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Order of Events – Sprint Trials 1

The Order of Events for Sprint Trials 1 is now posted: http://canoekayak.ca/files/68/18/Schedule_2012_National_Team_Trials_1.pd
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The Trials will run from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6 and live
streaming video of the races will be available online. The preliminary
draw will be posted tomorrow.

A link to streaming video, draws, results and any other trials-related
information will be posted at:

http://canoekayak.ca/content/Sprint_National_Team_Trials_Home

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CanoeKids Road Staff

CKBC is excited to announce that Jennica Rawstron will be ON THE ROAD
this summer with our travelling CanoeKids program.

Jennica grew up canoeing and kayaking, paddling on the Fraser and Salmon
Rivers. She has extensive camp and youth experience, including
coordinating PacificSport’s XploreSportz program and leading a team at
the BC Summer Games from the Northeast region. Jennica has completed a
degree in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, and enjoys a variety
of outdoor pursuits. She is passionate about local community, active
living and the environment, and is looking forward to promoting paddling
in Beautiful BC this summer! Jennica is currently training to become a
midwife in Ontario.

Welcome Jennica!

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Paddles Up – April 2012

Upcoming Dates

view calendar
May 4-6

Sprint Trials 1

– Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA

May 16-17

Paracanoe World Championships – Poznan,
Poland

May 18-20

Sprint World Cup 1 – Poznan, Poland

May 25-27

Sprint World Cup 2 – Duisburg,
Germany

May 26-27
Junior Team Selection Trials
– Kananaskis, AB


Video – Meet Paracanoe Coaches Karen Lukanovich and Jeff Van Horne
May is Coach Development Month. This is the first of our coaching
profiles to highlight some of our talented coaches in celebration of
Coach Development Month. We have lined up 13 workshops
in
the month of May and Peter Niedre be hosting online workshops every
week.


Slalom Update James Cartwright

Michael Tayler has proven himself as the man to represent Canada in
men’s K1 canoe slalom event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Race schedule, teams, junior trials and an expected addition Olympic
quota spot …


Balmy Beach makes paddling accessible to everyone
Balmy Beach’s PaddleAll program recently received a $7000 grant from the
Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport Canada. To find out more about
the success of Balmy Beach’s PaddleALL program, we caught up with
PaddleALL Coordinator, Colleen Didur.


Shattered Hopes Sheila Hurtig Robertson

Sue Holloway recounts how she was affected by Canada’s Boycott of the
1980 Olympic Games. An excerpt from Sheila Hurtig Robertson’s new book.


New website launched – Canada’s Sprint Canoe Clubs
Liam Birch

Originally published in 2006, this guide has detailed histories of
sprint clubs and athletes. You are invited to explore the new online
version of Canada’s Sprint Canoe Clubs – A Pictorial Guide
.

Masters Musings Glen Benison One thousand miles from home and forty years after they first paddled
together, a pair of Acadian paddling Pauls are back in synch.

Trophy Maintenance Judy Tutty

The Trophies & Awards Committee wants to ensure that care for the
trophies is upheld and that any repair is carried through. You will be
reimbursed for any pre-approved reasonable costs to a trophy and/or
carrying case by forwarding a receipt to John Edwards
.


Challenge 2012 A group of dedicated supporters have been working out everyday leading
up to the Olympics to support our CanoeKayak team. And they’ve been
blogging about it.


Jobs 1 new job posted this month:

Rideau Canoe Club – Development Coach


For Sale Equipment Swap and Classifieds – 5 new items posted this month

Contribuitions We need your input to capture the news at paddling clubs across the
country. Please submit your articles, ideas and photos to
imiller@canoekayak.ca by May 15. Milestones, graduations, engagements, new child, significant
achievements … Know a member of our paddling community celebrating an
accomplishment worthy of a big congratulations? Let us know about it by
the 15th of each month so we can mention them in our next edition of
Paddles Up.

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Gauthier, Selinger and Waters qualify to represent Canada at Paracanoe World Championships

Burnaby, BC – World Champions Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC and Christine Selinger of Regina, SK will return to defend their titles at the Paracanoe World Championships in Poznan, Poland from May 16 to 17. Dave Waters of Dartmouth, NS will also return to the World Championships after qualifying as the third member of Canada’s Paracanoe team at trials yesterday in Burnaby, BC.

“I’m happy to be going this quick, this early in the season,” said Selinger after the trials. “My time today was the same as my time from Szeged last year at Worlds.”

Selinger and Gauthier arrived in BC on Monday, fresh off gold medal wins at Pan American Championships last Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a tight schedule this year with Paracanoe World Championships being held earlier in the season, in conjunction with the first ICF Sprint World Cup because of the Olympic Games. Selinger will defend her title in the V1 200 metre event in the TA category. Dave Waters will also race the V1 200 metre in Poland, which uses a modified outrigger boat paddled with a single canoe blade. Waters will race in the LTA category and Gauthier will return for the event she won a gold medal in last August, the LTA K1 200 metre. Para-athletes are classified based on the ability they have with their legs, trunk and arms. In total, twelve athletes from across Canada competed at the trials. Time standards based on previous international results were implemented in the selection criteria for the first time this year. “I was extremely impressed with the overall level of performance,” said team manager, Christine Bain. “Our athletes showed a tremendous amount of drive and desire to achieve their best performances. They’re talented athletes and our team is improving year after year.” This is the fourth year the World Championship events for Paracanoe have been held. Canada continues to be a leader in developing the sport as Paracanoe prepares to make its debut on the programme at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Most of the athletes have been preparing for the trials for the past two weeks at a national training camp in Pitt Meadows, BC under the guidance of coaches Jeff Van Horne of Dartmouth, NS and former Olympian, Karen Lukanovich of Morin Heights, QC. “It was amazing racing and I put everything I learned at the camp into my race,” said Draga Culjak after competing in the K1 200 metre at trials. “I’m motivated to race next year and do even better.”

CanoeKayak BC and the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club were instrumental in staging the first National Paracanoe Team Trials ever held in British Columbia. Some of the athletes will attend a competition in Gig Harbour, WA next week. Athletes named to the team will get ready to head to Europe on May 12. The others will focus on training for the Canada Day Regatta in Ottawa and the Lake Placid International Regatta in early July. The season will be capped off with the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships from August 22 to 25 in Dartmouth, NS.
Trials results:

Men K1 LTA
1. Christian Maranda (Québec, QC) – 55.69
2. Jean Dagher (Ottawa, ON) – 58.95
3. Philip Mailey (Toronto, ON) – 59.67

Women V1 TA
1. Christine Selinger (Regina, SK) 1:11.74

Men K1 TA / A
1. James Telep (Pitt Meadows, BC) A – 1:13.00
2. Corey Stewart (Pitt Meadows, BC) TA – 1:21.00
3. Kevin Priebe (Pitt Meadows, BC) A – 1:23.31
4. Suleiman Muse (Toronto, ON) A – 1:25.19

Men V1 LTA
1. Dave Waters (Dartmouth, NS) – 57.38
2. Wifredo ‘Papito’ More Wilson (Toronto, ON) – 59.39

Women K1 TA
1. Christine Selinger (Regina, SK) – 1:11.35
2. Draga Culjak (Toronto, ON) – 1:13.36

Women K1 LTA
1. Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) – 57.51

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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada
613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

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Canadian Paracanoe team to be selected at trials in British Columbia

Canadian Paracanoe team to be selected at trials in British Columbia

Burnaby, BC – Twelve athletes will compete for spots on CanoeKayak Canada’s Paracanoe team at trials on Burnaby Lake in British Columbia on Friday, April 27. The trials will be used to select Canada’s team for the Paracanoe World Championships, taking place in Poznan, Poland from May 16 to 17 in conjunction with the first ICF Sprint World Cup. “We’re proud to be able to host these trials in Canada,” said John Edwards, CanoeKayak Canada’s Domestic Development Director and Chair of the International Canoe Federation’s Canoeing For All Committee. “Canada has been a leader in raising the level of this sport internationally and a big part of that has to do with this phenomenal group of athletes.”

The line-up for Friday’s trials includes defending World Champions, Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC in K1 LTA and Christine Selinger of Regina, SK inV1 LTA. Both are fresh off gold medal wins at Pan American Championships last Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Jean Dagher of Ottawa, Sulieman Muse of Toronto, and Dave Waters of Dartmouth, NS will also be competing for another chance to return to the World Championships. For the past two weeks, these athletes have been at a national training camp in Pitt Meadows, BC preparing for the trials under the guidance of coaches Jeff Van Horne of Dartmouth, NS and Karen Lukanovich of Morin Heights, QC.

Christian Maranda of Québec City will be making his first attempt at the World Championships team on Friday. Maranda, a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment, was serving in Afghanistan in August of 2009 when an improvised explosive devise killed two of his comrades and left Maranda badly injured and unconscious for seven days. While it has been a difficult recovery, Maranda feels the motivation he’s gained from spending time on the water with his coaches and fellow athletes has improved his recovery dramatically.

“Sport has definitely been a key element for me in recovering,” Maranda said after a training session this week in Pitt Meadows, BC. “I wasn’t expected to walk at all and now I’m walking so that’s the kind of stuff that makes it possible.”

Maranda has only been paddling for one year but his determination, strength and the technical improvement he has shown at the camp make him a strong contender for the team, explains Coach Karen Lukanovich. “He’s one tough guy,” Lukanovich said. “He’s been through a lot but his drive and ability to overcome challenges is truly inspiring.” Many of the athletes will attend a training camp in Seattle, WA following trials. Athletes named to the team will head to Europe in mid-May while others will focus on training for the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships from August 22 to 25 in Dartmouth, NS. This is the fourth year that World Championship events for Paracanoe events have been held. Paracanoe will make its debut on the programme at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Competing athletes:

Jean Dagher (Ottawa, ON)

Christian Maranda (Québec, QC)

Suleiman Muse (Toronto, ON)

Phil Mailey (Toronto, ON)

Draga Culjak (Toronto, ON)

Wifredo ‘Papito’ More Wilson (Toronto, ON)

Dave Waters (Dartmouth, NS)

Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Christine Selinger (Regina, SK)

Kevin Priebe (Pitt Meadows, BC)

James Telep (Pitt Meadows, BC)

Corey Stewart (Pitt Meadows, BC) -30-

For more information:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca

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On the lookout for a coaching icon…

Call for Nominations – Geoff Gowan Award

The Geoff Gowan Award was created in 1996 to honour former Coaching Association of Canada president Geoffrey Gowan, CM, PhD. The award recognizes lifetime contributions to coaching development and is awarded to a coach who has presented a positive public image of coaching and enhanced the role of the coach with the Canadian public.

To nominate a deserving Canadian coaching icon, please download the nomination package available on coach.ca.

To view a list of past recipients, please click here .

Complete nomination packages must be received by May 25, 2012

Please send completed nomination packages to:

Coaching Association of Canada
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Email: awards@coach.ca Fax: 613.235.9500

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Paracanoers are making a splash!

A great article on our Paracanoe camp wrapping up this week.

http://www.mrtimes.com/sports/Photos+Paddling+club+makes+name+self/65066
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