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Ford advances to semi-final

Broadcast note: Slalom World Cup 2 will be televised on Sportsnet at 11:00 a.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday, and on select local Sportnet stations. See broadcast schedule for details.

AUGSBURG, GERMANY – David Ford of Edmonton advanced to the top-forty semi-final after ranking 34th overall in preliminary K1 runs at the second ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Augsburg, Germany. Ford will race tomorrow morning in pursuit of a top ten spot in the afternoon final.

The rest of the Canadian team did not advance. The team will race the third World Cup next week in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain. Most of the team will return to Canada to prepare for World Cups 5 and World Championships. Smedley and Daniels will stay in Europe to race the U23 World Championships to be held July 17-21 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.

Summary of Results (World Cup 2)

Athlete Event Result
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 34th in preliminary runs (105.18)

Advanced to semi-final

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 46th in preliminary runs (106.67)
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 38th in preliminary runs (126.55)
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 36th in preliminary runs (115.60)
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 24th in preliminary runs (223.79)
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 32nd in preliminary runs (189.32)

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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CanoeKayak Canada names Teams

WELLAND, ON – Following an intense three days of trials at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to name its teams for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, the ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships Team, Lake Placid International Regatta and Pan American Championships Paracanoe Team.

“We saw many impressive performances over the past three days and athletes and their coaches should feel proud of what they’ve demonstrated,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “I am impressed with the quality of our teams and know how excited the athletes are to represent Canada internationally – for some of them right in front of the home crowd in Welland. Congratulations to all.”

Logan extends his thanks to the coaches, family members, volunteers and supporters who are an integral part of building a strong National Team.

“It takes support throughout the entire system to build such an extraordinary team and we’re excited to be charging forward to achieve our goals.”

The senior team will compete in Duisburg, Germany from August 27 to September 1. The junior and under 23 team will compete as home crowd favourites on the same course they qualified on as Welland welcomes the World from August 1 to 4. Women’s canoe and Paracanoe teams will compete in Lake Placid, New York. The Paracanoe contingent of Canada’s team for the Pan American Championships in Puerto Rico from October 17 to 20 has also been selected. Canada’s Women’s C2 entry for World Championships will also be determined in Lake Placid.

Teams have been approved by the High Performance Committee following pre-determined selection criteria. A cross-reference of the team selections and criteria will be posted later this week.

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.

ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Team

Duisburg, Germany – August 27 – September 1

Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Adam van Koeverden Oakville, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Brady Reardon Burlington, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Scott Oldershaw
Steven Jorens Aurora, ON Rideau Dave Robertson
Philippe Duchesneau Montréal, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson / Marc Creamer
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Adam Oldershaw
Étienne Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Dave Robertson / Matthew Pelletier
Mark de Jonge Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Richard Dober Jr. Trois-Rivières, QC Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Ryan Cochrane Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin

Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Émilie Fournel Lachine, QC Lachine Chad Brooks / Franck Gomez
Michelle Russell Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Una Lounder Dartmouth, NS Senobe Chad Brooks / Csom Latorovszki
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Chad Brooks / Peter Martinek
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Chad Brooks / Jan Kruk
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Chad Brooks / Fred Loyer

Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Csom Latorovszki
Benjamin Russell Dartmouth, NS Banook Csom Latorovszki
Paul Bryant Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Csom Latorovszki / Igor Nikitovic
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Csom Latorovszki / Igor Nikitovic
Jamie Andison Oakville, ON Burloak Csom Latorovszki / Scott Oldershaw
Mark Klevinas Oakville, ON Burloak Csom Latorovszki / Scott Oldershaw
Jason McCoombs Banook Dartmouth, NS Robert Stott / Jan Kruk

Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, QC Mathieu Pelletier
** C2 to be added after Lake Placid race-off

Paracanoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Marc Granger
Dave Waters Fox Point, NS Maskwa Marc Granger / Jon Pike

ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships Team

Welland, Ontario – August 1 – 4

Under 23

U23 Men’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon André Gronowicz
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Adam Oldershaw
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Dave Robertson / Chad Brooks
Sam Roworth Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Dave Robertson / Peter Martinek
Étienne Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Dave Robertson / Mathieu Pelletier
Philippe Duchesneau Montreal, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson / Marc Creamer
Shaun Fair Waverley, NS Cheema Frédéric Jobin / Mike Kerrivan
Austin Denman Dartmouth, NS Banook Frédéric Jobin / Jeff Houser
Jacob Sosna Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Frédéric Jobin / Ryan Blair

U23 Women’s Kayak

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Michelle Russell Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan add Chad
Lissa Bissonnette Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks / Marc Creamer
Alexa Irvin Kentville, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks / Csom Latorovszki
Andreanne Langlois Trois-Rivières, QC Québec, QC Chad Brooks / Mathieu Pelletier
Sarah Vegas-Dubois Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Chad Brooks / Marc Creamer

U23 Men’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Roland Varga Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Csom Latorovszki / Igor Nikitovic
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Csom Latorovszki / Marc Creamer
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Csom Latorovszki / Robert Kuteyko
Jason McCoombs Dartmouth, NS Banook Robert Stott / Jan Kruk

U23 Women’s Canoe

Athlete Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, QC Mathieu Pelletier
Sarah-Jane Caumartin Trois-Rivières Otterburn, QC Mathieu Pelletier

Junior

Junior Men’s Kayak

Athlete Club Coach
Marshall Hughes Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport (Lac Beauport, QC) Luc Grenier
Zane Clarke Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Jan Kruk
Alexander Scott Maskwa (Halifax, NS) Chad Brooks / Jon Pike
Liam O’Brien Banook (Dartmouth, NS) Jan Kruk
Patrick Dann Chinook (Victoria, BC) Rhys del Valle

Junior Women’s Kayak

Athlete Club Coach
Maddie Schmidt Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Mike Robinson
Anna Hetzler Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Arianne Cyr Lac Beauport (Lac Beauport, QC) Luc Grenier
Hayley Nelson Cheema Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Ailish McNulty Mic Mac (Dartmouth, NS) Chris Chaisson

Junior Men’s Canoe

Athlete Club Coach
Craig Spence Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Thomas Hall Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan
Evan Bezemer Mississauga (Mississauga, ON) Kyle Jeffery
Jeremy Stott Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw

Junior Women’s Canoe

Athlete Club Coach
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Katie Vincent Mississauga (Mississauga, ON) Kyle Jeffery
Mariah Godin Cheema (Waverley, NS) Mike Kerrivan

Lake Placid International Regatta Team

Lake Placid, New York, USA – July 6-7

Women’s Canoe

Maria Halavrezos Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Taylor Potts Burloak (Oakville, ON) Adam Oldershaw / Joel Hazzan
Sarah-Jane Caumartin Otterburn (Otterburn, QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières, QC) Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga (Mississauga, ON) Kyle Jeffery
Mariah Godin Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe (Dartmouth, NS) Rob Baert

Paracanoe

Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire (Pointe-Claire, QC) Mark Granger
Draga Culjak Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Mary Ellery
Dave Waters Fox Point, NS Mark Granger
Papito More-Wilson Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Mary Ellery
Christian Maranda Lac Beauport (Lac Beauport, QC) Luc Grenier
Jean Dagher – Rideau – Rebecca Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Rebecca Alley
Corey Stewart Pitt Meadows (Pitt Meadows, BC) Brian Hammer
Kevin Priebe Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
Suleiman Muse Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Mary Ellery
Troy Chown Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Rebecca Alley

Pan American Championships Paracanoe Team

Ponce City, Puerto Rico – October 17-20

Paracanoe

Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire (Pointe-Claire, QC) Mark Granger
Dave Waters Fox Point, NS Mark Granger
Papito More-Wilson Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Mary Ellery
Christian Maranda Lac Beauport (Lac Beauport, QC) Luc Grenier
Suleiman Muse Balmy Beach (Toronto, ON) Mary Ellery
Troy Chown Rideau (Ottawa, ON) Rebecca Alley

Trials Results

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2013 Paracanoe Team Nominations / Nominations pour l’équipe de Paracanoë 2013

2013 Paracanoe Team Nominations

On behalf of the National Team coaching staff, congratulations on your nominations to the 2013 Paracanoe Teams. You should be very proud of this achievement and take time to reflect on all of the hard work and commitment it takes to get to this level. Now it’s your opportunity to represent Canada and contribute to our ongoing international success.

We are so fortunate to have a system of coaching that continues to produce world class athletes. Please pass on my congratulations to your personal coach(es). Our National Team staff appreciates their efforts and will continue to support the progression that you and your coaches have set, taking you to new heights as part of our National Team. We would like to thank our National Team coaches for their hard work in preparing such quality athletes. I encourage you to thank them as well, along with your past and present coaches, family members and other supporters who have been an integral part of building your success.

The public announcement of the team will be sent out later today. Christine will be in touch soon about logistics for Ottawa/Lake Placid.

Congratulations once again and good luck in you preparations for international competition.

Scott

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM

1. Christine Gauthier

2. Dave Waters

LAKE PLACID TEAM

1. Christine Gauthier

2. Draga Culjak

3. Dave Waters

4. Papito More-Wilson

5. Christian Maranda

6. Jean Dagher

7. Corey Stewart

8. Kevin Priebe

9. Suleiman Muse

10. Troy Chown

PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Puerto Rico)

1. Christine Gauthier

2. Dave Waters

3. Papito More-Wilson

4. Christian Maranda

5. Suleiman Muse

6. Troy Chown

7.

8. Troy Chown


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Paddlers chase National Team spots on day 2 of Welland Trials

Saturday, June 22

WELLAND, ON – Racing continued for a second day at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team Trials taking place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. Paddlers competed in Senior, Junior, Under 23 and Paracanoe events in an effort to win selection races and make performance standards to qualify for National Teams. Seniors and Paracanoe athletes are contending for spots at the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany from August 27 to September 1. Junior and Under 23 paddlers are contending for spots on the home team at the ICF Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships to be held in Welland, ON from August 1 to 4. Selections to the teams will be made official on Monday.

Pierre-Luc Poulin (photo: Bernard Irvin)

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (photo: Bernard Irvin)

Adam van Koeverden & Brady Reardon (photo: Bernard Irvin)

Jason McCoombs (photo: Bernard Irvin)

Senior

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON and Brady Reardon of Burlington, ON won the Men’s K2 1000 metre final with a time of 3:38.92. Andrew Jessop of Halifax, NS and Rob Clarke of Mississauga, ON were second while Keir Johnston and Neil Lang were third.

The win makes van Koeverden and Reardon the likely crew to race K2 1000 at World Championships.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS secured his spot as the top ranked paddler in the C1 200 metre. McCoombs had one win from the last set of National Team Trials and another win today in a time of 43.147 seconds puts him in position to be selected to the World Championships team.

“That was a hard race. It took a lot of mental strength,” said McCoombs after his race.

McCoombs edged out Mark Oldershaw by 0.646 of a second to take the win. Oldershaw locked up the C1 1000 metre entry yesterday and took a shot at the pure 200 metre today. Cory Rublee of Kamloops, BC was third. McCoombs, who placed thirteenth at the London 2012 Olympic Games, plans to use the next couple of weeks to prepare for competition in Duisburg.

“I’m hoping to be in the final for sure and do well in the final. I think I had some good performances at World Cups and I’ll try to build on that. I’ve got a month of training to get in before then and I’ll hopefully have my best performance at Worlds.”

In the Men’s K2 200 metre, Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, NS and Richard Dober Jr. of Trois-Rivières, QC got their second of two wins needed to be the top crew considered for selection to the World Championships Team.

The race came down to another tight finish with Cochrane and Dober finishing in a time of 33.632 seconds. They edged out Hugues Fournel of Lachine, QC and Étienne Morneau of Quebec City by less than a quarter of a second.

“In a situation like that to get that little extra edge where we’re so close, it’s literally the last 25 metres that really counts for everything,” said Cochrane. “It’s where whoever has the guts and the heart and everything just to push through that pain.”

National Team Coach Frédéric Jobin made the decision to change the crews up after World Cups. Dober says making the change has been a challenge and is in the best interests of the team.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for of all of those three guys,” said Dober. “I think today whatever combination we would have chosen would have been a tight race and I think that’s what we need to bring the level up.”

Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS was determined not to let strong winds get the better of her and won the Women’s K1 200 metre.

“I just went for it,” said Russell “I live in Nova Scotia and I’m used to the wind.”

Russell is having a breakthrough year and made all four of her K1 finals on the World Cup Tour. She says today’s win is another encouraging result.

“You keep training all year and you never know how it’s going to end up,” Russell commented. “Actually comparing myself to the World’s best paddlers is a great feeling.”

Russell won in a time of 46.263 seconds. Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC was second and Hannah Vaughan of Dartmouth, NS was third.

Étienne Beauchesne of Quebec City; Rob Clarke of Mississauga; Philippe Duchesneau of Sherbrooke, QC; and Steven Jorens of Aurora, ON won the Men’s K4 1000 metre with a time of 3:16.97. They raced against one other crew and chased a performance standard that will determine if they will be nominated to the World Championships team. Jorens says the potential for the crew to compete in Duisburg is really encouraging.

“I’m really excited because there’s three new guys who haven’t been to senior worlds before,” said Jorens, who has been able to share his race experience from two Olympic Games and many World Championships with the crew. “More and more I see them starting to take leadership roles as well in the boat which is important because everybody has to be all on the same page and going for the same goal.”

Several of the young crew members could end up racing at both the Under 23 World Championships and Senior World Championships. Three of them have already been on the World Cup podium in K4 this year. Jorens said the Canadian team is building its potential for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“This is all part of the plan for the next four years to start out with a new crew and get everybody paddling K4. The idea is to make Canada one of the best in the world.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC took the top spot in the C1 200 metre. Vincent-Lapointe won in a time of 53.957 seconds. Taylor Potts of Toronto was second and Jenna Marks of Dartmouth, NS was third.

“I’m happy with myself and what I gave,” said Vincent-Lapoint who will likely be heading back to World Championships to defend her winning streak. “I know what I can give and I know I can do it at Worlds.”

Junior

Pierre-Luc Poulin of Quebec City was victorious in the Junior K1 200 metre. He won in a time of 39.798 seconds. Dartmouth’s Liam O’Brien was second and Marshall Hughes of Waverley, NS was third.

“I’ve been looking forward to that race for like two years and it was a big day,” Poulin commented after his win. He now has his sights set on the Junior World Championships which will take place on the same course at the start of August. It’s a course Poulin loves racing on and recent facility upgrades have amplified that sentiment.

“This course has been good to me and hopefully it will stay like that. The course looks so good and with all the people around it’s going to be awesome. Hopefully there will be more international races here.”

Madeleine Schmidt of Ottawa added a victory in the Junior K1 500 metre to her win yesterday in the K1 200. Schmidt won in a time of 2:11.64. Hayley Nelson of Waverley, NS placed second and Julia Morin of Lac-Beauport, QC finished third.

“I just knew what I had to do and I can’t control anything else,” said Schmidt who is eyeing a podium performance at the Junior World Championships in Welland. “Women’s kayak hasn’t made the podium for a few Junior Worlds now and I want to change that.”

Ryan Nash of Toronto and Liam O’Brien of Dartmouth won the Junior K2 1000 metre in a time of 3:52.87. Twin brothers Hunter Morrissey and Kingston Morrissey of Waverley, NS were second. Maxence Beauchesne and Duncan Sibthrope finished third.

“We went out hard off the start, held it and finished well,” O’Brien said while Nash added, “Our coach told us that we should follow the race plan and stick in there until the last 400, then empty the tank.”

Under 23

Lissa Bissonnette of Pointe-Claire, QC and Alexa Irvin of Kentville, NS won the Under 23 K2 500 metre. The pair has raced in K4 crews together for several years and recently started training K2.

“It was our first time racing together so we were really happy with how we executed our race plan,” said Irvin as Bissonnette added they were really focusing on getting of the line quickly.

Alanna Bray-Lougheed and Sammy Hall finished second while Andréanne Langlois, Jessica Leduc placed third in the U23 K2 500.

Andrew Jessop and Rob Clarke placed second in the Senior K2 1000 and are ranked as the top Under 23 K2 crew.

Paracanoe

Paracanoe athletes each raced two finals and were mainly racing to make performance standards in an effort to qualify for the ICF World Championships in Duisburg, Germany and the Lake Placid International Regatta. Paracanoe athletes are classified for events based on the mobility they have in their legs, trunk and arms (LTA, TA and A).

Pointe-Claire’s Christine Gauthier, a defending World Champion, was top in her K1 LTA 200 metre race with times of 1:00.51 and 1:01.53. Draga Culjak of Toronto was second with a best time of 1:11.60.

“I did the qualifying time and that’s the main purpose here today,” said Gauthier, who has recently been experimenting with new boats and training hard to improve her 200 metre time. “I really want to go lower than 55 seconds, minimum. I’m trying to focus to cut off those few seconds but I feel strong and confident.”

Dave Waters of Fox Point, NS posted 1:03.41 and 1:03.81 in the Men’s V1 200 metre TA category. The National Team athlete won bronze at the 2012 World Championships and is looking to contend with competition overseas again this year.

“I actually was happy with both my races today,” said Waters. “Obviously there’s a lot more work to be done. The times over in Europe have been really fast so I think we need to pick it up. I need to be able to do 56 seconds fairly consistently.”

Christian Maranda of Québec City won both the Open Men’s LTA K1 200 metre with times of 49.07 and 51.97 seconds. Jean Dagher of Ottawa was second and Phil Mailey of Carleton Place, ON was third in both races. Alexis Boyer was forth.

“The conditions were challenging but it’s definitely a good way to improve your skill and power,” said Maranda. As a veteran of the Royal 22e Régiment who was badly injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the prospect of representing Canada at the World Championships has special meaning for Maranda who feels sport has been a key part of his recovery. “To get on the national team would be … I won’t say a dream come true because I’m alive and walking, so that’s something, but I really hope to make the team. I hope to make the standard and I’m looking forward to racing with the Canadian shirt on my back.”

Suleiman Muse of Toronto won the Open Men’s K1 A event and Kevin Priebe of Pitt Meadows was second.

“I’m very excited. If I made the team it would be another great experience to race for Canada and to try to get to the podium,” said Muse, who has been working hard with his coach Mary Ellery to improve his balance in the wind. “When you are paraplegic, the big problem is the balance … but I love challenges so it’s good.”

In the LTA category, Papito More-Wilson posted a best time 1:05.97 in the Men’s V1 200 metre class while Draga Culjak posted a best of 1:11.60 in the Women’s K1 200 metre. Troy Chown of Ottawa won both the Men’s K1 200 TA metre races. Corey Stewart of Pitt Meadows, BC was second and Edmonton’s Antonio Flores was third.

Competition will wrap up on Sunday afternoon and team announcements will be made on Monday.

Full Results

Photos – credit: Bernard Irvin

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Canadian canoe slalom teams kicks off World Cup Tour

Friday, June 21

Broadcast note: Slalom World Cup 1 will be televised on Sportsnet on Saturday (4:30 p.m. EST) and Sunday (8:00 p.m. EST). See broadcast schedule for details.

CARDIFF, WALES – The Canadian canoe slalom team kicked off their World Cup Tour today by making it through to the semifinals in men’s single canoe, women’s single canoe and men’s kayak events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 in Cardiff, Wales.

In the preliminary runs, Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB posted a score of 90.57 in his first run to rank 18th and make the top 40 needed to advance to the semifinal. David Ford, also of Edmonton, did not advance to the semi-final and place 46th with a score of 97.00 in the qualification heats. In women’s canoe, Haley Daniels of Calgary, Alberta placed 14th posting a score of 132.90 and also advanced to the semifinal. In men’s canoe Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ottawa advanced to the semifinal in 19th position with a score of 97.16.

In the semifinal round, Ben Hayward stormed down the slalom course to post a score of 91.68 placing 15th overall in men’s kayak. A two-second penalty for a gate touch and a costly mistake on the last upstream pushed Hayward out of contention for the top 10 final. Haley Daniels raced to a 13th place overall result posting a final score of 168.51. Cameron Smedley attacked the race course and paddled aggressive lines but gate penalties added up to push Smedley out of reach of the men’s canoe final. Smedley finished 22nd overall with a final score of 104.33.

Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, Alberta, the reigning Pan-American Champion, will take to the race course in the women’s kayak qualification heats starting at 9:40 am EST on Saturday, June 22nd. Cameron Smedley and Ben Hayward will also team-up to race in the men’s double canoe event starting at 10:25 am EST on Saturday, June 22nd.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 46th in Heats (97.00)
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 Advanced to semi-final

15th in semifinal (91.68)

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 Will race in qualification heats on June 22nd.
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 Advanced to semifinal

22nd in semifinal (104.33)

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 Advanced to semifinal

13th in Semifinal (168.51)

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 Will race in qualification heats June 22nd.

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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In Her Footsteps Nominations Open

ProMOTION Plus is now accepting nominations for In Her Footsteps 2013! In Her Footsteps is an annual recognition program that honours women who are or have been athletes, coaches, officials, judges, pioneers or advocates who have made significant contributions to girls and women in sport. Nomination deadline: July 17, 2013

To nominate a deserving female leader in sport, please visit ProMOTIONPlus.org


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Congrats to recipients of the Aboriginal Youth sport Legacy Fund

Nice to see all the Canoeing programs represented!
viaSport would like to congratulate the 2013 funding recipients of the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund, Community and Physical Activity grants. Over 30 aboriginal organizations received funding through this years application process. This component of the grant is used to fund the purchase of sports equipment and support a variety of programs including sports clubs, hockey tournaments, basketball leagues, and fitness classes.