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Provincial Coach Job Posting

CanoeKayak BC is a registered non-profit organization committed to promoting opportunities for participation, recreation, competition and excellence in paddlesports in British Columbia by working in collaboration with our NSO partner, Canoe Kayak Canada and member clubs.

Canoe Kayak BC is one of 19 targeted sports that are a part of The BC Integrated Performance System. We are looking to fill the position of Provincial Coach.

1308 – CANOEKAYAK BC – Provincial Coach.pdf


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Canada hauls six medals on home water

Canada finishes third in medal count

Broadcast note: The 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships will be broadcast on Sportsnet. See broadcast schedule for details.

WELLAND, ON – Canada closed out the 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships on home water at the Welland International Flatwater Centre with six medals – the third biggest haul of any of the 63 competing countries. Russia had the most medals with 18 and Hungary followed in second with 17 medals.

“Seeing this level of depth in our junior and under 23 athletes is really encouraging for the future,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director.

All eyes were on Ottawa’s Madeline Schmidt as she led the Canadian team to its first medal with a third place finish in the Junior K1 200 metre.

Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS won the Under 23 K1 200 metre to become Canada’s first gold medalist of the day. Russell added a bronze later in the afternoon in the Under 23 K1 500 metre.

Canada’s second gold medal came in the U23 Women’s C1 200 with Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC powering through the finish beating out Russia’s Irina Andreeva.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS took silver in the U23 Men’s C1 200. McCoombs represented Canada in this event at the London 2012 Olympic Games and will race at World Championships in Duisburg, Germany at the end of August.

Toronto’s Taylor Potts and Maria Halavrezos of Dartmouth, NS scored a bronze in the U23 Women’s C2 500 metre to cap off Canada’s six trips to the podium.

Katie Vincent and Maria Godin were on their way to reeling in a victory in the Junior Women’s C2 500 metre final and capsized just inches before the line, resulting in a disqualification. Although Vincent and Godin did not get to make a trip to the podium, their world-class race was applauded by the passionate Canadian and international paddling fans who lined the stands of the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

The Championships have come to a close and teams are saying their good-byes while thanking the host organizers in Welland putting on a phenomenal event. Canoe Niagara was the first U23 World Championships for Canoe Sprint and also raised the bar internationally in many aspects of event hosting.

“On behalf of the paddling world and Team Canada I would like to thank the City of Welland for hosting an incredible international event,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Director General of CanoeKayak Canada. “Best in class for Canada!”

Picture Flash Quotes

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“It’s awesome to win Gold. I just put my head down and put in some good strokes. The crowd brought me home. I never get the chance to compete at this level in front of a home crowd. It was really amazing.”

Michelle Russell, Waverley, NS

Gold Medalist, U23 Women’s K1 200

“It feels great to be Canada’s first double-medallist. I can’t quite explain it. I tried my best and it this is how it turned out.”

Michelle Russell, Waverley, NS

U23 Women’s K1500

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“It was excellent. Everything went very well. I got off to a good start. The middle of my race was very fast and I was able to keep it up at the end and win a silver medal.”

Jason McCoombs, Dartmouth, NS

Silver Medalist, U23 Men’s C1 200

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“I like competing at home. The crowd is really enthusiastic.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Trois-Rivières, QC

Gold Medalist, U23 Women’s C1 200

“I am speechless. This is incredible! I can’t even explain. This is my goal, this is all I wanted.”

Madeline Schmidt, Ottawa, ON

Bronze Medalist, Junior Women’s K1 200

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“Our goal and training was not just to become a great women’s C2 but to become a great C2, period. In 2009 when I won C2 here in Canada, women’s canoe was just an exhibition event so this is my first time to win a world championship medal as a full medal event.”

Maria Halavrezos, Dartmouth, NS

Bronze Medalist, U23 Women’s C2 500

“It’s pretty cool to win a world championship medal and I couldn’t think of a better person to share the podium with.”

Taylor Potts, Toronto, ON

Bronze Medalist, U23 Women’s C2 500

Summary of Results

Event Canadian Athlete Result
Junior Men’s C1 200 B-Final Tom Hall (Dartmouth, NS) 9th Place (00:43.56)

18th overall

Junior Men’s K2 200 B-Final Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) & Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS) 1st place (00:35.18)

10th overall

Junior Men’s K1 200 Final Pierre-Luc Poulin Gold – Hungary (00:35.70)

Silver – Portugal (00:35.71)

Bronze – Poland (00:36.00)

8th Place – Canada (00:36.93)

Junior Women’s K1 200 Final Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) Gold – Denmark (00:41.03)

Silver – Spain (00:41.85)

Bronze – Canada (00:42.43)

Junior Men’s C1 200 Final #147 Gold – Hungary (00:39.90)

Silver – Kazakhstan (00:40.02)

Bronze – Russia (00:40.56)

Junior Women’s C1 200 Final Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) Gold – Bulgaria (00:48.59)

Silver – Ecuador (00:49.59)

Bronze – Ukraine (00:49.70)

4th Place – Canada (00:49.94)

Junior Men’s K2 200 Final #149 Gold – Russia (00:33.12)

Silver – Hungary (00:33.20)

Bronze – Germany (00:33.62)

U23 Men’s K1 200 Final Shaun Fair (Waverley, NS) Gold – Russia (00:34.70)

Silver – Hungary (00:34.76)

Bronze – Bulgaria (00:34.78)

Bronze – Spain (00:34.78)

8th Place – Canada (00:36.24)

U23 Women’s K1 200 Final Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Gold – Canada (00:39.98)

Silver – Portugal (00:40.49)

Bronze – Hungary (00:40.88)

U23 Men’s C1 200 Final Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Gold – Russia (00:38.61)

Silver – Canada (00:39.41)

Bronze – Spain (00:39.43)

U23 Women’s C1 200 Final Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Gold – Canada (00:47.54)

Silver – Russia (00:48.35)

Bronze – Hungary (00:49.55)

U23 Men’s K2 200 Final Austin Denman (Dartmouth, NS) & Jacob Sosna (Carleton Place, ON) Gold – Russia (00:31.64)

Silver – Serbia (00:32.07)

Bronze – Hungary (00:32.11)

5th Place – Canada (00:32.80)

Junior Men’s K4 1000 Final Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport, QC), Patrick Dann (Victoria, BC) & Liam O’Brien Gold – Hungary (2:55.38)

Silver – Spain (2:58.50)

Bronze – Russia (2.58.64)

8th Place – Canada (3.03.80)

Junior Women’s K1 500 Final Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) Gold – Denmark (01:52.55)

Silver – Great Britain (01:54.60)

Bronze – Russia (01:54.88)

6th Place – Canada (1:58.29)

Junior Women’s C2 500 Final Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) & Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS) Gold – Belarus (02:05.11)

Silver – Russia (02:06.68)

Bronze – France (02:08.19)

Canada – DNF

U23 Women’s K1500 Final #164 Michelle Russell Gold – France (01:49.22)

Silver – Russia (01:49.87)

Bronze – Canada (01:50.38)

U23 Women’s C2 500 Final #165 Taylor Potts & Maria Halavrezos Gold – Hungary (01:59.98)

Silver – Russia (02:02.43)

Bronze – Canada (02:02.86)

U23 Men’s K4 1000 Final #166 Etienne Beauchesne, Sam Roworth, Rob Clarke & Philippe Duchesneau Gold – Slovakia (02:50.73)

Silver – Russia (02:51.08)

Bronze – Hungary (2:51.79)

9th Place – Canada

Junior Women’s K2 500 Final #167 Ailish McNulty & Anna Hetzler Gold – Romania (1:43.22)

Silver – Spain (1:44.05)

Bronze – New Zealand (1:44.60)

7th Place – Canada (1:47.65)

U23 Women’s K2 500 Final #168 Lissa Bissonnette & Alexa Irvin Gold – Russia (1:40.18)

Silver – Germany (1:41.59)

Bronze – Mexico (1:42.02)

9th Place – Canada (1:46.36)

Medal Standings

Total Country [G] [S] [B]
18 Russia 5 9 4
17 Hungary 8 4 5
6 Canada 2 1 3
5 Germany 2 2 1
5 Spain 3 2
4 Denmark 2 2
3 Belarus 3
3 Kazakhstan 1 1 1
3 Poland 1 2
3 Ukraine 3
2 Czech Republic 2
2 Romania 1 1
2 Slovakia 1 1
2 France 1 1
2 Portugal 2
1 Latvia 1
1 Ecuador 1
1 Great Britain 1
1 Serbia 1
1 Australia 1
1 Bulgaria 1
1 Mexico 1
1 New Zealand 1

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Full Results

Streaming Video

Canadian Team Media Guide

Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule

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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imiller@canoekayak.ca


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What a great day for Canada with Victoria’s Patrick Dann right in the mix!

2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships Day 2 – Heats and semi-finals

Broadcast note: The 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships will be broadcast on Sportsnet over the next four days and streamed live online. See broadcast schedule for details.

Canada’s Women’s Kayak Team a Crowd Thriller on Day 2 of Canoe Niagara

WELLAND – Canada’s women’s kayak team was a force to be reckoned with as day two of the 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships took place under sunny skies at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. They turned up the heat and enthralled crowds with exhilarating races and close finishes.

It was a good morning for the Canadian Team overall, with all five crews advancing to Sunday’s finals.

Highlights of the morning

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Madeline Schmidt finishes ahead of the pack in the Women’s K1 500m Semi-final. Schmidt also won her afternoon K1 200m heat. – Photo: Digital Sports Photography

“The race was good. I spoke to my coach and we figured out what had to be done and I did my job. It’s amazing to represent Canada for the finals and I have worked hard for it.”

Madeline Schmidt, Canada

Junior Women’s K1 500

Hetzler and McNulty shows signs of relief as they advance to the K2 500 m Final – Photo: Digital Sports Photography

“Our start was really good. We were in the top two at the start and stayed that way for most of the race. We did everything we could to stay up there. It feels awesome to go directly into the finals.”

Anna Hetzler, Canada

Junior Women’s K2 500

“We took our disappointment from yesterday and turned it into a positive attitude. We wanted to make our team proud. We put everything we had out there on the water.”

Ailish McNulty, Canada

Junior Women’s K2 500

Hughes, Poulin, Dann and O’Brien advance to the A Final after a convincing finish in the Junior Men’s K4 1000 m Semi-final – Photo: Digital Sports Photography

“We really connected as a crew and competed very well. Our strategy for the final is to go out like we have been and nail that finish!”

Marshall Hughes, Canada

Junior Men’s K4 1000

Photo: Digital Sports Photography

In her 3rd race of the day, Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS turned up the heat and advanced directly to the U23 Women’s K1 200 metre A-final.

Feel the need for speed – afternoon sprints keep spectators riveted

200 metre heats

It was an action-packed afternoon. The 200-metre sprints came fast and furious and pleased the growing crowds. Anticipation for this weekend’s semis and finals is building at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

In addition to the strong performance displayed in the women’s Kayak events this morning, nine Canadian crews advanced this afternoon.

Canadian Pierre-Luc Poulin, answered in Heat 5 with an amazing start and accelerated down the course to win his heat a boat length ahead of the others with a time of (00:40.23). Poulin was pleased with his performance. “It was an amazing race: good technique, long strokes, good connection right to the finish line.” Kayaker Madeline Schmidt certainly made an impression at the WIFC today – winning both of her heats and advancing to the K1 200m semi-finals and the K1 500m Finals this weekend.

Strength and experience were evident in the U23 200 metre sprint heats. Athletes posted fast times and photo-finish results. 2012 Canadian Olympic Team member Jason McCoombs paddled a smooth race to a 2nd place finish and advanced to the U23 C1 200 semis.

In her 3rd race of the day, Canadian Michelle Russell turned up the heat and advanced directly to the U23 Women’s K1 200 metre A-final.

Summary of Canadian Results – Day 2

Athlete (Hometown) Event Result
Anna Hetzler (Fall River, NS) & Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K2 500 Advance to A-Final
Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) Junior Women’s K1 500 Advance to A-Final
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) U23 Women’s K1 500 Advance to A-final
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Patrick Dann (Victoria, BC) Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s K4 1000 Advance to A-final
Philippe Duchesneau (Montreal, QC) Sam Roworth (Toronto, ON) Rob Clarke (Missisauga) Etienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivieres, QC) U23 Men’s K4 1000 Advance to A-Final
Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS)

U23 Women’s K2 500 Advance to A-Final
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200 1st in heat (00:40.23)

Advance to semi

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) Junior Women’s K1 200 1st in heat (00:46.43)

Advance to semi

Tom Hall (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200 4th in heat (00:48.57)

Advance to semi

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s C1 200 4th in heat (01:03.59)

Advance to semi

Shaun Fair (Waverley, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200 3rd in heat (00:37.32)

Advance to semi

Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) U23 Women’s K1 200 1st in heat (00:44.72)

Advance to A-final

Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 200 2nd in heat (00:44.16)

Advance to semi

Alexander Scott (Halifax, NS) & Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s K2 200 5th in heat (00:38.12)

Advance to semi

Austin Denman (Dartmouth, NS) & Jacob Sosna (Carleton Place, ON) U23 Men’s K2 200 2nd in heat (00:35.70)

Advance to semi

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Four Canadian boats advance to A-finals on opening day of Canoe Niagara

Four Canadian boats advance to A-finals on opening day of Canoe Niagara

Broadcast note: The 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships will be broadcast on Sportsnet over the next four days and streamed live online. See broadcast schedule for details.

WELLAND – Four Canadian boats advanced to A-finals on the opening day of competition at the 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Welland, ON.

Roland Varga & Marshall Hughes

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Jeremy Stott & Evan Bezemer

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Marshall Hughes

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Lissa Bissonnette, Andreanne Langlois, Alexa Irvin, Sarah Vegas-Dubois Photo: Digital Sports Photography

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Canadians Jeremy Stott and Evan Bezemer were the first to advance directly to the Junior Mens C2 1000 metre finals. The pair finished third in this morning’s heat with a time of 3:46.94.

"We definitely laid down one of our best races", said Stott. Bezemer added that after a quick start the other crews started to catch them halfway down the course and the Canadian pair successfully held them off.

Roland Varga of Richmond Hill, ON and Marc Tarling of Pointe-Claire, QC advanced directly to the C2 U23 men’s 1000 meter final with a finish time of 3:42.29. The pair fell back in the second half of their heat and is getting focused for the final. “I feel pretty confident that we will perform really well and finish with a medal,” said Varga.

Marshall Hughes advanced to the K1 Junior Men 1000 meter final with a second place finish and a time of 3:51.25 in his semi-finals. Hughes is looking forward to the finals and is expecting a close race.

“There’s lots of good competition out there,” Hughes said after his race. “I’m going to give the best I can. I’m going to represent Canada to the best of my ability.” The Waverly, Nova Scotia native also represented Canada earlier this year, winning Bronze in the Men’s K4 1000-meter at World Cup 3 in Poland.

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Andreanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, QC), Sarah Vegas-Dubois (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished a strong second in the K4 Under 23 women 500-meter semi-final, advancing to the final on Saturday. Happy about their finish Lissa Bissonnette said, “We all did our jobs, excited to be at Worlds with our family and friends around us.”

Langlois couldn’t help but smile as she described their semi-final. “It was a wonderful race. We did everything we could do and we’re happy about it.”

Three Canadian boats also advanced to the B-finals. More heats and semi-finals will take place tomorrow and finals will take place on Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Jeremy Stott ((Oakville, ON) & Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) Junior Men’s C2 1000 3rd in semi (3:46.94)

Advanced to A-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) & Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) U23 Men’s C2 1000 3nd in semi (3:42.29)

Advanced to A-final

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Andreanne Langlois (Trois-Rivières, QC), Sarah Vegas-Dubois (Pointe-Claire, QC) U23 Women’s K4 500 2nd in semi (1:45.87)

Advanced to A-final

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) Junior Men’s K1 1000 3nd in semi (3:51.25)

Advanced to A-final

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON) & Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) U23 Men’s K2 1000 5th in semi (3:41.93)

Advanced to B-final

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) U23 Men’s K2 1000 4th in semi (3:56.13)

Advanced to B-final

Mark James (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 1000 6th in semi (4:53.32)

Advanced to B-final

Hayley Nelson (Waverley, NS), Anna Hetzler (Fall River, NS), Ailish Mcnulty (Dartmouth, NS) & Ariane Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) Junior Women’s K4 500 5th in semi (1:43.86)
Craig Spence (Waverley, NS) Junior Men’s C1 1000 8th in semi (4:49.46)
Patrick Dann (Victoria, BC) & Zane Clarke (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K2 1000 8th in heat (3:33.15)

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Full Results

Streaming Video

Canadian Team Media Guide

Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule

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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Media Contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca