Young Hopefuls prepare for Olympic Hopes Regatta

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BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND – A young team of sprint CanoeKayak athletes is in Bydgoszcz, Poland for the Olympic Hopes regatta taking place Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27. More than 20 countries from four continents will compete. The regatta is for athletes of up to 17 years of age and allows a future generation of Olympians to gain high quality international race experience. The team was selected based on the results of National Team Trials 2 which took place in Montréal from June 19 to 21. Olympic Hopes has been identified as a key competition along the podium pathway for CanoeKayak Canada’s junior athletes.

Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent and Béatrice Giguère added for U17 Women’s C1

Events for U17 Women’s Canoe have been added since the team was first named in late June following National Team Trials 2. CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to add Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent and Béatrice Giguère to the team as their results at the trials met the performance standards.

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Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Scott Braddon Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Christian Sprang Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Mathew Koehler Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC) Piotr Majewski
Aidan Messenger Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Gabor Sarkozi Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic


Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Anna Negulic Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike / Lucie Radonova
Emma Mitchell Toba (Winnipeg, MB) Jerome Seremak
Jewelia Orlick Cascades (Chelsea, QC) Frédéric Loyer
Ashley Card Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Jon Pike / Lucie Radonova
Grace Whebby Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
Jane Girgulis Calgary (AB) Edgar Garza


Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Isaac Finkelstein Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Wade Farquaharson
Foster Salpeter Pointe-Claire (QC) Eric Mihalovic
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Daniel MacDonald Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson
James MacPhee Sackawa (Sackville, NS) Chris MacPherson
Lucas Turnbull Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Peter Martinek


Women’s Canoe

Athlete Club (Location) Coach
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Béatrice Giguère Trois-Rivières (QC) Mathieu Pelletier


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.


Media Contact:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada