OAKVILLE, ON (August 30, 2011) – The Burloak Canoe Club (BCC) today announced that it has retained its distinction as the country’s leading flat-water Olympic canoe-kayak racing club after capturing its third consecutive CCA National Championship title at the 2011 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships. The signature annual regatta, organized and run by CanoeKayak Canada, was held at the Welland International Flatwater Centre from August 24-27. It featured over one thousand paddlers from more than 40 Canadian clubs.
Led by recently named World Champions Adam van Koeverden and Mallorie Nicholson, Burloak’s contingent of more than 90 paddlers competed in five divisions: Midget (Boys and Girls), Juvenile (Boys and Girls), Junior (Men and Women), Senior (Men and Women) and Masters (Men and Women).
Bolstered by burgee wins in the Junior Women’s, Senior Women’s, Senior Men’s and Master’s Men’s divisions, BCC captured the 2011 CCA National Championship title with an overall total of 757 points across all divisions, 150 more than the second place club.
“This weekend’s results are a testament to the high calibre of athletes and world-class coaching that are part of Burloak’s winning tradition,” said Adam Oldershaw, Head Coach of the Burloak Canoe Club. “We are proud and elated to bring the Championship home again.”
Of note was the second place finish of Burloak’s Masters (paddlers over the age of 25) at the Canadian Masters (CanMas) regatta held on August 28 also in Welland.
For more information about BCC, its athletes and its wide-range of canoe and kayak programs for individuals aged eight and up of all skill levels, visit www.burloakcanoe.com.