CKC STATEMENT: Laurence Vincent Lapointe

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27
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CKC STATEMENT: Laurence Vincent Lapointe
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Ottawa, ON (January 27, 2020) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased with the decision issued today by the International Canoe Federation (ICF)’s Doping Control Panel in the matter involving Laurence Vincent Lapointe.

The ICF Doping Control Panel found that Ms. Vincent Lapointe bore no fault or negligence for the anti-doping rule violation that was asserted against her in August 2019, which means that she will not face any further consequences and allows her to immediately return to full-time training with the National Team.

“We are thrilled that Laurence was cleared of any wrong-doing and can return to training with the team in Florida,” said CKC Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “This has been a very difficult period for Laurence, her partner Katie Vincent and the entire team of paddlers who have demonstrated such strength and tenacity over the last five months. We look forward to building our momentum as a team to podium success in Tokyo.”

Ms. Vincent Lapointe returned an adverse analytical finding for the prohibited substance ligandrol following an out-of-competition doping control that took place in late July 2019. She was provisionally suspended on August 13, 2019 and a formal hearing was held by the ICF Doping Control Panel in Lausanne, Switzerland on December 9, 2019. The ICF Doping Control Panel’s decision, which was publicly released today, was rendered on January 24, 2020.

“The entire team supports Laurence and her unwavering commitment to clean sport,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We are very happy to be welcoming her back to training as she will contribute greatly to our team success in Tokyo as women’s canoe makes its historical debut.”  

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A press conference will be held today in Montreal and Trois-Rivieres with Laurence and her lawyer, Adam Klevinas. A CKC representative will also be in attendance in Montreal. 

PRESS BRIEFING DETAILS

Speaking engagement and press scrum (French and English).

  • Laurence Vincent Lapointe, canoeist
  • Adam Klevinas, (Sport Law and Strategy Group)

Trois-Rivières

Date and time | Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Delta Hotel, 1620 rue Notre-Dame, Trois-Rivières (QC), G9A 6E5,
Mekinac room, 2nd floor.

Montreal

Date and time | Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ritz-Carlton, 1228 Sherbrooke Street Ouest, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6,
Carlton room, 3rd floor.

To confirm attendance:

Marie-Anik L’Allier
M-A L’Allier Public Relations
1.514.983.8236

ma@malallier.com

Canoe Kayak Canada Media:
Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
1.613.530.6217
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Nov
19
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CKC partners with Canada’s leading digital marketing company immediaC
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OTTAWA, ON (November 19, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce a digital partnership with Canada’s most experienced web design and mobile application company, immediaC.

Established in 1998, immediaC has built more than 3,500 professionally designed websites, mobile and web applications over the last 20 years. CKC recently partnered with immediaC to develop a mobile application custom designed for National events. CKC is thrilled to expand this partnership to offer exceptional digital tools that will serve the Canadian paddling community.

“ImmediaC will bring a wealth of extensive experience and knowledge to our organization which will allow us to grow and meet the evolving digital needs of a best-in-class National Sport Federation,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Director of Development. “We look forward to building on our existing relationship to ensure we are delivering the best services and online products for our members across all of our disciplines.”

CKC will be launching a new, state-of-the-art, membership database in April 2020 that will offer features such as: registration, e-commerce, event management, reporting, and much more. The new system, set for beta-testing now, will be previewed at the CKC Summit this week in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Member organizations will have the opportunity to utilize the integrated system and services at no cost.

“We are very excited to be working with CKC on member registration and membership management,” said John Leahy, CEO of immediaC, “Our software and the digital strategy for CKC are focused on an engaging paddler experience.”

Further information and demonstrations will be offered at the CKC Summit with additional information released to the membership in the coming months. For questions, please contact CKC Director of Development, Ian Mortimer.

About immediaC

Founded in 1998, immediaC has become Canada’s most experienced webshop. We have delivered more than 3,800 custom websites and mobile applications for organizations of all sizes, from startups to publicly traded companies. We provide a range of online solutions including custom-designed websites, search engine optimization, iOS and Android apps, web apps and registration systems.

Oct
24
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Slalom Paddlers Competing at the Olympic Venue
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TOKYO, JAPAN (October 24, 2019) – Elite slalom paddlers will be competing at the 2019 Ready, Steady, Tokyo Olympic Test Event from October 25 – 27.

The three-day event will feature five Canadian slalom athletes competing for medals, and testing out all aspects of the 2020 Olympic venue. The slalom course is located at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre, the first manmade course newly constructed in Japan for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Women’s Canoe will make its Olympic debut next year with both Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) ready to compete in the C1 events this weekend in Japan. Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) will race in the Men’s C1 event, looking to gain further insight and experience at the Olympic venue. Smedley secured an Olympic spot for Canada in the C1 event in La Seu D’Urgell last month.

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) will headline the Men’s Kayak events and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) will contest the Women’s K1 event.

“Our athletes are excited to compete in Tokyo and to build on the momentum from this season,” said CKC Senior High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “The objective at this competition is to get to know the new whitewater course and to discover Tokyo. This experience will pay dividends next summer as our athletes don’t have very much experience training or competing in Asia in a sport where World Cups are typically held in Europe.”

Best of luck to Team Canada!

What:

2019 Canoe Slalom Olympic Test Event

When:

Friday October 25 (11:00am to 2:45pm local time) (12:00am to 3:45am EST)

Saturday October 26 (9:00am to 1:00pm local time) (10:00pm to 2:00am EST)

Sunday October 27 (9:00am to 1:30pm local time) (10:00pm to 2:30am EST)

Where:

Tokyo, Japan – MAP

How to follow:

Visit the event website here.

Youtube Video links:

C1M, K1W

Odd numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2c4i6qgkYk

Even Bibs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiOcJ59gBQU

C1W, K1M

Odd Bibs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0PytzMjai4

Even Bibs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrFVJ_LKaIA

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Athlete
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Women Florence Maheu
C1 Men Cameron Smedley
C1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Women Haley Daniels

 

Sep
29
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Canada Qualifies Men’s Slalom Kayak Entry for Tokyo 2020
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 29, 2019) – Team Canada qualified a second boat for Tokyo 2020 today in the men’s kayak semifinals at the ICF Slalom World Championships.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) finished 14th in the semis to secure an Olympic quota spot in the K1 event. Canadian teammate Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) wrapped up his K1 event in 28th overall.

“It’s such a huge weight off my shoulders to make it through this step,” Hayward reflects. “I am so happy to have qualified the spot and to deliver a run that I am proud to look back on.”

Although Hayward missed qualifying for the finals, his time in the semifinal run would have been strong enough for a 4th place in the final.

“Looking ahead to Tokyo, this race validates that I can be in contention for a medal and I’m excited to work as hard as I can through the winter to get in the best shape possible.”

Team Canada secured two Olympic spots in the men’s C1 and K1 events this week with the next Tokyo qualification opportunity to take place at the 2020 Pan-Am Championships scheduled in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5, 2020.

“I’m very pleased with the team’s performance in La Seu d’Urgell,” said James Cartwright, CKC High Performance and Coach Development Senior Manager. “We all worked together with a common goal to secure our entries for Tokyo. Two years ago, we set out to qualify four athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so today we will celebrate this milestone and tomorrow we will continue our preparation for the next Qualification race in Rio and the Tokyo Games.”

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Where:

LA SEU D’URGELL, Spain

MAP

Visit the event website and results here.

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
K1 Men Ben Hayward
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Men Trevor Boyd
K1 Women Florence Maheu
K1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Men Cameron Smedley
C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy
C1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Women Haley Daniels
Team Event
K1M Hayward, Tayler, Boyd
K1W Maheu, Betteridge, Daniels

 

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

Sep
28
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Canada Qualifies First Slalom Boat for Tokyo 2020
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 28, 2019) – Team Canada qualified the C1 boat for Tokyo 2020 today at the ICF Slalom World Championships.

Rio Olympian and 2015 Pan Am Games silver medallist, Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 9th in the semifinals to secure an Olympic quota spot in the C1 event and book his ticket into the finals – a first for Canada in the C1 event since 2002.

“I’m thrilled to be racing in the finals today and wrap up the Olympic quota for Tokyo,” said Smedley. “I executed my race plan to the best of my ability in the semifinal when the pressure was on.”

Smedley raced a strong final today finishing an outstanding 9th overall in the world – a top international performance for Canada in the C1 event.

“I made a few mistakes in the finals but I learned a lot today and this will help me execute my race plan even better next summer.”

Tune in for the last day of competition tomorrow with Team Canada set for K1 semi-final action and another opportunity to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

When:

Sunday September 29 (8:30am to 1:30pm local time) (2:30am to 7:30am EST)

Where:

LA SEU D’URGELL, Spain

Szeged, Hungary – MAP

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here.

The Canadian entries are listed below.

 

Event Crew
K1 Men Ben Hayward
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Men Trevor Boyd
K1 Women Florence Maheu
K1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Men Cameron Smedley
C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy
C1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Women Haley Daniels
Team Event
K1M Hayward, Tayler, Boyd
K1W Maheu, Betteridge, Daniels

 

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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Sep
27
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Slalom Paddlers advance to semifinals at ICF 2019 World Championships
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 27, 2019) – Team Canada remains in the hunt for Olympic qualification at the ICF Slalom World Championships.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) and Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) qualified for the semifinals today placing 35th and 40th respectively in the K1 heats. The top 18 countries will secure a berth for Tokyo in the K1 events thus qualifying for the semifinals was a critical step for these Canadian paddlers.

“We are thrilled to see both Ben and Michael step up and come through with big performances on their 2nd runs today,” said James Cartwright, CKC Senior High Performance and Coach Development Manager. “They delivered solid race runs under a lot of pressure but we know they can still find time on the course.”

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) secured his spot in the C1 semifinals yesterday and will be battling for Olympic qualification tomorrow. Top 11 countries will earn athlete quota spots for Tokyo in both the men’s and women’s C1 events.

“Our work isn’t over yet so we need to stay focused on our objective right to the end of the competition.”

Canada will be following the Women’s C1 and K1 races despite not advancing to the semifinal round as some Athlete Quota positions may reallocated after the competition based on the Tokyo Qualification system.

Tune in for Team Canada C1 semi-final action tomorrow and K1 semifinals on Sunday.

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

When:

Saturday September 28 (9:00am to 1:30pm local time) (3:00am to 7:30am EST)

Sunday September 29 (8:30am to 1:30pm local time) (2:30am to 7:30am EST)

Where:

LA SEU D’URGELL, Spain

Szeged, Hungary – MAP

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here.

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
K1 Men Ben Hayward
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Men Trevor Boyd
K1 Women Florence Maheu
K1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Men Cameron Smedley
C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy
C1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Women Haley Daniels
Team Event  
K1M Hayward, Tayler, Boyd
K1W Maheu, Betteridge, Daniels

 

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Sep
17
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Call for Candidates – Freestyle Committee
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Call for Candidates – Freestyle Committee

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for individuals to join the Freestyle Committee. This is a sub-committee of the Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater (CKC-W) Council. The main role of the Freestyle Committee is to provide technical direction and oversight of the Freestyle discipline. The Freestyle Committee will meet at least twice per year via telephone conference and is made up of the following 8 roles:

  • 1 Chairperson (Elected by FS Committee Members)
  • 1 Athlete Representative (Elected by the National Freestyle Team)
  • 3 Regional Representatives from Western Canada (Elected by CKC-W Council)
  • 3 Regional Representatives from Eastern Canada (Elected by CKC-W Council)

The CKC Whitewater Council is seeking nominations for the following positions. Nominations will be elected by the CKC-W council.

  • 1 Regional Representatives from Western Canada (BC, AB, YK, NWT) for a 2 year term
  • 1 Regional Representatives from Eastern Canada (SK, ON, QC, NS) for a 2 year term

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Be a current member in good standing of CKC and the appropriate provincial/territorial association which they represent

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Freestyle programs and the Canadian sport system as it relates to the discipline
  • Experience working on volunteer committees
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset

Interested candidates are invited to complete the attached form to be considered for a position

CKC Candidate Qualification Form

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on October 20th, 2019.

Please send applications to Scott Best by email at sbest@canoekayak.ca.

Sep
17
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Freestyle Coaching Services – Expression of Interest
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Freestyle Coaching Services – Expression of Interest

The Canoe Kayak Canada Freestyle Committee is interested in engaging a coach or set of coaches to support the development of Canadian Freestyle athletes between January 2020 and October 2021 (post Nottingham World Championships).

We are looking for coach(es) to provide the following services:

  • Organize athlete developmental and performance training camp(s) for current and potential national team athletes
  • During these camps address the following aspects of high performance:
  • Mental preparation
  • Emotional tools
  • Strategies for working with a coach / receiving feedback
  • Technical instruction for refining current tricks and learning new ones
  • Video review in support of on water sessions
  • Strategies for training on their own at home
  • Ride routine planning and maximizing scoring potential
  • Developing an action plan for continued development

An additional service offering would be remote video review and support for action plan implementation for athletes.

Coaches could be engaged on a contract basis for a single camp or multiple camps, depending on athlete interest, location availability and overall funds available.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit the following information:

  • Freestyle and Coaching experience
  • Relevant coaching / instructor certifications or training taken
  • Proposed availability, dates and location(s) for training camps
  • Proposed pricing framework per day (including athlete accommodations if required)
  • Proposed pricing framework for remote athlete support (if you choose to offer it)
  • Proposed approach to a long-term progressive development program that would maximize Canadian athlete results at the 2021 World Championships
  • How you would share information and recommendations back to the CKC Freestyle Committee

Please send your Expression of Interest to Scott Best at sbest@canoekayak.ca by midnight October 20th, 2019

Sep
17
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Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Test out Tokyo
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TOKYO, JAPAN (September 17, 2019) – Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe paddlers competed at the ‘Ready, Steady, Test Event in Tokyo, Japan from September 12-15. Over 45 nations participated in this familiarization event at the home of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venue in the Tokyo Bay Zone.

“This event provided us with an opportunity to experience the venue both on and off the water and collaborate on what we can do next year to optimize the performance environment,” said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Director. “The athletes also had the chance to see the Olympic Village. This kind of familiarization goes a long way in making the Olympic Games less distracting and less overwhelming for everyone.”

Top Canadian performers included three-time World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finishing 4th in the Women’s C1 200m event while Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) also placed 4th in the C2 1000m event.

Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), finished top eight in the world in the C1 1000m event.

Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed 6th in B Final K1 200m event while Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) and Lisa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished 7th in the B Final of the K2 500m event.

Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) finished 8th place overall in the VL2M 200m Para event.

Results:

2019 Canoe Sprint Olympic/Paralympic Test Event

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
C1W 200m Katie Vincent
C1M 1000m Mark Oldershaw
C2M 1000m Roland Varga
Connor Fitzpatrick
K1W 500m Madeline Schmidt
K2W 500m Courtney Stott
Lisa Bissonnette
K1M 200m Simon McTavish
K1M 1000m Simon McTavish
VL2M 200m Mathieu St-Pierre

 

 

Sep
16
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Podium success for Young Sprint Paddlers on the International Stage
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Bratislava, Slovakia (September 16, 2019) – Canadian sprint paddlers earned an impressive twelve medals, including five gold medals at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta in Bratislava, Slovakia this weekend. The Olympic Hopes Competition is an event focused on young paddlers aged 16 to 17 on the Olympic pathway.  This event has emerged over the past five years as the optimal international competition for young athletes to test themselves against the best in the world. This year’s Olympic Hopes competition saw 835 competitors from 36 nations competing in age class competition.

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) prepares for this event as both a performance indicator and a valuable learning opportunity, as such Canadian athletes were entered into multiple events to provide the best experience racing at an international level.

This approach led to an impressive medal haul for Team Canada and leading the way was Andrew Billard (Halifax, NS) who won four medals including two gold in C1 events, one silver and a bronze in the C2 events with Mathew O’Neill (Ottawa, ON). Ella Hodgson-Pageau (Ottawa, ON) also won three medals, two gold and one silver in the C1 and C2 event with Evie McDonald (Carleton Place, ON). Along with the strong performances by Canada’s eight medal-winning athletes (full medal tally below), the rest of the team also demonstrated great results with Canada finishing top 5 in a number of other events.

The outstanding medal haul at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta comes after a 15 medal-count tally for Team Canada at the 2018 event.

The sustained success of our 16 and 17 years old athletes at the Olympic Hopes Regatta reflects the strength of our club programming and coaches across the country,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Director of Development. “This group of athletes performed very well over the weekend and have provided significant inspiration to paddlers across the country. They continue to set a high standard for performance as we enter the offseason and begin to prepare for a big 2020.” 

Canadian Medal Count at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta:

Ella Hodgson-Pageau and Evie McDonald – GOLD U16/U17 C2 200m
Ella Hodgson-Pageau – GOLD U16 C1 200m
Ella Hodgson-Pageau – SILVER U16 C1 500m
Andrew Billard – GOLD U17 C1 500m
Andrew Billard – GOLD U17 C1 1000m
Andrew Billard and Mathew O’Neill – BRONZE U16/U17 C2 1000m
Andrew Billard and Mathew O’Neill – SILVER U16/U17 C2 200m
Evie McDonald – BRONZE U16 C1 200m
Toshka Besharah – BRONZE U16 K1 200m
Ian Gaudet – BRONZE U16 K1 200m
Kieran Graham – BRONZE U16 C1 200m
Craig Johnson – GOLD U16 K1 500m

The Canadian team roster listed below:

Event Athlete
Men’s Canoe Andrew Billard
Men’s Canoe Austin Pigeon
Men’s Canoe Keiran Graham
Men’s Canoe Matthew O’Neill
Men’s Kayak Craig Johnson
Men’s Kayak Ian Gaudet
Men’s Kayak Jacob Price
Men’s Kayak Xavier Levasseur
Women’s Canoe Ella Hodgson-Pageau
Women’s Canoe Evie McDonald
Women’s Canoe Kate Pennyfather
Women’s Kayak Angelina Davidson
Women’s Kayak Anna O’Brien
Women’s Kayak Brooke Westwater
Women’s Kayak Cassidy MacPherson
Women’s Kayak Toshka Besharah

 

Sep
16
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Call for Candidates – Freestyle Committee

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for individuals to join the Freestyle Committee. This is a sub-committee of the Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater (CKC-W) Council. The main role of the Freestyle Committee is to provide technical direction and oversight of the Freestyle discipline. The Freestyle Committee will meet at least twice per year via telephone conference and is made up of the following 8 roles:

  • 1 Chairperson (Elected by FS Committee Members)
  • 1 Athlete Representative (Elected by the National Freestyle Team)
  • 3 Regional Representatives from Western Canada (Elected by CKC-W Council)
  • 3 Regional Representatives from Eastern Canada (Elected by CKC-W Council)

The CKC Whitewater Council is seeking nominations for the following positions. Nominations will be elected by the CKC-W council.

  • 1 Regional Representatives from Western Canada (BC, AB, YK, NWT) for a 2 year term
  • 1 Regional Representatives from Eastern Canada (SK, ON, QC, NS) for a 2 year term

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Be a current member in good standing of CKC and the appropriate provincial/territorial association which they represent

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Freestyle programs and the Canadian sport system as it relates to the discipline
  • Experience working on volunteer committees
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset

Interested candidates are invited to complete the attached form to be considered for a position

CKC Candidate Qualification Form

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on October 20th, 2019.

Please send applications to Scott Best by email at sbest@canoekayak.ca.

Sep
12
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NextGen Paddlers set to compete at Olympic Hopes Regatta
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Bratislava, Slovakia (September 12, 2019) – Sixteen Canadian sprint paddlers are set to compete at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta at the newly built Zemník venue in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Olympic Hopes Competition is an event focused on young paddlers aged 16 to 17 selected to compete internationally against athletes from over 30 countries.

“The athletes are looking well prepared for the task ahead,” said Men’s Kayak Coach, Reid Farquharson (Rideau Canoe Club). “They appreciate the quality of racing that we’ll see over the weekend, and you can feel the anticipation building.”

Athletes are entered into multiple events to provide the best opportunity to learn about racing at an international level.

“In the last 3 years the Olympic Hopes Regatta has clearly become the best athlete pathway to the International level,” said Mark Granger, CKC National NextGen Athlete Development Officer.

“Our team objectives and goals, even at this early age, is to qualify for the finals. Many of the podium athletes of today are the same podium athletes we have seen at Olympic Hopes. It better prepares our athletes for the Junior World Championships and gives them international experience.”

The Canadian entries are listed below:

Event Athlete
Men’s Canoe Andrew Billard
Men’s Canoe Austin Pigeon
Men’s Canoe Keiran Graham
Men’s Canoe Matthew O’Neill
Men’s Kayak Craig Johnson
Men’s Kayak Ian Gaudet
Men’s Kayak Jacob Price
Men’s Kayak Xavier Levasseur
Women’s Canoe Ella Hodgson-Pageau
Women’s Canoe Evie McDonald
Women’s Canoe Kate Pennyfather
Women’s Kayak Angelina Davidson
Women’s Kayak Anna O’Brien
Women’s Kayak Brooke Westwater
Women’s Kayak Cassidy MacPherson
Women’s Kayak Toshka Besharah

 

 

What:
Olympic Hopes Regatta

When:
September 13-15, 2019

Where:
Bratislava, Slovakia – Map

How to Follow:
Event Website

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Sep
11
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Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Competing at 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Venue
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TOKYO, JAPAN (September 11, 2019) – Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe paddlers are set to compete this week in the ‘Ready, Steady, Test Event in Tokyo, Japan from September 12-15. Nine Canadian elite athletes will test out the Sea Forest Waterway venue, home of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic competition.

Over 45 nations will participate in the four-day test event at a newly designed facility in the Tokyo Bay Zone.

Three-time World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will be competing for Team Canada in the C1 200m event following her 5th place finish and Olympic berth for Canada at the ICF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.

Also competing for Canada is Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), 3-time Olympian, and London 2012 bronze medallist in C1 1000m.

Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) will compete in the K1 200m and K1 1000m this week, recently securing an Olympic berth for Canada at the ICF World Championships in the K4 500m.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) will compete in C2 1000m event, setting a new Canadian record of 3:28.74 last month at the ICF World Championships.

Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) and Lisa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) will contest the K2 500m event, earning an Olympic berth for Canada in the K4 500m in Szeged, Hungary. Madeline Schmitt (Ottawa, ON) will compete in the K1 500m event.

Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) will compete as the sole Canadian Paracanoe athlete in the VL2M 200m starting on Saturday.

“This competition, while not your typical performance event, is absolutely critical for all teams in familiarizing themselves with the venue and the city of Tokyo,” said CKC Chief Technical Director, Graham Barton. “It has been an amazing experience this week and the organizing committee has done a tremendous job in preparing the venue and informing us of what to expect in 2020.”

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
C1W 200m Katie Vincent
C1M 1000m Mark Oldershaw
C2M 1000m Roland Varga
Connor Fitzpatrick
K1W 500m Madeline Schmidt
K2W 500m Courtney Stott
Lisa Bissonnette
K1M 200m Simon McTavish
K1M 1000m Simon McTavish
VL2M 200m Mathieu St-Pierre

 

 

What:

2019 Canoe Sprint Olympic/Paralympic Test Event

When:

Thursday September 12 (9:00am to 2:20pm local time) (GMT+9)

Friday September 13 (9:00am to 1:30pm pm local time)

Saturday September 14 (9:00am to 1:50pm local time)

Sunday September 15 (9:00am to 1:40pm local time)

Where:

Sea Forest Waterway

Tokyo, Japan – MAP

 

How to follow:

Visit the event website here.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Sep
11
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Team Canada Set for World Ocean Racing Championships
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SAINT-PIERRE QUIBERON, FRANCE (September 10, 2019) – Team Canada paddlers are set to compete at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Ocean Racing World Championships in Saint-Pierre Quiberon, France. Canada will have three U23 athletes competing in the World Championships race held on a challenging 21.93 KM downwind course of the Normandy coast on Wednesday.

“CKC is very excited to see how our strong young surf ski paddlers stack up against the World’s best in France,” said Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “We have a strong community of surf ski paddlers in Canada and this strength is reflected in our growing events here in Canada and will be shown on the Atlantic Ocean this week.”

Canada will be represented by Sandrine Hamel (St-Augustin de Desmaures, QC) in the U23 Women’s event, and by Seth Putnam-Rea (North Vancouver, BC) and Philippe Therien (Lac-Beauport, QC) in the Men’s U23 event.

In the Masters event set for Thursday, Canada will be represented by Daryl Remmler (North Vancouver, BC), Bob Putnam (North Vancouver, BC) and Warren Bruce (Deep Cove, ON).

What:

International Canoe Federation Ocean Racing World Championship

When:

Wednesday, September 11 World Championship

Where:

SAINT-PIERRE QUIBERON, France  – Map

How to Follow:

Live GPS Tracking and Results

Sep
9
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Canada’s Top Slalom Paddlers Wrap-up World Cup season in Prague
Canoe Slalom, International, Teams, World Cups
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (September 9, 2019) – The Canadian slalom team wrapped up the World Cup season at the Prague Whitewater course competing in the World Cup Final and the Extreme Slalom World Championships.

Ben Hayward finished 6th in the Extreme Slalom K1 event and narrowly missed advancing to the finals after a close photo finish video review eliminated Hayward from the 4-boat final. Haley Daniels finished 14th overall in the women’s K1 Extreme Slalom event. Michael Tayler and Ben Hayward also advanced to the semi-final in the Canoe Slalom K1 event demonstrating speed and composure placing 5th and 9th in 2nd heat. Tayler placed 33rd and Hayward finished 40th respectively K1 semi-final on Sunday.

“I’m pleased with the resilience and mental toughness this weekend. Many of our athletes struggled throughout the week with a bug going through the team. They put down fast race runs and were competitive when the pressure was on” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We will be looking to extract the lessons from this race, remember what was good and forget what didn’t work so well. We want to end the season on a high note in Seu.”

2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup Final Results

2019 Extreme Slalom World Championships Results

The team will now be heading to La Seu d’Urgell, Spain to prepare for the World Championships taking place September 25-29 which will also count as an Olympic Qualification Event. Countries will be vying for Quotas for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

This event will be live streamed on the ICF website where you can also find live results.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
30
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Canoe Kayak Canada Names Canoe Slalom Team to attend World Cup 5 and the World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships, World Cups
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 30, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name six athletes to compete at World Cup 5 and eight athletes to compete at the upcoming Canoe Slalom World Championships. Four Canadian athletes were selected at the Canoe Slalom National Team trials earlier this spring in Oklahoma City and another four athletes were selected to the team after the conclusion of the National Championships held in Minden Hills, Ontario August 18.

“Our team is thrilled to get back in international competition after a long break following the World Cups in June”, said said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Everyone enjoyed a fun National Championships in Minden last week and now our coaches and athletes are back to work and preparing for the biggest test of the season. We experienced some success earlier this year and it’s great to see some new athletes elevate their performances at the selection races in Minden. I am looking forward to cheering for this team in Spain”

Six athletes will be competing in World Cup 5 in Prague (Czech Republic) from September 6-8 and eight athletes will be competing at the World Championships which is also a Global Qualification event in La Seu d’Urgell (Spain) from September 25-29.

NATIONAL TEAM COMPETING AT WORLD CUP 5

Athlete Province Event(s)
Florence Maheu Quebec Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge Ontario Women’s C1 and K1
Haley Daniels Alberta Women’s C1
Ben Hayward Alberta Men’s K1
Michael Tayler Ontario Men’s K1
Cameron Smedley Ontario Men’s C1

 

NATIONAL TEAM COMPETING AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Athlete Province Event(s)
Florence Maheu Quebec Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge Ontario Women’s C1 and K1
Haley Daniels Alberta Women’s C1
Ben Hayward Alberta Men’s K1
Michael Tayler Ontario Men’s K1
Trevor Boyd Alberta Men’s K1
Cameron Smedley Ontario Men’s C1
Spencer Pomeroy Ontario Men’s C1
Aug
28
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Canada secures ten Olympic and Paralympic quota spots for Tokyo at the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 26, 2019) – The 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Sunday in Szeged, Hungary with Olympic qualification in four events including the women’s C1 200m event, the women’s K4 500m, the men’s K4 500m, and the women’s KL2 200m.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished fifth overall securing a berth for Canada in the C1 200m event while the Men’s K4 500m team of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed 14th overall locking in 4 more quota spots for Team Canada.

The Women’s K4 500m team of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) finished 12th overall earning another berth.

Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) secured a Paralympic spot on Friday in the KL2 200m with a 5th place finish overall.

“I’m extremely proud of our team at this World Championships. Coming into this event, we wanted to improve and maximize our qualification possibilities for Tokyo,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer Graham Barton. “We qualified one Paralympic quota and nine Olympic quotas, one of our best ever at a World Championships. We also established ourselves as the best in the Americas in seven of the nine remaining events for our next qualification opportunity.”

The next opportunity for qualification will be at the Continental Olympic Qualifier in May 2020.

Visit the event website here for results.

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

Aug
28
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Canada secures ten Olympic and Paralympic quota spots for Tokyo at the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 26, 2019) – The 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Sunday in Szeged, Hungary with Olympic qualification in four events including the women’s C1 200m event, the women’s K4 500m, the men’s K4 500m, and the women’s KL2 200m.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished fifth overall securing a berth for Canada in the C1 200m event while the Men’s K4 500m team of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed 14th overall locking in 4 more quota spots for Team Canada.

The Women’s K4 500m team of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) finished 12th overall earning another berth.

Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) secured a Paralympic spot on Friday in the KL2 200m with a 5th place finish overall.

“I’m extremely proud of our team at this World Championships. Coming into this event, we wanted to improve and maximize our qualification possibilities for Tokyo,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer Graham Barton. “We qualified one Paralympic quota and nine Olympic quotas, one of our best ever at a World Championships. We also established ourselves as the best in the Americas in seven of the nine remaining events for our next qualification opportunity.”

The next opportunity for qualification will be at the Continental Olympic Qualifier in May 2020.

Visit the event website here for results.

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

Aug
24
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Canada secures Tokyo 2020 Qualification in Szeged – ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 24, 2019) – Day four of the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Saturday in Szeged, Hungary with Olympic qualification in two events including the women’s C1 200m event. Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished fifth overall securing a berth for Canada for the first time ever in Tokyo 2020.

“This is the proudest moment I’ve had as an athlete,” said Vincent. “I’m glad I could get the job done for Team Canada.”

The men’s K4 crew of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed fifth in their semi-final today securing another Tokyo 2020 berth for Canada and will race in the B Final tomorrow.

“I am very proud of what Katie accomplished today. To be told at the last minute you will be racing C1 and the devastating news about her partner is a testament to her competitive spirit,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “Additionally, to qualify the men’s K4 takes some pressure off going into tomorrow’s B Final. It was not their best race today but they know they can be much better and have shown it this year with a 4th place A final finish at the first World Cup.”

On the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) finished 4th in the semi-final and will advance to the B final on Sunday as well.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) finished 2nd in the B final today in the C2 1000m. The duo set a new Canadian record in the semi-finals yesterday with a time of 3:28.74.

Para athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) raced in the KL2 200m, finishing 2nd in the B Final.

Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) wrapped up her K1 200m event in 7th in the B Final today while on the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa, NS) finished 8th in the B Final.

Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) finished fourth in their K2 500m B final today while Madeline Schmidt heads to the C Final tomorrow in the K1 500m. Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais have qualified for the B Final tomorrow in the K2 1000m.

Stay tuned for the last day of Canadian finals action tomorrow including the K1 500m, K4 500m, C1 1000m, K2 1000m, and C1 5000m.

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here for results.

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team Criteria, click here.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
23
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2019 Canadian Marathon Canoe Championships Taking place at the Sudbury Canoe Club on Ramsey Lake
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SUDBURY, ONTARIO (August 23, 2019) – The 2019 Canadian Marathon Canoe Championships are kicking off in Sudbury, Ontario this Saturday, August 24th. Marathon athletes from across Canada will gather at the Sudbury Canoe Club for this two-day competition.

The event will see C1s, C2s, recreational canoes, kayaks and SUPS. Athletes will race across Ramsey Lake until they reach a 250m portage taking them into Bethel Lake. They will then paddle across Bethel Lake and reach a second 200m portage into Ramsey Lake once again for the final leg back to the Sudbury Canoe Club.

“The Canadian Marathon Canoe Nationals provide an opportunity for all paddlers to participate in a weekend of multiple races and friendship,” said Kristopher Archibald, Chair of CKC’s Marathon Canoe Racing Council, “Please join us at the Sudbury Canoe Club, host of the 2019 Nationals!”

View more details about the competition on the Sudbury Canoe Club’s website here.

What: 2019 Canoe Marathon National Championships

When: Saturday, August 24 (9:00am to 4:30pm EST)Sunday August 25 (9:00am to 4:00pm EST)

Where: Sudbury Canoe Club, Ramsey Lake

Sudbury, Ontario – MAP

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Aug
22
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Day 2 complete at 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 22, 2019) – Day two of the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Thursday in Szeged, Hungary. The competition which will run from August 21-25, features the top athletes in the world, aiming for Tokyo 2020 qualifications.

On Wednesday, para athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) raced in the KL2 200m event coming fourth in the semi-final, just missing qualification for the A final. Tratch will race the B final on Saturday morning. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) also came just short in qualifying for the A final, and will race the KL3 200m B final on Friday.

Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) came third in her heat, while on the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa, NS) followed her lead, also coming third in K1 200m. Both will race the semi-final in K1 200m on Friday.

On Thursday morning, Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) had an excellent B final race, placing second in VL2 200m. Canada’s Andrea Nelson came second in her semi-final and qualified for the A final in KL2 200m, which she will race on Friday.

The Canadian canoers had strong starts as well. Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) placed first in their heat to advance to the semi-finals in C2 1000m on Friday. World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississaugua, ON) also won her C1 200m heat, and will compete for her spot in the A final during the semi-finals on Friday.

Later Thursday morning, Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) finished fifth in their K2 500m semi, advancing them to the B final on Saturday.

Finishing off the races on Thursday were Canada’s K4 crews. The men’s crew of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed fourth in their heat and will advance to the semi-final on Saturday. On the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) came third in their heat and will advance to the semi-final on Saturday as well.

Additional races on Friday include Madeline Schmidt’s K1 500m heat, Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais in the K2 1000m heat and Mark Oldershaw’s C1 1000m heat.

 

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here for results.

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team Criteria, click here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
20
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Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Competing for Tokyo Qualification at ICF 2019 World Championships
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 20, 2019) – The most anticipated event of the season will be kicking off in Szeged, Hungary on August 21st. Top sprint and paracanoe paddlers from around the world will be competing at the 2019 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Senior World Championships.

The four-day event will feature 16 Canadian sprint athletes and 4 Canadian paracanoe athletes competing for possible Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifications.

Two-time Senior World Champion and four-time U23 World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will compete in the C1 200m and C1 5000m events.

Also competing for Canada is Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), 3-time Olympian, London 2012 bronze medallist and TORONTO 2015 Pan Am games silver medallist in C1 1000m.

Another 3-time Olympian and 2012 bronze medallist, Mark De Jonge (Maskwa, NS) will compete in the K4 500m event with teammates Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON) , Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON).

The paracanoe events will be kicking things off on Wednesday morning, starting with Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) competing in men’s KL2 200m.

Rio 2016 paralympian Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) will then compete in women’s KL3 200m, followed by Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) in men’s VL2 200m, and Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) in women’s KL2 200m.

“The para team has been preparing here in Szeged and we have seen some great improvement from these athletes.  A qualification will require a top seven finish. It will be tough, but performances earlier this summer indicate they have the potential to reach the final and after that anything is possible”, said Chief Technical Officer of CKC, Graham Barton.  “The sprint team had a great pre-world camp in Kienbaum, Germany.  We have several boats in the running for qualification spots. The singles events are extremely tough with a top 5 finish required for qualification. The tandems can earn a spot with a top 8 finish and the four boats can qualify if they finish 10th or better. This is our goal this week. While we can qualify additional boats at a Continental event next spring, it is always better to get as many qualified this week as possible.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Sprint & Paracanoe Senior World Championships

When:

Wednesday August 21 (9:00am to 6:20pm local time) (3:00am to 12:20pm EST)

Thursday August 22 (9:00am to 5:51pm local time) (3:00am to 11:51am EST)

Friday August 23 (9:00am to 6:28pm local time) (3:00am to 12:28pm EST)

Saturday August 24 (9:00am to 5:20pm local time) (3:00am to 11:30am EST)

Sunday August 25 (10:10am to 5:05pm local time) (4:10am to 11:05am EST)

Where:

Olympic Centre of Szeged

Szeged, Hungary – MAP

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here.

World Cup 1 results.

World Cup 2 results.

 

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
KL2M 200m Trinity Tratch
KL2W 200m Andrea Nelson
KL3W 200m Erica Scarff
VL2M 200m Mathieu St-Pierre
K1M 200m Alex Scott
K4M 500m Mark de Jonge

Nicholas Matveev

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Simon McTavish

K2M 1000m Brian Malfesi

Vincent Jourdenais

K1M 5000m Simon McTavish
K1W 200m Michelle Russell
K1W 500m Madeline Schmidt
K2W 500m Courtney Stott

Natalie Davison

K4W 500m Courtney Stott

Lissa Bissonnette

Natalie Davison

Michelle Russell

K1W 5000m Michelle Russell
C1M 1000m Mark Oldershaw
C2M 1000m Roland Varga

Connor Fitzpatrick

C1M 5000m Connor Fitzpatrick
C1W 200m Katie Vincent
C1W 5000m Katie Vincent

 

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team Criteria, click here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
20
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2019 Canadian Whitewater Nationals Complete
Canoe Freestyle, Canoe Slalom, Nationals, Wildwater Canoeing
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MINDEN HILLS, ONTARIO (August 20, 2019) – The 2019 Whitewater National Championships are now complete, after an exciting weekend of extreme slalom, downriver, freestyle and slalom events. 66 athletes from across the country gathered in Minden Hills, Ontario at the Minden Whitewater Preserve on the Gull River from August 14th to 18th.

Team Ontario claimed the overall Brian Creer trophy for earning the most points throughout the five days of whitewater competition featuring Freestyle, Slalom.

This renowned natural course was an excellent spot for the event with whitewater rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. The preserve also had campsites where many participants stayed right next to the river.

The medallists for the Open events are listed below and complete results are posted on Canoe Kayak Canada’s website.

Canoe Kayak Slalom

Women’s K1

Gold Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Lois Betteridge Ontario
Bronze Lea Baldoni Ontario

 

Women’s C1

Gold Lois Betteridge Ontario
Silver Haley Daniels Alberta
Bronze Sophie Gilfillan Ontario

 

Men’s K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Maël Rivard Ontario

 

Men’s C1

Gold Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Silver Cameron Smedley Ontario
Bronze Liam Smedley Ontario

 

Mixed C2

Gold Isabel Taylor &

Finn Wakeling

British Columbia

 

Men’s C2

Gold Dane Menzies &

Reece Hately Honeyman

Alberta

 

 

Downriver Classic

Men’s Open C1

Gold Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Bronze Spencer Pomeroy Ontario

 

Men’s Open K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Warren Hastings Ontario
Bronze Harold Van Winssen Ontario

 

 

Downriver Sprint

Men’s C1

Gold Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Larry Norman Ontario
Bronze Spencer Pomeroy Ontario

 

Men’s K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Warren Hastings Ontario

 

 

Freestyle

Men’s K1

Gold Tyler Curtis Ontario
Silver Zach Zwanenburg Ontario
Bronze Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Women’s K1

Gold Alex Maggs Ontario
Silver Ayden Dermenjian Ontario
Bronze Laura Silverthorne Ontario

 

C1 Open

Gold Kalem Kennedy Ontario
Silver Zach Zwanenburg Ontario
Bronze Yannick Laviolette Ontario

 

 

Extreme Slalom

Open Men

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Bronze Yannick Laviolette Quebec

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
19
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CKC STATEMENT: Laurence Vincent Lapointe
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON (August 19, 2019) – It is with great sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has to announce that Laurence Vincent Lapointe has returned an adverse analytical finding following an out-of-competition doping control that took place in late July. Ms. Vincent Lapointe and CKC were informed of this finding on August 13, 2019.

The substance that was found in Ms. Vincent Lapointe’s sample has been the subject of recent established contaminated supplement cases and the preliminary information, available at this time, supports that Ms. Vincent Lapointe’s adverse analytical finding may have been caused by inadvertent and unknowing use of a prohibited substance from such a source.

“CKC fully supports Laurence in this extremely difficult and unfortunate situation and we will do everything we can to help her prove her innocence,” said Canoe Kayak Canada CEO, Casey Wade. “CKC firmly believes in clean sport, but we also have strong reason to believe that Laurence has taken all of the necessary precautions from an anti-doping perspective and that she has not knowingly or intentionally taken a prohibited substance. We will continue to assist Laurence in determining how this unfortunate situation could have occurred.”

In accordance with the International Canoe Federation’s Anti-Doping Rules, Ms. Vincent Lapointe has been provisionally suspended pending the final outcome of her case. Consequently, she will not be racing at the upcoming ICF World Championships.

“I am shocked and completely devastated by this situation because I have done absolutely nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide. I am a person of integrity and any form of cheating disgusts me. I believe in clean sport and it is what I apply as a principle in my life as an athlete. I would never put my name, my reputation, or my career at risk to improve my performances and widen the gap with my opponents,” said Laurence Vincent Lapointe. “This feels like a nightmare; I still cannot believe what has happened. Since learning of my positive test just a few days ago, I have done everything possible, with the support of CKC and within a short period of time, to determine the source of the prohibited substance that was found in my sample so that I can prove that I am innocent and that I am an honest and clean athlete.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will not make any further comment regarding this case pending the final outcome of the matter.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe will speak with the media on Tuesday in Montreal and Trois-Rivières, QC. Details below.

Montreal

Date | Tuesday August 20, 2019

Time | 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Location | Sheraton Hotel, 1201 René Lévesque ouest, Montréal (QC), H3B 2L7.

Salon 5, located on level 2.

Format | Speech and scrums (French and English).

Who | Laurence Vincent Lapointe, canoeist and Adam Klevinas, sport lawyer and Canoe Kayak Canada representative.

 

Trois-Rivières

Date | Tuesday August 20 2019

Time | 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Location | Delta Hotel, 1620 rue Notre-Dame, Trois-Rivières (QC), G9A 6E5.

Mékinac room, 2nd floor.

Format | Speech and scrums (French and English).

Who | Laurence Vincent Lapointe, canoeist and Adam Klevinas, sport lawyer and Canoe Kayak Canada representative.

 

Note that this will be Laurence Vincent Lapointe’s only media availability, pending the International Canoe Federation’s final decision.

To confirm your presence:

Laurence Vallerand

514-507-6299

514-966-2972

laurence@malallier.com

 

Marie-Anik L’Allier

514-507-6299

514-983-8236

ma@malallier.com

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Contact Information:

Colleen Coderre

Canoe Kayak Canada

Communications Lead

1.613.530.6217

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Marie-Anik L’Allier

M-A L’Allier Public Relations – Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

1.514.983.8236

ma@malallier.com

 

Laurence Vallerand

M-A L’Allier Public Relations

1.514.966.2972

laurence@malallier.com

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Aug
13
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Top Whitewater Paddlers Gearing up for 2019 National Championships
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MINDEN HILLS, ONTARIO (August 13, 2019) – Canada’s best Whitewater paddlers are set to take their first strokes in Minden Hills, Ontario on Wednesday morning for the 2019 Canoe Kayak Whitewater National Championships. The competition will run from August 14th to August 18th and will feature four disciplines: downriver, extreme slalom, freestyle and slalom.

66 athletes from across the country will be competing for top honours at the Minden Whitewater Preserve on the Gull River. This renowned natural course was officially opened in 1980, thanks to the hard work of Roger Parsons and other passionate volunteers from the Ontario Wild Water Affiliation (predecessor of Whitewater Ontario). The river has an 800-meter-long Whitewater section which ranges from Class II to Class IV. It was host to the 2015 TORONTO Pan Am Games, several National Championships and Team Trials, as well as World Cups. To read more about the preserve, click here.

There will be a Whitewater Alumni reunion/celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Jonquière World Championships happening on Saturday August 17th, at 6pm on the Minden Wildwater Preserve.

“I am very excited to be back in Minden Hills to contest the national championships and finalize our selection for the world championships,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Whitewater Ontario preserve is a world class river and I am expecting exciting competitions this week.”

 

What:

2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater National Championships

When:

August 14: Downriver Classic and Sprint Race (10:00am to 1:00pm EST)

August 15: Extreme Slalom Race (12:00pm to 3:00pm EST)

August 16: Freestyle Competition (10:00am to 3:00pm EST)

August 17: Slalom (10:00am to 3:00pm EST)

August 18: Slalom (10:00am to 3:00pm EST)

Where:

Minden Wildwater Preserve, Gull River

Minden Hills, Ontario – MAP

How to follow:

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Results will be posted following the day’s events on the CKC website here.

 

Follow Whitewater Ontario and Canoe Kayak Canada on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
12
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2019 Canoe Kayak Canada AGM Teleconference Scheduled for September 26, 8:00pm EST
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August 12 – The Annual General Meeting (AGM) teleconference will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST. Please save this date and time if you are an eligible voting member.

 

As per previous AGM’s, the focus of the meeting will be to approve our 2018-19 audited statements, approve the auditing firm for the 2019-20 fiscal year and to announce Board election results. There will also be brief updates as we begin to prepare for the 2019 Annual Summit.

 

Further details regarding the agenda, voting methods, and dial-in details will be circulated shortly.

Aug
7
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2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Summit scheduled for November 22 – 24 in Dartmouth, NS
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August 7 – Canoe Kayak Canada’s 2019 Summit is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 24th in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The event will bring together Clubs representatives, coaches, provincial & territorial paddling organizations and committee members for a combination of events. CKC will hold in-person Annual Council meetings on Saturday morning, November 23rd followed by our in-person Meeting of Members on Saturday afternoon. Board, Council and several committee meetings will also take place around the Summit, some commencing on Thursday the 21st. We will also hold a Coach Development Workshop during the Summit sessions. More information and details to follow shortly.

In addition to the above, we’re also pleased to announce our intention to hold the 2020 CKC Summit in Ottawa in late November (Date TBC) following the 2020 ICF Congress in Manila. We also intend to hold the 2021 CKC Summit in late November in Burnaby, BC (Date TBC).

As a final note CKC’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place via teleconference in late September in a streamlined format. Like last year, the teleconference will deal with approving audited statements, the auditing firm for upcoming fiscal year and Board elections (which will be minimal this year). A date for the meeting will be scheduled soon, and of course relevant materials and related information will be provided in the lead up.

Aug
5
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Canada Wins Second Best Junior Nation at 2019 ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (August 5th, 2019) – The 2019 ICF Junior/U23 World Championships wrapped up in Pitesti, Romania on Sunday August 4th. The competition welcomed the best young athletes from around the world for four days of races. The Canadian team had an incredible competition and demonstrated the strength of the Canadian program, by winning six medals and claiming the title of second best junior nation at the event, the best ever result for Canada.

Canada’s most decorated athlete was junior canoeist Sophia Jensen, who won three gold medals. Jensen convincingly defended her World Champion titles in the junior women’s C1 500m, C1 200m, and C2 500m with 2018 World Champion partner Julia Lilley Osende. Jensen has medalled in every event she has entered at the Junior World Championships since her first crack at the international competition in 2017. She won gold in all three events raced at the 2018 edition and won two silver medals in 2017.

The Canadian women’s junior K4 500m crew of Toshka Besharah, Maren Bradley, Adriana Lilley Osende and Sarah Nagy won the bronze medal, the first time Canada has ever reached the podium in a K4 event at Junior Worlds.

Ella Hodgson Pageau and Kate Pennyfather won the first silver medal in C2 200m behind the dominant Chinese team, in an impressive fight to the finish to overtake Hungary who came third. Team Canada’s second silver medal was won by Laurent Lavigne in the K1 500m final, just 0.574 seconds behind Hungary’s Andras Redl.

“This is the best racing I have ever seen from our junior team,” said Canadian Next Gen Development Head Coach, Mark Granger. “To be second in the World is an amazing feat!”

The full list of Canadian results is below.

 

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Event(s) Result
Andrew Billard JR C1 1000m

JR C1 200m

B final: 1st

Semi: 9th

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Event(s) Result
Ella Hodgson Pageau JR C2 200m A final: 2nd
Sophia Jensen JR C1 200m

JR C1 500m

JR C2 500m

A final: 1st

A final: 1st

A final: 1st

Julia Lilley Osende JR C2 500m A final: 1st
Kate Pennyfather JR C2 200m A final: 2nd

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Event(s)  Result
Laurent Lavigne JR K1 200m

JR K1 500m

 A final: 5th

A final: 2nd

Cameron Low JR K1 1000m  B final: 3rd

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Event(s)  Result
Maren Bradley JR K4 500m

JR K2 500m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Toshka Besharah JR K4 500m

JR K1 200m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Adriana Lilley Osende JR K4 500m

JR K2 500m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Sarah Nagy JR K4 500m

JR K1 500m

 A final: 3rd

A final: 7th

Grace Whebby U23 K1 200m

U23 K1 500m

 A final: 8th

B final: 7th

 

All races are available to re watch on Planet Canoe’s Youtube here.

Click here to view all results.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
5
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13 Podium Appearances for Canoe Kayak Canada at Lima 2019 Pan Am Games
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
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Photos: David Jackson / COC

 

LIMA, PERU (August 5th, 2019) – The 2019 Pan American Games have come to an end for Canoe Kayak Canada, with the last of the slalom competitions finishing up on Sunday afternoon. Team Canada earned a combined total of 13 medals in Lima between the sprint and slalom competitions, just one medal short of their TORONTO 2015 Pan Am record.

The sprint event was held from July 27th – 30th at the Peruvian Regional Conservation Area of Albufera de Medio Mundo, with the slalom event happening a week later from August 2nd to 4th on the Rio Cañete in Lunahuaná.

The sprint team captured 10 medals during their four days of competition, standing on the podium in nearly all of the contested events. The four slalom athletes competing continued the success of Canadian paddlers by bringing in 3 medals.

To find out more about the sprint team’s results, click here.

“I am very pleased that the Canoe Kayak Canada athletes have done so well at the 2019 Pan Am Games,” said Chief Technical Officer of CKC, Graham Barton. “There is a good feeling right now on the Team and the performance at these Games is a positive indication of potential for the future as well.”

The Canadian slalom athletes had excellent runs in qualification, advancing them all to the semis and finals on Sunday.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) had a fast and clean run on Sunday, winning her the silver medal in women’s C1 slalom event, behind Brazil’s Ana Satila. Teammate Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON), followed in the men’s K1 slalom event and won the bronze medal behind Brazil and Argentina.

“It’s pretty cool. I came with high expectations for this race given that our sport is very Euro-centric,” said Betteridge. “We have a lot of the best paddlers based out of Europe, but we have Ana [SATILA, BRA] who is ranked No. 3 in the world, so I was coming to race and be as close to her as possible and I think I achieved what I came here to do.”

Both athletes also competed in the extreme slalom disciplines qualifying for the semi-finals on the first day of competition. The semi-finals and finals were held on Sunday afternoon where Simpson captured another bronze medal. Betteridge was disqualified in the semis.

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) nearly made the podium in the men’s C1 event, coming fourth behind USA, Argentina and Brazil. Olivia Norman (Ottawa, ON) had an excellent race in the women’s K1 event, putting her just behind the bronze medal spot in fourth place.

“I am super proud of how the whole team performed here in Lunahuaná,” said Michal Staniszewski, Canada’s national slalom head coach. “The athletes put down strong performances and with three medals it proves that we were well prepared for the Pan-Am Games. I think this experience will help our young athletes to prepare for Tokyo and Paris.”

 

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here to find all results.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
2
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Call for Candidates Board of Directors Paddling Association Representatives
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Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors.  This position is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

 

The Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 11 people.  Below outlines how these positions are elected or appointed by the two classes of membership within CKC:

  • Each of the 3 Paddling Disciplines have 2 positions which they elect or appoint from their discipline members for a total of 6 positions
  • The Paddling Association members elect 4 positions from amongst the entire CKC membership

 

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of a registered charity
  • Be a current member in good standing of a Paddling Association member of CKC

 

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in serving on Not For Profit Boards of Directors
  • Knowledge of CKC and its member disciplines
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the organization
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset but not required
  • Ability to commit approximately 10 – 15 hours per month to the work of the Board
  • Willing and able to travel if necessary

This is a volunteer position with a term of three years.

 

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

Click here for the application form.

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 23, 2019.

Please send applications to Chair of the CKC Nominating Committee, care of Kathy Hare by email to khare@canoekayak.ca.

Jul
31
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12 Sprint Paddlers Competing in Romania for Junior/U23 World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 31, 2019) – Twelve of Canada’s up and coming sprint athletes are ready to line up in Pitesti, Romania, to compete at the 2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships. The competition begins on Thursday, August 1st and will run until Sunday, August 4th.

Pitesti was host to the 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships and will once again welcome the best young paddlers in the World this year. The 2018 competition took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where team Canada was named Best Federation in the Junior/U23 Women’s Sprint Canoe Category after winning six medals at the event.

Among Canada’s athletes is 2018 World Champion in C1 500m and C1 200m, Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC). Her C2 500m partner, Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac, NS) will also be competing, as the duo vies to defend their 2018 World Champion title.

“These athletes showed some tremendous performances against some of our top seniors at our National selection races and this demonstrates they have the potential to reach finals and challenge for the podium at this competition,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “As well, we have many returning athletes who should be able to improve upon their performances in 2018.  I am very confident we will have some great results here in Romania. This experience is an important stepping stone in the athlete’s development toward the senior level and future Olympic Games.”

Half of the selected athletes competed at last year’s Junior/U23 World’s and will be looking to improve upon their results to finish on top of the podium this year. Maren Bradley (Rideau, ON) finished 2nd in the K1 1000m B final, and Laurent Lavigne (Trois Rivières, QC) finished 3rd in the K1 500m B final in 2018. Balmy Beach athlete Cameron Low will be hoping to build on his solid 6th place finish in K1 1000m B final as will Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) who competed in the C2 200m event.

 

What:

2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Where:

Pitesti, Romania

Budeasa Dam, Arges River – MAP

When:

Thursday, August 1 (9:00am to 5:50pm EEST) (2:00am to 10:50am EST)

Friday, August 2 (9:00am to 5:40pm EEST) (2:00am to 10:40am EST)

Saturday, August 3 (8:45am to 6:18pm EEST) (1:45am to 11:18am EST)

Sunday, August 4 (8:48am to 1:51pm EEST) (1:48am to 6:51am EST)

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on live stream on Planet Canoe’s Youtube here.

Live results are available here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
31
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10 Medals for Canadian Sprint Paddlers at 2019 Lima Pan Am Games
Canoe Sprint
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LIMA, PERU (July 31, 2019) – The 2019 Pan American Games were an incredible success for Canoe Kayak Canada’s Sprint paddlers. The team captured 10 medals during their four days of competition in Lima, standing on the podium in nearly all of the contested events.

Canada’s women’s K4 crew of Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, N.S.), Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.) and Anna Negulic (Bedford, N.S.) secured the very first gold medal of the Games for Team Canada on Sunday. The women’s crew finished the 500m race with a time of 1 minute and 34.36 seconds, with Mexico and Argentina coming 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

“We were all feeling really optimistic going in to this race. Our training leading up to the event was going really well so we were excited to get on the water and put a great race under our belts, said the crew. “We’ve seen so much support already from all of Canada, so winning this medal is like a big thank you!”

Rio Olympian Andréanne Langlois secured three more medals during the event for a total of four medals at the Games. She won silver in the K1 500m, silver in K1 200m and added another gold to her record in K2 500m with partner Alanna Bray-Lougheed, who earned her second gold medal in this event.

“We took it really seriously and we executed our plan perfectly, which was really nice. K2 is just as important for me, especially because Andréanne and I are really close friends and the fact that we were able to come together and do something great was really awesome,” added Bray-Lougheed after their K2 win.

Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Que.) brought in the final gold medal for Canada on Tuesday, putting down an excellent race on the last day of competition in the K1 200m event, beating Ecuador’s Cesar de Cesare and Argentina’s Ruben Rezola.

The Canadian paddlers medal streak began with Drew Hodges (Ottawa, Ont.) and Craig Spence’s (Dartmouth, N.S.) silver medal win in the men’s C2 1000m race on Saturday, just behind Cuba.

“I am always so proud to represent Canada so winning a medal at this big of a competition is such an amazing feeling,” said Spence. “Moving forward, this is a big step towards Tokyo. This is a great learning experience about how to compete at a Games and against high level competitors. Drew and I are an even stronger team after this competition and it will greatly help our growth as athletes.”

The men’s K4 crew of Dominik Crête, Eric Ellery (Toronto, Ont.), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, N.S.) and Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, Sask.) just missed the podium and came in fourth place in a tight battle against Mexico.

On Monday, the team proved their dominance again by securing five more medals for Canada. Marshall Hughes opened up the day coming second in the K1 1000m event.

“Very recently I switched up my strategy. I have gone from racing in front to kind of catching up. My coach and I have been working on really pacing it out rather than just going for it,” added Hughes after his silver medal win. “It took a lot of confidence to believe in it, but I did. I raced how I’ve been training in the past few months, so it really paid off believing in my race strategy and I came through with some of the best times I’ve ever gotten.”

Drew Hodges then took the bronze in the C1 1000m event, winning his second medal of the competition. Later that day, K2 1000m crew Jarret Kenke and Jacob Steele (Halifax, N.S.) captured the silver medal, after only having trained together for a couple of weeks.

“It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to start with nothing and build so much in such a short time.” said Kenke.

The women’s C2 500m crew of Rowan Hardy-Kavanaugh (Ottawa, Ont.) and Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, Que.) won the bronze on Monday afternoon. Lavoie-Parent expressed “how lucky they feel to have the world champions, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent, to train with so they can see how fast they are evolving ahead of Tokyo.”

In the women’s C1 200m, Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, Que.) finished first in her semi-final, and placed 5th in the final race.

View the full list of results here.

 

 

The Canadian canoe slalom team begins their Pan Am Games experience on Friday August 2nd and will compete until August 4th. The slalom team is named below.

 

Men’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, Ont.)

Women’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Olivia Norman (Ottawa, Ont.)

Men’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, Ont.)

Women’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.)

Coach (Canoe Slalom)

Michal Staniszewski (Gatineau, Que.)

 

Lima 2019 Pan American Games – Canoe Slalom

Where:

Rio Cañete, Lunahuaná, Peru

When:

Friday, August 2 (9:30am to 2:30pm PET) (10:30am to 3:30pm EST)

Saturday, August 3 (9:00am to 12:22pm PET) (10:00am to 1:22pm EST)

Sunday, August 4 (9:00am to 5:00pm PET) (10:00am to 6:00pm EST)

How to follow:

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here.

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
28
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Women’s Kayak Crew Claims First Gold Medal for Canada at Pan Am Games
Canoe Sprint
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LIMA, PERU (July 28, 2019) – Canadian paddlers kicked off the podium appearances on the first two days of the Pan American Games with a gold and silver medal. The women’s K4 crew of Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Alexa Irvin, Andréanne Langlois and Anna Negulic was the highlight second day of the Games in Peru, winning Canada’s first gold medal of the event. This was the second medal for the sprint paddlers, following Drew Hodges and Craig Spence’s silver medal win in the C2 1000m race.

The Canadian K4 crew had an excellent race on Sunday, finishing the 500m race with a time of 1 minute and 34.36 seconds. Just 0.330 seconds behind was Mexico, followed by Argentina.

“We were all feeling really optimistic going in to this race. Our training leading up to the event was going really well so we were excited to get on the water and put a great race under our belts, said the crew. “We’ve seen so much support already from all of Canada, so winning this medal is like a big thank you!”

The men’s K4 crew of Dominik Crête, Eric Ellery, Marshall Hughes and Jarret Kenke just missed the podium and came in fourth place.

Drew Hodges and Craig Spence put down an impressive performance earlier in the weekend, claiming silver in the C2 1000m. Cuba’s Fernando Jorge and Sergey Torres Madrigal were the gold medal winners, and the Mexican crew of Rigoberto Camilo and Guillermo Quirino won the bronze.

“I am always so proud to represent Canada so winning a medal at this big of a competition is such an amazing feeling,” said Spence. “Moving forward, this is a big step towards Tokyo. This is a great learning experience about how to compete at a Games and against high level competitors. Drew and I are an even stronger team after this competition and it will greatly help our growth as athletes.”

The competition will continue for another two days for the sprint paddlers, with many more final races for the Canadian team. On Monday, Marshall Hughes will race in the K1 1000m final, as will Drew Hodges in the C1 1000m final. The K2 crew of Jarret Kenke and Jacob Steele will compete for a medal in the 1000m final at noon EST. At 12:45pm EST, Rowan Hardy-Kavanaugh and Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent will race in the C2 500m finals, followed by the final of the K1 500m where Andréanne Langlois will compete.

The final day of competitions on Tuesday includes the women’s K2 500m final, the women’s C1 200m final and the men and women K1 200m finals.

 

View the full schedule and results here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

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Jul
26
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Bilewicz and Fanok to Represent Canada at the 2019 Canoe Marathon World Championships
Canoe Marathon, Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 26, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) is pleased to announce Patrick Bilewicz and Andrew Fanok as the two athletes who will be representing Canada at the 2019 ICF Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China from October 17th to 20th.

Bilewicz (Pickering, ON) and Fanok (Scarborough, ON) were selected as the members of the Canadian team following the Ontario World Marathon Trials which were held in conjunction with the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association’s (OMCKRA) 41st annual Marsh Mash Canoe Race. The race took place on May 18th, 2019, on the Holland Marsh and Fraser Creek near Bradford, Ontario. Fanok finished the 24km race with a time of 1 hour and 59 minutes, followed by Bilewicz who finished in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Both Bilewicz and Fanok will be racing in the junior men K1 events as well as together in the junior men K2 event at the World Championships.

“This event will expand these athletes’ paddling experience and teamwork as they compete against the best in their respective category,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of CKC’s Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC). “CKC’s Marathon community will be cheering for these two athletes!”

This is the second time the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships is being held in Asia, with the first being in Singapore in 2011.

“We are very excited to represent Canada at our very first international competition, added Bilewicz and Fanok. “We have been working extremely hard to get here and are going to make this a memorable experience!”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

When:

October 17th – October 20th 2019

Where:

Shaoxing, China

Read more about Shaoxing here.

 

To learn more about the event, including the race schedule, click here.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
26
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Canoe Kayak Canada Athletes Set to Paddle to the Podium at 2019 Pan Am Games
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
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LIMA, PERU (July 26, 2019) – Many of Canada’s strongest sprint and slalom paddlers will be competing at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru in the coming weeks. Fourteen sprint and four slalom athletes will look to improve upon Canada’s medal performances from the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, taking home a record fourteen medals for Canada in both canoeing disciplines.

Ottawa’s strong paddling community in both disciplines is well represented in this group of athletes. All four slalom athletes, Lois Betteridge, Olivia Norman, Keenan Simpson and Liam Smedley are from the capital city, as well as two sprint athletes, Drew Hodges and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh.

The sprint paddlers will be lining up at the Peruvian Regional Conservation Area of Albufera de Medio Mundo this Saturday for the kick off of the sprint events which will run until Tuesday July 30th. Eighteen countries will be competing in the canoe sprint events in Lima, with a total of 125 athletes participating.

“I feel very honoured to have the chance to compete for Canada at the Pan Am Games this year in Lima, Peru,” said sprint kayaker Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Burloak, ON). “It’s a Major Games, so it will be a great chance to lay down the best race possible in a multi-sport event. I’m excited with the team we have and I’m confident we will perform well and enjoy the whole experience together!”

The 2019 sprint team was selected following the second set of National Team Trials held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in late June.

Sprint canoer Drew Hodges (Rideau, ON), recalls his experience in 2007 when his babysitter and sprint athlete Angus Mortimer had recently come home from the Pan Am Games.

“I remember reading the newspaper without knowing anything about paddling and seeing how cool and meaningful to his development as an athlete this experience was for him. He went on to compete in the Olympic Games the following year,” said Hodges. “The Mortimer brothers were a major force in my introduction to the sport of paddling and I am really excited to have the opportunity to compete the Pan Am Games just like Angus did, and hopefully share some more experiences he had in his career.”

On the slalom side, the event runs from August 2nd through until August 4th, where the Canadian athletes will be competing 200km south of Lima on the Rio Cañete in Lunahuaná. Extreme slalom, an exciting fast-paced event where four athletes race head-to-head through gates in an attempt to cross the finish line first, will make its Pan American Games debut in Lima.

“It’s a totally different feeling coming into the Lima 2019 games than any other international competition I’ve prepared for,” said slalom athlete Liam Smedley. “It’s exciting and empowering to know you’re competing next to all your Canadian teammates all in different sports, but all with the same purpose: to push yourself, find fulfilment in the process, and if all pieces fit, to step on that podium.”

The slalom athletes were selected through a combination of races at the National Team Trials in Oklahoma City and the Pan American Championships in Brazil, which were both held in April.

 

To view the complete list of Canadian athletes heading to Peru, click here.

 

Lima 2019 Pan American Games – Canoe Sprint

Where:

Albufera de Medio Mundo, Peru

When:

Saturday, July 27 (9:00am to 1:45pm PET) (10:00am to 2:45pm EST)

Sunday, July 28 (9:00am to 1:25pm PET) (10:00am to 2:25pm EST)

Monday, July 29 (9:00am to 1:30pm PET) (10:00am to 2:30pm EST)

Tuesday, July 30 (9:00am to 11:50am PET) (10:00am to 12:50pm EST)

How to follow:

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here.

 

Lima 2019 Pan American Games – Canoe Slalom

Where:

Rio Cañete, Lunahuaná, Peru

When:

Friday, August 2 (9:30am to 2:30pm PET) (10:30am to 3:30pm EST)

Saturday, August 3 (9:00am to 12:22pm PET) (10:00am to 1:22pm EST)

Sunday, August 4 (9:00am to 5:00pm PET) (10:00am to 6:00pm EST)

How to follow:

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Colleen Coderre, Communications Lead
Canoe Kayak Canada
C: 613.530.6217
E: ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Claire Juguet, Onsite Media attaché
C: 613.929.6804 (whats app)
E: claire@sailing.ca

Jul
22
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Junior/U23 Canoe Slalom Team Wraps up 2019 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 22, 2019) – After a week-long competition at the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior/U23 World Championships, the Canadian team is heading home with some promising performances. Twelve Canadian slalom athletes competed in Krakow, Poland, on the Kolna Canoe Slalom Course from July 16th – 21st.

It was a great learning experience for many of Canada’s Next Gen slalom paddlers, who gained valuable training and competition time at this common international slalom venue.

“I think our athletes will return to Canada with a clear objective of what areas they want to work on for the remainder of the summer in order to maximize their potential at the National Championships in August,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Travelling to Europe to race and train on the best facilities and to race the top athletes from around the world is a gift and now it’s important to learn from this experience and set ambitious objectives for the years ahead.”

The team events were an exciting portion of the competition, with Canada competing in the junior men’s K1 team, the junior women’s K1 team, and the U23 men’s K1 team. The team races consist of three athletes weaving their boats through the gates one by one down the whitewater course as quickly as possible. This is always a crowd favourite and the smallest miscalculation can lead to a dramatic boat pile-up. Athletes musts learn to anticipate each other’s moves while also navigating through the difficult whitewater.

Jean-Benoît Lemay, Maël Rivard and Mark Zielonka made up the Canadian men’s junior team, and had an excellent race finishing 13th out of 20 with just two touches of the gates. Rivard then went on to qualify for the semi-finals in the junior men’s K1 event and placed an impressive 24th out of 77 competitors.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge qualified for the semi-finals after first run in the U23 women’s C1, coming 16th with no touches. She later finished that event in 28th place and came 10th with partner Jakob Kryworuchko in the U23 mixed C2 event.

Junior athlete Jocelyn Taylor came in 31st place in the women’s K1 event, missing qualification for the semi-finals by just one spot.

 

Click here to view the full list of results.

 

The Canadian slalom athletes will compete next in Minden Hills, Ontario, from August 12th-16th, where they will battle it out for top honours at the 2019 Canadian Whitewater National Championships. Early registration for this event closes July 31st (all event fees will increase by $50.00 after this date). To register, click here. Late registration closes August 12th. The host committee is currently seeking volunteers to help with the event. To learn more about volunteering, click here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
18
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CKC Sprint Nationals Boat Drive
Alumni, Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 18) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the CKC Alumni Council (CKCAC) are proud to launch the inaugural Boat Drive campaign to assist clubs across Canada with boat transportation costs for the 2019 Sprint Nationals in Wascana Lake. 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to eligible clubs. The 4-week campaign is a pilot project and first fund development campaign for the CKC Alumni Council with future plans to launch similar campaigns in other disciplines.

“We understand the high costs associated with long distance travel required for some clubs to compete at the national level,” said CKCAC Fund Development lead, Mike Scarola. “Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for the clubs needing our support and utilize this pilot fundraising campaign to build upon other fundraising initiatives among the different disciplines.”

All member clubs who have athletes attending the 2019 Sprint National Championships and are located over 1,000 kilometers from Wascana Lake will be eligible for funding. Funding will be distributed once the campaign is closed (follow the link below for more details).

“As chair of the CKCAC, I am so proud that we are able to take our first steps towards assisting clubs, athletes and coaches in achieving their goals at a national level,” noted LA Dempster. “Removing financial barriers creates opportunities for tomorrow’s champions.”

Together with our community of CKC supporters – we can remove financial barriers and ensure our clubs and athletes don’t miss the opportunity to compete at the national level!

Please click the following link and Donate Today! to make a tax-deductible contribution to the campaign.

 

ABOUT THE CKC ALUMNI COUNCIL

The CKC Alumni Council (CKCAC) is an external volunteer group in support of the larger community of paddling alumni’s role within Canoe Kayak Canada.  The CKCAC provides counsel to the CEO and offers advice on engaging and strengthening alumni relationships and program development pertaining to the CKC Alumni program. The CKCAC seeks to increase awareness of the many services available to alumni through CKC, to encourage a larger and more diverse participation in the programs offered through CKC, and to initiate new ways to communicate and engage with CKC’s growing alumni population.

The CKCAC is composed of paddlers from a cross section of business, professional, public and community sectors across Canada and internationally.  The mission of the CKCAC is to engage as many alumni as possible in the ongoing life of CKC in mutually beneficial ways and to support alumni initiatives that promote the goals of CKC.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
17
admin@canoekayak.ca
Greg Redman and Sally Wallick Top Canadians at 2019 Canadian Downwind Championships
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SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA (July 17, 2019) – 195 ocean racing athletes from around the world took part in the 6th annual Canadian Downwind Championships in Squamish, BC this past Saturday July 13th. Surfskis, SUPs, prone paddleboards and outrigger canoes all gathered and raced 21km on Howe Sound through the Sea to Sky corridor.

Racers began at Porteau Cove and travelled up Howe Sound to the finish line in the Squamish Harbour. It was a beautiful sunny day in Squamish with great wind conditions.

Canadian master Surfski athlete Greg Redman was the first male Canadian to finish the race, with a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. The top female Canadian to cross the line was Sally Wallick in the open Surfski event with a time of 1 hour and 36 minutes. Two-time World Surfski Champion Kenny Rice from South Africa took top Men’s open Surfski honours and was the overall winner of the race coming in at 1 hour and 21 minutes. On the Women’s side, Teneale Hatton of New Zealand was the Surfski winner in a time of 1 hour and 29 minutes.

In the SUP category, Lincoln Dews of Australia took the victory with an impressive race covering the SUP course in 1 hour and 40 minutes. With perhaps the performance of the day, Fiona Wylde of the United States put on a masterful performance in the swells of Howe Cove, paddling to the second overall finish in the SUP category and earing the prize as the Women’s SUP Champion.

In the Outrigger C-1 category, Kendra Kent earned top honours in the Women’s side, while Tematuanui Delamare powered to the Men’s title.

“In an astoundingly beautiful setting on Howe Sound, we saw some equally remarkable performances from paddlers from around the world at the Canadian Downwind Championships”, said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The performances of the athletes, the organization from Bob Putnam and Ian Lowe, and the hospitality of the whole community made for an amazing event. This 6th edition of the Canadian Downwind Championships further cemented the event’s status as a world leading Ocean Racing event, and a bucket list competition for any paddler.”

For a full list of results, click here.

To get more details about the event, visit the Canadian Downwind Championships website here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
15
admin@canoekayak.ca
Slalom Athletes Set to Take First Strokes at Junior/U23 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 15, 2019) – Twelve Canadian slalom athletes will be vying for podium finishes this week at the 2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships. The event is being held at the well-known Krakow-Kolna Canoe Slalom Course in Krakow, Poland, after a successful hosting of the same event in 2016. Athletes are competing from Tuesday, July 16th until Sunday July 21st, ending with the extreme slalom competitions.

The Canadian team has been training in Europe since the middle of June to prepare for this major international event, after having been selected to this team following the National Slalom Team Trials event held in Oklahoma City, USA from April 12-14th.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge competed in the first two ICF World Cups of the season and had excellent runs qualifying for the semi-finals at both events. She will be looking to build on these performances and put down more strong runs in women’s C1 and K1 in Krakow this week. Betteridge will also be battling for a medal with Jakob Kryworuchko in the mixed C2 event, where she narrowly missed the podium last year finishing fourth with a different partner.

Trevor Boyd is the second Canadian paddler who has competed for Canada already this season. Boyd participated at World Cup 3 in his first ever ICF World Cup just two weeks ago, completing clean runs in K1 and finishing 12th in the extreme slalom event.

“I’m happy to see a strong group of athletes in Krakow this year. A number of our Junior and U23 athletes have spent the last four weeks in Europe preparing for this competition while gaining valuable training time in Krakow, Augsburg and Prague,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “These are classic race venues that will be hosting significant international races in the years ahead so it’s important that our Next Gen athletes learn to perform on these courses.”

The Canadian athletes are listed below:

U23 National Team

Athlete Event(s)
Austin Atkins K1
Lois Betteridge C1, K1, C2MX
Trevor Boyd K1
Jakob Kryworuchko C2MX
Keenan Simpson K1

 

Junior National Team

Athlete Event(s)
Jakob Kryworuchko C1
Jean-Benoît Lemay K1
Olivia Norman K1
Mael Rivard K1
Isabel Taylor K1
Jocelyn Taylor K1
Finn Wakeling C1
Mark Zielonka K1

 

What:

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships

 

When:

Tuesday, July 16 (9:00am to 3:22pm CEST) (3:00am to 9:22am EST)

Wednesday, July 17 (9:00am to 5:51pm CEST) (3:00am to 11:51am EST)

Thursday, July 18 (9:00am to 5:10pm CEST) (3:00am to 11:10am EST)

Friday, July 19 (9:00am to 4:37pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:37am EST)

Saturday, July 20 (9:00am to 4:52pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:52am EST)

Sunday, July 21 (9:00am to 4:37pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:37am EST)

 

Where:

Krakow-Kolna Canoe Slalom Course

Krakow, Poland – Map

 

How to Follow:

The event will be livestreamed on the ICF YouTube Channel as well as the CBC Sports Livestream. Live results will be posted on the ICF Website.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
9
admin@canoekayak.ca
2019 ICF Freestyle World Championships Come to a Close
Canoe Freestyle
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SORT, SPAIN (July 9, 2019) – The 2019 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Freestyle World Championships wrapped up in Spain on Saturday July 6th. The event featured several freestyle events including squirt, open canoe surface, canoe decked surface and kayak surface. Fourteen Canadian athletes competed and are leaving Spain with heads held high after great performances all around.

Canada’s best result was a 6th place finish by athlete Luke Pomeroy in the junior men’s K1 event, just narrowly missing the finals. This was Pomeroy’s first World Championship. “Worlds in Sort were amazing. I had a great time in the town and couldn’t be happier about how I placed. I am super excited for future competitions and World Championships and am grateful for this great learning experience,” explained Pomeroy.

All Canadian results are listed below.

Athlete Event Event
Darlene Fair K1W – 39th Squirt W – 12th
Marc Godbout C1 – 12th OC1 – 6th
Matt Hamilton SQUIRT M – 10th  
Pierce Huser K1M – 34th  
Kalem Kennedy K1M – 40th C1 – 20th
Alex Maggs K1W – 21st  
Cole Oruski K1M Jnr – 14th  
Luke Pomeroy K1M Jnr – 6th  
Maël Pronovost C1 – 20th  
Mark Richard SQUIRT M – 17th  
Phil Sheppard K1M – 65th  
Ian Thomson SQUIRT M – 7th  
Nicholas Troutman K1M – 18th  
Hunter Vincent K1M Jnr – 20th  

 

For a full list of results including other nations, click here.

“Coming out of Worlds in Sort, Spain we now shift our focus to athlete development for the next twelve months,” said Lee Vincent, Team Canada Freestyle Manager & Chair of the Canadian Freestyle Committee. “We want to expand our reach to get more athletes involved in Freestyle Kayaking while also supporting our current athletes to continue their progression and enable them to be even more successful at the 2021 World Championships in Nottingham, UK.”

This year’s Worlds were an incredible opportunity for Canoe Kayak Canada athletes to learn from each other and other nations and exposed many of the young athletes to the toughest international competition in freestyle. Athlete Phil Sheppard said it best when speaking about the camaraderie of the sport. “The thing I love about paddling is getting out there with my friends. For me, it’s about pushing myself and learning new things, and when I’m sitting in the eddy watching my friends do something rad, I am just as happy for them. The world championships are about coming together with friends from around the world, pushing yourself to be better than you were the day before, and celebrating when someone does something extraordinary.”

A number of the Freestyle national team athletes will be competing at the upcoming Whitewater Nationals on the Gull River in Minden, Ontario on August 16th. This is a fun event for paddlers of all levels and we invite anyone in the area to come out and participate.

Watch a video of the Canadian athletes during training here.

Canoe Freestyle is a dynamic discipline where competitors aim to score points for tricks and flips on a set water feature. It is a constantly evolving discipline, with new tricks being developed to complement and improve on existing moves, which are similar to those performed in freestyle snowboarding, surfing and skating.  Athletes have 45 seconds to perform as many different moves as possible, which are scored based on degree of difficulty. This is the second time the Freestyle World Championship has taken place in Sort, with the first being in 2001.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
9
admin@canoekayak.ca
Successful Canada Cup East & West Regattas
Canada Cup, Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO / REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN (July 9, 2019) – Canadian and International sprint paddlers gathered the past two weekends to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday at the 2019 Canada Cup East and West Regattas. The Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa hosted the Canada Cup East from June 29-30th, while the Wascana Racing Canoe Club in Regina held the Canada Cup West from July 6-7th.

This was the 5th annual Canada Cup Series and welcomed a total of nearly 400 athletes including Canadian and International participants. In Ottawa, athletes from Argentina, Madagascar and the United States were in attendance. Regina hosted American athletes from Minnesota, Oklahoma and Seattle.

The team championship trophy at the Canada Cup East regatta was won for the third year in a row by Team Ontario, followed by the Rideau Canoe Club and the Pointe Claire Canoe Kayak Club. As for Canada Cup West, the host Wascana Racing Canoe Club secured the trophy in a tough battle with last year’s champion, the Calgary Canoe Club. The Toba Canoe Club came in 3rd place.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson attended the East Canada Cup at Mooney’s Bay on Sunday June 30th, where he presented medals with Team Canada sprint kayaker Lissa Bissonnette.

“The Sprint Canada Cups were amazing events again this year,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Director of Development. “It was great to watch our strong young athletes from across the country competing in Ottawa and Regina. We will continue to support these events and look to expand our participation in 2020.”

Canadian Sprint athletes will now turn to their Divisional competition schedule as they gear up for qualifying for Nationals in Regina at the end of August.

Canada Cup East website

Canada Cup West website

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Podium Performances by All 4 Canadian Athletes at the 2019 Para Pan American Championships
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (July 8, 2019) – The 2019 Para Pan American Championships were an incredible success for Canoe Kayak Canada Para paddlers. All four athletes who competed reached the podium, for a combined total of seven medals for Canada. The event was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 6th.

2016 Rio Paralympian Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) was the only gold medal winner for Canada taking first place in the women’s KL3 500m event, followed by a silver medal in the 200m event. “Brazil hosted a wonderful event. I was excited to race 500m for the first time internationally,” said Scarff. “Even though it is not a Paralympic event, I am still very proud to have been able to claim the gold for Canada. The whole team had an impressive showing and being part of a supportive team makes the whole process much more enjoyable.”

Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) won double silver medals in men’s 200m and 500m KL2, and Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) won bronze in women’s KL2 500m as well as silver in 200m. Mike Trauner (Ottawa River, ON) completed the medals for Canada with an impressive bronze medal performance in the men’s VL3 500m.

“This event was a great event to use as a tune up for the World Championships in August. Canadian athletes showed grit and resilience to pull off great performances. We had some long travel days and other challenges, but they pulled through when it counted. We now have six weeks of training back in Montreal to sharpen up our racing.” Said Marc Creamer, Canoe Kayak Canada Paracanoe Head Coach.

For a full list of results, click here.

The Paracanoe team will be competing in the 2019 ICF Paracanoe World Championships in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st-25th.

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canoe Kayak Canada Athletes Ready to Compete in 2019 Pan American Paracanoe Championships
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (July 6, 2019) – Five Canadian paracanoe athletes headed off to Brazil earlier this week to prepare for the 2019 Para Pan American Championships. The event is running from July 5th – 6th and features Canadian athletes who were selected following the second set of National Team Trials in Dartmouth last month.

The Canadian athletes competing are listed below.

Athlete Hometown Club Event
Andrea Nelson Markham, ON Balmy Beach Women KL2
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Women KL3
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Men VL2
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Men KL2
Mike Trauner Pembroke, ON Ottawa River Men VL3

 

“It’s been challenging but the athletes have been patient and flexible,” said Marc Creamer, Canoe Kayak Canada Paracanoe Head Coach. “We have been scrambling for two days on boats and some crazy weather. However, it’s looking like the competition is going to be great; lots of athletes here who will be competing at a very high caliber. I’m looking forward to racing Saturday, to watch our Canadian athletes shine.”

 

What:

2019 Pan American Paracanoe Championships

 

When:

Friday July 5 to Saturday July 6

 

Where:

University of São Paulo,

São Paulo, Brazil – Map

 

Results here.

More information on the ICF website.

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canadian Downwind Championships Set to Kick Off Next Weekend
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SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA (July 5, 2019) – Ocean racing athletes from all over the world will be gathering in Squamish, BC on Saturday July 13th to take part in the 6th annual Canadian Downwind Championships (CDC). The 21km mass start race includes surfskis, SUPS, prone paddleboards and outrigger canoes and takes place on Howe Sound through the Sea to Sky corridor.

The event is sanctioned by Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) as a National Ocean Racing Championship. Athletes can earn World Ranking Points for the 2019 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in mid-September.

Racers will begin at Porteau Cove and will travel up Howe Sound to reach the finish line in the Squamish Harbour. Nearly 200 athletes of varying ages will be competing.

Registration for the event will be open until July 10th. Find registration details here.

A number of pre-race activities are scheduled for the week leading up to the event. A “Joes Vs Pros” Tuesday Night Race, paddling clinics, downwind “TED Talks” and a sponsor party dinner are all included in the weekly plan. Get more information on the week’s events here.

“The Squamish Paddling Club and Coast Outdoors are again proud to host this wonderful event. The local downwind scene in Squamish and Vancouver areas has been growing since the race inception in 2014, and the World Surfsi SUP Paddling community has embraced the Canadian DW Champs. With the consistency of conditions, un-paralleled beauty and fun downwind paddling in Howe Sound, the sky is the limit to how much more growth we can anticipate,” said Ian Lowe & Bob Putnam, CDC race directors. “This year, 11 nations are represented, with many men and women master’s athletes.”

 

What:

Canadian Downwind Championships

 

When:

July 13 2019 (2:00pm PDT)

 

Where:

Porteau Cove to Squamish, BC

Howe Sound – MAP

 

How to Follow:

Visit the Canadian Downwind Championships website here.

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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3
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Canadian Marathon Paddlers Win 715km Yukon River Quest Race
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DAWSON CITY, YUKON (July 3, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada marathon paddlers Ivan English and Mike Vincent finished first overall paddling a C2 in the world’s longest annual paddling race – the Yukon River Quest, beating several six person voyageur canoes. The race began at 12pm on Wednesday June 26th, and finished by 9pm on Saturday June 30th.

This iconic race is a 715km marathon paddle from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon, with participants stopping only for two mandatory rests which total 10 hours. There were a record 117 teams who started the race this year representing 13 countries. The race is open to solo canoes, kayaks and SUPs, tandem canoes and kayaks, as well as four person canoes and six person voyageur canoes.

The Saskatchewan duo whose team name was ‘#wepaddletogether’ finished five hours before the second C2 crew reached the finish, despite several environmental challenges including low water levels, strong headwinds and forest fire smoke.

English and Vincent had raced together before, but never in the River Quest. “He’s probably one of the best paddlers I’ve ever met,” said English about partner Vincent. “He knows how to manage all the situations.” Vincent even designed and made the C2 that was paddled in the quest.

View the complete race results here.

Next year’s Yukon River Quest is being held from June 25th to June 29th 2020. Registration opens on November 1st 2019. For more information visit the race website here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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2
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Ben Hayward Wins Gold in Extreme Slalom at World Cup 3
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TACEN, SLOVENIA (July 2, 2019) – The Canadian slalom team completed the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) World Cup 3 in Tacen, Slovenia on Sunday. The event was the final of three consecutive weekends of World Cup competitions for Team Canada and ran from Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th.

The highlight of the weekend for Team Canada was Ben Hayward winning the gold medal in the extreme canoe slalom event – a fast-paced race where athletes compete head to head in an attempt to reach the finish line first. Hayward also competed in the K1 event and came 46th.

Trevor Boyd had an excellent start to his first ever World Cup with two clean runs and finished 61st in K1. He also made it to the quarter finals in extreme slalom and finished 12th. Michael Tayler finished 63rd in K1 at his third World Cup of the season.

Haley Daniels made the semi-finals in both the C1 event and the extreme canoe slalom event and finished 28th and 6th in those events, respectively.

 

Find the full list of results here.

 

“I am thrilled to see Ben win his first ICF World Cup medal this weekend. I know he would have wanted a better result in the slalom K1 event, but this medal is a reflection of Ben’s resilience and ability bounce back from disappointment on Friday to claim a medal,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at CKC. “Our athletes and coaches will now turn their attention on preparation for the World Championships in late September. There is quite a bit of time for everyone to refine their performance routines and build speed for the most important race of the season.”

The team will continue their training for the months to come as they prepare for the Whitewater National Championships taking place in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12-18th.  At the end of September, they will be heading to La Seu d’Urgell, Spain to compete at the Slalom World Championships.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Jun
28
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Canadian and International Sprint Paddlers Celebrate Canada Day at Annual Canada Cup East & West Regattas
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO / REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN (June 28, 2019) – Nearly 250 Canadian and International sprint paddlers will gather in Ottawa this weekend from June 29-30th to celebrate Canada Day at the 2019 Canada Cup East. The celebrations will continue next weekend from July 6-7th, as another set of athletes will compete at the 2019 Canada Cup West in Regina.

“We are very happy to be partnering with these two established Regattas for our Canada Cups this year,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at CKC. “These events will be a great opportunity for our paddlers to race at a high level and come together with their competitors to celebrate Canada Day.”

The Ontario Team along with Canadian Club Teams and contingents from the United States, Argentina and Madagascar will be competing in Ottawa.  Teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and American Clubs will race in Regina.

Team Ontario will be trying to secure the East Canada Cup trophy for the third year in a row, while the Calgary Canoe Club will look to capture the West Canada Cup for the second year in a row.

 

2019 Canada Cup East  

Canada Cup East website

Live results will be available on the 2019 CKC immediaC smartphone app.

 

When:

Saturday, June 29 (8:00am to 4:02pm EST)

Sunday, June 30 (8:00am to 3:25pm EST)

 

Where:

Rideau Canoe Club

Ottawa, ON – Map

 

 

2019 Canada Cup West

Canada Cup West website

 

When:

Saturday, July 6 (7:45am to 4:47pm CST)

Sunday, July 7 (7:45am to 3:40pm CST)

 

Where:

Wascana Racing Canoe Club

Regina, SK – Map

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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28
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14 Freestyle Paddlers Competing in 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
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SORT, SPAIN (June 28, 2019) – Fourteen canoe kayak freestyle athletes will be representing Canada from June 29th to July 6th at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in Sort, Spain. Half of the athletes attending have previously competed at one or many Canoe Freestyle World Championships, including 2009 Freestyle Kayak World Champion Nick Troutman.

The team was selected in August of 2018 at the National Freestyle Team Trials in Kananaskis, Alberta and will be eager to return to international competition.

“We are excited to have strong representation from Canada at the World Championships. We have a nice mix of veteran and first-time athletes, which bodes well for ongoing athlete development and future worlds,” said Lee Vincent, Team Canada Freestyle Manager. “The feature here is quite robust so the athletes have been here for over a week to take advantage of as much training time as possible before the event, often paddling late into the evening to avoid lines and maximize their training sessions.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships

Find the competition schedule and results here.

Watch live on ICF YouTube.

 

Where:
“L’Aigüerola” Whitewater Park
Sort, Spain – Map

 

When:

June 29 – July 6 2019

 

2019 Canoe Freestyle Senior Team

Athlete Event(s)
Darlene Fair SQUIRT W, K1W
Marc Godbout OC1, C1
Matt Hamilton K1M, SQUIRT M
Pierce Huser K1M
Kalem Kennedy K1M, C1, OC1
Alex Maggs K1W
Maël Pronovost C1
Mark Richard SQUIRT M
Phil Sheppard K1 M
Ian Thomson SQUIRT M
Nicholas Troutman K1M

 

2019 Canoe Freestyle Junior Team

Athlete Event(s)
Luke Pomeroy K1M
Cole Oruski K1M
Hunter Vincent K1M

 

 

Canoe Freestyle is a dynamic discipline where competitors aim to score points for tricks and flips on a set water feature. It is a constantly evolving discipline, with new tricks being developed to complement and improve on existing moves, which are similar to those performed in freestyle snowboarding, surfing and skating.  Athletes have 45 seconds to perform as many different moves as possible, which are scored based on degree of difficulty. This is the second time the Freestyle World Championship has taken place in Sort, with the first being in 2001.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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27
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Canadian Canoe Kayak Slalom and Sprint Teams Named for 2019 Pan American Games in Lima
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 27, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Canadian Olympic Committee are pleased to announce the athletes and coaches selected to compete in slalom and sprint events at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Four athletes qualified for Team Canada in slalom through a combination of races at the National Team Trials in Oklahoma City, which took place April 12 to 14, and the Pan American Championships, which were held April 26 to 28 in Três Coroas, Brazil.

“I am thrilled that we will have four up-and-coming athletes competing at this year’s Pan American Games,” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development at CKC. “Our newly appointed Next Gen coach, Michal Staniszewski, will be leading this group and supporting our team throughout this high-pressure event. I hope this event will help our athletes to develop experience competing at a multi-sport Games and to build resilience while performing in a new and challenging environment.”

The canoe/kayak slalom and extreme slalom events will take place August 2 to 4, 200km south of Lima on the Rio Cañete in Lunahuaná. Canoe/kayak slalom made its first appearance at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games. Extreme slalom, an exciting new competition format in which four athletes race head-to-head through an obstacle course, will make its Pan American Games debut in Lima.

“I’m excited to be a part of a greater national team atmosphere and represent Canada at the Pan Am Games for the first time,” said slalom paddler Lois Betteridge. “We have been training hard and look forward to competing on the international stage this summer!”

Fourteen athletes will compete for the Canadian sprint team in Lima from July 27 to 30 at Albufera Medio Mundo – Huacho. Sprint athletes have been selected for the team based on the results at the National Team Trials held in Dartmouth, N.S.

Rio 2016 Olympian Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.) will join the sprint paddling team, which has all eyes set on the podium for Lima.

“We are sending a very strong team to the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We have a blend of experienced athletes who have competed at world championships and Olympic Games, as well as athletes who are competing internationally for the first time. I think our chances of bringing home a medal in every event are very good.”

Canoe/kayak sprint is one of Canada’s top-performing summer sports, with 24 Olympic medals won since 1936. The Canadian sprint team won 10 medals at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

“After winning the K-1 200m at the National Team Trials, I’m proud to be nominated to the team and represent Canada at the upcoming Pan American Games,” said sprint paddler Dominik Crête. “This event is a great way to gain experience on the international stage and learn from other international athletes who compete in multi-sport events such as the Pan Am Games and the Olympic Games. To ensure I show up at my best for this event, I will be training with some of the best paddlers and coaches in the country.”

 

The sprint athletes and coaches nominated are:

Men’s Kayak

Marshall Hughes (Waverly, N.S.)

Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Jarrett Kenke (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Eric Ellery (Toronto, Ont.)

Jacob Steele (Halifax, N.S.)

 

Women’s Kayak

Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, Ont.)

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, N.S.)

Anna Negulic (Bedford, N.S.)

 

Men’s Canoe

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, Ont.)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, N.S.)

 

Women’s Canoe

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, Que.)

Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Coaches

Ryan Blair (Toronto, Ont.)

Lynwen Birch (Halifax N.S.)

Jon Pike (Dartmouth, N.S.)

 

 

The slalom athletes and coaches nominated are:

Men’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Women’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Olivia Norman (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Men’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, Ont.)

 

Women’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Coach (Canoe Slalom)

Michal Staniszewski (Gatineau, Que.)

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Colleen Coderre, Communications Lead
Canoe Kayak Canada
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Canadian Olympic Committee
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E: jsu@olympic.ca

Jun
26
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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2019 International Sprint Teams Following National Team Trials 2
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 26, 2019) – 300 sprint paddlers from across Canada competed in the second and final set of National Team Trials from June 21st to 23rd in Dartmouth, NS. The regatta was held on iconic Lake Banook, home to three Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Clubs; Banook Canoe Club, Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club and Senobe Aquatic Club.

The trials served as a selection regatta for multiple upcoming international events. Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the athletes who have been selected to wear the maple leaf at the following international competitions:

 

2019 Para Canoe Pan American Championships

Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 5 – 6, 2019

 

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Pitesti, Romania

August 1 – 4, 2019

 

2019 Para Canoe World Championships

Szeged, Hungary

August 21 – 25, 2019

 

2019 Olympic Hopes International Regatta

Bratislava, Slovakia

September 13 – 15, 2019

 

“I was excited to see the performances of our next generation of athletes and they did not disappoint,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “I believe overall the teams that we are fielding this summer at all levels are very strong. The credit should go to a great team of coaches at the National Team level and in our clubs and Provinces.”

 

2019 PARA CANOE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrea Nelson Markham, ON Balmy Beach Ryan Blair
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer
Mike Trauner Pembroke, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzen

 

2019 PARA CANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrea Nelson Markham, ON Balmy Beach Ryan Blair
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

2019 ICF JUNIOR CANOE SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ella Hodgson Pageau Ottawa, ON Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson, Mihail Ogina
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Julia Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières, QC Trois Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maren Bradley Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson, Andres Carranco
Toshka Besharah Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sarah Nagy Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin

 

2019 ICF U23 CANOE SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson

  

2019 OLYMPIC HOPES INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kieran Graham Ottawa, ON Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson, Reid Farquharson
Matthew O’Neill Ottawa, ON Rideau Andres Carranco, Reid Farquharson
Austin Pigeon Welland, ON South Niagara KC Fraser

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ella Hodgson Pageau Ottawa, ON Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson, Mihail Ogina
Evie MacDonald Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Patrick Lester
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ian Gaudet Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Craig Johnson Dartmouth, NS Senobe Robert Baert
Xavier Levasseur Lower Sackville, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Jacob Price Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson, Andres Carranco

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Toshka Besharah Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson
Angelina Davidson Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Robert Stott
Cassidy Macpherson Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Tessa Nagai, Keiffer Johnson
Anna O’Brien Dartmouth, NS Senobe Robert Baert
Brooke Westwater Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

Canoe Kayak Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee will be announcing the athletes nominated to the 2019 Pan American Games Team on June 27th.

 

To view the full list of results from NTT2, click here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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24
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Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second ICF World Cup
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (June 24, 2019) – Three of Canada’s top slalom paddlers posted another set of strong results at the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) second World Cup event from June 19th to 23rd in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event took place just one week after World Cup 1 in Lee Valley, United Kingdom.

 

Lois Betteridge, Ben Hayward and Michael Tayler were the Canadian athletes competing in Bratislava. They kicked off the competition with impressive results on Friday, by each qualifying for the semi-finals in women’s C1 and men’s K1, respectively inside the top 20. The past two weekends have been an excellent start to the World Cup season for the slalom athletes, as all of the Canadians also qualified for semis at World Cup 1.

 

“I’m very pleased to see that our athletes are paddling well, and our preparation is on track for the World Championships in September. They have all shown that they have the speed to move through to the semi-finals at World Cups which was one of our objectives this year,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at CKC. “They will now have some time to debrief the last two races and tweak their race plans so that they can perform on demand when it really counts in the semi-finals and finals.”

 

On Sunday, facing tough competition and a challenging course design, Betteridge finished 26th overall in women’s C1, as did Tayler in the men’s K1 followed by teammate Hayward in 37th place.

 

Full results list.

 

Hayward and Tayler will be joined by Trevor Boyd and Haley Daniels for World Cup 3 in Slovenia from June 28th to June 30th. Betterigde will join Cameron Smedley in Spain for more training time on the world championship course in La Seu d’Urgell.

 

What:

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

 

Where:

Tacen Whitewater Course

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Map

 

When:

Friday June 28 (4:00am to 11:29am EST)

Saturday June 29 (4:00am to 8:15am EST)

Sunday June 30 (4:00am to 10:47am EST)

 

This event will be live streamed on the ICF website where you can also find live results.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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20
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Canadian Paddlers Racing for Team Nominations at the Final immediaC National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 20, 2019) – Canada’s best sprint and paracanoe paddlers will be lining up on Lake Banook for the second immediaC National Team Trials from Friday June 21st until Sunday June 23rd. The event will showcase the top sprint athletes in the country in the final test to determine who will represent Canada on the International stage later this summer.

 

Nearly 300 athletes, ranging in ages from the U16 category to the Senior category, will be vying for selection.

 

“Every year I am excited to see our next generation of athletes compete. We have some tremendous talent, and this is the first step for many of them to show us they are on track to compete at the Olympics one day,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of CKC.

 

This final set of trials will serve as a selection competition for the following upcoming international events:

 

2019 Para Canoe Pan American Championships

Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 5 – 6, 2019

 

2019 Pan American Games

Lima, Peru

July 27 – 30, 2019

 

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Pitesti, Romania

August 1 – 4, 2019

 

2019 Para Canoe World Championship Team

Szeged, Hungary

August 21 – 25, 2019

 

2019 Olympic Hopes International Regatta

Bratislava, Slovakia

September 13 – 15, 2019

 

What:

immediaC Sprint and Paracanoe National Team Trials #2

 

When:

Friday, June 21 (8:30am to 6:15pm ADT) (7:30am to 5:15pm EST)

Saturday, June 22 (8:30am to 4:53pm ADT) (7:30am to 3:53pm EST)

Sunday, June 23 (8:30am to 3:10pm ADT) (7:30 to 2:10pm EST)

 

Where:

Lake Banook

Dartmouth, NS – Map

 

How to Follow:

Download the 2019 CKC immediaC app on your smartphone or tablet to view the athletes, the draw and live results.

 

Join the 2019 NTT2/EÉN2 – NS/NÉ WhatsApp chat to receive event updates and reminders directly to your cell phone via the mobile app during Trials.

 

Go to CKC’s YouTube channel to view all the races on Livestream.

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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17
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Canada’s Top Slalom Paddlers Kick Off Competitive Season at World Cup 1
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
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HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM (June 17, 2019) – Canadian slalom athletes competed in their first International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Slalom World Cup event of the season from June 13th – June 16th. The competition was hosted at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, which was constructed for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The course was also home to the Canoe Slalom World Championships in 2015.

“I’m thrilled to see that our team started the World Cup season on a good note. This is a step in the right direction to have all four athletes advance to the semi – finals at a World Cup, something our team hasn’t accomplished is a long time,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “I know the team will be looking to improve on this next weekend setting their sights on the finals in Bratislava.”

All four Canadian paddlers had excellent runs on Friday qualifying for the semi – finals. Later in the weekend, Cameron Smedley faced off against tough competition finishing 24th in the men’s C1 event, as did Lois Betteridge on the women’s side. Michael Tayler came 28th in the men’s K1 event, followed by Ben Hayward in 37th overall.

Full results list.

Tayler, Hayward and Betteridge will be heading to Bratislava, Slovakia this week to build upon their first World Cup experience and compete at the second World Cup at the Divoka Voda Whitewater Park.

What: 
2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2

When:
Wednesday June 19 (12:15pm to 12:41pm EST)
Friday June 21 (3:00am to 12:41pm EST)
Saturday June 22 (3:00am to 7:12am EST)
Sunday June 23 (3:00am to 10:15am EST)

This event will be live streamed on the ICF website where you can also find live results.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Jun
13
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2019 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship Team Announced
Teams, World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 13, 2019) – Following two exciting International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the 20 athletes who will be wearing the maple leaf at the 2019 Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th.

The 2019 Canadian World Cup Team competed in Poznan, Poland and Duisburg, Germany coming away with many notable results including nine podium finishes by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent.

“The team we selected following the World Cups showed several opportunities to reach finals, be on the podium and qualify for the Olympics later this summer”, said Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada, Graham Barton. “While this is the core of our team for 2019, we will continue to evaluate results at a selection event at the end of June to see if there are any performances that show us they deserve to be added to the team.”

The 2019 World Championships will also serve as an Olympic qualification event where Canadian paddlers will aim to secure boats for Tokyo 2020. Canada’s women’s Canoe powerhouses Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe will look to defend their 2018 World Champion titles in C2 500m, as well as Laurence’s World Champion titles in C1 5000m and C1 200m.

“I am very excited to put the maple leaf back on and race at the World Championships,” said Canadian athlete Brian Malfesi, who last competed at the World Championships in 2015. “It fills me with pride to race for Canada and I am humbled by all the support I have received along the way. Our entire team is focused and ready to qualify the boats for 2020.”

 

World Cup 1 results here.

World Cup 2 results here.

 

2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert, Andreas Dittmer
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw, Andreas Dittmer
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Tessa Nagai, Frédéric Jobin
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Richmond Hill, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Frédéric Jobin
Simon McTavish Oakville, ON Mississauga Frédéric Jobin
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

  

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Chad Brooks,
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson, Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Chad Brooks
Natalie Davison Manotick, ON Rideau Rob Baert, Chad Brooks

 

PARACANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Communications Lead

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Jun
12
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Slalom Athletes to Take First Strokes into 2019 World Cup Season
Canoe Slalom
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HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM (June 13, 2019) – Four of Canada’s top slalom paddlers will be competing at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre from June 13th – 16th for the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup competition.

Lois Betteridge, Ben Hayward, Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler were selected to compete at this World Cup following the Canoe Slalom National Team Trials in Oklahoma City, USA which took place in April.

The competition will kick off for the Canadians with the extreme slalom men’s time trials on Thursday, where Hayward and Tayler will each aim to qualify for the quarter finals. On Friday morning, Smedley will race in the C1 men’s heats, followed later in the day by Betteridge who will battle it out in both the C1 and K1 women’s heats.

“I’m looking forward to seeing our athletes back in action in Lee Valley at World Cup #1.” Said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Lee Valley Whitewater Park is a spectacular facility and I’m certain that all the best athletes will be looking to kick off the 2019 World Cup series with a strong performance. This race will be an excellent assessment of our performance readiness and preparation for the World Championships in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain at the end of September.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1

Live Results

Livestream

 

When:

Thursday June 13 (9:00 to 9:27am EST) 

Friday June 14 (4:00 to 11:43am EST)

Saturday June 15 (4:00 to 11:10 am EST)

Sunday June 16 (4:00 to 8:12am EST)

 

Where:

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre

Hertfordshire, UK – Map

 

 

Canadian athletes will be competing in four other World Cup events this summer which are listed below:

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2

Bratislava, Slovakia

June 21st – 23rd

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

Tacen, Slovenia

June 28th – 30th

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4

Markkleeberg, Germany

August 30th – September 1st

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5

Prague, Czech Republic

September 6th – 8th

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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3
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Canadian Paddlers Heading Home with Repeat Podium Performances at Sprint World Cup 2
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (June 3, 2019) – The second International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Sprint World Cup wrapped up on Sunday in Germany with more outstanding performances from twenty of Canada’s top sprint paddlers.

On Saturday, results from World Cup 1 repeated themselves, as World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois Rivières, QC) won gold in the C1 200m event followed by her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who earned the silver medal (Video).

Laurence and Katie went on to win the silver medal in the C2 500m event on Sunday, in a nail-biter race against Hungary (Video). The Canadians crossed the line with a time of 1:51.905 behind Hungary’s Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs (1:51.587). Laurence also took home the gold medal in the 5000m long distance event, a full 17 seconds ahead of China.

The mixed events were an exciting addition to the weekend with Katie Vincent and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON) teaming up to finish second in the C2 500m event. “I still can’t believe I got to race in Duisburg (and win a medal) with this legend,” exclaimed Vincent. Oldershaw also had an incredible race in C1 500m finishing fourth overall (Video).

Canada had two impressive 8th place finishes from Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, ON) in K1 1000m (Video), and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) in C2 1000m (Video).

The team will head back to Canada on Monday to continue training and preparing for the World Championships at the end of the summer.

“We are leaving Germany with plenty of learnings from this series of World Cup competitions,” said Canadian National Team Head Coach Anders Gustafsson. “We have a very solid team that performed to expectations and we appreciate how important the next three months of preparation will be for us to achieve further success at World Championships later this summer. The competition was a very good challenge as all nations are sharpening up for the Olympic qualification. We have seen new standards being set and records being challenged. As a team, we are prepared and ready to push beyond what is expected of us.”

World Cup 2 was the second and final World Cup event leading up to the Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships being held in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th. The Canadian athletes selected to compete in this event will be announced shortly.

 

For a full list of results for World Cup 2, click here.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Colleen Coderre

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30
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Team Canada Set for Second Sprint World Cup on Friday
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 30, 2019) – After a successful International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 1 in Poland, Canadian paddlers are ready to line up for the second Sprint World Cup on Friday May 31st in Duisburg through until Sunday June 2nd.

“We showed some great form in Poznan and many of our crews closed the gap on the best in the World when compared with last year”, said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “The priority is to progress and improve on those results at this final 2019 World Cup in Duisburg. Small improvements can mean the difference between a final or a podium and that is our objective here. There are 65 countries, so a larger field than the first World Cup. It will be a good test.”

Team Canada set the stage at World Cup 1 with remarkable results, including four podium finishes from Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent. Laurence took home the gold in C1 200m, followed by Katie with the silver medal (Video). The duo also competed in C2 500m where they once again stood atop the podium, defending their unbeaten streak (Video). The last medal for Canada was Katie Vincent’s gold in the C1 5000m long distance race, with an impressive overtake to beat China. The powerhouse duo will face off against some fierce competitors this weekend in the C2 event who did not compete in World Cup 1, notably Hungary’s Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs, as well as Russia’s Olesia Romasenko and Kseniia Kurach.

The Canadian Men’s K4 crew are also vying for a podium finish in Duisburg, after their impressive 4th place finish in Poznan (Video).

Following World Cup 2, the 2019 Canadian Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship team will be announced. The 2019 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships are being held in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st-25th.

 

What:

International Canoe Federation Sprint World Cup 2

Start Lists and Live Results

 

When:

Friday, May 31 (9:00 to 18:38 CEST) (3:00 to 12:38 EST)

Saturday, June 1 (9:00 to 18:00 CEST) (3:00 to 12:00 EST)

Sunday, June 2 (9:00 to 17:20 CEST) (3:00 to 11:20 EST)

 

Where:

Duisburg Regatta Course

Duisburg, Germany – Map

 

How to Follow:

Catch all the races live on CBC Sports.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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May
29
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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Partnership with RockTape Canada
Partners
0

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 29, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce a partnership with RockTape, a world-leading producer of kinesiology tape, topical pain relief and joint support accessories. Throughout the partnership, RockTape Canada will serve as CKC’s official Kinesiology Tape supplier and will provide complimentary on-site services for taping, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment at the National Team Trials and Championships.

 

“We are very excited to be partnering with RockTape Canada to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities and provide our integrated support teams with a great quality product”, said Casey Wade, CEO at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We know our Canadian athletes and Integrated Support Team (IST) will benefit from this partnership. There are many athletes who use kinesiology tape and having RockTape on-site at our major national competitions will help elevate the quality and service our athletes receive at competitions.”

 

Over the coming year, RockTape Canada will hold educational workshops with National Teams and coaches, provide free taping, chiropractic and physiotherapy services at events as well as supply National Teams during summer and winter training camps.

 

“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Canoe Kayak Canada”, said Stefano Scalia, Head of Marketing for RockTape North America. “RockTape’s products help athletes move more, better and with less pain. We are equipped and eager to support the demands of Canoe Kayak Canada’s athletes in all of their need for the best in sport medicine.”

 

Though RockTape has already collaborated with several high-profile sporting organizations such as Major League Baseball, USA Diving, USA Water Polo and the Reebok CrossFit Games, Canoe Kayak Canada is one of the first National Sport Organizations in Canada to join forces with the company who focuses on helping athletes move better with less pain. Athletics Canada and the Canadian Lacrosse Association are also partnered with RockTape.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe  and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

For more information on RockTape, including a complete list of products and services they provide, visit www.rocktape.ca.

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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

 

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Canoe Kayak Canada Paddlers Dominate in First International Events of the Season
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POZNAN, POLAND / BRANDENBURG, GERMANY (May 27, 2019) – Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe paddlers made their country proud this weekend, earning a combined total of ten medals at two international competitions. Four of those were earned at the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) first World Cup in Poland, with the remaining collected by junior athletes at the Brandenburg International Regatta in Germany.

The headliners at the World Cup this weekend were Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) maintaining their unbeaten record and winning gold on Sunday in the women’s C2 500m Olympic event. Katie claimed another gold medal in the C1 5000m long distance race as well. On Saturday, the Canadian duo crowded the podium in C1 200m with Laurence taking gold with a time of 45:265, followed closely by teammate Katie who won the silver with a time of 46:413.

“The game plan from the beginning was just to try and maintain control of the boat and how we were feeling, and just try and make decisions as we go,” said Vincent. “We’ve worked a lot on those parts of our relationship, and being able to communicate and work those things out. We’ve come a long way and it’s made our boat faster.”

In addition to the women’s canoers, the men’s K4 crew posted an outstanding result, finishing 4th in an exciting race against Germany, France and Portugal. The Canadian crew includes 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON).

Canadian Para athletes were successful as well with all three making the finals. Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) came 9th in the KL2 200m event. Teammate Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) came 8th in VL2 200m, and Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) placed 7th in KL3 200m.

The Brandenburg International Regatta was the second international event of the weekend, where Canadian Junior athletes dominated. Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC) won C1 200m for the Junior and U23 category, as well as the C1 500m Junior event. Teammate Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, NS) won the C1 1000m Junior race on Sunday. The two athletes also competed in the C2 500m Junior event where they once again took home the gold medal. Cameron Low (Balmy Beach, ON) did exceptionally well in his events, coming 4th in the K1 1000m Junior event.

“I was very impressed by the results here in Poznan at World Cup 1 and in Brandenburg where our juniors took on a strong German field”, said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “I believe we have raised the standards and most have raised their performance level and closed the gap on the rest of the world.  Laurence and Katie showed their dominance again even in challenging conditions and the Men’s K4 is a good example where every race now they are consistently battling with the rest of the world and progressing toward the podium.”

 

For a full list of results for World Cup 1, click here.

For a full list of results for the Brandenburg International Regatta, click here.

 

The Canadian paddlers will be competing in the second ICF World Cup this coming weekend (May 30th – June 2nd) in Duisburg, Germany. The 2019 Canadian Sprint/Paracanoe World Championship Team, who will compete in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th will be selected following this second World Cup event.

World Cup 2 will be livestreamed on the ICF website and on the CBC sports website.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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22
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Canada’s Top Paddlers Aiming for the Podium at Two International Regattas this Weekend
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Uncategorized, World Cups
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POZNAN, POLAND / BRANDENBURG, GERMANY (May 23, 2019) – The sprint and paracanoe community will be keeping a close watch on Canadian paddlers this week, as two International Canoe Kayak events kick off the competitive season. The International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) first Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup of the season is being held in Poznan, Poland from May 23rd – 26th, and the Brandenburg International Regatta begins on May 24th until the 26th.

The Canadian World Cup and the Brandenburg International Regatta teams were selected following the first set of National Team Trials which were held in Montréal in mid-May. Twenty-three Senior athletes were selected to represent Canada for the World Cups, and three Junior athletes were selected for the Brandenburg Regatta. The second and final World Cup will be held in Duisburg, Germany from May 30th – June 2nd.

“There are 56 nations here and many are making selections for the 2019 Canoe Sprint World Championships which is also the first Olympic Qualifier”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer.  “It should be a very competitive World Cup and will be a great indication of where we are and what potential we have to qualify in August. Our team is in good spirits and I am confident we will see some great results this weekend”

Canada’s Trinity Tratch (Calgary) will be the first Canadian paddler to race in Poznan on Thursday morning at 3:20 EST for the KL2 200m heats. Natalie Davison (Rideau) and Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) will follow at 8:10 and 8:15 EST, respectively, for the K1 200m heats. On the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport) will be racing K1 200m heats only one hour later.

World Champions Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières) will also be making their debuts at the World Cup on Thursday morning at 9:15 and 9:20 EST, respectively, for the C1 200m heats, followed by many of our elite Canadian athletes battling it out later that day.

Meanwhile on Friday in Brandenburg, Germany, Canadian Junior athletes Sophia Jensen (Cascades) and Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac) will both be competing in the C1 and C2 200m events, and Cameron Low (Balmy Beach) will be racing in the K1 200m event.

 

An overview of each event can be found below.

 

International Canoe Federation Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 1

Start Lists and Live Results

 

When:

Thursday, May 23 (9:00 to 18:05 CEST) (3:00 to 12:00 EST)

Friday, May 24 (9:00 to 18:16 CEST) (3:00 to 12:16 EST)

Saturday, May 25 (9:00 to 17:12 CEST) (3:00 to 11:12 EST)

Sunday, May 26 (10:00 to 17:20 CEST) (4:00 to 11:20 EST)

 

Where:

Malta Regatta Course,

Poznan, Poland – Map

 

The event will be live streamed on the CBC sports website.

 

 

Brandenburg International Regatta

Start Lists

 

When:

Friday, May 24 (10:00 to 17:30 CEST) (4:00 to 11:30 EST)

Saturday, May 25 (10:00 to 18:10 CEST) (4:00 to 12:10 EST)

Sunday, May 26 (9:00 to 16:24 CEST) (3:00 to 10:24 EST)

 

Where:

Beetzsee Regatta Course

Brandenburg, Germany – Map

 

The regatta will be live streamed on the event website.

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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May
21
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Canoe Kayak Canada National Wildwater Downriver Team Trials Complete
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MOIRA RIVER, ONTARIO (May 21, 2019) – Three paddlers competed in the Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) wildwater team trials, which were held Saturday May 11th, 2019, on the Moira River just north of Belleville, Ontario.  This marked the third year in a row that the trials had to be moved from the Madawaska River due extremely high water levels.  Completing the trials were Warren Hastings, in a time of 22:39, Harold Van Winssen (23:56), and Ed Winacott (24:07).

The week prior to the trials, on May 3rd and 4th, Van Winssen and Hastings participated in International Canoe Federation (ICF) wildwater ranking races on the Cheat River in Albright, West Virginia.  Combined with an ICF wildwater ranking event held on the Nantahala River in North Carolina this past March, these were the first ICF wildwater races held in North America since the early 2000’s.  They served as test events for the 2020 ICF Wildwater World Championships, which will be held on these same U.S. rivers in late April and early May of next year.  The next CKC wildwater event will occur August 12th-18th during the Canadian Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario.

Wildwater is all about getting down a whitewater course the fastest way possible. Competitors have to carefully decide between following the most direct route along a river and the lines with the fastest water, all the while avoiding obstacles.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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May
13
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CANOE KAYAK CANADA ANNOUNCES SELECTED 2019 SPRINT AND PARACANOE WORLD CUP AND BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAMS
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams, World Cups
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (MAY 13, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name 26 sprint and paracanoe athletes to represent Canada at multiple International events this summer. Canadian athletes were selected following the first National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials which took place this past weekend at the Olympic Basin in Montréal. The selected athletes will be competing at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups and the Brandenburg International Regatta. As a result of this weekend’s performances, some athletes have also secured their spots for the 2019 ICF Junior World Championships.

“It was great to see some of our next gen athletes perform as well as they did against our seniors and earn a well-deserved early nomination to the Junior World Team”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer. “There were several convincing wins in the senior events and I believe we will see some excellent performances in Europe later this month.”

The first International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup will be held in Poznan, Poland from May 23rd – 26th, and the second will be held in Duisburg, Germany, from May 30th – June 2nd. The Brandenburg International Regatta will take place in Brandenburg, Germany from May 24th – 25th, and the Junior World Championships are set to begin on August 1st in Pitesti, Romania.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will host the next and final National Team Trial event from June 21st – 23rd. This regatta will determine the athletes who will be selected to compete at the U23 World Championships, the Pan American Games and the Olympic Hopes International Regatta, as well as determine the rest of the Junior World Championship Team.

WORLD CUP 1 & 2 TEAMS – SPRINT

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert, Andreas Dittmer
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw, Andreas Dittmer
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Tessa Nagai, Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Marshall Hughes Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Richmond Hill, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Frédéric Jobin
Simon McTavish Oakville, ON Mississauga Frédéric Jobin
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Chad Brooks
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson, Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Chad Brooks
Natalie Davison Manotick, ON Rideau Rob Baert, Chad Brooks

 

WORLD CUP 1 TEAM – PARACANOE

PARACANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAM 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Julia Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo

  

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Julia Lilley-Osende Dartmoth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo

 

 

Get the National Sprint Team Trials #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada website or on ckc.immediac.com, and watch all races on the CKC YouTube Channel.

 

For more information on the Sprint and Paracanoe ICF International events of 2019, visit the International Canoe Federation’s Website.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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12
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National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #1 Complete
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (May 12, 2019) – The Sprint and Paracanoe National Team Trials #1 in Montréal came to a close Sunday afternoon after three days of hard racing. Later this week, Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the athletes selected to represent Canada at the upcoming Senior World Cup Events in Poland and Germany.

 

“Our coaches were very pleased with the results this weekend”, said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We will be sending a team that will battle it out for selection to the 2019 Senior World Championship Team at two World Cups later in May and a small team of juniors to compete at an international regatta in Brandenburg, Germany. I believe our teams will be very competitive as we start the summer of 2019.”

 

On Saturday, World and Pan American Games Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières), took the gold in the C1 200m event, followed by her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Junior athlete Sophia Jensen (Cascades). Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe continued their podium appearances on Sunday by winning the C2 500m race, as Sophia Jensen and Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac) took silver, and Marlee Macintosh (Maskwa) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac-Beauport) took the bronze. On the men’s canoe side, Olympic medallist Mark Oldershaw (Burloak) won the C1 1000m in a close finish with Connor Fitzpatrick (2nd – Senobe) and Drew Hodges (3rd – Rideau).

 

The paracanoe athletes benefitted greatly from the opportunity to have multiple races this weekend which will help prepare them for international competitions. Trinity Tratch (Calgary) and Mathieu St.Pierre (Shawinigan) had excellent performances as they battled against the clock. Michael Trauner (Ottawa River) demonstrated great improvement making for very intense head to head racing.

 

The K4 events were the last races of the day on Sunday and were an exciting end to finish off the weekend. The women’s K4 500m champions were Lissa Bissonnette, Michelle Russell, Madeline Schmidt and Courtney Stott, and the men’s K4 500m event champions were Mark De Jong, Nicholas Matveev, Simon Mctavish and Pierre-Luc Poulin.

 

Canoe Kayak Canada will be holding another National Team Trial event in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from June 21st – 23rd, where more team selections will be made.

 

The races this weekend were live-broadcasted and can be found on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Youtube page. All other results can be found at ckc.immediac.com.

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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Canadian Sprint and Paracanoe Athletes Set to Kick Off the 2019 Competition Season with National Team Trials #1
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (May 9, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe athletes will be competing this weekend in the first of two National Team Trial events of the competition season. Close to 170 paddlers from clubs across the country will line up and battle it out at the Olympic Basin on Île Notre-Dame in Montréal from Friday May 10th until Sunday May 12th.

 

“Our athletes have spent many weeks preparing in Florida for this selection, the World Cups to follow and the World Championships later this summer,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “The results in training were very positive. After such a long training camp the athletes are anxious to test themselves not only against their peers but also internationally. I believe we will have great teams representing Canada this season.”

 

This first set of Trials will serve as a selection process for the 2019 Senior World Cup Team, who will be representing Canada in two ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup events on May 23rd – 26th in Poznan, Poland and on May 30th – June 2nd in Duisburg, Germany. Following these World Cup events, the 2019 Senior World Championship/Olympic Qualification Team will be selected.

 

What:

Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #1

Start Lists

 

When:

Friday, May 10 (8:30 to 17:00 EST.)

Saturday, May 11 (8:30 to 15:47 EST.)

Sunday, May 12 (8:30 to 16:20 EST.)

 

Where:

Olympic Basin, Parc Jean Drapeau

Chemin du Chenal le Moyne

Montréal, QC | Map

 

Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting another set of National Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from June 21st – 23rd. This second competition will determine several Teams including the Pan American Games Team, the U23 World Championships Team, the Junior World Championships Team and the Olympic Hopes Team.

 

The event will be live streamed so visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Completes the Season in Brazil at the 2018 World Championships
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (October 1, 2018) – It was an exciting week for the Canadian canoe slalom team as they completed their 2018 season competing at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from September 25 to 30.

The Kayak crews were the first competing at this Championships. The men’s crew of Ben Hayward (Ottawa, ON), Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 11thwhile the women’s crew of Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Hayley Daniels (Calgary, AB) placed 16th.

While Canada made top 20 in the Team Events, the single events were a little more challenging. Only Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) qualified a spot in the Semi-Finals putting down two quick runs in the Men’s C1 event, placing 21stin a strong competition.

“The course designers set a challenging race course for this year’s World Championships, there were a lot of tight offsets combinations,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Slalom High Performance Manager. “The team isn’t satisfied with our performance here in Rio and we know we need to be better next season. We’ve made some progress this year with more athletes making semis at World Cups but we are aiming much higher for Tokyo 2020”.

In the Extreme Slalom Events, Hayward almost made it to the Men’s Kayak big final placing 5thoverall in the semi-final. Maheu also showed a great performance placing 7thoverall, while Daniels was eliminated in the quarterfinals placing 16thoverall.

Get all final Canadian results listed below and visit theInternational Canoe Federation’s website  to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe  and @CanoeKayakCAN  for all live updates.

 

TEAM EVENTS

TEAM EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD

Michael TAYLER

Cameron SMEDLEY

Kayak (K1) Men Teams 11
Lois BETTERIDGE

Florence MAHEU

Hayley DANIELS

Kayak (K1) Women Teams 16

 

SINGLE EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Cameron SMEDLEY Canoe (C1) Men – Semi Final 21
Spencer POMEROY Canoe (C1) Men – Heats 43
Lois BETTERIDGE Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 41
Hayley DANIELS Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 43
Michael TAYLER Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 49
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 50

 

EXTREME SLALOM EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Semi Final 5
Florence MAHEU Kayak (K1) Women – Semi Final 7
Hayley DANIELS Kayak (K1) Women – Quarterfinals 16

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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16
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Canadian Canoe Slalom Team to Compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top Canoe Slalom athletes will be representing Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships. The event is taking place in the small town of Ivrea, in Italy from July 17 to 22.

“Our Canadian Slalom athletes have now finished their last training session on the Ivrea course which is one of the toughest Whitewater courses on the International circuit,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been preparing for this major championship all summer and I am confident our young and experienced group of paddlers will be able to achieve great performances this week.”

The Canadian Team’s athletes were selected at the National Slalom Team trials last May and have spent the last two weeks in Europe developing their skills on different Whitewater course in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia leading up to the Junior and U23 World Championships.

 

What:

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships

When:

July 17 to 22, 2018

Where:

Via Dora Baltea,

1, 10015 Ivrea TO,

Ivrea, Italy – Map

 

You can get the competition schedule here and the live results here.

Watch the races live on the International Canoe Federation Website and visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information. Make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for all live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canoe Kayak Recognized as a ‘Partners in Play’ Sport by Special Olympics Ontario
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada, Canoe Kayak Ontario and Special Olympics Ontario are excited to announce that Canoe Kayak is now officially recognized as a ‘Partners in Play’ program by Special Olympics Ontario.

Since 2007, Canoe Kayak Canada has supported its Clubs in creating and growing programing for Canadians with intellectual disabilities. The Paddle All program has grown at clubs across the country, giving opportunities for athletes who were previously unable to enjoy the sport to get out on the water. At a competitive level, races for athletes with intellectual disabilities are now included in Provincial and Divisional competitions, and are included at the Sprint National Championships.

The recognition in the Province of Ontario of Canoe Kayak as a ‘Partners in Play’ program is a significant step forward for Canoe Kayak Canada, Canoe Kayak Ontario and member clubs in the province, as they collectively look to increase opportunities for paddlers with intellectual disabilities. The ‘Partners in Play’ initiative fosters the development of partnerships between Special Olympics Ontario and local community sport organizations. These partnerships will increase the support for club programing for athletes with intellectual disabilities, help to remove barriers for participation and enhance outreach and engagement. The programing also offers branding opportunities with Special Olympics Ontario and makes Special Olympics Ontario resources available for member clubs.

Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario spoke of the opportunity this partnership offers, “We pride ourselves on being an organization that breaks down barriers and creates sport opportunities. This new partnership adds an option that aligns well with our mission and aspirations for the future”

For the 2018 Season, the Canoe Kayak Ontario ‘Partners in Play’ program will include Special Olympics Ontario educational opportunities, connections with regional Special Olympics Ontario staff for clubs and will also include recognized Special Olympics competition at the Divisional, Provincial and Ontario Summer Games level.

“We are very excited to partner with Special Olympics Ontario and Canoe Kayak Canada to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of canoeing and kayaking to individuals with an intellectual disability,” said Ryan Blair, Technical Director of the Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Affiliation. “Special Olympics Ontario’s mission to enrich the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport perfectly aligns with the great programs already provided by our member clubs.”

With this landmark agreement in place, Canoe Kayak Canada will work with its Paddle All Committee and Special Olympics Chapter leadership to use the Ontario agreement as a model for expanding the Canoe Kayak Canada and Special Olympics partnership across the country. The goal is to give more Canadians the opportunity to safely enjoy the sport.

Paolo Paiment, a Special Olympics skater and swimmer, who is also an accomplished paddler having won Provincial medals and competed at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Championships for Ottawa River Canoe Club was asked about his reaction to the new partnerships. Paiment’s reply was enthusiastic, “Oh yes …It is so exciting, I have wanted to race in my kayak as a Special Olympic paddler. Going to the Ontario Summer Games will be fun!”

For more information about the Special Olympics Ontario ‘Partners in Play’ program contact Chris Mehak (ChrisM@specialolympicsontario.com), for information regarding the Canoe Kayak Ontario’s Special Olympic programing and competitions contact Ryan Blair, Technical Director OCSRA (ryanlblair@gmail.com), for general inquiries regarding Canoe Kayak Canada’s programing contact Ian Mortimer, Director of Development, (imortimer@canoekayak.ca)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Team
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) are proud to announce the selection of ten Canadian athletes to represent the country at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council is excited to announce the members of Canada’s National Marathon Team that will compete at this year’s Worlds Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s MCRC. “Drawn from CKC’s member clubs, these athletes have demonstrated the diligence, exceptional skills and positive attitude that characterize our athletes on the world stage. We eagerly await their competitions in September!”

The following athletes were selected at the 2018 Marathon Championships Qualifiers that were held last May on Shumway Lake in Kamloops, British Columbia. The MCRC was responsible of the approval of all nominations following the selection criteria that was posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada website earlier this year.

 

Canoe Marathon National Team

Category Athlete Hometown Event(s)
Junior Women’s Canoe Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS C-1
Junior Women’s Kayak Samathan Morse Halifax, NS K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Emma Mitchell Winnipeg, MB K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Sam Sula Mississauga, ON K-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Kayak Michael Lanyon Kamloops, BC K-1
Senior Women’s Canoe Maddy Mitchell Winnipeg, MB C-1
Senior Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-2
Senior Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-2

 

Visit the International Canoe Federation Website to get more information about the the 2018 Canoe Marathon World Championships and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN to get live updates.

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Some 400 Sprint Paddlers Celebrate Canada Day at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Annual Canada Cup Regatta
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 4, 2018) – Close to 400 sprint paddlers from all across the country came together to celebrate Canada Day at the 2018 East and West Canada Cup happening Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. The Canada Cup West took place on Lake Wascana in Regina, while the Canada Cup East was held on Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa.

“It was really great to see so many sprint paddlers from all over Canada and the United states, competing at these two Canada Cups,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development, Ian Mortimer, who attended both events over the weekend. “The Canada Cup event is an amazing racing opportunity for developing athletes as they get to compete against other provinces, clubs and countries. It is also a great way to celebrate the Canada Day weekend, it was pretty special to watch paddlers from the Yukon to Nova Scotia competing at these two events over a single weekend.”

The Canada Cups included single, crew boat and war canoe races and saw participants from 25 teams from across North America including American and Canadian Clubs, as well as Canadian Provincial Teams.

Due to the extreme heat of Ottawa, many of the East Canada Cup’s races were canceled on July 1 for safety and health concerns of all participants and volunteers as the Humidex soared to the mid 40°C range.

The team championship trophy for East Canada Cup was secured by the home team, the Rideau Canoe Club who pulled out a victory over the Ontario Team  and the Atlantic Team over this shortened schedule. The West Canada Cup was won by the Calgary Canoe Club, earning a victory over Oklahoma City River Sport and the Wascana Racing Canoe Club.

Canadian sprint paddlers now enter their Divisional Regatta schedules, competing in their local regions as they set their sights on Lac Des Nations in Sherbrook for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships, taking place from August 28 to September 1.

 

Visit the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get all results from the East Canada Cup and the West Canada Cup, make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates and photos from the event.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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4
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Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second International Canoe Federation World Cup
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 1, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s national slalom team finished racing in Poland this weekend competing at the second International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup. The event took place in Krakow from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1.

Nine Canadian Slalom National team athletes competed in the canoe and kayak events at this World Cup. Florence Maheu (Québec) was Canada’s best result of the weekend by placing 6th in the Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom event.

The Canadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) got another great result in the Mixed C2 event as they placed 12th. Maheu had the best result in the Women’s Kayak event with a 37th place and Ben Hayward (Ontario) placed 45thin the Men’s event. Haley Daniels (Alberta) took the lead in the Women’s Canoe event placing 36th while on the Men’s side, Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) placed 47th.

“The team’s performance fell below our expectations after a stronger showing last weekend in Slovakia. Our athletes and coaches were unable to put all the sections of a difficult gate set together at the right time. This is what makes the sport a fine balance of power, precision, and finesse. The team will be focused this week and working hard to learn the new top section on the recently modified race course in Augsburg.” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High-Performance Manager. “The World Cups are a good preparation for World Championships, so our team will take advantage of all the opportunities leading up to the end of the season.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 2 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on July 6 to 9 in Augsburg, Germany.

 

Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu K1 Women 37
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels K1 Women 44
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 57
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward K1 Men 45
World Cup 2 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 58
World Cup 2 Michael Tayler K1 Men 72
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels C1 Women 36
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 41
World Cup 2 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 47
World Cup 2 Liam Smedley C1 Men 53
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 59
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge C2 Mixed 12
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward – Extreme Slalom K1 Men 16
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 6
World Cup 2 Haley Daniels – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 11

 

You can find all live results and information on the coming World Cups by visiting the International Canoe Federation website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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24
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Exciting Final Day of the National Sprint Team Trials for Canoe Kayak Canada
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s sprint paddlers completed day three of their final team trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Twenty-three finals took place on Sunday and Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the selected athletes that will be representing the country on the international stage later this week. 

“It has been a big weekend for our Canadian sprint athletes and we were happy see their hard workd being put into some exciting races over the last three days”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Now, it’s time to make the final selection of the athletes that will be representing Canada on the world stage in the next few months.”

Among the many great results of Sunday, Dominik Crête of Trois-Rivières placed first in the Men’s K1 200m final with a time of 34.6 seconds, in a close finish with Olympian Mark De Jonge (Maskwa) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport). 

Once again, three generations of Women’s canoe stood on the same podium. World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières) took the lead in the Women’s 500m final, followed by teammate Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Junior athlete Sofia Jensen (Cascades).

On the men’s side, Stephen Frodsham (Rideau) won the C1 500m race, followed by Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) and Drew Hodges (Rideau). Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) placed first in the women’s K1 200m event in a close finish with Andreanne Langlois (2nd – Trois-Rivières) and Michelle Russell (3rd – Cheema).

 

You can watch the National Sprint Team races on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel, and you can find more results and updates of this last set of the National Sprint Team Trials on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the 2018 Canadian Teams later this week on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website. Follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates and subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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23
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Successful Second Day for Canadian Sprint at the National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada sprint athletes lined up again today on the Olympic Basin in Montreal for the second day of the selection of the national team. The 30 races of the day led to 12 exciting 500 and 1000 meters-finals. 

Among the many great results Saturday, paracanoe athletes showed some impressive and inspiring performances. Erica Scarff from Balmy Beach placed first in the Para K1 Women 200m with a time of 54.9 seconds while on the men’s side, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald from Sherbrooke won with a time of 44.7 seconds.

“Our athletes’ results today show the hard work and great support everyone is putting into the Paracanoe program all over the country, especially provinces like Ontario and Québec,” explained Marc Creamer, Paracanoe National Team Coach and Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is so great to see our long-standing athletes and new comers to the program racing this weekend. It proves that Canadian paracanoe program is moving in the right direction.”

Mathieu St-Pierre from Shawinigan took first place in the Para Open VA 200m-race, followed closely by Dave Waters from the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia.

Other great performances on Saturday included Brian Malfesi (Ridge) winning the Men’s K1 1000m, Connor Fiztpatrick (Senobe) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) coming first in the Men’s C2 1000m, Nadya Crossman-Serb (Toba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe) taking first place in the Women’s C2 500m and Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach) finishing first in the Women’s K2 500m event.

 

The action continues on Sunday with the last races of the weekend. Starts lists and live results are posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store

Live results are also posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website and you can watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more updates and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email. 

 

  

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. 

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22
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Solid Start for Canadian Sprint Paddlers on Day One of Final National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 22, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s best sprint paddlers started Day One of the final National Sprint Team Trials with great performances. Close to 300 athletes of all age categories from all across the country competed on Friday at the Olympic Basin in Montréal, trying to get a spot on this year’s National Teams.

“It was great to see three generations of women’s canoe performing well today as they battled to qualify for Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships” said Graham Barton, Technical Chief Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was also great to see Olympian Mark Oldershaw back out in front setting a great example for the younger generations,” added National Team’s Head Coach, Anders Gustafsson.

Among the 84 races leading to 19 different finals taking place on Friday, Canadian athletes paddled down the race course in order to prove they deserve to represent Canada on the international stage in 2018.

In addition to some 700 people present at the Olympic Basin, 2 300 tuned in to watch the event that was video live streamed on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s YouTube Channel.

The action will continue on Saturday and Sunday with more exciting finals over the distances of 200, 500 and 1000 meters.

 

Starts lists and live results are posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store.

Live results are also posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website and you can watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more updates and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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21
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Some 300 Athletes Ready to Line Up for Canoe Kayak Canada’s Final National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 21, 2018) – Canada’s best canoe kayak sprint and paracanoe athletes will be lining up at the Olympic Basin in Montréal for the third and final National Team Trials. The event will last all weekend, starting Friday morning, June 22 and continuing through until Sunday, June 24.

“Our athletes have been preparing all year long for this event and it is now time to test that final preparation and select our Canadian teams that will be representing the country on the international stage this summer,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “This event is the most important event of the season for most of our athletes as it is their last chance to prove they have what it takes to be our 2018 team”.

 

What:

Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #3

 

When:

Friday, June 22 (8:30 to 18:40 EST.)

Saturday, June 23 (8:30 to 16:40 EST.)

Sunday, June 24 (8:30 to 17:12 EST.)

 

Where:

Olympic Basin,

Parc Jean Drapeau,

Montréal, QC | Map

 

This last set of trials will serve as selection for the Junior, U23 and Senior National Teams that will be representing Canada at the Junior and U23 World Championships taking place in Bulgaria in July and at the Senior World Championships that are being held in Portugal at the end of August.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also use this final national team trials as part of the selection process for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program and will be selecting the Olympic Hopes team and the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships.

 

Starts lists and live results will be posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store.

Live results will also be posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website and you will be able to watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more updates and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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20
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Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes to Take Their First Stroke into the ICF World Cup Series
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LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA (June 21, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top canoe slalom paddlers will be representing Canada at the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup of a series of five starting this weekend. The Canadian Team will be competing on Friday, June 22 until Sunday, June 24 in Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia.

“We have a great group of experienced and young paddlers on the team this year and I am confident our Canadian team will be able to achieve some great performances this weekend in Slovakia,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Canadian team has been preparing in Liptovský Mikuláš since last week and it’s now time to test that preparation.”

Liptovský Mikuláš is a small village in northern Slovakia near the Polish boarder. It is home to some of the best slalom athletes in the world including 1996 and 2008 Olympic Champion, Michal Martikan. Martikan will be racing this weekend in front of a home-town crowd.

The Canadian World Cup team was selected last May at the National Slalom Team trials held in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Québec. The team will first compete in Slovakia this weekend, followed by four other World Cup being held in Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Spain over the next few months.

 

World Cup #1

June 22 to 24 – Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

 

World Cup #2

June 29 to July 1 – Krakow, Poland

 

World Cup #3

July 6 to 8 – Augsburg, Germany

 

World Cup #4

August 31 to September 2 – Tacen, Slovenia (Canadian team not attending)

 

World Cup #5 – Final

September 7 to 9 – La Seu D’Urgell, Spain

 

You can get live results and all information by visiting the International Canoe Federation website. Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more uptades and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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15
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Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2018 World Cups and World Championships Slalom Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Mai 15, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 21 athletes to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups and 2018 ICF Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships. Canadian athletes were selected this weekend during the National Slalom Team Trials in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes back on the race course this week-end and we look forward to taking these groups of athletes to compete on the international stage in the coming weeks,” announced James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been working hard all winter and they look ready to compete against the best athletes in the world.

The named athletes will be representing Canada at five Slalom World Cups hosted by the International Canoe Federation starting June 22 in Slovakia. The next World Cups will be held in Poland, Germany and Spain over different week-ends between June and September.

The Junior/U23 teams will also compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior/U23 World Championships taking place July 17 to 22 in Ivrea, Italy, and the senior teams will compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, September 25 to 30.

You can get the Slalom National Team Trials results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website and you can find more information about the ICF events by visiting the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Cameron Smedley Dunrobin, QC Whitewater Ontario
Senior Spencer Pomeroy Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23/Senior Liam Smedley Dunrobin, QC Whitewater Ontario
U23 Yannick Laviolette Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC Whitewater Ontario
Junior Jakob Kryworuchko Vancouver, BC Canoe Kayak BC
Junior James Risk Ottawa, ON Canoe Kayak BC

 

Women’s Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Senior/U23 Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario

 

Men’s Kayak

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Michael Tayler Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
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Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23 Keenan Simpson Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23 Trevor Boyd Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
U23 Darius Ramrattan Innisfail, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Junior Austin Atkins Chilliwack, BC Canoe Kayak BC
Junior Finley Capstick Chilliwack, BC Canoe Kayak BC

 

Women’s Kayak

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Florence Maheu Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec
Senior/U23 Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Junior Jocelyn Taylor Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Alternate Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak

 

Men’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior *Conditional

Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23/

Junior

Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23 Trevor Boyd Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Félix Filion Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec

 

Women’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Florence Maheu Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec
Senior Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Luanda Pronovost Whitehorse, YT Canoe Kayak BC
Junior Olivia Norman Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario

 

Mixed Double Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior Yannick Laviolette Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC Eau Vive Québec

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

 

 

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Canoe Kayak Canada Unveils Inspiring New Vision
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(Photo credit: Jason van Bruggen)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 10, 2017) – This is the biggest month of the year for the Canadian paddling community, as all three disciplines – marathon, slalom, and sprint – host their national championships.

And this August is particularly pivotal because it marks the release of Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) Vision 2024 Strategic Plan, the most important directional document that CKC has ever produced.

“Paddling is a uniquely Canadian sport with ties to our history and our heritage dating back thousands of years,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “And we’re a sport for everybody – individuals, families, and communities. We’re building on those strengths to drive participation levels to heights never seen before and to set the stage for sustained international success in all of our disciplines.”

Release of the Vision 2024 Strategic Plan marks the culmination of several years of rigorous review and thoughtful planning, according to Casey Wade, CKC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve done a complete governance review, streamlined our human resource practices, dissected recent international results, and brought all of our disciplines together as one organization. It hasn’t been the most glamorous work, but it’s absolutely critical if we hope to achieve the goals laid out in the Plan.”

Vision 2024 is the product of the most extensive consultation process in CKC’s history: a year-long effort to capture input from athletes, coaches, administrators, partners, officials and volunteers from every part of the country.

“With the benefit of so many good ideas from so many in the paddling community, we’ve set the stage for strong, steady growth in our member clubs, for major grassroots development, and for better results internationally,” Giles added. “What’s exciting about this plan is that it sets unified objectives for all disciplines and all forms of paddle sport. We’ve never had that before.”

Vision 2024 sets out goals in four key areas: Proactive Communications, Enhanced Club and Grassroots Development, Enhanced Performance, and Effective Leadership. Specific indicators have also been identified for each goal so that CKC and member clubs can track progress over time.

“One of the biggest and most ambitious goals is to increase participation numbers by 50% compared to 2016,” added Giles. “Combine that with a goal to increase the number of certified coaches by 25% over that same time frame and we’ll see a huge, positive ripple effect on our entire community.”

CKC has committed to keeping its members updated and to consulting on a regular basis. “We simply can’t deliver on this plan without help from the broader paddling community,” Giles said.

A summary of the Vision 2024 Strategic Plan can be found here. The full document is posted here on the CKC website.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. 

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Casey Wade

Chief Executive Officer

cwade@canoekayak.ca

(O) 613.260.1818 ext. 2203

Aug
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Ottawa Paddlers Dominate Home Course in Whitewater Nationals
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 6, 2017) – Local athletes took advantage of an intimate knowledge of the challenging Pumphouse course to win gold in three of the open age events at today’s Whitewater National Slalom Championships in downtown Ottawa.

“Home course advantage is a huge deal in slalom paddling,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “The Ottawa athletes train on this course. They know every inch of it. It gave them an extra technical edge and some added confidence and I think they took full advantage today.”

Ottawa’s Cameron Smedley was the most dominant performer of the day, confirming his status as Canada’s top male slalom paddler, winning gold in the Men’s C-1 as well as the top spot in the Mixed C-2 alongside sister, Alison.

Also on the local front, the Men’s K-1 featured a surprise champion in 34-year-old, John Hastings who beat out five other Ottawa paddlers despite retiring from the National Slalom Team to focus on preparations for the upcoming Extreme Slalom World Championships. Hastings’ victory, along with the dual titles by the Smedleys, helped Ontario capture the Brian Creer Cup, an award given annually to the top province at the National Championships.

Breaking the trend of local winners were Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) in the Women’s C-1 and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) in the Women’s K-1. Daniels’ national title continues a successful year where she produced a personal best sixth-place-finish in the Extreme Slalom on the World Cup circuit earlier this summer. Maheu, who finished 10th in that same World Cup event, beat out Ottawa’s Lois Betteridge and Daniels to take home the K-1 crown.

Cartwright noted that the National Championships have changed dramatically in the past few years. State-of-the-art timing technology – a legacy from the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto –  have elevated the competition experience to something much closer to what athletes will find on the world stage, he added.

“We’ve come incredibly far in terms of how we run these events,” said Cartwright. “Everything is so much closer to the international standard. It gives our best athletes a valuable opportunity to prepare for what they’re likely to experience at major international events.”

This weekend’s event also serves as a vital tune up for those athletes competing in World Cup events later this month in Europe, followed by the World Championships in Pau, France in September.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater Slalom National Championships.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
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Ottawa Hosts Whitewater National Championships
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Competing in Extreme Slalom Canoe on Ottawa’s iconic Pumphouse course are #144 Florence Maheu (Quebec), #147 Lois Betteridge (Ontario), #148 Gemma Grochmal (Alberta), and #145 Natasha O’Connell (Ontario) in the background. (Photo credit: Carolyn Pullen)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 4, 2017) – For the second time this summer, Ottawa is hosting a major national paddling championship. Taking advantage of the unprecedented excitement around Canada 150 celebrations, Canoe Kayak Canada and the Ottawa River Runners Club are staging the Whitewater National Slalom Championships this weekend. This event follows the July 1-2 Canada Cup Sprint Regatta that drew elite teams from Canada, Mexico, the US, and Australia, along with club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

This weekend, elite paddlers from six provinces and the United States will take on the challenging Pumphouse Course in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Winners in the senior categories will be crowned on Sunday. National Team members are using this event as a pivotal tune-up race in advance of World Cup events later this month in Europe, followed by the World Championships in Pau, France in September.

The Pumphouse course has also been the site this week for Downriver Sprint and Extreme Slalom Canoe races involving athletes of all ages, from their teens right into their seventies. Results from the Downriver races can be found here.

“This is such a great showcase for the whitewater discipline,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Paddlers young and old have the opportunity to race on the same course as this country’s best whitewater athletes. Staging it in Ottawa, with all the Canada 150 celebrations going on around us, will make this a really memorable experience for everybody.”

The Ottawa River Runners are marking the occasion with the official opening of a new, solar-powered clubhouse to support a full range of programs for paddlers of all ages and abilities.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater National Championships.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

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Former National Champion Joins Canoe Kayak Canada National Office
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 2, 2017) – She’s trading her paddle for a laptop computer. Former sprint canoe national champion, Joannie Verret, is returning to Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) as the new Communications Coordinator, effective August 18th, 2017.

Verret is the two-time defending National Champion in the C-2 200m and was a three-time gold medalist at the 2012 Championships in the C-2 500m and 1000m events, and as part of the winning C-4 500m crew.

Exactly five years later, she’ll be back at the National Championships, but this time in an entirely different role.

“For more than 15 years, I’ve been immersed in the world of sprint canoe and kayak, competing with different clubs around Quebec and with the National Team in women’s canoe,” said Verret. “I literally grew up through my experiences in the sport and I look forward to giving back through this new role with Canoe Kayak Canada. I’m delighted to be joining CKC as the new Communications Coordinator and I can’t wait to get started!”

While Verret officially starts in her new role at this year’s National Championships, she’ll be in Winnipeg next week to help promote the sprint events at the Canada Summer Games.

“I raced for Team Quebec at the last Canada Games in Sherbrooke (2013), so I’m excited to be going back to the Games, this time to help promote the rising stars in our sport,” she said.

Beyond her obvious knowledge of the sport, Verret brings impressive professional and academic credentials. She has a Bachelor of Public Communication degree from L’Université Laval, which included a 6-month term at the Artevelde Hodgeschool University College in Gent, Belgium.

“This is such a great fit in so many ways,” said Casey Wade, CKC’s Chief Executive Officer. “She shares our passion for paddling and knows our sport inside and out. Beyond that, she’s got the skills and experience we’re looking for to elevate the profile of the sport going forward.”

Fluently bilingual, she brings recent experience as a coach with a unique team-building program called H2o Playground, which is centred on dragon boat racing. As a videographer and copywriter, Verret has created advertising campaigns for a range of clients, and served as Technical Director for the 2016 Quebec City Student Film Festival, hosted by L’Université Laval. Since 2013, she has contributed to the Club de canoë kayak de Lac Beauport as Head Coach for the U11 program and as the social media and communications coordinator.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Casey Wade

Chief Executive Officer

(O) 613.260.1818 ext. 2203

cwade@canoekayak.ca

Aug
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Canoe Kayak Canada Congratulates Natalie Brett on New Paralympic Position
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 1, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) today congratulated Sprint National Team Manager, Natalie Brett, who will be moving on from CKC next month following the Sprint National Championships. She will take on the position of Manager of Games Operations and Delivery with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).

“We’re really disappointed to see Natalie go because she’s been an invaluable member of our team,” said Graham Barton, CKC’s Chief Technical Officer. “I’ve relied on her heavily and she’s always delivered, often going the extra mile to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks. We also recognize that this is a tremendous opportunity for her to move into a management position with a first-class sport organization. We wish Natalie every success with the CPC.”

Over the last three years, Brett has developed programming, provided logistical support and delivered a wide range of services for athletes, coaches and volunteers involved in CKC’s national sprint teams.

“I’ve had a wonderful experience with Canoe Kayak Canada,” said Brett. “I’ll miss the sport and all the tremendous people I’ve met here. I feel like I’m ready for a new challenge with a multi-sport organization and I can’t think of a better place to be than the Canadian Paralympic Committee.”

Brett has had a busy summer and is just back from last week’s ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania. Her last CKC event will be the Sprint National Championships from August 22 – 26 in Welland, Ontario.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Graham Barton
Chief Technical Officer
(O) 613.260.1818
gbarton@canoekayak.ca

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jul
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Canada Proves it Belongs with the World’s Best in Canoe Polo
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Members of the Canadian National Women’s Polo Canoe Team at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (Photo credit: James Petryk)

WROCLAW, POLAND (July 30, 2017) – Despite a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Netherlands in their final match of the tournament, a Top 6 finish in Women’s Canoe Polo at the World Games is proof that Canada belongs amongst the top international teams.

Over 7 matches, Team Canada posted some encouraging results, including a win over host Poland and a tie with the eventual bronze medalists from Italy.

“It’s exciting to know that when you put together a team of our best athletes, and we prepare properly, then we can compete with the best teams in the world,” said James Petryk, Team Canada Manager. “And with Canada hosting the Canoe Polo World Championships next summer, it’s a great confidence builder.”

The 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships will be staged in Welland, Ontario next August and will include Canadian men’s and women’s teams at both the U21 and Senior levels.

Germany took gold in both the men’s and women’s events at this year’s World Games and are the early favourites for top prize at next year’s world championships in Canada.

“We had some real highlights, but wish we could have ended on a higher note,” said Team Canada Captain, Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB). “But, overall, this was a great experience.”

“This was the highlight of my polo career,” added veteran Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB). “One of my favorite moments was the national pride I felt when the Canadian women’s lacrosse team came to cheer us on and lift us to a tie against Italy. That’s what these multi-sport games are all about.”

Canoe polo is a full-contact sport where teams of five paddlers (with three reserves) attempt to score a ball into the opponent’s goal, which is suspended above the water, while paddling in specially-made canoes. Players can pass to each other and shoot on goal by either throwing the ball or flicking it with their paddles.

Roster

Chaz Cheung (Edmonton, AB)

Mary Lukasik (St. Albert, AB)

Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)

Sarah Kerestes (Grande Prairie, AB)

Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB) 

Hannah Patrick (Calahoo, AB)

Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)

Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB)

Coach – Brad Cameron (Grande Prairie, AB)

Coach – Stephen Gale (Radium, BC)

 

Team Manager – James Petryk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Sport Scientist – Scott Forbes (Penticton, BC)

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
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Women’s Canoe Leads Canada to 4 Medals at ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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Katie Vincent on the podium. (Photo by Balint Vekassy)

PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 30, 2017) – It was women’s canoe dominating on the final day of the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships, earning three more medals for Team Canada. Combined with the silver medal from Saturday’s competition, this is Canada’s best performance at this event since 2013.

The highlight of the day was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who successfully defended her gold medal in the U23 Women’s C-1 200m, rebounding from a disappointing fourth place finish yesterday in the 500m sprint.

“Katie showed us a lot today. She really knuckled down and got past her disappointment in the 500 with a very short turnaround,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “It’s those kinds of qualities that make the difference on the world stage and have made her a repeat world champion.”

Elsewhere in women’s canoe, Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) earned her second silver medal in as many days, coming second in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m. The 15-year-old phenom turned a lot of heads at this regatta and is eligible for the next two Junior World Championships.

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) took the bronze in the U23 Women’s C-2 200m, while Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) just missed the podium, coming fourth in the U23 Women’s C-2 500m.

“Our emphasis on centralized training has paid dividends for the women’s canoe program,” said Barton. “That said, with the addition of women’s canoe to the 2020 Olympic program, other countries are investing heavily in their athletes and the gap is closing quickly. We have to understand that the fast times we’re clocking now won’t be fast enough two years down the road. We need to keep getting better.”

The centralized training program also proved invaluable to the men’s kayak program after an illness sidelined two paddlers. With the benefit of an intensive training camp this spring, filling a vacant spot on the U23 Men’s K-4 crew was seamless. The Canadian foursome of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) came within one-hundredth-of-a-second of the podium in today’s 500m final, and fell just one-tenth-of-a-second short of a gold medal.

“Overall, it was a real eye opener for many of these young paddlers, who now understand how difficult it is to medal at the world level, and how much work it takes to get there,” added Barton. “For some of the more experienced athletes, this was a great lead up to the senior worlds and, eventually, to what we hope will be best-ever performances at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.”

Katie Vincent and the Men’s K-4 crew will lead Team Canada at the Senior Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic from August 23rd to 27th.

Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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First Medal for Canada at ICF Canoe Sprint Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 29, 2017) – Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) captured Canada’s first medal of the ICF Junior/U23 Sprint World Championships, winning a silver in the Junior Women’s C-1 500m.

In a thrilling race, the 15-year-old Jensen fought through swirling winds to cross the finish line in a tie for second place with Ada Ibarra (MEX), showing tremendous mental toughness in battling the harsh conditions.

“Older athletes have more experience dealing with different kinds of weather, so it can be tougher for younger paddlers to adjust,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “Sophia had a couple of shaky strokes, but she really held it together and managed to make it onto the podium. We’re thrilled with the result and excited about her future. She’s young enough to qualify for the next two Junior World Championships.”

Following a minor stumble midway through the race Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) closed the gap. However, there wasn’t enough distance left to finish in a medal position. Vincent finished fourth in the A-Final of the U23 Women’s C-1 500m.

Several other Canadian paddlers put in gutsy performances in semi-final competition. Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) had a close finish into the A-Final for the Junior Women’s K-1 200m, claiming third place in her semi by less than two-tenths of a second. Alexander Scott (Bedford, NS) qualified for the U23 Men’s K-1 200m A-Final after filling in yesterday to help the Men’s K-4 500m crew win its semi-final and qualify for tomorrow’s A-Final.Katie Vincent won her semi-final heat with the second-fastest time of the day to punch her ticket to the U23 Women’s C-1 200m A-Final. Vincent is the defending gold medalist at this distance and has high hopes to repeat tomorrow as world champion.

Team Canada has plenty to look forward to on Sunday’s race schedule; Jensen looks to add to her medal count in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m while a confident Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) looks to build on its semi-final victory to deliver a podium performance. In total, Canadian paddlers have qualified in nine different A-Finals, creating plenty of opportunities to add to Canada’s medal count.

“The most crucial part of these competitions is making it to the A-Final,” said Barton. “Give yourself a chance to win, and anything can happen.”

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live-streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canada Bounces Back on Day 2 of ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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Photo credit – Hayley Plante

PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 28, 2017) – After an “up and down” first day, Team Canada bounced back on Day 2 to qualify for six “A” finals at the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships.

Canadian paddlers posted great results in both canoe and kayak sprint events. One of the most inspiring performances came in the U23 Men’s K-4 500m race. After Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) was hospitalized due to illness, his replacement, Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) went down with the same ailment. Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) filled the vacant spot and, along with teammates Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) the K-4 crew beat a talented international field to win their semi-final and qualify for Sunday’s medal race.

“We were up and down yesterday, so it’s great to see us make a bunch of finals, including the Men’s K-4,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “It suggests we’re already starting to see positive results out of a more centralized approach to our training program. Having several athletes training together this spring in Lac Beauport, Quebec, has really helped build our depth, and it paid dividends in the men’s K-4 when two of our guys got sick.”

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) also gritted her way into A-finals appearance. She held onto third place in the first semi-final of the U23 Women’s K-1 500m by only a quarter of a second.

Other athletes who paddled their way to A-finals included: Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) in the U23 Women C-2 500m; Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS) and Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS) in the U23 Women’s K-2 500m; Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) in the U23 Women’s C-2 200m; and 15-year-old Sofia Jensen (Chelsea, QC), who qualified for her second final of the competition in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m.

Saturday’s action will see Jensen and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) leading the charge as they contend for medals in the Junior and U23 Women’s C-1 500m races respectively. Canadian paddlers have also qualified for eight semi-finals on Saturday and will be looking to earn a spot in Sunday finals to compete for a medal.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live-streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Mixed results for Canada on Day 1 of ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 27, 2017) – For Team Canada, it was a day of mixed results as the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships got underway in Pitesti, Romania.

Leading the way was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who earned a berth in Saturday’s “A” Final in the Women’s U23 C-1 500m with the second-fastest qualifying time of 2:13.812. Vincent is looking to add to her gold medal collection, having won the U23 C-1 200m at last year’s World Championships, as well as the Junior edition of the race in 2014.

Following in Katie’s footsteps, 15-year-old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) qualified for the “A” Final in the Junior C-1 500m by winning her semi-final in a time of 2:20.524.

“It was an up and down day, for sure,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We had some great performances in very competitive races. A few were good enough to qualify for finals, while others competed really hard but just ended up on the wrong side of a fourth place finish.”

While Vincent and Jensen were dominating their races, Team Canada had some near misses in the semifinals on the men’s side. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) finished fourth in their U23 K-2 1000m semifinal, falling short of a finals berth by only three tenths of a second behind a duo from Germany. In the U23 C-1 1000m, Canada’s Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) was edged out by Vladislav Chebotar (RUS) in the last 50 metres. Kenke, Poulin, and Spence will compete in “B” Finals on Saturday.

Barton emphasized the value of the top-flight competition, particularly for Junior paddlers competing in their first world championships. “It’s really eye opening for them to see how fast the best paddlers in the world really are,” he said. “It can be a great motivator and will definitely benefit those athletes who hope to return to worlds next year.”

Vincent and Jensen will be back on the water on Day 2, hoping to qualify for finals in the C-1 200m in the U23 and Junior competitions, respectively. There is also keen interest in the U23 Men’s K-4 500m, a new event at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Canada’s hopes rest with Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) who are coming off an outstanding performance against strong international competition at the Canada Cup regatta in Shawinigan, Quebec earlier this month.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live-streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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27
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Canada Preparing to Take on the World’s Best in Canoe Polo
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WROCLAW, POLAND (July 27, 2017) – It’s a sport you’ve likely never heard of, but Canada is among the world’s best in canoe polo. In fact, the Canadian National Women’s Canoe Polo Team is in Wroclaw, Poland this week to compete for the first time in the World Games. The eight-woman roster is up against seven other national teams in a battle for one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.

Canoe polo is a full-contact sport where teams of five paddlers (with three reserves) attempt to score a ball into the opponent’s goal, which is suspended above the water, while paddling in specially-made canoes. Players can pass to each other and shoot on goal by either throwing the ball or flicking it with their paddles.

Canoe polo has been played in Canada for decades, supported by a small, but passionate community. Canada qualified for the World Games by finishing 8th at the 2016 Canoe Polo World Championships in Syracuse, Italy.

“This is the most competitive team we’ve ever sent to an International Canoe Polo event,” said James Petryk, Team Canada Manager. “We’re not simply happy to be here because we’ve never qualified before – we’re here to win games. I think a lot of teams will be surprised by what’s been put together, and we’re chomping at the bit to prove we belong here.”

Canada faces a tough test in its first match Friday, taking on the defending world champions from New Zealand.

“The World Games are like being at World Championships, but bigger and better, with more countries and more sports,” said Christie Siddle, a member of Team Canada. “It’s the closest our sport gets to the Olympics.”

You can watch coverage of the World Games here and find the full schedule for the canoe polo competition here.

Team Canada Women’s Canoe Polo Roster

Chaz Cheung (Edmonton, AB)

Mary Lukasik (St. Albert, AB)

Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)

Sarah Kerestes (Grande Prairie, AB)

Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB)

Hannah Patrick (Calahoo, AB)

Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)

Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB)

 

Coach – Brad Cameron (Grande Prairie, AB)

Coach – Stephen Gale (Radium, BC)

 

Team Manager – James Petryk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Sport Scientist – Scott Forbes (Penticton, BC)

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
27
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Top Young Canadian Paddlers Ready for Sprint World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 27, 2017) – Canada is sending a strong team of sprint canoe kayak athletes to this week’s ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships in Pitesti, Romania. For the 35 young Canadian athletes, this is a pivotal event to measure themselves against the next generation of elite international paddlers.

“These championships are a really useful indicator of how well a paddler is progressing towards success at the senior level,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s also a great dress rehearsal for those athletes competing next month at the Senior Worlds in the Czech Republic, like Katie Vincent in women’s canoe.”

Barton points to Vincent (Mississauga, ON) as one of Canada’s best chances to medal this week at the U23 level. She captured gold in the Women’s C-1 200m final at last year’s U23 World Championship. In C-2 competition, there are high hopes for the duo of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) in the C-2 500m and the pair of Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) in the C-2 200m.

In men’s canoe, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) has earned some encouraging results in Senior World Cup events this season and expects to challenge for a place on the podium in the U23 C-1 1000m.

In kayak competition, the Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) is coming off an outstanding performance against strong international competition at the Canada Cup regatta in Shawinigan, Quebec earlier this month.

“And for the athletes competing in the Junior Worlds, this event gives them a good sense for how well they’re progressing down the pathway to what each of them hopes will be an eventual Olympic or Paralympic medal,” added Barton.

Two of the canoe athletes hoping to make a big splash in Romania are Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) and Isaac Finklestein (Ottawa, ON) who dominated their respective divisions at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials last month in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Jensen, 15, took home a pair of gold medals in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m and 500m events. Finklestein, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club, captured three gold in the Junior Men’s C-1 500m, C-1 1000m and the C-2 1000m.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships an Incredible Experience for Canadian Athletes
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (July 23, 2017) – Thirteen of Canada’s best young paddlers return home today after gaining a wealth of invaluable competitive experience at this year’s ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Slovakia. The event allowed Team Canada to test their skills against top international competition as a stepping stone for later success at World Championships, Olympics and Paralympics.

“The race course in Bratislava is one of the most difficult artificial whitewater courses on the international circuit,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “That’s what this tour was all about; giving the athletes the opportunity to train and race on artificial river facilities. I’m really thankful that we had the support of the provincial high performance coaches to make sure that our athletes learned as much as possible from this competition.”

Impressive Canadian performers included Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) who qualified for the semi-finals in the U23 Women’s C-1. Narrowly missing out on the semis were Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) who came 34th in the U23 Women’s K-1, and Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) who finished 42nd in the Junior Men’s K-1.

Next up for Team Canada are the ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships from July 27-30 in Pitești, Romania. Canada’s sprint team, which should be distinguished from the slalom team from this week’s competition, is looking to improve on last year’s performance, which saw the team bring home two medals.

You can view the full results of the 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships by clicking here.

Canadian Results Summary

Athlete Event Result
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) C1W U23 29th

(Qualified for Semi-final)

Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) C1M U23 46th
Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) C1M U23 54th
Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON) C1M U23 45th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) K1W U23 47th
Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK) K1W U23 44th
Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) K1W U23 34th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) K1M U23 54th
Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB) K1M U23 59th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) K1M U23 74th
Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 79th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 42nd
Mael Rivard (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 55th
Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB) K1W Junior 49th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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James Cartwright
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613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
18
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Canada’s Top Young Paddlers Competing at Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (July 18, 2017) – Canada’s top young slalom paddlers are gearing up for the biggest competition of the season at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Thirteen Canadian athletes are racing this week on a challenging 23-gate race course.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our emerging athletes to compete against the best in the world, and a critical step in the athlete development pathway,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “We’ve pulled together a team of three provincial coaches and the National Team Head Coach to support our athletes throughout the three-week European training camp and competition.”

Canada’s next generation of canoe slalom athletes from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan will take advantage of a rare opportunity to compete on a world-class artificial course against top international racers.

Team Canada hopes to see several athletes advancing to the semi-final competitions as a stepping stone to eventual success at the Senior World Championships, the Olympics and Paralympics.

Day 1 Summary

Ottawa’s Ben Risk and St-Louis-de-Gonzague’s Yannick Laviolette placed 45th and 46th respectively in the Mens U23 C1. Ottawa’s Liam Smedley finished 54th after being awarded a 50-second penalty on the last gate.

Canadian athletes will be racing from July 18th to July 20th. The full results from the competition are available here.

Summary of Canadians Competition Schedule

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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613.715 0727
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Jul
10
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Outstanding Canada Cup Competition Wraps up in Shawinigan
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SHAWINIGAN, QUEBEC (Monday, July 10th, 2017) — The competition was intense amongst top paddlers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Australia who gathered in Shawinigan, Quebec for the second and final leg of the Sprint Canada Cup Regatta series. Ottawa hosted the first leg of the competition over the Canada Day weekend.

In Shawinigan, more than 240 athletes, from juniors through to some of Canada’s best canoers and kayakers, gained valuable experience as they make final preparations for major national and international events this summer.

“Regattas like this provide some of the best learning opportunities,” said CKC Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “Athletes get to compete in a wider variety of races here than they do in the major national and international contests. It gives them a chance to learn and improve against world class competitors.”

Team Ontario came out of the two weekend competition as the overall winners of the Canada Cup, in large part due to the stellar performance of their Women’s Kayak Team, led by August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Genevieve L’Abbe (Ottawa, ON), Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON) and Lexy Vincent (Ottawa, On).

Team Canada shone in Men’s Canoe coming off of last week’s battle with Mexico at Canada Cup #1 in Ottawa. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won the C-1 1000M, while Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) came second. Former world champion, Jose Everado Cristobal Quirino of Mexico, who won a thrilling race last week, came third. Oldershaw also won the C-2 1000M alongside Mark James (Waverley, NS). Among the other highlight performances was the Canadian Men’s Kayak Team that took gold in the K-4 500M, which will debut as a new event at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

The local supporters were given their own reason to celebrate. Club de canotage du Shawinigan’s U16 Women’s Team finished third in the K-4 500M, earning a medal for the hometown club.

With the Canada Cup now completed, Team Canada will be preparing for the Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships later this summer, while the provincial teams are gearing up for the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in early August.

Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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(M) 613.323.2264

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Shawinigan plays host to Sprint Canada Cup Regatta #2
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 7, 2017) – Elite international, national and provincial level paddlers are in Shawinigan, Quebec this weekend for the Sprint Canada Cup #2 Regatta. The competition brings together teams from Canada, Mexico, Australia and the United States, Provincial teams from Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario, alongside club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

After last weekend’s intense matchup between Canada and Mexico in the Men’s Canoe competition at Canada Cup Regatta #1 in Ottawa, this event provides another opportunity for these crews to go head-to-head again. Canada’s Senior Men’s Kayak team will also be in tough, competing against crews from Mexico and Australia.

The event will showcase a beautiful racecourse on the Saint-Maurice River. After hosting the Canada Cup in 2016, the community of Shawinigan is excited to cheer on the Canadian athletes.

“Along side the international competition, this is also an important regatta for the provincial crews from Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec, ” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada and a former national team canoe athlete and coach. “It’s their final tune-up before the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in August. This is an excellent opportunity to test their readiness for this competition.”

Complete event results can be found here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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(M) 613.323.2264

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Highlights of Sprint Canada Cup 1 Regatta
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 3, 2017) – The Canada Day weekend featured an outstanding canoe kayak competition as elite paddlers converged on the nation’s capital for the Sprint Canada Cup 1 Regatta, a two-day event hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club. The competition brought together top crews from the United States, Mexico, Australia and the United States, alongside junior and senior club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

Among the many highlights was a remarkable performance by 14-year-old Evie McDonald (Carleton Place, ON) of Team Ontario, who dominated both the U16 and U18 Women’s Canoe divisions, winning six gold medals in the six races she entered.

At the senior level, spectators were treated to an epic battle between Canada and Mexico in the Men’s Canoe competition. In the C-1 1000m final, former World Champion Jose Everado Cristobal Quirino of Mexico pushed past both Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Olympic and World Championship medalist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON).

But, Team Canada roared back to sweep the podium in the Men’s C-2 1000m with the crew of Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) taking gold, Mark Oldershaw and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) winning silver, and Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) and Tom Hall (Waverly, NS) completing the Canadian sweep.

In Men’s Kayak, the K-4 500m – added as a new event to the program for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo – lived up to the pre-race hype, with the Mexican crew edging out Australia and a tenacious Team Ontario.

In the U16 Women’s K-4 500m final, the hometown crowd had something special to cheer for, as crews from the host Rideau Canoe Club took both the gold and the silver.

Complete event results can be found here.

The Canada Cup continues next weekend with Canada Cup #2 in Shawinigan, QC.

More info here: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/event/sprint-canada-cup-2/

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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(M) 613.323.2264

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2
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Daniels Has Best Ever Finish in Extreme Slalom World Cup
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MARKLEEBERG, GERMANY (July 2, 2017) – Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) recorded her best-ever finish in World Cup Extreme Slalom today, finishing 6th in the women’s K1 event in Markleeberg, Germany. Teammate, Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) finished 10th, marking the first time two Canadians have finished in the top 10 in the Extreme Slalom event.

The Extreme Slalom is a new addition to the World Cup circuit. It features a head-to-head format where four athletes race down the river at the same time while navigating through a series of obstacles. The event will make its first appearance at the World Championships this year in Pau, France at the end of September. Tereza Fiserova (Czech Republic) won today’s race, with Amelia Hilgertova (Czech Republic) and Marie-Zelia Lafont (France) placing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend Canada’s 150th birthday weekend than qualifying for my first semi-final in the Slalom and then delivering a personal best in the Extreme Slalom,” said an elated Daniels after the race.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 11th in the men’s Extreme Slalom with a 24th-placed finish for Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC). Vit Prindis (Czech Republich) took gold while Antoine Launay (Portugal) placed 2nd and Boris Neveu (France) was third.

In the traditional Canoe Slalom event, Daniels, racing in her first semi-final the season, performed well to finish 27th overall. Australia’s Jessica Fox stole the victory with a very impressive run time of 101.46 seconds ahead of Nuria Vilarrubla, of Spain and Rosalyn Lawrence of Australia. Smedley finished 23rd on the men’s side.

With the first three ICF World Cup Slalom events behind them, Team Canada will now set their sights on preparing for the National Championships on August 5th and 6th  in Ottawa and the second half of the World Cup circuit with races in Italy and Spain later this year.

This weekend’s competition was webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Extreme Slalom 6th
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Extreme Slalom 10th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Extreme Slalom 11th
Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Extreme Slalom 24th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 23rd
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 27th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 64th
Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Men’s K1 Slalom 66th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) Men’s K1 Slalom DNF
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 36th

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. 

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Pair of Canadian Paddlers into Semi-finals at Canoe Slalom World Cup
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MARKLEEBERG, GERMANY (June 30, 2017) – On the International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup circuit, Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) has earned her first semi-final berth of the season, and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in three races this month.

Daniels, 26, paddled into the women’s C1 semi-final after placing 29th in the qualification heats with a time of 140.97 seconds. Spain’s Nuria Vilarrubla set the standard with a time of 109.53 seconds.

“I’m thrilled to make my first semi-final of the season,” said Daniels after the race. “It was a very difficult course but I made it through to the next stage. I’m super excited and proud to be racing on Canada’s 150th birthday weekend.”

The technically demanding race course on Leipzig’s Kanupark features 17 downstream gates and 6 upstream gates. A total of seven Canadian athletes took to the start line looking for a semi-final spot.

Smedley, 26, finished 23rd overall in the men’s C1 qualification round and will compete in the semifinal on Sunday morning. He recorded a fast second run with a time of 99.73 seconds with no penalties, just over two seconds behind leader, Franz Anton of Germany, who had a very strong run at 97.67 seconds. Fellow Canadian, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) finished 44th overall and did not qualify for the semi-finals.

“I was happy with how I raced today,” Smedley said. “My first run went well but a penalty kept me from qualifying on that run. Second run, I kept to a similar race plan and I put down a good run time. The semifinals course looks quite technical so I’m excited to race it on Sunday.”

None of the Canadian kayakers have advanced through to the semi-finals: Keenan Simpson of Ottawa (64th), Finley Capstick of Chilliwack, BC (66th), and Darius Ramrattan of Innisfail, Alberta (DNF 2nd run). The young trio now sets their sights on the Junior and Under 23 World Championships in mid-July.

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) missed the top 30 cut needed to advance, finishing 36th overall after producing a penalty free second run. Mallory Franklin of Great Britain led the women’s qualification round with a time of 101.38 seconds.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 23rd

Advance to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 29th

Advanced to semi-final

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 64th

Did not advance

Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Men’s K1 Slalom 66th

Did not advance

Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) Men’s K1 Slalom DNF

Did not advance

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 36th

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

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A Uniquely Canadian Way to Celebrate Canada 150
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 30, 2017) — On the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial, thousands of people across the country are gearing up to mark the occasion in a uniquely Canadian way – on lakes and rivers in canoes and kayaks.

“The paddling community is celebrating Canada 150 the way we know best – on the water,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada and a former national team canoe athlete and coach. “This weekend, some are competing against each other; others are enjoying relaxed family paddles; we’re bridging distance and culture on voyageur expeditions; we’re contributing to community celebrations; and we’re sporting the maple leaf in a World Cup regatta. It’s all part of a uniquely Canadian way to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday.”

On the west coast, marathon racers will compete in Prince George, BC in the Northern Hardware Canoe Race, where competitors will paddle up to 67.5 kilometres along the beautiful Nechako River.

From the heights of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the grueling Voyageurs Canoe Race will see participants travel more than 1,600 kilometres across the Prairies in 23 days along the North Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Rivers to The Pas, Manitoba.

In the North, it’s a grueling physical and mental challenge as hearty canoers take on the Peel River from Fort McPherson to Aklavik in the Race the Peel event.

On Lake Wascana in Regina, the annual Canada Day Regatta brings together teams from across Western Canada and the Western Untied States.

In the Nation’s Capital, the epicentre of Canada 150 celebrations, you’ll find Canadian paddlers all over the water. The Rideau Canoe Club plays host to the Canada Cup Regatta, drawing elite teams from Canada, Mexico, the US, and Australia, along with club teams from across Ontario and Quebec. Results will be available on the imediaC app and online.

Ottawa will also be the site of the meeting of the Four Winds Canoe Brigades Voyageur Canoe expedition. These four brigades set out from Kingston, Kitigan Zibi, Mattawa and Montreal along traditional canoe routes, and are meeting on Victoria Island, in the shadow of Parliament Hill. There, they will receive a welcome from members of the local Algonquin community.

Liz Elton of the South Wind Brigade, who is en route from Kingston, describes it as a truly unique experience: “Traditionally, voyeur canoes carried cargos of furs and trade goods, but these canoes will carry a different kind of payload – ideas, hopes and dreams.”

“You’ll find paddlers on dry land too,” added Mortimer. “On the East Coast, Sackawa Canoe Club has a special reason to celebrate, with two of its members, James McPhee and Tyler Laidlaw, serving as Grand Marshalls in the Canada Day Parade in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.”

Overseas, Canada’s National Slalom Team will don the maple leaf at World Cup #3 in Markkleeberg Germany. Follow their progress here.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
26
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Exciting Mix of Veterans and Newcomers as Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Sprint Teams for 2017 World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 26, 2017) – A hugely successful National Sprint Team Trials regatta this weekend, combined with promising sprint World Cup results, put Canada in a strong position to challenge for the podium at this season’s World Championships and other key international regattas.

“We’ve got a great mix of proven veterans and outstanding young talent,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “Led by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) in Senior Women’s Canoe, the current world record holder and double gold medalist in C-1 200m from the World Cup Tour this spring, and rising stars like Palmer Lumb (Toronto, ON) in Junior Men’s Kayak, we’re excited about seeing many world-class performances this season.”

Barton emphasized the depth of talent in Canadian paddling at all age groups. At the U23 level, he noted that competitions are difficult to predict, but that Canada can realistically expect to qualify for many of the sprint canoe and kayak finals.

“This season’s World Championships are a fantastic testing ground for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and, for some of our younger paddlers, for the 2024 Games,” he added.

For example, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) performed extremely well at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup #2 earlier this year in Hungary and is well positioned to challenge for a berth in the finals at the U23 World Championships from July 27-30 in Pitești, Romania. On the women’s side, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) is expected to challenge for a medal in the C-1 200m and 500m sprints in Romania.

In paracanoe competition, two-time national champion, Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) will be among the top paddlers in the K-1 200m KL3 event at the Senior World Championships.

Barton emphasized that this weekend’s results in Junior Men’s and Women’s competitions at the immediaC National Sprint Trials in Dartmouth confirm that Canada is deep in talent and will make waves at the Junior World Championships next month.

“When you look at 15-year old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) in Women’s Single Canoe, Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) in Men’s Single Canoe, and Grace Whebby in Junior Women’s Kayak (Dartmouth, NS), we have every reason to be excited and optimistic about what Team Canada will do in Romania,” added Barton.

Today’s announcement fills out Team Canada rosters for the upcoming Junior, U23, and Senior World Championships. Final team selections will be confirmed by July 16th.

Senior World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw/Mike Kerrivan/Chad Brooks
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mark Granger / Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier


Women’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff (KL3) Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery

 

U23 World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Zane Clarke Halifax, NS Maswka Jon Pike / Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson / Diana Deek
Hayley Plante Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Anna Negulic Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Ailish McNulty Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Conor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Thomas Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Stephen Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk

Junior World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Colin Rieger Regina, SK Wascana Mike Robinson
Luke Stienburg Lake Echo, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jeff Houser


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Corrina Higgins Pointe Claire, QC Pointe Claire Eric Mihalovic
Samantha Sula Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Grace Whebby Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Dawson Peachy Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Jack Tutty Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Doug Tutty


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather, Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

Junior Pan American Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Luke Stienburg Lake Echo, NS Senobe Rob Baert / Jeff Houser


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Corrina Higgins Pointe Claire, QC Pointe Claire Éric Mihalovic
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson
Grace Whebby Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Dawson Peachy Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Jack Tutty Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Doug Tutty


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Audrey Veillette Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche

U17 Canada Cup/Canamex Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Canning Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Vadim Covalciuc Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Alexander Hoferek Ottawa, ON Rideau Andres Carranco
Kadan Johnson Richmond Hill Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Claire Carruthers Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Anya Chuprys Dartmouth, NS Burloak Hunter George
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson
Courtney Piercey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Brooklyn Wodehouse Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Hannah English Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Tyler Laidlaw Sackville, NS Sack-A-Wa Chris MacPherson
Alix Plomteux Lac-Beauport Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Dawson Peachey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Mathew Sampson Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw/Hunter George
Sloan MacKenzie Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Julie Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
26
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Outstanding Results Point to Bright Future for Young Canadian Paddlers
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Medal ceremony for Junior Women’s C-2 500m (Left to Right): Claudia Chender (MLA for Dartmouth South), Marlee MacIntosh and Courtney Spratt (Bronze), Emily Howard and Lindsay Irwin (Gold), Julia Lilley Osende and Kate Hennessey (Silver), Leslie Anne Dempster (Chair of National/International Regattas – Atlantic Division, Canoe Kayak Canada).

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 26, 2017) – Day 3 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials delivered another round of exciting performances by rising stars in Canadian sprint paddling.

Palmer Lumb, 18, of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Toronto, capped off a three-medal weekend by winning the Junior Men’s K-1 200m. The victory followed a gold medal performance in the K-1 500m on Saturday and a silver in Friday’s K-1 1000m.

“Throughout the whole day, my heats and semis were really good, so it was nice to finish it off with the win in the 200m,” Lumb said after the race.

Day 3 also saw more local athletes taking advantage of their knowledge of the Lake Banook, Nova Scotia venue. Tyler Laidlaw, 17, of Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club in Lower Sackville, NS, pulled out a tight win in the U17 C-1 200m event, shooting his boat across the line in the final stroke to take gold over a strong field.

“I had a bit of a rough start and had to shoot to win at the line, but I’m pretty pumped now,” said a grinning Laidlaw following the victory.

There continued to be added excitement around the women’s canoe events at this weekend’s Sprint Team Trials with the International Canoe Federation’s announcement earlier this month that women’s canoe will be added to the sport program at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. When asked for her thoughts about the opportunity in 2020, Emily Howard of Mississauga, Ontario replied, “Really just excited, and pumped for the future.” Howard, 18, won Sunday’s final in the Junior Women’s C-2 500m with partner, Lindsay Irwin, 17, of Carleton Place, Ontario.   

The three-day regatta brought together more than 300 top Canadian paddlers. The results will be used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete. Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the nominations for the Junior and U23 World Championships by Tuesday, June 27.

The top three finishers in each Day 3 event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow live Canoe Kayak action by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app, available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s C2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:30.584


Mark James

Mark Oldershaw

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

2

3:33.010


Drew Hodges

Roland Varga

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

3

3:56.744

Connor Fitzpatrick

Thomas Hall

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Senior/U23 Women’s K2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:49.626

Lissa Bissonnette

Courtney Stott

Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC 

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:51.018

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Natalie Davison

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

3

1:53.286

Alexa Irvin

Madeline Schmidt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Women’s C-2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:29.00

Emily Howard

Lindsay Irwin

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON 

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place ON

2

2:31.542

Kate Hennessey

Julia Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS 

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

2:32.556

Marlee MacIntosh

Courtney Spratt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

U17 Men’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.050


Tyler Laidlaw

Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS

2

47.206

Éduard Beaumier

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

47.398

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Men’s K1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

41.715


Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

42.017

Ryan Lefort

Banook Canoe Club, Dartmouth NS

3

42.341

Nikolas Tsaousidis

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:28.880


Sophia Jensen

Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC

2

2:31.554

Marlee MacIntosh

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

2:31.746

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Senior Men’s K-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

37.459

Alexander Scott

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

2

37.481

Dominik Crête

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

37.515

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

57.112

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

2

57.554

Anna Roy-Cyr

Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QC

3

40.520

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh

Rideau Canoe Club, ON

Open Men’s Para K1 200m (Final #2)

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

49.399

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald

Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC

2

52.529

Trinity Tratch

Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
25
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Benus and Funk win 2nd stop of Canoe Slalom World Cup Circuit
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Haley Daniels (photo by Balint Vekassy)

AUGSBURG, GERMANY (June 25, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 27th overall in the men’s C1 semi-final in the second round of the Canoe Slalom World Cup circuit. Smedley incurred four seconds in penalties after hitting 2 of the 24 gates on the course, which was designed by Alex Kuder (SLO) and Michael Trummer (GER). Slovenia’s Matej Benus demonstrated speed and elegance, posting a penalty free run with a time of 104.90 seconds in the final to take first place. Local paddlers Sideris Tasiadis and Franz Anton placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“Cam had a solid race plan and he got off to a great start up at the Washing Machine at the top the Eiskanal,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “The top athletes are really pushing hard to cut the lines now to make up time and a slight miscalculation can result in big time loss. Unfortunately, Cam bounced off the wall pushing into gate 17 which cost him 4 seconds. We’ll move on to Markleeberg now to prepare for the next World Cup.”

Germany’s Ricarda Funk defended her home course advantage and placed first overall. No other

paddlers where able to match her time in either the semi-final or final run. Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova and Slovenia’s Ursa Kragelj placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Canada had several high finishes in the Extreme Slalom. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 10th and 13th respectively on the women’s side, while Smedley came in 15th in the men’s event.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s Extreme Slalom 15th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s Extreme Slalom DSQ-R
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s Extreme Slalom 10th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s Extreme Slalom 13th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 27th
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th
Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 46th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom DSQ-R
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 47th
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 61st

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright,

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
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Repeat winners steal the day at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 24, 2017) – Three standout paddlers stole the spotlight on Day 2 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fifteen-year-old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) took the gold in the Junior Women’s C-1 500m. It follows her Day 1 victory in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m.

Among the junior men, Issac Finkelstein, 18, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, added two more gold medals, winning the Junior C-1 500m title and the Junior C- 2 1000m with his 18-year-old partner, Conor O’Neil (Ottawa, ON). Finkelstein provided one of the most dominant performances on Day 1, leaving the rest of the field in his wake in taking the gold in the Junior Men’s C-1 1000m.

In Senior Women’s competition, 26-year-old, Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) confirmed why she’s considered the class of the field in women’s kayak, winning the K-1 200m. It’s her second gold medal of the regatta, having won the Senior Women’s K-1 500m on Day One.

Among other Day 2 winners was 17-year-old Ashley Card (Halifax, NS) who overcame pre-race nerves to power to victory in the Junior Women’s K-1 500m. “I was pretty nervous at the start but stuck to my race plan and it went perfectly,” she said from the regatta on Lake Banook. “It felt really good to get the win – I’ve been nervous all week and crossing the line felt great.”

Ashley Card of the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax receives her gold medal for the Junior Women’s K-1 500m at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials. Presenting the medal is Halifax Regional Municipality Councillor, Sam Austin, while silver medalist, Samantha Sula (Toronto, ON), looks on.

In the Men’s KL3 K-1 200m Paracanoe competition, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald, 18, of Sherbrooke beat out Trinity Tratch, 18, of Calgary for the top spot.

“A lot of great things are happening that I didn’t expect this year,” said Lauzière-Fitzgerald, who qualified for a final at his first World Cup earlier this spring. “Getting four races at the international level has really helped my confidence.”

Men’s KL3 K-1 200m gold medalist, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald (left) of Sherbrooke, along with silver medalist, Trinity Tratch, of Calgary.

This weekend’s immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials are being used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete.

The top three finishers in each event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow the action live by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app available through the App Store.

Junior Men’s C2 1000m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 4:39.759 Isaac Finkelstein

Conor O’Neil

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2 4:42.603

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Jack Tutty

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON

3 4:44.409 Andrew Billard

Nicholas Billard

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

 

Junior Men’s K1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:02.630 Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
2 2:03.940 Luke Stienburg Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS
3 2:05.586 Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

 

Junior Women’s K1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:12.443 Ashley Card Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
2 2:15.699 Samantha Sula Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
3 2:15.749 Grace Whebby Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

 

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:28.880 Sophia Jensen Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC
2 2:31.554 Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
3 2:31.746 Kate Pennyfather Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

 

Junior Men’s C-1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:09.300 Isaac Finkelstein Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON
2 2:12.188 Tyler Laidlaw Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS
3 2:12.386 Kieran Moorfield-Yee Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

 

Senior Men’s K-1 1000m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 4:04.749 Zane Clarke Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
2 4:04.797 Andrew Jessop Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
3 4:05.949 Brian Malfesi Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club, Maple Ridge BC­­

 

Senior Women’s K-1 200m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 44.670 Lissa Bissonnette Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC
2 45.706 Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
3 45.892 Madeline Schmidt Rideau Canoe Club, ON

 

Open Men’s Para K1 200m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 48.673 Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC
2 52.613 Trinity Tratch Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

 

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

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Impressive Performances Highlight Day 1 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials
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Junior Women’s K-1 200m Left to Right: Third place: Adriana Lilley Osende, (Dartmouth, NS); First place: Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS); Second place: Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 23, 2017) – The next generation of top Canadian paddlers is turning heads at this weekend’s immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials at Lake Banook, Nova Scotia. More than 300 athletes are competing in the three-day regatta. The National Trials are being used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 and Senior World Championships.

One of the loudest cheers of the day erupted when local favourite, Grace Whebby, 18, won the Junior Women’s K1 200m in convincing fashion. Her club, the Mic Mac Aquatic Club, trains on Lake Banook.

On the men’s side, Isaac Finkelstein, 18, of the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, provided one of the most dominant performances of the day, winning by 10 seconds in the Junior Men’s C-1 1000m race.

“I put down a good race,” he said. “I felt I put it all out there and I’m happy with the result.”

Finklestein showed promising form during the 2016 international season at both the Junior Worlds, where he raced to a 7th place in C-2 1000m, and the Olympic Hopes regatta where he reached the podium twice. With the benefit of this international experience, the young paddler feels confident heading into his second Junior Worlds this summer in Petesti, Romania from July 27 – 30.

Junior Men’s C-1 1000m Left to Right: Third place: Dawson Peachy (Halifax, NS); First place: Issac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON); Second place: Phillipe Turcanu (Ottawa, ON)

The top three finishers in each event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow the action live by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s K2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:26.951


Marshall HUGHES

 Jarret KENKE

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club, Saskatoon SK

2

3:28.477


Rob CLARKE

Brian MALFESI

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Ridge Canoe Kayak Club, Maple Ridge BC

3

3:30.685


Zane CLARKE

 Andrew JESSOP

Maskawa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Maskwa Aauatic Club, Halifax NS

 

Junior Men’s C1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:29.003

Isaac Finkelstein

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2

4:39.077

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa On

3

4:43.923

Dawson Peachy

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Junior Men’s K1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:02.450


Oscar Morawski

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

2

4:04.804

Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

3

4:06.840

Luke Stienburg

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Senior Men’s C1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:23.821


Stephen Frodsham

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2

4:24.355

Connor Fitzpatrick

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

4:25.101

Thomas Hall

Cheema Aquatic Club, Fall River NS

Junior Women’s K1 200m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.429


Grace Whebby

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

2

48.849

Ashley Card

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS 

3

49.205

Adriana Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Junior Women’s C1 200m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

52.737


Sophia Jensen

Casscades Canoe Club, Chelsea QU

2

55.133

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

3

56.145

Kate Hennessey

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Senior Men’s K1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:46.998


Nicohlas Matveev

Balmy Beech Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:47.494

Andrew Jessop

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

1:49.032

Nick Robson

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s K1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:01.459


Lissa Bissonnette

Club de Canoe Pointe-Claire, Pointe-Claire, QU

2

2:03.423

Courtney Stott

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

3

2:03.969

Alexa Irvin

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Senior Women’s C1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:24.257


Anna Roy-Cyr

 Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QU

2

2:26.965

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de Canoe-Kayak de vitesse de Trou-Riviers, Trios-Riviers QU

3

2:29.257

Jillian Perrone

Burloak Cano Club, Oakvile ON

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada 

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
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Smedley advances to semi-finals at Slalom Canoe World Cup in Germany
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AUGSBURG, GERMANY (June 23, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has advanced directly to the men’s single canoe (C1M) semi-final at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Augsburg, Germany.

Smedley’s first run was penalty free and put him in 19th place overall, earning a berth in Sunday’s semi-final. The top 10 paddlers in the semi-final will advance to Sunday’s final. Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek set the pace in the heats with a run time of 99.70 seconds, finishing ahead of three German competitors. Savsek was the only C1 competitor to break the 100-second threshold.

Canadians, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON), placed 44th and 46th respectively.

“My objective today was to qualify on my first run and I was pleased that I stayed off the poles and posted a competitive run time,” said Smedley after the race. “I was a little rocky at the top of the course after hitting the side wall in the first upstream gate, but was able to refocus and get back on my race plan. I think there’s still some time to make up and I’m excited to be racing the semi-final course on Sunday.”

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) finished 47th an 61st respectively in the women’s kayak event. Malorie Franklin of Great Britain displayed superior form and speed, winning the qualification round with a time of 103.19 seconds.

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) was disqualified in the men’s kayak event because his boat was found to be 20 grams underweight after his second race run. Jiri Prskavec (CZE) set the standard by winning the qualification round with a time of 93.28 seconds.

“I’m not quite ready to be competitive with the senior athletes, but this run gives me confidence that I’ll be ready to compete with the top juniors in Bratislava at the Junior World Championships next month,” said the 18-year-old Canadian kayaker. “I was surprised my boat was underweight because it passed the weight test yesterday. It’s a good lesson learned and, next time, I’ll know to err on the side of caution.”

Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 36th in the women’s canoe event and did not qualify for the semi-finals. Kimberley Woods of Great Britain was the top finisher. Competition is heating up fast as the top female paddlers set their sights on Tokyo 2020 and the first Olympic canoe competition for women.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times:

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 19th in heats

Advanced to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th in heats

Did not advance

Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 46th in heats

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th in heats

Did not advance

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom DSQ-R

Did not advance

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 47th in heats

Did not advance

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 61st in heats

Did not advance

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 4-year Sponsorship Deal with Apogee
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 23, 2017) – Canada’s top paddlers are the big winners following Canoe Kayak Canada’s announcement today of a long-term sponsorship with Apogee Sports, a leading performance apparel company based in Quebec City.

The renewed partnership will see Apogee Sports provide both performance apparel and casual wear to all National Teams in all disciplines as part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the organization under one unified brand. The sponsorship will provide extensive support to Canada’s top paddlers for international competition through the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Selected items will also be available for purchase online and at Canoe Kayak Canada events.

“This is a huge development for our sport and especially for our high performance program,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Apogee designs and manufactures cutting edge performance apparel right here in Canada. We’re delighted to be associated with a world-class organization that promotes the maple leaf as proudly as our athletes do.”

Members of CKC’s high performance staff have visited Apogee’s facility in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, just outside Quebec City, to witness firsthand how the gear is designed and manufactured to meet the unique needs of Canada’s National Sprint and Slalom Canoe Kayak Teams.

“Apogee is proud to renew our commitment with Canoe Kayak Canada, partners who share our goals, both in terms of performance and in pushing the limits,” added Stéphane Roy, President of Apogee Sports. “It’s important for us to demonstrate our intention to invest in high performance sport for several reasons. One of them is to support the athletes, and work with them to develop new products that help them perform better.”

National Team athletes were consulted on the design of the performance apparel and casual wear and are offering rave reviews of the new gear. “All I can say is that the clothing feels so good while I’m wearing it that I don’t even need to be paddling to feel fast!” said Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, 8-time world championship gold medalist, and arguably the top female canoer in the world.

Members of Canada’s National Team will be sporting the new apparel at this weekend’s ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Markkleeberg, Germany.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Casey Wade
Chief Executive Officer
Canoe Kayak Canada
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2203
cwade@canoekayak.ca

Stéphane Roy
President
Apogee Sports
(O) 418.878.6808
Toll-free 1.877.770.9090
stephane@apogee-sports.com

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Canoe Kayak Canada announces immediaC as Title Sponsor for Canadian Sprint Team Trials
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 22, 2017) – As Canada’s top paddlers prepare for this weekend’s National Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials at Lake Banook, Nova Scotia, Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce immediaC as the event’s title sponsor.

immediaC has developed exciting new technology that puts real-time race results into the hands of paddling fans across the country. Originally developed for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Championships, the mobile app is connected to finish line software and sends race results immediately to connected mobile devices.

“We’re so pleased to have immediaC as a title sponsor for such a high stakes competition,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada. “With athletes competing for spots on World Championship teams, the support of immediaC through their app will again mean that fans, friends and family members will be able to stay on top of the action.”

Through the immediaC app (available through the App Store), spectators can easily view a list of upcoming races and can even search all the times a particular athlete is racing. Full functionality is also available via the mobile web.

“We are very pleased to support this event in Dartmouth where Canoe Kayak plays an important role in our summer and the vibrancy of the community,” added John Leahy of immediaC. “We want to welcome everyone to Dartmouth and wish them good luck in the regatta!”

The national trials from June 23 – 25 will be used to select Canada’s Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for the U23 and Senior World Championships.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
20
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CKC Boutique
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Canoe Kayak Canada Boutique is excited to make their new casual apparel line available on site at
the Immediac Canadian Sprint Trials 2, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, June 23-25. Preview the line here or shop now!

https://shop.canoekayak.ca

Products are Made in Canada and sales go to support Canadian Athletes.

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Canadian Results: First Round of the 2017 Canoe Slalom World Cup
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (June 18, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 28th in the men’s C1 event at the opening round of this season’s World Cup. A very challenging course designed by Mark Delaney (GBR) and Jiri Prskavec (CZE) proved to push even the world’s best whitewater paddlers. Only 4 of the 30 semi-finalists produced penalty-free runs. Smedley’s pace was on track to reach the finals, but he incurred multiple penalties on the winding race course which knocked him out of contention. Germany’s Sideris Tasiadis claimed the victory while Matej Benus (SVK) and Raffaello Ivaldi (ITA) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“It was great to get back into the racing season and to race the top international athletes here in Prague,” said Smedley. “I cut the line too short at the top of the course which resulted in some penalties and losing a bit of time. I’m happy with my speed and I’m looking forward to getting back on the start in Augsburg (GER) for the next World Cup. I want to build on this result and deliver clean runs next weekend.”

In Saturday’s racing, Florence Maheu placed 7th and Haley Daniels placed 9th overall in the Extreme Slalom cross event. It is a head to head format where four athletes launch into the river from a platform and race down the whitewater while negotiating a series of obstacles. The paddlers also go through a roll zone where they must perform a roll. Amelia Hilgertova (CZE) claimed top honors winning the extreme slalom title, while Camille Prigent (FRA) won silver, and Tereza Fiserova (CZE) bronze.

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) placed 14th overall in the men’s extreme slalom event. New Zealand’s Mike Dawson claimed first place ahead of local favourites Vavrinec Hradilek (CZE) and Ondrej Tunka (CZE).

Sunday’s finals will be webcast starting at 1:30 pm on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Athlete Event Result
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QB) Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom 7th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom 9th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Extreme Slalom 14th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 28th
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 43rd
Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) Men’s C1 Slalom 58th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 42nd
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 69th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 72nd
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 43rd
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QB) Women’s K1 Slalom 44th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 Slalom 65th

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Cameron Smedley slides into semi-final in Prague
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (June 16, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) opened the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague by qualifying for Sunday’s semi-finals. Smedley placed 28th overall in the preliminary heat of the Men’s C1. Heavy winds and cooler temperatures in the afternoon presented challenging racing conditions in a sport where precision and speed are critical. A top-ten result in the semi-final Sunday morning will put him through to the afternoon final. Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) placed 43rd and 58th respectively.

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) produced Canada’s top women’s kayak result, placing 43rd overall in Friday’s preliminary heats. Salaberry-de-Valleyfield’s Florence Maheu, racing in her first season as a member of the Senior National Team, was close behind in 44th position. Maheu produced a quick run but incurred two touches to knock her out of contention for the semi-final. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) finished 65th overall.

“This was a strong field, and I know that I have the speed to make it to the semi-final, but I need to deliver a clean run,” said Maheu. “I’m happy with my run time, but frustrated that I touched gate 21. Afterwards I lost my focus on the last gate sequence near the finish line.”

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) placed 36th and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 42nd in the heats for Women’s C1, which was recently added to the program for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. A top-thirty result was needed to advance to the semi-finals.

Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) and Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) placed 72nd and 69th respectively using this first international event to build experience in preparation for the U23 and Junior World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia later this summer.

“The race today was okay. I executed my race plan on my first run and my strategy on my second run was to race more aggressively to gain some time. Unfortunately, I picked up three touches which resulted in a slower run” said Musgrave. “Overall, it was a good learning experience giving me something to build on and aim to deliver a strong performance in Bratislava at the U23 World Championships.”

This weekend’s races will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 28th in heat
Advanced to semifinal
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 43rd in heat
Did not advance
Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) Men’s C1 58th in heat
Did not advance
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 36th in heat
Did not advance
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 42nd in heat
Did not advance
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 69th in heat
Did not advance
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 72nd in heat
Did not advance
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 43rd in heat
Did not advance
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) Women’s K1 44th in heat
Did not advance
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 65th in heat
Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canoe Kayak Canada names first group of sprint athletes to World Championships Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first group of athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Senior World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic (August 23-27) and the U23 World Championships in Bascov, Romania (July 27–30). The selections follow a National Team Trials event in May and two World Cups in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia.

“We saw several impressive performances in Europe, including two gold medals and a world record by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the C-1 200m event,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I’m confident we’ll be adding other strong performers to this team before we reach the selection deadlines in July.”

Athletes will have additional opportunities to earn a nomination following a second set of National Team Trials from June 23-25 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Team Announcement – Senior World Championships

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Chad Brooks


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk

 

Team Announcement – U23 World Championships


Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz/ Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier/Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Jon Pike/Frédéric Jobin


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak/Jan Kruk
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek/Jan Kruk
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jan Kruk
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk

 

Athletes are being chosen based on the following Selection Criteria.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Triple Women’s Canoe medals on the final day of Sprint World Cup Tour
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 4, 2017) — Women’s Canoe athlete have won three medals to finish the final day of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. In total, Canada’s Women’s Canoe athletes have won nine medals over the course of two World Cups.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won a gold medal in the Women’s C1 200m to repeat a victory in the event from last weekend’s World Cup. Vincent Lapointe landed another medal later in the day with a silver in the Women’s C1 5000m.

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished second in the Women’s C2 200m to earn a silver medal. Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the same race.

In the Women’s C2 500m, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) finished fifth. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) were sixth in the same race.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished eighth in the Men’s C1 5000m. Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Natalie Davison (Ottawa, ON) finished eighth in the Women’s K2 200m.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished ninth in the final.

The Canadian Sprint Team will return to Canada to continue preparations for World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic in late August. The Canoe Slalom World Cups are next up on the ICF calendar, starting in two weeks in Prague, Czech Republic.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 5000m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 5th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 5th overall
Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 6th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 5000m 8th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 8th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K4 500m 9th ovreall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 10th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 12th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 12th overall
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 13th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON) Women’s K1 5000m 13th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 14th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 15th overall
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 5000m 15th overall
Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 16th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 5000m 18th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 23rd overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) Men’s K1 5000m 23rd overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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Katie Vincent wins bronze at World Cup 3
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 3, 2017) — Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) has won a bronze medal in the Women’s C1 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is Vincent’s fifth medal of the World Cup tour including four from last week in Szeged.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) had a solid seventh place finish today in the Women’s K1 500m.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won her semi-final in the Women’s C1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent won their C2 500m semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final. Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) will also race tomorrow’s C2 500m final after finishing third in their semi.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) rounded out the line-up of Canadian paddlers advancing to A-finals for tomorrow after finishing second in their semi.

Tomorrow is the final day of Sprint World Cup competition in Belgrade.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 7th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 11th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 12th overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 12th overall
Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 14th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 14th overall
Semi-finals
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K4 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 8th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to C-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Canadian sprint paddlers start up World Cup 3 in Serbia
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 2, 2017) — Canadian sprint paddlers have continued on to the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her heat in the Women’s C1 500m to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. Vincent will attempt to add to her medal count for the World Cup tour which is currently at four after last weekend in Szeged.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) finished third in the Women’s K1 500m semi-final to advance to tomorrow’s final. Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Natalie Davison (Ottawa, ON) finished second in the Women’s K2 200m to advance to the final.

Two Canadian crews advanced to the final in the Women’s C2 200m. Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) were second in their heat while Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) were third in their heat.

In Paracanoe events, Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) raced on her own in the Women’s KL3 200m event to post a time of 54.032 seconds. Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finished third in the Men’s KL3 200m while Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) was fifth in the same race. Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) finished fourth in the Men’s KL2 200m.

Competition continues through to Sunday in Belgrade.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 1st overall
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s KL3 200m 3rd overall
Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) Men’s KL2 200m 4th overall
Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) Men’s KL3 200m 5th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 8th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON) Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) Men’s C1 1000m 8th in heat

Did not advance

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 9th in semi

Did not advance

Afternoon heats
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Medal haul by Women’s Canoe athletes concludes World Cup 2
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 28, 2017) — The Women’s Canoe continent of the Canadian sprint paddling team added another four medals to the weekend total on the final day of competition at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary. An additional silver medal in the Mixed C1 relay made for five medals today and seven overall at the World Cup.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Women’s C1 200m and was joined on the podium by teammate Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who won bronze in the event. Katie Vincent won a silver yesterday in the 500m distance.

The success for Vincent and Vincent Lapointe continued as the pair earned the full set of medals between them today by winning a silver in Women’s C2 500m.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) rounded out the count with a silver in the Women’s C2 200m. The crew also placed fifth in the C2 500m.

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) were fifth in the C2 200m.

Women’s Canoe events are slated for inclusion for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition has been surging in recent years and it is encouraging to see such strong results from the Canadian team who have been international leaders in developing the discipline and advocating for Olympic inclusion.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) has a strong result with a seventh place finish in the Women’s K2 500m. In the Women’s K1 200m, Langlois finished eleventh overall while Russell came in fifteenth.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Katie Vincent won a silver medal in the C1 6x500m Mixed relay. This is a new event and with it, Vincent brought her weekend World Cup medal count to four with three silvers and a bronze.

The Canadian Team will compete at the third and final Sprint World Cup next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

C1 6x500m Mixed relay 2nd overall

Silver medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 5th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 200m 5th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 7th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 11th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 14th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 500m 11th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 11th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 15th overall
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

C1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

K1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

K1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
27
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Silver for Vincent, bronze for Scarff in Szeged
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Webcast note: CBC Sports will stream Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged. Check it out on cbc.ca/sports or download the CBC Sports App.

SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 27, 2017) — Canadian sprint paddlers have won two medals on the first day of finals at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won a silver medal in the Women’s C1 500m and Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) won a bronze in the Women’s KL3 200m Paracanoe event.

In the Men’s C1 1000m final, Craig Spence finished seventh overall. Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) was seventh in the final of the Men’s KL3 200m Paracanoe event.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished just off the podium in fourth position in the Women’s C1 500m final. She and Katie Vincent both won their semi-finals of the C1 200m distance to advance to tomorrow’s final. The two also paired together in the Women’s C2 500m to win their heat and advance directly to tomorrow’s final.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished second in the C2 500 semi-final to also advance to tomorrow’s final. Between the Women’s C2 200m and 500m there will be four Canadian crews contending in finals tomorrow.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished second in the Women’s K2 500m semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Tomorrow is the last day of competition in Szeged. The Canadian Team will compete at the third and final Sprint World Cup next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 4th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 7th overall
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s KL3 200m 7th overall
Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 17th overall
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 17th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 500m 14th overall
Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s K2 1000m 27th overall
Semi-finals & Heats
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 8th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
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Eight Canadians advance to A-finals at World Cup 2
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 26, 2017) — Eight Canadian sprint paddlers have advanced to the A-finals on the opening days of competition at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary. This is the first World Cup of the new quadrennial for the Canadian team.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) opened by winning both his heat and semi-final in the Men’s C1 1000m to advance to tomorrow’s final.

In Women’s C1 500m, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her semi-final and Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) was second in her semi. Both advanced to tomorrow’s final. Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe also won their heats of the C1 200m and advanced to semi-finals.

In Women’s C2 200m, Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) finished third in their heat to advance directly to Sunday’s A-Final along with teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent who finished second in their heat.

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) advanced to Saturday’s A-final from the semi-final in Men’s KL3 200m on Thursday. Lauziere-Fitzgerald raced for Canada in his first World Cup in Szeged along with his paracanoe teammates Trinity Tratch (Men’s KL3) and Mathieu St-Pierre (Men’s KL2). Erica Scarff will race the Women’s KL3 A-Final tomorrow as well.

Competition continues through to Sunday in Szeged.

 

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 1st in semi
Advanced to A-final
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Men’s KL3 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance

Mathieu St-Pierre Men’s KL2 200m 6th in semi

Did not advance

Trinity Tratch Men’s KL3 200m 9th in heat

Did not advance

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in heat

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
24
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Ian Miller to move on from Marketing and Communications role
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Ian Miller will be moving on from his current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communication and Marketing Officer at the end of May to take a position with the City of Ottawa’s media relations team.

Ian has been with Canoe Kayak Canada since 2011 during which time he has revamped the Association’s communications processes, led the launch of a new website, played a key role in an organization-wide rebrand, implemented a broadcast partnership with CBC Sports and most recently launched a casual line of clothing with an online sales channel.

“I’d like to thank Ian for his work and dedication to Canoe Kayak Canada,” said CEO Casey Wade. “He’s passionate about what he does and has made a substantial impact over the last six years. We’re going to miss him and wish him the best in his next role.”

Ian started paddling at Maskwa Aquatic Club at age six. He competed as a sprint athlete at the 2006 Pan American Championships and 2007 Junior World Championships. He also spent several summers coaching at Maskwa and Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club. He worked as part of the communications team for the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Nova Scotia before moving to Ottawa.

“This sport has taken me so many places and has been such a significant part of my life,” said Ian. “In this job I’ve worked to share that lifestyle with others, which has been an extremely meaningful experience.”

Ian will officially wrap up his duties at Canoe Kayak Canada on May 31. A job search to fill the role will go out soon.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
16
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Canoe Kayak Canada names canoe slalom National Team
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OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its national canoe slalom team following a weekend of trials in Kananaskis, AB. The team will represent Canada at World Cups in Europe starting in June and World Championships in Pau, France in September.

“We had some strong performances at trials and have a good mix of up-and-comers and veterans ready to race internationally,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater High Performance Manager. “The team has a real sense of opportunity heading into this quadrennial and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

There are three quota spots per event. The top athletes in each class will represent Canada at World Cups and World Championships. Under 23 athletes, who qualified as alternates, will be given the opportunity to race World Cups 3.

 

Men’s Kayak

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s Kayak

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s Canoe

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

Alternate: Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s Canoe

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Competition Schedule

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 June 16-18 Prague, Czech Republic
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 June 23-25 Augsburg, Germany

 

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

*U23 athletes to compete in quotas 2 & 3

July 7-9 Markkleeberg, Germany
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 September 1-3 Ivrea, Italy
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup final September 8-10 La Seu D’urgell, Spain
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships September 27 – October 1 Pau, France

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
16
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Marc Creamer selected as Paracanoe Coach and Team Manager
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OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name Marc Creamer as its Paracanoe Coach and Team Manager. Creamer supported Canada’s first ever Paralympic Team at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games where the sport made its debut. He will play a key role in growing the National Paracanoe program and preparing the team for success at the 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.

“Marc has an excellent background in coaching both Olympic and Paralympic athletes,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “He brings experience and exceptional technical and leadership skills that are critical to the development of our Para Canoe Program. Our goal is to have multiple finalists in Tokyo and I believe Marc has the skills to make that happen.”

Creamer was Head Coach at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club. He was Christine Gauthier’s coach leading into the Rio Olympic Games.  Gauthier has won five World Championships gold medals, two silvers and a bronze. Last year, she placed fourth at the Paralympic Games and won multiple medals at the Invictus Games. Creamer was Canada’s Team Leader in Rio.

“I see so much potential and possibility,” said Creamer. “I’m extremely passionate about para-sport and I’m just excited for what’s ahead.”

He is a former leader of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coaches Technical Committee and has demonstrated his commitment to advancing coaching as a profession. He also sat on CKC’s Sprint Racing Council and High Performance Committee as Coaches’ Representative.

Canada has been an international leader in developing Paracanoe and steering the sport towards Paralympic inclusion. The sport debuted last year with kayak events and there is potential for Va’a canoe events to be included in 2020 as the sport continues to develop.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
16
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Pomeroy and Maheu strong on day two of canoe slalom team trials
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Daniels repeats double wins to go 4/4

KANANASKIS, AB (May 15, 2017) – Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) both had strong results on the second day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials on Sunday at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB.

Pomeroy won both runs in Men’s C1 on Sunday while Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finishing second and third. Pomeroy took three of the four runs over the weekend to top the Men’s C1 class.

In Women’s K1, Florence Maheu won both runs on Sunday. She also won three out of four over the weekend to top her class.

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) continued her streak to win all four runs in Women’s C1 events. Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) won the third run of Men’s K1 while David Ford (Edmonton, AB) won the fourth.

In Mixed C2, the crew of Cameron Smedley and Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won one run on Sunday. The final run was raced uncontested by Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Carmen Kuntz.

Results

Summary of Results

Third Run Fourth Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s K1

1) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

2) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

3) Chris McTaggart (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Reneo Ohler (AB)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Mixed C2

1) Cameron Smedley & Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

Mixed C2

1) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
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Canoe Kayak Canada names first sprint World Cup team of the new quadrennial
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OTTAWA, ON (May 15, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first team of sprint athletes of the new quadrennial to represent Canada at two World Cup competitions in Europe. The selections follow a weekend of Senior National Team Trials in Montréal, QC.

“We saw several impressive performances over the weekend and I’m really excited to take this team of athletes to Europe to line up against the international competition,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s a new quad and we have much to look forward to as we begin this next chapter of working together towards Tokyo.”

The International Canoe Federation will host three Sprint World Cups and Canadian athletes will attend the second two taking place in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia over consecutive weekends starting May 26. Both competitions will include Paracanoe events.

 

ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2

May 26-28 • Szeged, Hungary

 

ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3

June 2-4 • Belgrade, Serbia

 

Team Announcement

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières (QC) Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin/Chad Brooks/ Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki /Jan Kruk
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Mathieu St. Pierre (KL1) Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch (KL2) Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (KL3) Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

 

Women’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff (KL3) Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery

 

 

Results

Selection Criteria & Ranking Lists

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
15
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Russell and Spence repeat wins on day two of Sprint National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (May 15, 2017) – Action continued for a second day of Sprint National Team Trials on Sunday as paddlers competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.

“I’m very pleased by the strong performances of our athletes, including many of our younger athletes, as we enter our first World Cup season following the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I have a real sense of optimism this year and am excited about the strength and future of our program.”

In Senior Men’s C1 1000m, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) repeated a win in a second final of the event. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) was second again.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 500m to make for double wins over the weekend including her victory in the K1 200m distance yesterday.

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) started off the day with a win in the Men’s K1 200m.

“I knew these guys were all going to be really fast off the line,” said Scott. “I knew my strength was the middle and the end, so I wasn’t very phased and I was able to execute the rest of the race pretty well perfectly.”

The Men’s K4 Olympic distance is slated to go to 500m for the 2020 Games. Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) won the Men’s K1 500m which will factor into the selection pool for crew boats.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won the Women’s C1 500m to beat out Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), who finished second and won the C1 200m yesterday.

“I put my head down and I just went,” said Katie Vincent. “We were pretty neck and neck the whole way so I was really happy with my finish at the end.”

Paracanoe athletes raced their second final of the weekend. Classification categories were combined for the race with Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finishing first, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) second, Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON) third and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) was fourth. Athletes are chasing performance standards for their events.

“Today went well, better than yesterday,” said Lauziere-Fitzgerald. “I’m still focused on having fun. I’ve been doing this for ten years and I just try to keep having more fun with it as I progress.”

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Men’s K1 200m 1) Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

2) Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

3) Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m final 2 1)   Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

3)   Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K1 500m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3) Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Senior Women’s C1 500m 1)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Senior Men’s K1 500m 1)  Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

2)  Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

3)  Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB)

Paracanoe KL VL 1,2,3 200m final 2 1)    Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)

2)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

3)   Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON)

4)   Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC)

 

Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
14
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Michael Tayler and Haley Daniels both win first two runs of canoe slalom team trials
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KANANASKIS, AB (May 14, 2017) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) both got off to strong starts yesterday at the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Tayler won both runs in the Men’s K1 while Daniels won both runs in Women’s C1.

In Men’s C1, Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the first run while Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) won the second. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) won the first run in Women’s K1 and Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) won the second.

The sibling pair of Cameron Smedley and Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the second run in Mixed C2. They sat out the first run which was won by Liam Smedley and Carmen Kuntz.

Athletes will make four runs over the course of the weekend as they compete for spots on National Teams, including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cups in Europe starting in June. Competition continues today at Canoe Meadows.

Results

 

Summary of Results

First Run Second Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Louis-Philippe Légaré (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

 

Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

3) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

Women’s K1

1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

2) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Mixed C2

1) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

Mixed C2

1) Cameron Smedley & Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

May
13
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Paddlers open fresh quadrennial with first day of Sprint Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (May 13, 2017) – Sprint paddlers opened a new quadrennial of competition today at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC. Athletes competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.

“I was very excited to see some great performances to start these trials,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s an encouraging start to the quadrennial and I am looking forward to the races tomorrow.”

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) opened the afternoon finals with a win the in the Senior Men’s K1 1000m.

“It was tough. I made a lot of adjustments from heat to semi, and semi to final,” said Jarret Kenke. “I was taking really good strokes and putting everything together that we’ve been working over the past three and a half months, so it felt really good to see it all come together.”

In Senior Men’s C1 1000m, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) led the field to beat out Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), who finished second, and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) who finished third.

“It was pretty amazing. I knew that I had the strength to win it but when you’re going up against people like Mark Oldershaw … you know it’s never going to be an easy race,” said Spence. “I think the big step is learning to race against top notch paddlers. Coming into the last half, that feeling at the end of the race is a learning experience every time you go out there.”

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 200m as she edged out Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) in a down-to-the-wire finish.

“It was a tough race and it feels good going into a new year and a new quad to know that I’m starting off on the right foot,” said Russell, who will also race the K1 200m at trials tomorrow.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) was also happy to get the new quadrennial off to a good start. With Women’s Canoe slated for inclusion on the Olympic program for the first time in 2020, this is the start of a new charge towards a long-sought-after dream.

“I think I’m starting on a good base,” said Vincent-Lapointe. “I definitely told myself that I wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t do everything in my power to go in four years.”

Paracanoe athletes raced their first of two finals taking place over the weekend. Classification categories were combined for the race with Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finishing first, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) second, Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON) third and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) was fourth. Athletes are chasing performance standards for their events. 

The two-day National Team Trials continue tomorrow.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Men’s K1 1000m 1)   Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

2)   Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

3)   Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m 1)   Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

3)   Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Senior Women’s K1 200m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3) Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Senior Women’s C1 200m 1)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)  Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Paracanoe KL VL 1,2,3 200m 1)    Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)

2)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

3)   Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON)

4)   Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC)

 

Start lists & Results

 

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May
12
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Sprint competition results to be available on mobile app
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Canoe Kayak Canada partners with ImmediaC to continue using app launched at 2016 National Championships

OTTAWA, ON (May 12, 2017) — Paddling fans will now have a handy way to access up to the minute results at national sprint competitions. ImmediaC has become Canoe Kayak Canada’s digital app sponsor and will relaunch the app originally developed for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The app will be used for Sprint National Team Trials, Canada Cups and National Championships.

“We are excited about our continued involvement in helping get real time race results from the tower into the hands of athletes, coaches and spectators,” said ImmediaC’s John Leahy.

As athletes cross the line, their results will show up right away as the app is connected to the finish line software. Spectators can easily view a list of upcoming races and can even search all the times a particular athlete is racing. The app is currently only available for iPhone and the developers are working on an Android application. The app’s full functionality is also available via the mobile web.

“This app repersents a big step forward in making our sport more spectator friendly by bringing results instantly to fans in the stands and across the country,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “immediaC is a valuable partner in engaging our national audience through this technology and speading that excitement of a boat-shoot-finish to our community coast to coast.”

Download “Canoe Kayak Canada” iPhone app from the app store

Senior Sprint Team Trials webpage

View App online

Note: In any instance where the app and the draw posted on the CKC website have discrepancies, the version on the CKC website will be upheld.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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First sprint and slalom paddling trials of the new quadrennial taking place this weekend
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MONTRÉAL, QC & KANANASKIS, AB (May 12, 2017) — National Team Trials for the two Olympic paddling disciplines of sprint and slalom are set to open a new quadrennial of competition this weekend on opposite sides of the country.

Sprint trials will take place at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC while slalom trials will take place at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Both trials are being used to select athletes to various National Teams including those to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe. Results of the trials will also impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

 

Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

Sunday, May 14 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

WHERE: Bassin Olympique, Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Notre-Dame, Montréal, QC | Map
            Jean Drapeau Metro Station

 

Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

Sunday, May 14 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

WHERE: Canoe Meadows, Hwy 40, Kananaskis, AB |Map

 

Selection Criteria

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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Lac-Beauport to become home of Men’s Kayak National Training Centre
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OTTAWA, ON (May 12, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to partner with the Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport, the Municipality of Lac Beauport and the Institut National du Sport du Quebec to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Men’s Kayak program.

Under the leadership of Frédéric Jobin, National Coach for Men’s Kayak, the athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, sport performance services and support for special projects will also be allocated to the centre.

“Fred is a World Class Coach and Lac Beauport is excellent choice for our Men’s Kayak team to prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games”, said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “The creation of this centre is part of developing a system to ensure our team will be successful internationally for years to come.”

National Team Training Centres are designed to bring training groups, National Team Coaches and technical experts together along with adequate training infrastructure to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

“This will be an ideal training environment for the Men’s Kayak team as we focus on what we need to do,” said Jobin.

The Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport has consistently supported high performance projects including  preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games. Lac Beauport also hosted the 2005 Pan Am Canoe Championships.

“We feel very proud and privileged to continue to build our partnership with Canoe Kayak Canada in the pursuit of excellence,” said Georges Delisle, President of Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport. “Since 1968 we have had at least one Lac-Beauport athlete on every Olympic team and many national team athletes have emerged from our club. This National Training Centre will be an excellent source of inspiration for the kids at the club, our community and the region.”

In addition to the local partners, the centre and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

May
12
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Get ready for competition season
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The 2017 paddling competition season is about to kick off and Canoe Kayak Canada is prepared to bring you the news when it happens.

 

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Sprint news

  • Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials (May 13-14) Montreal, QC
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 (May 26-28) Szeged, Hungary
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 (June 2-4) Belgrade, Serbia
  • Canadian Sprint Junior and U21 Team Trials (June 23-25) Dartmouth, NS
  • Sprint Canada Cup (July 1-2, July 8-9) Ottawa, ON and Shawinigan, QC
  • ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships (July 27-30) Pitești, Romania
  • Canada Summer Games – Sprint Events (August 7-10) Winnipeg, MB
  • Sprint National Championships (Aug 22-26) Welland, ON
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (Aug 23-27) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Olympic Hopes Regatta (Sep 15-19) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Pan American Championships (Oct 12-15) Ibarra, Ecuador

 

Whitewater news

  • Slalom Team Trials (May 13-14) Kananaskis, AB
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 1 (June 16-18) Prague, Czech Republic
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 2 (June 23-25) Markkleeberg, Germany
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 3 (June 7-9) Augsburg, Germany
  • ICF Junior & U23 Slalom World Championships (July 18-23) Britislava, Slovakia
  • World Games – Canoe Polo Events (July 28-30) Wroclaw, Poland
  • Whitewater National Championships (Aug 5-6) Ottawa, ON
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 4 (Sep 1-3) Ivrea, Italy
  • ICF Slalom World Cup Final (Sep 8-10) La Seu D’urgell, Spain
  • ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Sep 27-Oct 1) Pau, France
  • ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships (Nov 27-Dec 2) San Juan, Argentina

 

Marathon news

  • ICF Marathon World Championships (September 7-10) Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

Past articles can be views in News Archives.

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May
10
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Canoe Kayak Canada launches casual clothing line through online store
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OTTAWA, ON (May 10, 2017) — Paddling fans now have a new way to show off their love of the sport. Canoe Kayak Canada is rolling out a new line of casual clothing through online sales. The line features quality made-in-Canada products, designed for those who embrace the paddling lifestyle.

“Clothing to compliment your rugged passion for paddling.”

The new line is anchored with four main products including the Steadfast Tee, the Portage Raglan, the Dockside Trucker Hat and the Crosswind Zippered Hoodie. There are colour and style variations for several of these products with new designs to be introduced throughout the season. Customers can feel good about making a purchase knowing they are supporting paddling programs and Canadian athletes. All profits will go towards Canoe Kayak Canada’s programs to further its mission of encouraging Canadians to enjoy the sport of paddling and achieving success at all levels of competition.

Shop online now – shop.canoekayak.ca

*first shipments will go out by the end of May

 

 

Steadfast tee  – $30/$35

 

Stand tall and be proud. This timeless Canadian-made tee is best worn on a fine summer day​, but we know you’ll stretch the season. Because you’re Canadian – and a paddler​ – t​his sport is a part of who you are and t​his tee, with its ultra-soft fabric, soon will be too​​.

Portage raglan – $40/$45

 

It’s the perfect fresh shirt to put on after a paddle. The Portage Raglan is casual and can be worn anywhere, and in between. Before you load up your gear and traverse on to whatever lies ahead, take a moment to feel the soft sleeves as you reflect on your journey. Canadian-made with two complimentary fabric colours, this raglan features heritage artwork to connect you to your sport.

 

 

Crosswind Zippered Hoodie – $90

 

Crosswind, headwind or tailwind, this hoodie will keep you warm from whichever way the breeze is blowing. This quality Canadian-made sweater is perfect for a morning or evening leisure paddle, for staying warm between races, or for the all-weather fans who are prepared to brave frigid temperatures.

 

Dockside Trucker Hat – $30

 

Whether you’re a sprinter or in it for the long haul, you might as well look good doing it. The dockside trucker hat will keep the sun out of your eyes from the time you leave home until the sun sets, whether you’re commuting to the cottage or across the country to compete. Its mesh back will keep you cool, its snapback will adjust to the headset you’re in. and its style will surely harness your tranquility whether you’re on your way for a paddle or just dreaming about it.

 

 

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May
8
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Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk named to Sprint National Team Coach positions
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OTTAWA, ON (May 8, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name three coaches to sprint National Team positions. Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk will play key roles in preparing our athletes for international success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

“As the coaching structure begins to takes shape, I am pleased to have Fred, Chad and Jan on board. They each possess the leadership skills and the technical knowledge to move our team forward,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I am confident that their contributions to our coaching team will see Canada reemerge as a World power in paddling as we move together to Tokyo and beyond, to 2024.”

Frédéric Jobin to coach Men’s Kayak

Frédéric Jobin has been named to head the Men’s Kayak National Team program. Most recently he coached the Men’s Kayak 200m group. Jobin has coached Mark de Jonge throughout his 200m career while he has won an Olympic bronze medal in 2012 and followed with a silver and two gold medals at the World Championships. Jobin was also Caroline Brunet’s coach between 2000 and 2004. During that time she earned Olympic silver and bronze medals and won five World Championship medals.

As the Men’s Kayak coach, Jobin will focus the new Olympic program which will include K1 200m, K1 1000m, K2 1000m and the new K4 distance of 500m.

“It will be a new challenge for me, and the athletes,” said Jobin. “Like when 200 metre events were added to the Olympic program, we had to adapt and push the limits. I feel extremely privileged to coach the entire Men’s Kayak group and together we will work hard to reach new heights.”

Jobin graduated from Laval University with a degree in Kinesiology. He continued on to complete a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal. Jobin started paddling at Lac Sergent in his youth before moving into coaching. He was the head coach of Lac Beauport Canoe Club From 1989 to 2008.

Chad Brooks to coach Women’s Kayak

Chad Brooks has been hired to coach Canoe Kayak Canada’s Women’s Kayak National Team program. Brooks has been a National Team Coach since 2013 where he has coached NextGen athletes and most recently has worked under the mentorship of National Men’s Kayak Coach, Frédéric Jobin.

Canoe Kayak Canada announced a partnership last October with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) to develop a world-leading training environment in Nova Scotia for the National Women’s Kayak program. Brooks’ hiring will be an integral piece in realizing this vision. The Women’s Kayak program has been building momentum since going through a rebuilding period. The team earned four Women’s Kayak athlete quota spots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and posted a top result of eighth place in the K4 500m.

“When I look at the talent that exists within Women’s Kayak in Canada, I have no doubt we can compete with the best the world has to offer,” said Brooks. “I’m excited to be part of fostering a program that these athletes and all Canadians can be proud to call their own.”

Brooks is in the process of completing his Advanced Coaching Diploma and is a NCCP competition-certified coach. Brooks started out paddling with his family at Orenda Canoe Club where he captured several national titles and his national best time in the Midget K1 6000m from 1996 stood for well over a decade. He was the head coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club for seven years before starting with the National Team.

Jan Kruk to coach Women’s Canoe

Jan Kruk has been selected to coach the Women’s Canoe National program as the discipline is slated to make its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games, subject to approval of the International Olympic Committee. Kruk was hired by Canoe Kayak Canada in 2014 to coach the NextGen Training Group for Atlantic Canada where he focused on supporting potential performers at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. This will be natural transition for Kruk as he works to develop and lead the Women’s Canoe Program into Tokyo.

“Canada has been a world leader in Women’s Canoe and was instrumental in having the women’s canoe events added to the Olympic program,” said Kruk. “I look forward to working with the dedicated athletes within our system as we set our sights on Tokyo 2020.”

Kruk was a decorated national canoe team athlete for Poland. He has coached for many years in the club system in Canada, with much of his time being spent at Banook Canoe Club. He was also a personal coach of Tom Hall when he won the 1999 Junior World Championships. He also worked with Olympian Jason McCoombs. He is currently coaching Katie Vincent He also worked with Olympian Jason McCoombs and is currently coaching Katie Vincent — Junior & U23 World Champion who set a World Record in the Women’s C1 200 this past summer.

Men’s Canoe Coach still to be determined

Canoe Kayak Canada has restructured its coaching staff to align with the new Olympic program, recommendations of an internal High Performance review and available resources. This restructuring created a new vision that places an emphasis on finding strong leaders, in addition to technically skilled candidates to fill each of these positions. The goal is to build a coaching staff focused on building team success for Tokyo and beyond.

The hiring process for the Men’s Canoe Coach has been extended. While this position is still open, Mark Granger, a current staff member will oversee the Men’s Canoe Program through the balance of the competitive season. Granger is an experienced National Coach with an excellent track record of leadership and performance. He is currently working with our Junior Program.

Apr
7
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Dates confirmed for the 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland, ON
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OTTAWA, ON (April 7, 2017) — The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 1 to 5, 2018 with opening ceremonies scheduled for July 31. Three years ago, the International Canoe Federation awarded the Championships to Welland following a successful bid presentation at ICF headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Much planning and preparation has taken place since that announcement was made. Here are five things to know about next year’s Canoe Polo Championships.

5 things to know about the 2018 World Championships

  1. 30 countries are expected to participate, making for approximately 60 teams over four classes
  1. A test event will take place this year in Welland from September 8–10, 2017
  1. Italy and New Zealand are the reigning World Champions in men’s and women’s divisions respectively
  1. You can Join the Event on Facebookto keep up to date on the lastest news leading in the event
  1. Canoe polo is a thrilling sport to watch. Check out the crowd energy at last year’s World Championships in Syracuse, Italy

 

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Apr
6
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116 paddling events stacked up on Canoe Kayak Canada’s 2017 calendar
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OTTAWA, ON (April 6, 2017) — 2017, the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, will be a big year for paddling competitions in Canada. Considering the sport’s deep roots in Canadian heritage, it is fitting that this special year will be celebrated with so many paddling events. Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to release a preliminary events calendar on its website featuring 116 paddling events taking place across Canada and 22 international events to be attended by National Teams.

View Online Events Calendar

 

By the numbers

  • 116 events
  • 33 featured events
  • 22 international events
  • 42 marathon events
  • 32 sprint events
  • 25 slalom events
  • 16 wildwater events
  • 6 freestyle events
  • 3 canoe polo events
  • Most popular month: July with 30 events

Featured Events

Canoe Kayak Canada will host several National-level paddling competitions this year. To select athletes for National Teams, there will be two sets of sprint and one set of slalom Canadian Team Trials. Five National Championships will take place for sprint, whitewater, marathon, surfski and canoe polo over the summer. Sudbury, ON will host the Canoe Polo National Championships in July and the Marathon Canadian Championships in August. The Canadian Surfski Championships will take place in Squamish, BC. Whitewater Championships will take place in Ottawa and Sprint Championships will round out the circuit in Welland, ON to be followed by the Canadian Masters competition at the same venue the next day. There are two Sprint Canada Cups on the calendar including one in Ottawa to coincide with Canada Day in the capital and one in Shawinigan, QC the following week.

Featured events are displayed on the events calendar with photos along with a red backdrop for international events and brown backdrop for national events.

International Circuit

The International Canoe Federation will host three Sprint World Cups on consecutive weekends starting in May in Europe. The Canadian Team will compete at World Cups 2 and 3 which will both include Paracanoe events. There are five Canoe Slalom World Cups on the calendar.

Two Junior and U23 World Championships are taking place just a week apart in the second half of July. For canoe slalom, those Championships will happen in Britislava, Slovakia starting July 18. For sprint the Championships will take place in Pitești, Romania starting July 27.

Canada will send teams to the ICF World Championships for Sprint, Slalom, Marathon and Freestyle. The Freestyle World Championships are the final event of the year and will stretch the calendar to December 2 by taking advantage of warmer weather in Argentina.

In preparation for hosting the Canoe Polo World Championships next year, the Welland International Flatwater Centre will welcome international teams to a test event this year from September 8 to 10. The Open Canoe North American Championship will take place in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC.

The Games this year

It’s a post-Olympic and Paralympic year and there will be two prominent Games taking place in Canada plus the World Games are taking place in Poland. The Canada Summer Games are taking place in Winnipeg starting July 28 and sprint paddling events are scheduled for the second week of the Games. Toronto will host the North American Indigenous Games from July 16 to 23 and paddling events will take place in Welland, ON. Canada’s Women’s Canoe Polo team will compete at the World Games from July 28 to 30.

Unique Events

There are some events that score particularly high when it comes to the ‘wow factor’. The Voyageurs Rendezvous 150 is one such event as teams will paddle 1,600 kilometres from Rocky Mountain House, AB to The Pas, MB to retrace a traditional trading route in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The race pays tribute to Canada’s portaging past and makes use of traditional voyageur canoes. Teams of nine are still being recruited for this feat taking place over the month of July.

Speaking of history, the Yukon River Quest is the World’s longest annual canoe and kayak race stretching from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The Classique Internationale de Canots de la Mauricie will cover 200 kilometres over four days from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières, QC. This race has been a spectacle since its inception in 1934. Bucking the river theme for the long-haul races is the Lake Ontario Crossing where paddlers will race from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto on Stand Up Paddleboards, or SUPs. And while not quite in Canada there will surely be a few Canadian West Coasters making the trip across the boarder to Bellingham, Washington to take part in a duathlon that transcends seasons and ecosystems with the Ski to Sea race.

Local Events

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to participate in every event. There are many local competitions featured on the calendar that are open to public participation, including the Great Muskoka Paddling Experience, the Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge and many others. With a variety of races of different disciplines, distances and levels of competition, Canoe Kayak Canada’s line up of events has wide offering for families, communities and champions. More events will be added in the coming weeks so be sure to check back regularly.

View Online Events Calendar

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Mar
29
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Job Posting – Paralympic Coach / Manager
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY – NATIONAL COACH

  • Paralympic Coach / Manager – location: To be Determined (Competition # PC – 01)

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions.

We are seeking a National Paralympic Coach / Manager.  Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, the National Paralympic Coach / Manager is accountable for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted under his/her care.  This individual will be part of a team working to deliver CKC’s Paralympic Program nationally with the objective of identifying a pool of athletes with a high probability of current and future podium success. As well this position will provide on-site support in a managerial role for assigned international competitions. Canoe Kayak is an integrated international competition model (para & able-bodied) so this role will work closely with the National Coaches and Staff of the able-bodied teams.

If you possess the passion and qualifications for one or more of these positions, please submit your resume along with a covering letter clearly outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for.  Should you be applying for more than one of these positions, please submit multiple applications quoting the Competition Number as listed above.

Application deadline is April 20 at 4 p.m. EST. Apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

 

Qualifications:

Education

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or hold an equivalent national coaching qualification

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level at both 0-4 and 5-8 years from the podium.
  • Experience working with para athletes of all ages and their equipment requirements is preferred.
  • Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance.
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
  • Strong computer literacy and coaching software
  • Experience in a supporting role as an on-site manager for international camps & competitions.
  • Knowledge of the classification system of the International Canoe Federation.

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.  Applications are to be summited electronically by April 20 at 4 p.m. EST to Garham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

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JOB POSTING – NATIONAL TEAM COACH (3 POSITIONS)
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL COACHES

Women’s Kayak – location: Halifax (Competition # WK – 01)
Men’s Canoe – location: to be determined (Competition # MC – 02)
Women’s Canoe – location: to be determined (Competition # WC – 03)

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions.

We are seeking the three (3) National Coaches. Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, the National Coaches are accountable for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted under his/her care.

The National Coaches are responsible for the design, content implementation and the results of a comprehensive competition, training and monitoring program for the athletes for which he/she has been entrusted.

If you possess the passion and qualifications for one or more of these positions, please submit your resume along with a covering letter clearly outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for!!! Should you be applying for more than one of these positions, please submit multiple applications quoting the Competition Number(s) as listed above.

Application deadline is March 30 at 4 p.m. EST. Apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Qualifications:

Education
• The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
• Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or hold an equivalent national coaching qualification

Skills / Background
• Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level.
• Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others
• Have good written and oral communication skills
• Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance
• The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
• Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
• Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
• Strong computer literacy and coaching software

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are to be summited electronically by March 30 at 4 p.m. EST to:
gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate all applications, however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mar
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Whitewater Domestic Development Committee initiated
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OTTAWA, ON (March 15, 2017) —Canoe Kayak Canada has struck a new volunteer committee focused on growing the whitewater discipline at the grassroots and development level.

“This committee is a great step for the whitewater discipline and will go a long way in strengthening our domestic development programs and building a vibrant participation base,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater Manager. “Having strong development programs is key to getting more participants into the sport and setting athletes up to succeed in all levels of competition.”

The nine-person Whitewater Domestic Development Committee will provide technical direction and oversight on programming and the whitewater national championships. The committee representatives were elected by the Whitewater Council following a call for candidates that attracted many qualified volunteers coming forward. The committee will meet on a monthly basis by conference call.

 

Role Name
Chair Mark Taylor
Club Representative Tyler Lawlor
Coach/Instructor Representative Claudia Van Wijk
Provincial/Territorial Representative Trevor Braun
Officials Representative Duncan Daniels
Freestyle Representative Trevor L’Heureux
Canoe Polo Representative Catherine O’Brien
Slalom Representative Anthony Colin
Wildwater Representative Warren Hastings

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

Feb
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Canoe Kayak included for second year of RBC Training Ground
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Athlete search to air on CBC Sports

OTTAWA, ON (February 9, 2017) — For a second straight year, RBC Training Ground will be crossing Canada in search of the next Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Canoe Kayak Canada is again involved with partners RBC, CBC Sports, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network to be included as one of eleven sports in the talent search.

RBC and the COF will invest in identifying, developing and supporting Team Canada’s next generation of athletes. The RBC Training Ground program is an opportunity for enhanced funding and training support for CKC’s NextGen programs and athletes to reach the podium in 2020.

This is also a recruitment opportunity for clubs to take in new athletes found through the search.

 

 

The RBC Training Ground consists of a series of local qualifier events across Canada where athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will be assessed against performance benchmarks over a series of key tests in power, speed, strength and endurance. Participants will be identified to attend regional finals where up to 100 athletes will perform in front of national and provincial sport representatives. Up to 50 of those athletes will receive additional assistance such as funding, resources, coaching and/or mentorship through the COF and RBC to be administered through the National Sport Organizations. In addition, the top athlete from each regional final will receive a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Similar to familiarization trips taken by Canada’s top Olympians, this opportunity will help prepare and encourage the athletes when they, hopefully, make future Olympic Games.

CBC Sports will produce broadcast features to introduce Canadians to the athletes and their stories uncovered at RBC Training Ground events across the country. These features will follow the journey of the top athlete from each of the five main regional events as they train in their new sport and begin the transition from relative unknown to a potential member of Team Canada. Olympian and former national women’s soccer team member Karina LeBlanc will attend the five main regional events on behalf of CBC Sports and will appear within the network’s weekly TV program, Road To The Olympic Games, online at cbcsports.ca and via CBC Sports’ social media platforms with reports from each event.

Upcoming Local Qualifier Events

  • February 12 – Kamloops, BC (Tournament Capital Centre)
  • February 19 – Victoria, BC (University of Victoria)
  • February 19 – Fredericton, NB (University of New Brunswick)
  • February 25 – Saint John, NB (University of New Brunswick – Saint John Campus)
  • March 18 – Grande Prairie, AB (Crosslink County Sportsplex)
  • March 25 – Lethbridge, AB (University of Lethbridge)
  • March 25 – Antigonish, NS (St. Francis Xavier University)
  • April 1 – Halifax, NS (Dalhousie University)
  • April 1 – Okotoks, AB (Crescent Point Regional Field House)
  • April 8 – Edmonton, AB (Foote Field Dome)
  • April 8 – Longueuil, QC (Cégep Édouard-Montpetit)
  • April 15 – St. John’s, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre)
  • April 22 – Sherbrooke, QC (Sherbrooke University)
  • April 30 – Charlottetown, PEI (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • May 6 – Québec City, QC (Laval University)
  • September (dates and locations TBC) – events throughout Ontario

 

Regional Finals

  • March 4, Vancouver, BC (Richmond Oval in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific)
  • May 6, Calgary, AB (Winsport in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary)
  • June 10, Halifax, NS (Canada Games Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic)
  • July 8, Montréal, QC (in partnership with Institut National du Sport)
  • October 7, Toronto, ON (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Ontario)

 

 

Learn more about RBC Training Ground

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jan
13
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Ottawa and Shawinigan to host 2017 Sprint Canada Cups
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Third year for Canada Cup, aimed at hosting high-level competition in Canada

OTTAWA, ON (January 11, 2017) – Two Canada Cup sprint competitions have been scheduled for the 2017 season. The Rideau Canoe Club will host the first Canada Cup at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa, ON in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations on July 1 and 2. The following weekend, the Shawinigan Canoe Club will host a second Canada Cup on July 8 and 9. The events are each expected to draw approximately 300 competing athletes from club, provincial, national, and international teams.

“This is a big year for us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is fitting to bring these events and our truly Canadian sport to these two iconic locations,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “Since we initiated the event three years ago, the Canada Cups have grown to be  high-quality competitions and we are excited to welcome competitors from near and far to Ottawa and Shawinigan.”

The Canada Cups have attracted international participation with team from countries including Great Britain, Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United States. Provincial teams, club teams and Canada’s U17, Junior and U23 teams also compete.

For more information on each event:

Ottawa, ON – Canada Cup 1 – July 1- 2

Shawinigan, QC Canada Cup 2 – July 8- 9

 

In addition to the Canada Cups in Shawinigan and Ottawa, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to promote two additional high-level competitions over the same weekend in the Prairie region which will provide quality completion between Provincial and Club Teams from the US and Canada.

Regina, SKCanada Day Regatta – July 1- 2

Winnipeg. MB – Canada Games Test Event – July 9

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jan
11
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It’s 2017 and bows are pointing toward Welland
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2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships

WELLAND, ON (January 11, 2017) – With the New Year upon us, the nation’s best canoers and kayakers are now aiming their bows towards Welland, ON, for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Canoe Welland 2017 will be the culmination of Canoe Kayak Canada’s summer racing schedule and will bring together approximately 1,800 athletes from coast to coast to vie for the title of national champion.

 

 

Set in the heart of Ontario’s wine and fruit country, Canoe Welland 2017 will take place over five days of competition, from August 22-26, 2017, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

On August 27, 2017, approximately 400 masters paddlers, ranging in age from 25 to over 60, will take part in CanMas2017, the Canadian Masters’ National Championships.

Canoe Welland 2017 will see athletes compete in one, two and four-person canoes and kayaks in 200, 500, and 1000-metre heats and finals going head-to-head across nine lanes. August 26, 2017, will see the spectacular war canoe races, in which 14 paddlers and a coxswain in each four-metre-long boat churn the waters in a tremendous show of power and synchronization.

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While the focus of 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships will be about racing, Canoe Welland 2017 organizers have added features to make the week a true festival of competitive excellence and the sport of flat-water racing.

Visit  www.CanoeWelland2017.com

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will have a presence at CanoeWelland2017 with dancers and singers, as well a display of the history of life on their territory. A display from Canada’s Canoe Museum, which traces the origins of the sport to the Indigenous inventors of the craft, to today’s modern boats and World and Olympic glory.

Those who can’t make it to enjoy Welland and the surrounding area can still catch the action: the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships will be live-streamed on line across the country and around the world.

A large group of local vendors, food trucks and entertainers will be on site through the competition to complement the main attraction: determining who will be Canadian champions, as well as future World and Olympic medalists.

Visit www.CanoeWelland2017.ca throughout the coming year for more details on the championships, including information on where to stay, where to eat and what to do in the Welland area, as well as more details of the event including a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Join the event on Facebook and follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter for more news, features and information as the date to the first race draws closer.

Dec
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Graham Barton to take the reins as Canoe Kayak Canada’s new Chief Technical Officer
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OTTAWA, ON (December 22, 2016) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to announce that Graham Barton will return to lead the technical side of its organization. Barton was Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director for eleven years from 1999 to 2010, as well as a high performance coach and athlete. He spent the last six years working at Own the Podium as a High Performance Advisor.

“Graham has a strong track-record and remarkable leadership qualities that will be critical in empowering our team to be among the best in the world,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “We are very pleased to have him returning to the sport he knows so well and I’m extremely optimistic for the future.”

As the Chief Technical Officer, Barton will head Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance strategy and National Team Programs in collaboration with coaches, athletes, officials, clubs and funding partners. He will lead the development and implementation of a strategic long-term technical plan to ensure sustainable success across the system. He will initially focus on the sprint program and in the long-term will work to adapt best practices and common services across disciplines. He will also further the implementation of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model which he initially helped to develop.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Canoe Kayak Canada where we have such a strong history of success and a tradition of excellence in athlete development,” said Barton. “One of the main lessons I have learned from my many years in sport is that excellence is a process. A culture of excellence can have an impact on everything we do. I will to come to the job everyday thinking about how I can be better, how can I make the organization better and how can I make the environment better for the athletes. It will take a collaborative approach to reach our goals as an organization and I look forward to being a part of the team making this possible for Tokyo and beyond.”

With Canoe Kayak Canada’s revamped organizational structure, Barton will work as part of the senior leadership team composed of CEO Casey Wade and Ian Mortimer, the newly named Director of Development, and soon to be hired Head Coach in 2017. This team will work to ensure success throughout the system, stemming from the grassroots and club level, and progressing to the highest levels of competition. Barton will also work closely with the Senior Sprint Team Manager, Athlete Service Manager, National Team Coaches and other staff.

Barton will officially start his post as Chief Technical Officer on January 30 at Canoe Kayak Canada’s office in Ottawa after wrapping up his duties with Own the Podium.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
14
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Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes outstanding coaches
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OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has recently recognized a group of outstanding coaches for their achievements in the 2016 season.

 

Edgar Garza wins Club Development Award

Edgar Garza of the Calgary Canoe Club won Canoe Kayak Canada’s Club Development Award for his work in building the sport at the grassroots level.

“Edgar goes way beyond the duty of coaching to accommodate his athletes’ specific needs,” one of his athletes explained in putting forward the nomination. “Edgar will spend hours after practice helping not only the high-performance athletes but the younger developing ones as well. He even goes out to programs that we have at local lakes to find talent and recruit young paddlers.”

 

Two freestyle coaches receive Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

Ryan Whetung of Braeside, ON and Louis-Philippe Legaré of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC were both recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada for their contributions in coaching athletes to the podium at the 2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships. The Championships were hosted on homewater last September at the Garburator Wave on the Ottawa River in Beachburg, ON.

Ryan Whetung coached Nick Troutman to a bronze medal in the Senior Men’s K1 category while Louis-Philippe Legaré coached Zach Zwanenburg to a bronze in the Men’s C1. Freestyle is an impressive whitewater sport in which athletes are scored for their ability to perform an array of tricks and moves while surfing on a standing wave.

 

Coach Recognition Award Recipients

A total of 51 Canadian coaches received Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coach Recognition Awards. The awards were presented to coaches whose athletes achieved a gold medal performance at their National Championships or made a National Team during the 2016 season. Fifteen of these coaches received the recognition award for the first time.

*indicates first time winner. The coach’s club/team is noted after their name

Rob Baert (Senobe)

Ian Bardos* (Cheema)

Tamas Buday Jr (Pointe-Claire)

Tamas Buday Sr (Mississauga)

Larry Cain (Burloak)

Chris Chaisson (MicMac)

Andres Carranco (Rideau)

Diana Deek (Rideau)

Mari Ellery (Balmy Beach)

Edgar Garza (Calgary)

Hunter George (Burloak)

Luc Grenier (Lac Beauport)

Andrzej Gronomicz (Saskatoon)

Wade Farquharson (Rideau)

Joel Hazzan (Ottawa River)

Brian Hammer (Pitt Meadows)

Anna Hetzler* (Cheema)

Conrad Hutter* (Rideau)

Kyle Jeffery (Mississauga)

Toshko Kalpakov* (Banook)

Mike Kerrivan (Cheema)

Chris MacPherson (Sack-a-Wa)

Piotr Majewski (Ridge)

Peter Martinek (Balmy Beach)

Adam Mayo (Cascades)

Sean McBeath* (False Creek)

Kevin McIntyre* (Balmy Beach)

Éric Mihalovic* (Pointe-Claire)

Adam Oldershaw (Burloak)

Scott Oldershaw (Burloak)

Mathieu Pelletier (Trois-Rivières)

Jon Pike (Maskwa)

Samuel Raiche (Lachine)

Mike Robinson (Wascana)

Rob Sargant (Burloak)

Helen Savin (Richmond Hill)

Hannah Schmidt* (Ottawa River)

Jerome Seremak (Manitoba)

Michael Thomas* (Pointe-Claire)

Brendan Curson (Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan)

Mike Holroyd (Alberta Slalom)

Louis-Philipe Legare (Valleyfield)

Thea Froehlich* (Alberta Slalom)

Anthony Colin* (Whitewater Ontario)

Kyle Polsfut (Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers)

Keegan Smith (Central Alberta Paddling Excellence)

Brad Cameron (Canoe Polo National Team)

Chaz Cheung* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Darryl O’Brien* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Rick Janigo* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Sieger Roorda* (Canoe Polo National Team)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
14
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Sprint National Team Trials scheduled for 2017
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OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has scheduled two sets of Sprint National Team Trials for the 2017 season along with carding race to be held in advance of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The trials are scheduled for Montréal in May, Dartmouth in June and the additional carding races will take place in Welland in August.

Senior National Team Trials

Montréal, QC • May 11-14, 2017

The first set of trials will be used to identify athletes for the Senior Team Selection Pool in order to name athletes to the following teams:

  • World Cups
  • World Championships

Additional athletes may be selected for the following teams:

  • Under 23 World Championships
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Senior Team

Trials 1 will also impact Senior nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)

 

Junior and U21 National Team Trials

Dartmouth, NS • June 23-25, 2017

The second set of trials will be used as part of the selection process for the following teams:

  • Junior World Championships
  • Junior European Tour and ICF World Dragon Boat Championships
  • Canada Cup Tour
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Junior Team

Trials 2 will also impact U21 nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)

 

Carding Races

Welland, ON • August 21, 2017

Races to finalize recommendations for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program will be held on the Monday of National Championships for:

  • Athletes not nominated through performances at the Senior, U23 or Junior World Championships (second assessment)
  • U21 athletes for Development Cards (second assessment)

The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 22 to 26 with the following team selection taking place:

  • Olympic Hopes Regatta

 

Full selection criteria has not yet been established so all teams to be selected and carding requirements at each set of trials are still subject to change. While the dates have been set with venue managers, they are still considered tentative until formal hosting contracts have been officially signed.

View Competition Calendar

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Julie Beaulieu
National Programs Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.790.7705
jbeaulieu@canoekayak.ca

Dec
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Ian Mortimer to lead Canoe Kayak Canada’s Development Programs
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OTTAWA, ON (December 13, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name Ian Mortimer as its new Director of Development. In his new role, Mortimer will focus on program development to align with Canoe Kayak Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model.

“Ian’s passion for the sport shines through in everything he does,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “He has proven his ability to work collaboratively with people to develop the sport. I know he will play an instrumental role in helping Canoe Kayak to reach its full potential.”

Mortimer will work in partnership with clubs, divisions, Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations, and High Performance management to help develop the sport at the grassroots and club level and allow athletes to successfully progress towards the Podium Pathway to strengthen our high performance system. He will work to improve the quality of coaching throughout Canada and will lead the implementation of the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP). Mortimer will be part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Technical Leadership Team to support domestic development and high performance objectives.

“Learning to paddle can be life changing — I know that first-hand,” said Mortimer. “In this new position, I am excited to continue working with our entire community to get more Canadians out on the water. Setting out in a canoe or kayak is never truly about the destination. Whether a paddler reaches the highest international level of competition, or more simply spends some of their summer paddling our rivers and lakes, I am confident that their journey in our Canadian development system can serve as a foundation for lifelong success, on and off the water.”

Mortimer has served as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Manager of Domestic Development and Partner Relations since 2015. He was a National Team canoe athlete for seven years and retired in 2012. He grew up paddling at the Rideau Canoe Club and spent three years coaching full-time after his retirement. His international career highlights include a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games, two silver medals at the World University Championships and placing fourth in C4 at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.

He is however, most proud of his accomplishments at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. These include winning 17 medals as both a paddler and war canoe cox, and winning the Black trophy twice in Junior Men’s C4. Mortimer holds a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and was a board member for the Coaching Association of Canada for six years.

Canoe Kayak Canada has recently undergone and full High Performance review in partnership with Own The Podium, and a Human Resources review with the support of the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Sport Enhancement Fund. The purpose of these reviews were to look at ways to strengthen our high performance system and to restructure staff roles to improve operational efficiencies. A Chief Technical Officer will soon be hired to lead the High Performance Program.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
3
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Sherbrooke to host the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
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1200 paddlers from over 40 clubs across Canada are expected to attend

OTTAWA, ON (December 3, 2016) – Today at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Meeting of Members of the Sprint Racing Discipline, member clubs unanimously voted to hold the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships in Sherbrooke, QC from August 28 to September 1. The Canadian Masters Championships – CanMas – will also take place in Sherbrooke on September 2.

“This event brings our entire sprint community together and is a real cornerstone of the sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “The races, the emotion, the club pride — it’s an event paddlers look forward to all year and we’re looking forward to bringing the excitement to Sherbrook in 2018.”

The Championships – most recently hosted in Dartmouth, NS and destined for Welland, ON in 2017 – regularly draw 1200 participants from over forty clubs across Canada. Participants will include National Team athletes and upcoming paddlers in their early teens. The Championships were last hosted in Sherbrooke in 2009 and the site also hosted the paddling events for the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the paddling family back to Sherbrooke,” said Nicolas Lemay, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “This venue is unique with the racecourse right in the heart of the city. This will be the perfect stage to showcase such an iconic sport and such renowned event.”

Athletes will compete for club pride in canoe and kayak events across several distances over the five days. War canoe races are an astonishing demonstration of fitness and teamwork as nine boats of fifteen paddlers go all out in a head-to-head race that usually comes right down to the finish line. Burgees are presented to the overall top ranking clubs in a tradition that has gone on for over a hundred years.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

Nov
28
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Frank Garner, John Edwards and Don McKenzie maintain positions on International Canoe Federation Board
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OTTAWA, ON (November 28, 2016) – Three Canadians have maintained their positions on the International Canoe Federation’s Board of Directors following elections at the ICF’s Extra Ordinary Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan, under a newly accepted ICF Governance structure.

Frank Garner was re-elected from a competitive field of four candidates as the Chair of Canoe Sprint. Garner has held this position since 2008 and has been a member of the Canoe Sprint committee since 1995. The result of Friday’s election means he will serve another four-year term and now sits of the ICF Executive Committee.

 

Garner, of Waverley, NS, has been a long-time paddling volunteer, a past national team coach and was Chief Official at multiple Olympic Games including Rio 2016. As Chair of Canoe Sprint he has lead the proposal for an Olympic program with gender equity for 2020. He has made strides in making canoe sprint a more universal sport and has been working to improve the sports presentation aspect of competitions while maintaining the sport in its pure form.

John Edwards has earned another four-year term as the ICF’s Paracanoe Chair. Edwards, of Carleton Place, ON, has played a lead role internationally in making paddling accessible to everyone. He helped to steer Paracanoe towards inclusion in the 2016 Paralympic Games for the first time ever. Edwards was Canoe Kayak Canada’s Domestic Development Director for sixteen years and has recently been named a finalist for the World Paddling Awards under the Lifetime Achievement category.

Dr. Don McKenzie will continue as Chair of the ICF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Committee. McKenzie has been a strong advocate for clean sport. He has been the Chief Physician for the Canadian paddling team for many years and also sits on the board for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Through his research he has lead the international Abreast In A Boat movement in which he has enabled thousands of breast cancer survivors to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles but involving them in dragon boating.

“We are proud of to have these three highly respected Canadians serving in such influential roles at the international level,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Each of them has made tremendous contributions to the sport and we are pleased that they will continue to lead the way forward.”

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Nov
23
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Canoe Kayak Canada names Sprint Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (November 23, 2016) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its sprint teams for the 2016-2017 season.

The National Team consists of carded athletes who are part of Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program. The NextGen 2024 Team is composed of targeted athletes who have demonstrated they are on track to achieve make a final at the 2024 Olympic Games. The Academy Team is composed of junior athletes who have demonstrated the potential for future international success based on performance indicators.

 

National Team Carded Athletes

Men’s Kayak 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge (200m) Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin (500m) Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott (200m) Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (200m) Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane (200m) Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Hugues Fournel (200m) Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
James Lavallée (200m) Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Maxence Beauchesne (500m) Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Orenda Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Sam Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Paracanoe Hometown Club Coach
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Mark Granger / Marc Creamer
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

 

 

NextGen 2024 Team

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
James Lavallee Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown