Athletes named to compete at Poznan International Regatta and ICF Dragon Boat World Championships

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OTTAWA, ON (August 31, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named a team of U18 athletes to compete at two high-level regattas in Europe. The athletes will first race at the 2016 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Moscow, Russia from September 8 to 11. They will then travel to Poznan, Poland to compete in K1, K2, K4, C1, C2 and C4 sprint events at the Poznan International Regatta taking place on September 17.

This is a joint project between Canoe Kayak Canada and the Manitoba Paddling Association aimed at providing quality race opportunities to upcoming athletes across multiple disciplines. The Canoe Kayak Canada nominated athletes will join athletes from the Manitoba Paddling Association to complete the dragon boat crews. The Canadian team nominations are as follows:

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Andrik Terauds Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Hunter George
Paul Lapierre Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Nicolas Thirion Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Guillaume Fournelle Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester



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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada