Zone 5 - Vancouver Coastal

 

Kaleb Aubey

 Kaleb-Aubey Hometown: Delta
CKBC Club: Fort Langley Canoe Club
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 1 year
How paddling made a difference in my life: I love being outside and being independent.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To have fun and meet new people.
Canoe kayak goals: Compete to the best of my abilities.
Other interests and hobbies: Reading, gaming and hanging out with friends.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I paddled 3 times a week during the school year and 5 days in the summer.
My coach: Connor Fehr is my current coach and he makes me want to be a better athlete and person. My other coaches before him helped me develop a love for paddling.
Role model: My family.
Highest achievement: Finishing a race without falling in.  
Would choose this superpower: I would want to be a Demi-God because they can do anything and are immortal.

Alexis Balsamo

Alexis-Balsamo Hometown: Pemberton
CKBC Club: Pemberton Canoe Association
Age:
14
Number of years paddling: 4 years
How paddling made a difference in my life: It has made me become more active
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To have a good time and practice on my paddling
Canoe kayak goals: To learn about new sports that I am interested in
Other interests and hobbies: Tennis and karate
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: We do a lot of drills and time pieces to improve our times from before and make sure we aren't going slower then before
My coach: My coach is Marie and she has helped me improve with my time and my technique
Role model: My mom is my greatest role model in life because she always encourages my to do my best
Highest achievement: My highest achievement would probably be when I got 2nd place in provincials for karate
Would choose this superpower: Telekinesis because it would be really cool to move things around with your mind

Keegan Bateman 

 Keegan-Bateman Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 1 year
How paddling made a difference in my life: It fills the majority of my free time, allows me to travel and see cool things, make new friends and I'm physically stronger and faster now.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To have fun, work hard and try and paddle for a medal.
Canoe kayak goals: To stay focussed on my technique and not get overwhelmed
Other interests and hobbies: Painting models, biking, music, and travel.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: While in school, we trained on water 5 days a week before and/or after school. Now during summer break we train all day Monday to Saturday both on water and off. I also am competing at weekend races.
My coach: Diane and Laurence are my coaches and they've pushed me to better my form. They really encourage good sportsmanship and to be open to trying new and different paddle sports.
Role model: My mom, she gave birth to me and got me into kayaking.
Highest achievement: Receiving the club award for U13 Male Athlete of the Year 2017 
Would choose this superpower: Super speed, like the Flash, because its basically invisibility and it slows time.

Anna Beaudry 

 Anna-Beaudry Hometown: Pemberton
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Métis
CKBC Club: Pemberton Canoe Association
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 3.5 years
How paddling made a difference in my life: It has improved my fitness and also my confidence in myself
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To do the best I can and hopefully win a few medals along the way for my zone
Canoe kayak goals: I hope to continue to paddle once I move to Australia at the end of the year.
Other interests and hobbies: I like Volleyball, swimming, and hanging out with my dogs
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I have been getting on the lake almost everyday. Now that school is out, I am getting better at attending morning practises.
My coach: My coach is Marie Rousseau Demers from Quebec. She has helped me understand the importance of training daily, given me a guide to best eating practises and pushed me to improve my attendance and commitment to this sport
Role model: My Mum. She has to get me out of bed every morning! She is always ready to do whatever she needs to motivate and support me
Highest achievement: Probably when our club won the U11 Burgee at the Pacific Cup in 2016 because I was the only U11 on our team.
Other family members at Games: My sister Maddy was at the 2016 BC Summer games competing in Kayak

Keisa Bleiler 

  Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age:
13

Lauryn Clague

  Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age:
13

Rowan Davison 

Rowan-Davidson  Hometown: North Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age:
14
Number of years paddling: I have been paddling for a year and a half.
How paddling makes a difference in my life: It has made a big difference in my life because I spend a lot more time with people outside of school and also a lot more time outside.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals for BCSG is to get some personal bests and to make it on to the podium.
Canoe kayak goals: My goals for the future are to make the Olympic Hopes team.
Other interests and hobbies: Some of my other interests are playing video games and just hanging out with friends.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Our training program had many different things we did distance work and also sprints and also a lot of technical work. Part of what we also did was practicing in the opposite discipline and for me that was canoe.
My coach: My coach is Laurence he has helped me improve a lot by improving my technique and balance in boats.
Role model: My parents have definitely had a massive impact in my life because without them I would've never been able to start paddling. 
Highest achievement: My highest achievement in paddling was just how much better I've gotten from my first year. Last year I wasn't getting any podium spots but this year I've gotten 2nd place in a lot of my races and I also made the BCSG team. 
Other family members at Games: My sister Kiera Davison, Diving.
Would choose this superpower: Super speed so I wouldn't have to wake up that much earlier for early morning practices and the runs would be done so much sooner.

Landon Drain

  Hometown: Pemberton
CKBC Club: Pemberton Canoe Association
Age:
14

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Gillian Helliwell 

 Gillian-Helliwell Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: This is my 5th season of paddling.
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Paddling has improved my life. Through paddling, I have made new friends, learned how to push myself, achieve goals and it has made me fit and athletic. Paddling has allowed me to spend time doing something that I love.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals for BC Games are to try my best, push myself and podium in every race.
Canoe kayak goals: My goals in canoe kayak are to always try my best, to improve and to have fun.
Other interests and hobbies: I’m a competitive cross country skier and I play basketball and volleyball.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I train 6 days per week and I paddle once or twice per day. My training consists of on water practices, running, core, goal setting and stretching.
My coach: Laurence and Diane are my coaches. They help me improve by helping me improve my technique, pushing me at practice, planning workouts and making practices fun.
Role model: My mom and my dad are my role models.
Highest achievement: Qualifying for 3 BC Games.
Other family members at Games: My mother participated at the BC Summer Games for swimming and water polo. My dad competed at World Cup windsurfing races.
Would choose this superpower: If I could have a superpower, it would be the ability to fly. I would love to soar through the sky and be able to look down and see everything.

Danylo Korsei

Danylo-Korsei  Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 4 years
How paddling made a difference on my life: If I had a bad day in school, paddling makes me forget about that and I get to enjoy a paddle with my friends
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Place 1st in learn to train 1000m, and place 1st in team boats
Canoe kayak goals: Hoping for Olympics but that is a dream, a goal is probably Olympic Hopes regatta in two years
Other interests and hobbies: Photography, Video editing, Music, Soccer, Basketball, Drawing
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I try to practice everything that I need in order to be successful in The Games.
My coach: My coaches are Laurence Chin and Diane Tam, they are both really great coaches because they always know what I should focus on in practice, but I think why my coaches are so great is because when you see how committed they are to help us keep improving our skills it really makes you want to work harder.
Role model: My role models are my parents because seeing how hard they work all day so I can have this luxury of competing in this great sport, and my other role models are some of my teammates like Quin Thompson and Ydris Hunter seeing how much they have achieved at a such a young age it makes me want to do the same thing.
Highest achievement: I think my biggest achievement was being 2 seconds of from the provincial team time standart at only 13 years old 
Would choose this superpower: TReading peoples minds because I think that would make it easier to be successful in life

Kenjiro MacMartin

 Kenjiro-Macmartin Hometown: Delta
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 14
Number of years paddling: 3 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Made great friends and spending more time outside. I'm a lot stronger.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Win some gold medals and make new PBs
Canoe kayak goals: Make the National team
Other interests and hobbies: Computers
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: 2 times a day, 5 days a week
My coach: Lawrence Chin and Diane Tam let me experiment with paddling
Role model: Dad has helped me with a lot through life
Highest achievement: Qualifying for the Provincial Team 
Other family members at Games: Younger brother Noah MacMartin
Would choose this superpower: Reading minds, I can find out what people think about me

Noah MacMartin

 Noah-MacMartin Hometown: Delta
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 12
Number of years paddling: 3 years
How paddling made a difference on my life: I have made good friends, and I have learned how fun competition is.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: I would like to get a few medals and try slalom.
Canoe kayak goals: I would like to reach a competitive league in the future.
Other interests and hobbies: I like pretty much any sport, I like geography and history, reading, and video games.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: We do lots of training on water and on land. We do any distance most commonly around 200m-2000m, easy-hard. We try more unstable boats, we practice wash-riding, balance drills and on land we do 5k runs, stretching and core work.
My coach: Dianne Tam and Laurence Chin. They have constantly been helping me with my technique.
Role model: I do not have a specific role model, but I respect many people including my coaches, parents and some older paddlers.
Highest achievement: I went to a science stretch program and the next year I went to a stem program. (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) I've also been in the top 3 of many races in both canoe and kayak. 
Other family members at Games: My brother Kenji participated 2 years ago and he is coming this year with me.
Would choose this superpower: Telepathy

Asha Senanayake

 Asha-Senanayake Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 14
Number of years paddling: 4 years
Paddling made a difference on my life by: Paddling has helped me meet new people, learn to set goals and motivate myself to achieve them.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals for the games are to get faster times and to hopefully make the podium in my races.
Canoe kayak goals: Some of my goals in this sport are to place at Nationals and hopefully make National team someday.
Other interests and hobbies: I enjoy playing soccer as a second sport.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I currently train 5 days a week and twice a day.
My coach: I have 2 coaches, Diane and Laurence. They both have helped with my technique and have really pushed me to always try my best in paddling.
Role model: My parents because they've worked really hard to achieve their goals in life and they are definitely my role models.
Highest achievement: Being able to qualify for 2 BC summer games in my life. 
Other family members at Games: I have an older brother named Arjun, who participated in the 2016 BC summer games and at Nationals in 2017.
Would choose this superpower: The ability to time travel, so I can see what happens in the future.

Iain St. Arnault 

  Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 12

Adam Vetter 

 Adam-Vetter Hometown: Vancouver
CKBC Club: False Creek Sprint Canoe Association
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 1 year
How paddling makes a difference in my life: I have met some great new friends and the coaches have helped me reach my paddling goals
2018 BC Summer Games goals: A good experience and to compete in my races
Canoe kayak goals: I would like to eventually make the National Team
Other interests and hobbies: Hockey and my dog
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I train 5 days per week and approximately 3 hours on the water per day.
My coach: Laurence and Diane have helped me, by working on my technique and helping me reach my goals
Role model: My mom
Highest achievement: Winning a hockey tournament in Everett in overtime 
Would choose this superpower: Superman, so I could fly

Head Coach: Laurence Chin

   

Assistant Coach: Marie Rousseau Demers

 Marie-Rousseau Number of years paddling: Over 8 years and coaching CK over than 5 years.
How paddling makes a difference in my life: As an ex-athlete and a coach, being on water makes me feel free. I can focus on what I like and forget the rest for few hours
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Give my max to all our Zone #5 athletes. Make some memories
Canoe kayak goals: Make our sport grow
Other interests and hobbies: Outdoors enthusiastic. I run, I bike and ... I box!
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Quality over quantity! Going fast!
Role model: Growing up in Lac Beauport with all those Olympians. I have so many models : Fred Jobin as an incredible coach, Mylanie Barré as an super-mom and Olympian and Georges Delisle as the club president and also an incredible person.
Highest achievement: I'm actually ending my Master Degree in physiology of sports and exercices.

Assistant Coach: Aiden Tabata

   
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