Call for Candidates – Freestyle Committee

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Sep
17
CanoeKayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Freestyle Committee
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Call for Candidates – Freestyle Committee

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for individuals to join the Freestyle Committee. This is a sub-committee of the Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater (CKC-W) Council. The main role of the Freestyle Committee is to provide technical direction and oversight of the Freestyle discipline. The Freestyle Committee will meet at least twice per year via telephone conference and is made up of the following 8 roles:

  • 1 Chairperson (Elected by FS Committee Members)
  • 1 Athlete Representative (Elected by the National Freestyle Team)
  • 3 Regional Representatives from Western Canada (Elected by CKC-W Council)
  • 3 Regional Representatives from Eastern Canada (Elected by CKC-W Council)

The CKC Whitewater Council is seeking nominations for the following positions. Nominations will be elected by the CKC-W council.

  • 1 Regional Representatives from Western Canada (BC, AB, YK, NWT) for a 2 year term
  • 1 Regional Representatives from Eastern Canada (SK, ON, QC, NS) for a 2 year term

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Be a current member in good standing of CKC and the appropriate provincial/territorial association which they represent

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Freestyle programs and the Canadian sport system as it relates to the discipline
  • Experience working on volunteer committees
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset

Interested candidates are invited to complete the attached form to be considered for a position

CKC Candidate Qualification Form

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on October 20th, 2019.

Please send applications to Scott Best by email at sbest@canoekayak.ca.

Sep
17
CanoeKayak Canada
Freestyle Coaching Services – Expression of Interest
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Freestyle Coaching Services – Expression of Interest

The Canoe Kayak Canada Freestyle Committee is interested in engaging a coach or set of coaches to support the development of Canadian Freestyle athletes between January 2020 and October 2021 (post Nottingham World Championships).

We are looking for coach(es) to provide the following services:

  • Organize athlete developmental and performance training camp(s) for current and potential national team athletes
  • During these camps address the following aspects of high performance:
  • Mental preparation
  • Emotional tools
  • Strategies for working with a coach / receiving feedback
  • Technical instruction for refining current tricks and learning new ones
  • Video review in support of on water sessions
  • Strategies for training on their own at home
  • Ride routine planning and maximizing scoring potential
  • Developing an action plan for continued development

An additional service offering would be remote video review and support for action plan implementation for athletes.

Coaches could be engaged on a contract basis for a single camp or multiple camps, depending on athlete interest, location availability and overall funds available.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit the following information:

  • Freestyle and Coaching experience
  • Relevant coaching / instructor certifications or training taken
  • Proposed availability, dates and location(s) for training camps
  • Proposed pricing framework per day (including athlete accommodations if required)
  • Proposed pricing framework for remote athlete support (if you choose to offer it)
  • Proposed approach to a long-term progressive development program that would maximize Canadian athlete results at the 2021 World Championships
  • How you would share information and recommendations back to the CKC Freestyle Committee

Please send your Expression of Interest to Scott Best at sbest@canoekayak.ca by midnight October 20th, 2019

Aug
20
admin@canoekayak.ca
2019 Canadian Whitewater Nationals Complete
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MINDEN HILLS, ONTARIO (August 20, 2019) – The 2019 Whitewater National Championships are now complete, after an exciting weekend of extreme slalom, downriver, freestyle and slalom events. 66 athletes from across the country gathered in Minden Hills, Ontario at the Minden Whitewater Preserve on the Gull River from August 14th to 18th.

Team Ontario claimed the overall Brian Creer trophy for earning the most points throughout the five days of whitewater competition featuring Freestyle, Slalom.

This renowned natural course was an excellent spot for the event with whitewater rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. The preserve also had campsites where many participants stayed right next to the river.

The medallists for the Open events are listed below and complete results are posted on Canoe Kayak Canada’s website.

Canoe Kayak Slalom

Women’s K1

Gold Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Lois Betteridge Ontario
Bronze Lea Baldoni Ontario

 

Women’s C1

Gold Lois Betteridge Ontario
Silver Haley Daniels Alberta
Bronze Sophie Gilfillan Ontario

 

Men’s K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Maël Rivard Ontario

 

Men’s C1

Gold Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Silver Cameron Smedley Ontario
Bronze Liam Smedley Ontario

 

Mixed C2

Gold Isabel Taylor &

Finn Wakeling

British Columbia

 

Men’s C2

Gold Dane Menzies &

Reece Hately Honeyman

Alberta

 

 

Downriver Classic

Men’s Open C1

Gold Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Bronze Spencer Pomeroy Ontario

 

Men’s Open K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Warren Hastings Ontario
Bronze Harold Van Winssen Ontario

 

 

Downriver Sprint

Men’s C1

Gold Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Larry Norman Ontario
Bronze Spencer Pomeroy Ontario

 

Men’s K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Warren Hastings Ontario

 

 

Freestyle

Men’s K1

Gold Tyler Curtis Ontario
Silver Zach Zwanenburg Ontario
Bronze Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Women’s K1

Gold Alex Maggs Ontario
Silver Ayden Dermenjian Ontario
Bronze Laura Silverthorne Ontario

 

C1 Open

Gold Kalem Kennedy Ontario
Silver Zach Zwanenburg Ontario
Bronze Yannick Laviolette Ontario

 

 

Extreme Slalom

Open Men

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Bronze Yannick Laviolette Quebec

 

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:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 ICF Freestyle World Championships Come to a Close
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SORT, SPAIN (July 9, 2019) – The 2019 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Freestyle World Championships wrapped up in Spain on Saturday July 6th. The event featured several freestyle events including squirt, open canoe surface, canoe decked surface and kayak surface. Fourteen Canadian athletes competed and are leaving Spain with heads held high after great performances all around.

Canada’s best result was a 6th place finish by athlete Luke Pomeroy in the junior men’s K1 event, just narrowly missing the finals. This was Pomeroy’s first World Championship. “Worlds in Sort were amazing. I had a great time in the town and couldn’t be happier about how I placed. I am super excited for future competitions and World Championships and am grateful for this great learning experience,” explained Pomeroy.

All Canadian results are listed below.

Athlete Event Event
Darlene Fair K1W – 39th Squirt W – 12th
Marc Godbout C1 – 12th OC1 – 6th
Matt Hamilton SQUIRT M – 10th  
Pierce Huser K1M – 34th  
Kalem Kennedy K1M – 40th C1 – 20th
Alex Maggs K1W – 21st  
Cole Oruski K1M Jnr – 14th  
Luke Pomeroy K1M Jnr – 6th  
Maël Pronovost C1 – 20th  
Mark Richard SQUIRT M – 17th  
Phil Sheppard K1M – 65th  
Ian Thomson SQUIRT M – 7th  
Nicholas Troutman K1M – 18th  
Hunter Vincent K1M Jnr – 20th  

 

For a full list of results including other nations, click here.

“Coming out of Worlds in Sort, Spain we now shift our focus to athlete development for the next twelve months,” said Lee Vincent, Team Canada Freestyle Manager & Chair of the Canadian Freestyle Committee. “We want to expand our reach to get more athletes involved in Freestyle Kayaking while also supporting our current athletes to continue their progression and enable them to be even more successful at the 2021 World Championships in Nottingham, UK.”

This year’s Worlds were an incredible opportunity for Canoe Kayak Canada athletes to learn from each other and other nations and exposed many of the young athletes to the toughest international competition in freestyle. Athlete Phil Sheppard said it best when speaking about the camaraderie of the sport. “The thing I love about paddling is getting out there with my friends. For me, it’s about pushing myself and learning new things, and when I’m sitting in the eddy watching my friends do something rad, I am just as happy for them. The world championships are about coming together with friends from around the world, pushing yourself to be better than you were the day before, and celebrating when someone does something extraordinary.”

A number of the Freestyle national team athletes will be competing at the upcoming Whitewater Nationals on the Gull River in Minden, Ontario on August 16th. This is a fun event for paddlers of all levels and we invite anyone in the area to come out and participate.

Watch a video of the Canadian athletes during training here.

Canoe Freestyle is a dynamic discipline where competitors aim to score points for tricks and flips on a set water feature. It is a constantly evolving discipline, with new tricks being developed to complement and improve on existing moves, which are similar to those performed in freestyle snowboarding, surfing and skating.  Athletes have 45 seconds to perform as many different moves as possible, which are scored based on degree of difficulty. This is the second time the Freestyle World Championship has taken place in Sort, with the first being in 2001.

 

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:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
14 Freestyle Paddlers Competing in 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
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SORT, SPAIN (June 28, 2019) – Fourteen canoe kayak freestyle athletes will be representing Canada from June 29th to July 6th at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in Sort, Spain. Half of the athletes attending have previously competed at one or many Canoe Freestyle World Championships, including 2009 Freestyle Kayak World Champion Nick Troutman.

The team was selected in August of 2018 at the National Freestyle Team Trials in Kananaskis, Alberta and will be eager to return to international competition.

“We are excited to have strong representation from Canada at the World Championships. We have a nice mix of veteran and first-time athletes, which bodes well for ongoing athlete development and future worlds,” said Lee Vincent, Team Canada Freestyle Manager. “The feature here is quite robust so the athletes have been here for over a week to take advantage of as much training time as possible before the event, often paddling late into the evening to avoid lines and maximize their training sessions.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships

Find the competition schedule and results here.

Watch live on ICF YouTube.

 

Where:
“L’Aigüerola” Whitewater Park
Sort, Spain – Map

 

When:

June 29 – July 6 2019

 

2019 Canoe Freestyle Senior Team

Athlete Event(s)
Darlene Fair SQUIRT W, K1W
Marc Godbout OC1, C1
Matt Hamilton K1M, SQUIRT M
Pierce Huser K1M
Kalem Kennedy K1M, C1, OC1
Alex Maggs K1W
Maël Pronovost C1
Mark Richard SQUIRT M
Phil Sheppard K1 M
Ian Thomson SQUIRT M
Nicholas Troutman K1M

 

2019 Canoe Freestyle Junior Team

Athlete Event(s)
Luke Pomeroy K1M
Cole Oruski K1M
Hunter Vincent K1M

 

 

Canoe Freestyle is a dynamic discipline where competitors aim to score points for tricks and flips on a set water feature. It is a constantly evolving discipline, with new tricks being developed to complement and improve on existing moves, which are similar to those performed in freestyle snowboarding, surfing and skating.  Athletes have 45 seconds to perform as many different moves as possible, which are scored based on degree of difficulty. This is the second time the Freestyle World Championship has taken place in Sort, with the first being in 2001.

 

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:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

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