DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (July 25, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), Canoe ‘22 and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) are pleased to announce the official PaddleALL teams that will be competing at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Both domestic and international athletes with intellectual disabilities will have the incredible opportunity to showcase their speed alongside the world’s most talented paddlers on Lake Banook.
Exhibition races are set to kick off on Thursday, August 4th and will feature three Canadian teams from Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the host province of Nova Scotia. Joining them on the water will be two athletes from Team Germany – multi-medalists from the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
“We are so happy, excited and proud to bring many of our PaddleALL athletes to the World Championships in Dartmouth. What an event it will be to watch,”said LA Schmidt, Special Olympics Assistant Coach & CKC Sprint Commodore. “PaddleALL communities across Canada will come together to show everyone their amazing talent as well as welcoming International athletes from Germany to race with us.”
CKC’s PaddleALL programming encourages athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and race to be their best in sport. PaddleALL will leave a legacy for future programming in Canada and continue to encourage athletes to strive to achieve their greatest potential in sport.
Representing Team Canada:
From Nova Scotia:
Emmett Burnie – Cheema Canoe Club
Matthew Casey – Cheema Canoe Club
Liam Conrad – Cheema Canoe Club
Payton Dicks – Cheema Canoe Club
Leighanne Porter Salvaterra – Senobe Aquatic Club
Milo Sankay – Cheema Aquatic Club
Victoria Scattolon – Senobe Aquatic Club
Sam Starr – Senobe Aquatic Club
Ashley Thomas – Cheema Aquatic Club
Xavier Tyler – Cheema Canoe Club
Drew Warkentin – Maskwa Aquatic Club
Jeffrey Campbell – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Darryl Clark – Carleton Place Canoe Club
Rachel Cohen – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Samuel Galazka – Rideau Canoe Club
Nathan Gillen – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Abigail Latour – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Annie Leonard – Burloak Canoe Club
Sarah Madore – Ottawa River Canoe Club
Melanie Manion – Ottawa River Canoe Club
Quinn Martin – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Gohulan Rajalingam – Balmy Beach Canoe Club
Logan Ryan – Ottawa River Canoe Club
Stone Shearer – Peterborough Canoe and Kayak Club
Fletcher Sloan – Rideau Canoe Club
Kevin Tobin – Ottawa RiverCanoe Club
From Prince Edward Island
Alyssa Chapman – Brudenell Canoe Kayak Club
Representing Team Germany:
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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