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Kamloops’s Michael Lanyon to represent Canada at the Canoe Marathon World Championships

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Kamloops paddler Michael Lanyon is among the 10 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) announced the selection of the Canadian athletes on Tuesday.

Lanyon will compete in the U23 Men’s K-1 competition at the championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9.

“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council is excited to announce the members of Canada’s National Marathon Team that will compete at this year’s Worlds Championships,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s MCRC. “Drawn from CKC’s member clubs, these athletes have demonstrated the diligence, exceptional skills and positive attitude that characterize our athletes on the world stage. We eagerly await their competitions in September!”

The following athletes were selected at the 2018 Marathon Championships Qualifiers that were held last May on Shumway Lake in Kamloops, British Columbia. The MCRC was responsible of the approval of all nominations following the selection criteria that was posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada website earlier this year.

Canoe Marathon National Team

Category Athlete Hometown Event(s)
Junior Women’s Canoe Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS C-1
Junior Women’s Kayak Samathan Morse Halifax, NS K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Emma Mitchell Winnipeg, MB K-1
U23 Women’s Kayak Sam Sula Mississauga, ON K-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-1
U23 Men’s Kayak Michael Lanyon Kamloops, BC K-1
Senior Women’s Canoe Maddy Mitchell Winnipeg, MB C-1
Senior Men’s Canoe Florian Harkerkehrer Winnipeg, MB C-2
Senior Men’s Canoe Mateus Braga Winnipeg, MB C-2

Visit the International Canoe Federation Website to get more information about the the 2018 Canoe Marathon World Championships and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe  and @CanoeKayakCAN to get live updates.

 

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Over $32,000 raised in 2018 CKBC Paddle-A-Thon

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Three CKBC clubs raised $32,343.15 for much needed equipment and programs during the 2018 Canoe Kayak BC Paddle-A-Thon. Each club hosted a paddle-a-thon event in their community in conjunction with paddlers collecting donations. And through the National Sport Trust Fund, donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

2018 Participating Clubs:

In addition to raising money for their clubs, the paddlers also had the opportunity  to win prizes. False Creek’s Logan & Senika Velisek, who were the top fundraiser, receive $350 towards a new paddle.

Top fundraisers 

  • Logan & Senika Velisek (False Creek): $2,520.00
  • Damian and Corben Hickey (Kamloops): $2,425.00
  • Quinn Thomson (False Creek): $2,140.00

Thanks to everyone who helped our paddlers reach their goals by donating. Your donation made a difference for our clubs as they improve their equipment and programming.

Contact Sandra at sandra@canoekayakbc.ca if your club is interested in participating in our 2019 Paddle-A-Thon.


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Strong B.C. results at West Canada Cup

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Sprint athletes from four B.C. clubs competed at the West Canada Cup in Regina from June 30 – July 1.

The 14 athletes had strong results led by False Creek’s Ydris Hunter who dominated the canoe competition with one silver and seven gold medals. Joining him with eight podium appearances (four gold, four silver) was Ridge’s Cassidy MacPherson.

B.C. results

False Creek Sprint Canoe Club

  • Ydris Hunter
    • Open Men’s C-1 1000: 1st Direct Final (04:30.86)
    • U17 Men’s C-1 200: 1st Direct Final (00:47.43)
    • U17 Men’s C-2 1000: 1st Direct Final (04:19.73)
    • Open Men’s C-2 200: 2nd Direct Final (00:45.16)
    • Open Men’s C-1 500: 1st Direct Final (01:58.99)
    • Open Men’s C-1 200: 1st Direct Final (00:45.00)
    • U17 Men’s C-1 1000: 1st Direct Final (04:21.16)
    • U17 Men’s C-1 6000: 1st Direct Final (19:14.73)
  • Elisa Robson Brown
    • Open Women’s K-2 200: 1st Direct Final (00:45.33)
    • Open Women’s K-1 500: Direct Final (DNF)
    • Open Women’s K-4 500: 2nd Direct Final (01:53.53)
    • U17 Women’s K-4 500: 1st Direct Final (01:56.64)
    • Open Women’s K-2 1000: 2nd Direct Final (04:13.13)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 500: 3rd Heat 2 (02:09.30): 3rd Final (2:19.95)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 200: 3rd Heat 1 (00:50.19); 5th Final (00:52.85)
    • Open Women’s K-2 500: 1st Direct Final (02:05.00)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 6000: 3rd Direct Final (19:14.78)
  • Tiffany Yau
    • Open Women’s K-2 200: 1st Direct Final (00:45.33)
    • Open Women’s K-1 1000: 6th Direct Final (05:07.50)
    • Open Women’s K-1 500: 3rd Direct Final (02:13.96)
    • Open Women’s K-4 500: 2nd Direct Final (01:53.53)
    • Open Women’s K-2 1000: 2nd Direct Final (04:13.13)
    • Open Women’s K-1 200: 6th Direct Final (00:50.76)
    • Open Women’s K-2 500: 1st Direct Final (02:05.00)

Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Kat Loutet
    • Open Women’s K-1 1000: Direct Final (DNF)
    • Open Women’s K-1 500: 5th Direct Final (02:24.40)
    • Open Women’s K-4 500: 2nd Direct Final (01:53.53)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 500: 2nd Heat 1 (02:11.87); 5th Final (02:21.43)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 200: 1st Heat 1 (00:49.67); 4th Final (00:52.52)
    • Open Women’s K-1 200: 8th Direct Final (00:51.25)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 6000: 7th Direct Final (20:25.23)

Pemberton Canoe Association

  • Kieran Nott
    • U15 Men’s K-1 4000: 8th Direct Final (16:56.00)
    • U16 Men’s K-1 200: 6th Heat 2 (00:57.76)
    • U16 Men’s K-1 1000: 4th Heat 1 (04:59.08); 8th Final (04:50.60)
    • U15 Men’s K-1 500: 5th Heat 2 (02:23.84); 1st Final B (02:24.92)
    • U17 Men’s K-1 6000: 11th Direct Final (22:10.28)
  • Brenna Nott
    • U15 Women’s C-1 4000: 2nd Direct Final (22:58.33)
    • U15 Women’s C-1 500: 3rd Direct Final (03:14.44)
    • U13 Women’s C-1 2000: 1st Direct Final (10:26.60)
  • Quinn Phare
    • Open Men’s C-1 1000: 4th Direct Final (04:55.19)
    • U17 Men’s C-1 200: 4th Direct Final (00:54.19)
    • U17 Men’s C-2 1000: 1st Direct Final (04:19.73)
    • Open Men’s C-2 200: 2nd Direct Final (00:45.16)
    • Open Men’s C-1 500: 4th Direct Final (02:10.71)
    • Open Men’s C-1 200: 4th Direct Final (00:50.97)
    • U17 Men’s C-1 1000: 5th Direct Final (04:50.60)
    • U17 Men’s C-1 6000: 2nd Direct Final (20:01.56)
  • Jill Esseltine
    • Open Women’s K-1 1000: Direct Final (DNF)
    • Open Women’s K-1 500: 6th Direct Final (02:44.10)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 500: 6th Heat 1 (02:35.22)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 200: 5th Heat 1 (00:59.20): 9th Final (01:01.67)
    • Open Women’s K-1 200: 11th Direct Final (01:00.11)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 6000: 10th Direct Final (22:16.87)

Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Carter Hugill
    • U15 Men’s K-1 4000: 10th Direct Final (17:32.32)
    • U16 Men’s K-1 200: 5th Heat 2 (00:53.81); 6th Final (00:51.39)
    • Open Men’s K-1 1000: Direct Final (DNF)
    • U16 Men’s K-1 1000: 6th Heat 2 (05:11.05); Final (DNF)
    • U15 Men’s K-1 500: 4th Heat 1 (02:20.07); 8th Final A (02:23.42)
    • Open Men’s K-1 500: 8th Heat 1 (02:22.42)
    • Open Men’s K-2 200: 7th Direct Final (00.51.11)
  • Braiden Davis
    • U16 Men’s K-1 200: 3rd Heat 1 (00:52.62); 8th Final (00:52.45)
    • U17 Men’s K-2 1000: Direct Final (DNF)
    • Open Men’s K-2 500: Direct Final (DNF)
    • U16 Men’s K-1 1000: 3rd Heat 2 (04:45.27); 4th Final (04:51.41)
    • Open Men’s K-1 1000: 4th Heat 2 (03:45.47)
    • Open Men’s K-4 200: 3rd Direct Final (00:42.88)
  • Darren Granale
    • U16 Men’s K-1 200: 3rd Heat 2 (00:52.64): 5th Final (00:50.83)
    • U17 Men’s K-2 1000: Direct Final (DNF)
    • Open Men’s K-2 500: Direct Final (DNF)
    • Open Men’s K-4 200: 3rd Direct Final (00:42.88)
    • U16 Men’s K-1 1000: 3rd Heat 1 (04:48.54); Final (scratched)
    • Open Men’s K-1 1000: Heat 2 (DNF)
  • Alex Dmitriev
    • U16 Men’s K-1 200: 2nd Heat 2 (00:44.80): 2nd Final (00:42.77)
    • Open Men’s K-2 500: 3rd Direct Final (01:53.83)
    • Open Men’s K-4 200: 3rd Direct Final (00:42.88)
    • U16 men’s K-1 1000: 1st Heat 1 (04:31.86); 2nd Final (04:30.83)
    • Open Men’s K-2 1000: 4th Direct Final (04:01.75)
    • U17 Men’s K-1 200: 3rd Direct Final (00:42.35)
    • U17 Men’s K-1 6000: 4th Direct Final (18:30.97)
  • Cassidy MacPherson
    • U15 Women’s K-1 4000: 1st Direct Final (15:28.48)
    • Open Women’s K-1 1000: 2nd Direct Final (4:36.08)
    • Open Women’s K-4 500: 2nd Direct Final (01:53.53)
    • U16 Women’s K-1 1000: 1st Heat 2 (04:41.06); 1st Final (04:40.42)
    • U15 Women’s K-1 500: 1st Heat 3 (02:13.70); 1st Final A (02:09.15)
    • U16 Women’s K-1 200: 1st Heat 3 (00:51.01); 1st Final (00:55.28)
    • Open Women’s K-1 200: 2nd Direct Final (00:48.30)
    • U17 Women’s K-1 6000: 2nd Direct Final (18:42.33)
  • Sam Rosenthal
    • Open Men’s K-1 1000: 3rd Direct Final (04:31.17)
    • Open Men’s K-2 500: 3rd Direct Final (01:53.83)
    • Open Men’s K-2 200: 7th Direct Final (00.51.11)
    • Open Men’s K-4 200: 3rd Direct Final (00:42.88)
    • Open Men’s K-2 1000: 4th Direct Final (04:01.75)
    • Open Men’s K-1 500: 7th Heat 1 (02:02.00)
    • Open Men’s K-1 1000: 4th Heat 1 (04:31.66)
    • Open Men’s K-1 200: 11th Direct Final (00:50.43)
    • U17 Men’s K-1 6000: 14th Direct Final (23:50.02)

Complete results

Next on the sprint calendar is the Argo Road Maintenance BC Cup #2 and U16+ Provincial Championships in Kamloops.


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Three B.C. paddlers named to 2018 National Sprint Team

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Brian Malfesi (Ridge), Sam Loutet (Burnaby) and Ydris Hunter (False Creek) are among the athletes named to Junior, U23 and Senior National Sprint and Paracanoe Teams by Canoe Kayak Canada. The trio were selected following their results at the recent trials in Montreal.

Malfesi was named to the Senior Men’s Kayak Team and will represent Canada at the Senior Pan American Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from September 13-16. Representing the Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club in Maple Ridge, Malfesi is coached by Frédéric Jobin and Tessa Nagai.

Loutet joins the Junior Women’s Canoe Team and will paddle at the Junior Pan American Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from September 13-16. Loutet paddles for the Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club and is coached by Peter Majewski.

Meanwhile, Hunter was named to the Junior Men’s Canoe Team and will paddle at the Olympic Hopes International Regatta in Poznan, Poland from September 14-16. This is his second time competing at this international regatta. Coached by Diane Tam, Hunter represents the False Creek Sprint Canoe Club in Vancouver.

“The third set of the National Sprint Team Trials in Montreal was the last opportunity for Canoe Kayak Canada and the High-Performance Committee to finalize the selection of our teams,” explained Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at CKC. “Our Canadian athletes have demonstrated impressive performances over the course of the World Cup season and National Team Trials. I am excited about the potential of our teams as they head to their International Championships over the remainder of the competitive season”.

Canadian athletes were selected to compete in one or more competitions to take place later during the summer. The selection was based on the 2018 Selection Criteria published earlier this year on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.

The international canoe sprint competitions include:

  • ICF 2018 Sprint and Paracanoe Senior World ChampionshipsAugust 22-25, Montemor O Vehlo, Portugal
  • ICF 2018 Sprint U23 and Junior World ChampionshipsJuly 26-29, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 2018 Sprint and Paracanoe Pan American ChampionshipsSeptember 13-16, Dartmouth, Canada
  • 2018 Sprint Junior Pan American ChampionshipsSeptember 13-16, Dartmouth, Canada
  • 2018 Olympic Hopes International RegattaSeptember 14-16, Poznan, Poland

SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club     Coach(es) Event(s)
Connor Fitzpatrick Senobe Andreas Dittmer,
Rob Baert
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Andreas Dittmer,
Scott Oldershaw
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Roland Varga Richmond Hill Andreas Dittmer,
Helen Savin
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Craig Spence Cheema Andreas Dittmer,
Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Drew Hodges Rideau Andreas Dittmer Senior Pan American
Stephen Frodsham Rideau Andreas Dittmer Senior Pan American

WOMEN’S CANOE 

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Jan Kruk,
Mathieu Pelletier
Senior Worlds Senior Pan American
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Jan Kruk,
Rob Baert
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Katie Vincent Mississauga Jan Kruk,
Kyle Jeffery
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Nadya Crossman-Serb Toba Jan Kruk,
Jerome Seremak
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport Jan Kruk,
Luc Grenier
Senior Pan American
Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh Rideau Jan Kruk Senior Pan American

 MEN’S KAYAK 

Dominik Crête* Trois-Rivières Mathieu
Pelletier
Senior Worlds*
Senior Pan American
Mark De Jonge Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Jon Pike
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Ryan Cochrane Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Marshall Hughes Cheema Frédéric Jobin,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Nicholas Matveev Balmy Beach Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Alexander Scott* Maskwa Frédéric Jobin,
Jon Pike
Senior Worlds*
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Zane Clarke Maskwa Jon Pike U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Brian Malfesi Ridge Frédéric Jobin,
Tessa Nagai
Senior Pan American
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon Frédéric Jobin Senior Pan American
Vincent Jourdenais Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Senior Pan American

*There will be a race off for these athletes.

WOMEN’S KAYAK 

Alanna Bray-Lougheed Burloak Chad Brooks,
Adam Oldershaw
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Courtney Stott Balmy Beach Chad Brooks,
Peter Martinek
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Lissa Bissonnette Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks,
Erik Mihalovic
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Michelle Russell Cheema Chad Brooks,
Mike Kerrivan
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Natalie Davison Rideau Chad Brooks Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Madeleine Schmidt Rideau Chad Brooks Senior Worlds
U23 Worlds
Senior Pan American
Alexa Irvin Maskwa Jon Pike Senior Pan American
Andréanne Langlois Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks,
Mathieu Pelletier
Senior Pan American

PARACANOE 

Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire Marc Creamer,
Michael Thomas,
Eric Mihalovic
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Erica Scarff Balmy Beach Marc Creamer,
Peter Martinek
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Mathieu St-Pierre Shawinigan Marc Creamer,
Hélène Gervais
Senior Worlds
Senior Pan American
Dave Waters Maskwa Jon Pike Senior Pan American
Draga Kujlak Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Ed Urquhart Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Michael Trauner Ottawa River Joel Hazzen Senior Pan American
Stefan Samoila Balmy Beach Kevin McIntyre Senior Pan American
Trinity Tratch Calgary Marc Creamer,
Edgar Garza
Senior Pan American
Yves Bourque Shawinigan Hélène Gervais Senior Pan American
Zach Lauzière-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke Marc Creamer,
Nathan Desmarais
Senior Pan American

JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM

 MEN’S CANOE 

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Alix Plompteux Lac Beauport Luc Grenier,
Maxim Poulin
Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa River Joel Hazzan Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Édouard Beaumier Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Mason Koch Cheema Mike Kerrivan,
Anna Hetzler
Junior Pan American
Max Perry Burloak Hunter George Junior Pan American
Tyler Laidlaw Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPharson Junior Pan American
Alec Sibthorpe Rideau Reid Furquharson Olympic Hopes
Andrew Billard Maskwa Jon Pike Olympic Hopes
Marc Cinq-Mars Richmond Hill Helen Savin Olympic Hopes
Ydris Hunter False Creek Diane Tam Olympic Hopes

 WOMEN’S CANOE 

Julia Lilley Osende Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Kate Pennyfather Burloak Adam Oldershaw Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Sophia Jensen Cascades Jan Kruk, Adam Mayo Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Ava Carew Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Evie MacDonald Caleton Place Patrick Lester Junior Pan American
Geneva Bond Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Jessica MacKay Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Kavita Thomas Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place Patrick Lester Junior Pan American
Maika Nadeau Lac Beauport Luc Grenier, Maxim Poulin Junior Pan American
Marlee MacIntosh Maskwa Jon Pike Junior Pan American
Michaela Ermanovics Rideau Andres Carranco, Reid Farquharson Junior Pan American
Samantha Loutet Burnaby Peter Majewski Junior Pan American
Ella Hodgson-Pageau Rideau Cheyanne Farquharson Olympic Hopes
Sloan McKenzie Cheema Mike Kerrivan, Anna Hetzler Olympic Hopes

MEN’S KAYAK

Cameron Low Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre
Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Laurent Lavigne Trois Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Alexandre Martin Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Alexander Hoferek Rideau Andres Carranco Junior Pan American
Alex Canning Banook Toshko Kalpakov Junior Pan American
Alexis Savard-Drouin Burloak Adam Oldershaw Junior Pan American
Cameron Ledrew Cheema Mike Kerrivan,
Anna Hetzler
Junior Pan American
Daniel McCullough Saskatoon Rob Sleeth Junior Pan American
Louis Vranderick Lachine Samuel Raiche Junior Pan American
Vadim Covalciuc Lachine Samuel Raiche Junior Pan American
Craig Johnson Senobe Rob Baert Olympic Hopes
Ian Gaudet Banook Toshko Kalpakov Olympic Hopes
Jeremy Desousa Pointe-Claire Michael Thomas,
Eric Mihalovic
Olympic Hopes

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Maren Bradley Rideau Reid Farquharson, Andres Carranco Junior Worlds
Olympic Hopes
Brooklyn Wodehouse Balmy Beach Peter Martinek,
Kevin McIntyre
Junior Worlds
Junior Pan American
Alexanne Morin Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Ariane Desserault Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier Junior Pan American
Anna O’Brien Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Claire Carruthers Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Junior Pan American
Erin Domoplois Burloak Hunter George Junior Pan American
Lily Baert Senobe Rob Baert Junior Pan American
Samantha Stein Balmy Beach Kevin MacIntyre Junior Pan American
Adriana Lilley Osende Mic Mac Chris Chaisson Olympic Hopes
Florence Turcotte Lachine Samuel Raiche Olympic Hopes
Hayley Conrad Rideau Reid Farquharson Olympic Hopes
Sarah Nagy Richmond Hill Helen Savin Olympic Hopes
Toshka Besharah Rideau Reid Farquharson Olympic Hopes


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B.C.’s Sprint athletes complete National Team Trials

Sprint-Trials

Twelve B.C. paddlers were among close to 300 athletes who completed the final National Sprint Team Trials this weekend at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Leading the way was Ridge’s Brian Malfesi who won two gold medals.

“It has been a big weekend for our Canadian sprint athletes and we were happy see their hard work being put into some exciting races over the last three days”, said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Now, it’s time to make the final selection of the athletes that will be representing Canada on the world stage in the next few months.”

B.C. Results

Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club:

  • Alex Brent (1997)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 4th Heat 11 (1:40.860)
    • Men’s K-1 1000: 2nd Heat 8 (3:51.455); 4th Semi 2 (3:43.774) [scratched]
  • Matthew Koehler (1998)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 6th Heat 12 (1:47.414)
    • Men’s K-1 1000: 5th Heat 5 (3:52.868)
    • Men’s K-1 200: 7th Heat 8 (00:40.680)
    • Men’s K-2 1000 (with James Lavallee): 6th Heat 2 (3:37.630); 2nd Semi 2 (3:27.187); 8th A Final (3:46.526)
  • Samantha Loutet (2001)
    • Women’s C-1 200: 6th Heat 2 (00:54.840); 6th Semi 3 (00:54.398); 7th Junior Final (00:54.231)
    • Women’s C-2 500 (with Nikole Gorelova): 6th Heat 1 (2:17.737); 6th Semi 1 (2:15.341)
    • Women’s C-1 500: 4th Heat 2 (2:27.836); 4th Semi 1 (2:23.276); 7th B-Final (2:49.352)
  • Ivan Strashenko (2001)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 8th Heat 11 (1:47.396); 6th Semi 3 Repechage (1:53.723)
    • Men’s K-1 1000: 4th Heat 9 (4:00.132); 3rd Semi 3 Repechage (3:57.139); 6th Olympic Hopes Final (4:00.452)
    • Men’s K-1 200: 7th Heat 4 (00:42.313)

False Creek Sprint Racing Canoe Club:

  • Elisa Robson-Brown (2001)
    • Women’s K-1 500: 9th Heat 6 (2:13.298)
    • Women’s K-1 200: 7th Heat 4 (00:48.289)
  • Tiffany Yau (2000)
    • Women’s K-1 500: 8th Heat 8 (2:13.893)
    • Women’s K-1 200; 7th Heat 11 (00:49.509)
  • Ydris Hunter (2001)
    • Men’s C-1 1000: 5th Heat 8 (4:16.941); 5th Semi 1 (4:12.190); 7th B-Final (4:12.186)
    • Men’s C-1 500: 2nd Heat 5 (1:56.936); 4th Semi 2 (1:58.308);8th B-Final (2:25.338)
  • Marvin Bader (2001)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 7th Heat 2 (1:48.784); 7th Semi 3 Repechage (1:54.941)
    • Men’s K-1 1000: 6th Heat 8 (3:57.621); 7th Semi 1 Repechage (4:01.637)
    • Men’s K-1 200: 6th Heat 1 (00:40.050); 7th Semi 3 Repechage (00:42.275)
  • Quinn Thomson (2003)
    • Men’s C-1 1000: 9th Heat 7 (4:53.254); 6th Semi 2 Repechage (4:41.489)
    • Men’s C-1 500: 8th Heat 7 (2:14.644); 5th Semi 3 Repechage (2:11.854)

Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Spencer Robinson (2000)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 8th Heat 5 (1:51.854)
    • Men’s K-1 1000: 6th Heat 4 (4:00.590); 3rd Semi 1 Repechage (3:55.329)
    • Men’s K-1 200: 5th Heat 10 (00:41.127); 9th Semi 2 Repechage (00:43.013)
  • Aiden Tabata (2000)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 7th Heat 7 (1:55.320)
    • Men’s K-1 200: 6th Heat 11 (00:41.753); 7th Semi 1 Repechage (00:42.614)

Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Brian Malfesi (1993)
    • Men’s K-1 500: 1st Heat 11 (1:38.086); 2nd Semi 3 (1:42.014); 7th A-Final (1:43.648)
    • Men’s K-2 1000 (with Marshall Hughes): 1st Heat 1 (3:20.849); 1st A-Final (3:34.010)
    • Men’s K-1 1000: 1st Heat 9 (3:47.976); 1st Semi 1 (3:36.157); 1st A-Final (3:34.861)

Canoe Kayak Canada will be announcing the 2018 Canadian Teams later this week on the Canoe Kayak Canada’s website.

Other notable results

Among the many great results of Sunday, Dominik Crête of Trois-Rivières placed first in the Men’s K1 200m final with a time of 34.6 seconds, in a close finish with Olympian Mark De Jonge (Maskwa) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport).

Once again, three generations of Women’s canoe stood on the same podium. World Champion Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières) took the lead in the Women’s C1 500m final, followed by teammate Katie Vincent (Mississauga) and Junior athlete Sofia Jensen (Cascades).

On the men’s side, Stephen Frodsham (Rideau) won the C1 500m race, followed by Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) and Drew Hodges (Rideau). Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) placed first in the women’s K1 200m event in a close finish with Andreanne Langlois (2nd – Trois-Rivières) and Michelle Russell (3rd – Cheema).

Among the many great results Saturday, paracanoe athletes showed some impressive and inspiring performances. Erica Scarff from Balmy Beach placed first in the Para K1 Women 200m with a time of 54.9 seconds while on the men’s side, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald from Sherbrooke won with a time of 44.7 seconds.

Mathieu St-Pierre from Shawinigan took first place in the Para Open VA 200m-race, followed closely by Dave Waters from the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia.

Other great performances on Saturday included Brian Malfesi (Ridge) winning the Men’s K1 1000m, Connor Fiztpatrick (Senobe) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) coming first in the Men’s C2 1000m, Nadya Crossman-Serb (Toba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe) taking first place in the Women’s C2 500m and Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach) finishing first in the Women’s K2 500m event.


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Eighty-four paddlers to compete at BC Summer Games

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Following trials, 84 B.C. paddlers have qualified to represent their zone at the upcoming BC Summer Games. The Games take place July 19-22 in the Cowichan Valley.

Athletes from seven of the BC Games zones will take part in multi-discipline paddling events: canoe (singles, doubles and fours), kayak (singles, doubles, and fours) and a whitewater slalom event.

Supporting the athletes are coaches from a number of CKBC coaches. The Games provide a great opportunity for young coaches to receive mentorship from experienced coaches.

CKBC joins pilot project

CKBC is also pleased to join the BC Lacrosse Association and Basketball BC as a pilot sport that includes an all Indigenous component during the 2018 BC Summer Games.  The purpose of this program is to establish opportunities for Indigenous athletes, coaches and officials that will result in increased participation of Indigenous people in the BC Summer Games.

Supporting the full contingency of twelve athletes are two coaches from the recent NAIG: Crystal McCallum and Zaffia Laplante.  Joining them as assistants will be Terrance Hubick-Archie and Stephan Theodore Jensen.

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BC Games info on the CKBC website

Please see the CKBC website for more details on canoe kayak at the 2018 BC Summer Games.


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Paddle Report: Great weekend out on the Holmes River

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The Northwest Paddle Brigade Club hosted their annual Paddlefest from June 15-17 on the Holmes River. Thirteen participants took part in the event outside of McBride, BC.

Here is the paddle report from the Northwest Brigade Paddlefest from the club’s president.

“Great Weekend out on the Holmes river. Two individuals arrived Thursday night to start holding down some camp sites at the recreation site, while others trickled in during the day on Friday and into the evening.

A safety talk was given to each arriving individual about the active logging traffic happening on the Beaver Forestry Road on Friday. The Radio channel was shared and communication with the logging crew was made by Kim (president) on Friday afternoon. No logging traffic was to be present over the Saturday and Sunday.

First run on the Holmes was Friday afternoon. Saturday morning started off to a lazy start, a safety/pep talk was given by Kim at 10 a.m. to all paddling members and shuttle drivers. We covered first aid kit locations, river signals, and answered any questions concerning the river or its access.

Two runs were done on the Holmes on Saturday. The club sponsored Smokey lunch went over great, with paddlers arriving back after the first run to a lit BBQ and fire for roasting.

Before Saturday’s second run, another safety concern “arrived”. A small jet/river boat was put in above the falls at the recreation site. We approached the owner explaining our event and our concern for the paddlers and all went well.

Saturday evening was a much quieter fireside due to the fun had during the day.

A final run was completed Sunday morning after a lite breakfast served up by the club.

River level was low-med level. Lots of catch on the fly play waves/holes. There were some amazing surfs at “lunchbox” and the head of the canyon. Beaver Falls was enjoyed by all. The Dore River was not paddled this Festival Year, there are a few looking to paddle it next year! 😀

Great weekend with tons of smiles and laughter. We hope to have more folks join us at our annual event.”

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If you’re interested in learning more about this event or the Northwest Brigade Paddling Club, please visit them on Facebook.

To have your club’s event featured here, please submit the CKBC event report and send your photos to sandra@canoekayakbc.ca.