Relief from group as lake levels drop

With Lake Ontario water levels having been over 30” higher than normal this spring, the Balmy Beach Canoe Club has discovered a few things: rubber boots are a fashion necessity, walking a plank carrying a boat is hard and, even though their sport requires flat water, there can actually be too much of a good […]

Balmy Beach paddlers clean up

Someone had better shore up the medals table when Balmy Beach Canoe Club celebrates its season on Nov. 8. The local canoe and kayak club won more medals than any other competing club at the national championships in Ottawa this August, a haul that included 11 gold, 18 silver and 25 bronze. Balmy Beach also […]

National medals for Balmy paddlers

Racing canoes and kayaks is thirsty work, but Balmy Beach paddlers got an extra big drink this month after bringing home the Ontario Cup. The provincial title caps a season when Balmy Beach Canoe Club shot from 16th to third nation-wide. “I don’t think we can ever do better than this,” said head coach Peter […]

Sports Shorts

Paddlers from the Balmy Beach Canoe Club helped maintain the club’s lead in Ontario Cup point standings with solid performances at the Ontario Championship Regatta in Ottawa on Aug. 9 and 10. Paddlers finishing in first place included Nick Matveev in men’s U17 K-1 1000m and men’s U17 K-1 200m; Lucas Turnbull in men’s U15 […]

Balmy Beach paddlers off to para worlds

Standing among the bright blue and yellow balloons flying at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club’s year-end rally, kayaker Draga Culjak said it’s easy to see why her club is fielding three of the six paracanoe athletes representing Canada this week at the World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. “You have to have a good coach, and […]

Balmy Beach paddlers reach World Cup podium

Paddlers at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club celebrated two of their own last week after kayakers Kathleen Fraser and Sam Roworth won second- and third-place finishes at recent World Cup races in Poland and the Czech Republic. In the two-person, 500-metre race – an Olympic event – Fraser and partner Genevieve Beauchesne-Sévigny took second in […]

Eight Balmy Beach paddlers set to compete in Rome

In just over a month, Canada will be sending 14 paddlers to Rome, Italy, to compete for Team Canada at the ICF Marathon Worlds Championships. Eight of these athletes are members of and paddle for the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Each of these paddlers competed in May at the Bradford-West Gwillimburys Marsh Mash ICF world […]