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May
30
CanoeKayak Canada
Austin Atkins
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Birthdate: July 26th, 2000
Hometown: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Canoe Club: Chilliwack Centre of Excellence
Sport: White Water Slalom
May
30
CanoeKayak Canada
Maël Rivard
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Birthdate: April 28th, 2001
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners
Sport: White Water Slalom
Nov
2
Canoe Kayak Canada
Jocelyn Taylor
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Birthdate:  August 31st, 2001

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Canoe Club: Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak

Sport: Women’s kayak

Coach: Mike Holroyd

Instagram: @jocelyn.taylor1

Jocelyn’s first canoe kayak race was in 2012, and her first year on the national team was 2016. She is a Canadian Junior National Champion and her goal for the coming years is to make a semi at Jr World Championships!

FUN FACTS:

What is the best thing about Canoe Kayak? Traveling

Describe the sport in one word: Fun

Role Model: Ricarda Funk

Nov
2
CanoeKayak Canada
Trevor Boyd
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Birthdate: July 8th, 1999

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Canoe Club: Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak

Sport: Men’s kayak

Coach: Michael Holroyd / Michael Taylor

Trevor’s first canoe kayak race was at the 2014 Alberta Cup and his first year on the national team was in 2016. He trained at the Waterwerks Kayak Club and now trains at the Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak Club.

He describes his sport as “exhilarating”!

FUN FACTS:

Favourite training: Kananaskis

Off-season interest(s): Computer Science
Other sport(s): Volleyball
Superhero: Spiderman
Oct
24
CanoeKayak Canada
Keenan Simpson
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Birthdate: January 7th, 1999

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners

Sport: Men’s kayak

Coach: Michal Staniszewski

Instagram: @keenan.simpson

Website: https://m.facebook.com/Canadiankayak/

Keenan started Kayak Slalom at the age of 15. His first race was in 2014 during a competition in Valleyfield, Québec.

Keenan is a member of the Ottawa River Runners and made the national team for the first time in 2016. He is training hard and hoping to medal at the 2020 Olympic games!

FUN FACTS:

Nickname: Smokey 

Favourite training: Grand Prix loops or speed technique 

Pre-race meal: Loaf sandwich 

Off-season interest(s): Canoe camping and backpacking 

Other sport(s): Xc skiing, hockey, alpine touring, climbing 

TV show: Trailer park boys

Jun
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Lois Betteridge
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Birthdate: December 17th, 1997

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Canoe Club: Ottawa River Runners

Sport: Women’s canoe

Coach: Anthony Colin

Instagram: @loisbetteridge

Lois Bettering made the national team for the first time in May 2015 and is a 5 time national champion. She has competed at many international events representing Canada and has her sights set on competing in the Olympic Games!

FUN FACTS:
Nickname: Lou
Role model: Florence Maheu
Favourite training: Loops
Pre-race meal: Eggs
Post-race meal: Eggs
Off-season interest(s): Eating eggs
Other sport(s): Skiing, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, eating eggs
Guilty pleasure: Eating eggs
Superhero: Florence Maheu