Slalom Team Trials

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Slalom paddlers prepare to rip it up at Innergex Rutherford Whitewater Park

Ben Hayward (photo: Rfort Fotos)

Alexandra McGee (photo: Rfort Fotos)

PEMBERTON, BC – It will be water on and game on for Canada’s top slalom paddlers this weekend as they plummet down the Rutherford River in British Columbia for the 2014 Canadian Slalom CanoeKayak Team Trials. Athletes will race through whitewater, taking the fastest lines they can find through a course of green downstream gates and red upstream gates in pursuit of claiming a spot on the National Team. Results of the weekend trials will determine who will represent Canada at World Cups and World Championships.

Competitors will race two runs on Saturday and two runs on Sunday on a different course. Their three best runs will count towards their overall ranking and performance standards will be used to select teams. Media are invited to attend and information can be sent to those who cannot attend but are interested in covering the event.

Results & Competition Information

Photos – credit Rfort Fotos

WHEN

Saturday, May 17 (First run starts at 11:00 a.m. and second run starts at 12:30 p.m.)

Sunday, May 18 (First run starts at 11:00 a.m. and second run starts at 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Innergex Rutherford Whitewater Park | Map

Rutherford Creek Facility, Sea-to-Sky Highway, Whistler, BC

WHO

Competing Athletes:

Men’s K1

David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)

Adrian Cole (Calgary, AB)

Darius Ramrattan (Innisfail, AB)

Maksym Kryworuchko (Saskatoon, SK)

Men’s C1

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Women’s K1

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)

Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)

Florence Maheu (Valleyfield, QC)

Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)

Katrina Van Wijk (Ottawa, ON)

Jasmine Harvie (Chilliwack, BC)

Women’s C1

Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON)

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

International Race Schedule

World Cup 1 June 6 – 8 London, Great Britain Senior Elite Team
World Cup 2 June 13 – 15 Ljubljana, Slovenia Senior Elite Team
World Cup 3 July 20 – 22 Prague, Czech Republic Senior Elite Team
World Cup 4 August 1 – 3 La Seu d’Urgell, Spain Senior Elite & Senior A Team
World Cup 5 August 15 – 17 Augsburg, Germany Senior Elite & Senior A Team
World Championships September 17 – 21 Deep Creek, Maryland, USA Senior Elite & Senior A Team

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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

James Cartwright

Whitewater High Performance Manager, CanoeKayak Canada

613.715.0727

jcartwright

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