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Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Domestic Development Committee – Athlete Representative
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Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Sprint Domestic Development Committee (DDC) as the Athlete Representative. This position is instrumental in providing an athlete’s perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

The main role of the DDC is to provide technical expertise and guidance to CKC staff and in particular the Director of Development for the domestic aspect of the sprint racing discipline.

The Athlete Representative for the DDC is not required to be or have been previously a National Team Athlete, or be an active athlete. However, the ideal candidate should have experience racing at the Canoe Kayak Canada National Championships within the last few years.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of Canoe Kayak Canada’s domestic club system, domestic competition in Canada, as well as the Sprint Racing Discipline Competition Rulebook
  • Ability to commit to at least one or two-hour phone call a month, (though sometimes more during the racing season when specific issues arise.)
  • Willing and able to travel to two or three in person meetings a year, which take place over a weekend (including the Canadian National Championships and CKC Annual Summit)

This is a volunteer position with a two year term.

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

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on Friday, October 4th, 2019.

Please send applications to Chair of the CKC Athlete Committee, care of Genevieve Orton by email to ortongenevieve@gmail.com .

 

Sep
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC AGM Registration – September 26, 2019
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Please see the event registration link for our Annual General Meeting taking place on September 26, 2019 at 8PM EST. Please register as soon as possible.

AGM Registration

Files will be uploaded into the file AGM/AGA 2019: Current files can be found here

Apr
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2019 Canoe Slalom National Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO(April 16, 2019) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name 15 athletes on the 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior Canoe Slalom Teams. Canadian athletes were selected at the Canoe Slalom National Team trials that took place last weekend at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility in Oklahoma City, USA.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes back in action on the water this past weekend”, said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our selection races were combined with the American Canoe Association (ACA) team trials which created a super competitive atmosphere, and a number of our Canadian athletes put on great performances and proved they are ready to compete on the international stage this summer.”

The 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior National Teams were selected based on the National Team selection criteria available on the Canoe Kayak Canada website. Selected athletes will have the opportunity to compete on the International Canoe Federation (ICF) circuit over the coming season including the Canoe Slalom World Cups series and the World Championships.

In addition to the international competitions, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the 2019 Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12 to August 18. Canoe Kayak Canada’s full event calendar can be found on the websitehere.

 

Team Announcement 

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM (World Cups 1, 2, 5 and Senior World Championships)

Athlete Province Coach(es) Event(s)
Ben Hayward Alberta Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Michael Tayler Ontario Michal Staniszewski Men’s Kayak
Cameron Smedley Ontario Michal Staniszewski
Anthony Colin
Men’s Canoe
Lois Betteridge Ontario Anthony Colin Women’s Canoe

 

U23 NATIONAL TEAM (U23 World Championships)

Athlete Province Coach(es) Event(s)
Trevor Boyd Alberta Michael Holroyd Men’s Kayak
Keenan Simpson Quebec Michal Staniszewski Men’s Kayak
Mael Rivard Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Austin Atkins [1] British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Kayak
Lois Betteridge Ontario Anthony Colin Women’s Kayak
Jocelyn Taylor Alberta Michael Holroyd Women’s Kayak
Finn Wakeling British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe
Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe

 

[1] 1st Alternate

JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM (Junior World Championships)

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Mael Rivard Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Alex Baldoni Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Jean-Benoit Lemay Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Jocelyn Taylor Alberta Michael Holroyd Women’s Kayak
Isabel Taylor British Columbia Brendan Curson Women’s Kayak
Olivia Norman Ontario Anthony Colin Women’s Kayak
Finn Wakeling British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe
Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe
Alex Baldoni Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Canoe

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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 :

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager

Canoe Kayak Canada

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Apr
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom athletes complete 2019 National Team Trials with exciting races
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (April 15, 2019)– Canadian Canoe Slalom athletes completed the 2019 Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) National Team Trials of a new competitive season this weekend at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility in Oklahoma City, USA. Over two days of intense competitions, canoe and kayak slalom athletes tried to secure a spot on the 2019 National teams.

The first day of competition at the combined Team Trials of Canada and USA proved to be a challenging day for some and just right for others with sub-seasonal temperatures. Both nations shared the Riversport artificial whitewater facility in Oklahoma City while athletes battled to set the fastest race runs across four Olympic events creating an international competetive atmosphere. Neither countries competition results affect the others countries selection process.

“The steep fast courses pushed the paddlers while sending athletes through some of the largest and most challenging waves the Oklahoma artificial whitewater course had to offer over the weekend”, said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our junior and senior athletes demonstrated great results and looked strong on the course this weekend and we are excited to be announcing the Official Teams later this week.”

 

SLALOM – Follow our Canadian Athletes via Live Results from National Whitewater Slalom Team Trials in Oklahoma City!👉🏼…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2019

 

Canadian Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), led the field in men’s kayak for runs one and two setting the fastest times of the day both for Canada and US.

Olympian Cam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) led the men’s C1 class, but knew he had to race faster on day two of to solidify his place on the team.

A challenging course set, and strict selection criteria proved to be a tough challenge requiring many athletes vying for selection to step up their performance for races 3 and 4.

Saturday April 13 was planned as day 2 and trials runs 3 and 4 for the Canadians, however due to inclamite weather of high winds and heavy rain, the final two selection races were moved to Sunday April 14th.  The US Team trials carried on, giving Canadian athletes an option to race for practice or opt for a rest day.

Sunday’s weather forecast proved to be spot on with the rain and wind blown away, sunny skies and warming weather made race conditions near perfect.

Two time Olympian and Ottawa native Michael Tayler took top place in race 3, while Ben Hayward set the best time once again in race 4.

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) set the fastest women’s C1 run in selection races 2 and 3 for both Canada and US. In women’s K1 event, Lois Betteridge and Florence Maheu traded off wins throughout the four selection races.

First year Junior boys C1 paddler Finn Wakeling (Port Moody, BC), demonstrated poise and perseverance through the four selection races leading the pack and winning three of four race runs in his event.

Mael Rivard (Ottawa, ON) smooth style and consistent race game, dominated all four races in the junior K1 category.

In the U23 men’s K1 class Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB) and Keenan Simpson (Montreal, QC) battled the course and each other, swapping wins with two each.

In the women’s junior K1 class, Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB) international experience on artificial courses proved to help her to win 3 of the 4 selection races.

Cam Smedley continued to solidy his position as Canada’s top C1 paddler setting the best time after each selection race.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing later this week the selected athletes that will be representing Canada on the official 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior Teams. The full results of the competitions can be found online here.

In addition to the international competitions, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the 2019 Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12 to August 18. You can view CKC’s full event calendar here.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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

 

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Apr
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom athletes to compete at the National Slalom Team Trials
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 10, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s best Canoe Slalom paddlers will be taking their first strokes into the National Team Selections this weekend. The Canadian National Slalom Team trials will take place at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility located in Oklahoma City, USA. 

“Our Canadian slalom athletes have been training all winter long and these races will officially kick-off the 2019 season,” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “I’m thrilled that our athletes have the opportunity to race on a world-class whitewater facility and compete against the best athletes from across North America at this year’s joint Team Trials with the American Canoe Association.  It is now time to test their training and select our teams that will be representing Canada at the 2019 international events.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes based on the National Team selection criteria to compete at the 2019 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom World Cup series, as well as the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships.

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada – Slalom National Team trials

When:
Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14

Where:
RIVERSPORT OCK
800 Riversport Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Oklahoma, United States

 

The 2019 National Team Trials are being held in the United States this year since OKC is an international standard artificial whitewater venue and there are no similar courses in Canada. Combined trials with the American Canoe Association (ACA) creates a larger field helping athletes and coaches assess performances in relation with top North American slalom athletes.

“There are no other races in North America where the top slalom athletes come together to race one another, explains James Cartwright. This is a very rare opportunity for us, the last time this happened was in 2012 when we hosted Olympic selections in Charlotte”.

Following this competition, Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the selected athletes and teams for the upcoming international events of the 2019 season. In addition to the international competitions, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the 2019 Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12 to August 18.

Canoe Kayak Canada’s full event calendar can be found 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 anYouTube.

 

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For more information:

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

 

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Apr
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Joannie Verret to move on from Communications role at Canoe Kayak Canada
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 8, 2019) – Joannie Verret will be moving on from her current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communications Coordinator in mid-april to take on new position outside of the paddling environment as the Communications Director for the Siboire Breweries in Sherbrooke and Montréal, Québec. 

Joannie has been with Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) since August 2017 during which time she has worked on promoting paddling sports and athletes across all disciplines in Canada by revamping the organization’s communication processes and giving CKC’s branding more visibility by creating more video content, renewing clothing collections on the boutique and bringing the Paddles Up Magazine back to life. She has also helped implement a livestreaming strategy for the organisation as well as build strong communication strategies for the years to come.

“I would like to thank Joannie for her great work and dedication to Canoe Kayak Canada”, said CEO Casey Wade. “She shared her passion for paddling with us and brought an energy that made an important change to our communication objectives. We are going to miss her, and we wish her the best in her new role.”

Joannie has been paddling since she was 6 years old. She started at the Club de canotage Lac Sergent in Québec and competed in the sprint discipline with the National Team until she was 19. She has also been a coach for the Club de canoë-kayak Lac Beauport and has always been involved with the paddling community.

“It is hard for me to say goodbye to an organization and sport I have so much passion for”, said Joannie. “I have really enjoyed working in the national office and I sincerely appreciate having had the opportunity to work on the ongoing development of CKC. It was an extremely meaningful experience and I am happy I was able to give back to a sport that has always been a huge part of my life.”

Joannie will officially wrap up her duties at Canoe Kayak Canada on April 17.

   

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 anYouTube.

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For more information :

Casey Wade
CEO, Canoe Kayak Canada
cwade@canoekayak.ca

Apr
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Team Manager – National Freestyle Team
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Team Manager – 2019 World Championships

The Canadian Freestyle National Team will be attending the Freestyle World Championships in Sort, Spain from June 24 – July 7. Canoe Kayak Canada is seeking qualified candidates who are willing to fill the role of Team Manager at the Freestyle World Championships. The role of Team Manager is an unpaid volunteer position, although there will be an opportunity to offset a portion of the travel costs based on National Team fundraising. Interested candidates are invited to submit an expression of interest in accordance with the guidelines set out in this notice.

Team Manager

Job Description

The Team Manager’s primary responsibility is to act as a conduit between the ICF, CKC and Athletes with respect to the World Championships. Prior to World’s they are focused on communications and working with CKC staff on logistics. Once at World’s they are required to attend all ICF Team Manager meetings, debrief the National Team, and follow up with any questions that may arise from the National Team debrief. The Team Manager will also be responsible for the organization of the National Team on water practice sessions to ensure athlete comfort and ease of mind. The Team Manager must be present at the World Championships venue from June 24 – July 7.

Recommended Qualifications & Experience

The Team Manager must hold a valid passport and have previous experience organizing Freestyle Kayak events and working with Freestyle Kayak athletes. Candidates require strong organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of ICF rules and structure is an asset.

Application Deadline

Please send applications with a summary of qualifications and experience to sbest@canoekayak.caby end of day on April 12th, 2018

Mar
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two Canadians Win Top Honors at the 2018 World Paddling Awards
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 26, 2019) – Canadian Sprint multiple Canoe World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe was honoured with the prestigious  Academy Award and Whitewater Canoe member Claudia Kerckhoff-Van Wjik won the Lifetime Achievement Award presented this week as part of the 2018 World Paddle Awards.

“We are delighted and proud to have both Laurence and Claudia represent the Canadian paddling community so well at the recent World Paddle Awards, said Casey Wade, CEO at Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC). These two women are most deserving of these remarkable achievement awards and on behalf of Canoe Kayak Canada we  congratulate them both.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe received more than 3,000 votes, one of the highest public votes in the history of the World Paddle Awards. Laurence has been an outspoken advocate for women’s canoeing to be included in the Olympic Games programme. Laurence was also runner-up for the 2018 Sportswoman of the Year Award. She was nominated for this award in 2015, 2017 as well.

The Academy Awards are made solely at the discretion of the World Paddle Awards Academy with over 40 members, recognising exceptional achievements. So far, only three people have had the honor to receive this award.

“For me to receive the Academy Award after big names in the paddling world like Jessica Fox, Sebastian Brendel and Hank McGregor means a lot to me, said Laurence in an interview when receiving her award. It feels like all the efforts I have been putting in training are being recognize and appreciated.”

2018 Academy Award winner Laurence Vincent Lapointe is congratulated by Dave Frost and Nathalie Vincent.

Posted by World Paddle Awards on Sunday, March 24, 2019

Read more about Laurence’s award here

Claudia Van Wijk has lived and breathed the world of whitewater kayaking since she was born. Growing up on the riverbanks of Ontario, Canada, she was paddling down rapids in the front of a double Klepper-Foldboot by the age of three. With a decorated career as a slalom and wildwater athlete, Claudia’s infectious enthusiasm for the sport has inspired countless others.

Claudia is the first women to have ever received this award and is an empowering role model for female paddlers throughout the world. She is also the second Canadian to be recognized for their lifetime contribution to the paddlesports community as John Edwards previously won the Awards in 2016.

“I am honoured for being recognized for my participation and contribution to the sport of whitewater paddling, said Claudia. I am still happiest when in my kayak, especially when running a challenging section of river. So it’s extremely fulfilling to introduce others to this amazing sport which I’ve been able to do for thousands of people.  A summer day doesn’t go by when I don’t hear: ‘thank you, this was the best day of my life!”

Claudia Kerckhoff-Van Wijk who received the Lifetime Achievement award is congratulated by Nicole Whiting, Bernard Lalonde and James Cartwright.

Posted by World Paddle Awards on Friday, March 22, 2019

Read more about Claudia’s award here.

Six Canadian Nominations for a 2018 World Paddle Awards

The World Paddle Awards (WPA) are held annually, celebrating the most remarkable men and women from the world of paddlesports along with their achievements from the previous calendar year. This year, Canada had a total of six nominations for the 2018 World Paddle Awards. In addition to Vincent-Lapointe’s two nominations and Van Wijk’s one, three other Canadian entries were nominated for awards; 

Canoe sprint athlete Sophia Jensen, who dominated the 2018 Junior Sprint World Championships, winning three gold medals in the C1 200m, C1 500m and C2 500m, was nominated for the 2018 Junior of the Year. 

Ken Whiting, President of Heliconia, who is an award winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions, was nominated for the 2018 Media Professional of the Year WPA for producing Facing Waves, an exciting and inspiring TV series that showcases spectacular paddling by top athletes in stunning locations around the world.

The Toronto Outer Harbour Warriors Mixed Dragon Boat crew was nominated for the 2018 Team WPA. The Canadian crew founded in 2004 have elevated the competitive landscape in Canadian dragon boat racing with their unrivalled success as a Premier Mixed Crew.

The general public and fans were invited to vote for their favourites online and both the public and the Academy members votes were compiled to determine the winners.

Visit the World Paddles Awards websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and updates 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

Mar
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Job Posting – Canoe Slalom International Coach / CKC
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 11, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), the national sport governing body responsible for canoe and kayak racing in Canada, is seeking an International Coach to lead Canada’s Senior Slalom National Team Program at all international training camps and competition projects. The purpose of the role is to enhance the preparation of Senior National Team athletes on the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Pathway and to raise the individual and team performance standards of CKC’s High Performance Program. The right coach will therefore be positive, empowering, open and collaborative. They will be flexible and appreciative of different learning approaches, excellent communication skills, and professional aptitude. They will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience competing and/or coaching with success in international Canoe Slalom.


Post Date: March 11, 2019
Application Deadline: March 23, 2019
Position Start Date: April 1, 2019
Type of Position:Full Time
Employment Type:Employee
Location: To be determined (The position will involve significant travel based on annual High Performance Program Plan)


Key Responsibilities

  • The planning and implementation of Senior National Team athletes training and preparation for competition;
  • Organize and directs the training and competitive activities of the athletes for which he/she is assigned. Controls these activities when athletes are under his/her direct responsibility;
  • Lead and support International High Performance warm-weather training camp(s) throughout the off-season;
  • Monitor and follow-up with National Team athletes after reviewing monthly training log reports;
  • Maintain regular communication with athletes and their personal coaches in between projects;
  • Evaluate the performance of Senior National Team athletes and document this evaluation for use in ongoing performance analysis;
  • Lead regular Senior National Team meetings and build a collaborative team atmosphere;
  • Supervision of National Team athletes;
  • Attend Team Leader meetings;

Education

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • Be a certified Competition Development National Coaching Certification Program Coach or hold an equivalent coaching qualification.

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level;
  • Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others;
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance;
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset;
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence;
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation;
  • Strong computer literacy and video analysis software;

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Contact Details

Please send your application along with a resumé and cover letter to James Cartwright by end of day on March 23, 2019. 

Contact Name: James Cartwright
Email: jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Feb
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Important rule changes announced by the ICF ahead of 2019 season
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The 2019 international canoe season is shaping as a blockbuster, with eight separate world championships, as well as Olympic and Paralympic qualifiers.

Several changes have been introduced ahead of the 2019 season, which federations, teams and athletes should familiarise themselves with. Some involve changes to entry procedures, others involve stricter anti-doping education rules, and others involve changes to competition formats.

The first chapter of each rules book covers laws which relate to ALL disciplines. The list below covers just some of the changes ahead of this season. It is important Federations, athletes and coaches check out all the rule changes here.

ATHLETE ENTRIES

First and foremost, teams need to be aware of new requirements for athlete entries for competitions. Nominal entries will now close ten (10) days before the first day of competition (or before classification for paracanoe).

There will now be a late entry fee for any nominal entries submitted after that deadline. Under the previous rules, deadlines were different for each discipline. The ICF believes making the 10-day deadline will make it less confusing for teams.

Teams will be sent reminder emails ahead of the final deadlines for world cups and world championships.

ANTI-DOPING

The ICF congress has endorsed a proposal to extend compulsory anti-doping education courses to all senior, U23 and junior international athletes across all canoeing disciplines.

It is important federations and teams understand that these education courses are compulsory and need to be completed before athletes compete in an international competition. Details about courses can be found here.

NATIONS CUPS

From 2019 there will only be one Nations Cup presented at each world championships. Previously cups were awarded for individual categories, but now the best performing team across the board will be recognised.

CANOE SPRINT

One of the biggest changes will see “next best time” no longer used for progression from semi-finals to finals for any event with between 28 and 54 boats. There will now be three semi-finals, and the top three from each semi will go through to the final.

The next three will go to a B final, and the next three to a C final. Best times will still be used in some situations for progression from heats to semi-finals, including in events where there are more than 54 entries.

“Next best times” will no longer be used in the Olympic Games, and the ICF is looking replicate the Olympic racing program.

CANOE SLALOM

Organisers will now have the option adding two extra upstream gates. Previously the maximum allowed was six, but now there can be eight. The change is to provide more challenges to the athletes.

Organisers also now have the option to set a shorter course, bringing the minimum length down from 200 metres to 150 metres.

EXTREME SLALOM

Competitors must now ensure their head AND shoulders now pass through the gate. Previously just ensuring your head crossed the line was acceptable.

WILDWATER

There will no longer be restrictions on the width of boats used in non-ICF events. Under the old rules, all competitions had to follow the 60 centimetre rule for K1, 70 centimetre for C1 and 80 centimetre for C2.

However in an effort to attract more paddlers, those restrictions will no longer apply for events outside world cups and world championships.

There will also be changes to introduce gender equality in finals, with an additional three places for women in the K1 sprint events, and an extra two places in C1 sprint. This will bring 15 men and 15 women in sprint finals, and 12 men and women in the C1.

FREESTYLE

Gender equality will also now be achieved in freestyle, with three team places now available for junior women, up from the original two.

CANOE POLO

Team cards have now been eliminated. Under the new system, players will now receive individual green cards, and the fourth player on a team to infringe will be given a yellow card.

Canoe polo will also introduce powerplays this year, and there will be a change to the way penalties are taken. Players will now be closer to the goal, but will need to contend with a goalkeeper.

Go to the ICF website to find all the rules for the coming season.

Feb
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada awards 2020 Sprint National Championships to Rideau Canoe Club and City of Ottawa
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2200-2400 Athletes from across Canada, including 2020 Canadian Olympic Team, expected to participate in Championships at Mooney’s Bay



OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 7, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) today announced the Rideau Canoe Club has been selected as the host Club for the 2020 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The Canadian Championships are held annually, and attract upwards of 4000 athletes, coaches, officials, family and friends to the host city.

The announcement was made at the Rideau Canoe Club by Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Ottawa Tourism President Michael Crockatt were also on hand for the announcement, as well as Rideau paddlers, Club Commodore Tom Hoferek and members of the Rideau 2020 organizing Committee.

“We are delighted to have the Canadian Sprint Championships in the nation’s Capital for 2020” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “With 2020 being an Olympic year, we have high expectations the Championships will be a triumphant homecoming for our Canoe Kayak Olympians”.

CKC consists of over 60 local Canoe Kayak clubs across Canada, and athletes competing at the national championships race for their home clubs over 5 days of competition. It’s an exciting format that sees paddlers racing both for national standing, while earning points based on their results that go towards an overall club title. Age categories range from U16 to Masters in Sprint Canoe, Sprint Kayak and Para disciplines.

The Canadian Championship “Burgee” Pennant is one of Canada’s oldest sporting awards and has been presented annually since 1904 to Canada’s top Canoe Kayak club.   

“We are proud that Ottawa has been selected to host the 2020 Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships” said Mayor Jim Watson. “With over a century of racing on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa’s sporting legacy is closely connected to the Rideau Canoe Club. We expect this Championship will be another great moment in the storied history of the Club”.

Ottawa Tourism has signed on as the first Corporate sponsor for the 2020 Championships. “Having the CKC Sprint Championships in Ottawa is another great win for Ottawa’s Sports Championship economic development strategy” said Ottawa Tourism President Michael Crockatt. “It is estimated the event will generate upwards of $1.5-2m in revenue for restaurants, hotels and local businesses over the week-long event”.

“With a history that dates back to 1902, the Rideau Canoe Club is truly one of Ottawa’s gems” said Club Commodore Tom Hoferek “To host the Canadian Championships, in an Olympic Year, to celebrate our sport, our Olympians, and the great athletes that make this Club so special, is a tremendous honour. We welcome all Ottawans to join us at Mooney’s Bay next summer to celebrate the most Canadian of sports”.


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.


About the Rideau Canoe Club

Founded in 1902, the Rideau Canoe Club is one of the oldest continually operating Canoe Clubs in the world.  Over the past 117 years, 9 athletes from the Rideau Canoe Club have represented Canada at the Olympic Games.   The Rideau Canoe has won the National Championship “Burgee” 7 times over its’ history, most recently at the 2018 National Championships in 2018 in Sherbrooke, QC. 

Over 2500 area paddlers, from Sprint Canoe and Kayak disciplines, Dragon Boat, Canoe Kids Summer camp programs and Paddle All participants, make use of the Rideau Canoe Club facilities annually.

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For more information :

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator, CKC
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418.271.3785

Scott Bradley
Chair, Rideau 2020 Nationals
scottbradleyottawa@gmail.com
343.549.5333

Feb
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Indigenous Advisory Council
CKC
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is looking for individuals to join its newly formed Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC).  The main role of the IAC is to provide cultural guidance to CKC in the development and delivery of its programming, and to provide specific guidance on the development and implementation of Indigenous programing. The IAC will work closely with the respective Domestic Development Committees, and any other relevant CKC committee to ensure alignment of processes and opportunities. The Council’s work will respect and reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. One of the first tasks of the newly formed Council will be to establish the key duties and provide input into its terms of reference. 

CKC is calling for candidates who would like to serve in the following positions on the IAC:

  • Indigenous Paddling Representative, to serve in the role of Chair 
  • An Indigenous Elder 
  • Representative from an Indigenous CKC Paddling Member Community Organization (Club or Other)
  • A Representative from an Indigenous Provincial Territorial Aboriginal Sport

These are volunteer positions with two-year terms. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining their experience and position in their indigenous community/organization as well as what they hope to bring to the council, along with a CV, to CEO Casey Wade by email to cwade@canoekayak.ca. The deadline for applications is Midnight EST on February 21, 2019.



For more information:

Joannie Verret
Communications Coodinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418.271.3785


Jan
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada extends RFP deadline for National Registration System
CKC, Jobs
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 5, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, is excited to offer this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for a new National Registration System. CKC extends the deadline for submission to January 31, 2019.

As CKC works toward Vision 2024, and as referenced in the 2016 and 2017 Annual Reports, a new national registration system is at the forefront of our commitment to maximize member efficiency and meet the digital registration needs of the entire CKC community.

The CKC Registration System (“CKCRS”) will deliver three core purposes: membership tracking, event advertising, and event registration.

The CKCRS will more accurately track of the number and status of participants and will meet the event registration needs, of clubs, provincial/territorial organizations, and divisions. The new system is expected to launch in Spring 2019.

The RFP is posted on the CKC website and can be found here:
Canoe Kayak Canada – RFP – New deadline: January 31, 2019

Canoe Kayak Canada is eager to work with a dynamic vendor that will develop the CKCRS in partnership with our organization over the coming months.

Proposals are encouraged from all interested vendors. Proposals and any questions about the RFP should be directed to Kevin Lawrie at KRL@sportlaw.ca by January 31, 2019.

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 :

Kevin Lawrie

KRL@sportlaw.ca

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

*Reference Documents:
Canoe Kayak Canada – RFP
CKC Registration System Requirements 3.0

Jan
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
In memory of Canoe Kayak Canada’s national official Ken Butler
Alumni
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (January 18, 2019) –It is with great sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has learned of the passing of CKC national official, Ken Butler.

For many years, Ken was a well-respected official who served at the divisional, provincial and national levels. He particularly enjoyed serving at the Canada Day Regatta for the Dominion Day Regatta Association (DDRA). He was well known for his photography and was an historian who wrote many articles about the DDRA and the Island paper. He lived on Toronto Island until the last few years.

Butler also well deserved the R. Edgar Gilbert Award – Official Category in 1989, award that recognize those volunteers who made significant and exemplary contributions to the Sprint Racing Discipline of CKC.

“Ken leaves a legacy of information through his many articles about the Toronto Island Canoe Club and its athletes; as well, his photography captured many well-known sites on the Island. He will be missed”, commented Judy Tutty, co-chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Trophies and Awards committee.

Butler leaves behind his wife Florence of 53 years, his children Shirley, Joyce and Bruce, and seven grandchildren.

On behalf of the entire paddling community, Canoe Kayak Canada would like to send its deepest condolences to the Butler family.

A full obituary and funeral details are available online here.

 

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

 

Jan
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
In memory of Sprint National Team Alumni Jean-Pierre Bertrand
Alumni
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (January 9, 2019) – It is with great sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has learned of the passing of CKC Sprint National Team Alumni, Jean-Pierre Bertrand.

Jean-Pierre paddled with Cartierville Boating Club in Montreal and will be fondly remembered within the Canoe Kayak community as a talented paddler and valued teammate.

Al Thomson, his crewboat partner at the National Trials and World Championships added “JP was the consummate athlete and teammate.  He led by example with a strong work ethic and passion for the task at hand and encouraged everybody around him to be better.  Always fully prepared for training sessions and for races, he was super focused on the prize and had the discipline and work ethic required to see it through. These qualities endeared him to his teammates and made him a fierce competitor.”

Jean-Pierre raced at the national level in the late 1970s and 80’s with Cartierville, winning Canadian Titles in K4, first in Junior in 1976 and then in the Senior event in 1978. At the 1980 Canadian Championships, Jean-Pierre was a key member of the Burgee winning Cartierville team, winning Gold in Junior Men’s K1 500 and 1000m, and partnering with Gord Brown for another win in Junior Men’s K2 500m.

Jean Pierre made his international debut at home in Montreal in 1977, racing as a U18 at the North American Championships, where he would win the K2 10,000m event. Jean Pierre would go on to represent Canada at the Senior World Championships in 1981 and 1982.

Sue Holloway, a Canadian Teammate of Jean-Pierre on those 1981 and ’82 teams, shared high praise for his approach to sport and his value as a teammate, “JP was my favourite teammate. He was easy going and chill in a stressful and intense environment. His laugh came so easily and his smile genuinely lit up the room, both made many days better for me. JP was the epitome of taking life seriously but never taking himself seriously. “

Jean-Pierre’s later on-water accomplishments were earned at the same time as he was working towards a law degree, which would form the foundation of a distinguished career as a Senior Partner at McCarthy Tétrault, practicing in Montreal.

Bertrand leaves behind his wife, Kathleen, and three sons,Nicolas, Mathieu, and Jean-Philippe.

On behalf of the entire paddling community, Canoe Kayak Canada would like to send its deepest condolences to the Bertrand family.

A full obituary and funeral details are available online here.

 

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 anYouTube.

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Dec
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2018 Coach Awards Winners
Awards
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 6, 2018) – This past weekend, Canoe Kayak Canada honoured a number of coaches from different disciplines during the 2018 Annual Summit. We are proud to name the coaches who won the performance, development, leadership and recognition awards of the 2018 edition.

 

CKC Development Award

The CKC Development Award is presented annually to a coach that has demonstrated their abilities at developing a club or the sport through creating a new program such as aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL, successfully increasing club memberships in a new or specific program, shown improvements in performance at a provincial or national level or demonstrates concerns for the all–round development of the athlete.

WINNER ORGANIZATION
Conrad Hutter Rideau Master’s Program
NOMINEE ORGANIZATION
Mike Robinson Wascana
KC Fraser South Niagara
Pat Lester Carleton Place
Andy Parry Muskoka Kayak School
Conrad Hutter Rideau Master’s Program
Nigel Rockett Balmy Beach
Anthony Colin Whitewater Onratio

 

 

Coach Developer Award

The Coach Developer Award is presented to a coach who goes above and beyond their regular coaching duties, for the development and advancement of Canoe Kayak, while demonstrating a positive image of coaching, is a member of national or provincial committee, is involved in coach education training and outreach programs for other clubs.

WINNER ORGANIZATION
Mike Vincent Marathon Saskatchewan
NOMINEE ORGANIZATION
Jon Pike Maskwa
Ryan Stepka Ontario

 

 

Petro Canada Sport Leadership Awards

These awards are to recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games. These recipients are some of Canada’s most outstanding national team coaches who have dedicated their time and efforts to ensuring that athletes reach their potential on an international stage.

WINNER PROVINCE ATHLETE
Jan Kruk Nova Scotia Katie Vincent
Mathieu Pelletier Québec Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

 

 

Coach Recognition Awards

These awards are presented to coaches who have coached an athlete or crew to a gold medal at the Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships or coached an athlete who has been nominated to a CKC national team (Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships, Carded Athlete, or National Development Team)

DISCIPLINE WINNER ORGANIZATION
Marathon Bob Vincent Ontario
Marathon Edith MacHattie SCC
Marathon Kris Archibald Nova Scotia
Marathon Mike Vincent Saskatchewan
Marathon Ryan Stepka Ontario
Marathon Trevor Robinson SCC
Slalom Andy Parry Muskoka Kayak School
Slalom Anthony Colin Whitewater Ontario
Slalom Brendan Curson CanoeKayak Saskatchewan
Slalom Louis-Philipe Legare Valleyfield Centre d’Excellence
Slalom Michal Staniszewski CKC Head Coach
Slalom Mike Holroyd Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak
Slalom Thea Froehlich Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak
Sprint Adam Mayo Cascades
Sprint Adam Oldershaw Burloak
Sprint Andres Carranco Rideau
Sprint Andres Dittmer National Team – Men’s Canoe
Sprint Anna Hetzler Cheema
Sprint Ben Tardioli Rideau
Sprint Cheyanne Farquharson Rideau
Sprint Chris Chaisson MicMac
Sprint Conrad Hutter Rideau
Sprint David Provost Lachine
Sprint Diane Tam False Creek
Sprint Doug Ellery Mississauga
Sprint Doug Tutty Mississauga
Sprint Edgar Garza Calgary
Sprint Éric Mihalovic Pointe Claire
Sprint Erin Donovan Cheema
Sprint Helen Savin Richmond Hill
Sprint Helene Gervais Shawinigan
Sprint Hunter George Burloak
Sprint Jennifer Cross Rideau
Sprint Jerome Seremak Manitoba
Sprint Joel Hazzan Ottawa River
Sprint Jonathan Pike Maskwa
Sprint Kevin McIntyre Balmy Beach
Sprint Kyle Jeffery Mississauga
Sprint Larry Cain Burloak
Sprint Leah Jessop Maskwa
Sprint Mathieu Pelletier Trois Rivieres
Sprint Maxim Poulin Lac Beauport
Sprint Michael Thomas Pointe Claire
Sprint Miles Little Burloak
Sprint Nathan Desmarais Sherbrooke
Sprint Nigel Rockett Balmy Beach
Sprint Pat Lester Carleton Place
Sprint Peter Martinek Balmy Beach
Sprint Piotr Majewski Ridge
Sprint Reid Farquharson Rideau
Sprint Rob Baert Senobe
Sprint Rob Sleeth Saskatoon
Sprint Samuel Raiche Lachine
Sprint Scott Oldershaw Burloak
Sprint Stanislav Marek Kamloops
Sprint Tamas Buday Sr Mississauga
Sprint Tessa Nagai Ridge
Sprint Toshko Kalpakov Banook

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information 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 (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

Nov
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
10 Paddling Coaches Nominated for Canoe Kayak Canada Coaching Awards
Awards
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Novembre 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to congratulate the 10 paddling coaches who have been nominated for the 2018 Coach Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coach Celebration Dinner taking place during the Annual Summit in Ottawa, on Saturday, December 1.

The CKC Development Award and the Coach Developer Award are presented on an annual basis to the coaches who have made significant achievements. Nominations for the awards were open to the public at the end of the competitive seasons of all paddling disciplines.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also be presenting Coach Recognition Awards to those who have had an athlete nominated to one of the 2018 national team or achieved a gold medal at the 2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships.

The awards will be presented at the Coach Celebration Dinner on December 1stin Ottawa.

Click here to get more information and to reserve a ticket.

 

Coach Developper Award Nominees:

  • Ryan Stepka, OMCKRA
  • Jon Pike, Maskwa Aquatic Club
  • Mike Vincent, Regina Marathon Canoe Club

 

Coach Development Award Nominees:

  • Mike Robinson, Wascana Racing Canoe Club
  • KC Fraser, South Niagara Canoe Club
  • Pat Lester, Carleton Place Canoe Club
  • Andy Parry, Muskoka Kayak School
  • Conrad Hutter, Rideau Canoe Club
  • Nigel Rockett, Balmy Beach Canoe Club
  • Anthony Colin, Whitewater Ontario

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information about the Coach Excellence Awards 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 (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

Nov
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Career Opportunity – Indigenous Program Development Manager
CKC, Jobs
0

OTTAWA, ON (November 20, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is the national body for competitive paddling in Canada. We are a volunteer lead and staff driven organization made up of a community of paddling enthusiasts – athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and supporters – from coast to coast.

We are seeking a full time Indigenous Program Development Manager to join our team for an eight-month term. Reporting to the Director of Development (DD), the Indigenous Program Manager (IPM) working closely with Community Program Leaders and PTSO Partners, will be responsible for leading and executing Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) Indigenous Paddling Pilot Program and support other Indigenous programing development. Single year funding for this position has been received from Indigenous & xNorthern Affairs Canada.

Click here to download CKC Indigenous Program Manager complete job description.

The Fit

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional sport leader with experience in coaching education delivery and development. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following experience:

  • Have demonstrated experience working in and with Indigenous communities in Canada,
  • Possess an understanding of the unique position of paddling in Indigenous communities in Canada
  • Have a clearly identifiable track record of delivering on educational development projects
  • Be passionate about Indigenous culture, understand and be willing to work within an Indigenous value system that emphasizes caring, sharing and respect for all.

Ideally this position will be based out of CKC’s Office in Ottawa, however remote working solutions will be considered.

The Process

If you believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are to be summited electronically by Monday, December 3, 2018 at midnight EST to Ian Mortimer at imortimer@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Nov
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Jan Kruk and Mathieu Pelletier to be celebrated at the Petro-Canada Sports Leadership Awards Gala
Awards
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OTTAWA, ON (November 9, 2018)– Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sports leaders will be honoured this evening at the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala. The class of 2018 award recipients include Canoe Kayak Canada’s national coach Jan Kruk and Trois-Rivières Canoe Club coach, Mathieu Pelletier.

Hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) in partnership with Petro-Canada at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, the Gala recognizes those who live out the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and the positive impact they have within the Canadian sport community.

“Every year, coaches and leaders in the Canadian sport system foster growth and innovation in their communities,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “Inspiring athletes to perform at their best — both on and off the field — is because these leaders are positive role models and supporters in the many facets of values-based leadership. The Coaching Association of Canada is proud to recognize these leaders for the positive impact their influence has on Canadian athletes and participants.”

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, also praises the contributions coaches make in communities across the country.

“A coach’s greatest reward is to see athletes learn, improve, and excel,” says the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. “I would like to thank the Coaching Association of Canada for recognizing the outstanding work of these incredible mentors, whose leadership and dedication contribute to every athlete’s success in sport and in life.”

 

THE WINNERS ARE:

Geoff Gowan Award

The Geoff Gowan Award was created by the Coaching Association of Canada in 1996 and recognizes lifetime contributions to coaching development. It is awarded to coaches who have presented a positive public image of coaching and who have enhanced the role of the coach with the Canadian public. The award resides at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alberta.

Manon Perron, ChPC– Skate Canada (Boucherville, QC)

“For almost 40 years, Manon has demonstrated an inspirational dedication to her career in professional coaching,” says Paul Carson, Chair of the CAC Board of Directors. “Manon has not only demonstrated a commitment to coach education and mentorship in Canada, but a commitment to her athletes. She helps athletes develop holistically by encouraging them to balance sport, social, and educational needs. We’re honoured to present Manon with the Geoff Gowan Award.”

“To be recognized for the time I’ve dedicated to coaching is a huge honour. It’s incredible that I’ve been able to turn my passion for coaching into a 39-year career,” says Perron. “Coaching has been the most rewarding experience, and I’ve also been given the opportunity to be a coach mentor and work with high-performance athletes through Skate Canada. When I think of where I am today, I have so many people to thank. I would particularly like to recognize Skate Canada and Patinage Québec for helping me make my dreams a reality. Lastly, I want to thank everyone who believed in me.”

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Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” Award

The Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” Award is presented to a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) for their outstanding contributions as one of Canada’s top coaches. The award recognizes a coach’s dedication to the profession of coaching, commitment to continual improvement, and the successful performances of his or her athletes during the past competitive season.

Rob Kober, ChPC – Freestyle Alberta (Penticton, BC)

“As a testament to Rob’s 25-year coaching career, we can look to the past three Olympic Games where Canada has performed outstandingly in Men’s Moguls,“ says Lafrenière. “This year, we’re happy to present Rob Kober with the Jack Donohue Award, especially since Rob has chosen to play an even bigger role in the athlete development system by taking on the head coach position of the Alberta Mogul Team”.

“There are so many great Canadian coaches that deserve this award, and I feel very honoured and very fortunate to be singled out,” says Rob Kober. “Having my career recognized like this means a lot to me. I have been incredibly fortunate to have a supportive family. I would like to thank my parents, my kids, my wife and all of my coaching mentors, particularly Peter Judge, Bobby Aldighieri, and Dave Paskevich. Coaching has been an incredibly rewarding career to this point, and that has everything to do with the athletes I have had the privilege of working with. I can’t thank them enough for placing their trust in me.”

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IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire and develop NCCP coaches in their community. In 2018, IG Wealth Management presented ten Community NCCP Coach Developer Awards, while one national winner will be recognized this evening.

Greg Henhawk – Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Centre of Ontario (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON)

“Greg has been a positive coaching figure in his community for more than 40 years and has been teaching coach education for 31 years. He’s been involved in the NCCP since 1980 as a participant, learning facilitator, master coach developer, and project advisor,” says Trevor Krahn, Director, Sponsorship & Community Engagement at IG Wealth Management. “We’re honoured to present the IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award to him this year.”

“I am very proud to be recognized for my somewhat ‘outside the box’ delivery style in the courses and workshops that I teach. I like to root my delivery in the holistic model of life predicated by my Mohawk culture,” says Greg Henhawk. “As with all cultures, I believe that the present and past voices of the people contain great wisdom. I am proud to share the wisdom of my Indigenous ancestors and I try to teach in a way that illustrates and honours the voice of my people. I have lots of people to thank, but I would particularly like to recognize my community in the Six Nations of the Grand River, as I truly think that the strength of a person lies in the people that surround them. Until I one day join the spirit world, I hope to keep learning from the people I have met and who I have yet to meet. As much as I am a teacher and a coach, I am forever a lifetime learner.”

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Sheila Robertson Award

The Sheila Robertson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to coach education, recognition, and professional development by a National Sport Organization (NSO) or Multisport Service Organization (MSO). It is awarded to an NSO or MSO that consistently demonstrates its value of coaching through its organizational mandate and communications activities throughout the year to its internal and external audiences.

Tennis Canada

“Tennis Canada is very proud to receive this award and to be recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada for our work in coaching development,” says Ari Novik, Senior Director of Tennis Development at Tennis Canada. “Tennis Canada has been committed to coaching development for many years and has provided substantial resources to this area, so we greatly appreciate both the recognition and the excellent partnership that we have formed with the CAC over the years. Finally, I want to acknowledge my team at Tennis Canada – Marie-France Mercier, Jocelyn Robichaud, Joan Leung, Ryan Borczon, and Scott Milnthorp.”

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Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Special Olympics World Games. Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, has honoured close to 1,200 coaches since 1986 with a Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

The 44 deserving coaches are:

 

Alberta

Bart Schouten, ChPC: Speed Skating Canada

Athlete: Ted-Jan Bloemen

 

John Jaques, ChPC: Cross Country Canada

Athletes: Brittany Hudak, Collin Cameron, and Mark Arendz

 

Jules Owchar: Curling Canada

Athletes: Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, and Geoff Walker

 

Les Gramantik, ChPC: Athletics Canada

Athlete: Damian Warner

 

Philippe Abbott: Cycling Canada

Athlete: Mike Sametz

 

Robin McKeever, ChPC: Cross Country Canada

Athletes: Brian McKeever, Emily Young, Mark Arendz, and Natalie Wilkie

 

Ravi Walia, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athletes: Kaetlyn Osmond and Patrick Chan

 

Stanley Hayer: Alpine Canada Alpin

Athletes: Brady Leman, Kelsey Serwaa, and Brittany Phelan

 

Toben Sutherland: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Alex Beaulieu-Marchand

 

 

 

British Columbia

Dave McKay, ChPC: Wrestling Canada Lutte

Athlete: Justina Di Stasio

 

Dave Thompson: Rowing Canada Aviron

Athletes: Lisa Roman, Kristin Bauder, Nicole Hare, Hillary Janssens, Christine Roper, Susanne

Grainger, Jennifer Martins, Rebecca Zimmerman, and Kristen Kit

 

Rob Kober, ChPC: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Mikaël Kingsbury

 

Steve Bush: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Athletes: Team Canada Water Ski

 

Trennon Paynter, ChPC: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Cassie Sharpe

 

 

Manitoba

Jeff Stoughton: Curling Canada

Athletes: John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes

 

 

Nova Scotia

David Kikuchi, ChPC: Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique

Athlete: Elsabeth Black

 

Jan Kruk, ChPC: Canoe Kayak Canada

Athletes: Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

 

Mark Smith, ChPC: Softball Canada

Athletes: Women’s National Team

 

 

Ontario

Andrew (Drew) Ross: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Athletes: Neilly Ross and Jason McClintock

 

Brian Orser: Skate Canada

Athlete: Gabrielle Daleman

 

Derrick Campbell, ChPC: Speed Skating Canada

Athlete: Charles Hamelin, Samuel Girard, Charle Cournoyer, and Pascal Dion

 

Elliot Catton, ChPC: Canada Snowboard

Athlete: Sébastien Toutant, Mark McMorris, Max Parrot, and Laurie Blouin

 

Lee Barkell, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athlete: Gabrielle Daleman

 

Matt Rini: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Athlete: Whitney McClintock

 

Marty Calder, ChPC: Wrestling Canada Lutte

Athlete: Michelle Fazzari

 

Michelle Darvill, ChPC: Rowing Canada Aviron

Athletes: Lisa Roman, Kristin Bauder, Nicole Hare, Hillary Janssens, Christine Roper, Susanne

Grainger, Jennifer Martins, Rebecca Zimmerman, and Kristen Kit

 

Wendy Morgan, ChPC: Curling Canada

Athletes: Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Dawn McEwen, and Jill Officer

 

 

Quebec

Bruno Marcotte, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athletes: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

 

Eric Van den Eynde: Cycling Canada

Athlete: Shelley Gautier

 

Frédéric Blackburn, ChPC: Speed Skating Canada

Athletes: Valerie Maltais, Marianne St-Gelais, Kasandra Bradette, and Kim Boutin

 

Guillaume Plourde: Cycling Canada

Athlete: Tristen Chernove

 

Jean-Sébastien Labrie, ChPC: Alpine Canada Alpin

Athletes: Alana Ramsay, Alexis Guimond, Kurt Oatway, Mac Maroux, and Mollie Jepsen

 

Karina Kosko, ChPC: Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique

Athlete: Sophiane Métho

 

Marie-France Dubreuil, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athletes: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

 

Mathieu Pelletier: Canoe Kayak Canada

Athlete: Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

 

Maxime Hénault: Canada Snowboard

Athletes: Max Parrot, Laurie Blouin, and Sébastien Toutant

 

Michel Hamelin, ChPC: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Justine Dufour-Lapointe

 

Patrice Lauzon: Skate Canada

Athletes: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

 

Rino Langelier, ChPC: Racquetball Canada

Athlete: Samuel Murray

 

Sébastien Travers: Cycling Canada

Athletes: Ross Wilson and Alex Hyndman

 

Tyrel Rose, ChPC: Canadian Tenpin Federation

Athlete: Francois Lavoie

 

 

Saskatchewan

Adam Burwell: Canada Snowboard

Athlete: Mark McMorris

 

Loren Prentice: Racquetball Canada

Athlete: Tim Landeryou

 

Wayne Kiel, ChPC: Curling Canada

Athletes: Mark Ideson, Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, Marie Wright, and Jamie Anseeuw

 

 

More information on the deserving winners is posted on theAwards & Recognitionpage of the CAC’s website, coach.ca. Please follow #SLS18on Twitter and Instagram for photos of the evening. The CAC wishes to thank Globe Awards & Promotions, the official provider of gala prizing and trophies handed out this evening.

 

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit www.coach.caor follow us on Facebook,Twitteror Instagram.

 

About Suncor

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About IG Wealth Management

Founded in 1926, IG Wealth Management is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of Consultants located across Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, IG offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. IG Wealth Management has $89.8 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2018 and is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada’s premier financial services companies with over $161.1 billion in total assets under management as of August 31, 2018.

Nov
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Nominations Now Open for CKC Coach Excellence Awards
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Coach Excellence Awards Nominations
Please, share this information with your community

Canoe Kayak Canada presents the Coach Excellence Awards annually in recognition of excellence demonstrated by members of our coaching community.

The CKC Development Award, the Coach Developer Award and Coach Recognition Awards are presented on an annual basis to coaches who have made significant achievements. Coaches must be NCCP certified and part of the Coaching Association of Canada to be eligible for these awards.

Nominations are now open until Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST

This is your opportunity to suggest a coach who is deserving of the Coach Developer Award or CKC Development Award. In order for a coach to be eligible for any of the above awards, they must be an NCCP certified coach and part of the Coaching Association of Canada.

Click the award links below to submit your nomination online :

Coach Developer Award

The Coach Developer Award is presented to a coach who contributes to the development or advancement of Canoe Kayak outside of, or in addition to their regular club coaching duties (club development and outreach, coach education, promotion and implementation of Long Term Athlete Development, involvement in national or provincial committees, aboriginal paddling initiative, PaddleALL, etc).

  • demonstrate a positive image of coaching, role of the coach and ambassador of the NCCP Code of Ethics and CKC Coaching Code of Conduct;
  • Member of a national or provincial committee
  • Has been involved in planning committees at National or Provincial level
  • Is involved in coach education through facilitating coach training workshops
  • Involved in outreach programs with other clubs
  • Demonstrate commitment to coaching education;
  • Achievement of athlete/team performance

Submit your nomination now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoachDeveloperCKC

 

CKC Development Award

The CKC Development Award is presented annually to the coach who has clearly demonstrated his or her abilities at developing a club or the sport through the grassroots level, building of a club or program such as an aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL program, or the promotion of the sport through the club. This could be evidenced or demonstrated through the following:

  • Development of a new program within their club (PaddleAll, Aboriginal program, high school program, etc)
  • Significant Increase in club membership through the introduction of a new program, recruitment / talent ID or promotion of the sport
  • Improvement in performance at provincial or National level (eg – higher ranking of finish, medals, athletes on a National or Provincial team, etc)
  • Demonstrate concern for the all–round development of the athlete –  (sport, social, and educational needs, and develop, through sport, life skills such as confidence, self–discipline, and respect);
  • Successful increase in membership in a specific program in the club

Submit your nomination now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoachDevelopmentCKC

 

For more information, visit the CKC Award Page

Oct
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: CKC Athletes Representative
Jobs
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Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for three (3) individual to join the organization’s Sprint Racing Council (SRC) as the Vice Chair Athlete Relations, the Sprint National Officials Committee (NOC) and the Sprint High Performance Committee (HPC) as the Athlete Representative. These three (3) positions are instrumental in providing an athlete’s perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

Sprint Racing Council – Vice Chair Athlete Relations

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Sprint Racing Council (SRC) as the Vice Chair Athlete Relations. This position is instrumental in providing an athlete’s perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

The main role of the Council is to provide technical direction of the discipline and as such it operates with a relatively high degree of autonomy on technical matters specific to the discipline and to direct the sprint paddling discipline in Canada.

The Vice Chair Athlete Relations shall serve as a member of the SRC representing the athletes. The Vice Chair Athlete Relations shall also perform such duties and exercise such powers as the Chair of the SRC may from time to time delegate to him or her.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:
– Be an active or retired (within the last five years) member of the sprint senior national team

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of the sprint discipline activities and strategic priorities.
  • Ability to commit approximately at least one or two-hour phone call a month, (though sometimes up to two or three a week when something important is happening).
  • Willing and able to travel to two or three in person meetings a year, which take place over a weekend.

This is a volunteer position with a two year term.
Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position. Deadline for applications is midnight EST on November 9, 2018.

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

CKC CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION FORM

 

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National Officials Committee – Athlete Representatvie

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Sprint National Officials Committee (NOC) as the Athlete Representative. This position is instrumental in providing an athlete’s perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

The main role of the NOC is to provide technical direction and oversight of the officiating aspect of the discipline.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:
• Be an active or retired (ideally within 5 years) athlete who competed in the sprint discipline

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Interest in ensuring athlete perspective is brought forward to the officials
  • Ability to communicate between the athlete constituency and the officials
  • Clear understanding of the ICF and CKC competition rules
  • Willing and able to travel if necessary (2 meetings a year over a weekend)
This is a volunteer position with a two year term.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position. Deadline for applications is midnight EST on November 9, 2018.

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

 

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High Performance Committee – Athlete Representative

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Sprint High Performance Committee (HPC) as the Athlete Representative. This position is instrumental in providing an athlete’s perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

The main role of the HPC is to provide technical expertise and guidance to CKC staff and in particular the Chief Technical Officer for the high performance aspect of the sprint racing discipline.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:
• Be a retired (within the last five years) member of the sprint senior national team

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of the high performance sprint discipline activities and strategic priorities.
  • Ability to commit approximately at least one or two-hour phone call a month, (though sometimes up to two or three a week during criteria development and during the racing season).
  • Willing and able to travel to two or three in person meetings a year, which take place over a weekend (including National Team Trials)

This is a volunteer position with a two year term.

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

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on November 9, 2018.

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

CKC CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION FORM

 

Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Finishes Strong at the 2018 Panamericain Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships with 33 Gold Medals
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (September 16, 2018) – Team Canada had another great weekend of competitions on Lake Banook at the 2018 Panamerican Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships. With 16 participating countries, Canada finished the regatta as overall champion with 33 gold, 19 silver and 6 bronze medals.

 

#PANAMCANOE2018 – Day 4

#PANAMCANOE2018 – The Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe season came to an end with an amazing last day on #LakeBanook ???????????????? ➡️ Here’s a quick recap of this 4th day at #PanamCanoe2018//La saison de canoë-kayak de vitesse est de paracanoë s’est terminé sur une excellente journée aux Championnats Panams sur la Lac Banook ???????????? ➡️ Voici un petit retour sur cette dernière et quatrième journée de compétition ????????????????#WePaddle #NousPagayons #WarCanoe

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Monday, September 17, 2018

 

The Canadian men’s K4 crew of Marshall Hughes (Nova Scotia), Vincent Jourdenais (Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) started the regatta off on a high note with a win in the men’s K4 500m, edging out Argentina by half a second.

“We pulled together as a team and came out with a great race on our home course. It was amazing to be able to be the first race and first gold to set the tone,” said Poulin. “We faced the boats we will need to beat next year for Olympic qualification, so this was a good opportunity to see what we need to do for next year.”

Shortly after, the women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Ontario), Lissa Bissonnette (Québec), Michelle Russell (Nova Scotia) and Maddy Schmidt (Ontario) put on a similar performance, this time besting Mexico to top the podium.

“That race was closer than we would have liked, but it’s all motivation to keep us moving toward next year to qualify for Tokyo,” said Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS.

Coming off a gold medal performance at the 2018 World Championships, Katie Vincent (Ontario) and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) continued a winning season with a victory in C2 500m.

Again, the Canadian Women’s Canoe team showed impressive performances during the week winning a total of 9 gold medals in the Senior and Junior categories.

“After travelling to compete with Team Canada all summer, it was great to race on the lake I call home. My family and friends were able to come watch me win a bronze medal today which was very special.” Explains women’s canoe athlete Hannah MacIntosh, who competed in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships at the end of August.

 

SPRINT – Check out these amazing photos from #PANAMCANOE2018 ????????????????????????Thanks to René Crête and Charles Beaumier for all…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

The end of this Pan Am Championships marks the beginning of planning stages for the Host Organizing Committee of the 2022 Canoe Sprint World Championships which will also be held on Lake Banook. This committee will be taking learnings from this regatta, to make 2022 the best world championships this sport has ever seen.

LA Dempster, Co-Chair of the event organizing committee says, “Thanks to a great team of volunteers who have helped us celebrate great racing and friendship through canoeing at these Championships.”

Canadian medals include:

GOLD

SENIOR MK-4 500M – Marshall HUGHES, Vincent JOURDENAIS, Nicholas MATVEEV, Pierre-Luc POULIN

SENIOR WC-2 500M – Katie VINCENT, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

SENIOR WK-4 500M – Lissa BISSONNETTE, Michelle RUSSELL, Madeline SCHMIDT, Courtney STOTT

JUNIOR WK-2 500M – Samantha STEIN, Brooklyn WODEHOUSE

JUNIOR WC-1 500M – Lindsay IRWIN

JUNIOR WC-2 1000M – Evie MACDONALD, Maïka NADEAU

JUNIOR WK-1 1000M – Samantha STEIN

SENIOR WK-1 500M – Madeline SCHMIDT

SENIOR MC-1 500M – Stephen FROSHAM

JUNIOR WC-1 1000M – Marlee MACINTOSH

JUNIOR WK-2 1000 – Lily BAERT, Anna O’BRIEN

JUNIOR MC-2 1000 – Alix PLOMTEUX, Philipe TURCANU

JUNIOR MK-2 1000M – Alex CANNING, Cameron LEDREW

SENIOR WK-2 500M – Lissa BISSONNETTE, Courtney STOTT

JUNIOR MC-1 200M – Tyler LAIDLAW

JUNIOR MK-2 200M – Vadim COVALCIUC, Alexandre MARTIN

JUNIOR WC-2 200M – Ava CAREW, Jessica MACKAY

SENIOR MK-2 200M – Mark DE JONGE, Alexander SCOTT

SENIOR MC-2 200M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Roland VARGA

SENIOR WK-2 200M – Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED, Andréanne LANGLOIS

SENIOR MC-2 500M – Drew HODGES, Craig SPENCE

JUNIOR MK-1 500M – Alexander HOFEREK

JUNIOR WC-2 500M – Lindsay IRWIN, Marlee MACINTOSH

SENIOR WK-1 500M – Michelle RUSSELL

JUNIOR MC-2 500M – Édouard BEAUMIER, Alix PLOMTEUX

SENIOR MK-2 500M – Nicholas MATVEEV, Pierre-Luc POULIN

JUNIOR MK-4 500M – Alex CANNING, Alexandre HOFEREK, Cameron LEDREW, Daniel MCCULLOUGH

JUNIOR WC-1 200M – Lindsay IRWIN

JUNIOR MK-1 200M – Alexandre MARTIN

SENIOR MC-1 200M – Stephen FRODSHAM

JUNIOR WK-4 500M – Arianne DESSUREAULT, Alexanne MORIN, Samantha STEIN, Brooklyn WODEHOUSE

SENIOR WK-1 200M – Andréanne LANGLOIS

OPEN WC-4 500M – Ava CAREW, Michaela ERMANOVICS, Jessica MACKAY, Evie MCDONALD

 

SILVER

JUNIOR MK-1 1000M – Alex CANNING

SENIOR MK-1 1000M – Jarret KENKE

JUNIOR MC-1 500M – Tyler LAIDLAW

JUNIOR MK-2 500M – Alexis SAWARD-DROUIN, Louis VRANDERICK

SENIOR WC-1 1000M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH

SENIOR WC-2 1000M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, Anna ROY-CYR

SENIOR WC-1 500M – Anna ROY-CYR

JUNIOR WK-1 500M – Samantha STEIN

MEN KL 2 200M – Trinity TRATCH

SENIOR MK-1 1000M – Brian MALFESI

MENS VL3 200M – Dave WATERS

SENIOR WK-2 1000M – Natalie DAVISON, Alexa IRVIN

MEN VL 2 VL 1 200M – Mathieu ST-PIERRE

WOMEN KL 3 200M – Erica SCARFF

JUNIOR WK-2 200M – Claire CARRUTHERS, Erin DEMOPOLIS

OPEN MC-4 500M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Stephen FRODSHAM, Drew HODGES, Roland VARGA

THOMAS

OPEN WC-4 500M– Geneva BOND, Samantha LOUTET, Maïka NADEAU, Kavita

SENIOR MK-4 1000M – Ryan COCHRANE, Marshall HUGHES, Vincent JOURDENAIS, Jarret KENKE

SENIOR WK-4 1000M – Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED, Natalie DAVISON, Alexa IRVIN, Courtney STOTT

 

BRONZE

SENIOR MC-2 1000M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Roland VARGA

JUNIOR WK-1 200M – Brooklyn WODEHOUSE

MEN KL 2 200M – Stefan SAMOILA

MEN KL1 200M – Miguel GARCIA SANCHEZ

JUNIOR MC-2 200M – Mason KOCH, Tyler LAIDLAW

SENIOR WC-2 200M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, Hannah MACINTOSH

MENS KL 3 200M – Zacharie LAUZIERE-FITZGERALD

 

Visit the PanAm Canoe 2018 website to get more information 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 (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

 

Emma Keevill

Marketing and Communications Chair, Host Organizing Committee

2018 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Canoe Sprint Championships

ec.keevill@gmail.com

902-220-4980

 

Sep
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Athlete Director at Large
Jobs
0

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors as the Athlete Director-at-Large.  This position is instrumental in providing an athlete’s perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

As a full member of the Board of Directors, the Athlete Director-at-Large will have all of the duties and responsibilities of a Director and will participate in all Board meetings, discussions and decisions.

Find the full position description and application form here: CKC Athlete Director Call – 2018

This is a volunteer position with a one year term. Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on October 12, 2018.

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

Sep
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
ICF Set to Launch Exciting New Canoe Sprint Super Cup Series
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INTERNATIONAL CANOE FEDERATION (September 10, 2018) – The International Canoe Federation will launch an exciting new canoe sprint event next week featuring record prize money and some of the biggest names in the sport, as it looks to take the Olympic discipline to new audiences and continue its growth around the world.

The Canoe Sprint Pre-Super Cup in Linyi, China, and the Sprint Super Cup in Barnaul, Russia, has attracted major sponsors, live television coverage, and the enthusiastic support of the paddling community.

Among the athletes competing will be current world champions Fernando Pimenta, of Portugal, and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent, of Canada.

A host of other Olympic and world championship medallists will line-up in the unique event, featuring races over 350 metres.

The best 200 metre paddlers on the planet will line-up against the best 500 and 1000 metre canoeists, in a battle which is guaranteed to set hearts racing.

ICF Canoe Sprint Chairman, Thomas Konietzko, said the Pre-Super Cup and Sprint Super Cup are important additions to the calendar.

“Not only will these events provide opportunities for our best athletes to attain more valuable race experience and to compete for generous prizemoney, they will also help the growth of our sport,” Konietzko said.

“China and Russia are going to be fantastic hosts, we have the support of some fantastic sponsors, and will be showing the events live on television in countries around the world.

“Importantly, we are taking our sport to new venues, and closer to the community. That is the key to future growth of any sport – excitement, accessibility and understanding what the public wants.”

The 2018 Canoe Sprint Pre-Super Cup will be held in Linyi on September 18, and the athletes will then head to Barnaul for the 2018 Canoe Sprint Super Cup on September 21-22.

Olympic medallists Tom Liebscher of Germany, Maxime Beaumont of France, and Marta Walczykiewicz of Poland are among the athletes looking to prove themselves over the new distance of 350 metres.

“Starting a new event always has its risks, but we are confident that with the support already being shown by the athletes, the sponsors, the hosts and the media, that this is a format which will capture people’s imagination,” Konietzko said.

“It is significant that both these events will be held in the Asian region, as this is an area of enormous growth for us. The canoe sprint events at the Asian Games were very successful, and this is an important next step.

“It’s also encouraging that several cities have already contacted us, keen to host a Sprint Super Cup next year.”

Details on how and where to watch the Pre-Super Cup and the Sprint Super Cup will be released soon.

 

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For more information:
International Canoe Federation
https://www.canoeicf.com/news

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
jverret@canoekayak.ca

 

Sep
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Athletes From Over 16 Countries to Compete in Dartmouth for the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (September 11, 2018) – The 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships are taking place on Lake Banook in Dartmouth from September 13 – 16. This regatta will see over 16 countries and 350 athletes from North and South America race-off in a spectacle of world-class sport. A total of 73 Canadian paddlers will line up for this regatta starting Thursday morning.

 

WHAT:
The 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Championships
16 countries, 350 athletes from North, Central and South America

WHEN:
Thursday September 13 – Sunday September 16
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day
Full event schedule available at www.panamcanoe18.com

WHERE:
Lake Banook, Dartmouth
Nova Soctia

Interview opportunities:9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Can be coordinated with media contacts noted below.
Media centre: Mic Mac AAC, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1M8

Canadian Canoe Sprint World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent, 2018

 

Paddling heroes like Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières), Katie Vincent (Mississauga), Craig Spence (Dartmouth), Mark De Jonge (Halifax), Alex Scott (Halifax) and others will be lining up on home-water September 13-16 at the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships. These Championships carry extra significance, serving as the qualifier for the 2019 Pan American Games for many disciplines.

“Having just returned to Halifax from the World Championships in Portugal, I am impressed by the caliber of athletes that will be joining us in Dartmouth from across the Americas,” said 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships Co-Chair, LA Dempster. “Para Canoe athletes in particular will be impressive, along with the dominant Canadian Women’s Canoe team.”

Spectators will be encouraged to come out to cheer on Team Canada and elite athletes from North, Central and South America. Races will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day from Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16.

Free grandstand seating will be available and local food trucks will be on-site to keep the crowd going throughout the event on Lake Banook.

Roughly 400 volunteer days will take place during the event – seeing the local paddling community come together to welcome athletes, coaches and friends from the across Americas.

The Canadian canoe kayak senior team recently won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships that took place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Athletes who secured their status as World Champions in Portugal will be present for Pan Ams on Lake Banook. Recent Worlds results of Pan American Athletes include:


Canada

  • Gold Medal, C2 Women 500m, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE / Katie VINCENT
  • Gold Medal, C1 Women 200m, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
  • Gold Medal, C1 Women 5000m, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
  • Bronze Medal, C1 Women 500m, Katie Vincent

Brazil

  • Gold Medal, C1 Men 500m, Isaquias DOS SANTOS
  • Gold Medal, C2 Men 500m, Erlon SILVA / Isaquias DOS SANTOS
  • Bronze Medal, C1 Men 1000m, Isaquias DOS SANTOS
  • Gold Medal, VL2 Men 200m, Igor TOFALINI
  • Silver Medal, VL2 Men 200m, Luis SILVA
  • Silver Medal, KL3 Men 200m, Caio CARVALHO

 

Visit the Pan Am Canoe 2018 website to get more information and live updates about the event and make sure to follow@The ADCKC and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Find the list of Canadian athletes competing at this event here.

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

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The Atlantic division of Canoe Kayak Canada is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in the region. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, the Atlantic division represents over 40 per cent of the registered paddlers across Canada.
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Sprint canoe and kayak is one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and Canada has been a leader in the Paralympic movement. CanoeKayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations.
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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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For more information and media requests:

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

Andrew Russell, GM

Pan Am Canoe 2018

902-223-8107
andrew@adckc.ca

Emma Keevill

Marketing and Communications Chair

Pan Am Canoe 2018,

902-220-4980
ec.keevill@gmail.com

Sep
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Marathon Team Brings Home Gold from World Championships  
Canoe Marathon
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PRADO VILA VERDE, PORTUGAL (September 9, 2018) – The best Canoe Marathon paddlers in the world lined up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. Eight Canadian athletes took part in the competition that was held in Prado Vila Verde in Portugal from September 6 to 9. Nova Scotian Marlee MacIntosh won gold in the Junior Women’s C1 event.

“We are very proud of our new World Champion,” expressed Canoe Kayak Canada’s Marathon Committee member, Darryl Bohm. “Marlee had a close race with Portugal’s athlete Adrianna Antos. The two paddlers exchanged leads a few times over the 4 laps course of 11.8 km and Marlee finished first, becoming World Champion in this event!”

MacIntosh crossed the finish line with a fast time of 1:07:26,31 followed by Portugal and Ukraine. The last Canadian Junior athlete to have won a gold medal at a Marathon World Championships was Olympian Adam Van Koeverden at the 2000 Worlds held in Halifax, Nova-Scotia.

In the Junior Women’s K1 event, Canada was represented by Samantha Morse, also from Nova Scotia. She placed 25th in a time of 1:46 min on the 6 laps course of a distance of 19 km.

The U23 team completed their races on Saturday. Emma Mitchell of Manitoba and Michael Lanyon from British-Columbia squared up against a strong field of athletes in both the U23 women and men races. Mitchell placed 12th while Lanyon finished 22nd.

The Canadian Senior team concluded the competition on Saturday and Sunday. Maddy Mitchell (Manitoba) placed 8th in the Women’s C1 15.4 km with a time of 1:33 minutes. On the men’s side, Mateus Braga (Manitoba) and Florian Haskerkehrer (Manitoba) took part in the Men’s C2 26.2 km race where they placed 12th in a time of 2:16 minutes.

You can find all results on the International Canoe Federation Website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates of upcoming events.

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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Sep
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Completes 2018 Slalom World Cup Series
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 10, 2018) – Canoe Kaya Kayak’s top canoe slalom paddlers completed this weekend the last of a series of five World Cup. The fifth and final World Cup took place in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain from September 6 to 9. The Canadian team is now heading to Brazil for their final international competition of the season.

“I am happy to see that our athlete’s performances are progressing in the right direction leading into the World Championships,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “It’s a big boost to see that all the athletes on the team are ready to progress to the semifinals this season. We are looking forward to ending the season on a high note in Rio and then getting back to work on our long-term goal of qualifying an athlete in every category for the Tokyo Olympics.”

On the final World Cup, the Mixed C2 crew of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) placed 7thin a strong final. Florence Maheu (Québec) made it through the semi-final in the Women’s K1 and placed 24th, missing the final by just a few points. The same thing happened to Ben Hayward in the Men’s K1 event, and Hayley Daniels, in the Women’s C1 event. They placed 29thand 31st, respectively.

 

EVENT CREW RESULT
C2 Mixed Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge 7
K1 Women Florence Maheu 24
K1 Men Ben Hayward 29
C1 Women Haley Daniels 31
C1 Men Cameron Smedley 41
C1 Women Lois Betteridge 42
C1 Men Yannick Laviolette 48
C1 Men Liam Smedley 53
K1 Women Lois Betteridge 59

 

The Canoe Slalom national team is now on their way to the 2018 ICF World Championships taking place on the Rio De Janeiro course in Brazil, from September 25 to 30.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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

 

Sep
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 19 Canoe Freestyle Athletes on the 2019 Worlds Team
Canoe Freestyle, Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 7, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 19 canoe freestyle paddlers to represent Canada at the 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 8 different categories. The World competition will be held in Sort, Spain from July 2 to 7 of 2019.

Canadian athletes were selected August 5th at the National Freestyle Team Trials that took place in Kananaskis, Alberta during the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Whitewater and through video submission for the Squirt Boat category.

Learn more about the named athletes here.

“I am happy to see such a broad and diverse group of freestyle athletes fighting for a spot on our National Team. We have a history of performing at the World Championships and I look forward to these athletes building on that success next summer” announced James Cartwright, Whitewater High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was a competitive field and thanks to the leadership from ICF Head Judge Trevor L’Heureux, we were able to fit the full competition into a tight window of water availability”.

The named athletes will be representing Canada at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships from July 2nd – 7th in Sort, Spain in K1 Men, K1 Women, K1 Junior Men, K1 Junior Women, C1 Open, OC1 Open, Squirt Men and Squirt Women categories.

You can get the Freestyle 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.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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

Sep
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
The Rideau Canoe Club wins the 2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint Championships
Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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SHERBROOKE, QUÉBEC (September 4, 2018) –The Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships ended on August 2 on Lac des Nations and the Rideau Canoe Club of Ottawa won the Canadian Champion overall title, winning a total of 892 points. The Trois-Rivières Canoe Club (Québec) took second place with a total of 763 points, followed by Balmy Beach (Ontario) with a total of 501 points.

“It’s always exciting to watch our Canadian clubs come together for almost a week of intense competition petition for the honour of being to be named the best in the country,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at Canoe Kayak Canada and former member of the Rideau Club. “The level of competition was very high last week on Lac des Nations and the Sherbrooke organizing committee did an amazing job making these championships a great experience for everyone.”

 

In addition to winning the championship title, the Rideau Canoe Club took the lead in the Senior Men’s C-15 1000m event. Led by captain Reid Farquharson, they won gold, followed by the Burloak Canoe Club who had won the event 13 times in a row since the 2005 Championships in Montreal.

In a very close final, the Rideau Canoe Club crossed the finish line with a time of 3:51.6 seconds, with only two tenths of a second ahead of Burloak who finished second, followed by Trois-Rivières who finished in 3:54.1 seconds.

Among the 47 canadian canoe clubs competing at the 2018 Canadian Championships, the Flatwater North Canoe Club of Yukon, the Pemberton and Nelson Canoe Club of British Columbia and the Petrie Island Canoe Club in Ontario took part in this annual national competition for the first time.

 

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Canadian National Sprint Championships with Canoe Kayak Canada Club de Canoë-Kayak Trois-Rivières The Rideau Canoe Club 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships / Canadiens

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Friday, August 31, 2018

 

Over the five consecutive days of competition, a total of 134 medals were presented to the 2018 National Champions.

Sunday, Master’s athletes between the age of 25 and 87 years old concluded this regatta on Lac des Nations in a festive atmosphere. The eldest was Louis (Lou) Lukanovich, member of the Viking Club in Québec, former national team coach and Olympic athlete in the games of Rome, Munich and Montreal.

Athletes, coaches, parents and visitors have an experience they consider excellent. The volunteers did a phenomenal job and despite the challenging delay during the competition due to the wind, storm and fog, no races were canceled or moved to the next day.

Nicolas Lemay, president of the organizing committee, salutes the work of the organizing committee. “The canoe club has had incredible support from people who didn’t know anything about the sport but were passionate about hosting the event in Sherbrooke. Our committee had a mixed of different visions and it resulted in an amazing event, we are proud of what we did.”

Visit the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships website  to get more information, all results and to watch all the action again on YouTube.

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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Over 1000 Canadian Sprint Paddlers Lining Up on Lac des Nations in Sherbrooke
Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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SHERBROOKE, QUÉBEC (August 21, 2018) – Over 1000 athletes from close to 50 different canoe clubs across Canada are battling for top honours and national titles at the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships this week on Lac des Nations in Sherbrooke, Québec. The event started Tuesday, August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the CanMas Championships. 

“We are delighted to be back in Sherbrooke again in 2018 for our biggest national event of the season”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “The Canadian Championships is the most important event for the majority of our sprint paddling community and we are more than satisfied with the host organizing committee of Sherbrooke so far, the venue is amazing, and the athletes are enjoying the event, it is going very well”.

 

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Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Thursday, August 30, 2018

 

Individual events were held on the first and second day of the five days long event. Athletes from all categories competed over the distances of 200, 500, 1000 meters and even on the long-distance event of the 6000 meters in the U17 category. It was a difficult day for the athletes, where the strong wind and the intense heat made it challenging for all.

The Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships were delayed twice on the second day du to storms, with the first storm happening exactly between the qualifiers and the finals. The winds disrupted the site, but everything was quickly put back in order and all races were completed as the sun was going down.

On the third day, the crew boats events began, and a bigger crowed showed up at Lac des Nations. The C15 crew boats stole the show on this cool day.

Also known as the “war canoe”, the C15 races put the crews to the test following numerous crashes and protests, which forced the re-race of the U17 and U19 Junior Mixed C15 500 meters finals.

“Once you find yourself in the wave of another boat, the canoe becomes very difficult to control, it makes it much more difficult for the team captain to steer” says Nicolas Lemay, President of the Organizing Committee of the event.

Some boats were disqualified during a few successive rounds in these categories, forcing a new start. The spectators were full of sight and the athletes, certainly exhausted. In the end, Burloak (Mixed Senior), Lac-Beauport (Mixed Junior), Rideau (Mixed U17) and Lachine (Mixed U19) won the titles of the 200 meters.

On Friday, competitions featured Paracanoe athletes as well as Special Olympics and Paddle ALL programs athletes. The crew boat events also continued, giving way to other impressive warships and crew races of two and four athletes.

The day ended with a CKC Alumni cocktail while watching the final race of the day, the famous “Black Trophy” final. The crew of the Mississauga Canoe Club of Sean Barich, Evan Bezemer, Philipe Turcanu and Jack Tutty won gold, ahead of the Wascana Canoe Club and the Rideau Canoe Club.

 

SPRINT – There is one day left at the 2018 Canadian Sprint Champs and here are the burgee points at the end of DAY 4…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Friday, August 31, 2018

 

The competitions will continue on Saturday with other crew races, where all clubs will be battling to collect as many points as possible to be named the best club in Canada. The day will end with the official announcement of the winning clubs and the presentation of National Champion burgees and trophies.

Visit the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships website to get more information and watch it live on YouTube. Make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN  to get all live updates and visit the ImmediaC web app to get all results.

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

Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Brings Home 3 Golds and 1 Bronze from Worlds
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 26, 2018) –The Canadian canoe kayak senior team won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

“I am very pleased with our overall worlds results this year,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We doubled our Olympic Finals at this Worlds and also doubled our overall medal total. The team is getting stronger, but we still have a lot of work to do to be ready for Olympic qualification next year. But for now, it is time to head to Nationals and Pan American Championships after that rest for a few weeks and then back at it trying to be one of the best,” he explained.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) defended their World Champions title on Sunday, by dominating in C2 500m olympic event. They crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute 56 seconds in a strong finish ahead of Hungary and Belarus.

Following her gold won on Saturday in the Women C1 200m, Vincent-Lapointe concluded the 2018 World Championships winning her 13th  Senior World Champion title by finishing first in the 5000m event.

Sunday morning, the Women’s C2 200m crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) placed 4th  in a solid final. Later during the day, the Women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Michelle Russell (Cheema, Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, Québec) and Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, Ontario) placed 9th in the 500m final.

Dominik Crête, from Trois-Rivières in Québec, qualified for the K1 200m B final where he placed 3rd  in a fast time of 35,7 seconds, with a time difference of only five tenths of a second from Spanish Carlos Garrote, winner of the A Final.

The last day of Worlds ended with the 5000m single events, where Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1) won gold, Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, Ontario; Men’s C1) placed 12th  and Russell (Women’s K1) finished 15th.

The Canadian Worlds Team is now on their way to Sherbrooke, Québec, where there will be attending the 119th  Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championshipstaking place on Lac des Nations, starting August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the Masters’ Championships.

 

Overall Ranking

EVENT CREW RANKING
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE 7th
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF 7th
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE 12th
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

15th
MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

20th
WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

17th
WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL 12th
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

14th
WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

9th
WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

7th
WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL 15th
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE 14th
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

16th
MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW 9th
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

15th
MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW 12th
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

4th
WC1 500m Katie VINCENT 3rd
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

1st
WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto 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

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Is Now an 11 Times Senior World Champion
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 25, 2018) –Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) won an eleventh gold medal at the Senior World Championships winning the Women’s C1 200m event for the sixth time, on Saturday morning at the Montemor-O-Velho High Performance Centre in Portugal.

Earlier this week, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) also stepped on the World podium placing third in the Women’s C1 500m in a strong and exciting final.

Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will pair up to compete on Sunday in the Women’s C2 500m final, where they will look to defend their World Championships title won in this same event in 2017.

Canoe Kayak Canada’s Paracanoe athletes, who competed as part of this fully integrated Senior World Championships, all made the top ten during the competition. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 7th  in the Women’s KL3 200m event and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, Québec) also placed 7th  in the Men’s VL2 200m event.

Three-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw finished 9thin the Men’s C1 1000m after qualifying for the Final in a strong semi-final earlier in the day and Michelle Russell had a solid B Final in the Women’s K1 500m finishing in third place, 12thoverall.

On Sunday, Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Québec) will try to qualify in the Men’s K1 200m Final, the crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) will be looking to medal in the Women’s C2 200m Final, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will be looking to defend their World title and the Canadian Women’s K4 crew of Stott, Russell, Bissonnette and Schmidt will also compete in the 500m Final.

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto 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

Aug
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Top Paracanoe and Sprint Paddlers to Line Up for the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 21, 2018) – The best paddlers worldwide will be lining up this week for the biggest event of the season at the 2018 ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from August 22 to 26.

What:
ICF 2018 Paracanoe & Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships 

When:
Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 

Where:
Montemor Centro Nautico
High Performance Centre
Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal – Map

 

“Our preparation have been excellent and these Worlds are a great opportunity to test our progress toward qualifying for the Olympics in 2020,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“We had a great World Cup season earlier this summer and are looking to increase the number of finalists in all disciplines”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Cheif Technical Officer, Graham Barton.

Twenty-four Canadian athleteswill be competing this week at the High Performance Centre in the village of Montemor-O-Velho, located north of the Portuguese capital.

The Paracanoe team will start the show on Wednesday with Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) competing in the Men’s VL2 200m, followed by Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m and Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) in the Women’s VL2 and KL2 200m events.

The Canoe Sprint action will start on Thursday with many Canadian athletes competing, including 2017 World Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and 2018 U23 World Champion, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON).

During the week, the Canadian team will be looking to claim new World Champion titles and top honours in Canoe and Kayak Sprint events.

The 2018 Championship begins in Montemor-O-Velho on Wednesday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

 

EVENT CREW
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

WC1 500m Katie VINCENT
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

 

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Athletes Complete the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships
Canoe Sprint, International
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 14, 2018) –Seven Canadian sprint paddlers represented Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships in Szolnok, Hungary the weekend of August 10 to 12. Among the participants, Emmanuelle Guilbert showed great performances as she placed 4th in the Women’s Canoe events.

“The University World Championships were a great opportunity for these seven Canadian athletes as they got to experience the international level of sprint canoeing”, said Mark Granger, Athlete Development Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “There were some strong athletes on the race course this weekend and it definitely helped our team in their preparation for the coming competitions.”

Canoe athlete Emmanuelle Guilbert, member of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club in Québec, came close to getting a bronze medal as she placed 4th in both the Women’s C1 500m and 200m finals.

Anna Negulic, from Maskwa in Nova Scotia, placed 5th in the Women’s K1 500m final and finished 8th on the same distance in the Women’s K2 final with partner Hayley Plante, from the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Ontario.

The two atlhetes also competed in the Women’s K4 finals with Olivia Denman from the Banook Canoe Club in Nova Scotia, and Keisha Tomasik from Trois-Rivières in Québec. They placed 7th in both the 200m and 500m finals.

Plante also competed in the Women’s K1 200m final where she placed 9th and the duo of Tomasik and Denman finished 8th in the Women’s K2 200m final.

On the Men’s side, James Lavallee from Winnipeg, Manitoba took part in the K1 200m final where he placed 9th. Lavallee also competed in the K2 500m final with partner Jacob Steele of the Maskwa Canoe Club. The Canadian crew placed 8th.

Visit the Championships’ website to get the full results and visit Canoe Kayak Canada to get more information about the upcoming events.

Make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCANfor 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 (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

Aug
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Best Whitewater Paddlers Complete 2018 Canadian Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta
Canoe Slalom, Nationals
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KANANASKIS, ALBERTA (August 8, 2018) – Canada’s top Whitewater paddlers completed last weekend the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta. More than 100athletes from across the country, withathletes competing inCanoe Slalom, Freestyle and Wildwater Classic and Sprintevents,for national titles.

The Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak Association, Alberta Freestyle Kayak Association and the Alberta Whitewater Association were delighted to host this multidiscipline Canadian Championship.

The event also servedas the team trials for the Canoe Freestyle 2019 Worlds Championships team that will compete at the World Championships in Spainnext summer. Slalom athletes also had the opportunity to race for international ranking points as the Championships was part of the International Canoe Federations (ICF) Ranking Series.

The Canoe Meadows facility and the Kananaskis River provided an ideal venue for such an event where participants were able to camp next to the river, paddle two full size international slalom courses and follow each run on a pedestrian friendly venue that gave family, visitors and competitors a great opportunity to watch the action close along the river.

 

Team Ontario win’s the Brian Creer Cup Title

BC-CUP AB BC ON QC YK
Total points 212 126 258 81 24

 

“Home course advantage is a huge deal for whitewater competitions,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “It’s a big deal for Team Ontario to defend the Brian Creer title at the National Championships in Alberta.

 

Senior National Champions

Canoe Kayak Slalom

Gold Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Lois Betteridge Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Haley Daniels Alberta

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 Lois Betteridge Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 Haley Daniels Alberta

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Austin Atkins British Columbia

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Liam Smedley Ontario

 

Gold Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Cameron Smedley/ Alison Smedley Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Yannick Laviolette/Lois Betteridge Quebec/Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Finn Wakeling/Isabel Taylor British Columbia

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s C2 Yannick Laviolette/Zachary Gaudreault Quebec

 

Kayak Freestyle

Gold Freestyle K1 Women Alex Maggs Ontario
Silver Freestyle K1 Women Katie Kowalski Ontario
Bronze Freestyle K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta

 

Gold Freestyle K1 Men Nick Troutman Ontario
Silver Freestyle K1 Men Devyn Scott Ontario
Bronze Freestyle K1 Men Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Gold Freestyle C1 Open Kalem Kennedy Ontario
Silver Freestyle C1 Open Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Bronze Freestyle C1 Open Mael Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Freestyle OC1 Open Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Silver Freestyle OC1 Open Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Canoe Kayak Downriver Classic

Gold Downriver Classic K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta
Silver Downriver Classic K1 Women Florence Maheu Quebec
Bronze Downriver Classic K1 Women Alex Maggs Ontario

 

Gold Downriver Classic K1 Men Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Downriver Classic K1 Men Warren Hastings Ontario
Bronze Downriver Classic K1 Men Nicholas Troutman Alberta

 

Gold Downriver Classic C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Silver Downriver Classic C1 Men Andy Parry Ontario
Bronze Downriver Classic C1 Men Cameron Smedley Ontario

 

Canoe Kayak Downriver Sprint

Gold Downriver Sprint K1 Women Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Downriver Sprint K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta
Bronze Downriver Sprint K1 Women Luanda Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Downriver Sprint K1 Men Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Downriver Sprint K1 Men Nicholas Troutman Ontario
Bronze Downriver Sprint K1 Men Warren Hastings Ontario

 

Gold Downriver Sprint C1 Women Luanda Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Downriver Sprint C1 Men Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Silver Downriver Sprint C1 Men Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia
Bronze Downriver Sprint C1 Men James Risk Ontario

 

Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, an Ottawa based sports photographer, made the trip down to the Kananaski River in order to capture great moments from the event.

You can find more of his work on his official Facebook pageand by following @GabesImages on Instagram.

I don’t know his name but this kid was the winner in my books of the freestyle showdown yesterdayCanoe Kayak CanadaPaddling Magazine#gabesimages

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Monday, August 6, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Friday, August 3, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Crossroad Media Productionswere also on site producing a great video edit of the full event. Visit their Facebook page to watch it online.

2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships – Kananaskis AB

As we keep moving forward on our journey filming "BREAKING FREE" We had the pleasure of capturing Tracy Hines as well as many other amazing athletes competing in this year's Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis AB. Congrats to all the Athletes who participated in this years Championships! Soooo many talented Men and Woman sharing their love for this sport!Canoe Kayak Canada#documentaryfilmmaking#breakingfree#breakingfreefilm#drownthestigma#mentalhealthawarness#mentalhealthmatters

Posted by Crossroad Media Productions on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

Canoe Kayak Canada is still compiling final results and will be posting all final documents on the results page of the CKC Website soon.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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

Aug
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Lavallee, Negulic highlight Team Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized, World Championships
0

By USports – August 9, 2018

TORONTO / OTTAWA – James Lavallee and Anna Negulic headline a group of seven student-athletes named to the Canadian roster for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship beginning Friday.

Both Lavallee and Negulic have paddling experience on the world stage, having represented Canada at the World Junior and U23 championships.

Lavallee, a second-year student at the University of Manitoba, captured gold at the 2015 Canadian Trials on home soil in Montreal, qualifying for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships that year in Portugal. More recently, Lavalle, who is of Métis decent, won three medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, while also earning the Tom Longboat Award given to the male Aboriginal athlete of the year in Canada. Meanwhile, Negulic brought home four medals at last year’s Canada Summer Games after wearing the maple leaf at the World U23 Championships.

Several other members of Team Canada also have international paddling experience, ranging from the Pan-American Canoe-Kayak Junior Championships to the Junior Worlds.

The 2018 World University Canoe Sprint Championships are set for Aug. 10-12 in Szolnok, Hungary.

 

TEAM CANADA ROSTER 

First Name Last Name University Program
Anna Negulic Dalhousie Kinesiology
Hayley Plante Ryerson Business Law
Emmanuelle Guilbert UQAM Public Management
Jacob Steele Dalhousie Chemical Engineering
James Lavallee Manitoba General
Olivia Denman Saint Mary’s Anthropology
Keisha Tomasik Bishop’s Sociology & Sports Studies

 

Team official: Mark Granger, Canoe-Kayak Canada

 

 

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.

 

About U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on:

Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @USPORTSca / @USPORTSIntl

Facebook: @USPORTSCanada / @USPORTSIntl

 

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For further information, please contact:

Ken Saint-Eloy

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

U SPORTS

Cell: 647-871-7595

ksainteloy@usports.ca

 

Alan Hudes

Coordinator, Communications

U SPORTS

Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242

Cell: 647-991-5343

ahudes@usports.ca

 

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

Canoe Kayak Canada

Off: 613-260-1818 Ext. 2309

Cell: 418-271-3785

jverret@canoekayak.ca

Aug
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Board of Directors – Paddling Association Representative
CKC
0

(August 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors. This position is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization. Athlete as defined below are encouraged to apply.

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

  • Each of the 3 Paddling Disciplines have 2 positions which they elect or appoint from their discipline members for a total of 6 positions
  • The Paddling Association members elect 4 positions from amongst the entire CKC membership
  • The eleventh position is either an Independent Director who is an individual with no current orprevious affiliation to CKC or its members, or an Athlete Director who is an active or retired (within the last five years) member of a senior national team in any of the canoe racing disciplines, unless an athlete is already elected or appointed by the Paddling Disciplines or the Paddling Association members

    Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

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

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

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

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

    Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 20, 2018.

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

Download the complete job description here: Paddling Association Representatives – 2018

Aug
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Independent Director at Large
CKC
0

(August 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors as the Independent Director-at-Large. This position is instrumental in providing an external perspective to the discussions and decision- making of the organization.

As a full member of the Board of Directors, the Independent Director-at-Large will have all of the duties and responsibilities of a Director and will participate in all Board meetings, discussions and decisions.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of aregistered charity
  • Have no previous or current affiliation with CKC or any of its membersIn addition, the ideal candidate will have:
    • Experience in serving on Not-for-Profit Boards of Directors
    • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the organization
    • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset but not required
    • Ability to commit approximately 10 – 15 hours per month to the work of the Board
    • Willing and able to travel if necessaryThis is a volunteer position with a one year term.
      Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 20, 2018.Please send applications to Chair of the CKC Nominating Committee, care of Kathy Hare by email to: khare@canoekayak.ca

Download the complete job description here: Independent Director Call – 2018.

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
World’s Best Canoe Polo Teams About to Compete on the Welland International Flatwater Center
Canoe Polo, World Championships
0

WELLAND, ONTARIO (July 29, 2018) – Close to 70 national teams from over 25 different countries are getting ready on the Welland International Flatwater Centre for the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Championships. The action begins on Tuesday, July 31 and continue through until Sunday, August 5.

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships 

When:
Tuesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 5 

Where:
Welland International Flatwater Centre
145 Lincoln St, Welland, Canada – Map

“Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted to be welcoming the world to Welland in the beautiful Niagara Region to compete in a truly dynamic and exciting sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We are also pleased with the record attendance for these Championships outside of Europe with a total of 68 teams and more than 600 participating athletes from 26 nations attending”.

 

Watch live: 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Welland

???? Watch live on canoeicf.com???????? 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships31 July–5 August Welland Canada#PlanetCanoe #Canoe #Kayak #WatchLive #Live #ICFcanoepolo #Polo #WorldChampionships #Welland #CanadaCanoe Kayak Canada Canoe Polo Welland 2018

Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

The Championships’ opening ceremonies will take place Monday night in the city of Welland where a parade of nations will travel down King Street to the stage around 7 p.m. A concert performed by the band Honeymoon Suitewill be following the parade.

The on-water action begins Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the U21 Women’s and Men’s team. The full schedule can be found here.More information can be found on the International Canoe Federation event’s page.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe,@CanoePolo2018 and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates. You can also catch some of the action live by following our Canadian Women’s Team on Instagramand @CanoePolo2018.

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
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Named Canoe Sprint Best Junior and U23 Women Canoe Federation at World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
0

PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) – After winning one more gold medal on the last day of the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Bulgaria, Canoe Kayak Canada was named best federation in the Women’s Sprint Canoe category.

Julia Lilley Osende of the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia and partner Sophia Jensen of Cascades Club in Chelsea, Québec won Canada’s fifth gold medal on Sunday morning. The junior crew managed to pass China in the last 100 meters of the race and claimed the World Champions title in the Women’s C2 500m.  Canada took gold with a fast time of 1 minute 58,3 seconds, followed closely by the Chinese crew (1:58,9) and Hungary (2:00,1).

“We could feel and see that the Chinese crew was really close in the last part of the race, but we really wanted to get this gold, so we did everything we could and went harder,” said Sophia Jensen right after winning her third World Champion title in Plovdiv.

“It feels really great, I am really happy we came here and showed what we could do. I have been really excited for Sophia all week and I am glad we worked hard together to get that one more gold medal,” added Julia Lilley Osende, Junior World Champion for the first time.

 

Follow our Canadian ???????? sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ????????????????Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

The U23 Men’s K4 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Marshall Hugues (Cheema, Nova Scotia) and Zane Clarke (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) also showed a great performance on Sunday by placing 6th in an exciting final. The Canadian crew finished in a time of 1 minute 19,6 seconds, a new National Record for the team in this event. Slovakia took the lead just a few seconds ahead, with a time of 1 minute 17,9 seconds.

Saturday’s bronze medallists Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) took part in the U23 Women’s C2 500m where they place 6th with a time of 2:01,9 seconds.

Laurent Lavigne from Trois-Rivières placed 3rd in the Junior Men K1 500m B final, Ottawa’s U23 Women Kayak athlete, Madeline Schmidt, placed 5th in the K1 500m B final and the Junior Women K2 crew of Maren Bradley (Ottawa, Ontario) and Brooklyn Wodehouse (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 8th in the 500m B final.

The Canadian Team concludes this Junior and U23 World Championship with a total of 5 gold medals, 1 bronze medal and the International Canoe Federation award of the best women’s canoe federation. More information can be found on the ICF websiteand you can watch all races again on Planet Canoe.

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

Jul
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two More Golds and One Bronze For Canada on Day 3 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
0

PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) Women’s Canoe U23 and Junior team dominated again in Plovdiv by winning two more golds and one bronze medal on Saturday at the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and Sophia Jensen (Cascades, Québec) both claimed their second World Champion title in the U23 and Junior C1 200m final, respectively.

After both winning their C1 500m gold medals on Friday, Vincent and Jensen proved everyone they were the best in the world in these events.

“It’s been an amazing few days racing in Plovdiv with the Canadian team,” said Katie Vincent, after winning this weekend her 5th C1 World Champion title ever. “The vibe here on the team isvery important, everyone is focused and ready to go, proud of representing Canada at such a major event!”.

Katie Vincent is now done racing at this Championship and will be taking over @CanoeKayakCAN social media channels on Sunday cheering on her teammates and showing Canada how it’s like behing the World Championships scene.

 

Follow our Canadian ???????? sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ????????????????Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, July 28, 2018

 

Teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) also stepped on the world’s podium by picking up bronze in the U23 Women C2 200m final. The Canadian crew crossed the finish line with a time of 45,4 seconds, behind Belarus (43,7 seconds) and Uzbekistan (43,8 seconds).

Also taking parts in finals today was the Women’s C2 Junior crew of Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, Ontario) and Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia). They placed 5th in the 200m final with a time of 46,7 closely won by the France crew (46,1 seconds).

On the men’s kayak side, Junior athlete Alexandre Martin (Trois-Rivières, Québec) finished 5th in the K1 200m final with a time of 35,9. The sprint was won by Poland who crossed the finish line in a time of 35,2 seconds.

“It was another fantastic day for Team Canada with the Women’s Canoe leading the way, once again,” explained CKC’s head coach, Anders Gustaffson. “We have a very positive momentum within the team right now and we are hungry for more great performances in the remaining finals tomorrow!”

Action continues on Sunday in Plovdiv, with the last semi-finals and finals of this Championship. Make sure to watch our U23 Men’s K4 crew, Junior Women’s C2, U23 Women’s K1 athlete Madeline Schmidt, U23 Women’s C2 crew and more exciting races. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two Gold Medals for Canada on Day 1 of Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
0

PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 27, 2018) – Canadian Junior and U23 athletes Sophia Jensen and Katie Vincent stole the show in Plovdiv on Friday by both winning a gold medal in the Junior and U23 Women’s C1 500m events.

It only took one paddle stroke for the 16-year-old athlete from Chelsea, Quebec, Sophia Jensen, to take the lead in the Junior C1 500m big final. Some 2 minutes and 19 seconds later, Jensen was crossing the finish line first, three seconds ahead of Russia and Hungary.

Under-23 athlete, Katie Vincent, of Mississauga, Ont., repeated the feat in her category’s event by crossing the finish line with a time of 2 minutes 9 seconds, a few tenths of a second ahead of Belarus and Russia.

 

“Sometimes, our woman’s canoe team make seems what they do look easy. But we know and see daily how much hard work and focus that lies behind their success,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach Anders Gustafsson. “These races are extremely hard to win and I’m immensely proud of the girls and their achievements today”.

Watch Sophia’s gold medal race here:

 

Watch Katie’s gold medal race here:

 

Five other Canadian athletes took part in the finals of Friday. Nova Scotian canoeist, Craig Spence, showed a great performance in a strong U23 C1 1000m final coming 5th with a time of 4 min 14 seconds.

The Junior crew of Alix Plomteux (Lac Beauport, Qc) and Philipe Turcanu (Ottawa, Ont.) had a great race leading the way in the C2 1000m and placed 6th after a hard and solid finish with a time of 3 min 56,6 seconds, just three seconds behind Russia’s gold medalists.

Ontario athlete, Maren Bradley, placed second in the Junior Women’s K1 1000m B final, while Cameron Low, also from Ontario, finished 6th in the Men’s B final.

Action start again on Saturday in Plovdiv, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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.

 

Watch the Men’s C2 final here:

 

Watch Craig’s final here:

Follow our Canadian ???????? sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ????????????????Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Friday, July 27, 2018

 

 

 

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
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Top Paddlers to Line Up for Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships  
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 25, 2018) – Some 1000 athletes from 68 nations will line up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada’s top paddlers will be battling for top honours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 26 to 29.

 

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships 

When:
Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29

 Where:
Plovdiv Rowing Canal, Final Complex
4002 Septemvri,
Plovdiv, Bulgarie – Map

 

Twenty Canadian athletes will be competing this week on the waters of Bulgaria’s second-largest city. Katie Vincent (Ontario) will be battling to get her U23 C1 200m World Champion title again, while Sophia Jensen (Quebec) will try to get the same title in the Junior category, where she placed 2ndin Pitesti, Romania last year.

The Canadian team will also be looking to claim the World Champion’s title in the U23 Men’s K4 event and step on the Worlds podium in many other events.

“We have a promising team competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships this year and we are very confident they will be able to achieve great results,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“Our athletes have been stepping up their game in the last months by training hard and working on our vision for the coming years and this Championship will be a good opportunity for our team to test the preparation in our Together to Tokyo vision.”

The 2018 Championship begins in Plovdiv on Thurday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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Jul
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship
Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to announce the selected canoe sprint team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Championship. The event will take place in Szolnok, Hungary from August 10 to 12.

“We are happy to announce we will be sending a great group of sprint athletes to this World University Championship,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We have not been sending a team to this event in many years and this championship will be an excellent opportunity for this team.”

The team that was selected at the last set of the National Sprint Team trials held last June in Montreal will be led by Mark Granger, Canoe Kayak Canada’s athlete development head coach. All athletes named to the team are currently studying in a Canadian University or graduated in the last year.

 

2018 FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP NATIONAL TEAM 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Hometown
Jacob Steele Maskwa Jon Pike Halifax
James Lavallée Toba Jerome Seremak Winnipeg

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Hometown
Anna Negulic Maskwa Jon Pike Halifax
Hayley Plante Balmy Beach Peter Martinek Toronto
Keisha Tomisak Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier Sherbrooke
Olivia Denman Senobe Jeff Houser Dartmouth

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Emmanuelle Guilbert Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic Kirkland

 

 

More information can be found on the International University Sports Federation’s website and on the event’s website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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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Joannie Verret

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(418) 271-3785

 

Jul
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Fourth Place for the Canadian Slalom Team at the 2018 ICF Junior and U23 World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 23, 2018) – After a week competing at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Italy, the Canadian Slalom team comes home with a fourth place in the U23 Mixed C2 event.

Lois Betteridge (Ontario) and Yannick Laviolette (Québec) showed a great performance at the World Championships by taking the fourth place in the C2 event behind Spain, Russia and China.

“To finish second in the semi was an amazing feeling”, explained Betteridge and Laviolette. “We went into the final feeling pretty well and then, repeating a nice and clean run in the final was even better. We are looking forward to more racing as crew in the future!”

Betteridge, who was competing in both the Women’s C1 and K1 events, also qualified in the U23 Women’s C1 semi-final, but did not make it into the final. The rest of Canadian team, which was composed of some young athletes, had some great races during the week-end and learned a lot from this international experience.

“I think our athletes will have learned some important lessons about training and racing in Europe over the last weeks,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “Their next task is putting those lessons into action and battling for top honours at our National Championships in Alberta”.

Canadian’s top Slalom and Whitewater paddlers are now on their way to Kananaskis, Alberta for the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships. The event will take place on the Kananaskis River from August 2 to 6.

You can get the ICF World Championships’ full results here and more information about the event on the International Canoe Federation Website.

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

 

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
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Athlete Dominik Crête Wins Race-Off and Qualifies for Senior World Championships
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (July 9, 2018) – Dominik Crête from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won the Men’s K1 200-meter race-off this morning and qualified for the Men’s Kayak Senior Sprint Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 Senior World Championships next August.

The race-off took place Monday morning at the Olympic Bassin in Montréal. Two Canadians took part in this race in order to finalize the Worlds Team selection. Dominik Crête won the race with a time of 34.71 seconds, finishing ahead of Nova Scotian athlete Alexander Scott with 35.4 seconds.

“Dominik showed a solid performance this morning with a convincing win”, said Anders Gustafsson, National Sprint Team’s Head Coach. “We are very pleased to see Dominik qualify for the 2018 Senior World Team”.

Despite his second place, Scott was already named to the World Team due to his World Cups results and will be focusing on crew boats. Both athletes will bewill be flying with the rest of the teamfor the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships happening August 22 to 25 in Montemor-O-Vehlo, Portugal.

“I feel really good but mostly relieved and excited for the future,” explained Crêtea few hours after his race. “My goal was to come up with a good race plan and concentrate on reaching a state of mind that would allow me to prove what I’m worth, and we can say it’s mission accomplished. Alex is a formidable competitor that I respect a lot and I’m happy to be joining him and the team for worlds.”

 

Men's K1 200-meters Race Off // 09-07-2018

Dominik Crête from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won the Men’s K1 200-meter race-off this morning and qualified for the Men’s Kayak Senior Sprint Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 Senior World Championships next August.//L’athlète de Kayak de vitesse Dominik Crête, membre du club de Trois-Rivières, au Québec, a remporté l’épreuve de qualification du K-1 200 m masculin ce matin et s'est officiellement qualifié pour l'équipe qui représentera le Canada aux Championnats du Monde Senior 2018 au mois d’août prochain.Video: Olivier Courchesne

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Monday, July 9, 2018

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto 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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Communications Coordinator

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(418) 271-3785

Jun
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Laviolette and Betteridge Complete Slalom World Cup #1 with a Ninth Place
Canoe Slalom
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Canadian Athletes Ready to Compete at the Second World Cup

LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA (June 27, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top canoe slalom paddlers competed the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup this weekend in Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia. TheCanadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) made it to the big final in the C2 Mixed event where they placed ninth. Canadian athletes are now ready for the second World Cup taking place in Poland starting June 29.

“I think it’s great experience for them to race in the final and to take on this new challenge in the mixed double canoe event. This event was popular back in the 70s and 80s and it’s exciting to see it brought back to the international program. They will be learning twice as much by having to prepare for another race run and they will also get more race runs at each world cup. ,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We saw four athletes racing in the semifinals this World Cup and we were close in men’s C1 and men’s K1. I’m happy to see that our athletes’ run times are competitive when they execute their race plans.”

Florence Maheu (Québec) was the most impressive this weekend placing 13thin the Women’s K1 event. Maheu paddled down the course in a time of 108.86 seconds, just one second away from making it to the big final.

“It’s my personal best result at an international competition, and I am really proud of this 13thplace. Canada hasn’t achieved this results in Women’s K1 in many years,” mentioned Maheu. “My objective this year was to make it into the top 30 at World Cups. This result so far shows my preparation for the Olympic Games is going in the right direction and I am excited to compete at the next World Cups.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 1 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on June 29thto July 1stin Krakow, Poland.

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 sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

 

Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge and
Yannick Laviolette
C2 Mixed 9
World Cup 1 Florence Maheu K1 Women 13
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 27
World Cup 1 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 32
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 43
World Cup 1 Ben Hayward K1 Men 46
World Cup 1 Haley Daniels K1 Women 57
World Cup 1 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 50
World Cup 1 Liam Smedley C1 Men 51
World Cup 1 Michael Tayler K1 Men 61
World Cup 1 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 75

 

 

 

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto 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
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selected 2018 National Sprint and Paracanoe Teams
Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 26, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to announce the selection of the Junior, U23 and Senior National Sprint and Paracanoe teams that will be representing Canada this summer on the international stage.

“The third set of the National Sprint Team Trials in Montreal was the last opportunity for Canoe Kayak Canada and the High-Performance Committee to finalize the selection of our teams,” explained Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at CKC. “Our Canadian athletes have demonstrated impressive performances over the course of the World Cup season and National Team Trials. I am excited about the potential of our teams as they head to their International Championships over the remainder of the competitive season”.

Canadian athletes were selected to compete in one or more competitions to take place later during the summer. The selection was based on the 2018 Selection Criteria published earlier this year on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

The international canoe sprint competitions include:

ICF 2018 Sprint and Paracanoe Senior World Championships
August 22-25, Montemor O Vehlo, Portugal 

ICF 2018 Sprint U23 and Junior World Championships
July 26-29, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

2018 Sprint and Paracanoe Pan American Championships
September 13-16, Dartmouth, Canada

2018 Sprint Junior Pan American Championships
September 13-16, Dartmouth, Canada

2018 Olympic Hopes International Regatta
September 14-16, Poznan, Poland

  

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

 MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Andreas Dittmer,
Rob Baert
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Andreas Dittmer,
Scott Oldershaw
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Roland Varga Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer,
Helen Savin
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Craig Spence Cheema Andreas Dittmer,
Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Drew Hodges Rideau Andreas Dittmer Senior Pan American
Stephen Frodsham Rideau Andreas Dittmer Senior Pan American

 

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk,
Mathieu Pelletier
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Jan Kruk,
Rob Baert
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Katie Vincent Mississauga Jan Kruk,
Kyle Jeffery
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Nadya Crossman-Serb Toba Jan Kruk,
Jerome Seremak
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport Jan Kruk,
Luc Grenier
Senior Pan American
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Rideau Jan Kruk Senior Pan American

 

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Dominik Crête Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mark De Jonge Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Jon Pike
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Ryan Cochrane Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Marshall Hughes Cheema Frédéric Jobin,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Nicholas Matveev Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Alexander Scott Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Jon Pike
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Zane Clarke Maskwa Jon Pike U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Brian Malfesi Ridge Frédéric Jobin,
Tessa Nagai
Senior Pan American
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin Senior Pan American
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Senior Pan American

 

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Burloak Chad Brooks,
Adam Oldershaw
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Chad Brooks,
Peter Martinek
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Lissa Bissonnette Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks,
Erik Mihalovic
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Michelle Russell Cheema Chad Brooks,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Natalie Davison Rideau Chad Brooks Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Madeleine Schmidt Rideau Chad Brooks Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Alexa Irvin Maskwa Jon Pike Senior Pan American
Andréanne Langlois Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks,
Mathieu Pelletier
Senior Pan American

 

 

PARACANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire Marc Creamer,
Michael Thomas,
Eric Mihalovic
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Erica Scarff Balmy Beach Marc Creamer,
Peter Martinek
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan Marc Creamer,
Hélène Gervais
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Dave Waters Maskwa Jon Pike Senior Pan American
Draga Kujlak Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Ed Urquhart Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Michael Trauner Ottawa River Joel Hazzen Senior Pan American
Stefan Samoila Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Trinity Tratch Calgary Marc Creamer,
Edgar Garza
Senior Pan American
Yves Bourque Shawinigan Hélène Gervais Senior Pan American
Zach Lauzière-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke Marc Creamer,
Nathan Desmarais
Senior Pan American

 

 

JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM

 

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Alix Plomteux Lac Beauport Luc Grenier,
Maxim Poulin
Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa River Joel Hazzan Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Édouard Beaumier Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Mason Koch Cheema Mike Kerrivan,
Anna Hetzler
Junior Pan American
Max Perry Burloak Hunter George Junior Pan American
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPharson Junior Pan American
Alec Sibthorpe Rideau Reid Furquharson Olympic Hopes
Andrew Billard Maskwa Jon Pike Olympic Hopes
Marc Cinq-Mars Richmond Hill Helen Savin Olympic Hopes
Ydris Hunter False Creek Diane Tam Olympic Hopes

 

 

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Julia Lilley Osende Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Kate Pennyfather Burloak Adam Oldershaw Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Sophia Jensen Cascades Jan Kruk, Adam Mayo Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Ava Carew Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Evie MacDonald Caleton Place Patrick Lester Junior Pan American
Geneva Bond Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Jessica MacKay Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Kavita Thomas Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place Patrick Lester Junior Pan American
Maika Nadeau Lac Beauport Luc Grenier, Maxim Poulin Junior Pan American
Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Michaela Ermanovics Rideau Andres Carranco, Reid Farquharson Junior Pan American
Samantha Loutet Burnaby Peter Majewski Junior Pan American
Ella Hodgson-Pageau Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson Olympic Hopes
Sloan McKenzie Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Anna Hetzler Olympic Hopes

 

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Cameron Low Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre
Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Alexandre Martin Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Alexander Hoferek Rideau Andres Carranco Junior Pan American
Alex Canning Banook Toshko Kalpakov Junior Pan American
Alexis Savard-Drouin Burloak Adam Oldershaw Junior Pan American
Cameron Ledrew Cheema Mike Kerrivan,
Anna Hetzler
Junior Pan American
Daniel McCullough Saskatoon Rob Sleeth Junior Pan American
Louis Vranderick Lachine Samuel Raiche Junior Pan American
Vadim Covalciuc Lachine Samuel Raiche Junior Pan American
Craig Jonhson Senobe Rob Baert Olympic Hopes
Ian Gaudet Banook Toshko Kalpakov Olympic Hopes
Jeremy Desousa Pointe-Claire Michael Thomas,
Eric Mihalovic
Olympic Hopes

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Maren Bradley Rideau Reid Farquharson,
Andres Carranco
Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Brooklyn Wodehouse Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre
Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Alexanne Morin Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Ariane Desserault Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Anna O’Brien Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Claire Carruthers Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Junior Pan American
Erin Demopolis Burloak Hunter George Junior Pan American
Lily Baert Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Samantha Stein Balmy Beach Kevin MacIntyre Junior Pan American
Adriana Lilley Osende Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Olympic Hopes
Florence Turcotte Lachine Samuel Raiche Olympic Hopes
Hayley Conrad Rideau Reid Farquharson Olympic Hopes
Sarah Nagy Richmond Hill Helen Savin Olympic Hopes
Toshka Besharah Rideau Reid Farquharson Olympic Hopes

 

 

Get the National Sprint Team Trials #3 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch all races on the CKC YouTube Channel.

To get more information about the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International events of 2018, visit the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

 

 

 

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
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada and Apogee Sports Launch Exclusive Sportswear Collection
Partners
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 15, 2018) – As part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the organization under one unified brand, CKC and its official high-performance apparel supplier, Apogee Sports, are proud to add to their current partnership a new sports apparel collection available to the entire Canadian canoe-kayak community.

“Our four-year partnership with Apogee Sports was an important milestone in the development of our high-performance program,” said Casey Wade, Chief Executive Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada. “This addition to our partnership will allow all our athletes and clubs at all levels across the country to enjoy the incredible quality of Apogee apparel and to proudly show our colors, just like our national athletes do when they compete around the world”.

 

VISIT THE APOGEE BOUTIQUE NOW

 

Apogee is a 20-year-old Quebec-based company with the value of manufacturing its entire apparel production dedicated to teams of all levels right here in Canada. Located in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, the Apogee Sports team is working to build the image of a brand already well established and recognized worldwide.

 

“We are proud to provide our Quebec and Canadian athletes with the best high-performance apparel and accessories to help them achieve their Olympic goals,” said Stéphane Roy, President and founder of Apogee Sports. “The Canadian Canoe Kayak Federation is a world-renowned federation for the performance and rigor of its programs and we are pleased to be part of building its future.”

You can purchase new Apogee Sports products at the third National Sprint ​​Team Trials that will take place at the Olympic Basin in Montreal from June 22nd to 24th. Apogee will also be present at the Eastern Canada Cup, the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships and the Pan American Sprint ​​Championships.

 

The new collection is also available on the Apogee Online Store and you can also purchase the products on the Canoe Kayak Canada boutique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Stéphane Roy

Président – Apogee Sports

stephane@apogee-sports.com
(418) 878 6808

 

 

 

Jun
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces the Re-Launch of its ‘Paddles Up’ Magazine Powered by CKC’s Alumni Council
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 4th, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce   that its long standing ‘Paddles Up’ Magazine will be re-launched as an online paddling magazine.

“We are excited to officially announce the return of the Paddles Up Magazine, ten years after its last publication”, said Casey Wade, Chief Executive Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The new Paddles Up is an online magazine about canoe and kayak culture. Whether you paddle as a competitive paddler or you are more generally passionate about paddle sports, this addition to the Canoe Kayak Canada website is for you!”

Published from the 1980’s until 2008, the original “Paddles Up” was the official print publication of Canoe Kayak Canada, known then as the Canada Canoe Association. Published five times a year and distributed to the membership, Paddles Up provided organizational updates, results, announcements and first-person story telling from the community.

Canoe Kayak Canada is reviving Paddles Up in 2018 in the spirit of the original publication through a complete new platform for sharing the stories of our Canoe Kayak Canada community.

The magazine will be a complementary addition to CKC’s current website, which will be used to bring the community together by sharing stories, while the CKC website will remain the main source of news, results and documentation for our members.

“Everyone involved with Canoe Kayak Canada is passionate about paddling, canoe or kayak, and all have unique and inspiring stories to tell”, Joannie Verret, Communications Lead at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Which is why the Alumni Council and CKC decided to bring the Paddles Up back to life again and created this platform to share inspiring paddling stories, memories, athletes’ dreams, adventures, pictures, videos and way more!”

WWW.PADDLESUP.CANOEKAYAK.CA

Powered by CKC’s Alumni Council

At the 2017 Annual Summit in November, Canoe Kayak Canada was proud to announce the official launch of the Canoe Kayak Canada Alumni Council (CKCAC). Following close to 200 Alumni survey responses and many expressions of interest to join the Alumni Council, CKC named LA Dempster as Chair of the council and invited members based on geographical and discipline representation to join the CKCAC.

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

“Engaging the alumni has been an initiative that has been talked about for many years,” says LA Dempster. “I am thrilled to be a part of this very important first step and I look forward to what the future holds, working together with a great group of passionate people and a big paddling family.”

The CKCAC is composed of twelve members representing various regions and disciplines. Under the leadership of LA Dempster, the Alumni Council works to create a more meaningful and better-connected relationship with the paddling community.

 

MEMBERS ROLES
LA Dempster Chair
Kathleen Fraser Secretary
Mike Scarola Treasurer and Revenue Generation Lead
Darryl Bohm Active for Life Lead
Kenna Robins Events Lead
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny Networking Lead
Gavin Maxwell Mentorship Lead
Laura Clemenhagen Communications Lead
Stephanie Murphy Member
Madeleine Hall Member
Don McKenzie Member
Gary Barton Member
Rick Fair Member

 

 

Meet the CKCAC team by exploring the new edition of the Paddles Up online! Read about our Alumni, learn about inspiring stories from Canoe Kayak Canada, get to know our canoe kayak athletes from all of our eleven disciplines and share your love for paddling with the whole Canadian community!

If you are interested in becoming a Paddles Up contributor, contact us with the content you would like to submit. The Paddles Up team will get in touch with you after reviewing your submission. We can’t wait to learn more about our community and share your stories!

 

 

 

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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Joannie Verret

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(418) 271-3785

May
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names Jensen and Turcanu to the 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior World Championship Team  
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Mai 31, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name Sophia Jensen (Québec) and Philip Turcanu (Ontario) as the first two athletes to the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Sprint Junior World Championships to be held from July 26 – 29 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Both Jensen and Turcanu earned these nominations with victories in their respective C-1 Olympic events at the immediaC National Sprint Team Trials #2 that took place in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the weekend of May 18 to 20.

 

“Both Sophia and Philip delivered impressive performances to win against older competitors at the Sprint trials on Lake Banook,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Both have shown they have the ability to perform at a high level and will represent Canada well at the Junior World Championships in July.”

Jensen powered her way to a victory in the Women’s C-1 200m with a time of 53.351 seconds, leading the way in a strong field show casing the next generation of Women’s Canoe athletes following in the footsteps of the World leading Senior Team. Turcanu proved his fitness and perseverance battling through a strong head wind in the Men’s C-1 1000m final on the last day of competition, crossing the line first in a time of 5:12.207.

The remaining spots on the Junior World Championship team will be earned at the National Sprint Team Trials #3 which will be held in Montreal, Québec from June 22 – 24.

Full results from the immediaC National Sprint Team Trials #2 are available on the ImmediaC CKC Web App at http://ckc.immediac.com/.

 

 

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
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Madeline Mitchell Paddles to Bronze Medal at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup in Portugal  
Canoe Marathon, World Cups
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VIANA-DO-CASTELO, PORTUGAL (May 29, 2018) – Madeline Mitchell, member of the Manitoba Paddling Association in Winnipeg, won a bronze medal this weekend while representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup in Viana-do-Castelo in Portugal, May 25 to 27.

“I was extremely honoured and excited to have been invited to race the marathon cup in Portugal”, said Mitchell on her way back to Canada. “Every marathon race is so different and unpredictable. Every turn and every portage have a new challenge that makes the roughly 2 hours of race even more interesting.”

The canoe athlete made her way to the World Cup podium, placing third in the short race event. Mitchell paddled the 3.6 km in a time of 21 minutes and 4 seconds. In second place was Maria Ramal from Spain (20:59.88) and Ukrainian athlete, Liudmyla Babak took gold with a time of 19 minutes 31 seconds.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) of Canoe Kayak Canada congratulates Maddy on her World Cup bronze medal in the short race event”, proudly said Darryl Bohm, member of the MCRC.

Mitchell also took part in the long race event of 15.4 km where she placed fifth with a time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 19 seconds. Ukrainian Babak took gold with a time of 1:41:29.76.

“I unfortunately couldn’t predict the unfavorable conditions”, explained Mitchell, “but I’m hoping to improve on my fifth-place finish at the World Championships in September”.

The 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships will take place in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9.

You can find the results the Canoe Marathon World Cup on the International Canoe Federation website.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all updates 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
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada Dominates Women’s Canoe at the 2018 World Cups with Two New Gold Medals 
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 27, 2018) – Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) stole the show on the last day of the second World Cup by both making their way on top of the podium in C1 after scoring gold together in C-2 on Saturday.

Vincent-Lapointe, of Trois-Rivières in Québec, set the fastest time in the Women’s C1 200m on Saturday morning, finishing first with a time of 45.885 seconds. Her teammate Vincent, from Mississauga, Ontario, also made her trip to the top of the podium by winning the Women’s C1 500m with a time of 2:06.482.

 

Happy birthday Laurence Vincent Lapointe! Celebrating with gold in C1 200 in Duisburg Canoe Kayak Canada

Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, May 27, 2018

How good are the Canoe Kayak Canada C1 paddlers?? Great gold for Katie Vincent in the C1 500 in Duisburg

Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

The Canadian canoe kayak sprint team completed the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Cup 2 bringing home a total of 5 medals and a new world record after taking part in more than twenty finals over the weekend.

“These two World Cups were a good measure of the improvement we were looking for over last year’s results,” explain Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was another good step in the right direction”.

“Of course, Laurence and Katie’s results were impressive, but there were many great finals for the rest of our team today and over the weekend,” he added. “Now it is time to assess our performances and fine tune our preparation for those athletes who will compete at the Junior/U23 World Championships at the end of July and at the Senior World Championships in August.”

 

Profile Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Happy birthday to Canada's ???????? Laurence Vincent-Lapointe! We caught up with the ten times World Champion and you can watch her race live in Duisburg in 10m minutes on https://www.canoeicf.com

Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

Young athlete Alex Scott (Nova Scotia) made it to the Men’s K1 200m final on Sunday and placed 6th with a time 36.386 seconds, not far behind Russian Evgenii Lukanstov, who took gold by posting a time of 35.424 seconds.

The kayak crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Ontario), Ryan Cochrane (Québec) and Marshall Hughes (Nova Scotia) paddled their way to K4 500-meter final where they placed 7th in an exciting finish with a time of 1:22.9 seconds.

The women’s crew also qualified for the K4 final. Ontario teammates Courtney Stott, Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Natalie Davison and Madeline Schmidt placed 8th in the 500-meter final with a time of 1:36.7 seconds.

Tom Hall, of Nova Scotia, with teammate Evan Bezemer, of Ontario, placed 9th in the Men’s C2 200-meter final. The Canadian crew finished the sprint in a time of 39.575.

Seven Canadian crews also made it to the B finals on the last day of the ICF World Cup series. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s website to get all results, videos and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Team Canada is now coming back to Canada in order to get more preparation for the World Championships taking place in Europe later this season. Sprint athletes will be competing at the end of June for the last selection of the National Teams. The competition will take place at the Olympic Basin, in Montréal, Qc.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news directly to your email and visit canoekayak.ca for more information about the different events being hosted this summer.

 

Great last day for our Canadian Team at the Planet Canoe World Cup 2! ????????????????????Two new GOLD and many finals!Our team is…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

May
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
3 Medals and 1 New World Record for the Canadian Sprint Team on Day 2 of the ICF World Cup 2
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 26, 2018) – Eleven Canadian crews made it to the big finals on day two of the International Canoe Federation World Cup 2 in Duisburg, Germany. Canada won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal on Saturday, and for the second time this season, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent broke together a new record in the C2 event.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes step on the podium three times today and to see so many of our crews in the A Finals,” said Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the sprint team at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We had some more good qualifications today and we all look forward to more chances of additional medals tomorrow. This final World Cup competition is proving to be a great learning experience for our young team and will be great for our preparations for World Championships later this year”.

After breaking their 2017 World Best Time last week in Szeged, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) and partner Katie Vincent (Ontario) won another World Cup gold medal in the Women’s C2 500m final. The duo beat their time by more than two second on Saturday, setting a fast time of 1 minute 51.428 seconds.

 

2018 ICF WC2 – Women's C2 500m / Gold Medal and WR – C2 500m Féminin / Médaille d'or et record du monde

Watch Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent win GOLD ???? and break their World Best Time one more time at the 2018 ICF World Cup #2 ! ????????????????????Thanks to CBC Sports and Planet Canoe for streaming the event!–Revoyez Laurence Vincent Lapointe et Katie Vincent remporter l'OR et établir une fois de plus un nouveau Record Mondial à la Coupe du Monde de Canoë de Vitesse #2 ! ????????????????????????Merci Radio-Canada Sports et Planet Canoe de diffuser l'événement!#WePaddle #NousPagayons

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Another gold, and another world record for Canoe Kayak Canada's Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent in the C2 500!

Posted by Planet Canoe on Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

Also in the C2 final were Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario). The Canadian crew crossed the finish line a few seconds their teammates, placing 6thwith a time of 2:02.537.

The Men’s Kayak K2 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) had a strong finish placing 2nd in a breathtaking 500m final. They won silver with a time of 1:28.776 seconds, just behind Slovakia who took gold in 1:28.627.

Also on the podium today was the C2 crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova Scotia). The Women’s crew placed third in the C2 200m final, taking bronze with a time of 45.1 seconds. Roy-Cyr and Hardy-Kavanagh also took part in the final finishing in 5th place with a close time of 45.6 seconds.

Many other athletes took part in different finals during the day. On the Women’s side, Michelle Russel (Nova Scotia) placed 7th in the K1 500m final, Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Lissa Bissonnette (Québec) came 8th in the K2 500m final and Madeline Schmidt (Ontario) finished 7th in the Women’s K1 500m B Final.

On the Men’s side, Craig Spence (Nova Scotia) had a great final and placed 5thin the C1 1000m, Alex Scott (Nova Scotia) and Ryan Cochrane (Québec) placed 5thin the K2 200m final and Stephen Frodsham (Ontario) and Evan Bezemer (Ontario) came 6thin the C2 500m final, while Tom Hall (Nova Scotia) and Bret Himmelman (Nova Scotia) finished 9th.

The action will continue on Sunday with the final races of the 2018 World Cup series. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s websiteto get all results and start lists and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news directly to your email or visit canoekayak.cafor more updates.

 

 

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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
10 Canadian Crews Advance to Finals on Day 1 of Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Germany
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 25, 2018) – A total of 24 Canadian canoe kayak sprint athletes lined up on Duisburg’s international race course on Friday morning for the second and last 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup. Fifteen Canadian crews made it to the semi-finals and ten of them qualified for the big finals.

“We are looking for improvement and this certainly fits the bill,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We still have a lot of work to do between now and the World Championships, but there are promising signs as we prepare for Tokyo 2020”.

“There is a total of 54 countries competing this weekend,” added Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the Canadian Sprint team. “These races will give us a lot of information on how to best build our team and our crews. Every single race is evaluated, and our progression is what matters most”.

The Women’s K2 500m of Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Lissa Bissonnette (Québec) had a strong finish coming third edging out Poland and Germany to make it to the big final. Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) also qualified for the Men’s K2 500m final.

The Women’s Canoe team took the lead in the heats. Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario) qualified for the A final in the Women’s C2 200m eventas well as teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova Scotia). The Final will take place on Saturday morning.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) qualified directly for the Women’s C2 500m final by winning their heat with a time of one minute and 53 seconds. Roy-Cyr and Hardy-Kavanagh also qualified for the big final after placing second in the semi-final behind the Japanese crew.

On the Men’s side, the crew of Roland Varga (Ontario) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Nova Scotia) placed 9thin the Men’s C2 1000m Final with a time of 3:44.083 seconds. Teammates Mark James (Nova Scotia) and Drew Hodges (Ontario) placed 1stin the B Final with a time of 3 minutes and 39 seconds.

Two Men’s Canoe crew also qualified for the Men’s C2 500m final taking place on Saturday. Stephen Frodsham (Ontario) and Evan Bezemer (Ontario) qualified by coming first in the semi-final, followed by Tom Hall (Nova Scotia) and Bret Himmelman (Nova Scotia) who place seconds.

The action will continue on Saturday and Sunday with more heats, semi-finals and finals. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s websiteto get all results and start lists and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news directly to your email or visit canoekayak.cafor more updates.

 

ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup

Canadian canoe sprint and marathon athlete Madeline Mitchell (Manitoba) is also representing Canada this weekend at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup. The international competition is taking place in Viana-do-Castelo in Portugal from May 25 to 27.

Mitchell will be racing on Saturday, May 26 in the Women’s C1 short event on a distance of 3.6 km as well as on Sunday, May 27 in the Women’s C1 15.4 km. The short event will include three laps and three portages while the long event will include four laps, three portages and one small lap.

You can find all start lists, results and live action on the International Canoe Federation website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

May
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Madeline Mitchell to Represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup in Portugal  
Canoe Marathon, World Cups
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VIANA-DO-CASTELO, PORTUGAL (May 25, 2018) – Canadian canoe sprint and marathon athlete Madeline Mitchell (Manitoba) will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup. The international competition is taking place in Viana-do-Castelo in Portugal from May 25 to 27.

“We are very pleased to see Madeline representing Canada at this major marathon event,” said Darryl Bohm, member of the Canoe Marathon Racing Council at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Maddy finished 4that the 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and we will be cheering for her to do well at this event”.

Mitchell will be racing on Saturday, May 26 in the Women’s C1 short event on a distance of 3.6 km as well as on Sunday, May 27 in the Women’s C1 15.4 km. The short event will include three laps and three portages while the long event will include four laps, three portages and one small lap.

 

 

You can find all start lists, results and live action on the International Canoe Federation website.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all updates 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
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint Athletes Ready for World Cup 2 Starting Friday in Duisburg, Germany
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest athletes moved from Hungary to Germany and will be representing Canada at the second and last ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup. The event is starting on Friday, May 25 and is being held in Duisburg, Germany.

“Our Canadian team showed great overall results last week in Szeged,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our women’s canoe brought home two golds and one silver, and we are looking forward to seeing what the whole team will do this weekend. These two World Cups are an excellent preparation for the upcoming Senior World Championships”.

 

Watch live: 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 Duisburg

Watch live on https://www.canoeicf.com25–27 May in Duisburg, Germany#PlanetCanoe #Canoe #Kayak #ICFsprint #Sprint #WorldCup #Dusburg #Germany #WatchLive #Live

Posted by Planet Canoe on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

 

What:
International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint World Cup 2

Start Lists & Live Results

When:
Friday, May 25 (8:30 to 18:30 CEST.)
Saturday, May 26 (8:30 to 18:55 CEST.)
Sunday, May 27 (8:30 to 16:40 CEST.)

Where:
Kanu-Regatta-Verein Duisburg e.V.
Kruppstraße 30B, 47055
Duisburg, Germany – Map

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and results directly to your email and follow Planet Canoe on the ICF websiteto get live updates.

 

 

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
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Second Gold Medal and New Official World Best Time for Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 20, 2018) – Canadian Women’s Canoe athlete, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), won a second gold medal on Sunday and set a new official world best time in the C1 200 meter-event at the ICF Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Vincent-Lapointe finished the race with a new record of 44.502 seconds. Her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) wasn’t too far behind as she placed third in a time of 45.737 seconds. Silver went to Russia’s Olesia Romasenko with a time of 45.660 seconds

– ICF SPRINT WORLD CUP 1 -And guess who just won GOLD ???? and BRONZE ???? in the Women’s C1 200m this morning in Szeged ????????…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, May 20, 2018

It's another gold medal for Canoe Kayak Canada's Laurence Vincent Lapointe – and the fastest ever women's C1 200!!

Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, May 20, 2018

 

“This is really exciting for our sport, but also for all Canadians,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the Canadian sprint team. “For the second time at a World Cup event, these two ladies managed to stand on the podium together both in C1 and C2. Katie is still a U23 athlete, so this is very promising for the coming years.”

 

WC1, R198, C1 WOMEN 200M FINAL A

WC1, R198, C1 WOMEN 200M FINAL A

Posted by Тхе Спирит Оф Кајак on Sunday, May 20, 2018

 

Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) also had a great performance Sunday as she placed 6thin the Women’s C1 500-meter final. The Canadian Women’s canoe team qualified for a total of 8 finals winning two golds and one bronze.

Both Canadian Women’s and Men’s K4 crews reached the finals on Sunday. Ryan Cochrane (Nova Scotia), Mark De Jonge (Nova Scotia), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) placed 7thin a time of 1:20.3 seconds. On the women’s side, Michelle Russel (Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Québec), Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Madeline Schmidt (Ontario) placed 9thin a time of 1:35.3 seconds.

The first ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup is now completed, and the action will start again on Friday, May 25 for the second World Cup in Duisburg, Germany.

 

Follow our Canadian athletes in Szeged, Hungary competing against the best athletes in the world at the first Planet…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

For more information about World Cup 2 in Duisburg, Germany, visit the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 event’s pageon the International Canoe Federation’s website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gold Medal and New World Best Time for Canadian Duo Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Sprint World Cup  
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 19, 2018) – Canadian Sprint paddlers Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) captured gold Saturday in the Women’s C2 500m event at the International Canoe Federation’s first World Cup of 2018. The Canadian duo posted a time of 1:53.513 seconds in an exciting battle with China who took silver with a close time of 1:54.958.

“We knew the Chinese crew would be strong,” explained Laurence Vincent-Lapointe during an interview with Canoe Kayak Canada. “They were ahead of us during the first half of the heat, so we knew the final would be hard, but we planned to focus on our finish. We know we can be strong at the end of a race and that’s what we did, it was amazing”.

WC1, R125, C2 WOMEN 500M FINAL A

WC1, R125, C2 WOMEN 500M FINAL A

Posted by Тхе Спирит Оф Кајак on Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

Women’s Canoe events will be contested for the first time at the 2020 Olympic games, and this result indicates that Canada will be a contender for the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.

Also in the final were teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova Scotia) who finished 8thin a time of 2:05.958 seconds in the new Olympic event.

 

Any doubts about the early pre- Tokyo 2020 C2 favouritism of Canoe Kayak Canada's Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent after their swashbuckling win in Szeged on Saturday

Posted by Planet Canoe on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

Team Canada athletes qualified for a total eight finals on Saturday. Michelle Russell (Nova Scotia) finished 7thin the Women’s K1 500m, Craig Spence (Nova Scotia) placed 9 in the Men’s C1 1000m-event and paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre (Québec) finished 4thin the Men’s KL2 200m race.

Teammates Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario) placed 4thin the Women’s C2 200meter-event followed by Crossman-Serb and MacIntosh, and Ryan Cochrane (Nova Scotia) and Mark De Jonge (Nova Scotia) placed 5thin the Men’s K2 200m.

Follow our Canadian athletes in Szeged, Hungary competing against the best athletes in the world at the first Planet…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, May 19, 2018

 

The action continues on Sunday for the last day of this first World Cup. Among the many races, both Canadian Women’s and Men’s K4 crews will try to qualify for the big final and Women’s canoe 2017 World Champion will battle through semi-finals to secure a spot for the finals.

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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May
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Strong Start for Women’s Canoe On Day 2 of the ICF World Cup 1  
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 18, 2018) – Twenty-seven Canadian sprint athletes competed in seventeen different events on day two of the first International Canoe Federation World Cup held in Szeged, Hungary. All of Canada’s Women C2 crews advanced to the Finals.

“Our Women’s Canoe athletes stood out on the race course today,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Sprint Head Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Women’s Canoe level is very impressive this year and it is really good for our team, it will definitely help to push our crews”.

The 2017 World Champions, Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) qualified directly to the Final after winning their heat in the Women’s C2 500-meter event. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova-Scotia) also won their heat and will join Vincent-Lapointe and Crossman Serb in the Final on Saturday. 

It was a really tough heat but Canoe Kayak Canada's Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent came through to win their C2 500 heat to go straight through to the final

Posted by Planet Canoe on Friday, May 18, 2018

 

Crossman-Serb and MacIntosh also qualified for the Women’s C2 200-meter Final, so did the young crew of Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario). Again, two Canadian crews will be trying reach the podium in the big final Saturday.

– ICF SPRINT WORLD CUP 1 -All of our Women’s Canoe crews made it to the A FINAL ???????????? at World Cup 1 in Szeged, HUN ????????…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Friday, May 18, 2018

 

It was a big day Friday for Men’s Canoe athletes as they were going through qualifications, semi-finals and finals in the C2 1000-meter event. The two Canadian crews came first and second after battling it out in the B Final. Roland Varga (Ontario) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Nova Scotia) came first in a time of 3:44.4 while Drew Hodges (Ontario) and Mark James (Nova Scotia) followed closely behind with a time of 3:45.1.

Paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre (Québec) will be competing in the Men’s VL2 200-meter big final on Saturday.

Many other Canadian athletes qualified for semi-finals and will be trying to line up for finals in the next two days.

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

 

Canadian Sprint Team Trials

Most of our Canadian sprint athletes are also competing this weekend on Lake Banook in Nova Scotia for the second set of the National Sprint Team trials. 

Follow the action on the Canoe Kayak Canadawebsite as well as on the official CKC Mobile Apppowered by ImmediaC and you can watch all races live on the CKC YouTube Channel.

 

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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May
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Paddlers to Line Up for ImmediaC Canoe Kayak Canada National Team Trials #2  
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (May 17, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s paddlers will be lining up for the second set of the National Sprint Team Trials this weekend on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This second selection of a series of three National Sprint Team Trials will take place from Friday, May 18thto Sunday, May 20th.

“While our World Cups teams are competing in Europe, these trials are a second competition opportunity for our Canadian paddlers to gain points in the selection process for the carded national sprint teams and the event will also serve as part of the selection process for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is good to be back on the Canadian waters and I am looking forward to seeing our athletes racing on Lake Banook this weekend”.

What:
ImmediaC Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint Team Trials #2

Start Lists & Results
Download the ImmediaC CKC mobile app (Apple Store/ Google Play Store)

When:
Friday, May 18 (8:30 to 15:00 ADT.)
Saturday, May 19 (8:30 to 15:15 ADT.)
Sunday, May 20 (8:30 to 14:15 ADT.)

Where:
Lake Banook
34 Boathouse Lane,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3 – Map

WATCH THE RACES LIVE : 

The event hosted by Canoe Kayak Canada and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada will be presented by partner ImmediaC. Starts lists and live results will be posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile appavailable on the Apple Storeand on the Google Play Store.

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

Following this event, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the third and final set of National Sprint Team Trials at the Olympic Basin in Montréal, Québec, from June 22 to 24.

You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada website

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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May
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers to Take First Strokes Into International Canoe Federation World Cup series
World Cups
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest athletes will be representing Canada at the first ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup. The event is being held in Szeged, Hungary starting Thursday, May 17.

“We have a great group of experienced and new athletes competing at this first ICF event and I am confident that they will start the season strongly,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our group of coaches prepared the team well over the last months and it is time to test this preparation on the International Stage”.

The World Cup team was selected at the end of April during the first part of the National Team selection process. The team of 32 U23 and Senior athletes will be representing Canada this weekend in Hungary for the first of two World Cups. The second World Cup will be held the following weekend in Germany.

 

Posted by Planet Canoe on Friday, May 11, 2018

 

What:
International Canoe Federation Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup 1

Start Lists & Live Results

When:
Thursday, May 17 (14:00 to 18:25 CEST.)
Friday, May 18 (8:00 to 19:00 CEST.)
Saturday, May 19 (8:00 to 19:00 CEST.)
Sunday, May 20 (8:00 to 17:00 CEST.)

Where:
Szegedi Olympic Center,
Szeged, Hungary – Map

 

Paracanoe athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) will be the first to line up on Thursday morning in the Men’s KL2 200 m event. The rest of the Canadian team will be competing the following paddling their ways to World Cup finals.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email and follow Planet Canoe on the ICF website to get live updates.

 

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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May
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Whitewater Slalom Athletes Complete National Team Trials with Exciting finals
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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 14, 2018) – Canadian Canoe Kayak Whitewater Slalom athletes completed the National Slalom Team Trials of a new season of racing this weekend on the Saint-Charles River in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. During two days of intense competitions, canoe and kayak slalom athletes of all ages tried to secure a spot on the 2018 Canadian team.

“Our junior and senior athletes looked impressive on the race course this week-end,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The athletes and coaches were well prepared for the races and I was pleased to see Ben Hayward back on the race course after missing last season from shoulder surgery.”

Photo: GabesImage

Saturday, Florence Maheu (Québec) won the Women’s K1 in both the first and second round with a time of 108.06 and 103.67 seconds, respectively. Michael Tayler (Ontario) won the Men’s K1 first run with a time of 92.08 seconds while Ben Hayward (Alberta) won the second run with a tim of 93.78 seconds.

Canoer Liam Smedley (Ontario) won the Men’s C1 first round with a time of 99.67 seconds while his older brother, Cameron Smedley (Ontario) won the second run with a faster time of 94.94 seconds. In the Women’s C1 event, U23 athlete Lois Betteridge (Ontario) won the first run with a time of 118.83 seconds and Haley Daniels (Alberta) came first in the second run with a time of 111.73 seconds.

On Sunday, Maheu took first place again in the Women’s K1 final run of the weekend with a time of 98.25 seconds, as well as Tayler in the men’s race with a time of 90.31 seconds.

Betteridge won the Women’s C1 final run with a time of 122.08 while Cameron Smedley repeated a win in the Men’s C1 first run with a time of 95.04 seconds and Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) won the final run with a time of 96.87 seconds.

On the last day of trials, athletes were also competing in the Extreme Slalom event. Ben Hayward (Alberta) came first with the fastest time of the day (77.64 seconds), followed by Maël Rivard (Ontario) with a time of 80.18 seconds and Trevor Boyd (Alberta) with a close time of 80.40 seconds.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the selected teams that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF World Cups and also at the 2018 World Championships later this week.

You can find the full results on the Canoe Kayak Canada website as well as the list of upcoming events for our Slalom athletes.

 

 

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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May
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Whitewater Canoe Slalom Athletes To Line Up for National Team Selections
Canoe Slalom
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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 11, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest Whitewater Canoe Slalom paddlers will be taking their first strokes into the National Team Selections this weekend in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. This selection of the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team will take place on the Saint-Charles river course at Kayak Valleyfield.

“Our whitewater canoe slalom athletes trained all winter on different rivers around the globe in order to get ready for this national team selection,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They spent the last week training here on the Valleyfield course, and now it is time to test that preparation and select the team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 international events.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the five different 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups taking place in Europe over the summer. These National Slalom Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the national teams that will be representing Canada at the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships this year.

 

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada National Whitewater Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start Lists & Results

When:
Saturday, May 12thand Sunday, May 13th

Where:
Kayak Valleyfield
50 Rue Dufferin,
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC | Map

Following this event, the Whitewater Canoe Slalom team will be competing at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups in Slovenia, Poland, Germany and Spain between June and September 2018. The selected teams will also be competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Ivrea, Italy, July 12 to 22, and at the Senior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 25 to 30.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also be hosting the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships on the Kananaskis River, in Alberta, August 2 to 6. You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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May
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
8 Whitewater Canoeing Athletes Named to the Canoe Kayak Canada Wildwater National Team  
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 8, 2018) – 8 Canadian athletes were named to the Wildwater Canoeing National Team after competing at the Wildwater Canoeing National Team trials this weekend on the Moira River in Ontario.

The race took place on an approximately 5 km stretch of the Moira River in Roslin, Ontario. The race happened in Class 2 and Class 3 whitewater from Chisholm’s Mills to Scuttlehole Rapid.

“For the second year in a row, high water levels on the Madawaska River forced a last-minute change of venue,” said Warren Hastings, Chair of the Wildwater committee on the Whitewater Council at Canoe Kayak Canada. “There were safety concerns around a rapid called Staircase, so we moved it for our athletes’ well-being and to ensure good paddling during a period of elevated water levels.”

Four boats were qualified for both the Classic and Sprint events of the Canoe Wildwater discipline for a total of 8 different athletes.

In the C-1 Classic event, Spencer Pomeroy came first with a time of 16 min 28,45 seconds, followed by Gwyn Ashcroft who came second (17 min 34,63 secs). John Hastings came first in the K-1 Classic event with a time of 15 min, followed by Warren Hastings (15 min 15,66 secs) and Neil Gerrard (15 min 27 secs). In the Sprint event, Pomeroy won the C-1 race with a time of 93,54 seconds while John Hastings won the K-1 race with a time of 80,45 seconds.

Name Event Team Classic Sprint
Spencer Pomeroy Men’s C-1 Senior Team 16:28,45 93,54 secs
Gwyn Ashcroft Men’s C-1 Senior Team 17:34,63 103,18 secs
Avery Wilkins Men’s K-1 Junior Team 17:22,00 98,21 secs
John Hastings Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:00,00 80,45 secs
Warren Hastings Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:15,66 84,51 secs
Neil Gerrard Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:27,00 84,63 secs
Harold Van Winssen Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:37,00 n.a.
Ed Winacott Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:57,00 93,51 secs

 

The next race on the Canoe Wildwater calendar is the Whitewater National Championships taking place in Kananaskis, Alberta, from August 2 to 6.

 

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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May
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
In Memory of Sprint Athlete and Member of Parliament Gordon Brown
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 3, 2018) – It is with great sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has learned of the passing of Ontario Conservative MP and CKC Alumni Gordon Brown. Gordon passed suddenly after suffering a fatal heart attack in his Parliament Hill office Wednesday morning.

The 57-year-old MP, who had represented the eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes since 2004, was remembered as a tireless advocate, a passionate politician and a devoted family man.

Mr. Brown’s home town club, of which he was a proud alumni, honoured him with a Facebook post on Wednesday, “Gord was always a huge supporter of The Gananoque Canoe Club. Countless times he would lend his voice to our cause and praised the club for its role in his youth in shaping the man he became. He will be deeply missed.”

Brown raced at many national events in the 1970s and 80’s with the Gananoque, highlighted by back to back Juvenile Men’s K-4 titles at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships in 1976 and 1977. He also climbed to the top of the podium with Team Ontario as part of the K-4 crew at the 1977 Canada Games in St. John’s.

Going on to race for Canada, Brown was a two-time medalist at the 1977 North American Championships in Montreal where he won gold in the Junior Men’s K-2 500 meter event, as well a silver medal in the Junior Men’s K-4 500 meter race.

Later, he competed at the 1988 ICF World Marathon Championships with longtime friend and team mate Peter Patasi in the Men’s K-2 42 km event.

Brown leaves behind his wife, Claudine, and two sons, Chance and Tristan.

On behalf of the entire paddling community, Canoe Kayak Canada would like to send its deepest condolences to the Brown family.

 

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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May
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 7 New Athletes to the 2018 World Cup Sprint Teams
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Canoe Kayak Canada Names 7 New Athletes to the 2018 World Cup Sprint Teams 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 1, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce several additions to the Canadian Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cups at the end of May.

“The senior athletes added will provide flexibility in assessing our potential for crews to meet the Senior World Championship performance standard and the U23 athletes selected will gain valuable international competition experience as they develop toward being part of our Olympic Team in 2024” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton.

The International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends starting May 18.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
U23 Bret Himmelman Bedford, NS Maskwa Andreas Dittmer, Jon Pike
U23 Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
U23 Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer, Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski, Mike Kerrivan
SR Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer, Ben Tardioli
U23 Evan Bezemer Mississauga, ON Mississauga Andreas Dittmer, Tamas Buday Sr, Kyle Jeffery
SR Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
SR Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer, Helen Savin
U23 Stephen Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer, Wade Farquaharson
U23 Tom Hall Waverly, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer, Mike Kerrivan

 

  

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
U23 Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk, Luc Grenier
U23 Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
U23 Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk, Rob Baert
U23 Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk, Kyle Jeffery
SR Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
U23 Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Jan Kruk, Jerome Seremak
U23 Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk

 

  

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
U23 Alexander Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin, Jon Pike
SR Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
SR Mark De Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
U23 Marshall Hughes Waverly, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin, Mike Kerrivan
U23 Nicholas Matveev Toronto, OM Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin, Peter Martinek
U23 Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
SR Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin

  

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
SR Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks, Adam Oldershaw
SR Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks, Mathieu Pelletier
SR Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks, Peter Martinek
SR Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks, Erik Mihalovic
U23 Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks
SR Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks, Mike Kerrivan
SR Natalie Davison Manotick, ON Rideau Chad Brooks

 

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
SR Mathieu St. Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Marc Creamer, Hélène Gervais
SR Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Marc Creamer, Edgar Garza

  

 

Get the Sprint National Team #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch the Finals on the YouTube Channel.

To get more information about the ICF World Cups, visit the International Canoe Federations event’s calendaronline.

 

 

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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Apr
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2018 World Cup Sprint and Paracanoe Teams  
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 25 athletes to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups. Canadian athletes were selected this weekend at the first set of the National Sprint Team Trials and Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent already secured a spot for the Senior World Championships team.

“We saw several impressive performances over the weekend here on Lake Lanier, and we look forward to taking this team of athletes to Europe to line up against some of the best athletes in the world,” announced Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s the beginning of a new season and we have a great group of young and talented athletes as we get closer to Tokyo 2020.”

In addition to the World Cups’ teams nominations, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) secured their spot on the Senior team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor O Velho, Portugal, August 23 to 26, 2018.

The International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends starting May 18.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer, Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski, Mike Kerrivan
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer, Ben Tardioli
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer, Helen Savin

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk, Luc Grenier
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk, Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk, Kyle Jeffery
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Jan Kruk
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk

 

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alexander Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Mark De Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverly, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin, Mike Kerrivan
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, OM Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks, Mathieu Pelletier
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks, Erik Mihalovic
Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks, Mike Kerrivan

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Mathieu St. Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Marc Creamer, Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Marc Creamer, Edgar Garza

  

Get the Sprint National Team #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch the Finals on the YouTube Channel.

To get more information about the ICF World Cups, visit the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

 

 

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

 

 

Apr
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Athletes Complete National Team Trials With Exciting 200 and 500 meters finals
Nationals
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 22, 2018) – Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint athletes completed the first Sprint Team Trials of a new season of racing this weekend at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville, GA. On the last day, kayakers and canoers showed impressive results in the K-1 200 and C-1 500 meters-races.

The men’s kayak offered an impressive last race today fighting for gold in the K-1 200 meter event. The top 6 competitors finished the race within one second. Olympian Mark De Jonge (Maskwa, N.-S.) stole the show by having the fastest time of the day and finishing first with a time of 34.307 seconds. Close behind De Jonge was Alexander Scott in a time of 34.907 (Maskwa, N.-S.), followed by Ryan Cochrane (Lac-Beauport, QC) who came third with an extremely close time of 34.914 seconds.

“I feel relieved and happy,” said De Jonge right after finishing his race. “I took a year off last year and just came back to the sport full-time, so I am really happy to see that I still have my speed and that there is a lot of stiff competition within Canada.”

“I’m very proud of my athletes this early in the season,” said Frédéric Jobin, national coach of the men’s kayak team. “The depth of the group is impressive, in the 200 meters we have 6 guys finishing within one second, and the 500 and 1000 meter-races are almost as close. It’s very promising for our crew boat programs like the K-2 and K-4.”

The women’s kayak also demonstrated great performances this afternoon in the 200 meter-race. Michelle Russel (Cheema, N.-S.) finished first with a fast time of 39.878, followed closely by Lissa Bissonette (Pointe-Claire, QC ; 40.374) and Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, QC ; 40.594).

The canoe athletes were competing in the C-1 500 meter event as their last race of these trials. Craig Spence (Cheema, N.-S.) placed first with a time of 1:48.385 in the men’s C-1 and Vincent-Lapointe lead the women’s race with a time of 2:03.515.

Monday, Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the selected teams that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF World Cups, as well as the selected athlete who have already secured a sport on the 2018 World Championships team.

You can watch all finals on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube channel and find today’s results on the Canoe Kayak Canada website, as well as the starts lists for Sunday’s races.

 

 

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

 

Apr
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent Steal The Show On Day 2 of Sprint National Team Trials
Nationals
0

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 21, 2018) – Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) stole the show on day 2 of the Canadian sprint canoe kayak team trials as they broke their 2017 world record in the Women’s C-2 500 meters event this morning at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville, GA.

“It’s a second world record broken this week-end by our women’s canoe team and we could not be happier with such great results so early in the season,” said Anders Gustafsson, new head coach of Canoe Kayak Canada’s sprint team. “Our teams’ overall results so far show that we have been preparing the team well and they have what it takes to compete on the world stage.”

After breaking the record in the C-1 race yesterday, Laurence Vincent Lapointe and her partner Katie Vincent beat their last world record by 4 seconds with a time of 1:52.745 this morning.

The Men’s Canoe also showed great performances on Saturday. Craig Spence (Cheema, N.-S.) finished first with an impressive time of 3:49.899 in the Men’s C-1 1000 meter event. Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) came second in a time of 3:54.793 followed closely by Drew Hodges (Rideau, ON) who finished in a time of 3:55.125.

“I felt pretty comfortable going into this race, every stroke felt better and better throughout the race and the conditions were ideal today,” explained Craig Spence, as he watched his teammates prepare for the Men’s C-2 1000 meter event. “I feel really optimistic for the upcoming season, our group is one great team and working with our new coach, Andreas, has been really productive.”

In the Men’s C-2 1000 meter, Varga and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, N.-S.) took first place in a time of 3:36.912. Hodges and Mark James (Senobe, N.-S.) placed second, followed by Thomas Hall (Cheema, N.-S.) and Bret Himmelman (Maskwa, N.-S.) with a time of 3:38.902 and 3:39.878, respectively.

 

The Women’s Kayak also performed well in the K-1 500 meter event. Michelle Russell (Cheema, N.-S.) placed first with a time of 1:49.947, followed by Andreanne Langlois of Trois-Rivières in Québec (1:51.533), and Madeline Schmidt of Ottawa in Ontario (1:53.011).

The Men’s Kayak finished today’s races with the K-1 1000 meter event. Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauort, QC) finished first in a time of 3:30.466, in front of Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK – 3:31.69) and Marshall Hughues (Cheema, N.-S. – 3:31.866).

 

Atlanta 1996 Gold Medalist Coaching the Canadian Team

The last time Andreas Dittmer, German Olympian and 3 times Olympic gold medalist, was at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA, was during the 1996 Olympic Games of Atlanta. Dittmer raced in the C-2 1000 m event with German partner Gunar Kirchbach. They won gold in front of the Romanians and Hungarians in a time of 3:31.870. Andreas joined the Canoe Kayak Canada coaching team this winter and the National Team Trials are his first event with the team.

“Coming back here after all these years definitely brought back a lot of good memories,” said Dittmer, new head coach of the Canadian Men’s Canoe Sprint team. “I couldn’t be happier to be here, coaching the Canadian men’s canoe team, at the exact same location than where my Olympic career began,” he added.

Canadian athletes will be closing these Team Trials on Sunday, selecting the World Cups team representing Canada in Europe at the end of May. Kayak athletes will be racing in the 200 meter finals while Canoe athletes will be racing in the 500 meter finals.

 

You can watch all finals on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube channel and find today’s results on the Canoe Kayak Canada website, as well as the starts lists for Sunday’s races.

 

 

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

 

 

Apr
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Laurence Vincent Lapointe Starts 2018 Canoe Sprint With A New World Record  
Nationals
0

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 20, 2018) – Canadian canoe Sprint athlete Laurence Vincent Lapointe broke another world record this afternoon on day 1 of the Canadian canoe kayak sprint team trials in Gainesville, GA.

Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) broke her personal best time by taking first place in the Women’s C-1 200 meter event in a fast time of 45.350 seconds. Not too far behind was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who took second place with a time of 46.586, followed by Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, N.-S.) in a time of 49.034.

“I am very happy with my result and could not have done better for my first race of the year, breaking my world records this early in the season shows that the hard work is paying off,” said Laurence as she heard her official time. “I am pretty confident with my training and results and I know it is going to go very well for the whole season this year,” she added.

Tomorrow, Vincent and V.-Lapointe will be competing in the Women’s C-2 500 meter event together. Holding the current world record together in this event, tomorrow’s race is promising for the two athletes.

“I am definitely excited for the race tomorrow, we both got really good performances in C-1 and hopefully we can work together and be even faster on the world stage this year,” said Katie Vincent. 

 

A promising Day 1

Close to 90 Canadian canoe kayak sprint and paracanoe athletes are competing this weekend on Lake Lanier, trying to secure a spot on the 2018 World Cup’s Canadian team. Today’s races also included the finals for the Open Men’s Paracanoe 200 meter and the Senior Men’s K-1 500 meter.

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgeral (Sherbrooke, QC) finished first in the Paracanoe event with a time of 44.576, followed by Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC). In the Men’s K-1 event, Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) got a close finish with a time of 1:39.307 and 1:39. 761, respectively. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) came third with a time of 1:41.157, followed closely by Vincent Jourdenais (Trois-Rivières, QC) who finished in a time of 1:41.331.

“We are very pleased with today’s results,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is still early in the season, but Laurence’s world record and the overall results of the day show that we are on track”.

Tomorrow’s races will continue at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville, GA. You can find today’s results on the Canoe Kayak Canada website, as well as the starts lists for Saturday and Sunday’s races.

 

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

Apr
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers To Take Their First Strokes Into The Competition Season
Nationals, Teams
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 19, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest sprint and paracanoe paddlers will be lining up for the first set of the National Team Trials this weekend on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. This first selection of a series of three Sprint National Team Trials will take place at the 1996 Olympic venue from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd.

“Most of our Sprint and Paracanoe athletes spent the last few months training in the warm waters of Florida in order to get ready for this first team selection,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They had some great results in training and now it is time to test that preparation in their first races of the year.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the 2018 Canoe Sprint World Cups taking place in Europe at the end of May. These National Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships Teams and the Senior Pan American Championships Team.

 

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials and selection of the 2018 World Cup Canadian Team.

Start Lists & Results

When:
Friday, April 20 (8:30 to 17:00 EST.)
Saturday, April 21 (8:30 to 16:50 EST.)
Sunday, April 22 (8:30 to 15:00 EST.)

Where:
Lake Lanier Olympic Park,
3105 Clarks Bridge Road,
Gainesville, GA | Map

 

Following this event, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting two other sets of National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials in May and June. These events will be used to select the Junior, U23 and Senior teams representing Canada at the various international events taking place this summer. You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Apr
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Regina to host the 2019 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
Nationals
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OTTAWA, ON (April 3, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce Regina, Saskatchewan as host city of the 2019 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships and Canadian Masters Championships taking place on Lake Wascana, August 27 to September 1.

“This marquee event brings the community together each summer for all of our Canadian sprint athletes,” said, Casey Wade CEO at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is a showcase of the best of our sport; the emotion, the club pride and the amazing performances on the water.We’re looking forward to bringing that excitement to Lake Wascana and Regina again in 2019.”

Paddlers from over 40 canoe clubs across the country will be setting their sights on Lake Wascana in 2019. The Championships – most recently hosted in Welland, ON and set to be hosted in Sherbrooke, QC at the end of the summer of 2018 – regularly draws over a thousand athletes of all ages. Participants will include National and Olympic and Paralympic Team athletes and upcoming paddlers competing in age group categories. The Championships were last hosted in Regina in 2014 at the world class venue on Lake Wascana which also hosted the 2005 Canada Games Canoe Kayak Competition.

“We are delighted to be hosting these major championships again in the city of Regina,” said Aaron Patterson, Commodore of Wascana Racing Canoe Club and Interim Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “Canoe Kayak Canada’s Sprint Championships is a great event for all sprint athletes and families and we are looking forward to organizing such an amazing national event here on our site.”

Athletes will compete for club pride, national champion titles and historic trophies in sprint canoe and kayak events across several distances. Included in the program will be Paracanoe events with athletes with physical disabilities competiting in kayak and outrigger canoe competition, as well as the Paddle All races between competitors with intellectual disabilities.

Over the 5 days of competition, a highlight with athletes and spectators will certainly be the War canoe races, an astonishing demonstration of fitness and teamwork as nine boats of fifteen paddlers go all out in a head-to-head race that often comes right down to the finish line. Burgees are presented to the overall top-ranking clubs in a tradition that began at the first Championship in 1900.

 

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

Aaron Patterson
Commodore, Wascana Racing Canoe Club
wrcc.secretary@live.com
(306) 520-8744

 

 

Mar
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to Host the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
International
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DARTMOUTH, N.S. (March 23, 2018) Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has been chosen to represent sprint canoe on the world stage for the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, an event they are calling – Canoe ‘22.

In the final bidding process, Canada was selected as the successful proponent against Russian and Romanian competing bids. Dartmouth has previously hosted these Senior World Championships in 2009 and 1997 and the Junior World Championships in 1987.

In August 2022 – Dartmouth will be welcoming athletes and families from across the globe to join in a celebration of sport, community, and excellence. Athletes from 70 countries are forecasted to compete in Dartmouth for the World Championships.

“As a former athlete who has grown up paddling on Lake Banook, and who has had the experience of racing at a World Championship here, I am extremely excited to show the world the great depth of our paddling community.  Our officials, clubs, and volunteers are some of the best in the world, and we are certainly up to the challenge of hosting the best World Championships ever” said LA Dempster, who, along with Chris Keevill is Co-Chair, Canoe ’22.

CEO at Canoe Kayak Canada, Casey Wade said, “Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted that the Worlds are returning to Canada in 2022. This is an exciting time for our sport as it will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate and showcase our own Canadian heroes on our home soil as we continue to strengthen our high-performance program”.

A major priority of the host organizing committee (HOC) of Canoe ‘22 is to use this event as an opportunity to further develop coaches, athletes, and officials in the region. Canada will be hosting the top-tier, global experts, and the HOC plans to hold various seminars and workshops to ensure local talent reaps the benefits.

Canoe ‘22 will also provide the opportunity to develop and revitalize existing infrastructure at Lake Banook. Plans for major capital projects include the remodeling of the current judge’s tower, Atlantic Division Racing Centre upgrades, wakeless pontoon boats and a permanent video broadcast anchoring system.

The HOC has made a commitment to creating a $1 million legacy to benefit local paddling initiatives that support the strategic intent at the national and international level. A similar fund was created with Canoe‘09 and has had a very positive impact supporting paddling throughout the Atlantic Region. Funding for the event will be provided by all three levels of government, generous corporate sponsors, and participating countries.

In January 2018, Lake Banook was also chosen to host the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships from September 13 to 16, 2018. The Pan Ams will serve as the ideal precursor to the Worlds event coming in 2022.

 

About the ADCKC

The ADCKC is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in Atlantic Canada. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, ADCKC represents over 40 percent of the registered paddlers across Canada. The organization works with the canoe kayak community to ensure all athletes are able to enjoy recreational and competitive paddling in the Atlantic region. Follow the ADCKC at TwitterFacebook, et  Instagram.  

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 :

 

Andrew Russell

Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada

andrew@adckc.ca

(902) 223-8107

 

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Mar
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
The Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, ON to Become Home of the Men’s Canoe Sprint National Training Center
Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 15, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the partnership with the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, Ontario as the new home of the Canadian Men’s Canoe Sprint team.

“We are delighted to partner with the Rideau Canoe Club and Carleton University to develop a world-leading environment for our National Men’s Canoe Team”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We now have a strong network of facilities, support and coaching leadership in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia to focus the preparation of our senior athletes for the upcoming World Championships in 2018 and 2019 as well as the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.”

“We are also very excited to partner with Canoe Kayak Canada in providing a home base for the Canadian Men’s Canoe Sprint team”, said Tom Hoferek, Commodore at the Rideau Canoe Club. “We take great pride in the world class facility we have here and are confident that having this elite training centre operating out of our club will be a win-win for Canoe Kayak Canada and for the Rideau Canoe Club.”

Under the leadership of the Men’s Canoe Sprint coach, Andreas Dittmer, athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, sport performance services and support for special projects will be allocated to the center to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

“Over the past years, our team has been working to provide the best environments and facilities for our fastest athletes to train together with support from National Team coaches and sport science staff”, said Casey Wade, Chief Executive Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “With Andreas as the new coach and Ottawa as a new home, our Men’s Canoe Sprint teams will have all the facilities and services needed to be successful internationally for the coming years”.

In addition to the local partners, the new national team training center and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, 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

Mar
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Slalom, Freestyle and Wildwater Athletes Come Together To Celebrate The 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships
Nationals
0

Photo: Liam Smedley

 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 11, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce that the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships will include Canoe Slalom, Canoe Freestyle and Wildwater events. The championships will be held at Canoe Meadows on the Kananaskis River, in Alberta, from July 31st to August 6th.

“We are very excited to bring these different disciplines into one major national event and make the Canadian Whitewater Championships a multidisciplinary festival this year,” said Kurtis Broda, President of the Alberta Whitewater Association. “This will be a great opportunity for all whitewater athletes to come together and experience our western rivers and compete in three whitewater disciplines”.

During this multidiscipline championship, Canada’s top Canoe Slalom, Freestyle and Wildwater athletes will be competing for National Championships title. The event will also serve as selections of the Canoe Freestyle National Team that will ultimately compete at the 2019 Freestyle World Championship in Sort, Spain.

Canadian and international Canoe Slalom athletes will also have the chance to race for international ranking points as the championships will be part of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Ranking Series.

“Our race organizers and officials have come a long way since the Pan-Am Championships and I am thrilled that the National Championships is part of the ICF ranking series”, said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance at Canoe Kayak Canada. “This distinction gives our athletes a rare opportunity to race for international points on a Canadian course”.

 

The Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak Association, Alberta Freestlye Kayak Association and the Alberta Whitewater Association are delighted to be hosting a joint Canadian Championship this summer.

The Canoe Meadows facility and the Kananaskis River provide an ideal venue for such an event including campground next to the river, two full size international slalom courses and a pedestrian friendly venue that gives family, visitors and competitors a great opportunity to watch the action close along the river!

The Whitewater National Championships will be open to all competitors and we invite all Whitewater fans to come cheer on the best Canadian athletes.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be posting the Registration Details soon.

 

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

Mar
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada announces the selection of National Teams for the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
World Championships
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (March 8, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to  nominate a team to represent Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Dragon Boat (DB) World Championships taking place in Gainesville, Georgia (USA), scheduled September 13th to 16th.

Canoe Kayak Canada has named Jerome Seremak as Head Coach of the DB National Team and Gord Ramsey as National DB Team Manager for this event.

“We are very excited to lead the CKC team headed to the 2018 ICF DB World Championships,” said Jerome Seremak, “We are inviting all eligible paddlers to try out for these teams and look forward to seeing the world-class teams Canada will be able to send to Gainsville in September.”

The CKC Dragon Boat Selection Committee will organise spring training camps in March and April. Camps will be optional, but will provide the committee with important data like athlete physical, technique and team attributes.

With the oversight of Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada, Seremak and DB coaching staff will lead the selection of crew for this championship based on the following criteria:

  • Physical Testing:

Pull Downs (50% of Body Weight, max. reps in 1 minute)

Sit Ups (Max. reps in 1 minute)

Rowing Erg (Timed distance at Level 5 on 1,000 m)

 

  • Video Testing:

Interested athletes are required to submit different video footage of at least 15 seconds of them paddling to demonstrate adaptability.

A total of four (4) video clips will be required (find all details in the CKC Dragon Boat Worlds Selection Process document linked below).

Physical testing and video testing MUST be submitted to the CKC Selection Committee at (dragonboat@canoekayak.ca) by June 15, 2018.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMELINES:

 April/May: Spring Training Camps
For more camp information email about these camps, please directly contact: dragonboat@canoekayak.ca

JUNE 15: Submission deadline – Physical testing and Video testing

JULY 6: Final selection results and score posted

JULY 18: CKC Dragon Boat National Team Rosters announcement

JULY 29: Race Test Event against Team USA (Chicago Open, USA)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Download the full Selection Criteria HERE

To get more information about the event, please visit the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships website: https://www.canoeicf.com/dragon-boat-world-championships/lake-lanier-gainesville-2018

 

 

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

CKC Dragon Boat Selection Committee
Gord Ramsey / Jerome Seremak / Blake Hara
dragonboat@canoekayak.ca

Mar
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Alumni Karen Furneaux Celebrates International Women’s Day With Launch Of Motivational Book for Youth
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February 26, 2018

On Thursday, March 8, Canoe Kayak Canada Alumni, Karen Furneaux, will launch her book Strong Beauty: Power Up The Champion Within at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Furneaux, a Sprint Kayak Alumni of Waverley, Nova Scotia, is a two-time World Champion, three-time Olympian and an inductee in the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. She is a professional speaker and President of I Promise Performance, Inc., a company that offers wellness programming and leadership training.

“I wrote Strong Beauty to help young women hone their own success,” said Furneaux. “I want to inspire them in finding their unique power and their very best!”, she added.

The Olympian’s desire to inspire and guide young women is very strong. Karen Furneaux is also planning on moving this book forward by doing a tour with it: “the more young women I can reach, the better it is! I want to spread the word, share my experiences and make a difference in young women’s lives”.

Strong Beauty is filled with strategy, story and powerful practices. On March 8th, Furneaux will speak about her book alongside Hall of Fame CEO, Bruce Rainnie, who will emcee the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring youth to the launch to meet Furneaux, who was recently named #11 on the Hall of Fame’s list of the Top 15 Nova Scotia athletes of all time.

Books will be sold at the launch for $20 each, with $5 from every sale going to support the Hall of Fame’s Future Hall of Famers education program, for which Furneaux has been a long-time presenter and ambassador. You will also be able to buy Strong Beauty on the CKC Online Store soon!

The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is located above the box office in the Scotiabank Centre at 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 446.

To get more information about Strong Beauty: Power Up The Champion Withinvisit the book’s website at strongbeauty.ca
Find out about Karen Furneaux’ corporate training programs and speaking availability at ipromiseperformance.com

 

For more informations:

Karen Furneaux
President
I Promise Performance, Inc.
902-441-9832
karen@ipromiseperformance.com

Katie Tanner
Museum and Communications Coordinator
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
(902) 404-3343
katie@nsshf.com

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
(418) 271 3785
jverret@canoekayak.ca

 

Feb
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ontario and Saskatchewan to Host 2018 Sprint Canada Cups
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 7, 2018) – The Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa and a joint host committee from Wascana Canoe Club in Regina and Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan have been officially selected to host the 2018 editions of the Sprint Canoe Kayak Canada Cup. For the first time this year, the East and West Canada Cup will be integrated into long standing Canada Regattas in both Ottawa and Regina the weekend of Canada Day, from June 30th to July 1st.

“We are delighted to be going back to Ottawa for this year’s Canada Cup and we are very excited to be adding Regina as a venue to create the East and West Canada Cup in 2018,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at Canoe Kayak Canada.

“The Canada Cup allows different age group and athletes at different competition levels to compete against some of the best paddlers in the country. It’s a great opportunity for developing young athletes in Canada,” he added.

The competition will feature Canadian, Provincial and Territorial Teams competing against each other, along with Canadian Club Teams and also teams coming from the United States, Mexico and other countries.

 

Lake Wascana, Regina, Saskatchewan

West Canada Cup

 

For the first time, Saskatchewan will be hosting this national regatta from June 30th to July 1st. It will allow more athletes from the west of the country to attend this great event which will be an important part of their preparation for the end of the season.

“We are very exciting to be hosting the Canada Cup for the first time and Lake Wascana is the perfect venue for such an event,” said Dave Robertson, Executive Director at Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan. “Athletes will benefit from this regatta as it is a great experience for them to get ready for the National Championships and other major national events during the summer.”

 

 

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa, Ontario

East Canada Cup

The Canada Cup will be coming back at the Rideau Canoe Club again this year. During the same weekend, from June 30th to July 1st, athletes will be racing on the Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa.

“It is always a pleasure for us to host such a great national regatta at the Rideau Canoe Club,” said Hector Carranco, Exectuive Director at the Rideau Canoe Club. “This is an exciting opportunity for club athletes to compete along with athletes from provincial and national teams as well as from other countries!” he mentioned.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is the Provincial Sport Governing Body for canoe and kayak in Saskatchewan. Our goal is to encourage participation and develop excellence in the sport of canoe and kayak and to enable participants to realize personal excellence. Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan oversees the activities related to Sprint Racing (Flatwater), Marathon, Whitewater and Recreation (Paddle Canada) paddling. Our members consist of competitive athletes, novice and developing athletes, recreation paddlers and enthusiasts, coaches, officials and supporters.

 

About the Rideau Canoe Club

The Rideau Canoe Club is a non-profit organization located in the City of Ottawa since 1902. The Rideau Canoe Club’s goal is to promote paddling as a sport and a recreational activity in the city of Ottawa.

 

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

West Canada Cup:
Dave Robertson
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan – Executive Director
ed@canoekayaksask.ca

East Canada Cup :
Hector Carranco
Rideau Canoe Club – Executive Director
hector.carranco@rideaucanoeclub.ca

 

Jan
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Whitewater – Call for Candidates
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CKC Whitewater – Call for Candidates

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Whitewater Council and fill the role of Chair of the Council.  The Whitewater Council (CKW-W Council) is a technical committee of CKC that is representative of the CKC Paddling Association members active in the Whitewater Discipline. It is one of three disciplines that currently make up the Paddling Discipline class of members within CKC.

The main role of the Council is to provide technical direction of the discipline and as such it operates with a relatively high degree of autonomy on technical matters specific to the discipline.

The Chair of the Whitewater Council is the chief spokesperson of the Whitewater Discipline. They shall preside at all Council meetings and shall be charged with the general supervision of the business and affairs of the Whitewater Discipline of CKC.  As Chair of the Whitewater Council, this person will also have a position on the CKC Board of Directors.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.
Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on February 11th, 2018.

Please send applications to CEO Casey Wade by email to cwade@canoekayak.ca.

Click here to get the full description

Jan
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Seven Canoe Kayak Canada athletes join RBC Olympians Program
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TORONTO, ONTARIO (JANUARY 17, 2018) – RBC recently announced 57 elite Canadian athletes as 2018 RBC Olympians. Among these athletes are seven canoe/kayak athletes, including Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw and two-time Olympian Michael Tayler.

Athlete Club Discipline
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Canoe Club Men’s canoe, sprint
Michael Tayler Ottawa River Runners Men’s kayak, slalom
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Canoe Club Women’s canoe, sprint
Mark James Senobe Canoe Club Men’s canoe, sprint
Marshall Hughes Cheema Aquatic Club Men’s kayak, sprint
Alex Scott Maskwa Aquatic Club Men’s kayak, sprint
James Lavallee Toba Canoe Club Men’s kayak, sprint

The RBC Olympian program is a national initiative that offers top athletes the opportunity to focus on training and competing while receiving much-needed financial support. The athletes serve as community ambassadors, attending hundreds of community and charitable appearances and bringing the Olympic message of teamwork, excellence and leadership to communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

In addition, RBC Olympians have access to flexible work opportunities that provide practical job skills and experiences – helping them succeed both on and off the water. Since 2002, over 250 current and retired Olympic and Paralympic athletes have participated in the program, with some becoming full-time RBC employees.

 

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

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For more information, please contact:

Hannah Vaughan
Public Relations Coordinator
RBC Atlantic
hannah.vaughan@rbc.com
902-421-2084

Joannie Verret
Communication Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Jan
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Dartmouth to host 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships
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DARTMOUTH, NS (January 8, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada are proud to announce that Lake Banook will host the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships in September.

“CKC is delighted to be hosting the 2018 Pan Am Sprint Championship in Dartmouth which serves as the 2019 Pan American Games qualification regatta. With a world class venue and top level organizers we are confident that this will be an exceptional event,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada.

The Atlantic Division of CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) learned earlier this week that the Dartmouth race course had been chosen to host the prestigious international event. About 250 athletes representing 20 countries, and an additional 120 national team support staff, are expected to participate in the championship that will take place from September 13th to 16th.  The event will also serve as a Paracanoe championship and a Pan American Games qualifier.

“The Atlantic Divicion Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) has proven it’s ability to host world-class events that exceed all expectations,” said Joao Tomasini Schwertner, President of the Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC). “We are very excited to have the opportunity to produce a seamless competition and know all athletes, team members, VIP’s, Officials, spectators and Jury members will experience an unforgettable event,” he added.

The successful bid process was led by Olympian LA Dempster and Chris Keevill, CEO of Colour.

“We are thrilled to host the Pan American Championships and share our spectacular race course and all our city has to offer with participants from over 20 nations,” Dempster said.

“This competition will create a legacy that will allow us to attract even more international events and build the sport locally,” added Keevill.

Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada, said the championships will benefit Canadian paddlers.

“Hosting in Canada will also allow for greater Canadian athlete participation which serves to strengthen our high performance program and positions us well to qualify our boats for the 2019 Games in Lima, Peru,” he said.

 

About Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada

The ADCKC is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in Atlantic Canada. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, ADCKC represents over 40 per cent of the registered paddlers across Canada. The organization works with the canoe kayak community to ensure all athletes are able to enjoy recreational and competitive paddling in the Atlantic region.

 

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: 

Tracy White
Manager, Strategic Projects
Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada
gm@adckc.ca
(902) 466-9925

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Dec
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Montreal and Atlantic Canada to Become Home of the Para Canoe and Sprint Women’s Canoe National Training Center
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 18, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the partnerships with Montreal and Atlantic Canada as the new homes of the Canadian National Para Canoe team and National Women’s Canoe team, respectively.

CKC is pleased to partner with the Institut national du Sport de Québec (INS Québec) and the Olympic Basin of Montréal to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Para Canoe program, as well as with the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic (CSCA) in Halifax, NS and the Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) as home of the National Women’s Canoe program.

Para Canoe National Training Center

Marc Creamer, Para Canoe National Coach and Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada, will be leading the training center, located in the heart of the Olympic Park in Montréal. Through partnership with the Olympic Bassin, a legacy from the 1976 Summer Olympics, the athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments.

“I am delighted to have our Para Canoe Training Center established here in Montreal”, said Creamer. “It is an exciting initiative as our team will be lucky to benefit from world class training facilities at the historic Olympic Bassin on Parc Jean-Drapeau and there is no doubt this will have a tremendous impact on our potential for Tokyo and Paris”, he added.

National Team Training Centers are designed to bring training groups, National Team coaches and technical experts together along with optimal training infrastructure to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

INS Québec develops close to 500 athletes supported by Sport Canada or the Équipe Québec program of the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche. With a view to ensuring that both high-performance and up-and-coming athletes can compete on a level playing field on the international scene, INS Québec will offer our Para Canoe athletes excellent services to ensure their good performances on the international stage.

 

Women’s Canoe National Training Center

Under the leadership of Jan Kruk, Women’s Canoe National Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada, the Women’s Canoe athletes will also have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, sport performance services and support for special projects will also be allocated to the center.

“As we continue to strengthen our sprint high performance program, it’s important that we provide an environment for our top-level athletes to train together with daily support from national team coaches and sport science staff”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We are proud to have two world champion female canoers and the creation of this center, through our partnership with the CSCA and ADCKC, will help ensure that our women’s canoe team will be successful internationally for years to come”, he added.

The CSCA already works with the ADCKC and CKC as they became home of the Women’s Kayak team in 2016. The National Training center offers an off-water weight training center, boat storage and access to a world class, nine lane International Canoe Federation race-course, complete to install start gates.

 

“Both of these two National Training centers will allow our athletes to join other national team athletes from various sports who use INS Québec and the CSCA as their home base”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Both the Montreal Olympic Basin and the ADCKC have a long history with Canadian National athletes and these partnerships will play an integral role in creating the daily training environment to Para Canoe National team and Women’s Canoe team needs to excel”, he added.

In addition to the local partners, the new national team training center and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Dec
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina
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13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 4, 2017) – The ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships were held from November 27 to December 2 in San Juan, Argentina. Nick Troutman and Devyn Scott managed to make it to the quarter-finals, and Kalem Kennedy made it to the semi-finals.

The Canoe Freestyle World Championships took place at the « White Water » Park, downstream of the Ullum Dam on the San Juan River in Argentina. Organized by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the competition was spread over five (5) days.

Nick Troutman in action on the San Juan River. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

Troutman’s family cheering for Canadian athletes in Argentina. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

 

Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) made it to the men’s Squirt semi-final. Despite his good performance, he was unable to reach the final but finished 7th in the semi.

Nicholas Troutman (Beachburg, ON) And Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON) both made it to the quarter-finals in the men’s K1 event finishing 12th and 16th, respectively.

Photo: Peter Holcombe

Photo: Peter Holcombe

 

Other Canadian athletes performed well in the preliminaries. The complete results of the Canadian team are summarized in the table below.

First Name Last Name Discipline Finish  Level
Kalem Kennedy Men’s Squirt 7th Semis
Mark Richard Men’s Squirt 11th Heats
Pierce Huser Jr Men’s K1 18th Heats
Sam Duff Jr Men’s K1 19th Heats
Marc-Antoine D’Avignon Jr Men’s K1 21st Heats
Nick Troutman Men’s K1 12th Quarters
Devyn Scott Men’s K1 16th Quarters
Sydney Nixon Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Katie Kowalski Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Alex Maggs Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Cheryl McGregor Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Marc Godbout Men’s C1 11th Heats
Kalem Kennedy Men’s C1 15th Heats

 

To get more information about the competition, full results and watch the live videos, visit the event’s website : https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-freestyle-world-championships/san-juan-2017

 

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

Nov
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympians Anders Gustafsson and Andreas Dittmer Join Canoe Kayak Canada Coaching Team
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 27, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada officially announces the hiring of two world leading coaches for the sprint national teams and the men’s canoe team. Sprint canoe and kayak stars Anders Gustafsson and Andreas Dittmer are joining Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) coaching team as the Head Coach and Men’s Canoe Coach, respectively.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have both Anders and Andreas join CKC’s high performance Leadership team,” said Casey Wade, Chief Executive Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We now have a well-rounded, world leading coaching group led by Graham Barton moving forward toward 2020 and beyond,” he added.

Led by Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at CKC, Sweden’s Anders Gustafsson will be the new head coach of the national team while Germany’s Andreas Dittmer will be the coach for the men’s sprint canoe team.

“The arrival of these two big names is an exciting time for CKC,” said Barton. “I am excited by the combination of coaching and athlete potential.  There is a positive vibe on the team and I believe we have what it takes to take Canada back to being one of the top 3 canoeing nations in the World”. 

New Head Coach

Having competed in four Olympic Games between 2000 and 2012, eleven World Championships and a dozen World Cups and European Championships, the Swedish kayak star, Anders Gustafsson has all the experience necessary to excel at this role. He won the World Champion title in 2010 in the K1 500 meters event.

“When looking for a Head Coach we were looking for something more than just coaching expertise,” said Graham Barton. “It was the intangibles that made Anders our first choice.  His communication style and his experience with Sweden America’s Cup Team clearly demonstrated the skills we were looking for to lead our Coaching Team into Tokyo.” 

Men’s Canoe Coach

Andreas Dittmer marked the history of sprint canoeing and inspired thousands of young athletes around the world. The German Olympian will take charge of the Canadian men’s sprint canoe team.

During his career, Dittmer dominated sprint canoeing by winning five medals at the Olympic Games, including 3 golds in C-2 and C-1 1000 meters. He is also 8 times World Champion and has won a total of 22 medals at the World Championship between 1991 and 2004.

“Andreas is the final piece in solidifying a World Class coaching team,” said Barton. “He brings with him extensive Olympic experience. He knows what it takes to win and I am confident that he will lead our Men’s Canoe Program back into contention for the podium in Tokyo and Paris”.

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

Nov
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Recognizes Coaches at the 2017 Annual Summit
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Canoe Kayak Canada 2017 Awards Presentations

OTTAWA (November 22, 2017) – This past weekend, Canoe Kayak Canada honoured a number of coaches from different disciplines during the 2017 Annual Summit in Ottawa, ON. We are proud to name the coaches who won the performance, development, dedication, leadership and recognition awards of the 2017 edition.

CKC Development Award
The CKC Development Award is presented annually to a coach that has demonstrated their abilities at developing a club or the sport through creating a new program such as aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL, successfully increasing club memberships in a new or specific program, shown improvements in performance at a provincial or national level or demonstrates concerns for the all –round development of the athlete.

Winner
Scott Brunskill Regina Marathon Canoe Club

 

Coach Developer Award
The Coach Developer Award is presented to a coach who goes above and beyond their regular coaching duties, for the development and advancement of Canoe Kayak, while demonstrating a positive image of coaching, is a member of national or provincial committee, is involved in coach education training and outreach programs for other clubs.

Winner
Mathieu Pelletier Club de canoë-kayak de Trois-Rivières

 

Fair Play Award
The Fair Play Award is presented to recognize an act of fair play by an athlete or team during the year, up to and including the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Winner
Jeff Houser ADCKC

 

Petro Canada Sport Leadership Awards
These awards are to recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games. These recipients are some of Canada’s most outstanding national team coaches who have dedicated their time and efforts to ensuring that athletes reach their potential on an international stage.

Name Province Athlete
Mathieu Pelletier Québec Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
Jan Kruk Nova Scotia Katie Vincent

 

Coach Recognition Awards 
These awards are presented to coaches who have coached an athlete or crew to a gold medal at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships or coached an athlete who has been nominated to a national team (Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships, Carded Athlete, or National Development Team)

Name Club Event
Sebastien Bettez Trois Rivières Sprint
Alina Carranco Rideau Sprint
Nathan Desmarais Sherbrooke Sprint
Erin Donovan Cheema Sprint
Eric Ellery Balmy Beach Sprint
Leah Hewitt Cheema Sprint
Rob Baert Senobe Sprint
Tamas Buday Jr Pointe Claire Sprint
Tamas Buday Sr Mississauga Sprint
Chris Chaisson MicMac Sprint
Alina Carranco Rideau Sprint
Andres Carranco Rideau Sprint
Diana Deek Rideau Sprint
Mary Ellery Balmy Beach Sprint
Edgar Garza Calgary Sprint
Hunter George Burloak Sprint
Luc Grenier Lac Beauport Sprint
Andrzej Gronomicz Saskatoon Sprint
Cheyanne Farquharson Rideau Sprint
Wade Farquharson Rideau Sprint
Joel Hazzan Ottawa River Sprint
Anna Hetzler Cheema Sprint
Jeff Houser ADCKC Sprint
Conrad Hutter Rideau Sprint
Kyle Jeffrey Mississauga Sprint
Frédéric Jobin Canada Sprint
Toshko Kalpakov Banook Sprint
Mike Kerrivan Cheema Sprint
Csom Latorovzki ADCKC Sprint
Chris MacPherson Sack-a-wa Sprint
Peter Martinek Balmy Beach Sprint
Adam Mayo Cascade Sprint
Kevin McIntyre Balmy Beach Sprint
Éric Mihalovic Pointe Claire Sprint
Adam Oldershaw Burloak Sprint
Scott Oldershaw Burloak Sprint
Mathieu Pelletier Trois-Rivières Sprint
Jonathan Pike Maskwa Sprint
Mike Robinson Wascana Sprint
Rob Sargant Burloak Sprint
Helen Savin Richmond Hill Sprint
Pat Lester Carleton Place Sprint
Jerome Seremak Manitoba Sprint
Doug Tutty Mississauga Sprint
Greg Redman British Columbia Ocean Race
Gergely Lanci Sudbury Canoe Club Canoe Polo
Jason Allen Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers Cano Polo
Brad Cameron National Women’s Polo Team Canoe Polo
Stephen Gale National Women’s Polo Team Canoe Polo
Florence Maheu Kayak Valleyfield Slalom
Marc-Antoine Dubois Kayak Valleyfield Slalom
Brendan Curson CanoeKayak Saskatchewan Slalom
Mike Holroyd Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak Slalom
Louis-Philippe Legare Valleyfield Centre d’Excellence Slalom
Michal Staniszewski Canada Slalom
Anthony Colin Whitewater Ontario Slalom
Dave Lewis Nova Scotia Marathon
Chris Near Ontario Marathon
Mike Vincent Saskatchewan Marathon
Chris Nicholson British Columbia Marathon
Nov
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Welcomes Four (4) Members to the Board of Directors
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OTTAWA, ON (November 6, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to welcome four (4) members to its Board of Directors following its annual election. Tom Hall and Madeleine Hall return to the Board after being voted in by the Paddling Association members as Members at large, Kristopher Archibald has been newly appointed by the Marathon Council as one of their Board representatives and Pierre-Luc Laliberté will be joining the Board for the coming year after being appointed by the Board as Athlete Representative.

Peter Giles remains as CKC President for another year and the Board elected Tom Hall as Vice-President and Harold Van Winssen as Treasurer.

As Vice-President, Tom Hall moves into a Board leadership role after serving three years as Chair of the Athlete’s Committee. Tom had a distinguished career as a canoe athlete having won a bronze medal in the C1 1000m at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Marathon Representative Kristofer Archibald has been a long-standing member of the marathon community in Nova Scotia. As a second-generation canoer racer, Kris is an accomplished racer as well as coach, leading the wave in creating new innovative race opportunities for all interested paddlers in his area. More recently, after earning his PhD in Canadian Environmental History, Kris has accepted a position at St Mary’s University as an instructor.

As Athlete’s Representative, Pierre-Luc Laliberté will also take on the role of Chair of CKC’s Athlete Committee. Pierre-Luc is recently retired from competition and had a successful career as a national team canoe athlete.

The Board will round out its full membership following the election of the Sprint Racing Council’s new Commodore at the upcoming election of Members on November 18th, 2017.

 

THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF CKC’S BOARD IS AS FOLLOWS:

Peter Giles – Paddling Association Member – President

Tom Hall – Paddling Association Member – Vice President

Harold Van Winssen – Chair White Water Council – Treasurer

Julie Crepeau-Boisvert – White Water Council Representative

Madeline Hall – Paddling Association Member

Chris Helyar – Paddling Association Member

Fiona Vincent – Chair Marathon Council

Kristofer Archibald – Marathon Representative

Pierre-Luc Laliberte – Athlete Representative

Sean Cannon – Sprint Racing Council Representative

Commodore Sprint Racing Council – TBD

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
418 271 3785
jverret@canoekayak.ca

Nov
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
2 Coaching Leaders from Canoe Kayak Canada to be celebrated at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
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CALGARY, ALBERTA (November 3, 2017) – Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sports administrators will be honoured this evening at the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala.

Among the 61 nominations, we are proud to announce that the class of 2017 award recipients includes:

Nova Scotia
Jan Kruk, ChPC: Canoe Kayak Canada
Athlete: Katie Vincent

Québec
Mathieu Pelletier : Canoe Kayak Canada
Athlete : Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, the Gala recognizes those who live out the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and the positive impact they have within the Canadian sport community. More information on the deserving winners is posted on the Awards & Recognition page of the CAC’s website, coach.ca. Please follow #SLS17 for photos of the evening.

“We are all inspired by the coaches and coach developers who ignite change and encourage growth for our athletes within an ever-changing landscape,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “It takes leadership to bring out the best in our coaches and athletes, and the Coaching Association of Canada is thrilled to recognize this year’s award winners and the impact they’ve had within the Canadian sport community.”

Attending for the first time this evening is the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

“Coaches don’t have the chance to step on the podium and live the glory attached to it, even though they have also invested much of their time and energy. Tonight, I am very proud to support the Coaching Association of Canada in its efforts to recognize the dedication of coaches who allow our Canadian athletes to grow,” said the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. “Coaches have an impact not just on athletes’ performances—the mark they leave on the sport community and the history of sport in Canada testifies to a commitment to sport and this country that deserves to be widely acknowledged tonight, and all year long.”

 

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through programs, such as the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, visit www.coach.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Suncor
Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, operates almost 1,500 retail stations and 280 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points™, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit petro-canada.ca.

 

About Investors Group 
IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada’s premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country’s largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with over $139 billion in total assets under management. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group’s network of Consultants located across Canada, Mackenzie Financial Corporation’s network of third-party financial advisors and Investment Planning Counsel’s network of financial planners dedicated to serving the needs of their clients.

 

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

For more information, pictures or videos of the recipients, please contact:
Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613-235-5000, ext. 2382
613-858-0242 (Nov. 1-5)
mhachey@coach.ca

Nov
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sport canada confirms canoe kayak canada sprint aap national team nominations
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 1st, 2017) – Sport Canada has confirmed the 2017-2018 Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) nominations for Sprint and Paracanoe that were published on October 11th.

The High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline is proud to officially announce the confirmation of 32 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 Sprint athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2017-2018 AAP Selection Criteria.

 

National Team Carded Athletes Olympic Program

Men’s Kayak 1000m  Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Frédéric Jobin / Piotr Majewski
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Mark Granger / Helen Savin

 

Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Pierre Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Diana Deek
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Mark Ganger / Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Mike Robinson
Alexa Irvin Fall River, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks / Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Mark Granger / Chris Chiasson

 

Men’s Canoe  Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin / Scott Oldershaw
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Mark Granger / Diana Deek

 

Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk / Kyle Jeffery
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascade Jan Kruk / Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk / Luc Grenier
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jan Kruk / Jerome Seremak

 

 

National Team Carded Athletes Paralympic Program

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

 

For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca 
(418) 271-3785

Oct
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Junior Team Wins 12 Gold Medals at the 2017 Pan American Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
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IBARRA, ECUADOR (Oct. 15, 2017) – It has been a successful weekend for the Canadian team at the Pan American Championships as the team brings home a total of 12 gold, 5 silver, and 9 bronze medals.

“All of the athletes arrived well prepared and delivered solid performances all weekend,” said Li-Yue Grenier, coach of the women’s kayak team for this competition. “They got more and more motivated with every day of the competition and got very excited for the last day of the sprints, where they showed what they were capable of,” she added.

500 meters
On Saturday, athletes competed in the 500 meter events. Once again, Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC) dominated the C1 women’s race, as did Ashley Card (Maskwa, NS) in the women’s K1.

The women’s K4 of Ashley Card, Grace Whebby (Mic Mac, NS), Corinna Higgins (Pointe-Clair, QC) and Adrianna Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, NS) came second, as did Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) and Marlee MacIntosh (Maskwa, NS) in the women’s C2 race. Also in the women’s category, Whebby and Higgins’ K2 crew earned a bronze medal. Palmer Lumb (Balmy Beach, ON) also brought home a bronze medal in the men’s K1 race.

200 meters
On Sunday, the athletes took part in their last races, the fast-paced 200 meter distance. Canadians dominated the sprints as Jensen and Whebby won the women’s C1 and K1 respectively, and Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau, ON) and Lumb won the same men’s events.

Paracanoe athletes also competed in the 200m events on Sunday. In the men’s event, Zach Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finished 3rd in the KL3 event and Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) picked up the third position in the VL2 event. In the momen’s event, Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) won the gold medal in the VL3 race and silver in the KL3 race.

A complete list of our athletes’ results can be found on the Canoe Kayak Canada website: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/event/sprint-pan-american-championships/

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca 
(418) 271-3785

Oct
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Pan American Championships: Canadian Team Wins 5 Gold Medals on Day One of Finals
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IBARRA, ECUADOR (Oct. 13, 2017) – Friday the 13th did not bring bad luck for the Canadian team on their first day of finals at the Pan American Championships as the team completed the day with a total of 9 medals out of 10 races, including 5 gold medals.

“The future of these young athletes is very promising, and I am very excited to see them improve during the sprints in the next few days in Ibarra,” said Mark Granger, National Development Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “I look forward to seeing the athletes give their everything again and I believe we can win the overall title if we continue to battle the way we did today,” he added.

The Canadian team achieved excellent results today over the 1000 meters the distance. Despite the high altitude of the competition site, the Canadian athletes managed to win 5 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Photo: Max Finkelstein

Photo: Max Finkelstein

 

Sophia Jensen (Cascade, ON) and Isaac Finklestein (Rideau, ON) both paddled to gold in the Junior Men’s and Women’s C1 1000m. Women’s canoe athletes once again proved their strength as Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) and Marlee MacIntosh (Maskwa, NS) grabbed gold in the C2 1000m event.

The Men’s and Women’s K4 teams each gave a solid performance by powering to the top of the podium as well. “Both teams have shown a great improvement over the course of the season, and this result is very representative of their efforts throughout the summer,” said Graham Barton, Technical chief officer of the Canadian team.

A complete list of our athletes’ results can be found on the Canoe Kayak Canada website: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/event/sprint-pan-american-championships/

Races will continue tomorrow with the 500 meters event and Sunday with the 200 meters events.

       Photos: Max Finkelstein

 

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

Oct
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada nominates 9 slalom athletes to AAP
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OTTAWA, ON (October 12, 2017) – The High Performance Committee of the Slalom Racing Discipline has approved the nominations of 9 Slalom athletes in the Olympic Program according to the 2017-2018 AAP Selection Criteria.

Note: The athletes listed below have met the performance standards and Sport Canada will be reviewing their nominations for carding support in 2017-18. An official announcement of the 2017-2018 athletes will follow this meeting and all athletes that are approved by Sport Canada and accept carding support are expected to attend National Team Training Camps this winter.

Carded Athletes Slalom Program

Athlete Hometown Card Level Coach
Ben Haywaed Ottawa, ON Senior Anthony Colin
Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Senior Micheal Holroyd
Liam Smedley Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Keenan Simpson Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Andrew Musgrave Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Ben Risk Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Yannick Laviolette St-Louis-de-Gonazague, QC Development Anthony Colin
Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin

 

 

 

 

Oct
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada nominates 37 Sprint athletes to AAP National Team
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OTTAWA,ONTARIO (October 11, 2017) – The High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline has approved the nominations of 32 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 Sprint athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2017-2018 AAP Selection Criteria.

Note:
Sport Canada must approve these nominations at a meeting scheduled later this month. An official announcement of the 2017-2018 athletes will follow this meeting.

National Team Carded Athletes Olympic Program

Men’s Kayak 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Frédéric Jobin / Piotr Majewski
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Mark Granger / Helen Savin

 

 Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Pierre Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Diana Deek
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Mark Ganger / Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Mike Robinson
Alexa Irvin Fall River, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks / Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Mark Granger / Chris Chiasson

 

Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin / Scott Oldershaw
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Mark Granger / Diana Deek

 

Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk / Kyle Jeffery
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascade Jan Kruk / Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk / Luc Grenier
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jan Kruk / Jerome Seremak

 

 

National Team Carded Athletes Paralympic Program

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

 

 

Oct
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Emily MacKeigan joins Canoe Kayak Canada national office as the new national team manager
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 4, 2017) – After Gymnastics Canada and Equestrian Canada, it is time for Canoe Kayak Canada to welcome Emily MacKeigan as the new national team manager.

“I am excited to have Emily join our team. She has National Sport Organization experience in complicated logistics and supporting teams at major games, most recently in Rio” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Her skills will complement a strong staff we are building for Tokyo and beyond. On behalf of Canoe Kayak Canada, I want to welcome Emily to our paddling family!” he added.

MacKeigan completed her studies at the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor in Human Kinetics and a Master’s degree with a concentration in Sport Management. The leadership she has developed over the past few years as an Event Coordinator at Gymnastics Canada and Team Services Coordinator at Equestrian Canada will be a major asset to our organization.

“I am thrilled to join the Canoe Kayak Canada team and look forward to new adventures ahead supporting the national team!” said Emily. “I am very happy to bring some great experience to the position and have the opportunity to learn more about the world of paddling. I am eager to meet the athletes and the entire team at CKC and I have the feeling great things are on the rise for Canoe Kayak Canada as we are leading up to Tokyo,” she added.

Her past experiences include supporting the teams in the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, as well as in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. MacKeigan will be join Canoe Kayak Canada mid-October.

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

Sep
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Personal best for Smedley at World Championships
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PAU, FRANCE (September 30, 2017) – Cameron Smedley of Ottawa paddled to a personal best result at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Pau, France finishing 18th overall in a highly competitive men’s C1 field.

“Cam made a big breakthrough this year qualifying for all the semifinals of the international season. I’m happy to see him finish the season on a strong run in the semifinal today. He should be proud of how he performed under pressure and this shows that he is closing the gap” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager.

Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek finished on top of the men’s canoe podium after putting down an exhilarating run of 94.81 seconds and finishing ahead of Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafkovsky and Michal Martikan in second and third respectively.

Australia’s Jessica Fox stunned the crowd winning the women’s kayak World Championships title by a margin of 4.62 seconds ahead of Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova with of Germany’s Ricarda Funk placing third.

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube’s channel.

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

Sep
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Smedley Qualifies In the C1 Event Semi-Finals in Pau, France
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PAU, FRANCE (September 27, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Ottawa, ON) has advanced directly to the semi-final in the men’s C1 event this morning on Day 3 at the Canoe Slalom World Championships. Smedley managed to finish 18th in the morning heats and will be competing again on Saturday, where he will be looking to advance to the final.

“Cameron’s run was right on pace with the world’s top paddlers on the top half of the course, there are a few sections on the bottom where we can make up some time so I feel good about Cameron’s potential” added national team head coach Michal Staniszewski.

“Cameron has spent a lot of time training here in Pau over the past two seasons so it’s nice to see his hard work paying off,” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s high performance manager.

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) got off to a promising start earlier this morning, placing 28th on his first run, 8th spots back from the first run cut-off. Spencer was able to produce competitive second run but he picked up a couple of touches which pushed him down to the 47th place. Also competing in Men’s C1 was Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) who placed 60th.

https://youtu.be/KfI6gsYrB6E

In the women’s kayak event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (39th), Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail (40th) and Lois Betteridge of Ottawa (45th) struggled to find their best form on today’s race course. All three athletes managed to improve on their second runs through the race course but penalties and technical errors kept them from moving on to the semifinals.

Cameron Smedley will be competing later this week in Saturday’s C1 men semi-final and in Sunday’s Extreme Slalom competition along with teammates Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB).

https://youtu.be/pF6xxU0ig8w

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube’s channel.

 

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

Sep
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Smedley, Pomeroy and Laviolette Finish 8th in the Team Event
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PAU, FRANCE (September 26, 2017) – The Canadian team of Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON), Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) placed 8th this morning in the men’s C1 team event on Day 1 at the Slalom World Championships in Pau, France.

“I am really proud of how the team performed today in Pau. The men’s canoe team scored one of Canada’s best results in this team event,” said James Cartwright, slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our athletes have achieved excellent results today while respecting their race plans and facing very good teams from all over the world,” Cartwright added proudly.

The racing conditions on Tuesday morning were perfect and the women’s team of Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) were also able to deliver a strong race run while finishing 11th in the K1 team event.

Cameron Smedley also teamed up in the men’s K1 team event, with Michael Tyler (Ottawa, ON) and David Ford (Edmonton, AB). Unfortunately, the crew was later disqualified after one of their boats didn’t pass the equipment control.

The team were feeling good this morning and we are eager to race in the individual events at these World Championships,” said James Cartwright. “We know the course well and starting with team races today set a good tone for the remainder of the week.”

The Canadian team will move onto racing in the individual C1 and K1 races later this week.

Wednesday, September 27th Thursday, September 28th
Women’s C1

Lois Betteridge

Haley Daniels

 

Men’s K1

David Ford

Michael Tyler

 

Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge

Florence Maheu

Jessica Groeneveld

 

Men’s C1

Yannick Laviolette

Spencer Pomero

Camerson Smedley

 

 

 

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Youtube Channel.

 

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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Joannie Verret
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jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

 

Sep
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympic Hopes Team Returns Home with a Total of 9 medals
International
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (17 September 2017) – The last day of competitions of the Olympic Hopes Regatta took place on Sunday in Racice, Czech Republic. Forty Canadian athletes competed in this international competition where 33 different countries were represented.

“The level of competition at this regatta goes up every year, this competition is now the equivalent of a World Championships for these age groups,” said the Canadian team chief technical officer, Graham Barton, at the end of day on Sunday. “Our athletes have performed very well and now know the level required here against the strongest nations like Germany, Hungary or Poland. It will take a lot of work and collaboration, but I believe that as a nation we have the talent, “he added.

On the last day of the competition, the athletes competed on the distance of 200 meters. 12 Canadian crews made it to the finals, but the only medal of the day was won once again in the women’s canoe. Sloan Mackenzie of Nova Scotia (Cheema) grabbed the bronze medal in the C1 200m 2002 age category.

Overall, during this competition, the Canadian team will have won 5 bronze medals, 3 silvers and 1 gold. These excellent results show the athletes’ hard work throughout the season.

They will have to train more to continue performing internationally. The junior canoe kayak team will soon be participating in the Pan American Championships, to be held from 12 to 15 October in Ecuador.

To see all the results of the Olympic Hopes Regatta, go to the website of the event. You can also find Saturday and Sunday’s races online on Canoe Kayak Canada’s YouTube channel.

 

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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Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Sep
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Team Gets 6 Medals on Day 2 of the Olympic Hopes Regatta
International
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (September 16, 2017) – Canadian athletes were competing today in the second day of the International Olympic Hopes Regatta. Almost all of the crews qualified for the finals, among which 6 crews won a place on the podium.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback today from the athletes,” said Graham Barton, chief technical officer of the Canadian team. “Everyone was excited to race and were getting into the competition spirit. After they made it through the heats, they learned to push it to the limit and continue to keep it up. We had success from our semis and had 16 crews in the finals,” added Barton.

Among the medalists was Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia) who won the gold medal in the women’s C1 500m 2001 age category, a few hundredths of a second ahead of the Hungarian Csenge Molnar. “She did not believe it when her coach, Jan Kruk, told her she had won the race, she was really excited,” said Graham Barton.

In the women’s canoe category, Marlee MacIntosh (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) placed second in the C1 500m 2000 age category and Sloan Mackenzie (Cheema, Nova Scotia) came third in the C1 500m 2002 age category. In the C2 event, Jessica Mackay (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) and Lilley Osende won a silver medal in the 2001 age category.

Andrew Billard (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) picked up the 3rd place in the Men’s C1 500m 2002 age category and the Men’s C4 crew of Nicholas Billard, Dawson Peachey (Maskwa, Nova Scotia), Tyler Laidlaw (Sack-a-wa, Nova Scotia) and Mason Koch (Cheema, NS) had an exciting race coming third in the 500m.

To get all the results of Day 1 and 2 of this regatta, go to the event website. Competitions will end on Sunday with the K1, C1, K2, C2, K4 and C4 event over the famous distance of 200 meters. You can find the schedule of the last day here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

 

Sep
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympic Hopes Regatta : 17 Canadian crews advance to Day 1 finals
International
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (September 15, 2017) – The conditions were ideal today in Racice, Czech Republic, for the Canadian junior team athletes participating in the first day of the International Olympic Hopes Regatta. Races will be held from September 15 to 17, and Canada had a strong start today by placing 17 crews in the finals of the single and tandem events.

“Women’s canoe continue to be the strength of the Canadien Team, although the rest of the world is breaking through and challenging our dominance,” said Graham Barton, chief technical officer of the Canadian team. “A regatta like this one is an opportunity for athletes to learn from international racing and to take that back as they prepare for the next few years,” he added.

The Canadian team had excellent performances today in Racice, but Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia) scored the best performance of the day by winning a silver medal in the C1 1000m Female (2001) event. Jessica Mackay (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) was not too far behind as she placed 4th in the same race. Sloan McKenzie (Cheema, Nova Scotia) came third  in the Women’s C1 1000m (2002) event.

Photo: Stephane Richard

Throughout the day, the athletes progressed quietly through the morning heats by taking the time to adjust to the international competition. At the end of the day, the athletes managed to cross the semi-finals by qualifying almost all crews in the finals.

To see all the results of Day 1 of this regatta, go to the event website. Competitions will continue tomorrow with the K1, C1, K2, C2, K4 and C4 event over the distance of 500 meters. You can find the schedule of Day 2 here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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(418) 271-3785

Sep
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 Canoe Marathon World Championship: Canadian athletes proudly represented the country in South Africa
World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 13, 2017) – Four Canadian athletes have made a name for themselves on the international stage at the 2017 Canoe Marathon World Championships. The annual regatta organized by the International Canoe Federation was held from September 7 to 10 in Pietermaritzburg, near the city of Durban in South Africa.

“The whole experience was unreal, it’s completely different than sprint canoe,” said Madeline Mitchell (Winnipeg, Manitoba), on her return home. “Although the marathon race can be two hours long, the result can be determined in the first few meters of the race, anything can happen,” explained the one who completed the 19km individual women’s canoe race.

Mitchell achieved an extremely satisfying result by finishing in 4th position, less than fifteen minutes behind the Ukrainian, Liudmyla Babak, who completed the race in 1 hour 47 minutes. “There were some really strong paddlers out there, 4th is a tough spot to finish after such a grueling race, but I’m extremely happy that I made the commitment to the race and to representing Canada. Each time I came through the portage, the announcers would talk about how Canada has had an impact on the inclusion of the women’s canoe on the international stage and that I was the first to represent Canada in women’s canoe at a Marathon World Championship, it was very encouraging,” she explained.

Madeline Mitchell (Winniped, Manitoba) finishing 4th in the Women’s Canoe event.   / Photo: ICF

In the women’s kayak, Samantha Sula (Balmy Beach, Ont.) Finished 14th in the 19km Junior Women’s K1. On the men’s side, Alec Myles (Trois-Rivières, Quebec) took part in the 19km of the Junior Men’s K1, but unfortunately did not finish the race, as well as for Frank Desrosiers (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced the 30km Men’s K1.

“My race was cut short as I tipped at the first turn, but my overall experience was amazing. The feeling of wearing the maple leaf and representing my country on the world stage is something I will remember for the rest of my life,” explained Alec Myles, who was participating in his first international competition.

Find all the results, photos and videos of the competition on the event’s website.

  

    

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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(418) 271-3785

 

Sep
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom World Cup Champions Crowned in La Seu D’Urgell
World Cups
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SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 10, 2017) –  Germany’s Ricarda Funk (K1W), Tasiadis Sideris (C1M) and doubles partners Robert Behling and Thomas Becker (C2) have won the overall World Cup point standings after the final stop of the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup series. This was an impressive showing for Germany’s team winning three of the five World Cup titles. Czech Republic’s Vit Prindis (K1M) and Australia’s Jessica Fox (K1W) claimed the World Cup points crown in the remaining two events.

In the extreme slalom event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield finished 8th overall while teammates Haley Daniels and Cameron Smedley both ended up 14th in the extreme slalom event. “The extreme slalom event is very dynamic and you never know who will make it through each round. We are watching closely to see how the event will play out at the World Championships in Pau where it will become an official medal event for the first time” added Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach, Michal Staniszewski.

Smedley in action in La Seu D’Urgell. Photo: CKC

Canada’s Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario finished 25th in the men’s C1 semi-final after a strong start in the qualification round and demonstrating good speed and form on the course. “Cameron has had a lot of success racing in Seu in the past, today the penalties on the top of the race course added up and kept him out of contention for the finals.” Added Canoe Kayak Canada’s slalom High Performance Manager.

The Canadian Team will now take a few days off to recover and before resuming training in Pau, France for the World Championships beginning September 27.

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Florence Maheu
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s Extreme Slalom 8th final result
Haley Daniels
(Calgary, AB)
Women’s Extreme Slalom 14th final result
Cameron Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s Extreme Slalom 14th final result
Austin Atkins
(Chilliwack, BC)
Men’s Extreme Slalom 20 th final result
Cameron Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 25th final result
Spencer Pomeroy
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 42nd final result
Liam Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 57th final result
Haley Daniels
(Calgary, AB)
Women’s C1 Slalom 46th final result

 

David Ford
(Edmonton, AB)
Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins
(Chilliwack, BC)
Men’s K1 Slalom 67 th final result
Michael Tayler
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s K1 Slalom 69th final result
Florence Maheu
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s K1 Slalom 59th final result

 

 

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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418-271-3785

Sep
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley 8th in Canoe Slalom World Cup Final Qualification rounds
World Cups
0

SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 8, 2017) –  Canoe Kayak Canada’s Canoe Slalom team is back on the river in La Seu D’Urgell at the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup Final. This is the last event in the five-race World Cup series where double points will be allocated to the athletes who finish inside the semi-finals and finals to count towards the overall World Cup title.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario lead the Canadian team placing 8th in the men’s C1 qualification round and advanced directly to the semi-final after his first race run. Cameron Smedley’s clean run was just 2.96 seconds back from Slovakia’s Alexander Slafkovsky who posted a run time of 97.37.

“I’m thrilled to see Cameron race like he did today just two weeks out from the World Championships in Pau. Cameron showed us a lot of composure on the race course while running safe lines through the gates. He is very fast when he executes his race plan so I’m looking forward to cheering for him on Sunday!” said Canoe Kayak Canada slalom high performance manager. Cameron will also be racing in the Extreme slalom quarter final on Saturday after finishing 16th in the time trial. Canadians, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa) and Liam Smedley (Dunrobin) placed  42nd and 57th overall in the men’s C1 event.

The race course in Seu D’Urgell, Spain. Photo: Planet Canoe

 

Hometown favorite, Nuria Vilarrubla performed under pressure and set the standard in the women’s canoe event leading the qualifications round with a time of 114.07 seconds. Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 46th overall.

In men’s kayak event, France’s Boris Neveu returned to world-class form and won the qualification round setting the quickest time of the day of 91.52 seconds. Edmonton’s David Ford finished 58th, Austin Atkins of Chilliwack placed 67th while Ottawa’s Michael Tayler finished 69th.

In the women’s kayak event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield had a challenging day on the Parc Olympic del Segre whitewater course and incurred 50 second penalties for missed gates on both her race runs. Florence ended the day in 59th position. Germany’s Ricarda Funk set the fastest run in the course posting a time of 102.37. Florence also advanced to the Extreme Slalom Quarter Final placing 14th in the qualification round.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 7:30 a.m. EST
  • Sunday at 7:30 a.m. EST

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 8th Advanced to semi-final
Spencer Pomeroy

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 42nd final result
Liam Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 57th final result
Haley Daniels

(Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1 Slalom 46th final result

 

David Ford

(Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins

(Chilliwack, BC)

Men’s K1 Slalom 67 th final result
Michael Tayler

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 Slalom 69th final result
Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s K1 Slalom 59th final result
Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s Extreme Slalom 14th Advanced to quarter final
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s Extreme Slalom 16th Advanced to quarter-final

 

  

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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Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Sep
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Job Posting – HEAD COACH / Canoe Kayak Canada
Jobs
0

 

EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY / HEAD COACH – Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national body for competitive paddling in Canada. We are a volunteer led and staff driven organization made up of a community of paddling enthusiasts – athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and supporters – from coast to coast.

We are seeking a Head Coach to join our team. As the program implementation lead in the field, the Head Coach is responsible for the creation and implementation of the overall athlete High Performance Plan.

Reporting to the CTO the Head Coach oversees a staff of national coaches, and ensures that staff coaches are implementing and monitoring programing in accordance with best practice techniques that comprehensively address physical, technical, tactical, psychological and emotional principles of training, recovering, peaking and race execution.

If you possess the passion and qualifications listed below, please submit your application with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for!!

Application deadline is Friday September 29, 2017; apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca

 

Qualifications

Education

  • Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or the designation of Chartered Profession Coach from the Coaching Association of Canada.Coaches who do not meet the prerequisites above may still be considered if they demonstrate that they have at least one of the following:
  • Commensurate education (Master’s degree in coaching) at a Canadian university (copy of diploma);
  • Commensurate education at a foreign university (copy of diploma);
  • Commensurate education at a sport institute or equivalent (copy of diploma);
  • Demonstrated performances as a coach of an athlete with international success at senior world championships, Olympic Games or Paralympic Games (performance record);
  • Commensurate combination of education and experience (copy of diploma and performance record)

 

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching leadership at the international level.
  • Strong desire to excel at whatever task is at hand, seeking to achieve world-class levels of professionalism, technical delivery and quality standards.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and constructively challenges traditional assumptions and methods.
  • Develops direction and structure, ensuring clarity or role and purpose.
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing tasks.
  • Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Demonstrates great judgement and creative approaches to challenge traditional technical and training assumptions and in providing solutions.
  • Uses appropriate techniques and communication strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and plans.
  • Ability to accurately analyze and translate performance data into meaningful program opportunities.
  • Sets high goals/establishes stretch goals for personal, team and program accomplishment.
  • Conveys an image that is consistent with the organization’s values. Demonstrates decisiveness and action in the management of issues as they arise.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Show evidence of possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others.
  • Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance.
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset.
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence.
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation.
  • Strong computer literacy and experience working with coaching software.

Note: 

  • Must obtain a police record check (vulnerable sector).
  • Significant domestic and international travel required

 

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume along with salary expectations and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Applications are to be summited electronically by September 29, 2017 to:

Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer
gbarton@canoekayak.ca

 

Find the full job description here.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is financially supported by Sport Canada and Own the Podium.

 

Sep
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley Paddles to Best Result of Season
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IVREA, ITALY (September 1, 2017) –  Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario produced his best result of the Canoe Slalom World Cup season finishing 20th in Ivrea, Italy. Unfortunately, Cameron’s run wasn’t good enough to advance on to the final. Cameron incurred four penalty seconds while negotiating the 23-gate course. Sideris Tasiadis of Germany won the men’s single canoe event with a time of 91.10 seconds, with Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafovsky and Matej Benus placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the women’s kayak event, Germany’s Ricarda Funk finished on top of the podium with a time of 97.80 seconds ahead of Australia’s Jessica Fox and Austria’s Lisa Leitner.

The Canadian team did not participate in the Extreme Slalom competition in Ivrea and is headed to the fifth and final World Cup of the season in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain September 8-10. Cameron will look to improve on his result from last season where he finished 10th in La Seu D’Urgell. The team will spend the next week training in Spain and then move across the Pyrenees mountains to Pau, France where the World Championships will wrap up the season September 27-October 1.

Finals are being webcasted on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 20th final result
Liam Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 39th final result
Spencer Pomeroy

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 47th final result
Haley Daniels

(Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1 Slalom 34th final result

 

David Ford

(Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1 Slalom 47th final result
Michael Tayler

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins

(Chilliwack, BC)

Men’s K1 Slalom 72nd final result

Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s K1 Slalom

38th final result

 

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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Joannie Verret
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jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Sep
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom Athlete’s Resume World Cup Season in Ivrea, Italy
World Cups
0

IVREA, ITALY (September 1, 2017) –  Canoe Kayak Canada’s team is back in action at the fourth stop of the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup series. The man-made whitewater course flows from the glacial waters of the Dora Baltea river. Ivrea is known as one of the most challenging whitewater courses on the World Cup circuit and is situated at the base of the Italian Alps in Northern Italy. Eight Canadian athletes negotiated the turbulent course today set by Roberto D’Dangelo (ITA) and Arnaud Brogniard (FRA).

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) lead the Canadian team by placing 19th in the men’s C1 qualification rounds. Cameron Smedley moved produced a clean run down the turbulent rapids posting a time of 99.55 seconds and will advance directly to the C1 semi-final on Sunday morning. Slovakia’s Matej Benus set the qualification standard producing a runtime of 93.55 seconds. Fellow Canadians, Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) finishing 39th and 47th overall.

Australia’s Jessica Fox set the standard again in the women’s canoe event while leading the qualifications round with a time of 113.52 seconds. Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 34th and narrowly missed the semi-final after incurring several penalties on her second qualification run. “I feel at home in the mountains and paddling in the cold water here in Ivrea,” said Haley before her run. “It’s a challenging course but I was looking forward to getting back to racing and throwing down a smooth run today. Unfortunately, my run didn’t go per the plan and I’ll have to analyze the video footage to learn from my mistakes,” she added.

In men’s kayak, Ottawa’s Michael Tayler (48th in Heats) and Edmonton’s David Ford (37th in Heats) were back to international competition to prepare for the World Championships after missing the first three World Cups earlier this season. Chilliwack’s Austin Atkins raced his first ever Wolrd Cup and finished 62nd overall. Italy’s Zeno Ivaldi took full advantage of his home course and set the pace posting a time of 87.83 seconds.

Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Québec, placed 38th overall after the judges assessed four penalties during her race run for touching the gates. Corinna Kuhnle of Austria lead the women’s field producing a blistering fast run of 91.67 seconds.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 7:30 a.m. EST
  • Sunday at 7:30 a.m. EST

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 19th Advance to semi-final
Liam Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 39th final result
Spencer Pomeroy
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 47th final result
Haley Daniels
(Calgary, AB)
Women’s C1 Slalom 34th final result

 

David Ford
(Edmonton, AB)
Men’s K1 Slalom 37th final result
Michael Tayler
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s K1 Slalom 48th final result
Austin Atkins
(Chilliwack, BC)
Men’s K1 Slalom 62nd final result
Florence Maheu
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s K1 Slalom 38th final result

 

 

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
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jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Aug
28
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Ontario dominates Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Masters Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 28, 2017) – Following the Canadian Sprint ​​Canoe Kayak Championships held August 24 to 26, 2017, it was time for “Masters” athletes to compete at the Welland International Flatwater Center in Ontario on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

More than 20 clubs from across the country were in Welland to compare themselves to the best Canadian athletes aged 25 and over at the competiton called the Canmas Championships. Once again, weather conditions on the water were ideal and allowed the athletes to surpass themselves.

It was the Burloak club of Oakville, Ontario, which ranked first in this national regatta, with a total of 581 points. The Ottawa Rideau Canoe Club came second with a total of 488 points, and Toronto’s Balmy-Beach Canoe Club got the third place with a total of 425 points.

The “Masters” of the Burloak Canoe Club won many golds during the competition, but it was their marked presence in almost all of the races during the day that allowed them to win the Canmas Championships.

In the C-4 Mixed 45-54 race, the Burloak Canoe Club offered an impressive performance by climbing the three steps of the podium, winning gold, silver and bronze.

They also managed to get on the first two stages of the podium in the C-4 Mixed 55+ race, just as in the C-2 Mixed 55+ race.

In the 45-54 Women’s C-1 event, Kim Stephen and Colleen Nicholson nearly doubled the achievement by winning second and third positions. The race was led by Isabelle Fradette of the Rideau club who won the gold medal.

The Rideau and Burloak champions clubs also shared the honors in the C-15 races. The Ottawa club won the C-15 in women’s and mixed 45+, while Oakville won the C-15 Mixed 25+ and the C-15 Men’s 45+.

The Canmas Championships concluded the Canadian Sprint ​​Canoe Kayak Championships of this season. Happening every year, preparations for the 2018 competition will begin soon, and these championships will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec, from August 28 to September 1, 2018.

To see all the results of the Canmas 2017, visit the event page.

 

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

Aug
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Double Gold for Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Kayak World Championships
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Double Gold for Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Kayak World Championships

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 27, 2017) – Canadian Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) captured her second world title in two days, winning the Women’s C-1 200m Final on the last day of competition at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

On the heels of her triumph yesterday in the C-2 500m Final with partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON), Vincent-Lapointe dominated the international field in today’s 200m sprint and crossed the finish line in a world record time of 45.478 seconds.

“I’m extremely happy to win back my world title after missing a few strokes in 2015 and finishing fourth,” said Vincent-Lapointe after the race. “This event has been good for us winning in world record times and taking the overall title for Women’s Canoe at these World Championships. It’s been a great start on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but there’s still a lot of hard work ahead.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe breaking the world record in the C-1 200m.

With her dominant performance at this week’s World Sprint Championships, Vincent-Lapointe has solidified her reputation as the athlete to beat as the world’s best female canoers prepare for their first-ever Olympic competition in Tokyo in 2020.

“It’s been almost 20 years since the last time Canada won two gold medals in Olympic events at a World Championship,” added Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “That was 1998 when Stephen Giles and Caroline Brunet shared the honours. I’m really pleased with the results and with the team’s overall performance this week.”

In other Day 5 action, the Canadian K-4 Men’s crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) delivered an impressive bounce-back performance to win the 500m B Final.

“Our guys just missed a berth in the A Final yesterday,” added Barton. “So what this result confirms is that Canada’s K-4 crew belongs with the best in the world. I’m really excited about what our sprint program is capable of achieving over the next few years.”

Men’s K-4 crew happy after their first place in the B final.

On the women’s side, Canada’s K-4 crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) also delivered a strong performance, finishing second in the B Final behind the boat from Portugal.

The Men’s C-4 1000m A Final saw the Canadian crew of Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON), Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC), Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) finish a very respectable 9th place.

Quebec City’s, Andreanne Langlois, wrapped up a strong world championship with a third place finish in the B Final of the Women’s K-1 200m.

In the B Final of the Men’s K-1 500m, Canada’s Jarett Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) finished 6th.

Find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Maskwa Aquatic Club Takes Overall Title at National Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 26, 2017) – For the second year in a row, the Maskwa Aquatic Club is National Champion. The Halifax Club finished this week’s Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships with a total of 794 race points, edging out Ottawa’s Rideau Canoe Club who finished with 777 points. Rounding out the top three was the Burloak Canoe Club of Oakville, Ontario with 518 points.

More than 1,000 athletes from 43 different clubs across Canada competed this week at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. Points were awarded after each race, with Maskwa athletes winning several categories including the Junior, U17 and Senior Men as well as the Masters Combined.

Maskwa wins overall Canadian Championships. – Photo: J. Verret

Today’s competition was highlighted by a record-setting performance by the four-man kayak crew from the Trois-Rivières Canoe Club who recorded the fastest 200m time ever at a National Sprint Championship. The team of Marc-Alexandre Gagnon, Charles-Antoine Girouard, Zacharie Cameron and Dominik Crête covered the distance in 31.293 seconds, reaching a top speed of 23 kilometres/hour. They finished more than a second faster than second-place Balmy Beach Canoe Club (Toronto, ON) with the Maskwa Aquatic Club taking third place.

In other 200m races on the final day of the 2017 National Championships at the Welland International Flatwater Centre:

  • the Senobe Aquatic Club from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia took the Open Women’s K-4 title in a time of 38.610 seconds;
  • the Junior Men’s C-4 race was captured by the crew from the Maskwa Canoe Club (Halifax, NS) in a time of 37.178 seconds;
  • in the K-2 Junior Men’s event, it was the Balmy Beach Canoe Club taking top prize in a time of 33.532 seconds.

As is tradition at the Canadian Championships, the Senior Men’s C-15 1000m war canoe closed out the competition, a thrilling race that saw the Burloak Canoe Club (Oakville, ON) maintain its stranglehold on the title, beating out the Cheema Aquatic Club (Halifax, NS) and the Senobe Aquatic Club (Dartmouth, NS) for the coveted prize. Burloak has won the Senior Men’s war canoe prize for the last 14 years in a row.

Retirement ceremony for CKC athletes. – Photo: J. Verret

Also highlighting today’s program was a retirement ceremony for five National Team members:

  • Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) – with four Olympic and eight world championship medals, he’s the most decorated paddler in Canadian history;
  • Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) – Olympian (Beijing 2008) and World Cup gold medalist in C-2;
  • Sam Roworth (Toronto, ON) – World Cup medalist in the K-4 1000m;
  • Kathleen Fraser (Oakville, ON) – Olympian (Rio 2016) and multiple World Cup medals in K-2 and K-4;
  • Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) – Olympian (Rio 2016) and multiple World Cup medals in K-2 and K-4.
  • Ben Russel (Dartmouth, NS) – Pan American Games (2005) gold medalist in the C-2 1000m, Pan American Games (2007) bronze medalist on the C-1 500m and multiple ICF World Championships participations.

“I retired from international competitions, I didn’t retire from going to nationals and racing for a canoe club,” said Van Koeverdan after receiving his plaque. “It felt weird because I wasn’t saying good bye to anybody here, I will probably be here even more now. I had a great career as a national team athlete, and one of the value I cherish the most is friendship and I know I’m always going to be part of this big family,” he proudly added.

For the first time ever, the entire National Sprint Championships were live streamed on the Internet by the WOD and the RTA Sport Media of the Ryerson Univerity in Ontario, attracting a total of more than 1,000 online viewers from across the country. Paddling fans also received up-to-date race results on their mobile devices through the immediaC mobile app available through the App Store.

For full competition results, visit the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada Captures Gold at Canoe Kayak World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 26, 2017) – Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) are world champions after capturing gold in the Women’s C-2 500m race at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent on the podium of the C-2 500m.

The powerful Canadian crew took an early lead and held off a late push by the Russian crew to cross the line first in a time of 1:56:752, less than seven-tenths of a second ahead of Russia’s Irina Andreeva and Olesia Romasenko.

Vincent-Lapointe will go after her second world championship title tomorrow in the final of the Women’s C-1 200m. She set the world record at this distance at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow and had the fastest time in today’s semi-finals.

Laurence and Katie winning the A final in the C-2 500m.

In other action on Saturday, Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) delivered an outstanding performance in the “A” Final of the Men’s K-2 200m, finishing in 8th spot, slightly more than a second behind the winning pair from Hungary.

Cochrane and Poulin are also part of Canada’s K-4 crew, along with Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS). In a highly competitive field, the Canadians were edged out at the finish line in the semi-finals today, missing the “A” Final by less than a second. They’ll be looking to deliver a strong performance in tomorrow’s “B” Final to confirm their spot amongst the top K-4 boats in the world.

“The men’s kayak program is a good example of what we’re trying to do with our overall sprint program,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer with Canoe Kayak Canada. “We’ve got a really strong group of athletes who are training together and developing together. Anytime Canada has enjoyed success in sprint paddling in the past, we’ve had multiple crews who could push each other every day in training. We’re looking to build on that model so our athletes are in top form to qualify for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.”

Men’s K-4 fighting to get in the A final.

In the Women’s K-2 1000m, Courtney Stott (Oakville, ON) and Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) exceeded expectations with a 6th place finish in the “A” Final. At the 500m distance, Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andreanne Langlois (Quebec City, QC) finished fourth in the “B” Final. Russell was a second place finisher in the K-1 500m “B” Final. In Men’s Canoe, Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished 7th in the “B” Final of the C-1 200m.

On the final day of competition tomorrow, three Canadians face the mental and physical test of a 5000m race – Russell in the K-1 Women’s race, Hughes in the K-1 Men’s event, and in the Men’s C-1, it’s Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON).

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(M) (418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Thrilling Finish to Iconic Canoe Race at National Sprint Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 25, 2017) – They saved the best for last – the Junior Men’s C-4 1000m – the final race on Day 4 at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. For the hundreds of fans at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, it was a thrilling wrap-up to another jam-packed day of elite paddling.

Decided by only a few seconds, the first place prize – and the John W. Black Trophy – went to the Lachine Canoe Club, with the Maskwa Aquatic Club in second place, and the Mississauga Canoe Club in third. It’s the first time since 1979 that Lachine has won the Black Trophy, which is the most iconic prize to be awarded at the National Championships.

Lachine’s crew wins the Junior Men’s C1 1000m.        Photo: Pascale Toupin

“The last time Lachine won the Black Trophy, I was paddling in the boat with Yves Schmidt, André Aubut and Denis Francoeur! It’s the 4th time that Lachine won that race, and in 79, it was even right here in Welland,” noted Mark Granger, national development coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s so nice to see young guys like them winning the Black Trophy, it’s like the Stanley Cup in canoeing,” added Granger, pointing at the crew holding their big prize.

Lachine’s crew member and Mark Granger with the Black Trophy.              Photo: Pascale Toupin

The Junior Men’s War Canoe also stole the show in the 1000m event, with Mathieu Pelletier’s crew from Trois-Rivières collapsing at the finish line after taking the crown, only a fraction of seconds in front of the Maskwa Aquatic Club. It’s an extremely challenging event, with paddlers working at high intensity for close to four minutes.

The biggest crowd of the week enjoyed over 50 war canoe and crew boat races during the day. The national championships wrap up tomorrow with another full slate of races, with the Senior Men’s 1000m war canoe race as the grand finale.

At the conclusion of today’s races, about 40 former paddlers and member of Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) – including Olympians, Adam Van Koeverden (Toronto, ON) and Emilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) – gathered to help launch CKC’s first Alumni Program. The national initiative aims to bring together former athletes, coaches and volunteers from all three disciplines (sprint, slalom and marathon) to celebrate past accomplishments and contribute to the sport’s future growth.

With one day of competition left, the Maskwa Aquatic Club has jumped into the overall lead with 659 points, ahead of the Rideau Canoe Club at 633 points. The Burloak Canoe Club is a distant third with 399 points.

For the first time ever, the entire National Sprint Championships are being live streamed on the Internet. More than 1,200 fans logged on to watch the action on Day 3.

Paddling fans can also receive up-to-date race results on their mobile device through the immediaC mobile app available through the App Store.

For full competition results, visit the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Continues to Dominate in Women’s Canoe at World Sprint Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 25, 2017) – Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) clocked the fastest time in the Women’s C-1 200m heats today, advancing straight through to tomorrow’s Semi-final at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic. The defending World Cup Champion also achieved a personal best for boat speed, reaching just over 18 kilometers per hour.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe giving her last strokes in the C-1 200m

Several other Canadians qualified for semi-finals tomorrow, including:

  • the Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) in the 500m distance. The foursome finds itself up against a deep, highly competitive field. They delivered a solid performance today, finishing third in a strong heat. A relatively young crew, they’ll be looking to put together another good race to earn a berth in Sunday’s “A” Final;
  • Andreanne Langlois (Quebec, QC) looked hungry in finishing fourth in a tightly contested K-1 200m heat;
  • the Women’s K-4 crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) will need a top 3 finish in tomorrow’s semi-final to qualify for the “A” Final;
  • Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) in the Men’s K-1 200m;
  • former Olympic medallist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) and teammate, Mark James (Dartmouth, NS), will be hoping to use the semi-final to bounce back from a disappointing performance in today’s heats of the C-2 1000m competition.

Competing at his first senior world championships, Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) finished fifth in his semi-final today to qualify for Sunday’s K-1 500m “B” Final.

The Men’s K4 making their way to the semi-final in the 500m race.

“We’re seeing some encouraging performances here,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “In just about every event, we see Canadian athletes demonstrating that they can compete with the best in the world. But we’re a relatively young team and there’s a lot of work to be done over the next couple of years to get ready for Olympic and Paralympic qualification.”

Barton noted that this week’s championships will give athletes and coaches a clear idea of what areas they need to work on as they head into the fall training period. “The goal is to eliminate inconsistencies and improve on the parts of the races that aren’t working as well as we’d like them to,” he added.

In addition to the slate of semi-finals tomorrow, Vincent-Lapointe will team up with Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) to compete in the C-2 500m “A” Final. The duo clocked the fastest time in the heats on Thursday.

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada names sprint teams for Olympic Hopes
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 25, 2017) – The first two days of competitions at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships included all individual races for C1 and K1.

Based on these results, Canoe Kayak Canada has named sprint athletes to join the teams for the next international Olympic Hope regatta. Here is the list of athletes nominated for this competition, which will be held from September 15th to 17th 2017, in Racice, Czech Republic.

U17 Men’s Kayak Hommes

Club Crew
Banook Alex CANNING
Rideau Alexander HOFEREK
Cheema Cameron LEDREW
Pointe-Claire Louis VRANDERICK
Lachine Vadim COVALCIUC
Cheema Sawyer CAPES

 

U17 Women’s Kayak Femmes

Club Crew
Richmond Hill Brooklyn WODEHOUSE
Burloak Anya CHUPRYS
Maskwa Hannah ENGLISH
Balmy Beach Samantha STEIN
Trois Rivieres Alexanne MORIN
Burloak Jenna NEATE

 

U17 Women’s Canoe Femmes

Club Crew
Carleton Place Lindsay IRWIN
Maskwa Marlee MACINTOSH
Rideau Michaela ERMANOVICS
Ottawa Nikole GORELOVA
Senobe Maeve LEBLANC
Lachine Charlotte RICHARD

 

U17 Men’s Canoe Hommes

Club Crew
Rideau Adam RICHARD
Maskwa Nicholas BILLARD
Sack-a-Wa Tyler LAIDLAW
Maskwa Dawson PEACHEY
Cheema Mason KOCH
Pointe-Claire Stephane RICHARD

 

U16 Women’s Kayak Femmes

Club Crew
Rideau Maren BRADLEY
Rideau Olivia PUCCI
Lachine Florence TURCOTTE
Mic Mac Adriana LILLEY OSENDE

 

U16 Men’s Kayak Hommes

Club Crew
Balmy Beach Cameron LOW
Trois Rivieres Laurent LAVIGNE
Toba Sacha SKIRZYK
Mic Mac Alexander EISENER MALLETT

 

U16 Women’s Canoe Femmes

Club Crew
Cheema Sloan MACKENZIE
Mic Mac Julia LILLEY OSENDE
Cascades Sophia JENSEN
Maskwa Jessica MACKAY

 

U16 Men’s Canoe Hommes

Club Crew
Maskwa Andrew BILLARD
Rideau Matthew O’NEILL
Richmond Hill Marc CINQ-MARS
False Creek Ydris HUNTER

 

 

 

Aug
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
War Canoe Races Steal the Show on Day 3 at National Sprint Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 22, 2017) – The war canoe races are always a highlight of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships and today’s competition was no exception.

Powered by 15 paddlers, these iconic wooden boats move at remarkable speeds over distances ranging from 200m to 1000m.

In the Senior Mixed 200m race, Adam Oldershaw’s crew from the Burloak Canoe Club in Toronto grabbed gold. For the Juniors, it was Andres Carranco’s crew from Ottawa’s Rideau Canoe Club crossing the finish line first in the Mixed 200m race, followed closely by Luc Grenier’s crew from Lac Beauport, Québec and Jacob McKenna’s crew from the Senobe Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia crossing third.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

It was an historic medal for the Quebec crew, marking the first time in 16 years that the Lac Beauport Canoe Club has earned a medal in a war canoe race at the national championships.

“It has been exactly 16 years since Lac Beauport stepped on the podium at nationals,” proudly said Luc Grenier, head coach and crew captain, after distributing the 14 medals to his athletes. “For several years we have had a large group of very young athletes at the club, it is very motivating and stimulating for a whole club to win a team medal of war canoe because there is nothing that gives as much energy as to win a medal in C15, “he added.

In a thrilling finish, Jonathan Pike’s crew from the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax won the U17 Mixed 200m over Brian Stever’s crew from the Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club (Dartmouth, NS), with Reid Farquharson’s crew from the Rideau Canoe Club (Ottawa, ON) a close third.

Canada is the only country in the world to race war canoes using boats that have remained virtually unchanged for decades.

The war canoe competition can often make a big difference in the overall points race, but after today’s action, it’s extremely close at the top, with the Rideau Canoe Club at 508 points, just four points ahead of the Maskwa Aquatic Club.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

Day 4 will feature more crew races at the 200m, 500m and 1000m distances as well as Paralympic singles and master races.

For the first time ever, the entire National Sprint Championships are being live streamed on the Internet. Paddling fans can also receive up-to-date race results on their mobile device through the immediaC mobile app available through the App Store.

For full competition results, visit the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Three Canadian Crews Qualify for “A” Finals at ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 24, 2017) – Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) clocked the fastest time of the day in the C2 500m heats and advanced directly to Saturday’s “A” Final at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

Vincent-Lapointe is the reigning C1 World Cup Champion and the world record holder in the C1 200m. Her C2 partner, Katie Vincent, is coming off an impressive performance at the U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania where she captured gold in the Women’s C1 200m.

Other Canadian crews advancing to “A” finals included Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) in the Men’s K-2 200m, and on the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Oakville, ON) and Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) in the Women’s K-2 1000m.

Photo: Balint Vekassy

The only Canadian to compete in a final today was Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) who delivered her best-ever finish at a World Championships, finishing fourth in the Paracanoe KL3 200m.

“This is a terrific result for Erica,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “She’s shown steady improvement over the last three years: from a 7th place finish in 2015, to 6th last year, and now just one spot away from a medal. She’s definitely established herself as one of the best in the world.”

Photo: Balint Vekassy

There are several Canadians to watch on Day 3:

  • The Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) will look to make a statement in their 500m heats. At last month’s U23 Sprint World Championships, the Canadian crew came within one-tenth-of-a-second of a gold medal;
  • Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is the pre-race favourite heading into the Women’s C-1 200m heats;
  • 2012 Olympic medallist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), will team up with Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) in the C-2 1000m competition;
  • Andreanne Langlois (Quebec, QC) will draw on 2016 Olympic experience in the K-1 200m; and,
  • Coming off a strong performance in the Women’s K-2 1000m, Courtney Stott and Alanna Bray-Lougheed will team up with Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) in the K-4 500m.

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
23
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Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships: Excited crowd motivates athletes in today’s 1000m finals
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 23, 2017) – A large and boisterous crowd was treated to some outstanding races today as athletes competed in 1000m and 500m events on Day 2 of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. Despite the strong winds on the Welland International Flatwater Centre this afternoon, there were many spectacular performances.

“I really like headwinds like today, so even if the conditions weren’t ideal, all in all it wasn’t the worst condition possible for me,” explained Lexy Vincent, a kayak athlete from the Rideau Canoe Club after winning the Women’s K1 Junior 1000m, her second gold medal in two days. “I just felt really strong on the water today and yesterday, and as soon as I got on the water I felt strongly connected and it felt like everything was falling in the right place.” Vincent took top spot in the K1 500m yesterday.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

The distance of 1000m can last between 3 minutes and 30 seconds and 5 minutes and 30 seconds, depending on the discipline. This distance requires a lot of physical endurance for the athletes and the end of the race is often very demanding. On Day 2, the lively atmosphere of the crowd undoubtedly encouraged the athletes to give their everything until they crossed the finish line. The spectators were treated to some very tight races, which raised the excitement in the stands.

The conclusion of Day 2 marks the end of the K1 and C1 races. After a total of 24 finals in two days, Ottawa’s Rideau Club has the overall lead with a total of 345 points, 43 points ahead of the Maskwa Club out of Halifax.

Competition continues tomorrow with crew boats over distances of 200m, 500m and 1000m. Day 3 should draw even bigger crowds to take in the impressive C15 – War Canoe races.

For full competition results, visit the Canoe Kayak Canada website. All races are being live streamed and you can receive up-to-date race results on the immediaC mobile app available through the App Store.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

 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.

Aug
23
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Canadian Paddlers “Upbeat” at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 23, 2017) – The mood amongst Team Canada athletes is upbeat as a mix of rookies and seasoned veterans makes final preparations for this week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Led by defending World Cup champion and world record holder, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) in women’s canoe, and Olympic medalist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), in men’s canoe, the Canadian contingent is ready to take on the best in the world as they start their journey towards the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

Photo: Canoe Kayak Canada

“This event will give our athletes and coaches a good sense for where they’re at and what they’ll need to do if they hope to qualify for Tokyo,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “For the younger athletes, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to learn from their teammates about what it takes to compete for a spot on the podium at an elite international competition.”

This is a year of transition for Canada’s sprint canoe and kayak program, with several athletes retiring after last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. Younger athletes now have the opportunity to test themselves against top-notch competition.

Besides Vincent-Lapointe and Oldershaw, Barton says he’s excited to watch the Men’s K-4 crew of

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC). At the recent U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania, Canada’s four-man crew came within one-tenth-of-a-second of a gold medal in the 500m final. For this week’s championships, Canada has added some veteran experience in Cochrane who has two Olympic Games under his belt.

In Paracanoe action today, Canada’s Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) advanced to tomorrow’s final in the KL3 200m after finishing third in her heat.

Photo: Shelly Beazley

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results here.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Aug
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships: Tough weather conditions challenge top paddlers on Day 1
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Photo: Pascale Toupin

WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 22, 2017) – The toughest part about racing at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships today wasn’t necessarily the other paddlers, it was the swirling winds of up to 50 km/hr that made navigating the Welland International Flatwater Centre extremely difficult.

More than 1,000 athletes from 43 different clubs across the country have gathered in southern Ontario for five days of intense competition. A jam-packed race schedule on Day 1 featured the individual C-1 and K-1 races at three different distances: 200m, 500m, and 6,000m. Through 68 heats and 32 finals, athletes showed tremendous perseverance and determination to battle the weather conditions.

“It’s very difficult to manage winds like today’s,” said Mark Granger, Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Development Coach. “It takes incredible concentration, but above all it takes mental strength. It’s a pity to have such tough conditions at the Canadian championships, but it’s part of the sport, and the athletes have to be prepared for that.”

Granger noted that it’s particularly challenging for canoers to steer their boats when the winds are blowing so strongly from one side. “Just keeping your canoe inside the lane markers on a day like today is a huge challenge, so they all deserve a lot of credit for that,” he added.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

“It’s pretty windy and gusty out there,” said Jenna Neate from the Burloak Canoe Club after winning the Women’s K1 6000m race. “There are parts where there is no wind and then all of a sudden it hits you hard from the side, but as long as you fight trough it, don’t let it take control of you paddle and know how to use your strength when there is wind it’s all good,” she happily said after the race.

Singles competition continues on Day 2 with 500m and 1,000m races.

For the first time ever, the entire National Sprint Championships are being live streamed on the Internet. Paddling fans can also receive up-to-date race results on their mobile device through the immediaC mobile app available through the App Store.

For full competition results, visit the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785