Slalom Teams

SENIOR TEAM

UNDER 23 TEAM

Junior Team

Men’s K1

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON)

Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB)

Mael Rivard (Ottawa,ON)

 

Women’s K1

Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB)

Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s C1

 

 

Women’s C1

 

 

Hannah Penner

Birthdate: January 7th, 1998

Birthplace: Olds, AB

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Benjamin Risk

Ottawa, ON

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Yannick Laviolette

St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC

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Andrew Musgrave

Ottawa, ON

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Darius Ramrattan

Innisfail, AB

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Liam Smedley

Dunrobin, ON

Birthdate: March 20th, 1995
Hometown: Dunrobin, Ontario
Residence: Dunrobin, Ontario
Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners
Sport: White Water Slalom

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Lois Betteridge

Ottawa, ON

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Kylie Zirk

Saskatoon, SK

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Mathieu St-Pierre

Shawinigan, QC

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Sophia Jensen

Chelsea, QC

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Isaac Finkelstein

Ottawa, ON

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Roland Varga

Richmond Hill, ON

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Grace Whebby

Dartmouth, NS

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Alexa Irvin

Fall River, NS

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Courtney Stott

Pickering, ON

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Oskar Morawski

Richmond Hill, ON

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Mark James

Dartmouth, NS

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Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald

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Trinity Tratch

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Maxence Beauchesne

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Nadya Crossman-Serb

Winnipeg, MB

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Madeline Schmidt

Ottawa, ON

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Katie Vincent

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Anna Roy-Cyr

Lac-Beauport, QC

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Mark de Jonge

Halifax, NS

Birthdate: February 15, 1984
Hometown: Halifax, NS
Residence: Halifax, NS
Canoe Club: Maskwa Aquatic Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 200
Coach: Fred Jobin

 

When Mark de Jonge’s family moved from Calgary to Halifax in 1997, they signed him up at Maskwa Aquatic Club to help him make friends in his new community. It was a start to many long friendships and a very successful paddling career. He won his first national titles in 1999 and went on to win an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2014 Mark became World Champion and he now holds the World Record time for the K1 200m.

After narrowly missing the Olympic team in 2004 and 2008, Mark briefly retired from the sport to focus on his engineering career with Stantec Consulting. The addition of Mark’s best event, the K1 200 metre, in the Olympic programme brought him for another shot at his dream.

In 2011, Mark de Jonge’s paddling career was heating up again as he reached the podium at a World Cup and qualified Canada’s Olympic quota spot in the K1 200 with a sixth place result at World Championships. Everything was on track until Mark dropped an 80 pound dumbbell on his finger in April 2012 and was unable to paddle for several weeks. After sitting out of World Cup competitions, Mark came back to qualify for the Canadian Olympic Team by winning National Team Trials in a time faster than ever recorded in international competition. He won an Olympic bronze medal in London seven weeks later.

Mark holds an engineering degree, and does some part-time engineering work when he is in Halifax.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 - Gold
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 7th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 - Silver
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 200 - Gold
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 - Silver
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - 5th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 200 -Gold
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 200 - 6th
2012 Olympic Games (London) K1 200 – Bronze

2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 - 6th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 - Bronze
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 200 – 4th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 200 Relay - 5th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K4 200 - 6th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 200 - 13th
2007 Pan American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) K4 1000 - Silver
2003 Pan American Games (Santo Domingo) K1 500 – Bronze

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

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Erica Scarff

Balmy Beach

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Coach: Mari Ellery

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2014 National Championships (Regina, Canada) K1 200 LTA - Gold

2013 National Championships (Montreal, Canada) K1 200 LTA - Gold

Drew Hodges

Rideau

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Coach: Mike Robinson

Drew Hodges started his paddling career at the age of (insert) at the Rideau Canoe Club. The club atmosphere, and his friends are what made him discover his passion for paddling. Drew takes a lot of pride in wearing the Rideau purple singlet.

Drew is a Canada Games gold medalist, and a multiple time national champion.

He is a newcomer on the international scene, and made his first appearance in 2013 at the Pan American Championships. He has since represented Canada at the U23 World Championships.

Drew is currently studying commerce at Carleton University. When not in his canoe, Drew enjoys spending time with his friends and family

RESULTS

2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 12th
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) C1 1000 - 4th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C1 5000 - Gold

2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C1 1000 - Silver
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C4 1000 - Silver
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C4 200 - Bronze

Craig Spence

Cheema

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

Coach: Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk

Craig Spence started his paddling career at the Senobe Aquatic Club. It is there that he fell in love with the sport, and his competitive spirit eventually led him to join the Cheema Aquatic Club. Since then, Craig has been improving year after year.

Craig represented Nova Scotia at the 2013 Canada Games. He also raced for Canada at the 2013 Junior World Championships, and Pan American Championships.

In 2012, Craig had the opportunity to be in the crowd to cheer on Mark Oldershaw when he won his bronze medal at the Olympic games.

Craig is known for his great attitude and his strong work ethics. In 2014, he made a big jump and joined the Senior National Team after a strong race at National Team Trials in Montreal.

Craig is majoring in economics with a statistics minor at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C4 1000 - Silver
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C1 1000 - 7th
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior C1 5000 - Silver
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior C1 200 - Bronze

2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior C1 1000 - 5th
2013 Junior World Championships (Welland, Canada) C1 1000 - 19th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C1 1000 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C1 5000 - Silver

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Lac-Beauport

Hometown: Lac-Beauport

Coach: Luc Grenier / Chad Brooks

Pierre-Luc Poulin grew up around the Lac Beauport Canoe Club, following in the footsteps of his brother Maxim Poulin. It is Fred Jobin who really got Pierre-Luc interested in kayaking, when he took him out in the coaching boat one summer afternoon to introduce him to the athletes. Fred Jobin also gave him a DVD of the World Championships races, which got Pierre-Luc hooked.

Pierre-Luc broke onto the international scene in 2013 at the Junior World Championships. He also competed at the 2014 U23 World Championships.

Known for his sprinting ability and his size, he is a big asset on the men’s kayak team.

Pierre-Luc is currently studying humanities at Cégep Limoilou. He also enjoys the outdoors, snowmobiling, and backpacking.

RESULTS

2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K4 1000 - 8th
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior K1 1000 - Gold
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior K1 200 - Gold
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior K1 5000 - 5th
2013 Junior World Championships (Welland, Canada) K1 200 - 8th

2013 Junior World Championships (Welland, Canada) K4 1000 - 8th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 500 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 200 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K2 200 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 200 - Silver

Alex Scott

Maskwa

Birthdate: May 6, 1995
Hometown: Bedford, NS
Residence: Bedford, NS
Canoe Club: Maskwa Aquatic Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 200
Coach: Fred Jobin / Chad Brooks

Alex started paddling at the age of 8 at the Maskwa Aquatic Club, and fell in love with it. Alex Scott was a promising young judoka when he was younger, competiting at the Winter Canada Games in 2010. However, paddling was always in the back of his mind.

Alex Scott is a newcomer on the international paddling scene. His first international experience came from participating in the 2013 Junior World Championships. Since then, Alex has been racing for Canada at Pan American Championships and the U23 World Championship.

Alex is a training partner of World Champion Mark de Jonge, and sees him as a role model.

Alex is currently studying computer science at Saint-Mary’s University. When not paddling, he enjoys spending time with friends, and watching TV shows.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 200 - 6th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 - 14th
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior K2 200 - Silver

2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) Junior K2 1000 - 5th
2013 Junior World Championships (Welland, Canada) K2 200 - 10th

Jarret Kenke

Saskatoon

Birthdate: June 7, 1994
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Residence: Saskatoon, SK
Canoe Club: Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 1000
Coach: Dave Robertson / Andrzej Gronowicz

Jarret Kenke started paddling at the age of 12 at the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club. He broke on the national scene in 2009 when he won his first nationals. Since then, Jarret has been improving year after year, racing for Canada in Mexico City at the 2010 Pan American Championships, and in Brandenburg, Germany at the 2011 Junior World Championships.

After a strong race at National Team Trials in 2013, Jarret earned the right to represent Canada at the U23 World Championships in K1 1000m.

Throughout his career, Jarret has been looking up to Adam van Koeverden and considers him a big influence. He has taken Adam’s advice of never settling for second best to heart, and is known to work extremely hard, and have great endurance.

In 2011, Jarret was named Saskatchewan’s Youth Male Athlete of the Year. He credits this accomplishment to his passion to the sport, and the support from his family.

When not paddling, he enjoys outdoors life, hiking, biking, and swimming.

RESULTS

2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) K1 5000 - Bronze
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) K4 1000 - Bronze
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K1 1000 - 16th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K2 1000 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 200 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K2 200 - Silver

2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 5000 - Bronze
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 1000 - Bronze
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K4 1000 - 14th
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K1 500 - 15th
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior K4 1000 - Bronze
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior K2 1000 - Bronze

Ryan Cochrane

Windsor, Nova Scotia

Birthdate: July 24, 1983
Hometown: Windsor, NS
Residence: Lac Beauport, Quebec
Canoe Club: Lac Beauport
Sport: Men’s Kayak
Coach: Fred Jobin

Ryan Cochrane comes from the small town of Windsor, NS and began paddling when he was seven years old at the Pisiquid Aquatic Club. He became Pisiquid’s biggest success story when he made the Junior World Championship in 2001.

Ryan trained at Maskwa Aquatic Club for several years with Mark de Jonge. He later moved to Ottawa to train at the Rideau Canoe Club and now represents Lac Beauport where he currently resides with his partner Mylanie Barré, who was also an Olympic kayaker, and their daughter, Layla, who was born in 2013. Their son, Logan, was born in 2015.

In pursuit of representing Canada at the Olympic Games in the K2 200, Ryan and his partner Hugues Fournel won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games, won National Team Trials and posted Canada’s two best K2 results at the 2012 World Cups which included a bronze medal in Poznan, Poland. Ryan and Hugues placed seventh in the Olympic final as the K2 200 metre made its debut on the Olympic programme. In 2013 coach Fred Jobin changed up the crews and Ryan he paired with Richard Dober Jr. to finish eighth in the K2 200 metre at World Championships.

Ryan holds a bachelor of science in psychology with a minor biology, and enjoys building things, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

RESULTS

2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - 13th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 - 7th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - 5th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K2 200 - 8th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 - 8th
2012 Olympic Games (London, Great-Britain) K2 200 - 7th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 200 - 5th

2012 World Cup 1 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - Bronze
2011 Olympic Test Event (London, Great Britain) K2 200 - 4th
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - 10th
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K2 200 - Gold
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - 6th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K4 200 - 6th
2001 Junior World Championships (Curituba, Brazil) K4 1000 - 13th

Marshall Hughes

Waverley, NS

Birthdate: February 14, 1995
Hometown: Waverley, NS
Residence: Waverley, NS
Canoe Club: Cheema
Coach: Scott Oldershaw / Mike Kerrivan
Sport: Men’s Kayak 1000

When Marshall’s family moved to Waverley, NS when he was just a kid, the family’s real estate agent kept talking about Cheema Aquatic Club. In a small community like Waverley, it’s hard not to know Cheema and Marshall discovered paddling at the age of eight through a summer camp. Seeing older athletes at the club training hard every day in pursuit of their dreams inspired Marshall to do the same.

A highlight moment in Marshall’s paddling career was winning a World Cup bronze medal in K4 1000 while he was still a Junior. He went on that season to place eighth in both the K1 and K4 1000 at the 2013 Junior World Championships.

Marshall has since raced at Pan American Championships and U23 World Championships.

He is currently studying business at NSCC. When not paddling, Marshall enjoys spending time with his friends around the lake, and archery.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 5000 - Gold
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 1000 - 5th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K4 1000 - 6th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 1000 - 16th
2013 Junior World Championships (Welland, Canada) K4 1000 - 8th
2013 Junior World Championships (Welland, Canada) K1 1000 - 8th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K4 1000 - Bronze
2013 Junior Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) K1 1000 – Bronze
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 1000 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 1000 - Silver
2012 Pan Am (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Junior K1 5000 - Gold

Andrew Jessop

Halifax, NS

Birthdate: June 28, 1990
Hometown: Halifax, NS
Residence: Halifax, NS
Canoe Club: Maskwa
Sport: Men’s Kayak 1000
Coach: Scott Oldershaw / Chad Brooks

As an athlete, Andrew Jessop is known for his endurance and determination. He and his K2 partner Rob Clarke surprised many in 2013 by winning the K2 1000 at National Team Trial and the pair went on to compete at World Cups and won the B-final at the 2013 Under 23 World Championships.

Andrew raced K1 1000 and K4 500 at the 2007 Junior World Championships in Czech Republic. He has won numerous National Champion titles in K1 and crew boats. He hauled back an impressive four medals from the 2009 Canada Summer Games and had several podium finishes at the 2008 Pan American Championships.

Andrew’s biggest international moment came from pairing with Brady Reardon in K2 1000m at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, where the pair finished 7th.

Andrew’s bright orange Nelo K1 has become his signature mark on the water. He has an eye for boat aesthetics and has designed unique paintjobs for several boats belonging to his fellow athletes. He has also helped to refurbish many of Maskwa Aquatic Club’s older boats with a fresh paintjob.He holds a business degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. Andrew is an avid sports fan and enjoys debating the highlights of last night’s game with his teammates.  

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 1000 - 7th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 1000 - 15th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 8th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 1000 - 12th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 6th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 11th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K2 1000 - 10th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 500 - 12th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 12th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 12th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 22nd
2008 Pan Am (Montreal, Canada) K2 1000 - Gold
2007 Junior World Championships (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 14th
2007 Junior World Championships (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 1000 - 20th

Michelle Russell

Fall River, NS

Birthdate: June 27th, 1992
Hometown: Fall River, NS
Residence: Fall River, NS
Canoe Club: Cheema Aquatic Club
Sport: Women’s Kayak

Michelle began her paddling career at the Abenaki Aquatic Club so she could paddle with her family and cousins. She moved on to the Cheema Aquatic Club in 2004.

Since then, Michelle’s paddling career has been on a steep incline. She is the 2013 Under 23 World Champion in K1 200 and also won a bronze medal in the K1 500 at the Championships in Welland to be Canada’s only double-medalist on home water. 2012 was her first World Cup tour where she took home a bronze in K1 200 relay.

Michelle has become one of Canada’s best women’s K1 paddler. She has won multiple national team trials, and represented Canada at several Senior World Championships. She is known to be a hard worker, and to always be pushing her limits.

Michelle is currently studying English at Mount Saint-Vincent University. In her spare time, Michelle loves to read and usually has a good book or two on the go.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 11th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 500 - 12th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 - 13th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 - 15th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 500 - 12th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 5000 - 15th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - Silver
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 8th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 12th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - 8th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 - 14th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K1 200 - Gold
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K1 500 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 200 - 6th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 500 - 7th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 500 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 200 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 13th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - Bronze
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 8th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 500 - 14th
2011 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 500 - 8th
2011 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 500 - 8th
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K1 1000 - 10th

Lissa Bissonnette

Sherbrooke, QC

Birthdate: December 14th, 1990
Hometown: Sherbrooke, QC
Residence: Gatineau, QC
Canoe Club: Pointe-Claire
Sport: Women’s Kayak

Lissa started paddling at the age of ten at the Deux-Rives Canoe Club. She later joined the Sherbrooke Canoe Club and started training seriously She was inspired by Canadian paddling icon Caroline Brunet to pursue her dream of becoming a National Team kayaker. She moved to Pointe-Claire to train and says watching canoer Tom Hall train to win an Olympic bronze medal in 2008 had a big impact on her.

Lissa has competed on several World Cup tours and placed eighth in K4 at the 2013 U23 World Championships. She now lives in Gatineau, QC and is studying to become a high school math teacher while pursuing her paddling career. When she is not paddling, Lissa enjoys downhill skiing, and spending time around the lake with her family.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 1000 - Silver
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 200 - 4th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 500 - 5th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K4 500 - 5th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K4 500 - 8th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K2 500 - 9th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - 5th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - 8th

2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) K1 200 - Gold
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) K2 200 - Gold
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) K2 500 - Gold
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) K1 500 - Bronze
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 8th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 500 - 17th
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 1000 - Bronze

Émilie Fournel

Montreal, QC

Émilie Fournel has been near the top of Canada’s women’s kayak class for several years. She raced K4 500 at the 2008 Beijing Games and competed in the K1 500 and 200 at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

On the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team, her brother Hugues who competed in the K2 events joined her. Having a sibling as a teammate made the experience extra special for both Émilie and Hugues. Both paid tribute to their late father and inspiration, Jean Fournel by wearing his vintage singlets under their Canadian uniforms. Jean Fournel raced K4 at the 1976 Olympic Games and passed away after a battle with cancer while Émilie and Hugues were young.

Émilie is well-known for her signature polka-dotted K1. The design is based on the Tour-de-France jersey awarded to the best climber.

Émilie is a proud member of the Lachine Racing Canoe Club, and considers it a privilege to be able to race with younger athletes at the national championships.

When not paddling, Émilie enjoys hanging with friends, the outdoors, the beach, and reading.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 11th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 500 - 14th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 5000 - 4th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 500 - 9th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 7th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 7th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K1 5000 - 4th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K1 500 - 11th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 6th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - 8th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 500 - 14th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 5000 - Silver
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 500 - 4th

2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 500 - 13th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 200 - 17th
2012 Olympic Games (London, Great-Britain) K1 500 - 14th
2012 Olympic Games (London, Great-Britain) K1 200 - 21st
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 500 - 7th
2012 World Cup 1 (Poznan, Poland) K1 500 - 7th
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K1 500 - Silver
2010 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - Silver
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 200 Relay - Bronze
2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - Silver
2009 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - Silver
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) K4 500 - 10th
2003 Junior World Championships (Komatsu, Japan) K1 500 - 4th

Andreanne Langlois

Québec, QC

Hometown: Québec, QC
Club: Trois-Rivières, QC
Coach: Mark Granger / Mathieu Pelletier

Finding role models in her sister, Marie-Pier, and Olympian Émilie Fournel, has given Andreanne motivation to pursue paddling to the highest level. She followed in her sister’s lead in making the Junior World Championships in 2009 and is now proud to be able to call Émilie her teammate.

Since joining the Trois-Rivières Canoe Club, Andréanne has not only met teammates, but they also became very close friends. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere at the club, and is very proud whenever she gets to race for her club.

Since her first international competition at the age of 16 she has represented Canada at the Pan American Championships, World Cups, and Under 23 World Championships.

In her spare time she enjoys baking, karaoke, and spending time with her family. She is also studying in industrial relations at Université Laval.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 1000 - Silver
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 5000 - Bronze
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 200 - Bronze
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K4 500 - 5th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 8th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 9th
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) K1 200 - Gold
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) K4 500 - Silver
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K4 500 - 8th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - 5th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - 8th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K2 200 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 500 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 500 - Bronze
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 200 - Bronze
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K4 500 - 8th
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K1 200 - 8th

Mark Oldershaw

Burlington, ON

Mark Oldershaw captured the Bronze medal at the recent London Olympic Games in the C1 1000m event. He is a third generation Olympian and fifth member of his family to compete in the Games. His grandfather Bert, uncles Dean and Reed, and father Scott all competed in the sport of CanoeKayak, but Mark is the first of the family to win a medal.

Mark has also won over 65 gold medals at the National Championships as a member of the Burloak Canoe Club, is a 7-time winner on the World Cup Circuit, and was a double Junior World Champion in 2001.

Mark is a big believer in the club system, and can be seen racing at the National Championships with many different Burloak athletes every single year. He has been seen to help younger athletes throughout their careers, and

He is currently refocusing his training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he is hoping to turn his bronze into gold.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 1000 - 6th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 200 Relay - 8th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 5000 - 13th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C1 500 - Silver
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C1 5000 - Silver
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C1 1000 - 8th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 1000 - Silver
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C1 500 - Silver
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C1 1000 - Bronze
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C1 5000 - 6th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C1 200 - 9th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 5000 - Bronze
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 1000 - 9th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 5000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 1000 - 9th

2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 1000 - 5th
2012 Olympic Games (London, Great-Britain) C1 1000 - Bronze
2012 World Cup 3 (Moscow, Russia) C1 1000 - 5th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 1000 - 4th
2012 World Cup 1 (Poznan, Poland) C1 1000 - Gold
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C1 1000 - 5th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 1000 - Silver
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 1000 - Gold
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 5000 - Gold
2010 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 1000 - Bronze
2010 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C1 1000 - Bronze
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C1 1000 - 4th
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) C1 500 - 10th
2001 Junior World Championships (Curituba, Brazil) C1 1000 - Gold
2001 Junior World Championships (Curituba, Brazil) C1 500 - Gold

Marc Tarling

Pointe-Claire

Birthdate: August 12th, 1991
Hometown: Pointe-Claire, QC
Canoe Club: Pointe-Claire Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s Canoe

Marc Tarling began his paddling career at the Pointe-Claire canoe club. Marc is a big believer in a healthy club system, and can be seen helping out young Pointe-Claire athletes whenever he is back in Pointe-Claire. He also helps out around the club by fixing boats.

Marc looked up to Thomas Hall when he was younger, and racing against him was one of the best moments of his young career.

Marc broke onto the international paddling scene in 2009 when he represented Canada at the Junior World Championships, in Russia. Since then, he has raced for Canada at Pan American Championships, World Cups, and U23 World Championships.

Marc moved to Dartmouth, NS in 2013 to train with Ben Russell. He currently is focusing on C2 1000 with Roland Varga.

Marc Tarling is currently studying engineering at Concordia University. When he is not training, Marc enjoys hiking, woodworking, carving, and reading.

RESULTS

2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C1 1000 - 11th
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) C1 5000 - Silver
2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) C2 1000 - Bronze
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) C2 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 5th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 500 - 9th
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) C1 1000 – Gold
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) C1 500 – Silver
2009 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 500 - 11th

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Trois-Rivières, QC

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is arguably the best female canoer in the World. She stepped onto the international scene in 2010 and won two gold medals at the World Championships. She repeated her results in 2011 and won another two gold medals in C1 200 and C2 500 with her partner Mallorie Nicholson and again in 2013 with partner Sara-Jane Caumartin. She also became the inaugural Under 23 World Champion in 2013. Her win at the 2014 World Championships also enabled her to claim the title of world record holder.

She welcomes the increase in competition that has come seen since women’s canoe events were first included in international competition. Through hard work in training, she has managed to stay at the top of the field.

Laurence has been a big voice in advocating for the inclusion of women’s canoe on the Olympic programme and hopes to realize her dream of competing at the Olympic Games.

Laurence started paddling in 2005 at the Trois-Rivières Canoe Club, and is currently completing her degree in medical sciences at Université de Montréal. She hopes to enter Med School after her paddling career.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 200 - Gold
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C2 500 - 4th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 - Gold
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 500 - Gold
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) C1 200 - Gold
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 - Gold
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 - Gold
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 200 - Gold

2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - Gold
2012 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 - Gold
2012 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 - Gold
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C1 200 – Gold
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C2 500 – Gold
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 – Gold
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 – Gold

Christine Gauthier

Dorval, QC

Christine is a five-time Paracanoe World Champion in the K1 200 metre LTA. She started Paracanoe as an outing with her sisters after suffering injuries during her military service. Christine was in the regular force field artillery for 10 years. While training on an obstacle course in 1989 she jumped into a deep hole and had a bad landing. The resulting injuries to her knees, hips, neck and back have required eight surgeries so far and more to come. Her condition is degenerative and she hopes with access to medical resources and the help of her coach she will be in the hunt for gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Christine did many sports growing up including cross-country skiing, cycling, lifting weights, and playing volleyball. Her interest in sport took a hiatus for about a decade until she was injured and took up paddling in 2008. She now also plays sledge hockey, cross-country sit ski and hand cycles as cross training for paddling. She also enjoys riding her three-wheel motorcycle.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 TA - Silver
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) V1 200 LTA - Bronze
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 LTA - 7th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) V1 200 TA - Silver
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 TA - Bronze
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 LTA – Gold

2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) V1 200 LTA – Silver
2012 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) K1 200 LTA – Gold
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 LTA – Gold
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) K1 200 LTA – Gold
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 200 LTA – Gold

Brian Malfesi

Ridge

Brian Malfesi started paddling in 2005 to follow in his brother’s footsteps. His early years are what made Brian fall in love with paddling. He made many friends, and the paddling community became like a second family to him.

Brian’s first international experience came in 2010, when he was selected to represent Canada in Mexico City for the Pan American Championships. He also competed at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. Since then, he represented Canada at U23 World Championships.

In 2013, Brian was proud to be representing Team BC at the Canada Summer Games, in Sherbrooke.

Brian is currently studying Biomedical engineering at Simon Fraser University.

RESULTS

2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K4 1000 - 8th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K2 1000 - 12th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 1000 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 500 - Silver

2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K2 200 - Bronze
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K4 1000 - 14th
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior K4 1000 - Bronze
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior K2 1000 - Bronze

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