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):
|Coen del Valle||Chinook|
|Lauryn Cheung||Fort Langley|
|Meghan Cheung||Fort Langley|
|Elliot Hoyt||Fort Langley|
|Zaffia Laplante||Fort Langley|
|Emily Raymond||Fort Langley|
|Stuart Chase||Pitt Meadows|
|Shon Cottrill||Pitt Meadows|
|Corey Stewart||Pitt Meadows|
*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.