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Provincial Team Winter Testing dates


The dates for the Provincial Team Winter Testing have been announced for Lower Mainland, Interior and Island locations.

  • Interior: February  17, Kamloops (registration deadline February 14)
  • Vancouver Island: February 24, Catalyst Gym, Victoria (registration deadline February 14)
  • Lower Mainland: February 25, MVMT Academy, North Vancouver (registration deadline February 14)

Athletes will be tested in the following areas:

  • Senior Athletes: Bench pull power; bench pull repeated power; 3RM press; 3RM pull; 1500m run
  • Junior Athletes: Bench pull power; 3-6RM press; 3-6RM pull; 40” pull ups; 1500m run



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2018 sprint event dates published


Sprint-Dates.pngJust in time for your new calendars – here are the 2018 sprint event dates! Updates and event info will continue to be added on the CKBC website as they become available.

Canadian events

British Columbia events

See all CKBC events on our website.

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BC Summer Games – Call for Applications


Canoe Kayak BC is gearing up for the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley and is seeking Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for each of the Zone Teams.

Since 1978, the BC Games Society has been staging the BC Summer and Winter Games. The purpose of these Games is, “To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual and community development.”

In our fourth appearance after a 12-year absence from the Games, canoeing is excited about participating on Lake Cowichan.

Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches needed

In the preparation of athletes to participate, Canoe Kayak BC requires Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for the following zone teams:

  • Zone 1: Kootenays
  • Zone 2: Thompson/Okanagan
  • Zone 3: Fraser Valley
  • Zone 4: Fraser River/Delta
  • Zone 5: Vancouver/Squamish
  • Zone 6: Vancouver Island/Central coach
  • Zone 7: North West
  • Zone 8: Cariboo/North East

Details of the communities that fall into each of the zones can be found here on the BC Games website.

Requirements and expectations

  • All Head Coaches for the 2018 Games must have NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach
    CERTIFIED or higher coaching education.
  • Assistant coaches must be NCCP CanoeKids “trained” and have completed the online MED.
  • In addition to coaching duties, Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are expected to travel with their athletes on BC Games transportation (all teams traveling by bus will be on the first ferry on July 23), stay with them in BC Games accommodation, and supervise them throughout the BC Games.
  • Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are expected to act in a supervisory capacity travelling to, from and at the Games to ensure that their athletes adhere to the BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific rules, and the Code of Conduct. Coaches must also abide by the Coaches Code of Conduct.


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National Coaches Week is September 23-30. Say #ThanksCoach and help them win a $25 Starbucks gift card from CKBC


National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach.

Say #ThanksCoach to your coach

Use our CKBC #ThanksCoach postcard to tell your coach why you want to say thanks. Download, print at home, complete and give your coach.

Win a $25 Starbucks gift card for your coach

  • Complete the #ThanksCoach profile online. Profiles will be featured on the CKBC website and social media.
  • If possible, upload a photo of you with your coach before submitting your profile form or send to sandra@canoekayakbc.ca.
  • For every profile submitted, your coach gets one entry into our draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card. Draw takes place October 3, 2017. (One profile per athlete)

$10 Coaching Clinics

Register for any National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) multi-sport course that’s hosted by viaSport’s Regional Alliance for only $10! See the viaSport calendar for more details!

Surprise, Coach! Contest

viaSport BC is hosting a video contest to show how much you appreciate your coach. The winning entry will be awarded $750 towards team expenses. See the viaSport website for details and how to enter.

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Ydris Hunter concludes successful international debut


False Creek paddler Ydris Hunter made his sprint canoe international debut September 15-17 at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Racice, Czech Republic. Forty Canadian athletes competed in this international competition where 33 different countries were represented.

Hunter competed qualified for five semi-finals and one final during the competition:

  • C-1 1000 [2001]
    • Heat 1: 3rd (4:29.451); Semi Final 2: 4th (4:24.601)
  • C-2 1000 (with Marc Cinq Mars) [2001-02]
    • Heat 1: 5th (4:15.931); Semi Final 1: 8th (4:22.786)
  • C-1 500 [2001]
    • Heat 1: 6th (2:12.581); Semi Final 1: 5th (2:05.366)
  • C-2 500 (with Marc Cinq Mars) [2001-2002]
    • Heat 3: 3rd (2:03.876); Semi Final 1: 6th (2:04.561)
  • C-1 200 [2001]
    • Heat 3: 4th (47.181); Semi Final 1: 7th (47.321)
  • C-2 200 (with Matthew O’Neill) [2001-2002]
    • Heat 2: 2nd (43.876); Final: 7th (44.421)

Overall, the Canadian team won one gold medal, three silver medals and five bronze medals.

“The level of competition at this regatta goes up every year, this competition is now the equivalent of a World Championships for these age groups,” said the Canadian team chief technical officer, Graham Barton, at the end of competition. “Our athletes have performed very well and now know the level required here against the strongest nations like Germany, Hungary or Poland. It will take a lot of work and collaboration, but I believe that as a nation we have the talent.”

To see all the results of the Olympic Hopes Regatta, go to the event website. You can also find Saturday and Sunday’s races online on Canoe Kayak Canada’s YouTube channel.

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Austin Atkins finishes 20th in extreme slalom at World Cup


Austin Atkins (Chilliwack) and the rest Canoe Kayak Canada’s Canoe Slalom team was back on the river in La Seu D’Urgell at the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup Final. This was the last event in the five-race World Cup series.

Atkins placed 67th in the men’s kayak event where France’s Boris Neveu returned to world-class form and won the qualification round setting the quickest time of the day of 91.52 seconds. Edmonton’s David Ford finished 58th and  Ottawa’s Michael Tayler finished 69th.

In the extreme slalom event, Atkins finished 20th. Other Canadian results were Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield who finished 8th overall while teammates Haley Daniels and Cameron Smedley both ended up 14th.

“The extreme slalom event is very dynamic and you never know who will make it through each round. We are watching closely to see how the event will play out at the World Championships in Pau where it will become an official medal event for the first time,” added Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach, Michal Staniszewski.

The Canadian Team will now take a few days off to recover and before resuming training in Pau, France for the World Championships beginning September 27.


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B.C. paddlers set to compete at 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships


Thirty B.C. paddlers from the nine clubs go for gold this week at the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. Taking place in Welland at the Welland International Flatware Centre, the event will crown champions in a variety of age categories in sprint canoe, kayak and paracanoe from August 22-26.

Representing B.C. are:

Alouette Paddling Club

  •  Megan Pankratz
  • Corey Stewart

Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Mika Asano
  • Matao Buist (Kamloops)
  • Edward Colhoun
  • Zaffia Laplante
  • Katrina Loutet
  • Samantha Loutet
  • Stanley Netherton (Kamloops)
  • Heather Potkins (Nelson)
  • Spencer Robinson (Kamloops)
  • Ivan Strashenko
  • Anna Zhang (False Creek)

Chinook Racing Canoe Club

  • Patrick Dann
  • Coen del Valle

False Creek Sprint Canoe Club

  • Stuart Chase
  • Ydris Hunter
  • Quinn Phare (Pemberton)
  • Elisa Robson-Brown
  • Noah Said
  • Arjun Senanayke
  • Andrew Sugianto
  • Hank Wang
  • Tiffany Yau

Fort Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Elliot Hoyt
  • Ben Muench

Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club

  • Alex Brent
  • Jia Kim
  • Matthew Koehler
  • Brian Malfesi

The competition can be watched live on-line and the results app is available in the iTunes App Store.