Fourteen B.C. paddlers to compete in this weekend’s National Canoe Sprint Team Trials #2

June 20, 2019

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Fourteen CKBC athletes are in Dartmouth this weekend for the second immediaC National Team Trials. Taking place on Lake Banook, the competiton runs June 21-23.

Representing B.C. are:

  • Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club 
    Edward Colhoun 
    Samantha Loutet
    Katrina Loutet 

  • False Creek Sprint Canoe Club 
    Rowan Davison 
    Gillian Helliwell 
    Ydris Hunter 
    Elisa Robson-Brown 
    Quinn Thomson 
    Dylan Walsh

  • Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club 
    Abigail Donaldson

  • Nanaimo Canoe Kayak Club 
    Thomas Duff

  • Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club 
    Alexander Dmitriev 
    Darren Granale 
    Cassidy MacPherson

Nearly 300 athletes, ranging in ages from the U16 category to the Senior category, will be vying for selection.

“Every year I am excited to see our next generation of athletes compete. We have some tremendous talent, and this is the first step for many of them to show us they are on track to compete at the Olympics one day,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer of CKC.

This final set of trials will serve as a selection competition for the following upcoming international events:

2019 Para Canoe Pan American Championships
Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 5 - 6, 2019

2019 Pan American Games
Lima, Peru
July 27 – 30, 2019

2019 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
Pitesti, Romania
August 1 – 4, 2019

2019 Para Canoe World Championship Team
Szeged, Hungary
August 21 – 25, 2019

2019 Olympic Hopes International Regatta
Bratislava, Slovakia
September 13 – 15, 2019

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