U16 and U17 paddlers prepare to compete at Olympic Hopes Regatta in Hungary

Posted By: admin@canoekayak.ca

OTTAWA, ON (September 19, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s team for the Olympic Hopes Regatta is in Szeged, Hungary and preparing to compete later this week. A team of U16 and U17 athletes will compete from September 23 to 25 to gain high quality race experience to prepare them to be internationally competitive in the long-term.

The athletes were selected based on results of National Team Trials 2 and the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Follow the competition


U16 Men’s Kayak Club (Location) Coach
Alex Canning Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Cameron Lang Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Sawyer Capes Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Jack McGovern Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
U16 Women’s Kayak  
Courtney Piercey Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Hannah English Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Adriana Lilley-Osende Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Claire Carruthers Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
U16 Men’s Canoe  
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa River (ON) Joel Hazzan
Dawson Peachey Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Nicholas Billard Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
U16 Women’s Canoe  
Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Julia Lilley-Osende Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Sophia Jensen Cascades, Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
U17 Men’s Kayak  
Palmer Lumb Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Luke Steinburg Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
David Stewart Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Justin Dobson Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Thomas Paquette Carleton Place (ON) Pat Lester
Cameron Nowen Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill (ON) Helen Savin
Ryan Lefort Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
U17 Women’s Kayak  
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Burloak (Oakville, ON) Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw
Riley Melanson Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Toshko Kalpakov
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza
Corrina Higgins Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihailovic
U17 Men’s Canoe  
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Kieran Moorfield-Yee Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga (ON) Kyle Jeffery
Connor O’Niell Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Thomas Cote Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche
U17 Women’s Canoe  
Emily Howard Mississauga (ON) Kyle Jeffery
Courtney Spratt Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquharson
Kate Hennesey Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Audrey Veillette Lachine (QC) Samuel Raiche


Support Staff

Mark Granger
Lucie Radonova
Tamas Buday
Peter Martinek
Julie Beaulieu

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