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Graham Barton retiring as CKC Chief Technical Officer – Ian Mortimer taking over the reins

Sep
29
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ON (September 29, 2021) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) announces the retirement of Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Graham Barton following five years with the organization after returning from Own The Podium. Ian Mortimer will be assuming the role of CTO in leading the technical side of the organization effective October 1, 2021. “As a […]... Read More

Canadian paddlers compete at World Marathon Championships

Sep
28
CKC

OTTAWA, ON (September 28, 2021) — Canoe Kayak Canada Marathon team is racing at the 2021 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships this week in Bascov, Romania. The Canadian team will compete from September 30 – October 3, led by Team Leader and CKC President, Chris Helyar. The World Marathon Championships is a lap-format race with […]... Read More

Katie Vincent crowned World Champion

Sep
19
CKC

Katie Vincent wins gold in the C1 200m at the 2021 Senior World Championships. Vincent had never won a senior world championship medal in the women’s C1 200m before Sunday, having watched teammate and C2 partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe take six of the past eight titles. Vincent broke through on Sunday, out-sprinting Spain’s Antia Jacome and Poland’s Dorota […]... Read More

3 World Titles, 9 medals for Canada

Sep
7
CKC

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, (September 7, 2021) – Team Canada returned to Junior/U23 international competition this weekend earning three World titles and a total of nine medals at the ICF World Championships. Sophia Jensen (Cascades Canoe Club) led the medal haul for Canada, earning two gold medals, a silver and a bronze medal in women’s and mixed canoe […]... Read More

2020 Paralympic Games: Follow the Team in Tokyo

Aug
30
Canoe Kayak Canada

Monday August 30, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s Para canoe team is ready for Paralympic action this week at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan. Three athletes will make their Paralympic debuts including Brianna Hennessy (Ottawa, ON), Andrea Nelson (Markham, ON), and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC). Here is everything you need to know to […]... Read More

2021 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship Teams Announced

Aug
30
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 29, 2021) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Sprint World Championship teams – Senior, Para, Under 23, Junior and Olympic Hopes. Following a week of exciting racing at the 2021 Sprint National Championships at the Rideau Canoe Club, athletes were selected based on their performances in their […]... Read More

Canoe Slalom Team Selections

Aug
26
Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA (August 26, 2021) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce the eight slalom athletes that have been selected to compete in the 2021 International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cups and World Championships. The athletes qualified at Ottawa River Runners Tailrace on August 21-22 and will compete in three international events this fall. World […]... Read More

CKC Statement on the Passing of Terry Orlick

Aug
24
CKC

Canoe Kayak Canada is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Orlick, professor of Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Ottawa, renowned Mental Performance Coach, author and long-time member of the support team for CKC National Team athletes. Terry was a noted leader in the development of the field of Sport […]... Read More

CANOE KAYAK CANADA SEEKING AN ASSISTANT NATIONAL TEAM COACH

Aug
19
Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the recognized authority by the International Canoe Federation on all aspects of paddling in Canada including the Olympic disciplines of sprint and slalom, and the Paralympic discipline of Paracanoe. Our vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities, and champions. We are seeking an individual for a permanent […]... Read More

Call for Candidates – Board of Directors Paddling Association Representative

Aug
11
Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors.  This position is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization. The Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of 10 and […]... Read More