Canada tops the podium at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Hungary Final Paralympic quota secured

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13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada tops the podium at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Hungary Final Paralympic quota secured
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Team Canada collected four medals and a Paralympic quota at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup and Para World Championships, as we paddle closer to Paris 2024.

The Para World Championships kicked off the four-day event with Team Canada demonstrating their podium power in the lead-up to Paris. Brianna Hennessy secured Canada’s first medal, capturing the silver medal in the VL2 200m event, less than two seconds behind Great Britain. Brianna also finished 5th place in the KL1 200m.

Para training partner, Erica Scarff, just missed the podium, finishing 4th in the VL3 200m final with a time of 1:00.19.

Mathieu St. Pierre managed to secure the final Paralympic quota for Canada in the VL2 200m event, finishing 7th overall and locking up a spot for Canada on the start line in Paris.

On the first day of Sprint World Cup finals, Katie Vincent and Sloan Mackenzie flexed their C2 muscle, powering down the course in silver medal position behind the gold medalists from China. Canadian training partners Sophia Jensen and Julia Lilley Osende also lined up in the A Final, narrowly missing the podium, finishing .23 hundredths of a second behind the Spanish boat to settle for fourth place.

Carrying over some momentum from the first day of finals, Katie and Sophia lined up again in separate boats, in a highly competitive C1 200m final. The racing was so tight that it did not become clear until the last 10 meters that Katie Vincent would secure the gold medal. Canadian teammate, Sophia Jensen crossing the line in a photo finish, in second place. Canada would stand 1,2 on the podium in Szeged, Hungary.

Other notable results include a 4th place finish in the K1 500m event by kayaker Michelle Russell. The veteran paddler is certainly making her mark as one to watch for Paris 2024 with a consistent push for the podium, winning gold at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games. Simon McTavish finished 6th overall in the men’s K1 500m event.

Both men’s and women’s K4 teams benefitted from the international experience as they gear up for the start line in Paris. The men’s K4 finished 9th in the A final with less than 2 seconds separating them from the podium.

“World Cup Szeged was a highly competitive event and the last and best chance to test ourselves against the best in the world ahead of Paris,” said CKC’s Chief Technical Office, Ian Mortimer. “We are headed home with a final Paralympic quota, four medals and strong performances across all of our  disciplines, building us up towards Paris.”

The final Canoe Sprint qualification event for Paris will be held in Montreal, Quebec at the National Team Trials from June 21-23.

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Apr
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
PADDLE TO PARIS- Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2024 World Cup Sprint Teams, Para World Championship Team and Pan Am Qualifier Team
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams, World Championships, World Cups
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 11, 2024) – Over 20 Sprint and Paracanoe paddlers from across Canada have booked their tickets to the next stage of 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic qualification.

The National Team Trials, held at the Chula Vista Elite Training Centre, served as a selection regatta for the ICF Canoe Sprint and Para World Cup, the ICF Para World Championships and the Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier where Canada aims to secure additional quota spots for Paris 2024.

Eight Olympic and Paralympic paddlers from Tokyo were selected for the team, including Tokyo Olympian and 2022 World Champion, Connor Fitzpatrick, heading to both the Olympic quota qualifier and ICF World Cup Szeged.

“Heading into the upcoming critical events we strongly believe in the program that our coach, Andreas has built for us,” said Fitzpatrick. “We are excited for what’s ahead this year and we are all pushing as hard as we can to hopefully bring some really good results for the team this summer!”

Para paddler Erica Scarff is looking forward to more racing opportunities at the ICF Para Sprint World Championships in May, building towards Paris 2024.

“I am happy to be selected to the Para World Championship team and compete at my 9th World Championships,” said Scarff. “I am grateful for the leadership of our coach Mark Granger and trust that the preparations will lead to exciting performances for the entire team!”

“The strength of our paddlers was very evident on the racecourse over the last three days of competition,” said Ian Mortimer, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “We are building towards a big summer and this was an important step for the team as we push towards our top performances in Paris.”

You can tune into live World Cup coverage on the ICF website. Stay tuned for Olympic and Paralympic team selections culminating at the second set of National Team Trials in June at the Olympic Basin from June 21-23.

KEY DATES:

AMERICA’S CONTINENTAL OLYMPIC QUALIFIER & PAN AM CHAMPIONSHIPS – APRIL 23-25

ICF PARACANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – MAY 9-11

ICF CANOE SPRINT WORLD CUP SZEGED – MAY 10-12

NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS #2 MONTREAL – JUNE 21-23

 

Paracanoe World Championships                                                                     Club

Gabe Ferron-Bouius Rideau Canoe Club
Brianna Hennessy Ottawa River Canoe Club
Erica Scarff Mississauga Canoe Club
Mathieu St-Pierre Club de canotage du Shawinigan

 

 

 

Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier and Pan American Championships

 

Women’s Kayak                                                                                                    Club

Maren Bradley Rideau Canoe Club
Madeline Schmidt Rideau Canoe Club

 

Men’s Kayak                                                                                                         Club

Ian Gaudet Banook Canoe Club
Vincent Jourdenais Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières

 

Men’s Canoe                                                                                                         Club

Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Aquatic Club
Alix Plomteux Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport
Craig Spence Cheema Aquatic Club

 

 

2024 Sprint World Cup Team

 

Women’s Canoe                                                                                                   Club

Sophia Jensen Cascades
Julia Lilley Osende Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club
Sloan MacKenzie Cheema Aquatic Club
Katie Vincent Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Men’s Canoe                                                                                                         Club

Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Aquatic Club
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club
Alix Plomteux Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport
Craig Spence Cheema Aquatic Club

 

 

Women’s Kayak                                                                                                    Club

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka Rideau Canoe Club
Natalie Davison Rideau Canoe Club
Riley Melanson Cheema Aquatic Club
Michelle Russell Abenaki Aquatic Club
Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Canoe Club

 

Men’s Kayak                                                                                                          Club

Ian Gaudet Banook Canoe Club
Laurent Lavigne Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Vincent Jourdenais Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Simon McTavish Mississauga Canoe Club
Nicholas Matveev Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Pierre-Luc Poulin Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport

 

 Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for social updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 26 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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca

Apr
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada – Recipient of Community Sport for All Funding – We Paddle program officially launched
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, CKC
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to be a recipient of Community Sport For All grant from the Government of Canada (Sport Canada). 

The Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI) supports NSOs in establishing more accessible and locally organized sport programs aimed at reducing barriers to participation, particularly among Black, Indigenous and racialized communities as well as 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, persons with disabilities, people with low incomes and newcomers.  

The funding has been allocated to 24 organizations, clubs and communities including: 

Provincial Sport Organizations: 

  • Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA) 
  • Canoe Kayak BC (CKBC) 
  • Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) 
  • Manitoba Paddling Association (MPA) 

Clubs: 

  • Banook Canoe Club 
  • Club de Canotage de Shawinigan 
  • False Creek Racing Canoe and Kayak Club 
  • Gananoque Canoe Club 
  • Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe and Kayak Club 
  • Mississauga Canoe Club 
  • North Bay Canoe Club 
  • Orenda Canoe Club 
  • Ottawa River Canoe Club 
  • Ottawa River Runners 
  • Otterburn Boating Club 
  • Petrie Island Canoe Club 
  • Pisiquid Canoe Club 
  • Rideau Canoe Club 
  • South Niagara Canoe Club 
  • Sudbury Canoe Club 
  • Sydenham Canoe Club 
  • Wai Nui Canoe Club 
  • Wascana Racing Canoe Club 
  • Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club 

These clubs and communities successfully applied for the CKC CSAI program, called We Paddle’. With this funding, several communities across the country will be better equipped to increase participation in their sport at the community level while removing barriers for equity-deserving groups. 

“Canoe Kayak Canada is thrilled to be working with so many partners on our piloting of the We Paddle program and coach training,” says Kenna Robins, Director of National Program Development at CKC.  “We have great provincial and club projects underway, including Alberta Whitewater’s project, Adaptive Paddling programming for individuals with different needs and abilities, Wai Nui Canoe Club’s introduction to paddling program for new Canadians, and many more.  We are excited to be able to share all the activity going on across the country in the coming months.”  

The Government’s Community Sport for All Initiative supports National Sport Organizations (NSOs) in establishing more accessible and locally organized sport programs aimed at reducing barriers to participation. Through an investment of $16.7 million, 39 NSOs can give Canadians access to and stay involved in sport. 

CKC will be featuring the benefits of the CSAI program at our clubs in the coming months. For more information on the Sport Canada program, click here.  

Mar
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Mourns the loss of Fred Heese
Alumni, Canoe Sprint
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It is with great sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes the passing of Fred Heese, a Tokyo 1964 Olympian and passionate paddler.

Fred passed away on February 28 in his 81st year after a brave battle with colon cancer.

A dedicated paddler, Fred spent his career at many clubs including Cartierville, West Rouge and Mississauga.

In 1964, he was a part of the Olympic team in Tokyo where he came back with 7th place in C2. After his incredible sprint career, he took on a love for marathon paddling and represented Canada at the Marathon Canoe World Championships in his mid 40s.

Leading his life with his love for being on the water, into his later years he turned to competing in dragon boat where he founded the Toronto Dragon Boat Festival.  Fred was both an athlete and coach, and competed at many Dragon Boat World Championships, leading Team Canada to gold. He took great pride in the sport and throughout the years recruited many athletes into the paddling community.  Fred’s dedication, passion and positivity will live on throughout the future of our sport.

One of Fred’s many quotes, which he said to his son, Mark, and to those around him was “somebody’s got to win, why not you?” – a wonderful mentality for both athlete and coach alike.

Canoe Kayak Canada staff and board wishes to express our deepest sympathies to Fred’s family and all those affected by this devastating loss.

Details on the service and donations on Fred’s behalf can be found here.

Feb
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Wascana Racing Canoe Club Awarded the 2025 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships
Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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OTTAWA, ON / REGINA, SK (February 28, 2024) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce Wascana Racing Canoe Club has been awarded the 2025 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships and Canadian Masters Championships taking place on Wascana Lake, Regina, August 26 to August 31. 


“This marquee event brings the community together each summer for all of our Canadian sprint athletes,” said, Kenna Robins, CKC’s Director of National Program Development. “It is a showcase of the best of our sport; the emotion, the club pride and the amazing performances on the water. We’re looking forward to bringing that excitement to Wascana Lake and Regina in 2025.” 


Paddlers from over 40 canoe clubs across the country will be setting their sights on Wascana Lake in 2025. The Championships – most recently hosted in Dartmouth, NS and set to be hosted in Welland, ON at the end of the summer of 2024, draws over a thousand athletes of all ages. It is anticipated that participants will include National, Olympic, Paralympic team athletes and upcoming paddlers competing in age group categories. The Championships were last hosted in Regina in 2019 at the world class venue on Wascana Lake which also hosted the 2005 Canada Games Canoe Kayak Competition, Canada Cup West 2022 and 2023. 

“We are delighted to host this pre-eminent event in Regina”, said Dave Robertson, co-chair of the 2025 CKC Sprint National Championships Host Organizing Committee.  “It will showcase our sport and audiences will be treated to best in Canada performances by athletes from across the country.  The event will bring immense excitement to Regina, and hosting the event will bring the community together and demonstrate, once again, Regina’s hospitality and community spirit.”  

“The City of Regina is thrilled to have been selected to host the 2025 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships and Canadian Masters Championships,” said Mayor Sandra Masters, City of Regina. “Our city, having successfully hosted the event in 2019, is excited to welcome over 1,000 athletes from across Canada to compete for the title of National Champions on our beautiful Wascana Lake. We celebrate the importance of sport in our community and will ensure that every athlete, coach, and fan visiting our city for these championships has an exceptional experience.”

Athletes will compete for club pride, national champion titles and historic trophies in sprint canoe and kayak events across several distances. Included in the program will be Paracanoe events with athletes with physical disabilities competing in kayak and outrigger canoe competition, as well as the Paddle All races between competitors with intellectual disabilities. Burgees are presented to the overall top-ranking clubs in a tradition that began at the first Championship in 1900. 

 

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 26 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 onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. 

 

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For more information : 

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca  

Dave Robertson
Nationals Event Co-Chair, Wascana Racing Canoe Club
daverobertson80@hotmail.com

Feb
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Shawinigan to Host 2024 CKC Canada Cup New Canada Cup Format announced
Canada Cup, Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO/SHAWINIGAN, QUEBEC (February 26, 2024)– Paddlers from across Canada will be welcomed by Le Club de canotage de Shawinigan (CCS) as Shawinigan, QC is announced as host of the 2024 CKC Canada Cup from June 30 to July 1, 2024. 

The event is set to attract over 200 competitors, including provincial and national team members, creating a high-level competition showcasing some of Canada’s best paddlers. The 2024 edition of Canada Cup will once again shine on the course installed on an arm of the Saint-Maurice River, along Avenue du Capitaine Veilleux. 

“We are excited to be going back to Shawinigan for the 2024 Canada Cup. The area has a strong passion for canoeing, which was evident most recently at the 2022 Nationals. The Canada Cup is targeted at provincial/territorial, international, and club teams to compete in a high-quality competition specifically targeting the Train to Compete stage of Long-Term Athlete Development.  It’s a great opportunity for all our developing athletes in Canada to get a chance to compete at a high-level competition,” says Kenna Robins, Director of Development. “We hope to see strong participation from clubs and provincial and Territorial teams from across the country at this great event.” 

Le Club de canotage de Shawinigan is no stranger to national paddling events, most hosting Canada Cup in 2016 and 2017, as well as the 2022 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships. 

“The CCS volunteers are excited to once again welcome the larger sprint canoe-kayak community,” says Hélène Gervais, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “The event will have a positive impact on the community of Shawinigan which has already been hard at work to ensure that the teams enjoy their time in Mauricie with a WOW!” 

CKC will be going back to hosting one Canada Cup each year in the build up towards Canada Games to align with the Team Red program, athlete development, and club objectives.   We are announcing that there will be an opportunity for any CKC member organization to bid for Team Red Cup events to enhance their competition and to benefit athletes inside and outside of their organization to participate when they may not have had previous access.  Team Red Cups can be multi-disciplinary and creative with respect to the host region.  CKC is committed to supporting high-quality and maximum participation opportunities for all athletes.   

More information will be released in the upcoming months and will be showcased on the CKC events page on our 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 26 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 onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. 

 

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For more information: 

Colleen Coderre
Communcations Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca 

 

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca 

 

Hélène Gervais
Team Relations
clubdecanotagedeshawinigan@gmail.com 

 

Feb
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Maskwa Aquatic Club and Rideau Canoe Club announced as co-winners of 2023 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships
Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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Following collaborative discussions with Maskwa Aquatic Club and Rideau Canoe Club, Canoe Kayak Canada has determined the Maskwa Aquatic Club and the Rideau Canoe Club are declared co-winners of the 2023 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia between August 29, 2023 to September 2, 2023.

Each club will be awarded an overall Burgee for the 2023 Championships, as a result of an ambiguity in points allocation and tabulation the result of which could have resulted in either club being named the winner.

This announcement is made by Canoe Kayak Canada as part of its commitment to inclusiveness and broader participation in all National Championship events.

Canoe Kayak Canada affirms its commitment to review and strengthen the Sprint Racing Discipline Competition Rules to ensure the full participation of all athletes, and further commits to ensure competition rules are clear and reflective of these objectives.

Jan
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Launches the 2024 Boats for All Campaign
PaddleALL
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Canoe Kayak Canada is thrilled to launch  the 2024 Boats for All – a campaign to ensure our races at National Championships are inclusive for all while growing the sport across the country!

With your help, we want to raise $15,000 to purchase a fleet of accessible boats that will be used at this year’s National Championships for our PaddleAll program. These boats will then stay with the Host Division as a legacy to promote programming in the area for those with intellectual disabilities.

WHAT IS PaddleAll?

CKC’s PaddleAll programming encourages athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and race to be their best in sport. This program provides high-quality training and competition opportunities to all athletes, regardless of ability, and is important for the growth of this sport and for the paddling community. Boats for All will leave a legacy for the future of PaddleAll Programming in Canada., it will also contribute to the global goal of inclusivity within the sport of paddling. It will promote canoeing as a fully inclusive sport as represented by the recent signing of an agreement with Special Olympics International to promote the development of canoeing in the Special Olympic World Games.

WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN?

Our mission is that every region across the country will have the standardized equipment that meets Special Olympic rules and regulations to be inclusive for all. In achieving this, we are providing legacy resources so divisions can grow their Special Olympics/PaddleAll programming. Each year the region that will be targeted to receive this equipment will be the Host Division of the Sprint National Championships.

As a continuously progressive National Sport Organization (NSO), Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) makes every effort for our sport to be accessible to all athletes, with a vision to increase our international opportunities for our PaddleAll and Special Olympics athletes. One of our main values is inclusion, and we pride ourselves in ensuring that our activities strive to be as inclusive as possible.

Currently, CKC provides opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities at our Sprint National Championships under our PaddleAll program. Many regions and clubs provide great programming for our athletes and have those athletes compete at our National Championships.

One of our biggest challenges in the continued success of this event is to ensure we have enough boats of the same type so that races are fair for all participants. Our Tourist class singles event is an event where athletes may not all use the same equipment at their clubs, but at Nationals Championships we need to guarantee they have the same access to equipment, so the race is as fair as possible across the field.

These boats are versatile and can be used for many uses at a club, not just for PaddleAll programming. They will open opportunities for everyone to try paddling and can be used in many introductory programs.

 

MAKE A DONATION HERE

 

THE GOAL

To ensure our races at National Championships are inclusive for all and to grow the sport across the country, we want to raise $15,000 to purchase a fleet of accessible boats that will be used at this year’s National Championships that will then stay with the Host Division as a legacy to promote programming in the area for PaddleAll competitors, our program for those with intellectual disabilities.

THE DETAILS

  • Funds raised as a result of this campaign will go directly towards the purchase of an additional 10 touring boats to be used at the 2024 Sprint National Championships in Welland, ON and left as a legacy for PaddleAll races in the Western Ontario Division (WOD)
  • WOD will manage the use of these boats in their region
  • Contributions to the campaign over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt (please note that receipts will be issued post campaign)

MAKE A DONATION HERE

 

ABOUT CKC’S PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVES

Paddling is for all Canadians, whether they paddle for the leaf or for the sport.

We must continue our legacy – to ensure that paddling is available to everyone across our land so that they can experience our country in a way like no other. Paddling connects us to our history. But we’re at risk of not being able to pass down its rich tradition.

There is a crisis in sport funding in Canada. One of the major barriers in access to, promotion of, and programming in paddling is a lack of funding. But thanks to the generosity of Canadians, we can continue supporting paddling at all levels and disciplines within the sport. You can help us build paddling in Canada by making a tax-deductible charitable gift.

Jan
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC HONOURS COACHES WITH COACH RECOGNITION AWARDS
Awards, Canoe Freestyle, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to honour the many coaches who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, initiative and competitive success throughout the 2023 season with the CKC Coaches Recognition Award.

This award is presented annually to coaches who have coached an athlete or crew either for nomination to a CKC National Team (Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships, Carded Athlete or National Development Team) or for a gold medal at the Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Championships. Congratulations to all !

Below is a complete list of Coach Recognition Award recipients for the 2023 season:

2023 Coaches

Adam Baird

Adam Mayo

Adam Oldershaw

Aidan Martell

Alexa Irvin

Andrea Nicholls

Andreas Dittmer

Andy Parry

Anna Hetzler

Anna Negulic

Ava Carew

Bethany Baert

Blake Hara

Bret Himmelman

Cayley Fortier

Chad Brooks

Cheyenne Farquharson

Chris MacPherson

Christian Hall

Csom Latorovszki

Daniel Winter

Dave Waters

Dominic Gomez-Granger

Doug Ellery

Doug Tutty

Edward Colhoun

Elliot Smith

Eric Mihalovic

Evan Landry

Frédéric Loyer

Helen Savin

Hélène Gervais

Hunter George

Igor Nikitovic

Jacob McKenna

Jacob Price

Jan Kruk

Jeff Houser

Jennifer Gratto

Jerome Seremak

Jessica MacKay

Joel Hazzan

Jocelyn Taylor

Jordi Cadena

Josh Nowen

Kalob Grady

Karen Furneaux

Karen Lukanovich

KC Dalton

Kevin McIntyre

LA Schmidt

Leeya Nagpal

Liam Smedley

Marc Creamer

Marie Rousseau-Demers

Maris Jacobs

Mark Granger

Marlee MacIntosh

Mathieu Pelletier

Michael Holroyd

Mike Kerrivan

Mike Robinson

Morgan Pugh-Toole

Nick Lamontagne

Niklas Hansen

Ornmadee Baxter-Lovo

Patrick Gagne

Patrick Lester

Peter Lombardi

Peter Nor

Philippe Laliberté

Rob Smith

Rob Stott

Robert Baert

Romy Chamberland

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh

Sam Raiche

Samantha Morse

Savannah Sullivan

Simon Coward

Scott Feindel

Scott Oldershaw

Stan Marek

Tessa Nagai

Tony Hall

Dec
21
CKC
2024 Sprint and Paracanoe National Training Squad
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized
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Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to recognize the 2024 Sprint and Paracanoe National Training Squad.

The National Training Squad (“NT Squad”) is comprised of athletes who are Senior (18+) in the upcoming season who have been identified as being on the pathway towards Podium Performances at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Being named to the NT Squad is not tied to AAP Funding Support (Sport Canada Carding) or being selected to a specific competition team. It is connected to CKC’s High Performance identification program which invests in specific athletes through our National Team Centres and our World Class Coaching and Integrated Support Team.

“As we enter 2024, with eyes on Paris we are fortunate to be working with this strong group of athletes,” said CKC’s Chief Technical Officer, Ian Mortimer. “Within this group we not only have podium potential for next summer, we also have a core group with their sights set on 2028 and beyond.”

Athletes who have also been nominated for support through Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program are identified in the list below by an asterisk. Please further note that because the NT Squad is restricted to 18+ athletes, some AAP-nominated athletes, both U18 and Senior, have been included below in separate sub-headings.

A detailed overview of the NT Squad is available here.

Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program policies and procedures are available here.

CKC’s Sprint and Para Canoe 2023-24 AAP Selection Criteria are available here:

SPRINT | PARACANOE 

Paracanoe

Benjamin Brown

Brianna Hennessy*

Gabriel Ferron-Bouius*

Erica Scarff*

Mathieu St-Pierre* 

Women’s Canoe

Amelia Wojtyk

Anna Roy-Cyr

Élizabeth Desrosiers-McArthur*

Evie McDonald

Jacy Grant*

Jessica MacKay

Julia Lilley Osende*

Katie Vincent*

Sloan MacKenzie*

Sophia Jensen*

Zoe Wojtyk*

AAP Supported Athletes – Women’s Canoe

Abby Wojtyk (U18)*

Men’s Canoe

Alix Plomteux*

Andrew Billard*

Connor Fitzpatrick*

Bret Himmelman*

Craig Spence*

Nikita Ciudin*

Peter Bradley

Tyler Laidlaw*

Viktor Hardy

Zachary Kralik

Women’s Kayak

Courtney Stott*

Maddy Schmidt*

Maren Bradley*

Michelle Russell*

Natalie Davison*

Riley Melanson*

Tosha Besharah-Hrebacka*

Men’s Kayak

Brian Malfesi

Cameron Low*

Ian Gaudet*

Jacob Steele

Laurent Lavigne*

Nathan Koné*

Nick Matveev*

Pierre-Luc Poulin*

Simon MacTavish*

Vincent Jourdenais*

AAP Supported Athletes –Men’s Kayak

Jason Burkholder*

Jéremy Lantz*

Nathan Koné*

Nov
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC mourns the loss of Bill Trayling
Canoe Sprint
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It is with deep sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes the passing of Bill Trayling, a long-time member and head coach at the Mississauga Canoe Club.

Bill passed away on November 21 after a courageous battle with the devastating disease, ALS.

The former Sprint National Team athlete and six-time world Dragonboat champion was a passionate paddler who gave so much back to the sport. Since 2012, Bill played a significant role in support of both coach and athlete development on numerous CKC projects. He contributed his expertise as a certified Master Coach Developer, Educator and Evaluator of Canoe Kayak Canada coaching courses for well over a decade. CKC most recently awarded Bill with the prestigious Gilbert Award, which recognizes volunteers who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the Sprint Racing Discipline of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Bill also valued the importance of athlete development, focusing a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise, through his own personal coaching passion to support athletes and coaches in leading a healthier, balanced and rewarding life. His commitment to the sport and passion for championing others’ success was unmatched.

Canoe Kayak Canada staff and board wishes to express our deepest sympathies to Bill’s family, his wife Julia, their three children, and all those affected by this devasting loss.

Details about a service or donations will be published soon and updated here.

Nov
5
CKC
Canadian Sprint paddlers rack up nine medals at the 2023 Pan American Games
Canoe Sprint
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Canada’s top sprint paddlers captured nine remarkable medals at the Pan American Games in Concepcion, Chile from November 1-4.

On the first day of finals, Team Canada went five for five, winning triple gold in the women’s K1 500m (Michelle Russell), the men’s K2 500m, (Ian Gaudet and Simon McTavish), and the C2 500m with Alix Plomteax and Craig Spence.  Silver was won in the K4 500m event (Courtney Stott, Natalie Davison, Riley Melanson, and Toshka Besharah). Sophia Jensen rounded out a day of success with a bronze in the C1 200m.

Carrying over some momentum from the first day of finals, Connor Fitzpatrick kicked off another medal-winning streak, earned his first Pan American bronze medal in the C1 1000m. K2 500m paddlers Maddy Schmidt and Courtney Stott collected a second bronze medal of the day.

The men’s K4 crew of Nick Matveev, Pierre Luc Poulin, Simon McTavish and Laurent Lavigne, also won the silver behind Argentina.

World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Katie Vincent raced the C2 500m on the final day with Sloan Mackenzie and delivered a nail-biting finish, scooping the gold medal away from the Chileans.

“It’s really exciting, it’s both of our first Pan Am Games so I think it’s really special especially leading into Paris next summer with the rest of our team,” shared Vincent.  “I think this is a really nice confidence boost and will just help motivate us for the next 9 months ahead!”

Tying up the event, Vincent was given the incredible honour to represent all of Team Canada as co-flag bearer alongside Breaking athlete Phil Wizard.

This event wraps up a hugely successful 2023 season for the Canoe Sprint team as they look ahead to a busy and exciting year ahead of Paris 2024.

RESULTS

TEAM CANADA PAN AMERICAN SPRINT TEAM

Women’s Canoe
Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, Que.)
Sloan MacKenzie (Windsor Junction, N.S.)
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ont.)

Women’s Kayak
Toshka Besharah (Ottawa, Ont.)
Natalie Davison (Manotick, Ont.)
Riley Melanson (Dartmouth, N.S.)
Michelle Russell (Fall River, N.S.)
Maddy Schmidt (Ottawa, Ont.)
Courtney Stott (Pickering, Ont.)

Men’s Canoe
Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, N.S.)
Alix Plomteux (Lac-Beauport, Que.)
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, N.S.)

Men’s Kayak
Ian Gaudet (Dartmouth, N.S.)
Laurent Lavigne (Trois-Rivières, Que.)
Cameron Low (Toronto, Ont.)
Nick Matveev (North York, Ont.)
Simon McTavish (Oakville Ont.)
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, Que.)

Oct
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC mourns the loss of Mike Scott
Alumni, Canoe Sprint, CKC
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It is with profound sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) mourns the loss of Mike Scott.

Mike was an iconic part of the Ottawa sports community with a strong connection and focus on padding for over 70 years. He served as a pillar in the community through being an athlete, coach, commodore, sport administrator, manager, writer and much more.

Rideau Canoe Club was where it all started in 1949. Mike raced for 11 years and as a Masters paddler he won 30 canoe titles in five different age classes. Not just giving his time as an athlete, Mike also took on roles within Rideau and was part of the board of directors for 33 years while acting as their longest serving Commodore – an incredible 25 consecutive years. Building on an extraordinary tenure at Rideau, he also served as chair of the host organizing committee for the Canadian Sprint National Championships eight times. He eventually met his late wife Lola at Rideau Canoe Club in the 1950s and were together for 60 years.

Being a place where Mike spent so much of his time and energy, while holding such a passion for the sport and the community, Rideau Canoe Club honoured Mike with a room in the club named after him – “the Mike Scott Lounge”, where he celebrated his 60th anniversary of volunteerism within the club. With such a strong connection to Rideau and all he had achieved there, Mike penned a book titled “The Rideau Canoe Club, A Century of Paddling 1902-2002”, and with his textbook sense of humour, he jokingly said “it would be his first and his last”.

Mike actively gave so much back to his community, more than just his time but also through fundraising to better the community and the infrastructure within it. He was a builder in so many ways which led to him receiving the R. Edgar Gilbert award in 1984 in the builder category, celebrating his significant and exemplary contributions to the sport of canoe and kayak.

Mike will be remembered for his generosity, compassion, friendship, humour, and contributions to the Ottawa sport community for many, many years to come.

The paddling community has truly lost an integral part of their family. The CKC staff and board of directors express and extend our deepest sympathies to Mike’s family, friends and the paddling community.

For visitation and funeral information please click here.

*with excepts taken from Ottawa Sports Pages: High Achievers by Martin Cleary

Sep
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada’s Santiago 2023 canoe/kayak sprint team announced
Canoe Sprint, International
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TORONTO (September 28, 2023) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) have announced Canada’s canoe/kayak sprint team nominated to compete at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

The Team Canada canoe/kayak sprint team for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games is:

Athletes:

Women’s Canoe
Sophia Jensen – Cascades
Sloan MacKenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club
Katie Vincent – Mississauga Canoe Club

Women’s Kayak
Toshka Besharah – Rideau Canoe Club
Natalie Davison – Rideau Canoe Club
Riley Melanson – Senobe Aquatic Club
Michelle Russell – Abenaki Aquatic Club
Maddy Schmidt – Rideau Canoe Club
Courtney Stott – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Men’s Canoe
Connor Fitzpatrick – Senobe Aquatic Club
Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport
Craig Spence – Cheema Aquatic Club

Men’s Kayak
Ian Gaudet – Banook Canoe Club
Laurent Lavigne – Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Nick Matveev – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Simon McTavish – Mississauga Canoe Club
Pierre-Luc Poulin – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

The 18 athletes qualified for Team Canada based on their performances at the 2023 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships and the CKC Pan Am trials held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia earlier this month.

Following a very successful world championship in late August, nine-time world champion Katie Vincent is looking forward to a new experience.

“This is my first Pan Am Games team! I’m really excited to have this opportunity, to be part of the atmosphere around Team Canada, and compete against some of the best in our sport,” said Vincent. “This is also an important stepping stone for our team on our road to Paris 2024, and to have this experience in a multi-sport environment will be invaluable next summer at the Olympics.”

Vincent is no stranger to success on the international stage, winning bronze at her first Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 with partner Laurence Vincent Lapointe. She most recently won three gold medals and a bronze at the 2023 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. The bronze came in the women’s C-2 500m with partner Sloan MacKenzie, securing an Olympic spot for Canada in that event for Paris 2024.

“I can’t wait to share this experience with my teammates and other Team Canada athletes. Multi-sport Games have a unique ability to unite athletes from all sports around the world, so I’m really grateful to be part of this team,” Vincent added.

The Pan Am Games canoe/kayak sprint team includes two athletes who stood on the podium on home soil at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Kayaker Michelle Russell contributed to Canada’s first medal of those Games –gold in the women’s K-4 500m – and captured silver in both the K-1 200m and K-1 500m events. Russell made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, finishing 11th in the K-4 500m.

Olympian Pierre-Luc Poulin is looking forward to representing Canada at his second Pan American Games following his bronze medal performance in the K-2 200m event at Toronto 2015.

“Toronto 2015 was my first major Games experience so I’m excited to get back to this kind of environment and build upon our season as a lot of great things have been happening,” said Poulin.  “I am hoping for some good racing and performances in Santiago and will look to pull from my experience in Tokyo to hopefully build on more great results this year.”

The team packs a significant amount of experience heading to Santiago, collecting seven medals as well as 12 Olympic quota spots across five events at the 2023 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships last month in Duisburg, Germany.

“We are heading to Santiago with a strong team looking to cap off a successful 2023 season with top performances against a formidable Americas field”, said Ian Mortimer, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “Climbing onto the podium at the Pan American Games will be a big accomplishment in itself, while coupling that goal with the opportunity to use these events as a jumping off point into the 2024 Olympic season, we will be dialed in and ready for a strong competition in Chile.”

Canoe/kayak sprint will take place November 1-4 (Days 12 to 15) at the Laguna Grande de San Pedro de la Paz in Concepción.

“Welcome to Team Canada’s Santiago 2023 canoe/kayak sprint team! I can’t wait to witness your fearless adventures at the Pan Am Games,” said Christine Girard, Team Canada’s Santiago 2023 Chef de Mission. “May every stroke propel you closer to your dreams and may the river of success flow your way!”

Team Canada’s canoe/kayak sprint support team for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games are:

Coaches
Chad Brooks (Lake Echo, N.S.) – Coach
Andreas Dittmer (Dartmouth, N.S.) – Coach
Anders Gustafsson (Jönköping, Sweden) – Coach
Samuel Raiche (Lachine, Quebec) – Coach

Support Staff
Emily MacKeigan (Ottawa, Ont.) – Team Manager
Ian Mortimer (Ottawa, Ont.) – Team Leader
Katie Smith (Mississauga, Ont.) – Physiotherapist

Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations are subject to approval by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee following its receipt of nominations by all National Sport Organizations.

The latest Team Canada Santiago 2023 roster can be found here.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Colleen Coderre, Communications Lead
Canoe Kayak Canada
C: 613-530-6217
E: ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother, Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
C;905-912-1322
E: enother@canoekayak.ca

Tara MacBournie, Team Canada Santiago 2023 Sport Communications Lead
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-522-8328
E: tmacbournie@olympic.ca

Aug
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
How to Follow – 2023 ICF Sprint and Para Canoe World Championships – Duisburg, Germany
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Championships
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Canada’s top Sprint and Paracanoe paddlers will be at the start gates in Germany for the first round of Olympic Qualifiers for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris, France. Starting Wednesday, August 23 until Sunday, August 27, this event will showcase the top sprint athletes in both Olympic and Paralympic disciplines who are competing for the goal of a quota for Paris 2024.    

Quick Links:

Official ICF Event Link
Live streaming on Recast  (video recaps will be posted on Planet Canoe YouTube at a later time)
Photos from the Event 

How Qualifications work*: 

Sprint Kayak: 

K1 – Top 6 qualify (host country gets 1 quota) – (7 athletes total, 7 boats) 

K2 – Top 6 qualify (12 athletes total, 6 boats) 

K4 – Top 10 qualify (40 athletes total, 10 boats) – (4 Continents must be represented in the Top 10, if they are not, the 10th to 8th spots could be reallocated to the next ranked boats from the next ranked continents to meet this requirement). 

Sprint Canoe: 

C1 – Top 5 qualify (host country gets 1 quota) (6 athletes total, 6 boats) 

C2 – Top 8 qualify (16 athletes, 8 boats) 

Paracanoe 

 – Top 6 in each of the 10 events, only one quota per country per event 

*This is not qualifying the athletes themselves, this qualifies Canada for country quota spots. Athlete qualifications come at a later date. 

  

Event  Athlete/Crew 
W K1 200m  Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka 
W K1 500m  Michelle Russell 
W K1 1000m  Courtney Stott 
W K1 5000m  Maddy Schmidt 
W K2 500m  Courtney Stott/Maddy Schmidt 
W K4 500m  Courtney Stott/Natalie Davison/Riley Melanson/Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka
   
M K1 200m  Nick Matveev 
M K1 500m  Brian Malfesi 
M K1 1000m  Cameron Low  
M K1 5000m  Simon McTavish 
M K2 500m  Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish 
M K2 1000m  Vincent Jourdenais/Brian Malfesi 
M K4 500m  Laurent Lavigne/Nick Matveev/Simon McTavish/Pierre Luc Poulin 
   
W C1 200m  Sophia Jensen  
W C1 500m  Katie Vincent 
W C1 1000m  Jacy Grant 
W C1 5000m  Katie Vincent 
W C2 200m  Jacy Grant/Julia Lilley Osende 
W C2 500m  Katie Vincent/Sloan MacKenzie 
W C4 500m  Julia Lilley Osende/Sloan Mackenzie/Sophia Jensen/Jacy Grant
   
Mixed C2 500m  Katie Vincent and Connor Fitzpatrick
   
M C1 200m  Tyler Laidlaw 
M C1 500m  Andrew Billard 
M C1 1000m  Connor Fitzpatrick 
M C1 5000m  Connor Fitzpatrick 
M C2 500m  Craig Spence/Alix Plomteux  
W KL1 200m  Brianna Hennessy 
W VL2 200m   
W VL3 200m  Erica Scarff 
M KL3 200m  Gabriel Ferron-Bouius 
M VL2 200m  Mathieu St. Pierre 
M VL1 200m  Ben Brown 

K2 F UNIFIED FINAL                  RACHEL COHEN AND MADDY SCHMIDT
DEMO II H K1 200M                   MATTHEW CASEY
II F K1 200M DEMO                   RACHEL COHEN
K2 H UNIFIED FINAL                 MATTHEW CASEY AND LAURENT LAVIGNE

 

Race Schedule: 

  WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23  HEATS  
MORNING  C1 MEN 200M                        Tyler Laidlaw – SF  
  C1 WOMEN 200M                   Sophia Jensen – SF  
  K1 500M MEN                          Brian Malfesi – Finished 5th in heat  
  VL2 WOMEN 200M                 Brianna Hennessy – in Finals  
  KL3 MEN 200M                        Gabe Ferron-Bouius – SF  
  C2 WOMEN 200M                    Jacy Grant/Julia Lilley Osende – SF  
  C1 MEN 500M                           Andrew Billard – SF  
  K4 WOMEN 500M                  Courtney Stott/Riley Melanson/Nat Davison/Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – SF  
  K4 MEN 500M                          Nick Matveev/Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish/Laurent Lavigne – SF

VL3 WOMEN 200M                  Erica Scarff – in Final

KL1 MEN 200M.                      Mathieu St.Pierre – 8th in Heat

 
AFTERNOON     
  K1 MEN 200M                    Nick Matveev- SF HEATS 
  C2 WOMEN 500M              Sloan MacKenzie/Katie Vincent – SF  
  K1 WOMEN 500M               Michelle Russell – SF  
  VL2 MEN 200M                 Mathieu St.Pierre – SF  
  K2 MEN 1000M               Brian Malfesi/Vincent Jourdenais – SF  
  C1 WOMEN 1000M          Jacy Grant – in Final  
  K1 WOMEN 1000M        
  C1 MEN 1000M               Connor Fitzpatrick – SF  
  K1 MEN 1000M                Cameron Low – 6th in heat  
     
  THURSDAY AUGUST 24   
MORNING  K1 WOMEN 200M           Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – SF HEATS 
  C1 WOMEN 500M           Katie Vincent – in FInal  
  K2 MEN 500M                 Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish – SF  
  C2 MEN 500M                 Craig Spence/Alix Plomteux – SF  
  K2 WOMEN 500M           Courtney Stott/Maddy Schmidt – SF  
  KL1 WOMEN 200M         Brianna Hennessy – in Final  
  C2 MIX 500M                   Jacy Grant/Sloan MacKenzie/Julia Lilley Osende/Sophia Jensen – SF

VL1 MEN 200M.            Ben Brown – SF

K2  W UNIFIED FINAL

Rachel Cohen/Maddy Schmidt  – GOLD

II M K1 200M DEMO. Matthew Casey – DNF
II W K1 200M DEMO – Rachel Cohen – 4th
K2 M UNIFIED FINAL – Matthew Casey/ Laurent Lavigne – GOLD
 
     
AFTERNOON  K1 MEN 200M       Nick Matveev – Final B SEMIS 
  C2 WOMEN 500M    Katie Vincent/Sloan MacKenzie – Final SEMIS 
  K1 WOMEN 500M      Michelle Russell – Final A A/B SEMIS 
  VL2 MEN 200M           Mathieu St.Pierre – Final A SEMIS 
  C2 MEN 1000M  SEMIS 
  K2 MEN 1000M           Brian Malfesi/Vincent Jourdenais – Final A SEMIS 
  C1 WOMEN 1000M  SEMIS 
  K1 WOMEN 1000M  SEMIS 
  C1 MEN 1000M            Connor Fitzpatrick – Final A SEMIS 
  K1 MEN 1000M             Cameron Low – Final C

VL1 MEN 200M.         Ben Brown – Final

A/B SEMIS 
     
  FRIDAY AUGUST 25   
MORNING  VL2 WOMEN 200M  SEMIS 
  C1 MEN 200M             Tyler Laidlaw – Final B SEMIS 
  C1 WOMEN 200M        Sophia Jensen – Final SEMIS 
  K1 MEN 500M                SEMIS 
  KL3 MEN 200M              Gabe Ferron-Bouius – FInal B SEMIS 
  C2 WOMEN 200M          Jacy Grant/Julia Lilley Osende – Final SEMIS 
  C1 MEN 500M                Andrew Billard – Final B SEMIS 
  K4 WOMEN                    Courtney Stott/Rilewy Melanson/Nat Davison/ Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka FINAL B SEMIS 
  K4 MEN                         Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish/Nick Matveev/Laurent Lavigne FINAL B SEMIS 
  VL1 MEN 200M             Ben Brown – 9th FINAL 
     
     
AFTERNOON  K1 MEN 500M  FINAL 
  VL2 WOMEN 200M    QUALIFIED Brianna Hennessy SILVER FINAL 
  C1 MEN 200M             Tyler Laidlaw  – 3rd B FINAL 
  C1 WOMEN 200M      QUALIFIED Sophia Jensen – 6th A FINAL 
  K2 WOMEN 200M  A FINAL 
  VL3 WOMEN 200M     QUALIFIED Erica Scarff SILVER FINAL 
  KL3 MEN 200M            Gabe Ferron-Bouius – 8th FINAL 
  C2 WOMEN 200M      Jacy Grant/Julian Lilley Osende –  FINAL 
  C1 MEN 500M             Andrew Billard – 4th FINAL B
  K4 WOMEN 500M      QUALIFIED  Courtney Stott/Riley Melanson/Nat Davison/Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – 1st FINAL B
  K4 MEN 500M            QUALIFIED Nick Matveev/Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish/Laurent Lavigne – 1st FINAL B
     
  SATURDAY AUGUST 26   
MORNING  K1 WOMEN 1000M  FINAL 
  K2 MEN 1000M       Brian Malfesi/Vincent Jourdenais – 5th FINAL 
  C1 WOMEN 1000M    Jacy Grant – SILVER FINAL 
  VL2 MEN 200M           Mathieu St. Pierre – 8th FINAL A 
  K1 MEN 200M              Nick Matveev – 2nd FINAL B
  C1 MEN 1000M  FINAL A 
  K1 MEN 1000M          Cameron Low – 3rd FINAL C
  K1 WOMEN 500M       QUALIFIED Michelle Russell 6th FINAL A 
  C2 WOMEN 500M      QUALIFIED Katie Vincent/Sloan MacKenzie – BRONZE FINAL A 
  K1 WOMEN 200M     Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – FINAL SEMIS 
  C1 WOMEN 500M  SEMIS 
  K2 MEN 500M               Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish – FINAL SEMIS 
  C2 MEN 500M               Craig Spence/Alix Plomteux – B FINAL SEMIS 
  K2 WOMEN 500M          Courtney Stott/Maddy Schmidt – B FINAL SEMIS 
  KL1 200M  SEMIS 
  C2 MIXED  SEMIS 
     
  SUNDAY, AUGUST 27   
  KL1 WOMEN 200M      Brianna Hennessy – BRONZE FINAL 
  K1 WOMEN 200m        Toshka Besharah Hrebacka – 4th A FINAL 
  C1 WOMEN 500M        Katie Vincent – GOLD A FINAL 
  K2 MEN 500M              Pierre Luc Poulin/Simon McTavish – 9th A FINAL 
  C2 MEN 500M              Craig Spence/Alix Plomteux 2nd B FINAL 
  K2 WOMEN 500M         Courtney Stott/Maddy Schmidt – 7th B FINAL 
  C4 WOMEN 500M         Sloan MacKenzie/Jacy Grant/Julia Lilley Osende/Sophia Jensen – BRONZE A FINAL 
  C2 MIXED 500M             Katie Vincent/Connor Fitzpatrick – GOLD A FINAL 
  C1 WOMEN 5000M         Katie Vincent – GOLD A FINAL 
  C1 MEN 5000M                Connor Fitzpatrick – DNS A FINAL 
  K1 WOMEN 5000M          Maddy Schmidt – SILVER A FINAL 
  K1 MEN 5000M               Simon McTavish – 4th A FINAL 
Jul
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC names two athletes to the Sprint Canoe World Championship Team to compete in PaddleALL Events
Canoe Sprint, PaddleALL, World Championships
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OTTAWA, ON (July 20, 2023) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to announce the athletes nominated to the Sprint Canoe World Championship team to compete in the PaddleALL events (ICF Intellectual Impairment II events).

Rachel Cohen (Balmy Beach Canoe Club) and Matthew Casey (Cheema Aquatic Club) have been selected to the World Championship team based on their winning K1-200m performances at the Canada Cup East event in Ottawa, Ontario.

PaddleALL  programming in our Canoe Kayak community in Canada has, for nearly two decades, encouraged athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and race to be their best in sport. Last year, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) in partnership with Canoe Kayak Canada hosted its first-ever PaddleALL (Intellectual Impairment II) exhibition races at a world championship event. Canoe Kayak Canada continues to work with its partners and members across Canada to push for Special Olympics Canada recognition and to have the opportunity to send our Canadian athletes to the Special Olympics World Games.

“Rachel and Matthew are strong additions to our team heading into the World Championships,” said Ian Mortimer, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “In both the K1 and Unified Events we will be targeting podium performances, which is a reflection of not just these two athletes, but the strength of our PaddleALL community across Canada, who deserve this chance to compete on the world stage.”

Rachel Cohen started her paddling journey in 2017 with the Pickering Rouge Canoe Club in 2017 and currently paddles with the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Toronto, Ontario. Capitalizing on her multi-sport experience, Rachel found swift enjoyment and success in the kayak, winning a silver medal at the 2022 ICF World Championships exhibition race. As captain of her swim team, Rachel has also been selected to compete in the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games in 2024. She was also inducted into the Toronto Sport Hall of Honour in 2022 as the Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.

Hailing from Fall River, Nova Scotia, Matthew Casey has been paddling at the Cheema Canoe Club for over 11 years now and also brings a wealth of sports experience, including hockey, golf and cycling. Qualifying for this World Championship team holds extra meaning for Matthew as he was sidelined by a broken arm at the 2022 World Championships, preventing him from competing on home waters. Off the water, Matthew loves volunteering his time with the PaddleALL program, supporting the next generation of athletes.

Rachel and Matthew will compete amongst the world’s best sprint paddlers at the ICF Canoe and Para Canoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany from August 23-27.

 

The Rosters:

ICF Canoe World Championships

Intellectual Impairment II

 Matthew Casey – Cheema Aquatic Club
Rachel Cohen – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Men’s Kayak

Vincent Jourdenais – Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Laurent Lavigne – Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Brian Malfesi – Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club
Nicholas Matveev – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Simon McTavish – Mississauga Canoe Club
Pierre-Luc Poulin – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac-Beauport

Men’s Canoe

Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Connor Fitzpatrick – Senobe Aquatic Club
Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac-Beauport
Tyler Laidlaw – Sackawa Canoe Club
Craig Spence – Cheema Aquatic Club

Women’s Kayak

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – Rideau Canoe Club
Natalie Davison – Rideau Canoe Club
Riley Melanson – Banook Canoe Club
Michelle Russell – Abenaki Aquatic Club
Maddy Schmidt – Rideau Canoe Club
Courtney Stott – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Women’s Canoe

Jacy Grant  – Cheema Aquatic Club
Sophia Jensen – Cascades
Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club
Sloan MacKenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club
Katie Vincent – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

ICF Para Canoe World Championships

Men Kayak

Gabriel Ferron-Bouius – Rideau Canoe Club

Men Va’a

Mathieu St.Pierre – Club de canotage du Shawinigan
Benjamin Brown – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Women Kayak

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Women Va’a

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa River Canoe Club
Erica Scarff – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

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

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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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca

Jun
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympic Kayakers announce their retirement from sprint paddling
Alumni, Canoe Sprint
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Tokyo teammates Andréanne Langlois and Alanna Bray-Lougheed are packing up their paddles and announcing their official retirement from competitive sprint paddling following successful careers representing Canada on the world’s largest sporting stages.

Andréanne and Alanna have a combined 20 years of paddling experience racing at an elite level and even more national and international medals to showcase their successes. In 2019, the kayaking duo brought home gold in the women’s K-2 500m and K-4 500m at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (30) grew up in Oakville, Ontario and kick started her paddling career at the Burloak Canoe Club. She was named to the national team for the first time in 2015 after winning the K-2 200m and K-2 500m national titles with Lizzy Bates and going on to win multiple national titles in the years to come. In 2017, Alanna broke into the international scene, competing in both World Cup and World championships in multiple K-2 distances with Natalie Davison.

In 2019, she raced to gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games with Langlois in the K-2 500m, and helped the women’s K-4 500m team paddle to their third consecutive gold.

Alanna made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 where she competed in the K-2 500m with Madeline Schmidt and in the K-4 500m with Langlois.

“Making the Olympic team after a year with big ups and downs and having them postponed, was definitely a highlight of my career,” shared Bray-Lougheed. “But it was the training camps leading up to big competitions that are memories I will cherish the most. Joking around in the boat bays, completing a hard practice and chatting about it afterwards over dinner with teammates, and the feeling of working together towards the big goal.”

Hailing from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Andréanne (30) first represented Canada as a 16-year-old at the 2009 ICF Junior World Championships. She continued to climb up the ranks to compete at the World Cup level in 2016. Andréanne qualified for her first Olympic Games in Rio finishing 8th in the K-4 500m and 14th in the K-1 200m events.

“My first Olympics is my most cherished memory,” said Langlois. “I had the opportunity to be surrounded by my heroes and idols. It was an amazing experience to be with people with so much experience. I will never forget it.”

She went on to compete at the world championships in 2017 and qualifying for Pan American Games in 2019, bringing home an impressive 4 medals for Canada.

In her second Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020, Langlois reached the A final of the K-1 200m and the B final of the K-4 500m.

At the 2022 ICF World Championships, held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, she wrapped up her paddling career with a bronze medal finish in the K2 200m final with partner Toshka Besharah – Hrebecka.

“The highlight of my career was winning a medal in my own country with my girl, Toshka. It was an amazing experience to share it with new eyes and be able to do my favorite distance with a friend. It was an opportunity of a lifetime.”

While both Alanna and Andréanne are starting new chapters in their life working in healthcare, they both intend on staying connected to the community that helped shaped them into the people they are today.

“I plan on staying involved in the sport in some capacity, such as a mentor and volunteer and I hope to continue competing at Nationals,” said Bray-Lougheed. “I just recently moved from Halifax to Toronto to start a new job as a Registered Dietitian in the NICU at Sunnybrook Hospital. I’m really excited to start a new chapter and know my time as an athlete will serve me well in this new career.”

CKC wishes Andréanne and Alanna all the best on their new journeys and look forward to seeing them on the dock cheering on the next generation of Canadian paddlers!

Jun
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC names Sprint Canoe World Championship Teams – Senior, Under 23 and Junior events Olympic hopefuls also selected to compete in Poland
Canoe Sprint, International, Paracanoe, Teams, World Championships
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OTTAWA, ON (July 29, 2023) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) announces the 2023 rosters of sprint paddlers nominated to compete at the Senior, Junior, U23 ICF Canoe World Championships and the Olympic Hopes Regatta this summer.

The world’s best sprint paddlers will contest for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic quota spots at the ICF Canoe and Para Canoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany from August 23-27.

“As a team we are looking to qualify as many quota spots as possible and we intend to work really hard to be ready to do just that,” said Connor Fitzpatrick, 2022 World Champion in C-2 mixed 500m event. “I hope to put myself in the fight for a quota spot against the best in the world.”

Olympic bronze medallist Katie Vincent, will look to reclaim and defend her world championship titles, winning three gold medals and a bronze at the 2022 ICF Worlds in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Team Canada took home a total of eight medals last year including a silver and bronze from 2020 Paralympian Brianna Hennessy. Canada also ranked 4th overall in the country medal standings.

Canada will be proudly represented by 32 emerging paddlers at the Junior and U23 World Championships team, including siblings Peter, Maren and Stuart Bradley from the Rideau Canoe Club.

“Being able to race alongside my two brothers internationally is something I never would have imagined when we got into this sport,” said Maren Bradley. “The three of us are each other’s biggest fans so I am really looking forward to cheering them on and also having them there to motivate me at showtime! Such an amazing opportunity for our whole family.”

The ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships will take place from July 5-9 in Auronzo, Italy.

The Olympic Hopes Regatta will take place September 7 – 10 in Poznan, Poland featuring 24 of Canada’s top U16 and U17 paddlers in an iconic event that showcases the next generation of Olympic talent.

“We are proud of the efforts of all of the athletes who raced for nominations this past weekend and look forward to working with those athletes nominated to compete on the world stage,” said CKC’s Chief Technical Officer, Ian Mortimer. “The events this summer are an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our talent as a nation, and we know the entire community at home will be cheering them on.”

The selection event was held at the National Team Trials at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, Quebec from June 23-26.

The Rosters:

Senior ICF Canoe World Championships

Men’s Kayak

Vincent Jourdenais – Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Laurent Lavigne – Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Brian Malfesi – Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club
Nicholas Matveev – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Simon McTavish – Mississauga Canoe Club
Pierre-Luc Poulin – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Men’s Canoe

Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Connor Fitzpatrick – Senobe Aquatic Club
Tyler Laidlaw – Sackawa Canoe Club
Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport
Craig Spence – Cheema Aquatic Club

Women’s Kayak

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – Rideau Canoe Club
Natalie Davison – Rideau Canoe Club
Riley Melanson – Senobe Aquatic Club
Michelle Russell – Abenaki Aquatic Club
Maddy Schmidt – Rideau Canoe Club
Courtney Stott – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Women’s Canoe

Jacy Grant  – Cheema Aquatic Club
Sophia Jensen – Cascades
Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club
Sloan MacKenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club
Katie Vincent – Mississauga Canoe Club

ICF Para Canoe World Championships

Men’s Kayak

Gabriel Ferron-Bouius – Rideau Canoe Club

Men’s Va’a

Benjamin Brown – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Mathieu St.Pierre – Club de canotage de Shawinigan

Women’s Kayak

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Women’s Va’a

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa River Canoe Club
Erica Scarff – Mississauga Canoe Club

ICF U23 Canoe World Championships

Men’s Kayak

Alex Canning – Banook Canoe Club
Ian Gaudet – Banook Canoe Club
Jérémy Lantz – Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières

Men’s Canoe

Peter Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club
Viktor Hardy – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport
Zachary Kralik – Mississauga Canoe Club

Women’s Kayak

Maren Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club
Sarah Nagy  – Richmond Hill Canoe Club
Brooklyn Wodehouse – Richmond Hill Canoe Club

Women’s Canoe

Marlee MacIntosh – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Jessica MacKay – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Evie McDonald – Rideau Canoe Club

ICF Junior (U18) World Championship 

Men’s Kayak

Thomas Beauregard – Rideau Canoe Club
Carson Corey – Burloak Canoe Club
Braden Lawrence – Senobe Aquatic Club
Ryan Naroditsky – Rideau Canoe Club
Carter Naugler – Senobe Aquatic Club

Men’s Canoe

Stuart Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club
Jack Chambers – Mississauga Canoe Club
Nikita Ciudin – Calgary Canoe Club
Étienne Gamache – Club de canotage Otterburn
Nicholas Shirokov – Mississauga Canoe Club

Women’s Kayak

Chloe Bryer – Burloak Canoe Club
Florence Hamel – Club de canoë de Lachine
Callie Loch – Rideau Canoe Club
Ivy Murphy – Banook Canoe Club
Alina Tverie – Club de canoë de Lachine

 Women’s Canoe

Élizabeth Desrosiers-McArthur – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport
Ruby Muhl – Rideau Canoe Club
Julia Price – Rideau Canoe Club
Zoe Wojtyk – Rideau Canoe Club
Abby Wojtyk – Rideau Canoe Club

Olympic Hopes Regatta 

Men’s Kayak

 U17

Luke Enns  – Toba Canoe and Kayak Club
Carter Naugler – Senobe Aquatic Club
Henrik Neuspiel  – Rideau Canoe Club

 U16

Conrad Hoogerboord – Senobe Aqautic Club
William Jennings – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Dyllan Redwood-Wheeler – Carleton Place Canoe Club

Men’s Canoe

 U17 

Duncan Giles  – Senobe Aquatic Club
Alexander McNeil  – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Cole Norman –  Rideau Canoe Club

U16 

Justin Boyko  – Calgary Canoe Club
Shawn Ge –  Burloak Canoe Club
Baer Robertson  – Wascana Canoe Club

Women’s Kayak

U17

Chloe Bryer  – Burloak Canoe Club
Florence Hamel  – Club de canoë de Lachine
Callie Loch  – Rideau Canoe Club

U16

Marie Chamberland  – Club de canotage du Lac-Sergent
Amelia Frank  – Pisquid Aquatic Club
Maura Macumber  – Maskwa Canoe Club

Women’s Canoe

U17

Isabel Lowry  – Carleton Place Canoe Club
Ruby Muhl  – Rideau Canoe Club
Julia Price – Rideau Canoe Club

U16

Abbie Haines – Carleton Place Canoe Club
Emma Marshall – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Victoria Tran – Maskwa Aquatic Club

 

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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca

 

 

May
15
CKC
Team Canada brings home 6 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup Szeged
Canoe Sprint, CKC, World Cups
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Szeged, Hungary (May 15, 2023) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga Canoe Club) headlined Team Canada’s performances collecting two gold medals in the C1 500m and C1 5000m on Sunday. Vincent also won silver in the C1 200m and bronze with C2 500m partner Sloan Mackenzie (Cheema Aquatic Club).

“Winning 4 medals this weekend hasn’t fully sunk in yet,” said Vincent. “I am grateful for my coaches and team support staff for helping us get to this point. We’ve put in a lot of work over the winter to get here and I am really excited to be in good form leading into World Championships and Olympic qualifications at the end of August.”

Sophia Jensen (Cascades) finished 4th in the C1 500m and 8th in the C1 200m final. Sophia also placed 5th in the C2 500m with partner, Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac Aquatic Club). Michelle Russell (Cheema Aquatic Club) placed 6th in the K1 200m final and 7th in the K1 500m.

Alix Plomteux (Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport) placed 6th in the C1 500m while Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe Aquatic Club) finished 8th in the men’s C1 1000m final.

Canada ranked 5th on the country medal table with Hungary at the top with a total of 11 medals.

Paralympian Brianna Hennessy (Ottawa River Canoe Club) earned a silver medal in the VL2 200m paracanoe event along with teammate Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach Canoe Club) paddling to bronze in the VL3 200m. Mathieu St. Pierre (Club de canotage du Shawinigan) ranked just off the podium in 4th place in the VL2 200m. Canada ranked 7th on the Paracanoe medal table with Great Britain topping the leaderboard.

The team will return to Canada and prepare for National Team trials at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC from June 23-25.

Full results from ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup Szeged can be found here.

May
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Summer Job Opportunity – CKC Events Officer
Canoe Sprint, CKC, Jobs
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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 26 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.

The Events Officer will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of domestic canoe kayak events playing a key role in planning, coordinating, monitoring, executing, and reporting on National level competitions. Additional responsibilities will include developing task charts for event execution, administrative, travel support, coordination and implementation of hosting guidelines for National events and servicing relationships with Host Organizing Committees (HOC).

If you or someone you know is interested in this role and would like to apply, please check out the full job description here.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 10, 2023

Apr
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2023 World Cup Sprint Teams Olympians and Paralympians prepare to paddle to the podium
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Cups
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 27, 2023) – Over 20 sprint paddlers from across Canada have booked their tickets to the 2023 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

The World Cup team trials, held at the Chula Vista Elite Training Centre, served as a selection regatta for the ICF Canoe Sprint and Para World Cup running from May 11-14.

“The sprint competitive season is off to a strong start with strong performances from our squad at our selection trials,” said Chief Technical Officer, Ian Mortimer. “With World Championships and Pan Am Games ahead this season, the World Cup will be an exciting opportunity for us to test ourselves on the International stage.”

Eight Olympic and Paralympic paddlers from Tokyo were selected to the team, including 2022 two-time world champion, Katie Vincent.

“We are really excited to be heading over to Hungary for the World Cup,” said Vincent. “With lots of veterans on our team, I think our experience will be our strength in this pre-Olympic year. Everyone on the team has learned a lot from each other in the past year and this world cup event will be a great representation of our collaboration and growth as we continue to develop on the road to Paris!”

Paralympian Brianna Hennessy is looking forward to another powerful paddling season, following a busy winter season and cross-training with the National wheelchair rugby team.

“I am extremely grateful for the winter training with my coaches and teammates who have supported and helped me push through some difficult times for my family recently,” said Hennessy. “I am honoured to have been selected for the team and am humbled to have another opportunity to compete on the world stage alongside so many phenomenal athletes that I admire in both kayak and canoe.”

You can tune into live World Cup coverage on the ICF website. Stay tuned for World Championship team selections happening at the second set of trials in June at the Olympic Basin from June 23-25.

To learn more about selection criteria, click here.

 

2023 Sprint World Cup Team

 

Para                                                                                                                        Club

Gabe Ferron-Bouius Rideau Canoe Club
Brianna Hennessy Ottawa River Canoe Club
Erica Scarff Mississauga Canoe Club
Mathieu St-Pierre Club de canotage du Shawinigan

 

Women’s Canoe                                                                                                    Club

Sophia Jensen Cascades
Julia Lilley Osende Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club
Sloan MacKenzie Cheema Aquatic Club
Katie Vincent Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Men’s Canoe                                                                                                         Club

Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Aquatic Club
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club
Alix Plomteux Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport
Craig Spence Cheema Aquatic Club

 

 

Women’s Kayak                                                                                                     Club

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka Rideau Canoe Club
Maren Bradley Rideau Canoe Club
Riley Melanson Cheema Aquatic Club
Michelle Russell Cheema Aquatic Club
Madeline Schmidt Rideau Canoe Club

 

Men’s Kayak                                                                                                           Club

Laurent Lavigne Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Simon McTavish Mississauga Canoe Club
Nicholas Matveev Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Pierre-Luc Poulin Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for social 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 26 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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca

Mar
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Paddle One Paddle All, Thanks for Answering our Call!
PaddleALL, PaddleALL
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Thanks to our incredible community, our Boats for All campaign closed on Monday, raising $15,657! This campaign had 72 donors, the highest amount of support we’ve seen in a campaign and beat our goal of $15,000, allowing us to purchase at least 10 touring boats that will be used at this year’s National Championships in Nova Scotia. This fleet of accessible boats will stay with the Host Division as a legacy to promote programming in the area for PaddleAll competitors, our program for those with intellectual disabilities.

“You have truly supported us in building the Paddle All/Special Olympic programming for this nation-wide initiative. Our athletes will have boats that they will be proud to paddle in because of your generosity,” said LA Schmidt, Commodore. “Thank you, Canoe Kayak donors from across Canada.  We are building our Paddle All program through your generous donations and the matching assistance from First Lake Solutions – thank you all so much. When we work together as a team, great things happen!”

A special thank you to First Lake Solutions who came forward with a matching challenge that helped us surpass our goal!

“First Lake would like to thank all of the donors for their generosity in making this campaign a success,” said Rob LeForte, Founder of First Lake Solutions. “We applaud CKC for taking the initiative to make canoe kayak accessible to people from all backgrounds.”

Our sincerest gratitude in helping us create an inclusive and welcoming community for all paddlers and creating a legacy for years to come.

Nov
23
CKC
2022-2023 Sprint and Paracanoe National Training Squad
Canoe Sprint
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Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to recognize the 2022-23 Sprint and Paracanoe National Training Squad.

The National Training Squad (“NT Squad”) is comprised of athletes who are Senior (18+) in the upcoming season who have been identified as being on the pathway towards Podium Performances at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Being named to the NT Squad is not tied to AAP Funding Support (Carding) or being selected to a specific competition team. It is an identification as being part of the group of athletes which CKC’s High Performance program is choosing to invest in for the upcoming season through our National Team Centres and our World Class Coaching and Integrated Support Team.

“We are proud to work with such a strong group of athletes out of our two National Team Centers in Montreal and Halifax,” said CKC’s Chief Technical Officer, Ian Mortimer.  “With this squad of athletes and the strong support team around them, we are working in a positive direction not just towards Paris, but Los Angeles 2028 as well.”

Athletes who have also been nominated for support through Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program are identified in the list below by an asterisk. Please further note that because the NT Squad is restricted to 18+ athletes, some AAP nominated athletes have been included below in separate sub-headings.

A detailed overview of the NT Squad is available here.

Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program policies and procedures are available here.

CKC’s Sprint and Para Canoe 2022-23 Selection Criteria are available here:

SPRINT | PARACANOE

Paracanoe

Brianna Hennessy*
Erica Scarff*

Mathieu St-Pierre*
Gabriel Ferron-Bouius*
Stefan Samoila
Yves Borque*
Benjamin Brown

Women’s Canoe

Katie Vincent*
Sophia Jensen*
Julia Lilley Osende*
Sloan MacKenzie*
Jacy Grant*
Ella Hodgson-Pageau
Evie MacDonald
Amelia Wojtyk
Mila Souilliere*
Anna Roy-Cyr
Konwanakeren Diabo
Ava Carew
Jessica MacKay
Marlee MacIntosh

U18 Athletes Women’s Canoe

Zoe Wojtyk*
Élizabeth Desrosier-McArthur*

Men’s Canoe

Connor Fitzpatrick*
Alix Plomteux*
Tyler Laidlaw*
Craig Spence*
Bret Himmelman*
Andrew Billard*
Ydris Hunter*
Matt O’Neill*
Peter Bradley*
Viktor Hardy*
Zach Kralik*
Foster Salpeter

Women’s Kayak

Michelle Russell*
Andréanne Langois*
Tosha Besharah-Hrebacka*
Maren Bradley*
Riley Melanson*
Natalie Davison*
Maddy Schmidt*
Courtney Stott*
Sarah Nagy
Lissa Bissonnette*
Grace Webby
Alanna Bray-Lougheed
Anna Negulic

U18 Athletes Women’s Kayak

Alina Tverie* 

Men’s Kayak

Nick Matveev*
Pierre-Luc Poulin*
Simon MacTavish*
Laurent Lavigne*
Brian Malfesi
Ian Gaudet
Alex Canning
Cameron Low*
Craig Johnson
Vincent Jourdenais
Jack Hall
Mitchell Barran
Alex Scott

U18 Athletes men’s Kayak

Jéremy Lantz*

Nov
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
JESSICA RILEY, JEROME SEREMAK AND PATRICK LESTER SELECTED FOR THE 2022 CANOE KAYAK CANADA EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA – Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted to announce the 2022 recipients of the Club Development Award and Coach Developer Award. The awards are presented on an annual basis to coaches and club leaders who have made significant achievements in their communities. This year, 16 coaches were nominated and the winners of this year’s awards were announced during the 2022 CKC Annual Summit.

“Coaches and club leaders across Canada are an instrumental part of the success of our sport and make an impact in the lives of our athletes and our sport system each and every day,” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development. “We’re proud to recognize all of this year’s nominees. Taking time to formally recognize the accomplishments of our great coaches goes a long way to say thank you and to recognize the impact these individuals have in within paddling community.”

CKC Club Development Award

The Club Development Award is presented annually to a coach, club leader or volunteer who has clearly demonstrated his or her abilities at developing a club or the sport through grassroots programs such as creating a new club or program or promoting the sport through the club.

Jessica Riley has had a tremendous impact on both her community and the sport of Canoe Kayak. Jessica’s commitment to her programs have garnered growth and excellence at Yorktown Canoe and Kayak Club.

Through Jessica’s commitment, Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club is a thriving community-based club that has regained its foothold as a training facility with high performance athletes who train year around. By developing and coaching a diverse range of competitive, recreational, and adaptive programs, Jessica has rebuilt the membership into a club that enrols over 500 people in programs annually.

CKC Coach Developer Award

The Coach Developer Award is presented to a coach who contributes to the training of new Canoe Kayak coaches outside of, or in addition to their regular coaching duties.

Jerome Seremak is an incredible force in coaching at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Club. He is described by many as one of the most motivating, caring, and hard-working coaches in the community. With a deep passion for paddling, he not only aids in athlete progression but truly cares for each athlete he leads.

Patrick Lester is a mentor and leader in the Ontario Coaching community serving various roles on the CKO Sprint High Performance Committee, as the Eastern Ontario Divisional Coaching Representative, as a 2022 Canada Games Coach and an integral part of Carleton Place Canoe Club (CPCC).

As a coach, Pat inspires all athletes, young and young at heart at Carleton Place Canoe Club. He believes in his athletes and cares about them both professionally and personally. From the parents on the shoreline watching their children to those on the water, Pat has made CPCC a second home for all

2022 Canoe Kayak Canada Excellence Nominees:

Sébastien BETTEZ – CANOE KAYAK TROIS-RIVIÈRES

Laura CLEMENHAGEN – COLLINGWOOD PADDLING CLUB

Lori DAVIS  – ROCKY CANOE CLUB

Kim GAUDET – BANOOK CANOE CLUB

Peter HODGSON – COLLINGWOOD PADDLING CLUB

Jeff HOUSER  – PISIQUID CANOE CLUB

Patrick LESTER  – CARLETON PLACE CANOE CLUB

Kevin McINTYRE – BANOOK CANOE CLUB

Jessica RILEY – YORKTON CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB

Graham SCHIEBEL – CALGARY CANOE CLUB

Angie SCHRODERUS – ROCKY CANOE CLUB

Jerome SEREMAK -MANITOBA CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB

François St.AUBIN -WHITEWATER ONTARIO

Katy STEWART – RICHMOND HILL CANOE CLUB

Savannah SULLIVAN – MASKWA AQUATIC CLUB

Robin THOMSON – ATLANTIC DIVISION CANOE KAYAK CANADA

 

CKC congratulates all who were nominated and to the 2022 recipients. For more information on the CKC Excellence Awards please click here.

Nov
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
2022/23 Openings for Upcoming Elections
Alumni, Board, Canoe Freestyle, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, CKC
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CKC wants to provide an overview of all the Committee/Council Openings that will be fulfilled during the Summit Time Frame (Nov/Dec).

WHITEWATER:

Whitewater Council Canoe Polo Rep Appointed by Canoe Polo Committee
CS Development Committee Chair Elected by the Whitewater council
Standing Committee Chair Elected by the Whitewater council
Freestyle Rep Appointed by the Freestyle Committee

* Contact Scott Best if you have any questions sbest@canoekayak.ca

Slalom HPC Member at Large Elected by the Whitewater council
Member at Large Elected by the Whitewater council

* Contact Scott Best if you have any questions sbest@canoekayak.ca

Slalom Development Committee CS-DC Chair Elected by the Whitewater council
Coach Rep #1 Elected by the Whitewater council
Coach Rep #2 Elected by the Whitewater council
3 positions for Provincial Reps Elected by the Whitewater council

* Contact Scott Best if you have any questions sbest@canoekayak.ca

Freestyle Committee East Rep Elected by the Whitewater council
2 West Rep Elected by the Whitewater council
Athlete Rep Elected by Freestyle National Team
Chairperson Elected by the Freestyle Committee

* Contact Scott Best if you have any questions sbest@canoekayak.ca

 

SPRINT:

Sprint Racing Council Athletes Rep Elected by National Team Athletes
Divisional Reps (1 per Division) Appointed by respective Divisions (1 each)

* Contact Jessica Kenney if you have any questions jkenney@canoekayak.ca

Sprint National Officials Committee Member at Large

(2 open positions)

Elected by the Level 4/5 officials in good standing
DOC Representative Appointed by the DOC (Divisional Officials Coordinators)

* Contact Jessica Kenney if you have any questions jkenney@canoekayak.ca

Domestic Development Committee Coaches Rep Elected at Summit Coaches Meeting
Member Appointed by the SRC

* Contact Jessica Kenney if you have any questions jkenney@canoekayak.ca

High Performance Committee Athletes Rep Elected by National Team Athletes
Member Appointed by SRC

* Contact Jessica Kenney if you have any questions jkenney@canoekayak.ca

Athlete Committee SRC Rep See SRC above
HPC Rep See HPC above
Para Rep Elected by Para National Team Athletes

* Contact Jessica Kenney if you have any questions jkenney@canoekayak.ca

Coaches Technical Committee DDC Rep (see DDC above)

* Contact Jessica Kenney if you have any questions jkenney@canoekayak.ca

 

CKC COMMITTEES:

Alumni Committee Chair Appointed by CKC – please contact Sam Rogers

* Contact Sam Rogers if you have any questions philanthropy@canoekayak.ca

Oct
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Competition Development Coaching Online Workshop
Canoe Sprint
0
Sep
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Men’s Kayak Coach – Job Posting
Canoe Sprint
0

This is a permanent position, based in Canoe Kayak Canada’s Montreal National Training Centre. The intended start date of this position is October 1st, 2022.

As a reflection of CKC’s commitment to Inclusion, as one of the core values committed to in our 2024 Strategic Plan, we continue to look to fill technical roles within our organization with individuals from underrepresented groups within our technical leadership team. Furthermore, our commitment to adherence to our Safe Sport standards and policies often requires key persons of authority who identify as Male and Female in coaching situations. Any and all questions about this permanent position should be directed to Ian Mortimer, Chief Technical Officer – imortimer@canoekayak.ca

The CKC Men’s Kayak Coach hereinafter referred to as ‘The Coach” is part of a coaching team responsible for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted into their care. This position will be based out of Montreal, Quebec at the National Training Center and requires extensive travel to meet international training and competition commitments.

 

Skills / Background

  • Be a coach with a successful track record of coaching athletes to the national and / or international level and / or extensive international experience as an athlete.
  • Be comfortable and enthusiastic in delivering programing as part of a team in close collaboration with other coaches and IST, with the HC making final decisions on programing, entries and other key technical decisions.
  • Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
  • Strong computer literacy and coaching software

For the full job description and how to apply, please click here.

Deadline is September 23, 2022.

Sep
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
VIII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COACHES ON SPRINT CANOEING, SLALOM, KAYAK POLO
Canoe Polo, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
0

Jul
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
PaddleALL Teams announced for the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
0

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (July 25, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), Canoe ‘22 and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) are pleased to announce the official PaddleALL teams that will be competing at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Both domestic and international athletes with intellectual disabilities will have the incredible opportunity to showcase their speed alongside the world’s most talented paddlers on Lake Banook.

Exhibition races are set to kick off on Thursday, August 4th and will feature three Canadian teams from Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the host province of Nova Scotia. Joining them on the water will be two athletes from Team Germany – multi-medalists from the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

“We are so happy, excited and proud to bring many of our PaddleALL athletes to the World Championships in Dartmouth.  What an event it will be to watch,”said LA Schmidt, Special Olympics Assistant Coach & CKC Sprint Commodore. “PaddleALL communities across Canada will come together to show everyone their amazing talent as well as welcoming International athletes from Germany to race with us.”

CKC’s PaddleALL programming encourages athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and race to be their best in sport. PaddleALL will leave a legacy for future programming in Canada and continue to encourage athletes to strive to achieve their greatest potential in sport.

 

Representing Team Canada:

 

From Nova Scotia:

Emmett Burnie – Cheema Canoe Club

Matthew Casey – Cheema Canoe Club

Liam Conrad – Cheema Canoe Club

Payton Dicks – Cheema Canoe Club

Leighanne Porter Salvaterra – Senobe Aquatic Club

Milo Sankay – Cheema Aquatic Club

Victoria Scattolon – Senobe Aquatic Club

Sam Starr – Senobe Aquatic Club

Ashley Thomas – Cheema Aquatic Club

Xavier Tyler – Cheema Canoe Club

Drew Warkentin – Maskwa Aquatic Club

 

From Ontario:

 Jeffrey Campbell – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Darryl Clark – Carleton Place Canoe Club

Rachel Cohen – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Samuel Galazka – Rideau Canoe Club

Nathan Gillen – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Abigail Latour – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Annie Leonard – Burloak Canoe Club

Sarah Madore – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Melanie Manion – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Quinn Martin – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Gohulan Rajalingam – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Logan Ryan – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Stone Shearer – Peterborough Canoe and Kayak Club

Fletcher Sloan – Rideau Canoe Club

Kevin Tobin – Ottawa RiverCanoe Club

 

From Prince Edward Island

Alyssa Chapman – Brudenell Canoe Kayak Club

 

Representing Team Germany:

Sebastian Girke

Leona Johs

 

Inquiries can be directed to Kenna Robins Senior Manager, National Program Development krobins@canoekayak.ca or Jessica Kenney Project Manager, National Program Development jkenney@canoekayak.ca.
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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC mourns the loss of Alan McCleery
Alumni, Canoe Sprint
0

It is with sadness, mixed with admiration for a long paddling life well lived, that Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes the passing of Alan McCleery.

Alan’s paddling journey began in Montreal in the 1940’s, paddling at the famed Grand Truck Paddling club on the St. Lawrence River. Here, he first experienced National level success winning his first CCA Championships in Junior Men’s C-4 in 1949, lifting the John W. Black Trophy as a twenty year old.

A dynamic partnership for Al began when he partnered with Loui Lukanovich, then a member of the Sudbury Canoe Club, for the 1956 trials at Rideau. They won the 10,000m race by a half a mile, and seemed set for an Olympic nomination however,  that same evening, Alan was advised Lou was not eligible to compete for Canada. He was 10 days away from the 5 year residency requirement.

In 1957, Lou and Al reunited in Montreal with their sights set on the 1960 Olympics, and both joined Cartierville Boating Club, as Grand Trunk was greatly impacted by the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and was closing down.

With both Al and Lou moving to Cartierville, the balance of power in Montreal area clubs moved with them, with an outstanding group of paddlers developing together through the 1950s on the Rivière des Prairies (Back River) in Montreal.

McCleery reached international success as part of the 1960 Olympic Team, putting to rest the disappointment of 1956 when they competed in Rome at Lago Albano with Lukanovich in the K2 1000m.

The partnership of McCleery & Lukanovich transitioned to an incredible coach and paddler duo at Cartierville where they were key pieces of the unprecedented, and still unmatched, dynasty of the Carterville Boating Club winning 8 consecutive National Championships Overall Burgees between 1958 and 1965.

Later, Al moved with his family to Ottawa, where he became a fixture at the Rideau Canoe Club training every morning in his classic green K1. Al continued to race masters through the 1980s and 1990s. Al and his wife Joan, would also make regular trips to Indian Harbour Beach Florida, where he would join the throngs of paddlers training on the Banana River, earning an international reputation for his endurance and commitment to a daily paddle through his stay at “training camp”.

Al had many incredible stories from his long career of paddling and was quick to share these with anyone who picked up a conversation with him. These stories included a remarkable first-hand account of a piece of canoe racing history. Through the early decades of the 20th century, Double Bladed Fours were raced in a boat very similar to a Canadian C-4 we would know today in a high kneel position, with a long paddle used to take strokes on both sides. As a young paddler, Al was competing at an American Canoe Association Regatta in the Double Bladed Fours Crew at Sugar Island in the 1000 Islands on the St Lawrence River when an American crew paddled up to the start sitting in line in the middle of the boat. The crew took off on everyone in this new configuration, and a piece of North American paddling history was made.

He also was happy to share the story of him paddling along the shore in training for the Olympic Games in 1960 and looking up to see a figure all in white looking down at them along the shores of Lago Albano, and him realizing it was the Pope, whose country residence Castel Gandolfo was located directly on the lake.

Al was an incredible figure in our sport who inspired countless other paddlers as a coach, teammate, mentor or simply as the friendly kayaker who said good morning as he paddled by in his K1.

CKC wishes to offer our condolences to Alan’s family, his dear friend and K2 partner Lou Lukanovich, and all those who were friends of Al across the paddling community.

Al will continue to inspire many for years to come.

Read Alan McCleery’s Obituary with Funeral Details here.

Jul
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC names Sprint National Teams for U23, Junior Worlds and Olympic Hopes Regatta
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
0
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OTTAWA, ON (July 6, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to announce the roster of sprint paddlers nominated to compete at the 2022 Junior and U23 World Championships and the Olympic Hopes Regatta.

The Junior and U23 World Championship team includes 12 athletes who were additionally named to the senior team, including U23 World Champion Sophia Jensen. Junior and U23 athletes will be heading to Szeged, Hungary from August 31st to September 4th vying for a coveted place on the podium while competing on the world stage.

“I am so excited to once again be a part of such an amazing group of athletes, congrats to all,” said Jensen. “As a team, let’s enjoy every moment, finish every race with no regrets and have fun in Hungary.”

The Olympic Hopes Regatta will take place only four days later, from September 8th through 11th, in Bratislava, Slovakia featuring Canada’s top U16 and U17 paddlers in an iconic event that showcases the next generation of Olympic talent.

Additional Olympic Hopes Regatta nominations will be made based on the National Championship rankings following that event taking place in Shawinigan, Quebec from August 23rd to 28th.

 

Below are the nominated teams:

 

U23 World Championship

 

Men’s Kayak 

Alex Canning – Banook Canoe Club

Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Ian Gaudet – Banook Canoe Club

Men’s Canoe

Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Tyler Laidlaw – Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club

Matthew O’Neill – Rideau Canoe Club

 

Women’s Kayak  

Maren Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club

Riley Melanson – Cheema Aquatic Club

Sarah Nagy – Richmond Hill Canoe Club

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka  – Rideau Canoe Club

 

Women’s Canoe 

Jacy Grant – Cheema Aquatic Club

Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club

Sloan Mackenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club

Sophia Jensen – Cascades

 

Junior (U18) World Championship 

 

Men’s Kayak 

Alex Erith-Ellwood – Senobe Aquatic Club

Carson Corey – Burloak Canoe Club

Eli Nowlan – Senobe Aquatic Club

Jérémy Lantz – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

 

Men’s Canoe

Austin Pigeon – South Niagara Canoe Club

Peter Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club

Viktor Hardy – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Zachary Kralik – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Women’s Kayak  

 Alina Tverie – Lachine Canoe Club

Charlotte Brais – Lachine Canoe Club

Eva Looper – Burloak Canoe Club

Florence Hamel – Lachine Canoe Club

 

Women’s Canoe 

 Elizabeth Desrosiers-McArthur – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport

Janina Winnicki – Rideau Canoe Club

Mila Souilliere  – Rideau Canoe Club

Ruby Muhl – Rideau Canoe Club

Zoe Wojtyk – Rideau Canoe Club

 

Olympic Hopes Regatta 

 

Men’s Kayak 

U17 

Carson Corey – Burloak Canoe Club

Thomas Beauregard  – Rideau Canoe Club

 

U16 

Adam Jonsson – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Carter Naugler – Cheema Aquatic Club

 

Men’s Canoe 

U17 

Nicholas Shirokov – Mississauga Canoe Club

Nikita Ciudin – Calgary Canoe Club

 

U16 

Alexander MacNeil – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Grayson Schrotter – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Women’s Kayak

U17

Alina Tverie – Lachine Canoe Club

Brianna Smith – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Ivy Murphy – Banook Canoe Club

 

U16

Callie Loch – Rideau Canoe Club

Florence Hamel – Lachine Canoe Club

 

Women’s  Canoe

U16

Julia Price – Rideau Canoe Club

Ruby Muhl – Rideau Canoe Club

 

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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Jul
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
2022 Canadian Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Championship Teams announced
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams, World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 5, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to announce the 2022 Canoe and Paracanoe Sprint Senior World Championship teams heading to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to compete at home against the most powerful paddlers on the planet.

Following a week of exciting racing at the National Team trials at the Olympic Basin, athletes were selected based on their combined performances at National Team Trials #1 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the second set of trials held in Montreal from June 24-27.

The Canadian Canoe and Paracanoe Sprint team World Championship team will compete at Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from August 3-7 with a strong contingent of medal potential paddlers and several Tokyo 2020 Olympians returning to competition, including hometown athlete, Connor Fitzpatrick.

“I am very excited to be racing a world championship event on my home lake,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s been a dream to race at an international level competition on this lake and I am happy I will be part of it. Racing in front of a supportive Nova Scotia paddling community is going to be exciting for the entire city!”

The event program includes races in women’s, men’s, and paracanoe categories of canoe and kayak in single, doubles and quad boat races. A total of 32 different finals will be raced in 200, 500, 1000, and 5000 meter distances.

Olympic bronze medallist and 2021 World Champion, Katie Vincent will be on the start line in Dartmouth. At World Cup 2 in Poland earlier this season, Katie secured a gold medal in the new C4 500m event, silver in the C1 200m, 5km long distance event, and the C2 mixed 500m with partner Connor Fitzpatrick. She finished just off the podium in 4th place in the women’s C2 500m with Sloan Mackenzie.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be part of the home team this year at the World Championships on Lake Banook,” said Vincent. “I hope, as a whole team, we can carry the momentum from our successful World Cup tour and create some memories that will inspire the next generation of paddlers all across Canada!”

The Canadian Paracanoe Sprint team will feature 2 returning Tokyo Paralympians, including Mathieu St-Pierre, Brianna Hennessy, as well as Erica Scarff, who competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Six Paracanoe athletes will be making their international debut in Halifax, making it the largest contingent of Canadian Paracanoe paddlers qualified for World Championships.

“I am honoured to have been selected to represent Canada at the World Champs this year,” said Paralympian, Brianna Hennessy. “Canoe’22 is very near and dear to me, as we will be racing on home turf in Halifax, Nova Scotia! I am so excited to be part of welcoming countries through the spirit of sport, from all over the world, to Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people!”

The highly anticipated International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships (Canoe ’22) will be a landmark international event for Halifax Regional Municipality. “Not only is this a great opportunity to celebrate sport and our world class Canadian athletes but it’s also a chance for us all to reconnect with friends and neighbours in the spirit of celebrating and showcasing our beautiful community,” said Jill D’Alessio, Chair of the host society.

“It is an honour to be part of this team as we head out on our home course in the beautiful natural arena of Lake Banook in a few short weeks,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “The community in Dartmouth, and the entire country, are ready to cheer on our athletes and I know our team will be looking to inspire the next generation of young paddlers and those who might want to take up the sport. It will be a special time in Nova Scotia.”

 

2022 SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

 

Men’s Kayak

Laurent Lavigne – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Nick Matveev – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Brian Malfesi – Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club

Simon McTavish – Mississauga Canoe Club

Pierre-Luc Poulin – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac-Beauport

 

Men’s Canoe

Édouard Beaumier – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Peter Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club

Connor Fitzpatrick – Senobe Aquatic Club

Bret Himmelman – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Tyler Laidlaw – Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club

Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac-Beauport

Matthew O’Neill – Rideau Canoe Club

Craig Spence – Cheema Aquatic Club

 

Women’s Kayak

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – Rideau Canoe Club

Natalie Davison – Rideau Canoe Club

Andréanne Langlois – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

Riley Melanson – Cheema Aquatic Club

Michelle Russell – Cheema Aquatic Club

Madeline Schmidt – Rideau Canoe Club

Courtney Stott – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

 

Women’s Canoe

Jacy Grant – Cheema Aquatic Club

Sophia Jensen – Cascades

Sloan MacKenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club

Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club

Katie Vincent – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Yves Bourque – Club de canotage du Shawinigan

Benjamin Brown – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Gabriel Ferron-Bouius – Rideau Canoe Club

Miguel Garcia Sanchez – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Stefan Samolia – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Mathieu St-Pierre – Club de canotage du Shawinigan

Dave Waters – Maskwa Canoe Club

 

Women’s Paracanoe

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Erica Scarff – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

For more information on Canoe ‘22, click 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 and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Women’s Canoe Coaching Grants Campaign
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
0

THE CAMPAIGN

Coaches are an integral part of an athlete’s journey through sport. Unfortunately, women coaches are under-represented in club coaching roles that work with older performance athletes, Provincial/Territorial coaching positions and within CKC’s technical leadership team. We want to change that. Representation and role models are integral to retaining women who are already in the field. Gaining valuable and performance-oriented experience is a gap for many women coaches in our CKC system.   As Canadian Women & Sport has laid out, coaches are the most visible and influential leaders in sport – they shape the day-to-day lived experiences of participants and influence the growth and development of sport.

To address these gaps and to bring long term benefits that equal representation within coaching offers, CKC continues to support specific apprentice coach roles for women coaches at international competitions to gain valuable experience. CKC is also committed to filling roles in its technical leadership team with qualified women coaches with the long-term goal of a gender-balanced coaching staff.

                               Make a Donation Here

THE GOAL

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support three women coaches to participate as apprentice coaches at key international competitions in 2022, including U23 Junior Worlds and the Olympic Hopes Regatta. These opportunities allow coaches to gain experience at the international level and bring a key element of representation to our technical leadership team.

The funds will also be used to support women coaches who are transitioning into our technical leadership team as positions become available.  These efforts align with our long-term goal of a gender-balanced technical leadership team.

Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, all donations will be matched 100% up to $5,000.  

THE DETAILS

  • Every $1 raised will be matched 1:1 up to $5,000
  • Funds raised as a result of this campaign will go directly towards supporting at least three women canoe coaches with a professional development grant
  • Contributions to the campaign over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt (please note that receipts will be issued post campaign)

 

ABOUT CKC’S PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVES

Paddling is for all Canadians, whether they paddle for the leaf or for the sport.

We must continue our legacy – to ensure that paddling is available to everyone across our land so that they can experience our country in a way like no other. Paddling connects us to our history. But we’re at risk of not being able to pass down its rich tradition.

There is a crisis in sport funding in Canada. One of the major barriers in access to, promotion of, and programming in paddling is a lack of funding. But thanks to the generosity of Canadians, we can continue supporting paddling at all levels and disciplines within the sport. You can help us build paddling in Canada by making a tax-deductible charitable gift.

For the sport. For the leaf.

May
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
PaddleALL officially launches at 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and ParaCanoe World Championships
Canoe Sprint
0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (May 20, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), Canoe ‘22 and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) are pleased to host PaddleALL exhibition races during the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. CKC’s PaddleALL programming encourages athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and race to be their best in sport.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming PaddleALL competitors for the first time ever at an ICF World Championship event,” said Kenna Robins, CKC’s Senior Manager of National Program Development. “Paddling is truly a sport for everyone and we are very proud and excited to be able to showcase these deserving athletes at this world-class event later this summer.”

The official launch of PaddleALL programming will not only leave a legacy for the future of PaddleALL programming in Canada, it will also contribute to the global goal of inclusivity within the sport of paddling.

“This project dovetails with ICF’s desire to promote canoeing as a fully inclusive sport as exemplified by our recent signing of an agreement with Special O International to promote the development of canoeing in the Special O World Games,” said ICF Paracanoe Committee Chair, John Edwards.

The exhibition races will kick off on Thursday, August 4th around midday and will be open to international and domestic entries.

“Canoe ’22 is proud to see the PaddleALL event included in the ICF World Championships,” said Canoe ’22 Host Society Chair, Jill D’Alessio. “Providing high-quality training and competition opportunities to all athletes, regardless of ability, is so important for the growth of this sport and for the paddling community.”

Stay tuned for registration details coming soon.

Any questions or comments can be directed to Kenna Robins Senior Manager, National Program Development krobins@canoekayak.ca or Jessica Kenney Project Manager, National Program Development jkenney@canoekayak.ca

 

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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca

May
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2022 World Cup Sprint Teams
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams, World Cups
0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (May 9, 2022) – Over 100 sprint paddlers from across Canada competed in the first set of National Team Trials from May 2-5 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia last week. The regatta was held on iconic Lake Banook, home of the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. Lake Banook also serves as a home base for three Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Clubs – Banook Canoe Club, Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club and Senobe Aquatic Club.

The trials, hosted by the Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC), served as a selection regatta for the ICF Sprint World Cup Racice, ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup and Para World Cup Poznan events being held later this month.

“Team Trials on Lake Banook were a fantastic way to kick of our competitive Sprint Racing season with races on the course which will host the World in August,” said Chief Technical Officer, Ian Mortimer. “As we begin the push to Paris it was very promising to see strong paddling from new and veteran senior athletes within our team.”

Eight Olympic and Paralympic paddlers from Tokyo were selected to the team, including 2020 Olympic bronze medallist Katie Vincent.

“It was really nice to start off the season last week on Lake Banook,” said Vincent. “Though it was a lot colder than Tokyo, there was a lot of world-class paddling coming from our team. It was an excellent start to our road to Paris and I am looking forward to the World Championships coming to Dartmouth this August. It’s going to be incredible to have the support of our local paddling community cheering for us this summer on Canadian waters. I get chills just thinking about it.”

The ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup circuit begins on May 20-22 in Racice, Czech Republic followed by ICF Para Canoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland from May 26-29.

 

2022 Sprint World Cup Team

Para                                                                                                Club

Brianna Hennessy Ottawa River Canoe Club
Erica Scarff Mississauga Canoe Club
Mathieu St-Pierre Club de canotage du Shawinigan

 

Women’s Canoe                                                                            Club

Sophia Jensen Cascades
Julia Lilley Osende Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club
Sloan MacKenzie Cheema Aquatic Club
Katie Vincent Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Men’s Canoe                                                                                  Club

Andrew Billard Maskwa Aquatic Club
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Aquatic Club
Bret Himmelman Maskwa Aquatic Club
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club
Alix Plomteux Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport
Craig Spence Cheema Aquatic Club

 

 

Women’s Kayak                                                                            Club

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka Rideau Canoe Club
Natalie Davison Rideau Canoe Club
Andréanne Langlois Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Riley Melanson Cheema Aquatic Club
Michelle Russell Cheema Aquatic Club

 

Men’s Kayak                                                                                  Club

Laurent Lavigne Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Simon McTavish Mississauga Canoe Club
Brian Malfesi Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Nicholas Matveev Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Pierre-Luc Poulin Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport

 

 

 

To view the full list of results from NTT1, click here.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for social 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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca

Mar
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Update: CKC Covid Protocols – Olympic and Paralympic Sprint Trials
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized
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On Sunday March 14, 2021, CKC announced that select events at the Olympic and Paralympic Sprint Trials were postponed due to reported symptoms of illness within the team. The CKC COVID protocols were immediately activated and the affected individuals were placed into isolation. Steps for proactive contact tracing were initiated in consultation with public health officials, and COVID testing occurred.

We are pleased to report that the COVID-19 test results of the symptomatic individuals were negative.  We applaud the outstanding efforts of the COVID protocols task force for reacting swiftly and activating the critical steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our athletes, coaches, support staff and volunteers.

Jul
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC High Performance Staffing Update
Canoe Sprint
0

July 16, 2020 – Ottawa (Ontario) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) regrets to announce that Andreas Dittmer (Men’s Sprint Canoe Head Coach) will be returning to his home country to join the German Canoe Federation in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“We are proud to have recruited Andreas back into the sport system and we were thrilled to have him join our coaching team for the last 2 years,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “He has had a tremendous impact on our athletes and quickly made many friends and renewed old acquaintances from his time as an athlete.  We are sad and disappointed to see Andreas leave but we understand it is a great opportunity for Andreas to coach the Men’s Canoe Team in his home country.  Canoe Kayak Canada staff and all the coaches, volunteers and of course the athletes wish him all the best in his return to Germany.”

The German Olympian joined the CKC high performance coaching team in 2018, hired on to lead the Canadian Men’s canoeing program.

“I am very grateful for the great opportunity to work for CKC,” said Dittmer. “I look back on the intense, challenging and very beautiful times in Canada. A special thanks goes to my athletes, to all coaches and the staff. I wish the whole team all the best for the future and may your Olympic Dream come true.”

 Over the next month, the CKC leadership team will work together with Andreas on the transition plan to ensure the program and our athletes continue to thrive in the lead up to Tokyo 2021.

CKC’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade added, “While we will certainly miss Andreas, we are in great hands with both our high performance leadership and world-class coaching team and we remain very confident in our continued success in the lead up to Tokyo and Paris 2024.”

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

Feb
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Domestic Development Committee
Canoe Sprint, Jobs
0

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Sprint Racing Domestic Development Committee. The Domestic Development Committee (DDC) is a sub-committee of the Sprint Racing Council. The main role of the DDC is to provide technical direction and oversight of the domestic development aspects of the discipline.

Some of the key duties of the DDC include:

  • Promote and foster, for the purpose of perpetuating, sprint canoe racing in Canada
  • In collaboration with CKC staff, advance the interests of domestic programs including LTAD initiatives
  • Oversee the annual National Championships in the Sprint Racing Discipline

The DDC is a vital component of the Sprint Racing Discipline and requires a dynamic, experienced individual to support the committee in its work to ensure the ongoing development of the sport.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of Canoe Kayak Canada’s domestic club system, domestic competition in Canada, as well as the Sprint Racing Discipline Competition Rulebook
  • Experience working on CKC volunteer committees
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset
  • Ability to commit to at least one or two-hour phone call a month, (though sometimes more during the racing season when specific issues arise.)
  • Willing and able to travel to two or three in person meetings a year, which take place over a weekend (including the Canadian National Championships and CKC Annual Summit)

This volunteer position is to fill a vacancy on the DDC and therefore has a term ending at the 2020 CKC Summit. The position could be renewed for a 2 year term at that date should the SRC choose to appoint the successful individual for a full term.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on March 13, 2020.

Please send applications to Pierre Luc Laliberte, by email to pierreluclaliberte@gmail.com

Jan
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Mathieu Pelletier named to Sprint National Team Coach position
Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA, ON (January 7, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to name Mathieu Pelletier as sprint National Team Assistant Coach. Mathieu will play a key role in assisting our National Discipline Coaches prepare our athletes for international success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

Mathieu is a certified competition development coach and is registered in the advanced coaching diploma program at the INS Quebec. Mathieu has been Head Coach of the Trois-Rivieres Canoe and Kayak Club for almost twenty years, coaching multiple athletes to podium success. Mathieu also has a degree in physical education from the University of Quebec – Trois Rivieres.

“As the coaching structure continues to take shape, I am pleased to have Mathieu on board. He has proven leadership skills and the technical knowledge to move our team forward,” said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “He has consistently produced athletes at the international level and I am confident that his contributions to our coaching team will see Canada reemerge as a world power in paddling as we move together to Tokyo and beyond to 2024.”

Mathieu will commence his role in late January at our National Teams preparation camp in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida.

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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Photo: Le Nouvelliste

Sep
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Sprint Racing Discipline – Domestic Development Committee Chair
Alumni, Canoe Sprint
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CanoeKayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Sprint Racing Domestic Development Committee and fill the role of Chair of the committee. The Domestic Development Committee (DDC) is a sub-committee of the Sprint Racing Council. The main role of the DDC is to provide technical direction and oversight of the domestic development aspects of the discipline. The Chair of this committee is also a member of the Sprint Racing Council.

Some of the key duties of the DDC include:

  • Promote and foster, for the purpose of perpetuating, sprint canoe racing in Canada
  • In collaboration with CKC staff, advance the interests of domestic programs including LTAD initiatives
  • Oversee the annual National Championships in the Sprint Racing Discipline

The DDC is a vital component of the Sprint Racing Discipline and requires a dynamic, experienced individual to provide the guidance necessary to ensure the ongoing development of the sport.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of a registered charity
  • Be a current member in good standing of a Sprint Racing Paddling Association member of CKC

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working on volunteer committees
  • Knowledge of CKC and the Sprint Racing Discipline
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the DDC and SRC
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset but not required
  • Ability to commit approximately 15-20 hours per month to the work of the DDC and SRC
  • Willing and able to travel if necessary

This is a volunteer position with a two year term.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on October 18, 2019.

Please send applications to Casey Wade, CEO, by email to cwade@canoekayak.ca

Sep
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Sprint Racing Discipline – Sprint Racing Council Chair/Commodore
Alumni, Canoe Sprint, CKC, Jobs
0

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Sprint Racing Council and fill the role of Chair/Commodore of the Council. The Sprint Racing Council (SRC) is a technical committee of CKC that is representative of the CKC Paddling Association members active in the sprint racing discipline. It is one of three disciplines that currently make up the Paddling Discipline class of members within CKC.

The main role of the Council is to provide technical direction of the discipline and as such it operates with a relatively high degree of autonomy on technical matters specific to the discipline and to direct the sprint paddling discipline in Canada.

The Chair/Commodore of the SRC is the chief spokesperson of the Sprint Racing Discipline. He or she shall preside at all meetings of the Member clubs and of the Sprint Racing Council and shall be charged with the general supervision of the business and affairs of the Sprint Racing Discipline of CKC. As Chair/Commodore of the SRC, this person will also have a position on the CKC Board of Directors.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of a registered charity
  • Be a current member in good standing of a Sprint Racing Paddling Association member of CKC

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of CKC and the Sprint Racing Discipline
  • Experience working on CKC volunteer committees
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the SRC and CKC
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset
  • Ability to commit approximately 20-25 hours per month to the work of the SRC and the CKC Board
  • Willing and able to travel if necessary

This is a volunteer position with a two year term.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on October 11, 2019.

Please send applications to Casey Wade, CEO, by email to cwade@canoekayak.ca

 

 

Sep
11
admin@canoekayak.ca
Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Competing at 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Venue
Canoe Sprint
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TOKYO, JAPAN (September 11, 2019) – Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe paddlers are set to compete this week in the ‘Ready, Steady, Test Event in Tokyo, Japan from September 12-15. Nine Canadian elite athletes will test out the Sea Forest Waterway venue, home of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic competition.

Over 45 nations will participate in the four-day test event at a newly designed facility in the Tokyo Bay Zone.

Three-time World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will be competing for Team Canada in the C1 200m event following her 5th place finish and Olympic berth for Canada at the ICF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.

Also competing for Canada is Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), 3-time Olympian, and London 2012 bronze medallist in C1 1000m.

Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) will compete in the K1 200m and K1 1000m this week, recently securing an Olympic berth for Canada at the ICF World Championships in the K4 500m.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) will compete in C2 1000m event, setting a new Canadian record of 3:28.74 last month at the ICF World Championships.

Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) and Lisa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) will contest the K2 500m event, earning an Olympic berth for Canada in the K4 500m in Szeged, Hungary. Madeline Schmitt (Ottawa, ON) will compete in the K1 500m event.

Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) will compete as the sole Canadian Paracanoe athlete in the VL2M 200m starting on Saturday.

“This competition, while not your typical performance event, is absolutely critical for all teams in familiarizing themselves with the venue and the city of Tokyo,” said CKC Chief Technical Director, Graham Barton. “It has been an amazing experience this week and the organizing committee has done a tremendous job in preparing the venue and informing us of what to expect in 2020.”

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
C1W 200m Katie Vincent
C1M 1000m Mark Oldershaw
C2M 1000m Roland Varga
Connor Fitzpatrick
K1W 500m Madeline Schmidt
K2W 500m Courtney Stott
Lisa Bissonnette
K1M 200m Simon McTavish
K1M 1000m Simon McTavish
VL2M 200m Mathieu St-Pierre

 

 

What:

2019 Canoe Sprint Olympic/Paralympic Test Event

When:

Thursday September 12 (9:00am to 2:20pm local time) (GMT+9)

Friday September 13 (9:00am to 1:30pm pm local time)

Saturday September 14 (9:00am to 1:50pm local time)

Sunday September 15 (9:00am to 1:40pm local time)

Where:

Sea Forest Waterway

Tokyo, Japan – MAP

 

How to follow:

Visit the event website 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
24
admin@canoekayak.ca
Canada secures Tokyo 2020 Qualification in Szeged – ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 24, 2019) – Day four of the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Saturday in Szeged, Hungary with Olympic qualification in two events including the women’s C1 200m event. Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished fifth overall securing a berth for Canada for the first time ever in Tokyo 2020.

“This is the proudest moment I’ve had as an athlete,” said Vincent. “I’m glad I could get the job done for Team Canada.”

The men’s K4 crew of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed fifth in their semi-final today securing another Tokyo 2020 berth for Canada and will race in the B Final tomorrow.

“I am very proud of what Katie accomplished today. To be told at the last minute you will be racing C1 and the devastating news about her partner is a testament to her competitive spirit,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “Additionally, to qualify the men’s K4 takes some pressure off going into tomorrow’s B Final. It was not their best race today but they know they can be much better and have shown it this year with a 4th place A final finish at the first World Cup.”

On the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) finished 4th in the semi-final and will advance to the B final on Sunday as well.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) finished 2nd in the B final today in the C2 1000m. The duo set a new Canadian record in the semi-finals yesterday with a time of 3:28.74.

Para athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) raced in the KL2 200m, finishing 2nd in the B Final.

Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) wrapped up her K1 200m event in 7th in the B Final today while on the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa, NS) finished 8th in the B Final.

Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) finished fourth in their K2 500m B final today while Madeline Schmidt heads to the C Final tomorrow in the K1 500m. Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais have qualified for the B Final tomorrow in the K2 1000m.

Stay tuned for the last day of Canadian finals action tomorrow including the K1 500m, K4 500m, C1 1000m, K2 1000m, and C1 5000m.

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here for results.

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team Criteria, click 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
22
admin@canoekayak.ca
Day 2 complete at 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 22, 2019) – Day two of the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Thursday in Szeged, Hungary. The competition which will run from August 21-25, features the top athletes in the world, aiming for Tokyo 2020 qualifications.

On Wednesday, para athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) raced in the KL2 200m event coming fourth in the semi-final, just missing qualification for the A final. Tratch will race the B final on Saturday morning. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) also came just short in qualifying for the A final, and will race the KL3 200m B final on Friday.

Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) came third in her heat, while on the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa, NS) followed her lead, also coming third in K1 200m. Both will race the semi-final in K1 200m on Friday.

On Thursday morning, Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) had an excellent B final race, placing second in VL2 200m. Canada’s Andrea Nelson came second in her semi-final and qualified for the A final in KL2 200m, which she will race on Friday.

The Canadian canoers had strong starts as well. Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) placed first in their heat to advance to the semi-finals in C2 1000m on Friday. World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississaugua, ON) also won her C1 200m heat, and will compete for her spot in the A final during the semi-finals on Friday.

Later Thursday morning, Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) finished fifth in their K2 500m semi, advancing them to the B final on Saturday.

Finishing off the races on Thursday were Canada’s K4 crews. The men’s crew of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed fourth in their heat and will advance to the semi-final on Saturday. On the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) came third in their heat and will advance to the semi-final on Saturday as well.

Additional races on Friday include Madeline Schmidt’s K1 500m heat, Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais in the K2 1000m heat and Mark Oldershaw’s C1 1000m heat.

 

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here for results.

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team Criteria, click 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
20
admin@canoekayak.ca
Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Competing for Tokyo Qualification at ICF 2019 World Championships
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Championships
0

SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 20, 2019) – The most anticipated event of the season will be kicking off in Szeged, Hungary on August 21st. Top sprint and paracanoe paddlers from around the world will be competing at the 2019 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Senior World Championships.

The four-day event will feature 16 Canadian sprint athletes and 4 Canadian paracanoe athletes competing for possible Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifications.

Two-time Senior World Champion and four-time U23 World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will compete in the C1 200m and C1 5000m events.

Also competing for Canada is Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), 3-time Olympian, London 2012 bronze medallist and TORONTO 2015 Pan Am games silver medallist in C1 1000m.

Another 3-time Olympian and 2012 bronze medallist, Mark De Jonge (Maskwa, NS) will compete in the K4 500m event with teammates Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON) , Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON).

The paracanoe events will be kicking things off on Wednesday morning, starting with Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) competing in men’s KL2 200m.

Rio 2016 paralympian Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) will then compete in women’s KL3 200m, followed by Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) in men’s VL2 200m, and Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) in women’s KL2 200m.

“The para team has been preparing here in Szeged and we have seen some great improvement from these athletes.  A qualification will require a top seven finish. It will be tough, but performances earlier this summer indicate they have the potential to reach the final and after that anything is possible”, said Chief Technical Officer of CKC, Graham Barton.  “The sprint team had a great pre-world camp in Kienbaum, Germany.  We have several boats in the running for qualification spots. The singles events are extremely tough with a top 5 finish required for qualification. The tandems can earn a spot with a top 8 finish and the four boats can qualify if they finish 10th or better. This is our goal this week. While we can qualify additional boats at a Continental event next spring, it is always better to get as many qualified this week as possible.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Sprint & Paracanoe Senior World Championships

When:

Wednesday August 21 (9:00am to 6:20pm local time) (3:00am to 12:20pm EST)

Thursday August 22 (9:00am to 5:51pm local time) (3:00am to 11:51am EST)

Friday August 23 (9:00am to 6:28pm local time) (3:00am to 12:28pm EST)

Saturday August 24 (9:00am to 5:20pm local time) (3:00am to 11:30am EST)

Sunday August 25 (10:10am to 5:05pm local time) (4:10am to 11:05am EST)

Where:

Olympic Centre of Szeged

Szeged, Hungary – MAP

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on Planet Canoe’s YouTube here, as well as on CBC Sports here.

Visit the event website here.

World Cup 1 results.

World Cup 2 results.

 

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
KL2M 200m Trinity Tratch
KL2W 200m Andrea Nelson
KL3W 200m Erica Scarff
VL2M 200m Mathieu St-Pierre
K1M 200m Alex Scott
K4M 500m Mark de Jonge

Nicholas Matveev

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Simon McTavish

K2M 1000m Brian Malfesi

Vincent Jourdenais

K1M 5000m Simon McTavish
K1W 200m Michelle Russell
K1W 500m Madeline Schmidt
K2W 500m Courtney Stott

Natalie Davison

K4W 500m Courtney Stott

Lissa Bissonnette

Natalie Davison

Michelle Russell

K1W 5000m Michelle Russell
C1M 1000m Mark Oldershaw
C2M 1000m Roland Varga

Connor Fitzpatrick

C1M 5000m Connor Fitzpatrick
C1W 200m Katie Vincent
C1W 5000m Katie Vincent

 

To view the ICF Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification system, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Team Criteria, click here.

To view Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Team Criteria, click 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Paddling Goes Full Circle
Alumni, Canoe Sprint
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By: Andrea Waters (Corbin)

Orenda Canoe Club was founded in 1977. I began paddling in 1980 at the age of eight at this small grass-roots club in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. Who knew that 4 years later I would be winning my first medal at Nationals and Orenda would be making their mark on the national stage? Orenda Canoe Club would finish in the top five at Nationals only a few years later (1985/86), and won the Nationals Championship Burgee in 1987, 1988, and 1989. These years marked my memories of childhood and forever ensured paddling would be a part of my identity. I was very fortunate to have had the coaching and mentoring of a fabulous group of coaches; Tony Hall, Mary Hall, Peter Fardy, Wade Farquharson, and Rob Stott all played a role in my development.

The first time I earned a spot at Nationals in K1, I was still wearing a life-belt (Bantam age) and was often training in the club’s heaviest boat and augmenting a footboard with duct tape and foam to support my short stature. I remember this moment as at Qualifying we drew for the “wooden lancer” and I won! My luck and hard work continued as despite being an underdog I earned my spot in the Midget Ladies K1 race in Toronto. This would be the first year I filled my race card at Nationals. I thrived on being the underdog and loved racing. In Calgary, I would place top five in Midget Women’s K1 1000m in a race filled with future Olympians. Orenda had three of the top finishers and we would go on to win K4 that year.  I was part of many winning teams between 1984-1989, and my favourite memories are always K-4 and war canoe. We had a special group of girls at Orenda who defined “coming together for a common goal”. We also had coaches who invested in a group of girls who had never paddled before and helped them become Champions. I learned how to work as a team, how to persevere and come from behind, the value of sport and physical activity in overall health and wellness, and the importance of comradery from a very young age. They remain ingrained today.

Many of these formative years were spent on the NS Provincial training team as we worked toward Canada Games. I would stroke the NS K4 to a silver medal in 1989. After Canada Games I began coaching at Senobe Aquatic Club, where I would eventually take on the role of Head Coach. I also completed my NCCP Level III which earned me a coaching position with the 1993 NS Canada Games Team.

In 1995, I graduated from Dalhousie University and began a career as a Recreation Therapist working in rehabilitation. I currently work at the IWK Health Centre in Kids’ Rehabilitation and started my journey at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. I have spent almost 25 years working with adult and paediatric populations. I use sport and recreation as a modality for treatment. In 2008, I was approached to lend support to a new Canadian initiative, “Paddle All”. My experiences with canoe/kayak and rehabilitation have now merged. I have gone full circle, and it has been an amazing experience to be back in a sport community I love. I have facilitated seminars for coaches and officials sponsored by CKC and co-wrote the NCCP module “Coaching Persons with a Disability”. I also sit on the CKC Paracanoe/Paddle All Committee.

In 2009, I helped classify athletes with an impairment who were participating in Paracanoe races at Worlds in Dartmouth (the first international Paracanoe event). I have been volunteering with the International Canoe Federation for the past 10 years and each year classify at international events. I have had the opportunity to apply my skills as a rehab practitioner and my knowledge of canoe/kayak. I have also built many fantastic relationships with athletes, classifiers, and sport leaders around the world. I have facilitated classifier training in Poland, Australia, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. I have also been filling the role of Chair of the COPAC Paracanoe Committee since 2015. Part of this role is to help develop Paracanoe in the Americas with the end goal resulting in one day Paracanoe racing at the ParaPan Games.

I have invested a lifetime of work into improving sport and recreation access and opportunities for persons with a disability. Being able to bring my love for canoe/kayak into this work by volunteering with Paracanoe sport development has been very rewarding. I hope to see Canada continue to advance Paracanoe as a priority initiative. Paddles Up!

Aug
5
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Canada Wins Second Best Junior Nation at 2019 ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (August 5th, 2019) – The 2019 ICF Junior/U23 World Championships wrapped up in Pitesti, Romania on Sunday August 4th. The competition welcomed the best young athletes from around the world for four days of races. The Canadian team had an incredible competition and demonstrated the strength of the Canadian program, by winning six medals and claiming the title of second best junior nation at the event, the best ever result for Canada.

Canada’s most decorated athlete was junior canoeist Sophia Jensen, who won three gold medals. Jensen convincingly defended her World Champion titles in the junior women’s C1 500m, C1 200m, and C2 500m with 2018 World Champion partner Julia Lilley Osende. Jensen has medalled in every event she has entered at the Junior World Championships since her first crack at the international competition in 2017. She won gold in all three events raced at the 2018 edition and won two silver medals in 2017.

The Canadian women’s junior K4 500m crew of Toshka Besharah, Maren Bradley, Adriana Lilley Osende and Sarah Nagy won the bronze medal, the first time Canada has ever reached the podium in a K4 event at Junior Worlds.

Ella Hodgson Pageau and Kate Pennyfather won the first silver medal in C2 200m behind the dominant Chinese team, in an impressive fight to the finish to overtake Hungary who came third. Team Canada’s second silver medal was won by Laurent Lavigne in the K1 500m final, just 0.574 seconds behind Hungary’s Andras Redl.

“This is the best racing I have ever seen from our junior team,” said Canadian Next Gen Development Head Coach, Mark Granger. “To be second in the World is an amazing feat!”

The full list of Canadian results is below.

 

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Event(s) Result
Andrew Billard JR C1 1000m

JR C1 200m

B final: 1st

Semi: 9th

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Event(s) Result
Ella Hodgson Pageau JR C2 200m A final: 2nd
Sophia Jensen JR C1 200m

JR C1 500m

JR C2 500m

A final: 1st

A final: 1st

A final: 1st

Julia Lilley Osende JR C2 500m A final: 1st
Kate Pennyfather JR C2 200m A final: 2nd

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Event(s)  Result
Laurent Lavigne JR K1 200m

JR K1 500m

 A final: 5th

A final: 2nd

Cameron Low JR K1 1000m  B final: 3rd

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Event(s)  Result
Maren Bradley JR K4 500m

JR K2 500m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Toshka Besharah JR K4 500m

JR K1 200m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Adriana Lilley Osende JR K4 500m

JR K2 500m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Sarah Nagy JR K4 500m

JR K1 500m

 A final: 3rd

A final: 7th

Grace Whebby U23 K1 200m

U23 K1 500m

 A final: 8th

B final: 7th

 

All races are available to re watch on Planet Canoe’s Youtube here.

Click here to view all 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 Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
5
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13 Podium Appearances for Canoe Kayak Canada at Lima 2019 Pan Am Games
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
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Photos: David Jackson / COC

 

LIMA, PERU (August 5th, 2019) – The 2019 Pan American Games have come to an end for Canoe Kayak Canada, with the last of the slalom competitions finishing up on Sunday afternoon. Team Canada earned a combined total of 13 medals in Lima between the sprint and slalom competitions, just one medal short of their TORONTO 2015 Pan Am record.

The sprint event was held from July 27th – 30th at the Peruvian Regional Conservation Area of Albufera de Medio Mundo, with the slalom event happening a week later from August 2nd to 4th on the Rio Cañete in Lunahuaná.

The sprint team captured 10 medals during their four days of competition, standing on the podium in nearly all of the contested events. The four slalom athletes competing continued the success of Canadian paddlers by bringing in 3 medals.

To find out more about the sprint team’s results, click here.

“I am very pleased that the Canoe Kayak Canada athletes have done so well at the 2019 Pan Am Games,” said Chief Technical Officer of CKC, Graham Barton. “There is a good feeling right now on the Team and the performance at these Games is a positive indication of potential for the future as well.”

The Canadian slalom athletes had excellent runs in qualification, advancing them all to the semis and finals on Sunday.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) had a fast and clean run on Sunday, winning her the silver medal in women’s C1 slalom event, behind Brazil’s Ana Satila. Teammate Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON), followed in the men’s K1 slalom event and won the bronze medal behind Brazil and Argentina.

“It’s pretty cool. I came with high expectations for this race given that our sport is very Euro-centric,” said Betteridge. “We have a lot of the best paddlers based out of Europe, but we have Ana [SATILA, BRA] who is ranked No. 3 in the world, so I was coming to race and be as close to her as possible and I think I achieved what I came here to do.”

Both athletes also competed in the extreme slalom disciplines qualifying for the semi-finals on the first day of competition. The semi-finals and finals were held on Sunday afternoon where Simpson captured another bronze medal. Betteridge was disqualified in the semis.

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) nearly made the podium in the men’s C1 event, coming fourth behind USA, Argentina and Brazil. Olivia Norman (Ottawa, ON) had an excellent race in the women’s K1 event, putting her just behind the bronze medal spot in fourth place.

“I am super proud of how the whole team performed here in Lunahuaná,” said Michal Staniszewski, Canada’s national slalom head coach. “The athletes put down strong performances and with three medals it proves that we were well prepared for the Pan-Am Games. I think this experience will help our young athletes to prepare for Tokyo and Paris.”

 

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here to find all 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 Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
31
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12 Sprint Paddlers Competing in Romania for Junior/U23 World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 31, 2019) – Twelve of Canada’s up and coming sprint athletes are ready to line up in Pitesti, Romania, to compete at the 2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships. The competition begins on Thursday, August 1st and will run until Sunday, August 4th.

Pitesti was host to the 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships and will once again welcome the best young paddlers in the World this year. The 2018 competition took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where team Canada was named Best Federation in the Junior/U23 Women’s Sprint Canoe Category after winning six medals at the event.

Among Canada’s athletes is 2018 World Champion in C1 500m and C1 200m, Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC). Her C2 500m partner, Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac, NS) will also be competing, as the duo vies to defend their 2018 World Champion title.

“These athletes showed some tremendous performances against some of our top seniors at our National selection races and this demonstrates they have the potential to reach finals and challenge for the podium at this competition,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “As well, we have many returning athletes who should be able to improve upon their performances in 2018.  I am very confident we will have some great results here in Romania. This experience is an important stepping stone in the athlete’s development toward the senior level and future Olympic Games.”

Half of the selected athletes competed at last year’s Junior/U23 World’s and will be looking to improve upon their results to finish on top of the podium this year. Maren Bradley (Rideau, ON) finished 2nd in the K1 1000m B final, and Laurent Lavigne (Trois Rivières, QC) finished 3rd in the K1 500m B final in 2018. Balmy Beach athlete Cameron Low will be hoping to build on his solid 6th place finish in K1 1000m B final as will Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) who competed in the C2 200m event.

 

What:

2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Where:

Pitesti, Romania

Budeasa Dam, Arges River – MAP

When:

Thursday, August 1 (9:00am to 5:50pm EEST) (2:00am to 10:50am EST)

Friday, August 2 (9:00am to 5:40pm EEST) (2:00am to 10:40am EST)

Saturday, August 3 (8:45am to 6:18pm EEST) (1:45am to 11:18am EST)

Sunday, August 4 (8:48am to 1:51pm EEST) (1:48am to 6:51am EST)

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on live stream on Planet Canoe’s Youtube here.

Live results are available 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
31
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10 Medals for Canadian Sprint Paddlers at 2019 Lima Pan Am Games
Canoe Sprint
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LIMA, PERU (July 31, 2019) – The 2019 Pan American Games were an incredible success for Canoe Kayak Canada’s Sprint paddlers. The team captured 10 medals during their four days of competition in Lima, standing on the podium in nearly all of the contested events.

Canada’s women’s K4 crew of Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, N.S.), Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.) and Anna Negulic (Bedford, N.S.) secured the very first gold medal of the Games for Team Canada on Sunday. The women’s crew finished the 500m race with a time of 1 minute and 34.36 seconds, with Mexico and Argentina coming 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

“We were all feeling really optimistic going in to this race. Our training leading up to the event was going really well so we were excited to get on the water and put a great race under our belts, said the crew. “We’ve seen so much support already from all of Canada, so winning this medal is like a big thank you!”

Rio Olympian Andréanne Langlois secured three more medals during the event for a total of four medals at the Games. She won silver in the K1 500m, silver in K1 200m and added another gold to her record in K2 500m with partner Alanna Bray-Lougheed, who earned her second gold medal in this event.

“We took it really seriously and we executed our plan perfectly, which was really nice. K2 is just as important for me, especially because Andréanne and I are really close friends and the fact that we were able to come together and do something great was really awesome,” added Bray-Lougheed after their K2 win.

Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Que.) brought in the final gold medal for Canada on Tuesday, putting down an excellent race on the last day of competition in the K1 200m event, beating Ecuador’s Cesar de Cesare and Argentina’s Ruben Rezola.

The Canadian paddlers medal streak began with Drew Hodges (Ottawa, Ont.) and Craig Spence’s (Dartmouth, N.S.) silver medal win in the men’s C2 1000m race on Saturday, just behind Cuba.

“I am always so proud to represent Canada so winning a medal at this big of a competition is such an amazing feeling,” said Spence. “Moving forward, this is a big step towards Tokyo. This is a great learning experience about how to compete at a Games and against high level competitors. Drew and I are an even stronger team after this competition and it will greatly help our growth as athletes.”

The men’s K4 crew of Dominik Crête, Eric Ellery (Toronto, Ont.), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, N.S.) and Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, Sask.) just missed the podium and came in fourth place in a tight battle against Mexico.

On Monday, the team proved their dominance again by securing five more medals for Canada. Marshall Hughes opened up the day coming second in the K1 1000m event.

“Very recently I switched up my strategy. I have gone from racing in front to kind of catching up. My coach and I have been working on really pacing it out rather than just going for it,” added Hughes after his silver medal win. “It took a lot of confidence to believe in it, but I did. I raced how I’ve been training in the past few months, so it really paid off believing in my race strategy and I came through with some of the best times I’ve ever gotten.”

Drew Hodges then took the bronze in the C1 1000m event, winning his second medal of the competition. Later that day, K2 1000m crew Jarret Kenke and Jacob Steele (Halifax, N.S.) captured the silver medal, after only having trained together for a couple of weeks.

“It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to start with nothing and build so much in such a short time.” said Kenke.

The women’s C2 500m crew of Rowan Hardy-Kavanaugh (Ottawa, Ont.) and Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, Que.) won the bronze on Monday afternoon. Lavoie-Parent expressed “how lucky they feel to have the world champions, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent, to train with so they can see how fast they are evolving ahead of Tokyo.”

In the women’s C1 200m, Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, Que.) finished first in her semi-final, and placed 5th in the final race.

View the full list of results here.

 

 

The Canadian canoe slalom team begins their Pan Am Games experience on Friday August 2nd and will compete until August 4th. The slalom team is named below.

 

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.)

 

Lima 2019 Pan American Games – Canoe Slalom

Where:

Rio Cañete, Lunahuaná, Peru

When:

Friday, August 2 (9:30am to 2:30pm PET) (10:30am to 3:30pm EST)

Saturday, August 3 (9:00am to 12:22pm PET) (10:00am to 1:22pm EST)

Sunday, August 4 (9:00am to 5:00pm PET) (10:00am to 6:00pm EST)

How to follow:

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
28
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Women’s Kayak Crew Claims First Gold Medal for Canada at Pan Am Games
Canoe Sprint
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LIMA, PERU (July 28, 2019) – Canadian paddlers kicked off the podium appearances on the first two days of the Pan American Games with a gold and silver medal. The women’s K4 crew of Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Alexa Irvin, Andréanne Langlois and Anna Negulic was the highlight second day of the Games in Peru, winning Canada’s first gold medal of the event. This was the second medal for the sprint paddlers, following Drew Hodges and Craig Spence’s silver medal win in the C2 1000m race.

The Canadian K4 crew had an excellent race on Sunday, finishing the 500m race with a time of 1 minute and 34.36 seconds. Just 0.330 seconds behind was Mexico, followed by Argentina.

“We were all feeling really optimistic going in to this race. Our training leading up to the event was going really well so we were excited to get on the water and put a great race under our belts, said the crew. “We’ve seen so much support already from all of Canada, so winning this medal is like a big thank you!”

The men’s K4 crew of Dominik Crête, Eric Ellery, Marshall Hughes and Jarret Kenke just missed the podium and came in fourth place.

Drew Hodges and Craig Spence put down an impressive performance earlier in the weekend, claiming silver in the C2 1000m. Cuba’s Fernando Jorge and Sergey Torres Madrigal were the gold medal winners, and the Mexican crew of Rigoberto Camilo and Guillermo Quirino won the bronze.

“I am always so proud to represent Canada so winning a medal at this big of a competition is such an amazing feeling,” said Spence. “Moving forward, this is a big step towards Tokyo. This is a great learning experience about how to compete at a Games and against high level competitors. Drew and I are an even stronger team after this competition and it will greatly help our growth as athletes.”

The competition will continue for another two days for the sprint paddlers, with many more final races for the Canadian team. On Monday, Marshall Hughes will race in the K1 1000m final, as will Drew Hodges in the C1 1000m final. The K2 crew of Jarret Kenke and Jacob Steele will compete for a medal in the 1000m final at noon EST. At 12:45pm EST, Rowan Hardy-Kavanaugh and Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent will race in the C2 500m finals, followed by the final of the K1 500m where Andréanne Langlois will compete.

The final day of competitions on Tuesday includes the women’s K2 500m final, the women’s C1 200m final and the men and women K1 200m finals.

 

View the full schedule and results 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.c

Jul
26
admin@canoekayak.ca
Canoe Kayak Canada Athletes Set to Paddle to the Podium at 2019 Pan Am Games
Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint
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LIMA, PERU (July 26, 2019) – Many of Canada’s strongest sprint and slalom paddlers will be competing at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru in the coming weeks. Fourteen sprint and four slalom athletes will look to improve upon Canada’s medal performances from the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, taking home a record fourteen medals for Canada in both canoeing disciplines.

Ottawa’s strong paddling community in both disciplines is well represented in this group of athletes. All four slalom athletes, Lois Betteridge, Olivia Norman, Keenan Simpson and Liam Smedley are from the capital city, as well as two sprint athletes, Drew Hodges and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh.

The sprint paddlers will be lining up at the Peruvian Regional Conservation Area of Albufera de Medio Mundo this Saturday for the kick off of the sprint events which will run until Tuesday July 30th. Eighteen countries will be competing in the canoe sprint events in Lima, with a total of 125 athletes participating.

“I feel very honoured to have the chance to compete for Canada at the Pan Am Games this year in Lima, Peru,” said sprint kayaker Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Burloak, ON). “It’s a Major Games, so it will be a great chance to lay down the best race possible in a multi-sport event. I’m excited with the team we have and I’m confident we will perform well and enjoy the whole experience together!”

The 2019 sprint team was selected following the second set of National Team Trials held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in late June.

Sprint canoer Drew Hodges (Rideau, ON), recalls his experience in 2007 when his babysitter and sprint athlete Angus Mortimer had recently come home from the Pan Am Games.

“I remember reading the newspaper without knowing anything about paddling and seeing how cool and meaningful to his development as an athlete this experience was for him. He went on to compete in the Olympic Games the following year,” said Hodges. “The Mortimer brothers were a major force in my introduction to the sport of paddling and I am really excited to have the opportunity to compete the Pan Am Games just like Angus did, and hopefully share some more experiences he had in his career.”

On the slalom side, the event runs from August 2nd through until August 4th, where the Canadian athletes will be competing 200km south of Lima on the Rio Cañete in Lunahuaná. Extreme slalom, an exciting fast-paced event where four athletes race head-to-head through gates in an attempt to cross the finish line first, will make its Pan American Games debut in Lima.

“It’s a totally different feeling coming into the Lima 2019 games than any other international competition I’ve prepared for,” said slalom athlete Liam Smedley. “It’s exciting and empowering to know you’re competing next to all your Canadian teammates all in different sports, but all with the same purpose: to push yourself, find fulfilment in the process, and if all pieces fit, to step on that podium.”

The slalom athletes were selected through a combination of races at the National Team Trials in Oklahoma City and the Pan American Championships in Brazil, which were both held in April.

 

To view the complete list of Canadian athletes heading to Peru, click here.

 

Lima 2019 Pan American Games – Canoe Sprint

Where:

Albufera de Medio Mundo, Peru

When:

Saturday, July 27 (9:00am to 1:45pm PET) (10:00am to 2:45pm EST)

Sunday, July 28 (9:00am to 1:25pm PET) (10:00am to 2:25pm EST)

Monday, July 29 (9:00am to 1:30pm PET) (10:00am to 2:30pm EST)

Tuesday, July 30 (9:00am to 11:50am PET) (10:00am to 12:50pm EST)

How to follow:

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here.

 

Lima 2019 Pan American Games – Canoe Slalom

Where:

Rio Cañete, Lunahuaná, Peru

When:

Friday, August 2 (9:30am to 2:30pm PET) (10:30am to 3:30pm EST)

Saturday, August 3 (9:00am to 12:22pm PET) (10:00am to 1:22pm EST)

Sunday, August 4 (9:00am to 5:00pm PET) (10:00am to 6:00pm EST)

How to follow:

Visit the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games website here.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Claire Juguet, Onsite Media attaché
C: 613.929.6804 (whats app)
E: claire@sailing.ca

Jul
18
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CKC Sprint Nationals Boat Drive
Alumni, Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 18) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the CKC Alumni Council (CKCAC) are proud to launch the inaugural Boat Drive campaign to assist clubs across Canada with boat transportation costs for the 2019 Sprint Nationals in Wascana Lake. 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to eligible clubs. The 4-week campaign is a pilot project and first fund development campaign for the CKC Alumni Council with future plans to launch similar campaigns in other disciplines.

“We understand the high costs associated with long distance travel required for some clubs to compete at the national level,” said CKCAC Fund Development lead, Mike Scarola. “Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for the clubs needing our support and utilize this pilot fundraising campaign to build upon other fundraising initiatives among the different disciplines.”

All member clubs who have athletes attending the 2019 Sprint National Championships and are located over 1,000 kilometers from Wascana Lake will be eligible for funding. Funding will be distributed once the campaign is closed (follow the link below for more details).

“As chair of the CKCAC, I am so proud that we are able to take our first steps towards assisting clubs, athletes and coaches in achieving their goals at a national level,” noted LA Dempster. “Removing financial barriers creates opportunities for tomorrow’s champions.”

Together with our community of CKC supporters – we can remove financial barriers and ensure our clubs and athletes don’t miss the opportunity to compete at the national level!

Please click the following link and Donate Today! to make a tax-deductible contribution to the campaign.

 

ABOUT THE CKC ALUMNI COUNCIL

The CKC Alumni Council (CKCAC) is an external volunteer group in support of the larger community of paddling alumni’s role within Canoe Kayak Canada.  The CKCAC provides counsel to the CEO and offers advice on engaging and strengthening alumni relationships and program development pertaining to the CKC Alumni program. The CKCAC seeks to increase awareness of the many services available to alumni through CKC, to encourage a larger and more diverse participation in the programs offered through CKC, and to initiate new ways to communicate and engage with CKC’s growing alumni population.

The CKCAC is composed of paddlers from a cross section of business, professional, public and community sectors across Canada and internationally.  The mission of the CKCAC is to engage as many alumni as possible in the ongoing life of CKC in mutually beneficial ways and to support alumni initiatives that promote the goals of CKC.

 

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

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9
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Successful Canada Cup East & West Regattas
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO / REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN (July 9, 2019) – Canadian and International sprint paddlers gathered the past two weekends to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday at the 2019 Canada Cup East and West Regattas. The Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa hosted the Canada Cup East from June 29-30th, while the Wascana Racing Canoe Club in Regina held the Canada Cup West from July 6-7th.

This was the 5th annual Canada Cup Series and welcomed a total of nearly 400 athletes including Canadian and International participants. In Ottawa, athletes from Argentina, Madagascar and the United States were in attendance. Regina hosted American athletes from Minnesota, Oklahoma and Seattle.

The team championship trophy at the Canada Cup East regatta was won for the third year in a row by Team Ontario, followed by the Rideau Canoe Club and the Pointe Claire Canoe Kayak Club. As for Canada Cup West, the host Wascana Racing Canoe Club secured the trophy in a tough battle with last year’s champion, the Calgary Canoe Club. The Toba Canoe Club came in 3rd place.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson attended the East Canada Cup at Mooney’s Bay on Sunday June 30th, where he presented medals with Team Canada sprint kayaker Lissa Bissonnette.

“The Sprint Canada Cups were amazing events again this year,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Director of Development. “It was great to watch our strong young athletes from across the country competing in Ottawa and Regina. We will continue to support these events and look to expand our participation in 2020.”

Canadian Sprint athletes will now turn to their Divisional competition schedule as they gear up for qualifying for Nationals in Regina at the end of August.

Canada Cup East website

Canada Cup West 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

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Jun
28
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Canadian and International Sprint Paddlers Celebrate Canada Day at Annual Canada Cup East & West Regattas
Canada Cup, Canoe Sprint
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO / REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN (June 28, 2019) – Nearly 250 Canadian and International sprint paddlers will gather in Ottawa this weekend from June 29-30th to celebrate Canada Day at the 2019 Canada Cup East. The celebrations will continue next weekend from July 6-7th, as another set of athletes will compete at the 2019 Canada Cup West in Regina.

“We are very happy to be partnering with these two established Regattas for our Canada Cups this year,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at CKC. “These events will be a great opportunity for our paddlers to race at a high level and come together with their competitors to celebrate Canada Day.”

The Ontario Team along with Canadian Club Teams and contingents from the United States, Argentina and Madagascar will be competing in Ottawa.  Teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and American Clubs will race in Regina.

Team Ontario will be trying to secure the East Canada Cup trophy for the third year in a row, while the Calgary Canoe Club will look to capture the West Canada Cup for the second year in a row.

 

2019 Canada Cup East  

Canada Cup East website

Live results will be available on the 2019 CKC immediaC smartphone app.

 

When:

Saturday, June 29 (8:00am to 4:02pm EST)

Sunday, June 30 (8:00am to 3:25pm EST)

 

Where:

Rideau Canoe Club

Ottawa, ON – Map

 

 

2019 Canada Cup West

Canada Cup West website

 

When:

Saturday, July 6 (7:45am to 4:47pm CST)

Sunday, July 7 (7:45am to 3:40pm CST)

 

Where:

Wascana Racing Canoe Club

Regina, SK – Map

 

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:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
27
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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
26
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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 2019 International Sprint Teams Following National Team Trials 2
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 26, 2019) – 300 sprint paddlers from across Canada competed in the second and final set of National Team Trials from June 21st to 23rd in Dartmouth, NS. The regatta was held on iconic Lake Banook, home to three Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Clubs; Banook Canoe Club, Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club and Senobe Aquatic Club.

The trials served as a selection regatta for multiple upcoming international events. Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the athletes who have been selected to wear the maple leaf at the following international competitions:

 

2019 Para Canoe Pan American Championships

Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 5 – 6, 2019

 

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Pitesti, Romania

August 1 – 4, 2019

 

2019 Para Canoe World Championships

Szeged, Hungary

August 21 – 25, 2019

 

2019 Olympic Hopes International Regatta

Bratislava, Slovakia

September 13 – 15, 2019

 

“I was excited to see the performances of our next generation of athletes and they did not disappoint,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “I believe overall the teams that we are fielding this summer at all levels are very strong. The credit should go to a great team of coaches at the National Team level and in our clubs and Provinces.”

 

2019 PARA CANOE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrea Nelson Markham, ON Balmy Beach Ryan Blair
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer
Mike Trauner Pembroke, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzen

 

2019 PARA CANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrea Nelson Markham, ON Balmy Beach Ryan Blair
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

2019 ICF JUNIOR CANOE SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ella Hodgson Pageau Ottawa, ON Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson, Mihail Ogina
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Julia Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières, QC Trois Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maren Bradley Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson, Andres Carranco
Toshka Besharah Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sarah Nagy Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin

 

2019 ICF U23 CANOE SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson

  

2019 OLYMPIC HOPES INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kieran Graham Ottawa, ON Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson, Reid Farquharson
Matthew O’Neill Ottawa, ON Rideau Andres Carranco, Reid Farquharson
Austin Pigeon Welland, ON South Niagara KC Fraser

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ella Hodgson Pageau Ottawa, ON Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson, Mihail Ogina
Evie MacDonald Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Patrick Lester
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ian Gaudet Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Craig Johnson Dartmouth, NS Senobe Robert Baert
Xavier Levasseur Lower Sackville, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Jacob Price Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson, Andres Carranco

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Toshka Besharah Ottawa, ON Rideau Reid Farquharson
Angelina Davidson Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Robert Stott
Cassidy Macpherson Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Tessa Nagai, Keiffer Johnson
Anna O’Brien Dartmouth, NS Senobe Robert Baert
Brooke Westwater Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

 

Canoe Kayak Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee will be announcing the athletes nominated to the 2019 Pan American Games Team on June 27th.

 

To view the full list of results from NTT2, click 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jun
20
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Canadian Paddlers Racing for Team Nominations at the Final immediaC National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 20, 2019) – Canada’s best sprint and paracanoe paddlers will be lining up on Lake Banook for the second immediaC National Team Trials from Friday June 21st until Sunday June 23rd. The event will showcase the top sprint athletes in the country in the final test to determine who will represent Canada on the International stage later this summer.

 

Nearly 300 athletes, ranging in ages from the U16 category to the Senior category, will be vying for selection.

 

“Every year I am excited to see our next generation of athletes compete. We have some tremendous talent, and this is the first step for many of them to show us they are on track to compete at the Olympics one day,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of CKC.

 

This final set of trials will serve as a selection competition for the following upcoming international events:

 

2019 Para Canoe Pan American Championships

Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 5 – 6, 2019

 

2019 Pan American Games

Lima, Peru

July 27 – 30, 2019

 

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Pitesti, Romania

August 1 – 4, 2019

 

2019 Para Canoe World Championship Team

Szeged, Hungary

August 21 – 25, 2019

 

2019 Olympic Hopes International Regatta

Bratislava, Slovakia

September 13 – 15, 2019

 

What:

immediaC Sprint and Paracanoe National Team Trials #2

 

When:

Friday, June 21 (8:30am to 6:15pm ADT) (7:30am to 5:15pm EST)

Saturday, June 22 (8:30am to 4:53pm ADT) (7:30am to 3:53pm EST)

Sunday, June 23 (8:30am to 3:10pm ADT) (7:30 to 2:10pm EST)

 

Where:

Lake Banook

Dartmouth, NS – Map

 

How to Follow:

Download the 2019 CKC immediaC app on your smartphone or tablet to view the athletes, the draw and live results.

 

Join the 2019 NTT2/EÉN2 – NS/NÉ WhatsApp chat to receive event updates and reminders directly to your cell phone via the mobile app during Trials.

 

Go to CKC’s YouTube channel to view all the races on Livestream.

 

 

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
3
admin@canoekayak.ca
Canadian Paddlers Heading Home with Repeat Podium Performances at Sprint World Cup 2
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (June 3, 2019) – The second International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Sprint World Cup wrapped up on Sunday in Germany with more outstanding performances from twenty of Canada’s top sprint paddlers.

On Saturday, results from World Cup 1 repeated themselves, as World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois Rivières, QC) won gold in the C1 200m event followed by her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who earned the silver medal (Video).

Laurence and Katie went on to win the silver medal in the C2 500m event on Sunday, in a nail-biter race against Hungary (Video). The Canadians crossed the line with a time of 1:51.905 behind Hungary’s Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs (1:51.587). Laurence also took home the gold medal in the 5000m long distance event, a full 17 seconds ahead of China.

The mixed events were an exciting addition to the weekend with Katie Vincent and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON) teaming up to finish second in the C2 500m event. “I still can’t believe I got to race in Duisburg (and win a medal) with this legend,” exclaimed Vincent. Oldershaw also had an incredible race in C1 500m finishing fourth overall (Video).

Canada had two impressive 8th place finishes from Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, ON) in K1 1000m (Video), and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) in C2 1000m (Video).

The team will head back to Canada on Monday to continue training and preparing for the World Championships at the end of the summer.

“We are leaving Germany with plenty of learnings from this series of World Cup competitions,” said Canadian National Team Head Coach Anders Gustafsson. “We have a very solid team that performed to expectations and we appreciate how important the next three months of preparation will be for us to achieve further success at World Championships later this summer. The competition was a very good challenge as all nations are sharpening up for the Olympic qualification. We have seen new standards being set and records being challenged. As a team, we are prepared and ready to push beyond what is expected of us.”

World Cup 2 was the second and final World Cup event leading up to the Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships being held in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th. The Canadian athletes selected to compete in this event will be announced shortly.

 

For a full list of results for World Cup 2, click 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 and YouTube.

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

May
30
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Team Canada Set for Second Sprint World Cup on Friday
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 30, 2019) – After a successful International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 1 in Poland, Canadian paddlers are ready to line up for the second Sprint World Cup on Friday May 31st in Duisburg through until Sunday June 2nd.

“We showed some great form in Poznan and many of our crews closed the gap on the best in the World when compared with last year”, said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “The priority is to progress and improve on those results at this final 2019 World Cup in Duisburg. Small improvements can mean the difference between a final or a podium and that is our objective here. There are 65 countries, so a larger field than the first World Cup. It will be a good test.”

Team Canada set the stage at World Cup 1 with remarkable results, including four podium finishes from Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent. Laurence took home the gold in C1 200m, followed by Katie with the silver medal (Video). The duo also competed in C2 500m where they once again stood atop the podium, defending their unbeaten streak (Video). The last medal for Canada was Katie Vincent’s gold in the C1 5000m long distance race, with an impressive overtake to beat China. The powerhouse duo will face off against some fierce competitors this weekend in the C2 event who did not compete in World Cup 1, notably Hungary’s Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs, as well as Russia’s Olesia Romasenko and Kseniia Kurach.

The Canadian Men’s K4 crew are also vying for a podium finish in Duisburg, after their impressive 4th place finish in Poznan (Video).

Following World Cup 2, the 2019 Canadian Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship team will be announced. The 2019 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships are being held in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st-25th.

 

What:

International Canoe Federation Sprint World Cup 2

Start Lists and Live Results

 

When:

Friday, May 31 (9:00 to 18:38 CEST) (3:00 to 12:38 EST)

Saturday, June 1 (9:00 to 18:00 CEST) (3:00 to 12:00 EST)

Sunday, June 2 (9:00 to 17:20 CEST) (3:00 to 11:20 EST)

 

Where:

Duisburg Regatta Course

Duisburg, Germany – Map

 

How to Follow:

Catch all the races live on CBC Sports.

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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Laurel MacAdam

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Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

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May
27
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Canoe Kayak Canada Paddlers Dominate in First International Events of the Season
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, World Cups
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POZNAN, POLAND / BRANDENBURG, GERMANY (May 27, 2019) – Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe paddlers made their country proud this weekend, earning a combined total of ten medals at two international competitions. Four of those were earned at the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) first World Cup in Poland, with the remaining collected by junior athletes at the Brandenburg International Regatta in Germany.

The headliners at the World Cup this weekend were Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) maintaining their unbeaten record and winning gold on Sunday in the women’s C2 500m Olympic event. Katie claimed another gold medal in the C1 5000m long distance race as well. On Saturday, the Canadian duo crowded the podium in C1 200m with Laurence taking gold with a time of 45:265, followed closely by teammate Katie who won the silver with a time of 46:413.

“The game plan from the beginning was just to try and maintain control of the boat and how we were feeling, and just try and make decisions as we go,” said Vincent. “We’ve worked a lot on those parts of our relationship, and being able to communicate and work those things out. We’ve come a long way and it’s made our boat faster.”

In addition to the women’s canoers, the men’s K4 crew posted an outstanding result, finishing 4th in an exciting race against Germany, France and Portugal. The Canadian crew includes 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON).

Canadian Para athletes were successful as well with all three making the finals. Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) came 9th in the KL2 200m event. Teammate Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) came 8th in VL2 200m, and Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) placed 7th in KL3 200m.

The Brandenburg International Regatta was the second international event of the weekend, where Canadian Junior athletes dominated. Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC) won C1 200m for the Junior and U23 category, as well as the C1 500m Junior event. Teammate Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, NS) won the C1 1000m Junior race on Sunday. The two athletes also competed in the C2 500m Junior event where they once again took home the gold medal. Cameron Low (Balmy Beach, ON) did exceptionally well in his events, coming 4th in the K1 1000m Junior event.

“I was very impressed by the results here in Poznan at World Cup 1 and in Brandenburg where our juniors took on a strong German field”, said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “I believe we have raised the standards and most have raised their performance level and closed the gap on the rest of the world.  Laurence and Katie showed their dominance again even in challenging conditions and the Men’s K4 is a good example where every race now they are consistently battling with the rest of the world and progressing toward the podium.”

 

For a full list of results for World Cup 1, click here.

For a full list of results for the Brandenburg International Regatta, click here.

 

The Canadian paddlers will be competing in the second ICF World Cup this coming weekend (May 30th – June 2nd) in Duisburg, Germany. The 2019 Canadian Sprint/Paracanoe World Championship Team, who will compete in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th will be selected following this second World Cup event.

World Cup 2 will be livestreamed on the ICF website and on the CBC sports 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

 

May
22
admin@canoekayak.ca
Canada’s Top Paddlers Aiming for the Podium at Two International Regattas this Weekend
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Uncategorized, World Cups
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POZNAN, POLAND / BRANDENBURG, GERMANY (May 23, 2019) – The sprint and paracanoe community will be keeping a close watch on Canadian paddlers this week, as two International Canoe Kayak events kick off the competitive season. The International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) first Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup of the season is being held in Poznan, Poland from May 23rd – 26th, and the Brandenburg International Regatta begins on May 24th until the 26th.

The Canadian World Cup and the Brandenburg International Regatta teams were selected following the first set of National Team Trials which were held in Montréal in mid-May. Twenty-three Senior athletes were selected to represent Canada for the World Cups, and three Junior athletes were selected for the Brandenburg Regatta. The second and final World Cup will be held in Duisburg, Germany from May 30th – June 2nd.

“There are 56 nations here and many are making selections for the 2019 Canoe Sprint World Championships which is also the first Olympic Qualifier”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer.  “It should be a very competitive World Cup and will be a great indication of where we are and what potential we have to qualify in August. Our team is in good spirits and I am confident we will see some great results this weekend”

Canada’s Trinity Tratch (Calgary) will be the first Canadian paddler to race in Poznan on Thursday morning at 3:20 EST for the KL2 200m heats. Natalie Davison (Rideau) and Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) will follow at 8:10 and 8:15 EST, respectively, for the K1 200m heats. On the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport) will be racing K1 200m heats only one hour later.

World Champions Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières) will also be making their debuts at the World Cup on Thursday morning at 9:15 and 9:20 EST, respectively, for the C1 200m heats, followed by many of our elite Canadian athletes battling it out later that day.

Meanwhile on Friday in Brandenburg, Germany, Canadian Junior athletes Sophia Jensen (Cascades) and Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac) will both be competing in the C1 and C2 200m events, and Cameron Low (Balmy Beach) will be racing in the K1 200m event.

 

An overview of each event can be found below.

 

International Canoe Federation Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 1

Start Lists and Live Results

 

When:

Thursday, May 23 (9:00 to 18:05 CEST) (3:00 to 12:00 EST)

Friday, May 24 (9:00 to 18:16 CEST) (3:00 to 12:16 EST)

Saturday, May 25 (9:00 to 17:12 CEST) (3:00 to 11:12 EST)

Sunday, May 26 (10:00 to 17:20 CEST) (4:00 to 11:20 EST)

 

Where:

Malta Regatta Course,

Poznan, Poland – Map

 

The event will be live streamed on the CBC sports website.

 

 

Brandenburg International Regatta

Start Lists

 

When:

Friday, May 24 (10:00 to 17:30 CEST) (4:00 to 11:30 EST)

Saturday, May 25 (10:00 to 18:10 CEST) (4:00 to 12:10 EST)

Sunday, May 26 (9:00 to 16:24 CEST) (3:00 to 10:24 EST)

 

Where:

Beetzsee Regatta Course

Brandenburg, Germany – Map

 

The regatta will be live streamed on the event 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

May
13
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CANOE KAYAK CANADA ANNOUNCES SELECTED 2019 SPRINT AND PARACANOE WORLD CUP AND BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAMS
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe, Teams, World Cups
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (MAY 13, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name 26 sprint and paracanoe athletes to represent Canada at multiple International events this summer. Canadian athletes were selected following the first National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials which took place this past weekend at the Olympic Basin in Montréal. The selected athletes will be competing at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups and the Brandenburg International Regatta. As a result of this weekend’s performances, some athletes have also secured their spots for the 2019 ICF Junior World Championships.

“It was great to see some of our next gen athletes perform as well as they did against our seniors and earn a well-deserved early nomination to the Junior World Team”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer. “There were several convincing wins in the senior events and I believe we will see some excellent performances in Europe later this month.”

The first International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup will be held in Poznan, Poland from May 23rd – 26th, and the second will be held in Duisburg, Germany, from May 30th – June 2nd. The Brandenburg International Regatta will take place in Brandenburg, Germany from May 24th – 25th, and the Junior World Championships are set to begin on August 1st in Pitesti, Romania.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will host the next and final National Team Trial event from June 21st – 23rd. This regatta will determine the athletes who will be selected to compete at the U23 World Championships, the Pan American Games and the Olympic Hopes International Regatta, as well as determine the rest of the Junior World Championship Team.

WORLD CUP 1 & 2 TEAMS – SPRINT

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert, Andreas Dittmer
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw, Andreas Dittmer
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Tessa Nagai, Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Marshall Hughes Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Richmond Hill, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Frédéric Jobin
Simon McTavish Oakville, ON Mississauga Frédéric Jobin
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Chad Brooks
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson, Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Chad Brooks
Natalie Davison Manotick, ON Rideau Rob Baert, Chad Brooks

 

WORLD CUP 1 TEAM – PARACANOE

PARACANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL REGATTA TEAM 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Julia Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo

  

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Julia Lilley-Osende Dartmoth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo

 

 

Get the National Sprint Team Trials #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada website or on ckc.immediac.com, and watch all races on the CKC YouTube Channel.

 

For more information on the Sprint and Paracanoe ICF International events of 2019, visit the International Canoe Federation’s Website.

 

 

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

May
12
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National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #1 Complete
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (May 12, 2019) – The Sprint and Paracanoe National Team Trials #1 in Montréal came to a close Sunday afternoon after three days of hard racing. Later this week, Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the athletes selected to represent Canada at the upcoming Senior World Cup Events in Poland and Germany.

 

“Our coaches were very pleased with the results this weekend”, said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We will be sending a team that will battle it out for selection to the 2019 Senior World Championship Team at two World Cups later in May and a small team of juniors to compete at an international regatta in Brandenburg, Germany. I believe our teams will be very competitive as we start the summer of 2019.”

 

On Saturday, World and Pan American Games Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières), took the gold in the C1 200m event, followed by her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Junior athlete Sophia Jensen (Cascades). Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe continued their podium appearances on Sunday by winning the C2 500m race, as Sophia Jensen and Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac) took silver, and Marlee Macintosh (Maskwa) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac-Beauport) took the bronze. On the men’s canoe side, Olympic medallist Mark Oldershaw (Burloak) won the C1 1000m in a close finish with Connor Fitzpatrick (2nd – Senobe) and Drew Hodges (3rd – Rideau).

 

The paracanoe athletes benefitted greatly from the opportunity to have multiple races this weekend which will help prepare them for international competitions. Trinity Tratch (Calgary) and Mathieu St.Pierre (Shawinigan) had excellent performances as they battled against the clock. Michael Trauner (Ottawa River) demonstrated great improvement making for very intense head to head racing.

 

The K4 events were the last races of the day on Sunday and were an exciting end to finish off the weekend. The women’s K4 500m champions were Lissa Bissonnette, Michelle Russell, Madeline Schmidt and Courtney Stott, and the men’s K4 500m event champions were Mark De Jong, Nicholas Matveev, Simon Mctavish and Pierre-Luc Poulin.

 

Canoe Kayak Canada will be holding another National Team Trial event in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from June 21st – 23rd, where more team selections will be made.

 

The races this weekend were live-broadcasted and can be found on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Youtube page. All other results can be found at ckc.immediac.com.

 

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

 

 

May
9
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Canadian Sprint and Paracanoe Athletes Set to Kick Off the 2019 Competition Season with National Team Trials #1
Canoe Sprint
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (May 9, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe athletes will be competing this weekend in the first of two National Team Trial events of the competition season. Close to 170 paddlers from clubs across the country will line up and battle it out at the Olympic Basin on Île Notre-Dame in Montréal from Friday May 10th until Sunday May 12th.

 

“Our athletes have spent many weeks preparing in Florida for this selection, the World Cups to follow and the World Championships later this summer,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “The results in training were very positive. After such a long training camp the athletes are anxious to test themselves not only against their peers but also internationally. I believe we will have great teams representing Canada this season.”

 

This first set of Trials will serve as a selection process for the 2019 Senior World Cup Team, who will be representing Canada in two ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup events on May 23rd – 26th in Poznan, Poland and on May 30th – June 2nd in Duisburg, Germany. Following these World Cup events, the 2019 Senior World Championship/Olympic Qualification Team will be selected.

 

What:

Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #1

Start Lists

 

When:

Friday, May 10 (8:30 to 17:00 EST.)

Saturday, May 11 (8:30 to 15:47 EST.)

Sunday, May 12 (8:30 to 16:20 EST.)

 

Where:

Olympic Basin, Parc Jean Drapeau

Chemin du Chenal le Moyne

Montréal, QC | Map

 

Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting another set of National Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from June 21st – 23rd. This second competition will determine several Teams including the Pan American Games Team, the U23 World Championships Team, the Junior World Championships Team and the Olympic Hopes Team.

 

The event will be live streamed so 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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Communications Intern

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Feb
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada awards 2020 Sprint National Championships to Rideau Canoe Club and City of Ottawa
Canoe Sprint
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2200-2400 Athletes from across Canada, including 2020 Canadian Olympic Team, expected to participate in Championships at Mooney’s Bay



OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 7, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) today announced the Rideau Canoe Club has been selected as the host Club for the 2020 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The Canadian Championships are held annually, and attract upwards of 4000 athletes, coaches, officials, family and friends to the host city.

The announcement was made at the Rideau Canoe Club by Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Ottawa Tourism President Michael Crockatt were also on hand for the announcement, as well as Rideau paddlers, Club Commodore Tom Hoferek and members of the Rideau 2020 organizing Committee.

“We are delighted to have the Canadian Sprint Championships in the nation’s Capital for 2020” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “With 2020 being an Olympic year, we have high expectations the Championships will be a triumphant homecoming for our Canoe Kayak Olympians”.

CKC consists of over 60 local Canoe Kayak clubs across Canada, and athletes competing at the national championships race for their home clubs over 5 days of competition. It’s an exciting format that sees paddlers racing both for national standing, while earning points based on their results that go towards an overall club title. Age categories range from U16 to Masters in Sprint Canoe, Sprint Kayak and Para disciplines.

The Canadian Championship “Burgee” Pennant is one of Canada’s oldest sporting awards and has been presented annually since 1904 to Canada’s top Canoe Kayak club.   

“We are proud that Ottawa has been selected to host the 2020 Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships” said Mayor Jim Watson. “With over a century of racing on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa’s sporting legacy is closely connected to the Rideau Canoe Club. We expect this Championship will be another great moment in the storied history of the Club”.

Ottawa Tourism has signed on as the first Corporate sponsor for the 2020 Championships. “Having the CKC Sprint Championships in Ottawa is another great win for Ottawa’s Sports Championship economic development strategy” said Ottawa Tourism President Michael Crockatt. “It is estimated the event will generate upwards of $1.5-2m in revenue for restaurants, hotels and local businesses over the week-long event”.

“With a history that dates back to 1902, the Rideau Canoe Club is truly one of Ottawa’s gems” said Club Commodore Tom Hoferek “To host the Canadian Championships, in an Olympic Year, to celebrate our sport, our Olympians, and the great athletes that make this Club so special, is a tremendous honour. We welcome all Ottawans to join us at Mooney’s Bay next summer to celebrate the most Canadian of sports”.


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.


About the Rideau Canoe Club

Founded in 1902, the Rideau Canoe Club is one of the oldest continually operating Canoe Clubs in the world.  Over the past 117 years, 9 athletes from the Rideau Canoe Club have represented Canada at the Olympic Games.   The Rideau Canoe has won the National Championship “Burgee” 7 times over its’ history, most recently at the 2018 National Championships in 2018 in Sherbrooke, QC. 

Over 2500 area paddlers, from Sprint Canoe and Kayak disciplines, Dragon Boat, Canoe Kids Summer camp programs and Paddle All participants, make use of the Rideau Canoe Club facilities annually.

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For more information :

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator, CKC
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418.271.3785

Scott Bradley
Chair, Rideau 2020 Nationals
scottbradleyottawa@gmail.com
343.549.5333

Oct
12
Emily MacKeigan
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Sprint and Paracanoe AAP Carded Athletes for 2018-19
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 12, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce that Sport Canada has confirmed the 2018-2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) nominations for Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe teams.

The High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline is proud to officially announce the confirmation of 33 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 paracanoe athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2018-2019 AAP Selection Criteria.

For more information about the selection criteria, please download the full document here: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/selection-criteria/

 

National Team Carded Athletes Olympic Program

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Dominik Crête Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Frédéric Jobin / Tessa Nagai
Nicholas Matveev North York, ON Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin / Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Jacob Steele Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike

 

Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks
Andréanne Langlois Lac Beauport, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Mike Robinson
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson

 

Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer / Rob Baert
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer / Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer / Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Andreas Dittmer / Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer
Phil Turcanu Ottawa, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Joel Hazzan
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Mississauga Andreas Dittmer / Kyle Jeffery
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer / Helen Savin

 

Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jan Kruk / Jerome Seremak
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascade Adam Mayo
Julia Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk / Rob Baert
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk / Luc Grenier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk / Kyle Jeffery
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk / Mathieu Pelletier

 

National Team Carded Athletes Paralympic Program

Paracanoe Hometown Club Coach(es)
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Marc Creamer
Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Marc Creamer / Nathan Desmarais
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Marc Creamer / Peter Martinek
Mathieu St. Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Marc Creamer / Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Marc Creamer / Edgar Garza

 

 

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

Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Finishes Strong at the 2018 Panamericain Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships with 33 Gold Medals
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (September 16, 2018) – Team Canada had another great weekend of competitions on Lake Banook at the 2018 Panamerican Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships. With 16 participating countries, Canada finished the regatta as overall champion with 33 gold, 19 silver and 6 bronze medals.

 

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The Canadian men’s K4 crew of Marshall Hughes (Nova Scotia), Vincent Jourdenais (Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) started the regatta off on a high note with a win in the men’s K4 500m, edging out Argentina by half a second.

“We pulled together as a team and came out with a great race on our home course. It was amazing to be able to be the first race and first gold to set the tone,” said Poulin. “We faced the boats we will need to beat next year for Olympic qualification, so this was a good opportunity to see what we need to do for next year.”

Shortly after, the women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Ontario), Lissa Bissonnette (Québec), Michelle Russell (Nova Scotia) and Maddy Schmidt (Ontario) put on a similar performance, this time besting Mexico to top the podium.

“That race was closer than we would have liked, but it’s all motivation to keep us moving toward next year to qualify for Tokyo,” said Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS.

Coming off a gold medal performance at the 2018 World Championships, Katie Vincent (Ontario) and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) continued a winning season with a victory in C2 500m.

Again, the Canadian Women’s Canoe team showed impressive performances during the week winning a total of 9 gold medals in the Senior and Junior categories.

“After travelling to compete with Team Canada all summer, it was great to race on the lake I call home. My family and friends were able to come watch me win a bronze medal today which was very special.” Explains women’s canoe athlete Hannah MacIntosh, who competed in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships at the end of August.

 

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The end of this Pan Am Championships marks the beginning of planning stages for the Host Organizing Committee of the 2022 Canoe Sprint World Championships which will also be held on Lake Banook. This committee will be taking learnings from this regatta, to make 2022 the best world championships this sport has ever seen.

LA Dempster, Co-Chair of the event organizing committee says, “Thanks to a great team of volunteers who have helped us celebrate great racing and friendship through canoeing at these Championships.”

Canadian medals include:

GOLD

SENIOR MK-4 500M – Marshall HUGHES, Vincent JOURDENAIS, Nicholas MATVEEV, Pierre-Luc POULIN

SENIOR WC-2 500M – Katie VINCENT, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

SENIOR WK-4 500M – Lissa BISSONNETTE, Michelle RUSSELL, Madeline SCHMIDT, Courtney STOTT

JUNIOR WK-2 500M – Samantha STEIN, Brooklyn WODEHOUSE

JUNIOR WC-1 500M – Lindsay IRWIN

JUNIOR WC-2 1000M – Evie MACDONALD, Maïka NADEAU

JUNIOR WK-1 1000M – Samantha STEIN

SENIOR WK-1 500M – Madeline SCHMIDT

SENIOR MC-1 500M – Stephen FROSHAM

JUNIOR WC-1 1000M – Marlee MACINTOSH

JUNIOR WK-2 1000 – Lily BAERT, Anna O’BRIEN

JUNIOR MC-2 1000 – Alix PLOMTEUX, Philipe TURCANU

JUNIOR MK-2 1000M – Alex CANNING, Cameron LEDREW

SENIOR WK-2 500M – Lissa BISSONNETTE, Courtney STOTT

JUNIOR MC-1 200M – Tyler LAIDLAW

JUNIOR MK-2 200M – Vadim COVALCIUC, Alexandre MARTIN

JUNIOR WC-2 200M – Ava CAREW, Jessica MACKAY

SENIOR MK-2 200M – Mark DE JONGE, Alexander SCOTT

SENIOR MC-2 200M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Roland VARGA

SENIOR WK-2 200M – Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED, Andréanne LANGLOIS

SENIOR MC-2 500M – Drew HODGES, Craig SPENCE

JUNIOR MK-1 500M – Alexander HOFEREK

JUNIOR WC-2 500M – Lindsay IRWIN, Marlee MACINTOSH

SENIOR WK-1 500M – Michelle RUSSELL

JUNIOR MC-2 500M – Édouard BEAUMIER, Alix PLOMTEUX

SENIOR MK-2 500M – Nicholas MATVEEV, Pierre-Luc POULIN

JUNIOR MK-4 500M – Alex CANNING, Alexandre HOFEREK, Cameron LEDREW, Daniel MCCULLOUGH

JUNIOR WC-1 200M – Lindsay IRWIN

JUNIOR MK-1 200M – Alexandre MARTIN

SENIOR MC-1 200M – Stephen FRODSHAM

JUNIOR WK-4 500M – Arianne DESSUREAULT, Alexanne MORIN, Samantha STEIN, Brooklyn WODEHOUSE

SENIOR WK-1 200M – Andréanne LANGLOIS

OPEN WC-4 500M – Ava CAREW, Michaela ERMANOVICS, Jessica MACKAY, Evie MCDONALD

 

SILVER

JUNIOR MK-1 1000M – Alex CANNING

SENIOR MK-1 1000M – Jarret KENKE

JUNIOR MC-1 500M – Tyler LAIDLAW

JUNIOR MK-2 500M – Alexis SAWARD-DROUIN, Louis VRANDERICK

SENIOR WC-1 1000M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH

SENIOR WC-2 1000M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, Anna ROY-CYR

SENIOR WC-1 500M – Anna ROY-CYR

JUNIOR WK-1 500M – Samantha STEIN

MEN KL 2 200M – Trinity TRATCH

SENIOR MK-1 1000M – Brian MALFESI

MENS VL3 200M – Dave WATERS

SENIOR WK-2 1000M – Natalie DAVISON, Alexa IRVIN

MEN VL 2 VL 1 200M – Mathieu ST-PIERRE

WOMEN KL 3 200M – Erica SCARFF

JUNIOR WK-2 200M – Claire CARRUTHERS, Erin DEMOPOLIS

OPEN MC-4 500M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Stephen FRODSHAM, Drew HODGES, Roland VARGA

THOMAS

OPEN WC-4 500M– Geneva BOND, Samantha LOUTET, Maïka NADEAU, Kavita

SENIOR MK-4 1000M – Ryan COCHRANE, Marshall HUGHES, Vincent JOURDENAIS, Jarret KENKE

SENIOR WK-4 1000M – Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED, Natalie DAVISON, Alexa IRVIN, Courtney STOTT

 

BRONZE

SENIOR MC-2 1000M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Roland VARGA

JUNIOR WK-1 200M – Brooklyn WODEHOUSE

MEN KL 2 200M – Stefan SAMOILA

MEN KL1 200M – Miguel GARCIA SANCHEZ

JUNIOR MC-2 200M – Mason KOCH, Tyler LAIDLAW

SENIOR WC-2 200M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, Hannah MACINTOSH

MENS KL 3 200M – Zacharie LAUZIERE-FITZGERALD

 

Visit the PanAm Canoe 2018 website to get more information and make sure to follow @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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

Emma Keevill

Marketing and Communications Chair, Host Organizing Committee

2018 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Canoe Sprint Championships

ec.keevill@gmail.com

902-220-4980

 

Sep
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
ICF Set to Launch Exciting New Canoe Sprint Super Cup Series
Canoe Sprint
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INTERNATIONAL CANOE FEDERATION (September 10, 2018) – The International Canoe Federation will launch an exciting new canoe sprint event next week featuring record prize money and some of the biggest names in the sport, as it looks to take the Olympic discipline to new audiences and continue its growth around the world.

The Canoe Sprint Pre-Super Cup in Linyi, China, and the Sprint Super Cup in Barnaul, Russia, has attracted major sponsors, live television coverage, and the enthusiastic support of the paddling community.

Among the athletes competing will be current world champions Fernando Pimenta, of Portugal, and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent, of Canada.

A host of other Olympic and world championship medallists will line-up in the unique event, featuring races over 350 metres.

The best 200 metre paddlers on the planet will line-up against the best 500 and 1000 metre canoeists, in a battle which is guaranteed to set hearts racing.

ICF Canoe Sprint Chairman, Thomas Konietzko, said the Pre-Super Cup and Sprint Super Cup are important additions to the calendar.

“Not only will these events provide opportunities for our best athletes to attain more valuable race experience and to compete for generous prizemoney, they will also help the growth of our sport,” Konietzko said.

“China and Russia are going to be fantastic hosts, we have the support of some fantastic sponsors, and will be showing the events live on television in countries around the world.

“Importantly, we are taking our sport to new venues, and closer to the community. That is the key to future growth of any sport – excitement, accessibility and understanding what the public wants.”

The 2018 Canoe Sprint Pre-Super Cup will be held in Linyi on September 18, and the athletes will then head to Barnaul for the 2018 Canoe Sprint Super Cup on September 21-22.

Olympic medallists Tom Liebscher of Germany, Maxime Beaumont of France, and Marta Walczykiewicz of Poland are among the athletes looking to prove themselves over the new distance of 350 metres.

“Starting a new event always has its risks, but we are confident that with the support already being shown by the athletes, the sponsors, the hosts and the media, that this is a format which will capture people’s imagination,” Konietzko said.

“It is significant that both these events will be held in the Asian region, as this is an area of enormous growth for us. The canoe sprint events at the Asian Games were very successful, and this is an important next step.

“It’s also encouraging that several cities have already contacted us, keen to host a Sprint Super Cup next year.”

Details on how and where to watch the Pre-Super Cup and the Sprint Super Cup will be released soon.

 

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For more information:
International Canoe Federation
https://www.canoeicf.com/news

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
jverret@canoekayak.ca

 

Sep
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Athletes From Over 16 Countries to Compete in Dartmouth for the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships
Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (September 11, 2018) – The 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships are taking place on Lake Banook in Dartmouth from September 13 – 16. This regatta will see over 16 countries and 350 athletes from North and South America race-off in a spectacle of world-class sport. A total of 73 Canadian paddlers will line up for this regatta starting Thursday morning.

 

WHAT:
The 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Championships
16 countries, 350 athletes from North, Central and South America

WHEN:
Thursday September 13 – Sunday September 16
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day
Full event schedule available at www.panamcanoe18.com

WHERE:
Lake Banook, Dartmouth
Nova Soctia

Interview opportunities:9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Can be coordinated with media contacts noted below.
Media centre: Mic Mac AAC, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1M8

Canadian Canoe Sprint World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent, 2018

 

Paddling heroes like Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières), Katie Vincent (Mississauga), Craig Spence (Dartmouth), Mark De Jonge (Halifax), Alex Scott (Halifax) and others will be lining up on home-water September 13-16 at the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships. These Championships carry extra significance, serving as the qualifier for the 2019 Pan American Games for many disciplines.

“Having just returned to Halifax from the World Championships in Portugal, I am impressed by the caliber of athletes that will be joining us in Dartmouth from across the Americas,” said 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships Co-Chair, LA Dempster. “Para Canoe athletes in particular will be impressive, along with the dominant Canadian Women’s Canoe team.”

Spectators will be encouraged to come out to cheer on Team Canada and elite athletes from North, Central and South America. Races will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day from Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16.

Free grandstand seating will be available and local food trucks will be on-site to keep the crowd going throughout the event on Lake Banook.

Roughly 400 volunteer days will take place during the event – seeing the local paddling community come together to welcome athletes, coaches and friends from the across Americas.

The Canadian canoe kayak senior team recently won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships that took place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Athletes who secured their status as World Champions in Portugal will be present for Pan Ams on Lake Banook. Recent Worlds results of Pan American Athletes include:


Canada

  • Gold Medal, C2 Women 500m, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE / Katie VINCENT
  • Gold Medal, C1 Women 200m, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
  • Gold Medal, C1 Women 5000m, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
  • Bronze Medal, C1 Women 500m, Katie Vincent

Brazil

  • Gold Medal, C1 Men 500m, Isaquias DOS SANTOS
  • Gold Medal, C2 Men 500m, Erlon SILVA / Isaquias DOS SANTOS
  • Bronze Medal, C1 Men 1000m, Isaquias DOS SANTOS
  • Gold Medal, VL2 Men 200m, Igor TOFALINI
  • Silver Medal, VL2 Men 200m, Luis SILVA
  • Silver Medal, KL3 Men 200m, Caio CARVALHO

 

Visit the Pan Am Canoe 2018 website to get more information and live updates about the event and make sure to follow@The ADCKC and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

Find the list of Canadian athletes competing at this event here.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news and results directly to your email.

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The Atlantic division of Canoe Kayak Canada is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in the region. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, the Atlantic division represents over 40 per cent of the registered paddlers across Canada.
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Sprint canoe and kayak is one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and Canada has been a leader in the Paralympic movement. CanoeKayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations.
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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information and media requests:

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

Andrew Russell, GM

Pan Am Canoe 2018

902-223-8107
andrew@adckc.ca

Emma Keevill

Marketing and Communications Chair

Pan Am Canoe 2018,

902-220-4980
ec.keevill@gmail.com

Sep
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
The Rideau Canoe Club wins the 2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint Championships
Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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SHERBROOKE, QUÉBEC (September 4, 2018) –The Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships ended on August 2 on Lac des Nations and the Rideau Canoe Club of Ottawa won the Canadian Champion overall title, winning a total of 892 points. The Trois-Rivières Canoe Club (Québec) took second place with a total of 763 points, followed by Balmy Beach (Ontario) with a total of 501 points.

“It’s always exciting to watch our Canadian clubs come together for almost a week of intense competition petition for the honour of being to be named the best in the country,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at Canoe Kayak Canada and former member of the Rideau Club. “The level of competition was very high last week on Lac des Nations and the Sherbrooke organizing committee did an amazing job making these championships a great experience for everyone.”

 

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In addition to winning the championship title, the Rideau Canoe Club took the lead in the Senior Men’s C-15 1000m event. Led by captain Reid Farquharson, they won gold, followed by the Burloak Canoe Club who had won the event 13 times in a row since the 2005 Championships in Montreal.

In a very close final, the Rideau Canoe Club crossed the finish line with a time of 3:51.6 seconds, with only two tenths of a second ahead of Burloak who finished second, followed by Trois-Rivières who finished in 3:54.1 seconds.

Among the 47 canadian canoe clubs competing at the 2018 Canadian Championships, the Flatwater North Canoe Club of Yukon, the Pemberton and Nelson Canoe Club of British Columbia and the Petrie Island Canoe Club in Ontario took part in this annual national competition for the first time.

 

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Over the five consecutive days of competition, a total of 134 medals were presented to the 2018 National Champions.

Sunday, Master’s athletes between the age of 25 and 87 years old concluded this regatta on Lac des Nations in a festive atmosphere. The eldest was Louis (Lou) Lukanovich, member of the Viking Club in Québec, former national team coach and Olympic athlete in the games of Rome, Munich and Montreal.

Athletes, coaches, parents and visitors have an experience they consider excellent. The volunteers did a phenomenal job and despite the challenging delay during the competition due to the wind, storm and fog, no races were canceled or moved to the next day.

Nicolas Lemay, president of the organizing committee, salutes the work of the organizing committee. “The canoe club has had incredible support from people who didn’t know anything about the sport but were passionate about hosting the event in Sherbrooke. Our committee had a mixed of different visions and it resulted in an amazing event, we are proud of what we did.”

Visit the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships website  to get more information, all results and to watch all the action again on YouTube.

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Over 1000 Canadian Sprint Paddlers Lining Up on Lac des Nations in Sherbrooke
Canoe Sprint, Nationals
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SHERBROOKE, QUÉBEC (August 21, 2018) – Over 1000 athletes from close to 50 different canoe clubs across Canada are battling for top honours and national titles at the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships this week on Lac des Nations in Sherbrooke, Québec. The event started Tuesday, August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the CanMas Championships. 

“We are delighted to be back in Sherbrooke again in 2018 for our biggest national event of the season”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “The Canadian Championships is the most important event for the majority of our sprint paddling community and we are more than satisfied with the host organizing committee of Sherbrooke so far, the venue is amazing, and the athletes are enjoying the event, it is going very well”.

 

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Individual events were held on the first and second day of the five days long event. Athletes from all categories competed over the distances of 200, 500, 1000 meters and even on the long-distance event of the 6000 meters in the U17 category. It was a difficult day for the athletes, where the strong wind and the intense heat made it challenging for all.

The Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships were delayed twice on the second day du to storms, with the first storm happening exactly between the qualifiers and the finals. The winds disrupted the site, but everything was quickly put back in order and all races were completed as the sun was going down.

On the third day, the crew boats events began, and a bigger crowed showed up at Lac des Nations. The C15 crew boats stole the show on this cool day.

Also known as the “war canoe”, the C15 races put the crews to the test following numerous crashes and protests, which forced the re-race of the U17 and U19 Junior Mixed C15 500 meters finals.

“Once you find yourself in the wave of another boat, the canoe becomes very difficult to control, it makes it much more difficult for the team captain to steer” says Nicolas Lemay, President of the Organizing Committee of the event.

Some boats were disqualified during a few successive rounds in these categories, forcing a new start. The spectators were full of sight and the athletes, certainly exhausted. In the end, Burloak (Mixed Senior), Lac-Beauport (Mixed Junior), Rideau (Mixed U17) and Lachine (Mixed U19) won the titles of the 200 meters.

On Friday, competitions featured Paracanoe athletes as well as Special Olympics and Paddle ALL programs athletes. The crew boat events also continued, giving way to other impressive warships and crew races of two and four athletes.

The day ended with a CKC Alumni cocktail while watching the final race of the day, the famous “Black Trophy” final. The crew of the Mississauga Canoe Club of Sean Barich, Evan Bezemer, Philipe Turcanu and Jack Tutty won gold, ahead of the Wascana Canoe Club and the Rideau Canoe Club.

 

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The competitions will continue on Saturday with other crew races, where all clubs will be battling to collect as many points as possible to be named the best club in Canada. The day will end with the official announcement of the winning clubs and the presentation of National Champion burgees and trophies.

Visit the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships website to get more information and watch it live on YouTube. Make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN  to get all live updates and visit the ImmediaC web app to get all results.

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
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Brings Home 3 Golds and 1 Bronze from Worlds
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 26, 2018) –The Canadian canoe kayak senior team won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

“I am very pleased with our overall worlds results this year,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We doubled our Olympic Finals at this Worlds and also doubled our overall medal total. The team is getting stronger, but we still have a lot of work to do to be ready for Olympic qualification next year. But for now, it is time to head to Nationals and Pan American Championships after that rest for a few weeks and then back at it trying to be one of the best,” he explained.

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Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) defended their World Champions title on Sunday, by dominating in C2 500m olympic event. They crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute 56 seconds in a strong finish ahead of Hungary and Belarus.

Following her gold won on Saturday in the Women C1 200m, Vincent-Lapointe concluded the 2018 World Championships winning her 13th  Senior World Champion title by finishing first in the 5000m event.

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Sunday morning, the Women’s C2 200m crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) placed 4th  in a solid final. Later during the day, the Women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Michelle Russell (Cheema, Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, Québec) and Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, Ontario) placed 9th in the 500m final.

Dominik Crête, from Trois-Rivières in Québec, qualified for the K1 200m B final where he placed 3rd  in a fast time of 35,7 seconds, with a time difference of only five tenths of a second from Spanish Carlos Garrote, winner of the A Final.

The last day of Worlds ended with the 5000m single events, where Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1) won gold, Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, Ontario; Men’s C1) placed 12th  and Russell (Women’s K1) finished 15th.

The Canadian Worlds Team is now on their way to Sherbrooke, Québec, where there will be attending the 119th  Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championshipstaking place on Lac des Nations, starting August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the Masters’ Championships.

 

Overall Ranking

EVENT CREW RANKING
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE 7th
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF 7th
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE 12th
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

15th
MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

20th
WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

17th
WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL 12th
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

14th
WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

9th
WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

7th
WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL 15th
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE 14th
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

16th
MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW 9th
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

15th
MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW 12th
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

4th
WC1 500m Katie VINCENT 3rd
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

1st
WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur 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 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

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Is Now an 11 Times Senior World Champion
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 25, 2018) –Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) won an eleventh gold medal at the Senior World Championships winning the Women’s C1 200m event for the sixth time, on Saturday morning at the Montemor-O-Velho High Performance Centre in Portugal.

Earlier this week, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) also stepped on the World podium placing third in the Women’s C1 500m in a strong and exciting final.

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Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will pair up to compete on Sunday in the Women’s C2 500m final, where they will look to defend their World Championships title won in this same event in 2017.

Canoe Kayak Canada’s Paracanoe athletes, who competed as part of this fully integrated Senior World Championships, all made the top ten during the competition. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 7th  in the Women’s KL3 200m event and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, Québec) also placed 7th  in the Men’s VL2 200m event.

Three-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw finished 9thin the Men’s C1 1000m after qualifying for the Final in a strong semi-final earlier in the day and Michelle Russell had a solid B Final in the Women’s K1 500m finishing in third place, 12thoverall.

On Sunday, Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Québec) will try to qualify in the Men’s K1 200m Final, the crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) will be looking to medal in the Women’s C2 200m Final, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will be looking to defend their World title and the Canadian Women’s K4 crew of Stott, Russell, Bissonnette and Schmidt will also compete in the 500m Final.

 

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The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur 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 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

Aug
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Top Paracanoe and Sprint Paddlers to Line Up for the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 21, 2018) – The best paddlers worldwide will be lining up this week for the biggest event of the season at the 2018 ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from August 22 to 26.

What:
ICF 2018 Paracanoe & Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships 

When:
Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 

Where:
Montemor Centro Nautico
High Performance Centre
Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal – Map

 

“Our preparation have been excellent and these Worlds are a great opportunity to test our progress toward qualifying for the Olympics in 2020,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“We had a great World Cup season earlier this summer and are looking to increase the number of finalists in all disciplines”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Cheif Technical Officer, Graham Barton.

Twenty-four Canadian athleteswill be competing this week at the High Performance Centre in the village of Montemor-O-Velho, located north of the Portuguese capital.

The Paracanoe team will start the show on Wednesday with Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) competing in the Men’s VL2 200m, followed by Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m and Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) in the Women’s VL2 and KL2 200m events.

The Canoe Sprint action will start on Thursday with many Canadian athletes competing, including 2017 World Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and 2018 U23 World Champion, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON).

During the week, the Canadian team will be looking to claim new World Champion titles and top honours in Canoe and Kayak Sprint events.

The 2018 Championship begins in Montemor-O-Velho on Wednesday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

 

EVENT CREW
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

WC1 500m Katie VINCENT
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

 

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Athletes Complete the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships
Canoe Sprint, International
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 14, 2018) –Seven Canadian sprint paddlers represented Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships in Szolnok, Hungary the weekend of August 10 to 12. Among the participants, Emmanuelle Guilbert showed great performances as she placed 4th in the Women’s Canoe events.

“The University World Championships were a great opportunity for these seven Canadian athletes as they got to experience the international level of sprint canoeing”, said Mark Granger, Athlete Development Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “There were some strong athletes on the race course this weekend and it definitely helped our team in their preparation for the coming competitions.”

Canoe athlete Emmanuelle Guilbert, member of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club in Québec, came close to getting a bronze medal as she placed 4th in both the Women’s C1 500m and 200m finals.

Anna Negulic, from Maskwa in Nova Scotia, placed 5th in the Women’s K1 500m final and finished 8th on the same distance in the Women’s K2 final with partner Hayley Plante, from the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Ontario.

The two atlhetes also competed in the Women’s K4 finals with Olivia Denman from the Banook Canoe Club in Nova Scotia, and Keisha Tomasik from Trois-Rivières in Québec. They placed 7th in both the 200m and 500m finals.

Plante also competed in the Women’s K1 200m final where she placed 9th and the duo of Tomasik and Denman finished 8th in the Women’s K2 200m final.

On the Men’s side, James Lavallee from Winnipeg, Manitoba took part in the K1 200m final where he placed 9th. Lavallee also competed in the K2 500m final with partner Jacob Steele of the Maskwa Canoe Club. The Canadian crew placed 8th.

Visit the Championships’ website to get the full results and visit Canoe Kayak Canada to get more information about the upcoming events.

Make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates and 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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Aug
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Lavallee, Negulic highlight Team Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized, World Championships
0

By USports – August 9, 2018

TORONTO / OTTAWA – James Lavallee and Anna Negulic headline a group of seven student-athletes named to the Canadian roster for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship beginning Friday.

Both Lavallee and Negulic have paddling experience on the world stage, having represented Canada at the World Junior and U23 championships.

Lavallee, a second-year student at the University of Manitoba, captured gold at the 2015 Canadian Trials on home soil in Montreal, qualifying for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships that year in Portugal. More recently, Lavalle, who is of Métis decent, won three medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, while also earning the Tom Longboat Award given to the male Aboriginal athlete of the year in Canada. Meanwhile, Negulic brought home four medals at last year’s Canada Summer Games after wearing the maple leaf at the World U23 Championships.

Several other members of Team Canada also have international paddling experience, ranging from the Pan-American Canoe-Kayak Junior Championships to the Junior Worlds.

The 2018 World University Canoe Sprint Championships are set for Aug. 10-12 in Szolnok, Hungary.

 

TEAM CANADA ROSTER 

First Name Last Name University Program
Anna Negulic Dalhousie Kinesiology
Hayley Plante Ryerson Business Law
Emmanuelle Guilbert UQAM Public Management
Jacob Steele Dalhousie Chemical Engineering
James Lavallee Manitoba General
Olivia Denman Saint Mary’s Anthropology
Keisha Tomasik Bishop’s Sociology & Sports Studies

 

Team official: Mark Granger, Canoe-Kayak Canada

 

 

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.

 

About U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on:

Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @USPORTSca / @USPORTSIntl

Facebook: @USPORTSCanada / @USPORTSIntl

 

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Ken Saint-Eloy

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

U SPORTS

Cell: 647-871-7595

ksainteloy@usports.ca

 

Alan Hudes

Coordinator, Communications

U SPORTS

Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242

Cell: 647-991-5343

ahudes@usports.ca

 

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

Canoe Kayak Canada

Off: 613-260-1818 Ext. 2309

Cell: 418-271-3785

jverret@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Named Canoe Sprint Best Junior and U23 Women Canoe Federation at World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
0

PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) – After winning one more gold medal on the last day of the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Bulgaria, Canoe Kayak Canada was named best federation in the Women’s Sprint Canoe category.

Julia Lilley Osende of the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia and partner Sophia Jensen of Cascades Club in Chelsea, Québec won Canada’s fifth gold medal on Sunday morning. The junior crew managed to pass China in the last 100 meters of the race and claimed the World Champions title in the Women’s C2 500m.  Canada took gold with a fast time of 1 minute 58,3 seconds, followed closely by the Chinese crew (1:58,9) and Hungary (2:00,1).

“We could feel and see that the Chinese crew was really close in the last part of the race, but we really wanted to get this gold, so we did everything we could and went harder,” said Sophia Jensen right after winning her third World Champion title in Plovdiv.

“It feels really great, I am really happy we came here and showed what we could do. I have been really excited for Sophia all week and I am glad we worked hard together to get that one more gold medal,” added Julia Lilley Osende, Junior World Champion for the first time.

 

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The U23 Men’s K4 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Marshall Hugues (Cheema, Nova Scotia) and Zane Clarke (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) also showed a great performance on Sunday by placing 6th in an exciting final. The Canadian crew finished in a time of 1 minute 19,6 seconds, a new National Record for the team in this event. Slovakia took the lead just a few seconds ahead, with a time of 1 minute 17,9 seconds.

Saturday’s bronze medallists Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) took part in the U23 Women’s C2 500m where they place 6th with a time of 2:01,9 seconds.

Laurent Lavigne from Trois-Rivières placed 3rd in the Junior Men K1 500m B final, Ottawa’s U23 Women Kayak athlete, Madeline Schmidt, placed 5th in the K1 500m B final and the Junior Women K2 crew of Maren Bradley (Ottawa, Ontario) and Brooklyn Wodehouse (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 8th in the 500m B final.

The Canadian Team concludes this Junior and U23 World Championship with a total of 5 gold medals, 1 bronze medal and the International Canoe Federation award of the best women’s canoe federation. More information can be found on the ICF websiteand you can watch all races again on Planet Canoe.

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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

Jul
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two More Golds and One Bronze For Canada on Day 3 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) Women’s Canoe U23 and Junior team dominated again in Plovdiv by winning two more golds and one bronze medal on Saturday at the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and Sophia Jensen (Cascades, Québec) both claimed their second World Champion title in the U23 and Junior C1 200m final, respectively.

After both winning their C1 500m gold medals on Friday, Vincent and Jensen proved everyone they were the best in the world in these events.

“It’s been an amazing few days racing in Plovdiv with the Canadian team,” said Katie Vincent, after winning this weekend her 5th C1 World Champion title ever. “The vibe here on the team isvery important, everyone is focused and ready to go, proud of representing Canada at such a major event!”.

Katie Vincent is now done racing at this Championship and will be taking over @CanoeKayakCAN social media channels on Sunday cheering on her teammates and showing Canada how it’s like behing the World Championships scene.

 

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Teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) also stepped on the world’s podium by picking up bronze in the U23 Women C2 200m final. The Canadian crew crossed the finish line with a time of 45,4 seconds, behind Belarus (43,7 seconds) and Uzbekistan (43,8 seconds).

Also taking parts in finals today was the Women’s C2 Junior crew of Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, Ontario) and Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia). They placed 5th in the 200m final with a time of 46,7 closely won by the France crew (46,1 seconds).

On the men’s kayak side, Junior athlete Alexandre Martin (Trois-Rivières, Québec) finished 5th in the K1 200m final with a time of 35,9. The sprint was won by Poland who crossed the finish line in a time of 35,2 seconds.

“It was another fantastic day for Team Canada with the Women’s Canoe leading the way, once again,” explained CKC’s head coach, Anders Gustaffson. “We have a very positive momentum within the team right now and we are hungry for more great performances in the remaining finals tomorrow!”

Action continues on Sunday in Plovdiv, with the last semi-finals and finals of this Championship. Make sure to watch our U23 Men’s K4 crew, Junior Women’s C2, U23 Women’s K1 athlete Madeline Schmidt, U23 Women’s C2 crew and more exciting races. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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Jul
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two Gold Medals for Canada on Day 1 of Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 27, 2018) – Canadian Junior and U23 athletes Sophia Jensen and Katie Vincent stole the show in Plovdiv on Friday by both winning a gold medal in the Junior and U23 Women’s C1 500m events.

It only took one paddle stroke for the 16-year-old athlete from Chelsea, Quebec, Sophia Jensen, to take the lead in the Junior C1 500m big final. Some 2 minutes and 19 seconds later, Jensen was crossing the finish line first, three seconds ahead of Russia and Hungary.

Under-23 athlete, Katie Vincent, of Mississauga, Ont., repeated the feat in her category’s event by crossing the finish line with a time of 2 minutes 9 seconds, a few tenths of a second ahead of Belarus and Russia.

 

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“Sometimes, our woman’s canoe team make seems what they do look easy. But we know and see daily how much hard work and focus that lies behind their success,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach Anders Gustafsson. “These races are extremely hard to win and I’m immensely proud of the girls and their achievements today”.

Watch Sophia’s gold medal race here:

 

Watch Katie’s gold medal race here:

 

Five other Canadian athletes took part in the finals of Friday. Nova Scotian canoeist, Craig Spence, showed a great performance in a strong U23 C1 1000m final coming 5th with a time of 4 min 14 seconds.

The Junior crew of Alix Plomteux (Lac Beauport, Qc) and Philipe Turcanu (Ottawa, Ont.) had a great race leading the way in the C2 1000m and placed 6th after a hard and solid finish with a time of 3 min 56,6 seconds, just three seconds behind Russia’s gold medalists.

Ontario athlete, Maren Bradley, placed second in the Junior Women’s K1 1000m B final, while Cameron Low, also from Ontario, finished 6th in the Men’s B final.

Action start again on Saturday in Plovdiv, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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Watch the Men’s C2 final here:

 

Watch Craig’s final here:

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Top Paddlers to Line Up for Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships  
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 25, 2018) – Some 1000 athletes from 68 nations will line up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada’s top paddlers will be battling for top honours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 26 to 29.

 

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships 

When:
Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29

 Where:
Plovdiv Rowing Canal, Final Complex
4002 Septemvri,
Plovdiv, Bulgarie – Map

 

Twenty Canadian athletes will be competing this week on the waters of Bulgaria’s second-largest city. Katie Vincent (Ontario) will be battling to get her U23 C1 200m World Champion title again, while Sophia Jensen (Quebec) will try to get the same title in the Junior category, where she placed 2ndin Pitesti, Romania last year.

The Canadian team will also be looking to claim the World Champion’s title in the U23 Men’s K4 event and step on the Worlds podium in many other events.

“We have a promising team competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships this year and we are very confident they will be able to achieve great results,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“Our athletes have been stepping up their game in the last months by training hard and working on our vision for the coming years and this Championship will be a good opportunity for our team to test the preparation in our Together to Tokyo vision.”

The 2018 Championship begins in Plovdiv on Thurday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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

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Jul
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to announce the selected canoe sprint team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Championship. The event will take place in Szolnok, Hungary from August 10 to 12.

“We are happy to announce we will be sending a great group of sprint athletes to this World University Championship,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We have not been sending a team to this event in many years and this championship will be an excellent opportunity for this team.”

The team that was selected at the last set of the National Sprint Team trials held last June in Montreal will be led by Mark Granger, Canoe Kayak Canada’s athlete development head coach. All athletes named to the team are currently studying in a Canadian University or graduated in the last year.

 

2018 FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP NATIONAL TEAM 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Hometown
Jacob Steele Maskwa Jon Pike Halifax
James Lavallée Toba Jerome Seremak Winnipeg

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Hometown
Anna Negulic Maskwa Jon Pike Halifax
Hayley Plante Balmy Beach Peter Martinek Toronto
Keisha Tomisak Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier Sherbrooke
Olivia Denman Senobe Jeff Houser Dartmouth

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Emmanuelle Guilbert Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic Kirkland

 

 

More information can be found on the International University Sports Federation’s website and on the event’s website.

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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Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

Jul
16
admin@canoekayak.ca
Canoe Kayak Recognized as a ‘Partners in Play’ Sport by Special Olympics Ontario
Canoe Sprint, Partners
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada, Canoe Kayak Ontario and Special Olympics Ontario are excited to announce that Canoe Kayak is now officially recognized as a ‘Partners in Play’ program by Special Olympics Ontario.

Since 2007, Canoe Kayak Canada has supported its Clubs in creating and growing programing for Canadians with intellectual disabilities. The Paddle All program has grown at clubs across the country, giving opportunities for athletes who were previously unable to enjoy the sport to get out on the water. At a competitive level, races for athletes with intellectual disabilities are now included in Provincial and Divisional competitions, and are included at the Sprint National Championships.

The recognition in the Province of Ontario of Canoe Kayak as a ‘Partners in Play’ program is a significant step forward for Canoe Kayak Canada, Canoe Kayak Ontario and member clubs in the province, as they collectively look to increase opportunities for paddlers with intellectual disabilities. The ‘Partners in Play’ initiative fosters the development of partnerships between Special Olympics Ontario and local community sport organizations. These partnerships will increase the support for club programing for athletes with intellectual disabilities, help to remove barriers for participation and enhance outreach and engagement. The programing also offers branding opportunities with Special Olympics Ontario and makes Special Olympics Ontario resources available for member clubs.

Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario spoke of the opportunity this partnership offers, “We pride ourselves on being an organization that breaks down barriers and creates sport opportunities. This new partnership adds an option that aligns well with our mission and aspirations for the future”

For the 2018 Season, the Canoe Kayak Ontario ‘Partners in Play’ program will include Special Olympics Ontario educational opportunities, connections with regional Special Olympics Ontario staff for clubs and will also include recognized Special Olympics competition at the Divisional, Provincial and Ontario Summer Games level.

“We are very excited to partner with Special Olympics Ontario and Canoe Kayak Canada to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of canoeing and kayaking to individuals with an intellectual disability,” said Ryan Blair, Technical Director of the Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Affiliation. “Special Olympics Ontario’s mission to enrich the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport perfectly aligns with the great programs already provided by our member clubs.”

With this landmark agreement in place, Canoe Kayak Canada will work with its Paddle All Committee and Special Olympics Chapter leadership to use the Ontario agreement as a model for expanding the Canoe Kayak Canada and Special Olympics partnership across the country. The goal is to give more Canadians the opportunity to safely enjoy the sport.

Paolo Paiment, a Special Olympics skater and swimmer, who is also an accomplished paddler having won Provincial medals and competed at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Championships for Ottawa River Canoe Club was asked about his reaction to the new partnerships. Paiment’s reply was enthusiastic, “Oh yes …It is so exciting, I have wanted to race in my kayak as a Special Olympic paddler. Going to the Ontario Summer Games will be fun!”

For more information about the Special Olympics Ontario ‘Partners in Play’ program contact Chris Mehak (ChrisM@specialolympicsontario.com), for information regarding the Canoe Kayak Ontario’s Special Olympic programing and competitions contact Ryan Blair, Technical Director OCSRA (ryanlblair@gmail.com), for general inquiries regarding Canoe Kayak Canada’s programing contact Ian Mortimer, Director of Development, (imortimer@canoekayak.ca)

 

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

Jul
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint Athlete Dominik Crête Wins Race-Off and Qualifies for Senior World Championships
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (July 9, 2018) – Dominik Crête from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won the Men’s K1 200-meter race-off this morning and qualified for the Men’s Kayak Senior Sprint Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 Senior World Championships next August.

The race-off took place Monday morning at the Olympic Bassin in Montréal. Two Canadians took part in this race in order to finalize the Worlds Team selection. Dominik Crête won the race with a time of 34.71 seconds, finishing ahead of Nova Scotian athlete Alexander Scott with 35.4 seconds.

“Dominik showed a solid performance this morning with a convincing win”, said Anders Gustafsson, National Sprint Team’s Head Coach. “We are very pleased to see Dominik qualify for the 2018 Senior World Team”.

Despite his second place, Scott was already named to the World Team due to his World Cups results and will be focusing on crew boats. Both athletes will bewill be flying with the rest of the teamfor the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships happening August 22 to 25 in Montemor-O-Vehlo, Portugal.

“I feel really good but mostly relieved and excited for the future,” explained Crêtea few hours after his race. “My goal was to come up with a good race plan and concentrate on reaching a state of mind that would allow me to prove what I’m worth, and we can say it’s mission accomplished. Alex is a formidable competitor that I respect a lot and I’m happy to be joining him and the team for worlds.”

 

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Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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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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(418) 271-3785

Jul
4
admin@canoekayak.ca
Some 400 Sprint Paddlers Celebrate Canada Day at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Annual Canada Cup Regatta
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 4, 2018) – Close to 400 sprint paddlers from all across the country came together to celebrate Canada Day at the 2018 East and West Canada Cup happening Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. The Canada Cup West took place on Lake Wascana in Regina, while the Canada Cup East was held on Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa.

“It was really great to see so many sprint paddlers from all over Canada and the United states, competing at these two Canada Cups,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development, Ian Mortimer, who attended both events over the weekend. “The Canada Cup event is an amazing racing opportunity for developing athletes as they get to compete against other provinces, clubs and countries. It is also a great way to celebrate the Canada Day weekend, it was pretty special to watch paddlers from the Yukon to Nova Scotia competing at these two events over a single weekend.”

The Canada Cups included single, crew boat and war canoe races and saw participants from 25 teams from across North America including American and Canadian Clubs, as well as Canadian Provincial Teams.

Due to the extreme heat of Ottawa, many of the East Canada Cup’s races were canceled on July 1 for safety and health concerns of all participants and volunteers as the Humidex soared to the mid 40°C range.

The team championship trophy for East Canada Cup was secured by the home team, the Rideau Canoe Club who pulled out a victory over the Ontario Team  and the Atlantic Team over this shortened schedule. The West Canada Cup was won by the Calgary Canoe Club, earning a victory over Oklahoma City River Sport and the Wascana Racing Canoe Club.

Canadian sprint paddlers now enter their Divisional Regatta schedules, competing in their local regions as they set their sights on Lac Des Nations in Sherbrook for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships, taking place from August 28 to September 1.

 

Visit the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get all results from the East Canada Cup and the West Canada Cup, make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates and photos from the event.

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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Jun
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selected 2018 National Sprint and Paracanoe Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 26, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to announce the selection of the Junior, U23 and Senior National Sprint and Paracanoe teams that will be representing Canada this summer on the international stage.

“The third set of the National Sprint Team Trials in Montreal was the last opportunity for Canoe Kayak Canada and the High-Performance Committee to finalize the selection of our teams,” explained Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at CKC. “Our Canadian athletes have demonstrated impressive performances over the course of the World Cup season and National Team Trials. I am excited about the potential of our teams as they head to their International Championships over the remainder of the competitive season”.

Canadian athletes were selected to compete in one or more competitions to take place later during the summer. The selection was based on the 2018 Selection Criteria published earlier this year on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

The international canoe sprint competitions include:

ICF 2018 Sprint and Paracanoe Senior World Championships
August 22-25, Montemor O Vehlo, Portugal 

ICF 2018 Sprint U23 and Junior World Championships
July 26-29, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

2018 Sprint and Paracanoe Pan American Championships
September 13-16, Dartmouth, Canada

2018 Sprint Junior Pan American Championships
September 13-16, Dartmouth, Canada

2018 Olympic Hopes International Regatta
September 14-16, Poznan, Poland

  

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

 MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Andreas Dittmer,
Rob Baert
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Andreas Dittmer,
Scott Oldershaw
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Roland Varga Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer,
Helen Savin
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Craig Spence Cheema Andreas Dittmer,
Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Drew Hodges Rideau Andreas Dittmer Senior Pan American
Stephen Frodsham Rideau Andreas Dittmer Senior Pan American

 

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk,
Mathieu Pelletier
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Jan Kruk,
Rob Baert
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Katie Vincent Mississauga Jan Kruk,
Kyle Jeffery
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Nadya Crossman-Serb Toba Jan Kruk,
Jerome Seremak
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport Jan Kruk,
Luc Grenier
Senior Pan American
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Rideau Jan Kruk Senior Pan American

 

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Dominik Crête Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mark De Jonge Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Jon Pike
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Ryan Cochrane Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Marshall Hughes Cheema Frédéric Jobin,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Nicholas Matveev Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Alexander Scott Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Jon Pike
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Zane Clarke Maskwa Jon Pike U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Brian Malfesi Ridge Frédéric Jobin,
Tessa Nagai
Senior Pan American
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin Senior Pan American
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Senior Pan American

 

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Burloak Chad Brooks,
Adam Oldershaw
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Chad Brooks,
Peter Martinek
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Lissa Bissonnette Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks,
Erik Mihalovic
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Michelle Russell Cheema Chad Brooks,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Natalie Davison Rideau Chad Brooks Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Madeleine Schmidt Rideau Chad Brooks Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Alexa Irvin Maskwa Jon Pike Senior Pan American
Andréanne Langlois Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks,
Mathieu Pelletier
Senior Pan American

 

 

PARACANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire Marc Creamer,
Michael Thomas,
Eric Mihalovic
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Erica Scarff Balmy Beach Marc Creamer,
Peter Martinek
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan Marc Creamer,
Hélène Gervais
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Dave Waters Maskwa Jon Pike Senior Pan American
Draga Kujlak Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Ed Urquhart Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Michael Trauner Ottawa River Joel Hazzen Senior Pan American
Stefan Samoila Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Trinity Tratch Calgary Marc Creamer,
Edgar Garza
Senior Pan American
Yves Bourque Shawinigan Hélène Gervais Senior Pan American
Zach Lauzière-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke Marc Creamer,
Nathan Desmarais
Senior Pan American

 

 

JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM

 

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Alix Plomteux Lac Beauport Luc Grenier,
Maxim Poulin
Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa River Joel Hazzan Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Édouard Beaumier Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Mason Koch Cheema Mike Kerrivan,
Anna Hetzler
Junior Pan American
Max Perry Burloak Hunter George Junior Pan American
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPharson Junior Pan American
Alec Sibthorpe Rideau Reid Furquharson Olympic Hopes
Andrew Billard Maskwa Jon Pike Olympic Hopes
Marc Cinq-Mars Richmond Hill Helen Savin Olympic Hopes
Ydris Hunter False Creek Diane Tam Olympic Hopes

 

 

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Julia Lilley Osende Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Kate Pennyfather Burloak Adam Oldershaw Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Sophia Jensen Cascades Jan Kruk, Adam Mayo Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Ava Carew Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Evie MacDonald Caleton Place Patrick Lester Junior Pan American
Geneva Bond Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Jessica MacKay Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Kavita Thomas Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place Patrick Lester Junior Pan American
Maika Nadeau Lac Beauport Luc Grenier, Maxim Poulin Junior Pan American
Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Michaela Ermanovics Rideau Andres Carranco, Reid Farquharson Junior Pan American
Samantha Loutet Burnaby Peter Majewski Junior Pan American
Ella Hodgson-Pageau Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson Olympic Hopes
Sloan McKenzie Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Anna Hetzler Olympic Hopes

 

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Cameron Low Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre
Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Alexandre Martin Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Alexander Hoferek Rideau Andres Carranco Junior Pan American
Alex Canning Banook Toshko Kalpakov Junior Pan American
Alexis Savard-Drouin Burloak Adam Oldershaw Junior Pan American
Cameron Ledrew Cheema Mike Kerrivan,
Anna Hetzler
Junior Pan American
Daniel McCullough Saskatoon Rob Sleeth Junior Pan American
Louis Vranderick Lachine Samuel Raiche Junior Pan American
Vadim Covalciuc Lachine Samuel Raiche Junior Pan American
Craig Jonhson Senobe Rob Baert Olympic Hopes
Ian Gaudet Banook Toshko Kalpakov Olympic Hopes
Jeremy Desousa Pointe-Claire Michael Thomas,
Eric Mihalovic
Olympic Hopes

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Maren Bradley Rideau Reid Farquharson,
Andres Carranco
Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Brooklyn Wodehouse Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre
Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Alexanne Morin Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Ariane Desserault Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Anna O’Brien Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Claire Carruthers Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Junior Pan American
Erin Demopolis Burloak Hunter George Junior Pan American
Lily Baert Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Samantha Stein Balmy Beach Kevin MacIntyre Junior Pan American
Adriana Lilley Osende Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Olympic Hopes
Florence Turcotte Lachine Samuel Raiche Olympic Hopes
Hayley Conrad Rideau Reid Farquharson Olympic Hopes
Sarah Nagy Richmond Hill Helen Savin Olympic Hopes
Toshka Besharah Rideau Reid Farquharson Olympic Hopes

 

 

Get the National Sprint Team Trials #3 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch all races on the CKC YouTube Channel.

To get more information about the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International events of 2018, visit the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

 

 

 

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

Jun
24
admin@canoekayak.ca
Exciting Final Day of the National Sprint Team Trials for Canoe Kayak Canada
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s sprint paddlers completed day three of their final team trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Twenty-three finals took place on Sunday and Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the selected athletes that will be representing the country on the international stage later this week. 

“It has been a big weekend for our Canadian sprint athletes and we were happy see their hard workd being put into some exciting races over the last three days”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Now, it’s time to make the final selection of the athletes that will be representing Canada on the world stage in the next few months.”

Among the many great results of Sunday, Dominik Crête of Trois-Rivières placed first in the Men’s K1 200m final with a time of 34.6 seconds, in a close finish with Olympian Mark De Jonge (Maskwa) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport). 

Once again, three generations of Women’s canoe stood on the same podium. World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières) took the lead in the Women’s 500m final, followed by teammate Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Junior athlete Sofia Jensen (Cascades).

On the men’s side, Stephen Frodsham (Rideau) won the C1 500m race, followed by Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) and Drew Hodges (Rideau). Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) placed first in the women’s K1 200m event in a close finish with Andreanne Langlois (2nd – Trois-Rivières) and Michelle Russell (3rd – Cheema).

 

You can watch the National Sprint Team races on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel, and you can find more results and updates of this last set of the National Sprint Team Trials on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app.

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the 2018 Canadian Teams later this week on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website. Follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates and 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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Jun
23
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Successful Second Day for Canadian Sprint at the National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada sprint athletes lined up again today on the Olympic Basin in Montreal for the second day of the selection of the national team. The 30 races of the day led to 12 exciting 500 and 1000 meters-finals. 

Among the many great results Saturday, paracanoe athletes showed some impressive and inspiring performances. Erica Scarff from Balmy Beach placed first in the Para K1 Women 200m with a time of 54.9 seconds while on the men’s side, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald from Sherbrooke won with a time of 44.7 seconds.

“Our athletes’ results today show the hard work and great support everyone is putting into the Paracanoe program all over the country, especially provinces like Ontario and Québec,” explained Marc Creamer, Paracanoe National Team Coach and Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is so great to see our long-standing athletes and new comers to the program racing this weekend. It proves that Canadian paracanoe program is moving in the right direction.”

Mathieu St-Pierre from Shawinigan took first place in the Para Open VA 200m-race, followed closely by Dave Waters from the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia.

Other great performances on Saturday included Brian Malfesi (Ridge) winning the Men’s K1 1000m, Connor Fiztpatrick (Senobe) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) coming first in the Men’s C2 1000m, Nadya Crossman-Serb (Toba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe) taking first place in the Women’s C2 500m and Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach) finishing first in the Women’s K2 500m event.

 

The action continues on Sunday with the last races of the weekend. Starts lists and live results are posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store

Live results are also posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website and you can watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more updates and make sure to follow @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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Jun
22
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Solid Start for Canadian Sprint Paddlers on Day One of Final National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 22, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s best sprint paddlers started Day One of the final National Sprint Team Trials with great performances. Close to 300 athletes of all age categories from all across the country competed on Friday at the Olympic Basin in Montréal, trying to get a spot on this year’s National Teams.

“It was great to see three generations of women’s canoe performing well today as they battled to qualify for Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships” said Graham Barton, Technical Chief Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was also great to see Olympian Mark Oldershaw back out in front setting a great example for the younger generations,” added National Team’s Head Coach, Anders Gustafsson.

Among the 84 races leading to 19 different finals taking place on Friday, Canadian athletes paddled down the race course in order to prove they deserve to represent Canada on the international stage in 2018.

In addition to some 700 people present at the Olympic Basin, 2 300 tuned in to watch the event that was video live streamed on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s YouTube Channel.

The action will continue on Saturday and Sunday with more exciting finals over the distances of 200, 500 and 1000 meters.

 

Starts lists and live results are posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store.

Live results are also posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website and you can watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more updates and make sure to follow @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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May
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names Jensen and Turcanu to the 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior World Championship Team  
Canoe Sprint, Teams
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Mai 31, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name Sophia Jensen (Québec) and Philip Turcanu (Ontario) as the first two athletes to the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Sprint Junior World Championships to be held from July 26 – 29 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Both Jensen and Turcanu earned these nominations with victories in their respective C-1 Olympic events at the immediaC National Sprint Team Trials #2 that took place in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the weekend of May 18 to 20.

 

“Both Sophia and Philip delivered impressive performances to win against older competitors at the Sprint trials on Lake Banook,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Both have shown they have the ability to perform at a high level and will represent Canada well at the Junior World Championships in July.”

Jensen powered her way to a victory in the Women’s C-1 200m with a time of 53.351 seconds, leading the way in a strong field show casing the next generation of Women’s Canoe athletes following in the footsteps of the World leading Senior Team. Turcanu proved his fitness and perseverance battling through a strong head wind in the Men’s C-1 1000m final on the last day of competition, crossing the line first in a time of 5:12.207.

The remaining spots on the Junior World Championship team will be earned at the National Sprint Team Trials #3 which will be held in Montreal, Québec from June 22 – 24.

Full results from the immediaC National Sprint Team Trials #2 are available on the ImmediaC CKC Web App at http://ckc.immediac.com/.

 

 

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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May
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada Dominates Women’s Canoe at the 2018 World Cups with Two New Gold Medals 
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 27, 2018) – Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) stole the show on the last day of the second World Cup by both making their way on top of the podium in C1 after scoring gold together in C-2 on Saturday.

Vincent-Lapointe, of Trois-Rivières in Québec, set the fastest time in the Women’s C1 200m on Saturday morning, finishing first with a time of 45.885 seconds. Her teammate Vincent, from Mississauga, Ontario, also made her trip to the top of the podium by winning the Women’s C1 500m with a time of 2:06.482.

 

https://www.facebook.com/planetcanoe/videos/10155531534628848/

https://www.facebook.com/planetcanoe/videos/10155531615108848/

 

The Canadian canoe kayak sprint team completed the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Cup 2 bringing home a total of 5 medals and a new world record after taking part in more than twenty finals over the weekend.

“These two World Cups were a good measure of the improvement we were looking for over last year’s results,” explain Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was another good step in the right direction”.

“Of course, Laurence and Katie’s results were impressive, but there were many great finals for the rest of our team today and over the weekend,” he added. “Now it is time to assess our performances and fine tune our preparation for those athletes who will compete at the Junior/U23 World Championships at the end of July and at the Senior World Championships in August.”

 

https://www.facebook.com/planetcanoe/videos/10155531310573848/

 

Young athlete Alex Scott (Nova Scotia) made it to the Men’s K1 200m final on Sunday and placed 6th with a time 36.386 seconds, not far behind Russian Evgenii Lukanstov, who took gold by posting a time of 35.424 seconds.

The kayak crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Ontario), Ryan Cochrane (Québec) and Marshall Hughes (Nova Scotia) paddled their way to K4 500-meter final where they placed 7th in an exciting finish with a time of 1:22.9 seconds.

The women’s crew also qualified for the K4 final. Ontario teammates Courtney Stott, Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Natalie Davison and Madeline Schmidt placed 8th in the 500-meter final with a time of 1:36.7 seconds.

Tom Hall, of Nova Scotia, with teammate Evan Bezemer, of Ontario, placed 9th in the Men’s C2 200-meter final. The Canadian crew finished the sprint in a time of 39.575.

Seven Canadian crews also made it to the B finals on the last day of the ICF World Cup series. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s website to get all results, videos and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Team Canada is now coming back to Canada in order to get more preparation for the World Championships taking place in Europe later this season. Sprint athletes will be competing at the end of June for the last selection of the National Teams. The competition will take place at the Olympic Basin, in Montréal, Qc.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing list to get all news directly to your email and visit canoekayak.ca for more information about the different events being hosted this summer.

 

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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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May
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
3 Medals and 1 New World Record for the Canadian Sprint Team on Day 2 of the ICF World Cup 2
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 26, 2018) – Eleven Canadian crews made it to the big finals on day two of the International Canoe Federation World Cup 2 in Duisburg, Germany. Canada won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal on Saturday, and for the second time this season, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent broke together a new record in the C2 event.

“It was great to see our Canadian athletes step on the podium three times today and to see so many of our crews in the A Finals,” said Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the sprint team at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We had some more good qualifications today and we all look forward to more chances of additional medals tomorrow. This final World Cup competition is proving to be a great learning experience for our young team and will be great for our preparations for World Championships later this year”.

After breaking their 2017 World Best Time last week in Szeged, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) and partner Katie Vincent (Ontario) won another World Cup gold medal in the Women’s C2 500m final. The duo beat their time by more than two second on Saturday, setting a fast time of 1 minute 51.428 seconds.

 

https://www.facebook.com/CanoeKayakCAN/videos/1936876129721059/

https://www.facebook.com/planetcanoe/videos/10155529586218848/

 

Also in the C2 final were Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario). The Canadian crew crossed the finish line a few seconds their teammates, placing 6thwith a time of 2:02.537.

The Men’s Kayak K2 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) had a strong finish placing 2nd in a breathtaking 500m final. They won silver with a time of 1:28.776 seconds, just behind Slovakia who took gold in 1:28.627.

Also on the podium today was the C2 crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova Scotia). The Women’s crew placed third in the C2 200m final, taking bronze with a time of 45.1 seconds. Roy-Cyr and Hardy-Kavanagh also took part in the final finishing in 5th place with a close time of 45.6 seconds.

Many other athletes took part in different finals during the day. On the Women’s side, Michelle Russel (Nova Scotia) placed 7th in the K1 500m final, Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Lissa Bissonnette (Québec) came 8th in the K2 500m final and Madeline Schmidt (Ontario) finished 7th in the Women’s K1 500m B Final.

On the Men’s side, Craig Spence (Nova Scotia) had a great final and placed 5thin the C1 1000m, Alex Scott (Nova Scotia) and Ryan Cochrane (Québec) placed 5thin the K2 200m final and Stephen Frodsham (Ontario) and Evan Bezemer (Ontario) came 6thin the C2 500m final, while Tom Hall (Nova Scotia) and Bret Himmelman (Nova Scotia) finished 9th.

The action will continue on Sunday with the final races of the 2018 World Cup series. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s websiteto get all results and start lists and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news directly to your email or visit canoekayak.cafor more 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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May
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
10 Canadian Crews Advance to Finals on Day 1 of Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Germany
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 25, 2018) – A total of 24 Canadian canoe kayak sprint athletes lined up on Duisburg’s international race course on Friday morning for the second and last 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup. Fifteen Canadian crews made it to the semi-finals and ten of them qualified for the big finals.

“We are looking for improvement and this certainly fits the bill,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We still have a lot of work to do between now and the World Championships, but there are promising signs as we prepare for Tokyo 2020”.

“There is a total of 54 countries competing this weekend,” added Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the Canadian Sprint team. “These races will give us a lot of information on how to best build our team and our crews. Every single race is evaluated, and our progression is what matters most”.

The Women’s K2 500m of Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Lissa Bissonnette (Québec) had a strong finish coming third edging out Poland and Germany to make it to the big final. Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) also qualified for the Men’s K2 500m final.

The Women’s Canoe team took the lead in the heats. Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario) qualified for the A final in the Women’s C2 200m eventas well as teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova Scotia). The Final will take place on Saturday morning.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) qualified directly for the Women’s C2 500m final by winning their heat with a time of one minute and 53 seconds. Roy-Cyr and Hardy-Kavanagh also qualified for the big final after placing second in the semi-final behind the Japanese crew.

On the Men’s side, the crew of Roland Varga (Ontario) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Nova Scotia) placed 9thin the Men’s C2 1000m Final with a time of 3:44.083 seconds. Teammates Mark James (Nova Scotia) and Drew Hodges (Ontario) placed 1stin the B Final with a time of 3 minutes and 39 seconds.

Two Men’s Canoe crew also qualified for the Men’s C2 500m final taking place on Saturday. Stephen Frodsham (Ontario) and Evan Bezemer (Ontario) qualified by coming first in the semi-final, followed by Tom Hall (Nova Scotia) and Bret Himmelman (Nova Scotia) who place seconds.

The action will continue on Saturday and Sunday with more heats, semi-finals and finals. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s websiteto get all results and start lists and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news directly to your email or visit canoekayak.cafor more updates.

 

ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup

Canadian canoe sprint and marathon athlete Madeline Mitchell (Manitoba) is also representing Canada this weekend at the 2018 ICF Marathon World Cup. The international competition is taking place in Viana-do-Castelo in Portugal from May 25 to 27.

Mitchell will be racing on Saturday, May 26 in the Women’s C1 short event on a distance of 3.6 km as well as on Sunday, May 27 in the Women’s C1 15.4 km. The short event will include three laps and three portages while the long event will include four laps, three portages and one small lap.

You can find all start lists, results and live action on the International Canoe Federation 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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May
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Kayak Sprint Athletes Ready for World Cup 2 Starting Friday in Duisburg, Germany
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DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest athletes moved from Hungary to Germany and will be representing Canada at the second and last ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup. The event is starting on Friday, May 25 and is being held in Duisburg, Germany.

“Our Canadian team showed great overall results last week in Szeged,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our women’s canoe brought home two golds and one silver, and we are looking forward to seeing what the whole team will do this weekend. These two World Cups are an excellent preparation for the upcoming Senior World Championships”.

 

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What:
International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint World Cup 2

Start Lists & Live Results

When:
Friday, May 25 (8:30 to 18:30 CEST.)
Saturday, May 26 (8:30 to 18:55 CEST.)
Sunday, May 27 (8:30 to 16:40 CEST.)

Where:
Kanu-Regatta-Verein Duisburg e.V.
Kruppstraße 30B, 47055
Duisburg, Germany – Map

Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and results directly to your email and follow Planet Canoe on the ICF websiteto get 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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May
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Second Gold Medal and New Official World Best Time for Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 20, 2018) – Canadian Women’s Canoe athlete, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), won a second gold medal on Sunday and set a new official world best time in the C1 200 meter-event at the ICF Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Vincent-Lapointe finished the race with a new record of 44.502 seconds. Her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) wasn’t too far behind as she placed third in a time of 45.737 seconds. Silver went to Russia’s Olesia Romasenko with a time of 45.660 seconds

https://www.facebook.com/CanoeKayakCAN/photos/a.251563811585641.58548.250167265058629/1928625677212771/?type=3

https://www.facebook.com/planetcanoe/videos/10155516912618848/?t=0

 

“This is really exciting for our sport, but also for all Canadians,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the Canadian sprint team. “For the second time at a World Cup event, these two ladies managed to stand on the podium together both in C1 and C2. Katie is still a U23 athlete, so this is very promising for the coming years.”

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpiritOfKayak/videos/800007830192796/

 

Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) also had a great performance Sunday as she placed 6thin the Women’s C1 500-meter final. The Canadian Women’s canoe team qualified for a total of 8 finals winning two golds and one bronze.

Both Canadian Women’s and Men’s K4 crews reached the finals on Sunday. Ryan Cochrane (Nova Scotia), Mark De Jonge (Nova Scotia), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) placed 7thin a time of 1:20.3 seconds. On the women’s side, Michelle Russel (Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Québec), Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Madeline Schmidt (Ontario) placed 9thin a time of 1:35.3 seconds.

The first ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup is now completed, and the action will start again on Friday, May 25 for the second World Cup in Duisburg, Germany.

 

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Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

For more information about World Cup 2 in Duisburg, Germany, visit the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 event’s pageon the International Canoe Federation’s 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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May
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gold Medal and New World Best Time for Canadian Duo Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Sprint World Cup  
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 19, 2018) – Canadian Sprint paddlers Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) captured gold Saturday in the Women’s C2 500m event at the International Canoe Federation’s first World Cup of 2018. The Canadian duo posted a time of 1:53.513 seconds in an exciting battle with China who took silver with a close time of 1:54.958.

“We knew the Chinese crew would be strong,” explained Laurence Vincent-Lapointe during an interview with Canoe Kayak Canada. “They were ahead of us during the first half of the heat, so we knew the final would be hard, but we planned to focus on our finish. We know we can be strong at the end of a race and that’s what we did, it was amazing”.

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Women’s Canoe events will be contested for the first time at the 2020 Olympic games, and this result indicates that Canada will be a contender for the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.

Also in the final were teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova Scotia) who finished 8thin a time of 2:05.958 seconds in the new Olympic event.

 

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Team Canada athletes qualified for a total eight finals on Saturday. Michelle Russell (Nova Scotia) finished 7thin the Women’s K1 500m, Craig Spence (Nova Scotia) placed 9 in the Men’s C1 1000m-event and paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre (Québec) finished 4thin the Men’s KL2 200m race.

Teammates Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario) placed 4thin the Women’s C2 200meter-event followed by Crossman-Serb and MacIntosh, and Ryan Cochrane (Nova Scotia) and Mark De Jonge (Nova Scotia) placed 5thin the Men’s K2 200m.

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The action continues on Sunday for the last day of this first World Cup. Among the many races, both Canadian Women’s and Men’s K4 crews will try to qualify for the big final and Women’s canoe 2017 World Champion will battle through semi-finals to secure a spot for the finals.

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe 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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Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Strong Start for Women’s Canoe On Day 2 of the ICF World Cup 1  
Canoe Sprint, World Cups
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 18, 2018) – Twenty-seven Canadian sprint athletes competed in seventeen different events on day two of the first International Canoe Federation World Cup held in Szeged, Hungary. All of Canada’s Women C2 crews advanced to the Finals.

“Our Women’s Canoe athletes stood out on the race course today,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Sprint Head Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Women’s Canoe level is very impressive this year and it is really good for our team, it will definitely help to push our crews”.

The 2017 World Champions, Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) qualified directly to the Final after winning their heat in the Women’s C2 500-meter event. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova-Scotia) also won their heat and will join Vincent-Lapointe and Crossman Serb in the Final on Saturday. 

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Crossman-Serb and MacIntosh also qualified for the Women’s C2 200-meter Final, so did the young crew of Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario). Again, two Canadian crews will be trying reach the podium in the big final Saturday.

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It was a big day Friday for Men’s Canoe athletes as they were going through qualifications, semi-finals and finals in the C2 1000-meter event. The two Canadian crews came first and second after battling it out in the B Final. Roland Varga (Ontario) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Nova Scotia) came first in a time of 3:44.4 while Drew Hodges (Ontario) and Mark James (Nova Scotia) followed closely behind with a time of 3:45.1.

Paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre (Québec) will be competing in the Men’s VL2 200-meter big final on Saturday.

Many other Canadian athletes qualified for semi-finals and will be trying to line up for finals in the next two days.

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

 

Canadian Sprint Team Trials

Most of our Canadian sprint athletes are also competing this weekend on Lake Banook in Nova Scotia for the second set of the National Sprint Team trials. 

Follow the action on the Canoe Kayak Canadawebsite as well as on the official CKC Mobile Apppowered by ImmediaC and you can watch all races live on the CKC YouTube Channel.

 

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

May
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Paddlers to Line Up for ImmediaC Canoe Kayak Canada National Team Trials #2  
Canoe Sprint
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (May 17, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s paddlers will be lining up for the second set of the National Sprint Team Trials this weekend on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This second selection of a series of three National Sprint Team Trials will take place from Friday, May 18thto Sunday, May 20th.

“While our World Cups teams are competing in Europe, these trials are a second competition opportunity for our Canadian paddlers to gain points in the selection process for the carded national sprint teams and the event will also serve as part of the selection process for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is good to be back on the Canadian waters and I am looking forward to seeing our athletes racing on Lake Banook this weekend”.

What:
ImmediaC Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint Team Trials #2

Start Lists & Results
Download the ImmediaC CKC mobile app (Apple Store/ Google Play Store)

When:
Friday, May 18 (8:30 to 15:00 ADT.)
Saturday, May 19 (8:30 to 15:15 ADT.)
Sunday, May 20 (8:30 to 14:15 ADT.)

Where:
Lake Banook
34 Boathouse Lane,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3 – Map

WATCH THE RACES LIVE : 

The event hosted by Canoe Kayak Canada and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada will be presented by partner ImmediaC. Starts lists and live results will be posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile appavailable on the Apple Storeand on the Google Play Store.

Live results will also be posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteand you will be able to watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

Following this event, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting the third and final set of National Sprint Team Trials at the Olympic Basin in Montréal, Québec, from June 22 to 24.

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

 

Jul
27
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Top Young Canadian Paddlers Ready for Sprint World Championships
Canoe Sprint, International
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 27, 2017) – Canada is sending a strong team of sprint canoe kayak athletes to this week’s ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships in Pitesti, Romania. For the 35 young Canadian athletes, this is a pivotal event to measure themselves against the next generation of elite international paddlers.

“These championships are a really useful indicator of how well a paddler is progressing towards success at the senior level,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s also a great dress rehearsal for those athletes competing next month at the Senior Worlds in the Czech Republic, like Katie Vincent in women’s canoe.”

Barton points to Vincent (Mississauga, ON) as one of Canada’s best chances to medal this week at the U23 level. She captured gold in the Women’s C-1 200m final at last year’s U23 World Championship. In C-2 competition, there are high hopes for the duo of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) in the C-2 500m and the pair of Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) in the C-2 200m.

In men’s canoe, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) has earned some encouraging results in Senior World Cup events this season and expects to challenge for a place on the podium in the U23 C-1 1000m.

In kayak competition, the Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) is coming off an outstanding performance against strong international competition at the Canada Cup regatta in Shawinigan, Quebec earlier this month.

“And for the athletes competing in the Junior Worlds, this event gives them a good sense for how well they’re progressing down the pathway to what each of them hopes will be an eventual Olympic or Paralympic medal,” added Barton.

Two of the canoe athletes hoping to make a big splash in Romania are Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) and Isaac Finklestein (Ottawa, ON) who dominated their respective divisions at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials last month in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Jensen, 15, took home a pair of gold medals in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m and 500m events. Finklestein, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club, captured three gold in the Junior Men’s C-1 500m, C-1 1000m and the C-2 1000m.

The official draw can be found here, and you can watch live streamed coverage of the events on Planet Canoe, the official YouTube channel of the ICF. Canoe Kayak Canada will issue daily highlights of Team Canada performances. Complete event results can be found here.

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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