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Huge thank-you from CKBC

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The Canada Games trials took place on Shumway Lake in sunny Kamloops on Saturday, May 27. And it was a great event!

From everyone at CKBC – thank-you Kamloops Canoe and Kayak club for hosting our sprint paddlers from around the province.

And a shout-out of thanks to the volunteers and officials. We were fortunate to have all of you help out and make the trials a fantastic event for the athletes.

THANKS!!!!!

 


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Twenty B.C. paddlers named to Canada Summer Games team

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Twenty canoe and kayak paddlers from nine B.C. clubs have been named to the 2017 Canada Summer Games team. The athletes, ranging in age from 13 to 20, were named to Team BC following trials in Kamloops on May 27.

Leading the squad is Team BC veteran Alex Brent (Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club) who competed at the 2013 Games in Sherbrooke and the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. Brent was the Team BC flagbearer at the 2015 Games and is a multiple medal winner at Canadian Championships.

“To be part of Canada Summer Games during its 50th anniversary and during the 150th year of Canada as a nation, will be a unique and exhilarating experience,” said Brent. “Beyond that, multi-sport games are always exciting and I am immensely proud to be a part of Team BC at the Games.”

The paddlers will participate in team training camps and provincial regattas leading up to the Games later this summer. The Canada Summer Games are the country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes. The paddling events take place from August 7-10, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“I’m pleased with the composition of the team. We have several key veterans and a number of young but enthusiastic and skilled paddlers,” said Blake Dalton following the selection of the team. “It was obvious at the selection trials that each athlete wants to fight for each second. It will be a great Games!”

Canoe Kayak BC’s 2017 Canada Summer Games team:

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Cassidy MacPherson Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski
Katrina Loutet Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby Wes Hammer
Jia Kim Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski
Elisa Robson-Brown False Creek Sprint Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam,
Laurence Chin
Meghan Cheung Fort Canoe and Kayak Club Langley Emily Raymond
Alternates:
Lauryn Cheung Fort Canoe and Kayak Club Langley Emily Raymond
Mika Asano Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby Wes Hammer

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Samantha Loutet Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby Wes Hammer
Anna Zhang False Creek Sprint Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam,
Laurence Chin
Zaffia Laplante Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby
Heather Potkins Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club Nelson Lauren Heckley
Melody Oh Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski
Alternate:
Emily Robinson Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Alex Brent Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Dewdney Piotr Majewski
Matthew Koehler Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski
Cameron Antifave Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club Lantzville Igor Nikitovic
Coen del Valle Chinook Racing Canoe Club Victoria Rhys del Valle
Michael Lanyon Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek
Alternates:
Ivan Strashenko Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club Burnaby Wes Hammer
Tyler Demidoff Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete Club Hometown Coach
Ydris Hunter False Creek Sprint Canoe Club Vancouver Diane Tam,
Laurence Chin
Alexander Demishkevich Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club Kamloops Stanislav Marek
Quinn Phare Pemberton Canoe Association Pemberton Jared Trafford
Omar Said Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski
Noah Said Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club Maple Ridge Piotr Majewski
Alternates:
Liam Stewart Fort Canoe and Kayak Club Langley Emily Raymond
Quinn Thomson False Creek Sprint Canoe Club Langley Diane Tam,
Laurence Chin


Team BC Coaches:

  • Diane Tam (False Creek Sprint Canoe Club)
  • Piotr Majewski (Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club)
  • Cory Rublee (Canoe Kayak BC)
  • Blake Dalton (Canoe Kayak BC)

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 www.canoekayakbc.ca

Photos by Chris Taylor (Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club)


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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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127 athletes registered for Alliance Traffic Group BC Cup #2 & U16+ Provincial Championships

127 athletes registered for Alliance Traffic Group BC Cup #2 & U16+ Provincial Championships

One hundred twenty-seven athletes are set to paddle this weekend at Canoe Kayak BC’s  U16+ Provincial Championships and the Alliance Traffic Group BC Cup #2. This two-day event takes place on Shumway Lake outside of Kamloops from July 16 to 17.

U16+ Provincial Championships

In addition to paddling for provincial titles, the athletes are also looking to secure their spots to the Canadian National Championships. The top four in each race, except for the 6000m which is top five,  will qualify to Team BC for the nationals in Dartmouth, NS from August 30 to September 4.

The 2017 Canada Summer Games long list squad will also be selected following the competition. Up to 16 females (8 kayakers/8 canoers) and 16 males (8 kayakers/8 canoers) may be selected. These athletes will be identified based on their performances in singles and will be invited to attend a camp in the fall and other CKBC  events leading into the 2017 season.

Alliance Traffic Group BC Cup #2

The Alliance Traffic Group BC Cup #2 is the second race in the BC Cup Series. The event is aimed at providing developmentally appropriate competition for paddlers who are 11 to 15 years old and novice athletes. Athletes race one short and long distance in a variety of boats (singles and crews).

Participating clubs

From BC:

  • Chinook Racing Canoe Club (CRCC)
  • Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club (NCKC)
  • Pemberton Canoe Association (PCA)
  • False Creek Racing Canoe Club (FCRCC)
  • Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club (BCKC)
  • Fort Langley Canoe Club (FLCC)
  • Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club
  • Pitt Meadows Paddling Club
  • Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club (KCKC)
  • Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club (NKCC)

From US:

  • Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team (GHCKRT)

Complete event details are available on the CKBC website: U16+ Provincial Championships |  Alliance Traffic Group BC Cup #2