Canoe Slalom Team Selections

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA (August 26, 2021) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce the eight slalom athletes that have been selected to compete in the 2021 International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cups and World Championships.

The athletes qualified at Ottawa River Runners Tailrace on August 21-22 and will compete in three international events this fall. World Cup 3 in Seu d’Urgell, Spain, World Cup 4 in Pau, France and the world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Junior athletes Sophie Gilfilan and Beatrice Olson will not be competing at these events due to conflicting commitments with their academic schedules.

“We are excited to be sending a young group of racers to Europe to support their development and to gain critical race experience as we shift our eyes towards Paris,” said CKC Senior High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “All three competition venues are mainstays on the international circuit and with limited racing in the last 18 months it’s important for our athletes to get some more races in this year before the competition season ends.”

Selections for World Cups 3, 4 and World Championships

Mael RIVARD U23 Men Kayak, CSLX
Trevor BOYD U23 Men Kayak, CSLX
Jean-Benoit LEMAY Junior Men Kayak, CSLX
Alex BALDONI Junior Men Canoe, CSLX
Beatrice OLSON Junior Women Kayak, CSLX
Lea BALDONI U23 Women Kayak, CSLX
Lois BETTERIDGE Senior Women Kayak, CSLX
Lois BETTERIDGE Senior Women Canoe, CSLX
Beatrice OLSON Junior Women Canoe, CSLX
Sophie GILFILLAN Junior Women Canoe, CSLX



2021 ICF Slalom World Cup 3

When: September 3-5, 2021

Where: La Seu, Spain

How to Follow: Event website


2021 ICF Slalom World Cup 4

When: September 10-12, 2021

Where: Pau, France

How to Follow: Event website


2021 World Championships

When: September 22-26, 2021

Where: Bratislava, Slovakia

How to Follow: Event 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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Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead