At the Club and Around the World
Keep an eye on this page for the latest news on what is happening around the club, in our community and how our athletes are doing locally, regionally and internationally. The Mississauga Canoe Club is extremely proud of the accomplishments of the athletes at the local, national and international level.
Sam Djurfeldt and Emily Howard part of a strong showing for Canada in Hungary
Results from the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Szeged, Hungary are in and the Canadian contingent had a strong showing, including our very own Sam Djurfeldt and Emily Howard. Sam qualified for four A Finals, finishing fourth in both the C4 200 and the C4 1000 team boats. Emily qualified for five A Finals, finishing third in the C2 1000, fourth in the C1 1000 and fifth in both the C1 500 and the C2 200. Please join us in congratulating them on their very strong showing in their first regatta on the world stage.
Missy Paddlers Take Part in Olympic Hopefuls Regatta in Hungary
Missy paddlers Sam Djurfeldt and Emily Howard travelled to Szeged, Hungary for the Olympic Hopefuls regatta – their first regatta on the international stage.
Katie Vincent World Champion – Again!
Katie Vincent won the U23 Women’s C1 200m Gold Medal in Minsk, Belarus. Katie’s exceptional paddling, strength and determination led to her reclaiming the World Championship title. Everyone at the Club is very proud of her continued success on the international stage.
Happy Canada Day! Mississauga Struts Its Stuff
Coaches and athletes took part in the 2016 Canada Day Parade in Port Credit to show support for our local community and provide exposure for the club as a fun and affordable program for all ages.
Missy Athletes Named to 2016 Ontario Regatta Team
The Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Association has announced the nominations for the Ontario Regatta Team and nine Missy paddlers have been named: Sam Djurfeldt, Jack Tutty, Chris Chambers, Daniel Cuba, Jeremy Stott, Evan Bezemer, Emily Howard, Natalie Stringer and, Linda Hutchinson. Congratulations and good luck in Ottawa on Canada Day!
Championship Week a Huge Success!
Our Second Annual Championship Week at the Mississauga Canoe Club was another great success! From Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th, Port Credit was a beehive of activity as family, friends and community members came out to enjoy a fun-filled week of events on the Credit River, including the Elementary Dragon Boat Festival, the Mississauga Home Regatta and the always exciting Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival.
Mississauga Athletes Medal in Mexico
Congratulations to Chris Chambers and Daniel Cuba who raced for Team Canada at the Copa de las Americas Competition in Mexico. Chambers and Cuba won silver medals in both the C2 1000m and C2 500m events and Chambers sprinted to gold in the C1 200m. Way to go guys!
Katie Vincent Grabs Another World Cup Gold Medal
Katie Vincent teamed up with fellow Canadian Nadya Grossman-Serb to win gold in the Women’s C2 500m at the second World Cup event in Racice, Czech Republic. This event has been approved by the ICF for the 2020 Olympic program and the proposal only needs IOC ratification for its historic inclusion in Tokyo. Katie was also oh-so-close to another first-place result, finishing just a half-second behind Brazil’s Valdenice Conceição do Nascimento to take silver in C1 200.
Katie Vincent Brings Home Gold and a World Record!
Congratulations to Katie Vincent on her performance at the first ICF World Cup event in Duisburg Germany. Her winning time of 46.205 in the C1 200 set a new world cup record, beating the time set by fellow Canadian, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe. Katie, along with Nadya Grossman-Serb from Winnipeg, finished fourth in the C2 500 event.
Missy Athletes Back in Action at 2016 Team Trials
All of us at the club would like to wish our three MCC U23 National Team athletes, Evan Bezemer, Jeremy Stott and Katie Vincent good luck at this week’s Olympic and PanAm Team Selection Trials. The races will be held at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games venue on Lake Lanier, Georgia. All three athletes will be competing for positions on the U23/Senior World Cup Team that will be competing at multiple events across Europe this spring and summer. The trials follow a long pre-competition training camp held in Florida and will mark the official start to the competition season.
Jeremy Stott Named to Canadian National Team
Canoe Kayak Canada has named Jeremy Stott to the National Team and he will be receiving “D” Carding this year. This is the first step in the carding system. Jeremy has worked tirelessly for this and is well deserving. Join us in congratulating him on this great accomplishment.
Missy Awarded Grant from the PCCF
One of the Mississauga Canoe Club`s goals is “to promote the sport of canoeing, kayaking, and water safety within the community.” That lines up nicely with the vision of the Port Credit Community Foundation (PCCF), which is “to strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the Port Credit community.” In recognition of this, the PCCF has given the club a grant to bolster our outreach efforts within our home community of Port Credit. The grant also includes money for new boats and paddles so that our athletes will have access to top quality equipment!