Slalom Athletes Set to Take First Strokes at Junior/U23 World Championships

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Jul
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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Jul
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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Colleen Coderre

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Jul
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
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

 

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:

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Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Podium Performances by All 4 Canadian Athletes at the 2019 Para Pan American Championships
Paracanoe
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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.

 

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
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Athletes Ready to Compete in 2019 Pan American Paracanoe Championships
Paracanoe
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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.

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
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Marathon Paddlers Win 715km Yukon River Quest Race
Canoe Marathon
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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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For more information:

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Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ben Hayward Wins Gold in Extreme Slalom at World Cup 3
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
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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.

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

Jun
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian and International Sprint Paddlers Celebrate Canada Day at Annual Canada Cup East & West Regattas
Canada Cup, Canoe Sprint
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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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
14 Freestyle Paddlers Competing in 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Kayak Slalom and Sprint Teams Named for 2019 Pan American Games in Lima
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Teams
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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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-464-4060
E: jsu@olympic.ca

Jun
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2019 International Sprint Teams Following National Team Trials 2
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams
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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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Paddlers Heading Home with Repeat Podium Performances at Sprint World Cup 2
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
0

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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

May
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

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

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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

 

About RockTape

RockTape is a global leader in sports medicine products and education, RockTape helps patients and athletes “go stronger, longer®” with the world’s best kinesiology tape, powerful pain-relieving topicals, unique evidence-informed education seminars, mobility tools and joint support accessories.

We also offer Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) courses present a revolutionary way of thinking about how we move and how we injure. They integrate innovative mobility and stability strategies, along with a movement-based; practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS.

Are you a coach, trainer? UNLOCK YOUR MEDICAL PRICING at rocktape.ca and get up to 50% off + exclusive benefits. We’ve worked hard to earn the trust of practitioners across the globe. We hope you join the thousands of others who’ve chosen RockTape.

 

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

May
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Paddlers Dominate in First International Events of the Season
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Cups
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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.

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

 

May
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada’s Top Paddlers Aiming for the Podium at Two International Regattas this Weekend
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Uncategorized, World Cups
0

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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

May
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada National Wildwater Downriver Team Trials Complete
Wildwater Canoeing
0

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.

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

May
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

May
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #1 Complete
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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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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Laurel MacAdam

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May
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint and Paracanoe Athletes Set to Kick Off the 2019 Competition Season with National Team Trials #1
Canoe Sprint
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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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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

Oct
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Completes the Season in Brazil at the 2018 World Championships
Canoe Slalom
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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

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto 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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

Jul
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Recognized as a ‘Partners in Play’ Sport by Special Olympics Ontario
Canoe Sprint, Partners
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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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Team
Canoe Marathon, World Championships
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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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Some 400 Sprint Paddlers Celebrate Canada Day at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Annual Canada Cup Regatta
Canada Cup, Canoe Sprint
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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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second International Canoe Federation World Cup
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
0

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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Exciting Final Day of the National Sprint Team Trials for Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Sprint
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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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For more information :

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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jun
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Successful Second Day for Canadian Sprint at the National Team Trials
Canoe Sprint
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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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jun
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Solid Start for Canadian Sprint Paddlers on Day One of Final National Team Trials
Canoe Sprint
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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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jun
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jun
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
Senior *Conditional

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