Canada’s best slalom paddlers will be rocketing through whitewater in Minden this weekend, down through green gates and up red gates, taking the fastest lines they can find to claim a spot on the national team. Results of the weekend trials will determine who will represent Canada at World Cup events, World Championships and the Junior & U23 World Championships. The field of competitors includes 2012 London Games Olympian Michael Tayler. Competitors will race two runs on Saturday morning and two runs on Sunday morning on a different course. *First run starts at 11 a.m. and second run starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. First run will be at 9:30 a.m. and second run will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Their three best runs will count towards their overall ranking. Submitted by CanoeKayak Canada.
Minden Wildwater Preserve | Map – Parking available at Roger Parsons Centre first right on Bethel Rd after crossing bridge.
The rest of the field includes:
Quebec: Florence Maheu (Valleyfield, QC), Samuel Primeau (Valleyfield, QC), Maxime Leboeuf (Valleyfield, QC), Yannick Laviolette (Valleyfield, QC), Charles Demeule-Lalonde (Valleyfield, QC)
Ontario: Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON), Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON), Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON), Kathleen Tayler (Ottawa, ON), Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON), Natasha O’Connell (Ottawa, ON), Sheamus O’Connell (Ottawa, ON), Léanne Colbeck (Ottawa, ON), Jeremy Tian (Ottawa, ON), Andrew Musgrave (Ottawa, ON), Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON), Zachary Zwanenburg (Cornwall, ON), John Hastings (Aurora, ON)
Saskatchewan: Maksym Kryworuchko (Saskatoon, SK), Kylie Zirk (Saskatoon, SK)
Alberta: Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB), Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), David Ford (Edmonton, AB). Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, AB), Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB), Adrian Cole (Calgary, AB), Veronica Oczkowski (Pincher Creek, AB), Veronica Oczkowski (Lundbreck, AB)
British Columbia: Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC), Sam Fletcher (Chilliwack, BC)