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Jun
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC names Sprint World Championship Teams – Under 23, Junior, and Olympic Hopes Regatta
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OTTAWA, ON (July 28, 2024) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) announces the 2024 rosters of sprint paddlers nominated to compete at the U23, Junior, ICF Canoe World Championships and the Olympic Hopes Regatta this summer.  

 Canada will be proudly represented by 35 emerging paddlers at the ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 17-21. 

 The Canoe Sprint Olympic Hopes Regatta will take place September 19-22 in Szeged, Hungary featuring 24 of Canada’s top U16 and U17 paddlers in the iconic event that showcases the next generation of Olympic talent. 

“Our recent National Team Trials showed the incredible depth of talented paddlers being produced by our club system in Canada, 385 athletes competed in highly contested races for spots on these teams,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Chief Technical Officer, “we are very proud of all the athletes who lined up for a chance to race for Canada and look forward to seeing how our teams will stack up with the best in the World this summer.” 

The team selection event was held at the National Team Trials at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, Quebec from June 22-24.  

The Canadian Team Rosters: 

U23 World Championship 

Women’s Kayak
Maren Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club
Julia Demchuk – Calgary Canoe Club
Ivy Murphy – Banook Canoe Club
Brianna Smith – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Men’s Kayak 
Jason Burkholder – Burloak Canoe Club
Ian Gaudet – Banook Canoe Club
Mathieu Gilbert – Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières
Nathan Koné – Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières 

Men’s Canoe
Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Zachary Kralik – Mississauga Canoe Club
Viktor Hardy  – Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport

Women’s Canoe
Evie Macdonald – Rideau Canoe Club
Jacy Grant – Cheema Aquatic Club
Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club
Zoe Wojtyk – Rideau Canoe Club 

Junior (U18) World Championship  

Women’s Kayak  
Anna Archibald – Banook Canoe Club
Chloe Bryer – Burloak Canoe Club
Florence Hamel – Lachine Canoe Club
Maea Knights – Burloak Canoe Club
Callie Loch – Rideau Canoe Club

Men’s Kayak
Conrad Hoogerboord – Senobe Aquatic Club
Tate Levy – Senobe Aquatic Club
Carter Naugler – Senobe Aquatic Club
Luke Enns – Toba Canoe and Kayak Club
Henrik Neuspiel  – Rideau Canoe Club

Men’s Canoe
Cole Norman – Rideau Canoe Club
Duncan Giles – Senobe Canoe Club
Cameron Hall – Cheema Aquatic Club
Alexander MacNeil – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Justin Bokyo – Calgary Canoe Club

Women’s Canoe
Ruby Muhl – Rideau Canoe Club
Ella Cozens – Cheema Aquatic Club
Emerson Eisener – Cheema Aquatic Club
Victoria Tran – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Charlotte C. Désy – Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport 

Olympic Hopes Regatta

U17
Women’s Kayak
Anna Archibald – Banook Canoe Club
Emilee Vaters – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Maea Knights – Burloak Canoe Club

Men’s Kayak
Conrad Hoogerboord – Senobe Aquatic Club
Henrik Neuspiel – Rideau Canoe Club
Tate Levy - Senobe Aquatic Club

Men’s Canoe
Justin Bokyo – Calgary Canoe Club
Baer Robertson – Wascana Racing Canoe Club
Liam MacDonald – Senobe Aquatic Club

Women’s Canoe
Amélie Laliberte – Club de canotage Otterburn
Megan Thompson – Cheema Aquatic Club
Victoria Tran – Maskwa Aquatic Club

U16
Women’s Kayak
Abigaelle Legrand – Le Club de canoë kayak de Pointe-Claire
Cassie Kenny – Burloak Canoe Club
Gaelle Bousquet  – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Men’s Kayak
Rylan Carrigan – Pisiquid Canoe Club
Michael Chaban – Mississauga Canoe Club
Aidan Kinnard – Burloak Canoe Club

Men’s Canoe
Matthew Brown – Maskwa Canoe Club
Alec MacAulay – Cheema Aquatic Club
Josh Sargant – Mississauga Canoe Club

Women’s Canoe
Emerson Eisener – Cheema Aquatic Club
Abbigail Haines – Carleton Place Canoe Club
Isabel Lowry – Carleton Place Canoe Club

Best of luck to all of our teams! Racing and results can be found at planetcanoe.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 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
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Emmalee Nother
Communications Coordinator
enother@canoekayak.ca  

 

May
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.

RESULTS
ROSTER

May
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two Canadian canoe/kayak slalom athletes set to make Olympic debut at Paris 2024
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VALLEYFIELD, QUEBEC (May 8, 2024) – Canoe Kayak Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the roster of Team Canada canoe/kayak slalom athletes selected to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The athletes are:

Alex Baldoni (Pau, France)
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.)

Baldoni and Betteridge both qualified for Paris 2024 by winning their respective C-1 events at the 2024 COPAC Canoe Slalom Americas Olympic Qualifier in mid-March. Paris 2024 will mark the Olympic debut of both athletes.

Baldoni was a finalist in men’s C-1 at the 2023 International Canoe Federation (ICF) U23 World Championships, where he placed 10th. He was a semifinalist there in men’s kayak cross, placing fifth overall. He went on to win the silver medal in men’s kayak cross and place fifth in the men’s C-1 event at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. In 2021, he achieved Canada’s best-ever performance in men’s canoe slalom when he placed sixth at the ICF Junior World Championships.

“The last four years have been incredible, but also very hard while training. I have worked really hard and spent countless hours on the water trying to improve on every possible aspect, whether technical, psychological, physical preparation, relaxation and recovery. Now I have finally qualified for my first Olympic Games! I am very much looking forward to experiencing such a great event and to becoming an Olympian!”


After gaining a great appreciation for Canadian values and culture while spending a month each year in Canada throughout his childhood, Baldoni, who was born and raised in France but holds dual citizenship, chose to represent his mother’s home country as part of Team Canada on the international stage.

Betteridge, who has been representing Canada at the senior ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships since 2017, continues to build on her road to Paris after winning two silver medals at Santiago 2023 in women’s C-1 and women’s kayak cross. The day after she earned her Olympic qualification, she won gold in the women’s K-1 and silver in the women’s C-1 at the 2024 Pan American Championships.

I just returned from a training camp at the Olympic course in Paris and the venue is very impressive!” said Betteridge. “I’m really excited to see some of my friends and family sitting in the stands, cheering for Team Canada, in a country that is very passionate about canoeing. The energy at this event is going to be wild!”

In addition to competing in the women’s C-1 event in which Betteridge earned her Olympic quota spot, the 26-year-old will also compete in the inaugural Olympic women’s kayak cross competition, as well as the women’s K-1 event. Baldoni will compete in both the men’s C-1 and kayak cross events.

We are thrilled to be racing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where canoe slalom has a huge fan base!” said Team Leader and three-time Olympian, James Cartwright. “The atmosphere at the slalom venue is going to be enormous and our team has become very comfortable training and racing in France. We have been preparing in France since 2021 and it has become our second home and we are looking forward to the big show!”

Paris 2024 will mark the Olympic debut of kayak cross – an exciting new competition format in which four athletes race head-to-head through a whitewater course. Kayak cross was on the competition program for both the Lima 2019 and Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

Canada has been competing in canoe/kayak slalom at the Olympic Games since the sport’s debut at Munich 1972. While a Canadian has yet to win an Olympic medal in canoe/kayak slalom, David Ford came closest with his fourth-place finish in the men’s K-1 event at Athens 2004. Women’s canoe was included on the Olympic programme for the first time at Tokyo 2020, making the sport gender balanced.

Canoe/kayak slalom will take place July 27 to August 5 (Day 1 to 10) at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium. 

A huge congratulations to Alex and Lois for their first Olympic selection on the canoe/kayak slalom team. Their speed, ability and precise boat control allowed them to overcome challenges and push their limits rapid after rapid. I am very proud of them,’’ said Bruny Surin, Team Canada’s Paris 2024 Chef de Mission. ’’Experiencing the atmosphere of the Games is unique and I wish them a rich and successful journey.

Team Canada’s canoe/kayak slalom team for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games also includes the following coaches and support staff:

James Cartwright (Ottawa, Ont.) – Team Leader
Anthony Colin (Pau, France) – Coach
Ian Mortimer (Ottawa, Ont.) – Chief Technical Officer
Michal Staniszewski (Gatineau, Que) – Coach

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 Organisations.

The latest Team Canada Paris 2024 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

Tara MacBournie, Program Manager, Sport Communications
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-522-8328
E: tmacbournie@olympic.ca

Oct
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
MAJOR MEDAL HAUL FOR CANADIAN SLALOM PADDLERS AT THE 2023 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
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Canada’s top slalom paddlers captured five medals at the Pan American Games in Los Andes, Chile yesterday.

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) secured Canada’s first slalom medal of the day in the women’s C1 event.  Betteridge made quick work of a very challenging course and weather conditions in Río Aconcagua to secure the silver behind Brazil with a time of 119.69.

“I’m super stoked. This is my second Pan Am medal, as I also won a silver at the Pan Am Games in Lima,” shared Betteridge.  “It would have been nice to finish in first but being second behind one of the best in the world is pretty exciting. It was a challenging course, there were not a lot of white-water features so you need to pull really hard to get some of the moves but I dug deep today and got the job done.”

Mael Rivard (Ottawa, ON) was next up on the podium in the men’s K1 event, securing the bronze medal behind USA and Brazil. “It was a really hard race, the course was pretty hard and very shallow but I really just went for it and it worked out.”

Léa Baldoni (Pau, France) also won bronze in the women’s K1 event with USA and Brazil taking gold and silver respectively. “There was a lot of fighting right until the end with some touch penalties but I still had the third fastest time of the day so I’m pretty happy to bring home a medal for Canada.”

The highly anticipated Kayak Cross events marked an exciting end to the Slalom competition with four boats simultaneously launching off a ramp, placed more than two metres above the water, splashing onto the course, and battling through the course as a full-contact sport.

Alex Baldoni (Pau, France) breezed through the semi-finals to fight in the finals against Brazil. Baldoni crossed the line in 2nd place, feeling redeemed from his disappointment of just missing the podium in the K1 event earlier that day.

“It was really hard after my K1 race to get back into focus for this race but my sister (Léa Baldoni) helped me a lot and she was there for me and that’s what makes the difference in the end,” he said.
“It wasn’t my best start off the ramp but it was really tight with Brazil and it was a very good fight so I’m really happy with this silver medal.”

Betteridge added another silver to her medal count in the women’s kayak cross event. She crossed the line in 4th, however, once the penalties were applied against her competitors, the outcome was a 5th medal for Canada. “To be able to stand on the podium twice today is pretty exciting. I met my goals here in Los Andes, which was to medal in both my categories. It feels unreal.”

Tokyo Olympian Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.) was unfortunately knocked out in the Kayak Cross time trials on Friday.

RESULTS

TEAM CANADA PAN AMERICAN SLALOM TEAM

Alex Baldoni (Pau, France) – C1 and Kayak Cross
Léa Baldoni (Pau, France) – K1 and Kayak Cross
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.) – C1 and Kayak Cross
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.) – Kayak Cross
Maël Rivard (Ottawa, Ont.) – K1 and Kayak Cross

Oct
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
How to Follow: SLALOM – 2023 Pan American Games
Canoe Slalom, International
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Canada’s top Slalom paddlers are ready to ride the waves in Río Aconcagua, Los Andes, Chile for the 2023 Pan American Games! Starting Friday October 27 until Sunday, October, 29, this event will showcase the top Slalom athletes who are currently on their journey to Paddle to Paris. Please find below important information including schedules and how to watch live.

Quick Links:

Official Santiago 2023 Website
Day to Day Schedules
RESULTS

Team Canada Pan Am Games Hub

Live Coverage of the Slalom events :
Pan Am Sports Channel
CBC Coverage

TEAM CANADA PAN AMERICAN SLALOM TEAM

Alex Baldoni (Pau, France) – C1 and Kayak Cross
Léa Baldoni (Pau, France) – K1 and Kayak Cross
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.) – C1 and Kayak Cross
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.) – Kayak Cross
Maël Rivard (Ottawa, Ont.) – K1 and Kayak Cross

RACE SCHEDULE (subject to change):

FRIDAY OCTOBER 27

Event Athlete
MEN Kayak Cross K1 Time Trial Maël Rivard, Alex Baldoni
WOMEN Kayak Cross K1 Time Trial Lois Betteridge, Léa Baldoni, Florence Maheu
MEN Kayak Cross K1 Quarterfinal
WOMEN Kayak Cross K1 Quarter Final

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28

Event                                                                                                                 Athlete

MEN C1 Heats Run 1 Alex Baldoni
WOMEN C1 Heats Run 1 Lois Betteridge
MEN K1 Heats Run 1 Maël Rivard
WOMEN K1 Heats Run 1 Léa Baldoni
MEN C1 Heats Run 2
WOMEN C1 Heats Run 2
MEN K1 Heats Run 2
WOMEN K1 Heats Run 2

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29

Event                                                                          Athlete

MEN C1 Semifinal
WOMEN C1 Semifinal  
MEN K1 Semifinal  
WOMEN K1 Semifinal  
MEN C1 FINAL  
WOMEN C1 FINAL  
MEN K1 FINAL  
WOMEN K1 FINAL  
MEN Kayak Cross SF 1  
MEN Kayak Cross SF 2  
WOMEN Kayak Cross SF 1  
WOMEN Kayak Cross SF2  
MEN Kayak Cross FINAL  
WOMEN Kayak Cross FINAL  
   
Sep
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada’s Santiago 2023 canoe/kayak sprint team announced
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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

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
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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

 

 

Sep
9
admin@canoekayak.ca
Canada’s Top Slalom Paddlers Wrap-up World Cup season in Prague
Canoe Slalom, International, Teams, World Cups
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (September 9, 2019) – The Canadian slalom team wrapped up the World Cup season at the Prague Whitewater course competing in the World Cup Final and the Extreme Slalom World Championships.

Ben Hayward finished 6th in the Extreme Slalom K1 event and narrowly missed advancing to the finals after a close photo finish video review eliminated Hayward from the 4-boat final. Haley Daniels finished 14th overall in the women’s K1 Extreme Slalom event. Michael Tayler and Ben Hayward also advanced to the semi-final in the Canoe Slalom K1 event demonstrating speed and composure placing 5th and 9th in 2nd heat. Tayler placed 33rd and Hayward finished 40th respectively K1 semi-final on Sunday.

“I’m pleased with the resilience and mental toughness this weekend. Many of our athletes struggled throughout the week with a bug going through the team. They put down fast race runs and were competitive when the pressure was on” said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We will be looking to extract the lessons from this race, remember what was good and forget what didn’t work so well. We want to end the season on a high note in Seu.”

2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup Final Results

2019 Extreme Slalom World Championships Results

The team will now be heading to La Seu d’Urgell, Spain to prepare for the World Championships taking place September 25-29 which will also count as an Olympic Qualification Event. Countries will be vying for Quotas for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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

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

 

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of High Performance and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Feb
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Important rule changes announced by the ICF ahead of 2019 season
International
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The 2019 international canoe season is shaping as a blockbuster, with eight separate world championships, as well as Olympic and Paralympic qualifiers.

Several changes have been introduced ahead of the 2019 season, which federations, teams and athletes should familiarise themselves with. Some involve changes to entry procedures, others involve stricter anti-doping education rules, and others involve changes to competition formats.

The first chapter of each rules book covers laws which relate to ALL disciplines. The list below covers just some of the changes ahead of this season. It is important Federations, athletes and coaches check out all the rule changes here.

ATHLETE ENTRIES

First and foremost, teams need to be aware of new requirements for athlete entries for competitions. Nominal entries will now close ten (10) days before the first day of competition (or before classification for paracanoe).

There will now be a late entry fee for any nominal entries submitted after that deadline. Under the previous rules, deadlines were different for each discipline. The ICF believes making the 10-day deadline will make it less confusing for teams.

Teams will be sent reminder emails ahead of the final deadlines for world cups and world championships.

ANTI-DOPING

The ICF congress has endorsed a proposal to extend compulsory anti-doping education courses to all senior, U23 and junior international athletes across all canoeing disciplines.

It is important federations and teams understand that these education courses are compulsory and need to be completed before athletes compete in an international competition. Details about courses can be found here.

NATIONS CUPS

From 2019 there will only be one Nations Cup presented at each world championships. Previously cups were awarded for individual categories, but now the best performing team across the board will be recognised.

CANOE SPRINT

One of the biggest changes will see “next best time” no longer used for progression from semi-finals to finals for any event with between 28 and 54 boats. There will now be three semi-finals, and the top three from each semi will go through to the final.

The next three will go to a B final, and the next three to a C final. Best times will still be used in some situations for progression from heats to semi-finals, including in events where there are more than 54 entries.

“Next best times” will no longer be used in the Olympic Games, and the ICF is looking replicate the Olympic racing program.

CANOE SLALOM

Organisers will now have the option adding two extra upstream gates. Previously the maximum allowed was six, but now there can be eight. The change is to provide more challenges to the athletes.

Organisers also now have the option to set a shorter course, bringing the minimum length down from 200 metres to 150 metres.

EXTREME SLALOM

Competitors must now ensure their head AND shoulders now pass through the gate. Previously just ensuring your head crossed the line was acceptable.

WILDWATER

There will no longer be restrictions on the width of boats used in non-ICF events. Under the old rules, all competitions had to follow the 60 centimetre rule for K1, 70 centimetre for C1 and 80 centimetre for C2.

However in an effort to attract more paddlers, those restrictions will no longer apply for events outside world cups and world championships.

There will also be changes to introduce gender equality in finals, with an additional three places for women in the K1 sprint events, and an extra two places in C1 sprint. This will bring 15 men and 15 women in sprint finals, and 12 men and women in the C1.

FREESTYLE

Gender equality will also now be achieved in freestyle, with three team places now available for junior women, up from the original two.

CANOE POLO

Team cards have now been eliminated. Under the new system, players will now receive individual green cards, and the fourth player on a team to infringe will be given a yellow card.

Canoe polo will also introduce powerplays this year, and there will be a change to the way penalties are taken. Players will now be closer to the goal, but will need to contend with a goalkeeper.

Go to the ICF website to find all the rules for the coming season.

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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Mar
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to Host the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
International
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DARTMOUTH, N.S. (March 23, 2018) Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has been chosen to represent sprint canoe on the world stage for the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, an event they are calling – Canoe ‘22.

In the final bidding process, Canada was selected as the successful proponent against Russian and Romanian competing bids. Dartmouth has previously hosted these Senior World Championships in 2009 and 1997 and the Junior World Championships in 1987.

In August 2022 – Dartmouth will be welcoming athletes and families from across the globe to join in a celebration of sport, community, and excellence. Athletes from 70 countries are forecasted to compete in Dartmouth for the World Championships.

“As a former athlete who has grown up paddling on Lake Banook, and who has had the experience of racing at a World Championship here, I am extremely excited to show the world the great depth of our paddling community.  Our officials, clubs, and volunteers are some of the best in the world, and we are certainly up to the challenge of hosting the best World Championships ever” said LA Dempster, who, along with Chris Keevill is Co-Chair, Canoe ’22.

CEO at Canoe Kayak Canada, Casey Wade said, “Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted that the Worlds are returning to Canada in 2022. This is an exciting time for our sport as it will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate and showcase our own Canadian heroes on our home soil as we continue to strengthen our high-performance program”.

A major priority of the host organizing committee (HOC) of Canoe ‘22 is to use this event as an opportunity to further develop coaches, athletes, and officials in the region. Canada will be hosting the top-tier, global experts, and the HOC plans to hold various seminars and workshops to ensure local talent reaps the benefits.

Canoe ‘22 will also provide the opportunity to develop and revitalize existing infrastructure at Lake Banook. Plans for major capital projects include the remodeling of the current judge’s tower, Atlantic Division Racing Centre upgrades, wakeless pontoon boats and a permanent video broadcast anchoring system.

The HOC has made a commitment to creating a $1 million legacy to benefit local paddling initiatives that support the strategic intent at the national and international level. A similar fund was created with Canoe‘09 and has had a very positive impact supporting paddling throughout the Atlantic Region. Funding for the event will be provided by all three levels of government, generous corporate sponsors, and participating countries.

In January 2018, Lake Banook was also chosen to host the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships from September 13 to 16, 2018. The Pan Ams will serve as the ideal precursor to the Worlds event coming in 2022.

 

About the ADCKC

The ADCKC is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in Atlantic Canada. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, ADCKC represents over 40 percent of the registered paddlers across Canada. The organization works with the canoe kayak community to ensure all athletes are able to enjoy recreational and competitive paddling in the Atlantic region. Follow the ADCKC at TwitterFacebook, et  Instagram.  

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 :

 

Andrew Russell

Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada

andrew@adckc.ca

(902) 223-8107

 

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jan
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Dartmouth to host 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships
International
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DARTMOUTH, NS (January 8, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada are proud to announce that Lake Banook will host the 2018 Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships in September.

“CKC is delighted to be hosting the 2018 Pan Am Sprint Championship in Dartmouth which serves as the 2019 Pan American Games qualification regatta. With a world class venue and top level organizers we are confident that this will be an exceptional event,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada.

The Atlantic Division of CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) learned earlier this week that the Dartmouth race course had been chosen to host the prestigious international event. About 250 athletes representing 20 countries, and an additional 120 national team support staff, are expected to participate in the championship that will take place from September 13th to 16th.  The event will also serve as a Paracanoe championship and a Pan American Games qualifier.

“The Atlantic Divicion Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) has proven it’s ability to host world-class events that exceed all expectations,” said Joao Tomasini Schwertner, President of the Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC). “We are very excited to have the opportunity to produce a seamless competition and know all athletes, team members, VIP’s, Officials, spectators and Jury members will experience an unforgettable event,” he added.

The successful bid process was led by Olympian LA Dempster and Chris Keevill, CEO of Colour.

“We are thrilled to host the Pan American Championships and share our spectacular race course and all our city has to offer with participants from over 20 nations,” Dempster said.

“This competition will create a legacy that will allow us to attract even more international events and build the sport locally,” added Keevill.

Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada, said the championships will benefit Canadian paddlers.

“Hosting in Canada will also allow for greater Canadian athlete participation which serves to strengthen our high performance program and positions us well to qualify our boats for the 2019 Games in Lima, Peru,” he said.

 

About Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada

The ADCKC is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of canoe kayak in Atlantic Canada. Representing 12 member clubs and over 1,800 competitive athletes, ADCKC represents over 40 per cent of the registered paddlers across Canada. The organization works with the canoe kayak community to ensure all athletes are able to enjoy recreational and competitive paddling in the Atlantic region.

 

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: 

Tracy White
Manager, Strategic Projects
Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada
gm@adckc.ca
(902) 466-9925

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Oct
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Junior Team Wins 12 Gold Medals at the 2017 Pan American Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
International
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IBARRA, ECUADOR (Oct. 15, 2017) – It has been a successful weekend for the Canadian team at the Pan American Championships as the team brings home a total of 12 gold, 5 silver, and 9 bronze medals.

“All of the athletes arrived well prepared and delivered solid performances all weekend,” said Li-Yue Grenier, coach of the women’s kayak team for this competition. “They got more and more motivated with every day of the competition and got very excited for the last day of the sprints, where they showed what they were capable of,” she added.

500 meters
On Saturday, athletes competed in the 500 meter events. Once again, Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC) dominated the C1 women’s race, as did Ashley Card (Maskwa, NS) in the women’s K1.

The women’s K4 of Ashley Card, Grace Whebby (Mic Mac, NS), Corinna Higgins (Pointe-Clair, QC) and Adrianna Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, NS) came second, as did Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) and Marlee MacIntosh (Maskwa, NS) in the women’s C2 race. Also in the women’s category, Whebby and Higgins’ K2 crew earned a bronze medal. Palmer Lumb (Balmy Beach, ON) also brought home a bronze medal in the men’s K1 race.

200 meters
On Sunday, the athletes took part in their last races, the fast-paced 200 meter distance. Canadians dominated the sprints as Jensen and Whebby won the women’s C1 and K1 respectively, and Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau, ON) and Lumb won the same men’s events.

Paracanoe athletes also competed in the 200m events on Sunday. In the men’s event, Zach Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finished 3rd in the KL3 event and Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) picked up the third position in the VL2 event. In the momen’s event, Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) won the gold medal in the VL3 race and silver in the KL3 race.

A complete list of our athletes’ results can be found on the Canoe Kayak Canada website: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/event/sprint-pan-american-championships/

 

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

Oct
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Pan American Championships: Canadian Team Wins 5 Gold Medals on Day One of Finals
International
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IBARRA, ECUADOR (Oct. 13, 2017) – Friday the 13th did not bring bad luck for the Canadian team on their first day of finals at the Pan American Championships as the team completed the day with a total of 9 medals out of 10 races, including 5 gold medals.

“The future of these young athletes is very promising, and I am very excited to see them improve during the sprints in the next few days in Ibarra,” said Mark Granger, National Development Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “I look forward to seeing the athletes give their everything again and I believe we can win the overall title if we continue to battle the way we did today,” he added.

The Canadian team achieved excellent results today over the 1000 meters the distance. Despite the high altitude of the competition site, the Canadian athletes managed to win 5 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Photo: Max Finkelstein

Photo: Max Finkelstein

 

Sophia Jensen (Cascade, ON) and Isaac Finklestein (Rideau, ON) both paddled to gold in the Junior Men’s and Women’s C1 1000m. Women’s canoe athletes once again proved their strength as Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) and Marlee MacIntosh (Maskwa, NS) grabbed gold in the C2 1000m event.

The Men’s and Women’s K4 teams each gave a solid performance by powering to the top of the podium as well. “Both teams have shown a great improvement over the course of the season, and this result is very representative of their efforts throughout the summer,” said Graham Barton, Technical chief officer of the Canadian team.

A complete list of our athletes’ results can be found on the Canoe Kayak Canada website: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/event/sprint-pan-american-championships/

Races will continue tomorrow with the 500 meters event and Sunday with the 200 meters events.

       Photos: Max Finkelstein

 

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

Sep
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympic Hopes Team Returns Home with a Total of 9 medals
International
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (17 September 2017) – The last day of competitions of the Olympic Hopes Regatta took place on Sunday in Racice, Czech Republic. Forty Canadian athletes competed in this international competition where 33 different countries were represented.

“The level of competition at this regatta goes up every year, this competition is now the equivalent of a World Championships for these age groups,” said the Canadian team chief technical officer, Graham Barton, at the end of day on Sunday. “Our athletes have performed very well and now know the level required here against the strongest nations like Germany, Hungary or Poland. It will take a lot of work and collaboration, but I believe that as a nation we have the talent, “he added.

On the last day of the competition, the athletes competed on the distance of 200 meters. 12 Canadian crews made it to the finals, but the only medal of the day was won once again in the women’s canoe. Sloan Mackenzie of Nova Scotia (Cheema) grabbed the bronze medal in the C1 200m 2002 age category.

Overall, during this competition, the Canadian team will have won 5 bronze medals, 3 silvers and 1 gold. These excellent results show the athletes’ hard work throughout the season.

They will have to train more to continue performing internationally. The junior canoe kayak team will soon be participating in the Pan American Championships, to be held from 12 to 15 October in Ecuador.

To see all the results of the Olympic Hopes Regatta, go to the website of the event. You can also find Saturday and Sunday’s races online on Canoe Kayak Canada’s 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

Sep
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Team Gets 6 Medals on Day 2 of the Olympic Hopes Regatta
International
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (September 16, 2017) – Canadian athletes were competing today in the second day of the International Olympic Hopes Regatta. Almost all of the crews qualified for the finals, among which 6 crews won a place on the podium.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback today from the athletes,” said Graham Barton, chief technical officer of the Canadian team. “Everyone was excited to race and were getting into the competition spirit. After they made it through the heats, they learned to push it to the limit and continue to keep it up. We had success from our semis and had 16 crews in the finals,” added Barton.

Among the medalists was Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia) who won the gold medal in the women’s C1 500m 2001 age category, a few hundredths of a second ahead of the Hungarian Csenge Molnar. “She did not believe it when her coach, Jan Kruk, told her she had won the race, she was really excited,” said Graham Barton.

In the women’s canoe category, Marlee MacIntosh (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) placed second in the C1 500m 2000 age category and Sloan Mackenzie (Cheema, Nova Scotia) came third in the C1 500m 2002 age category. In the C2 event, Jessica Mackay (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) and Lilley Osende won a silver medal in the 2001 age category.

Andrew Billard (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) picked up the 3rd place in the Men’s C1 500m 2002 age category and the Men’s C4 crew of Nicholas Billard, Dawson Peachey (Maskwa, Nova Scotia), Tyler Laidlaw (Sack-a-wa, Nova Scotia) and Mason Koch (Cheema, NS) had an exciting race coming third in the 500m.

To get all the results of Day 1 and 2 of this regatta, go to the event website. Competitions will end on Sunday with the K1, C1, K2, C2, K4 and C4 event over the famous distance of 200 meters. You can find the schedule of the last day 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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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

 

Sep
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympic Hopes Regatta : 17 Canadian crews advance to Day 1 finals
International
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (September 15, 2017) – The conditions were ideal today in Racice, Czech Republic, for the Canadian junior team athletes participating in the first day of the International Olympic Hopes Regatta. Races will be held from September 15 to 17, and Canada had a strong start today by placing 17 crews in the finals of the single and tandem events.

“Women’s canoe continue to be the strength of the Canadien Team, although the rest of the world is breaking through and challenging our dominance,” said Graham Barton, chief technical officer of the Canadian team. “A regatta like this one is an opportunity for athletes to learn from international racing and to take that back as they prepare for the next few years,” he added.

The Canadian team had excellent performances today in Racice, but Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia) scored the best performance of the day by winning a silver medal in the C1 1000m Female (2001) event. Jessica Mackay (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) was not too far behind as she placed 4th in the same race. Sloan McKenzie (Cheema, Nova Scotia) came third  in the Women’s C1 1000m (2002) event.

Photo: Stephane Richard

Throughout the day, the athletes progressed quietly through the morning heats by taking the time to adjust to the international competition. At the end of the day, the athletes managed to cross the semi-finals by qualifying almost all crews in the finals.

To see all the results of Day 1 of this regatta, go to the event website. Competitions will continue tomorrow with the K1, C1, K2, C2, K4 and C4 event over the distance of 500 meters. You can find the schedule of Day 2 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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Top Young Canadian Paddlers Ready for Sprint World Championships
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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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