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 Finkelstein 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

 

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Benjamin Risk

Ottawa, ON

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Willa Mason

Willa Mason

Chelsea, QC

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Yannick Laviolette

Yannick Laviolette

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

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Andrew Musgrave

Ottawa, ON

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Darius Ramrattan

Innisfail, AB

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Ryley Penner

Ryley Penner

Lundbreck, AB

Hometown: Lundbreck, AB
Event: Men’s K1

Additional Teams: Junior

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Florence Maheu

Florence Maheu

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

Hometown: Valleyfield, QC
Event: Women’s K1

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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

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

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

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Lois Betteridge

Lois Betteridge

Ottawa, ON

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Kylie Zirk

Kylie Zirk

Saskatoon, SK

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Jessica Groeneveld

Jessica Groeneveld

Innisfail, AB

Birthdate: December 19th, 1988
Hometown: Innisfail, Alberta
Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Canoe Club: Waterwerks
Sport: K1-W

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)

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Cameron Smedley

Dunrobin, ON

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.)

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)

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

Spencer Pomeroy

Spencer Pomeroy

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John Hastings

John Hastings

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Sara-Jane Caumartin

Sarah-Jane Caumartin

Trois-Rivières, QC

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Nick Robson

Nick Robson

Toronto, ON

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Nadya Crossman-Serb

Winnipeg, MB

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Madeline Schmidt

Madeline Schmidt

Ottawa, ON

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Katie Vincent

Katie Vincent

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Jillian Perrone

Oakville, ON

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Hannah MacIntosh

Dartmouth, NS

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Etienne Beauschense

Étienne Beauchesne

Trois-Rivières, QC

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Anna Roy-Cyr

Lac-Beauport, QC

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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

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

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Maddison MacKenzie

Maddison MacKenzie

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Courtney Stott

Courtney Stott

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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

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

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

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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 Hughes

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

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

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

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

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