2019 Canadian Whitewater Nationals Complete

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Aug
20
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2019 Canadian Whitewater Nationals Complete
Canoe Freestyle, Canoe Slalom, Nationals, Wildwater Canoeing
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MINDEN HILLS, ONTARIO (August 20, 2019) – The 2019 Whitewater National Championships are now complete, after an exciting weekend of extreme slalom, downriver, freestyle and slalom events. 66 athletes from across the country gathered in Minden Hills, Ontario at the Minden Whitewater Preserve on the Gull River from August 14th to 18th.

Team Ontario claimed the overall Brian Creer trophy for earning the most points throughout the five days of whitewater competition featuring Freestyle, Slalom.

This renowned natural course was an excellent spot for the event with whitewater rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. The preserve also had campsites where many participants stayed right next to the river.

The medallists for the Open events are listed below and complete results are posted on Canoe Kayak Canada’s website.

Canoe Kayak Slalom

Women’s K1

Gold Florence Maheu Quebec
Silver Lois Betteridge Ontario
Bronze Lea Baldoni Ontario

 

Women’s C1

Gold Lois Betteridge Ontario
Silver Haley Daniels Alberta
Bronze Sophie Gilfillan Ontario

 

Men’s K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Maël Rivard Ontario

 

Men’s C1

Gold Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Silver Cameron Smedley Ontario
Bronze Liam Smedley Ontario

 

Mixed C2

Gold Isabel Taylor &

Finn Wakeling

British Columbia

 

Men’s C2

Gold Dane Menzies &

Reece Hately Honeyman

Alberta

 

 

Downriver Classic

Men’s Open C1

Gold Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Yannick Laviolette Quebec
Bronze Spencer Pomeroy Ontario

 

Men’s Open K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Warren Hastings Ontario
Bronze Harold Van Winssen Ontario

 

 

Downriver Sprint

Men’s C1

Gold Cameron Smedley Ontario
Silver Larry Norman Ontario
Bronze Spencer Pomeroy Ontario

 

Men’s K1

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Trevor Boyd Alberta
Bronze Warren Hastings Ontario

 

 

Freestyle

Men’s K1

Gold Tyler Curtis Ontario
Silver Zach Zwanenburg Ontario
Bronze Kalem Kennedy Ontario

 

Women’s K1

Gold Alex Maggs Ontario
Silver Ayden Dermenjian Ontario
Bronze Laura Silverthorne Ontario

 

C1 Open

Gold Kalem Kennedy Ontario
Silver Zach Zwanenburg Ontario
Bronze Yannick Laviolette Ontario

 

 

Extreme Slalom

Open Men

Gold Ben Hayward Alberta
Silver Spencer Pomeroy Ontario
Bronze Yannick Laviolette Quebec

 

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

May
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada National Wildwater Downriver Team Trials Complete
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MOIRA RIVER, ONTARIO (May 21, 2019) – Three paddlers competed in the Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) wildwater team trials, which were held Saturday May 11th, 2019, on the Moira River just north of Belleville, Ontario.  This marked the third year in a row that the trials had to be moved from the Madawaska River due extremely high water levels.  Completing the trials were Warren Hastings, in a time of 22:39, Harold Van Winssen (23:56), and Ed Winacott (24:07).

The week prior to the trials, on May 3rd and 4th, Van Winssen and Hastings participated in International Canoe Federation (ICF) wildwater ranking races on the Cheat River in Albright, West Virginia.  Combined with an ICF wildwater ranking event held on the Nantahala River in North Carolina this past March, these were the first ICF wildwater races held in North America since the early 2000’s.  They served as test events for the 2020 ICF Wildwater World Championships, which will be held on these same U.S. rivers in late April and early May of next year.  The next CKC wildwater event will occur August 12th-18th during the Canadian Whitewater National Championships in Minden Hills, Ontario.

Wildwater is all about getting down a whitewater course the fastest way possible. Competitors have to carefully decide between following the most direct route along a river and the lines with the fastest water, all the while avoiding obstacles.

 

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
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
8 Whitewater Canoeing Athletes Named to the Canoe Kayak Canada Wildwater National Team  
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 8, 2018) – 8 Canadian athletes were named to the Wildwater Canoeing National Team after competing at the Wildwater Canoeing National Team trials this weekend on the Moira River in Ontario.

The race took place on an approximately 5 km stretch of the Moira River in Roslin, Ontario. The race happened in Class 2 and Class 3 whitewater from Chisholm’s Mills to Scuttlehole Rapid.

“For the second year in a row, high water levels on the Madawaska River forced a last-minute change of venue,” said Warren Hastings, Chair of the Wildwater committee on the Whitewater Council at Canoe Kayak Canada. “There were safety concerns around a rapid called Staircase, so we moved it for our athletes’ well-being and to ensure good paddling during a period of elevated water levels.”

Four boats were qualified for both the Classic and Sprint events of the Canoe Wildwater discipline for a total of 8 different athletes.

In the C-1 Classic event, Spencer Pomeroy came first with a time of 16 min 28,45 seconds, followed by Gwyn Ashcroft who came second (17 min 34,63 secs). John Hastings came first in the K-1 Classic event with a time of 15 min, followed by Warren Hastings (15 min 15,66 secs) and Neil Gerrard (15 min 27 secs). In the Sprint event, Pomeroy won the C-1 race with a time of 93,54 seconds while John Hastings won the K-1 race with a time of 80,45 seconds.

Name Event Team Classic Sprint
Spencer Pomeroy Men’s C-1 Senior Team 16:28,45 93,54 secs
Gwyn Ashcroft Men’s C-1 Senior Team 17:34,63 103,18 secs
Avery Wilkins Men’s K-1 Junior Team 17:22,00 98,21 secs
John Hastings Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:00,00 80,45 secs
Warren Hastings Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:15,66 84,51 secs
Neil Gerrard Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:27,00 84,63 secs
Harold Van Winssen Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:37,00 n.a.
Ed Winacott Men’s K-1 Senior Team 15:57,00 93,51 secs

 

The next race on the Canoe Wildwater calendar is the Whitewater National Championships taking place in Kananaskis, Alberta, from August 2 to 6.

 

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