Zone 3 - Fraser Valley

 

 Sarah Barchard

Sarah-Barchard

Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Aloulette Paddling Club
Age:
15
Number of years paddling: just under a year
How paddling makes a difference in my life: paddling brings me joy and helps me release stress
2018 BC Summer Games goals: my goal is to not come last
Canoe kayak goals: to beat my personal times
Other interests and hobbies: I do equestrian jumping and fair bit of running, I do water skiing and through the winter I enjoy snowboarding.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I participated in a 2 hour practice everyday. Each practice was different, one would be sprint and then the next would be kilometres.
My coach: my coach is Brian Hammer and he has supported me and encouraged me to do my best.
Role model: my brother is probably my biggest role model.
Highest achievement: I would think my highest achievement academically is making the principals list and athletically coming first in the 400m running sprints.

Abby Charlesworth 

 Abby-Charlesworth Hometown: Langley
CKBC Club: Fort Canoe Kayak Club
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 2 and a half years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Paddling has helped me stay fit and contribute to the community.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Some of my goals for the games are to have a podium finish and have a personal best at the games.
Canoe kayak goals: One of my goals in canoe kayak is to eventually go to nationals.
Other interests and hobbies: My other hobbies are snowboarding and swimming
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Some of my training program is to paddle five days a week and and get lots of rest before the games.
My coach: My coaches are Cory Rublee and Connor Fehr and they have given me positive reinforcement and many ways to improve.
Role model: My role model is Emily Raymond and she has helped me get into the sport of paddling and helped me gain my confidence and grow in paddling.
Highest achievement: So far, getting into the BC summer games.
Would choose this superpower: To be able to fly because it would be cool to look down on everyone and see the whole world.

Braiden Davis 

 Braiden-Davis Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 16
Number of years paddling: One year
How paddling makes a difference in my life: I am huge.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Go gold or go home.
Canoe kayak goals: Medal at Worlds.
Other interests and hobbies: I don’t have time for hobbies because I am so dedicated to the sport of paddling.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: 11 water practices, 3 weights practices and 2 running practices a week. An intense and efficient program put together by my coaches Tessa and Keifer.
My coach: Keifer and Tessa. They push me to be the best I can, inside and outside of practice.
Role model: The man, the myth, Bit Matt
Highest achievement: 3rd in C2 at Pacific Cup 2017
Other family members at Games: Darren Granele is like a brother to me. He’s my partner inside and outside of the boat.
Would choose this superpower: Paddling is my superpower.

Darren Granale 

 Darren-Granale Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age:
16
Number of years paddling: One year
How paddling makes a difference in my life: It has given me an outlet to channel all my energy and direct it into one overarching goal, in this case Nationals.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To medal in K2 with my great partner Braiden Davis. 
Canoe kayak goals: To go to Nationals and bring home a medal.
Other interests and hobbies: I am transit enthusiast.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Rigorous yet enjoyable.
My coach: Tessa Nagai and Keiffer Johnson have made the difference in catching me up during my one year paddling career as they have given non stop support and advice on technique and training ethic. Starting a sport at 15 then going on to compete at a provincial/national level is hard work when your competition usually has several years under their belts. Love them to death.
Role model: Brian Malfesi, a long time paddler at Ridge has paddled alongside me from time to time, has taken time to give me advice and motivate me despite not needing to. In my opinion, this along with the other admirable actions have warranted role model status not just for paddling, but for living life.
Highest achievement: I consider my charity and volunteer work with the Maple Ridge Secondary Student Council to be my highest achievement as it has enabled me showcase the best of my capabilities while simultaneously giving back to my whole community.
Would choose this superpower: I'd choose the ability to manipulate the weather or atmokinesis so it would never rain on a regatta day ever again.

Elijah Gray

  Hometown: Chilliwack
CKBC Club: Chilliwack Centre of Excellence
Age:
14

Chelsea Grey

   

Brooklyn Hornsby

 Brooklyn-Hornsby Hometown: Chilliwack
CKBC Club: Chilliwack Centre of Excellence
Age:
12
Number of years paddling: 10 months
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Learning a new sport, made new friends, getting awesome exercise, and learning a lifelong sport
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To finish top 3 in an event, meet new people, and have fun!!!! 
Canoe kayak goals: To continue to paddle and develop my whitewater skills to compete in Provincial competitions
Other interests and hobbies: I like to coulor, make crafts and ride my bike
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Learn to train program- lake paddles, whitewater and flat water programs
My coach: Brendan Curson- great instruction, provides lots of opportunities to kayak and other club events, and makes it fun!
Role model: My Mom and Dad
Highest achievement: Qualifying for the BC Summer games
Would choose this superpower: Invisibility so I can sneak potato chips at night!

Carter Hugill

 Carter-Hugill Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age:
14
Number of years paddling: One year, 2 months
How paddling makes a difference in my life: I believe that paddling has made a major difference in my life. I feel increasingly motivated, and a desire to live healthier. Further, the positive and nurturing environment is consistently enjoyable.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goal is to simply do the best that I can do.
Canoe kayak goals: I strive to better my own skill level, while still enjoying the sport.
Other interests and hobbies: Technology, Music, Cars
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: My training program involves two practices per day for 6/7 days a week. Then, starting July 3, we train from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. involving diverse kayaking exercises, combined with moderate to intense weight training.
My coach: My coaches are Tessa Nagai and Keiffer Johnson. I believe that they have helped me improved my developing training programs tailored to my skill and paddling style, while keeping a positive and happy environment.
Role model: My family has had the greatest impact on my life.
Highest achievement: I consider my academic ability to be my highest achievement.
Would choose this superpower: I would choose endless endurance for those 6K's because that hurts.

Emily Jakeway 

  Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age:
13

Bryant Kelleway

  Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 14

Shania Modha 

 Shania-Modha Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 15
Number of years paddling: 3 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Paddling has made a difference in my life by helping me realize that if I’m persistant, I can achieve any goals that I set for myself.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals for this BC Games are to get a PB, hopefully win a medal, and of course, to have fun!
Canoe kayak goals: I just want to do the best I can and keep beating my PBs. If I train really hard, I might even make it to Nationals.
Other interests and hobbies: I really love art, music (I play the violin), and volleyball.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Some of my training program is to paddle five days a week and and get lots of rest before the games.
My coach: My coaches are Tessa Nagai and Keiffer Johnson. They have helped me improve by teaching me technique and encouraging me to do the best I can.
Role model: My role models are my parents. They’ve helped me become who I am today, and they’ve taught me to always look on the bright side of life.
Highest achievement: In paddling, making it to BC Games is my highest achievement.
Would choose this superpower: If I could have any superpower, I would choose to either be able to control the weather, or control water. I’d be able to stop the wind or the wash, and therefore have perfect paddling conditions.

 Natalie Pankratz 

  Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Alouette Paddling Club
Age: 15

Xavier Paul

   

Hasanah Stratichuk James

 Hasanah-James Hometown: Agassiz
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Wet'suwet'en First Nations
Age: 15
Number of years paddling: 3rd summer
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Canoeing and kayaking has made me a better, stronger and given me longer endurance to other activities.. It has taught me teamwork and I have more focus..
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To do my very best, learn from others and to make new friends from around our Province. It is my first BC Games.
Canoe kayak goals: To finish all my races. A medal or two would be nice..
Other interests and hobbies: My other interests and hobbies are photography (I would like to become a professional photographer), writing articles and short stories for my school, playing my flute, dancing jingle at pow wows and beading.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: My training started in March with War Canoes. I train in a single, double, 4 man, 6 man and 11 man canoes and practice 7 days a week, 3 to 5 hours a day after school and on weekends unless we are at a war canoe race with my Golden Eagle Canoe Club. I also start training more on the clipper and kayak every June. I run for a hour every day and eat healthy all the time (no junk food or pop) .. I also play soccer on my school team
My coach: My coach is Chrystal McCallum Williams. She checks in with me everyday to encourage me to do my best. Chrystal helps me by providing me with the aquatic equipment I need to train. She tells me where I need to improve and supports me all the way.
Role model: My role models are my Si'sele (grandmother) who has raised me since I was 1 years old and my coach Chrystal McCallum. They have had the biggest impact in my life.
Highest achievement: My highest achievement I would say is canoeing and kayaking with a crew that I know will support everyone in the club. We are one big family.
Other family members at Games:
I have a younger sister is participating in the BC Summer Games with me. We are the first in my family to participate in any.
Would choose this superpower: If I could have any one super power it would be the ability to see the future. I could help the people around me more.

Tashauna Stratichuk James

 Tashauna-James Hometown: Agassiz
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Wet'suwet'en First Nations
Age: 12
Number of years paddling: This is my 3rd summer.
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Paddling has helped me stronger as a person and has made me more mature
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals is to do my best and not giving up. To finish every race I am in.
Canoe kayak goals: Keeping focused on and off the water.
Other interests and hobbies: I love math and pulling in the War Canoes. I dance All Around at pow wows, Jingle, Fancy and Traditional.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I train in war canoes - the single, double, 4 man, 6 man and 11 man, plus clippers and kayaks. I train 7 days a week, 3 - 4 hours a day sometimes 5 hours.
My coach: My coach is Chrystal McCallum Williams. She has taught me about the Clipper and kayak and encouraged me to tryout for the BC Summer Games. Her husband Johnny Williams teaches me on the War Canoes.
Role model: My role model is my Si'sele (grandma). She has raised me since I was a baby.
Highest achievement: My highest achievement so far is math.  
Other family members at Games:
Yes, my older sister Hasanah is competing in the BC Summer Games too! My Si'sele and uncles were performers for the Opening of the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford a long time ago.
Would choose this superpower: If I could have a super power it would be of protecting the world from danger because I want a safe world to live in with my family.

Colin Templeton

  Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 15

Connie Thomas

Connie-Thomas   Hometown: Scowltiz
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Kwantlen
Age: 14
Number of years paddling: 4 years
2018 BC Summer Games goals: The experience
Canoe kayak goals: Try my best
Other interests and hobbies: I love to bake and cook. I also draw I want to be a art school teacher
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I paddle for 2 hours a day and kayak about a hour
My coach: Crystal. She has always cared about my health
Role model: Gail Point my grand aunty she’s a elder and still paddles on one of the top woman’s crews ❤️  
Highest achievement: Coming back after my surgery  
Would choose this superpower: Good healthy lungs

Stephen Wang

  Hometown: Maple Ridge
CKBC Club: Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 15

Head Coach: Brian Hammer 

   

Assistant Coach: Sam Loutet

 Sam-Loutet Age: 17
Number of years paddling:
 6 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Through paddling I have learned self discipline and I am now able to push myself harder both mentally and physically. This sport has also connected me to some of my closest friends and given me once in a lifetime experiences that I will remember fondly.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals include making sure all my athletes have a fun, safe games where they are able to make new friends and hopefully medal in a few races.
Canoe kayak goals: My personal goals in this sport include making a final at the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships, and being nominated to the 2019 Junior Worlds Team.
Other interests and hobbies: Binge watching shows on Netflix and reading good books.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: My training program for the athletes of Zone 3 focusses on introducing them to new crew boats and disciplines of Canoe/Kayak to make them well rounded athletes.
My coach: My coach is Peter Majewski, and in the short time he has been my coach he has helped me improve by opening my mind to new techniques that have helped problems I have had for quite a long time.
Role model: Serena Williams is my role model because she is one of, if not the greatest athlete of all time. She is able to be successful in sport all while still balancing motherhood and staying humble and kind.
Highest achievement: My highest achievement would probably be my nomination to represent Canada at the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships. 
Other family members at Games: My twin sister Kat is a BC Games alumni from both the 2014 and 2016 games, and this year she will be the assistant coach for Zone 4.
Would choose this superpower: I would chose telekinesis so that I could turn off my lights without leaving my bed.

Assistant Coach: Jia Kim

   

ISPARC Coach: Chrystal McCallum

Chrystal Number of years paddling: Since 2010
Paddling made a difference on my life by: I empower youth and I feel encouragement is far better then discouragement.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Help support my athletes to be the best that they can be!
Canoe kayak goals: Keep opportunity coming and doors opening for more regattas and sports competition
Other interests and hobbies: I do crafty things and explore opportunity with experiences that I can share.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: NCCP parts a and b, canoe kayak kids, Making ethical decisions, ELCC trained and certified, NAIG 2014 coach, NAIG 2017 coach, War canoe racing team coach since 2011, work with youth yearly in all areas of sport and education, and fun
My coach and role models: My elders
Highest achievement: My family
Would choose this superpower: Sharing all of my knowledge with all who want to learn I choose this because I empower and encourage all to be the best they can be

ISPARC Coach: Terrance Hubick-Archie

 Terrance-Archie Age: 16
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Canim Lake Band
Number of years paddling:
 5 years
Paddling makes a difference in my life: It’s a big difference going out for fun or to compete
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals for the up coming games are just to help the get youth out of there comfort zone and have fun competing for their community
Canoe kayak goals: My goals in canoe kayak are to get and give it my all
Other interests and hobbies: Fishing, biking, hockey, fastball and dirt biking
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: My training is to get up to the games use my public speaking to get out of my comfort zone and share my training with our team and communicate to everyone
My coach: My two coaches are denis wick and Tish Dimond they both help me build strength in what I do,so I can give it my best
Role model:
My role model would have to be my mom and carry price. My mom supports me in everything I do in sports and in the community
Highest achievement: Getting the first premier award in 100 mile was a really big accomplishment and being the 2018/19 First Nations role model for school district 27
Other family members at Games: Yes we have two community members going down for the summer games one in softball and the other in canoe and kayak
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