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A great story on the power of paddling

Originally posted in the Chilliwack Times in March 2015, this story highlights the power of paddling for breast cancer survivors and those fighting it.

Worth noting is that coach Sherry Hunt is a Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club member. And Dr. Don McKenzie is a long time member of CKC having raced as a youth for the Mississauga Canoe Club. He is also the founder of the ‘A Breast in A Boat’ program and is the Chair of the International Canoe Federation’s Medical Committee.

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Silver for Brian Malfesi at Piestany International Regatta


Brian Malfesi (Ridge) won silver in the today’s U23 Men’s K1 1000m at the Piestany International Regatta. Joining him on the podium was Jarret Kenke who won bronze.

Marshall Hughes and Pierre-Luc Poulin won gold in the U23 Men’s K2 1000m.

Malfesi is a member of a team of NextGen athletes competing at the Piestany International Regatta to gain international race experience to prepare them to achieve podium performances at the highest level in the long-term.

Follow results and watch video here: http://regatta.canoe.sk/default/results/

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#TipTuesday – Cat naps

Can cat naps equal one solid night of sleep? Research is saying no. Read more



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New on the CKBC website…

Monday, May 16

CKBC is hiring an Office Assistant (summer position)
Updated event: Zone 5 trials in Pemberton

Friday, May 13

Updated results: Slawko Fedechko Season Opener Regatta 

Wednesday, May 11

Results: Slawko Fedechko Season Opener Regatta 

Thursday, May 5

Kamloops Aboriginal Youth Canoe Camp: Details and registration info
Purchase raffle tickets ONLINE for a chance to win a Current Designs Kayak


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Canoe Kayak Canada announces sprint team selections in the wake of Trials 1

Following five days of competition at the  Canadian Sprint Team Trials in Gainesville, Georgia, Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased name athletes to teams for the Olympic Games, Pan American Continental Qualifier, World Cup, Under 23 European Tour, Pan American Championships World University Championships and CANAMEX.

Two athletes have been selected for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team based on quota spots that were qualified last year at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. There is the potential to qualify up to eight additional athlete quota spots at the Pan American Continental Qualifier taking place on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia on May 19–20.

“The road to the Olympic Games is a long and challenging one,” said Scott Logan, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “Some athletes are well on their way, some have additional qualification races, and for others who have been named to various teams, this is part of a long-term pathway to excellence.”

The trials were also used to make recommendations for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program for the period of May to October 2016. Carding nominations will be published soon.

Olympic Team
August 15 – 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(to date, potential to qualify additional athletes)

Athlete Event Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge Men’s K1 200m Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Émilie Fournel Women’s K1 500m Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin

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