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Sprint Pan American Canoe Championships

Canada wins 35 medals, 15 gold at Sprint Pan American Canoe Championships

PONCE, PUERTO RICO – The Sprint Pan American Canoe Championships took place in Ponce, Puerto Rico from Friday to Sunday and Canada managed a total of thirty-five medals – including fifteen gold, thirteen silver and seven bronze. With the Pan American Games less than two years away, Canadian athletes are gearing up for a big showing on home water at Toronto 2015.

Performance highlights of the Championships included three golds by Madeline Schmidt of Ottawa in the Junior K1 500, 200 and 5000. The Pan American Championships wrapped up a big season for Schmidt who captured at Junior World bronze medal in the K1 200 in early August.

The K2 pair of Hayley Nelson of Waverley, NS and Ailish McNulty of Dartmouth, NS won two gold medals in the Junior 500 and 200 metre.

Pierre-Luc Poulin of Lac Beauport, QC won double gold with wins in the Junior Men’s K1 200 and 500 metre. The Junior C2 crew of Sarah-Jane Caumartin of Otterburn, QC and Mariah Godin of Dartmouth, NS also made it two gold medals with victories in the 200 and 500.

Evan Bezemer of Mississauga, ON and Jeremy Stott of Oakville, ON chipped in a gold in the Junior C2 200 to make for an even ten gold medals in Junior events. Bezemer and Stott also won silver in the C2 1000.

In Senior events, all five gold medals came in the singles events. Ottawa’s Angus Mortimer scored a gold in the K1 1000. Andreanne Langlois of Québec City won the Senior Women’s K1 200 and Tamlyn Bohm of Mississauga was victorious in the Senior Women’s K1 500.

In women’s canoe events, Toronto’s Taylor Potts claimed the top spot in the C1 200 and Maria Halavrezos of Dartmouth, NS hauled in a win in the C1 5000. Potts and Halavrezos also teamed up to win two silver medals in the C2 500 and 200 metre races.

Hannah MacIntosh of Dartmouth, NS won three silver medals in the Junior C1 500, 200 and 5000. Three silvers also came in men’s canoe events with Cory Rublee of Kamloops, BC placing second in the Senior C1 200, Marc Tarling of Pointe-Claire, QC taking silver in Senior C1 5000 and Craig Spence of Waverley NS adding a silver in the Junior C1 5000.

Other silver medalists included Alex Scott of Halifax, NS and Liam O’Brien of Dartmouth, NS in the Junior K2 1000 and the Senior Women’s K4 500 metre crew of Andreanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Tamlyn Bohm (Mississauga, ON) Jillian D’Alessio (Sackville, NS) & Alana Bray-Lougheed (Burlington, ON).

Summary of Results
Athlete Event Result
Gold medals
Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) 
Junior Women’s K1 500
1st (2:01.79)

Gold medal

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) 
Junior Women’s K1 200
1st (43.43)
Gold medal
Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) 
Junior Women’s K1 5000
1st (24:49.37)

Gold medal

Hayley Nelson (Waverley, NS) & Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s K2 500
1st (1:48.45)
Gold medal
Hayley Nelson (Waverley, NS) & Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s K2 200
1st (40.68)
Gold medal
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)
Junior Men’s K1 200
1st (36.50)

Gold medal

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)
Junior Men’s K1 1000
1st (3:47.68)
Gold medal
Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Otterburn, QC) & Mariah Godin (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s C2 200
1st (48.50)
Gold medal
Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Otterburn, QC) & Mariah Godin (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s C2 500
1st (2:12.25)
Gold medal
Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) & Jeremy Stott (Oakville, ON)
Junior Men’s C2 200
1st (39.81)

Gold medal

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) 
Senior Men’s K1 1000 
1st (3:43.74)
Gold medal
Andreanne Langlois (Québec, QC)
Senior Women’s K1 200
1st (43.52)
Gold medal
Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON)
Senior Women’s C1 200
1st (50.74)
Gold medal
Tamlyn Bohm (Mississauga, ON)
Senior Women’s K1 5000
1st (24:40.15)
Gold medal
Maria Halavrezos (Dartmouth, NS)
Senior Women’s C1 5000
1st (28:37.83)
Gold medal
Silver medals
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s C1 500
2nd (2:24.72)

Silver medal

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s C1 200
2nd (50.22)

Silver medal

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Women’s C1 5000
2nd (30:46.22)

Silver medal

Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) & Maria Halavrezos (Dartmouth, NS)
Senior Women’s C2 500
2nd (2:04.92)

Silver medal

Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) & Maria Halavrezos (Dartmouth, NS)
Senior Women’s C2 200
2nd (46.70)
Silver medal
Maria Halavrezos (Dartmouth, NS)
Senior Women’s C1 500
2nd (2:22.80)

Silver medal

Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) & Jeremy Stott (Oakville, ON)
Junior Men’s C2 1000 2nd (3:51.48)

Silver medal

Andreanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Tamlyn Bohm (Mississauga, ON) Jillian D'Alessio (Sackville, NS) & Alana Bray-Lougheed (Burlington, ON)
Senior Women’s K4 500
2nd (1:38.65)

Silver medal

Tamlyn Bohm (Mississauga, ON) & Alana Bray-Lougheed (Burlington, ON)
Senior Women’s K2 500
2nd (1:45.44)

Silver medal

Cory Rublee (Kamloops, BC)
Senior Men’s C1 200
2nd (41.25)

Silver medal

Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC)
Senior Men’s C1 5000
2nd (26:52.59)
Silver medal 
Craig Spence (Waverley, NS)
Junior Men’s C1 5000
2nd (26:25.40)
Silver medal
Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) & Liam O'Brien (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Men’s K2 1000
2nd (34.19)
Silver medal
Bronze medals
Jarret Kenke

(Saskatoon, SK)

Senior Men’s K1 5000
3rd (22:40.14)

Bronze medal

Keir Johnston (Strathroy, ON) & Neil Lang (Waverley, NS)
Senior Men’s K2 1000
3rd (3:25.69)
Bronze medal
Marc Tarling (Pointe-Claire, QC) & Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)
Senior Men’s C2 1000
3rd (3:43.00)
Bronze medal
Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON), Jarret Kenke

(Saskatoon, SK), Keir Johnston (Strathroy, ON) & Neil Lang (Waverley, NS)

Senior Men’s K4 1000
3rd (2:56.00)

Bronze medal

Craig Spence (Waverley, NS)
Junior Men’s C1 200
3rd (43.17)
Bronze medal
Austin Denman (Dartmouth, NS) & Jacob Sosna (Carleton Place, ON)
Senior Men’s K2 200
3rd (33.10)

Bronze medal

Cory Rublee (Kamloops, BC) & Mark James (Dartmouth, NS)
Senior Men’s C2 200
3rd (39.50)
Bronze medal
Other results
Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)
Senior Men’s C1 1000
4th (4:22.56)
Craig Spence (Waverley, NS)
Junior Men’s C1 1000
4th (4:34.21)
Jillian D'Alessio (Sackville, NS)
Senior Women’s K1 500
4th (2:00.69)
Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) & Liam O'Brien (Dartmouth, NS)
Junior Men’s K2 1000
5th (3:43.53)
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC)
Senior Men’s K1 200
5th (37.46)
Jillian D'Alessio (Sackville, NS) & Alana Bray-Lougheed (Burlington, ON)
Senior Women’s K2 200
5th (41.06)
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)
Junior Men’s K1 5000
5th (24:28.32)

Full results

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Message from Lorraine Lafrenière

Message from Lorraine Lafrenière

Dear friends,

I will be moving on from my role as Director General of CanoeKayak Canada at the end of November. Since stepping into this role at the end of 2009, I have met so many dedicated and kind people throughout the paddling community and I want to thank each of you for making my time at CanoeKayak Canada memorable. I consider myself fortunate to have spent the majority of my professional career working in sport and am looking forward to taking on a new role as the CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada.

With the dedication of many hard-working volunteers, staff, coaches, athletes, club and division representatives, we have accomplished a lot over the past few years. The last quadrennial with CKC has been challenging and also incredibly rewarding. While this has been a period of change I can’t help but note several outstanding successes we can take pride in as an organization – the hosting of the Junior & U23 Worlds, both from a Canadian Team performance perspective and from a hosting perspective; our leadership in furthering the women in canoe and Paracanoe internationally, and of course our Olympic medal performance as one of Canada’s top contributing sports to an 18-medal count. We have adopted a strategic plan and have made great progress on an organizational governance review. I know there is still much work ahead and I look forward to seeing many great things to come from this organization.

The High Performance program is in great shape with the leadership of Scott Logan as High Performance Director. I particularly want to thank the coaches who work so tirelessly on behalf of our athletes – Mark Granger, Fred Jobin, Scott Oldershaw, Csom Latorovzski, Dave Robertson, Rob Stott, Kenna Robbins and Chad Brooks. This crew will no doubt take us to great heights at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The CKC staff – Scott Logan, John Edwards, Peter Niedre, Christine Bain, James Cartwright, Ian Miller, Julie Beaulieu, Sally Clare and Claire Severa are worth their weight in gold! They dedicate all of their energy and efforts to create a strong and vibrant CKC – I cannot begin to express my gratitude towards this staff for their hard work and commitment that does so much to further CanoeKayak.

We have established a plan for a smooth transition and will be sending out an posting for a job hire shortly. I will continue with my role through to the Summit/AGM at the end of November. The organization will be well taken care of with the leadership of Madeleine Hall, staff and the volunteers who work so tirelessly for CanoeKayak in Canada.

Yours truly,

Lorraine Lafrenière

Per aquas ad fraternitatem – Through the waters to friendship


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1 October, 2013 12:33

CanoeKayak BC is pleased to announce the Hiring of Blake Dalton as the Provincial Coach.

“Blake’s skills are a great fit with the growing successes in our provincial performance programs. His past experience and passion will ensure continued development of our club coach mentorship program and that all Team BC athletes have ongoing coordinated oversight, “ says Executive Director, Mary Jane Abbott

Dalton has been a coach for the last 16 years. The majority of that time has been with the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club. He has also been involved in several CanoeKayak Canada projects, and most recently, was the Team Leader for the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Talent Identification Program at the 2013 ICF Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships.

Dalton began paddling in Calgary, but moved to Victoria to take advantage of the excellent support system and ability to paddle year round while attending university. He has competed at Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, and was nominated to the 2003 Senior National Development Team.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with CanoeKayak BC. I look forward to collaborating with all the British Columbia clubs and help develop and prepare BC athletes and coaches for national and international success,” says Blake.

Beyond paddling, Dalton holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science with Distinction, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Civil Law.

Dalton will start his new position at the end of October and will be based out of Burnaby.

Mary Jane Abbott

Executive Director – CanoeKayak BC

#102A – 11410 Kingston Street

Maple Ridge, BC

V2X 0Y5

Phone – 604-465-5268

Fax – 604-460-0587

mj

www.canoekayakbc.ca

A Canadian Sport for families, communities and champions
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