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B.C. paddlers win 10 medals at 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships

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The 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships wrapped up on Saturday at Sherbrooke’s Lac de Nations with B.C. paddlers winning 10 medals.

Leading the medal count were Ydris Hunter (False Creek Sprint Canoe Club) and Ivan Strashenko (Kamloops/Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club) with three medals each. Hunter won gold in the U17 C-1 200, silver in the U 17 C-1 1000 and bronze in the U17 C-1 6000. He also teamed with Quinn Thomson for a fourth place finish in the U19 C-2 200.

Strashenko won gold with Stanley Netherton in the U17 K-2 1000. He added a pair of silver medals in the U17 K-4 1000 and U19 K-4 1000 races.

B.C.’s other gold medalists were Brian Malfesi (Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club) and Alex Brent and Matthew Koehler (Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club). Malfesi won his third straight Senior K-1 1000 title while adding a bronze in the Senior K-1 500.  Brent and Koehler won the U17 K-2 1000.

B.C. medalists and finalists (complete B.C. results are available on the CKBC website) are:

GOLD MEDALISTS
Ydris Hunter False Creek SCC U17 C-1 200
Brian Malfesi Ridge CKC Senior K-1 1000
Alex Brent / Matthew Koehler Burnaby CKC Junior K-2 1000
Stanley Netherton / Ivan Strashenko Kamloops CKC U17 K-2 1000
SILVER MEDALISTS
Ydris Hunter False Creek SCC U17 C-1 1000
Cameron Antifave / Michael Lanyon / Spencer Robinson / Ivan Strashenko Kamloops CKC U19 K-4 1000
Matao Buist / Thomas Duff / Stanley Netherton / Ivan Strashenko Kamloops CKC U17 K-4 1000
BRONZE MEDALISTS
Ydris Hunter False Creek SCC U17 C-1 6000
Brian Malfesi Ridge CKC Senior K-1 500
Cassidy MacPherson Ridge CKC U16 K-1 1000
4th Place Finishers
Katrina Loutet Burnaby CKC U17 K-1 6000
Samantha Loutet Burnaby CKC U17 C-1 200

U17 C-1 500

Cassidy MacPherson Ridge CKC U16 K-1 200
Thomas Duff Kamloops CKC U16 K-1 1000
Ydris Hunter / Quinn Thomson False Creek SCC U19 C-2 200
5th Place Finishers
Alex Brent / Edward Colhoun / Matthew Koehler / Christian Ludwig Burnaby CKC Junior K-4 1000
Cameron Antifave / Thomas Duff Kamloops CKC U19 K-2 1000
Elisa Robson Brown / Tiffany Yau False Creek SCC U19 K-2 200
Connor Fehr / Thomas Markhauser Fort CKC Junior C-2 200
6th Place Finishers
Edward Colhoun Burnaby CKC U17 K-1 6000
Patrick Dann Chinook RCC Junior K-1 200
Quinn Thomson False Creek SCC U17 C-1 6000
Cameron Antifave Kamloops CKC U19 K-1 1000
Heather Potkins Nelson KCC U19 C-1 1000
Patrick Dann / Coen del Valle Chinook RCC Junior K-2 1000
Connor Fehr / Thomas Markhauser Fort CKC Junior C-2 1000
7th Place Finishers
Quinn Thomson False Creek SCC U16 C-1 1000
Alexander Dmitriev / Brian Malfesi Ridge CKC Senior K-2 1000
Elisa Robson-Brown / Tiffany Yau False Creek SCC Junior K-2 1000
Omar Said / Liam Stewart Fort CKC Junior C-2 1000
8th Place Finishers
Alex Brent Burnaby CKC Junior K-1 1000
Ivan Strashenko Kamloops CKC U17 K-1 1000
Mika Asano / Katrina Loutet Burnaby CKC Junior K-2 1000
Quinn Phare Fort CKC U17 C-1 1000
Connor Fehr / Paul Markhauser / Thomas Markhauser / Quinn Phare Fort CKC Junior C-4 1000
Michael Lanyon / Spencer Robinson Kamloops CKC U19 K-2 1000
Connor Fehr / Thomas Markhasuer / Quinn Phare / Liam Stewart Fort CKC Open IC-4 200
9th Place Finishers
Cassidy MacPherson Ridge CKC U17 K-1 6000

U19 K-1 1000

Cameron Antifave Kamloops CKC U19 K-2 500
Devon Holcroft / Elliot Hoyt / Paul Markhauser / Ben Muench Fort CKC Junior K-4 1000
Elisa Robson Brown / Tiffany Yau False Creek SCC U19 K-2 1000
Abigail Donaldson / Emma Guertin Kamloops CKC U19 K-2 200
Alex Brent / Matthew Koehler Burnaby CKC Junior K-2 200

 

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Corey Stewart honoured with Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

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The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented Tuesday evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia, including Pitt Meadows Paddling Club’s Corey Stewart.

The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held during the opening ceremonies of the Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre in Kelowna, B.C.

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, created the Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport to highlight the incredible achievements of Aboriginal youth athletes in the province.

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Corey Stewart with his Premier’s Award following the ceremony.

The second-annual awards honour Aboriginal athletes under 25 years of age who have achieved excellence in performance sport, are regarded for their leadership qualities, are committed to a higher education, and are recognized as community role models both on and off the field.

From the 47 regional recipients selected in 2016, a total of 12 recipients (six male and six female) were selected to receive the provincial award.

The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport – Provincial Recipients

  • Mateya Haintz, age 16, Hammer Throw, Discus, Hwlitsum / Coast Salish
  • Joel Harrison, age 17, Soccer, Métis Nation BC
  • Mayben Crabbe, age 17, Wrestling, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
  • Connor Weyell, age 22, Rugby, Métis Nation BC
  • Hayden Craig, age 20, Basketball, Softball, Métis Nation BC
  • Crosby Stewart, age 22, Rugby, Nisa’a, Gitxsan
  • Lyric Atchison, age 18, Rugby, Wrestling, Squamish Nation
  • Corey Stewart, age 24, Para Kayaking, Nisga’a Nation
  • Shalaya Valenzuela, age 17, Rugby, Tseshaht First Nation
  • Brandon Schellenberger, age 19, Rugby, Namgis First Nation
  • Lyndzie Caron, age 17, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Métis Nation BC
  • Harold Moore, age 18, Soccer, Haida Nation

Premier Christy Clark –
“These awards recognize Aboriginal youth on and off the field – youth who are excelling in education, participating in sport and embracing their culture. Congratulations to all recipients and I look forward to watching you develop in your careers in the upcoming years.”

Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development –
“It is important to recognize and celebrate the Aboriginal youth awarded tonight and all of the nominees. Sport has opened doors for these youth, connecting them to their communities, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing a source of fun. Congratulations to these athletes and I wish them many more successes in the future.”

Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development –
“To the 12 recipients recognized for their outstanding achievement in sport, I offer my congratulations. These young people are role models for our communities, our province and our country. I am truly inspired by each of their stories and I am honoured to be involved in the celebration of their accomplishments.”

Rick Brant, Executive Director, I·SPARC –
“These awards give us the opportunity to honour the achievements of twelve extraordinary Aboriginal youth athletes. But their performance on the field of play isn’t the only reason for us to celebrate. The way they have given back to their communities, their commitment to education, and demonstrated leadership are an inspiration to us all.”

About the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
I·SPARC is a consortium of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, the First Nations Health Authority, and Métis Nation BC. As the stewards of BC’s Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy, I·SPARC works with First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, schools and other sport and physical activity stakeholders to deliver community-based programs designed to promote active lifestyles and support the desire for transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous communities, families and individuals across B.C. For more information, please visit: www.isparc.ca.

Picture caption: (Standing, from left to right) Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer FNHA, Rick Brant, Executive Director, I·SPARC, Christopher Sheppard, President, National Association of Friendship Centres, Bill Guerin, Regional Director, INAC, Annette Morgan, President, BCAAFC, Scott Fraser, MLA, Port Alberni, Clara Morin Dal Col, President, MNBC, Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, Melanie Mark, MLA Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Joan Phillip
(Seated, left to right – Recipients) (back) Harold Moore, Lyndzie Caron, Janet Atchison (for Lyric Atchison), Crosby Stewart, Brandon Schellenberger, Shalaya Valenzuela, (front) Mayben Crabbe, Hayden Craig, Connor Weyell, Kevin Harrison (for Joel Harrison), Mateya Haintz, Corey Stewart


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Provincial sprint team testing concludes

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Following fall and winter testing, CKBC is pleased to announce the four sprint paddlers who showed the greatest overall improvement. Their scores were based on improvement to the Gold Medal Standard.

Junior 

  • Female: Melody Oh (Ridge):  +20.33% overall improvement
  • Male: Alex Demishkevich (Kamloops): +51.0% overall improvement

Senior

  • Female: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook): +19.5% overall improvement
  • Male: Corey Stewart (Pitt Meadows): +22.9% overall improvement

The following athletes posted the the greatest improvement in individual testing areas (note due to snow, the 1500 m run was not completed during fall testing):

Peak Power

  • Junior Female: Melody Oh (Ridge): + 4.4%
  • Senior Female: Meghan Cheung (Fort Langley): +3.3%
  • Junior Male: Alex Demishkevich (Kamloops): +8.4%
  • Senior Male: Stuart Chase (False Creek): +3.1%

Bench Pull

  • Junior Female: Melody Oh (Ridge): +5.9%
  • Senior Female: Meghan Cheung (Fort Langley): +10.3%
  • Junior Male: Aiden Tabata (Kamloops): +12.4%
  • Senior Male: Corey Stewart (Pitt Meadows): +9.5%

Bench Press

  • Junior Female: Sam Loutet (Burnaby): +6.9%
  • Senior Female: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook): +10.3%
  • Junior Male: Alex Demishkevich (Kamloops): +22.7%
  • Senior Male: Matthew Koehler (Ridge): +9.9%

Relative Strength

  • Junior Female: Tiffany Yau (False Creek): +4.63%
  • Senior Female: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook): +7.5%
  • Junior Male: Alex Demishkevich (Kamloops): +14.9%
  • Senior Male: Corey Stewart (Pitt Meadows): +6.87%

The following athletes posted the highest scores in the Winter 2017 testing:

Junior Female:

  • Peak Power: Lauryn Cheung  (Fort Langley) – 528 w
  • Bench Pull (1RM): Lauryn Cheung (Fort Langley) – 78.2 kg
  • Bench Press (1RM): Lauryn Cheung (Fort Langley) – 63.1 kg
  • Relative Strength: Anna Zhang (False Creek) – 2.16
  • Pull-ups: Lauryn Cheung (Fort Langley) – 21
  • Run (1500 m): Anna Zhang (False Creek) – 6:03.7

Senior Female:

  • Peak Power: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook) – 503 w
  • Bench Pull: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook) – 63.5 kg
  • Bench Press: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook) – 73.2 kg
  • Relative Strength: Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook) – 2.30
  • Run (1500 m) Lydia Keefe Sampson (Chinook) – 5:35.8

Junior Male

  • Peak Power: Aiden Tabata (Kamloops) – 769 w
  • Bench Pull (1RM): Aiden Tabata (Kamloops) – 100.2 kg
  • Pull-ups: Isaiah Buist (Kamloops) – 27
  • Bench Press (1RM): Aiden Tabata (Kamloops) – 102.3 kg
  • Relative Strength: Aiden Tabata (Kamloops) – 2.76
  • Run (1500 m): Sam Rosenthal (Ridge) – 5:18.3

Senior Male:

  • Peak Power: Patrick Dann (Chinook) – 1011 w
  • Bench Pull (1RM): Patrick Dann (Chinook) – 131.5 kg
  • Bench Press (1RM): Brian Malfesi (Ridge) – 141.7 kg
  • Relative Strength: Brian Malfesi (Ridge) – 3.17
  • Run (1500m): Patrick Dann (Chinook) – 4:57.9

Provincial team testing concludes in April with the whitewater athletes taking to the gym.


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10 gifts for the paddlers on your list

Holiday-Shopping-Web.pngLooking for the perfect gift for the paddler in your life? Here are some fun and useful gifts for paddlers of all ages.

book-coverIn Pursuit of Excellence 5th Edition

Whether you’re an athlete, aspiring coach, or business professional, the ultimate goal remains the same: reaching your potential.

Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes maximize their performances and achieve their goals. In this new fifth edition, Orlick provides the most effective strategies and step-by-step plans for you to develop your personal path to excellence.

Order on amazon.ca / Price $14.99-26.52

image_7f6c9cdc-4d7a-4d72-84dd-84b408e81540_1024x1024A S T R A L YTV PFD

Safety is always in style and show off yours with this PFD from Waterflow. Pure and simple, the YTV PFD (life jacket) introduces ASTRAL’s freestyle inspired torso lock foam platform. A low-profile fit offers plenty of mobility to a wide range of paddlers.

Order on waterflow.ca / Price $164.95

Capture your favourite photo on canvas

bannerIs your favourite paddling photo stuck in your camera or on your computer? Have it printed on canvas by Beyond Mars to add one of a kind artwork to your walls.

And as a CKBC member, enter promocode CanoeKayak for a 20% discount.

Order on beyondcanvas.ca / Price $30-$150

image_1024x1024IR Lucky Charm Rand Spray Skirt

Nothing says happy holidays like a new lucky charm. And this charm also helps keep the water out of your boat. The Lucky Carm whitewater spray skirt is a rand-style skirt that has become the go-to deck for serious river runners around the world.

Order online at waterflow.ca / Price $263

Salamander Bilge Pump

img_1924_1024x1024A swamped craft is dangerous and uncomfortable. The floating Salamander bilge pump can bail out your boat no time.

  • Easy to remove unwanted water from any open boat
  • No hose necessary as the water sprays over the side of your boat
  • Won’t sink in the water.
  • Bright yellow in color makes it easy to find

Order online at waterflow.ca / Price $28

81nn1bZOUsL._AC_UL115_.jpgGarmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch

The Vivoactive HR takes all the features from the original Vivoactive device, but upgrades it with a heart rate monitor and a sleeker new design. Built-in sports apps include running; cycling; golf and swimming plus added support for paddle boarding and skiing.

Order online at amazon.ca / Price $329.95

mittsNeoprene Mitts

Keep fingers warm with these neoprene mittens. The Mitts are great basic hand wear for cold water sports. You will be amazed at how warm these mittens are as well as how well they grip. They stretch easily and offer surprising dexterity for a mitten.

Order online at Levelsix.com / Price $32.99

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Is there a SUPer on your shopping list? How about a new paddle? Level Six had paddles in three different price ranges – something for every budget.

Order online at LevelSix.com / Price $139.99-$344.99

61yhlyqdnwl-_sl1000_Universal Snowproof, DirtProof Case Bag

Is there anything worse than when your paddler comes home with a wet phone? This case keeps their phone safe and let’s them use it while they’re out paddling.

Order online at amazon.ca / Price $9.53

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Know someone who is happiest in a canoe? Then this t-shirt is perfect for them!

Order on canoeing.com / Price $10


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Brian Malfesi named to kayak national team

Brian-Malfesi-news-header.pngBrian Malfesi (Ridge) is among the sprint paddlers named to Canoe Kayak Canada’s K1000 national team. The teams were announced today for the 2016-2017 season.

The National Team consists of carded athletes who are part of Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program. The NextGen 2024 Team is composed of targeted athletes who have demonstrated they are on track to achieve make a final at the 2024 Olympic Games. The Academy Team is composed of junior athletes who have demonstrated the potential for future international success based on performance indicators.

National Team Carded Athletes

Men’s Kayak 1000m  Hometown Club Coach
Jarret Kenke Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Chad Brooks / Andrzej Gronowicz
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Andrew Jessop Halifax, NS Maskwa Chad Brooks
Brian Malfesi Maple Ridge, BC Ridge Chad Brooks / Piotr Majewski
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Rob Clarke Mississauga, ON Burloak Chad Brooks / Adam Oldershaw
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
       
Men’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Mark de Jonge (200m) Halifax, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin
Pierre-Luc Poulin (500m) Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott (200m) Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (200m) Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Ryan Cochrane (200m) Windsor, NS Lac Beauport Frédéric Jobin
Hugues Fournel (200m) Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
James Lavallée (200m) Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Maxence Beauchesne (500m) Trois-Rivieres, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
       
Women’s Kayak 200/500m Hometown Club Coach
Émilie Fournel Montréal, QC Lachine Frédéric Jobin
Kathleen (KC) Fraser Oakville, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Andréanne Langlois Québec, QC Trois-Rivières Frédéric Jobin / Mathieu Pelletier
Genevieve Orton Lake Echo, NS Orenda Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki
Lissa Bissonnette Sherbrooke, QC Pointe-Claire Dave Robertson
Hannah Vaughan Dartmouth, NS Banook Jan Kruk
Michelle Russell Fall River, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Sam Hall Dartmouth, NS Cheema Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Oakville, ON Burloak Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Adam Oldershaw
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
       
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Mark Oldershaw Burlington, ON Burloak Scott Oldershaw
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Mark James Dartmouth, NS Senobe Jan Kruk
Drew Hodges Ottawa, ON Rideau Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk/ Wade Farquaharson
Marc Tarling Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
       
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Hannah MacIntosh Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Stott / Rob Baert
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
       
Paracanoe Hometown Club Coach
Christine Gauthier Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Mark Granger / Marc Creamer
Erica Scarff Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Mari Ellery
Trinity Tratch Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald Sherbrooke, QC Sherbrooke Nathan Desmarais

NextGen 2024 Team

Men’s Kayak  Hometown Club Coach
Marshall Hughes Waverley, NS Cheema Chad Brooks / Mike Kerrivan
Pierre-Luc Poulin Lac Beauport, QC Lac-Beauport Chad Brooks / Luc Grenier
Alex Scott Bedford, NS Maskwa Frédéric Jobin / Chad Brooks
Nicholas Matveev Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Maxence Beauchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
James Lavallee Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Olivier Courchesne Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Mathieu Pelletier
Nick Robson Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Charles-Antoine Girouard Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier
       
Women’s Kayak  Hometown Club Coach
Madeline Schmidt Ottawa, ON Rideau Dave Robertson / Mike Kerrivan / Mike Robinson
Madison MacKenzie Chelsea, QC Cascades Dave Robertson
       
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Craig Spence Dartmouth, NS Cheema Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki / Jan Kruk
Steve Frodsham Ottawa, ON Rideau Jan Kruk / Wade Farquaharson
Sam Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw / Hunter George
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
       
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Katie Vincent Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery / Rob Stott
Nadya Crossman-Serb Winnipeg, MB Toba Jerome Seremak
Anna Roy-Cyr Lac Beauport, QC Lac Beauport Luc Grenier
Jillian Perrone Oakville, ON Burloak Adam Oldershaw
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent Trois-Rivières, QC Trois-Rivières Rob Stott / Mathieu Pelletier
Tess Peterman Cascades Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
Juliette Brault Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Rob Stott / Eric Mihalovic

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Men’s Kayak  Hometown Club Coach
Luke Steinburg Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Palmer Lumb Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Justin Dobson Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Cameron Nowen Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Oskar Morawski Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Thomas Paquette Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Ryan Lefort Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Jack McGovern Dartmouth, NS Senobe Rob Baert
Sawyer Capes Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Alex Canning Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Cameron Lang Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
David Stewart Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Helen Savin
Matt Chisholm Sackville, NS Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPherson
       
Women’s Kayak  Hometown Club Coach
Grace Whebby Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Lucy Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw
Ashley Card Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Riley Melanson Dartmouth, NS Banook Toshko Kalpakov
Corrina Higgins Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihailovic
Courtney Piercey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Hannah English Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Claire Carruthers Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Adriana Lilley-Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Jane Girgulis Calgary, AB Calgary Edgar Garza
Sophia Cuoci Pointe-Claire, QC Pointe-Claire Eric Mihailovic
       
Men’s Canoe 1000m Hometown Club Coach
Lucas Turnbull Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Isaac Finklestein Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Nicholas Billard Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Samuel Djurfeldt Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery
Thomas Côté Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Kieran Moorfield-Yee Toronto, ON Balmy Beach Peter Martinek
Philipe Turcanu Ottawa, ON Ottawa River Joel Hazzan
Tyler Laidlaw Sackville, NS Sack-a-Wa Chris MacPherson
Dawson Peachey Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Conor O’Neill Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Adam Scott Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Rylan Conway Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Matt Sampson Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
       
Women’s Canoe Hometown Club Coach
Kate Hennesey Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Emily Howard Mississauga, ON Mississauga Kyle Jeffery
Audrey Veillette Lachine, QC Lachine Samuel Raiche
Marlee MacIntosh Halifax, NS Maskwa Jon Pike
Julia Lilley Osende Dartmouth, NS Mic Mac Chris Chaisson
Sophia Jensen Cascades Chelsea, QC Adam Mayo
Courtney Spratt Ottawa, ON Rideau Wade Farquharson
Lindsay Irwin Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place Pat Lester
Sloan Mackenzie Waverley, NS Cheema Mike Kerrivan
Kate Pennyfather Oakville, ON Burloak Hunter George / Adam Oldershaw

 


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BC Sport Conference ~ January 14

The BC Sport Conference is leadership conference designed to help you become the best coach you can be for each of the athletes you work with. Check out this year’s speakers and read about their presentation topicsRegister early for the BC Sport Conference to be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre.
  • Learn about fostering leadership and growth within your athletes and yourself
  • Hear perspectives on how to mentor athletes’ personal development
  • Discover easy to implement mental training techniques
  • Meet coaches from across BC who share your love of sport
  • Earn 3 NCCP professional development credits
  • Lunch and refreshments included
The BC Sport Conference is an initiative of Volleyball BC in partnership with British Columbia Golf, Softball BC, and BC School Sports. It is proudly sponsored by Sport Burnaby and viaSport. Building the BC sport community through leadership, learning and development.


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Annual awards reception honours some of the province’s best

CKBC-awards-news-header.pngCanoe Kayak BC honoured the province’s top athletes, coaches and volunteers at its annual awards banquet this past Friday in Burnaby. Over 85 individuals who achieved paddling excellence this past season received medals, plaques, scholarships and recognition for their hard work.

Maple Ridge’s Laura Said was honoured as Canoe Kayak BC’s Volunteer of the Year. Said was cited for her dedication to officiating and mentorship to new officials. Included in her many accomplishments was the respect both athletes and coaches have for her on the water.

Canoe Kayak BC also awarded two deserving members with $500 scholarships. Rhys Taylor (Chilliwack) and Matthew Abbott (Burnaby) are both long time members who have contributed significantly to canoe and kayak in B.C.

Taylor is a long-time athlete and volunteer in whitewater programs in B.C. This past summer, under his strong leadership, there was a significant increase in the number of school and summer program registrations in the Chilliwack Club. Taylor is currently enrolled in his first year at the University of the Fraser Valley in a Bachelor of Science Program

A former sprint paddler, Abbott is now the Vice Commodore at the Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club and is completing a 20-month program at the Justice Institute to become an Advanced Care Paramedic. He began paddling in 1999 and was a Team BC member at the 2001 Canada Summer Games. He continues to assist at provincial training camps and events and is a Level 3 official who will complete his Level 4 evaluation next year.

Former Team Canada members Corey Hamilton and Cory Rublee were honoured by Canoe Kayak Canada CEO Casey Wade. Both athletes made significant contributions to the national program. Current Team Canada members Brian Malfesi (Ridge) and Matthew Koehler (Ridge) were honoured by National Team Coach Mark Granger.

Other award recipients were:

Performance Awards

  • U15 Female Kayak Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Cassidy MacPherson (Ridge)
  • U15 Female Canoe Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Samantha Loutet (Burnaby)
  • U15 Male Kayak Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Stanley Netherton (Kamloops
  • U15 Male Canoe Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Quinn Phare (Pemberton)
  • U17 Female Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Anna Zhang (False Creek)
  • U19 Male Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Matthew Koehler (Ridge)
  • Junior Male Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Brian Malfesi (Ridge)
  • Master Female Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Verna McNichol (Ridge)
  • Master Male Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Jason Rusu (Nelson)
  • Para Athlete of the Year – Sprint: Stuart Chase (Pitt Meadows)
  • Whitewater Athlete of the Year: Jakob Kryworuchko (Chilliwack)

Sprint Development Awards

Female Canoe

  • Novice: Elisa Robson-Brown (False Creek), Jia Kim (Ridge), Elissa Elmadani (False Creek), Maddy Beaudry (Pemberton)
  • U15: Emily Robinson (Kamloops), Georgia Langdon (Burnaby), Mika Asano (Burnaby)
  • U14: Georgia Langdon (Burnaby), Cassidy MacPherson (Ridge), Mika Asano (Burnaby), Alena Stenning-Lint (Nanaimo)
  • U13: Keisa Bleiler (False Creek), Asha Senanayake (False Creek), Gillian Helliwell (False Creek)
  • U12: Keisa Bleiler (False Creek), Asha Senanayake (False Creek), Gillian Helliwell (False Creek)
  • U11: Anna Beaudry (Pemberton), Mischa Grover (Kamloops), Moya Alobi (Nanaimo)

Male Canoe

  • Novice: Quinn Phare (Pemberton), Oliver Esseltine (Pemberton), Arjun Senanayake (False Creek)
  • U15: Quinn Phare (Pemberton), Arjun Senanayake (False Creek), Noah Said (Ridge)
  • U14: Noah Said (Ridge), Quinn Thomson (Burnaby), Landon McQuarrie (Fort Langley)
  • U13: Quinn Thomson (Burnaby), Brendan Shippit (Pemberton), Vladimir Demishkevich (Kamloops)
  • U12: Vladimir Demishkevich (Kamloops), Landon McQuarrie (Fort Langley), Jonas Decker (Kamloops)
  • U11: Brayden Bastarache (Nanaimo), Hayden Heath (False Creek), Jacob Heath (False Creek), Noah MacMartin (False Creek), Owen Mitchell (Pitt Meadows), Solomon Ali (Nanaimo), Thorben Schroeder (Nanaimo), Tomoki MacMartin (False Creek)

 Female Kayak

  • Novice: Mika Asano (Burnaby), Elisa Robson-Brown (False Creek), Jia Kim (Ridge)
  • U15: Jia Kim (Ridge), Cassidy MacPherson (Ridge), Katrina Loutet (Burnaby)
  • U14: Cassidy MacPherson (Ridge), Mika Asano (Burnaby), Alena Stenning-Lint (Nanaimo), Lily Small (Ridge)
  • U13: Cassidy MacPherson (Ridge), Keisa Bleiler (False Creek), Shania Modha (Ridge)
  • U12: Keisa Bleiler (False Creek), Gillian Helliwell (False Creek), Asha Senanayake (False Creek)
  • U11: Moya Alobi (Nanaimo), Niamh Gibbons (Nanaimo), Ingrid Rangel Ortega (Burnaby)

Male Kayak

  • Novice: Jackson Fraser (Nanaimo), Thomas Duff (Nanaimo), Jacob Horwood (Nanaimo)
  • U15: Ivan Strashenko (Burnaby), Thomas Duff (Nanaimo), Alexander Dmitriev (Ridge), Jackson Ali (Nanaimo), Hunter Nyvall (Chinook), Matao Buist (Kamloops)
  • U14: Jackson Ali (Nanaimo), Thomas Duff (Nanaimo), Jackson Fraser (Nanaimo)
  • U13: Jackson Ali (Nanimo), Aksel Schroeder (Nanaimo), Vladimir Demishkevich (Kamloops)
  • U12: Aksel Schroeder (Nanaimo), Vladimir Demishkevich (Kamloops), Bryant Kelleway (Ridge)
  • U11: Solomon Ali (Nanaimo), Thorben Schroeder (Nanaimo), Lucas Fong (Burnaby)

Sprint Coaching Awards

  • Development Coach of the Year: Wes Hammer (Burnaby)
  • Performance Coach of the Year: Peter Majewski (Ridge)

Officials Recognition – Sprint 

Mary Jane Abbott, Francis Cheung. Kelley Fripps-Cheung, Mark Loutet, Gina Loutet, Shana MacPherson, Sanjita Modha, Dave Nosella, Vicki Nosella, Rachael Pollard, Laura Said

Official and Volunteer Recognition – Whitewater

Shonnet Allen, Lawrence Allen, Jon Allen, James Cartwright, Rob Fletcher, Sarah Gillies, Kim Patterson, David Patterson, Darcy Wilkins, Nicole Wilkins

 Hosting Recognition

  • Two Rivers: BC Marathon Championships
  • Squamish: National Surfski Championships
  • CCE: Canadian Whitewater Trials & BC Summer Games
  • Fort Langley: BC Summer Games
  • Burnaby: BC Cup #1 & Provincial Team qualifier
  • Kamloops: BC Cup #2, BC Championships, National Championships qualifier
  • Nanaimo: BC Cup #3
  • Ridge: BC Championships & Pacific Cup

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 www.canoekayakbc.ca.