Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Sprint and Paracanoe AAP Carded Athletes for 2018-19

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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Sprint and Paracanoe AAP Carded Athletes for 2018-19
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 12, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce that Sport Canada has confirmed the 2018-2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) nominations for Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe teams.

The High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline is proud to officially announce the confirmation of 33 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 paracanoe athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2018-2019 AAP Selection Criteria.

For more information about the selection criteria, please download the full document here:


National Team Carded Athletes Olympic Program

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Dominik Crête Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Frédéric Jobin / Tessa Nagai
Nicholas Matveev North York, ON Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin / Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Jacob Steele Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike


Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks
Andréanne Langlois Lac Beauport, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Mike Robinson
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson


Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer / Rob Baert
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer / Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer / Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Andreas Dittmer / Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer
Phil Turcanu Ottawa, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Joel Hazzan
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Mississauga Andreas Dittmer / Kyle Jeffery
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer / Helen Savin


Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jan Kruk / Jerome Seremak
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascade Adam Mayo
Julia Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk / Rob Baert
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk / Luc Grenier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk / Kyle Jeffery
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk / Mathieu Pelletier


National Team Carded Athletes Paralympic Program

Paracanoe Hometown Club Coach(es)
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Marc Creamer
Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Marc Creamer / Nathan Desmarais
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Marc Creamer / Peter Martinek
Mathieu St. Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Marc Creamer / Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Marc Creamer / Edgar Garza



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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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




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