BC Sprint Athletes Qualify for International Competitions

September 3, 2021


For Immediate Release


Burnaby BC - As the 2021 Sprint Racing season winds down five BC Athletes qualify for International and World Championships Competitions.


Canoe Kayak Canada wrapped up its Annual Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships August 23-29, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario. During this competition, five BC Athletes qualified for International Competitions and National Teams.


“After a long layoff due to the Pandemic and a lot of challenges to get to Nationals, it was great to see our BC athletes compete and place in the National Championships” says CKBC Sr. Manager of High Performance/Technical Director Blake Dalton. “These athletes, their families, Coaches, and Club’s should be proud of these accomplishments and we look forward to seeing these five compete on the world stage” continued Dalton. 


Brian Malfesi - Ridge Canoe Kayak Club - Men’s Kayak - Senior World Championship Team 

Ydris Hunter - False Creek Racing Canoe Club - Men’s Canoe - U23 World Championships 

Cassidy MacPherson - Ridge Canoe Kayak Club - Women’s Kayak - Jr. World Championships 

Keisa Bleiler - False Creek Racing Canoe Club - U17 Women’s Canoe - Olympic Hopes

Veronica So - False Creek Racing Canoe Club - U16 Women’s Canoe - Olympic Hopes


The Senior World Championships and Para Team will be competing in Copenhagen, Denmark September 15-19, 2021, while the U23 and Junior World Championship Team will be competing in Mentemor-0-Velho Portugal September 3-6, 2021 and the Olympic Hope Regatta Team in Racice, Czech Republic September 10-12, 2021. 


For more information or National Team Information please visit  ICF Events or Canoe Kayak Canada 


For any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Canoe Kayak BC


P: 604-465-5268

E: communications@canoekayakbc.ca

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