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Show your support – Vote Today!

Hello Friends,

As most of you are aware, both the Canoe-Kayak and Rowing Clubs at Long Lake in Nanaimo are desperately in need of a new facility for the storage and care of their equipment.

The Club’s have submitted the Long Lake Community Boathouse Project idea to the Aviva Community Fund for a chance to win up to $150,000 to put towards the project.

Please support it by voting each day from today until October 14th to advance the project into the next round.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17101

Please share this around to others in our community! It would be a wonderful asset to both sports for future event hosting and longevity of the sport within our community!

Yours in Paddling,

Ashley Rowe, Head Coach

Nanaimo Canoe & Kayak Club

Tel. 250-741-1200 (h), 778-269-1200 (cell)

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Canoe Marathon World Championships features 4 BC Athletes

Nineteen athletes to represent Canada at Canoe Marathon World Championships

OTTAWA, ON – The 2013 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships are set to get underway this week in Copenhagen, Denmark and Canadian paddlers are ready to show their endurance over races of up to 30.1 kilometres that include several portages. Fifteen Canadian paddlers will compete at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships from Friday to Sunday, while four Canadian masters will race at the Master’s Championships on Wednesday and Thursday.

The team roster includes three Olympians from the canoe sprint discipline. Olympic bronze medallist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON will be racing a course of 28.5 kilometres with six portages. That’s a distance twenty-eight and a half times longer than his 1000 metre Olympic specialty. Oldershaw has already shown his endurance abilities on the international scene this year and won a bronze medal in the C1 5000 metre at the World Championships on September 1.

Émilie Fournel, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian from Lachine, QC, will race the Women’s K1 on Saturday. Tamlyn Bohm of Toronto, ON will race the Women’s K1 as well. She posted the Canadian team’s top marathon result in 2012 and 2013 with sixth and eleventh place finishes, respectively. On Sunday Fournel and Bohm will team up to race K2, making for a total weekend race distance of over fifty kilometres.

Jason Rusu of Calgary is a 1992 Olympian and will race the Senior Men’s K1 on Saturday along with former National Team member Dave Anderson of Winnipeg. The two will team up to race K2 on Sunday.

Jan Malherbe (Duncan, BC), Michael Thomas (Quebec, QC), and Richard Macdonald (Quebec, QC) will also race in the senior men’s kayak class. Jon Pike of Dartmouth, NS will join Oldershaw at the start line for the Men’s C1.

Junior competitors include Eric Slamen (Richmond Hill, ON), Mark Marschalko (Halifax, NS), Zach Morgan (Kamloops, BC) and Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops, BC). Neil Lang (Waverley, NS) and Frank Desrosier (Ottawa, ON) will compete in the Under 23 men’s kayak class. The four Canadian Masters at the competition include Darryl Bohm (Toronto, ON), Robert Lang (Rothsay, NB), Marc Nemec (Richmond Hill, ON) and Fridrich Lederer (Vancouver, BC).

Canadian Team Line-Up

Wednesday, September 18

K1 Men (Master 55-59)

Robert Lang (Rothsay, NB)

Darryl Bohm (Toronto, ON)

K1 Men (Master 65-69)

Marc Nemec (Richmond Hill, ON)

K1 Men (Master 70-74)

Fridrich Lederer (Vancouver, BC)

Thursday, September 19

K2 Men (Master 55-59)

Darryl Bohm (Toronto, ON) & Robert Lang (Rothsay, NB)

K2 Men (Master 65-69)

Marc Nemec (Richmond Hill, ON) & Karel Suler (Switzerland)

Friday, September 20

Junior Men K1

Eric Slamen (Richmond Hill, ON)

Mark Marschalko (Halifax, NS)

Junior Men Canoe

Zach Morgan (Kamloops, BC)

Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops, BC)

U23 Men Kayak

Neil Lang (Waverley, NS)

Frank Desrosier (Ottawa, ON)

Saturday, September 21

Junior Men’s K2

Eric Slamen (Richmond Hill, ON) & Mark Marschalko (Halifax, NS)

Junior Men’s C2

Zach Morgan (Kamloops, BC) & Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops, BC)

Senior Women K1

Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC)

Tamlyn Bohm (Toronto, ON)

Senior Men Canoe

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Jon Pike (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men K1

Dave Anderson (Winnipeg, MB)

Jan Malherbe (Duncan, BC)

Michael Thomas (Quebec, QC)

Richard MacDonald (Quebec, QC)

Jason Rusu (Calgary, AB)

Sunday, September 21

Senior Women K2

Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Tamlyn Bohm (Toronto, ON)

Senior Men K2

Dave Anderson (Winnipeg, MB) & Jason Rusu (Calgary, AB)

Michael Thomas (Quebec, QC) & Richard Macdonald (Quebec, QC)

Race Distances

Seniors Men’s Kayak – 30.1 kilometres with 7 portages

Seniors Women’s Kayak and Men’s Canoe – 25.8 kilometres with 6 portages

U23 Men’s Kayak – 25.8 kilometres with 6 portages

U23 Women’s Kayak and Men’s Canoe – 21.5 kilometres with 5 portages

Junior Men’s Kayak – 21.5 km with 5 portages

Junior Women’s Kayak and Men’s Canoe- 17.2 kilometres with 4 portages)

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.

Start lists & Results

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Media Contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca


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Olympic Hopes Regatta

U17 Paddlers bring four medals home from Olympic Hopes Regatta

OTTAWA – Fourteen Canadian paddlers competed at the Olympic Hopes Regatta over the weekend in Racice, Czech Republic. The competition is for paddlers under the age of 17, as of January 1, 2013 and is aimed at giving next generation of Olympians international race experience.

The team is returning to Canada with four medals and several impressive results across all disciplines. Three of the medals came in women’s canoe events with Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON taking gold in the Women’s C1 200 and Jacqueline Dunn of Dartmouth, NS following with the silver. Dunn and Nadya Crossman-Serb of Winnipeg won gold in the C2 500. Ariane Cyr of Lac Beauport, QC and Ottawa’s Kate Braddon took the silver medal in Women’s K2 1000.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) C1 Women 200 1st in A-final (51.965)

Gold medal

Jacqueline Dunn (Dartmouth, NS) &

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

C2 Women 500 1st in A-final (2:09.24)

Gold medal

Jacqueline Dunn (Dartmouth, NS) C1 Women 200 2nd in A-final (53.495)

Silver medal

Ariane Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) &

Kate Braddon (Ottawa, ON)

K2 Women 1000 2nd in A-final (3:55.41)

Silver medal

Robert Laureijs (Dartmouth, NS) K1 Men 500 4th in A-final (1:49.06)
Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC) &

Robert Laureijs (Dartmouth, NS)

K2 Men 1000 4th in A-final (3:29.67)
Robert Laureijs (Dartmouth, NS) K1 Men 500 4th in A-final (1:49.06)
Kate Braddon (Ottawa, ON) &

Keisha Tomasik (Sherbrooke, QC)

K2 Women 500

K2 Women 200

5th in A-final (1:55.32)

8th in A-final (45.109)

Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC) &

Victor Turcanu (Ottawa, ON)

K2 Men 500 5th in A-final (1:37.26)
Clement Bouchard (Lac Beauport, QC) &

Daniel MacKnight (Dartmouth, NS)

C2 Men 1000

C2 Men 500

C2 Men 200

5th in A-final (4:05.16)

6th in A-final (1:57.20)

7th in A-final (43.463)

Zach Morgan (Kamloops, BC) C1 Men 1000

C1 Men 500

C1 Men 200

5th in A-final (4:24.05)

6th in A-final (2:04.29)

7th in A-final (46.353)

Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB) K1 Men 500

K1 Men 1000

K1 Men 200

7th in A-final (1:45.26)

2nd in B-final (3:53.49)

6th in B-final (41.530)

Ariane Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) K1 Women 500

K1 Women 200

6th in A-final (2:05.13)

8th in A-final (47.362)

Olivia Denman (Dartmouth, NS) K1 Women 200

K1 Women 1000

K1 Women 500

6th in A-final (46.749)

9th in A-final (4:30.88)

1st in B-final (2:06.48)

Olivia Denman (Dartmouth, NS)

Kate Braddon (Ottawa, ON)

Ariane Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Keisha Tomasik (Sherbrooke, QC)

K4 Women 500 7th in A-final (1:45.23)
Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC) K1 Men 200 3rd in B-final (40.363)
Victor Turcanu (Ottawa, ON) K1 Men 1000 6th in B-final (3:59.19)

Results

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


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Hayward, Hastings and Smedley advance

Hayward, Hastings and Smedley advance to semi-finals at Canoe Slalom World Championships

Thursday, September 12

Broadcast note: Slalom World Championships will be televised on Sportsnet on Saturday (10:30 p.m. EST) and Sunday (9:00 p.m. EST) on select Sportsnet stations. See broadcast schedule for details.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Ben Hayward of Edmonton, John Hastings of Aurora, ON, and Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON have advanced to the semi-finals of the 2013 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

Hayward posted the top Canadian result of the day with a seventeenth place finish in the preliminary runs of Men’s K1.

“I was pretty happy with the race,” said Hayward. “The goal was just to put down solid runs that would have me move to the semi-finals — not to try anything risky. I’m really looking forward to tearing up tomorrow’s course where I know I can race to make the finals.”

At the last World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia Hayward finished twelfth and posted his top international result two and a half weeks ago. He will attempt to make his first final at the senior world level when he races the semi tomorrow.

Hastings will also race the K1 semi-final tomorrow. He placed fortieth in preliminary run to capture the last spot in the semi. David Ford of Canmore, AB placed forty-seventh, also in Men’s K1.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON grabbed the last spot in the semi-final of the Men’s C1 after ranking thirtieth in preliminary runs. He will race the semi-final tomorrow and will be vying for a spot in Saturday’s top-ten final.

“I’m glad that I made it into the semi-finals today,” said Smedley. “I didn’t start the day feeling one hundred per cent so it was good to be able to perform even though I’ve been fighting a stomach bug. In the semi-finals tomorrow I will focus on running my boat with power and giving myself room around the gates so that I can put down a clean run.”

In Women’s C1, Ottawa’s Alexandra McGee placed twenty-third and a few mistakes near the end of the course cost her a spot in the top-twenty semi-final. Haley Daniels of Calgary was twenty-ninth in Women’s C1.

Action continues tomorrow in Prague with the three athletes who advanced today racing semi-finals. Jessica Groeneveld, Thea Froehlich and Jazmyne Denhollander will also race preliminary runs in Women’s K1 while Ben Hayward and Cameron Smedley will team up for the preliminary run of Men’s C2. Competition continues through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 17th in preliminary run (89.07)

Advanced to semi-final

John Hastings (Aurora, ON) Men’s K1 40th in preliminary run (91.43)

Advanced to semi-final

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 30th in preliminary run (100. 08)

Advanced to semi-final

David Ford (Canmore, AB) Men’s K1 47th in preliminary run (93.24)
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 23rd in preliminary run (134.14)
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 29th in preliminary run (140.83)

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:

James Cartwright

Slalom High Performance Director, CanoeKayak Canada

613.715.0727 | 613.260.1818 x 2205

imiller@canoekayak.ca