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

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

The Canadian athletes competing are listed below.

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


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



2019 Pan American Paracanoe Championships



Friday July 5 to Saturday July 6



University of São Paulo,

São Paulo, Brazil – Map


Results here.

More information on the ICF website.



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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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



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