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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

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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
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
28
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Canada Qualifies First Slalom Boat for Tokyo 2020
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 28, 2019) – Team Canada qualified the C1 boat for Tokyo 2020 today at the ICF Slalom World Championships.

Rio Olympian and 2015 Pan Am Games silver medallist, Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) finished 9th in the semifinals to secure an Olympic quota spot in the C1 event and book his ticket into the finals – a first for Canada in the C1 event since 2002.

“I’m thrilled to be racing in the finals today and wrap up the Olympic quota for Tokyo,” said Smedley. “I executed my race plan to the best of my ability in the semifinal when the pressure was on.”

Smedley raced a strong final today finishing an outstanding 9th overall in the world – a top international performance for Canada in the C1 event.

“I made a few mistakes in the finals but I learned a lot today and this will help me execute my race plan even better next summer.”

Tune in for the last day of competition tomorrow with Team Canada set for K1 semi-final action and another opportunity to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

When:

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.

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

Sep
24
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Slalom Paddlers Competing for Tokyo Qualification at ICF 2019 World Championships
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LA SEU D’URGEL, SPAIN (September 23, 2019) – Top slalom paddlers from around the world will be competing at the 2019 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) World Championships in Spain from September 25 – 29.

The five-day event will feature eight Canadian slalom athletes competing for medals, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifications. The top 18 countries in K1 events and top 11 countries in C1 events will qualify for Tokyo 2020.

Women’s Canoe will be making its Olympic debut in 2020 with Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) aiming to lock up a country qualification for Canada this week.

ICF World Cup Extreme Slalom medallist Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) will lead Team Canada in the Men’s Kayak events including the highly dramatic team event beginning on Wednesday this week. The team races consist of three paddlers from the same category weaving down the course as close together as possible while still not interfering with each other’s lines.

“We are all ready to start the World Championships in La Seu d’Urgell,” said James Cartwright, High Performance and Coach Development Senior Manager. “All our preparation this season has been centered around putting everything together for this one race and our athletes know how to perform here. It’s important that we stay calm and focus on the details that we can control throughout the competition with the excitement building.”

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom and Wild Water Canoeing World Championships

When:

Wednesday September 25 (9:00am to 4:00pm local time) (3:00am to 10:00am EST)

Thursday September 26 (9:00am to 1:40pm local time) (3:00am to 7:40am EST)

Friday September 27 (9:00am to 1:30pm local time) (3:00am to 7:30am EST)

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.

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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Aug
30
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Canoe Kayak Canada Names Canoe Slalom Team to attend World Cup 5 and the World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 30, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to name six athletes to compete at World Cup 5 and eight athletes to compete at the upcoming Canoe Slalom World Championships. Four Canadian athletes were selected at the Canoe Slalom National Team trials earlier this spring in Oklahoma City and another four athletes were selected to the team after the conclusion of the National Championships held in Minden Hills, Ontario August 18.

“Our team is thrilled to get back in international competition after a long break following the World Cups in June”, said said James Cartwright, Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Everyone enjoyed a fun National Championships in Minden last week and now our coaches and athletes are back to work and preparing for the biggest test of the season. We experienced some success earlier this year and it’s great to see some new athletes elevate their performances at the selection races in Minden. I am looking forward to cheering for this team in Spain”

Six athletes will be competing in World Cup 5 in Prague (Czech Republic) from September 6-8 and eight athletes will be competing at the World Championships which is also a Global Qualification event in La Seu d’Urgell (Spain) from September 25-29.

NATIONAL TEAM COMPETING AT WORLD CUP 5

Athlete Province Event(s)
Florence Maheu Quebec Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge Ontario Women’s C1 and K1
Haley Daniels Alberta Women’s C1
Ben Hayward Alberta Men’s K1
Michael Tayler Ontario Men’s K1
Cameron Smedley Ontario Men’s C1

 

NATIONAL TEAM COMPETING AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Athlete Province Event(s)
Florence Maheu Quebec Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge Ontario Women’s C1 and K1
Haley Daniels Alberta Women’s C1
Ben Hayward Alberta Men’s K1
Michael Tayler Ontario Men’s K1
Trevor Boyd Alberta Men’s K1
Cameron Smedley Ontario Men’s C1
Spencer Pomeroy Ontario Men’s C1
Aug
28
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Canada secures ten Olympic and Paralympic quota spots for Tokyo at the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 26, 2019) – The 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Sunday in Szeged, Hungary with Olympic qualification in four events including the women’s C1 200m event, the women’s K4 500m, the men’s K4 500m, and the women’s KL2 200m.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished fifth overall securing a berth for Canada in the C1 200m event while the Men’s K4 500m team of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed 14th overall locking in 4 more quota spots for Team Canada.

The Women’s K4 500m team of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) finished 12th overall earning another berth.

Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) secured a Paralympic spot on Friday in the KL2 200m with a 5th place finish overall.

“I’m extremely proud of our team at this World Championships. Coming into this event, we wanted to improve and maximize our qualification possibilities for Tokyo,” said CKC Chief Technical Officer Graham Barton. “We qualified one Paralympic quota and nine Olympic quotas, one of our best ever at a World Championships. We also established ourselves as the best in the Americas in seven of the nine remaining events for our next qualification opportunity.”

The next opportunity for qualification will be at the Continental Olympic Qualifier in May 2020.

Visit the event website here for results.

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

Aug
22
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Day 2 complete at 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 22, 2019) – Day two of the 2019 ICF Sprint/Paracanoe World Championships wrapped up on Thursday in Szeged, Hungary. The competition which will run from August 21-25, features the top athletes in the world, aiming for Tokyo 2020 qualifications.

On Wednesday, para athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) raced in the KL2 200m event coming fourth in the semi-final, just missing qualification for the A final. Tratch will race the B final on Saturday morning. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) also came just short in qualifying for the A final, and will race the KL3 200m B final on Friday.

Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) came third in her heat, while on the men’s side, Alex Scott (Maskwa, NS) followed her lead, also coming third in K1 200m. Both will race the semi-final in K1 200m on Friday.

On Thursday morning, Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) had an excellent B final race, placing second in VL2 200m. Canada’s Andrea Nelson came second in her semi-final and qualified for the A final in KL2 200m, which she will race on Friday.

The Canadian canoers had strong starts as well. Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe, NS) placed first in their heat to advance to the semi-finals in C2 1000m on Friday. World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississaugua, ON) also won her C1 200m heat, and will compete for her spot in the A final during the semi-finals on Friday.

Later Thursday morning, Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON) finished fifth in their K2 500m semi, advancing them to the B final on Saturday.

Finishing off the races on Thursday were Canada’s K4 crews. The men’s crew of Mark de Jonge (Maskwa, NS), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON) placed fourth in their heat and will advance to the semi-final on Saturday. On the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, ON), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, QC), Natalie Davison (Rideau, ON) and Michelle Russell (Cheema, NS) came third in their heat and will advance to the semi-final on Saturday as well.

Additional races on Friday include Madeline Schmidt’s K1 500m heat, Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais in the K2 1000m heat and Mark Oldershaw’s C1 1000m heat.

 

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:

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Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Aug
20
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Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers Competing for Tokyo Qualification at ICF 2019 World Championships
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SZEGED, HUNGARY (August 20, 2019) – The most anticipated event of the season will be kicking off in Szeged, Hungary on August 21st. Top sprint and paracanoe paddlers from around the world will be competing at the 2019 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Senior World Championships.

The four-day event will feature 16 Canadian sprint athletes and 4 Canadian paracanoe athletes competing for possible Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifications.

Two-time Senior World Champion and four-time U23 World Champion Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will compete in the C1 200m and C1 5000m events.

Also competing for Canada is Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, ON), 3-time Olympian, London 2012 bronze medallist and TORONTO 2015 Pan Am games silver medallist in C1 1000m.

Another 3-time Olympian and 2012 bronze medallist, Mark De Jonge (Maskwa, NS) will compete in the K4 500m event with teammates Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, ON) , Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC) and Simon McTavish (Mississauga, ON).

The paracanoe events will be kicking things off on Wednesday morning, starting with Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) competing in men’s KL2 200m.

Rio 2016 paralympian Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) will then compete in women’s KL3 200m, followed by Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) in men’s VL2 200m, and Andrea Nelson (Balmy Beach, ON) in women’s KL2 200m.

“The para team has been preparing here in Szeged and we have seen some great improvement from these athletes.  A qualification will require a top seven finish. It will be tough, but performances earlier this summer indicate they have the potential to reach the final and after that anything is possible”, said Chief Technical Officer of CKC, Graham Barton.  “The sprint team had a great pre-world camp in Kienbaum, Germany.  We have several boats in the running for qualification spots. The singles events are extremely tough with a top 5 finish required for qualification. The tandems can earn a spot with a top 8 finish and the four boats can qualify if they finish 10th or better. This is our goal this week. While we can qualify additional boats at a Continental event next spring, it is always better to get as many qualified this week as possible.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Sprint & Paracanoe Senior World Championships

When:

Wednesday August 21 (9:00am to 6:20pm local time) (3:00am to 12:20pm EST)

Thursday August 22 (9:00am to 5:51pm local time) (3:00am to 11:51am EST)

Friday August 23 (9:00am to 6:28pm local time) (3:00am to 12:28pm EST)

Saturday August 24 (9:00am to 5:20pm local time) (3:00am to 11:30am EST)

Sunday August 25 (10:10am to 5:05pm local time) (4:10am to 11:05am EST)

Where:

Olympic Centre of Szeged

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.

World Cup 1 results.

World Cup 2 results.

 

The Canadian entries are listed below.

Event Crew
KL2M 200m Trinity Tratch
KL2W 200m Andrea Nelson
KL3W 200m Erica Scarff
VL2M 200m Mathieu St-Pierre
K1M 200m Alex Scott
K4M 500m Mark de Jonge

Nicholas Matveev

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Simon McTavish

K2M 1000m Brian Malfesi

Vincent Jourdenais

K1M 5000m Simon McTavish
K1W 200m Michelle Russell
K1W 500m Madeline Schmidt
K2W 500m Courtney Stott

Natalie Davison

K4W 500m Courtney Stott

Lissa Bissonnette

Natalie Davison

Michelle Russell

K1W 5000m Michelle Russell
C1M 1000m Mark Oldershaw
C2M 1000m Roland Varga

Connor Fitzpatrick

C1M 5000m Connor Fitzpatrick
C1W 200m Katie Vincent
C1W 5000m Katie Vincent

 

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:

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Communications Assistant

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Communications Lead

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Aug
5
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Canada Wins Second Best Junior Nation at 2019 ICF Junior/U23 Worlds
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (August 5th, 2019) – The 2019 ICF Junior/U23 World Championships wrapped up in Pitesti, Romania on Sunday August 4th. The competition welcomed the best young athletes from around the world for four days of races. The Canadian team had an incredible competition and demonstrated the strength of the Canadian program, by winning six medals and claiming the title of second best junior nation at the event, the best ever result for Canada.

Canada’s most decorated athlete was junior canoeist Sophia Jensen, who won three gold medals. Jensen convincingly defended her World Champion titles in the junior women’s C1 500m, C1 200m, and C2 500m with 2018 World Champion partner Julia Lilley Osende. Jensen has medalled in every event she has entered at the Junior World Championships since her first crack at the international competition in 2017. She won gold in all three events raced at the 2018 edition and won two silver medals in 2017.

The Canadian women’s junior K4 500m crew of Toshka Besharah, Maren Bradley, Adriana Lilley Osende and Sarah Nagy won the bronze medal, the first time Canada has ever reached the podium in a K4 event at Junior Worlds.

Ella Hodgson Pageau and Kate Pennyfather won the first silver medal in C2 200m behind the dominant Chinese team, in an impressive fight to the finish to overtake Hungary who came third. Team Canada’s second silver medal was won by Laurent Lavigne in the K1 500m final, just 0.574 seconds behind Hungary’s Andras Redl.

“This is the best racing I have ever seen from our junior team,” said Canadian Next Gen Development Head Coach, Mark Granger. “To be second in the World is an amazing feat!”

The full list of Canadian results is below.

 

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Event(s) Result
Andrew Billard JR C1 1000m

JR C1 200m

B final: 1st

Semi: 9th

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Event(s) Result
Ella Hodgson Pageau JR C2 200m A final: 2nd
Sophia Jensen JR C1 200m

JR C1 500m

JR C2 500m

A final: 1st

A final: 1st

A final: 1st

Julia Lilley Osende JR C2 500m A final: 1st
Kate Pennyfather JR C2 200m A final: 2nd

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Event(s)  Result
Laurent Lavigne JR K1 200m

JR K1 500m

 A final: 5th

A final: 2nd

Cameron Low JR K1 1000m  B final: 3rd

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Event(s)  Result
Maren Bradley JR K4 500m

JR K2 500m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Toshka Besharah JR K4 500m

JR K1 200m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Adriana Lilley Osende JR K4 500m

JR K2 500m

 A final: 3rd

B final: 5th

Sarah Nagy JR K4 500m

JR K1 500m

 A final: 3rd

A final: 7th

Grace Whebby U23 K1 200m

U23 K1 500m

 A final: 8th

B final: 7th

 

All races are available to re watch on Planet Canoe’s Youtube here.

Click here to view all results.

 

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

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

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Assistant

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Jul
31
Canoe Kayak Canada
12 Sprint Paddlers Competing in Romania for Junior/U23 World Championships
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PITESTI, ROMANIA (July 31, 2019) – Twelve of Canada’s up and coming sprint athletes are ready to line up in Pitesti, Romania, to compete at the 2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships. The competition begins on Thursday, August 1st and will run until Sunday, August 4th.

Pitesti was host to the 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships and will once again welcome the best young paddlers in the World this year. The 2018 competition took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where team Canada was named Best Federation in the Junior/U23 Women’s Sprint Canoe Category after winning six medals at the event.

Among Canada’s athletes is 2018 World Champion in C1 500m and C1 200m, Sophia Jensen (Cascades, QC). Her C2 500m partner, Julia Lilley-Osende (Mic Mac, NS) will also be competing, as the duo vies to defend their 2018 World Champion title.

“These athletes showed some tremendous performances against some of our top seniors at our National selection races and this demonstrates they have the potential to reach finals and challenge for the podium at this competition,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “As well, we have many returning athletes who should be able to improve upon their performances in 2018.  I am very confident we will have some great results here in Romania. This experience is an important stepping stone in the athlete’s development toward the senior level and future Olympic Games.”

Half of the selected athletes competed at last year’s Junior/U23 World’s and will be looking to improve upon their results to finish on top of the podium this year. Maren Bradley (Rideau, ON) finished 2nd in the K1 1000m B final, and Laurent Lavigne (Trois Rivières, QC) finished 3rd in the K1 500m B final in 2018. Balmy Beach athlete Cameron Low will be hoping to build on his solid 6th place finish in K1 1000m B final as will Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, ON) who competed in the C2 200m event.

 

What:

2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Where:

Pitesti, Romania

Budeasa Dam, Arges River – MAP

When:

Thursday, August 1 (9:00am to 5:50pm EEST) (2:00am to 10:50am EST)

Friday, August 2 (9:00am to 5:40pm EEST) (2:00am to 10:40am EST)

Saturday, August 3 (8:45am to 6:18pm EEST) (1:45am to 11:18am EST)

Sunday, August 4 (8:48am to 1:51pm EEST) (1:48am to 6:51am EST)

How to follow:

All races will be available to watch on live stream on Planet Canoe’s Youtube here.

Live results are available 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
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Junior/U23 Canoe Slalom Team Wraps up 2019 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 22, 2019) – After a week-long competition at the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior/U23 World Championships, the Canadian team is heading home with some promising performances. Twelve Canadian slalom athletes competed in Krakow, Poland, on the Kolna Canoe Slalom Course from July 16th – 21st.

It was a great learning experience for many of Canada’s Next Gen slalom paddlers, who gained valuable training and competition time at this common international slalom venue.

“I think our athletes will return to Canada with a clear objective of what areas they want to work on for the remainder of the summer in order to maximize their potential at the National Championships in August,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Travelling to Europe to race and train on the best facilities and to race the top athletes from around the world is a gift and now it’s important to learn from this experience and set ambitious objectives for the years ahead.”

The team events were an exciting portion of the competition, with Canada competing in the junior men’s K1 team, the junior women’s K1 team, and the U23 men’s K1 team. The team races consist of three athletes weaving their boats through the gates one by one down the whitewater course as quickly as possible. This is always a crowd favourite and the smallest miscalculation can lead to a dramatic boat pile-up. Athletes musts learn to anticipate each other’s moves while also navigating through the difficult whitewater.

Jean-Benoît Lemay, Maël Rivard and Mark Zielonka made up the Canadian men’s junior team, and had an excellent race finishing 13th out of 20 with just two touches of the gates. Rivard then went on to qualify for the semi-finals in the junior men’s K1 event and placed an impressive 24th out of 77 competitors.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge qualified for the semi-finals after first run in the U23 women’s C1, coming 16th with no touches. She later finished that event in 28th place and came 10th with partner Jakob Kryworuchko in the U23 mixed C2 event.

Junior athlete Jocelyn Taylor came in 31st place in the women’s K1 event, missing qualification for the semi-finals by just one spot.

 

Click here to view the full list of results.

 

The Canadian slalom athletes will compete next in Minden Hills, Ontario, from August 12th-16th, where they will battle it out for top honours at the 2019 Canadian Whitewater National Championships. Early registration for this event closes July 31st (all event fees will increase by $50.00 after this date). To register, click here. Late registration closes August 12th. The host committee is currently seeking volunteers to help with the event. To learn more about volunteering, 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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Jul
15
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom Athletes Set to Take First Strokes at Junior/U23 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 15, 2019) – Twelve Canadian slalom athletes will be vying for podium finishes this week at the 2019 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships. The event is being held at the well-known Krakow-Kolna Canoe Slalom Course in Krakow, Poland, after a successful hosting of the same event in 2016. Athletes are competing from Tuesday, July 16th until Sunday July 21st, ending with the extreme slalom competitions.

The Canadian team has been training in Europe since the middle of June to prepare for this major international event, after having been selected to this team following the National Slalom Team Trials event held in Oklahoma City, USA from April 12-14th.

Canada’s Lois Betteridge competed in the first two ICF World Cups of the season and had excellent runs qualifying for the semi-finals at both events. She will be looking to build on these performances and put down more strong runs in women’s C1 and K1 in Krakow this week. Betteridge will also be battling for a medal with Jakob Kryworuchko in the mixed C2 event, where she narrowly missed the podium last year finishing fourth with a different partner.

Trevor Boyd is the second Canadian paddler who has competed for Canada already this season. Boyd participated at World Cup 3 in his first ever ICF World Cup just two weeks ago, completing clean runs in K1 and finishing 12th in the extreme slalom event.

“I’m happy to see a strong group of athletes in Krakow this year. A number of our Junior and U23 athletes have spent the last four weeks in Europe preparing for this competition while gaining valuable training time in Krakow, Augsburg and Prague,” said James Cartwright, Senior High Performance Manager and Coach Development at Canoe Kayak Canada. “These are classic race venues that will be hosting significant international races in the years ahead so it’s important that our Next Gen athletes learn to perform on these courses.”

The Canadian athletes are listed below:

U23 National Team

Athlete Event(s)
Austin Atkins K1
Lois Betteridge C1, K1, C2MX
Trevor Boyd K1
Jakob Kryworuchko C2MX
Keenan Simpson K1

 

Junior National Team

Athlete Event(s)
Jakob Kryworuchko C1
Jean-Benoît Lemay K1
Olivia Norman K1
Mael Rivard K1
Isabel Taylor K1
Jocelyn Taylor K1
Finn Wakeling C1
Mark Zielonka K1

 

What:

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships

 

When:

Tuesday, July 16 (9:00am to 3:22pm CEST) (3:00am to 9:22am EST)

Wednesday, July 17 (9:00am to 5:51pm CEST) (3:00am to 11:51am EST)

Thursday, July 18 (9:00am to 5:10pm CEST) (3:00am to 11:10am EST)

Friday, July 19 (9:00am to 4:37pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:37am EST)

Saturday, July 20 (9:00am to 4:52pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:52am EST)

Sunday, July 21 (9:00am to 4:37pm CEST) (3:00am to 10:37am EST)

 

Where:

Krakow-Kolna Canoe Slalom Course

Krakow, Poland – Map

 

How to Follow:

The event will be livestreamed on the ICF YouTube Channel as well as the CBC Sports Livestream. Live results will be posted on the ICF 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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Communications Intern

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Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

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Jun
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
14 Freestyle Paddlers Competing in 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
Canoe Freestyle, World Championships
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SORT, SPAIN (June 28, 2019) – Fourteen canoe kayak freestyle athletes will be representing Canada from June 29th to July 6th at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in Sort, Spain. Half of the athletes attending have previously competed at one or many Canoe Freestyle World Championships, including 2009 Freestyle Kayak World Champion Nick Troutman.

The team was selected in August of 2018 at the National Freestyle Team Trials in Kananaskis, Alberta and will be eager to return to international competition.

“We are excited to have strong representation from Canada at the World Championships. We have a nice mix of veteran and first-time athletes, which bodes well for ongoing athlete development and future worlds,” said Lee Vincent, Team Canada Freestyle Manager. “The feature here is quite robust so the athletes have been here for over a week to take advantage of as much training time as possible before the event, often paddling late into the evening to avoid lines and maximize their training sessions.”

 

What:

2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships

Find the competition schedule and results here.

Watch live on ICF YouTube.

 

Where:
“L’Aigüerola” Whitewater Park
Sort, Spain – Map

 

When:

June 29 – July 6 2019

 

2019 Canoe Freestyle Senior Team

Athlete Event(s)
Darlene Fair SQUIRT W, K1W
Marc Godbout OC1, C1
Matt Hamilton K1M, SQUIRT M
Pierce Huser K1M
Kalem Kennedy K1M, C1, OC1
Alex Maggs K1W
Maël Pronovost C1
Mark Richard SQUIRT M
Phil Sheppard K1 M
Ian Thomson SQUIRT M
Nicholas Troutman K1M

 

2019 Canoe Freestyle Junior Team

Athlete Event(s)
Luke Pomeroy K1M
Cole Oruski K1M
Hunter Vincent K1M

 

 

Canoe Freestyle is a dynamic discipline where competitors aim to score points for tricks and flips on a set water feature. It is a constantly evolving discipline, with new tricks being developed to complement and improve on existing moves, which are similar to those performed in freestyle snowboarding, surfing and skating.  Athletes have 45 seconds to perform as many different moves as possible, which are scored based on degree of difficulty. This is the second time the Freestyle World Championship has taken place in Sort, with the first being in 2001.

 

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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Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

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

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

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

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

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

 

World Cup 1 results here.

World Cup 2 results here.

 

2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Connor Fitzpatrick Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert, Andreas Dittmer
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw, Andreas Dittmer
Roland Varga Aurora, ON Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery, Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Alex Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Tessa Nagai, Frédéric Jobin
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Richmond Hill, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Frédéric Jobin
Simon McTavish Oakville, ON Mississauga Frédéric Jobin
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier

  

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Courtney Stott Pickering, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek, Chad Brooks,
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Mike Robinson, Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Chad Brooks
Natalie Davison Manotick, ON Rideau Rob Baert, Chad Brooks

 

PARACANOE

Athlete Hometown Club Coach(es)
Erica Scarff Mississauga, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

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Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

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Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

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Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
Team Canada Brings Home 3 Golds and 1 Bronze from Worlds
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 26, 2018) –The Canadian canoe kayak senior team won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

“I am very pleased with our overall worlds results this year,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We doubled our Olympic Finals at this Worlds and also doubled our overall medal total. The team is getting stronger, but we still have a lot of work to do to be ready for Olympic qualification next year. But for now, it is time to head to Nationals and Pan American Championships after that rest for a few weeks and then back at it trying to be one of the best,” he explained.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) defended their World Champions title on Sunday, by dominating in C2 500m olympic event. They crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute 56 seconds in a strong finish ahead of Hungary and Belarus.

Following her gold won on Saturday in the Women C1 200m, Vincent-Lapointe concluded the 2018 World Championships winning her 13th  Senior World Champion title by finishing first in the 5000m event.

Sunday morning, the Women’s C2 200m crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) placed 4th  in a solid final. Later during the day, the Women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Michelle Russell (Cheema, Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, Québec) and Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, Ontario) placed 9th in the 500m final.

Dominik Crête, from Trois-Rivières in Québec, qualified for the K1 200m B final where he placed 3rd  in a fast time of 35,7 seconds, with a time difference of only five tenths of a second from Spanish Carlos Garrote, winner of the A Final.

The last day of Worlds ended with the 5000m single events, where Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1) won gold, Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, Ontario; Men’s C1) placed 12th  and Russell (Women’s K1) finished 15th.

The Canadian Worlds Team is now on their way to Sherbrooke, Québec, where there will be attending the 119th  Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championshipstaking place on Lac des Nations, starting August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the Masters’ Championships.

 

Overall Ranking

EVENT CREW RANKING
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE 7th
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF 7th
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE 12th
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

15th
MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

20th
WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

17th
WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL 12th
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

14th
WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

9th
WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

7th
WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL 15th
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE 14th
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

16th
MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW 9th
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

15th
MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW 12th
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

4th
WC1 500m Katie VINCENT 3rd
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

1st
WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE 1st

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and results directly to your email.

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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Communications Coordinator

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(418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Is Now an 11 Times Senior World Champion
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 25, 2018) –Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) won an eleventh gold medal at the Senior World Championships winning the Women’s C1 200m event for the sixth time, on Saturday morning at the Montemor-O-Velho High Performance Centre in Portugal.

Earlier this week, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) also stepped on the World podium placing third in the Women’s C1 500m in a strong and exciting final.

Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will pair up to compete on Sunday in the Women’s C2 500m final, where they will look to defend their World Championships title won in this same event in 2017.

Canoe Kayak Canada’s Paracanoe athletes, who competed as part of this fully integrated Senior World Championships, all made the top ten during the competition. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 7th  in the Women’s KL3 200m event and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, Québec) also placed 7th  in the Men’s VL2 200m event.

Three-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw finished 9thin the Men’s C1 1000m after qualifying for the Final in a strong semi-final earlier in the day and Michelle Russell had a solid B Final in the Women’s K1 500m finishing in third place, 12thoverall.

On Sunday, Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Québec) will try to qualify in the Men’s K1 200m Final, the crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) will be looking to medal in the Women’s C2 200m Final, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will be looking to defend their World title and the Canadian Women’s K4 crew of Stott, Russell, Bissonnette and Schmidt will also compete in the 500m Final.

 

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.

Make sur to follow @PlanetCanoeand @CanoeKayakCANfor more live updates. Subscribe to Canoe Kayak Canada’s mailing listto get all news and results directly to your email.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada 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
21
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Top Paracanoe and Sprint Paddlers to Line Up for the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 21, 2018) – The best paddlers worldwide will be lining up this week for the biggest event of the season at the 2018 ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from August 22 to 26.

What:
ICF 2018 Paracanoe & Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships 

When:
Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 

Where:
Montemor Centro Nautico
High Performance Centre
Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal – Map

 

“Our preparation have been excellent and these Worlds are a great opportunity to test our progress toward qualifying for the Olympics in 2020,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“We had a great World Cup season earlier this summer and are looking to increase the number of finalists in all disciplines”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Cheif Technical Officer, Graham Barton.

Twenty-four Canadian athleteswill be competing this week at the High Performance Centre in the village of Montemor-O-Velho, located north of the Portuguese capital.

The Paracanoe team will start the show on Wednesday with Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) competing in the Men’s VL2 200m, followed by Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m and Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) in the Women’s VL2 and KL2 200m events.

The Canoe Sprint action will start on Thursday with many Canadian athletes competing, including 2017 World Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and 2018 U23 World Champion, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON).

During the week, the Canadian team will be looking to claim new World Champion titles and top honours in Canoe and Kayak Sprint events.

The 2018 Championship begins in Montemor-O-Velho on Wednesday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

 

EVENT CREW
MVL2 200m Mathieu ST-PIERRE
WKL3 200m Erica SCARFF
MK1 200m Dominik CRÊTE
MK2 200m Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

MK4 500m Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

WK2 200m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 500m Michelle RUSSELL
WK2 500m Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

WK4 500m Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

WK2 1000m Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

WK1 5000m Michelle RUSSELL
MC1 500m Craig SPENCE
MC2 500m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 1000m Mark OLDERSHAW
MC2 1000m Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

MC1 5000m Mark OLDERSHAW
WC1 200m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
WC2 200m Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

WC1 500m Katie VINCENT
WC2 500m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

WC1 5000m Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

 

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

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

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
World’s Best Canoe Polo Teams About to Compete on the Welland International Flatwater Center
Canoe Polo, World Championships
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WELLAND, ONTARIO (July 29, 2018) – Close to 70 national teams from over 25 different countries are getting ready on the Welland International Flatwater Centre for the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Championships. The action begins on Tuesday, July 31 and continue through until Sunday, August 5.

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships 

When:
Tuesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 5 

Where:
Welland International Flatwater Centre
145 Lincoln St, Welland, Canada – Map

“Canoe Kayak Canada is delighted to be welcoming the world to Welland in the beautiful Niagara Region to compete in a truly dynamic and exciting sport,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Casey Wade. “We are also pleased with the record attendance for these Championships outside of Europe with a total of 68 teams and more than 600 participating athletes from 26 nations attending”.

 

Watch live: 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Welland

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Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

The Championships’ opening ceremonies will take place Monday night in the city of Welland where a parade of nations will travel down King Street to the stage around 7 p.m. A concert performed by the band Honeymoon Suitewill be following the parade.

The on-water action begins Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the U21 Women’s and Men’s team. The full schedule can be found here.More information can be found on the International Canoe Federation event’s page.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe,@CanoePolo2018 and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates. You can also catch some of the action live by following our Canadian Women’s Team on Instagramand @CanoePolo2018.

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

 

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
29
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Named Canoe Sprint Best Junior and U23 Women Canoe Federation at World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) – After winning one more gold medal on the last day of the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Bulgaria, Canoe Kayak Canada was named best federation in the Women’s Sprint Canoe category.

Julia Lilley Osende of the Mic Mac Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia and partner Sophia Jensen of Cascades Club in Chelsea, Québec won Canada’s fifth gold medal on Sunday morning. The junior crew managed to pass China in the last 100 meters of the race and claimed the World Champions title in the Women’s C2 500m.  Canada took gold with a fast time of 1 minute 58,3 seconds, followed closely by the Chinese crew (1:58,9) and Hungary (2:00,1).

“We could feel and see that the Chinese crew was really close in the last part of the race, but we really wanted to get this gold, so we did everything we could and went harder,” said Sophia Jensen right after winning her third World Champion title in Plovdiv.

“It feels really great, I am really happy we came here and showed what we could do. I have been really excited for Sophia all week and I am glad we worked hard together to get that one more gold medal,” added Julia Lilley Osende, Junior World Champion for the first time.

 

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Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

The U23 Men’s K4 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Marshall Hugues (Cheema, Nova Scotia) and Zane Clarke (Maskwa, Nova Scotia) also showed a great performance on Sunday by placing 6th in an exciting final. The Canadian crew finished in a time of 1 minute 19,6 seconds, a new National Record for the team in this event. Slovakia took the lead just a few seconds ahead, with a time of 1 minute 17,9 seconds.

Saturday’s bronze medallists Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) took part in the U23 Women’s C2 500m where they place 6th with a time of 2:01,9 seconds.

Laurent Lavigne from Trois-Rivières placed 3rd in the Junior Men K1 500m B final, Ottawa’s U23 Women Kayak athlete, Madeline Schmidt, placed 5th in the K1 500m B final and the Junior Women K2 crew of Maren Bradley (Ottawa, Ontario) and Brooklyn Wodehouse (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 8th in the 500m B final.

The Canadian Team concludes this Junior and U23 World Championship with a total of 5 gold medals, 1 bronze medal and the International Canoe Federation award of the best women’s canoe federation. More information can be found on the ICF websiteand you can watch all races again on Planet Canoe.

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

 

 

Jul
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two More Golds and One Bronze For Canada on Day 3 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) Women’s Canoe U23 and Junior team dominated again in Plovdiv by winning two more golds and one bronze medal on Saturday at the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and Sophia Jensen (Cascades, Québec) both claimed their second World Champion title in the U23 and Junior C1 200m final, respectively.

After both winning their C1 500m gold medals on Friday, Vincent and Jensen proved everyone they were the best in the world in these events.

“It’s been an amazing few days racing in Plovdiv with the Canadian team,” said Katie Vincent, after winning this weekend her 5th C1 World Champion title ever. “The vibe here on the team isvery important, everyone is focused and ready to go, proud of representing Canada at such a major event!”.

Katie Vincent is now done racing at this Championship and will be taking over @CanoeKayakCAN social media channels on Sunday cheering on her teammates and showing Canada how it’s like behing the World Championships scene.

 

Follow our Canadian ???????? sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ????????????????Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Saturday, July 28, 2018

 

Teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) also stepped on the world’s podium by picking up bronze in the U23 Women C2 200m final. The Canadian crew crossed the finish line with a time of 45,4 seconds, behind Belarus (43,7 seconds) and Uzbekistan (43,8 seconds).

Also taking parts in finals today was the Women’s C2 Junior crew of Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, Ontario) and Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia). They placed 5th in the 200m final with a time of 46,7 closely won by the France crew (46,1 seconds).

On the men’s kayak side, Junior athlete Alexandre Martin (Trois-Rivières, Québec) finished 5th in the K1 200m final with a time of 35,9. The sprint was won by Poland who crossed the finish line in a time of 35,2 seconds.

“It was another fantastic day for Team Canada with the Women’s Canoe leading the way, once again,” explained CKC’s head coach, Anders Gustaffson. “We have a very positive momentum within the team right now and we are hungry for more great performances in the remaining finals tomorrow!”

Action continues on Sunday in Plovdiv, with the last semi-finals and finals of this Championship. Make sure to watch our U23 Men’s K4 crew, Junior Women’s C2, U23 Women’s K1 athlete Madeline Schmidt, U23 Women’s C2 crew and more exciting races. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Two Gold Medals for Canada on Day 1 of Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 27, 2018) – Canadian Junior and U23 athletes Sophia Jensen and Katie Vincent stole the show in Plovdiv on Friday by both winning a gold medal in the Junior and U23 Women’s C1 500m events.

It only took one paddle stroke for the 16-year-old athlete from Chelsea, Quebec, Sophia Jensen, to take the lead in the Junior C1 500m big final. Some 2 minutes and 19 seconds later, Jensen was crossing the finish line first, three seconds ahead of Russia and Hungary.

Under-23 athlete, Katie Vincent, of Mississauga, Ont., repeated the feat in her category’s event by crossing the finish line with a time of 2 minutes 9 seconds, a few tenths of a second ahead of Belarus and Russia.

 

“Sometimes, our woman’s canoe team make seems what they do look easy. But we know and see daily how much hard work and focus that lies behind their success,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach Anders Gustafsson. “These races are extremely hard to win and I’m immensely proud of the girls and their achievements today”.

Watch Sophia’s gold medal race here:

 

Watch Katie’s gold medal race here:

 

Five other Canadian athletes took part in the finals of Friday. Nova Scotian canoeist, Craig Spence, showed a great performance in a strong U23 C1 1000m final coming 5th with a time of 4 min 14 seconds.

The Junior crew of Alix Plomteux (Lac Beauport, Qc) and Philipe Turcanu (Ottawa, Ont.) had a great race leading the way in the C2 1000m and placed 6th after a hard and solid finish with a time of 3 min 56,6 seconds, just three seconds behind Russia’s gold medalists.

Ontario athlete, Maren Bradley, placed second in the Junior Women’s K1 1000m B final, while Cameron Low, also from Ontario, finished 6th in the Men’s B final.

Action start again on Saturday in Plovdiv, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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.

 

Watch the Men’s C2 final here:

 

Watch Craig’s final here:

Follow our Canadian ???????? sprint team at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ????????????????Watch the action…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Friday, July 27, 2018

 

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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

 

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For more information :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

Jul
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Sprint Top Paddlers to Line Up for Junior and U23 Sprint World Championships  
Canoe Sprint, World Championships
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PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 25, 2018) – Some 1000 athletes from 68 nations will line up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada’s top paddlers will be battling for top honours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 26 to 29.

 

What:
ICF 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships 

When:
Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29

 Where:
Plovdiv Rowing Canal, Final Complex
4002 Septemvri,
Plovdiv, Bulgarie – Map

 

Twenty Canadian athletes will be competing this week on the waters of Bulgaria’s second-largest city. Katie Vincent (Ontario) will be battling to get her U23 C1 200m World Champion title again, while Sophia Jensen (Quebec) will try to get the same title in the Junior category, where she placed 2ndin Pitesti, Romania last year.

The Canadian team will also be looking to claim the World Champion’s title in the U23 Men’s K4 event and step on the Worlds podium in many other events.

“We have a promising team competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships this year and we are very confident they will be able to achieve great results,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.

“Our athletes have been stepping up their game in the last months by training hard and working on our vision for the coming years and this Championship will be a good opportunity for our team to test the preparation in our Together to Tokyo vision.”

The 2018 Championship begins in Plovdiv on Thurday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.

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.

Jul
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Canoe Slalom Team to Compete at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships
Canoe Slalom, World Championships
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IVREA, ITALY (July 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s top Canoe Slalom athletes will be representing Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships. The event is taking place in the small town of Ivrea, in Italy from July 17 to 22.

“Our Canadian Slalom athletes have now finished their last training session on the Ivrea course which is one of the toughest Whitewater courses on the International circuit,” said James Cartwright, High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They have been preparing for this major championship all summer and I am confident our young and experienced group of paddlers will be able to achieve great performances this week.”

The Canadian Team’s athletes were selected at the National Slalom Team trials last May and have spent the last two weeks in Europe developing their skills on different Whitewater course in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia leading up to the Junior and U23 World Championships.

 

What:

2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships

When:

July 17 to 22, 2018

Where:

Via Dora Baltea,

1, 10015 Ivrea TO,

Ivrea, Italy – Map

 

You can get the competition schedule here and the live results here.

Watch the races live on the International Canoe Federation Website and visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information. Make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for all 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

Jul
10
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships Team
Canoe Marathon, World Championships
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) are proud to announce the selection of ten Canadian athletes to represent the country at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council is excited to announce the members of Canada’s National Marathon Team that will compete at this year’s Worlds Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s MCRC. “Drawn from CKC’s member clubs, these athletes have demonstrated the diligence, exceptional skills and positive attitude that characterize our athletes on the world stage. We eagerly await their competitions in September!”

The following athletes were selected at the 2018 Marathon Championships Qualifiers that were held last May on Shumway Lake in Kamloops, British Columbia. The MCRC was responsible of the approval of all nominations following the selection criteria that was posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada website earlier this year.

 

Canoe Marathon National Team

Category Athlete Hometown Event(s)
Junior Women’s Canoe Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS C-1
Junior Women’s Kayak Samathan Morse Halifax, NS K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Emma Mitchell Winnipeg, MB K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Sam Sula Mississauga, ON K-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Kayak Michael Lanyon Kamloops, BC K-1
Senior Women’s Canoe Maddy Mitchell Winnipeg, MB C-1
Senior Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-2
Senior Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-2

 

Visit the International Canoe Federation Website to get more information about the the 2018 Canoe Marathon World Championships and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN to get 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

Mar
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada announces the selection of National Teams for the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
World Championships
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (March 8, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to  nominate a team to represent Canada at the 2018 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Dragon Boat (DB) World Championships taking place in Gainesville, Georgia (USA), scheduled September 13th to 16th.

Canoe Kayak Canada has named Jerome Seremak as Head Coach of the DB National Team and Gord Ramsey as National DB Team Manager for this event.

“We are very excited to lead the CKC team headed to the 2018 ICF DB World Championships,” said Jerome Seremak, “We are inviting all eligible paddlers to try out for these teams and look forward to seeing the world-class teams Canada will be able to send to Gainsville in September.”

The CKC Dragon Boat Selection Committee will organise spring training camps in March and April. Camps will be optional, but will provide the committee with important data like athlete physical, technique and team attributes.

With the oversight of Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada, Seremak and DB coaching staff will lead the selection of crew for this championship based on the following criteria:

  • Physical Testing:

Pull Downs (50% of Body Weight, max. reps in 1 minute)

Sit Ups (Max. reps in 1 minute)

Rowing Erg (Timed distance at Level 5 on 1,000 m)

 

  • Video Testing:

Interested athletes are required to submit different video footage of at least 15 seconds of them paddling to demonstrate adaptability.

A total of four (4) video clips will be required (find all details in the CKC Dragon Boat Worlds Selection Process document linked below).

Physical testing and video testing MUST be submitted to the CKC Selection Committee at (dragonboat@canoekayak.ca) by June 15, 2018.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMELINES:

 April/May: Spring Training Camps
For more camp information email about these camps, please directly contact: dragonboat@canoekayak.ca

JUNE 15: Submission deadline – Physical testing and Video testing

JULY 6: Final selection results and score posted

JULY 18: CKC Dragon Boat National Team Rosters announcement

JULY 29: Race Test Event against Team USA (Chicago Open, USA)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Download the full Selection Criteria HERE

To get more information about the event, please visit the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships website: https://www.canoeicf.com/dragon-boat-world-championships/lake-lanier-gainesville-2018

 

 

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

CKC Dragon Boat Selection Committee
Gord Ramsey / Jerome Seremak / Blake Hara
dragonboat@canoekayak.ca

Dec
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina
World Championships
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13 Canadian Athletes Competed at the 2017 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in San Juan, Argentina

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 4, 2017) – The ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships were held from November 27 to December 2 in San Juan, Argentina. Nick Troutman and Devyn Scott managed to make it to the quarter-finals, and Kalem Kennedy made it to the semi-finals.

The Canoe Freestyle World Championships took place at the « White Water » Park, downstream of the Ullum Dam on the San Juan River in Argentina. Organized by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the competition was spread over five (5) days.

Nick Troutman in action on the San Juan River. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

Troutman’s family cheering for Canadian athletes in Argentina. (Photo: Peter Holcombe)

 

Kalem Kennedy (Pembroke, ON) made it to the men’s Squirt semi-final. Despite his good performance, he was unable to reach the final but finished 7th in the semi.

Nicholas Troutman (Beachburg, ON) And Devyn Scott (Pakenham, ON) both made it to the quarter-finals in the men’s K1 event finishing 12th and 16th, respectively.

Photo: Peter Holcombe

Photo: Peter Holcombe

 

Other Canadian athletes performed well in the preliminaries. The complete results of the Canadian team are summarized in the table below.

First Name Last Name Discipline Finish  Level
Kalem Kennedy Men’s Squirt 7th Semis
Mark Richard Men’s Squirt 11th Heats
Pierce Huser Jr Men’s K1 18th Heats
Sam Duff Jr Men’s K1 19th Heats
Marc-Antoine D’Avignon Jr Men’s K1 21st Heats
Nick Troutman Men’s K1 12th Quarters
Devyn Scott Men’s K1 16th Quarters
Sydney Nixon Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Katie Kowalski Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Alex Maggs Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Cheryl McGregor Women’s K1 Unlisted Heats
Marc Godbout Men’s C1 11th Heats
Kalem Kennedy Men’s C1 15th Heats

 

To get more information about the competition, full results and watch the live videos, visit the event’s website : https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-freestyle-world-championships/san-juan-2017

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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

Sep
30
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Personal best for Smedley at World Championships
World Championships
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PAU, FRANCE (September 30, 2017) – Cameron Smedley of Ottawa paddled to a personal best result at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Pau, France finishing 18th overall in a highly competitive men’s C1 field.

“Cam made a big breakthrough this year qualifying for all the semifinals of the international season. I’m happy to see him finish the season on a strong run in the semifinal today. He should be proud of how he performed under pressure and this shows that he is closing the gap” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager.

Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek finished on top of the men’s canoe podium after putting down an exhilarating run of 94.81 seconds and finishing ahead of Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafkovsky and Michal Martikan in second and third respectively.

Australia’s Jessica Fox stunned the crowd winning the women’s kayak World Championships title by a margin of 4.62 seconds ahead of Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova with of Germany’s Ricarda Funk placing third.

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube’s channel.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Sep
28
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Smedley Qualifies In the C1 Event Semi-Finals in Pau, France
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PAU, FRANCE (September 27, 2017) – Cameron Smedley (Ottawa, ON) has advanced directly to the semi-final in the men’s C1 event this morning on Day 3 at the Canoe Slalom World Championships. Smedley managed to finish 18th in the morning heats and will be competing again on Saturday, where he will be looking to advance to the final.

“Cameron’s run was right on pace with the world’s top paddlers on the top half of the course, there are a few sections on the bottom where we can make up some time so I feel good about Cameron’s potential” added national team head coach Michal Staniszewski.

“Cameron has spent a lot of time training here in Pau over the past two seasons so it’s nice to see his hard work paying off,” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s high performance manager.

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) got off to a promising start earlier this morning, placing 28th on his first run, 8th spots back from the first run cut-off. Spencer was able to produce competitive second run but he picked up a couple of touches which pushed him down to the 47th place. Also competing in Men’s C1 was Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) who placed 60th.

https://youtu.be/KfI6gsYrB6E

In the women’s kayak event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (39th), Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail (40th) and Lois Betteridge of Ottawa (45th) struggled to find their best form on today’s race course. All three athletes managed to improve on their second runs through the race course but penalties and technical errors kept them from moving on to the semifinals.

Cameron Smedley will be competing later this week in Saturday’s C1 men semi-final and in Sunday’s Extreme Slalom competition along with teammates Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu and Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB).

https://youtu.be/pF6xxU0ig8w

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada YouTube’s channel.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Sep
26
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 ICF Slalom World Championships: Smedley, Pomeroy and Laviolette Finish 8th in the Team Event
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PAU, FRANCE (September 26, 2017) – The Canadian team of Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON), Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) and Yannick Laviolette (St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC) placed 8th this morning in the men’s C1 team event on Day 1 at the Slalom World Championships in Pau, France.

“I am really proud of how the team performed today in Pau. The men’s canoe team scored one of Canada’s best results in this team event,” said James Cartwright, slalom High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our athletes have achieved excellent results today while respecting their race plans and facing very good teams from all over the world,” Cartwright added proudly.

The racing conditions on Tuesday morning were perfect and the women’s team of Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) were also able to deliver a strong race run while finishing 11th in the K1 team event.

Cameron Smedley also teamed up in the men’s K1 team event, with Michael Tyler (Ottawa, ON) and David Ford (Edmonton, AB). Unfortunately, the crew was later disqualified after one of their boats didn’t pass the equipment control.

The team were feeling good this morning and we are eager to race in the individual events at these World Championships,” said James Cartwright. “We know the course well and starting with team races today set a good tone for the remainder of the week.”

The Canadian team will move onto racing in the individual C1 and K1 races later this week.

Wednesday, September 27th Thursday, September 28th
Women’s C1

Lois Betteridge

Haley Daniels

 

Men’s K1

David Ford

Michael Tyler

 

Women’s K1
Lois Betteridge

Florence Maheu

Jessica Groeneveld

 

Men’s C1

Yannick Laviolette

Spencer Pomero

Camerson Smedley

 

 

 

To get the full schedule and online results, go to the event website. You can also watch the live races online on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Youtube Channel.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

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

 

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Joannie Verret
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(418) 271-3785

 

Sep
13
Canoe Kayak Canada
2017 Canoe Marathon World Championship: Canadian athletes proudly represented the country in South Africa
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 13, 2017) – Four Canadian athletes have made a name for themselves on the international stage at the 2017 Canoe Marathon World Championships. The annual regatta organized by the International Canoe Federation was held from September 7 to 10 in Pietermaritzburg, near the city of Durban in South Africa.

“The whole experience was unreal, it’s completely different than sprint canoe,” said Madeline Mitchell (Winnipeg, Manitoba), on her return home. “Although the marathon race can be two hours long, the result can be determined in the first few meters of the race, anything can happen,” explained the one who completed the 19km individual women’s canoe race.

Mitchell achieved an extremely satisfying result by finishing in 4th position, less than fifteen minutes behind the Ukrainian, Liudmyla Babak, who completed the race in 1 hour 47 minutes. “There were some really strong paddlers out there, 4th is a tough spot to finish after such a grueling race, but I’m extremely happy that I made the commitment to the race and to representing Canada. Each time I came through the portage, the announcers would talk about how Canada has had an impact on the inclusion of the women’s canoe on the international stage and that I was the first to represent Canada in women’s canoe at a Marathon World Championship, it was very encouraging,” she explained.

Madeline Mitchell (Winniped, Manitoba) finishing 4th in the Women’s Canoe event.   / Photo: ICF

In the women’s kayak, Samantha Sula (Balmy Beach, Ont.) Finished 14th in the 19km Junior Women’s K1. On the men’s side, Alec Myles (Trois-Rivières, Quebec) took part in the 19km of the Junior Men’s K1, but unfortunately did not finish the race, as well as for Frank Desrosiers (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced the 30km Men’s K1.

“My race was cut short as I tipped at the first turn, but my overall experience was amazing. The feeling of wearing the maple leaf and representing my country on the world stage is something I will remember for the rest of my life,” explained Alec Myles, who was participating in his first international competition.

Find all the results, photos and videos of the competition on the event’s 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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(418) 271-3785

 

Aug
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Double Gold for Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Kayak World Championships
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Double Gold for Vincent-Lapointe at Canoe Kayak World Championships

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 27, 2017) – Canadian Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) captured her second world title in two days, winning the Women’s C-1 200m Final on the last day of competition at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

On the heels of her triumph yesterday in the C-2 500m Final with partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON), Vincent-Lapointe dominated the international field in today’s 200m sprint and crossed the finish line in a world record time of 45.478 seconds.

“I’m extremely happy to win back my world title after missing a few strokes in 2015 and finishing fourth,” said Vincent-Lapointe after the race. “This event has been good for us winning in world record times and taking the overall title for Women’s Canoe at these World Championships. It’s been a great start on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but there’s still a lot of hard work ahead.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe breaking the world record in the C-1 200m.

With her dominant performance at this week’s World Sprint Championships, Vincent-Lapointe has solidified her reputation as the athlete to beat as the world’s best female canoers prepare for their first-ever Olympic competition in Tokyo in 2020.

“It’s been almost 20 years since the last time Canada won two gold medals in Olympic events at a World Championship,” added Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “That was 1998 when Stephen Giles and Caroline Brunet shared the honours. I’m really pleased with the results and with the team’s overall performance this week.”

In other Day 5 action, the Canadian K-4 Men’s crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) delivered an impressive bounce-back performance to win the 500m B Final.

“Our guys just missed a berth in the A Final yesterday,” added Barton. “So what this result confirms is that Canada’s K-4 crew belongs with the best in the world. I’m really excited about what our sprint program is capable of achieving over the next few years.”

Men’s K-4 crew happy after their first place in the B final.

On the women’s side, Canada’s K-4 crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) also delivered a strong performance, finishing second in the B Final behind the boat from Portugal.

The Men’s C-4 1000m A Final saw the Canadian crew of Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON), Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC), Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) finish a very respectable 9th place.

Quebec City’s, Andreanne Langlois, wrapped up a strong world championship with a third place finish in the B Final of the Women’s K-1 200m.

In the B Final of the Men’s K-1 500m, Canada’s Jarett Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) finished 6th.

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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(418) 271-3785

Aug
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
Vincent-Lapointe Continues to Dominate in Women’s Canoe at World Sprint Championships
World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 25, 2017) – Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) clocked the fastest time in the Women’s C-1 200m heats today, advancing straight through to tomorrow’s Semi-final at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic. The defending World Cup Champion also achieved a personal best for boat speed, reaching just over 18 kilometers per hour.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe giving her last strokes in the C-1 200m

Several other Canadians qualified for semi-finals tomorrow, including:

  • the Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) in the 500m distance. The foursome finds itself up against a deep, highly competitive field. They delivered a solid performance today, finishing third in a strong heat. A relatively young crew, they’ll be looking to put together another good race to earn a berth in Sunday’s “A” Final;
  • Andreanne Langlois (Quebec, QC) looked hungry in finishing fourth in a tightly contested K-1 200m heat;
  • the Women’s K-4 crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) will need a top 3 finish in tomorrow’s semi-final to qualify for the “A” Final;
  • Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) in the Men’s K-1 200m;
  • former Olympic medallist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) and teammate, Mark James (Dartmouth, NS), will be hoping to use the semi-final to bounce back from a disappointing performance in today’s heats of the C-2 1000m competition.

Competing at his first senior world championships, Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) finished fifth in his semi-final today to qualify for Sunday’s K-1 500m “B” Final.

The Men’s K4 making their way to the semi-final in the 500m race.

“We’re seeing some encouraging performances here,” said Graham Barton, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer. “In just about every event, we see Canadian athletes demonstrating that they can compete with the best in the world. But we’re a relatively young team and there’s a lot of work to be done over the next couple of years to get ready for Olympic and Paralympic qualification.”

Barton noted that this week’s championships will give athletes and coaches a clear idea of what areas they need to work on as they head into the fall training period. “The goal is to eliminate inconsistencies and improve on the parts of the races that aren’t working as well as we’d like them to,” he added.

In addition to the slate of semi-finals tomorrow, Vincent-Lapointe will team up with Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) to compete in the C-2 500m “A” Final. The duo clocked the fastest time in the heats on Thursday.

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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(418) 271-3785

Aug
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
Three Canadian Crews Qualify for “A” Finals at ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 24, 2017) – Canadians Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) clocked the fastest time of the day in the C2 500m heats and advanced directly to Saturday’s “A” Final at the ICF Canoe Kayak Sprint World Championships in Račice, Czech Republic.

Vincent-Lapointe is the reigning C1 World Cup Champion and the world record holder in the C1 200m. Her C2 partner, Katie Vincent, is coming off an impressive performance at the U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania where she captured gold in the Women’s C1 200m.

Other Canadian crews advancing to “A” finals included Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) in the Men’s K-2 200m, and on the women’s side, Courtney Stott (Oakville, ON) and Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) in the Women’s K-2 1000m.

Photo: Balint Vekassy

The only Canadian to compete in a final today was Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) who delivered her best-ever finish at a World Championships, finishing fourth in the Paracanoe KL3 200m.

“This is a terrific result for Erica,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “She’s shown steady improvement over the last three years: from a 7th place finish in 2015, to 6th last year, and now just one spot away from a medal. She’s definitely established herself as one of the best in the world.”

Photo: Balint Vekassy

There are several Canadians to watch on Day 3:

  • The Men’s K-4 crew of Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) will look to make a statement in their 500m heats. At last month’s U23 Sprint World Championships, the Canadian crew came within one-tenth-of-a-second of a gold medal;
  • Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is the pre-race favourite heading into the Women’s C-1 200m heats;
  • 2012 Olympic medallist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), will team up with Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) in the C-2 1000m competition;
  • Andreanne Langlois (Quebec, QC) will draw on 2016 Olympic experience in the K-1 200m; and,
  • Coming off a strong performance in the Women’s K-2 1000m, Courtney Stott and Alanna Bray-Lougheed will team up with Lisa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) and Natalie Davidson (Ottawa, ON) in the K-4 500m.

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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(418) 271-3785

Aug
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canadian Paddlers “Upbeat” at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (August 23, 2017) – The mood amongst Team Canada athletes is upbeat as a mix of rookies and seasoned veterans makes final preparations for this week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Led by defending World Cup champion and world record holder, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) in women’s canoe, and Olympic medalist, Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), in men’s canoe, the Canadian contingent is ready to take on the best in the world as they start their journey towards the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

Photo: Canoe Kayak Canada

“This event will give our athletes and coaches a good sense for where they’re at and what they’ll need to do if they hope to qualify for Tokyo,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer for Canoe Kayak Canada. “For the younger athletes, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to learn from their teammates about what it takes to compete for a spot on the podium at an elite international competition.”

This is a year of transition for Canada’s sprint canoe and kayak program, with several athletes retiring after last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. Younger athletes now have the opportunity to test themselves against top-notch competition.

Besides Vincent-Lapointe and Oldershaw, Barton says he’s excited to watch the Men’s K-4 crew of

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Marshall Hughes (Waverly, NS), and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC). At the recent U23 Sprint World Championships in Romania, Canada’s four-man crew came within one-tenth-of-a-second of a gold medal in the 500m final. For this week’s championships, Canada has added some veteran experience in Cochrane who has two Olympic Games under his belt.

In Paracanoe action today, Canada’s Erica Scarff (Toronto, ON) advanced to tomorrow’s final in the KL3 200m after finishing third in her heat.

Photo: Shelly Beazley

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
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jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785