CHILLIWACK, BC – Fresh off celebrating podium performances at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, CanoeKayak Canada’s four canoe slalom medalists are getting ready for yet another competition.
The Canadian National Whitewater Championships are taking place on the Tamihi Rapids in Chilliwack, BC from July 22 to 26. Both National Team athletes and aspiring up-and-comers will compete. The event is hosted by the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club and CanoeKayak BC, and sanctioned by CanoeKayak Canada.
All four Canadian canoe slalom athletes at the Pan Am Games made the podium this past weekend in Minden, ON. Gold-medalist Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC will be a strong hometown contender in the Women’s K1. Silver medalist Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON will compete in Men’s C1. Bronze medalist Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB will compete in Men’s K1 and bronze medalist Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB will compete in Women’s C1.
The competition starts off with downriver races and the canoe slalom action will heat up this weekend. Spectators and media are welcome to attend this free event.
CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada