Canoe Kayak Canada to recognize careers of retiring athletes 

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DARTMOUTH, NS (September 3, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada will recognize the careers of five retiring National Team athletes at the conclusion of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS.

  • Jillian D’Alessio (Sackville, NS) – 11 years
  • Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) – 11 years
  • Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) – 11 years
  • Connor Taras (Waverley, NS) – 6 years
  • Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) – 4 years

“We are so proud of these athletes for everything they’ve accomplished,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “It takes a huge commitment to the sport to get to their level and although they’re finishing their National Team careers, paddling is such a part of who these athletes are and we hope they’ll be involved with paddling for many years to come.”

The presentation will take place at the awards area by Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club during the BurgeeFest Celebration, taking place following the last race at 4:17 p.m.

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.


For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada