2018 News

Thirty-eight paddlers named to 2018-19 CKBC Provincial Team

December 3, 2018 — Thirty-eight of BC’s top sprint and slalom canoe and kayak paddlers have been selected to Canoe Kayak BC’s provincial team. Among the team members are national sprint team member Brian Malfesi (Ridge) and national slalom team members Austin Atkins, Finley Capstick and Jacob Kryworuchko (CCE). Athletes were selected based on their results from the past season including national team selection,...

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Kamloops paddler honoured with Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport award

November 13, 2018 — Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club paddler, Emma Guertin, has been chosen as one of 47 regional recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. The award was presented on November 8 to Guertin and seven other outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Interior Region. Guertin, a 16-year old Métis youth, had an outstanding paddling season....

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Brian Malfesi among paddlers confirmed for Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete Assistance Program

November 5, 2018 — Ridge paddler Brian Malfesi is among the 33 sprint athletes confirmed by Sport Canada for the 2018-2019 Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete Assistance Program (AAP). The CKC High Performance Committee of the Sprint Racing Discipline officially announced the confirmation of 33 Sprint athletes in the Olympic Program and 5 paracanoe athletes in the Paralympic Program according to the 2018-2019 AAP Selection...

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CKBC Awards Banquet scheduled for October 19

September 28, 2018 — Join CKBC for our 2018 Awards and Scholarship Banque taking place on Friday, October 19 at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion in Burnaby CKBC will honour our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their achievements from the 2018 season. Celebrate paddling in B.C. with dinner, awards, a silent auction and more! Time: Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Location: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion...

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CKBC hosting a Risk Management Workshop from October 20-21

September 18, 2018 — Join us with members of your club board to work with Dina Bell-Laroche of the Sport Law & Strategy Group for a two-day Risk Management Workshop during our 2018 Fall Conference. The workshop takes place at the Fortius Sport & Health Centre in Burnaby from October 20-21. ALL clubs are encouraged to attend with at least two board members to take part in the...

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Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club photo selected as new CanoeKidsPhoto

September 12, 2018 — CKBC congratulates the Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club and Jia Kim on their winning submission in the recent CanoeKids photo contest. It was a hard decision with great submissions from five clubs. CKBC  will feature the photo on our 2019 CanoeKids marketing and social media. Ridge has received a Lightening Kayak for use in their programs.

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B.C.’s sprint season wraps up with Pacific Cup

September 11, 2018 — Rain and cooler temperatures couldn’t dampen the spirits of over 300 paddlers at the 2018 Pacific Cup on Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge. Seventeen clubs from B.C., Alberta, Yukon and Washington State competed at CKBC’s last flatwater regatta of the season from September 8 to 9. Vancouver’s False Creek Sprint Canoe Club won the overall points trophy for the second...

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

September 4, 2018 — 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...

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Forty-seven sprint paddlers set to represent B.C. at nationals

August 17, 2018 — Forty-seven paddlers from nine clubs are set to represent B.C. at the upcoming 2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships. Taking place in Sherbrooke at the Lac de Nations at Jacques-Cartier Park, the event will crown champions in a variety of age categories in sprint canoe, kayak and paracanoe from August 28-September 1. Representing B.C. are: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club Mika...

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CanoeKids photo contest – win a Lightening Kayak for your club!

August 17, 2018 — CKBC is looking for a new photo to feature on the provincial CanoeKids poster and other promotional material. And the club whose photo is chosen as the winner will receive a Lightening Kayak at the 2018 Pacific Cup in Maple Ridge. Theme: Fun, Fitness and Friendship ~ a safe and enjoyable learning environment where kids can make lifelong friendships.  Photos will...

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25 medals for B.C. paddlers at 2018 Whitewater National Championships

August 7, 2018 — Eleven paddlers represented B.C. at the 2018 Whitewater National Championships in Kananaskis, Alberta from August 2-6. Led by Chilliwack Centre of Excellence teammates Finn Wakeling, Jacob Kryworuchko and Isabel Taylor, the group captured 25 medals. Wakeling brought home seven medals, five of them gold, in the canoe downriver and slalom competitions. Competing in the cadet age group for the singles...

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Kamloops’s Michael Lanyon to represent Canada at the Canoe Marathon World Championships

July 10, 2018 — Kamloops paddler Michael Lanyon is among the 10 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) announced the selection of the Canadian athletes on Tuesday. Lanyon will compete in the U23 Men’s K-1 competition at the championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September...

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Over $32,000 raised in 2018 CKBC Paddle-A-Thon

July 9, 2018 — Three CKBC clubs raised $32,343.15 for much needed equipment and programs during the 2018 Canoe Kayak BC Paddle-A-Thon. Each club hosted a paddle-a-thon event in their community in conjunction with paddlers collecting donations. And through the National Sport Trust Fund, donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. 2018 Participating Clubs: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club: $1,145.00 False Creek Sprint...

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Strong B.C. results at West Canada Cup

July 3, 2018 — Sprint athletes from four B.C. clubs competed at the West Canada Cup in Regina from June 30 – July 1. The 14 athletes had strong results led by False Creek’s Ydris Hunter who dominated the canoe competition with one silver and seven gold medals. Joining him with eight podium appearances (four gold, four silver) was Ridge’s Cassidy MacPherson. B.C. results...

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Three B.C. paddlers named to 2018 National Sprint Team

June 27, 2018 — Brian Malfesi (Ridge), Sam Loutet (Burnaby) and Ydris Hunter (False Creek) are among the athletes named to Junior, U23 and Senior National Sprint and Paracanoe Teams by Canoe Kayak Canada. The trio were selected following their results at the recent trials in Montreal. Malfesi was named to the Senior Men’s Kayak Team and will represent Canada at the Senior Pan...

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B.C.’s Sprint athletes complete National Team Trials

June 25, 2018 — Twelve B.C. paddlers were among close to 300 athletes who completed the final National Sprint Team Trials this weekend at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Leading the way was Ridge’s Brian Malfesi who won two gold medals. “It has been a big weekend for our Canadian sprint athletes and we were happy see their hard work being put into some...

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Eighty-four paddlers to compete at BC Summer Games

June 22, 2018 — Following trials, 84 B.C. paddlers have qualified to represent their zone at the upcoming BC Summer Games. The Games take place July 19-22 in the Cowichan Valley. Athletes from seven of the BC Games zones will take part in multi-discipline paddling events: canoe (singles, doubles and fours), kayak (singles, doubles, and fours) and a whitewater slalom event. Supporting the athletes are...

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Sprint Officials Courses scheduled for Lower Mainland

June 20, 2018 — CKBC has scheduled introductory (Level 1-2) and advanced (Level 3) sprint officials courses on the Lower Mainland. It is critical that we have trained officials to deliver CKBC and CKBC club events. Space is limited in each course due to room availability so please register ASAP to help us continue to run safe and efficient events for our members. Level...

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Paddle Report: Great weekend out on the Holmes River

June 20, 2018 — The Northwest Paddle Brigade Club hosted their annual Paddlefest from June 15-17 on the Holmes River. Thirteen participants took part in the event outside of McBride, BC. Here is the paddle report from the Northwest Brigade Paddlefest from the club’s president. “Great Weekend out on the Holmes river. Two individuals arrived Thursday night to start holding down some camp sites...

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12 sprint athletes competing at National Team Trials

June 6, 2018 — A record number of B.C. sprint athletes will compete at the third National Team Trials in Montreal from June 22-24. In total, 12 athletes from four clubs will vie for spots on national teams and assignments to international competitions. Leading the B.C. contingent is Brian Malfesi (Ridge) who is competing to represent Canada at the Senior World Championships. At the...

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CKBC hosting CanoeKids Instructors Courses

May 23, 2018 — CKBC is hosting CanoeKids Instructors Courses in preparation for summer camps and community programming. Courses are currently scheduled for Pemberton, Penticton, Prince George, Burnaby and Nelson in June and July. CanoeKids is a Coaching for Community Sport National Coaching Certification Program recognized course. It is required for anyone delivering summer programs at CKBC registered clubs. The course is also suitable...

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Welcome to the 2018-19 CKBC Board of Directors

May 23, 2018 — CKBC is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Board of Directors. These directors were selected at the recent CKBC AGM, as committee representatives and by our provincial team athletes to elect the Athlete Representative. CKBC 2018-19 Board of Directors President Rob Fletcher Past President Rhys del Valle Facilities & Water Access Director Sara Hopkins Finance Director Vacant Athlete Representative Matthew Koehler...

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Brian Malfesi wins two finals at National Sprint Team Trials #2

May 22, 2018 —   Ridge’s Brian Malfesi won two of three finals at this past weekend’s National Sprint Team Trials #2. This second set of team trials took place on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In the Men’s Senior K-1 500 A Final, Malfesi finished in 1:43.721 ahead of Vincent Jourdenais and Zane Clarke. He repeated this winning ways in the Men’s Senior...

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Three B.C. paddlers named to CKC's 2018 World Cups and World Championships Slalom Teams

May 16, 2018 — Three B.C. paddlers are among the 21 athletes Canoe Kayak Canada recently named to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups and 2018 ICF Junior, U23 and Senior World Championships. The athletes were selected this weekend during the National Slalom Team Trials in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. Chilliwack Centre of Excellence paddlers Jakob Kryworuchko, Finley Capstick and Austin Atkins have...

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B.C.'s Whitewater Slalom Athletes complete National Team Trials

May 14, 2018 — Six B.C. paddlers were among the athletes who completed the National Slalom Team Trials of a new season of racing this weekend on the Saint-Charles River in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec. “Our junior and senior athletes looked impressive on the race course this week-end,” said James Cartwright, Slalom High Performance manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The athletes and coaches were well prepared...

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Canoe Kayak BC joins partnership to increase Indigenous participation at the 2018 BC Summer Games

May 11, 2018 — Canoe Kayak BC has joined a partnership with the BC Games Society and the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) along with Basketball BC and the BC Lacrosse Association to expand pathways for Indigenous athletes, coaches and officials at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. Building on the inclusion of Indigenous athletes in the sport of archery at...

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BC paddler among eight named to CKC Wildwater National Team

May 10, 2018 — Avery Wilkins from the Vancouver Island Whitewater Society is among the eight paddlers named to Canoe Kayak Canada’s Wildwater National Team. The were named to the team after competing at the Wildwater Canoeing National Team trials May 5-6 on the Moira River in Ontario. The race took place on an approximately 5 km stretch of the Moira River in Roslin, Ontario....

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CKBC hosting the BC School Dragon Boat Championships

May 9, 2018 — Canoe Kayak BC, with the Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club, are hosting the BC School Dragon Boat Championships on Saturday, May 26. Taking place on Burnaby Lake, the championships feature competitions for elementary, middle school and high school divisions. In addition to competitions for the students, parent-teacher races will take place during the lunch break. The cost to take part...

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Call for Candidates for the CKBC Board of Directors

April 9, 2018 — Canoe Kayak BC is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to sit on our Board of Directors. With our recent bylaw transition to the new Societies Act, individuals are needed for the  following positions at our upcoming AGM on May 5, 2018; President – 2 year term Whitewater Representative – 2 year term Development Director – 2 year term *Director of Facilities and...

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Donation request: Canoe Kayak BC scholarships and silent auction

March 16, 2018 —   Since 2008, Canoe Kayak BC has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to 18 student-athletes. These recipients are remarkable young adults with outstanding accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s scholarships will be presented at the CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet on May 5 at the Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge. Canoe kayak is recognized as a late...

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CKBC Awards Banquet and AGM take place May 5

March 13, 2018 — Join CKBC for our 2017 Awards and Scholarship Banquet and AGM taking place on Saturday, May 5 at the Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge 2017 CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet Saturday, May 5 Join CKBC as we honour our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their achievements from the 2017 season. Celebrate paddling in B.C. with dinner, awards, a...

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CKBC hosting Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members

March 8, 2018 —   To all CKBC members: Under the Societies Act of British Columbia, which came into force on November 28, 2016, every pre-existing British Columbia society is required to file with the Registrar of Companies a transition application that contains the constitution, bylaws, statement of directors, and registered office. An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of Canoe Racing BC DBA...

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CKBC club webinar series begins March 12

February 26, 2018 — CKBC is excited to announce our club webinar series begins on Monday, March 12. March Webinar – Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. online via Go To Meeting The first webinar focuses on club membership renewal and completing the membership process. These are timely topics as the membership season here. If you have specific membership questions, please send them to MJ (mj@canoekayakbc.ca)...

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