Canada Cup Results, Update on Children’s Festival, Canadian Open Volunteering, BCC and the Oldershaws in the News

There’s a lot happening at Burloak these days! Burloak athletes competing for Team Ontario and Team Canada attained a great deal of success at the Canada Cup #2 races recently held in Shawinigan, QC. Complete results for the regatta may be found on the CKC website but the Burloak medal count is as follows:
Mark O – 4 gold
Kate – 3 gold 1 bronze
Lucy- 2 gold 1 silver
Madie-1 gold 2 silver
Gabby- 1 gold 1 silver
Jill- 1 gold 3 bronze
Erin- 1 gold 1 bronze
Mitch 1 gold 1 bronze
Emily – 1 gold 1 bronze
Kirpa – 1 gold
Jenna- 1 gold
Sam – 1 gold
Lily – 2 silver
Adam – 2 silver
Anya – 1 silver 3 bronze
Max- 2 bronze
Christian- 1 bronze
The CKC website also has the complete results for the Canada Cup #1 held on July 1-2. Congratulations to all participating Burloak athletes! More news to come for Burloak athletes competing at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Pitesti, Romania from July 27-30 and the canoe kayak events at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB from August 7-10!

Burloak athletes and parents all helped to make the recent Oakville Children’s Festival a great event in attracting new paddlers to our club. Many thanks to the following individuals who promoted our sport and our awesome club: Iain, Liam, Aidan M., Aidan T., Teagan, Carsyn, Camille, Nate, Ingrid, Sharon, Ann, Roger, Tara, Liz, Colleen, Natalie, Diane, Ywe and many others.

The Canadian Open is coming up and once again Burloak is taking care of Ecology. This is a tremendous and important fundraiser for our club and we need all hands on deck to fulfill our commitment. Come and get your hands dirty (or not, we provide gloves!), watch a bit of golf and help out…we need you particularly on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30! Online signup is easy: Volunteer Signup. Many hands make light work!

Burloak Canoe Club is in the news again! The Oakville Beaver recently published a fantastic article highlighting the history of canoeing, a background on our club and a terrific profile of the Oldershaws. Give it a read: Canoeing a Big Part of Canada’s Heritage.