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30 B.C. paddlers going for gold at 2016 Sprint Canoe Kayak Canadian Championships

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30 B.C. canoe and kayak athletes from six clubs will go for gold at the 2016 Sprint Canoe Kayak Canadian Championships. The B.C. athletes will compete at the championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from August 30-September 3. The athletes qualified for the championships following trials earlier this summer.

National team member Brian Malfesi (Ridge CKC) leads B.C. to Nova Scotia. Malfesi recently competed at the U23 World Championships where he was sixth. Earlier this spring he won silver at the Piestany International Regatta. Joining him is Matthew Koehler (Ridge CKC) who competed at the Junior World Championships in July.

 

Complete list of B.C. paddlers (bios and events are available on the CKBC website):

Name Club
Wesley Hammer Burnaby
Katrina Loutet Burnaby
Samantha Loutet Burnaby
Patrick Dann Chinook
Coen del Valle Chinook
Lauryn Cheung Fort Langley
Meghan Cheung Fort Langley
Elliot Hoyt Fort Langley
Zaffia Laplante Fort Langley
Emily Raymond Fort Langley
Cameron Antifave Kamloops*
Isaiah Buist Kamloops
Matao Buist Kamloops
Alexander Demishkevich Kamloops
Michael Lanyon Kamloops
Quinn Phare Kamloops*
Spencer Robinson Kamloops
Hana Ronayne Kamloops*
Aiden Tabata Kamloops
Daniel Thomson Kamloops*
Anna Zhang Kamloops*
Stuart Chase Pitt Meadows
Shon Cottrill Pitt Meadows
Corey Stewart Pitt Meadows
Alex Brent Ridge
Matthew Koehler Ridge
Brian Malfesi Ridge
Verna McNichol Ridge
Sebastian Sorescu Ridge
Justin Won Ridge

*Athletes are registered with Kamloops for Canadian Championships to increase number of competitive events.

The Sprint Canoe Kayak Canadian Championships are hosted annually throughout Canada. 1,200 athletes from more than 40 clubs will travel to Dartmouth’s Lake Banook to compete to be considered the best sprint paddlers in Canada. The schedule and results are available at: http://draw.ckcchampionships2016.com.


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Twenty-eight paddlers named to Canada Summer Games long list

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Twenty-eight canoe and kayak paddlers from eight BC clubs have been selected to the Canada Summer Games long list squad. The athletes were named to the squad based on their results at the U16+ British Columbia Provincial Championships on July 16-17 in Kamloops.

The squad will participate in the 2016 Fall Training Camp on November 11-13, fall and winter testing and other CKBC events as they vie for a spot on Team BC. Twenty athletes (10 female, 10 male) will represent B.C. at the 2017 Canada summer Games.

The Canada Summer Games are the country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes. The paddling events take place from July 29-August 1, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

CKBC’s Canada Summer Games long list squad members are:

WOMEN’S KAYAK
Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Lauryn Cheung Fort Langley Canoe Club Langley Emily Raymond
Katrina Loutet Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby Wes Hammer
Meghan Cheung Fort Langley Canoe Club Langley Emily Raymond
Melody Oh Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
Elisa Robson-Brown False Creek Racing Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam

Laurence Chin

Cassidy MacPherson Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
Tiffany Yau False Creek Racing Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam

Laurence Chin

Julianna Won Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
WOMEN’S CANOE
Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Samantha Loutet Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby Wes Hammer
Zaffia Laplante Fort Langley Canoe Club Langley Emily Raymond
Hana Ronayne Pemberton Canoe Association Pemberton Karen Tomlinson
Heather Potkins Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club Nelson Lauren Heckley
Anna Zhang False Creek Racing Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam

Laurence Chin

Emily Robinson Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek
MEN’S KAYAK      
Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Matthew Koehler Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
Alex Brent Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Dewdney Peter Majewski
Sebastian Sorescu Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
Justin Won Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
Cameron Antifave Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club Nanaimo Igor Nikitovic
Spencer Robinson Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek
Michael Lanyon Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek
Tyler Demidoff Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski
MEN’S CANOE      
Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Alexander Demishkevich Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek
Quinn Phare Pemberton Canoe Association Pemberton Jared Trafford
Ydris Hunter False Creek Racing Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam

Laurence Chin

Oliver Esseltine Pemberton Canoe Association Pemberton Jared Trafford
Arjun Senanayake False Creek Racing Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam

Laurence Chin

Noah Said Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Peter Majewski

About Canoe Kayak BC

Based in Burnaby, Canoe Kayak BC actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports in British Columbia. Members include competitive and developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of paddling sports. For more information about Canoe Kayak BC and its programs, please visit Canoe Kayak BC online at http://www.canoekayakbc.ca

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For more information, contact:

Blake Dalton
Provincial Coach, Canoe Kayak BC
778-870-8801
blake@canoekayakbc.ca

About Canoe Kayak BC

 

Based in Burnaby, Canoe Kayak BC actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports in British Columbia. Members include competitive and developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of paddling sports. For more information about Canoe Kayak BC and its programs, please visit Canoe Kayak BC online at http://www.canoekayakbc.ca

 

 

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For more information, contact:

 

Blake Dalton

Provincial Coach, Canoe Kayak BC

778-870-8801

blake@canoekayakbc.ca

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