Team Canada Brings Home 3 Golds and 1 Bronze from Worlds

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Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Brings Home 3 Golds and 1 Bronze from Worlds
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 26, 2018) –The Canadian canoe kayak senior team won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

“I am very pleased with our overall worlds results this year,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We doubled our Olympic Finals at this Worlds and also doubled our overall medal total. The team is getting stronger, but we still have a lot of work to do to be ready for Olympic qualification next year. But for now, it is time to head to Nationals and Pan American Championships after that rest for a few weeks and then back at it trying to be one of the best,” he explained.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) defended their World Champions title on Sunday, by dominating in C2 500m olympic event. They crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute 56 seconds in a strong finish ahead of Hungary and Belarus.

Following her gold won on Saturday in the Women C1 200m, Vincent-Lapointe concluded the 2018 World Championships winning her 13th  Senior World Champion title by finishing first in the 5000m event.

Sunday morning, the Women’s C2 200m crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) placed 4th  in a solid final. Later during the day, the Women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Michelle Russell (Cheema, Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, Québec) and Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, Ontario) placed 9th in the 500m final.

Dominik Crête, from Trois-Rivières in Québec, qualified for the K1 200m B final where he placed 3rd  in a fast time of 35,7 seconds, with a time difference of only five tenths of a second from Spanish Carlos Garrote, winner of the A Final.

The last day of Worlds ended with the 5000m single events, where Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1) won gold, Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, Ontario; Men’s C1) placed 12th  and Russell (Women’s K1) finished 15th.

The Canadian Worlds Team is now on their way to Sherbrooke, Québec, where there will be attending the 119th  Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championshipstaking place on Lac des Nations, starting August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the Masters’ Championships.

 

Overall Ranking

EVENT CREW RANKING
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE 7th
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF 7th
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE 12th
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

15th
MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

20th
WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

17th
WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL 12th
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

14th
WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

9th
WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

7th
WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL 15th
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE 14th
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

16th
MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW 9th
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

15th
MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW 12th
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

4th
WC1 500m Katie VINCENT 3rd
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

1st
WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Is Now an 11 Times Senior World Champion
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 25, 2018) –Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) won an eleventh gold medal at the Senior World Championships winning the Women’s C1 200m event for the sixth time, on Saturday morning at the Montemor-O-Velho High Performance Centre in Portugal.

Earlier this week, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) also stepped on the World podium placing third in the Women’s C1 500m in a strong and exciting final.

Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will pair up to compete on Sunday in the Women’s C2 500m final, where they will look to defend their World Championships title won in this same event in 2017.

Canoe Kayak Canada’s Paracanoe athletes, who competed as part of this fully integrated Senior World Championships, all made the top ten during the competition. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 7th  in the Women’s KL3 200m event and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, Québec) also placed 7th  in the Men’s VL2 200m event.

Three-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw finished 9thin the Men’s C1 1000m after qualifying for the Final in a strong semi-final earlier in the day and Michelle Russell had a solid B Final in the Women’s K1 500m finishing in third place, 12thoverall.

On Sunday, Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Québec) will try to qualify in the Men’s K1 200m Final, the crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) will be looking to medal in the Women’s C2 200m Final, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will be looking to defend their World title and the Canadian Women’s K4 crew of Stott, Russell, Bissonnette and Schmidt will also compete in the 500m Final.

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Top Paracanoe and Sprint Paddlers to Line Up for the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 21, 2018) – The best paddlers worldwide will be lining up this week for the biggest event of the season at the 2018 ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from August 22 to 26.

What:
ICF 2018 Paracanoe & Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships 

When:
Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 

Where:
Montemor Centro Nautico
High Performance Centre
Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal – Map

 

“Our preparation have been excellent and these Worlds are a great opportunity to test our progress toward qualifying for the Olympics in 2020,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“We had a great World Cup season earlier this summer and are looking to increase the number of finalists in all disciplines”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Cheif Technical Officer, Graham Barton.

Twenty-four Canadian athleteswill be competing this week at the High Performance Centre in the village of Montemor-O-Velho, located north of the Portuguese capital.

The Paracanoe team will start the show on Wednesday with Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) competing in the Men’s VL2 200m, followed by Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m and Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) in the Women’s VL2 and KL2 200m events.

The Canoe Sprint action will start on Thursday with many Canadian athletes competing, including 2017 World Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and 2018 U23 World Champion, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON).

During the week, the Canadian team will be looking to claim new World Champion titles and top honours in Canoe and Kayak Sprint events.

The 2018 Championship begins in Montemor-O-Velho on Wednesday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

 

EVENT CREW
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

WC1 500m Katie VINCENT
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

 

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Lavallee, Negulic highlight Team Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized, World Championships
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By USports – August 9, 2018

TORONTO / OTTAWA – James Lavallee and Anna Negulic headline a group of seven student-athletes named to the Canadian roster for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship beginning Friday.

Both Lavallee and Negulic have paddling experience on the world stage, having represented Canada at the World Junior and U23 championships.

Lavallee, a second-year student at the University of Manitoba, captured gold at the 2015 Canadian Trials on home soil in Montreal, qualifying for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships that year in Portugal. More recently, Lavalle, who is of Métis decent, won three medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, while also earning the Tom Longboat Award given to the male Aboriginal athlete of the year in Canada. Meanwhile, Negulic brought home four medals at last year’s Canada Summer Games after wearing the maple leaf at the World U23 Championships.

Several other members of Team Canada also have international paddling experience, ranging from the Pan-American Canoe-Kayak Junior Championships to the Junior Worlds.

The 2018 World University Canoe Sprint Championships are set for Aug. 10-12 in Szolnok, Hungary.

 

TEAM CANADA ROSTER 

First Name Last Name University Program
Anna Negulic Dalhousie Kinesiology
Hayley Plante Ryerson Business Law
Emmanuelle Guilbert UQAM Public Management
Jacob Steele Dalhousie Chemical Engineering
James Lavallee Manitoba General
Olivia Denman Saint Mary’s Anthropology
Keisha Tomasik Bishop’s Sociology & Sports Studies

 

Team official: Mark Granger, Canoe-Kayak Canada

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

About U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on:

Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @USPORTSca / @USPORTSIntl

Facebook: @USPORTSCanada / @USPORTSIntl

 

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For further information, please contact:

Ken Saint-Eloy

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

U SPORTS

Cell: 647-871-7595

ksainteloy@usports.ca

 

Alan Hudes

Coordinator, Communications

U SPORTS

Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242

Cell: 647-991-5343

ahudes@usports.ca

 

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

Canoe Kayak Canada

Off: 613-260-1818 Ext. 2309

Cell: 418-271-3785

jverret@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
World’s Best Canoe Polo Teams About to Compete on the Welland International Flatwater Center
Canoe Polo, World Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (July 29, 2018) – Close to 70 national teams from over 25 different countries are getting ready on the Welland International Flatwater Centre for the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Championships. The action begins on Tuesday, July 31 and continue through until Sunday, August 5.

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships 

When:
Tuesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 5 

Where:
Welland International Flatwater Centre
145 Lincoln St, Welland, Canada – Map

“Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted to be welcoming the world to Welland in the beautiful Niagara Region to compete in a truly dynamic and exciting sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We are also pleased with the record attendance for these Championships outside of Europe with a total of 68 teams and more than 600 participating athletes from 26 nations attending”.

 

Watch live: 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Welland

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Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

The Championships’ opening ceremonies will take place Monday night in the city of Welland where a parade of nations will travel down King Street to the stage around 7 p.m. A concert performed by the band Honeymoon Suitewill be following the parade.

The on-water action begins Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the U21 Women’s and Men’s team. The full schedule can be found here.More information can be found on the International Canoe Federation event’s page.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe,@CanoePolo2018 and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates. You can also catch some of the action live by following our Canadian Women’s Team on Instagramand @CanoePolo2018.

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

 

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Named Canoe Sprint Best Junior and U23 Women Canoe Federation at World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) – After winning one more gold medal on the last day of the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Bulgaria, Canoe Kayak Canada was named best federation in the Women’s Sprint Canoe category.

Julia Lilley Osende of the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia and partner Sophia Jensen of Cascades Club in Chelsea, Québec won Canada’s fifth gold medal on Sunday morning. The junior crew managed to pass China in the last 100 meters of the race and claimed the World Champions title in the Women’s C2 500m.  Canada took gold with a fast time of 1 minute 58,3 seconds, followed closely by the Chinese crew (1:58,9) and Hungary (2:00,1).

“We could feel and see that the Chinese crew was really close in the last part of the race, but we really wanted to get this gold, so we did everything we could and went harder,” said Sophia Jensen right after winning her third World Champion title in Plovdiv.

“It feels really great, I am really happy we came here and showed what we could do. I have been really excited for Sophia all week and I am glad we worked hard together to get that one more gold medal,” added Julia Lilley Osende, Junior World Champion for the first time.

 

Follow our Canadian 🇨🇦 sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 🌍🔥🇮🇹Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

The U23 Men’s K4 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Marshall Hugues (Cheema, Nova Scotia) and Zane Clarke (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) also showed a great performance on Sunday by placing 6th in an exciting final. The Canadian crew finished in a time of 1 minute 19,6 seconds, a new National Record for the team in this event. Slovakia took the lead just a few seconds ahead, with a time of 1 minute 17,9 seconds.

Saturday’s bronze medallists Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) took part in the U23 Women’s C2 500m where they place 6th with a time of 2:01,9 seconds.

Laurent Lavigne from Trois-Rivières placed 3rd in the Junior Men K1 500m B final, Ottawa’s U23 Women Kayak athlete, Madeline Schmidt, placed 5th in the K1 500m B final and the Junior Women K2 crew of Maren Bradley (Ottawa, Ontario) and Brooklyn Wodehouse (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 8th in the 500m B final.

The Canadian Team concludes this Junior and U23 World Championship with a total of 5 gold medals, 1 bronze medal and the International Canoe Federation award of the best women’s canoe federation. More information can be found on the ICF websiteand you can watch all races again on Planet Canoe.

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

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

Jul
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two More Golds and One Bronze For Canada on Day 3 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) Women’s Canoe U23 and Junior team dominated again in Plovdiv by winning two more golds and one bronze medal on Saturday at the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and Sophia Jensen (Cascades, Québec) both claimed their second World Champion title in the U23 and Junior C1 200m final, respectively.

After both winning their C1 500m gold medals on Friday, Vincent and Jensen proved everyone they were the best in the world in these events.

“It’s been an amazing few days racing in Plovdiv with the Canadian team,” said Katie Vincent, after winning this weekend her 5th C1 World Champion title ever. “The vibe here on the team isvery important, everyone is focused and ready to go, proud of representing Canada at such a major event!”.

Katie Vincent is now done racing at this Championship and will be taking over @CanoeKayakCAN social media channels on Sunday cheering on her teammates and showing Canada how it’s like behing the World Championships scene.

 

Follow our Canadian 🇨🇦 sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 🌍🔥🇮🇹Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, July 28, 2018

 

Teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) also stepped on the world’s podium by picking up bronze in the U23 Women C2 200m final. The Canadian crew crossed the finish line with a time of 45,4 seconds, behind Belarus (43,7 seconds) and Uzbekistan (43,8 seconds).

Also taking parts in finals today was the Women’s C2 Junior crew of Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, Ontario) and Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia). They placed 5th in the 200m final with a time of 46,7 closely won by the France crew (46,1 seconds).

On the men’s kayak side, Junior athlete Alexandre Martin (Trois-Rivières, Québec) finished 5th in the K1 200m final with a time of 35,9. The sprint was won by Poland who crossed the finish line in a time of 35,2 seconds.

“It was another fantastic day for Team Canada with the Women’s Canoe leading the way, once again,” explained CKC’s head coach, Anders Gustaffson. “We have a very positive momentum within the team right now and we are hungry for more great performances in the remaining finals tomorrow!”

Action continues on Sunday in Plovdiv, with the last semi-finals and finals of this Championship. Make sure to watch our U23 Men’s K4 crew, Junior Women’s C2, U23 Women’s K1 athlete Madeline Schmidt, U23 Women’s C2 crew and more exciting races. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two Gold Medals for Canada on Day 1 of Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 27, 2018) – Canadian Junior and U23 athletes Sophia Jensen and Katie Vincent stole the show in Plovdiv on Friday by both winning a gold medal in the Junior and U23 Women’s C1 500m events.

It only took one paddle stroke for the 16-year-old athlete from Chelsea, Quebec, Sophia Jensen, to take the lead in the Junior C1 500m big final. Some 2 minutes and 19 seconds later, Jensen was crossing the finish line first, three seconds ahead of Russia and Hungary.

Under-23 athlete, Katie Vincent, of Mississauga, Ont., repeated the feat in her category’s event by crossing the finish line with a time of 2 minutes 9 seconds, a few tenths of a second ahead of Belarus and Russia.

 

“Sometimes, our woman’s canoe team make seems what they do look easy. But we know and see daily how much hard work and focus that lies behind their success,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach Anders Gustafsson. “These races are extremely hard to win and I’m immensely proud of the girls and their achievements today”.

Watch Sophia’s gold medal race here:

 

Watch Katie’s gold medal race here:

 

Five other Canadian athletes took part in the finals of Friday. Nova Scotian canoeist, Craig Spence, showed a great performance in a strong U23 C1 1000m final coming 5th with a time of 4 min 14 seconds.

The Junior crew of Alix Plomteux (Lac Beauport, Qc) and Philipe Turcanu (Ottawa, Ont.) had a great race leading the way in the C2 1000m and placed 6th after a hard and solid finish with a time of 3 min 56,6 seconds, just three seconds behind Russia’s gold medalists.

Ontario athlete, Maren Bradley, placed second in the Junior Women’s K1 1000m B final, while Cameron Low, also from Ontario, finished 6th in the Men’s B final.

Action start again on Saturday in Plovdiv, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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

 

Watch the Men’s C2 final here:

 

Watch Craig’s final here:

Follow our Canadian 🇨🇦 sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 🌍🔥🇮🇹Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Friday, July 27, 2018

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Top Paddlers to Line Up for Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships  
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 25, 2018) – Some 1000 athletes from 68 nations will line up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada’s top paddlers will be battling for top honours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 26 to 29.

 

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships 

When:
Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29

 Where:
Plovdiv Rowing Canal, Final Complex
4002 Septemvri,
Plovdiv, Bulgarie – Map

 

Twenty Canadian athletes will be competing this week on the waters of Bulgaria’s second-largest city. Katie Vincent (Ontario) will be battling to get her U23 C1 200m World Champion title again, while Sophia Jensen (Quebec) will try to get the same title in the Junior category, where she placed 2ndin Pitesti, Romania last year.

The Canadian team will also be looking to claim the World Champion’s title in the U23 Men’s K4 event and step on the Worlds podium in many other events.

“We have a promising team competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships this year and we are very confident they will be able to achieve great results,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“Our athletes have been stepping up their game in the last months by training hard and working on our vision for the coming years and this Championship will be a good opportunity for our team to test the preparation in our Together to Tokyo vision.”

The 2018 Championship begins in Plovdiv on Thurday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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

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

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

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

 

What:

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships

When:

July 17 to 22, 2018

Where:

Via Dora Baltea,

1, 10015 Ivrea TO,

Ivrea, Italy – Map

 

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

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

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Team
Canoe Marathon, World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) are proud to announce the selection of ten Canadian athletes to represent the country at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council is excited to announce the members of Canada’s National Marathon Team that will compete at this year’s Worlds Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s MCRC. “Drawn from CKC’s member clubs, these athletes have demonstrated the diligence, exceptional skills and positive attitude that characterize our athletes on the world stage. We eagerly await their competitions in September!”

The following athletes were selected at the 2018 Marathon Championships Qualifiers that were held last May on Shumway Lake in Kamloops, British Columbia. The MCRC was responsible of the approval of all nominations following the selection criteria that was posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada website earlier this year.

 

Canoe Marathon National Team

Category Athlete Hometown Event(s)
Junior Women’s Canoe Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS C-1
Junior Women’s Kayak Samathan Morse Halifax, NS K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Emma Mitchell Winnipeg, MB K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Sam Sula Mississauga, ON K-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Kayak Michael Lanyon Kamloops, BC K-1
Senior Women’s Canoe Maddy Mitchell Winnipeg, MB C-1
Senior Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-2
Senior Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-2

 

Visit the International Canoe Federation Website to get more information about the the 2018 Canoe Marathon World Championships and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN to get live updates.

 

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

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(418) 271-3785

Mar
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada announces the selection of National Teams for the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
World Championships
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (March 8, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to  nominate a team to represent Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Dragon Boat (DB) World Championships taking place in Gainesville, Georgia (USA), scheduled September 13th to 16th.

Canoe Kayak Canada has named Jerome Seremak as Head Coach of the DB National Team and Gord Ramsey as National DB Team Manager for this event.

“We are very excited to lead the CKC team headed to the 2018 ICF DB World Championships,” said Jerome Seremak, “We are inviting all eligible paddlers to try out for these teams and look forward to seeing the world-class teams Canada will be able to send to Gainsville in September.”

The CKC Dragon Boat Selection Committee will organise spring training camps in March and April. Camps will be optional, but will provide the committee with important data like athlete physical, technique and team attributes.

With the oversight of Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada, Seremak and DB coaching staff will lead the selection of crew for this championship based on the following criteria:

  • Physical Testing:

Pull Downs (50% of Body Weight, max. reps in 1 minute)

Sit Ups (Max. reps in 1 minute)

Rowing Erg (Timed distance at Level 5 on 1,000 m)

 

  • Video Testing:

Interested athletes are required to submit different video footage of at least 15 seconds of them paddling to demonstrate adaptability.

A total of four (4) video clips will be required (find all details in the CKC Dragon Boat Worlds Selection Process document linked below).

Physical testing and video testing MUST be submitted to the CKC Selection Committee at (dragonboat@canoekayak.ca) by June 15, 2018.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMELINES:

 April/May: Spring Training Camps
For more camp information email about these camps, please directly contact: dragonboat@canoekayak.ca

JUNE 15: Submission deadline – Physical testing and Video testing

JULY 6: Final selection results and score posted

JULY 18: CKC Dragon Boat National Team Rosters announcement

JULY 29: Race Test Event against Team USA (Chicago Open, USA)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Download the full Selection Criteria HERE

To get more information about the event, please visit the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships website: https://www.canoeicf.com/dragon-boat-world-championships/lake-lanier-gainesville-2018

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

CKC Dragon Boat Selection Committee
Gord Ramsey / Jerome Seremak / Blake Hara
dragonboat@canoekayak.ca

Dec
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina
World Championships
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13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 4, 2017) – The ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships were held from November 27 to December 2 in San Juan, Argentina. Nick Troutman and Devyn Scott managed to make it to the quarter-finals, and Kalem Kennedy made it to the semi-finals.

The Canoe Freestyle World Championships took place at the « White Water » Park, downstream of the Ullum Dam on the San Juan River in Argentina. Organized by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the competition was spread over five (5) days.

Nick Troutman in action on the San Juan River. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

Troutman’s family cheering for Canadian athletes in Argentina. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

 

Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) made it to the men’s Squirt semi-final. Despite his good performance, he was unable to reach the final but finished 7th in the semi.

Nicholas Troutman (Beachburg, ON) And Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON) both made it to the quarter-finals in the men’s K1 event finishing 12th and 16th, respectively.

Photo: Peter Holcombe

Photo: Peter Holcombe

 

Other Canadian athletes performed well in the preliminaries. The complete results of the Canadian team are summarized in the table below.

First Name Last Name Discipline Finish  Level
Kalem Kennedy Men’s Squirt 7th Semis
Mark Richard Men’s Squirt 11th Heats
Pierce Huser Jr Men’s K1 18th Heats
Sam Duff Jr Men’s K1 19th Heats
Marc-Antoine D’Avignon Jr Men’s K1 21st Heats
Nick Troutman Men’s K1 12th Quarters
Devyn Scott Men’s K1 16th Quarters
Sydney Nixon Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Katie Kowalski Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Alex Maggs Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Cheryl McGregor Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Marc Godbout Men’s C1 11th Heats
Kalem Kennedy Men’s C1 15th Heats

 

To get more information about the competition, full results and watch the live videos, visit the event’s website : https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-freestyle-world-championships/san-juan-2017

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Communications Coordinator
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(418) 271-3785

Sep
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Personal best for Smedley at World Championships
World Championships
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PAU, FRANCE (September 30, 2017) – Cameron Smedley of Ottawa paddled to a personal best result at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Pau, France finishing 18th overall in a highly competitive men’s C1 field.

“Cam made a big breakthrough this year qualifying for all the semifinals of the international season. I’m happy to see him finish the season on a strong run in the semifinal today. He should be proud of how he performed under pressure and this shows that he is closing the gap” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager.

Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek finished on top of the men’s canoe podium after putting down an exhilarating run of 94.81 seconds and finishing ahead of Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafkovsky and Michal Martikan in second and third respectively.

Australia’s Jessica Fox stunned the crowd winning the women’s kayak World Championships title by a margin of 4.62 seconds ahead of Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova with of Germany’s Ricarda Funk placing third.

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube’s channel.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Sep
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Smedley Qualifies In the C1 Event Semi-Finals in Pau, France
World Championships
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PAU, FRANCE (September 27, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Ottawa, ON) has advanced directly to the semi-final in the men’s C1 event this morning on Day 3 at the Canoe Slalom World Championships. Smedley managed to finish 18th in the morning heats and will be competing again on Saturday, where he will be looking to advance to the final.

“Cameron’s run was right on pace with the world’s top paddlers on the top half of the course, there are a few sections on the bottom where we can make up some time so I feel good about Cameron’s potential” added national team head coach Michal Staniszewski.

“Cameron has spent a lot of time training here in Pau over the past two seasons so it’s nice to see his hard work paying off,” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s high performance manager.

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) got off to a promising start earlier this morning, placing 28th on his first run, 8th spots back from the first run cut-off. Spencer was able to produce competitive second run but he picked up a couple of touches which pushed him down to the 47th place. Also competing in Men’s C1 was Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) who placed 60th.

https://youtu.be/KfI6gsYrB6E

In the women’s kayak event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (39th), Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail (40th) and Lois Betteridge of Ottawa (45th) struggled to find their best form on today’s race course. All three athletes managed to improve on their second runs through the race course but penalties and technical errors kept them from moving on to the semifinals.

Cameron Smedley will be competing later this week in Saturday’s C1 men semi-final and in Sunday’s Extreme Slalom competition along with teammates Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB).

https://youtu.be/pF6xxU0ig8w

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube’s channel.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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(418) 271-3785

Sep
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Smedley, Pomeroy and Laviolette Finish 8th in the Team Event
World Championships
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PAU, FRANCE (September 26, 2017) – The Canadian team of Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON), Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) placed 8th this morning in the men’s C1 team event on Day 1 at the Slalom World Championships in Pau, France.

“I am really proud of how the team performed today in Pau. The men’s canoe team scored one of Canada’s best results in this team event,” said James Cartwright, slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our athletes have achieved excellent results today while respecting their race plans and facing very good teams from all over the world,” Cartwright added proudly.

The racing conditions on Tuesday morning were perfect and the women’s team of Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) were also able to deliver a strong race run while finishing 11th in the K1 team event.

Cameron Smedley also teamed up in the men’s K1 team event, with Michael Tyler (Ottawa, ON) and David Ford (Edmonton, AB). Unfortunately, the crew was later disqualified after one of their boats didn’t pass the equipment control.

The team were feeling good this morning and we are eager to race in the individual events at these World Championships,” said James Cartwright. “We know the course well and starting with team races today set a good tone for the remainder of the week.”

The Canadian team will move onto racing in the individual C1 and K1 races later this week.

Wednesday, September 27th Thursday, September 28th
Women’s C1

Lois Betteridge

Haley Daniels

 

Men’s K1

David Ford

Michael Tyler

 

Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge

Florence Maheu

Jessica Groeneveld

 

Men’s C1

Yannick Laviolette

Spencer Pomero

Camerson Smedley

 

 

 

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Youtube Channel.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

 

Sep
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 Canoe Marathon World Championship: Canadian athletes proudly represented the country in South Africa
World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 13, 2017) – Four Canadian athletes have made a name for themselves on the international stage at the 2017 Canoe Marathon World Championships. The annual regatta organized by the International Canoe Federation was held from September 7 to 10 in Pietermaritzburg, near the city of Durban in South Africa.

“The whole experience was unreal, it’s completely different than sprint canoe,” said Madeline Mitchell (Winnipeg, Manitoba), on her return home. “Although the marathon race can be two hours long, the result can be determined in the first few meters of the race, anything can happen,” explained the one who completed the 19km individual women’s canoe race.

Mitchell achieved an extremely satisfying result by finishing in 4th position, less than fifteen minutes behind the Ukrainian, Liudmyla Babak, who completed the race in 1 hour 47 minutes. “There were some really strong paddlers out there, 4th is a tough spot to finish after such a grueling race, but I’m extremely happy that I made the commitment to the race and to representing Canada. Each time I came through the portage, the announcers would talk about how Canada has had an impact on the inclusion of the women’s canoe on the international stage and that I was the first to represent Canada in women’s canoe at a Marathon World Championship, it was very encouraging,” she explained.

Madeline Mitchell (Winniped, Manitoba) finishing 4th in the Women’s Canoe event.   / Photo: ICF

In the women’s kayak, Samantha Sula (Balmy Beach, Ont.) Finished 14th in the 19km Junior Women’s K1. On the men’s side, Alec Myles (Trois-Rivières, Quebec) took part in the 19km of the Junior Men’s K1, but unfortunately did not finish the race, as well as for Frank Desrosiers (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced the 30km Men’s K1.

“My race was cut short as I tipped at the first turn, but my overall experience was amazing. The feeling of wearing the maple leaf and representing my country on the world stage is something I will remember for the rest of my life,” explained Alec Myles, who was participating in his first international competition.

Find all the results, photos and videos of the competition on the event’s website.

  

    

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
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(418) 271-3785

 

Aug
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Double Gold for Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Kayak World Championships
World Championships
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Double Gold for Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Kayak World Championships

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 27, 2017) – Canadian Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) captured her second world title in two days, winning the Women’s C-1 200m Final on the last day of competition at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

On the heels of her triumph yesterday in the C-2 500m Final with partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON), Vincent-Lapointe dominated the international field in today’s 200m sprint and crossed the finish line in a world record time of 45.478 seconds.

“I’m extremely happy to win back my world title after missing a few strokes in 2015 and finishing fourth,” said Vincent-Lapointe after the race. “This event has been good for us winning in world record times and taking the overall title for Women’s Canoe at these World Championships. It’s been a great start on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but there’s still a lot of hard work ahead.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe breaking the world record in the C-1 200m.

With her dominant performance at this week’s World Sprint Championships, Vincent-Lapointe has solidified her reputation as the athlete to beat as the world’s best female canoers prepare for their first-ever Olympic competition in Tokyo in 2020.

“It’s been almost 20 years since the last time Canada won two gold medals in Olympic events at a World Championship,” added Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “That was 1998 when Stephen Giles and Caroline Brunet shared the honours. I’m really pleased with the results and with the team’s overall performance this week.”

In other Day 5 action, the Canadian K-4 Men’s crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) delivered an impressive bounce-back performance to win the 500m B Final.

“Our guys just missed a berth in the A Final yesterday,” added Barton. “So what this result confirms is that Canada’s K-4 crew belongs with the best in the world. I’m really excited about what our sprint program is capable of achieving over the next few years.”

Men’s K-4 crew happy after their first place in the B final.

On the women’s side, Canada’s K-4 crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) also delivered a strong performance, finishing second in the B Final behind the boat from Portugal.

The Men’s C-4 1000m A Final saw the Canadian crew of Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON), Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC), Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) finish a very respectable 9th place.

Quebec City’s, Andreanne Langlois, wrapped up a strong world championship with a third place finish in the B Final of the Women’s K-1 200m.

In the B Final of the Men’s K-1 500m, Canada’s Jarett Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) finished 6th.

Find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Continues to Dominate in Women’s Canoe at World Sprint Championships
World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 25, 2017) – Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) clocked the fastest time in the Women’s C-1 200m heats today, advancing straight through to tomorrow’s Semi-final at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic. The defending World Cup Champion also achieved a personal best for boat speed, reaching just over 18 kilometers per hour.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe giving her last strokes in the C-1 200m

Several other Canadians qualified for semi-finals tomorrow, including:

  • the Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) in the 500m distance. The foursome finds itself up against a deep, highly competitive field. They delivered a solid performance today, finishing third in a strong heat. A relatively young crew, they’ll be looking to put together another good race to earn a berth in Sunday’s “A” Final;
  • Andreanne Langlois (Quebec, QC) looked hungry in finishing fourth in a tightly contested K-1 200m heat;
  • the Women’s K-4 crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) will need a top 3 finish in tomorrow’s semi-final to qualify for the “A” Final;
  • Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) in the Men’s K-1 200m;
  • former Olympic medallist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) and teammate, Mark James (Dartmouth, NS), will be hoping to use the semi-final to bounce back from a disappointing performance in today’s heats of the C-2 1000m competition.

Competing at his first senior world championships, Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) finished fifth in his semi-final today to qualify for Sunday’s K-1 500m “B” Final.

The Men’s K4 making their way to the semi-final in the 500m race.

“We’re seeing some encouraging performances here,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “In just about every event, we see Canadian athletes demonstrating that they can compete with the best in the world. But we’re a relatively young team and there’s a lot of work to be done over the next couple of years to get ready for Olympic and Paralympic qualification.”

Barton noted that this week’s championships will give athletes and coaches a clear idea of what areas they need to work on as they head into the fall training period. “The goal is to eliminate inconsistencies and improve on the parts of the races that aren’t working as well as we’d like them to,” he added.

In addition to the slate of semi-finals tomorrow, Vincent-Lapointe will team up with Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) to compete in the C-2 500m “A” Final. The duo clocked the fastest time in the heats on Thursday.

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
24
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Three Canadian Crews Qualify for “A” Finals at ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 24, 2017) – Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) clocked the fastest time of the day in the C2 500m heats and advanced directly to Saturday’s “A” Final at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

Vincent-Lapointe is the reigning C1 World Cup Champion and the world record holder in the C1 200m. Her C2 partner, Katie Vincent, is coming off an impressive performance at the U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania where she captured gold in the Women’s C1 200m.

Other Canadian crews advancing to “A” finals included Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) in the Men’s K-2 200m, and on the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Oakville, ON) and Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) in the Women’s K-2 1000m.

Photo: Balint Vekassy

The only Canadian to compete in a final today was Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) who delivered her best-ever finish at a World Championships, finishing fourth in the Paracanoe KL3 200m.

“This is a terrific result for Erica,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “She’s shown steady improvement over the last three years: from a 7th place finish in 2015, to 6th last year, and now just one spot away from a medal. She’s definitely established herself as one of the best in the world.”

Photo: Balint Vekassy

There are several Canadians to watch on Day 3:

  • The Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) will look to make a statement in their 500m heats. At last month’s U23 Sprint World Championships, the Canadian crew came within one-tenth-of-a-second of a gold medal;
  • Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is the pre-race favourite heading into the Women’s C-1 200m heats;
  • 2012 Olympic medallist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), will team up with Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) in the C-2 1000m competition;
  • Andreanne Langlois (Quebec, QC) will draw on 2016 Olympic experience in the K-1 200m; and,
  • Coming off a strong performance in the Women’s K-2 1000m, Courtney Stott and Alanna Bray-Lougheed will team up with Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) in the K-4 500m.

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Paddlers “Upbeat” at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 23, 2017) – The mood amongst Team Canada athletes is upbeat as a mix of rookies and seasoned veterans makes final preparations for this week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Led by defending World Cup champion and world record holder, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) in women’s canoe, and Olympic medalist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), in men’s canoe, the Canadian contingent is ready to take on the best in the world as they start their journey towards the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

Photo: Canoe Kayak Canada

“This event will give our athletes and coaches a good sense for where they’re at and what they’ll need to do if they hope to qualify for Tokyo,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “For the younger athletes, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to learn from their teammates about what it takes to compete for a spot on the podium at an elite international competition.”

This is a year of transition for Canada’s sprint canoe and kayak program, with several athletes retiring after last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. Younger athletes now have the opportunity to test themselves against top-notch competition.

Besides Vincent-Lapointe and Oldershaw, Barton says he’s excited to watch the Men’s K-4 crew of

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC). At the recent U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania, Canada’s four-man crew came within one-tenth-of-a-second of a gold medal in the 500m final. For this week’s championships, Canada has added some veteran experience in Cochrane who has two Olympic Games under his belt.

In Paracanoe action today, Canada’s Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) advanced to tomorrow’s final in the KL3 200m after finishing third in her heat.

Photo: Shelly Beazley

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

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