Provincial Team 

Press Release: 2020-2021 

Date: December 10, 2020

Re: Thirty-Two Paddlers Named to the 2020-2021 Provincial Team

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Canoe Kayak BC Announces the 2020-2021 Provincial Team

British Columbia’s top thirty-two 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 members Brian Malfesi (Ridge) and Lydia Keefe-Sampson (Chinook) and national slalom team members Austin Atkins, Finn Wakeling and Isabel Taylor (CCE). 

As there were no selection races in the 2020 year, athletes were selected based on their performances from the 2019 season, as well as their demonstrated commitment to training for the 2021 competition year. 

“I want to congratulate the nominated athletes for their dedication to training during an incredibly unique and challenging year” said Blake Dalton, Canoe Kayak BC’s Technical Director. “Overall, I am inspired by the collective attitude of the Team and I am excited for them to line-up to race in the new year. A big thank you to our excellent coaches, volunteers, clubs and key partners, including ViaSport, Canadian Sport Institute - Pacific and PacificSport."

“I would also like to wish the retiring 2019-2020 Provincial Team members all the best in their future endeavours. We look forward to these individuals continuing their involvement in the sport - whether as coaches, volunteers or officials.”

The Canoe Kayak BC Performance Program recognizes and supports athletes who have a potential to make junior, U23, senior development and national teams. They have also shown a commitment to training to achieve these goals.

The team members and their coaches receive sport science resources, participation in training camps and support for various regattas, trials and championships.

The 2020 Canoe Kayak BC Provincial Team members are:

Name

CKBC Level

Coach

Club

Hometown

Alouette Paddling Club

Corey Stewart

1a

Brian Hammer

APC

Pitt Meadows

Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club

Katrina Loutet

2

Piotr Majewski/Ben Muench

BCKC

Burnaby

Mika Asano

3

Piotr Majewski/Ben Muench

BCKC

Coquitlam

Edward Colhoun

3

Piotr Majewski/Ben Muench

BCKC

Burnaby

Shayla Thom

4

Piotr Majewski/Ben Muench

BCKC

Burnaby

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club

Austin Atkins

1

Stanislava Smieskova

CCE

Chilliwack

Isabel Taylor

1a

Stanislava Smieskova

CCE

Chilliwack

Finn Wakeling

1a

Stanislava Smieskova

CCE

Port Moody

Elijah Gray

3

Stanislava Smieskova

CCE

Chilliwack

Nathan Christensen

4

Stanislava Smieskova

CCE

Vancouver

Chinook Racing Canoe Club

Lydia Keefe Sampson

1

Patrick Dann

CRCC

Victoria

Brin Nyvall

3

Patrick Dann

CRCC

Victoria

Nolan Tomaselli

3

Patrick Dann

CRCC

Victoria

Patrick Dann

3

CRCC

Victoria

Fort Canoe and Kayak Club

Quinn Thomson

1a

Kris Lepianka/Alex Brent

FCKC

Langley

Landon McQuarrie

3

Kris Lepianka/Alex Brent

FCKC

Maple Ridge

Brenna Nott

4

Kris Lepianka/Alex Brent

FCKC

Surrey

Abby Charlesworth

4

Kris Lepianka/Alex Brent

FCKC

Langley

False Creek Sprint Canoe Club

Ydris Hunter

1a

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

Vancouver

Kenjiro MacMartin

3

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

Delta

Gillian Helliwell

3

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

Vancouver

Lucas Mortensen

3

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

Vancouver

Keisa Bleiler

3

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

Vancouver

Elisa Robson-Brown

3

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

Vancouver

Rowan Davison

4

Diane Tam/Laurence Chin

FCSCC

North Vancouver

Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club

Abigail Donaldson

3

Stan Marek

KCKC

Kamloops

Spencer Robinson

3

Stan Marek

KCKC

Kamloops

Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club

Brian Malfesi

1

Tessa Nagai/Jan Kruk

RCKC

Maple Ridge

Cassidy MacPherson

1a

Tessa Nagai

RCKC

Maple Ridge

Bryant Kelleway

3

Tessa Nagai

RCKC

Maple Ridge

Alex Dmitriev

3

Tessa Nagai

RCKC

Maple Ridge

Landon Drain

4

Tessa Nagai

RCKC

Maple Ridge



Retiring Provincial Team Members:

Name

Club

Hometown

Cameron

Antifave

NCKC

Lantzville

Alex

Brent

BCKC

Abbotsford

Asha

Cartagena-Senanayake

FCSCC

Vancouver

Thomas

Duff

NCKC

Nanaimo

Emma

Guertin

KCKC

Kamloops

Danylo

Korsei

FCSCC

Vancouver

Jakob

Kryworuchko

CCE

Vancouver

Samantha

Loutet

BCKC

Burnaby

Koehler

Matthew

RCKC

Maple Ridge

Heather

Potkins

NKCC

Nelson

Noah

Said

FCKC

Maple Ridge

Ivan

Strashenko

BCKC

Burnaby

Dylan

Walsh

FCSCC

Vancouver


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