Bilewicz and Fanok to Represent Canada at the 2019 Canoe Marathon World Championships

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26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Bilewicz and Fanok to Represent Canada at the 2019 Canoe Marathon World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 26, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) is pleased to announce Patrick Bilewicz and Andrew Fanok as the two athletes who will be representing Canada at the 2019 ICF Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China from October 17th to 20th.

Bilewicz (Pickering, ON) and Fanok (Scarborough, ON) were selected as the members of the Canadian team following the Ontario World Marathon Trials which were held in conjunction with the Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association’s (OMCKRA) 41st annual Marsh Mash Canoe Race. The race took place on May 18th, 2019, on the Holland Marsh and Fraser Creek near Bradford, Ontario. Fanok finished the 24km race with a time of 1 hour and 59 minutes, followed by Bilewicz who finished in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Both Bilewicz and Fanok will be racing in the junior men K1 events as well as together in the junior men K2 event at the World Championships.

“This event will expand these athletes’ paddling experience and teamwork as they compete against the best in their respective category,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of CKC’s Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC). “CKC’s Marathon community will be cheering for these two athletes!”

This is the second time the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships is being held in Asia, with the first being in Singapore in 2011.

“We are very excited to represent Canada at our very first international competition, added Bilewicz and Fanok. “We have been working extremely hard to get here and are going to make this a memorable experience!”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

When:

October 17th – October 20th 2019

Where:

Shaoxing, China

Read more about Shaoxing here.

 

To learn more about the event, including the race schedule, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The sprint athletes and coaches nominated are:

Men’s Kayak

Marshall Hughes (Waverly, N.S.)

Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Jarrett Kenke (Saskatoon, Sask.)

Eric Ellery (Toronto, Ont.)

Jacob Steele (Halifax, N.S.)

 

Women’s Kayak

Andréanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, Que.)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, Ont.)

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, N.S.)

Anna Negulic (Bedford, N.S.)

 

Men’s Canoe

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, Ont.)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, N.S.)

 

Women’s Canoe

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, Que.)

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

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Coaches

Ryan Blair (Toronto, Ont.)

Lynwen Birch (Halifax N.S.)

Jon Pike (Dartmouth, N.S.)

 

 

The slalom athletes and coaches nominated are:

Men’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Women’s Kayak and Extreme Slalom

Olivia Norman (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Men’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, Ont.)

 

Women’s Canoe and Extreme Slalom

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, Ont.)

 

Coach (Canoe Slalom)

Michal Staniszewski (Gatineau, Que.)

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

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

Jun
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
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
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship Team Announced
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 13, 2019) – Following two exciting International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the 20 athletes who will be wearing the maple leaf at the 2019 Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th.

The 2019 Canadian World Cup Team competed in Poznan, Poland and Duisburg, Germany coming away with many notable results including nine podium finishes by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent.

“The team we selected following the World Cups showed several opportunities to reach finals, be on the podium and qualify for the Olympics later this summer”, said Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada, Graham Barton. “While this is the core of our team for 2019, we will continue to evaluate results at a selection event at the end of June to see if there are any performances that show us they deserve to be added to the team.”

The 2019 World Championships will also serve as an Olympic qualification event where Canadian paddlers will aim to secure boats for Tokyo 2020. Canada’s women’s Canoe powerhouses Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe will look to defend their 2018 World Champion titles in C2 500m, as well as Laurence’s World Champion titles in C1 5000m and C1 200m.

“I am very excited to put the maple leaf back on and race at the World Championships,” said Canadian athlete Brian Malfesi, who last competed at the World Championships in 2015. “It fills me with pride to race for Canada and I am humbled by all the support I have received along the way. Our entire team is focused and ready to qualify the boats for 2020.”

 

World Cup 1 results here.

World Cup 2 results here.

 

2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert, 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
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
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

 

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

 

 

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
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
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

Sep
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 19 Canoe Freestyle Athletes on the 2019 Worlds Team
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 7, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 19 canoe freestyle paddlers to represent Canada at the 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 8 different categories. The World competition will be held in Sort, Spain from July 2 to 7 of 2019.

Canadian athletes were selected August 5th at the National Freestyle Team Trials that took place in Kananaskis, Alberta during the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Whitewater and through video submission for the Squirt Boat category.

Learn more about the named athletes here.

“I am happy to see such a broad and diverse group of freestyle athletes fighting for a spot on our National Team. We have a history of performing at the World Championships and I look forward to these athletes building on that success next summer” announced James Cartwright, Whitewater High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was a competitive field and thanks to the leadership from ICF Head Judge Trevor L’Heureux, we were able to fit the full competition into a tight window of water availability”.

The named athletes will be representing Canada at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships from July 2nd – 7th in Sort, Spain in K1 Men, K1 Women, K1 Junior Men, K1 Junior Women, C1 Open, OC1 Open, Squirt Men and Squirt Women categories.

You can get the Freestyle National Team Trials results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website and you can find more information about the ICF events by visiting the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s websiteto get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates.

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

May
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names Jensen and Turcanu to the 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior World Championship Team  
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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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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

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

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

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

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

You can get the Slalom National Team Trials results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website and you can find more information about the ICF events by visiting the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

 

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

 

Women’s Canoe

 

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

 

Men’s Kayak

 

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

Ben Hayward

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

 

Women’s Kayak

 

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

 

Men’s Extreme Slalom

 

TEAM ATHLETE HOMETOWN PROVINCE
Senior *Conditional

Ben Hayward

Ottawa, ON Whitewater Ontario
Senior/U23/

Junior

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

 

Women’s Extreme Slalom

 

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

 

Mixed Double Canoe

 

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

 

 

May
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 7 New Athletes to the 2018 World Cup Sprint Teams
Teams
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Canoe Kayak Canada Names 7 New Athletes to the 2018 World Cup Sprint Teams 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 1, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce several additions to the Canadian Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cups at the end of May.

“The senior athletes added will provide flexibility in assessing our potential for crews to meet the Senior World Championship performance standard and the U23 athletes selected will gain valuable international competition experience as they develop toward being part of our Olympic Team in 2024” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton.

The International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends starting May 18.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
U23 Bret Himmelman Bedford, NS Maskwa Andreas Dittmer, Jon Pike
U23 Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
U23 Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer, Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski, Mike Kerrivan
SR Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer, Ben Tardioli
U23 Evan Bezemer Mississauga, ON Mississauga Andreas Dittmer, Tamas Buday Sr, Kyle Jeffery
SR Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
SR Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer, Helen Savin
U23 Stephen Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer, Wade Farquaharson
U23 Tom Hall Waverly, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer, Mike Kerrivan

 

  

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
U23 Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk, Luc Grenier
U23 Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
U23 Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk, Rob Baert
U23 Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk, Kyle Jeffery
SR Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
U23 Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Jan Kruk, Jerome Seremak
U23 Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk

 

  

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
U23 Alexander Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin, Jon Pike
SR Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
SR Mark De Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
U23 Marshall Hughes Waverly, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin, Mike Kerrivan
U23 Nicholas Matveev Toronto, OM Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin, Peter Martinek
U23 Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
SR Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin

  

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
SR Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks, Adam Oldershaw
SR Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks, Mathieu Pelletier
SR Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks, Peter Martinek
SR Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks, Erik Mihalovic
U23 Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks
SR Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks, Mike Kerrivan
SR Natalie Davison Manotick, ON Rideau Chad Brooks

 

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
SR Mathieu St. Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Marc Creamer, Hélène Gervais
SR Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Marc Creamer, Edgar Garza

  

 

Get the Sprint National Team #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch the Finals on the YouTube Channel.

To get more information about the ICF World Cups, visit the International Canoe Federations event’s calendaronline.

 

 

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

Apr
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Names 2018 World Cup Sprint and Paracanoe Teams  
Teams
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 25 athletes to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups. Canadian athletes were selected this weekend at the first set of the National Sprint Team Trials and Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent already secured a spot for the Senior World Championships team.

“We saw several impressive performances over the weekend here on Lake Lanier, and we look forward to taking this team of athletes to Europe to line up against some of the best athletes in the world,” announced Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s the beginning of a new season and we have a great group of young and talented athletes as we get closer to Tokyo 2020.”

In addition to the World Cups’ teams nominations, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) secured their spot on the Senior team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor O Velho, Portugal, August 23 to 26, 2018.

The International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends starting May 18.

 

Team Announcement

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Andreas Dittmer, Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski, Mike Kerrivan
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Andreas Dittmer, Ben Tardioli
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer, Helen Savin

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk, Luc Grenier
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk, Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk, Kyle Jeffery
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Jan Kruk
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk

 

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alexander Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Mark De Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverly, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin, Mike Kerrivan
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, OM Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks, Mathieu Pelletier
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks, Erik Mihalovic
Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks, Mike Kerrivan

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Mathieu St. Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Marc Creamer, Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Marc Creamer, Edgar Garza

  

Get the Sprint National Team #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch the Finals on the YouTube Channel.

To get more information about the ICF World Cups, 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

 

 

Apr
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers To Take Their First Strokes Into The Competition Season
Nationals, Teams
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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 19, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest sprint and paracanoe paddlers will be lining up for the first set of the National Team Trials this weekend on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. This first selection of a series of three Sprint National Team Trials will take place at the 1996 Olympic venue from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd.

“Most of our Sprint and Paracanoe athletes spent the last few months training in the warm waters of Florida in order to get ready for this first team selection,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They had some great results in training and now it is time to test that preparation in their first races of the year.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the 2018 Canoe Sprint World Cups taking place in Europe at the end of May. These National Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships Teams and the Senior Pan American Championships Team.

 

What:
Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials and selection of the 2018 World Cup Canadian Team.

Start Lists & Results

When:
Friday, April 20 (8:30 to 17:00 EST.)
Saturday, April 21 (8:30 to 16:50 EST.)
Sunday, April 22 (8:30 to 15:00 EST.)

Where:
Lake Lanier Olympic Park,
3105 Clarks Bridge Road,
Gainesville, GA | Map

 

Following this event, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting two other sets of National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials in May and June. These events will be used to select the Junior, U23 and Senior teams representing Canada at the various international events taking place this summer. 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

Mar
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
The Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, ON to Become Home of the Men’s Canoe Sprint National Training Center
Teams
0

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 15, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the partnership with the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, Ontario as the new home of the Canadian Men’s Canoe Sprint team.

“We are delighted to partner with the Rideau Canoe Club and Carleton University to develop a world-leading environment for our National Men’s Canoe Team”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We now have a strong network of facilities, support and coaching leadership in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia to focus the preparation of our senior athletes for the upcoming World Championships in 2018 and 2019 as well as the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.”

“We are also very excited to partner with Canoe Kayak Canada in providing a home base for the Canadian Men’s Canoe Sprint team”, said Tom Hoferek, Commodore at the Rideau Canoe Club. “We take great pride in the world class facility we have here and are confident that having this elite training centre operating out of our club will be a win-win for Canoe Kayak Canada and for the Rideau Canoe Club.”

Under the leadership of the Men’s Canoe Sprint coach, Andreas Dittmer, athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, sport performance services and support for special projects will be allocated to the center to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

“Over the past years, our team has been working to provide the best environments and facilities for our fastest athletes to train together with support from National Team coaches and sport science staff”, said Casey Wade, Chief Executive Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “With Andreas as the new coach and Ottawa as a new home, our Men’s Canoe Sprint teams will have all the facilities and services needed to be successful internationally for the coming years”.

In addition to the local partners, the new national team training center and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

 

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

Dec
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Montreal and Atlantic Canada to Become Home of the Para Canoe and Sprint Women’s Canoe National Training Center
Teams
0

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 18, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the partnerships with Montreal and Atlantic Canada as the new homes of the Canadian National Para Canoe team and National Women’s Canoe team, respectively.

CKC is pleased to partner with the Institut national du Sport de Québec (INS Québec) and the Olympic Basin of Montréal to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Para Canoe program, as well as with the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic (CSCA) in Halifax, NS and the Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada (ADCKC) as home of the National Women’s Canoe program.

Para Canoe National Training Center

Marc Creamer, Para Canoe National Coach and Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada, will be leading the training center, located in the heart of the Olympic Park in Montréal. Through partnership with the Olympic Bassin, a legacy from the 1976 Summer Olympics, the athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments.

“I am delighted to have our Para Canoe Training Center established here in Montreal”, said Creamer. “It is an exciting initiative as our team will be lucky to benefit from world class training facilities at the historic Olympic Bassin on Parc Jean-Drapeau and there is no doubt this will have a tremendous impact on our potential for Tokyo and Paris”, he added.

National Team Training Centers are designed to bring training groups, National Team coaches and technical experts together along with optimal training infrastructure to ensure the highest quality daily training environment for podium potential athletes.

INS Québec develops close to 500 athletes supported by Sport Canada or the Équipe Québec program of the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche. With a view to ensuring that both high-performance and up-and-coming athletes can compete on a level playing field on the international scene, INS Québec will offer our Para Canoe athletes excellent services to ensure their good performances on the international stage.

 

Women’s Canoe National Training Center

Under the leadership of Jan Kruk, Women’s Canoe National Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada, the Women’s Canoe athletes will also have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, sport performance services and support for special projects will also be allocated to the center.

“As we continue to strengthen our sprint high performance program, it’s important that we provide an environment for our top-level athletes to train together with daily support from national team coaches and sport science staff”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We are proud to have two world champion female canoers and the creation of this center, through our partnership with the CSCA and ADCKC, will help ensure that our women’s canoe team will be successful internationally for years to come”, he added.

The CSCA already works with the ADCKC and CKC as they became home of the Women’s Kayak team in 2016. The National Training center offers an off-water weight training center, boat storage and access to a world class, nine lane International Canoe Federation race-course, complete to install start gates.

 

“Both of these two National Training centers will allow our athletes to join other national team athletes from various sports who use INS Québec and the CSCA as their home base”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Both the Montreal Olympic Basin and the ADCKC have a long history with Canadian National athletes and these partnerships will play an integral role in creating the daily training environment to Para Canoe National team and Women’s Canoe team needs to excel”, he added.

In addition to the local partners, the new national team training center and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

 

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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Nov
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sport canada confirms canoe kayak canada sprint aap national team nominations
Teams, Uncategorized
0

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 1st, 2017) – Sport Canada has confirmed the 2017-2018 Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) nominations for Sprint and Paracanoe that were published on October 11th.

The High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline is proud to officially announce the confirmation of 32 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 Sprint athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2017-2018 AAP Selection Criteria.

 

National Team Carded Athletes Olympic Program

Men’s Kayak 1000m  Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Frédéric Jobin / Piotr Majewski
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Mark Granger / Helen Savin

 

Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Pierre Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Diana Deek
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Mark Ganger / Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Mike Robinson
Alexa Irvin Fall River, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks / Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Mark Granger / Chris Chiasson

 

Men’s Canoe  Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin / Scott Oldershaw
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Mark Granger / Diana Deek

 

Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk / Kyle Jeffery
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascade Jan Kruk / Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk / Luc Grenier
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jan Kruk / Jerome Seremak

 

 

National Team Carded Athletes Paralympic Program

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

 

For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca 
(418) 271-3785

Oct
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada nominates 9 slalom athletes to AAP
Teams
0

OTTAWA, ON (October 12, 2017) – The High Performance Committee of the Slalom Racing Discipline has approved the nominations of 9 Slalom athletes in the Olympic Program according to the 2017-2018 AAP Selection Criteria.

Note: The athletes listed below have met the performance standards and Sport Canada will be reviewing their nominations for carding support in 2017-18. An official announcement of the 2017-2018 athletes will follow this meeting and all athletes that are approved by Sport Canada and accept carding support are expected to attend National Team Training Camps this winter.

Carded Athletes Slalom Program

Athlete Hometown Card Level Coach
Ben Haywaed Ottawa, ON Senior Anthony Colin
Haley Daniels Calgary, AB Senior Micheal Holroyd
Liam Smedley Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Lois Betteridge Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Keenan Simpson Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Andrew Musgrave Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Ben Risk Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin
Yannick Laviolette St-Louis-de-Gonazague, QC Development Anthony Colin
Mael Rivard Ottawa, ON Development Anthony Colin

 

 

 

 

Oct
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada nominates 37 Sprint athletes to AAP National Team
Teams
0

OTTAWA,ONTARIO (October 11, 2017) – The High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline has approved the nominations of 32 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 Sprint athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2017-2018 AAP Selection Criteria.

Note:
Sport Canada must approve these nominations at a meeting scheduled later this month. An official announcement of the 2017-2018 athletes will follow this meeting.

National Team Carded Athletes Olympic Program

Men’s Kayak 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Frédéric Jobin / Piotr Majewski
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Mark Granger / Helen Savin

 

 Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Pierre Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Diana Deek
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Mark Ganger / Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Chad Brooks / Mike Robinson
Alexa Irvin Fall River, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks / Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Mark Granger / Chris Chiasson

 

Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin / Scott Oldershaw
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Mark Granger / Diana Deek

 

Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Jan Kruk / Kyle Jeffery
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascade Jan Kruk / Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Jan Kruk / Luc Grenier
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jan Kruk / Jerome Seremak

 

 

National Team Carded Athletes Paralympic Program

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