NCKC sprint kayak teams faced some major racing events this fall, travelling to Maple Ridge, Bellingham, Pitt Meadows and Burnaby Lake to compete.
NCKC sprint kayak teams started the fall season with a bantam, peewee, novice provincial championship race in Maple Ridge on the last weekend of September.
Next, NCKC Junior Development and High Performance canoe kayak team members attended a race in Bellingham, Washington, on Saturday, October 18, finishing with 11 gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
The juniors were dropped of at the ferry that night while High Performance athletes Danielle Caron, Cameron Antifave, and Ianna Folkes proceeded to Pitt Meadows where they raced 2 and 10kms on Sunday, October 19. The Pitt Meadows race was a CKBC provincial team assessment (long distance) for 15 years of age and older.
Finally, there was a Provincial Team training camp at Burnaby Lake, from November 8-11. This was a mandatory event for BC Team members and NCKC’s Cameron Antifave attended with Coach, Igor Nikitovic. Participants raced long distances: 2 and 5kms. There was a banquet following training on November 11 where Antifave received the U15 male athlete of the year award.
by Sean Plecas