Tamas Buday Sr and Rob Baert recognized for Coaching Contributions

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada has recognized the contributions of Tamas Buday Sr and Rob Baert through its Coaching Excellence Awards.

Tamas Buday Sr. of Mississauga, ON is the winner of the CEO’s Award of Coaching Excellence. This award is in recognition of a coach going above and beyond to contribute to the advancement of CanoeKayak in addition to their regular coaching duties. Buday Sr. has dedicated 25 years of coaching service to the National Team. He continues to travel to paddling clubs across Canada to work with athletes and share his knowledge by mentoring coaches. He is an NCCP Coach Educator. After hours he can often be found fixing boats and paddles to ensure athletes have what they need to be successful.

Rob Baert of Senobe Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, NS is the winner of the Club Development Award. Baert has been instrumental in initiating and leading Senobe’s PaddleALL program which now has 17 paddlers. He has grown participation at the club and has introduced many new paddlers to the sport by setting up lean to paddle camps.

Coaches whose athletes were selected to a National Team this year or achieved a gold medal at National Championships received the Coach Recognition Award. A total of 44 coaches were awarded with 13 coaches winning the award for the first time.

Coach Recognition Award Winners

*New winner

*Darren Mossman        Pickering Rouge

*Ken Muir                     Ridge

*Pat Lester                    Carleton Place

*Gabor Kulcsar            Wascana

*Wade Farquharson    Rideau

*Joel Hazzan               Ottawa River

*Hunter George           Burloak

*Robert Conrad           Sack-a-Wa

*Tamas Buday Sr          Mississauga

*Paul Manning-Hunter Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak

*Sam Wey                    Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak

*Jamie Cutts                CKC Development Coach

*Spencer Pomeroy      CKC Development Coach

Rob Baert                    Senobe

Tamas Buday Jr           Pointe-Claire

Chris Chaisson             Mic Mac

Marc Creamer             Pointe-Claire

Blake Dalton                CanoeKayak BC

Mari Ellery                    Balmy Beach

Edgar Garza                Calgary

Luc Grenier                  Lac Beauport

Andrezej Gronomicz    Saskatoon

Brian Hammer              Pitt Meadows

Kyle Jeffery                  Mississauga

Mike Kerrivan               Cheema

Jan Kruk                       Banook

Czom Latorovszki        Banook

Fred Loyer                    Cascades

Piotr Majewski              Ridge

Peter Martinek             Balmy Beach

Stanislav Marek           Kamloops

Ian Mortimer                Rideau

Adam Oldershaw        Burloak

Scott Oldershaw          Burloak

Mathieu Pelletier          Trois Rivieres

Johnathan Pike           Maskwa

Samuel Raiche           Lachine

Mike Robinson             Rideau

Jerome Seremak          Manitoba

Jon Allen                     Chilliwack Center of Excellence

Brendan Curson          CanoeKayak Saskatchewan

Mike Holroyd               Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak

Louis-Philipe Legare     Valleyfield Centre d’Excellence

Michal Staniszewski     CKC Head Coach

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


For more information, contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada