierre-Luc Poulin for the Men’s K2 200m. Laurence Vincent-Lapointe will compete in the Women’s C1 200m and Jason McCoombs is up for the Men’s C1 200m. Émilie Fournel and Hannah Vaughan will race for their second medal of the Games in the Women’s K2 500m and Michelle Russell has the K1 200m

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Jul
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Men’s K4 fourth, three through 200m heats to finals
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Mark de Jonge (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Mark de Jonge (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

WELLAND, ON – The Canadian Men’s K4 1000m crew opened up the second day of competition at the Welland International Flatwater Centre with a fourth place finish at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The crew of Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Andrew Jessop      (Halifax, NS), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), and Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) who had podium goals could not help but feel disappointed in finishing just off the podium in a competitive field.

The Cuban Men’s K4 1000m crew took gold, with Brazil following with the silver and Argentina taking bronze. The Canadian K4 crew will refocus for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place August 19 to 23 in Milan, Italy. The World Championships will be the only opportunity to qualify a K4 for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ten boats will earn Olympic berths and representation is needed from four continents. A top finish among Pan American countries at World Championships would put the Canadian crew in a likely spot to qualify the boat for 2016.

Three Canadian athletes raced heats in the 200m events and all three achieved a top three result needed to advance directly to the final. Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS comfortably won his heat in the Men’s K1 200m and posted the fastest time. Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS also took the top spot in his heat and advanced in the Men’s C1 200m. Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS was second in the Women’s K1 200m heat to Cuba’s Yusmari Mengana. All three will race 200m finals on Tuesday.

Jason McCoombs (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Jason McCoombs (photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Monday’s program includes 1000 and 500m metre finals with Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON preparing for the Men’s C1 1000m. Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON will race the Men’s K1 1000m. Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) will line up in the Men’s C2 1000m. Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) and Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON) will battle back in the Men’s K2 1000m and Michelle Russell will take a shot at her second medal of the Games in the Women’s K1 500m.

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Jul
11
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Women’s K4 Captures Team Canada’s First Gold Medal at 2015 Pan American Games
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photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee

photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee

WELLAND, ON – The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games got off to a roaring start for Team Canada as the Women’s K4 500 team captured the first gold medal of the Games early Saturday morning at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. The crew of Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), KC Fraser (Oakville, ON), and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) came out of the gates to definitively win the race with a margin of 1.170 seconds. The Cuban crew finished with the silver and despite pouring it on strong in the final 200 metres of the race, the Canadians held the lead the whole way. Argentina was a close third.

For Michelle Russell there wasn’t much time to rest after the medal ceremony as she competed shortly after in the heat of the Women’s K1 500m. She finished second to Cuba’s Yusmari Mengana and advanced directly to Monday’s final.

The Men’s K4 1000m final will take place first thing Sunday morning along with several heats and semi-finals. A full line-up of tomorrow’s races can be found below.

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photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee

photo: Michael Hall, Canadian Olympic Committee

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Jul
8
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Team Canada wins Canada Cup Race Series
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada’s inaugural Canada Cup Race Series wrapped up on Sunday on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS. The Canadian National Team was awarded the Canada Cup for racking up the most points over the course of the three-stop series which also visited Montréal and Ottawa. Team Ontario finished second and Team Atlantic was third.

A total of twenty-three teams from local clubs, provincial teams and several international teams competed in the newly-launched race series. Peter Niedre, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Coach and Athlete Development says seeing this level of competition taking place within Canada goes a long way in developing home-grown talent.

“Having high caliber racing opportunities is critical to developing our next generation of talent here in Canada and this was an amazing first year for the series,” remarked Niedre. “I want to thank the host organizing committees we partnered with, along with the athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials who came together to make this series possible.”

Final Summary of Points

Rank Team Total Pts
1 Canada 1183
2 Ontario 979
3 Atlantique 585
4 Rideau 280
5 Pointe-Claire 216
6 Trois-Rivières 213
7 Cheema 144
8 Maskwa 142
9 Columbia 91
10 Banook 82
11 Argentine 72
12 Mic Mac 68
13 Sack-a-Wa 63
14 Cascades 59
15 Carleton Place 46
16 Balmy Beach 36
17 Chili 30
18 Porto-Rico 19
19 Oklahoma 19
20 USA 16
21 Greater Edmonton 10
22 Orenda 7
23 Guatemala 4
24 Kennebacasis 0

Regatta Results

Canada Cup 1 Results

Day 1

Canada Cup 2 Results

Day 1 | Day 2

Canada Cup 3 Results

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Jul
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ben Hayward finishes 27th at canoe slalom World Cup 3 semi
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LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA – Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB finished twenty-seventh overall after his K1 semi-final run of the third ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. In the Women’s K1 Team event, the trio of Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) and Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) finished ninth on Sunday.

The Canadian team has returned home to focus on final preparations for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. World Cups 4 and 5 continue in August.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 27th in semi
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC), Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 Team Event 9th overall
Friday Results
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 28th in heats
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 33rd in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 47th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 51st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 55th in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 63rd in heats

 

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Jul
6
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CanoeKayak Canada partners with Celebration Club
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Celebration clubOTTAWA – It takes a tremendous amount of support for an athlete to get to the starting line of an international competition. To see the athlete compete on the international scene is a profound moment of pride for all those who have been a part of the journey. For family and friends who have been there every step of the way, CanoeKayak Canada has partnered with Celebration Club to offer packages to make this experience a little more special.

As CanoeKayak Canada’s new official National Teams’ Family & Friends Travel Supplier, Celebration Club will offer logistical support and travel packages to travelling fans needing flight options, ground transportation, and accommodations close to the various sprint and slalom venues.

“We’re pleased to be working with Celebration Club to offer additional resources for our biggest fans and supporters,” said Casey Wade, CEO of CanoeKayak Canada. “It’s a big relief for athletes to know their family and friends are enjoying their experience so they can focus on executing their best performance.”

Beyond logistical support, Celebration Club will even plan social events to make for an even richer family and friends experience.

“We’re very excited to have this partnership come together with CanoeKayak Canada. Our dedicated Family and Friends team is looking forward to providing world class experiences for our great Canadian fans.” said Jaime Cruickshank Chief Experience Officer of Celebration Club. “Being a Canadian Olympian myself, I know how important it is for athletes to know that their loved ones are well looked after”.

About Celebration Club

The Celebration Club is a destination management company based in Vancouver with offices across Canada. They specialize in creating unique experiences at world class sporting events around the world like the Olympic Games, The Masters, Superbowl, Formula 1, and FIFA World Cup. They have a global staff capable of accommodating the entire planning process from departure to the return home. The Celebration Club ensures a seamless journey with an authentic experience that goes above and beyond.

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Jul
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ben Hayward through to semis at canoe slalom World Cup 3
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LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA – Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB has advanced to the semi-finals of the third ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. Hayward finished 26th today in the Men’s K1 heats. Hayward’s result in the first heat meant he only had to do one run today. He will now focus on tomorrow’s semi in the pool of the top-forty men’s kayak where he will chase a spot in the top-ten final later on Saturday.

Hayward bounced back in today’s heats after not making it through last week where he finished 86th after several missed gates. The week before at World Cup 1 he finished 36th after the semi-final.

In Women’s K1, Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB finished thirty-third and was just over a second short of qualifying for the semi-finals for a second week in a row. A full compilation of Canadian results from today’s heats is shown below.

World Cup 3 will wraps up on Sunday and the Canadian team will return home to focus on final preparations for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. World Cups 4 and 5 continue in August

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 26th in heatAdvanced to semi
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 28th in heats
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 33rd in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 47th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 51st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 55th in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 63rd in heats

 

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Jul
3
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Canada Cup Race Series heading to final stop on Lake Banook
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada’s inaugural Canada Cup Race Series is heading east for its final leg of the tour, taking place on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS this weekend. The race series kicked off on June 21 in Montréal. The second Canada Cup concluded on Canada Day in the Nation’s Capital. Fifteen teams have competed so far, and several are now on their way down east for the third and final Canada Cup competition.

CanoeKayak Canada has partnered with the Atlantic Division of CanoeKayak Canada to host Canada Cup 3. The Canada Cup will be presented at the end of the day on Sunday to the team with the most cumulative points over the three competitions. More than 250 athletes on fourteen teams will compete at Canada Cup 3. The roster for this weekend includes teams from local clubs, provincial teams from Nova Scotia and Ontario, several teams from the United States, and national teams from Canada and Argentina. Team Ontario currently holds the points lead with Team Canada sitting a close second and Atlantic currently in third.

Summary of Points to Date

Rank Team Total Pts
1 Ontario 633
2 Canada 618
3 Atlantic 320
4 Rideau 160
5 Pointe Claire 153
6 Trois Rivieres 117
7 Columbia 91
8 Cascades 59
9 Carleton Place 46
10 Balmy Beach 36
11 Chile 30
12 Puerto Rico 19
13 USA 16
14 Greater Edmonton 10
15 Guatemala 4

 

Further information and results can be found at this link:
Competition Information and Results

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Jul
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Men’s K4 1000m crew added to U23 World Championships Team
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada has added four athletes to its team to compete at the ICF Canoe Sprint U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from July 24 to 26. As noted in the original June 22 U23 team announcement, selections for the U23 Men’s K4 1000m crew continued into a training camp following National Team Trials 2 in Montréal. Marshall Hughes of Waverley, NS is part of the K4 crew and was also selected for the U23 Men’s K1 1000m.

U23 World Championships Team Additions

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Scott Oldershaw / Mike Kerrivan
Adam Tenwolde Dartmouth, NS Banook Chad Brooks
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Conrad Hopp Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek

 

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Jul
1
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Mark Oldershaw named flag bearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games
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OTTAWA – The Canadian Olympic Committee has named Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw as the flag bearer to lead Team Canada’s largest ever Pan American Games delegation into the opening ceremonies at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games on July 10.

“I am bursting with pride at being named Canada’s flag bearer,” said Oldershaw. “As Team Canada marches into the Opening Ceremony for the Games, I will be thinking of all my teammates and of my grandfather, father and uncles who paved the way for me with their love of sport. I am so thankful for their support and the support of the Team Canada fans.”

Oldershaw is from Burlington, ON and grew up paddling at the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, ON. He is the fifth member of his family to compete at the Olympic Games and the first to make it to the podium. Oldershaw won bronze in the Men’s C1 1000m at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He will race the same event at the Canoe Sprint Pan American Games events at the Welland International Flatwater Centre from July 11 to 14. He is coached by his father, Scott Oldershaw, who is extremely proud to hear the news.

“As his coach, I am very happy to see him as flag bearer. He, along with many others, has worked very hard to get to this point, and it’s great to see that recognized,” Scott Oldershaw commented. “As his father, I am extremely proud and excited for him as I know this will be one of his career highlights. He’s an excellent choice for the honour.”

Mark Oldershaw is making a live appearance at the noon show of the Canada Day Celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to share the excitement with fellow Canadians. Madeleine Hall, President of CanoeKayak Canada says today’s announcement is one more reason to celebrate being Canadian.

“Mark is a tremendous ambassador of what paddling – and sport as a whole – is all about.  It’s about hard work and doing something you love. It’s also about giving back and inspiring others by wearing the maple leaf with exemplary pride. We are so proud to have such amazing athletes and role models like Mark. I am just thrilled that he will be leading our team into the Pan American Games in front of the home crowd.”

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Jun
28
CanoeKayak Canada
Groeneveld finishes 28th, Tayler 37th after Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 semis
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KRAKOW, POLAND – Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, ON was Canada’s top finisher at the second ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Krakow, Poland. Groeneveld finished 28th in the Women’s K1 semi-final on Sunday while Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON was 37th in the Men’s K1 semi on Saturday.

The Canadian team will travel to Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia next weekend to compete in the third ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup before returning home to focus on final preparations for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON) Women’s K1 28th in semi
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 37th in semi
Friday results
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 25th in heats
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 31st in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 41st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 43rd in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 69th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 86th in heats

 

File photos by Balint Vekassy

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Jun
26
CanoeKayak Canada
Groeneveld and Tayler advance to semis at Slalom World Cup 2
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KRAKOW, POLAND – Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, ON and Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON have advanced to the semi-finals at the second ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Groeneveld finished 30th in the Women’s K1, while Tayler finished 37th in the Men’s K1.

Competition in Krakow continues through to Sunday. The third World Cup will take place next weekend in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia before the Canadian Team returns to Canada to prepare for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON) Women’s K1 30th in heats (advanced to semis)
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 37th in heats (advanced to semis)
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 25th in heats
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 31st in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 41st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 43rd in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 69th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 86th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 DNS

 

File photos by Balint Vekassy

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Jun
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
CanoeKayak Canada announces Junior and U23 Worlds athletes
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Teams also named for Olympic Hopes Regatta and Canada Cup Tour

MONTRÉAL, QC – Following three days of National Team Trials at the Olympic Basin in Montréal, QC, CanoeKayak Canada is proud to name athletes to compete at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships, the Olympic Hopes Regatta and the Canada Cup Tour.

“Based on the performances we saw over the weekend, the future looks bright,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “We’ve been refining the development piece of our high performance program with initiatives like the NextGen Program and the Canada Cup Race Series. Building our talent reserves for the future is all about preparing our up-and-coming athletes and exposing them to high caliber racing opportunities internationally and here in Canada.”

The ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships will take place in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from July 24 to 26. The selection process for the U23 Men’s K4 1000m will continue into a training camp and the athletes for that event will be added to the team in the next two weeks. Update: See July 2 team additions

The Olympic Hopes regatta is for athletes up to 17 years of age and is taking place in Bydgoszcz, Poland from September 25 to 27. Athletes selected for the Canada Cup Tour will compete at Canada Cup 2 in Ottawa on June 30 and July 1 as well as the third and final Canada Cup in Dartmouth, NS on July 4 and 5. The first Canada Cup took place on Sunday alongside the trials.

U23 World Championships Team Nominations

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Liam O’Brien Dartmouth, NS Banook Chad Brooks
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Anatoly Mykhayletsk Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Eric Ellery Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Scott Oldershaw / Mike Kerrivan
Adam Tenwolde Dartmouth, NS Banook Chad Brooks
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Conrad Hopp Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mark Granger / Mathieu Pelletier
Sam Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Alexa Irvin Kentville, NS Maskwa Mark Granger / Chad Brooks
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Frédéric Loyer

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk / Mike Kerrivan
Maxim Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Rob Stott / Luc Grenier
Evan Bezemer Mississauga, ON Mississauga Tamas Buday Sr / Kyle Jeffery
Jeremy Stott Mississauga, ON Mississauga Tamas Buday Sr / Kyle Jeffery
Tom Hall Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Wade Farquaharson

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Rob Stott / Kyle Jeffery
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mariah Godin Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan

 

 

Junior World Championships Team Nominations

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Jacob Steele Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
James Lavallee Toba (Winnipeg, MB) Jerome Seremak
Victor Desaulniers Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Alex Brent Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Nicolas Matveev Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
August Sibthorpe Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Jessica Hogg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Kady Leard Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Genevieve L’Abbe Ottawa River (ON) Joel Hazzan

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Ian McCormick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Sam Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Gavin Jaeger-Freeborn Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Jack Leahy Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Brady Garcia Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Jillian Perrone Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw
Juliette Brault Pointe-Claire (QC) Tamas Buday Jr
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport (QC) Luc Grenier

 

 

Olympic Hopes

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Christian Sprang Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Gabor Sarkozi Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Emma Mitchell Toba (Winnipeg, MB) Jerome Seremak
Jewelia Orlick Cascades (Chelsea, QC) Frédéric Loyer
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finkelstein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Foster Salpeter Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Daniel MacDonald Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek

 

Canada Cup Tour

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Justin Won Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Nicolas Thirion Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Christian Sprang Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Emma Mitchell Toba (Winnipeg, MB) Jerome Seremak
Jewelia Orlick Cascades (Chelsea, QC) Frédéric Loyer
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Ruah Edmonds Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Foster Salpeter Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Daniel MacDonald Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Isaac Finkelstein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Béatrice Giguère Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Tess Peterman Cascades (Chelsea, QC) Frédéric Loyer
Jessica MacDonald Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson

 

Trials Results

Photos by Bernard Irvin

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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Jun
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Tayler finishes 29th, Hayward 36th at slalom World Cup 1
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON was Canada’s top finisher at the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. He finished twenty-ninth in the Men’s K1 semi-final while Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB was thirty-sixth.

Correction – Haley Daniels did not advance to the semi-finals as reported in yesterday’s release. Daniels finished ninth in the second preliminary run to rank twenty-fourth overall. With the new ICF advancements, the top fifteen from the first preliminary run plus the top five in the second preliminary run in Women’s C1 move forward to make up the top 20 semi-final.

Competition will wrap up in Prague tomorrow with team runs. The Canadian team will move on to the second World Cup in Krakow, Poland starting next Friday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 29th in semi
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 36th in semi
Friday results
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 24th in heats
Advanced to semi
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 40th in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 49th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 27th in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 31st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 40th in heats
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON) Women’s K1 57th in heats

 

Photos by Balint Vekassy

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Jun
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Hayward and Tayler advance to canoe slalom semis
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Ben Hayward (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Ben Hayward
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup tour got underway today in Prague, Czech Republic and three Canadians advanced through to semi-finals on the opening day of competition.

Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB and Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON will race the Men’s K1 semi-final tomorrow morning in pursuit of qualifying for the top-ten final later in the day. Hayward was twenty-fourth in the heats today while Tayler was twenty-seventh.

This is the first for five canoe slalom World Cups taking place this season. Three World Cups will take place over the next three consecutive weekends. The fourth and fifth World Cups will take place in August and World Championships will cap off the season in September. The action in Prague continues through to Sunday.

Michael Tayler (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Michael Tayler
(photo: Balint Vekassy)

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 24th in heats
Advanced to semi
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 27th in heats
Advanced to semi
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 19th in heats
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 40th in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 49th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 27th in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 31st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 40th in heats
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON) Women’s K1 57th in heats

 

Photos by Balint Vekassy

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Jun
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Team Trials 2 to heat up in Montréal
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MONTRÉAL, QC – The second set of Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team Trials will take place at the Olympic Basin at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montréal this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The trials are being used in the team selection process for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships taking place in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from July 24 to 26.

These trials will also be used in some cases for senior selections to the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place in Milan, Italy from August 19 to 23. Many of these selections have already been determined through the course of World Cups and the first set of trials in May. Results of the trials will impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

For young upcoming athletes, there will be opportunities to make the Olympic Hopes regatta and the Canada Cup Tour. The Olympic Hopes regatta is for athletes up to 17 years of age and is taking place in Bydgoszcz, Poland from September 25 to 27. Athletes selected for the Canada Cup Tour will compete at Canada Cup 2 in Ottawa on June 30 and July 1 as well as the third and final Canada Cup in Dartmouth, NS on July 4 and 5.

Canada Cup 1 to take place alongside trials on Sunday

CanoeKayak Canada’s new Canada Cup Race Series will debut this Sunday alongside the final day of National Team Trials. The race card for Sunday will focus on junior crew boat events. Provincial and club teams will compete. In addition, Canada’s U17 team and several international teams from Central America, the United States and Great Britain are registered to compete at various Canada Cup stops. The very first Canada Cup medals will be handed out on Sunday. The series will continue on to Ottawa and Dartmouth with the overall winning team being presented with the Canada Cup on July 5.

Start lists & Results

Selection Criteria

WHAT:  Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team Trials 2
Canada Cup 1 (Sunday only)

 

WHEN:  Friday, June 19 (8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

             Saturday, June 20 (8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, June 21 (8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.)

 

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

 

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Jun
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Fifteen CanoeKayak sprint athletes to represent Canada at Pan American Games
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OTTAWA – The Canadian Olympic Committee and CanoeKayak Canada are pleased to officially name 15 athletes to Team Canada for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. CanoeKayak sprint events will take place from July 11 to July 14 in Welland, ON and will feature an extreme demonstration of speed as athletes go head-to-head in races of 200, 500 and 1000 metres.

CanoeKayak sprint is one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won 24 Olympic medals since 1936. The Canadian team won seven medals at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games including four gold. With an A-team gearing up for Toronto, three Olympic medalists will headline the team. Olympic bronze medalist and reigning World Champion Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS will bring his notorious speed to the K1 200m and has been working hard with his coach Frédéric Jobin to prefect his race. Mark Oldershaw, an Olympic bronze medalist will compete in the Men’s C1 1000m. Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON will race the Men’s K1 1000 metre.

The athletes have been selected for the team based on the results of the first set of National Team Trials and three World Cups – all of which took place over the course of May. The athletes are back from Europe and are preparing to represent Canada on home water starting July 11.

CanoeKayak Sprint Team for Pan American Games

 

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Event* Coach
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Men’s K1 200m Frédéric Jobin
Adam van Koeverden Oakville, ON Burloak Men’s K1 1000m Scott Oldershaw / Larry Cain
Brady Reardon Burlington, ON Burloak Men’s K4 1000m Scott Oldershaw
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Men’s K4 1000m Scott Oldershaw / Chad Brooks
Philippe Duchesneau Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Men’s K4 1000m Scott Oldershaw
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Men’s K4 1000m Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Event* Coach
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Women’s K1 200m & 500m, K4 500m Mark Granger / Mike Kerrivan
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Women’s K4 500m Mark Granger
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Women’s K4 500m Mark Granger / Jan Kruk
Kathleen Carole (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Women’s K4 500m Mark Granger / Peter Martinek

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Event* Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Men’s C1 1000m Scott Oldershaw / Larry Cain
Ben Russell Dartmouth, NS Banook Men’s C2 1000m Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Men’s C2 1000m Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Jason McCoombs Dartmouth, NS Banook Men’s C1 200m Rob Stott / Jan Kruk

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Event* Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Women’s C1 200m Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier

 

*several events still to be finalized

 

Staff

Name Hometown Role
Scott Logan Waverley, NS Team Leader
Natalie Brett Montréal, QC Team Manager
Scott Oldershaw Toronto, ON Coach
Mark Granger Montréal, QC Coach
Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki Waverley, NS Coach
Rob Stott Toronto, ON Coach
Larry Cain Oakville, ON Coach

 

Quotes

“Our team has trained hard for this unique multi-sport event and we’re excited to make Canada proud on home water. This is a big opportunity for our team to showcase its strength and to simulate our major Games plans for Rio in a very realistic and highly competitive environment.”

Scott Logan, High Performance Director, CanoeKayak Canada

 

“Participating in a multi-sport Games in Canada will be a new experience for me and I’m really looking forward to it. Racing infront of a home crowd at such a big event is going to be such a thrill.”

Mark de Jonge, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games athlete

 

“Congratulations to all of the athletes who made the team – you deserve this great honour and now get to represent your country on home soil which I know will be an unforgettable experience for you all. Canada is behind you 100 per cent of the way.”

Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

 

“I am very excited about our canoe/kayak sprint team going into Toronto. All of our athletes are very strong contenders and I have full faith in this team heading into the Games. Congratulations to all of the nominated athletes today, Canada is ready to cheer you on.”

Curt Harnett, TORONTO 2015 Team Canada Chef de Mission

 

“Canadians will be watching and cheering on the talented canoe/kayak sprint athletes representing Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Our Government was proud to invest in upgrading the Welland Flatwater Centre, where your talent and determination will have us holding our breath as you compete against some of the best canoe/kayak athletes in the Americas. We are very proud of you and wish you luck as you compete at home during the Year of Sport in Canada!”

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

 

CanoeKayak 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, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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May
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
de Jonge wins silver, Canada wraps up World Cup 3 with six medals
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS won a silver medal today in the Men’s K1 200 metre at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Copenhagen. de Jonge was 0.088 off gold in a down-to-the-wire finish. The gold medal went to Sweden’s Petter Menning who is the 2013 World Champion. de Jonge is the reigning 2014 World Champion and the two will surely be in close contention the next time they race at the World Championships in August. Canada finished the third World Cup with a medal count of six including two medals in Olympic events.

The Canadian team had several other strong performances in 200 metre events. In the Men’s K2 200m, Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)   finished fourth while Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) came in fifth.

With a strong pool of athletes in the men’s kayak 200 metre, a crew composed of Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) took gold in the Men’s K4 200m for a second week in a row.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS finished fourth in the Men’s C1 200m while Ben Tardioli of Ottawa, ON finished fifth with just 0.26 of a second between the two Canadian athletes.

Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS had a strong sixth place result in the Women’s K1 200m. Russell also placed tenth in the Women’s K1 5000m to prove her diversity as a paddler in a test of endurance.

The Women’s K4 crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) placed ninth in the 500m Olympic distance and will be bringing home a silver medal in today’s 200m event. (Correction from yesterday’s release: the crew did not race the K4 200 yesterday.)

Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivières, QC won a gold medal in the Men’s C1 5000m. Beauchesne-Sévigny and his C2 partner Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS also won a bronze in the Men’s C2 200m. The crew had an impressive weekend and won silver in the Men’s C2 1000m Olympic distance yesterday.

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) were sixth in the Men’s C2 200m. Bryant also finished seventh in the Men’s C1 5000m.

Mark Oldershaw finished his World Cup tour with a fourth place finish in the Men’s C1 500m. Oldershaw won gold in the 500m event at the first World Cup. He also won a gold and bronze in his signature event, the Men’s C1 1000m, in which he is an Olympic bronze medalist.

While last week’s World Cup in Duisburg was the most well attended of the three World Cups, a total of 31 countries are in Denmark with many of the top names competing. A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below.

This concludes the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup tour and the Canadian team will return home. The next event is Canadian National Team Trials in Montréal from June 19 to 21 where many of the outstanding entries for World Championships in August will be decided. Canada’s CanoeKayak team for the Pan American Games will be named next Sunday and canoe sprint events at the Games will take place July 11 to 14.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) Men’s K2 200m 4th

 

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) Men’s K2 200m 5th
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200m 4th
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 5th
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200m 6th
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500m 9th
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K4 200m 1st

Gold medal

Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C1 5000m 1st

Gold medal

Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500m 4th
Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON),

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 200m 6th
Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) Men’s C1 5000m 7th
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 5000m 10th
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) Women’s K1 200m 11th
Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON) Men’s K1 500m 12th
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 13th
Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON) Men’s K1 5000m 18th

Results

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Russell and Beauchesne-Sévigny land C2 silver at Copenhagen World Cup
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivières, QC won a hard fought and significant silver medal in the Men’s C2 1000 metre today at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Copenhagen.

The pair were just 0.292 of a second off the winning boat from Uzbekistan – a new crew that included C1 World Champion Vadim Menkov and Bubba Mibekov. The battle the crowd was fixated on was in lanes four and five at the centre of the course where Russell and Beauchesne-Sévigny dueled with the German crew of Kretsmer and Mueller throughout the whole race. Eventually the Canadian crew broke the Germans, who won gold at World Cup 2, with a beautifully executed race plan. They made a huge jump from their fourth place result last week in Duisburg.

The Germans are particularly strong in the C2 1000 and last week the crew that finished third today beat out their German countrymen, who won last year’s World Championships. With all the focus on Germany’s Kretsmer and Mueller today, Russell and Beauchesne-Sévigny will now have to turn their attention to Menkov and Mibekov at World Championships in Milan. The Uzbekistan crew surged late in the race, inching ahead on the final two strokes. Russell and Beauchesne-Sévigny end their World Cup tour with a bronze at World Cup 1 a fourth last week in Duisburg and today’s Silver.

Paul Bryant of Richmond Hill, ON and Craig Spence of Dartmouth, NS were in the same C2 1000m final and finished fourth.

In the Men’s K2 1000m, Andrew Jessop of Halifax, NS and Brian Malfesi of Maple Ridge, BC finished fifth. Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON placed sixth in the Men’s C1 1000m final. Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished seventh in the final of the Men’s K1 1000m.

Canada had two boats in the Women’s K1 500m final. Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS finished eighth while Émilie Fournel finished ninth. Russell has also advanced to the final in the Women’s K1 200m after finishing second in her semi.

Genevieve Orton of Lake Echo, NS and Kathleen (KC) Fraser of Toronto, ON won the B-final in the Women’s K2 500m to rank tenth overall.

The Women’s K4 crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) raced the K4 500m Olympic distance and advanced to the final with a third place finish in their semi.

Two Canadian crews won their semi-finals in the Men’s K2 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) had the fastest time in the K2 200 semi-finals. Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) topped their semi. Several different crew combinations are being tested on the tour in the K2 200m.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS finished second in his semi of the Men’s K1 200m to advance to the final. de Jonge won bronze last week in Duisburg and silver at World Cup 1.

Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) and Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) both advanced in the Men’s C1 200m to put two Canadian boats in tomorrow’s A-final.

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) won their heat in the Men’s K4 200m to advance to the final. The crew won gold in the event last week in Duisburg.

While last week’s World Cup in Duisburg was the most well attended of the three World Cups, a total of 31 countries are in Denmark with many of the top names competing. A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below. World Cup 3 wraps up on Sunday to conclude the three-stop tour.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
 Finals
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000m 2ndSilver medal
Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON),Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C2 1000m 4th
Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC), Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K2 1000m 5th
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 6th
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 7th
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 500m 8th
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 9th
Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC Men’s K4 1000m 9th
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) Women’s K2 500m 10th 
Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 17th

Semi-finals

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) Men’s K2 200m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) Men’s K2 200m 1st in semiAdvanced to A-final
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 2nd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200m 3rd in heatAdvanced to A-final
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200m 2nd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 7th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K4 200 1st in heatAdvanced to A-final

 

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Canadian sprint paddlers advance to finals at World Cup 3
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup got under way today in Copenhagen, Denmark and six Canadian boats have qualified for A-finals. While last week’s World Cup in Duisburg was the most well attended of the three World Cups, a total of 31 countries are in Denmark with many of the top names competing.

Canada will have two athletes in the A-final of the Women’s K1 500 metre. Both Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) and Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) placed third in their semi-finals to qualify. Russell raced the K1 500m final in Duisburg last week and finished seventh in a very competitive field.

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished third in his semi of the Men’s K1 1000m to claim a spot in tomorrow’s A-final. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and won silver in the K1 1000m at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) and Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) were second in the Men’s K2 1000m semi-final and have advanced to the A-final.

The Men’s K4 1000m crew of Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), and Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) took third place in their semi to advance to the A-final.

The Women’s K4 crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) won their heat in the K4 200m to advance directly to the A-final. The same crew will race the K4 500m Olympic distance with heats starting tomorrow.

A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below. World Cup 3 wraps up on Sunday to conclude the three-stop tour.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 500m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC), Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K2 1000m 2nd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC Men’s K4 1000m 3rd in semiAdvanced to A-final
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 200m 1st in heatAdvanced to A-final
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON) Women’s K2 500m 4th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 8th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500m 4th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON) Men’s K1 500m 7th in semiAdvanced to B-final

 

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Canoe Slalom athletes named to Pan Am Games and Worlds Teams
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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is proud to announce the canoe slalom athletes who will represent Canada in international competition this year. The selections come following two days of Canadian National Team Trials at the Minden Wild Water Preserve.

Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

The Canadian Olympic Committee and CanoeKayak Canada have announced four athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at canoe the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The four athletes selected to compete in the canoe slalom competition include Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB; Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON; Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC; and Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB. These athletes will make history in the first-ever appearance of canoe slalom at the Pan American Games. The canoe slalom events will take place the weekend of July 18 and 19 at the same venue the athletes qualified at in Minden.

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“What a phenomenal team we have to represent Canada in this historic Pan Am debut for canoe slalom. This is a big opportunity for our athletes to compete at a high profile competition on home water. With Olympic qualification on the line this is truly a now or never moment and I know the team is absolutely stoked to show what we’re made of.”  – James Cartwright, CanoeKayak Canada’s Slalom High Performance Manager

“I’ve never raced in front of a home crowd before of this size so I’m really excited for that. It’s going to be so cool to get a crowd of five hundred cheering for me and Team Canada. Pan Ams will be our continental qualifier for Rio so it is a good confidence builder to be able to race well here on home water.” Ben Hayward, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games athlete

“I’m really excited I get to carry on the legacy from my grandpa who competed in the Pan American Games when it was in Canada so that’s a big deal for me. I’m looking forward to being a part of a multi-sport games when all of the sports come together and we get to feel the excitement of being part of Team Canada.” Haley Daniels, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games athlete

World Cups, World Championships and Pan American Continental Championships

The senior National Team has been selected to represent Canada at five World Cups taking place in Europe in June and August, and the World Championships in September. Up to three athletes and one alternate per discipline have been selected to senior teams depending on the achievement of performance standards.

The Pan American Continental Championships will take place at the same time as the Pan American Games. Athletes competing in the Pan American Games along with up to two additional athletes competing in the Pan American Continental Championships will have the opportunity to earn quota spots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Senior Team for World Cups, World Championships and Pan American Continental Championships

Men’s K1

1) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

2) John Hastings (Aurora, ON)

3) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

Women’s K1

1) Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) *nominated to Pan American Continental Championships only.

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) *World Cups and World Championships only

Men’s C2

1) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Full Trials Results and Rankings

 

International Race Schedule

World Cup 1 June 19-21 Prague, Czech Republic
World Cup 2 June 26-28 Krakow, Poland
World Cup 3 July 3-5 Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovenia
Pan American Games July 18-19 Minden Hills, ON
World Cup 4 August 7-9 La Seu D’Urgell, Spain
World Cup 5 August 14-16 Pau, France
World Championships September 15-19 Hertfordshire, England

 

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de Jonge wins bronze, Canada finishes with ten medals in Duisburg
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Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (photo: Balint Vekassy)

DUISBERG, GERMANY – The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team added six more medals to close out the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany with a total of ten. This World Cup is expected to be the best attended and most competitive of the three World Cups on this year’s tour.

Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS led the way by winning a bronze medal in the Men’s K1 200. de Jonge is the reining World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist. He won silver in last week’s World Cup in Portugal. This is Canada’s second medal in an Olympic event in Duisburg including Mark Oldershaw’s bronze in the Men’s C1 1000 yesterday.

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fourth in the Men’s C2 1000 final in a very competitive field. They were just half a second from a podium position.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Women’s C1 200. Laurence is the defending World Champion in the event and has gone virtually undefeated internationally. Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON was fourth in the same race.

Mark de Jonge (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Mark de Jonge
(photo: Balint Vekassy)

The Men’s K4 200 metre crew won a gold medal. The crew was comprised of Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC).

Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC) and Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) finished second to claim a silver medal in the Men’s C2 200. Rublee joined Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) and Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) in the Men’s C4 200 to tack on a bronze medal. Russell also raced the Men’s C1 5000 and won bronze. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished eighth in the Men’s C1 5000 and ninth in the C1 500.

The Women’s K4 crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) finished ninth in the 500 metre Olympic distance and fifth in the 200 metre.

Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished fourth in the Men’s K1 500. Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) was twelfth in the Women’s K1 200. Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) ranked thirteenth overall in the Men’s C2 1000 after finishing fourth in the B-final.

A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below. The final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup will take place in Copenhagen, Demark next weekend.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200 3rdBronze medal
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000 4th
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500 9th
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200 1stGold medal
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K4 200 1stGold medal
Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC), Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) Men’s C2 200 2ndSilver medal
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC), Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS), Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C4 200 3rdBronze medal
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 5000 3rdBronze medal
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500 4th
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200 4th
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 200 5th
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 5000 5th
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 5000 8th
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500 9th
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200 12th
Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON),Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C2 1000 13th
Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC),Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC),

Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON)

Men’s K4 1000 15th
Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) Men’s K1 5000 19th
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 500 20th
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200 26th

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Cameron Smedley lays down two clean runs to lead first day of slalom trials
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MINDEN, ON – Canoe slalom athletes made their first two of four runs today at Canadian National Team Trials at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. Athletes are vying for spots on National Teams that will compete at five World Cups, World Championships, the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Pan American Continental Championships. The athletes will count their best three of four rankings toward selection.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON led the way in Men’s C1 by winning both runs without incurring any penalties for touching or missing a gate.

“Penalties were a big factor in my racing last year so to have two clean runs in trials this weekend already is pretty big in changing the dynamics of racing for me,” said Smedley. “Hopefully I can carry that through the season.”

Smedley also ranked top of the charts with partner Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB in the Men’s C2. Hayward won the first run of the Men’s K1 while John Hastings of Aurora, ON won the second.

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Jessica Groeneveld (photo: Sean Scally)

In Women’s C1, Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB won the first run and Lois Betteridge of Ottawa, ON won the second. Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB won the first run of the Women’s K1 and Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC won the second run.

With the excitement of the Pan American Games lingering in the air, Groeneveld says competing on the same course that will serve as the venue for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games makes racing amongst the beauty of Minden Hills particularly special.

“It’s so much fun to paddle here that it’s hard to pick my race apart too much,” said Groeneveld. “The water’s fast, the waves are fun and it’s just so peaceful. I’m so excited for slalom to be in the Pan Ams. It’s super exciting for the whole sport in general and to be in Canada on top of that is just awesome.”

The top athlete in each discipline will represent Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games as long as they achieve a performance standard. Up to three athletes will be selected per discipline for World Cups, World Championships and the Pan American Continental Championship.

Several athletes from the United States and Argentina are also racing this weekend but their results are not factored into Canadian selections. Athletes will race two runs on a new course on Sunday and teams will be named on Monday.

Summary of Canadian Results

  Run 1 Run 2
Men’s K1 1) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)2) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)3) John Hastings (Aurora, ON) 1) John Hastings (Aurora, ON)2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)3) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)
Women’s C1 1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)2) Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) 1) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)2) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)3) Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)
Men’s C1 1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)3) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) 1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)2) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)3) Ben Risk (Ottawa, ON)
Women’s K1 1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)2) Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)3) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) 1) Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)3) Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)
Men’s C2 1) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) 1) Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Results & Competition information

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Four medals for Canada on day 2 of Duisburg Canoe Sprint World Cup
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DUISBERG, GERMANY – The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team won four medals today at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. This World Cup is expected to be the best attended and most competitive of the three World Cups on this year’s tour.

Hugues Fournel & Ryan Cochrane (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Hugues Fournel & Ryan Cochrane
(photo: Balint Vekassy)

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON won a bronze medal in the Men’s C1 1000 metre which is particularly significant as it is an Olympic event. Oldershaw, an Olympic bronze medalist from 2012, adds to a gold medal in the C1 1000 from last week in Portugal. He also advanced through the semi-final of the C1 500 in which he also won gold last week.

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) posted a solid sixth place result in a blistering fast Men’s K2 200 metre final and were less than a second from the winner. The crew raced together at the London 2012 Olympic Games and finished seventh. Several different crew combinations are being tested in the K2 200. Canada’s second crew of Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished twelfth overall with a third place finish in the B-final.

Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS had a strong race and finished seventh in a competitive field in the Women’s K1 500. She also raced the K1 200 semi-final and finished fourth – one spot away from moving on to the A-final but will instead race the B-final tomorrow. She has made one A-final in each of the distances so far this tour to demonstrate her potential in both events.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS finished seventh in the Men’s C1 200. He was Canada’s top boat in the event with Ben Tardioli of Ottawa, ON finishing twelfth overall with a third place finish in the B-final. With McCoombs holding the first win from National Team Trials 1 at the start of May, his result today will in all likelihood secure him the spot for the Pan American Games and World Championships Teams.

Canada picked up two medals in women’s canoe events. Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won gold in the Women’s C2 200. Katie Vincent also won a bronze as Canada’s only entry in the Women’s C1 500. Both athletes will race the Women’s C1 200 final tomorrow.

In Paracanoe events, Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC won the Women’s KL2 200m. This is the first World competition to be held with the new classification system. A new system has been implemented in the lead-up to the 2016 Paralympic Games where Paracanoe will make its debut.

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON won his B-final to finish tenth in the Men’s K1 1000. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and won a silver in the K1 1000 in London 2012. He also finished second in his semi-final of the Men’s K1 500 semi-final to advance to tomorrow’s final.

Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 200 to qualify for tomorrow’s final. de Jonge is the reining World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist. He won silver in last week’s World Cup and will try to step it up another notch tomorrow. Alex Scott, a nineteen year old up-and-comer of Bedford, NS, finished fifth in his semi-final in the Men’s K1 200 and will race the C-final tomorrow.

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) came second in their semi-final of the Men’s C2 1000 to advance to the A-final. Canada’s second crew of Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) finished sixth in their semi to make the B-final.

Also advancing to an A-final in an Olympic event was the Women’s K4 500 crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS). They finished third in their heat and will race the final tomorrow.

A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below. World Cup 2 wraps up on Sunday. There is one more World Cup ahead next weekend.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result

Finals

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000 3rd

Bronze medal

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) Men’s K2 200 6th
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 500 7th
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200 7th
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C2 200 1st

Gold medal

Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) KL2 Women 200 1st

Gold medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500 3rd

Bronze medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000 10th
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200 12th
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K2 200 12th
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) Women’s K1 500 23rd
Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON), Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) Men’s K2 1000 23rd

Semi-finals

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

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

Advanced to C-final

Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC),

Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON)

Men’s K4 1000 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON),

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 500 6th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) Women’s K1 500 7th in semi

Did not advance

Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) Men’s C1 500 8th in heat

Did not advance

 

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Photos by Balint Vekassy

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