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Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships: Excited crowd motivates athletes in today’s 1000m finals

Aug
23
Joannie Verret

WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 23, 2017) – A large and boisterous crowd was treated to some outstanding races today as athletes competed in 1000m and 500m events on Day 2 of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. Despite the strong winds on the Welland International Flatwater Centre this afternoon, there were many spectacular performances. “I really […]... Read More

Canadian Paddlers “Upbeat” at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

Aug
23
Joannie Verret

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, […]... Read More

Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships: Tough weather conditions challenge top paddlers on Day 1

Aug
22
Joannie Verret

WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 22, 2017) – The toughest part about racing at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships today wasn’t necessarily the other paddlers, it was the swirling winds of up to 50 km/hr that made navigating the Welland International Flatwater Centre extremely difficult. More than 1,000 athletes from 43 different clubs across the country […]... Read More

Canoe Kayak Canada Unveils Inspiring New Vision

Aug
10
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 10, 2017) – This is the biggest month of the year for the Canadian paddling community, as all three disciplines – marathon, slalom, and sprint – host their national championships. And this August is particularly pivotal because it marks the release of Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) Vision 2024 Strategic Plan, the most […]... Read More

Ottawa Paddlers Dominate Home Course in Whitewater Nationals

Aug
6
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 6, 2017) – Local athletes took advantage of an intimate knowledge of the challenging Pumphouse course to win gold in three of the open age events at today’s Whitewater National Slalom Championships in downtown Ottawa. “Home course advantage is a huge deal in slalom paddling,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High […]... Read More

Ottawa Hosts Whitewater National Championships

Aug
4
Canoe Kayak Canada

  OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 4, 2017) – For the second time this summer, Ottawa is hosting a major national paddling championship. Taking advantage of the unprecedented excitement around Canada 150 celebrations, Canoe Kayak Canada and the Ottawa River Runners Club are staging the Whitewater National Slalom Championships this weekend. This event follows the July 1-2 […]... Read More

Former National Champion Joins Canoe Kayak Canada National Office

Aug
2
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 2, 2017) – She’s trading her paddle for a laptop computer. Former sprint canoe national champion, Joannie Verret, is returning to Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) as the new Communications Coordinator, effective August 18th, 2017. Verret is the two-time defending National Champion in the C-2 200m and was a three-time gold medalist at […]... Read More

Canoe Kayak Canada Congratulates Natalie Brett on New Paralympic Position

Aug
1
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 1, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) today congratulated Sprint National Team Manager, Natalie Brett, who will be moving on from CKC next month following the Sprint National Championships. She will take on the position of Manager of Games Operations and Delivery with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). “We’re really disappointed to […]... Read More

Canada Proves it Belongs with the World’s Best in Canoe Polo

Jul
30
Canoe Kayak Canada

WROCLAW, POLAND (July 30, 2017) – Despite a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Netherlands in their final match of the tournament, a Top 6 finish in Women’s Canoe Polo at the World Games is proof that Canada belongs amongst the top international teams. Over 7 matches, Team Canada posted some encouraging results, including a win […]... Read More

Women’s Canoe Leads Canada to 4 Medals at ICF Junior/U23 Worlds

Jul
30
Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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