Slalom Athletes Set to Take First Strokes at Junior/U23 World Championships

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Jul
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom Athletes Set to Take First Strokes at Junior/U23 World Championships
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 15, 2019) – Twelve Canadian slalom athletes will be vying for podium finishes this week at the 2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships. The event is being held at the well-known Krakow-Kolna Canoe Slalom Course in Krakow, Poland, after a successful hosting of the same event in 2016. Athletes are competing from Tuesday, July 16th until Sunday July 21st, ending with the extreme slalom competitions.

The Canadian team has been training in Europe since the middle of June to prepare for this major international event, after having been selected to this team following the National Slalom Team Trials event held in Oklahoma City, USA from April 12-14th.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge competed in the first two ICF World Cups of the season and had excellent runs qualifying for the semi-finals at both events. She will be looking to build on these performances and put down more strong runs in women’s C1 and K1 in Krakow this week. Betteridge will also be battling for a medal with Jakob Kryworuchko in the mixed C2 event, where she narrowly missed the podium last year finishing fourth with a different partner.

Trevor Boyd is the second Canadian paddler who has competed for Canada already this season. Boyd participated at World Cup 3 in his first ever ICF World Cup just two weeks ago, completing clean runs in K1 and finishing 12th in the extreme slalom event.

“I’m happy to see a strong group of athletes in Krakow this year. A number of our Junior and U23 athletes have spent the last four weeks in Europe preparing for this competition while gaining valuable training time in Krakow, Augsburg and Prague,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “These are classic race venues that will be hosting significant international races in the years ahead so it’s important that our Next Gen athletes learn to perform on these courses.”

The Canadian athletes are listed below:

U23 National Team

Athlete Event(s)
Austin Atkins K1
Lois Betteridge C1, K1, C2MX
Trevor Boyd K1
Jakob Kryworuchko C2MX
Keenan Simpson K1

 

Junior National Team

Athlete Event(s)
Jakob Kryworuchko C1
Jean-Benoît Lemay K1
Olivia Norman K1
Mael Rivard K1
Isabel Taylor K1
Jocelyn Taylor K1
Finn Wakeling C1
Mark Zielonka K1

 

What:

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships

 

When:

Tuesday, July 16 (9:00am to 3:22pm CEST) (3:00am to 9:22am EST)

Wednesday, July 17 (9:00am to 5:51pm CEST) (3:00am to 11:51am EST)

Thursday, July 18 (9:00am to 5:10pm CEST) (3:00am to 11:10am EST)

Friday, July 19 (9:00am to 4:37pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:37am EST)

Saturday, July 20 (9:00am to 4:52pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:52am EST)

Sunday, July 21 (9:00am to 4:37pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:37am EST)

 

Where:

Krakow-Kolna Canoe Slalom Course

Krakow, Poland – Map

 

How to Follow:

The event will be livestreamed on the ICF YouTube Channel as well as the CBC Sports Livestream. Live results will be posted on the ICF Website.

 

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

Jul
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ben Hayward Wins Gold in Extreme Slalom at World Cup 3
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TACEN, SLOVENIA (July 2, 2019) – The Canadian slalom team completed the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) World Cup 3 in Tacen, Slovenia on Sunday. The event was the final of three consecutive weekends of World Cup competitions for Team Canada and ran from Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th.

The highlight of the weekend for Team Canada was Ben Hayward winning the gold medal in the extreme canoe slalom event – a fast-paced race where athletes compete head to head in an attempt to reach the finish line first. Hayward also competed in the K1 event and came 46th.

Trevor Boyd had an excellent start to his first ever World Cup with two clean runs and finished 61st in K1. He also made it to the quarter finals in extreme slalom and finished 12th. Michael Tayler finished 63rd in K1 at his third World Cup of the season.

Haley Daniels made the semi-finals in both the C1 event and the extreme canoe slalom event and finished 28th and 6th in those events, respectively.

 

Find the full list of results here.

 

“I am thrilled to see Ben win his first ICF World Cup medal this weekend. I know he would have wanted a better result in the slalom K1 event, but this medal is a reflection of Ben’s resilience and ability bounce back from disappointment on Friday to claim a medal,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at CKC. “Our athletes and coaches will now turn their attention on preparation for the World Championships in late September. There is quite a bit of time for everyone to refine their performance routines and build speed for the most important race of the season.”

The team will continue their training for the months to come as they prepare for the Whitewater National Championships taking place in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12-18th.  At the end of September, they will be heading to La Seu d’Urgell, Spain to compete at the Slalom World Championships.

 

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
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Kayak Slalom and Sprint Teams Named for 2019 Pan American Games in Lima
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 27, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Canadian Olympic Committee are pleased to announce the athletes and coaches selected to compete in slalom and sprint events at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Four athletes qualified for Team Canada in slalom through a combination of races at the National Team Trials in Oklahoma City, which took place April 12 to 14, and the Pan American Championships, which were held April 26 to 28 in Três Coroas, Brazil.

“I am thrilled that we will have four up-and-coming athletes competing at this year’s Pan American Games,” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development at CKC. “Our newly appointed Next Gen coach, Michal Staniszewski, will be leading this group and supporting our team throughout this high-pressure event. I hope this event will help our athletes to develop experience competing at a multi-sport Games and to build resilience while performing in a new and challenging environment.”

The canoe/kayak slalom and extreme slalom events will take place August 2 to 4, 200km south of Lima on the Rio Cañete in Lunahuaná. Canoe/kayak slalom made its first appearance at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games. Extreme slalom, an exciting new competition format in which four athletes race head-to-head through an obstacle course, will make its Pan American Games debut in Lima.

“I’m excited to be a part of a greater national team atmosphere and represent Canada at the Pan Am Games for the first time,” said slalom paddler Lois Betteridge. “We have been training hard and look forward to competing on the international stage this summer!”

Fourteen athletes will compete for the Canadian sprint team in Lima from July 27 to 30 at Albufera Medio Mundo – Huacho. Sprint athletes have been selected for the team based on the results at the National Team Trials held in Dartmouth, N.S.

Rio 2016 Olympian Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.) will join the sprint paddling team, which has all eyes set on the podium for Lima.

“We are sending a very strong team to the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We have a blend of experienced athletes who have competed at world championships and Olympic Games, as well as athletes who are competing internationally for the first time. I think our chances of bringing home a medal in every event are very good.”

Canoe/kayak sprint is one of Canada’s top-performing summer sports, with 24 Olympic medals won since 1936. The Canadian sprint team won 10 medals at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

“After winning the K-1 200m at the National Team Trials, I’m proud to be nominated to the team and represent Canada at the upcoming Pan American Games,” said sprint paddler Dominik Crête. “This event is a great way to gain experience on the international stage and learn from other international athletes who compete in multi-sport events such as the Pan Am Games and the Olympic Games. To ensure I show up at my best for this event, I will be training with some of the best paddlers and coaches in the country.”

 

The sprint athletes and coaches nominated are:

Men’s Kayak

Marshall Hughes (Waverly, N.S.)

Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Jarrett Kenke (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Eric Ellery (Toronto, Ont.)

Jacob Steele (Halifax, N.S.)

 

Women’s Kayak

Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, Ont.)

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, N.S.)

Anna Negulic (Bedford, N.S.)

 

Men’s Canoe

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, Ont.)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, N.S.)

 

Women’s Canoe

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, Que.)

Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Coaches

Ryan Blair (Toronto, Ont.)

Lynwen Birch (Halifax N.S.)

Jon Pike (Dartmouth, N.S.)

 

 

The slalom athletes and coaches nominated are:

Men’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Women’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Olivia Norman (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Men’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, Ont.)

 

Women’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Coach (Canoe Slalom)

Michal Staniszewski (Gatineau, Que.)

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Colleen Coderre, Communications Lead
Canoe Kayak Canada
C: 613.530.6217
E: ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-464-4060
E: jsu@olympic.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second ICF World Cup
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (June 24, 2019) – Three of Canada’s top slalom paddlers posted another set of strong results at the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) second World Cup event from June 19th to 23rd in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event took place just one week after World Cup 1 in Lee Valley, United Kingdom.

 

Lois Betteridge, Ben Hayward and Michael Tayler were the Canadian athletes competing in Bratislava. They kicked off the competition with impressive results on Friday, by each qualifying for the semi-finals in women’s C1 and men’s K1, respectively inside the top 20. The past two weekends have been an excellent start to the World Cup season for the slalom athletes, as all of the Canadians also qualified for semis at World Cup 1.

 

“I’m very pleased to see that our athletes are paddling well, and our preparation is on track for the World Championships in September. They have all shown that they have the speed to move through to the semi-finals at World Cups which was one of our objectives this year,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at CKC. “They will now have some time to debrief the last two races and tweak their race plans so that they can perform on demand when it really counts in the semi-finals and finals.”

 

On Sunday, facing tough competition and a challenging course design, Betteridge finished 26th overall in women’s C1, as did Tayler in the men’s K1 followed by teammate Hayward in 37th place.

 

Full results list.

 

Hayward and Tayler will be joined by Trevor Boyd and Haley Daniels for World Cup 3 in Slovenia from June 28th to June 30th. Betterigde will join Cameron Smedley in Spain for more training time on the world championship course in La Seu d’Urgell.

 

What:

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

 

Where:

Tacen Whitewater Course

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Map

 

When:

Friday June 28 (4:00am to 11:29am EST)

Saturday June 29 (4:00am to 8:15am EST)

Sunday June 30 (4:00am to 10:47am EST)

 

This event will be live streamed on the ICF website where you can also find live results.

 

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
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada’s Top Slalom Paddlers Kick Off Competitive Season at World Cup 1
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
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HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM (June 17, 2019) – Canadian slalom athletes competed in their first International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Slalom World Cup event of the season from June 13th – June 16th. The competition was hosted at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, which was constructed for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The course was also home to the Canoe Slalom World Championships in 2015.

“I’m thrilled to see that our team started the World Cup season on a good note. This is a step in the right direction to have all four athletes advance to the semi – finals at a World Cup, something our team hasn’t accomplished is a long time,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “I know the team will be looking to improve on this next weekend setting their sights on the finals in Bratislava.”

All four Canadian paddlers had excellent runs on Friday qualifying for the semi – finals. Later in the weekend, Cameron Smedley faced off against tough competition finishing 24th in the men’s C1 event, as did Lois Betteridge on the women’s side. Michael Tayler came 28th in the men’s K1 event, followed by Ben Hayward in 37th overall.

Full results list.

Tayler, Hayward and Betteridge will be heading to Bratislava, Slovakia this week to build upon their first World Cup experience and compete at the second World Cup at the Divoka Voda Whitewater Park.

What: 
2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2

When:
Wednesday June 19 (12:15pm to 12:41pm EST)
Friday June 21 (3:00am to 12:41pm EST)
Saturday June 22 (3:00am to 7:12am EST)
Sunday June 23 (3:00am to 10:15am EST)

This event will be live streamed on the ICF website where you can also find live results.

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
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom Athletes to Take First Strokes into 2019 World Cup Season
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HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM (June 13, 2019) – Four of Canada’s top slalom paddlers will be competing at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre from June 13th – 16th for the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup competition.

Lois Betteridge, Ben Hayward, Cameron Smedley and Michael Tayler were selected to compete at this World Cup following the Canoe Slalom National Team Trials in Oklahoma City, USA which took place in April.

The competition will kick off for the Canadians with the extreme slalom men’s time trials on Thursday, where Hayward and Tayler will each aim to qualify for the quarter finals. On Friday morning, Smedley will race in the C1 men’s heats, followed later in the day by Betteridge who will battle it out in both the C1 and K1 women’s heats.

“I’m looking forward to seeing our athletes back in action in Lee Valley at World Cup #1.” Said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Lee Valley Whitewater Park is a spectacular facility and I’m certain that all the best athletes will be looking to kick off the 2019 World Cup series with a strong performance. This race will be an excellent assessment of our performance readiness and preparation for the World Championships in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain at the end of September.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1

Live Results

Livestream

 

When:

Thursday June 13 (9:00 to 9:27am EST) 

Friday June 14 (4:00 to 11:43am EST)

Saturday June 15 (4:00 to 11:10 am EST)

Sunday June 16 (4:00 to 8:12am EST)

 

Where:

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre

Hertfordshire, UK – Map

 

 

Canadian athletes will be competing in four other World Cup events this summer which are listed below:

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2

Bratislava, Slovakia

June 21st – 23rd

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

Tacen, Slovenia

June 28th – 30th

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4

Markkleeberg, Germany

August 30th – September 1st

 

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5

Prague, Czech Republic

September 6th – 8th

 

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

May
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Introduces New Slalom High Performance Coaching Structure
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 1, 2019) Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) introduces a new Slalom High Performance coaching structure designed to strengthen both short-term and long-term athlete development pathways. This new structure consists of an International Coach position whose role is to focus on Senior National Team projects and a Next Gen Coach position whose role is to focus on developing Next Gen athlete development pathway.

CKC is thrilled to announce that Anthony Colin will take on the International Coach position to lead the Slalom National Team in preparation for the 2019 international season and beyond. Michal Staniszewski will continue to play an important role and has recently taken on the Next Gen Coach role and will be focusing his work on developing athletes on the 2024 pathway and beyond.

“Our slalom program is in a much stronger position today” Said Graham Barton, CKC’s Chief Technical Officer. “Anthony will be working to prepare our Slalom National Team for the upcoming World Championships and the Tokyo Games while Michal will be working to develop Next Gen athletes for 2024 and beyond. We are thrilled to have two national coaches and this new structure allows us to manage a variety of high performance projects in Europe this summer”

Anthony joins CKC after spending the last three years working in Ottawa as the Head Coach for Whitewater Ontario’s slalom high performance program. Anthony will spend the next couple of weeks working in Ottawa with the National Team athletes before the Senior Team travels to Spain, England, and Slovakia to compete in World Cups 1 and 2. Michal will be leading Next Gen projects in Poland, Germany and Czech Republic throughout June and July leading up to the Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow, Poland.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada 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:

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

(613) 260-1818 X 2305

 

Apr
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2019 Canoe Slalom National Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO(April 16, 2019) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name 15 athletes on the 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior Canoe Slalom Teams. Canadian athletes were selected at the Canoe Slalom National Team trials that took place last weekend at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility in Oklahoma City, USA.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes back in action on the water this past weekend”, said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our selection races were combined with the American Canoe Association (ACA) team trials which created a super competitive atmosphere, and a number of our Canadian athletes put on great performances and proved they are ready to compete on the international stage this summer.”

The 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior National Teams were selected based on the National Team selection criteria available on the Canoe Kayak Canada website. Selected athletes will have the opportunity to compete on the International Canoe Federation (ICF) circuit over the coming season including the Canoe Slalom World Cups series and the World Championships.

In addition to the international competitions, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the 2019 Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12 to August 18. Canoe Kayak Canada’s full event calendar can be found on the websitehere.

 

Team Announcement 

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM (World Cups 1, 2, 5 and Senior World Championships)

Athlete Province Coach(es) Event(s)
Ben Hayward Alberta Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Michael Tayler Ontario Michal Staniszewski Men’s Kayak
Cameron Smedley Ontario Michal Staniszewski
Anthony Colin
Men’s Canoe
Lois Betteridge Ontario Anthony Colin Women’s Canoe

 

U23 NATIONAL TEAM (U23 World Championships)

Athlete Province Coach(es) Event(s)
Trevor Boyd Alberta Michael Holroyd Men’s Kayak
Keenan Simpson Quebec Michal Staniszewski Men’s Kayak
Mael Rivard Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Austin Atkins [1] British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Kayak
Lois Betteridge Ontario Anthony Colin Women’s Kayak
Jocelyn Taylor Alberta Michael Holroyd Women’s Kayak
Finn Wakeling British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe
Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe

 

[1] 1st Alternate

JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM (Junior World Championships)

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Mael Rivard Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Alex Baldoni Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Jean-Benoit Lemay Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Kayak
Jocelyn Taylor Alberta Michael Holroyd Women’s Kayak
Isabel Taylor British Columbia Brendan Curson Women’s Kayak
Olivia Norman Ontario Anthony Colin Women’s Kayak
Finn Wakeling British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe
Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia Brendan Curson Men’s Canoe
Alex Baldoni Ontario Anthony Colin Men’s Canoe

 

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 :

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager

Canoe Kayak Canada

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Apr
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom athletes complete 2019 National Team Trials with exciting races
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (April 15, 2019)– Canadian Canoe Slalom athletes completed the 2019 Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) National Team Trials of a new competitive season this weekend at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility in Oklahoma City, USA. Over two days of intense competitions, canoe and kayak slalom athletes tried to secure a spot on the 2019 National teams.

The first day of competition at the combined Team Trials of Canada and USA proved to be a challenging day for some and just right for others with sub-seasonal temperatures. Both nations shared the Riversport artificial whitewater facility in Oklahoma City while athletes battled to set the fastest race runs across four Olympic events creating an international competetive atmosphere. Neither countries competition results affect the others countries selection process.

“The steep fast courses pushed the paddlers while sending athletes through some of the largest and most challenging waves the Oklahoma artificial whitewater course had to offer over the weekend”, said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our junior and senior athletes demonstrated great results and looked strong on the course this weekend and we are excited to be announcing the Official Teams later this week.”

 

SLALOM – Follow our Canadian Athletes via Live Results from National Whitewater Slalom Team Trials in Oklahoma City!👉🏼…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2019

 

Canadian Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), led the field in men’s kayak for runs one and two setting the fastest times of the day both for Canada and US.

Olympian Cam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) led the men’s C1 class, but knew he had to race faster on day two of to solidify his place on the team.

A challenging course set, and strict selection criteria proved to be a tough challenge requiring many athletes vying for selection to step up their performance for races 3 and 4.

Saturday April 13 was planned as day 2 and trials runs 3 and 4 for the Canadians, however due to inclamite weather of high winds and heavy rain, the final two selection races were moved to Sunday April 14th.  The US Team trials carried on, giving Canadian athletes an option to race for practice or opt for a rest day.

Sunday’s weather forecast proved to be spot on with the rain and wind blown away, sunny skies and warming weather made race conditions near perfect.

Two time Olympian and Ottawa native Michael Tayler took top place in race 3, while Ben Hayward set the best time once again in race 4.

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) set the fastest women’s C1 run in selection races 2 and 3 for both Canada and US. In women’s K1 event, Lois Betteridge and Florence Maheu traded off wins throughout the four selection races.

First year Junior boys C1 paddler Finn Wakeling (Port Moody, BC), demonstrated poise and perseverance through the four selection races leading the pack and winning three of four race runs in his event.

Mael Rivard (Ottawa, ON) smooth style and consistent race game, dominated all four races in the junior K1 category.

In the U23 men’s K1 class Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB) and Keenan Simpson (Montreal, QC) battled the course and each other, swapping wins with two each.

In the women’s junior K1 class, Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB) international experience on artificial courses proved to help her to win 3 of the 4 selection races.

Cam Smedley continued to solidy his position as Canada’s top C1 paddler setting the best time after each selection race.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing later this week the selected athletes that will be representing Canada on the official 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior Teams. The full results of the competitions can be found online here.

In addition to the international competitions, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the 2019 Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12 to August 18. You can view CKC’s full event calendar here.

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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Joannie Verret

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James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Apr
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom athletes to compete at the National Slalom Team Trials
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 10, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s best Canoe Slalom paddlers will be taking their first strokes into the National Team Selections this weekend. The Canadian National Slalom Team trials will take place at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility located in Oklahoma City, USA. 

“Our Canadian slalom athletes have been training all winter long and these races will officially kick-off the 2019 season,” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “I’m thrilled that our athletes have the opportunity to race on a world-class whitewater facility and compete against the best athletes from across North America at this year’s joint Team Trials with the American Canoe Association.  It is now time to test their training and select our teams that will be representing Canada at the 2019 international events.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes based on the National Team selection criteria to compete at the 2019 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom World Cup series, as well as the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships.

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada – Slalom National Team trials

When:
Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14

Where:
RIVERSPORT OCK
800 Riversport Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Oklahoma, United States

 

The 2019 National Team Trials are being held in the United States this year since OKC is an international standard artificial whitewater venue and there are no similar courses in Canada. Combined trials with the American Canoe Association (ACA) creates a larger field helping athletes and coaches assess performances in relation with top North American slalom athletes.

“There are no other races in North America where the top slalom athletes come together to race one another, explains James Cartwright. This is a very rare opportunity for us, the last time this happened was in 2012 when we hosted Olympic selections in Charlotte”.

Following this competition, Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the selected athletes and teams for the upcoming international events of the 2019 season. In addition to the international competitions, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the 2019 Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario from August 12 to August 18.

Canoe Kayak Canada’s full event calendar can be found here.

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 anYouTube.

 

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For more information:

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

 

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Oct
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Completes the Season in Brazil at the 2018 World Championships
Canoe Slalom
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (October 1, 2018) – It was an exciting week for the Canadian canoe slalom team as they completed their 2018 season competing at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from September 25 to 30.

The Kayak crews were the first competing at this Championships. The men’s crew of Ben Hayward (Ottawa, ON), Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 11thwhile the women’s crew of Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Hayley Daniels (Calgary, AB) placed 16th.

While Canada made top 20 in the Team Events, the single events were a little more challenging. Only Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) qualified a spot in the Semi-Finals putting down two quick runs in the Men’s C1 event, placing 21stin a strong competition.

“The course designers set a challenging race course for this year’s World Championships, there were a lot of tight offsets combinations,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Slalom High Performance Manager. “The team isn’t satisfied with our performance here in Rio and we know we need to be better next season. We’ve made some progress this year with more athletes making semis at World Cups but we are aiming much higher for Tokyo 2020”.

In the Extreme Slalom Events, Hayward almost made it to the Men’s Kayak big final placing 5thoverall in the semi-final. Maheu also showed a great performance placing 7thoverall, while Daniels was eliminated in the quarterfinals placing 16thoverall.

Get all final Canadian results listed below and visit theInternational Canoe Federation’s website  to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe  and @CanoeKayakCAN  for all live updates.

 

TEAM EVENTS

TEAM EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD

Michael TAYLER

Cameron SMEDLEY

Kayak (K1) Men Teams 11
Lois BETTERIDGE

Florence MAHEU

Hayley DANIELS

Kayak (K1) Women Teams 16

 

SINGLE EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Cameron SMEDLEY Canoe (C1) Men – Semi Final 21
Spencer POMEROY Canoe (C1) Men – Heats 43
Lois BETTERIDGE Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 41
Hayley DANIELS Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 43
Michael TAYLER Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 49
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 50

 

EXTREME SLALOM EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Semi Final 5
Florence MAHEU Kayak (K1) Women – Semi Final 7
Hayley DANIELS Kayak (K1) Women – Quarterfinals 16

 

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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(418) 271-3785

 

 

Sep
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Completes 2018 Slalom World Cup Series
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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 10, 2018) – Canoe Kaya Kayak’s top canoe slalom paddlers completed this weekend the last of a series of five World Cup. The fifth and final World Cup took place in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain from September 6 to 9. The Canadian team is now heading to Brazil for their final international competition of the season.

“I am happy to see that our athlete’s performances are progressing in the right direction leading into the World Championships,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “It’s a big boost to see that all the athletes on the team are ready to progress to the semifinals this season. We are looking forward to ending the season on a high note in Rio and then getting back to work on our long-term goal of qualifying an athlete in every category for the Tokyo Olympics.”

On the final World Cup, the Mixed C2 crew of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) placed 7thin a strong final. Florence Maheu (Québec) made it through the semi-final in the Women’s K1 and placed 24th, missing the final by just a few points. The same thing happened to Ben Hayward in the Men’s K1 event, and Hayley Daniels, in the Women’s C1 event. They placed 29thand 31st, respectively.

 

EVENT CREW RESULT
C2 Mixed Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge 7
K1 Women Florence Maheu 24
K1 Men Ben Hayward 29
C1 Women Haley Daniels 31
C1 Men Cameron Smedley 41
C1 Women Lois Betteridge 42
C1 Men Yannick Laviolette 48
C1 Men Liam Smedley 53
K1 Women Lois Betteridge 59

 

The Canoe Slalom national team is now on their way to the 2018 ICF World Championships taking place on the Rio De Janeiro course in Brazil, from September 25 to 30.

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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

Aug
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Best Whitewater Paddlers Complete 2018 Canadian Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta
Canoe Slalom, Nationals
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KANANASKIS, ALBERTA (August 8, 2018) – Canada’s top Whitewater paddlers completed last weekend the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta. More than 100athletes from across the country, withathletes competing inCanoe Slalom, Freestyle and Wildwater Classic and Sprintevents,for national titles.

The Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak Association, Alberta Freestyle Kayak Association and the Alberta Whitewater Association were delighted to host this multidiscipline Canadian Championship.

The event also servedas the team trials for the Canoe Freestyle 2019 Worlds Championships team that will compete at the World Championships in Spainnext summer. Slalom athletes also had the opportunity to race for international ranking points as the Championships was part of the International Canoe Federations (ICF) Ranking Series.

The Canoe Meadows facility and the Kananaskis River provided an ideal venue for such an event where participants were able to camp next to the river, paddle two full size international slalom courses and follow each run on a pedestrian friendly venue that gave family, visitors and competitors a great opportunity to watch the action close along the river.

 

Team Ontario win’s the Brian Creer Cup Title

BC-CUP AB BC ON QC YK
Total points 212 126 258 81 24

 

“Home course advantage is a huge deal for whitewater competitions,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “It’s a big deal for Team Ontario to defend the Brian Creer title at the National Championships in Alberta.

 

Senior National Champions

Canoe Kayak Slalom

Gold Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Lois Betteridge Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom Women’s K1 Haley Daniels Alberta

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 Lois Betteridge Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom Women’s C1 Haley Daniels Alberta

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Canoe Slalom Men’s K1 Austin Atkins British Columbia

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom Men’s C1 Liam Smedley Ontario

 

Gold Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Cameron Smedley/ Alison Smedley Ontario
Silver Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Yannick Laviolette/Lois Betteridge Quebec/Ontario
Bronze Canoe Slalom C2 Mixed Finn Wakeling/Isabel Taylor British Columbia

 

Gold Canoe Slalom Men’s C2 Yannick Laviolette/Zachary Gaudreault Quebec

 

Kayak Freestyle

Gold Freestyle K1 Women Alex Maggs Ontario
Silver Freestyle K1 Women Katie Kowalski Ontario
Bronze Freestyle K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta

 

Gold Freestyle K1 Men Nick Troutman Ontario
Silver Freestyle K1 Men Devyn Scott Ontario
Bronze Freestyle K1 Men Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Gold Freestyle C1 Open Kalem Kennedy Ontario
Silver Freestyle C1 Open Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Bronze Freestyle C1 Open Mael Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Freestyle OC1 Open Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Silver Freestyle OC1 Open Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Canoe Kayak Downriver Classic

Gold Downriver Classic K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta
Silver Downriver Classic K1 Women Florence Maheu Quebec
Bronze Downriver Classic K1 Women Alex Maggs Ontario

 

Gold Downriver Classic K1 Men Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Downriver Classic K1 Men Warren Hastings Ontario
Bronze Downriver Classic K1 Men Nicholas Troutman Alberta

 

Gold Downriver Classic C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Silver Downriver Classic C1 Men Andy Parry Ontario
Bronze Downriver Classic C1 Men Cameron Smedley Ontario

 

Canoe Kayak Downriver Sprint

Gold Downriver Sprint K1 Women Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Downriver Sprint K1 Women Reneo Ohler Alberta
Bronze Downriver Sprint K1 Women Luanda Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Downriver Sprint K1 Men Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Downriver Sprint K1 Men Nicholas Troutman Ontario
Bronze Downriver Sprint K1 Men Warren Hastings Ontario

 

Gold Downriver Sprint C1 Women Luanda Pronovost Yukon

 

Gold Downriver Sprint C1 Men Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Silver Downriver Sprint C1 Men Jakob Kryworuchko British Columbia
Bronze Downriver Sprint C1 Men James Risk Ontario

 

Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, an Ottawa based sports photographer, made the trip down to the Kananaski River in order to capture great moments from the event.

You can find more of his work on his official Facebook pageand by following @GabesImages on Instagram.

I don’t know his name but this kid was the winner in my books of the freestyle showdown yesterdayCanoe Kayak CanadaPaddling Magazine#gabesimages

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Monday, August 6, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Friday, August 3, 2018

 

Posted by Gabriel Rivett-Carnac on Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Crossroad Media Productionswere also on site producing a great video edit of the full event. Visit their Facebook page to watch it online.

2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships – Kananaskis AB

As we keep moving forward on our journey filming "BREAKING FREE" We had the pleasure of capturing Tracy Hines as well as many other amazing athletes competing in this year's Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships in Kananaskis AB. Congrats to all the Athletes who participated in this years Championships! Soooo many talented Men and Woman sharing their love for this sport!Canoe Kayak Canada#documentaryfilmmaking#breakingfree#breakingfreefilm#drownthestigma#mentalhealthawarness#mentalhealthmatters

Posted by Crossroad Media Productions on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

Canoe Kayak Canada is still compiling final results and will be posting all final documents on the results page of the CKC Website soon.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to @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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(418) 271-3785

Jul
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Fourth Place for the Canadian Slalom Team at the 2018 ICF Junior and U23 World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 23, 2018) – After a week competing at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Italy, the Canadian Slalom team comes home with a fourth place in the U23 Mixed C2 event.

Lois Betteridge (Ontario) and Yannick Laviolette (Québec) showed a great performance at the World Championships by taking the fourth place in the C2 event behind Spain, Russia and China.

“To finish second in the semi was an amazing feeling”, explained Betteridge and Laviolette. “We went into the final feeling pretty well and then, repeating a nice and clean run in the final was even better. We are looking forward to more racing as crew in the future!”

Betteridge, who was competing in both the Women’s C1 and K1 events, also qualified in the U23 Women’s C1 semi-final, but did not make it into the final. The rest of Canadian team, which was composed of some young athletes, had some great races during the week-end and learned a lot from this international experience.

“I think our athletes will have learned some important lessons about training and racing in Europe over the last weeks,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “Their next task is putting those lessons into action and battling for top honours at our National Championships in Alberta”.

Canadian’s top Slalom and Whitewater paddlers are now on their way to Kananaskis, Alberta for the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships. The event will take place on the Kananaskis River from August 2 to 6.

You can get the ICF World Championships’ full results here and more information about the event on the International Canoe Federation Website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information about upcoming event and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for all live updates.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

Jul
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Team to Compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top Canoe Slalom athletes will be representing Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships. The event is taking place in the small town of Ivrea, in Italy from July 17 to 22.

“Our Canadian Slalom athletes have now finished their last training session on the Ivrea course which is one of the toughest Whitewater courses on the International circuit,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been preparing for this major championship all summer and I am confident our young and experienced group of paddlers will be able to achieve great performances this week.”

The Canadian Team’s athletes were selected at the National Slalom Team trials last May and have spent the last two weeks in Europe developing their skills on different Whitewater course in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia leading up to the Junior and U23 World Championships.

 

What:

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships

When:

July 17 to 22, 2018

Where:

Via Dora Baltea,

1, 10015 Ivrea TO,

Ivrea, Italy – Map

 

You can get the competition schedule here and the live results here.

Watch the races live on the International Canoe Federation Website and visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information. Make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for all 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 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 :

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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second International Canoe Federation World Cup
Canoe Slalom, World Cups
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 1, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s national slalom team finished racing in Poland this weekend competing at the second International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup. The event took place in Krakow from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1.

Nine Canadian Slalom National team athletes competed in the canoe and kayak events at this World Cup. Florence Maheu (Québec) was Canada’s best result of the weekend by placing 6th in the Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom event.

The Canadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) got another great result in the Mixed C2 event as they placed 12th. Maheu had the best result in the Women’s Kayak event with a 37th place and Ben Hayward (Ontario) placed 45thin the Men’s event. Haley Daniels (Alberta) took the lead in the Women’s Canoe event placing 36th while on the Men’s side, Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) placed 47th.

“The team’s performance fell below our expectations after a stronger showing last weekend in Slovakia. Our athletes and coaches were unable to put all the sections of a difficult gate set together at the right time. This is what makes the sport a fine balance of power, precision, and finesse. The team will be focused this week and working hard to learn the new top section on the recently modified race course in Augsburg.” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High-Performance Manager. “The World Cups are a good preparation for World Championships, so our team will take advantage of all the opportunities leading up to the end of the season.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 2 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on July 6 to 9 in Augsburg, Germany.

 

Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu K1 Women 37
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels K1 Women 44
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 57
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward K1 Men 45
World Cup 2 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 58
World Cup 2 Michael Tayler K1 Men 72
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels C1 Women 36
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 41
World Cup 2 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 47
World Cup 2 Liam Smedley C1 Men 53
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 59
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge C2 Mixed 12
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward – Extreme Slalom K1 Men 16
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 6
World Cup 2 Haley Daniels – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 11

 

You can find all live results and information on the coming World Cups by visiting the International Canoe Federation website.

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 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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(418) 271-3785

Jun
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Laviolette and Betteridge Complete Slalom World Cup #1 with a Ninth Place
Canoe Slalom
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Canadian Athletes Ready to Compete at the Second World Cup

LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA (June 27, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top canoe slalom paddlers competed the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup this weekend in Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia. TheCanadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) made it to the big final in the C2 Mixed event where they placed ninth. Canadian athletes are now ready for the second World Cup taking place in Poland starting June 29.

“I think it’s great experience for them to race in the final and to take on this new challenge in the mixed double canoe event. This event was popular back in the 70s and 80s and it’s exciting to see it brought back to the international program. They will be learning twice as much by having to prepare for another race run and they will also get more race runs at each world cup. ,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We saw four athletes racing in the semifinals this World Cup and we were close in men’s C1 and men’s K1. I’m happy to see that our athletes’ run times are competitive when they execute their race plans.”

Florence Maheu (Québec) was the most impressive this weekend placing 13thin the Women’s K1 event. Maheu paddled down the course in a time of 108.86 seconds, just one second away from making it to the big final.

“It’s my personal best result at an international competition, and I am really proud of this 13thplace. Canada hasn’t achieved this results in Women’s K1 in many years,” mentioned Maheu. “My objective this year was to make it into the top 30 at World Cups. This result so far shows my preparation for the Olympic Games is going in the right direction and I am excited to compete at the next World Cups.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 1 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on June 29thto July 1stin Krakow, Poland.

You can find all live results and information on the coming World Cups by visiting the International Canoe Federation website. Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

 

Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge and
Yannick Laviolette
C2 Mixed 9
World Cup 1 Florence Maheu K1 Women 13
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 27
World Cup 1 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 32
World Cup 1 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 43
World Cup 1 Ben Hayward K1 Men 46
World Cup 1 Haley Daniels K1 Women 57
World Cup 1 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 50
World Cup 1 Liam Smedley C1 Men 51
World Cup 1 Michael Tayler K1 Men 61
World Cup 1 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 75

 

 

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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Jun
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes to Take Their First Stroke into the ICF World Cup Series
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LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA (June 21, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top canoe slalom paddlers will be representing Canada at the first International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup of a series of five starting this weekend. The Canadian Team will be competing on Friday, June 22 until Sunday, June 24 in Liptovský Mikuláš in Slovakia.

“We have a great group of experienced and young paddlers on the team this year and I am confident our Canadian team will be able to achieve some great performances this weekend in Slovakia,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Canadian team has been preparing in Liptovský Mikuláš since last week and it’s now time to test that preparation.”

Liptovský Mikuláš is a small village in northern Slovakia near the Polish boarder. It is home to some of the best slalom athletes in the world including 1996 and 2008 Olympic Champion, Michal Martikan. Martikan will be racing this weekend in front of a home-town crowd.

The Canadian World Cup team was selected last May at the National Slalom Team trials held in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Québec. The team will first compete in Slovakia this weekend, followed by four other World Cup being held in Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Spain over the next few months.

 

World Cup #1

June 22 to 24 – Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

 

World Cup #2

June 29 to July 1 – Krakow, Poland

 

World Cup #3

July 6 to 8 – Augsburg, Germany

 

World Cup #4

August 31 to September 2 – Tacen, Slovenia (Canadian team not attending)

 

World Cup #5 – Final

September 7 to 9 – La Seu D’Urgell, Spain

 

You can get live results and all information by visiting the International Canoe Federation website. Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more uptades and make sur 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 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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(418) 271-3785

May
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2018 World Cups and World Championships Slalom Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Mai 15, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 21 athletes to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups and 2018 ICF Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships. Canadian athletes were selected this weekend during the National Slalom Team Trials in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes back on the race course this week-end and we look forward to taking these groups of athletes to compete on the international stage in the coming weeks,” announced James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been working hard all winter and they look ready to compete against the best athletes in the world.

The named athletes will be representing Canada at five Slalom World Cups hosted by the International Canoe Federation starting June 22 in Slovakia. The next World Cups will be held in Poland, Germany and Spain over different week-ends between June and September.

The Junior/U23 teams will also compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior/U23 World Championships taking place July 17 to 22 in Ivrea, Italy, and the senior teams will compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, September 25 to 30.

You can get the Slalom 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.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Cameron Smedley Dunrobin, QC Whitewater Ontario
Senior Spencer Pomeroy Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23/Senior Liam Smedley Dunrobin, QC Whitewater Ontario
U23 Yannick Laviolette Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC Whitewater Ontario
Junior Jakob Kryworuchko Vancouver, BC Canoe Kayak BC
Junior James Risk Ottawa, ON Canoe Kayak BC

 

Women’s Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Senior/U23 Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario

 

Men’s Kayak

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Michael Tayler Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior *Conditional

Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23 Keenan Simpson Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23 Trevor Boyd Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
U23 Darius Ramrattan Innisfail, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Junior Austin Atkins Chilliwack, BC Canoe Kayak BC
Junior Finley Capstick Chilliwack, BC Canoe Kayak BC

 

Women’s Kayak

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Florence Maheu Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec
Senior/U23 Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Junior Jocelyn Taylor Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Alternate Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak

 

Men’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior *Conditional

Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23/

Junior

Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
U23 Trevor Boyd Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Félix Filion Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec

 

Women’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Florence Maheu Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC Eau Vive Québec
Senior Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Junior Luanda Pronovost Whitehorse, YT Canoe Kayak BC
Junior Olivia Norman Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario

 

Mixed Double Canoe

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior Yannick Laviolette Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC Eau Vive Québec

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

 

 

May
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Whitewater Slalom Athletes Complete National Team Trials with Exciting finals
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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 14, 2018) – Canadian Canoe Kayak Whitewater Slalom athletes completed the National Slalom Team Trials of a new season of racing this weekend on the Saint-Charles River in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. During two days of intense competitions, canoe and kayak slalom athletes of all ages tried to secure a spot on the 2018 Canadian team.

“Our junior and senior athletes looked impressive on the race course this week-end,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The athletes and coaches were well prepared for the races and I was pleased to see Ben Hayward back on the race course after missing last season from shoulder surgery.”

Photo: GabesImage

Saturday, Florence Maheu (Québec) won the Women’s K1 in both the first and second round with a time of 108.06 and 103.67 seconds, respectively. Michael Tayler (Ontario) won the Men’s K1 first run with a time of 92.08 seconds while Ben Hayward (Alberta) won the second run with a tim of 93.78 seconds.

Canoer Liam Smedley (Ontario) won the Men’s C1 first round with a time of 99.67 seconds while his older brother, Cameron Smedley (Ontario) won the second run with a faster time of 94.94 seconds. In the Women’s C1 event, U23 athlete Lois Betteridge (Ontario) won the first run with a time of 118.83 seconds and Haley Daniels (Alberta) came first in the second run with a time of 111.73 seconds.

On Sunday, Maheu took first place again in the Women’s K1 final run of the weekend with a time of 98.25 seconds, as well as Tayler in the men’s race with a time of 90.31 seconds.

Betteridge won the Women’s C1 final run with a time of 122.08 while Cameron Smedley repeated a win in the Men’s C1 first run with a time of 95.04 seconds and Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) won the final run with a time of 96.87 seconds.

On the last day of trials, athletes were also competing in the Extreme Slalom event. Ben Hayward (Alberta) came first with the fastest time of the day (77.64 seconds), followed by Maël Rivard (Ontario) with a time of 80.18 seconds and Trevor Boyd (Alberta) with a close time of 80.40 seconds.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the selected teams that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF World Cups and also at the 2018 World Championships later this week.

You can find the full results on the Canoe Kayak Canada website as well as the list of upcoming events for our Slalom athletes.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Whitewater Canoe Slalom Athletes To Line Up for National Team Selections
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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUÉBEC (May 11, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest Whitewater Canoe Slalom paddlers will be taking their first strokes into the National Team Selections this weekend in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. This selection of the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team will take place on the Saint-Charles river course at Kayak Valleyfield.

“Our whitewater canoe slalom athletes trained all winter on different rivers around the globe in order to get ready for this national team selection,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They spent the last week training here on the Valleyfield course, and now it is time to test that preparation and select the team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 international events.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the five different 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups taking place in Europe over the summer. These National Slalom Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the national teams that will be representing Canada at the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships this year.

 

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada National Whitewater Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start Lists & Results

When:
Saturday, May 12thand Sunday, May 13th

Where:
Kayak Valleyfield
50 Rue Dufferin,
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC | Map

Following this event, the Whitewater Canoe Slalom team will be competing at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups in Slovenia, Poland, Germany and Spain between June and September 2018. The selected teams will also be competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Ivrea, Italy, July 12 to 22, and at the Senior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 25 to 30.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also be hosting the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Championships on the Kananaskis River, in Alberta, August 2 to 6. You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada 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