2022 Canadian Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Championship Teams announced

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2022 Canadian Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Championship Teams announced
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 5, 2022) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is thrilled to announce the 2022 Canoe and Paracanoe Sprint Senior World Championship teams heading to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to compete at home against the most powerful paddlers on the planet.

Following a week of exciting racing at the National Team trials at the Olympic Basin, athletes were selected based on their combined performances at National Team Trials #1 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the second set of trials held in Montreal from June 24-27.

The Canadian Canoe and Paracanoe Sprint team World Championship team will compete at Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from August 3-7 with a strong contingent of medal potential paddlers and several Tokyo 2020 Olympians returning to competition, including hometown athlete, Connor Fitzpatrick.

“I am very excited to be racing a world championship event on my home lake,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s been a dream to race at an international level competition on this lake and I am happy I will be part of it. Racing in front of a supportive Nova Scotia paddling community is going to be exciting for the entire city!”

The event program includes races in women’s, men’s, and paracanoe categories of canoe and kayak in single, doubles and quad boat races. A total of 32 different finals will be raced in 200, 500, 1000, and 5000 meter distances.

Olympic bronze medallist and 2021 World Champion, Katie Vincent will be on the start line in Dartmouth. At World Cup 2 in Poland earlier this season, Katie secured a gold medal in the new C4 500m event, silver in the C1 200m, 5km long distance event, and the C2 mixed 500m with partner Connor Fitzpatrick. She finished just off the podium in 4th place in the women’s C2 500m with Sloan Mackenzie.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be part of the home team this year at the World Championships on Lake Banook,” said Vincent. “I hope, as a whole team, we can carry the momentum from our successful World Cup tour and create some memories that will inspire the next generation of paddlers all across Canada!”

The Canadian Paracanoe Sprint team will feature 2 returning Tokyo Paralympians, including Mathieu St-Pierre, Brianna Hennessy, as well as Erica Scarff, who competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Six Paracanoe athletes will be making their international debut in Halifax, making it the largest contingent of Canadian Paracanoe paddlers qualified for World Championships.

“I am honoured to have been selected to represent Canada at the World Champs this year,” said Paralympian, Brianna Hennessy. “Canoe’22 is very near and dear to me, as we will be racing on home turf in Halifax, Nova Scotia! I am so excited to be part of welcoming countries through the spirit of sport, from all over the world, to Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people!”

The highly anticipated International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships (Canoe ’22) will be a landmark international event for Halifax Regional Municipality. “Not only is this a great opportunity to celebrate sport and our world class Canadian athletes but it’s also a chance for us all to reconnect with friends and neighbours in the spirit of celebrating and showcasing our beautiful community,” said Jill D’Alessio, Chair of the host society.

“It is an honour to be part of this team as we head out on our home course in the beautiful natural arena of Lake Banook in a few short weeks,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “The community in Dartmouth, and the entire country, are ready to cheer on our athletes and I know our team will be looking to inspire the next generation of young paddlers and those who might want to take up the sport. It will be a special time in Nova Scotia.”

 

2022 SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

 

Men’s Kayak

Laurent Lavigne – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

Cameron Low – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Nick Matveev – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Brian Malfesi – Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club

Simon McTavish – Mississauga Canoe Club

Pierre-Luc Poulin – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac-Beauport

 

Men’s Canoe

Édouard Beaumier – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

Andrew Billard – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Peter Bradley – Rideau Canoe Club

Connor Fitzpatrick – Senobe Aquatic Club

Bret Himmelman – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Tyler Laidlaw – Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club

Alix Plomteux – Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac-Beauport

Matthew O’Neill – Rideau Canoe Club

Craig Spence – Cheema Aquatic Club

 

Women’s Kayak

Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – Rideau Canoe Club

Natalie Davison – Rideau Canoe Club

Andréanne Langlois – Club de Canoë-Kayak de Vitesse de Trois Rivières

Riley Melanson – Cheema Aquatic Club

Michelle Russell – Cheema Aquatic Club

Madeline Schmidt – Rideau Canoe Club

Courtney Stott – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

 

Women’s Canoe

Jacy Grant – Cheema Aquatic Club

Sophia Jensen – Cascades

Sloan MacKenzie – Cheema Aquatic Club

Julia Lilley Osende – Mic Mac Aquatic Canoe Club

Katie Vincent – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

Men’s Paracanoe

Yves Bourque – Club de canotage du Shawinigan

Benjamin Brown – Maskwa Aquatic Club

Gabriel Ferron-Bouius – Rideau Canoe Club

Miguel Garcia Sanchez – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Stefan Samolia – Balmy Beach Canoe Club

Mathieu St-Pierre – Club de canotage du Shawinigan

Dave Waters – Maskwa Canoe Club

 

Women’s Paracanoe

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa River Canoe Club

Erica Scarff – Mississauga Canoe Club

 

For more information on Canoe ‘22, 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:

Colleen Coderre
Communications Lead
ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

Sep
24
Canoe Kayak Canada
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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For more information:

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications Assistant

intern@canoekayak.ca

Jun
16
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada names first group of sprint athletes to World Championships Teams
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OTTAWA, ON (June 16, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name its first group of athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Senior World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic (August 23-27) and the U23 World Championships in Bascov, Romania (July 27–30). The selections follow a National Team Trials event in May and two World Cups in Szeged, Hungary and Belgrade, Serbia.

“We saw several impressive performances in Europe, including two gold medals and a world record by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the C-1 200m event,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada. “I’m confident we’ll be adding other strong performers to this team before we reach the selection deadlines in July.”

Athletes will have additional opportunities to earn a nomination following a second set of National Team Trials from June 23-25 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Team Announcement – Senior World Championships

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Chad Brooks
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Chad Brooks


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk

 

Team Announcement – U23 World Championships


Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Maxence Beauchesne Trois Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Frédéric Jobin
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan/Frédéric Jobin
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Andrzej Gronowicz/ Frédéric Jobin
Nick Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek/Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac-Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Luc Grenier/Frédéric Jobin
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Jon Pike/Frédéric Jobin


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo Latorovszki


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coaches
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak/Jan Kruk
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Ottawa, ON Rideau Diana Deek/Jan Kruk
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier/Jan Kruk
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert/Jan Kruk
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery/Jan Kruk

 

Athletes are being chosen based on the following Selection Criteria.

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.