PaddleALL Teams announced for the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships

Canoe Sprint, World Championships
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (July 25, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), Canoe ‘22 and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) are pleased to announce the official PaddleALL teams that will be competing at the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Both domestic and international athletes with intellectual disabilities will have the incredible opportunity to showcase their speed alongside the world’s most talented paddlers on Lake Banook.

Exhibition races are set to kick off on Thursday, August 4th and will feature three Canadian teams from Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the host province of Nova Scotia. Joining them on the water will be two athletes from Team Germany – multi-medalists from the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

“We are so happy, excited and proud to bring many of our PaddleALL athletes to the World Championships in Dartmouth.  What an event it will be to watch,”said LA Schmidt, Special Olympics Assistant Coach & CKC Sprint Commodore. “PaddleALL communities across Canada will come together to show everyone their amazing talent as well as welcoming International athletes from Germany to race with us.”

CKC’s PaddleALL programming encourages athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and race to be their best in sport. PaddleALL will leave a legacy for future programming in Canada and continue to encourage athletes to strive to achieve their greatest potential in sport.


Representing Team Canada:


From Nova Scotia:

Emmett Burnie – Cheema Canoe Club

Matthew Casey – Cheema Canoe Club

Liam Conrad – Cheema Canoe Club

Payton Dicks – Cheema Canoe Club

Leighanne Porter Salvaterra – Senobe Aquatic Club

Milo Sankay – Cheema Aquatic Club

Victoria Scattolon – Senobe Aquatic Club

Sam Starr – Senobe Aquatic Club

Ashley Thomas – Cheema Aquatic Club

Xavier Tyler – Cheema Canoe Club

Drew Warkentin – Maskwa Aquatic Club


From Ontario:

 Jeffrey Campbell – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Darryl Clark – Carleton Place Canoe Club

Rachel Cohen – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Samuel Galazka – Rideau Canoe Club

Nathan Gillen – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Abigail Latour – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Annie Leonard – Burloak Canoe Club

Sarah Madore – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Melanie Manion – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Quinn Martin – Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

Gohulan Rajalingam – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Logan Ryan – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Stone Shearer – Peterborough Canoe and Kayak Club

Fletcher Sloan – Rideau Canoe Club

Kevin Tobin – Ottawa RiverCanoe Club


From Prince Edward Island

Alyssa Chapman – Brudenell Canoe Kayak Club


Representing Team Germany:

Sebastian Girke

Leona Johs


Inquiries can be directed to Kenna Robins Senior Manager, National Program Development or Jessica Kenney Project Manager, National Program Development
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About Canoe Kayak Canada

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




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Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead