2019 News

Two medals for Brian Malfesi at National Team Trials; Will represent Canada at two World Cups

May 13, 2019 —   Ridge paddler Brian Malfesi captured two medals at this weekend's National Canoe Sprint Team Trials #1 in Montreal. The trials will select the athletes representing Canada at the upcoming Senior World Cup Events in Poland and Germany. Malfesi won gold in the K-2 1000 with Vincent Jourdenais (Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivieres) with a time of 3:26.702. In the...

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Morgan Yeomans joins CKBC staff as Summer Event Coordinator

May 10, 2019 — Canoe Kayak BC is pleased to announce the hiring of Morgan Yeomans as our Summer Events Coordinator. Among her responsibilities are overseeing hosting of CKBC's summer events and assisting with the CanoeKids programs throughout B.C. Currently a student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Morgan is studying event management. Her goal is to obtain a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Business,...

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Four B.C. paddlers taking part in National Canoe Sprint Team Trials #1

May 9, 2019 —     Four CKBC athletes are in Montreal this weekend for the National Canoe Sprint Team Trials #1. Taking place at the Olympic Basin, the competition runs May 10-12. Representing B.C. are: Alex Brent (Burnaby) Ydris Hunter (False Creek) Sam Loutet (Burnaby) Brian Malfesi (Ridge) This first set of Trials will serve as a selection process for the 2019 Senior...

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Applications for CKBC Scholarships now being accepted

May 3, 2019 —   Canoe Kayak BC is now accepting applications for their annual scholarships. Two $500 scholarships will be presented at the annual CKBC Awards Banquet on October 19.  To qualify for a Canoe Kayak BC Scholarship, applicants must: Have been registered as a competitive athlete with Canoe Kayak BC in 2019. Be a resident of the Province of British Columbia.  Be...

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Four B.C. paddlers named to 2019 Canoe Slalom National Teams

April 17, 2019 —   Canoe Kayak Canada named 15 athletes to the 2019 Senior, U23 and Junior Canoe Salom Teams. The athletes were selected following the Canoe Slalom National Team trials that took place April 12-14 at the Riversport Adventures Whitewater Facility in Oklahoma City. Among the athletes named to the team were four B.C. paddlers from the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence: Finn...

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Spring Sprint Training Camp a success in Pitt Meadows

April 15, 2019 — Over 20 sprint athletes took part in CKBC's Spring Training Camp at the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club from April 13-14. While the weather was less than the ideal, the athletes worked hard and the camp was a success. Next up for the sprint athletes are the Slawko Fedechko Season Opener Regatta, National Team Trials and the beginning of CKBC's BC...

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Five CKBC athletes taking part in National Canoe Slalom Team Trials

April 11, 2019 —   Five CKBC athletes are in Oklahoma City this weekend for the National Canoe Slalom Team Trials. Taking place at Riversport OKC, the competition runs April 12-14. Representing B.C. and from the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence: Austin Atkins Finley Capstick  Jakob Kryworuchko  Isabel Taylor  Finn Wakeling  Follow the action on-line: Live results Updated PDF results  

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Lightening Kayaks for Sale! CKBC selling their fleet of beginner kayaks

April 8, 2019 — Canoe Kayak BC is selling their fleet of Lightening kayaks.  The Lightening kayaks are best suited for younger athletes (under 100 lbs - 120 lbs). As the Lightening kayak is a great boat to tranistion from a recreational kayak to a racing boat, they are perfect for clubs running beginner sprint racing programs. Price: $500 / boat Number of boats...

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Kamloops paddler's design one of five finalists in CKC contest

April 5, 2019 — Canoe Kayak Canada has announced the five finalists in their 2019 Design Contest. Among the finalists is a design by Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club paddler Mischa Grover.  Grover, who is 11, describes her design as follows: "Around the Canada canoe kayak logo I have two circles. They represent the two elements of the classic canoe kayak sport. In between...

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BC Games Development Camps taking place this summer

April 2, 2019 —   Canoe Kayak BC is hosting a series of BC Games Development Camps throughout B.C. this summer. These training camps provide athletes the opportunity to practice in sprint boats that are used at the BC Summer Games, meet new friends and learn new skills. The camps kick-off on July 2 in Prince George. Interested athletes are requested to register on-line...

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CKBC welcomes Kolin Kriitmaa as new Executive Director

March 29, 2019 —     Canoe Kayak BC is excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Kolin Kriitmaa. Passionate about sport and recreation, Kolin has focused his entire career in these areas.  He joins CKBC after a number of years working in hockey at the national, junior and local levels. He has also worked work with four Olympic games: Vancouver...

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CKBC hosting War Canoe Clinics and Races

March 26, 2019 —   Canoe Kayak BC is hosting a series of War Canoe clinics and races this spring and summer. The clinics are intended for athletes and coaches who are interested in participating in War Canoe races throughout the upcoming racing season. All clinics and races take place on Burnaby Lake on the following dates: May 11 June 16 July 14  August 18...

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CKBC is hiring summer staff

March 22, 2019 —    CKBC is hiring two summer positions: CanoeKids/Learn to Paddle Instructor and a Summer Event Coordinator.  CanoeKids/Learn to to Paddle Instructor We are seeking a mature and experienced individual to fill a field position leading CanoeKids Day Camps and Learn to Paddle programs in various communities with the following objectives: Introduce and promote water safety in an organized environment of FUN while...

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CKBC hosting CanoeKids Instructors Courses

March 20, 2019 — CKBC is hosting CanoeKids Instructors Courses in preparation for summer camps and community programming. The courses begin in May. 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 for anyone delivering community canoe/kayak programs. An introductory paddling skills development...

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CKBC has a new website

January 24, 2019 —   Canoe Kayak BC is excited to announce the release of our new website. The new site offers a fresh new look and easier navigation. We are now using a responsive design which means you’ll find the same information and essentially the same look whether you’re using your desktop, tablet or smart phone!  Our main goal in designing this site...

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Mary Jane Abbott announces retirement from Canoe Kayak BC

January 21, 2019 — Dear Canoe Kayak BC members, Before we get further into the new year, it's with considerable regret that I must announce the retirement of our Executive Director, Mary Jane Abbott, on March 29 of this year.  Most of us know MJ but, new or not to our community, please join me while I take you back into her history, just...

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