CanoeKayak Canada names Worlds team

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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to name its team for the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships to be held in Moscow, Russia from August 6 to 10. The announcement comes after a final set of National Team Trials in Montréal.

“We’re now into year two of the Olympic quadrennial and every country is ramping up their level of preparedness, including Canada,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “Moscow will be a good indicator of our competitive status and how our  high performance plan is rolling out. Our entire team is committed to achieving our 2016 Olympic goals and this is our first real evaluation opportunity.”

Three athletes have also been added to Canada’s Under 23 World Championships team heading to Szeged, Hungary for July 17 to 20. The senior team will in Canada before heading to Lithuania for a preparation camp in Lithuania before arriving in Moscow.

2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

Moscow, Russia • August 6 – 8

Men’s Kayak 

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Mark de Jonge Maskwa Halifax, NS Frédéric Jobin
Hugues Fournel Lachine Montreal, QC Frédéric Jobin
Richard Dober Jr. Lac-Beauport Trois-Rivière, QC Frédéric Jobin
Adam van Koeverden Burloak Oakville, ON Scott Oldershaw / Larry Cain
Brady Reardon Burloak Burlington, ON Dave Robertson / Scott Oldershaw
Andrew Jessop Maskwa Halifax, NS Dave Robertson / Chad Brooks
Philippe Duchesneau Pointe-Claire Montreal, QC Dave Robertson / Marc Creamer
Rob Clarke Burloak Mississauga, ON Dave Robertson

Men’s Canoe 

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Burlington, ON Scott Oldershaw / Larry Cain
Ben Russell Banook Dartmouth, NS Lazlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, QC Lazlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Ben Tardioli Rideau Ottawa, ON Robert Stott / Mike Robinson
Jason McCoombs Banook Dartmouth, NS Robert Stott / Jan Kruk
Aaron Rublee Burloak Kamloops, BC Robert Stott
Women’s Kayak  
Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Émilie Fournel Lachine Montreal, QC Mark Granger / Franck Gomez
KC Fraser Balmy Beach Oakville, Ontario Mark Granger / Peter Martinek
Genvieve Beauchesne-Sevigny Pointe-Claire Trois-Rivières, QC Mark Granger
Hannah Vaughan Banook Dartmouth, NS Mark Granger / Jan Kruk
Michelle Russell Cheema Waverely, NS Mark Granger / Mike Kerrivan
Una Lounder Senobe Dartmouth, NS Mark Granger
Genevieve Orton Orenda Lake Echo, NS Mark Granger

Women’s Canoe 

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, QC Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Sarah-Jane Caumartin Otterburn, QC Otterburn Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier


Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire Toronto, ON Mark Granger / Marc Creamer
Dave Waters Maskwa Fox Point, NS Mark Granger / Jon Pike
Christian Maranda Lac Beauport Québec, QC Mark Granger / Luc Grenier

U23 World Championships Team

Szeged, Hungary • July 17 – 20

Men’s Canoe 

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Jason McCoombs Banook Dartmouth, NS Robert Stott / Jan Kruk

Women’s Canoe 

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Taylor Potts Balmy Beach Toronto, ON Rob Stott / Peter Martinek
Megan Sibthorpe Rideau Ottawa, ON Rob Stott / Mike Robinson

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


Media Contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada