Sprint Teams

MEN'S KAYAK

WOMEN'S KAYAK

MEN'S CANOE

WOMEN'S CANOE

PARACANOE

NextGen Athletes

* indicates provincial NextGen program only

Men’s Kayak

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

Women’s Kayak

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

Men’s Canoe

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

Women’s Canoe

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

Paracanoe

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

 

Junior Academy Athletes

Men’s Kayak

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

Women’s Kayak

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

Men’s Canoe

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

Women’s Canoe

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

 

John Hastings

John Hastings

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Zachary Zwanenburg

Zachary Zwanenburg

Cornwall, ON

Hometown: Cornwall, ON
Event: Men’s K1
Additional Teams: Junior (C1)

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Florence Maheu

Florence Maheu

Valleyfield, QC

Hometown: Valleyfield, QC
Event: Women’s K1

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Adrian Cole

Adrian Cole

Calgary, AB

Hometown: Calgary, AB
Event: Men’s K1

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Ryley Penner

Ryley Penner

Lundbreck, AB

Hometown: Lundbreck, AB
Event: Men’s K1

Additional Teams: Junior

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Liam Smedley

Liam Smedley

Dunrobin, ON

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

RESULTS

Jessica Groeneveld

Jessica Groeneveld

Innisfail, AB

Birthdate: December 19th, 1988
Hometown: Innisfail, Alberta
Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Canoe Club: Waterwerks
Sport: K1-W
Jessica emerged on the scene in 2008, qualifying the spot for Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games, and making the National Team for the first time ever. Training full-time in Calgary with coach, Mike Holroyd, Jessica has her sights set on London and Rio.
When she is not training, she is working towards a degree in Kinesiology at Mount Royal University in Calgary, or busy in the kitchen baking and cooking! Jessica also lends a helping hand to the Waterwerks Canoe/Kayak club in Calgary, coaching young, emerging athletes how to kayak.

RESULTS

2010
1st - Charlotte Open World Ranking Race (Charlotte, NC)
17th - Continental World Cup (Penrith, Australia)

2009
1st - Canadian National Team Trials (Ottawa, ON)
1st - US Open (McHenry, Maryland)

2008
2nd - Pan American Championships (Charlotte, NC)

Thea Froehlich

Thea Froehlich

Ottawa, ON

Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Event: Women’s K1
Additional Teams: Under 23

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Jazmyne Denhollander

Jazmyne DenHollander

Chilliwack, BC

Birthdate: January 8th, 1994
Hometown: Chilliwack, BC
Residence: Chilliwack, BC
Canoe Club: Chilliwack Center of Excellence
Sport: K1-W

Jazmyne is the newest addition to Canada’s national team. Jazmyne will be competing for Canada at 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and at the 2010 Junior World Championships in Foix, France. When off the water, Jazmyne enjoys fashion and reading the Twilight series of novels.

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Ben Hayward

Ben Hayward

Edmonton, AB

Birthdate: October 8th, 1989
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners
Sport: K1-M
Website: benhayward.ca

Ben set Canadian history by earning a bronze medal at the 2007 Pre-Junior World Championships in Roudnice, CZE. Since this incredible result, he has been one of Canada’s most promising athletes on the international stage. At the 2009 World Championships, Ben finished 13th in the individual event, and was 4th in the team event with teammates John Hastings, and David Ford. Needless to say, Ben has made his mark on the international stage and given his age will be a medal hopeful for Canada in years to come.

Ben is currently pursuing an architecture degree at Carleton University. He is also an avid Sprint paddler, and trains with many of the National Team guys here in Ottawa at the Rideau Canoe Club.

RESULTS

2009:
3rd - Canadian National Championships (Kananaskis, AB)
4th - World Championships Team Event (La Seu D'Urgell, ESP)
13th - World Championships (La Seu D'Urgell, ESP)

2007:
3rd - Pre-Junior World Championships (Roudnice, CZE)

Alexandra McGee

Alexandra McGee

Ottawa, ON

Birthdate: January 3rd, 1992
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Residence: Ottawa, ON
Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners
Sport: White Water Canoe Slalom
Alexandra has been paddling whitewater since she was about 8 years old recreationally with her family and friends.  In 2008, Alexandra joined the Ottawa River Runners and started to train part-time in the development program under the coaching of James Cartwright for canoe slalom. Since fall 2009, she started training and paddling full-time in the high-performance program for with the Ottawa River Runners. In 2010, her last year as a junior team member, she competed at the Jr. World Champoinships in Foix, France and she was  also ranked Jr. National Champion. In 2011 Alexandra made senior national team and got the opportunity to compete at all four 2011 World Cups and the Sr. World Championships. She is now being coached by Michal Staniszewski.

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Michael Tayler

Michael Tayler

Ottawa, ON

Birthdate: February 16, 1992
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Residence: Ottawa, ON
Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners
Sport: K1-M
Michael is 20 years old and competes in the Olympic sport of Canoe/Kayak Slalom, a dynamic sport where athletes race down whitewater rapids through a series of slalom gates. Michael began kayaking over a decade ago at the young age of eight through a week long summer camp. Since then, he has gone on to win 5 Junior National Titles, achieve a Bronze Medal from the 2010 Oceania Open, as well as attaining the best ever individual result by a Canadian in Men’s K1 at the Junior World Championships in 2010 (13th place). He began the transition into the senior category in 2011 by earning a spot on theNational B Team and winning the 2011 National Championships later that year. Michael erupted on to the National A team in April 2012 where he won the highly contested battle for Canada’s only Olympic kayak spot. Outside of his athletic achievements, Michael is a second year student at Carleton University where he studies a mix of political science, law, and history. While at school he is also an active member of the fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon – Tau Omega Chapter, volunteering his time in the local community and within the fraternity as the Athletics Chair. Michael also finds the time to teach kid’s kayaking lessons for his local club, the Ottawa River Runners, and has been a slalom coach for many of the cadet, junior, masters, and other young senior athletes. Michael plans on building on past successes leading up to London 2012 and through the World Cup season. With many seasons ahead of him, he will be a prominent figure in the Canoe/Kayak world for years to come.

RESULTS

2012
June World Cup #3 - La Seu D'Urgell, SP - K1 - 42nd
June Wolrd Cup #2 - Pau, FRA - K1 - 62nd
April Senior National Team Trials - Charlotte, USA - K1 - 1st

David Ford

David Ford

Edmonton, AB

Birthdate: March 23rd, 1967
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Residence: Chilliwack, BC
Canoe Club: Chilliwack Center of Excellence
Sport: Men’s Kayak

A veteran of the team, David is the most decolarated athlete on the National Team. With one World Championships Title (1999), an overall World Cup Title (2003), 5x Olympian, and 16x National Champion, David has been responsible for putting Whitewater Kayaking on the Canadian radar.

Born in Edmonton, David now lives and trains in Chilliwack, BC with wife and alpine ski-racer Kelly Vanderbeek. Known for his attention to detail, David is motivated by the ability to test new limits and find new challenges. He once worked in a head injury clinic training severe head injury patients. This experience gave him perspective on the role that sports play in life and the fact that in the end it is only a game.

RESULTS

2010:
8th - Continental World Cup (Penrith AUS)

2009:
4th - World Championships (La Seu D'urgell, ESP)
8th Overall World Cup Standings
3rd Continental World Cup (Kananaskis, Alberta)
1st National Championships (Kananaskis, Alberta)
1st Canadian National Team Trials (Ottawa, Ontario)

2008:
6th - Olympic Games (Beijing, CHN)
8th - Overall World Cup Standings

2007:
20th - World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)
5th - Pre-Olympic Test Event (Beijing, CHN)
1st - National Championships (Chilliwack, BC)
12th Bratislava Slovak Open (Bratislava, SVK)
1st National Team Trials (Charlotte, NC)
4th Continental World Cup (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)

Haley Daniels

Haley Daniels

Calgary, AB

Birthdate: December 14th, 1990
Hometown: Calgary
Residence: Calgary
Canoe Club: Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak, Waterworks
Sport: White Water Slalom Canoeing
Twitter: @Haleydanielsc1

RESULTS

2011
22nd C1 Women’s Slalom World Championships Bratislava, Slovakia
25th C1 Women’s Slalom, World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic
Canoe Kayak Canadian National White Water Slalom Team
4th – C1 Women’s Slalom, Seventh Place K1 Women

2010
Canoe Kayak Canadian National White Water Slalom Team
Alberta Slalom Canoe/Kayak Senior Women’s Overall Champion
Silver Medal – C1 Women’s Slalom, Nationals, Minden Ontario
Oceania World Cup

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Cameron Smedley

Dunrobin, ON

Smedley, an Engineering student at Carleton University, has taken the reigns from James Cartwright and is leading the C1 class in Canada. After solidifying his spot on the team in 2009, Smedley posted some great World Cup results, and gained experience at the 2009 World Championships. Smedley knows how to race; in 2008, he finished 9th at the Junior World Championships.

RESULTS

2010
1st (C-1) - Canadian National Championships (Minden, Ontario)
1st (C-2) - Canadian National Championships (Minden, Ontario)

2009
1st (C-1) - Canadian National Championships (Kananaskis, Alberta)
1st (C-2) - Pan-american Championships (Kananaskis, Alberta)

2008
9th - Junior World Championships (Roudnice, CZE)

2007
1st - Junior Canadian National Championships (Chilliwack, B.C.)

Yannick Laviolette

Yannick Laviolette

Valleyfield, QC

Hometown: Valleyfield, QC
Event: Men’s C1

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Mark de Jonge

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

Cory Rublee

Cory Rublee

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Stephen Frodsham

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Jeremy Stott

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Thomas Hall

Tom Hall

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Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

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Ailish McNulty

Ailish McNulty

Dartmouth, NS

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Sarah Vegas-Dubois

Sarah Vegas-Dubois

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Maddison MacKenzie

Maddison MacKenzie

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Courtney Stott

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Charles-Antoine Girouard

Charles-Antoine Girouard

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Liam O'Brien

Liam O’Brien

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Scott Barclay

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Colin Black

Colin Black

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Adam Tenwolde

Adam Tenwolde

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Erica Scarff

Balmy Beach

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Coach: Mari Ellery

RESULTS

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

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

Sam Hall

Sam Hall

Cheema

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

Coach: Mike Kerrivan

Sam started paddling at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club when she was enrolled in a kiddy canoe program. She eventually found her way to the Cheema Aquatic Club. She credits a lot of her success to her club, mainly because of the competitive, yet friendly atmosphere that is present both on, and off the water.

Paddling has always been in Sam’s family. Tony Hall, Sam’s father, was Steve Giles’ coach when he won Olympic Bronze in C1 1000m in 2000. Tom Hall, Sam’s brother, has also represented Canada at U23 World Championships.

Sam started her international career in 2010 when she qualified to represent Canada at the Pan American Championships in Mexico City. Since then, she has raced at Junior World Championships, and U23 World Championships. Sam is also a Canada Games gold medalist.

Sam is known for her positive attitude, and her attention to details. She is currently studying Fine Arts at NSCAD University. Sam’s passion for drawing is no secret, and she takes a lot of pride in her work.

RESULTS

2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 500 - 7th in Semi
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 1000 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K2 5000 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K1 500 - Silver

2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) K4 500 - Silver
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) K2 500 - 10th
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior K4 500 - Silver
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior K2 500 - Silver

Drew Hodges

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

Craig Spence

Cheema

Hometown: Waverley, NS

Coach: Mike Kerrivan

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 Laliberté

Pierre-Luc Laliberté

Pointe-Claire

Hometown: Pointe-Claire, QC

Coach: Robert Stott / Marc Creamer

Pierre-Luc started paddling at the age of 9 at the Otterburn Boating Club. He is the oldest of a family of five boys. He moved on to the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club in 2006 to train with Thomas Hall. In 2013, he moved to Dartmouth, NS to train with Jason McCoombs and Mark de Jonge.

His first international race occurred in 2005, when he was selected to represent Canada at the Junior World Championships. Since then, he has competed at many international regattas, from Pan American Championships to World Cups.

Pierre-Luc studied actuarial science at UQAM, and is now pursuing an MBA from the Sobey School of Business at Saint-Mary’s University.

Among other things, Pierre-Luc enjoys music, good food, and spending time with his friends and family.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C1 200 - 6th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C2 200 - 6th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C2 500 - 6th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 200 - Silver
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 5th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 4th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C4 1000 - 4th

2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 200 - 4th
2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 12th
2009 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 4th
2009 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 - 12th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 1000 - 8th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 500 - 10th

Adam van Koeverden

Adam van Koeverden

Oakville, ON

Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Residence: Oakville, ON
Canoe Club: Burloak Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 1000
Coach: Scott Oldershaw / Larry Cain
Website: vankayak.com

 

Adam van Koeverden is one of Canada’s best known Olympians. His resume includes four Olympic medals and eight World Championship medals. It was newspaper advertisement with the headline “Future Champions Wanted” that lead his mother to sign him up at the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville when he was 13 years old. Four years later he won a bronze medal at the 1999 Junior World Championships in K1 1000.

 

Adam first made the podium at the Senior World Championships in 2003 with a second place finish in K1 1000. A year later he became an Olympic Champion with a win in the K1 500 in Athens along with a bronze in K1 1000. As Canada’s only double medalist of the Games, he was selected as Canada flag bearer for the 2004 closing ceremonies and the opening ceremonies at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In Beijing, Adam came back to capture a silver medal in K1 500 after a disappointing eighth place finish in the K1 1000.

Adam became the K1 1000 metre World Champion in 2011 when he dominated the field and claimed victory with a margin of over three seconds. He won a silver medal in a tight final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Adam is an athlete ambassador for Right to Play and has spoken on behalf of many charitable organizations. He is a graduate of McMaster University and completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2007.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 500 - 5th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 1000 - 7th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 5000 - 7th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 500 - Bronze
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 1000 - 10th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 5000 - 18th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 500 - 5th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 7th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 1000 - 8th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K1 1000 - 4th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K1 500 - 6th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K1 5000 - 8th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 5000 - 10th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K2 1000 - 13th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 1000 - Silver
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 500 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 5000 - 5th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 10th

2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 9th
2012 Olympic Games (London, Great-Britain) K1 1000 - Silver
2012 World Cup 3 (Moscow, Russia) K1 1000 - Gold
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 1000 - Silver
2012 World Cup 1( Poznan, Poland) K1 1000 - Bronze
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 1000 - Gold
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) K1 500 - Bronze
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 1000 - Bronze
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) K1 500 - Silver
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) K1 1000 - 8th
2007 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 500 - Gold
2007 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 1000 - Silver
2005 World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia) K1 1000 - Silver
2005 World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia) K1 500 - Bronze
2004 Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) K1 500 - Gold
2004 Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) K1 1000 - Bronze
2003 World Championships (Gainesville, USA) K1 1000 - Silver
1999 Junior World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia) K1 1000 - Bronze

Pierre-Luc Poulin

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

Hugues Fournel

Hugues Fournel

Lachine

Birthdate: August 5, 1988
Hometown: Dorval, QC
Residence: Dorval, QC
Canoe Club: Lachine Racing Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 200
Coach: Fred Jobin

Hugues is a 2012 Olympian and comes from one of the great Canadian paddling families. Both his parents paddled for Canada on the international stage. His late father Jean Fournel competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and his mother Guylaine raced in Pan American Championships. His older sister Émilie is one of Canada’s top international paddlers and was Hugues’ teammate on the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team.

In pursuit of representing Canada at the Olympic Games in the K2 200, Hugues and his partner Ryan Cochrane 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. Hugues and Ryan placed seventh in the Olympic final as the K2 200 metre made its debut on the Olympic programme.

Hugues started paddling at the Lachine Racing Canoe Club, and proudly wears his red and white singlet whenever he has the chance.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 7th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 200 - 11th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - 7th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 - 5th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K2 200 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - 4th
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 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K2 200 - Gold
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - 10th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 200 - 10th
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 4th
2010 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 200 - 7th
2010 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 500 - 7th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 200 Relay - 5th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K4 200 - 6th

Alex Scott

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

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon

Trois-Rivières

Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Hometown: Trois-Rivières, QC
Residence: Trois-Rivières, QC
Club: Trois-Rivières, QC
Sport: Kayak masculain 200
Coach: Fred Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier

Marc-Alexandre started paddling at the Trois-Rivières Canoe Club when he was 12. He was already involved in a lot of sport, but getting the chance to be on the river everyday was something that got him really interested in kayaking. At the club, he loves that everyone is respected for who they are, and not just for what they have accomplished on the water. He credits a lot of his success to his teammates, friends, and coaching staff of the club.

He began his international career in 2009 when he was selected to represent Canada at the Junior World Championships. Since then, he has competed at Pan American Championships, and U23 World Championships.

Marc-Alexandre is known for his speed, and the fact that he is a great crew boat paddler.

He is currently training in Quebec City with Fred Jobin and the 200m Men’s Kayak program while studying industrial relations at Université Laval. When not paddling, Marc-Alexandre enjoys family dinners, traveling, camping, and going to music shows.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 500 - 5th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 200 - 6th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - 10th

2013 Pan Am (Ponce, Puerto Rico) K1 200 - 5th
2009 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 1000 - 9th
2009 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 500 - 12th

Jarret Kenke

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

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 Hugues

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

Etienne Morneau

Étienne Morneau

Lac-Beauport

Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Hometown: Quebec, QC
Residence: Quebec, QC
Canoe Club: Lac-Beauport
Sport: Men’s Kayak
Coach: Fred Jobin

Étienne raced the K4 200 metre at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, NS. It was a big year for 200 metre events as the International Canoe Federation had just added them to the Olympic program for 2012. Etienne’s crew placed sixth in 2009 and he raced the Relay 4x200m in K1 at the 2011 World Championships to also place sixth. He has competed in K1 and K2 at World Cups and his top result is silver medal at the 2011 Duisburg World Cup in the K1 200 metre relay.

Étienne has been downhill skiing since he was 2 years old and he also skis cross-country as cross training for paddling. He is the co-founder of SportCafé and works with canoer Antoine Meunier to manage a website aimed at boosting the profiles of Canadian athletes.

Étienne holds a degree in Intervention Sportive from Université Laval. Étienne enjoys cooking and can often be seen in the kitchen trying on new recipes for his teammates to enjoy.

RESULTS

2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - 7th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 - 5th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) K2 200 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 - 12th
2011 Olympic Test Event (London, Great-Britain) K2 200 - 10th

2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 200 Relay - 6th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - Silver
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 200 - 10th
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 – 12th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K4 200 - 6th

Brady Reardon

Brady Reardon

Burloak

Birthdate: January 3, 1986
Hometown: Burlington, ON
Residence: Burlington, ON
Canoe Club: Burloak Canoe Club
Sport: Men’s Kayak 1000

Coach: Scott Oldershaw

One of the biggest challenges for Brady Reardon became one of his biggest thrills when he reached the men’s K4 1000 metre final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Rhys Hill, Christopher Pellini, and Angus Mortimer. For Brady it marked not only a milestone for his crew but for the Reardon family as well.

His father Jim was in Beijing to witness the exploit. Jim Reardon paddled in a K4 event for Canada at the 1972 Olympics in Munich and also coached Olympic medallist Larry Cain. Brady says he’s been paddling ever since he could balance a boat and while he played several other sports such as rugby and lacrosse, kayaking always topped the list.

In his first year of racing K-1 internationally, Brady took silver in the K-1 500 at the first World Cup of 2012. Brady has been a long-time training partner to fellow Burloak clubmate Adam van Koeverden and played a key role in his final preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013 Brady and Adam focused on K2 1000 and won a silver medal at the World Cup in Poznan.

In 2014, Brady paired with Andrew Jessop in the K2 1000m at the World Championships in Russia and posted one of Canada’s top results with a 7th place.

Brady holds a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 1000 - 7th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 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 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 12th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - 5th

2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K2 1000 - 13th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 1000 - Silver
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 500 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 10th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 500 - 4th
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) K4 1000 - 9th
2008 Pan Am (Montreal, Canada) K4 1000 - Gold

Una Lounder

Una Lounder

Dartmouth, NS

Birthdate: February 12th, 1988
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Residence: Dartmouth, NS
Canoe Club: Senobe
Sport: Women’s Kayak
Website: http://www.unalounder.com/

Una began paddling at the age of 9 and has loved it since taking her very first stroke. Her first major competition was the 2005 Junior World Championships where she finished 12th in the K1 1000.

In 2009 she competed in the Senior World Championships in her hometown of Dartmouth on Lake Banook. In 2011 she won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since then, Una has competed for Canada at many World Cups and World Championships.

She considers wearing the maple leaf an honour and a privilege and it is and always has been her dream to compete for Canada at the Olympic Games. Una is an RBC Olympian, and spends a lot of her time at home speaking at schools about her experience. She graduated with a degree in English language and literature at Mount Saint-Vincent University.

When not paddling, she loves spend time in the kitchen, reading, writing, knitting, and drinking coffee.

 

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 1000 - 9th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 200 - 10th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 1000 - 9th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 1000 - 11th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 1000 - 13th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 5000 - 17th

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) K4 500 - 7th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 8th
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K4 500 - Gold
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K2 500 - 16th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K1 1000 - 12th

Andrew Jessop

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

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

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

KC Fraser

Kathleen Carole (KC) Fraser

Oakville, ON

Birthdate: March 29th, 1986
Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
Residence: Oakville, Ontario
Canoe Club: Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Sport: Women’s Kayak

Kathleen Fraser started paddling in a summer program at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club in 1998 through her mother’s attempt to keep her daughter out of trouble by enrolling her into as many sports as possible. Kathleen had regional successes with several summer sports, but kayaking was the one sport she truly enjoyed and saw herself reaching her dreams of winning gold at the Olympic Games.

In December 2009, she had many National Championship medals and a BA in Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism to her name, and decided to take one last run at making the National Team. With a newfound sense of motivation and the guidance of her new coach Peter Martinek of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club, it took Kathleen only half a year to make the Canadian Women’s Kayak team.

Since making the team, she has continued to improve. She won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Cup in the K2 200 with Genevieve Orton and struck gold in K4 500 at the 2011 Pan American Games. After missing the spot for 2012 Olympic Games by so little, she continues to strive at every practice in pursuit of making the 2016 Canadian Olympic Team and realizing her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal for Canada. In 2013 she started off the new quadrennial by winning four World Cup medals in K2 and K4 events, and finishing sixth in K4 500 at World Championships.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 500 - 12th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 15th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - Silver
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 12th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 6th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K2 500 - 11th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 500 - Silver

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K2 200 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 7th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - Bronze
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 500 - 16th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 - 17th
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K4 500 - Gold
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 200 - Bronze

Hannah Vaughan

Hannah Vaughan

Dartmouth, NS

Birthdate: June 21st, 1988
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Residence: Dartmouth, NS
Canoe Club: Banook
Sport: Women’s Kayak
Website: http://hannahvaughan.ca/

Hannah started paddling with Kiddie Canoe at Banook Canoe Club when she was 4 years old and has been in a boat ever since. She also has a background in swimming and is a former varsity team member with the Dalhousie Tigers. She specialized in the 400 individual medley and 800 free.

In 2005 she was forced to choose between swimming and paddling for the Canada Games. She decided on paddling and won three gold medals for the Nova Scotia in K1 and K2 events and a bronze in K4. In 2013 she achieved her top international result as her K4 500 crew placed sixth at the World Championships.

Hannah comes from a family of sport enthusiasts. Her mother paddled for much of her life, her brother Paddy paddled competitively and her grandfather was a well-known boxer.

Hannah graduated from Dalhousie University in 2011 with her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and history.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 11th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 15th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 10th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 7th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 7th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 6th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - 8th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K1 200 - 14th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 7th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 1000 - 15th
2010 World Cup 2 (Szeged, Hungary) K1 5000 - 7th
2009 Pan Am (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) K2 200 - Gold
2009 Pan Am (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) K2 1000 - Gold
2009 Pan Am (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) K4 200 - Silver
2009 Pan Am (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) K4 500 - Silver

Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny

Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny

Trois-Rivières, QC

Geneviève has been paddling since she was eight years old and took up the sport after seeing her brothers having a lot of fun paddling. Her brother Gabriel is also a National Team member and in 2008 the siblings were both part of the Canadian Olympic Team. Geneviève raced K4 500 in Beijing and after narrowly missing the 2012 Olympics she started of the new quadrennial by winning four World Cup medals in K2 and K4 events, and finishing sixth in K4 500 at World Championships.

Geneviève used to play basketball and soccer and now enjoys playing those sports for fun. She studied nursing in university and in her spare time she likes baking, reading, hiking and biking.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C2 1000 - 4th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 7th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 500 - 8th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 - Bronze
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - 5th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 6th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C1 5000 - Silver
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C2 200 - 4th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C2 1000 - 5th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 - Gold
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 5000 - Gold
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 200 - Silver
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - Silver
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 4th

2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 10th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C2 200 – 5th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 - Silver
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 6th
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 Relay - 5th
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 - 7th
2010 World Cup 2 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 200 – Silver
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C4 200 – 4th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C2 500 - 7th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C2 1000 – 8th
2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C4 200 - Bronze
2009 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C1 5000 - Silver
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) C2 500 - 5th
2008 Olympic Games (Beijing, China) C2 1000 - 6th
2001 Junior World Championships (Curituba, Brazil) C2 1000 - 4th
2001 Junior World Championships (Curituba, Brazil) C4 500 - 5th

Genevieve Orton

Genevieve Orton

Lake Echo, NS

A gymnast in her younger years, Genevieve Orton took up competitive kayaking at age 16. Persistence and dedication eventually paid off and 8 years later she made the national team, and has been a member since 2007.

Genny stroked the women’s K4 500 to back-to-back silver medal finishes at two World Cups in 2009. She topped off her World Cup tour that year by adding a bronze in the K4 200.

Genny is a World bronze medalist. She and her teammates made the podium in front of a home crowd with a third place finish in the 200-metre relay at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. In 2011, Genny and her K2 partner KC Fraser won a bronze medal in K2 200m at the Duisburg World Cup.

Genny married former National Team canoer Jonathan Pike in 2012 and gave birth to their daughter Annika Lion in the spring of 2013. She returned to competition shortly after and is currently training for a berth at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 1000 - 9th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 200 - 10th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K1 200 Relay - 11th
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 15th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duiburg, Germany) K2 200 - Bronze
2011 World Cup 3 (Duiburg, Germany) K4 500 - 4th
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 200 - 5th
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 500 - 5th
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - 12th

2010 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K1 200 Relay - Silver
2010 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 7th
2010 World Cup 2 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 200 - Silver
2010 World Cup 2 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 6th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K1 200 Relay - Bronze
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) K4 500 - 8th
2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - Silver
2009 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) K4 500 - Silver

Emilie Fournel

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

Alexa Irvin

Alexa Irvin

Kentville, NS

Birthdate: July 21, 1992
Hometown: Kentville, NS
Residence: Dartmouth, NS
Canoe Club: Maskwa Aquatic Club
Sport: Women’s Kayak

Alexa lived in Japan for several years when she was young. She started paddling at Pisiquid Aquatic Club when her family moved back to Nova Scotia. She later moved to train at Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax. She is a big insipiration to younger athletes around the club, and takes a lot of pride in putting on the Maskwa singlet to race with them at the national championships.

 

Alexa won a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in K4 500 with her teammates Una Lounder, KC Fraser and Kristin Gauthier.  She is also a finalist at U23 World Championships in K2 500, and K4 500. Alexa also competed at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Alexa’s father Bernard was a National Team canoer in the 1980s and is currently the team’s massage therapist. Alexa is a big Harry Potter fan and she is studying neuroscience at Dalhousie University while focusing on her athletic career. When not paddling, she likes to knit, drink tea, read, and spend time with her family.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K2 1000 - Silver
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K4 500 - 5th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) K1 500 - 7th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K4 500 - 8th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 9th
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) K1 500 - 14th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 8th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 15th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K4 500 - 8th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) K2 500 - 14th
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K4 500 - Gold
2009 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 500 - 8th
2009 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K2 1000 - 10th

Andréanne Langlois

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

Roland Varga

Roland Varga

Budapest, Hungary

Roland was born was born in the CanoeKayak powerhouse of Budapest, Hungary and started paddling at the BKV Elore Sc Canoe Club at the age of 12. His family moved to Canada when he was 15 and he made the transition to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club in Ontario.

Roland is known to be a hard worker and exhibits the strong traditional Hungarian catch at the front of his stroke. He is currently focused on training C2 with Marc Tarling. The two raced C2 1000 at the 2013 Under 23 World Championships where the crew posted an impressive fourth place finish.

Roland has been representing Canada for a few years at Pan American Championships, World Cups and World Championships. He is also studying business at Seneca College.

RESULTS

2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 500 - 8th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 13th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - 5th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 6th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C4 1000 - 10th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 500 - 10th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 200 - 14th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) C2 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 200 - 6th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 - 8th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - Silver
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 8th
2012 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 – 8th
2012 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C2 200 – 8th
2012 World Cup 1 (Duisburg, Germany) C2 500 – 6th

Paul Bryant

Paul Bryant

Burloak

Paul started his paddling career in his own Richmond Hill backyard. He worked with many coaches, but attributes a lot of his success to Igor Nikitovic. He currently paddles for the Burloak Canoe Club, where he trains alongside Mark Oldershaw.

Paul Bryant first made the National Team in 2005 after winning Junior C1 1000 at National Team and posting Canada’s top result at Junior World Championships. With a fourth place finish he was just short of making the podium.

Since then, Paul has made international appearances for Canada at Pan American Championships, World Cups, and World Championships. He is a World Cup gold medalist in C1 5000m.

Paul graduated in 2014 with a degree in Political Science at Ryerson University. When not paddling, Paul enjoys reading, and cooking.

RESULTS

2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 13th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 5000 - 6th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - 9th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 1000 - 15th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C4 1000 - 10th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 500 - 10th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 200 - 14th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 200 - 6th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 - 8th

2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 5000 - Gold
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C4 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 500 - 5th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 8th
2012 World Cup 1 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 – 6th
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 1000 - 8th
2010 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C2 200 - 8th
2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 200 - 4th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C1 1000 - 4th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 1000 - 8th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 500 - 10th

Maxim Poulin

Maxim Poulin

Québec, QC

Maxim was named after the canoeing great Maxim Boilard. Boilard happened to be the family’s newspaper carrier as young boy and Maxim’s mother like his name. When Boilard came to speak at Maxim’s primary class after his forth place C1 finish at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Maxim was inspired to follow in his namesake’s footsteps. He took up canoeing at Lac Beauport Canoe Club in the summer of 2001 and has since made the National Team and represented Canada at the 2011 Junior World Championships and the 2014 Pan American Championships. At the 2013 Canada Summer Games Maxim won three gold and on silver medal and as a member of the Quebec team was a crowd favourite in Sherbrooke.

As Boilard inspired Maxim to take up the sport, Maxim inspired his younger brother, Pierre-Luc, to take up the sport and he is now is now a competitive kayaker. Maxim participates in several other sports including cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain biking, road biking, running and swimming. He also played quarterback in football as a youngster. Maxim is studying business while focusing on his canoeing dreams.

RESULTS

2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C2 200 - 6th
2014 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) C2 500 - 6th
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C1 200 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C2 200 - Gold
2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C4 200 - Gold

2013 Canada Games (Sherbrooke, Quebec) C2 1000 - Silver
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) C2 1000 - 11th
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) C4 1000 - 12th
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior C4 1000 - Silver
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior C2 1000 - Bronze

Mark Oldershaw

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

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

Jason McCoombs

Jason McCoombs

Dartmouth, NS

Jason is a 2013 U23 World silver medalist and a 2012 Olympian. Jason surprised a lot of people, including himself, when he qualified for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team at the age of 19. Making his Olympic debut, he placed 13th in the C1 200 metre. Only a year before placed fourth in the same event at Junior World Championships. In 2013 he won silver at the inaugural Under 23 World Championships on Canadian water in Welland, ON. He is also a World Championship bronze medalist.

Jason started paddling as a youngster at Banook Canoe Club and showed promise as a canoer. He also played hockey competitively but there was something about growing up in a paddling hub like Dartmouth, NS that pushed Jason to make canoeing his primary focus. Jason is currently focusing on the C1 200m entry for the 2016 Olympic Games.

He is studying physics at Dalhousie University. In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his friends, tv shows, and hockey.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C2 200 - 6th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 200 Relay - 8th
2014 U23 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C1 200 - 10th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C1 200 - 7th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 200 - 8th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 - 12th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) C1 200 - Silver
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 - 4th

2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 200 - 7th
2012 Olympic Games (London, Great-Britain) C1 200 - 13th
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2012 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 - 6th
2012 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 - 8th
2011 Junior World Championships (Brandenburg, Germany) C1 200 - 4th
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior C1 200 - Gold
2010 Pan Am (Mexico City, Mexico) Junior C1 500 - Gold
2009 Junior World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C2 500 - 10th

Gabriel Beauschense-Sevigny

Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny

Trois-Rivières, QC

Gabriel was a finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He and his partner Andrew Russell paddled to fifth and sixth places finishes in the C2 500 and 1000 metre events. He was one of two Beauchesne-Sévignys on the Canadian Olympic Team that year with his sister Geneviève racing in the K4 500. Gabriel’s grandfather is also a renowned sports figure and earned his place in the Trois-Rivieres Hall of Fame for his baseball exploits.

Gabriel has been training the C2 1000 with Ben Russell and the two won a World Cup gold medal in 2013, and placed fourth at the last two World Championships.

Gabriel originally took up paddling at age 12 to get in shape for hockey season. A few medals at the National Championships soon made Gabriel realize his success in sport would be realized on the water. Gabriel’s Olympic dream was ignited when Canadian Olympic paddler David Frost visited his school wearing his 1992 Olympic team jacket. Gabriel shares his passion by coaching during the fall season and giving school talks.

Gabriel holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is also an ambassador for Clean Air Champions, and Jouez Gagnant.

RESULTS

2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 1000 – 4th, C1 200 x4 Relay - Bronze
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 – Gold, C1 5000 – Gold, C2 200 – Silver
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 – 4th
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 - Silver
2011 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 200 - 6th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C2 200 – 5th
2011 World Cup 3 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 x4 Relay - Bronze

2010 World Cup 2 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 200 – Silver
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C2 1000 – 8th, C2 500 7th
2009 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C4 200 - Bronze
2009 World Cup 2 (Poznan, Poland) C1 5000 - Silver

Ben Russell

Ben Russell

Dartmouth, NS

Ben is the youngest of four brothers and all of them grew up paddling at Banook Canoe Club in Dartmouth, NS. His older brother Andrew competed in C2 at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Ben challenged Mark Oldershaw for Canada’s C1 1000 metre entry for the London 2012 Olympic Games. He had many several tight battles with Mark and the showdown ended with both athletes finishing on the podium at the first World Cup of 2012. In 2014 Ben paired with Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny to win a World Cup gold medal and place fourth at World Championships.

In addition to canoeing, Ben is also a skilled basketball player and was the captain of his high school team in his senior year. He is an avid sports fan and a loyal supporter of the Buffalo Bills football team. Ben graduated from St. Mary’s University with a degree in accounting and is eyeing a career in the banking sector.

Ben currently works as an RBC Olympian, and spends a lot of his time in the Halifax area giving talks about his experience as an athlete.

Results

2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 10000 – 4th

2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 10000 – Gold

2012 World Cup 1 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 1000 – Bronze

2011 World Cup 3  (Duisburg, Germany) C2 1000 – 4th

2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C4 1000 – 5th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) – C1 500

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C2 1000 - 4th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C2 1000 - 8th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 5000 - Bronze
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 1000 - Bronze
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C2 500 - 9th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C2 200 - 4th
2014 World Cup 1 (Milan, Italy) C2 1000 - 5th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) C2 1000 - 4th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 1000 - Gold
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 7th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 - 9th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 5000 - 5th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 1000 - 7th

2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 1000 – 5th
2012 World Cup 1 (Poznan, Poland) C1 1000 – Bronze
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C2 500 - 8th
2011 World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 1000 - 8th
2011 World Cup 3  (Duisburg, Germany) C2 1000 – 4th
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) C2 500 - 6th
2010 World Championships (Poznan, Poland) C4 1000 - 7th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C4 1000 – 5th
2007 Pan Am Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) C1 1000 - Bronze
2007 Pan Am Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) C1 500 - 5th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 1000 - 8th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C4 500 - 10th
2005 Junior World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) C1 500 - 11th

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

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

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

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

Aaron Rublee

Aaron Rublee

Kamloops, BC

 

Aaron Rublee’s races usually come down to the wire. When Aaron won the C1 200 metre at the 2012 National Team Trials, the finish was so close he didn’t even know he had won. Aaron went on to compete on the World Cup tour in pursuit of a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team. Jason McCoombs narrowly edged him out in a third showdown.

Aaron has represented Canada at multiple World Cups and World Championships. Aaron is known to be a racer, and is always a contender to win every race he enters.

In addition to sprinting on the water, Aaron also sprinted on the varsity track team at Ottawa University. He and his brother Cory started paddling at his hometown of Kamloops, BC when they were young. They both moved to Regina for a few years, and then to the Burloak Canoe Club to seek more competitive training.

Aaron is now studying Economics in Ottawa. He is also an avid soccer fan, the outdoors, and can often be seen riding his bike around Ottawa.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C2 200 - 6th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 200 Relay - 8th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 - 12th
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 200 - 11th

2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 Relay - Bronze
2012 World Cup 2 (Duisburg, Germany) C1 200 - 9th
2012 World Cup 1 (Poznan, Poland) C1 200 - 11th
2009 World Championships (Dartmouth, Canada) C2 200 - 11th

Rob-Clarke

Rob Clarke

Burloak

Rob began his paddling career at the Mississauga canoe club when he was 11 with his brother Geoff. He moved on to the Burloak Canoe Club to seek a better training environment and a more competitive training group that includes Adam van Koeverden and Brady Reardon.

He credits a lot of his success to the people around him, whether it is teammates, coaches, or family. Rob is known to be a hard worker and loves racing crew boats.

Rob began his international career when he qualified for the World Cup tour in 2013 with his K2 partner, Andrew Jessop. He also competed at the U23 World Championships, and Senior World Championships the same year. Since then, he has represented Canada at the 2014 World Cups and World Championships.

Rob holds a degree in business administration from Brock University. When not paddling, Rob enjoys watching baseball, listening to music, and reading.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 1000 - 15th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 1000 - 12th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 17th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 6th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 10th
2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K4 1000 - 14th

2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K4 1000 - 9th
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

Ben Tardioli

Ben Tardioli

Rideau

Ben Tardioli considers winning the prestigious “Black” Trophy for the Junior C4 1000 at the 2011 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships to be one of his greatest accomplishments. The John W. Black Trophy is a massive silver cup raced in traditional wooden tub-like C4s. Ben lists a gold medal in C1 and winning C2 with his long-time friend Cameron Marcus at Canadian Championships to be among his favourite racing memories.

Ben’s first international experience came at the 2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta. Following that performance, Ben surprized a lot of people when he won the C1 200m entry for the 2014 World Championships, and then defeated a World Champion in the Semi-Final to reach the C1 200m Final.

Ben holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Carleton University. Aside from canoeing, Ben has also played rugby, hockey and soccer. He enjoys watching NFL football games on Sunday.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 200 Relay - 8th
2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) C1 200 - 9th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) C1 200 - 14th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) C1 200 - 4th

2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) C2 200 – Gold
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) C1 200 – Silver
2013 U23 Piestany International Regatta (Piestany, Slovakia) C1 500 – Bronze

Philippe Duchesneau

Philippe Duchesneau

Montreal, QC

Birthdate: April 19th, 1990
Hometown: Montreal
Residence: Montreal / Sherbrooke
Canoe Club: Pointe-Claire
Sport: Kayak

Phil first made waves on the international paddling scene in 2011 where he raced K4 at the World Championships and went on to win two medals at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 2013 his K4 1000 crew won a World Cup bronze medal with an Under 23 eligible crew in a senior event. Phil’s crew placed ninth at the inaugural 2013 Under 23 World Championships and he raced K4 at senior Worlds several weeks later.

Phil is known for his endurance, and his strength. He has been a valuable asset in the development of the men’s K4 over the last few years.

Originally from Sherbrooke, Phil played soccer and cross-country skied as a kid before getting into paddling along with his sister. He enjoys music and movies, and is studying law at the University of Sherbrooke part time.

RESULTS

2014 World Championships (Moscow, Russia) K4 1000 - 15th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K4 1000 - 12th
2014 World Cup 3 (Szeged, Hungary) K2 500 - 17th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 500 - 11th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K2 1000 - 12th
2014 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K1 5000 - 31st

2013 World Championships (Duisburg, Germany) K4 1000 - 14th
2013 U23 World Championships (Welland, Canada) K4 1000 - 9th
2013 World Cup 3 (Poznan, Poland) K4 1000 - Bronze
2013 World Cup 2 (Racice, Czech Republic) K4 1000 - 16th
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K4 1000 - Silver
2011 Pan Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) K1 1000 - Bronze