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Canada Games Training Squad

Canoe Kayak BC and coaches Mark Klevinas and Rhys del Valle are pleased to announce the Training Squad for the upcoming Canada Summer Games in Sherbrook, Quebec.

Men’s Squad

Alex Brent (Deroche)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge)

Coen del Valle (Victoria)

David Nykl (Victoria)

Elias del Valle (Victoria)

Eric Fast (North Vancouver)

Hank Wang (Maple Ridge)

Jake Goddard (Kamloops)

Jakob Huth (Kamloops)

Justin Won (Maple Ridge)

Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops)

Levi Rasmussen (Victoria)

Omar Said (Maple Ridge)

Patrick Dann (Victoria)

Sebastian Sorescu (Maple Ridge)

Zach Morgan (Kamloops)

Women’s Squad

Brook McLean (Kamloops)

Danielle Caron (Nanaimo)

Dayna Goochey (Pemberton)

Gemma Hansen (Prince George)

Isobel Glover (Victoria)

Julianna Won (Maple Ridge)

Meghan Cheung (Langley)

Sandra Sorescu (Maple Ridge)

Tessa Nagai (Maple Ridge)

Yasmine Semeniuk (Maple Ridge)

These athletes are members of the following clubs: Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club, Chinook Racing Canoe Club, Fort Langley Canoe and Kayak Club, Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club, Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club, Pemberton Canoe Association, Pitt Meadows Paddling Club, Prince George Canoe and Kayak Club, Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club and Victoria Youth Paddling Club.

Final team selection is slated for July 14th in Burnaby.

For more information please contact Mary Jane Abbott at 604-465-5268 or mj


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Canoe Slalom National Teams – Congratulations Jaz!

MINDEN, ON – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to name its canoe slalom teams to represent Canada at ICF World Cups, World Championships and the Junior & Under 23 World Championships.

The teams are selected based on the results of National Team Trials, held at the Minden Wildwater Perserve in Ontario on Saturday and Sunday. Heavy rainfalls in the area last week made for flow rates that doubled ordinary conditions. Competitors battled against challenging conditions, barrelling through gates and edging around turns, to post the fastest time possible in their best three out of four runs that made up their final score.

David Ford (photo: Rfort Fotos)

Ben Hayward (photo: Rfort Fotos)

Cameron Smedley (photo: Rfort Fotos)

Haley Daniels (photo: Rfort Fotos)

World Champion and five-time Olympian David Ford of Edmonton, AB came out on top in Senior Men’s K1. He won both runs on the first day and placed second on his best run of day two to claim the spot as the top competitor. Ford says it feels good to win after time off from an injury last season.

“I’m happy with the consistency and after being injured for a year it’s nice racing again pain free,” said Ford. “A year away makes things a little rusty so I’m looking forward to being a little sharper for World Cups.”

Ford is looking forward to World Championship coming to North America next year and says making another run for an Olympic medal is still a possibility.

“I’m not sure really what my plans are beyond next year so I’ll take it one race at a time.”

Ben Hayward of Edmonton was ranked second in Senior Men’s K1, winning the third run and placing second on his other runs. Hayward is back in action after having shoulder surgery several months ago and said racing in challenging conditions is good practice for World Cup competitions.

“The water levels made for more of a wide open course which is a little different than what we’re usually racing on, but it’s all for the best because we’ll be racing on big whitewater in Europe,” said Hayward. “I felt like my runs went pretty well … it’s just good to be back in the boat after struggling from injury.”

Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB threw down three winning runs to take the top spot in the Senior Women’s K1. She met performance standards on all of her runs to qualify for World Cups and World Championships.

“I’m happy with my focus and how I was able to adapt and push through the difficult conditions,” said Groeneveld. “I’m happy with my outcome and excited to move on and race this summer.”

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON was the top competitor in Senior Men’s C1. He had three wins and posted the performance standard percentage time to qualify for World Cups, World Championships and Under 23 World Championships.

“I think I started off the weekend really well,” said Smedley. “I generally paddle well on big water so it was good for my style.”

Smedley has his sights set on 2016 and is looking to build on his international results from last year.

“I want to make a few more finals after making my first final at a World Cup last year. I really want to try to continue that series of events and maybe try to rack up a medal at U23’s. I really think I could be a contender there.”

Smedley paired with Hayward to race the Men’s C2. They were the only C2 crew racing and based on performance standards were also selected in C2 for World Cups and World Championships.

Calgary’s Haley Daniels scored the top rank in Women’s C1 and was named to teams for World Cups, World Championships and Under 23 World Championships.

In the Under 23 class, 2012 Olympian Michael Tayler of Ottawa took the top spot in Men’s K1 and Jazmyne Denhollander of Chilliwack, BC took the top spot in Women’s K1. Under 23 C1 winners were Smedley and Daniels in their respective classes.

Ryley Penner of Lundbreck, AB won the Junior Men’s K1 and Veronica Oczkowski, also of Lundbreck, won the Junior Women’s K1. Liam Smedley of Dunrobin, ON posted the top result in Junior Men’s C1 and Kylie Zirk of Saskatoon won Junior Women’s C1.

Full Results of Slalom National Team Trials

Photos – credit: Rob Fletcher

Team Selections

Elite Team

World Cup 1 – June 21-23 – Cardiff, Wales

World Cup 2 – June 28-30 – Augsburg, Germany

World Cup 3 – July 5-7 – La Seu d’Urgell, Spain

Men’s K1

David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

John Hastings (Aurora, ON)

Women’s K1

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

Men’s C1

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Women’s C1

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

Men’s C2

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Senior Team

World Cup 5 – August 23-25 – Bratislava, Slovakia

World Championships – September 11-15 – Prague, Czech Republic

Men’s K1

David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

John Hastings (Aurora, ON)

Women’s K1

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Women’s C1

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C2

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Under 23 Team

Junior and U23 World Championships – July 17-21 – Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovenia

Men’s K1

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

Adrian Cole (Calgary, AB)

Zachary Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON)

Women’s K1

Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)

Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Florence Maheu (Valleyfield, QC)

Men’s C1

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s C1

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)

Junior Team

Junior and U23 World Championships – July 17-21 – Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovenia

Men’s K1

Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, AB)

Samuel Primeau (Valleyfield, QC)

Maxime Leboeuf (Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s K1

Veronica Oczkowski (Lundbreck, AB)

Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s C1

Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Zachary Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON)

Yannick Laviolette (Valleyfield, QC)

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.

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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 Sprint CanoeKayak team kicks off first international competition of new quadrennial

Friday, May 17

Broadcast note: Sprint World Cup 2 will be televised on Sportsnet on Saturday morning (11:30 a.m. EST) and Sunday morning (9:30 a.m. EST). See broadcast schedule for details.

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Nine boats advanced to A-finals on the opening day of ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Racice, Czech Republic as the Canadian CanoeKayak team made its first international appearance of the quadrennial.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON and Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS both advanced to tomorrow’s final of the C1 1000 metre by making the top three in their semi-final. Oldershaw won his semi final in a time of 4:05.8. Russell was in the same semi and clocked 4:07.7 to take the third spot.

Canada put two crews through to the Women’s K2 500 metre final. KC Fraser of Toronto and Genevieve Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivières, QC won their heat in a time of 1:49.6 to advance directly to the final. Alexa Irvin of Kentville, NS paired with Una Lounder of Dartmouth, NS to score their spot in the A-final with a second place finish and a time of 1:52.9 in the semi-final.

In the Women’s K1 500 metre, Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS qualified for the A-final while Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC made the B-final. Russell finished second in her semi-final with a time of 1:57.0 and Fournel was fourth in her semi with a time of 2:02.6. Russell and Fournel will race their respective finals tomorrow and will also line up for heats in the K1 200 metre.

In K2 action, Adam van Koeverden and Brady Reardon, both of Oakville, ON clenched the third spot in the semi-final of the K2 1000 to put them into the A-final tomorrow. The crew also finished sixth in the semi-final of the K2 500 with a finishing time of 1:36.8 to advance to the B-final. van Koeverden and Reardon will both race K1 events at World Cup 3 in Poznan in two weeks’ time.

Andrew Jessop of Halifax and Rob Clarke of Mississauga, ON advanced to B-finals in both K2 events. Jessop and Clarke finished sixth in the K2 1000 metre semi-final with a time of 3:29.0 and fourth in the K2 500 semi-final with a time of 1:38.7.

Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivières, QC and Roland Varga of Richmond Hill, ON qualified for the A-finals in both the C2 1000 and C2 500 metre. Beauchesne-Sevigny and Varga scored a win in the semi-final of their C2 1000 with a time of 3:50.0 and finished third in their C2 500 metre heat to advance directly to the final.

Mark Klevinas and Jamie Andison of Oakville, ON finished fifth in the C2 1000 metre with a time of 4:04.2 to qualify for the B-final. The two will also join Pierre-Luc Laliberté of Pointe-Claire, QC and Paul Bryant of Richmond Hill, ON to race the C4 1000 tomorrow in a direct final.

The K4 1000 metre crew of Étienne Beauchesne, Steven Jorens, Philippe Duchesneau and Sam Roworth posted a sixth place result in their semi-final to advance to tomorrow’s B-final. Beauchesne of Trois-Rivières, QC; Jorens of Candiac, QC, Duchesneau of Sherbrooke, QC; and Roworth of Toronto finished the semi with a time of 3:08.8.

Richmond Hill’s Paul Bryant finished second in the C1 500 metre semi-final to take a spot in tomorrow’s A-final with a time of 1:55.7.

Hannah Vaughan of Dartmouth, NS will race the B-final tomorrow of the K1 1000 metre after a fourth place finish in the semi-final and a time of 4:22.3.

Finals will take place tomorrow morning and will be broadcast on Sportsnet at 11:30 a.m. EST. See broadcast schedule for details.

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.

Full Results

Broadcast schedule

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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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Call for Coaches & Sport Managers for 2014 NAIG!

All Aboriginal canoe/kayak coaches are invited to apply! We look forward to working with you as your prepare your team for this great event!

For Immediate Release

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – COACHES AND SPORT MANAGERS

FOR TEAM BC AT 2014 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications for COACH and SPORT MANAGER volunteer positions to serve on Team BC for various sports for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The 2014 NAIG will take place July 20-27, 2014 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Team BC will include approximately 500 athletes, coaches and mission staff participating in 13 sports.

For more information and to apply for the volunteer roles of coach or sport manager, please refer to attached application. You are encouraged to submit the application together with your coaching/sport resume and letters of reference or endorsement. This intake of applications closes Friday, May 31st.

Below is a chart with Team BC NAIG sport categories. Attached is the 2014 NAIG Sport Technical Package as a reference.

Thank you.

2014 NAIG Sports & Age Categories – Team BC
SPORT AGE CATEGORY YEARS OF BIRTH
Archery U16, U19 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Athletics U14, U16, U19 2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Badminton U15, U17 1999 & later, 1997 & later
Basketball U14, U16, U19 2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Canoe/Kayak U14, U16, U19 2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Lacrosse (Box) U16, U19 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Golf U16, U19 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Rifle Shooting U16, U19 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Soccer U16, U18 1998 & later, 1996 & later
Softball U16, U18 1998 & later, 1996 & later
Swimming U14, U16, U19 2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Volleyball U16, U19 1998 & later, 1995 & later
Wrestling 16-18, 15 can upgrade 1996 – 1998, 1999 upgrade

Lara Mussell Savage

Manager, Sport Development & Competitions

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

C/O 800 Wellington Avenue | Chilliwack, BC | V2P 6H7

Phone: 250.388.5522 ext. 233 | 1.800.990.2432

Mobile: 604.799.1456 | Fax: 250.388.5502

Email: lmussell or teambc

Website: www.bcaafc.com/initiatives/asrpa-partners-council

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication is from BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (host agency of the Partners Council) and is for the sole use of the intended recipient or recipients and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, distribution or other dissemination of this communication and/or the information contained therein is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this communication, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of the original communication.

Team BC Coach and Sport Manager Application Form.docx

2014 NAIG Sport Technical Package-Final.pdf


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Want to be a part of something special?

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Want to be a part of something special?

The 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games are coming to Langley July 11-14 and volunteers are needed to help stage this inspiring

event and support the more than 1,100 athletes who will

compete in 11 sports.

You are invited to join the team of dedicated volunteers who will help make the Games a life-changing experience for all involved.

Based on your skills and interests, you’ll be matched with an

opportunity to contribute to the sport experience of a lifetime!

Need information? Click games.

Click here to access a volunteer registration form.

Please consider joining the

2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games team.

You can make a difference!

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