2020 Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater Nationals Cancelled

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May
26
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2020 Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater Nationals Cancelled
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MAY 25, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON – Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), Canoe Kayak British Columbia, and the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence jointly announce the cancellation of the 2020 CKC Whitewater National Championships, which was scheduled to take place from August 3 to 9, 2020 in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Ultimately, the prioritizing of the health and well-being of our paddling community, and the necessary restrictions in place to address this global pandemic make it impractical and unsafe to stage this event in 2020.

“It is disappointing that we will be unable to welcome whitewater racers to the Chilliwack River this year,” said Jenny Wakeling, President of Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club. “We would like to thank the slalom community and our local sponsors for their huge support in planning for this event. We look forward to meeting up with paddlers from across the country again once the pandemic has subsided.”

CKC recognizes the significant disruptions and disappointment related to the ongoing event cancellations and public restrictions yet continues to support these measures and is proud to see our paddling community do its part as leaders in following all directives to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“This was a difficult decision as I know how much work the organizers have put into preparing for this event,” added James Cartwright, CKC’s Senior High Performance Manager. “I would like to thank all the organizers and volunteers that committed to making this a successful event. I know our community will be disappointed but I am optimistic that we will be able to reunite and host an outstanding event when it is safe to do so.”

CKC continues to urge the paddling community to respect the Government of Canada’s direction and regulations of all public health authorities and governments at every level.

We continue to monitor the changing landscape related to COVID-19 and the impact on the well-being of our paddling community.

CKC is also actively planning and working through all of the contingencies for modified in-person or virtual events which may be possible later in 2020 as well as the impacts of COVID-19 related cancellations on our major events in the years ahead.

CKC will be providing further information related to events in the coming weeks, and encourages you to reference our COVID-19 resource page for updates.

CKC Mental Health resource document is available here.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

May
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
“Connect with CKC” – Week Four
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC)’s virtual series, “Connect with CKC,” continues this Wednesday May 27, with a session designed for members of the paddling community. Experts will present on a variety of topics including health, fitness and mental well-being.

All coaches who register will receive 1 Professional Development Point for each webinar they attend. Professional development points will be tracked in the Locker and will be counted towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification criteria.

 

This week’s session will be “Making the Transition from Development Athlete to the National Team,” presented by CKC National Team Assistant Coach, Mathieu Pelletier. Mathieu is a certified competition development coach and is registered in the advanced coaching diploma program at the INS Quebec. Mathieu has previously been Head Coach of the Trois-Rivieres Canoe and Kayak Club for almost twenty years, coaching multiple athletes to podium success. Mathieu also has a degree in physical education from the University of Quebec – Trois Rivieres.

In this webinar, Mathieu will be presenting on his experience as Head Coach at Trois Rivieres and developing a holistic approach to support athletes develop from the club level to the National Team. Please note that there is a limited capacity for this virtual session. Registration will close once maximum capacity is reached. Please register early to guarantee your spot!

 

REGISTER TODAY:

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST (1 hour)

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Recordings of the virtual series sessions will be available on our website.

May
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
2020 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint Nationals Cancelled
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MAY 22, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON – Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Rideau Canoe Club regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2020 CKC Sprint National Championships, which was scheduled to take place from August 25 to 30, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario, and included the Canadian Masters Championship (CANMAS).

Ultimately, the prioritizing of the health and well-being of our paddling community, and the necessary restrictions in place to address this global pandemic make it unadvisable and practical to stage this event in 2020.

“The Rideau Canoe Club was honoured and very proud to have the privilege of hosting the 2020 Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint Nationals during an Olympic year – particularly when so many of Canada’s elite athletes were ready for an amazing event,” said James Price, Commodore of the Rideau Canoe Club. “We are incredibly disappointed that we will not be hosting Canada’s sprint paddling community in August and do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you to Ottawa again very soon.”

CKC recognizes the significant disruptions and disappointment related to the ongoing event cancellations and public restrictions yet continues to support these measures and is proud to see our paddling community do its part as leaders in following all directives to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“It is certainly tough to know this will be the first summer without a CKC Sprint National Championship since 1945,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC’s Director of Development. “This event is the cornerstone of many of our sprint paddlers lives, and the event will be dearly missed in 2020. I remember being that young athlete working everyday towards the goal of a National medal, and I can certainly appreciate how difficult this news will be for everyone. We will begin the planning immediately for the return of this pinnacle event in 2021.”

CKC continues to urge the paddling community to respect the Government of Canada’s direction and regulations of all public health authorities and governments at every level.

We continue to monitor the changing landscape related to COVID-19 and the impact on the well-being of our paddling community.

CKC is also actively planning and working through all of the contingencies for modified in-person or virtual events which may be possible later in 2020 as well as the impacts of COVID-19 related cancellations on our major events in the years ahead.

CKC will be providing further information related to events in the coming weeks, and encourages you to reference our COVID-19 resource page for updates.

CKC Mental Health resource document is available here.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

May
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
“Connect With CKC” – Week Three
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OTTAWA, ON (May 18, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC)’s weekly webinar series, “Connect with CKC” continues with a Wednesday May 20, 2020 session designed for members of the paddling community. Experts will present on a variety of topics including health, fitness and mental well-being.

All coaches who register will receive 1 Professional Development Point for each webinar they attend. Professional development points will be tracked in the Locker and will be counted towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification criteria.

 

This week’s topic will be ‘Pacing strategies: how do elite sprint canoe and kayak athletes execute their race plans?’, presented byJosh Goreham, Performance Analyst, CSCA. Josh is a PhD in Health candidate at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he is completing his dissertation titled “Investigating the differences in sprint kayak technique between novice and elite paddlers”. In addition to his PhD research, Josh works as a Performance Analyst at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic where he primarily works with Canoe Kayak Sprint and Artistic Gymnastics athletes and coaches. Josh enjoys helping athletes reach their goals and that is what drives his passion to work in sport.

For this webinar, Josh will discuss the various types of pacing strategies that were used in canoe kayak sprint races at the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2017 World Championships. Pacing strategies will be discussed from a boat velocity and stroke rate perspective, to give the full picture of how elite athletes execute their race plans. Josh will also discuss the technology that is used to collect these data, and how you could potentially implement it in your daily training environment.

 

REGISTER TODAY:

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST (1 hour)

Register in advance

 

Recordings of the virtual series sessions will be available on our 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

May
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Safe Sport Policy Next Steps – Webinar Postponements – May 15-2020
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Dear CKC Members,

We hope this message finds you well during this difficult time. The COVID-19 crisis has caused an increase in workload for many of us in our community and certainly shifted much of our efforts to responding to the evolving government restrictions – and now deconfinement measures – put in place to respond to the global pandemic.

Through this period, we have continued with our roll out of the CKC Safe Sport Policy which was passed by the CKC Board of Directors in February. With this policy now in force, the mechanisms for dealing with reporting and properly addressing Maltreatment, Harassment and Abuse within our CKC system are operating. Details of our CKC Safe Sport Policy and approach and contact information for our Independent Safe Sport Officer are available here.

The phase we are now in is one of education and support to our membership in adopting the CKC Safe Sport Policy within their own organizations. To facilitate this process, a membership declaration has been created and we are targeting July 1st as the date by which members will have adopted the CKC Safe Sport Policies and will begin compliance with its directives.

Through this process, valuable feedback from our membership has been collected and key changes in the national landscape have arisen which have led us, as CKC Staff, to make a recommendation to the Board of Directors to revise certain elements of our CKC Safe Sport Policy.

 

The proposed revisions will include:

  1. Clarification within the Screening Policy around which roles in our community will require which level of Screening and Education.
  2. Integration of the newly released Safe Sport Training module developed by the Coaching Association of Canada into the Screening Policy.
  3. Creation of an independent screening process, to be managed by a CKC-mandated independent third party which will relieve member organizations from bearing this responsibility.
  4. Facilitation of the revised screening process through ckcmember.ca.

 

We are moving forward with the proposed revisions as quickly as possible; however, the decision has been made that our educational webinars, scheduled for next week, outlining our policy and CKC community approach to Safe Sport should be delayed so that these changes can be made to the Policy and presented as clearly as possible to our membership.

We recognize the inconvenience of further delaying the webinars but we consider that the modifications and enhanced approach will benefit our community and will facilitate a smoother and less burdensome implementation of the Policy for all members.

We will follow up shortly with dates for these rescheduled webinars, as well as the date for a BC specific webinar to account for the time difference.

 

Thank you for your understanding as we update our policy to best fit our community’s needs.

Ian

 

 

May
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Paddling & COVID-19 Public Health Measures
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In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, CKC continues to ask the Canadian paddling community to respect the Government of Canada’s direction to carefully follow physical distancing practices and to respect the directives and regulations of all public health authorities and governments at every level. Now is the opportunity for us to be diligent leaders in our communities. Through our actions, we can contribute to the control of the spread of this virus.

CKC will continue to monitor and assess the national situation but notes that Club / Divisional / Provincial / Territorial and National Team paddling programs should only resume when the appropriate Municipal, Provincial and Federal Public Health and government authorities modify applicable restrictions and/or closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CKC recognizes that these restrictions may be modified or lifted at different times across the country depending on the evolution of the pandemic and the actions taken by the various levels of government in specific jurisdictions.

The following guidelines have been created for our member organizations, to assist in their modification of operations to align with the varied and evolving public health measures in place across Canada. At no time should these guidelines be interpreted as superseding or providing a justification for not closely following public health directives, government regulations or further canoe kayak specific or general return to sport guidelines in a given member organization’s municipality/province/territory.

Although ultimate decision-making authority rests with member organizations regarding any actions to be taken as deconfinement measures evolve, CKC will continue to provide support and ongoing outreach to all member organizations and clubs as they make their own decisions on returning to operations and paddling, based on the unique situations in their own jurisdiction.

A chart is included below with links to all relevant Federal, Provincial and Territorial COVID-19 public health sources. Member organizations and clubs should also consult with their respective Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations for further guidance and measures which may be applicable.

According to assessment using tools developed by Own the Podium, paddling can be a low risk activity as it relates to contracting COVID-19 if proper steps are taken and if the vast majority of activity takes place outdoors and at the required physical distance. It is important to note that CKC’s On-Water Safety Policies apply at all times. All members should be aware of the serious risks posed by cold water conditions in many areas of the country at this time. Specifically, for Sprint paddlers, when water temperatures are below 8°C, the Cold-Water Safety regulations (Section 2.2) must be understood and followed.

 

Guidelines on Canoe Kayak Specific Measure

ONCE ACTIVITIES are PERMITTED BY PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Personal Health ·      All paddlers, coaches/leaders or anyone else who will be part of the paddling environment should be acutely aware of and must continuously monitor their own personal health.

·      Any person who has had a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who has come into close contact with a person who has a confirmed case, should isolate, not be part of the paddling environment for at least 14 days and seek appropriate medical attention.

·      All individuals in the paddling environment should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis and any person showing symptoms should self-isolate, refrain from entering the paddling environment or coming into close contact with others and seek appropriate medical attention.

·      Any individual who is at elevated risk for COVID-19 infection should take any necessary further precautions to protect themselves. Paddlers and Coach/Leaders should work together to support and implement these further measures to ensure an inclusive and safe environment. If an individual is concerned about their risk level, they should consult with a medical professional. Information related to who may be at elevated risk for infection is available here  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html?topic=tilelink

·      The Government of Canada COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool is available here:  https://ca.thrive.health/covid19/en

Modified use of Club/Recreation Facilities ·      Clubs/Divisions/PTSOs should consult Provincial/Municipal health authorities to understand the local risks and implications of resuming outdoor paddling activities, in addition to the use of club facilities or any public areas to support outdoor activity.  This may include, but is not limited to, removal of boats/equipment and  accessing public waterways.

·      If the activity is being organized at a location other than an organization’s conventional training location, all potential restrictions or considerations for the place of meeting/launching should be understood (for example, if a city park is being used, or private property.)

·      Coaches/leaders should ensure proper medical and sanitation equipment is available to meet all guidelines related, and should be properly instructed on how to use these products.

·      Coaches/ leaders should arrive ahead of paddlers and prepare the club environment/safety boats/facility for paddler arrival. Any special considerations for paddlers at an elevated risk, or for whom specific assistance will be required should be planned in advance and follow proper infection protection protocols.

·      Paddlers should not enter facilities except where necessary, and anyone entering a facility should follow all relevant guidance in relation to physical distancing, limiting contact with surfaces and facility managers should follow sanitation guidelines (see below.) A necessary reason to enter a facility could be related to safety, sanitary or health-related reasons.

·      Where possible, boats and paddles should be stored outdoors to remove the necessity of entering a facility.

·      Paddlers should arrive wearing their paddling clothing.

Group Gathering Size ·      Training group size, including all paddlers, coaches/leaders and required safety personnel must respect Provincial/Municipal group gathering size restrictions. Notwithstanding these regional restrictions, CKC recommends training groups be kept to a minimum practical size to reduce risk where possible.

·      If multiple training groups are established, they should be kept intact so that the same group of people are training together, and the circle of potential contact is not expanded unnecessarily.

Physical Distance (2 metres) ·      Always maintain 2 metres between all individuals before, during and after paddling activity.

·      Paddlers enter boat bays/containers one at a time and retrieve boat/paddle/PFD, if car-top transporting boats, caution should be taken where unloading and loading boats to maintain physical distance. If shuttling participants from start to finish points is a necessary part of the planned paddling activity, all measures should be taken to ensure this can happen while maintaining physical distancing where possible, and further risk mitigation must be put into effect if it is not (for example, wearing of masks while in vehicles.)

·      For paddlers requiring assistance with launching or disembarking, further precaution should be taken to lower risk if this process may bring individuals closer than 2m.

·      Paddlers should prepare and get on the water while remaining physically distanced (one person on dock if necessary)

·      No crew boat paddling in boats where paddlers are placed within 2 metres of each other at any time, unless the entire crew can be quarantined in self-isolation together (for example living in the same house.)

·      If paddlers who are not quarantined together choose to paddle in a boat which will allow all crew members to remain 2 metres apart at all times, all caution should be taken to avoid incidental contact and any applicable measures regarding this type of incidental contact should be taken. (for example, wearing of face covering).

·      Be conscious while on the water to respect physical distance between boats, wash riding should only be employed in a way that ensures 2m of distance is maintained at all times.

Sanitation ·      All surfaces which may be touched by multiple individuals should be sanitized before and after each training session.

·      Equipment should not be shared between athletes in a group. Club boats, PFDs, paddles, polo balls or other equipment should be assigned to an individual paddler for the duration of public health measures and kept separate from other paddlers and their equipment (brought home).

·      If it is necessary that boats are being shared between paddlers in different groups, sanitation practices should be strictly applied between uses.

·      Sanitation practices should follow the Canadian Government guidelines for cleaning hard surfaces – https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19.html

Safety Contingencies ·      All participants (paddlers, coaches/leaders) are strongly encouraged to wear a Government of Canada approved PFD at all times while in the boat, irrespective of their age or swimming ability.

·      Responding to an incident on or off the water (athlete tips/other injury) may cause a coach/leader to come in physical contact with a paddler. As such, coaches/leaders should always have gloves, masks and hand sanitizer available to protect themselves and paddlers should contact become necessary.

·      Paddlers who are likely to capsize and need rescuing should not be on the water or should use a more stable boat. Where and when possible, paddlers should self-rescue to avoid contact with a coach/leader.

·      Coaches/leaders should be aware of and understand the processes outlined in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (Forthcoming from OTP/COC/COC Work Group).

·      During this time, unnecessary risks should be avoided. Paddlers and coaches/leaders should use common sense to avoid any situation which involves undue risk and the potential need for emergency personnel to respond, or that unnecessary personal contact becomes necessary.

Communication & Governance ·      Paddlers, guardians, and all relevant community members should be fully informed of all measures so that they can be safely followed at all times.

·      Relevant signage and marking should be put into place so that all measures are easy to follow and that participants are continually reminded of the modifications required. (For example: distancing markings on the ground to reinforce 2 metres of distance, signage to ensure paddlers stay outside facilitates, etc.)

·      Member organizations should ensure participants are properly registered and insured, proper waivers have been signed and all other normal membership considerations have been taken into account.

 

Federal, Provincial and Territorial – COVID-19 Public Health Links

Federal https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-publique/services/maladies/maladie-coronavirus-covid-19.html

 

Alberta https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-fact-sheet-french.pdf
British Columbia http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19 English only
Manitoba https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.fr.html
New Brunswick https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

 

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/COVID19_recovery_phase-1_guidance_document-e.pdf

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

 

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/COVID19_recovery_phase-1_guidance_document-f.pdf

Newfoundland and Labrador https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-system/public-health-orders/ https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/fr/ressources/
Northwest Territories https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19 https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/fr/services/maladie-%C3%A0-coronavirus-covid-19
Nova Scotia https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/fr/
Nunavut https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus https://www.gov.nu.ca/fr/sante/information/covid-19-nouveau-coronavirus
Ontario https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

 

 

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/fr/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

 

Prince Edward Island https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19 https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/fr/sujet/covid-19
Quebec https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/ https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/
Saskatchewan https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures English only
Yukon https://yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/covid-19/current-covid-19-situation https://yukon.ca/fr/sante-et-bien-etre/covid-19/covid-19-situation-actuelle

 

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May
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
“Connect With CKC” – Week Two
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OTTAWA, ON (May 11, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC)’s weekly webinar series, “Connect with CKC” continues with a Wednesday May 13, 2020 session designed for members of the paddling community. Experts will present on a variety of topics including health, fitness and mental well-being.

All coaches who register will receive 1 Professional Development Point for each webinar they attend. Professional development points will be tracked in the Locker and will be counted towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification criteria.

 

This week’s topic will be ‘Analyzing the Sprint Canoe Stroke’, presented by Men’s Canoe National Coach, Andreas Dittmer.

Andreas is a five-time Olympic medalist and eight-time World Champion in canoe. In total, he has a total of 22 world championship medals. Originally from Neustrelitz, Germany, Andreas has helped inspire thousands of young athletes around the world and established himself as one of Germany’s top canoe sprinters. Andreas has been coaching the Canadian National Team since 2018.

 

REGISTER TODAY:

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST (1 hour)

Register in advance

 

Recordings of the virtual series sessions will be available on our 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

May
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
CONNECT WITH CANOE KAYAK CANADA VIRTUAL SERIES
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OTTAWA, ON (May 4, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) launches a weekly webinar series called “Connect with CKC” designed for members of the paddling community. Experts will present on a variety of topics including health, fitness and mental well-being.

All coaches who register will receive 1 Professional Development Point for each webinar they attend. Professional development points will be tracked in the Locker and will be counted towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification criteria.

 

This week’s topic will be ‘Optimizing Sleep’, presented by exercise physiologist Sylvain Gaudet (INS Quebec). Sleep is one of the main pillars of recovery for athletes. In this workshop, learn more about the relationships between sleep and performance and get some practical tips on how to optimize your sleep hygiene.

Sylvain has a master’s degree in sport performance analysis and a PhD in physical activity sciences on the detection of chronic shoulder injuries in sport. Sylvain joined the INS Québec in May 2018. A true sports enthusiast, he has a decade of experience as an athlete on the senior national handball team and several years as a coach. Sylvain is very interested in training load and performance monitoring; he combines his expertise in performance analysis and physical capability assessment to identify key performance indicators, minimize the risk of injury, and optimize athlete performance.

 

REGISTER TODAY:

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST (1 hour)

Register in advance

 

Recordings of the virtual series sessions will be available on our 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Apr
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Updated COVID-19 Paddling Safety Measures – 23 April 2020
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In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, CKC continues to ask the Canadian paddling community to respect the Government of Canada’s direction to carefully follow physical distancing practices and to respect the directives of all governmental authorities at every level. Now is the opportunity for us to be diligent leaders in our communities. Through our actions, we can contribute to the control of the spread of this virus.

CKC directs all member clubs and organizations to continue the suspension of their sanctioned and organized on-water paddling and in-person activities in accordance with all Municipal, Provincial and Federal public health authority restrictions.

CKC will continue to monitor and assess the national situation, but note that Club / Divisional / Provincial / Territorial and National Team paddling programs may only commence when Municipal, Provincial and Federal Public Health authorities modify applicable restrictions and/or closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CKC recognizes that these restrictions may be modified or lifted at different times across the country depending on the evolution of the pandemic and the actions taken by the various levels of government in specific jurisdictions.

We have begun working with members and our partners as we look forward to the weeks and months ahead to form potential recommendations on paddling activities that respect physical distancing requirements while also taking on-water safety fully into account.

The CKC Board has asked that each Discipline Council work to review and decide on cancellation and/or postponement of competitions in accordance with these guidelines.

We must continue to prioritize our personal and community safety in relation to the pandemic, and collectively err on the side of caution and safety on all fronts.

Please stay physically isolated and safe.

It is important to note that CKC’s On-Water Safety Policies apply at all times. All members should be aware of the serious risks posed by cold water conditions in many areas of the country at this time. Specifically, for Sprint paddlers, when water temperatures are below 8°C, the Cold-Water Safety regulations (Section 2.2) must be understood and followed.

Please note that should an individual engage in on water activities independent of member organization activity, it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they respect the Code of Safety and government restrictions as they relate to access, physical distancing and limitations on numbers regarding gatherings. Further, it must be clearly understood that paddling on your own, with your own equipment, is at your own risk.

CKC also asks that all member organizations clearly communicate to their members whether access to their facilities is restricted and, if so, the extent of those restrictions. CKC asks that all individuals respect any applicable restrictions.

Coaches must also carefully understand and act in accordance with the safe sport, liability and insurance considerations around their communication and direction to athletes while their organizations of employment may have suspended operations.

CKC has created a COVID-19 web page where all pertinent updates, recommendation, resources and further information will be shared. Please refer to CKC’s Private Boat Removal and Individual Paddling Statement for further information regarding on-water activities.

Apr
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Private Boat Removal and Individual Paddling Statement
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Within the context of the current COVID-19 health pandemic, Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) recognizes that club and Provincial/Territorial Organizations (PTSO) facilities across Canada may be subject to different access restrictions depending on the directives issued by the relevant local government.

CKC also recognizes that, as the weather warms in the coming weeks and governments in different jurisdictions across Canada commence lifting physical distancing and self-isolation requirements, individuals within the Canadian paddling community will be eager to get on the water.

Recently, CKC has received a number of questions regarding whether individuals can paddle independently, on their own or in a physically distanced manner with others, outside of club/PTSO activities, from private docks, or whether they can retrieve their boats and other equipment that is currently stored inside of club facilities.

CKC understands that everyone wants to get back on the water as soon as possible – many of us at CKC are, literally, in the same boat.

In this regard, CKC issues the following notice that it asks all members in the Canadian paddling community to respect:

  1. Club access

CKC has no control over club and PTSO facility (“club”) access, which is governed by local governments (either municipal or provincial, depending on the nature of the facility). As such, CKC asks that all paddlers respect facility access restrictions as issued by local governmental authorities.

CKC also recommends that, if individuals are permitted by local governmental authorities to retrieve equipment currently inside a club, they only access personal equipment and that club equipment (boats, paddles) remain inside the club facility until access restrictions are lifted.

CKC’s concern is that, if a club lets any individual take club equipment for personal use outside of club activities, liability and insurance issues may be triggered. As such, in order to err on the side of caution, CKC recommends that club equipment remain inside clubs for the duration of the access restriction periods.

  1. Paddling activities

Any individual that chooses to paddle from a private dock or access point not closed due to Public Health restrictions, outside of club activities, does so at their own risk.

While CKC does not recommend that individuals paddle on their own for safety reasons, CKC’s position is that, if individuals choose to paddle independently, and potentially on their own, they should respect CKC’s Code of Safety, particularly as it relates to cold water paddling.

Should individuals choose to paddle independently, including on their own, they must do so with the understanding that the directives of local governmental authorities may not allow for safety boats to be on the water with them, which increases safety risks, especially in the sprint discipline, where self-rescue is challenging, and even more so in cold water conditions.

Further, if individuals choose to paddle independently, CKC’s position is that the directives of local government authorities as they relate to the number of individuals that are permitted to form a group – while respecting physical distancing requirements – must be followed.

CKC’s position is also that clubs, PTSO’s and coaches must ensure that their members and athletes are informed that paddling activities undertaken independently from club facilities, activities or programming, until restrictions are lifted by governmental authorities, are not associated with the club, or coach. Again, as noted above, CKC’s concern as it relates to this subject is the potential for liability or insurance issues.

CKC recognizes that all paddlers want to get back on the water and resume normal activities and that being prohibited from doing so is difficult. However, CKC’s main concerns are that our members stay safe and healthy so that they are able to return to the water as soon as the circumstances permit.

CKC thanks all members of the Canadian paddling community for their continued understanding and their efforts in this challenging time.

Mar
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
March 23 Update – COVID-19
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MARCH 23, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON – CKC is asking all members to respect the Government of Canada’s direction to carefully follow social distancing practices. Now is the opportunity for us to be diligent leaders in our communities, through our actions we can contribute to the global efforts to control of the spread of this virus.

CKC again strongly urges all member clubs and organizations to suspend all in-person activities and instead work to support athletes and other members to continue safe activity in strict accordance with home based social-distancing protocols.

Critically, all those returning from outside of Canada (Including those returning from the United States and France) must be extremely diligent in respecting mandated 14-day self-isolation.

We have begun working with our members and partners as we look forward to the weeks and months ahead to form best practice recommendations for paddling activities that respect both social distancing requirements and water safety fully into account. As difficult as it can be, now is the time to prioritize our personal and community safety in relation to the pandemic and we must collectively err on the side of caution and safety on all fronts. Please stay socially isolated, and safe.

It is important to note that at all times CKC’s On-Water Safety Policies apply. All members should be aware of the serous risks posed by cold water conditions in many areas of the country at this time. Specifically, for Sprint paddlers, when water temperatures are below 8°C the Cold Water Safety regulations (Section 2.2) must be understood and followed.

CKC has created a COVID-19 web page where all pertinent updates, recommendation, resources and further information will be shared.

We will also be hosting CKC Member Covid-19 Information and Outreach Call on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. At that time, we will provide further information and be available to answer questions. More details on this call will follow.

Mar
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Statement of Support – 2020 Tokyo Games: COVID-19
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MARCH 23, 2020 – (OTTAWA, ON) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) applauds the leadership of the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee in taking decisive action to protect the health and wellbeing of our athletes and the community. We also fully support advocating for postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2021.

“On behalf of our Team we want to applaud the leadership of COC in making this difficult but necessary decision to not attend the Olympic and Paralympic Games as currently scheduled,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “It has been a stressful week for our athletes with the cancellation of Florida Training Camp and Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials but they have been extremely supportive of prioritizing health and safety.  The COC decision provides some much needed certainty and on behalf of CKC I would like to thank them for being leaders for us and the international sport community.”

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak rapidly evolves, we find ourselves in unprecedented times and our number one priority remains the health and wellbeing of our athletes, staff and entire paddling community.

The CKC leadership team will continue to work diligently to support our athletes during this difficult time of significant change.

As always, we are closely monitoring this global pandemic and will provide updates to the paddling community on a regular basis. We thank the community for their continued support.

 

CKC Athlete Quotes :

“This was no doubt a difficult decision for the COC but I fully support their decision for a fair and safe Olympic Games for all. We are humans first and athletes second. Although this is a difficult time, the fire and desire has not died. This situation has been a reminder for me of how grateful I am to do what we do. I am counting down the days until I can get on the start line with my favourite Canada jersey again.”

Katie Vincent, Sprint Canoe

“I personally support fully the decision from the COC. Health is the most important thing and right now, it is better to focus on making sure we take care of the pandemic before thinking of sending out athletes. I hope we will get the chance to race and represent our country at the Games but not before our people’s safety is taken care of.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Sprint Canoe

“I think it’s the right decision and I hope that more countries follow our lead. We all have a responsibility to help stop the spread of coronavirus right now. A delay of the Olympic Games is the responsible path and I understand that the IOC is currently exploring options. I’m confident that we will know more soon and in the meantime will be upgrading my home gym.”

Michael Tayler, Slalom Kayak (Qualified for Tokyo)

“I stand by the decision made by the COC. Of course it is heartbreaking for us but we need to do what is the best for our country and the rest of the world. I hope the IOC also stands behind this decision and postpones the Games to 2021. This will allow everyone to stay healthy and be able to prepare properly for the Games.

Florence Maheu, Slalom Kayak (Qualified for Tokyo)

 

Team Canada Press Release (March 22, 2020)

For questions or concerns, contact Canoe Kayak Canada CEO, Casey Wade. For media requests, please contact Communications Lead, Colleen Coderre.

 

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.

Mar
18
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Response Plan: COVID-19
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March 18, 2020 – (Ottawa, ON) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 health pandemic and wishes to provide the Canadian paddling community with an update regarding its response plan. The health and safety of all our community members remains of the utmost importance.

Please note that this update is being provided based on the recommendations of CKC’s leadership task force, which is composed of senior staff, medical and legal experts and representative board members. The task force has been meeting regularly to monitor and adjust CKC’s organizational response to the pandemic.

As the scope and longer term reality of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, our immediate concerns for health of all participants is joined by a concern for the financial viability of our Clubs, Provincial and Territorial Organizations and the hundreds of Canadians who are employed through our sport.

This morning, the Federal Government announced significant financial support measures, which along with Provincial measures could provide relief to our community. We will work with our own team here at CKC and with our key partners in Government and the sport sector to provide guidance on what financial support and programs are being made available and any way we can assist in this support reaching those in our community who could be in need.

CKC continues to strongly recommend that all member organizations and individuals adopt strict social distancing measures. Critically, all individuals who are returning from international travel (including the United States) should observe a strict 14-day self-isolation protocol and be very conscious about the people they come into contact with, especially those who may be at high risk, such as elderly persons or those whose current health situation would put them at risk.

In line with the recommendations immediately above, CKC strongly urges that all member clubs and organizations suspend all in-person activities and instead work to support athletes and other members to continue safe activity in accordance with social-distancing protocols. We have begun working with members and our partners as we look to the weeks and months ahead to form a potential recommendation on paddling activity which respects social distancing requirements and takes safety into account.

Graham Barton CKC Chief Technical Officer has provided an update on training approaches in this difficult time here.

This morning, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) released its latest update on event cancelations and adjustments to Olympic and Paralympic Qualification. This release is available here. To summarize key ICF updates which relate to CKC Olympic and Paralympic preparation:

  • All ICF competitions and international competitions until Sunday May 31 are postponed or cancelled.
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed full confidence that the Olympics will proceed on time, and the ICF is working hard to ensure it is able to fill all available quota positions in the fairest and most appropriate manner.
  • The Continental Olympic Qualifiers scheduled for Brazil in both Slalom and Sprint have been cancelled.
  • The Pan American Canoe Championships have been postponed to a date to be determined this Fall.
  • According to the canoe slalom Olympic qualification system, the ICF canoe slalom World Ranking will be used to determine the remaining Continental Athlete Quota places.
  • Olympic training periods on the Tokyo Canoe Slalom venue in March and April are cancelled.
  • The ICF is currently in discussion with the International Olympic Committee on using international results to determine which countries are allocated the remaining Sprint Tokyo 2020 quotas. This decision will be taken by early April.
  • World Cup, Olympic qualifier, Paracanoe World Championships and Paralympic qualifiers schedule for Duisburg will be postponed or cancelled with the final decision being taken in late April.
  • If Duisburg is unable to proceed, the results from the 2019 ICF Paracanoe World Championships will be used to determine final Paralympic quota allocations. There will be further discussions with the International Paralympic Committee.
  • Full Details of ICF events that are cancelled, postponed or still scheduled are available in the detailed release.

All CKC in-person events are suspended indefinitely, and we will continue to monitor this position based on all information that we receive and updated our membership as this situation evolves. This includes the CKC-Sprint Racing Discipline (CKC-SRD) Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials scheduled for April 16-19, 2020 in Gainesville, Georgia.

Furthermore, CKC has decided to suspend the 2020 Valleyfield Canoe Slalom Team Trials (planned for May 9-10, 2020) until further notice in order to protect the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, officials and spectators. More information on CKC on selection procedures will be communicated once the ICF provides further information on Olympic Quota Allocation and the 2020 competition schedule.

As is clear to all of our members, this is a serious and fast moving situation, but please know we are in this together and are here to help if you have questions and concerns.

Government of Canada prevention and risk guidelines are available here.

A CKC Mental Health resource document is available here.

 

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.

Mar
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Response Plan: COVID-19 – CKC Office Closure and Additional Community Measures
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MARCH 16, 2020 – (OTTAWA, ON) Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) continues to monitor the rapidly changing landscape related to COVID-19. Much of our information has come from the Government of Canada (GoC), Public Health authorities from across the country, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as the International Canoe Federation (ICF) – all of whom are following the World Health Organization’s lead on appropriate actions and precautionary measures.

CKC’s number one priority is the health and well-being of our members, including athletes, coaches, IST support, officials, staff and other volunteers and support personnel.

The CKC specific leadership task force of Senior Staff, medical experts, legal counsel and representative board members has continued to meet to monitor and adjust our organizational response to the pandemic.

Based on this on-going process the following measures and recommendations are effective immediately :

  • CKC has closed its office in Ottawa effective immediately. Staff will be working remotely and will be accessible via email and phone. Please note that CKC’s operations will be focused on our collective response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other operations may be de-prioritized in the short term.
  • All CKC in-person events for the next 30 days are canceled, and we will continue to monitor this position based on all information which we receive. As mentioned previously, this includes the CKC-Sprint Racing Discipline (CKC-SRD) Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials scheduled for April 16-19, 2020 in Gainesville, Georgia.
  • CKC strongly recommends that all member organizations and individuals adopt social isolation measures. This critically includes all individuals who are returning from international travel who should observe a strict 14-day self isolation and be very aware of the people they come into contact with, especially those at high risk. Please refer to link below for guidance.

Ottawa Public Health Recommendations for all travellers returning to Canada 

  • In line with the recommendation above, CKC strongly recommends all member clubs and organizations suspend all in-person activities and instead work to support athletes and other members to continue safe activity within their own self isolation protocols.
  • CKC’s athletes and staff are either home or enroute home from our Slalom Development Camp in France.
  • CKC’s Sprint National Team Training Camp has closed in Indian Harbour Beach Florida, all athletes will be out of the camp by Wednesday, and CKC staff are expected to be back in Canada by Saturday.
  • CKC re-affirms its recommendation based on the Government of Canada’s recommendation that all Provincial and Club camps wrap up their operations and bring their athletes and staff home to Canada as quickly as possible, in a safe manner.
  • Based on the Government of Canada recommendation, any persons currently outside of Canada should register as a Canadian Abroad – https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration

Own the Podium’s Sport Medicine Advisory Committee has also been issuing recommendations, which CKC considers should be adopted by the entire Canadian paddling community. Those recommendations include:

  • As it relates to travel, consideration be given to being stranded in a foreign country with (or potentially without) insurance that covers travel or medical expenses. Further, medical access in foreign countries may be limited;
  • Apart from compulsory Paralympic or Olympic qualification, travel for training or competition should not be considered for the next 30 days. However, there are currently no restrictions or policies to traveling within Canada;
  • As it relates to training environments, athletes, coaches or other staff should not attend training; training outside is permissible in isolation, but training groups should be avoided; hygienic training environments should be put in place, including modified training numbers, enhanced spacing of equipment, increased hand-washing and sanitizing approaches.

CKC will update these measures and recommendations as the situation evolves and/or as it receives additional information.

CKC will continue to work with all partners to first, ensure the safety of all our our community members, and will also continually assess the shifting situation in relation to key events including Trials, World Cups, National Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Athletes and Coaches should feel comfortable reaching out to CKC coaches, staff, parents or other trusted individuals to share their concerns and any issues arising from this situation.

 

A CKC Mental Health resource document is available here.

 

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 onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. 

Mar
14
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COVID-19 Update: Olympic and Paralympic Sprint Team Trials cancelled
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March 14, 2020

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the CKC-Sprint Racing Discipline (CKC-SRD) Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials scheduled for April 16-19, 2020 in Gainesville, Georgia.

This decision has been made in light of the rapidly changing landscape related to the COVID-19 health pandemic and in the interest of ensuring the health and well-being of all of our athletes, coaches and staff.

Due to the updated Government of Canada recommendation to “avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada”, CKC believes it is in the best interests of our athletes, coaches, officials, staff and the many volunteers and spectators to cancel this event.

We recognize that this is a tremendously disappointing decision for paddlers and coaches who have been training and preparing for months and years to be at their best for these trials. While it was a difficult decision, CKC considers that it is the right decision for the safety of our paddling community and the public at large.

It should also be mentioned that the Government of Canada has issued a recommendation for all Canadians to “avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada” and that Canadians currently outside the country should determine which commercial options are still available and consider returning to Canada earlier than planned if these options are becoming more limited. Athletes, coaches and staff returning from locations outside of Canada should also consult local public health reasources at their destination and in destinations through which they may need to travel to return home to understand the isolation protocols that they should follow.

CKC will be making the arrangements in the coming days to progressively wind down our Sprint National Team Training Camp in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida so that athletes, coaches and staff can return home to Canada.

CKC recommends that all Provincial and Club camps taking place outside of Canada understand the above-mentioned Government of Canada travel recommendation as an indication to begin to carefully plan the return of athletes, coaches and other staff to Canada in a manner which minimizes risk to their health and safety.

“This was an extremely difficult decision for the leadership team at CKC,” said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “I have been in the training environment and seen first-hand the dedication and commitment of our athletes, but what I admire most is the professionalism, understanding and belief that we, as team, must do what is best for the health and safety of all.  I am confident we will adapt and plan for all the contingencies in the coming months and that our Team will be ready.”

CKC distributed information to the paddling community concerning the spread of COVID-19 last week and will continue to do so on a regular basis. Please understand that the sport, medical and public authority understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve and that decisions, recommendations and guidelines may change as new information emerges. In this regard, we expect that further updates could be forthcoming within the next 24-48 hours.

CKC is keenly aware of the community concern and disruptions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and recognize that these disruptions particularly affect our athletes and their competitive aspirations for the upcoming season. CKC will do everything within its control to ensure that disruptions to selection and Olympic qualification opportunities are minimized to the greatest extent possible and will communicate any further information in relation to selection and Olympic qualification as soon as possible.

In this regard, athletes and coaches should expect that modifications will be made to the currently published Olympic and Paralympic Selection Criteria. Please note that modifications will be made as soon as possible, and, specifically, once further information is available regarding the status of Olympic qualification events, as well as other events, including domestic trials and international competitions that will be used for Olympic and Paralympic selection.

In the meantime, athletes should feel comfortable reaching out to CKC coaches, staff, parents or other trusted individuals to share their concerns and any issues arising from this situation.

A CKC Mental Health resource document is available here.

Mar
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Response Plan: COVID-19
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MARCH 12, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) continues to monitor the rapidly changing landscape related to COVID-19 and its potential impact on the well-being of our athletes and coaches. To date, much of our information has come from the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as the International Canoe Federation (ICF), all of whom are following the World Health Organization lead on appropriate actions and precautionary measures.

CKC’s number one priority is the health and well-being of our members, including athletes, coaches, IST support, officials, staff and other volunteers and support personnel.

CKC has formed a specific leadership task force of Senior Staff, medical experts, legal counsel and representative board members to meet daily to assess the situation and adjust our measures as needed.

Specific to our National Teams and Development Programs, our CKC technical and coaching staff will continue to evaluate and adjust plans following guidance from this task force to ensure our paddlers are provided with the safest training and competition environment in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and that appropriate actions can be taken if and when necessary.

CKC sent out information to the paddling community concerning the spread of COVID-19 last week, and will continue to do so on a regular basis. Please understand that the sport, medical and public authority understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve and that decisions, recommendations and guidelines may change as new information emerges. In this regard, we expect that further updates could be forthcoming within the next 24-48 hours, if not sooner.

CKC is keenly aware of the community concern and disruptions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and recognize that these disruptions particularly affect our athletes and their competitive aspirations for the upcoming season. CKC will do everything within its control to ensure that disruptions to selection and Olympic qualification opportunities are minimized to the greatest extent possible and will communicate any further information that it has in relation to selection and Olympic qualification as soon as it is available. In the meantime, athletes should feel comfortable reaching out to coaches, staff, parents or other trusted individuals to share their concerns and any issues arising from this situation, or to ask questions. A CKC Mental Health resource document is available here.

As of today (March 12), the following measures will be put in place to ensure we are minimizing risk to our athletes and support staff who are currently out of the country at training camps:

1) Any CKC person or team currently located outside of North America should return home as soon as possible. There is a Junior Slalom Development Camp currently in France and arrangements are currently being made for their return.

2) CKC will be restricting all non-essential travel for staff, athletes and personnel, and recommend that any individuals, provincial or club teams that have not departed to camps or competitions outside of the country cancel these trips that were planned to take place in the next 30-days or until it is considered safe to resume travel. We will continue to evaluate this recommendation based on all relevant information.

3) CKC further recommends that all individuals, Clubs and Provincial or Territorial Organizations consult relevant governmental health guidelines for travel, as well as ensure that all participants are fully covered with medical travel insurance. A linked resource is available for organizations to assess the risk associated with different travel and activities.

4) The CKC Sprint National Team training in Indian Harbour Beach (CKC Florida Camp) will remain there and will continue training as we monitor the situation on an on-going basis. However, an area of risk for CKC is movement in and out of the CKC Florida Camp; as such the following measures will be put in place:

  • CKC will restrict any additional athletes, family, friends and support personnel from joining or entering the CKC Florida Camp to reduce the risk for our athletes already training at the camp. This will include athletes scheduled to join the U21 training camp.
  • Athletes and Staff currently in the CKC Florida Camp environment will be asked, at the present time, to not leave the environment for travel home or to other locations, in an effort to limit the risks associated with travel. CKC staff will specifically follow up with athletes who planned on traveling as part of their preparation over the coming weeks.

5) From a medical perspective, CKC will put in place the following measures which will be further encouraged with all individuals within the CKC training environments, and within the wider CKC community;

  • Engage in “social distancing”
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • No mass gatherings
  • Limit changes to the environment
  • Avoid people who are ill
  • Wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face
  • If you are sick, stay home or isolated and wear a face mask to avoid infecting others
  • The above is what you’re likely aware of, but be committed.
  • Please find further details here.

6) We know that Event/Competition confirmation or cancellations will assist in guiding further decisions, and we will continue to engage with the ICF, COPAC, COC, CPC and our partners at the American Canoe Association, regarding these events.

7) If additional restrictions are imposed by governments, this will also guide further decisions.

8) We are aware that the COC, CPC, IPC, Sport Canada and OTP are meeting this afternoon to discuss further. We are hopeful that additional messaging will be forthcoming from this group and if so, we will be sure to communicate it promptly.

Please rest assured that CKC is doing everything possible to stay up to date on any and all developments related to COVID-19 and that we will continue to do so moving forward.

 

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:

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications

msommerfeldt@canoekayak.ca

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Mar
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Canoe Slalom development committee
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Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for individuals to join the Canoe Slalom Development Committee. This committee will meet at least twice per year via online conference call. The main role of the CS-DC is to provide technical direction and oversight of the domestic development of the Canoe Slalom discipline. The following positions on the Canoe Slalom Development Committee are up for election.

  • Canoe Slalom Development Committee Chair (2 year term)
  • 2 Canoe Slalom Development Committee Coaching Representatives (2 year term)
  • 3 Canoe Slalom Development Committee Provincial Representatives (1 year term)

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a current member in good standing of a CKC Whitewater Provincial Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO)

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Canoe Slalom discipline, Long-Term Athlete Development principles and the Canadian sport system
  • Experience working on volunteer committees
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the Domestic Development Committee

These are all volunteer positions. Interested candidates should submit the Candidate Qualification Form to James Cartwright by email at jcartwright@canoekayak.ca. Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on March 20, 2020.

Mar
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC SAFE SPORT POLICY MANUAL LAUNCHED
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to announce the launch of our new Safe Sport Policy Manual, which is now in effect.

The Policy Manual reflects the outcome of an extensive consultation process with our community members, sport disciplines (Sprint, Whitewater, Marathon) and Athlete Council members with supporting policies for the entire CKC paddling community. It also incorporates the critical aspects of the new Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

“We are both pleased and proud of the leading role Canoe Kayak Canada has taken to ensure the safest possible environment for its athletes and participants,” said CKC Athlete Board Member, Genevieve Orton. “The policies and procedures coming into effect set a necessary high standard of behavior and conduct, and are equipped to follow up with an efficient and qualified response. If athletes – or any individual – feel they need to come forward, they should be comfortable that they can do so in a safe and secure environment with processes that protect their rights”.

By adopting the new CKC Safe Sport Policy Manual, Canoe Kayak Canada has sought to further augment the manner in which it ensures that the health and well-being of its member and participants is protected. The policies are intended to promote a Safe Sport environment by setting a standard of expected behaviour and conduct, while allowing for consistent, immediate, appropriate and meaningful action should any issues arise.

“This is a significant step forward for our organization and we are very proud to be a leading National Sport Federation on Safe Sport initiatives in Canada,” said CKC CEO Casey Wade. “We look forward to working with our member organizations to ensure the entire paddling community feels safe and supported in their respective sporting environments.”

Key Elements of the CKC Safe Sport Manual are:

  1. An Independent Case Manager
  2. Integration of the Coaching Association of Canada’s Rule of Two, specific to paddling
  3. Screening Policy
  4. Independent awareness and education program.

Member Organizations will be supported in the adoption of this Policy Manual for their own organizations, and will be able to do so through a declaration provided by CKC.

For more information on the CKC Safe Sport Policies or the implementation plan, please contact Ian Mortimer at imortimer@canoekayak.ca.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

Mar
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC UPDATE: Coronavirus
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is aware of the community concerns relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). CKC is working closely with the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and Sport Canada, to ensure the health and safety of our paddling community is always the top priority.

As of today, the national and international canoeing program has not been impacted by this situation however the ICF, COC, CPC, and CKC will continue to monitor this fast-evolving global situation and provide updates to the paddling community as necessary.

Please reference the below statements and information from our partners:

ICF update on Coronavirus

Government of Canada update and current travel restrictions

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

Feb
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC SAFE SPORT: NEW POLICY MANUAL
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to inform you that a new Safe Sport Policy Manual has been approved by the CKC Board of Directors. The Safe Sport Policy Manual, including a new Safe Sport Member Declaration comes into effect at the national level on March 1, 2020, after which members will be asked to formally adopt the policies by June 1, 2020.

The content of the Policy Manual reflects the outcome of an extensive consultation process with our community members, sport disciplines (Sprint, Whitewater, Marathon) and Athlete Council members and contains policies for the entire CKC paddling community. It also incorporates the critical aspects of the new Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS).

“We are both pleased and proud of the leading role Canoe Kayak Canada has taken to ensure the safest possible environment for its athletes and participants,” said CKC Athlete Council Chair, Genevieve Orton. “The policies and procedures coming into effect set a necessary high standard of behavior and conduct, and are equipped to follow up with an efficient and qualified response. If athletes – or any individual – feel they need to come forward, they should be comfortable that they can do so in a safe and secure environment with processes that protect their rights”.  

By adopting the new CKC Safe Sport Policy Manual, Canoe Kayak Canada has sought to further augment the manner in which it ensures that the health and well-being of its member and participants is protected. The policies are intended to promote a Safe Sport environment by setting a standard of expected behaviour and conduct, while allowing for consistent, immediate, appropriate and meaningful action should any issues arise.

 

Key Elements of the CKC Safe Sport Manual are:

  1. An Independent Case Manager will review any complaints received from the CKC Community, and determine the appropriate level (Club, PTSO/Division, National – See Appendix A)to deal with the complaint using the appropriate policy (or policies) within the CKC Safe Sport Policy Manual. This Case Manager will be independent of CKC staff and volunteer leadership and will have the expertise and authority to delegate the handling of any complaint received to the relevant and appropriate level. The Case Manager will also be able to provide support to member organizations so that they follow proper procedures.
  2. Rule of Two Integration of Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Rule of Two, with clear direction for situations where only one person of authority can be present for interactions with athletes. These modifications follow the spirit of the Rule of Two, to ensure environments are open, observable and that persons of authority are transparent about the environments for which they are responsible.
  3. Screening Policy: Updated screening requirements will be put in place that are tiered based on the level of authority a person holds and who the participants they are interacting with. Screening forms and tracking will be integrated into the new CKC Member Management System to facilitate these updated requirements and to assist member organizations in implementation.
  4. Education Policy will provide guidance for both mandatory and recommended education around ethical behaviour, and creating environments free of harassment, discrimination and abuse for Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Sport Administrators and Volunteers in specific roles. This education will be through the CAC’s Making Ethical Decision Module and the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Program.

 

CKC will be hosting webinars, in both official languages, to help members better understand the new policy manual, the CKC approach and process for adoption. The following dates have been identified and we will send out more formal invitations for each session shortly:

  • Tuesday, April 21, English (8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time – EST)
  • Wednesday, April 22, French (8:00 pm EST)
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 English (8:00 pm EST)

This Policy Manual has been intentionally designed to be applicable at all levels of our paddling community. As such, Member Organizations are encouraged to adopt this

Policy Manual for their own organizations, and will be able to do so through a declaration, which will be provided by CKC. The specifics of this adoption process will be outlined in the webinar series and will be highlighted in subsequent communications with member Presidents and Commodores.

For more information on the CKC Safe Sport Policies or implementation plan, please contact Ian Mortimer at imortimer@canoekayak.ca.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

Jan
27
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CKC STATEMENT: Laurence Vincent Lapointe
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Ottawa, ON (January 27, 2020) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased with the decision issued today by the International Canoe Federation (ICF)’s Doping Control Panel in the matter involving Laurence Vincent Lapointe.

The ICF Doping Control Panel found that Ms. Vincent Lapointe bore no fault or negligence for the anti-doping rule violation that was asserted against her in August 2019, which means that she will not face any further consequences and allows her to immediately return to full-time training with the National Team.

“We are thrilled that Laurence was cleared of any wrong-doing and can return to training with the team in Florida,” said CKC Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “This has been a very difficult period for Laurence, her partner Katie Vincent and the entire team of paddlers who have demonstrated such strength and tenacity over the last five months. We look forward to building our momentum as a team to podium success in Tokyo.”

Ms. Vincent Lapointe returned an adverse analytical finding for the prohibited substance ligandrol following an out-of-competition doping control that took place in late July 2019. She was provisionally suspended on August 13, 2019 and a formal hearing was held by the ICF Doping Control Panel in Lausanne, Switzerland on December 9, 2019. The ICF Doping Control Panel’s decision, which was publicly released today, was rendered on January 24, 2020.

“The entire team supports Laurence and her unwavering commitment to clean sport,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We are very happy to be welcoming her back to training as she will contribute greatly to our team success in Tokyo as women’s canoe makes its historical debut.”  

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A press conference will be held today in Montreal and Trois-Rivieres with Laurence and her lawyer, Adam Klevinas. A CKC representative will also be in attendance in Montreal. 

PRESS BRIEFING DETAILS

Speaking engagement and press scrum (French and English).

  • Laurence Vincent Lapointe, canoeist
  • Adam Klevinas, (Sport Law and Strategy Group)

Trois-Rivières

Date and time | Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Delta Hotel, 1620 rue Notre-Dame, Trois-Rivières (QC), G9A 6E5,
Mekinac room, 2nd floor.

Montreal

Date and time | Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ritz-Carlton, 1228 Sherbrooke Street Ouest, Montreal, QC H3G 1H6,
Carlton room, 3rd floor.

To confirm attendance:

Marie-Anik L’Allier
M-A L’Allier Public Relations
1.514.983.8236

ma@malallier.com

Canoe Kayak Canada Media:
Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
1.613.530.6217
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jan
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
CANOE FREESTYLE NATIONAL TEAM HEAD COACH ANNOUNCEMENT
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (January 6, 2020) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is delighted to announce that Kalob Grady has been confirmed by the CKC Freestyle Committee as the Freestyle Head Coach.

Hailing from Lapasse, Ontario in the Ottawa Valley, Kalob started kayaking when he was 9 and competing when he was 13. In 2010 he won Junior Freestyle Nationals, placed 3rd at the Pan American Junior Championships and placed 6th the following year at the ICF Junior World Championships. That kick started his competitive kayaking career, which has continued to grow year after year. He was especially pleased to place 6th at the 2015 ICF World Championships in front of the hometown crowd on the Ottawa River.

Kalob has been coaching with the Ottawa Kayak School since 2011, as well as contributing to youth kayak development through the Teen Development Keeners Program. Building on his strengths of working with youth, both on and off the water, Kalob took on the position of Head Coach for World Class Kayak Academy in 2017.

Kalob is also recognized for his work as part of the SEND team, who have been pushing the boundaries of whitewater kayaking competitions for the past three years. His passion for the sport of kayaking shows through in everything he does.

“We’re delighted to have Kalob join us to help develop a strong and diverse competitive Freestyle Kayaking program in Canada,” said Lee Vincent, Chair of the CKC Freestyle Committee. “He is a well-respected paddler in his own right, with extensive international competition experience. That knowledge, partnered with his ability to inspire and motivate other paddlers, will help us grow the strength and skills of the national team and next generation athletes.

CKC Freestyle will be working with partners in Alberta and Ontario to host athlete development camps in July, as well as a camp in August leading up to National Team Trials in Minden on August 23rd. Please follow our Facebook page for more details.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications Assistant

intern@canoekayak.ca

Jan
14
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Ready, Set, Tokyo – Canadian Slalom Paddlers kick off 2020 season with Olympic Selection
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PENRITH, AUSTRALIA (January 13, 2020) – Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) clinches the second Olympic spot for Team Canada in the women’s K1 event this weekend at the Australian Canoe Slalom Championships.

Florence finished 8th in the finals, booking her ticket to Tokyo for her first-ever Olympic Games.

Team Canada had previously qualified the women’s K1 boat for Tokyo 2020 at the 2019 World Slalom Championships in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain.

“I am extremely excited for the new challenge,” said Maheu. “It has been a long road to get there and there is still a lot of work to do before the Games. This is a dream come true for me and I couldn’t be happier to have the chance to compete amongst the best paddlers at the Olympics.”

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) finished as top Canadian in the men’s K1 event in 6th place overall. Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) placed 9th in the final. Final selection for the men’s K1 slalom spot will be decided February 20-23 at the Sydney International Whitewater Festival.

“I’m thrilled to see that we now have two athletes booked to the Tokyo Games,” said CKC Senior High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “Our paddlers have worked hard to accomplish their goals and I know they will continue to strive for excellence with less than 192 days remaining. I think the competition process for the Olympic Team in the remaining events will challenge our paddlers to perform on demand and this will surely help them to reach their potential in international competition next summer.”

Team Canada secured three Olympic spots in the women’s K1, men’s C1, and K1 event at the 2019 Slalom World Championships. Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) booked his ticket to Tokyo with an 8th place finish in the men’s C1 event.

The next Tokyo qualification opportunity to compete for the women’s C1 Tokyo entry will be at the 2020 Pan-Am Championships scheduled in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5, 2020.

What:

2020 Australian Canoe Slalom Championships

Where:

Penrith, Australia

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Visit the event website and results here.

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
K1 Men Ben Hayward
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Men Trevor Boyd
K1 Women Florence Maheu
C1 Women Haley Daniels

 

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

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications Intern

intern@canoekayak.ca

Dec
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Registration System Ready for Implementation
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CKC has launched its CKC membership management system at https://ckcmember.ca/. This registration system will form the backbone of our communities’ digital infrastructure moving forward and presents an opportunity for our collective growth and improvement in delivering quality programming to our paddlers, coaches, officials, administrators, and volunteers.

As a starting point, our new registration system will replace the PadTrac registration system that has been used by the sprint discipline and some other key groups in our community for the past 15 years. Using extensive feedback from the member organizations, the system is being customized for the required functionality for our varied disciplines, and member organizational structures. We are also finalizing our fully bilingual functionality for the system, which will be in place by January 1.

Unlike in the previous system, individual registrants, be they paddlers, parents, officials, volunteers are able to directly register in the system. The basic concept is that all members of our CKC community will have a registration profile in the new system.

All CKC member Clubs and Provincial/Territorial Organizations will be required to register their organizations in the CKC member management system and will be able to pay fees and sign waivers through this system.

The new membership management system is open for all member organizations to use as their own membership management system with functionality for customized membership registration, online payment, event registration, and contact list management. One key benefit of using this new system will be the seamless registration in the national database, reducing the need for a duplicate registration process. Fee splitting functionality is also available through the new system, further reducing cumbersome administrative work for CKC members.

CKC recognizes many member organizations have digital registration systems with which they are comfortable and currently using. To support these members, the new CKC system has the functionality to import the required membership information from these systems to facilitate registration in the national database.

Looking ahead the CKC membership management system will be the foundation for continued innovation and expanded support for our member organizations, athletes, volunteers, coaches, and officials.

 

CKC Membership Management System Q & A

 

When can I access the new system?

Right now! The CKC membership management system is live at https://ckcmember.ca/, and everyone is free to go make an account!

 

How do I access my CKC member club or Provincial/Territorial Organization in the new system?

 After you’ve created an account in the system, authorized representatives are able to request an administrator role for their member organization: https://ckcmember.ca/Registrations/Create?configId=7

These requested will be put through a CKC credentialing process overseen by CKC staff to ensure authorized representatives are given the required access.

CKC staff will verify the identity and status of those looking to set themselves up in the role of a member administrator through our credentialing process, and grant this status and access to those that are authorized to hold these roles.

 

How do I use the system?

We understand new software can be overwhelming for new users. We want this to be easy for you! We’ve created an administrator manual for creating registrations, we’re also in the process of creating video tutorials to supplement this manual.

 

When can I begin registering users in this system?

immediaC received extensive feedback from coaches, commodores, and CKC staff at the 2019 summit, and we’re currently working on customizing our sports management core application. You can begin creating registrations, memberships, and fees right now, and users will be able to register for these by January 1st.

 

How much does it cost to use the system?

Our system is free to use. We’re working on integrating PTSO and National fees into Sprint memberships.

 

Who can I contact if I need help?

immediaC created a manual for administrators to help familiarize admins, but if you have a question that isn’t answered by this manual, immediaC also has a monitored help desk that is active from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, via email: support@immediac.com

 

Thank you!

Finally, thank you for your insight and interest in using the new CKC membership management system. We’re excited to be making a system that fits the needs of every club, and we couldn’t do that without the support and feedback of CKC’s members.

 

Sincerely,

Ian Mortimer

CKC Director of Development

&

Isaac Lohnes

immediaC Project Manager

Nov
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 Coach Excellence Award Recipients
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 28, 2019) — Canoe Kayak Canada honoured numerous coaches and their coaching achievements during the CKC Annual Summit this past weekend in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Coach Recognition and Coach Development Awards were presented to coaches demonstrating excellence in leadership, initiative, and competitive success this year. Below is a full list of this year’s award recipients.

CKC Development Award

The Coach Development Award is presented to a coach who has demonstrated excellence in developing a club or the sport through the implementation of new programs such as aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL, the improvement of Provincial and National level performance, and the concern for all-round athlete improvement and health. Nominations are submitted in this category following specific criteria, with a final recipient selected by Canoe Kayak Canada. This year, two coaches received this prestigious award.

WINNER ORGANIZATION
Adam Mayo Cascades Club
Ryan Blair Canoe Kayak Ontario
NOMINEE ORGANIZATION
Adam Mayo Cascades Club
Chris Chaisson Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
Christian Hall Pisiquid Canoe Club
KC Fraser South Niagara Canoe Club
Peter Martinek Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Robert Baer Senobe Aquatic Club
Ryan Blair Canoe Kayak Ontario

 

CKC Recognition Awards

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

DISCIPLINE WINNER ORGANIZATION
Sprint Adam Mayo Cascades Club
Sprint Adam Oldershaw Burloak Canoe Club
Sprint Aiden Steed Rideau Canoe Club
Slalom Alison Borrows Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Sprint Andres Carranco Rideau Canoe Club
Slalom Andy Parry Muskoka Kayak School
Sprint Angus Mortimer Mississauga Canoe Club
Sprint Anna Hetzler Cheema Aquatic Club
Slalom Ben Risk Ottawa River Runners
Slalom Brendan Curson Chilliwack Centre of Excellence
Sprint Brian Hammer Alouette Paddling Club
Sprint Cheyenne Farquharson Rideau Canoe Club
Sprint Chris Chaisson Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
Sprint Chris MacPherson Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club
Sprint Conrad Hutter Rideau Canoe Club
Sprint Diane Tam False Creek Racing Canoe Club
Sprint Doug Tutty Mississauga Canoe Club
Sprint Edgar Garza Calgary Canoe Club
Sprint Émilie Veronneau Club de Canoe Pointe-Claire
Sprint Jacob McKenna Senobe Aquatic Club
Sprint Jillian Perrone Rideau Canoe Club
Sprint Jonathan Pike Maskwa Aquatic Club
Sprint Jordie Smallwood Toba Canoe Club
Sprint KC Fraser South Niagara Canoe Club
Sprint Kyle Jeffery Mississauga Canoe Club
Sprint Luc Grenier Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport
Sprint Mark James Senobe Aquatic Club
Sprint Mathieu Pelletier Club de Canoe-Kayak Trois Rivieres
Sprint Maxim Poulin Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport
Sprint Michael Thomas Club de Canoe Pointe Claire
Sprint Mihail Oghina Rideau Canoe Club
Slalom Mike Holroyd Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak
Sprint Mike Kerrivan Cheema Aquatic Club
Sprint Nicole Haywood Rideau Canoe Club
Sprint Nigel Rockett Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Sprint Pat Lester Carleton Place Canoe Club
Sprint Peter Majewski Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Sprint Peter Martinek Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Sprint Rebecca Fanok Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Sprint Reid Farquharson Rideau Canoe Club
Sprint Rob Baert SenobeAquatic Club
Sprint Rob Stott Richmond Hill Canoe Club
Sprint Scott Oldershaw Burloak Canoe Club
Freestyle Simon Coward Alberta Whitewater Association
Sprint Tessa Nagai Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club
Sprint Toshko Kalpakov Banook Canoe Club

 

Congratulations to all our recipients of the 2019 CKC Coach Recognition and Coach Development awards.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre – Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Maryn Sommerfeldt – Communications Assistant

intern@canoekayak.ca

Nov
19
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CKC partners with Canada’s leading digital marketing company immediaC
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OTTAWA, ON (November 19, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce a digital partnership with Canada’s most experienced web design and mobile application company, immediaC.

Established in 1998, immediaC has built more than 3,500 professionally designed websites, mobile and web applications over the last 20 years. CKC recently partnered with immediaC to develop a mobile application custom designed for National events. CKC is thrilled to expand this partnership to offer exceptional digital tools that will serve the Canadian paddling community.

“ImmediaC will bring a wealth of extensive experience and knowledge to our organization which will allow us to grow and meet the evolving digital needs of a best-in-class National Sport Federation,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Director of Development. “We look forward to building on our existing relationship to ensure we are delivering the best services and online products for our members across all of our disciplines.”

CKC will be launching a new, state-of-the-art, membership database in April 2020 that will offer features such as: registration, e-commerce, event management, reporting, and much more. The new system, set for beta-testing now, will be previewed at the CKC Summit this week in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Member organizations will have the opportunity to utilize the integrated system and services at no cost.

“We are very excited to be working with CKC on member registration and membership management,” said John Leahy, CEO of immediaC, “Our software and the digital strategy for CKC are focused on an engaging paddler experience.”

Further information and demonstrations will be offered at the CKC Summit with additional information released to the membership in the coming months. For questions, please contact CKC Director of Development, Ian Mortimer.

About immediaC

Founded in 1998, immediaC has become Canada’s most experienced webshop. We have delivered more than 3,800 custom websites and mobile applications for organizations of all sizes, from startups to publicly traded companies. We provide a range of online solutions including custom-designed websites, search engine optimization, iOS and Android apps, web apps and registration systems.

Nov
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Notification of Electronic Voting for 2019 Sprint Racing Council Commodore/Chair
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Canoe Kayak Canada will be holding its election for SRC Commodore/Chair through electronic voting from November 12, 2019 to November 23, 2019. Sprint Paddling Association member in good standing will be eligible to vote at any time during the election period including in person at the Sprint Meeting of Members to be held on Nov 23, 2019 in Dartmouth.

A call for candidates was circulated over the past year and resulted in two candidates putting their names forward:

  • DEAN, Paul
  • SCHMIDT, LA

Bio information for candidates is attached.

Voting Process for Sprint Members in Good Standing

The election is for the Commodore/Chair of the Spring Racing Council. Sprint Paddling Association Members are asked to vote for one candidate from the list of names.

All CKC Sprint Paddling Association members in good standing will be receiving an electronic invitation to vote in the 2019 SRC Commodore/Chair elections. A list of Electors in good standing is shown below. If elector information needs to be updated, please reply to this email at intern@canoekayak.ca. The voting information will be sent to the email address CKC has on file for the President/Commodore of the Paddling Association. The voting information may be forwarded to another individual if the President/Commodore would like to designate someone else to vote on their behalf.

This voting information email will be coming to you from <canoekayakcanada@simplyvoting.com> on Tuesday, November 12 at 9 a.m. EST. We are writing to inform you about this in the event that your filters direct the email to your spam folder. Should you not receive an invitation to vote email by Wednesday, Nov 13 and it is not in your spam/junk folder, please contact Kathy Hare at khare@canoekayak.ca.

Members with Outstanding Accounts

A list of sprint Paddling Association Members with outstanding payments is shown below. An electronic invitation to vote will be sent as soon as accounts are settled. Invoices for outstanding accounts went out last on September 1. The election will close on November 23 at 11am EST during the SRD Meeting of Members. Accounts must be settled prior to this deadline in order to be eligible to vote in this election. For information on outstanding accounts and payment methods, please contact: jhache@canoekayak.ca.

In Good Standing Outstanding Accounts
Abenaki Aquatic Club Alouette Paddling Club
Ak-O-Mak Canoe Club Sunnyside Paddling Club
Balmy Beach Canoe Club Camp Chikopi
Banook Canoe Club Radisson Canoe Club
Burloak Canoe Club-AR
Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Calgary Canoe Club
Carleton Place Canoe Club
Cartierville Canoe Club
Cascades Canoe Club
Cheema Aquatic Club
Chinook Racing Canoe Club
Club de canoe-kayak Drummondville
Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport
Club de canoe-kayak Trois-Rivieres
Club de Canoe-Kayak Viking
Club de Canotage de Lac Sergent
Club de Canotage de Shawinigan
Cobourg Dragon Boat & Canoe Club
Collingwood Dragon Boat & Canoe Club
False Creek Sprint Canoe Club
Flatwater North
Fort Canoe & Kayak Club
Gananoque Canoe Club
Greater Edmonton Canoe Club
Kamloops Canoe Club
Kennebecasis Canoe Club
Kitigan Zibi Canoe Club
Lachine Canoe Club
Maskaw Canoe Club
Mic Mac Aquatic Club
Mississauga Canoe Club
Muskoka Canoe Club
Nanaimo Canoe & Kayak Club
Nelson Canoe Club
North Bay Canoe Club
Onake Paddling Club
Orenda Canoe Club
Ottawa River Canoe Club
Otterburn Canoe Club
Pemberton Canoe Association
Petrie Island Canoe Club
Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Pisiquid Canoe Club
Pitt Meadows Paddling Club
Pointe Claire Canoe Club
Port Credit Paddling Club
Richmond Hill Canoe Club
Rideau Canoe Club
Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club
Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club
Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club
Senobe Aquatic Club
Sherbrooke Canoe Club
South Niagara Canoe Club
St. Albert Canoe Club
Sudbury Canoe Club
Sydenham Canoe Club
Toba Canoe & Kayak Club
Toronto Island Canoe Club
Victoria Youth Canoe Club
Wascana Racing Canoe Club
Yorkton Canoe & Kayak Club

 

Nov
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Canada Qualifies Women’s Slalom Kayak Entry for Tokyo 2020
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OTTAWA, ON (November 1, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to confirm that Canada has qualified the women’s kayak entry for Tokyo 2020 following a reallocation process of eligible countries.

Canada finished as the 21st nation in the women’s kayak event at the 2019 ICF Slalom World Championships with Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) placing 40th overall. There were 18 country berths available at this event which meant that Canada would have to wait to confirm a ticket to Tokyo.

“The team just wrapped up a successful Test Event competition in Tokyo and the women’s K1 entry is a perfect way to end the 2019 season,” reflects CKC Senior High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “I am really proud of what our team has accomplished this season. Everyone is dedicated to the Tokyo project and on maximizing our performance with the available resources to achieve our goals.”

Team Canada has now confirmed three Olympic spots in the men’s slalom C1, K1 and women’s slalom K1 events with further opportunity to secure the women’s C1 entry at the 2020 Pan-Am Championships scheduled in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5, 2020.

To view Olympic quota allocations, click here.

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications

intern@canoekayak.ca

Oct
28
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Gold and Bronze for Canada at the SUP World Championships
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QINGDAO, CHINA (OCTOBER 28, 2019) – Canada’s top Stand Up Paddlers earned three medals at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Stand Up Paddling (SUP) World Championships in Qingdao, China. This competition was a significant event for the ICF and SUP community, with over 40 nations and 200 athletes participating in this inaugural event.

CKC alumni Tamas Buday Jr. (L’Île-Perrot, QC) and 16 year old Jack Seymour (Toronto, ON) donned the maple leaf in three events – long distance, sprint and technical races.

Tamas Buday Jr. was crowned world champion on the first day of competition, with a gold medal in Long Distance Masters 40+ Men race.

Seymour also stood on the podium with two bronze medals for his Long Distance Junior and Technical Junior performances.

“The inaugural ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships proved to be a great success both in terms of the event itself, and our Canadian athlete’s results,” said Ian Mortimer CKC Director of Development, “It was fantastic to see the future of the sport with Jack Seymour reaching the podium twice in the Junior Men’s division events, and it was a special moment to see Tamas Buday Jr., an alumni of our Sprint Canoe program, back on top of the podium wearing the Maple Leaf in the master’s distance event.”

 

Results here

 

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information :

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications Intern

intern@canoekayak.ca

Photo: Georgia S Photography

Oct
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Three Slalom Paddlers Finish Top Ten in Tokyo
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TOKYO, JAPAN (October 28, 2019) – Canadian slalom paddlers put the 2020 Olympic venue to the test at the Ready, Steady, Tokyo Olympic Test Event from October 25 – 27.

Five Canadian slalom athletes competed against the best paddlers in world at the newly constructed, manmade course designed for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) wrapped up his competitive season with an impressive 5th place in the men’s C1 event. Smedley finished 9th at the Slalom World Championships, qualifying the first Canadian slalom boat for Tokyo 2020.

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 9th and 10threspectively in the C1 events this weekend in Japan.

It is a magnificent course with Mount Fuji views at the top of the conveyer belt and challenging whitewater that will make for an exciting Olympic Games,” said Daniels. “Being in Tokyo invigorates a fire within me to be a part of this legacy for women’s canoeing.”

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) wrapped up their international kayak season finishing 13th and 15th in the K1 event.

I’m thrilled to see our athletes wrap up the season with strong performances in Tokyo! It looks like a challenging course so it’s important to maximize time in Tokyo mastering all the intricacies of this venue,” said James Cartwright, CKC’s Senior High Performance Manager. The team will stay in Tokyo for another week to take advantage of more training time at this facility. They will be back in Tokyo at the end of November when all the best paddlers from around the world will reconvene for the 2nd official training period in Tokyo.”

For full results 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.

Oct
24
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Canadians set for racing at the SUP World Championship
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QINGDAO, CHINA (October 25, 2019) – Canada is set to compete at the 2019 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Stand Up Paddling (SUP) World Championships this weekend in Qingdao, China. Canada will be represented by two talented paddlers, including CKC alumni, Tamas Buday Jr. and 16 year old, Jack Seymour.

Tamas Buday Jr. is a three-time Olympian and three-time world silver medalist in canoe sprint. Jack Seymour is already an accomplished Stand Up Paddler, having also contested races in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong this year. The SUP World Championships includes events in sprint, technical, and long-distance racing.

“The ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships in Qingdao are set to be a land mark event for the ICF and the sport of SUP,” said Ian Mortimer CKC Director of Development. “We are all excited to follow the action on the live stream and cheer on our paddlers in China.”

Competition kicks off on Friday with the long-distance race events.

WHAT

ICF SUP World Championships

WHEN

Friday October 25, 2019

WHERE

Qingdao, China

HOW TO FOLLOW

Follow all of the action on the livestream and live results for the event at canoeicf.com

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information :

Colleen Coderre

Communications

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications

intern@canoekayak.ca

Oct
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Annual Summit
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2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Annual Summit

November 21 –24, 2019 

Dartmouth, NS

“Home of the 2022 ICF World Sprint Championships”

Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted to be hosting the 2019 Annual Summit in Dartmouth, NS at the Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth. This is our annual opportunity for members to come together to meet, work together to learn and develop various programs and to celebrate. We encourage all coaches, commodores, and club staff to attend. Below is a summary of the meetings and workshops.

1. We will be holding workshop development sessions including mental health, and safe sport. Both topics are of course relevant and important topics to discuss. We will also be looking for membership approval of the Safe Sport Manual during our Meeting of Members.

2. The Annual Summit will also feature two days of Coach Development themes tackling a variety of topics including coaching female athletes, resilience in coaching, periodization and performance planning, as well as a holistic approach to coaching, specifically looking at developing indigenous athletes.

3. The Annual Summit will also host our Annual Discipline meetings for Marathon, Whitewater and Sprint and as well as CKC Board, and other committee meetings. Various elections will also take place.

4. Our Annual Meeting of Members will take place on Saturday afternoon. This is our core meeting where all members come together to hear updates, discuss policy and finances and together lay the groundwork for 2020.

5. It is also a time to celebrate. On Friday evening the Alumni Council will host a Welcome Reception for all disciplines, and alumni to attend. The theme will be the launch of the 2022 ICF Sprint World Championships and to recognize and honour past World Championship Team members. Saturday evening CKC will host our Coaches Celebration Dinner for all achievements in 2019.

Please join us in Dartmouth! 


Click here to register


Registration is now available.
$195 + fees for 4 days
$225 + fees for 4 days, if booked after November 6

Sep
29
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Canada Qualifies Men’s Slalom Kayak Entry for Tokyo 2020
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 29, 2019) – Team Canada qualified a second boat for Tokyo 2020 today in the men’s kayak semifinals at the ICF Slalom World Championships.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) finished 14th in the semis to secure an Olympic quota spot in the K1 event. Canadian teammate Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) wrapped up his K1 event in 28th overall.

“It’s such a huge weight off my shoulders to make it through this step,” Hayward reflects. “I am so happy to have qualified the spot and to deliver a run that I am proud to look back on.”

Although Hayward missed qualifying for the finals, his time in the semifinal run would have been strong enough for a 4th place in the final.

“Looking ahead to Tokyo, this race validates that I can be in contention for a medal and I’m excited to work as hard as I can through the winter to get in the best shape possible.”

Team Canada secured two Olympic spots in the men’s C1 and K1 events this week with the next Tokyo qualification opportunity to take place at the 2020 Pan-Am Championships scheduled in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5, 2020.

“I’m very pleased with the team’s performance in La Seu d’Urgell,” said James Cartwright, CKC High Performance and Coach Development Senior Manager. “We all worked together with a common goal to secure our entries for Tokyo. Two years ago, we set out to qualify four athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so today we will celebrate this milestone and tomorrow we will continue our preparation for the next Qualification race in Rio and the Tokyo Games.”

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Where:

LA SEU D’URGELL, Spain

MAP

Visit the event website and results here.

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
K1 Men Ben Hayward
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Men Trevor Boyd
K1 Women Florence Maheu
K1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Men Cameron Smedley
C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy
C1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Women Haley Daniels
Team Event
K1M Hayward, Tayler, Boyd
K1W Maheu, Betteridge, Daniels

 

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

Sep
27
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Slalom Paddlers advance to semifinals at ICF 2019 World Championships
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 27, 2019) – Team Canada remains in the hunt for Olympic qualification at the ICF Slalom World Championships.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) and Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) qualified for the semifinals today placing 35th and 40th respectively in the K1 heats. The top 18 countries will secure a berth for Tokyo in the K1 events thus qualifying for the semifinals was a critical step for these Canadian paddlers.

“We are thrilled to see both Ben and Michael step up and come through with big performances on their 2nd runs today,” said James Cartwright, CKC Senior High Performance and Coach Development Manager. “They delivered solid race runs under a lot of pressure but we know they can still find time on the course.”

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) secured his spot in the C1 semifinals yesterday and will be battling for Olympic qualification tomorrow. Top 11 countries will earn athlete quota spots for Tokyo in both the men’s and women’s C1 events.

“Our work isn’t over yet so we need to stay focused on our objective right to the end of the competition.”

Canada will be following the Women’s C1 and K1 races despite not advancing to the semifinal round as some Athlete Quota positions may reallocated after the competition based on the Tokyo Qualification system.

Tune in for Team Canada C1 semi-final action tomorrow and K1 semifinals on Sunday.

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

When:

Saturday September 28 (9:00am to 1:30pm local time) (3:00am to 7:30am EST)

Sunday September 29 (8:30am to 1:30pm local time) (2:30am to 7:30am EST)

Where:

LA SEU D’URGELL, Spain

Szeged, Hungary – MAP

How to follow:

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

Visit the event website here.

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
K1 Men Ben Hayward
K1 Men Michael Tayler
K1 Men Trevor Boyd
K1 Women Florence Maheu
K1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Men Cameron Smedley
C1 Men Spencer Pomeroy
C1 Women Lois Betteridge
C1 Women Haley Daniels
Team Event  
K1M Hayward, Tayler, Boyd
K1W Maheu, Betteridge, Daniels

 

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

 

 

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

Sep
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC AGM Registration – September 26, 2019
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Please see the event registration link for our Annual General Meeting taking place on September 26, 2019 at 8PM EST. Please register as soon as possible.

AGM Registration

Files will be uploaded into the file AGM/AGA 2019: Current files can be found here

Sep
17
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Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Test out Tokyo
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TOKYO, JAPAN (September 17, 2019) – Canada’s top sprint and paracanoe paddlers competed at the ‘Ready, Steady, Test Event in Tokyo, Japan from September 12-15. Over 45 nations participated in this familiarization event at the home of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venue in the Tokyo Bay Zone.

“This event provided us with an opportunity to experience the venue both on and off the water and collaborate on what we can do next year to optimize the performance environment,” said Graham Barton, CKC Chief Technical Director. “The athletes also had the chance to see the Olympic Village. This kind of familiarization goes a long way in making the Olympic Games less distracting and less overwhelming for everyone.”

Top Canadian performers included three-time World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finishing 4th in the Women’s C1 200m event while Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) also placed 4th in the C2 1000m event.

Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), finished top eight in the world in the C1 1000m event.

Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed 6th in B Final K1 200m event while Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) and Lisa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished 7th in the B Final of the K2 500m event.

Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) finished 8th place overall in the VL2M 200m Para event.

Results:

2019 Canoe Sprint Olympic/Paralympic Test Event

The Canadian entries are listed below.

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

 

 

Sep
16
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Podium success for Young Sprint Paddlers on the International Stage
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Bratislava, Slovakia (September 16, 2019) – Canadian sprint paddlers earned an impressive twelve medals, including five gold medals at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta in Bratislava, Slovakia this weekend. The Olympic Hopes Competition is an event focused on young paddlers aged 16 to 17 on the Olympic pathway.  This event has emerged over the past five years as the optimal international competition for young athletes to test themselves against the best in the world. This year’s Olympic Hopes competition saw 835 competitors from 36 nations competing in age class competition.

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) prepares for this event as both a performance indicator and a valuable learning opportunity, as such Canadian athletes were entered into multiple events to provide the best experience racing at an international level.

This approach led to an impressive medal haul for Team Canada and leading the way was Andrew Billard (Halifax, NS) who won four medals including two gold in C1 events, one silver and a bronze in the C2 events with Mathew O’Neill (Ottawa, ON). Ella Hodgson-Pageau (Ottawa, ON) also won three medals, two gold and one silver in the C1 and C2 event with Evie McDonald (Carleton Place, ON). Along with the strong performances by Canada’s eight medal-winning athletes (full medal tally below), the rest of the team also demonstrated great results with Canada finishing top 5 in a number of other events.

The outstanding medal haul at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta comes after a 15 medal-count tally for Team Canada at the 2018 event.

The sustained success of our 16 and 17 years old athletes at the Olympic Hopes Regatta reflects the strength of our club programming and coaches across the country,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Director of Development. “This group of athletes performed very well over the weekend and have provided significant inspiration to paddlers across the country. They continue to set a high standard for performance as we enter the offseason and begin to prepare for a big 2020.” 

Canadian Medal Count at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta:

Ella Hodgson-Pageau and Evie McDonald – GOLD U16/U17 C2 200m
Ella Hodgson-Pageau – GOLD U16 C1 200m
Ella Hodgson-Pageau – SILVER U16 C1 500m
Andrew Billard – GOLD U17 C1 500m
Andrew Billard – GOLD U17 C1 1000m
Andrew Billard and Mathew O’Neill – BRONZE U16/U17 C2 1000m
Andrew Billard and Mathew O’Neill – SILVER U16/U17 C2 200m
Evie McDonald – BRONZE U16 C1 200m
Toshka Besharah – BRONZE U16 K1 200m
Ian Gaudet – BRONZE U16 K1 200m
Kieran Graham – BRONZE U16 C1 200m
Craig Johnson – GOLD U16 K1 500m

The Canadian team roster listed below:

Event Athlete
Men’s Canoe Andrew Billard
Men’s Canoe Austin Pigeon
Men’s Canoe Keiran Graham
Men’s Canoe Matthew O’Neill
Men’s Kayak Craig Johnson
Men’s Kayak Ian Gaudet
Men’s Kayak Jacob Price
Men’s Kayak Xavier Levasseur
Women’s Canoe Ella Hodgson-Pageau
Women’s Canoe Evie McDonald
Women’s Canoe Kate Pennyfather
Women’s Kayak Angelina Davidson
Women’s Kayak Anna O’Brien
Women’s Kayak Brooke Westwater
Women’s Kayak Cassidy MacPherson
Women’s Kayak Toshka Besharah

 

Sep
12
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NextGen Paddlers set to compete at Olympic Hopes Regatta
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Bratislava, Slovakia (September 12, 2019) – Sixteen Canadian sprint paddlers are set to compete at the 2019 Olympic Hopes Regatta at the newly built Zemník venue in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Olympic Hopes Competition is an event focused on young paddlers aged 16 to 17 selected to compete internationally against athletes from over 30 countries.

“The athletes are looking well prepared for the task ahead,” said Men’s Kayak Coach, Reid Farquharson (Rideau Canoe Club). “They appreciate the quality of racing that we’ll see over the weekend, and you can feel the anticipation building.”

Athletes are entered into multiple events to provide the best opportunity to learn about racing at an international level.

“In the last 3 years the Olympic Hopes Regatta has clearly become the best athlete pathway to the International level,” said Mark Granger, CKC National NextGen Athlete Development Officer.

“Our team objectives and goals, even at this early age, is to qualify for the finals. Many of the podium athletes of today are the same podium athletes we have seen at Olympic Hopes. It better prepares our athletes for the Junior World Championships and gives them international experience.”

The Canadian entries are listed below:

Event Athlete
Men’s Canoe Andrew Billard
Men’s Canoe Austin Pigeon
Men’s Canoe Keiran Graham
Men’s Canoe Matthew O’Neill
Men’s Kayak Craig Johnson
Men’s Kayak Ian Gaudet
Men’s Kayak Jacob Price
Men’s Kayak Xavier Levasseur
Women’s Canoe Ella Hodgson-Pageau
Women’s Canoe Evie McDonald
Women’s Canoe Kate Pennyfather
Women’s Kayak Angelina Davidson
Women’s Kayak Anna O’Brien
Women’s Kayak Brooke Westwater
Women’s Kayak Cassidy MacPherson
Women’s Kayak Toshka Besharah

 

 

What:
Olympic Hopes Regatta

When:
September 13-15, 2019

Where:
Bratislava, Slovakia – Map

How to Follow:
Event Website

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

Sep
11
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Team Canada Set for World Ocean Racing Championships
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SAINT-PIERRE QUIBERON, FRANCE (September 10, 2019) – Team Canada paddlers are set to compete at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Ocean Racing World Championships in Saint-Pierre Quiberon, France. Canada will have three U23 athletes competing in the World Championships race held on a challenging 21.93 KM downwind course of the Normandy coast on Wednesday.

“CKC is very excited to see how our strong young surf ski paddlers stack up against the World’s best in France,” said Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “We have a strong community of surf ski paddlers in Canada and this strength is reflected in our growing events here in Canada and will be shown on the Atlantic Ocean this week.”

Canada will be represented by Sandrine Hamel (St-Augustin de Desmaures, QC) in the U23 Women’s event, and by Seth Putnam-Rea (North Vancouver, BC) and Philippe Therien (Lac-Beauport, QC) in the Men’s U23 event.

In the Masters event set for Thursday, Canada will be represented by Daryl Remmler (North Vancouver, BC), Bob Putnam (North Vancouver, BC) and Warren Bruce (Deep Cove, ON).

What:

International Canoe Federation Ocean Racing World Championship

When:

Wednesday, September 11 World Championship

Where:

SAINT-PIERRE QUIBERON, France  – Map

How to Follow:

Live GPS Tracking and Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to follow:

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

Visit the event website here for results.

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

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

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

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 Canadian Marathon Canoe Championships Taking place at the Sudbury Canoe Club on Ramsey Lake
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SUDBURY, ONTARIO (August 23, 2019) – The 2019 Canadian Marathon Canoe Championships are kicking off in Sudbury, Ontario this Saturday, August 24th. Marathon athletes from across Canada will gather at the Sudbury Canoe Club for this two-day competition.

The event will see C1s, C2s, recreational canoes, kayaks and SUPS. Athletes will race across Ramsey Lake until they reach a 250m portage taking them into Bethel Lake. They will then paddle across Bethel Lake and reach a second 200m portage into Ramsey Lake once again for the final leg back to the Sudbury Canoe Club.

“The Canadian Marathon Canoe Nationals provide an opportunity for all paddlers to participate in a weekend of multiple races and friendship,” said Kristopher Archibald, Chair of CKC’s Marathon Canoe Racing Council, “Please join us at the Sudbury Canoe Club, host of the 2019 Nationals!”

View more details about the competition on the Sudbury Canoe Club’s website here.

What: 2019 Canoe Marathon National Championships

When: Saturday, August 24 (9:00am to 4:30pm EST)Sunday August 25 (9:00am to 4:00pm EST)

Where: Sudbury Canoe Club, Ramsey Lake

Sudbury, Ontario – MAP

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

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

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Aug
19
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CKC STATEMENT: Laurence Vincent Lapointe
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON (August 19, 2019) – It is with great sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has to announce that Laurence Vincent Lapointe has returned an adverse analytical finding following an out-of-competition doping control that took place in late July. Ms. Vincent Lapointe and CKC were informed of this finding on August 13, 2019.

The substance that was found in Ms. Vincent Lapointe’s sample has been the subject of recent established contaminated supplement cases and the preliminary information, available at this time, supports that Ms. Vincent Lapointe’s adverse analytical finding may have been caused by inadvertent and unknowing use of a prohibited substance from such a source.

“CKC fully supports Laurence in this extremely difficult and unfortunate situation and we will do everything we can to help her prove her innocence,” said Canoe Kayak Canada CEO, Casey Wade. “CKC firmly believes in clean sport, but we also have strong reason to believe that Laurence has taken all of the necessary precautions from an anti-doping perspective and that she has not knowingly or intentionally taken a prohibited substance. We will continue to assist Laurence in determining how this unfortunate situation could have occurred.”

In accordance with the International Canoe Federation’s Anti-Doping Rules, Ms. Vincent Lapointe has been provisionally suspended pending the final outcome of her case. Consequently, she will not be racing at the upcoming ICF World Championships.

“I am shocked and completely devastated by this situation because I have done absolutely nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide. I am a person of integrity and any form of cheating disgusts me. I believe in clean sport and it is what I apply as a principle in my life as an athlete. I would never put my name, my reputation, or my career at risk to improve my performances and widen the gap with my opponents,” said Laurence Vincent Lapointe. “This feels like a nightmare; I still cannot believe what has happened. Since learning of my positive test just a few days ago, I have done everything possible, with the support of CKC and within a short period of time, to determine the source of the prohibited substance that was found in my sample so that I can prove that I am innocent and that I am an honest and clean athlete.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will not make any further comment regarding this case pending the final outcome of the matter.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe will speak with the media on Tuesday in Montreal and Trois-Rivières, QC. Details below.

Montreal

Date | Tuesday August 20, 2019

Time | 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Location | Sheraton Hotel, 1201 René Lévesque ouest, Montréal (QC), H3B 2L7.

Salon 5, located on level 2.

Format | Speech and scrums (French and English).

Who | Laurence Vincent Lapointe, canoeist and Adam Klevinas, sport lawyer and Canoe Kayak Canada representative.

 

Trois-Rivières

Date | Tuesday August 20 2019

Time | 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Location | Delta Hotel, 1620 rue Notre-Dame, Trois-Rivières (QC), G9A 6E5.

Mékinac room, 2nd floor.

Format | Speech and scrums (French and English).

Who | Laurence Vincent Lapointe, canoeist and Adam Klevinas, sport lawyer and Canoe Kayak Canada representative.

 

Note that this will be Laurence Vincent Lapointe’s only media availability, pending the International Canoe Federation’s final decision.

To confirm your presence:

Laurence Vallerand

514-507-6299

514-966-2972

laurence@malallier.com

 

Marie-Anik L’Allier

514-507-6299

514-983-8236

ma@malallier.com

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Contact Information:

Colleen Coderre

Canoe Kayak Canada

Communications Lead

1.613.530.6217

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Marie-Anik L’Allier

M-A L’Allier Public Relations – Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

1.514.983.8236

ma@malallier.com

 

Laurence Vallerand

M-A L’Allier Public Relations

1.514.966.2972

laurence@malallier.com

 

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.

Aug
12
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 Canoe Kayak Canada AGM Teleconference Scheduled for September 26, 8:00pm EST
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August 12 – The Annual General Meeting (AGM) teleconference will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST. Please save this date and time if you are an eligible voting member.

 

As per previous AGM’s, the focus of the meeting will be to approve our 2018-19 audited statements, approve the auditing firm for the 2019-20 fiscal year and to announce Board election results. There will also be brief updates as we begin to prepare for the 2019 Annual Summit.

 

Further details regarding the agenda, voting methods, and dial-in details will be circulated shortly.

Aug
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Summit scheduled for November 22 – 24 in Dartmouth, NS
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August 7 – Canoe Kayak Canada’s 2019 Summit is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 24th in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The event will bring together Clubs representatives, coaches, provincial & territorial paddling organizations and committee members for a combination of events. CKC will hold in-person Annual Council meetings on Saturday morning, November 23rd followed by our in-person Meeting of Members on Saturday afternoon. Board, Council and several committee meetings will also take place around the Summit, some commencing on Thursday the 21st. We will also hold a Coach Development Workshop during the Summit sessions. More information and details to follow shortly.

In addition to the above, we’re also pleased to announce our intention to hold the 2020 CKC Summit in Ottawa in late November (Date TBC) following the 2020 ICF Congress in Manila. We also intend to hold the 2021 CKC Summit in late November in Burnaby, BC (Date TBC).

As a final note CKC’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place via teleconference in late September in a streamlined format. Like last year, the teleconference will deal with approving audited statements, the auditing firm for upcoming fiscal year and Board elections (which will be minimal this year). A date for the meeting will be scheduled soon, and of course relevant materials and related information will be provided in the lead up.

Aug
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates Board of Directors Paddling Association Representatives
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Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors.  This position is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

 

The Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 11 people.  Below outlines how these positions are elected or appointed by the two classes of membership within CKC:

  • Each of the 3 Paddling Disciplines have 2 positions which they elect or appoint from their discipline members for a total of 6 positions
  • The Paddling Association members elect 4 positions from amongst the entire CKC membership

 

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

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

 

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in serving on Not For Profit Boards of Directors
  • Knowledge of CKC and its member disciplines
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the organization
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset but not required
  • Ability to commit approximately 10 – 15 hours per month to the work of the Board
  • Willing and able to travel if necessary

This is a volunteer position with a term of three years.

 

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

Click here for the application form.

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 23, 2019.

Please send applications to Chair of the CKC Nominating Committee, care of Kathy Hare by email to khare@canoekayak.ca.

Jul
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Greg Redman and Sally Wallick Top Canadians at 2019 Canadian Downwind Championships
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SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA (July 17, 2019) – 195 ocean racing athletes from around the world took part in the 6th annual Canadian Downwind Championships in Squamish, BC this past Saturday July 13th. Surfskis, SUPs, prone paddleboards and outrigger canoes all gathered and raced 21km on Howe Sound through the Sea to Sky corridor.

Racers began at Porteau Cove and travelled up Howe Sound to the finish line in the Squamish Harbour. It was a beautiful sunny day in Squamish with great wind conditions.

Canadian master Surfski athlete Greg Redman was the first male Canadian to finish the race, with a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. The top female Canadian to cross the line was Sally Wallick in the open Surfski event with a time of 1 hour and 36 minutes. Two-time World Surfski Champion Kenny Rice from South Africa took top Men’s open Surfski honours and was the overall winner of the race coming in at 1 hour and 21 minutes. On the Women’s side, Teneale Hatton of New Zealand was the Surfski winner in a time of 1 hour and 29 minutes.

In the SUP category, Lincoln Dews of Australia took the victory with an impressive race covering the SUP course in 1 hour and 40 minutes. With perhaps the performance of the day, Fiona Wylde of the United States put on a masterful performance in the swells of Howe Cove, paddling to the second overall finish in the SUP category and earing the prize as the Women’s SUP Champion.

In the Outrigger C-1 category, Kendra Kent earned top honours in the Women’s side, while Tematuanui Delamare powered to the Men’s title.

“In an astoundingly beautiful setting on Howe Sound, we saw some equally remarkable performances from paddlers from around the world at the Canadian Downwind Championships”, said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The performances of the athletes, the organization from Bob Putnam and Ian Lowe, and the hospitality of the whole community made for an amazing event. This 6th edition of the Canadian Downwind Championships further cemented the event’s status as a world leading Ocean Racing event, and a bucket list competition for any paddler.”

For a full list of results, click here.

To get more details about the event, visit the Canadian Downwind Championships website here.

 

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

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

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
5
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Downwind Championships Set to Kick Off Next Weekend
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SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA (July 5, 2019) – Ocean racing athletes from all over the world will be gathering in Squamish, BC on Saturday July 13th to take part in the 6th annual Canadian Downwind Championships (CDC). The 21km mass start race includes surfskis, SUPS, prone paddleboards and outrigger canoes and takes place on Howe Sound through the Sea to Sky corridor.

The event is sanctioned by Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) as a National Ocean Racing Championship. Athletes can earn World Ranking Points for the 2019 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in mid-September.

Racers will begin at Porteau Cove and will travel up Howe Sound to reach the finish line in the Squamish Harbour. Nearly 200 athletes of varying ages will be competing.

Registration for the event will be open until July 10th. Find registration details here.

A number of pre-race activities are scheduled for the week leading up to the event. A “Joes Vs Pros” Tuesday Night Race, paddling clinics, downwind “TED Talks” and a sponsor party dinner are all included in the weekly plan. Get more information on the week’s events here.

“The Squamish Paddling Club and Coast Outdoors are again proud to host this wonderful event. The local downwind scene in Squamish and Vancouver areas has been growing since the race inception in 2014, and the World Surfsi SUP Paddling community has embraced the Canadian DW Champs. With the consistency of conditions, un-paralleled beauty and fun downwind paddling in Howe Sound, the sky is the limit to how much more growth we can anticipate,” said Ian Lowe & Bob Putnam, CDC race directors. “This year, 11 nations are represented, with many men and women master’s athletes.”

 

What:

Canadian Downwind Championships

 

When:

July 13 2019 (2:00pm PDT)

 

Where:

Porteau Cove to Squamish, BC

Howe Sound – MAP

 

How to Follow:

Visit the Canadian Downwind Championships website here.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

An overview of each event can be found below.

 

International Canoe Federation Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 1

Start Lists and Live Results

 

When:

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

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

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

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

 

Where:

Malta Regatta Course,

Poznan, Poland – Map

 

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

 

 

Brandenburg International Regatta

Start Lists

 

When:

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

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

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

 

Where:

Beetzsee Regatta Course

Brandenburg, Germany – Map

 

The regatta will be live streamed on the event website.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

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

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

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information:

James Cartwright

Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance and Coach Development

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

(613) 260-1818 X 2305

 

Mar
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
Job Posting – Canoe Slalom International Coach / CKC
Jobs, Uncategorized
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 11, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), the national sport governing body responsible for canoe and kayak racing in Canada, is seeking an International Coach to lead Canada’s Senior Slalom National Team Program at all international training camps and competition projects. The purpose of the role is to enhance the preparation of Senior National Team athletes on the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Pathway and to raise the individual and team performance standards of CKC’s High Performance Program. The right coach will therefore be positive, empowering, open and collaborative. They will be flexible and appreciative of different learning approaches, excellent communication skills, and professional aptitude. They will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience competing and/or coaching with success in international Canoe Slalom.


Post Date: March 11, 2019
Application Deadline: March 23, 2019
Position Start Date: April 1, 2019
Type of Position:Full Time
Employment Type:Employee
Location: To be determined (The position will involve significant travel based on annual High Performance Program Plan)


Key Responsibilities

  • The planning and implementation of Senior National Team athletes training and preparation for competition;
  • Organize and directs the training and competitive activities of the athletes for which he/she is assigned. Controls these activities when athletes are under his/her direct responsibility;
  • Lead and support International High Performance warm-weather training camp(s) throughout the off-season;
  • Monitor and follow-up with National Team athletes after reviewing monthly training log reports;
  • Maintain regular communication with athletes and their personal coaches in between projects;
  • Evaluate the performance of Senior National Team athletes and document this evaluation for use in ongoing performance analysis;
  • Lead regular Senior National Team meetings and build a collaborative team atmosphere;
  • Supervision of National Team athletes;
  • Attend Team Leader meetings;

Education

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • Be a certified Competition Development National Coaching Certification Program Coach or hold an equivalent coaching qualification.

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level;
  • Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others;
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance;
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset;
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence;
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation;
  • Strong computer literacy and video analysis software;

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Contact Details

Please send your application along with a resumé and cover letter to James Cartwright by end of day on March 23, 2019. 

Contact Name: James Cartwright
Email: jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Lavallee, Negulic highlight Team Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship
Canoe Sprint, Uncategorized, World Championships
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By USports – August 9, 2018

TORONTO / OTTAWA – James Lavallee and Anna Negulic headline a group of seven student-athletes named to the Canadian roster for the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship beginning Friday.

Both Lavallee and Negulic have paddling experience on the world stage, having represented Canada at the World Junior and U23 championships.

Lavallee, a second-year student at the University of Manitoba, captured gold at the 2015 Canadian Trials on home soil in Montreal, qualifying for the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior World Championships that year in Portugal. More recently, Lavalle, who is of Métis decent, won three medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, while also earning the Tom Longboat Award given to the male Aboriginal athlete of the year in Canada. Meanwhile, Negulic brought home four medals at last year’s Canada Summer Games after wearing the maple leaf at the World U23 Championships.

Several other members of Team Canada also have international paddling experience, ranging from the Pan-American Canoe-Kayak Junior Championships to the Junior Worlds.

The 2018 World University Canoe Sprint Championships are set for Aug. 10-12 in Szolnok, Hungary.

 

TEAM CANADA ROSTER 

First Name Last Name University Program
Anna Negulic Dalhousie Kinesiology
Hayley Plante Ryerson Business Law
Emmanuelle Guilbert UQAM Public Management
Jacob Steele Dalhousie Chemical Engineering
James Lavallee Manitoba General
Olivia Denman Saint Mary’s Anthropology
Keisha Tomasik Bishop’s Sociology & Sports Studies

 

Team official: Mark Granger, Canoe-Kayak Canada

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

About U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on:

Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @USPORTSca / @USPORTSIntl

Facebook: @USPORTSCanada / @USPORTSIntl

 

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For further information, please contact:

Ken Saint-Eloy

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

U SPORTS

Cell: 647-871-7595

ksainteloy@usports.ca

 

Alan Hudes

Coordinator, Communications

U SPORTS

Off: 905-508-3000 ext. 242

Cell: 647-991-5343

ahudes@usports.ca

 

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

Canoe Kayak Canada

Off: 613-260-1818 Ext. 2309

Cell: 418-271-3785

jverret@canoekayak.ca

Jun
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Some 300 Athletes Ready to Line Up for Canoe Kayak Canada’s Final National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 21, 2018) – Canada’s best canoe kayak sprint and paracanoe athletes will be lining up at the Olympic Basin in Montréal for the third and final National Team Trials. The event will last all weekend, starting Friday morning, June 22 and continuing through until Sunday, June 24.

“Our athletes have been preparing all year long for this event and it is now time to test that final preparation and select our Canadian teams that will be representing the country on the international stage this summer,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “This event is the most important event of the season for most of our athletes as it is their last chance to prove they have what it takes to be our 2018 team”.

 

What:

Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials #3

 

When:

Friday, June 22 (8:30 to 18:40 EST.)

Saturday, June 23 (8:30 to 16:40 EST.)

Sunday, June 24 (8:30 to 17:12 EST.)

 

Where:

Olympic Basin,

Parc Jean Drapeau,

Montréal, QC | Map

 

This last set of trials will serve as selection for the Junior, U23 and Senior National Teams that will be representing Canada at the Junior and U23 World Championships taking place in Bulgaria in July and at the Senior World Championships that are being held in Portugal at the end of August.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also use this final national team trials as part of the selection process for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program and will be selecting the Olympic Hopes team and the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships.

 

Starts lists and live results will be posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store.

Live results will also be posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website and you will be able to watch the National Sprint Team races live on the Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube Channel.

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Nov
2
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Sport canada confirms canoe kayak canada sprint aap national team nominations
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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

Sep
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley Paddles to Best Result of Season
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IVREA, ITALY (September 1, 2017) –  Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario produced his best result of the Canoe Slalom World Cup season finishing 20th in Ivrea, Italy. Unfortunately, Cameron’s run wasn’t good enough to advance on to the final. Cameron incurred four penalty seconds while negotiating the 23-gate course. Sideris Tasiadis of Germany won the men’s single canoe event with a time of 91.10 seconds, with Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafovsky and Matej Benus placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the women’s kayak event, Germany’s Ricarda Funk finished on top of the podium with a time of 97.80 seconds ahead of Australia’s Jessica Fox and Austria’s Lisa Leitner.

The Canadian team did not participate in the Extreme Slalom competition in Ivrea and is headed to the fifth and final World Cup of the season in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain September 8-10. Cameron will look to improve on his result from last season where he finished 10th in La Seu D’Urgell. The team will spend the next week training in Spain and then move across the Pyrenees mountains to Pau, France where the World Championships will wrap up the season September 27-October 1.

Finals are being webcasted on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 20th final result
Liam Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 39th final result
Spencer Pomeroy

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 47th final result
Haley Daniels

(Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1 Slalom 34th final result

 

David Ford

(Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1 Slalom 47th final result
Michael Tayler

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins

(Chilliwack, BC)

Men’s K1 Slalom 72nd final result

Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s K1 Slalom

38th final result

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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

Aug
28
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Ontario dominates Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Masters Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 28, 2017) – Following the Canadian Sprint ​​Canoe Kayak Championships held August 24 to 26, 2017, it was time for “Masters” athletes to compete at the Welland International Flatwater Center in Ontario on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

More than 20 clubs from across the country were in Welland to compare themselves to the best Canadian athletes aged 25 and over at the competiton called the Canmas Championships. Once again, weather conditions on the water were ideal and allowed the athletes to surpass themselves.

It was the Burloak club of Oakville, Ontario, which ranked first in this national regatta, with a total of 581 points. The Ottawa Rideau Canoe Club came second with a total of 488 points, and Toronto’s Balmy-Beach Canoe Club got the third place with a total of 425 points.

The “Masters” of the Burloak Canoe Club won many golds during the competition, but it was their marked presence in almost all of the races during the day that allowed them to win the Canmas Championships.

In the C-4 Mixed 45-54 race, the Burloak Canoe Club offered an impressive performance by climbing the three steps of the podium, winning gold, silver and bronze.

They also managed to get on the first two stages of the podium in the C-4 Mixed 55+ race, just as in the C-2 Mixed 55+ race.

In the 45-54 Women’s C-1 event, Kim Stephen and Colleen Nicholson nearly doubled the achievement by winning second and third positions. The race was led by Isabelle Fradette of the Rideau club who won the gold medal.

The Rideau and Burloak champions clubs also shared the honors in the C-15 races. The Ottawa club won the C-15 in women’s and mixed 45+, while Oakville won the C-15 Mixed 25+ and the C-15 Men’s 45+.

The Canmas Championships concluded the Canadian Sprint ​​Canoe Kayak Championships of this season. Happening every year, preparations for the 2018 competition will begin soon, and these championships will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec, from August 28 to September 1, 2018.

To see all the results of the Canmas 2017, visit the event page.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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

Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada Captures Gold at Canoe Kayak World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 26, 2017) – Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) are world champions after capturing gold in the Women’s C-2 500m race at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent on the podium of the C-2 500m.

The powerful Canadian crew took an early lead and held off a late push by the Russian crew to cross the line first in a time of 1:56:752, less than seven-tenths of a second ahead of Russia’s Irina Andreeva and Olesia Romasenko.

Vincent-Lapointe will go after her second world championship title tomorrow in the final of the Women’s C-1 200m. She set the world record at this distance at the 2014 World Championships in Moscow and had the fastest time in today’s semi-finals.

Laurence and Katie winning the A final in the C-2 500m.

In other action on Saturday, Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) delivered an outstanding performance in the “A” Final of the Men’s K-2 200m, finishing in 8th spot, slightly more than a second behind the winning pair from Hungary.

Cochrane and Poulin are also part of Canada’s K-4 crew, along with Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS). In a highly competitive field, the Canadians were edged out at the finish line in the semi-finals today, missing the “A” Final by less than a second. They’ll be looking to deliver a strong performance in tomorrow’s “B” Final to confirm their spot amongst the top K-4 boats in the world.

“The men’s kayak program is a good example of what we’re trying to do with our overall sprint program,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer with Canoe Kayak Canada. “We’ve got a really strong group of athletes who are training together and developing together. Anytime Canada has enjoyed success in sprint paddling in the past, we’ve had multiple crews who could push each other every day in training. We’re looking to build on that model so our athletes are in top form to qualify for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.”

Men’s K-4 fighting to get in the A final.

In the Women’s K-2 1000m, Courtney Stott (Oakville, ON) and Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) exceeded expectations with a 6th place finish in the “A” Final. At the 500m distance, Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andreanne Langlois (Quebec City, QC) finished fourth in the “B” Final. Russell was a second place finisher in the K-1 500m “B” Final. In Men’s Canoe, Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished 7th in the “B” Final of the C-1 200m.

On the final day of competition tomorrow, three Canadians face the mental and physical test of a 5000m race – Russell in the K-1 Women’s race, Hughes in the K-1 Men’s event, and in the Men’s C-1, it’s Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON).

Watch live coverage online and find a complete summary of race results 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
(M) (418) 271-3785

Aug
25
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Canoe Kayak Canada names sprint teams for Olympic Hopes
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 25, 2017) – The first two days of competitions at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships included all individual races for C1 and K1.

Based on these results, Canoe Kayak Canada has named sprint athletes to join the teams for the next international Olympic Hope regatta. Here is the list of athletes nominated for this competition, which will be held from September 15th to 17th 2017, in Racice, Czech Republic.

U17 Men’s Kayak Hommes

Club Crew
Banook Alex CANNING
Rideau Alexander HOFEREK
Cheema Cameron LEDREW
Pointe-Claire Louis VRANDERICK
Lachine Vadim COVALCIUC
Cheema Sawyer CAPES

 

U17 Women’s Kayak Femmes

Club Crew
Richmond Hill Brooklyn WODEHOUSE
Burloak Anya CHUPRYS
Maskwa Hannah ENGLISH
Balmy Beach Samantha STEIN
Trois Rivieres Alexanne MORIN
Burloak Jenna NEATE

 

U17 Women’s Canoe Femmes

Club Crew
Carleton Place Lindsay IRWIN
Maskwa Marlee MACINTOSH
Rideau Michaela ERMANOVICS
Ottawa Nikole GORELOVA
Senobe Maeve LEBLANC
Lachine Charlotte RICHARD

 

U17 Men’s Canoe Hommes

Club Crew
Rideau Adam RICHARD
Maskwa Nicholas BILLARD
Sack-a-Wa Tyler LAIDLAW
Maskwa Dawson PEACHEY
Cheema Mason KOCH
Pointe-Claire Stephane RICHARD

 

U16 Women’s Kayak Femmes

Club Crew
Rideau Maren BRADLEY
Rideau Olivia PUCCI
Lachine Florence TURCOTTE
Mic Mac Adriana LILLEY OSENDE

 

U16 Men’s Kayak Hommes

Club Crew
Balmy Beach Cameron LOW
Trois Rivieres Laurent LAVIGNE
Toba Sacha SKIRZYK
Mic Mac Alexander EISENER MALLETT

 

U16 Women’s Canoe Femmes

Club Crew
Cheema Sloan MACKENZIE
Mic Mac Julia LILLEY OSENDE
Cascades Sophia JENSEN
Maskwa Jessica MACKAY

 

U16 Men’s Canoe Hommes

Club Crew
Maskwa Andrew BILLARD
Rideau Matthew O’NEILL
Richmond Hill Marc CINQ-MARS
False Creek Ydris HUNTER

 

 

 

Aug
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships: Excited crowd motivates athletes in today’s 1000m finals
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (August 23, 2017) – A large and boisterous crowd was treated to some outstanding races today as athletes competed in 1000m and 500m events on Day 2 of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. Despite the strong winds on the Welland International Flatwater Centre this afternoon, there were many spectacular performances.

“I really like headwinds like today, so even if the conditions weren’t ideal, all in all it wasn’t the worst condition possible for me,” explained Lexy Vincent, a kayak athlete from the Rideau Canoe Club after winning the Women’s K1 Junior 1000m, her second gold medal in two days. “I just felt really strong on the water today and yesterday, and as soon as I got on the water I felt strongly connected and it felt like everything was falling in the right place.” Vincent took top spot in the K1 500m yesterday.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

The distance of 1000m can last between 3 minutes and 30 seconds and 5 minutes and 30 seconds, depending on the discipline. This distance requires a lot of physical endurance for the athletes and the end of the race is often very demanding. On Day 2, the lively atmosphere of the crowd undoubtedly encouraged the athletes to give their everything until they crossed the finish line. The spectators were treated to some very tight races, which raised the excitement in the stands.

The conclusion of Day 2 marks the end of the K1 and C1 races. After a total of 24 finals in two days, Ottawa’s Rideau Club has the overall lead with a total of 345 points, 43 points ahead of the Maskwa Club out of Halifax.

Competition continues tomorrow with crew boats over distances of 200m, 500m and 1000m. Day 3 should draw even bigger crowds to take in the impressive C15 – War Canoe races.

For full competition results, visit the Canoe Kayak Canada website. All races are being live streamed and you can receive up-to-date race results on the immediaC mobile app available through the App Store.

Photo: Pascale Toupin

 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.

Aug
10
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Canoe Kayak Canada Unveils Inspiring New Vision
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(Photo credit: Jason van Bruggen)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 10, 2017) – This is the biggest month of the year for the Canadian paddling community, as all three disciplines – marathon, slalom, and sprint – host their national championships.

And this August is particularly pivotal because it marks the release of Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) Vision 2024 Strategic Plan, the most important directional document that CKC has ever produced.

“Paddling is a uniquely Canadian sport with ties to our history and our heritage dating back thousands of years,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “And we’re a sport for everybody – individuals, families, and communities. We’re building on those strengths to drive participation levels to heights never seen before and to set the stage for sustained international success in all of our disciplines.”

Release of the Vision 2024 Strategic Plan marks the culmination of several years of rigorous review and thoughtful planning, according to Casey Wade, CKC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve done a complete governance review, streamlined our human resource practices, dissected recent international results, and brought all of our disciplines together as one organization. It hasn’t been the most glamorous work, but it’s absolutely critical if we hope to achieve the goals laid out in the Plan.”

Vision 2024 is the product of the most extensive consultation process in CKC’s history: a year-long effort to capture input from athletes, coaches, administrators, partners, officials and volunteers from every part of the country.

“With the benefit of so many good ideas from so many in the paddling community, we’ve set the stage for strong, steady growth in our member clubs, for major grassroots development, and for better results internationally,” Giles added. “What’s exciting about this plan is that it sets unified objectives for all disciplines and all forms of paddle sport. We’ve never had that before.”

Vision 2024 sets out goals in four key areas: Proactive Communications, Enhanced Club and Grassroots Development, Enhanced Performance, and Effective Leadership. Specific indicators have also been identified for each goal so that CKC and member clubs can track progress over time.

“One of the biggest and most ambitious goals is to increase participation numbers by 50% compared to 2016,” added Giles. “Combine that with a goal to increase the number of certified coaches by 25% over that same time frame and we’ll see a huge, positive ripple effect on our entire community.”

CKC has committed to keeping its members updated and to consulting on a regular basis. “We simply can’t deliver on this plan without help from the broader paddling community,” Giles said.

A summary of the Vision 2024 Strategic Plan can be found here. The full document is posted here on the CKC 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:

Casey Wade

Chief Executive Officer

cwade@canoekayak.ca

(O) 613.260.1818 ext. 2203

Aug
6
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Ottawa Paddlers Dominate Home Course in Whitewater Nationals
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 6, 2017) – Local athletes took advantage of an intimate knowledge of the challenging Pumphouse course to win gold in three of the open age events at today’s Whitewater National Slalom Championships in downtown Ottawa.

“Home course advantage is a huge deal in slalom paddling,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “The Ottawa athletes train on this course. They know every inch of it. It gave them an extra technical edge and some added confidence and I think they took full advantage today.”

Ottawa’s Cameron Smedley was the most dominant performer of the day, confirming his status as Canada’s top male slalom paddler, winning gold in the Men’s C-1 as well as the top spot in the Mixed C-2 alongside sister, Alison.

Also on the local front, the Men’s K-1 featured a surprise champion in 34-year-old, John Hastings who beat out five other Ottawa paddlers despite retiring from the National Slalom Team to focus on preparations for the upcoming Extreme Slalom World Championships. Hastings’ victory, along with the dual titles by the Smedleys, helped Ontario capture the Brian Creer Cup, an award given annually to the top province at the National Championships.

Breaking the trend of local winners were Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) in the Women’s C-1 and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) in the Women’s K-1. Daniels’ national title continues a successful year where she produced a personal best sixth-place-finish in the Extreme Slalom on the World Cup circuit earlier this summer. Maheu, who finished 10th in that same World Cup event, beat out Ottawa’s Lois Betteridge and Daniels to take home the K-1 crown.

Cartwright noted that the National Championships have changed dramatically in the past few years. State-of-the-art timing technology – a legacy from the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto –  have elevated the competition experience to something much closer to what athletes will find on the world stage, he added.

“We’ve come incredibly far in terms of how we run these events,” said Cartwright. “Everything is so much closer to the international standard. It gives our best athletes a valuable opportunity to prepare for what they’re likely to experience at major international events.”

This weekend’s event also serves as a vital tune up for those athletes competing in World Cup events later this month in Europe, followed by the World Championships in Pau, France in September.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater Slalom National 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ottawa Hosts Whitewater National Championships
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Competing in Extreme Slalom Canoe on Ottawa’s iconic Pumphouse course are #144 Florence Maheu (Quebec), #147 Lois Betteridge (Ontario), #148 Gemma Grochmal (Alberta), and #145 Natasha O’Connell (Ontario) in the background. (Photo credit: Carolyn Pullen)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 4, 2017) – For the second time this summer, Ottawa is hosting a major national paddling championship. Taking advantage of the unprecedented excitement around Canada 150 celebrations, Canoe Kayak Canada and the Ottawa River Runners Club are staging the Whitewater National Slalom Championships this weekend. This event follows the July 1-2 Canada Cup Sprint Regatta that drew elite teams from Canada, Mexico, the US, and Australia, along with club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

This weekend, elite paddlers from six provinces and the United States will take on the challenging Pumphouse Course in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Winners in the senior categories will be crowned on Sunday. National Team members are using this event as a pivotal tune-up race in advance of World Cup events later this month in Europe, followed by the World Championships in Pau, France in September.

The Pumphouse course has also been the site this week for Downriver Sprint and Extreme Slalom Canoe races involving athletes of all ages, from their teens right into their seventies. Results from the Downriver races can be found here.

“This is such a great showcase for the whitewater discipline,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Paddlers young and old have the opportunity to race on the same course as this country’s best whitewater athletes. Staging it in Ottawa, with all the Canada 150 celebrations going on around us, will make this a really memorable experience for everybody.”

The Ottawa River Runners are marking the occasion with the official opening of a new, solar-powered clubhouse to support a full range of programs for paddlers of all ages and abilities.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater National 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
2
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Former National Champion Joins Canoe Kayak Canada National Office
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 2, 2017) – She’s trading her paddle for a laptop computer. Former sprint canoe national champion, Joannie Verret, is returning to Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) as the new Communications Coordinator, effective August 18th, 2017.

Verret is the two-time defending National Champion in the C-2 200m and was a three-time gold medalist at the 2012 Championships in the C-2 500m and 1000m events, and as part of the winning C-4 500m crew.

Exactly five years later, she’ll be back at the National Championships, but this time in an entirely different role.

“For more than 15 years, I’ve been immersed in the world of sprint canoe and kayak, competing with different clubs around Quebec and with the National Team in women’s canoe,” said Verret. “I literally grew up through my experiences in the sport and I look forward to giving back through this new role with Canoe Kayak Canada. I’m delighted to be joining CKC as the new Communications Coordinator and I can’t wait to get started!”

While Verret officially starts in her new role at this year’s National Championships, she’ll be in Winnipeg next week to help promote the sprint events at the Canada Summer Games.

“I raced for Team Quebec at the last Canada Games in Sherbrooke (2013), so I’m excited to be going back to the Games, this time to help promote the rising stars in our sport,” she said.

Beyond her obvious knowledge of the sport, Verret brings impressive professional and academic credentials. She has a Bachelor of Public Communication degree from L’Université Laval, which included a 6-month term at the Artevelde Hodgeschool University College in Gent, Belgium.

“This is such a great fit in so many ways,” said Casey Wade, CKC’s Chief Executive Officer. “She shares our passion for paddling and knows our sport inside and out. Beyond that, she’s got the skills and experience we’re looking for to elevate the profile of the sport going forward.”

Fluently bilingual, she brings recent experience as a coach with a unique team-building program called H2o Playground, which is centred on dragon boat racing. As a videographer and copywriter, Verret has created advertising campaigns for a range of clients, and served as Technical Director for the 2016 Quebec City Student Film Festival, hosted by L’Université Laval. Since 2013, she has contributed to the Club de canoë kayak de Lac Beauport as Head Coach for the U11 program and as the social media and communications coordinator.

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:

Casey Wade

Chief Executive Officer

(O) 613.260.1818 ext. 2203

cwade@canoekayak.ca

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Canoe Kayak Canada Congratulates Natalie Brett on New Paralympic Position
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 1, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) today congratulated Sprint National Team Manager, Natalie Brett, who will be moving on from CKC next month following the Sprint National Championships. She will take on the position of Manager of Games Operations and Delivery with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).

“We’re really disappointed to see Natalie go because she’s been an invaluable member of our team,” said Graham Barton, CKC’s Chief Technical Officer. “I’ve relied on her heavily and she’s always delivered, often going the extra mile to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks. We also recognize that this is a tremendous opportunity for her to move into a management position with a first-class sport organization. We wish Natalie every success with the CPC.”

Over the last three years, Brett has developed programming, provided logistical support and delivered a wide range of services for athletes, coaches and volunteers involved in CKC’s national sprint teams.

“I’ve had a wonderful experience with Canoe Kayak Canada,” said Brett. “I’ll miss the sport and all the tremendous people I’ve met here. I feel like I’m ready for a new challenge with a multi-sport organization and I can’t think of a better place to be than the Canadian Paralympic Committee.”

Brett has had a busy summer and is just back from last week’s ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania. Her last CKC event will be the Sprint National Championships from August 22 – 26 in Welland, Ontario.

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:

Graham Barton
Chief Technical Officer
(O) 613.260.1818
gbarton@canoekayak.ca

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jul
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Canada Proves it Belongs with the World’s Best in Canoe Polo
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Members of the Canadian National Women’s Polo Canoe Team at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (Photo credit: James Petryk)

WROCLAW, POLAND (July 30, 2017) – Despite a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Netherlands in their final match of the tournament, a Top 6 finish in Women’s Canoe Polo at the World Games is proof that Canada belongs amongst the top international teams.

Over 7 matches, Team Canada posted some encouraging results, including a win over host Poland and a tie with the eventual bronze medalists from Italy.

“It’s exciting to know that when you put together a team of our best athletes, and we prepare properly, then we can compete with the best teams in the world,” said James Petryk, Team Canada Manager. “And with Canada hosting the Canoe Polo World Championships next summer, it’s a great confidence builder.”

The 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships will be staged in Welland, Ontario next August and will include Canadian men’s and women’s teams at both the U21 and Senior levels.

Germany took gold in both the men’s and women’s events at this year’s World Games and are the early favourites for top prize at next year’s world championships in Canada.

“We had some real highlights, but wish we could have ended on a higher note,” said Team Canada Captain, Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB). “But, overall, this was a great experience.”

“This was the highlight of my polo career,” added veteran Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB). “One of my favorite moments was the national pride I felt when the Canadian women’s lacrosse team came to cheer us on and lift us to a tie against Italy. That’s what these multi-sport games are all about.”

Canoe polo is a full-contact sport where teams of five paddlers (with three reserves) attempt to score a ball into the opponent’s goal, which is suspended above the water, while paddling in specially-made canoes. Players can pass to each other and shoot on goal by either throwing the ball or flicking it with their paddles.

Roster

Chaz Cheung (Edmonton, AB)

Mary Lukasik (St. Albert, AB)

Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)

Sarah Kerestes (Grande Prairie, AB)

Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB) 

Hannah Patrick (Calahoo, AB)

Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)

Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB)

Coach – Brad Cameron (Grande Prairie, AB)

Coach – Stephen Gale (Radium, BC)

 

Team Manager – James Petryk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Sport Scientist – Scott Forbes (Penticton, BC)

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:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
30
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Women’s Canoe Leads Canada to 4 Medals at ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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Katie Vincent on the podium. (Photo by Balint Vekassy)

PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 30, 2017) – It was women’s canoe dominating on the final day of the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships, earning three more medals for Team Canada. Combined with the silver medal from Saturday’s competition, this is Canada’s best performance at this event since 2013.

The highlight of the day was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who successfully defended her gold medal in the U23 Women’s C-1 200m, rebounding from a disappointing fourth place finish yesterday in the 500m sprint.

“Katie showed us a lot today. She really knuckled down and got past her disappointment in the 500 with a very short turnaround,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “It’s those kinds of qualities that make the difference on the world stage and have made her a repeat world champion.”

Elsewhere in women’s canoe, Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) earned her second silver medal in as many days, coming second in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m. The 15-year-old phenom turned a lot of heads at this regatta and is eligible for the next two Junior World Championships.

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) took the bronze in the U23 Women’s C-2 200m, while Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) just missed the podium, coming fourth in the U23 Women’s C-2 500m.

“Our emphasis on centralized training has paid dividends for the women’s canoe program,” said Barton. “That said, with the addition of women’s canoe to the 2020 Olympic program, other countries are investing heavily in their athletes and the gap is closing quickly. We have to understand that the fast times we’re clocking now won’t be fast enough two years down the road. We need to keep getting better.”

The centralized training program also proved invaluable to the men’s kayak program after an illness sidelined two paddlers. With the benefit of an intensive training camp this spring, filling a vacant spot on the U23 Men’s K-4 crew was seamless. The Canadian foursome of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) came within one-hundredth-of-a-second of the podium in today’s 500m final, and fell just one-tenth-of-a-second short of a gold medal.

“Overall, it was a real eye opener for many of these young paddlers, who now understand how difficult it is to medal at the world level, and how much work it takes to get there,” added Barton. “For some of the more experienced athletes, this was a great lead up to the senior worlds and, eventually, to what we hope will be best-ever performances at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.”

Katie Vincent and the Men’s K-4 crew will lead Team Canada at the Senior Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic from August 23rd to 27th.

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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First Medal for Canada at ICF Canoe Sprint Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 29, 2017) – Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) captured Canada’s first medal of the ICF Junior/U23 Sprint World Championships, winning a silver in the Junior Women’s C-1 500m.

In a thrilling race, the 15-year-old Jensen fought through swirling winds to cross the finish line in a tie for second place with Ada Ibarra (MEX), showing tremendous mental toughness in battling the harsh conditions.

“Older athletes have more experience dealing with different kinds of weather, so it can be tougher for younger paddlers to adjust,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “Sophia had a couple of shaky strokes, but she really held it together and managed to make it onto the podium. We’re thrilled with the result and excited about her future. She’s young enough to qualify for the next two Junior World Championships.”

Following a minor stumble midway through the race Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) closed the gap. However, there wasn’t enough distance left to finish in a medal position. Vincent finished fourth in the A-Final of the U23 Women’s C-1 500m.

Several other Canadian paddlers put in gutsy performances in semi-final competition. Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) had a close finish into the A-Final for the Junior Women’s K-1 200m, claiming third place in her semi by less than two-tenths of a second. Alexander Scott (Bedford, NS) qualified for the U23 Men’s K-1 200m A-Final after filling in yesterday to help the Men’s K-4 500m crew win its semi-final and qualify for tomorrow’s A-Final.Katie Vincent won her semi-final heat with the second-fastest time of the day to punch her ticket to the U23 Women’s C-1 200m A-Final. Vincent is the defending gold medalist at this distance and has high hopes to repeat tomorrow as world champion.

Team Canada has plenty to look forward to on Sunday’s race schedule; Jensen looks to add to her medal count in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m while a confident Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) looks to build on its semi-final victory to deliver a podium performance. In total, Canadian paddlers have qualified in nine different A-Finals, creating plenty of opportunities to add to Canada’s medal count.

“The most crucial part of these competitions is making it to the A-Final,” said Barton. “Give yourself a chance to win, and anything can happen.”

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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Canada Bounces Back on Day 2 of ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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Photo credit – Hayley Plante

PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 28, 2017) – After an “up and down” first day, Team Canada bounced back on Day 2 to qualify for six “A” finals at the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships.

Canadian paddlers posted great results in both canoe and kayak sprint events. One of the most inspiring performances came in the U23 Men’s K-4 500m race. After Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) was hospitalized due to illness, his replacement, Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) went down with the same ailment. Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) filled the vacant spot and, along with teammates Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) the K-4 crew beat a talented international field to win their semi-final and qualify for Sunday’s medal race.

“We were up and down yesterday, so it’s great to see us make a bunch of finals, including the Men’s K-4,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “It suggests we’re already starting to see positive results out of a more centralized approach to our training program. Having several athletes training together this spring in Lac Beauport, Quebec, has really helped build our depth, and it paid dividends in the men’s K-4 when two of our guys got sick.”

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) also gritted her way into A-finals appearance. She held onto third place in the first semi-final of the U23 Women’s K-1 500m by only a quarter of a second.

Other athletes who paddled their way to A-finals included: Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) in the U23 Women C-2 500m; Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS) and Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS) in the U23 Women’s K-2 500m; Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) in the U23 Women’s C-2 200m; and 15-year-old Sofia Jensen (Chelsea, QC), who qualified for her second final of the competition in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m.

Saturday’s action will see Jensen and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) leading the charge as they contend for medals in the Junior and U23 Women’s C-1 500m races respectively. Canadian paddlers have also qualified for eight semi-finals on Saturday and will be looking to earn a spot in Sunday finals to compete for a medal.

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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Mixed results for Canada on Day 1 of ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 27, 2017) – For Team Canada, it was a day of mixed results as the ICF Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships got underway in Pitesti, Romania.

Leading the way was Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who earned a berth in Saturday’s “A” Final in the Women’s U23 C-1 500m with the second-fastest qualifying time of 2:13.812. Vincent is looking to add to her gold medal collection, having won the U23 C-1 200m at last year’s World Championships, as well as the Junior edition of the race in 2014.

Following in Katie’s footsteps, 15-year-old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) qualified for the “A” Final in the Junior C-1 500m by winning her semi-final in a time of 2:20.524.

“It was an up and down day, for sure,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We had some great performances in very competitive races. A few were good enough to qualify for finals, while others competed really hard but just ended up on the wrong side of a fourth place finish.”

While Vincent and Jensen were dominating their races, Team Canada had some near misses in the semifinals on the men’s side. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) finished fourth in their U23 K-2 1000m semifinal, falling short of a finals berth by only three tenths of a second behind a duo from Germany. In the U23 C-1 1000m, Canada’s Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) was edged out by Vladislav Chebotar (RUS) in the last 50 metres. Kenke, Poulin, and Spence will compete in “B” Finals on Saturday.

Barton emphasized the value of the top-flight competition, particularly for Junior paddlers competing in their first world championships. “It’s really eye opening for them to see how fast the best paddlers in the world really are,” he said. “It can be a great motivator and will definitely benefit those athletes who hope to return to worlds next year.”

Vincent and Jensen will be back on the water on Day 2, hoping to qualify for finals in the C-1 200m in the U23 and Junior competitions, respectively. There is also keen interest in the U23 Men’s K-4 500m, a new event at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Canada’s hopes rest with Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Nicholas Matveev (Toronto, ON), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) who are coming off an outstanding performance against strong international competition at the Canada Cup regatta in Shawinigan, Quebec earlier this month.

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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Jul
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Canada Preparing to Take on the World’s Best in Canoe Polo
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WROCLAW, POLAND (July 27, 2017) – It’s a sport you’ve likely never heard of, but Canada is among the world’s best in canoe polo. In fact, the Canadian National Women’s Canoe Polo Team is in Wroclaw, Poland this week to compete for the first time in the World Games. The eight-woman roster is up against seven other national teams in a battle for one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.

Canoe polo is a full-contact sport where teams of five paddlers (with three reserves) attempt to score a ball into the opponent’s goal, which is suspended above the water, while paddling in specially-made canoes. Players can pass to each other and shoot on goal by either throwing the ball or flicking it with their paddles.

Canoe polo has been played in Canada for decades, supported by a small, but passionate community. Canada qualified for the World Games by finishing 8th at the 2016 Canoe Polo World Championships in Syracuse, Italy.

“This is the most competitive team we’ve ever sent to an International Canoe Polo event,” said James Petryk, Team Canada Manager. “We’re not simply happy to be here because we’ve never qualified before – we’re here to win games. I think a lot of teams will be surprised by what’s been put together, and we’re chomping at the bit to prove we belong here.”

Canada faces a tough test in its first match Friday, taking on the defending world champions from New Zealand.

“The World Games are like being at World Championships, but bigger and better, with more countries and more sports,” said Christie Siddle, a member of Team Canada. “It’s the closest our sport gets to the Olympics.”

You can watch coverage of the World Games here and find the full schedule for the canoe polo competition here.

Team Canada Women’s Canoe Polo Roster

Chaz Cheung (Edmonton, AB)

Mary Lukasik (St. Albert, AB)

Athena Hauck (Grande Prairie, AB)

Sarah Kerestes (Grande Prairie, AB)

Kristina O’Brien (Edmonton, AB)

Hannah Patrick (Calahoo, AB)

Kassandra Reaume (Morinville, AB)

Christie Siddle (Calgary, AB)

 

Coach – Brad Cameron (Grande Prairie, AB)

Coach – Stephen Gale (Radium, BC)

 

Team Manager – James Petryk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Sport Scientist – Scott Forbes (Penticton, BC)

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:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
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Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships an Incredible Experience for Canadian Athletes
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (July 23, 2017) – Thirteen of Canada’s best young paddlers return home today after gaining a wealth of invaluable competitive experience at this year’s ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Slovakia. The event allowed Team Canada to test their skills against top international competition as a stepping stone for later success at World Championships, Olympics and Paralympics.

“The race course in Bratislava is one of the most difficult artificial whitewater courses on the international circuit,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “That’s what this tour was all about; giving the athletes the opportunity to train and race on artificial river facilities. I’m really thankful that we had the support of the provincial high performance coaches to make sure that our athletes learned as much as possible from this competition.”

Impressive Canadian performers included Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) who qualified for the semi-finals in the U23 Women’s C-1. Narrowly missing out on the semis were Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) who came 34th in the U23 Women’s K-1, and Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) who finished 42nd in the Junior Men’s K-1.

Next up for Team Canada are the ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships from July 27-30 in Pitești, Romania. Canada’s sprint team, which should be distinguished from the slalom team from this week’s competition, is looking to improve on last year’s performance, which saw the team bring home two medals.

You can view the full results of the 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships by clicking here.

Canadian Results Summary

Athlete Event Result
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) C1W U23 29th

(Qualified for Semi-final)

Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) C1M U23 46th
Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) C1M U23 54th
Benjamin Risk (Ottawa, ON) C1M U23 45th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) K1W U23 47th
Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK) K1W U23 44th
Hannah Penner (Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, QC) K1W U23 34th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) K1M U23 54th
Trevor Boyd (Calgary, AB) K1M U23 59th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) K1M U23 74th
Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 79th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 42nd
Mael Rivard (Ottawa, ON) K1M Junior 55th
Jocelyn Taylor (Calgary, AB) K1W Junior 49th

 

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:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
18
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Canada’s Top Young Paddlers Competing at Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships
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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA (July 18, 2017) – Canada’s top young slalom paddlers are gearing up for the biggest competition of the season at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Thirteen Canadian athletes are racing this week on a challenging 23-gate race course.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our emerging athletes to compete against the best in the world, and a critical step in the athlete development pathway,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “We’ve pulled together a team of three provincial coaches and the National Team Head Coach to support our athletes throughout the three-week European training camp and competition.”

Canada’s next generation of canoe slalom athletes from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan will take advantage of a rare opportunity to compete on a world-class artificial course against top international racers.

Team Canada hopes to see several athletes advancing to the semi-final competitions as a stepping stone to eventual success at the Senior World Championships, the Olympics and Paralympics.

Day 1 Summary

Ottawa’s Ben Risk and St-Louis-de-Gonzague’s Yannick Laviolette placed 45th and 46th respectively in the Mens U23 C1. Ottawa’s Liam Smedley finished 54th after being awarded a 50-second penalty on the last gate.

Canadian athletes will be racing from July 18th to July 20th. The full results from the competition are available here.

Summary of Canadians Competition Schedule

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:
James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jul
10
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Outstanding Canada Cup Competition Wraps up in Shawinigan
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SHAWINIGAN, QUEBEC (Monday, July 10th, 2017) — The competition was intense amongst top paddlers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Australia who gathered in Shawinigan, Quebec for the second and final leg of the Sprint Canada Cup Regatta series. Ottawa hosted the first leg of the competition over the Canada Day weekend.

In Shawinigan, more than 240 athletes, from juniors through to some of Canada’s best canoers and kayakers, gained valuable experience as they make final preparations for major national and international events this summer.

“Regattas like this provide some of the best learning opportunities,” said CKC Director of Development, Ian Mortimer. “Athletes get to compete in a wider variety of races here than they do in the major national and international contests. It gives them a chance to learn and improve against world class competitors.”

Team Ontario came out of the two weekend competition as the overall winners of the Canada Cup, in large part due to the stellar performance of their Women’s Kayak Team, led by August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Genevieve L’Abbe (Ottawa, ON), Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON) and Lexy Vincent (Ottawa, On).

Team Canada shone in Men’s Canoe coming off of last week’s battle with Mexico at Canada Cup #1 in Ottawa. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won the C-1 1000M, while Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) came second. Former world champion, Jose Everado Cristobal Quirino of Mexico, who won a thrilling race last week, came third. Oldershaw also won the C-2 1000M alongside Mark James (Waverley, NS). Among the other highlight performances was the Canadian Men’s Kayak Team that took gold in the K-4 500M, which will debut as a new event at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

The local supporters were given their own reason to celebrate. Club de canotage du Shawinigan’s U16 Women’s Team finished third in the K-4 500M, earning a medal for the hometown club.

With the Canada Cup now completed, Team Canada will be preparing for the Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships later this summer, while the provincial teams are gearing up for the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in early August.

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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264

Jul
7
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Shawinigan plays host to Sprint Canada Cup Regatta #2
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 7, 2017) – Elite international, national and provincial level paddlers are in Shawinigan, Quebec this weekend for the Sprint Canada Cup #2 Regatta. The competition brings together teams from Canada, Mexico, Australia and the United States, Provincial teams from Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario, alongside club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

After last weekend’s intense matchup between Canada and Mexico in the Men’s Canoe competition at Canada Cup Regatta #1 in Ottawa, this event provides another opportunity for these crews to go head-to-head again. Canada’s Senior Men’s Kayak team will also be in tough, competing against crews from Mexico and Australia.

The event will showcase a beautiful racecourse on the Saint-Maurice River. After hosting the Canada Cup in 2016, the community of Shawinigan is excited to cheer on the Canadian athletes.

“Along side the international competition, this is also an important regatta for the provincial crews from Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec, ” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada and a former national team canoe athlete and coach. “It’s their final tune-up before the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg in August. This is an excellent opportunity to test their readiness for this competition.”

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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For more information:
Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264

Jul
3
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Highlights of Sprint Canada Cup 1 Regatta
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 3, 2017) – The Canada Day weekend featured an outstanding canoe kayak competition as elite paddlers converged on the nation’s capital for the Sprint Canada Cup 1 Regatta, a two-day event hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club. The competition brought together top crews from the United States, Mexico, Australia and the United States, alongside junior and senior club teams from across Ontario and Quebec.

Among the many highlights was a remarkable performance by 14-year-old Evie McDonald (Carleton Place, ON) of Team Ontario, who dominated both the U16 and U18 Women’s Canoe divisions, winning six gold medals in the six races she entered.

At the senior level, spectators were treated to an epic battle between Canada and Mexico in the Men’s Canoe competition. In the C-1 1000m final, former World Champion Jose Everado Cristobal Quirino of Mexico pushed past both Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Olympic and World Championship medalist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON).

But, Team Canada roared back to sweep the podium in the Men’s C-2 1000m with the crew of Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) taking gold, Mark Oldershaw and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) winning silver, and Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) and Tom Hall (Waverly, NS) completing the Canadian sweep.

In Men’s Kayak, the K-4 500m – added as a new event to the program for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo – lived up to the pre-race hype, with the Mexican crew edging out Australia and a tenacious Team Ontario.

In the U16 Women’s K-4 500m final, the hometown crowd had something special to cheer for, as crews from the host Rideau Canoe Club took both the gold and the silver.

Complete event results can be found here.

The Canada Cup continues next weekend with Canada Cup #2 in Shawinigan, QC.

More info here: http://canoekayak.wpengine.com/event/sprint-canada-cup-2/

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:
Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264

Jul
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Daniels Has Best Ever Finish in Extreme Slalom World Cup
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MARKLEEBERG, GERMANY (July 2, 2017) – Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) recorded her best-ever finish in World Cup Extreme Slalom today, finishing 6th in the women’s K1 event in Markleeberg, Germany. Teammate, Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) finished 10th, marking the first time two Canadians have finished in the top 10 in the Extreme Slalom event.

The Extreme Slalom is a new addition to the World Cup circuit. It features a head-to-head format where four athletes race down the river at the same time while navigating through a series of obstacles. The event will make its first appearance at the World Championships this year in Pau, France at the end of September. Tereza Fiserova (Czech Republic) won today’s race, with Amelia Hilgertova (Czech Republic) and Marie-Zelia Lafont (France) placing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend Canada’s 150th birthday weekend than qualifying for my first semi-final in the Slalom and then delivering a personal best in the Extreme Slalom,” said an elated Daniels after the race.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 11th in the men’s Extreme Slalom with a 24th-placed finish for Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC). Vit Prindis (Czech Republich) took gold while Antoine Launay (Portugal) placed 2nd and Boris Neveu (France) was third.

In the traditional Canoe Slalom event, Daniels, racing in her first semi-final the season, performed well to finish 27th overall. Australia’s Jessica Fox stole the victory with a very impressive run time of 101.46 seconds ahead of Nuria Vilarrubla, of Spain and Rosalyn Lawrence of Australia. Smedley finished 23rd on the men’s side.

With the first three ICF World Cup Slalom events behind them, Team Canada will now set their sights on preparing for the National Championships on August 5th and 6th  in Ottawa and the second half of the World Cup circuit with races in Italy and Spain later this year.

This weekend’s competition was webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Extreme Slalom 6th
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Extreme Slalom 10th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Extreme Slalom 11th
Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Extreme Slalom 24th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 23rd
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 27th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 64th
Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Men’s K1 Slalom 66th
Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) Men’s K1 Slalom DNF
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 36th

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
30
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Pair of Canadian Paddlers into Semi-finals at Canoe Slalom World Cup
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MARKLEEBERG, GERMANY (June 30, 2017) – On the International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup circuit, Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) has earned her first semi-final berth of the season, and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in three races this month.

Daniels, 26, paddled into the women’s C1 semi-final after placing 29th in the qualification heats with a time of 140.97 seconds. Spain’s Nuria Vilarrubla set the standard with a time of 109.53 seconds.

“I’m thrilled to make my first semi-final of the season,” said Daniels after the race. “It was a very difficult course but I made it through to the next stage. I’m super excited and proud to be racing on Canada’s 150th birthday weekend.”

The technically demanding race course on Leipzig’s Kanupark features 17 downstream gates and 6 upstream gates. A total of seven Canadian athletes took to the start line looking for a semi-final spot.

Smedley, 26, finished 23rd overall in the men’s C1 qualification round and will compete in the semifinal on Sunday morning. He recorded a fast second run with a time of 99.73 seconds with no penalties, just over two seconds behind leader, Franz Anton of Germany, who had a very strong run at 97.67 seconds. Fellow Canadian, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) finished 44th overall and did not qualify for the semi-finals.

“I was happy with how I raced today,” Smedley said. “My first run went well but a penalty kept me from qualifying on that run. Second run, I kept to a similar race plan and I put down a good run time. The semifinals course looks quite technical so I’m excited to race it on Sunday.”

None of the Canadian kayakers have advanced through to the semi-finals: Keenan Simpson of Ottawa (64th), Finley Capstick of Chilliwack, BC (66th), and Darius Ramrattan of Innisfail, Alberta (DNF 2nd run). The young trio now sets their sights on the Junior and Under 23 World Championships in mid-July.

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) missed the top 30 cut needed to advance, finishing 36th overall after producing a penalty free second run. Mallory Franklin of Great Britain led the women’s qualification round with a time of 101.38 seconds.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 23rd

Advance to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 29th

Advanced to semi-final

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 64th

Did not advance

Finley Capstick (Chilliwack, BC) Men’s K1 Slalom 66th

Did not advance

Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB) Men’s K1 Slalom DNF

Did not advance

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 36th

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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For more information:

James Cartwright
High Performance Manager
613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
30
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A Uniquely Canadian Way to Celebrate Canada 150
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 30, 2017) — On the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial, thousands of people across the country are gearing up to mark the occasion in a uniquely Canadian way – on lakes and rivers in canoes and kayaks.

“The paddling community is celebrating Canada 150 the way we know best – on the water,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada and a former national team canoe athlete and coach. “This weekend, some are competing against each other; others are enjoying relaxed family paddles; we’re bridging distance and culture on voyageur expeditions; we’re contributing to community celebrations; and we’re sporting the maple leaf in a World Cup regatta. It’s all part of a uniquely Canadian way to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday.”

On the west coast, marathon racers will compete in Prince George, BC in the Northern Hardware Canoe Race, where competitors will paddle up to 67.5 kilometres along the beautiful Nechako River.

From the heights of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the grueling Voyageurs Canoe Race will see participants travel more than 1,600 kilometres across the Prairies in 23 days along the North Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Rivers to The Pas, Manitoba.

In the North, it’s a grueling physical and mental challenge as hearty canoers take on the Peel River from Fort McPherson to Aklavik in the Race the Peel event.

On Lake Wascana in Regina, the annual Canada Day Regatta brings together teams from across Western Canada and the Western Untied States.

In the Nation’s Capital, the epicentre of Canada 150 celebrations, you’ll find Canadian paddlers all over the water. The Rideau Canoe Club plays host to the Canada Cup Regatta, drawing elite teams from Canada, Mexico, the US, and Australia, along with club teams from across Ontario and Quebec. Results will be available on the imediaC app and online.

Ottawa will also be the site of the meeting of the Four Winds Canoe Brigades Voyageur Canoe expedition. These four brigades set out from Kingston, Kitigan Zibi, Mattawa and Montreal along traditional canoe routes, and are meeting on Victoria Island, in the shadow of Parliament Hill. There, they will receive a welcome from members of the local Algonquin community.

Liz Elton of the South Wind Brigade, who is en route from Kingston, describes it as a truly unique experience: “Traditionally, voyeur canoes carried cargos of furs and trade goods, but these canoes will carry a different kind of payload – ideas, hopes and dreams.”

“You’ll find paddlers on dry land too,” added Mortimer. “On the East Coast, Sackawa Canoe Club has a special reason to celebrate, with two of its members, James McPhee and Tyler Laidlaw, serving as Grand Marshalls in the Canada Day Parade in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.”

Overseas, Canada’s National Slalom Team will don the maple leaf at World Cup #3 in Markkleeberg Germany. Follow their progress 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:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
26
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Exciting Mix of Veterans and Newcomers as Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Sprint Teams for 2017 World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 26, 2017) – A hugely successful National Sprint Team Trials regatta this weekend, combined with promising sprint World Cup results, put Canada in a strong position to challenge for the podium at this season’s World Championships and other key international regattas.

“We’ve got a great mix of proven veterans and outstanding young talent,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “Led by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) in Senior Women’s Canoe, the current world record holder and double gold medalist in C-1 200m from the World Cup Tour this spring, and rising stars like Palmer Lumb (Toronto, ON) in Junior Men’s Kayak, we’re excited about seeing many world-class performances this season.”

Barton emphasized the depth of talent in Canadian paddling at all age groups. At the U23 level, he noted that competitions are difficult to predict, but that Canada can realistically expect to qualify for many of the sprint canoe and kayak finals.

“This season’s World Championships are a fantastic testing ground for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and, for some of our younger paddlers, for the 2024 Games,” he added.

For example, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) performed extremely well at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup #2 earlier this year in Hungary and is well positioned to challenge for a berth in the finals at the U23 World Championships from July 27-30 in Pitești, Romania. On the women’s side, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) is expected to challenge for a medal in the C-1 200m and 500m sprints in Romania.

In paracanoe competition, two-time national champion, Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) will be among the top paddlers in the K-1 200m KL3 event at the Senior World Championships.

Barton emphasized that this weekend’s results in Junior Men’s and Women’s competitions at the immediaC National Sprint Trials in Dartmouth confirm that Canada is deep in talent and will make waves at the Junior World Championships next month.

“When you look at 15-year old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) in Women’s Single Canoe, Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) in Men’s Single Canoe, and Grace Whebby in Junior Women’s Kayak (Dartmouth, NS), we have every reason to be excited and optimistic about what Team Canada will do in Romania,” added Barton.

Today’s announcement fills out Team Canada rosters for the upcoming Junior, U23, and Senior World Championships. Final team selections will be confirmed by July 16th.

Senior World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

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


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki


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


Women’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff (KL3) Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery

 

U23 World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Zane Clarke Halifax, NS Maswka Jon Pike / Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Madeleine Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson / Diana Deek
Hayley Plante Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Anna Negulic Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Ailish McNulty Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Conor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Thomas Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Stephen Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk

Junior World Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Colin Rieger Regina, SK Wascana Mike Robinson
Luke Stienburg Lake Echo, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jeff Houser


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Corrina Higgins Pointe Claire, QC Pointe Claire Eric Mihalovic
Samantha Sula Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Grace Whebby Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Dawson Peachy Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Jack Tutty Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Doug Tutty


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather, Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw

Junior Pan American Championship Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Cameron Low Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Kevin McIntyre
Luke Stienburg Lake Echo, NS Senobe Rob Baert / Jeff Houser


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Corrina Higgins Pointe Claire, QC Pointe Claire Éric Mihalovic
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson
Grace Whebby Dartmouth. NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Isaac Finkelstein Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Dawson Peachy Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Jack Tutty Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Doug Tutty


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Audrey Veillette Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche

U17 Canada Cup/Canamex Team

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Canning Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Vadim Covalciuc Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Alexander Hoferek Ottawa, ON Rideau Andres Carranco
Kadan Johnson Richmond Hill Richmond Hill Helen Savin
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)
Claire Carruthers Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Anya Chuprys Dartmouth, NS Burloak Hunter George
Adriana Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson
Courtney Piercey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Brooklyn Wodehouse Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Hannah English Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Tyler Laidlaw Sackville, NS Sack-A-Wa Chris MacPherson
Alix Plomteux Lac-Beauport Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier
Phillipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Dawson Peachey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Andrew Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Mathew Sampson Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Sophia Jensen Chelsea, QC Cascades Adam Mayo
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw/Hunter George
Sloan MacKenzie Waverly, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Julie Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chiasson

 

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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Ian Mortimer
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

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26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Outstanding Results Point to Bright Future for Young Canadian Paddlers
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Medal ceremony for Junior Women’s C-2 500m (Left to Right): Claudia Chender (MLA for Dartmouth South), Marlee MacIntosh and Courtney Spratt (Bronze), Emily Howard and Lindsay Irwin (Gold), Julia Lilley Osende and Kate Hennessey (Silver), Leslie Anne Dempster (Chair of National/International Regattas – Atlantic Division, Canoe Kayak Canada).

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 26, 2017) – Day 3 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials delivered another round of exciting performances by rising stars in Canadian sprint paddling.

Palmer Lumb, 18, of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Toronto, capped off a three-medal weekend by winning the Junior Men’s K-1 200m. The victory followed a gold medal performance in the K-1 500m on Saturday and a silver in Friday’s K-1 1000m.

“Throughout the whole day, my heats and semis were really good, so it was nice to finish it off with the win in the 200m,” Lumb said after the race.

Day 3 also saw more local athletes taking advantage of their knowledge of the Lake Banook, Nova Scotia venue. Tyler Laidlaw, 17, of Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club in Lower Sackville, NS, pulled out a tight win in the U17 C-1 200m event, shooting his boat across the line in the final stroke to take gold over a strong field.

“I had a bit of a rough start and had to shoot to win at the line, but I’m pretty pumped now,” said a grinning Laidlaw following the victory.

There continued to be added excitement around the women’s canoe events at this weekend’s Sprint Team Trials with the International Canoe Federation’s announcement earlier this month that women’s canoe will be added to the sport program at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. When asked for her thoughts about the opportunity in 2020, Emily Howard of Mississauga, Ontario replied, “Really just excited, and pumped for the future.” Howard, 18, won Sunday’s final in the Junior Women’s C-2 500m with partner, Lindsay Irwin, 17, of Carleton Place, Ontario.   

The three-day regatta brought together more than 300 top Canadian paddlers. The results will be used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete. Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the nominations for the Junior and U23 World Championships by Tuesday, June 27.

The top three finishers in each Day 3 event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow live Canoe Kayak action by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app, available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s C2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:30.584


Mark James

Mark Oldershaw

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

2

3:33.010


Drew Hodges

Roland Varga

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

3

3:56.744

Connor Fitzpatrick

Thomas Hall

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Senior/U23 Women’s K2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:49.626

Lissa Bissonnette

Courtney Stott

Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC 

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:51.018

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Natalie Davison

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

3

1:53.286

Alexa Irvin

Madeline Schmidt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Women’s C-2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:29.00

Emily Howard

Lindsay Irwin

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON 

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place ON

2

2:31.542

Kate Hennessey

Julia Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS 

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

2:32.556

Marlee MacIntosh

Courtney Spratt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

U17 Men’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.050


Tyler Laidlaw

Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS

2

47.206

Éduard Beaumier

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

47.398

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Men’s K1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

41.715


Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

42.017

Ryan Lefort

Banook Canoe Club, Dartmouth NS

3

42.341

Nikolas Tsaousidis

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:28.880


Sophia Jensen

Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC

2

2:31.554

Marlee MacIntosh

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

2:31.746

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Senior Men’s K-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

37.459

Alexander Scott

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

2

37.481

Dominik Crête

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

37.515

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

57.112

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

2

57.554

Anna Roy-Cyr

Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QC

3

40.520

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh

Rideau Canoe Club, ON

Open Men’s Para K1 200m (Final #2)

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

49.399

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald

Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC

2

52.529

Trinity Tratch

Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

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.

 About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Benus and Funk win 2nd stop of Canoe Slalom World Cup Circuit
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Haley Daniels (photo by Balint Vekassy)

AUGSBURG, GERMANY (June 25, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 27th overall in the men’s C1 semi-final in the second round of the Canoe Slalom World Cup circuit. Smedley incurred four seconds in penalties after hitting 2 of the 24 gates on the course, which was designed by Alex Kuder (SLO) and Michael Trummer (GER). Slovenia’s Matej Benus demonstrated speed and elegance, posting a penalty free run with a time of 104.90 seconds in the final to take first place. Local paddlers Sideris Tasiadis and Franz Anton placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“Cam had a solid race plan and he got off to a great start up at the Washing Machine at the top the Eiskanal,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager. “The top athletes are really pushing hard to cut the lines now to make up time and a slight miscalculation can result in big time loss. Unfortunately, Cam bounced off the wall pushing into gate 17 which cost him 4 seconds. We’ll move on to Markleeberg now to prepare for the next World Cup.”

Germany’s Ricarda Funk defended her home course advantage and placed first overall. No other

paddlers where able to match her time in either the semi-final or final run. Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova and Slovenia’s Ursa Kragelj placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Canada had several high finishes in the Extreme Slalom. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 10th and 13th respectively on the women’s side, while Smedley came in 15th in the men’s event.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s Extreme Slalom 15th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s Extreme Slalom DSQ-R
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s Extreme Slalom 10th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s Extreme Slalom 13th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 27th
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th
Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 46th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom DSQ-R
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 47th
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 61st

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

James Cartwright,

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727

jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
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Repeat winners steal the day at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 24, 2017) – Three standout paddlers stole the spotlight on Day 2 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fifteen-year-old Sophia Jensen (Chelsea, QC) took the gold in the Junior Women’s C-1 500m. It follows her Day 1 victory in the Junior Women’s C-1 200m.

Among the junior men, Issac Finkelstein, 18, who paddles out of the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, added two more gold medals, winning the Junior C-1 500m title and the Junior C- 2 1000m with his 18-year-old partner, Conor O’Neil (Ottawa, ON). Finkelstein provided one of the most dominant performances on Day 1, leaving the rest of the field in his wake in taking the gold in the Junior Men’s C-1 1000m.

In Senior Women’s competition, 26-year-old, Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC) confirmed why she’s considered the class of the field in women’s kayak, winning the K-1 200m. It’s her second gold medal of the regatta, having won the Senior Women’s K-1 500m on Day One.

Among other Day 2 winners was 17-year-old Ashley Card (Halifax, NS) who overcame pre-race nerves to power to victory in the Junior Women’s K-1 500m. “I was pretty nervous at the start but stuck to my race plan and it went perfectly,” she said from the regatta on Lake Banook. “It felt really good to get the win – I’ve been nervous all week and crossing the line felt great.”

Ashley Card of the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Halifax receives her gold medal for the Junior Women’s K-1 500m at the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials. Presenting the medal is Halifax Regional Municipality Councillor, Sam Austin, while silver medalist, Samantha Sula (Toronto, ON), looks on.

In the Men’s KL3 K-1 200m Paracanoe competition, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald, 18, of Sherbrooke beat out Trinity Tratch, 18, of Calgary for the top spot.

“A lot of great things are happening that I didn’t expect this year,” said Lauzière-Fitzgerald, who qualified for a final at his first World Cup earlier this spring. “Getting four races at the international level has really helped my confidence.”

Men’s KL3 K-1 200m gold medalist, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald (left) of Sherbrooke, along with silver medalist, Trinity Tratch, of Calgary.

This weekend’s immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials are being used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete.

The top three finishers in each event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow the action live by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app available through the App Store.

Junior Men’s C2 1000m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 4:39.759 Isaac Finkelstein

Conor O’Neil

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2 4:42.603

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Jack Tutty

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON

3 4:44.409 Andrew Billard

Nicholas Billard

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

 

Junior Men’s K1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:02.630 Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
2 2:03.940 Luke Stienburg Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS
3 2:05.586 Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

 

Junior Women’s K1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:12.443 Ashley Card Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
2 2:15.699 Samantha Sula Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
3 2:15.749 Grace Whebby Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

 

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:28.880 Sophia Jensen Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC
2 2:31.554 Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
3 2:31.746 Kate Pennyfather Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

 

Junior Men’s C-1 500m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 2:09.300 Isaac Finkelstein Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON
2 2:12.188 Tyler Laidlaw Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS
3 2:12.386 Kieran Moorfield-Yee Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

 

Senior Men’s K-1 1000m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 4:04.749 Zane Clarke Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
2 4:04.797 Andrew Jessop Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS
3 4:05.949 Brian Malfesi Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club, Maple Ridge BC­­

 

Senior Women’s K-1 200m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 44.670 Lissa Bissonnette Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC
2 45.706 Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON
3 45.892 Madeline Schmidt Rideau Canoe Club, ON

 

Open Men’s Para K1 200m

Place Time Athlete Club/Hometown
1 48.673 Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC
2 52.613 Trinity Tratch Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

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.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

 

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Impressive Performances Highlight Day 1 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials
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Junior Women’s K-1 200m Left to Right: Third place: Adriana Lilley Osende, (Dartmouth, NS); First place: Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS); Second place: Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 23, 2017) – The next generation of top Canadian paddlers is turning heads at this weekend’s immediaC Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials at Lake Banook, Nova Scotia. More than 300 athletes are competing in the three-day regatta. The National Trials are being used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 and Senior World Championships.

One of the loudest cheers of the day erupted when local favourite, Grace Whebby, 18, won the Junior Women’s K1 200m in convincing fashion. Her club, the Mic Mac Aquatic Club, trains on Lake Banook.

On the men’s side, Isaac Finkelstein, 18, of the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa, provided one of the most dominant performances of the day, winning by 10 seconds in the Junior Men’s C-1 1000m race.

“I put down a good race,” he said. “I felt I put it all out there and I’m happy with the result.”

Finklestein showed promising form during the 2016 international season at both the Junior Worlds, where he raced to a 7th place in C-2 1000m, and the Olympic Hopes regatta where he reached the podium twice. With the benefit of this international experience, the young paddler feels confident heading into his second Junior Worlds this summer in Petesti, Romania from July 27 – 30.

Junior Men’s C-1 1000m Left to Right: Third place: Dawson Peachy (Halifax, NS); First place: Issac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON); Second place: Phillipe Turcanu (Ottawa, ON)

The top three finishers in each event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow the action live by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s K2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:26.951


Marshall HUGHES

 Jarret KENKE

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club, Saskatoon SK

2

3:28.477


Rob CLARKE

Brian MALFESI

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Ridge Canoe Kayak Club, Maple Ridge BC

3

3:30.685


Zane CLARKE

 Andrew JESSOP

Maskawa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Maskwa Aauatic Club, Halifax NS

 

Junior Men’s C1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:29.003

Isaac Finkelstein

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2

4:39.077

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa On

3

4:43.923

Dawson Peachy

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Junior Men’s K1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:02.450


Oscar Morawski

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

2

4:04.804

Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

3

4:06.840

Luke Stienburg

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Senior Men’s C1 1000m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

4:23.821


Stephen Frodsham

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

2

4:24.355

Connor Fitzpatrick

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

4:25.101

Thomas Hall

Cheema Aquatic Club, Fall River NS

Junior Women’s K1 200m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.429


Grace Whebby

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

2

48.849

Ashley Card

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS 

3

49.205

Adriana Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Junior Women’s C1 200m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

52.737


Sophia Jensen

Casscades Canoe Club, Chelsea QU

2

55.133

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

3

56.145

Kate Hennessey

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Senior Men’s K1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:46.998


Nicohlas Matveev

Balmy Beech Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:47.494

Andrew Jessop

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

1:49.032

Nick Robson

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s K1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:01.459


Lissa Bissonnette

Club de Canoe Pointe-Claire, Pointe-Claire, QU

2

2:03.423

Courtney Stott

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

3

2:03.969

Alexa Irvin

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Senior Women’s C1 500m

 

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:24.257


Anna Roy-Cyr

 Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QU

2

2:26.965

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de Canoe-Kayak de vitesse de Trou-Riviers, Trios-Riviers QU

3

2:29.257

Jillian Perrone

Burloak Cano Club, Oakvile ON

 

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.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer

Director of Development

(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201

(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Smedley advances to semi-finals at Slalom Canoe World Cup in Germany
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AUGSBURG, GERMANY (June 23, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has advanced directly to the men’s single canoe (C1M) semi-final at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Augsburg, Germany.

Smedley’s first run was penalty free and put him in 19th place overall, earning a berth in Sunday’s semi-final. The top 10 paddlers in the semi-final will advance to Sunday’s final. Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek set the pace in the heats with a run time of 99.70 seconds, finishing ahead of three German competitors. Savsek was the only C1 competitor to break the 100-second threshold.

Canadians, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON), placed 44th and 46th respectively.

“My objective today was to qualify on my first run and I was pleased that I stayed off the poles and posted a competitive run time,” said Smedley after the race. “I was a little rocky at the top of the course after hitting the side wall in the first upstream gate, but was able to refocus and get back on my race plan. I think there’s still some time to make up and I’m excited to be racing the semi-final course on Sunday.”

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) finished 47th an 61st respectively in the women’s kayak event. Malorie Franklin of Great Britain displayed superior form and speed, winning the qualification round with a time of 103.19 seconds.

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) was disqualified in the men’s kayak event because his boat was found to be 20 grams underweight after his second race run. Jiri Prskavec (CZE) set the standard by winning the qualification round with a time of 93.28 seconds.

“I’m not quite ready to be competitive with the senior athletes, but this run gives me confidence that I’ll be ready to compete with the top juniors in Bratislava at the Junior World Championships next month,” said the 18-year-old Canadian kayaker. “I was surprised my boat was underweight because it passed the weight test yesterday. It’s a good lesson learned and, next time, I’ll know to err on the side of caution.”

Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 36th in the women’s canoe event and did not qualify for the semi-finals. Kimberley Woods of Great Britain was the top finisher. Competition is heating up fast as the top female paddlers set their sights on Tokyo 2020 and the first Olympic canoe competition for women.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times:

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 19th in heats

Advanced to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 44th in heats

Did not advance

Liam Smedley (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 46th in heats

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th in heats

Did not advance

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom DSQ-R

Did not advance

Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 Slalom 47th in heats

Did not advance

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 61st in heats

Did not advance

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

James Cartwright

High Performance Manager

613.715 0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Jun
23
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Canoe Kayak Canada Announces 4-year Sponsorship Deal with Apogee
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 23, 2017) – Canada’s top paddlers are the big winners following Canoe Kayak Canada’s announcement today of a long-term sponsorship with Apogee Sports, a leading performance apparel company based in Quebec City.

The renewed partnership will see Apogee Sports provide both performance apparel and casual wear to all National Teams in all disciplines as part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the organization under one unified brand. The sponsorship will provide extensive support to Canada’s top paddlers for international competition through the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Selected items will also be available for purchase online and at Canoe Kayak Canada events.

“This is a huge development for our sport and especially for our high performance program,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Apogee designs and manufactures cutting edge performance apparel right here in Canada. We’re delighted to be associated with a world-class organization that promotes the maple leaf as proudly as our athletes do.”

Members of CKC’s high performance staff have visited Apogee’s facility in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, just outside Quebec City, to witness firsthand how the gear is designed and manufactured to meet the unique needs of Canada’s National Sprint and Slalom Canoe Kayak Teams.

“Apogee is proud to renew our commitment with Canoe Kayak Canada, partners who share our goals, both in terms of performance and in pushing the limits,” added Stéphane Roy, President of Apogee Sports. “It’s important for us to demonstrate our intention to invest in high performance sport for several reasons. One of them is to support the athletes, and work with them to develop new products that help them perform better.”

National Team athletes were consulted on the design of the performance apparel and casual wear and are offering rave reviews of the new gear. “All I can say is that the clothing feels so good while I’m wearing it that I don’t even need to be paddling to feel fast!” said Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, 8-time world championship gold medalist, and arguably the top female canoer in the world.

Members of Canada’s National Team will be sporting the new apparel at this weekend’s ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Markkleeberg, Germany.

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:

Casey Wade
Chief Executive Officer
Canoe Kayak Canada
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2203
cwade@canoekayak.ca

Stéphane Roy
President
Apogee Sports
(O) 418.878.6808
Toll-free 1.877.770.9090
stephane@apogee-sports.com

Jun
22
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Canoe Kayak Canada announces immediaC as Title Sponsor for Canadian Sprint Team Trials
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DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 22, 2017) – As Canada’s top paddlers prepare for this weekend’s National Sprint Canoe Kayak Team Trials at Lake Banook, Nova Scotia, Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce immediaC as the event’s title sponsor.

immediaC has developed exciting new technology that puts real-time race results into the hands of paddling fans across the country. Originally developed for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Championships, the mobile app is connected to finish line software and sends race results immediately to connected mobile devices.

“We’re so pleased to have immediaC as a title sponsor for such a high stakes competition,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development for Canoe Kayak Canada. “With athletes competing for spots on World Championship teams, the support of immediaC through their app will again mean that fans, friends and family members will be able to stay on top of the action.”

Through the immediaC app (available through the App Store), spectators can easily view a list of upcoming races and can even search all the times a particular athlete is racing. Full functionality is also available via the mobile web.

“We are very pleased to support this event in Dartmouth where Canoe Kayak plays an important role in our summer and the vibrancy of the community,” added John Leahy of immediaC. “We want to welcome everyone to Dartmouth and wish them good luck in the regatta!”

The national trials from June 23 – 25 will be used to select Canada’s Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for the U23 and Senior World 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.

About immediaC

immediaC is Canada’s most experienced web shop, having built more than 3500 websites since 1998. The company provides websites, search marketing, and mobile apps for organizations across Canada including Neptune Theatre, Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak, Senobe, Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Massage Addict, and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union.

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For more information:

Ian Mortimer
Director of Development
(O) 613.260.1818 ext 2201
(M) 613.323.2264
imortimer@canoekayak.ca

Jun
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Canoe Kayak Canada Boutique is excited to make their new casual apparel line available on site at
the Immediac Canadian Sprint Trials 2, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, June 23-25. Preview the line here or shop now!

https://shop.canoekayak.ca

Products are Made in Canada and sales go to support Canadian Athletes.

Jun
18
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Canadian Results: First Round of the 2017 Canoe Slalom World Cup
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (June 18, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 28th in the men’s C1 event at the opening round of this season’s World Cup. A very challenging course designed by Mark Delaney (GBR) and Jiri Prskavec (CZE) proved to push even the world’s best whitewater paddlers. Only 4 of the 30 semi-finalists produced penalty-free runs. Smedley’s pace was on track to reach the finals, but he incurred multiple penalties on the winding race course which knocked him out of contention. Germany’s Sideris Tasiadis claimed the victory while Matej Benus (SVK) and Raffaello Ivaldi (ITA) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

“It was great to get back into the racing season and to race the top international athletes here in Prague,” said Smedley. “I cut the line too short at the top of the course which resulted in some penalties and losing a bit of time. I’m happy with my speed and I’m looking forward to getting back on the start in Augsburg (GER) for the next World Cup. I want to build on this result and deliver clean runs next weekend.”

In Saturday’s racing, Florence Maheu placed 7th and Haley Daniels placed 9th overall in the Extreme Slalom cross event. It is a head to head format where four athletes launch into the river from a platform and race down the whitewater while negotiating a series of obstacles. The paddlers also go through a roll zone where they must perform a roll. Amelia Hilgertova (CZE) claimed top honors winning the extreme slalom title, while Camille Prigent (FRA) won silver, and Tereza Fiserova (CZE) bronze.

Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) placed 14th overall in the men’s extreme slalom event. New Zealand’s Mike Dawson claimed first place ahead of local favourites Vavrinec Hradilek (CZE) and Ondrej Tunka (CZE).

Sunday’s finals will be webcast starting at 1:30 pm on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Athlete Event Result
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QB) Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom 7th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom 9th
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Extreme Slalom 14th
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 28th
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 Slalom 43rd
Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) Men’s C1 Slalom 58th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 Slalom 36th
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Slalom 42nd
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 69th
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 Slalom 72nd
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Slalom 43rd
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QB) Women’s K1 Slalom 44th
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 Slalom 65th

 

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.

Jun
16
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Cameron Smedley slides into semi-final in Prague
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (June 16, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) opened the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague by qualifying for Sunday’s semi-finals. Smedley placed 28th overall in the preliminary heat of the Men’s C1. Heavy winds and cooler temperatures in the afternoon presented challenging racing conditions in a sport where precision and speed are critical. A top-ten result in the semi-final Sunday morning will put him through to the afternoon final. Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) placed 43rd and 58th respectively.

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) produced Canada’s top women’s kayak result, placing 43rd overall in Friday’s preliminary heats. Salaberry-de-Valleyfield’s Florence Maheu, racing in her first season as a member of the Senior National Team, was close behind in 44th position. Maheu produced a quick run but incurred two touches to knock her out of contention for the semi-final. Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) finished 65th overall.

“This was a strong field, and I know that I have the speed to make it to the semi-final, but I need to deliver a clean run,” said Maheu. “I’m happy with my run time, but frustrated that I touched gate 21. Afterwards I lost my focus on the last gate sequence near the finish line.”

Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) placed 36th and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) finished 42nd in the heats for Women’s C1, which was recently added to the program for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. A top-thirty result was needed to advance to the semi-finals.

Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) and Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) placed 72nd and 69th respectively using this first international event to build experience in preparation for the U23 and Junior World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia later this summer.

“The race today was okay. I executed my race plan on my first run and my strategy on my second run was to race more aggressively to gain some time. Unfortunately, I picked up three touches which resulted in a slower run” said Musgrave. “Overall, it was a good learning experience giving me something to build on and aim to deliver a strong performance in Bratislava at the U23 World Championships.”

This weekend’s races will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 28th in heat
Advanced to semifinal
Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 43rd in heat
Did not advance
Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) Men’s C1 58th in heat
Did not advance
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 36th in heat
Did not advance
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 42nd in heat
Did not advance
Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 69th in heat
Did not advance
Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 72nd in heat
Did not advance
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 43rd in heat
Did not advance
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) Women’s K1 44th in heat
Did not advance
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 65th in heat
Did not advance

 

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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Canoe Kayak Canada names first group of sprint athletes to World Championships Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first group of athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Senior World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic (August 23-27) and the U23 World Championships in Bascov, Romania (July 27–30). The selections follow a National Team Trials event in May and two World Cups in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia.

“We saw several impressive performances in Europe, including two gold medals and a world record by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the C-1 200m event,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I’m confident we’ll be adding other strong performers to this team before we reach the selection deadlines in July.”

Athletes will have additional opportunities to earn a nomination following a second set of National Team Trials from June 23-25 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Team Announcement – Senior World Championships

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Chad Brooks


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk

 

Team Announcement – U23 World Championships


Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz/ Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier/Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Jon Pike/Frédéric Jobin


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak/Jan Kruk
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek/Jan Kruk
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jan Kruk
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk

 

Athletes are being chosen based on the following Selection Criteria.

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.

Jun
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Triple Women’s Canoe medals on the final day of Sprint World Cup Tour
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 4, 2017) — Women’s Canoe athlete have won three medals to finish the final day of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. In total, Canada’s Women’s Canoe athletes have won nine medals over the course of two World Cups.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won a gold medal in the Women’s C1 200m to repeat a victory in the event from last weekend’s World Cup. Vincent Lapointe landed another medal later in the day with a silver in the Women’s C1 5000m.

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished second in the Women’s C2 200m to earn a silver medal. Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the same race.

In the Women’s C2 500m, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) finished fifth. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) were sixth in the same race.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished eighth in the Men’s C1 5000m. Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Natalie Davison (Ottawa, ON) finished eighth in the Women’s K2 200m.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished ninth in the final.

The Canadian Sprint Team will return to Canada to continue preparations for World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic in late August. The Canoe Slalom World Cups are next up on the ICF calendar, starting in two weeks in Prague, Czech Republic.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 5000m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 5th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 5th overall
Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 6th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 5000m 8th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 8th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K4 500m 9th ovreall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 10th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 12th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 12th overall
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 13th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON) Women’s K1 5000m 13th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 14th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 15th overall
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 5000m 15th overall
Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 16th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 5000m 18th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 23rd overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) Men’s K1 5000m 23rd overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

 

Jun
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Katie Vincent wins bronze at World Cup 3
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 3, 2017) — Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) has won a bronze medal in the Women’s C1 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is Vincent’s fifth medal of the World Cup tour including four from last week in Szeged.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) had a solid seventh place finish today in the Women’s K1 500m.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won her semi-final in the Women’s C1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent won their C2 500m semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final. Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) will also race tomorrow’s C2 500m final after finishing third in their semi.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) rounded out the line-up of Canadian paddlers advancing to A-finals for tomorrow after finishing second in their semi.

Tomorrow is the final day of Sprint World Cup competition in Belgrade.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 7th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 11th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 12th overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 12th overall
Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 14th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 14th overall
Semi-finals
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K4 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 8th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to C-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

Jun
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Canadian sprint paddlers start up World Cup 3 in Serbia
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BELGRADE, SERBIA (June 2, 2017) — Canadian sprint paddlers have continued on to the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her heat in the Women’s C1 500m to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. Vincent will attempt to add to her medal count for the World Cup tour which is currently at four after last weekend in Szeged.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) finished third in the Women’s K1 500m semi-final to advance to tomorrow’s final. Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Natalie Davison (Ottawa, ON) finished second in the Women’s K2 200m to advance to the final.

Two Canadian crews advanced to the final in the Women’s C2 200m. Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) were second in their heat while Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) were third in their heat.

In Paracanoe events, Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) raced on her own in the Women’s KL3 200m event to post a time of 54.032 seconds. Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finished third in the Men’s KL3 200m while Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) was fifth in the same race. Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) finished fourth in the Men’s KL2 200m.

Competition continues through to Sunday in Belgrade.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 1st overall
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s KL3 200m 3rd overall
Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) Men’s KL2 200m 4th overall
Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) Men’s KL3 200m 5th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 8th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON) Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) Men’s C1 1000m 8th in heat

Did not advance

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 9th in semi

Did not advance

Afternoon heats
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) Women’s K1 200m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
28
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Medal haul by Women’s Canoe athletes concludes World Cup 2
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 28, 2017) — The Women’s Canoe continent of the Canadian sprint paddling team added another four medals to the weekend total on the final day of competition at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary. An additional silver medal in the Mixed C1 relay made for five medals today and seven overall at the World Cup.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Women’s C1 200m and was joined on the podium by teammate Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) who won bronze in the event. Katie Vincent won a silver yesterday in the 500m distance.

The success for Vincent and Vincent Lapointe continued as the pair earned the full set of medals between them today by winning a silver in Women’s C2 500m.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) rounded out the count with a silver in the Women’s C2 200m. The crew also placed fifth in the C2 500m.

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) were fifth in the C2 200m.

Women’s Canoe events are slated for inclusion for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition has been surging in recent years and it is encouraging to see such strong results from the Canadian team who have been international leaders in developing the discipline and advocating for Olympic inclusion.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) has a strong result with a seventh place finish in the Women’s K2 500m. In the Women’s K1 200m, Langlois finished eleventh overall while Russell came in fifteenth.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Katie Vincent won a silver medal in the C1 6x500m Mixed relay. This is a new event and with it, Vincent brought her weekend World Cup medal count to four with three silvers and a bronze.

The Canadian Team will compete at the third and final Sprint World Cup next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

C1 6x500m Mixed relay 2nd overall

Silver medal

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 5th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 200m 5th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 7th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 11th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 14th overall
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 500m 11th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 11th overall
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 15th overall
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

C1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

K1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

K1 6x500m Mixed relay 4th in heat

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
27
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Silver for Vincent, bronze for Scarff in Szeged
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Webcast note: CBC Sports will stream Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged. Check it out on cbc.ca/sports or download the CBC Sports App.

SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 27, 2017) — Canadian sprint paddlers have won two medals on the first day of finals at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won a silver medal in the Women’s C1 500m and Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) won a bronze in the Women’s KL3 200m Paracanoe event.

In the Men’s C1 1000m final, Craig Spence finished seventh overall. Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) was seventh in the final of the Men’s KL3 200m Paracanoe event.

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished just off the podium in fourth position in the Women’s C1 500m final. She and Katie Vincent both won their semi-finals of the C1 200m distance to advance to tomorrow’s final. The two also paired together in the Women’s C2 500m to win their heat and advance directly to tomorrow’s final.

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished second in the C2 500 semi-final to also advance to tomorrow’s final. Between the Women’s C2 200m and 500m there will be four Canadian crews contending in finals tomorrow.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished second in the Women’s K2 500m semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Tomorrow is the last day of competition in Szeged. The Canadian Team will compete at the third and final Sprint World Cup next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) Women’s KL3 200m 3rd overall

Bronze medal

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 4th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 7th overall
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s KL3 200m 7th overall
Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 17th overall
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 17th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 500m 14th overall
Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s K2 1000m 27th overall
Semi-finals & Heats
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

Men’s K4 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 500m 8th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
26
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Eight Canadians advance to A-finals at World Cup 2
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 26, 2017) — Eight Canadian sprint paddlers have advanced to the A-finals on the opening days of competition at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary. This is the first World Cup of the new quadrennial for the Canadian team.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) opened by winning both his heat and semi-final in the Men’s C1 1000m to advance to tomorrow’s final.

In Women’s C1 500m, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her semi-final and Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) was second in her semi. Both advanced to tomorrow’s final. Vincent and Vincent-Lapointe also won their heats of the C1 200m and advanced to semi-finals.

In Women’s C2 200m, Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ottawa, ON) finished third in their heat to advance directly to Sunday’s A-Final along with teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent who finished second in their heat.

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) advanced to Saturday’s A-final from the semi-final in Men’s KL3 200m on Thursday. Lauziere-Fitzgerald raced for Canada in his first World Cup in Szeged along with his paracanoe teammates Trinity Tratch (Men’s KL3) and Mathieu St-Pierre (Men’s KL2). Erica Scarff will race the Women’s KL3 A-Final tomorrow as well.

Competition continues through to Sunday in Szeged.

 

Results and Live Streaming Video

 

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 1000m 1st in semi
Advanced to A-final
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Men’s KL3 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Nick Matveev (Toronto, ON)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance

Mathieu St-Pierre Men’s KL2 200m 6th in semi

Did not advance

Trinity Tratch Men’s KL3 200m 9th in heat

Did not advance

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Natalie Davison  (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 200m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in heat

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K2 500m 6th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
24
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Ian Miller to move on from Marketing and Communications role
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Ian Miller will be moving on from his current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communication and Marketing Officer at the end of May to take a position with the City of Ottawa’s media relations team.

Ian has been with Canoe Kayak Canada since 2011 during which time he has revamped the Association’s communications processes, led the launch of a new website, played a key role in an organization-wide rebrand, implemented a broadcast partnership with CBC Sports and most recently launched a casual line of clothing with an online sales channel.

“I’d like to thank Ian for his work and dedication to Canoe Kayak Canada,” said CEO Casey Wade. “He’s passionate about what he does and has made a substantial impact over the last six years. We’re going to miss him and wish him the best in his next role.”

Ian started paddling at Maskwa Aquatic Club at age six. He competed as a sprint athlete at the 2006 Pan American Championships and 2007 Junior World Championships. He also spent several summers coaching at Maskwa and Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club. He worked as part of the communications team for the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Nova Scotia before moving to Ottawa.

“This sport has taken me so many places and has been such a significant part of my life,” said Ian. “In this job I’ve worked to share that lifestyle with others, which has been an extremely meaningful experience.”

Ian will officially wrap up his duties at Canoe Kayak Canada on May 31. A job search to fill the role will go out soon.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
16
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Canoe Kayak Canada names canoe slalom National Team
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OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its national canoe slalom team following a weekend of trials in Kananaskis, AB. The team will represent Canada at World Cups in Europe starting in June and World Championships in Pau, France in September.

“We had some strong performances at trials and have a good mix of up-and-comers and veterans ready to race internationally,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater High Performance Manager. “The team has a real sense of opportunity heading into this quadrennial and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

There are three quota spots per event. The top athletes in each class will represent Canada at World Cups and World Championships. Under 23 athletes, who qualified as alternates, will be given the opportunity to race World Cups 3.

 

Men’s Kayak

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s Kayak

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

Alternate: Reneo Ohler (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s Canoe

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

Alternate: Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s Canoe

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Competition Schedule

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 June 16-18 Prague, Czech Republic
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 June 23-25 Augsburg, Germany

 

ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3

*U23 athletes to compete in quotas 2 & 3

July 7-9 Markkleeberg, Germany
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 September 1-3 Ivrea, Italy
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup final September 8-10 La Seu D’urgell, Spain
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships September 27 – October 1 Pau, France

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
16
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Marc Creamer selected as Paracanoe Coach and Team Manager
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OTTAWA, ON (May 16, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name Marc Creamer as its Paracanoe Coach and Team Manager. Creamer supported Canada’s first ever Paralympic Team at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games where the sport made its debut. He will play a key role in growing the National Paracanoe program and preparing the team for success at the 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.

“Marc has an excellent background in coaching both Olympic and Paralympic athletes,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “He brings experience and exceptional technical and leadership skills that are critical to the development of our Para Canoe Program. Our goal is to have multiple finalists in Tokyo and I believe Marc has the skills to make that happen.”

Creamer was Head Coach at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club. He was Christine Gauthier’s coach leading into the Rio Olympic Games.  Gauthier has won five World Championships gold medals, two silvers and a bronze. Last year, she placed fourth at the Paralympic Games and won multiple medals at the Invictus Games. Creamer was Canada’s Team Leader in Rio.

“I see so much potential and possibility,” said Creamer. “I’m extremely passionate about para-sport and I’m just excited for what’s ahead.”

He is a former leader of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coaches Technical Committee and has demonstrated his commitment to advancing coaching as a profession. He also sat on CKC’s Sprint Racing Council and High Performance Committee as Coaches’ Representative.

Canada has been an international leader in developing Paracanoe and steering the sport towards Paralympic inclusion. The sport debuted last year with kayak events and there is potential for Va’a canoe events to be included in 2020 as the sport continues to develop.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
16
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Pomeroy and Maheu strong on day two of canoe slalom team trials
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Daniels repeats double wins to go 4/4

KANANASKIS, AB (May 15, 2017) – Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) both had strong results on the second day of Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials on Sunday at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB.

Pomeroy won both runs in Men’s C1 on Sunday while Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finishing second and third. Pomeroy took three of the four runs over the weekend to top the Men’s C1 class.

In Women’s K1, Florence Maheu won both runs on Sunday. She also won three out of four over the weekend to top her class.

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) continued her streak to win all four runs in Women’s C1 events. Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) won the third run of Men’s K1 while David Ford (Edmonton, AB) won the fourth.

In Mixed C2, the crew of Cameron Smedley and Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won one run on Sunday. The final run was raced uncontested by Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Carmen Kuntz.

Results

Summary of Results

Third Run Fourth Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s K1

1) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

2) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

3) Chris McTaggart (Calgary, AB)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Reneo Ohler (AB)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Mixed C2

1) Cameron Smedley & Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

Mixed C2

1) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
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Canoe Kayak Canada names first sprint World Cup team of the new quadrennial
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OTTAWA, ON (May 15, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first team of sprint athletes of the new quadrennial to represent Canada at two World Cup competitions in Europe. The selections follow a weekend of Senior National Team Trials in Montréal, QC.

“We saw several impressive performances over the weekend and I’m really excited to take this team of athletes to Europe to line up against the international competition,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s a new quad and we have much to look forward to as we begin this next chapter of working together towards Tokyo.”

The International Canoe Federation will host three Sprint World Cups and Canadian athletes will attend the second two taking place in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia over consecutive weekends starting May 26. Both competitions will include Paracanoe events.

 

ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2

May 26-28 • Szeged, Hungary

 

ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3

June 2-4 • Belgrade, Serbia

 

Team Announcement

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières (QC) Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Frédéric Jobin/Chad Brooks/ Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks

 

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Natalie Davison Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek

 

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquaharson
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki /Jan Kruk
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki

 

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Mathieu St. Pierre (KL1) Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais
Trinity Tratch (KL2) Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (KL3) Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

 

Women’s Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff (KL3) Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery

 

 

Results

Selection Criteria & Ranking Lists

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
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Russell and Spence repeat wins on day two of Sprint National Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (May 15, 2017) – Action continued for a second day of Sprint National Team Trials on Sunday as paddlers competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.

“I’m very pleased by the strong performances of our athletes, including many of our younger athletes, as we enter our first World Cup season following the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I have a real sense of optimism this year and am excited about the strength and future of our program.”

In Senior Men’s C1 1000m, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) repeated a win in a second final of the event. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) was second again.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 500m to make for double wins over the weekend including her victory in the K1 200m distance yesterday.

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) started off the day with a win in the Men’s K1 200m.

“I knew these guys were all going to be really fast off the line,” said Scott. “I knew my strength was the middle and the end, so I wasn’t very phased and I was able to execute the rest of the race pretty well perfectly.”

The Men’s K4 Olympic distance is slated to go to 500m for the 2020 Games. Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) won the Men’s K1 500m which will factor into the selection pool for crew boats.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won the Women’s C1 500m to beat out Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), who finished second and won the C1 200m yesterday.

“I put my head down and I just went,” said Katie Vincent. “We were pretty neck and neck the whole way so I was really happy with my finish at the end.”

Paracanoe athletes raced their second final of the weekend. Classification categories were combined for the race with Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finishing first, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) second, Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON) third and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) was fourth. Athletes are chasing performance standards for their events.

“Today went well, better than yesterday,” said Lauziere-Fitzgerald. “I’m still focused on having fun. I’ve been doing this for ten years and I just try to keep having more fun with it as I progress.”

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Men’s K1 200m 1) Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

2) Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

3) Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m final 2 1)   Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

3)   Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K1 500m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3) Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON)

Senior Women’s C1 500m 1)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Senior Men’s K1 500m 1)  Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

2)  Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC)

3)  Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB)

Paracanoe KL VL 1,2,3 200m final 2 1)    Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)

2)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

3)   Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON)

4)   Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC)

 

Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
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Michael Tayler and Haley Daniels both win first two runs of canoe slalom team trials
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KANANASKIS, AB (May 14, 2017) – Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) both got off to strong starts yesterday at the Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Trials at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Tayler won both runs in the Men’s K1 while Daniels won both runs in Women’s C1.

In Men’s C1, Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the first run while Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) won the second. Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) won the first run in Women’s K1 and Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) won the second.

The sibling pair of Cameron Smedley and Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) won the second run in Mixed C2. They sat out the first run which was won by Liam Smedley and Carmen Kuntz.

Athletes will make four runs over the course of the weekend as they compete for spots on National Teams, including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cups in Europe starting in June. Competition continues today at Canoe Meadows.

Results

 

Summary of Results

First Run Second Run
Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Louis-Philippe Légaré (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

 

Men’s K1

1) Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

2) David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

3) Keenan Simpson (Ottawa, ON)

 

Men’s C1

1) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

3) Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

 

Men’s C1

1) Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

2) Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

3) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

 

Women’s K1

1) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

2) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

Women’s K1

1) Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

2) Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

3) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

 

Women’s C1

1) Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

2) Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

3) Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON)

 

Mixed C2

1) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

Mixed C2

1) Cameron Smedley & Alison Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

2) Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Carmen Kuntz

2) Cole Oruski & Gemma Grochmal (AB)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Paddling has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

 

May
13
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Paddlers open fresh quadrennial with first day of Sprint Team Trials
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MONTRÉAL, QC (May 13, 2017) – Sprint paddlers opened a new quadrennial of competition today at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC. Athletes competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.

“I was very excited to see some great performances to start these trials,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s an encouraging start to the quadrennial and I am looking forward to the races tomorrow.”

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) opened the afternoon finals with a win the in the Senior Men’s K1 1000m.

“It was tough. I made a lot of adjustments from heat to semi, and semi to final,” said Jarret Kenke. “I was taking really good strokes and putting everything together that we’ve been working over the past three and a half months, so it felt really good to see it all come together.”

In Senior Men’s C1 1000m, Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) led the field to beat out Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), who finished second, and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) who finished third.

“It was pretty amazing. I knew that I had the strength to win it but when you’re going up against people like Mark Oldershaw … you know it’s never going to be an easy race,” said Spence. “I think the big step is learning to race against top notch paddlers. Coming into the last half, that feeling at the end of the race is a learning experience every time you go out there.”

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) won the Women’s K1 200m as she edged out Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) in a down-to-the-wire finish.

“It was a tough race and it feels good going into a new year and a new quad to know that I’m starting off on the right foot,” said Russell, who will also race the K1 200m at trials tomorrow.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) was also happy to get the new quadrennial off to a good start. With Women’s Canoe slated for inclusion on the Olympic program for the first time in 2020, this is the start of a new charge towards a long-sought-after dream.

“I think I’m starting on a good base,” said Vincent-Lapointe. “I definitely told myself that I wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t do everything in my power to go in four years.”

Paracanoe athletes raced their first of two finals taking place over the weekend. Classification categories were combined for the race with Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC) finishing first, Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) second, Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON) third and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) was fourth. Athletes are chasing performance standards for their events. 

The two-day National Team Trials continue tomorrow.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Senior Men’s K1 1000m 1)   Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

2)   Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

3)   Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

Senior Men’s C1 1000m 1)   Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

2)   Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

3)   Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Senior Women’s K1 200m 1) Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

2) Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3) Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Senior Women’s C1 200m 1)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2)   Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

3)  Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac-Beauport, QC)

Paracanoe KL VL 1,2,3 200m 1)    Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald (Sherbrooke, QC)

2)   Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB)

3)   Troy Chown (Ottawa, ON)

4)   Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC)

 

Start lists & Results

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
12
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Sprint competition results to be available on mobile app
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Canoe Kayak Canada partners with ImmediaC to continue using app launched at 2016 National Championships

OTTAWA, ON (May 12, 2017) — Paddling fans will now have a handy way to access up to the minute results at national sprint competitions. ImmediaC has become Canoe Kayak Canada’s digital app sponsor and will relaunch the app originally developed for the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The app will be used for Sprint National Team Trials, Canada Cups and National Championships.

“We are excited about our continued involvement in helping get real time race results from the tower into the hands of athletes, coaches and spectators,” said ImmediaC’s John Leahy.

As athletes cross the line, their results will show up right away as the app is connected to the finish line software. Spectators can easily view a list of upcoming races and can even search all the times a particular athlete is racing. The app is currently only available for iPhone and the developers are working on an Android application. The app’s full functionality is also available via the mobile web.

“This app repersents a big step forward in making our sport more spectator friendly by bringing results instantly to fans in the stands and across the country,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “immediaC is a valuable partner in engaging our national audience through this technology and speading that excitement of a boat-shoot-finish to our community coast to coast.”

Download “Canoe Kayak Canada” iPhone app from the app store

Senior Sprint Team Trials webpage

View App online

Note: In any instance where the app and the draw posted on the CKC website have discrepancies, the version on the CKC website will be upheld.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
12
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First sprint and slalom paddling trials of the new quadrennial taking place this weekend
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MONTRÉAL, QC & KANANASKIS, AB (May 12, 2017) — National Team Trials for the two Olympic paddling disciplines of sprint and slalom are set to open a new quadrennial of competition this weekend on opposite sides of the country.

Sprint trials will take place at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC while slalom trials will take place at Canoe Meadows in Kananaskis, AB. Both trials are being used to select athletes to various National Teams including those to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe. Results of the trials will also impact carding selections for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

 

Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

Sunday, May 14 (8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST)

WHERE: Bassin Olympique, Parc Jean Drapeau, Ile Notre-Dame, Montréal, QC | Map
            Jean Drapeau Metro Station

 

Canoe Slalom Team Trials

Start lists & Results

WHEN:             Saturday, May 13 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

Sunday, May 14 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time)

WHERE: Canoe Meadows, Hwy 40, Kananaskis, AB |Map

 

Selection Criteria

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
12
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Lac-Beauport to become home of Men’s Kayak National Training Centre
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OTTAWA, ON (May 12, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to partner with the Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport, the Municipality of Lac Beauport and the Institut National du Sport du Quebec to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Men’s Kayak program.

Under the leadership of Frédéric Jobin, National Coach for Men’s Kayak, the 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 also be allocated to the centre.

“Fred is a World Class Coach and Lac Beauport is excellent choice for our Men’s Kayak team to prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games”, said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “The creation of this centre is part of developing a system to ensure our team will be successful internationally for years to come.”

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

“This will be an ideal training environment for the Men’s Kayak team as we focus on what we need to do,” said Jobin.

The Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport has consistently supported high performance projects including  preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games. Lac Beauport also hosted the 2005 Pan Am Canoe Championships.

“We feel very proud and privileged to continue to build our partnership with Canoe Kayak Canada in the pursuit of excellence,” said Georges Delisle, President of Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport. “Since 1968 we have had at least one Lac-Beauport athlete on every Olympic team and many national team athletes have emerged from our club. This National Training Centre will be an excellent source of inspiration for the kids at the club, our community and the region.”

In addition to the local partners, the centre 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. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

May
12
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Get ready for competition season
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The 2017 paddling competition season is about to kick off and Canoe Kayak Canada is prepared to bring you the news when it happens.

 

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Sprint news

  • Canadian Sprint Senior Team Trials (May 13-14) Montreal, QC
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 (May 26-28) Szeged, Hungary
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 (June 2-4) Belgrade, Serbia
  • Canadian Sprint Junior and U21 Team Trials (June 23-25) Dartmouth, NS
  • Sprint Canada Cup (July 1-2, July 8-9) Ottawa, ON and Shawinigan, QC
  • ICF Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships (July 27-30) Pitești, Romania
  • Canada Summer Games – Sprint Events (August 7-10) Winnipeg, MB
  • Sprint National Championships (Aug 22-26) Welland, ON
  • ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (Aug 23-27) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Olympic Hopes Regatta (Sep 15-19) Racice, Czech Republic
  • Pan American Championships (Oct 12-15) Ibarra, Ecuador

 

Whitewater news

  • Slalom Team Trials (May 13-14) Kananaskis, AB
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 1 (June 16-18) Prague, Czech Republic
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 2 (June 23-25) Markkleeberg, Germany
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 3 (June 7-9) Augsburg, Germany
  • ICF Junior & U23 Slalom World Championships (July 18-23) Britislava, Slovakia
  • World Games – Canoe Polo Events (July 28-30) Wroclaw, Poland
  • Whitewater National Championships (Aug 5-6) Ottawa, ON
  • ICF Slalom World Cup 4 (Sep 1-3) Ivrea, Italy
  • ICF Slalom World Cup Final (Sep 8-10) La Seu D’urgell, Spain
  • ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Sep 27-Oct 1) Pau, France
  • ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships (Nov 27-Dec 2) San Juan, Argentina

 

Marathon news

  • ICF Marathon World Championships (September 7-10) Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

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May
10
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Canoe Kayak Canada launches casual clothing line through online store
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OTTAWA, ON (May 10, 2017) — Paddling fans now have a new way to show off their love of the sport. Canoe Kayak Canada is rolling out a new line of casual clothing through online sales. The line features quality made-in-Canada products, designed for those who embrace the paddling lifestyle.

“Clothing to compliment your rugged passion for paddling.”

The new line is anchored with four main products including the Steadfast Tee, the Portage Raglan, the Dockside Trucker Hat and the Crosswind Zippered Hoodie. There are colour and style variations for several of these products with new designs to be introduced throughout the season. Customers can feel good about making a purchase knowing they are supporting paddling programs and Canadian athletes. All profits will go towards Canoe Kayak Canada’s programs to further its mission of encouraging Canadians to enjoy the sport of paddling and achieving success at all levels of competition.

Shop online now – shop.canoekayak.ca

*first shipments will go out by the end of May

 

 

Steadfast tee  – $30/$35

 

Stand tall and be proud. This timeless Canadian-made tee is best worn on a fine summer day​, but we know you’ll stretch the season. Because you’re Canadian – and a paddler​ – t​his sport is a part of who you are and t​his tee, with its ultra-soft fabric, soon will be too​​.

Portage raglan – $40/$45

 

It’s the perfect fresh shirt to put on after a paddle. The Portage Raglan is casual and can be worn anywhere, and in between. Before you load up your gear and traverse on to whatever lies ahead, take a moment to feel the soft sleeves as you reflect on your journey. Canadian-made with two complimentary fabric colours, this raglan features heritage artwork to connect you to your sport.

 

 

Crosswind Zippered Hoodie – $90

 

Crosswind, headwind or tailwind, this hoodie will keep you warm from whichever way the breeze is blowing. This quality Canadian-made sweater is perfect for a morning or evening leisure paddle, for staying warm between races, or for the all-weather fans who are prepared to brave frigid temperatures.

 

Dockside Trucker Hat – $30

 

Whether you’re a sprinter or in it for the long haul, you might as well look good doing it. The dockside trucker hat will keep the sun out of your eyes from the time you leave home until the sun sets, whether you’re commuting to the cottage or across the country to compete. Its mesh back will keep you cool, its snapback will adjust to the headset you’re in. and its style will surely harness your tranquility whether you’re on your way for a paddle or just dreaming about it.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes.

May
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk named to Sprint National Team Coach positions
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OTTAWA, ON (May 8, 2017) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name three coaches to sprint National Team positions. Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk will play key roles in preparing our athletes for international success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

“As the coaching structure begins to takes shape, I am pleased to have Fred, Chad and Jan on board. They each possess the leadership skills and the technical knowledge to move our team forward,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I am confident that their contributions to our coaching team will see Canada reemerge as a World power in paddling as we move together to Tokyo and beyond, to 2024.”

Frédéric Jobin to coach Men’s Kayak

Frédéric Jobin has been named to head the Men’s Kayak National Team program. Most recently he coached the Men’s Kayak 200m group. Jobin has coached Mark de Jonge throughout his 200m career while he has won an Olympic bronze medal in 2012 and followed with a silver and two gold medals at the World Championships. Jobin was also Caroline Brunet’s coach between 2000 and 2004. During that time she earned Olympic silver and bronze medals and won five World Championship medals.

As the Men’s Kayak coach, Jobin will focus the new Olympic program which will include K1 200m, K1 1000m, K2 1000m and the new K4 distance of 500m.

“It will be a new challenge for me, and the athletes,” said Jobin. “Like when 200 metre events were added to the Olympic program, we had to adapt and push the limits. I feel extremely privileged to coach the entire Men’s Kayak group and together we will work hard to reach new heights.”

Jobin graduated from Laval University with a degree in Kinesiology. He continued on to complete a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal. Jobin started paddling at Lac Sergent in his youth before moving into coaching. He was the head coach of Lac Beauport Canoe Club From 1989 to 2008.

Chad Brooks to coach Women’s Kayak

Chad Brooks has been hired to coach Canoe Kayak Canada’s Women’s Kayak National Team program. Brooks has been a National Team Coach since 2013 where he has coached NextGen athletes and most recently has worked under the mentorship of National Men’s Kayak Coach, Frédéric Jobin.

Canoe Kayak Canada announced a partnership last October with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) to develop a world-leading training environment in Nova Scotia for the National Women’s Kayak program. Brooks’ hiring will be an integral piece in realizing this vision. The Women’s Kayak program has been building momentum since going through a rebuilding period. The team earned four Women’s Kayak athlete quota spots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and posted a top result of eighth place in the K4 500m.

“When I look at the talent that exists within Women’s Kayak in Canada, I have no doubt we can compete with the best the world has to offer,” said Brooks. “I’m excited to be part of fostering a program that these athletes and all Canadians can be proud to call their own.”

Brooks is in the process of completing his Advanced Coaching Diploma and is a NCCP competition-certified coach. Brooks started out paddling with his family at Orenda Canoe Club where he captured several national titles and his national best time in the Midget K1 6000m from 1996 stood for well over a decade. He was the head coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club for seven years before starting with the National Team.

Jan Kruk to coach Women’s Canoe

Jan Kruk has been selected to coach the Women’s Canoe National program as the discipline is slated to make its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games, subject to approval of the International Olympic Committee. Kruk was hired by Canoe Kayak Canada in 2014 to coach the NextGen Training Group for Atlantic Canada where he focused on supporting potential performers at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. This will be natural transition for Kruk as he works to develop and lead the Women’s Canoe Program into Tokyo.

“Canada has been a world leader in Women’s Canoe and was instrumental in having the women’s canoe events added to the Olympic program,” said Kruk. “I look forward to working with the dedicated athletes within our system as we set our sights on Tokyo 2020.”

Kruk was a decorated national canoe team athlete for Poland. He has coached for many years in the club system in Canada, with much of his time being spent at Banook Canoe Club. He was also a personal coach of Tom Hall when he won the 1999 Junior World Championships. He also worked with Olympian Jason McCoombs. He is currently coaching Katie Vincent He also worked with Olympian Jason McCoombs and is currently coaching Katie Vincent — Junior & U23 World Champion who set a World Record in the Women’s C1 200 this past summer.

Men’s Canoe Coach still to be determined

Canoe Kayak Canada has restructured its coaching staff to align with the new Olympic program, recommendations of an internal High Performance review and available resources. This restructuring created a new vision that places an emphasis on finding strong leaders, in addition to technically skilled candidates to fill each of these positions. The goal is to build a coaching staff focused on building team success for Tokyo and beyond.

The hiring process for the Men’s Canoe Coach has been extended. While this position is still open, Mark Granger, a current staff member will oversee the Men’s Canoe Program through the balance of the competitive season. Granger is an experienced National Coach with an excellent track record of leadership and performance. He is currently working with our Junior Program.

Apr
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Dates confirmed for the 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland, ON
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OTTAWA, ON (April 7, 2017) — The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 1 to 5, 2018 with opening ceremonies scheduled for July 31. Three years ago, the International Canoe Federation awarded the Championships to Welland following a successful bid presentation at ICF headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Much planning and preparation has taken place since that announcement was made. Here are five things to know about next year’s Canoe Polo Championships.

5 things to know about the 2018 World Championships

  1. 30 countries are expected to participate, making for approximately 60 teams over four classes
  1. A test event will take place this year in Welland from September 8–10, 2017
  1. Italy and New Zealand are the reigning World Champions in men’s and women’s divisions respectively
  1. You can Join the Event on Facebookto keep up to date on the lastest news leading in the event
  1. Canoe polo is a thrilling sport to watch. Check out the crowd energy at last year’s World Championships in Syracuse, Italy

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

Apr
6
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116 paddling events stacked up on Canoe Kayak Canada’s 2017 calendar
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OTTAWA, ON (April 6, 2017) — 2017, the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, will be a big year for paddling competitions in Canada. Considering the sport’s deep roots in Canadian heritage, it is fitting that this special year will be celebrated with so many paddling events. Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to release a preliminary events calendar on its website featuring 116 paddling events taking place across Canada and 22 international events to be attended by National Teams.

View Online Events Calendar

 

By the numbers

  • 116 events
  • 33 featured events
  • 22 international events
  • 42 marathon events
  • 32 sprint events
  • 25 slalom events
  • 16 wildwater events
  • 6 freestyle events
  • 3 canoe polo events
  • Most popular month: July with 30 events

Featured Events

Canoe Kayak Canada will host several National-level paddling competitions this year. To select athletes for National Teams, there will be two sets of sprint and one set of slalom Canadian Team Trials. Five National Championships will take place for sprint, whitewater, marathon, surfski and canoe polo over the summer. Sudbury, ON will host the Canoe Polo National Championships in July and the Marathon Canadian Championships in August. The Canadian Surfski Championships will take place in Squamish, BC. Whitewater Championships will take place in Ottawa and Sprint Championships will round out the circuit in Welland, ON to be followed by the Canadian Masters competition at the same venue the next day. There are two Sprint Canada Cups on the calendar including one in Ottawa to coincide with Canada Day in the capital and one in Shawinigan, QC the following week.

Featured events are displayed on the events calendar with photos along with a red backdrop for international events and brown backdrop for national events.

International Circuit

The International Canoe Federation will host three Sprint World Cups on consecutive weekends starting in May in Europe. The Canadian Team will compete at World Cups 2 and 3 which will both include Paracanoe events. There are five Canoe Slalom World Cups on the calendar.

Two Junior and U23 World Championships are taking place just a week apart in the second half of July. For canoe slalom, those Championships will happen in Britislava, Slovakia starting July 18. For sprint the Championships will take place in Pitești, Romania starting July 27.

Canada will send teams to the ICF World Championships for Sprint, Slalom, Marathon and Freestyle. The Freestyle World Championships are the final event of the year and will stretch the calendar to December 2 by taking advantage of warmer weather in Argentina.

In preparation for hosting the Canoe Polo World Championships next year, the Welland International Flatwater Centre will welcome international teams to a test event this year from September 8 to 10. The Open Canoe North American Championship will take place in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC.

The Games this year

It’s a post-Olympic and Paralympic year and there will be two prominent Games taking place in Canada plus the World Games are taking place in Poland. The Canada Summer Games are taking place in Winnipeg starting July 28 and sprint paddling events are scheduled for the second week of the Games. Toronto will host the North American Indigenous Games from July 16 to 23 and paddling events will take place in Welland, ON. Canada’s Women’s Canoe Polo team will compete at the World Games from July 28 to 30.

Unique Events

There are some events that score particularly high when it comes to the ‘wow factor’. The Voyageurs Rendezvous 150 is one such event as teams will paddle 1,600 kilometres from Rocky Mountain House, AB to The Pas, MB to retrace a traditional trading route in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The race pays tribute to Canada’s portaging past and makes use of traditional voyageur canoes. Teams of nine are still being recruited for this feat taking place over the month of July.

Speaking of history, the Yukon River Quest is the World’s longest annual canoe and kayak race stretching from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The Classique Internationale de Canots de la Mauricie will cover 200 kilometres over four days from La Tuque to Trois-Rivières, QC. This race has been a spectacle since its inception in 1934. Bucking the river theme for the long-haul races is the Lake Ontario Crossing where paddlers will race from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto on Stand Up Paddleboards, or SUPs. And while not quite in Canada there will surely be a few Canadian West Coasters making the trip across the boarder to Bellingham, Washington to take part in a duathlon that transcends seasons and ecosystems with the Ski to Sea race.

Local Events

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to participate in every event. There are many local competitions featured on the calendar that are open to public participation, including the Great Muskoka Paddling Experience, the Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge and many others. With a variety of races of different disciplines, distances and levels of competition, Canoe Kayak Canada’s line up of events has wide offering for families, communities and champions. More events will be added in the coming weeks so be sure to check back regularly.

View Online Events Calendar

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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.

Mar
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Job Posting – Paralympic Coach / Manager
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY – NATIONAL COACH

  • Paralympic Coach / Manager – location: To be Determined (Competition # PC – 01)

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions.

We are seeking a National Paralympic Coach / Manager.  Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, the National Paralympic Coach / Manager is accountable for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted under his/her care.  This individual will be part of a team working to deliver CKC’s Paralympic Program nationally with the objective of identifying a pool of athletes with a high probability of current and future podium success. As well this position will provide on-site support in a managerial role for assigned international competitions. Canoe Kayak is an integrated international competition model (para & able-bodied) so this role will work closely with the National Coaches and Staff of the able-bodied teams.

If you possess the passion and qualifications for one or more of these positions, please submit your resume along with a covering letter clearly outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for.  Should you be applying for more than one of these positions, please submit multiple applications quoting the Competition Number as listed above.

Application deadline is April 20 at 4 p.m. EST. Apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

 

Qualifications:

Education

  • The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or hold an equivalent national coaching qualification

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level at both 0-4 and 5-8 years from the podium.
  • Experience working with para athletes of all ages and their equipment requirements is preferred.
  • Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance.
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
  • Strong computer literacy and coaching software
  • Experience in a supporting role as an on-site manager for international camps & competitions.
  • Knowledge of the classification system of the International Canoe Federation.

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.  Applications are to be summited electronically by April 20 at 4 p.m. EST to Garham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mar
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
JOB POSTING – NATIONAL TEAM COACH (3 POSITIONS)
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NATIONAL COACHES

Women’s Kayak – location: Halifax (Competition # WK – 01)
Men’s Canoe – location: to be determined (Competition # MC – 02)
Women’s Canoe – location: to be determined (Competition # WC – 03)

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions.

We are seeking the three (3) National Coaches. Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, the National Coaches are accountable for the development of sprint racing member athletes capable of achieving world-class performances while contributing to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete entrusted under his/her care.

The National Coaches are responsible for the design, content implementation and the results of a comprehensive competition, training and monitoring program for the athletes for which he/she has been entrusted.

If you possess the passion and qualifications for one or more of these positions, please submit your resume along with a covering letter clearly outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for!!! Should you be applying for more than one of these positions, please submit multiple applications quoting the Competition Number(s) as listed above.

Application deadline is March 30 at 4 p.m. EST. Apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Qualifications:

Education
• The successful candidate will have a degree in a related field or equivalent.
• Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or hold an equivalent national coaching qualification

Skills / Background
• Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching at the international level.
• Show evidence of working effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others
• Have good written and oral communication skills
• Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance
• The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset
• Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence
• Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation
• Strong computer literacy and coaching software

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are to be summited electronically by March 30 at 4 p.m. EST to:
gbarton@canoekayak.ca.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate all applications, however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mar
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Whitewater Domestic Development Committee initiated
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OTTAWA, ON (March 15, 2017) —Canoe Kayak Canada has struck a new volunteer committee focused on growing the whitewater discipline at the grassroots and development level.

“This committee is a great step for the whitewater discipline and will go a long way in strengthening our domestic development programs and building a vibrant participation base,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater Manager. “Having strong development programs is key to getting more participants into the sport and setting athletes up to succeed in all levels of competition.”

The nine-person Whitewater Domestic Development Committee will provide technical direction and oversight on programming and the whitewater national championships. The committee representatives were elected by the Whitewater Council following a call for candidates that attracted many qualified volunteers coming forward. The committee will meet on a monthly basis by conference call.

 

Role Name
Chair Mark Taylor
Club Representative Tyler Lawlor
Coach/Instructor Representative Claudia Van Wijk
Provincial/Territorial Representative Trevor Braun
Officials Representative Duncan Daniels
Freestyle Representative Trevor L’Heureux
Canoe Polo Representative Catherine O’Brien
Slalom Representative Anthony Colin
Wildwater Representative Warren Hastings

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

Feb
9
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Canoe Kayak included for second year of RBC Training Ground
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Athlete search to air on CBC Sports

OTTAWA, ON (February 9, 2017) — For a second straight year, RBC Training Ground will be crossing Canada in search of the next Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Canoe Kayak Canada is again involved with partners RBC, CBC Sports, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network to be included as one of eleven sports in the talent search.

RBC and the COF will invest in identifying, developing and supporting Team Canada’s next generation of athletes. The RBC Training Ground program is an opportunity for enhanced funding and training support for CKC’s NextGen programs and athletes to reach the podium in 2020.

This is also a recruitment opportunity for clubs to take in new athletes found through the search.

 

 

The RBC Training Ground consists of a series of local qualifier events across Canada where athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 will be assessed against performance benchmarks over a series of key tests in power, speed, strength and endurance. Participants will be identified to attend regional finals where up to 100 athletes will perform in front of national and provincial sport representatives. Up to 50 of those athletes will receive additional assistance such as funding, resources, coaching and/or mentorship through the COF and RBC to be administered through the National Sport Organizations. In addition, the top athlete from each regional final will receive a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Similar to familiarization trips taken by Canada’s top Olympians, this opportunity will help prepare and encourage the athletes when they, hopefully, make future Olympic Games.

CBC Sports will produce broadcast features to introduce Canadians to the athletes and their stories uncovered at RBC Training Ground events across the country. These features will follow the journey of the top athlete from each of the five main regional events as they train in their new sport and begin the transition from relative unknown to a potential member of Team Canada. Olympian and former national women’s soccer team member Karina LeBlanc will attend the five main regional events on behalf of CBC Sports and will appear within the network’s weekly TV program, Road To The Olympic Games, online at cbcsports.ca and via CBC Sports’ social media platforms with reports from each event.

Upcoming Local Qualifier Events

  • February 12 – Kamloops, BC (Tournament Capital Centre)
  • February 19 – Victoria, BC (University of Victoria)
  • February 19 – Fredericton, NB (University of New Brunswick)
  • February 25 – Saint John, NB (University of New Brunswick – Saint John Campus)
  • March 18 – Grande Prairie, AB (Crosslink County Sportsplex)
  • March 25 – Lethbridge, AB (University of Lethbridge)
  • March 25 – Antigonish, NS (St. Francis Xavier University)
  • April 1 – Halifax, NS (Dalhousie University)
  • April 1 – Okotoks, AB (Crescent Point Regional Field House)
  • April 8 – Edmonton, AB (Foote Field Dome)
  • April 8 – Longueuil, QC (Cégep Édouard-Montpetit)
  • April 15 – St. John’s, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre)
  • April 22 – Sherbrooke, QC (Sherbrooke University)
  • April 30 – Charlottetown, PEI (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • May 6 – Québec City, QC (Laval University)
  • September (dates and locations TBC) – events throughout Ontario

 

Regional Finals

  • March 4, Vancouver, BC (Richmond Oval in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific)
  • May 6, Calgary, AB (Winsport in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Calgary)
  • June 10, Halifax, NS (Canada Games Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic)
  • July 8, Montréal, QC (in partnership with Institut National du Sport)
  • October 7, Toronto, ON (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Ontario)

 

 

Learn more about RBC Training Ground

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jan
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ottawa and Shawinigan to host 2017 Sprint Canada Cups
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Third year for Canada Cup, aimed at hosting high-level competition in Canada

OTTAWA, ON (January 11, 2017) – Two Canada Cup sprint competitions have been scheduled for the 2017 season. The Rideau Canoe Club will host the first Canada Cup at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa, ON in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations on July 1 and 2. The following weekend, the Shawinigan Canoe Club will host a second Canada Cup on July 8 and 9. The events are each expected to draw approximately 300 competing athletes from club, provincial, national, and international teams.

“This is a big year for us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is fitting to bring these events and our truly Canadian sport to these two iconic locations,” said Ian Mortimer, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Director of Development. “Since we initiated the event three years ago, the Canada Cups have grown to be  high-quality competitions and we are excited to welcome competitors from near and far to Ottawa and Shawinigan.”

The Canada Cups have attracted international participation with team from countries including Great Britain, Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the United States. Provincial teams, club teams and Canada’s U17, Junior and U23 teams also compete.

For more information on each event:

Ottawa, ON – Canada Cup 1 – July 1- 2

Shawinigan, QC Canada Cup 2 – July 8- 9

 

In addition to the Canada Cups in Shawinigan and Ottawa, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to promote two additional high-level competitions over the same weekend in the Prairie region which will provide quality completion between Provincial and Club Teams from the US and Canada.

Regina, SKCanada Day Regatta – July 1- 2

Winnipeg. MB – Canada Games Test Event – July 9

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jan
11
Canoe Kayak Canada
It’s 2017 and bows are pointing toward Welland
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2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships

WELLAND, ON (January 11, 2017) – With the New Year upon us, the nation’s best canoers and kayakers are now aiming their bows towards Welland, ON, for the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Canoe Welland 2017 will be the culmination of Canoe Kayak Canada’s summer racing schedule and will bring together approximately 1,800 athletes from coast to coast to vie for the title of national champion.

 

 

Set in the heart of Ontario’s wine and fruit country, Canoe Welland 2017 will take place over five days of competition, from August 22-26, 2017, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

On August 27, 2017, approximately 400 masters paddlers, ranging in age from 25 to over 60, will take part in CanMas2017, the Canadian Masters’ National Championships.

Canoe Welland 2017 will see athletes compete in one, two and four-person canoes and kayaks in 200, 500, and 1000-metre heats and finals going head-to-head across nine lanes. August 26, 2017, will see the spectacular war canoe races, in which 14 paddlers and a coxswain in each four-metre-long boat churn the waters in a tremendous show of power and synchronization.

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While the focus of 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships will be about racing, Canoe Welland 2017 organizers have added features to make the week a true festival of competitive excellence and the sport of flat-water racing.

Visit  www.CanoeWelland2017.com

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will have a presence at CanoeWelland2017 with dancers and singers, as well a display of the history of life on their territory. A display from Canada’s Canoe Museum, which traces the origins of the sport to the Indigenous inventors of the craft, to today’s modern boats and World and Olympic glory.

Those who can’t make it to enjoy Welland and the surrounding area can still catch the action: the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships will be live-streamed on line across the country and around the world.

A large group of local vendors, food trucks and entertainers will be on site through the competition to complement the main attraction: determining who will be Canadian champions, as well as future World and Olympic medalists.

Visit www.CanoeWelland2017.ca throughout the coming year for more details on the championships, including information on where to stay, where to eat and what to do in the Welland area, as well as more details of the event including a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Join the event on Facebook and follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter for more news, features and information as the date to the first race draws closer.

Dec
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Graham Barton to take the reins as Canoe Kayak Canada’s new Chief Technical Officer
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OTTAWA, ON (December 22, 2016) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to announce that Graham Barton will return to lead the technical side of its organization. Barton was Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director for eleven years from 1999 to 2010, as well as a high performance coach and athlete. He spent the last six years working at Own the Podium as a High Performance Advisor.

“Graham has a strong track-record and remarkable leadership qualities that will be critical in empowering our team to be among the best in the world,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “We are very pleased to have him returning to the sport he knows so well and I’m extremely optimistic for the future.”

As the Chief Technical Officer, Barton will head Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance strategy and National Team Programs in collaboration with coaches, athletes, officials, clubs and funding partners. He will lead the development and implementation of a strategic long-term technical plan to ensure sustainable success across the system. He will initially focus on the sprint program and in the long-term will work to adapt best practices and common services across disciplines. He will also further the implementation of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model which he initially helped to develop.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Canoe Kayak Canada where we have such a strong history of success and a tradition of excellence in athlete development,” said Barton. “One of the main lessons I have learned from my many years in sport is that excellence is a process. A culture of excellence can have an impact on everything we do. I will to come to the job everyday thinking about how I can be better, how can I make the organization better and how can I make the environment better for the athletes. It will take a collaborative approach to reach our goals as an organization and I look forward to being a part of the team making this possible for Tokyo and beyond.”

With Canoe Kayak Canada’s revamped organizational structure, Barton will work as part of the senior leadership team composed of CEO Casey Wade and Ian Mortimer, the newly named Director of Development, and soon to be hired Head Coach in 2017. This team will work to ensure success throughout the system, stemming from the grassroots and club level, and progressing to the highest levels of competition. Barton will also work closely with the Senior Sprint Team Manager, Athlete Service Manager, National Team Coaches and other staff.

Barton will officially start his post as Chief Technical Officer on January 30 at Canoe Kayak Canada’s office in Ottawa after wrapping up his duties with Own the Podium.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada recognizes outstanding coaches
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OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has recently recognized a group of outstanding coaches for their achievements in the 2016 season.

 

Edgar Garza wins Club Development Award

Edgar Garza of the Calgary Canoe Club won Canoe Kayak Canada’s Club Development Award for his work in building the sport at the grassroots level.

“Edgar goes way beyond the duty of coaching to accommodate his athletes’ specific needs,” one of his athletes explained in putting forward the nomination. “Edgar will spend hours after practice helping not only the high-performance athletes but the younger developing ones as well. He even goes out to programs that we have at local lakes to find talent and recruit young paddlers.”

 

Two freestyle coaches receive Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

Ryan Whetung of Braeside, ON and Louis-Philippe Legaré of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC were both recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada for their contributions in coaching athletes to the podium at the 2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships. The Championships were hosted on homewater last September at the Garburator Wave on the Ottawa River in Beachburg, ON.

Ryan Whetung coached Nick Troutman to a bronze medal in the Senior Men’s K1 category while Louis-Philippe Legaré coached Zach Zwanenburg to a bronze in the Men’s C1. Freestyle is an impressive whitewater sport in which athletes are scored for their ability to perform an array of tricks and moves while surfing on a standing wave.

 

Coach Recognition Award Recipients

A total of 51 Canadian coaches received Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coach Recognition Awards. The awards were presented to coaches whose athletes achieved a gold medal performance at their National Championships or made a National Team during the 2016 season. Fifteen of these coaches received the recognition award for the first time.

*indicates first time winner. The coach’s club/team is noted after their name

Rob Baert (Senobe)

Ian Bardos* (Cheema)

Tamas Buday Jr (Pointe-Claire)

Tamas Buday Sr (Mississauga)

Larry Cain (Burloak)

Chris Chaisson (MicMac)

Andres Carranco (Rideau)

Diana Deek (Rideau)

Mari Ellery (Balmy Beach)

Edgar Garza (Calgary)

Hunter George (Burloak)

Luc Grenier (Lac Beauport)

Andrzej Gronomicz (Saskatoon)

Wade Farquharson (Rideau)

Joel Hazzan (Ottawa River)

Brian Hammer (Pitt Meadows)

Anna Hetzler* (Cheema)

Conrad Hutter* (Rideau)

Kyle Jeffery (Mississauga)

Toshko Kalpakov* (Banook)

Mike Kerrivan (Cheema)

Chris MacPherson (Sack-a-Wa)

Piotr Majewski (Ridge)

Peter Martinek (Balmy Beach)

Adam Mayo (Cascades)

Sean McBeath* (False Creek)

Kevin McIntyre* (Balmy Beach)

Éric Mihalovic* (Pointe-Claire)

Adam Oldershaw (Burloak)

Scott Oldershaw (Burloak)

Mathieu Pelletier (Trois-Rivières)

Jon Pike (Maskwa)

Samuel Raiche (Lachine)

Mike Robinson (Wascana)

Rob Sargant (Burloak)

Helen Savin (Richmond Hill)

Hannah Schmidt* (Ottawa River)

Jerome Seremak (Manitoba)

Michael Thomas* (Pointe-Claire)

Brendan Curson (Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan)

Mike Holroyd (Alberta Slalom)

Louis-Philipe Legare (Valleyfield)

Thea Froehlich* (Alberta Slalom)

Anthony Colin* (Whitewater Ontario)

Kyle Polsfut (Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers)

Keegan Smith (Central Alberta Paddling Excellence)

Brad Cameron (Canoe Polo National Team)

Chaz Cheung* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Darryl O’Brien* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Rick Janigo* (Canoe Polo National Team)

Sieger Roorda* (Canoe Polo National Team)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint National Team Trials scheduled for 2017
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OTTAWA, ON (December 14, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has scheduled two sets of Sprint National Team Trials for the 2017 season along with carding race to be held in advance of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. The trials are scheduled for Montréal in May, Dartmouth in June and the additional carding races will take place in Welland in August.

Senior National Team Trials

Montréal, QC • May 11-14, 2017

The first set of trials will be used to identify athletes for the Senior Team Selection Pool in order to name athletes to the following teams:

  • World Cups
  • World Championships

Additional athletes may be selected for the following teams:

  • Under 23 World Championships
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Senior Team

Trials 1 will also impact Senior nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)

 

Junior and U21 National Team Trials

Dartmouth, NS • June 23-25, 2017

The second set of trials will be used as part of the selection process for the following teams:

  • Junior World Championships
  • Junior European Tour and ICF World Dragon Boat Championships
  • Canada Cup Tour
  • Canamex Regatta
  • Pan American Championships – Junior Team

Trials 2 will also impact U21 nominations for Sport Canada Carding Athlete Assistance Program for the period of:

  • November 2017 – October 2018 period (first assessments)

 

Carding Races

Welland, ON • August 21, 2017

Races to finalize recommendations for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program will be held on the Monday of National Championships for:

  • Athletes not nominated through performances at the Senior, U23 or Junior World Championships (second assessment)
  • U21 athletes for Development Cards (second assessment)

The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 22 to 26 with the following team selection taking place:

  • Olympic Hopes Regatta

 

Full selection criteria has not yet been established so all teams to be selected and carding requirements at each set of trials are still subject to change. While the dates have been set with venue managers, they are still considered tentative until formal hosting contracts have been officially signed.

View Competition Calendar

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Julie Beaulieu
National Programs Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.790.7705
jbeaulieu@canoekayak.ca

Dec
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ian Mortimer to lead Canoe Kayak Canada’s Development Programs
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OTTAWA, ON (December 13, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name Ian Mortimer as its new Director of Development. In his new role, Mortimer will focus on program development to align with Canoe Kayak Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model.

“Ian’s passion for the sport shines through in everything he does,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “He has proven his ability to work collaboratively with people to develop the sport. I know he will play an instrumental role in helping Canoe Kayak to reach its full potential.”

Mortimer will work in partnership with clubs, divisions, Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations, and High Performance management to help develop the sport at the grassroots and club level and allow athletes to successfully progress towards the Podium Pathway to strengthen our high performance system. He will work to improve the quality of coaching throughout Canada and will lead the implementation of the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP). Mortimer will be part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Technical Leadership Team to support domestic development and high performance objectives.

“Learning to paddle can be life changing — I know that first-hand,” said Mortimer. “In this new position, I am excited to continue working with our entire community to get more Canadians out on the water. Setting out in a canoe or kayak is never truly about the destination. Whether a paddler reaches the highest international level of competition, or more simply spends some of their summer paddling our rivers and lakes, I am confident that their journey in our Canadian development system can serve as a foundation for lifelong success, on and off the water.”

Mortimer has served as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Manager of Domestic Development and Partner Relations since 2015. He was a National Team canoe athlete for seven years and retired in 2012. He grew up paddling at the Rideau Canoe Club and spent three years coaching full-time after his retirement. His international career highlights include a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games, two silver medals at the World University Championships and placing fourth in C4 at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.

He is however, most proud of his accomplishments at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. These include winning 17 medals as both a paddler and war canoe cox, and winning the Black trophy twice in Junior Men’s C4. Mortimer holds a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and was a board member for the Coaching Association of Canada for six years.

Canoe Kayak Canada has recently undergone and full High Performance review in partnership with Own The Podium, and a Human Resources review with the support of the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Sport Enhancement Fund. The purpose of these reviews were to look at ways to strengthen our high performance system and to restructure staff roles to improve operational efficiencies. A Chief Technical Officer will soon be hired to lead the High Performance Program.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Dec
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sherbrooke to host the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships
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1200 paddlers from over 40 clubs across Canada are expected to attend

OTTAWA, ON (December 3, 2016) – Today at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Meeting of Members of the Sprint Racing Discipline, member clubs unanimously voted to hold the 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships in Sherbrooke, QC from August 28 to September 1. The Canadian Masters Championships – CanMas – will also take place in Sherbrooke on September 2.

“This event brings our entire sprint community together and is a real cornerstone of the sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “The races, the emotion, the club pride — it’s an event paddlers look forward to all year and we’re looking forward to bringing the excitement to Sherbrook in 2018.”

The Championships – most recently hosted in Dartmouth, NS and destined for Welland, ON in 2017 – regularly draw 1200 participants from over forty clubs across Canada. Participants will include National Team athletes and upcoming paddlers in their early teens. The Championships were last hosted in Sherbrooke in 2009 and the site also hosted the paddling events for the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the paddling family back to Sherbrooke,” said Nicolas Lemay, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “This venue is unique with the racecourse right in the heart of the city. This will be the perfect stage to showcase such an iconic sport and such renowned event.”

Athletes will compete for club pride in canoe and kayak events across several distances over the five days. War canoe races are an astonishing demonstration of fitness and teamwork as nine boats of fifteen paddlers go all out in a head-to-head race that usually comes right down to the finish line. Burgees are presented to the overall top ranking clubs in a tradition that has gone on for over a hundred years.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

Nov
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Frank Garner, John Edwards and Don McKenzie maintain positions on International Canoe Federation Board
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OTTAWA, ON (November 28, 2016) – Three Canadians have maintained their positions on the International Canoe Federation’s Board of Directors following elections at the ICF’s Extra Ordinary Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan, under a newly accepted ICF Governance structure.

Frank Garner was re-elected from a competitive field of four candidates as the Chair of Canoe Sprint. Garner has held this position since 2008 and has been a member of the Canoe Sprint committee since 1995. The result of Friday’s election means he will serve another four-year term and now sits of the ICF Executive Committee.

 

Garner, of Waverley, NS, has been a long-time paddling volunteer, a past national team coach and was Chief Official at multiple Olympic Games including Rio 2016. As Chair of Canoe Sprint he has lead the proposal for an Olympic program with gender equity for 2020. He has made strides in making canoe sprint a more universal sport and has been working to improve the sports presentation aspect of competitions while maintaining the sport in its pure form.

John Edwards has earned another four-year term as the ICF’s Paracanoe Chair. Edwards, of Carleton Place, ON, has played a lead role internationally in making paddling accessible to everyone. He helped to steer Paracanoe towards inclusion in the 2016 Paralympic Games for the first time ever. Edwards was Canoe Kayak Canada’s Domestic Development Director for sixteen years and has recently been named a finalist for the World Paddling Awards under the Lifetime Achievement category.

Dr. Don McKenzie will continue as Chair of the ICF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Committee. McKenzie has been a strong advocate for clean sport. He has been the Chief Physician for the Canadian paddling team for many years and also sits on the board for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Through his research he has lead the international Abreast In A Boat movement in which he has enabled thousands of breast cancer survivors to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles but involving them in dragon boating.

“We are proud of to have these three highly respected Canadians serving in such influential roles at the international level,” said Peter Giles, President of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Each of them has made tremendous contributions to the sport and we are pleased that they will continue to lead the way forward.”

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Nov
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada names Sprint Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (November 23, 2016) — Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to name its sprint teams for the 2016-2017 season.

The National Team consists of carded athletes who are part of Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program. The NextGen 2024 Team is composed of targeted athletes who have demonstrated they are on track to achieve make a final at the 2024 Olympic Games. The Academy Team is composed of junior athletes who have demonstrated the potential for future international success based on performance indicators.

 

National Team Carded Athletes

Men’s Kayak 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge (200m) Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin (500m) Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott (200m) Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (200m) Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane (200m) Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Hugues Fournel (200m) Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
James Lavallée (200m) Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Maxence Beauchesne (500m) Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Orenda Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Sam Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Paracanoe Hometown Club Coach
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Mark Granger / Marc Creamer
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

 

 

NextGen 2024 Team

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
James Lavallee Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Tess Peterman Cascades Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
Juliette Brault Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Rob Stott / Eric Mihalovic

 

 

Academy Team

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Luke Steinburg Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Justin Dobson Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Cameron Nowen Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Thomas Paquette Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Ryan Lefort Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Jack McGovern Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Sawyer Capes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Alex Canning Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Cameron Lang Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
David Stewart Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Matt Chisholm Sackville, NS Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPherson
       
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Riley Melanson Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Corrina Higgins Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihailovic
Courtney Piercey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Hannah English Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Claire Carruthers Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Adriana Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Jane Girgulis Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Sophia Cuoci Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihailovic
       
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Nicholas Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery
Thomas Côté Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Kieran Moorfield-Yee Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Tyler Laidlaw Sackville, NS Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPherson
Dawson Peachey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Conor O’Neill Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Adam Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Rylan Conway Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Matt Sampson Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
       
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Kate Hennesey Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Emily Howard Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery
Audrey Veillette Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Julia Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Cascades Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
Courtney Spratt Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Sloan Mackenzie Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Oct
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Coach Excellence Awards – Nominations now open
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Canoe Kayak Canada presents the Coach Excellence Awards annually in recognition of excellence demonstrated by members of our coaching community. Nominations are now open until Tuesday, November 15 at 4 p.m. EST and this is your chance to suggest a coach who is deserving of the Club Development or CEO’s Award. In order for a coach to be eligible for any of the above awards, they must be an NCCP certified coach and part of the Coaching Association of Canada.

Click the award links below to submit your nomination.

CEO’s Award

 

Club Development Award 

 

More Information

Oct
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Strategic Plan Webinars
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Nov 1 & 2, 2016 at 8 pm EST

The CKC Strategic Planning Working Group invites you to participate in an interactive webinar designed to inform you of our past engagement activities, share our revised Vision, Mission and Values statements and gather your input on the draft priority areas for CKC’s Vision 2024 Strategic Plan.

Important information on the results of the past survey and stakeholder interviews as well as the proposed new Foundational Statements and Priority areas can be found here.

 

Executive Summary of Data Analysis

Strategic Plan Webinar

 

Your voice is important to this process.  Please register for a webinar on November 1 or November 2 at 8pm EST.

 

November 1 – Register

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If you know someone who you feel should be involved in this discussion, please share this email with them.  All are welcome to join.

 

Oct
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
In memory of whitewater pioneer Heinz Poenn
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It is with sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada has learned of the passing of Heinz Poenn. Heinz was a part of the first Whitewater team Canada ever sent to the World Championships in 1965 in Spittal, Austria. He competed in the Men’s K1 at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games when canoe slalom made its Olympic debut. He was a National Team Coach and served on the ICF Slalom Committee where he was instrumental in bringing the Slalom and Downriver World Championships in Canada in 1979. He helped to establish the Minden White Water Preserve on the Gull River. The site hosted canoe slalom events at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Heinz was proudly in attendance. He will be remembered fondly by those who knew him and takes his place in history for his dedicated role in helping to establish whitewater racing in North America.

Photo of Canada’s first National White Water team – 1965, Spittal, Austria:  Ross Durfy, Heinz Poenn, Manfred Baur, Roger Parsons.

Oct
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
François Hamelin added to Canoe Kayak Canada’s Board of Directors
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OTTAWA, ON (October 24, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s Board of Directors has appointed François Hamelin to serve as its Independent Director for the coming year. Hamelin is an Olympic Champion in short track speed skating and has been selected to bring a perspective from outside the sport. This will be Hamelin’s second year serving on the 11-person volunteer board.

The Board is made up of two representatives from each of the Paddling Disciplines, four Paddling Association Directors and one Independent Director. The new Board will have its first in-person meeting at the annual Summit in Ottawa from December 2 to 4. A full listing of the Board with their term lengths is shown below.

 

Paddling Discipline Directors:

  • Sean Cannon, Sprint (2018)
  • Madeleine Hall, Sprint (2016)
  • Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Whitewater (2018)
  • Anne Nicholson, Marathon (2017)
  • Harold Van Winssen, Whitewater (2018)
  • Fiona Vincent, Marathon (2018)

Paddling Association Directors:

  • Peter Giles, Sprint (2019)
  • Stephen Gallant (2017)
  • Tom Hall, Athlete Director (2017)
  • Chris Helyar (2018)
  • François Hamelin, Independent Director (2017)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Oct
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Peter Giles re-elected as Canoe Kayak Canada’s President
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OTTAWA, ON (October 17, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named its Board of Directors following its annual election. This is the second Board to be named under CKC’s new governance structure.

Peter Giles was voted in by members as one of four Paddling Association Directors. The Board then elected Giles to continue as President and Harold Van Winssen to continue as Vice President.

The Board is made up of two representatives from each of the Paddling Disciplines of sprint, whitewater and marathon, as well as four Paddling Association Directors. The Board will soon appoint an Independent Director to complete the 11-person volunteer board.

The new Board will meet by teleconference to decide the Independent Director and will have its first in-person meeting at the annual Summit in Ottawa from December 2 to 4. A full listing of the Board with their term lengths is shown below.

Paddling Discipline Directors:

  • Sean Cannon, Sprint (2018)
  • Madeleine Hall, Sprint (2016)
  • Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Whitewater (2018)
  • Anne Nicholson, Marathon (2017)
  • Harold Van Winssen, Whitewater (2018)
  • Fiona Vincent, Marathon (2018)

Paddling Association Directors:

  • Peter Giles, Sprint (2019)
  • Stephen Gallant (2017)
  • Tom Hall, Athlete Director (2017)
  • Chris Helyar (2018)
  • Independent Director, To be confirmed (2017)

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Oct
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Remembering 1969 Commodore Lawrence Murphy
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Lawrence Murphy sadly passed away on September 20. He was Commodore of Canoe Kayak Canada in 1969 when it was the Canadian Canoe Association. He was active with the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club since he was young and served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president. He was a member of the famous Crew ‘56 that won the John W. Black Trophy, the first year Nova Scotia competed at National Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada extends its condolences to Murphy’s family and friends.

Oct
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Atlantic Canada to become home of Women’s Kayak National Training Centre
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OTTAWA, ON (October 7, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to partner with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) to develop a world-leading training environment for its National Women’s Kayak program.

A National Team coach will be dedicated to the centre, located in Nova Scotia. Through partnerships with local clubs and the ADCKC, the athletes will have access to ideal on and off-water training environments. Other resources including equipment, housing options, sport performance services and support for special projects will also be allocated to the centre.

“Since we officially designated four National Team Training Centres in 2014, we’ve been working to provide environments for our fastest athletes to train together with support from National Team coaches and sport science staff,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We were proud to have four female kayakers on the Olympic Team this year. The creation of this centre, through our partnership with the CSCA and ADCKC, is part of developing a system to ensure our Women’s Kayak team will be successful internationally for years to come.”

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

The Women’s Kayak team will join over 50 other national team athletes from various sports who use the CSCA as their home base.

“The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic looks forward to working with the ADCKC, CKC and the new coach to create an environment for repeatable success on the international stage,” said Ken Bagnell, President of the CSCA. “Canoe Kayak is one of the most successful sports in Canadian Olympic history and we are honoured to have the opportunity to partner to support the next generation of performers.”

Nova Scotia has a long history of success in the sport and the ADCKC will play an integral role in creating the daily training environment the Women’s Kayak team needs to excel.

“The ADCKC has a rich history both in producing elite athletes and providing the critical infrastructure required to best support them,” said Paul Dean, Flag Officer of the ADCKC. “This includes an off-water weight training centre, boat storage and access to our world class, nine-lane International Canoe Federation race-course, complete with the ability to install start gates. We are thrilled to continue this tradition and are excited to officially add the Women’s Kayak National Team, and coach, to our roster of national team athletes already accessing our top-notch training environment.”

In addition to the two local partners, the centre and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Program are generously supported by Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

The search for a host for the Women’s Kayak National Team Training Centre began with a call for expressions of interest in April. Submissions from interested hosts were evaluated according to a framework looking at critical factors for success.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada and Citadel Canine to host paddling event in honour of Cpl Nathan Cirillo
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cirillo-posterOTTAWA, ON (September 20, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has partnered with Citadel Canine to host the Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge. The event will take place on October 1 and 2 at the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa to honour Cpl Nathan Cirillo who was tragically killed at the National War Memorial in 2014. Cpl Cirillo had an affection for service dogs so his regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, and his family have graciously granted naming rights for the paddling event to the Citadel Canine Society.

“It was a tragedy that really affected the entire country,” said Brian Archer, President of the Citadel Canine Society. “This event is an opportunity to do something meaningful in Nathan’s memory.”

The event will support Citadel Canine’s service dog program, their BOOTS4PUPS committee in Ottawa and Canoe Kayak Canada. The Citadel Canine Society supplies service dogs for new military veterans and first responders dealing with personal Post Traumatic or Occupational Stress challenges. Canoe Kayak Canada administers national programs to enable Canadians to enjoy paddling and achieve success at the highest levels of competition.

“We’re honoured to be involved with such a significant initiative,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “For members of the public to join together and go for a paddle is a really special way for Canadians to remember Corporal Cirillo.”

The challenge on Saturday, October 1 is open to the public. Participants will take part in a four kilometer paddle at Mooney’s Bay, open to all types of paddle-boats. On-site registration will take place at 1 p.m. with the on-water challenge commencing at 2 p.m. after a moment of silence to honour Cpl Nathan Cirillo.

The public event will be followed by eleven races for competitive paddlers starting on Saturday at 4 p.m. and continuing Sunday. There are races for competitive paddlers under the age of 15, right up to senior-level athletes. The longest competitive race spans 24 kilometres and includes six portages. Competitive paddlers will compete for their clubs and the winning team will be presented with the Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup at the end of the regatta on Sunday.

Register to participate 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
2016-17 Canoe Slalom Carding Nominations
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Review of Nominations

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to put forth its annual carding nominations for Sport Canada’s consideration. We have assessed all eligible athletes’ results against the 2016-2017 AAP Selection Criteria. All nominated athletes have established their eligibility through performances at World Cups 1, 2, 3 and the Olympic Games. The Canoe Slalom program is eligible for a maximum of 4 SR cards or the equivalent of $72,000 in AAP funding.

 

List of Eligible Athletes Nominated

Athlete RK Card Amount Tier Result SR History Tier 2-5 Progression Criteria
Michael Tayler 1 SR $18,000 2-1 16th Rio Olympics 3 x SR Not applicable
Cameron Smedley 2 SR $18,000 2-1 15th Rio Olympics 6 x SR Not applicable
Ben Hayward 3 SR $18,000 2-3 11th World Cup # 2 6 x SR Not applicable
Jessica Groeneveld 4 SR $18,000 2-5 28th World Cup # 1 2 x SR Satisfied Tier 2-5 progression criteria (Top 60 World Rank 3 athletes per nation)

 

Pursuant ‎to CKC’s appeal policy, all appeals must be received within 10 days of receipt of notice of this decision to nominate an athlete for Carding. All appeals must be received in accordance with the aforementioned appeal policy.

Sep
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
U16 and U17 paddlers prepare to compete at Olympic Hopes Regatta in Hungary
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OTTAWA, ON (September 19, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s team for the Olympic Hopes Regatta is in Szeged, Hungary and preparing to compete later this week. A team of U16 and U17 athletes will compete from September 23 to 25 to gain high quality race experience to prepare them to be internationally competitive in the long-term.

The athletes were selected based on results of National Team Trials 2 and the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Follow the competition

 

U16 Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Alex Canning Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Cameron Lang Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Sawyer Capes Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Jack McGovern Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
   
U16 Women’s Kayak  
Courtney Piercey Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Hannah English Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Adriana Lilley-Osende Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Claire Carruthers Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
   
U16 Men’s Canoe  
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa River (ON) Joel Hazzan
Dawson Peachey Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Nicholas Billard Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
   
U16 Women’s Canoe  
Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Julia Lilley-Osende Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Sophia Jensen Cascades, Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
   
U17 Men’s Kayak  
Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Luke Steinburg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
David Stewart Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Justin Dobson Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Thomas Paquette Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Cameron Nowen Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Ryan Lefort Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
   
U17 Women’s Kayak  
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw
Riley Melanson Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Corrina Higgins Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihailovic
   
U17 Men’s Canoe  
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Kieran Moorfield-Yee Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga (ON) Kyle Jeffery
Connor O’Niell Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Thomas Cote Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche
 
U17 Women’s Canoe  
Emily Howard Mississauga (ON) Kyle Jeffery
Courtney Spratt Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Kate Hennesey Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Audrey Veillette Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche

 

Support Staff

Mark Granger
Lucie Radonova
Tamas Buday
Peter Martinek
Julie Beaulieu

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gauthier fourth and Scarff seventh at Paralympic debut
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (September 15, 2016) – Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished fourth at the Paralympic Games today in the Women’s KL2 200m.

She was one spot and 1.31 of a second away from claiming one of the first-ever Paralympic medals to be presented in the sport of Paracanoe.

Gauthier said the wind was a challenge for her as without lower body movement, the waves make balancing and steering without a rudder even harder. She struggled off the start and was seventh at the half-way mark. In the final hundred metres, she came through to move up to fourth place.

“I’m a strong finisher. Unfortunately, it was 200 and not 250 metres,” remarked Gauthier. “These kind of races, everything has to be at the right moment.”

Gauthier is a five-time World Champion in Paracanoe. At 46 years-old she’s hopeful Paracanoe’s debut at the Paralympic Games will inspire the next generation of Paralympians.

“Most of all, I want Canada to do well. I would ask nothing more than for some young paddlers to come and take my spot.”

Gauthier’s comment about young up-and-comers in the sport was fittingly followed by a seventh place performance by her 20-year-old teammate, Erica Scarff (Mississauga, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m.

“It happened so fast,” Scarff said of her Paralympic final. “I had an okay start. Yesterday I had my best start ever and in the second half I seemed to fall behind. Hopefully over the next year I’ll focus on maintaining my speed throughout the race.”

Scarff, already looking ahead to her challenge, took up the sport just three years ago. She competed at the World Championships for the first time in 2015. She finished sixth at the last Paracanoe World Championships in May 2016 to qualify the boat for the first Paralympic Games to ever include Paracanoe.

 

Athlete Bios

Erica Scarff

Christine Gauthier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gauthier fourth and Scarff seventh at Paralympic debut
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (September 15, 2016) – Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished fourth at the Paralympic Games today in the Women’s KL2 200m.

She was one spot and 1.31 of a second away from claiming one of the first-ever Paralympic medals to be presented in the sport of Paracanoe.

Gauthier said the wind was a challenge for her as without lower body movement, the waves make balancing and steering without a rudder even harder. She struggled off the start and was seventh at the half-way mark. In the final hundred metres, she came through to move up to fourth place.

“I’m a strong finisher. Unfortunately, it was 200 and not 250 metres,” remarked Gauthier. “These kind of races, everything has to be at the right moment.”

Gauthier is a five-time World Champion in Paracanoe. At 46 years-old she’s hopeful Paracanoe’s debut at the Paralympic Games will inspire the next generation of Paralympians.

“Most of all, I want Canada to do well. I would ask nothing more than for some young paddlers to come and take my spot.”

Gauthier’s comment about young up-and-comers in the sport was fittingly followed by a seventh place performance by her 20-year-old teammate, Erica Scarff (Mississauga, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m.

“It happened so fast,” Scarff said of her Paralympic final. “I had an okay start. Yesterday I had my best start ever and in the second half I seemed to fall behind. Hopefully over the next year I’ll focus on maintaining my speed throughout the race.”

Scarff, already looking ahead to her challenge, took up the sport just three years ago. She competed at the World Championships for the first time in 2015. She finished sixth at the last Paracanoe World Championships in May 2016 to qualify the boat for the first Paralympic Games to ever include Paracanoe.

 

 

Athlete Bios

Erica Scarff

Christine Gauthier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
14
Canoe Kayak Canada
Gauthier and Scarff both through to first-ever Paralympic finals
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (September 14, 2016) – Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) and Erica Scarff (Mississauga, ON) have both qualified for the Paralympic finals tomorrow in the first ever Paralympic Games to include Paracanoe events.

“It’s exciting,” said Gauthier of the sport’s debut in the Paralympic Games. “I’m hoping in Canada more people will be joining in. There are a lot of different disabilities so giving more options for sports gives a chance for others to find something.”

Gauthier finished third in her opening heat of the Women’s KL2 200m, then won her semi-final to qualify for tomorrow’s final. Gauthier is a five-time World Champion in Paracanoe. She will race the final tomorrow morning at 9:16 EST at Lagoa Stadium in Rio.

Scarff opened her first Paralympic race with a third place finish in her heat of the Women’s KL3 200m. She finished third in her semi-final to secure a spot in tomorrow’s final taking place at 8:52 a.m. EST.

“I was getting really tired in my semi-final heat. I could see other boats starting to pass me but I just kept fighting,” Scarff commented after her race. “My first goal was to qualify for the final. I’ve done that so I’m going to be happy regardless of where I finish but I’m excited to have a shot to fight for the medals.”

Scarff finished sixth at the last Paracanoe World Championships in May 2016 to qualify the boat for Canada for the Paralympic Games.

Canoe Kayak Canada has been a leader internationally in developing the sport of Paracanoe and steering it towards Paralympic inclusion. Canada hosted the first international conference for Paracanoe in 2008 and the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships to include Paracanoe events in Dartmouth, NS in 2009. The ICF’s Paracanoe committee is chaired by Canada’s John Edwards.

 

Athlete Bios

Erica Scarff

Christine Gauthier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
9
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Polo World Championships wrap up in Syracuse
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OTTAWA, ON (September 9, 2016) – Canada was well represented at the 2016 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships as teams in four categories took to the pitches in Syracuse, Italy last week.

The Senior Women’s Team finished eighth overall after winning matches against Holland, Singapore and Czech Republic and a draw against Denmark. The Dutch team later team went on to finish fourth overall in the tournament. This is the best result ever reached for Canada in Senior Women. The eighth place result has qualified the Senior Women’s spot for Canada at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. A total of eighteen teams competed in the category and seven countries qualified for the World Games. The Canadian team also successfully requalified an entry for the 2018 World Championships.

The U21 Women’s Team finished sixth overall. They won three games against Ireland, Italy and Holland and a draw against Iran. The sixth place result, also the best result ever for Canada in this division, has also qualified the team for the 2018 World Championships.

The Senior Men’s Team finished 17th overall while the U21 Men’s Team finished 18th. Notable performances for the Men’s teams included winning matches against Russia, South Africa and Finland drawing a tie with Brazil.

Canoe polo is a fast paced game as players jockey for position in their kayaks, passing and blocking the ball in an effort to score on the other team’s net. Five players are on per side and the game takes place over two ten-minute halves. Canada’s main national canoe polo training centres are located in Edmonton, AB and Pointe-Claire, QC while canoe polo clubs exist across Canada.

In 2018, Canada will host the ICF Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland, ON in August. With World Games filling the 2017 competition calendar, the World Championships flag was passed to the 2018 organizers as the next site to host the Championships. The event will take place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

 

Summary of Results

Senior Women’s Team 8th overall

Qualified Canada for World Games 2017

U21 Women’s Team 6th overall
Senior Men’s Team 17th overall
U21 Men’s Team 18th overall

 

Teams

Senior Women’s Team U21 Women’s Team Senior Men’s Team U21 Men’s Team
Carolyn Karasiuk

Julie Brisson

Sarah Kerestes

Kristina O’Brien

Shylo Hendrickson

Catherine O’Brien

Hannah Patrick

Christie Siddle

Brad Cameron (Coach)

Christopher Arrowsmith (Assistant Coach)

Katie Brazier (Support Staff)

Savannah Foged

Shannon Wagers

Katie Hendrickson

Channel Hauck

Kassandra Reaume

Sierra Davediuk

Sierra Foged

Athena Hauck

Chaz Cheung (Coach)

Darryl O’Brien (Assistant Coach)

Carol Janigo (Support Staff)

 

 

Brant Oldershaw

Patrick Amos

Tycho Roorda

Jason Allen

Kyle Polsfut

Scott Allan

Richard Allan

Keegan Smith (Coach)

Erwin Roos (Assistant Coach)

Carol Janigo (Support Staff)

 

Kyle van den Bon

Randy Tollenaar

Mitchell Boyd

Mitchael Dube

Cody Underwood

Benjamin LaPointe

Noah Patrick

Rick Janigo (Coach)

Sieger Roorda (Assistant Coach)

Jill Wagers (Support Staff)

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Sep
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada to recognize careers of retiring athletes 
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DARTMOUTH, NS (September 3, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada will recognize the careers of five retiring National Team athletes at the conclusion of the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS.

  • Jillian D’Alessio (Sackville, NS) – 11 years
  • Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) – 11 years
  • Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) – 11 years
  • Connor Taras (Waverley, NS) – 6 years
  • Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) – 4 years

“We are so proud of these athletes for everything they’ve accomplished,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s CEO, Casey Wade. “It takes a huge commitment to the sport to get to their level and although they’re finishing their National Team careers, paddling is such a part of who these athletes are and we hope they’ll be involved with paddling for many years to come.”

The presentation will take place at the awards area by Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club during the BurgeeFest Celebration, taking place following the last race at 4:17 p.m.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Athletes named to compete at Poznan International Regatta and ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
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OTTAWA, ON (August 31, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named a team of U18 athletes to compete at two high-level regattas in Europe. The athletes will first race at the 2016 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Moscow, Russia from September 8 to 11. They will then travel to Poznan, Poland to compete in K1, K2, K4, C1, C2 and C4 sprint events at the Poznan International Regatta taking place on September 17.

This is a joint project between Canoe Kayak Canada and the Manitoba Paddling Association aimed at providing quality race opportunities to upcoming athletes across multiple disciplines. The Canoe Kayak Canada nominated athletes will join athletes from the Manitoba Paddling Association to complete the dragon boat crews. The Canadian team nominations are as follows:

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Andrik Terauds Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Hunter George
Paul Lapierre Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Nicolas Thirion Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Guillaume Fournelle Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Alberta wins the Brian Creer Cup in Jonquière, Quebec
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Ottawa, Ontario (August 26, 2016) – The 2016 national Whitewater championships have closed and team Alberta has successfully defended it’s grasp on the prestigious Brian Cup cup trophy. The cup is awarded to the top performing provincial team over the course of the wildwater and canoe slalom events help throughout the Saguenay region August 16-21 on the Shipshaw and Rivière aux Sables rivers.

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Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak’s head coach, Michael Holroyd was ecstatic to re-claim the trophy and reported that the team was well prepared for the event. “We’re really happy to win the Brian Creer Cup again. All the athletes and coaches prepared themselves for their individual races well, all the while keeping in mind the team that supports them. We’re looking forward to the challenge of repeating 2017 in Ottawa!The 2017 Whitewater National Championships will take place in Ottawa, Ontario at the Pumphouse race course in LeBreton Flats from August 2-6, 2017.

Brian Creer Cup Overall Standings

Province Brian Creer Cup Points
Alberta 110
Ontario 96
Quebec 58
Yukon 21
Saskatchewan 12
British Columbia 8

 

Open National Championships Results – Canoe

C1 Women C1 Men C2 Men C2 Mixed
Haley Daniels, AB Spencer Pomeroy, ON Alexander Price & Trevor Boyd Gemma Grochmal & Cole Oruski, AB
Lois Betteridge, ON Liam Smedley, ON
Kylie Zirk, SK Benjamin Risk, ON

 

Open National Championships Results – Kayak

K1 Women K1 Men
Jessica Groeneveld, AB Ben Hayward, AB
Lois Betteridge, ON Ryley Penner, AB
Haley Daniels, AB Cédric De Marneffe, QC

 

Full Result Summary

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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
High Performance Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.715.0727
jcartwright@canoekayak.ca

Aug
19
Canoe Kayak Canada
Mark de Jonge and Women’s K4 through to Olympic finals
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 19, 2016) –  Mark de Jonge has earned himself a spot in the Men’s K1 200m final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. de Jonge faced a strong field in his semi-final with Great Britain’s Liam Heath taking the win. Three-time Olympic medalist Ronald Rauhe of Germany finished second in the semi-final while the Olympic silver medalist from 2012, Sau Craviotto of Spain finished third. In a nail-biting finish where only the top-four advance, Canada’s de Jonge pulled through to take the fourth spot with just 0.003 of a second to spare.

Since winning an Olympic bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, de Jonge won silver at the 2013 World Championships followed by two consecutive gold medals at World Championships in 2014 and 2015. He will race for gold tomorrow morning at 8:07 a.m. EST at Lagoa Stadium.

The Women’s K4 500m crew of Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) advanced to the semi-final after an impressive second place finish in the semi-final. The crew actually tied for second in the semi-final with the crew from Great Britain — right down to the thousandth of a second. With the top-four crews advancing, both comfortably made it through to tomorrow’s final which is scheduled for 8:40 a.m. EST.

Canada did not qualify a Women’s K4 boat for the Olympic Games but instead qualified two Women’s K1 spots and a Women’s K2. The four athlete quotas allowed the four Canadian athletes to also compete in the K4 event. This is the first time a Canadian Women’s K4 crew has qualified for an Olympic final since 2004. Today’s strong performance by the women builds on the success the female contingent of the Canadian Olympic Team has had this Games.

CBC will broadcast the race live tomorrow morning. Tomorrow is the final day for Canoe Kayak events in RIo.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 4th in semi

Advanced to A-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) Women’s K4 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel finish eighth in Olympic final
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 18, 2016) –  Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) have finished eighth in the final of the Men’s K2 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“It’s always an honour to race for Canada and were happy with our performance,” said Cochrane. “It would have been amazing to do something special for Canada but we paddled as fast as we could and took the best strokes we could and you can’t ask for more than that.”

Cochrane and Fournel were nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team just over two weeks ago. Canada was awarded quota spots for the event recently after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Cochrane and Fournel finished seventh at the London 2012 Olympic Games and will compete for a spot on the podium tomorrow morning.

Mark de Jonge takes to the water Friday morning

Olympic bronze medalist and two-time World Champion Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) will line up for the heat of the Men’s K1 200m on Friday at 8 a.m. EST with semi-finals taking place an hour later. The Women’s K4 500m crew of Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) will also race tomorrow morning. Finals for both events are scheduled for Saturday and CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 8th overall

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel qualify for Olympic final
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 17, 2016) –  Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) have qualified for the final of the Men’s K2 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The kayak crew finished third in their semi-final today to advance to the final taking place tomorrow at 8:47 a.m. EST.

Cochrane and Fournel were nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team just over two weeks ago. Canada was awarded quota spots for the event recently after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Cochrane and Fournel finished seventh at the London 2012 Olympic Games and will compete for a spot on the podium tomorrow morning.

Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) had a solid race in the K1 500m heat to finish second. She went out hard in the semi-final and despite leading for most of the first half of the race, she fell back in the final 200 metres and did not advance. She will race the Women’s K4 500m on Friday with Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON).

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) raced the heat and semi-final in the Men’s C1 200m but did not advance. Oldershaw won bronze in the C1 1000m at the London 2012 Games. The C1 1000m is his primary event and he ranked twelfth overall in Rio on Monday.

CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST. Canoe Kayak action continues through to Saturday.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 7th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Adam van Koeverden wins Olympic B-final
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 16, 2016) –  Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) had a solid race at the Rio Olympic Games today to win the B-final of the Men’s K1 1000m and rank ninth overall. His time of 3:31.87 was the second fastest of the Men’s K1 times for the day. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won silver and bronze medals in the K1 1000m.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished fourth in the B-final of the Men’s C1 1000m to rank twelfth overall. Oldershaw won bronze in the event at the London 2012 Games. He will also compete in the Men’s C1 200m in Rio with heats and semi-finals taking place tomorrow.

In the Women’s Kayak, Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) ranked thirteenth overall in the K2 500m with a fifth place finish in the B-final. Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) was sixth in the B-final of the Women’s K1 200m to rank fourteenth overall. Orton, Fraser and Langlois will join Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) in the K4 500m heat on Friday.

Émilie Fournel will race the K1 500m heat tomorrow while Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) will line up for the Men’s K2 200m heat. Semi-finals for those events are scheduled for tomorrow morning after the heats at Lagoa Statium.

CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST. Canoe Kayak action continues through to Saturday.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 9th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 12th overall
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 13th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 14th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Sprint paddlers move to B-finals after opening day of competition in Rio
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 15, 2016) – All four Canadian boats have advanced to B-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the first day of sprint Canoe Kayak events at Lagoa Stadium.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) fought for a top-two finish in the semi-final of the Men’s C1 1000m but fell short in the final push to the line to finish fourth. Oldershaw will race the B-final tomorrow in the event in which he won bronze at the London 2012 Games. Oldershaw will also compete in the Men’s C1 200m in Rio with heats taking place on Wednesday.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) got off to a fast start in her heat and semi-final in the Women’s K1 200m. In the semi-final, she lined up next to Olympic and World Champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand and finished fifth — less than a second short of moving on to the A-final. Langlois will race the B-final of the Women’s K1 200m tomorrow and the heats of the Women’s K4 500m on Friday morning.

In the Women’s K2 500m, Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) also finished fifth to advance to the B-final. They will join Langlois and Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) in the K4 500m heat on Friday.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) finished third in his heat of the Men’s K1 1000m but got off to a slow start in the semi-final. Despite several attempts to catch the pack, van Koeverden finished sixth and will race the B-final tomorrow. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won silver and bronze medals in the K1 1000m.

Canoe Kayak action continues at Lagoa Statium through to Saturday. CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Aug
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Board of Directors
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Paddling Association Director

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors. This positions is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization.

More information

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 26, 2016.

 

Independent Director at Large

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors as the Independent Director-at-Large. This position is instrumental in providing an external perspective to the discussions and decision making of the organization.

More information

Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 26, 2016.

Aug
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Smedley and Tayler narrowly miss Olympic semi-finals
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 7, 2016) – Both of Canada’s canoe slalom athletes missed advancing to the semi-finals by one spot on the opening day of competition at the Deodoro Whitewater Stadium. High winds in Rio de Janeiro delayed the start of the Canoe Slalom opening round of competition.

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished fifteenth in the Men’s C1 and only the top fourteen athletes advance to the semis. Smedley had four seconds of penalties for touched gates in each of his two runs in the heats. The difficult off-set sequence section through gates 19 to 21 proved to be a crux move and pushed Smedley offline on both runs.

Athletes count their best of the two runs for semi-final qualification and Smedley was 2.05 seconds away from advancing.

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) battled hard to stay on line through the difficult course but finished in a similar situation. He ranked sixteenth overall and a top-fifteen result was needed to advance to the semi-finals. Tayler was clean of penalties in his second run and was just 0.18 of a second from moving on to the semi-finals.

The top ranked kayaker from Australia, Lucien Delfour, also missed moving on to the semi-final and finished in 17th position behind Tayler. This is Tayler’s second Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Games, he finished 20th overall.

Results

Photos

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cochrane and Fournel selected for Olympic Team nomination
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OTTAWA, ON (July 31, 2016) – After receiving two additional quota spots for the Men’s K2 200m on Friday, Canoe Kayak Canada has selected Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team.

The additional quota spots were allocated to Canada by the International Canoe Federation after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Under exceptional circumstances the ICF accelerated the timeline for Canada to make a decision on crew selection to July 31.

Cochrane and Fournel were selected based on the recommendation of the National Team discipline coach. Cochrane and Fournel finished ninth at World Championships last year. That result lead to Canada earning the quota spots after the Russian doping disqualification and Sweden declining the entry. Cochrane and Fournel also competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the K2 200m and finished seventh.

The additional crew brings Canoe Kayak Canada’s team total to eleven for the Olympic Games including nine sprint athletes and two canoe slalom athletes.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

 

Jul
31
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Katie Vincent wins U23 World Championship gold
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 31, 2016) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) stepped up a spot to the top of the podium today as she won gold in the U23 Women’s C1 200m to capture Canada’s second medal at the the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Vincent also won a silver medal in the U23 C2 500m yesterday with Nadya Crossman-Serb.

 

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and also ranked tenth in the C1 500m after winning the B-final.

 

Three Men’s Kayak crews had sixth place finishes, including the U23 Men’s K4 1000m crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC).

 

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) were sixth in the U23 Men’s K2 200m. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) tied for sixth place in the Junior Men’s K1 200m after posting the exact same time of 37.552 as the Great Britain athlete.

 

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) finished ninth in the U23 Women’s K2 500m. The U23 Women’s C2 200m crew of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) also finished ninth.

 

The Canadian results of this year’s Junior and U23 World Championships show a significant improvement over last year. Additional programs, including NextGen, have been implemented to support identified upcoming athletes ensure the long-term success of the team.

Results & Streaming Video

 

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 5th overall
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

U23 Men’s K4 1000m 6th overall
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 6th overall
Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m 6th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s K2 500m 9th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 200m 9th overall
Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 9th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 500m 10th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 11th overall
James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 13th overall
Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 14th overall
Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K2 500m 15th overall
Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS) Junior Women’s K1 500m 15th overall

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
Silver for Vincent and Crossman-Serb at U23 World Championships
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 30, 2016) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) have captured a silver medal in the U23 Women’s C2 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. The crew was one of four Canadian C2s competing in A-finals today.

In the Junior Women’s C2 500m, Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) finished a solid sixth in the U23 Men’s C2 1000m. Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) and Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) finished seventh in the final of the Junior Men’s C2 1000m.

Junior and U23 Team achieves significant increase in making A-Finals over last year

Several Canadians had strong performances in the 200m semi-finals. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won his semi-final in the Junior Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. The U23 Men’s K2 200m crew of Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished third in their semi to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) won her semi in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and will race the final tomorrow. Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) continued the momentum in Women’s Canoe events by finishing second in the semi-final of the U23 Women’s C2 200m to advance to the final.

Katie Vincent will also race the U23 Women’s C1 200m final tomorrow. She won her heat on Friday to qualify directly for the final.

A full summary of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Tomorrow is the final day of competition in Minsk, Belarus.

Results and Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 500m 2nd overall

Silver medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 500m 4th overall
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m 6th overall
Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m 7th overall
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 10th overall
Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

Ruah Edmonds (Halifax, NS)

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 12th overall
Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 15th overall
Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 1000m 15th overall
200m semi-finals
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 8th in semi

Did not advance

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada receives additional quota spots for Men’s K2 200m
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OTTAWA, ON (July 29, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada will send a Men’s K2 200m crew to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The International Canoe Federation has allocated Canada two additional athlete quota spots for the sprint event following the suspension of an athlete in a Russian crew due to doping infractions.

The ICF ruled that the quota spots would be allocated to the next nation that has not yet qualified. Sweden was the next ranked nation but has declined the spots. Canada was the next in line based on the 2015 World Championships results where the Canadian crew placed ninth at last August. A top six-place finish was needed to qualify directly.

At the Pan American Continental Qualifier in May, the Canadian crew had a second chance to qualify but were edged out by the Brazilian crew by 0.07 of a second. Canada has proven its strength in this event and has won a bronze medal at the third ICF World Cup in June.

The Canadian crew to compete in the Men’s K2 200m is yet to be determined. The International Olympic Committee has allowed entries for spots reallocated due to doping infractions to be submitted up to 48 hours before the Technical Meeting in Rio on August 13. The Men’s K2 200m heats and semi-finals will take place on August 17 with the final scheduled for the next day.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Four more through to Junior and U23 World finals
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 29, 2016) – Another four Canadian boats have qualified for finals after the second day of competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

The U23 Men’s K4 1000m crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) finished second in their semi-final to earn a spot in Sunday’s final.

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) placed second in their semi-final of the U23 Women’s K2 500m to advance to the final.

Two Women’s Canoe crews advanced directly to the 200m finals after meeting the mark in opening heats. Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won her heat and posted the fastest time today in the U23 Women’s C1 200m. Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished second in their heat of the Junior Women’s C2 200m to advance directly to Sunday’s final.

Canadian athletes advanced to the semi-finals in the rest of the 200m heats. They will race the 200m semi-finals tomorrow. The following four Canadian C2 crews will race A-finals tomorrow:

  • Isaac Finkelstein & Lucas Turnbull – Junior Men’s C2 1000m
  • Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) & Drew Hodges U23 Men’s C2 1000m
  • Katie Vincent & Nadya Crossman-Serb – U23 Women’s C2 500m
  • Tess Peterman & Anna Roy-Cyr – Junior Women’s C2 500m

The action stars in Minsk, Belarus at 1:55 a.m. EST. A full summary of Canadian results for the second day of competition is shown below. The competition runs through to Sunday.

Results & Streaming Video

 

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

U23 Men’s K4 1000m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s K2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS) Junior Women’s K1 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K2 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s C1 500m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS)

Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS)

Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Junior Men’s C4 500m 7th in semi

Did not advance

200m heats
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th in heat

Advanced to semi

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to semi

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m 4th in heat

Advanced to semi

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Report on the Canoe Kayak event for Syrian Refugees
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submitted by Rick Hill, Commodore of Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Club

In a joint venture, the Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe and Kayak Club and the St Albert Canoe and Kayak Club invited a large group of Syrian Refugees to their Kirk Lake paddling facility which borders the two Cities.

“It was an amazing day in which we have shared the love of canoe kayak sport with Syrian refugees and all Canadians,” said coach Zak Mahmoudi. “Sharing the love of paddling with others is just such a part of everything Canada stands for.”

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There were several purposes for this initiative. The clubs wanted to welcome the refugees to the Greater Edmonton area with some fun and have a chance to show Canadian culture. Paddling and outdoor activities in Canada have a deep history and we wanted them to have an opportunity to try paddling in a safe environment.

Understanding that many of them fled by boat from Syria and have a fear of water from that experience, the clubs also wanted to show them how safe and fun canoeing and kayaking can be when done in a CKC club environment.

The Northern Alberta clubs have diverse programs that provide paddling opportunities for everyone so this venture was another opportunity to do some community good.

The paddling event was followed by a picnic and get together. Over 60 participants enjoyed the experience and the organizers were overwhelmed by the public excitement the initiative created.

“The exposure the event has got from the media was totally unexpected,” said Mahmoudi. “Television and media are key ingredient for growing our sport. An event like this will definitely grow the size of our audience to engage more Canadians in the sport, and will also amplify the profile of paddling sport that is so deeply steeped in Canadian heritage.”

Jul
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Four C2 crews through to finals at Junior and U23 Worlds
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MINSK, BELARUS (July 28, 2016) – Four Canadian C2 crews have qualified for finals after the opening day of competition at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) and Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) won their heat in the Junior Men’s C2 1000m to advance directly to the final. The crew posted the fastest overall time in the heats and will race the final on Saturday.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) won their semi-final in the U23 Men’s C2 1000m and have advanced to Saturday’s final.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished second in their heat in the U23 Women’s C2 500m to advance directly to the final.

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished third in the semi-final of the Junior Women’s C2 500m and have qualified for Saturday’s final.

A full summary of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Competition continues tomorrow with heats and semi-finals. Finals will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Results

 

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 500m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

Ruah Edmonds (Halifax, NS)

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC)

Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS)

U23 Women’s K4 500m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Mathew Koehler (Maple Ridge, BC)

Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON)

Junior Men’s K2 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Junior and U23 Sprint Team arrives for World Championships
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OTTAWA, ON (July 19, 2016) – The Canadian Team has arrived in Minsk, Belarus to compete at the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships. The competition is taking place from July 28 to 31.

The team was initially announced June 28, following National Team Trials 2 in Montreal. Three additional athletes have since been added to the team including Ruah Edmonds, Ashley Card and Lucy Pennyfather. A full team roster is shown below.

Event Information & Results

 

Under 23 World Championships Team

Minsk, Belarus • July 28 – 31

Men’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Étienne Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Women’s Kayak Hometown Club Coach
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
Samantha Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Men’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak

 

 

Junior World Championships Team

Minsk, Belarus • July 28 – 31

Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Women’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Ruah Edmonds Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw
Men’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finkelstein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris Macpherson
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Women’s Canoe Club (Location) Coach
Tess Peterman Cascades (Ottawa, ON) Adam Mayo
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport (QC) Luc Grenier
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

Jul
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Recent doping news
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With the recent doping news drawing significant interest from the paddling community, Canoe Kayak Canada is sharing the following message from High Performance Director Scott Logan and CEO Casey Wade. This message was sent to high performance athletes and coaches this week and will provide you with an update on the situation.

 

Dear athletes and coaches,

The recent doping news has been troubl