CHAMPIONS TOGETHER PAINTING

Join us in supporting the Canadian Adaptive Water Ski Team! Introducing “Champions Together” – a stunning painting created through the collaboration of Canadian artist Glen Scrimshaw and Canadian adaptive water skier Ryan Riehl.
Now is your chance to own a piece of this remarkable artwork! Purchase a print today and contribute to a great cause. All proceeds from sales go directly to the Canadian Adaptive Water Ski Team.
Act fast! Prints will only be available until midnight May 31, 2024. Each print will be numbered in the order of purchase – so the earlier you purchase, the lower your print number will be! Don’t miss out on securing your place in this exclusive collection.
Visit the link below for more information or to purchase your print. Let’s come together to champion inclusivity and support our incredible athletes!

2024 CANADIAN ADAPTIVE NATIONAL WATER SKI TEAM

Photo Credit 1,6,7,8,9: Johnny Hayward Photography
WSWC is thrilled to introduce the 2024 Canadian Adaptive National Water Ski Team.
Meet the extraordinary athletes representing Canada:
Ashley Baerg, SK
Nolan Barnes, BC
Rob Gosse, BC
Phil Kerr, ON
Gord Tuck, BC
Blake Lamontagne, SK
Dave Sagal, AB
Braeson Schacher, AB
Jonathan Sieswerda, AB
These athletes showcase dedication, talent, and resilience as they represent Canada.

2023 WSWC FEMALE ADAPTIVE DEVELOPMENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

It is with immense pleasure that Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) announces Alberta’s  Kendra Erhardt as the recipient of the 2023 WSWC Female Adaptive Development Water Ski Athlete of the Year award. Kendra’s exceptional journey in competitive water skiing is captivating, showcasing unparalleled dedication, outstanding performance, and a relentless commitment to excellence in the sport.

In just two seasons, Kendra has risen to prominence, demonstrating remarkable skills and an unwavering passion for water skiing. Her relentless pursuit of self-improvement is evident through countless hours spent honing her abilities and pushing her own limits to achieve excellence.

Not only does Kendra excel on the water, but she also embodies the values of fair play and good sportsmanship. Her integrity and respect for her fellow athletes shine through in both national and international competitions, setting a positive example for all.

Kendra’s contributions extend beyond her individual achievements; she actively fosters a supportive environment within the water skiing community. Through her teamwork and camaraderie, she uplifts her fellow athletes, sharing knowledge and experiences to promote good sportsmanship and development.

As a member of the Canadian World Water Ski Team, Kendra’s dedication to her teammates is unparalleled. Her positive attitude and genuine support contribute significantly to the cohesion and success of the team.

Kendra Erhardt’s journey is one of continuous improvement and success, driven by her passion for the sport, outstanding sportsmanship, and unwavering team spirit. Honoring Kendra with this award not only celebrates her individual achievements but also serves as inspiration for others to follow in her footsteps.

Please join us in congratulating Kendra Erhardt on this well-deserved recognition as the 2023 WSWC Female Development Adaptive Athlete of the Year!

2023 WSWC MALE ADAPTIVE DEVELOPMENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

With immense pride and enthusiasm, Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is thrilled to announce Alberta’s Braeson Schacher as the recipient of the 2023 WSWC Male Adaptive Development Athlete of the Year. Braeson’s remarkable performance, unwavering dedication, and exceptional sportsmanship have truly set him apart as a beacon of excellence in the realm of adaptive water skiing.

Braeson’s achievements are nothing short of extraordinary. As the top male team score  contributor at the World Championships, he has amassed a staggering 2407 points, representing an impressive 22.5% of Canada’s total team score. His consistent excellence has not only propelled him to the forefront of national competitions but has also resonated on the international stage, showcasing his exceptional skill and talent as an athlete.

However, beyond the numbers, Braeson embodies the true spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. His conduct both on and off the water reflects a genuine love for the sport and a profound respect for his fellow competitors. Despite his remarkable success, Braeson remains humble, gracious, and always ready to celebrate the achievements of others, creating an inspiring environment for all involved in adaptive water skiing.

Braeson’s commitment to training is commendable. He consistently demonstrates an unyielding dedication to fitness and skill development, continually pushing the boundaries of his own capabilities. His tireless efforts not only elevate his personal performance but also serve as a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes within the adaptive water skiing community.

Remarkably, this marks only Braeson’s second season competing in Adaptive Water Skiing, further underscoring the depth of his talent and dedication to the sport.

Braeson Schacher is more than just an exceptional athlete; he is a role model who embodies the values of excellence, sportsmanship, and commitment. His outstanding achievements on the national and international stage, coupled with his positive attitude and unwavering dedication to training, make him the perfect choice for the title of 2023 WSWC Male Adaptive Development Athlete of the Year.

Congratulations, Braeson, on this well-deserved honor!

2023 WSWC FEMALE ADAPTIVE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

It is with immense pride and honor that we announce Saskatchewan’s Ashley Baerg as the 2023 WSWC Female Adaptive Water Ski Athlete of the Year. Ashley’s journey in the sport is a testament to her resilience, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

After a brief hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley rekindled her passion for water skiing and embarked on a remarkable journey of skill refinement and athletic achievement. Her training began in April at our High-Performance Camp in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she honed her abilities on the water. Continuing her rigorous pursuit of success, Ashley further trained in her hometown of Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Water Ski Club, enhancing her skills in preparation for the Canadian Nationals.

Ashley’s dedication to her craft was evident as she joined the High-Performance week-long camp in Lacombe, AB, leading up to Nationals, where she competed in all three events. She solidified her position as a key member of the World Championships Team in Sacramento, California, participating in the pre-worlds camp at Lakeside Ranch and showcasing her skills in a local tournament at Bell Aqua Lake.

At the pinnacle of her achievements, Ashley emerged as Canada’s top female team score contributor at the Worlds, contributing a remarkable 2,411.85 points, representing 22.54% of Canada’s total team score. Her stellar performance included securing the bronze in Slalom, a 5th-place finish in tricks, and an impressive 2nd place in Jump. Additionally, she attained the 2nd position in overall points in the seated women category, solidifying her status as a leading figure in adaptive water skiing.

Beyond her athletic prowess, Ashley serves as an exemplary role model, embodying the values of the Adaptive Water Ski Team through her sportsmanship and fair play. Her dedication to excellence and unwavering commitment to the sport make her a beacon of inspiration for women in sports everywhere.

We are incredibly proud to have Ashley representing Canada in adaptive water skiing. Her contributions to the sport are truly commendable, and we have no doubt that she will continue to leave a positive impact on the water skiing community for years to come.

Congratulations, Ashley, on this well-deserved honor!

2023 WSWC MALE ADAPTIVE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada is thrilled to announce Saskatchewan’s Blake Lamontagne as the recipient of the 2023 Adaptive Male Athlete of the Year award. Blake’s exceptional dedication, resilience, and passion for fitness truly embody the spirit of a true sportsman.

Throughout the winter of 2023, Blake demonstrated unparalleled commitment to his craft, undertaking rigorous training in the gym to achieve unprecedented levels of strength and endurance. His efforts culminated in an outstanding performance at the AWSC High-Performance Camp in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in April.

Despite facing adversity due to injury during the spring, Blake’s determination remained unyielding. He temporarily paused his workouts and on-water training, returning promptly as soon as physically able.

Blake showcased his remarkable skills at both the Canadian Western Championships in British Columbia and the Canadian National Championships in Alberta, setting personal bests in trick. His relentless pursuit of excellence led him to an intensive training regimen in preparation for the World Championships in August.

At the World Championships, Blake exhibited unparalleled preparation and motivation, ultimately shattering a world record. His exceptional performance in trick earned him a remarkable score of 1440 points, breaking the MP3 Trick record and securing the 1st position among all MP3 competitors at the World Championships and 2nd among seated men. Moreover, Blake significantly contributed to Canada’s overall team success by earning valuable points in both the Slalom and the Jump events, accounting for 17.3% of the team’s total score points, which is the second highest among Canadian Team members. His instrumental role played a pivotal part in Canada securing a historic silver team medal for the first time in its history.

Blake Lamontagne’s outstanding achievements, coupled with his resilience and sportsmanship, make him a worthy recipient of the 2023 Adaptive Male Athlete of the Year award. His contributions to the sport of adaptive water skiing and his historic accomplishments at the World Championships underscore his unwavering dedication to excellence.

Congratulations, Blake, on this well-deserved honor!

WSWC CELEBRATES SUCCESS ACROSS TOWED WATER SPORTS IN CANADA DURING THE 2023 SEASON

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is elated to share the remarkable achievements of Canadian athletes across towed water sports during the 2023 season. Athletes from Water Ski Canada, Wake Canada, Adaptive Water Ski Canada, Show Ski Canada, and Barefoot Canada showcased their unparalleled talent and dedication, earning accolades on the national and  international stage.

Canadian water ski athletes excelled at the 21 Water Ski Pro Events held across the world, amassing an impressive 14 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals throughout the year. The 2023 IWWF World Water Ski Championships saw Canada securing four medals and a coveted spot on the Team Overall Podium. Notable achievements include Ryan Dodd of Olds, AB, winning Men’s Jump, Jaimee Bull of North Bay, ON, triumphing in Women’s Slalom, Stephen Neveu of Calgary, AB, securing 3rd place in Men’s Slalom, and Dorien Llewellyn of Innisfail, AB, achieving 3rd place in Men’s Overall.

The 2022 IWWF U17 World Water Ski Championships were held in January of 2023 this year. Team Canada placed 2nd in the Team Overall event and won four individual medals with three of them being gold. Alberta’s Megan Pelkey placed 3rd in Girls Trick and won Girls Overall. Quebec’s Hannah Stopnicki won Girls Trick and Quebec’s Nellie Allard won Girls Jump. 

The 2023 IWWF U21 World Water Ski Championships were held in Mexico this year. Canada’s sole medal came from Ontario’s Charlie Ross who won gold in Men’s Slalom. 

The 2023 Santiago Pan American Games further showcased WSWC’s success on the water, with Canadian athletes bringing home nine medals in various disciplines. Dorien Llewellyn’s outstanding performance included a victory in Men’s Overall, 2nd place in Men’s Trick and Men’s Jump. Paige Rini of Ontario secured 2nd place in Women’s Overall, 3rd in Women’s Slalom, and 3rd in Women’s Jump. Neilly Ross of Ontario achieved 2nd place in Women’s Trick and 2nd in Women’s Slalom. Wake Canada’s Hunter Smith of Vancouver, BC, claimed 2nd place in Men’s Wakeboard at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games.

Bailey Rush of Gull Lake, AB, represented Wake Canada with distinction, dominating the 2023 Competitive Wake Surf Association (CWSA) World Championships. Bailey secured 1st place in Pro Female Skim and 1st in Pro Female Surf, marking a phenomenal year for Wake Canada on the global stage.

On the National stage, Wake Canada had the 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Boat Nationals hosted by Wake BC and the 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Wake Park Nationals hosted by Wake Ontario this summer. 

The 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Boat Nationals was host to over 60 riders who competed at Deas island Regional Park in Delta, BC. To learn more about the event and for results, CLICK HERE

The 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Wake Park Nationals featured over 80 riders who competed at Planet Bayou Wake Park in Dufferin County, ON. To learn more about the event and for results, CLICK HERE.

Adaptive Water Ski Canada made history at the 2023 IWWF World Disabled Water Ski Championships by earning Canada’s first-ever team medal at a Worlds, securing a remarkable 2nd place. Additionally, Blake Lamontagne of Wawota, SK, a member of the Adaptive Water Ski Canada team set a World Record in MP3 Men’s Tricks at the World Championships. Team Canada brought home six individual medals, including Ashley Baerg of Dalmeny, SK, achieving 3rd place in Seated Ladies Slalom, 2nd in Seated Ladies Jump, and 3rd in Seated Ladies Overall. Gord Tuck of Lake Cowichan, BC, secured 2nd place in Standing Men Slalom, Blake Lamontagne claimed 2nd place in Seated Men Tricks, and Phil Kerr of Ontario achieved 3rd place in Seated Men Jump.

Show Ski Canada celebrated a milestone by hosting their first-ever Freestyle Jump Nationals this season. This exciting addition to the calendar highlighted the organization’s commitment to innovation and growth within the sport. Furthermore, Show Ski Canada formed a strategic partnership with Splash Blast Canada, enhancing the spectator experience and bringing an extra dimension to the events.

This year, Barefoot Canada sent five competitors on Team Canada to the 2023 IWWF World Open, Under 23 & Junior Barefoot Waterski Championships in Mulwala Australia. Canada also had two officials at the event. During the season, there were multiple events and clinics held throughout Canada. Two barefoot jump clinics were held this summer to continue the development of new jumpers.

WSWC extends heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes and sport disciplines for their outstanding achievements, exemplifying Canada’s dominance in towed water sports globally.

Hunter Smith places 2nd in Men’s Wakeboard at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games. Photo by Express Media / Panam Sports.

Team Canada at the 2023 IWWF World Water Ski Championships. Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography.

Team Canada at the 2023 Barefoot World Championships. Photo by: Kym Bond & IWWF Facebook.

WSWC SPORT COUNCIL 2023 NOMINATION AND ELECTIONS PROCESS

ENGLISH

WSWC Sport Council 2023 Nomination and Elections Process

Nominations are now open for any interested person to apply for the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) Sport Councils. WSWC recognizes the following five Sport Councils:

  • Adaptive
  • Barefoot (no election in 2023)
  • Show Ski (no election in 2023)
  • Wake Sports (Wakeboard, Wake Park, Wakesurf, Wakeskate)
  • Water Ski

The Sport Councils of WSWC represent the stakeholders of each of the five identified sports. The role of the Sport Councils is to support and advance the growth and progression of their sports while staying true to their sport culture.

Developed in consultation with the Sport Councils, the Sport Council Terms of Reference, outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Sport Councils and provides an overarching framework for how the Sport Councils operate within WSWC, in an effort to increase transparency, accountability and engagement. A key component of implementation of the Sport Council Terms of Reference was the restructuring of the Sport Councils to include appointed and
elected positions.

The composition of the respective Sport Councils are as follows:

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 24th – Nominations Open
  • October 31 st , 5pm EST – Nominations Close
  • November 3rd – Nominees validated/Bios published on WSWC website
  • November 6th , 12pm EST – Voting Opens
  • November 13th , 5pm EST – Voting Closes
  • November 14th , 12pm EST – Run off ballots if necessary
  • November 15th (or November 22 nd if run off ballots required) – Newly Elected Members
    announced on WSWC website, and through Social media
  • November 20th , 5pm EST – Run-off votes closes

NOMINATIONS & HOW IT WORKS

Nomination Guidelines & How to Vote

1. Nominees must be nominated by a current full individual or family member in good standing.
2. Nominations must be made directly to Sport Law.

To submit a nomination, please email the following information to Sport Law
(hello@sportlaw.ca), who are acting as the scrutineers in this election.

  • Nominator’s name & email address
  • Nominee’s name & email address
  • Nominee’s response to
    o Their Sport Council Name
    o Why they want to run for this Sport Council
    o What specific and/or special skills and experience do they have to offer the Sport
    Council and its members that would contribute to the effective leadership and
    governance of that Sport?

The Nomination process will be open from Oct 24 th to Oct 31 st , 5pm EST.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nominees must be a current full individual or family member in good standing with
their Provincial Sport Organization.
2. Event members are not eligible for nomination.
3. Nominees must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
4. Nominees must have the capacity under law to contract.

Nominee Expectations

All nominees must:

  1. Be willing to serve on the WSWC Sport Council, if elected.
  2. Have read and understood the WSWC Policy Acknowledgement Form, which must be
    sign, if elected.
  3. Have read, understood and agree to the terms as outlined in the WSWC Sport Council
    Terms of Reference, which must be signed, if elected.
  4. Complete Respect Group Maltreatment (Abuse & Harassment) training as requested,
    if elected.

Notifications

  1. An email will be sent to eligible full individual and family members in the WSWC
    membership platform on the opening day of Nominations, Oct 24th .
  2. WSWC will publicly publish the names and skill/experience information of all eligible
    Nominees, Nov 3rd through the WSWC website. Only eligible Nominees with fully
    and properly completed Nomination info will have their name and background published.

Election Voting Process

  • On November 6 th at approximately, 12PM EST confirmed eligible full individual and
    family members will receive a ballot for their respective Sport Council (for the three
    councils noted above), from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com. The email will
    include a link to the voting website, Election Buddy.
  • If you do not see the voting email in your inbox on November 1, please be sure to check
    all folders within your email account (Junk/Spam/Other) to see if it ended up there first.
    If you still cannot find the voting email and you wish to vote, please contact WSWC at
    katie@wswc.ca.
  • Each ballot will include names of candidate running for that council and brief description of why they are running and their skills and experience.
  • Eligible full individual and family members in the WSWC membership platform will be eligible for one vote for the Sport Council corresponding to the primary discipline identified by the member in their membership.
  • The voting period will commence November 6 th at 12PM EST and close November 14th at 5pm EST.
  • Sport Law will manage the Election Buddy platform and votes are tabulated by the system and reported by Sport Law. If there is a tie between candidates for any of the council ballots, that respective council will be issued a run-off vote on Nov 14th , and voting will close November 20 at 5PM EST.
  • Sport Law will submit a scrutineer’s report to WSWC summarizing election results. Election results will then be published by WSWC November 15th (or after any run-off polls, November 22nd).

FRENCH

Processus de nomination et d’élection du Conseil du sport 2023 de SNPC

Les nominations sont maintenant ouvertes à toute personne intéressée à poser sa candidature aux conseils sportifs de Ski nautique et planche Canada (SNPC). SNPC reconnaît les cinq conseils sportifs suivants :

  • Adaptatif
  • Pieds nus (pas d’élection en 2023)
  • Ski de spectacle (pas d’élection en 2023)
  • Sports de vague (Wakeboard, Wake Park, Wakesurf, Wakeskate)
  • Ski nautique

Les conseils sportifs de SNPC représentent les parties prenantes de chacun des cinq sports identifiés. Le rôle des conseils sportifs est de soutenir et de faire progresser la croissance et la progression de leurs sports tout en restant fidèle à leur culture sportive.

Élaboré en consultation avec les Conseils des sports, le mandat des Conseils des sports décrit les rôles et les responsabilités des Conseils des sports et fournit un cadre général pour le fonctionnement des Conseils des sports au sein de SNPC, dans le but d’accroître la transparence, la responsabilité et l’engagement. Un élément clé de la mise en œuvre du mandat des conseils sportifs a été la restructuration des conseils sportifs afin d’inclure des postes nommés et élus.
nommés et élus.

La composition des conseils sportifs respectifs est la suivante :

CLIQUEZ ICI pour la structure

DATES IMPORTANTES

  • 24 octobre – Ouverture des nominations
  • 31 octobre, 17h EST – Clôture des nominations
  • 3 novembre – Validation des nominations/Bios publiés sur le site web de WSWC
  • 6 novembre, 12pm EST – Ouverture du vote
  • 13 novembre, 17 heures HNE – Clôture des votes
  • 14 novembre, 12 h HNE – Dépouillement des bulletins de vote si nécessaire
  • 15 novembre (ou 22 novembre si des bulletins de vote éliminés sont nécessaires) – Membres nouvellement élus annoncés sur le site web de WSWC et dans les médias sociaux.
  • 20 novembre, 17h00 EST – Clôture des scrutins de ballottage

NOMINATIONS ET FONCTIONNEMENT

Directives pour les nominations et comment voter

1. Les candidats doivent être proposés par une personne ou un membre de sa famille en règle.
2. Les nominations doivent être adressées directement à l’Ordre des Avocats du Sport.

Pour soumettre une candidature, veuillez envoyer les informations suivantes par courrier électronique à Sport Law (hello@sportlaw.ca), qui joue le rôle de scrutateur dans cette élection.

  • Nom et adresse électronique de l’auteur de la proposition
  • Nom et adresse électronique du candidat
  • Réponse du candidat à
    o Le nom de son Conseil du sport
    o La raison pour laquelle il souhaite se présenter à ce Conseil du sport
    o Quelles compétences et expériences spécifiques et/ou particulières ont-ils à offrir au Conseil du sport et à ses membres ? Conseil du sport et à ses membres, qui contribueraient à la direction et à la  gouvernance de ce sport ?

Le processus de nomination sera ouvert du 24 au 31 octobre, à 17 heures (heure de l’Est).

Critères d’éligibilité

1. Les candidats doivent être des membres à part entière ou des membres de leur famille en règle avec leur organisme provincial de sport.
leur organisme provincial de sport.
2. Les membres d’un événement ne sont pas admissibles à une mise en candidature.
3. Les candidats doivent être âgés d’au moins 18 ans.
4. Les candidats doivent avoir la capacité juridique de contracter.

Attentes des candidats

Tous les candidats doivent

  1. Être prêts à siéger au Conseil du sport de SNPC, s’ils sont élus.
  2. Avoir lu et compris le formulaire de reconnaissance de la politique de SNPC, qui doit être signé par le candidat, s’il est élu. signer, s’il est élu.
  3. Avoir lu, compris et accepté les conditions énoncées dans le mandat du Conseil du sport de SNPC, qui doit être signé qui doivent être signés si le candidat est élu.
  4. Suivre la formation Respect Group Maltreatment (Abuse and Harassment) comme demandé,
    s’il est élu.

Notifications

    1. Un courriel sera envoyé aux membres individuels et familiaux éligibles de la plateforme d’adhésion de SNPC le jour de l’ouverture de la période de candidature. le jour de l’ouverture des nominations, le 24 octobre.
    2. WSWC publiera les noms et les informations sur les compétences et l’expérience de tous les candidats éligibles le 3 novembre par le biais du site web de WSWC. 3 novembre sur le site web de WSWC. Seuls les candidats éligibles ayant rempli dûment remplies verront leur nom et leur expérience publiés.

Processus de vote

    1. Le 6 novembre, vers 12 heures (heure de l’Est), les personnes et les familles confirmées éligibles recevront un bulletin de vote pour leur choix. membres de leur famille recevront un bulletin de vote pour leur conseil sportif respectif (pour les trois conseils susmentionnés), à partir de invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com. Le courriel comprendra. Le courriel comprendra un lien vers le site web de vote, Election Buddy.
    2. Si vous ne voyez pas le courriel de vote dans votre boîte de réception le 1er novembre, veuillez vérifier tous les dossiers de votre compte de messagerie (courrier indésirable/spam/autre) pour voir s’il n’y est pas arrivé en premier.
      Si vous ne trouvez toujours pas l’e-mail de vote et que vous souhaitez voter, veuillez contacter WSWC à l’adresse suivante katie@wswc.ca.
    3. Chaque bulletin de vote comprendra les noms des candidats qui se présentent pour ce conseil et une brève description des raisons pour lesquelles ils se présentent, ainsi que de leurs compétences et de leur expérience.
    4. Les membres individuels et familiaux éligibles de la plateforme d’adhésion de SNPC auront droit à un vote pour le Conseil du sport correspondant à la discipline principale identifiée par le membre dans son adhésion.
    5. La période de vote débutera le 6 novembre à 12 heures (heure de l’Est) et se terminera le 14 novembre à 17 heures (heure de l’Est).
    6. Sport Law gérera la plateforme Election Buddy et les votes seront comptabilisés par le système et rapportés par Sport Law. S’il y a égalité entre les candidats pour l’un ou l’autre des bulletins de vote du conseil, ce conseil respectif fera l’objet d’un deuxième tour de scrutin le 14 novembre, et le vote se terminera le 20 novembre à 17 heures (HNE).
    7. Sport Law soumettra à WSWC un rapport du scrutateur résumant les résultats de l’élection. Les résultats de l’élection seront ensuite publiés par WSWC le 15 novembre (ou le 22 novembre après un éventuel second tour de scrutin).

 

TEAM CANADA GEARS UP FOR THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CALIFORNIA


Team Canada Gears Up for the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships in California!

We’re buzzing with excitement as the championship is right around the corner! Our remarkable athletes have completed their familiarization rounds, and we’re all set. It’s GO TIME!

Competition Details:

  • Date: September 14th to September 17th
  • Time: Starts at 8am (PT)

Catch the Thrill Live! Eager to be a part of this adrenaline-packed event? Dive into the live webcast and keep up with real-time results. Every moment promises unparalleled excitement, and you won’t want to miss any of it!

For all the details on the competition, including the full schedule, live results, and the link to the webcast, navigate to the links below.

A Shout Out to the Athletes: Best of luck to everyone participating. You’ve got an entire nation cheering you on. Go Canada Go!

Support Team Canada’s Journey: Our athletes give it their all, both in the water and out. To continue their journey towards excellence, we welcome your support. Team Canada is graciously accepting donations, which will aid our athletes as they compete in the World Championships. Every bit helps!

  • CLICK HERE to donate towards the Adaptive Water Ski National Team to help fund their trip to the World Championships.

Exclusive Online Auction: An exquisite piece of art by Team Member, Ryan Riehl, is up for grabs! This unique painting is available for bidding and will remain so until Monday, September 18th. Make sure you place your bid and stand a chance to own this masterpiece.

  • CLICK HERE to place your bid on the one-of-a-kind painting.

Don’t let this moment pass you by! Support, cheer, and be a part of Team Canada’s journey to glory.

NOLAN BARNES SET TO COMPETE AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada Announces Nolan Barnes’ Participation in the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly announces that Nolan Barnes will represent Team Canada at the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships. The world-renowned event is set to take place in Elk Grove, California, from September 14th to September 17th.

Nolan Barnes, a prominent figure in the world of water skiing, has an inspirational journey that speaks volumes about resilience and passion. A mere few days after being discharged from the hospital due to a severe back injury in the summer of 2010, Nolan took to water skiing. “I had never imagined to be competing on the national team someday, or for it all to happen so soon,” he shares.

Over the years, Nolan has proved his mettle in the sport. A three-event water skier, he has amassed numerous national medals. In 2019, he clinched his first international medal in Norway at the Disabled Waterski World Championships. But that was just the beginning. In the same year, Nolan achieved his dream of breaking the MP two slalom world record, an ambition he had held since 2015. This accolade was soon followed by a second overall placement at the world championships.

This year, owing to a recent injury, Nolan will focus solely on the trick event. “It’s the easiest on my ankle,” he explains. However, his ambitions remain undimmed as he is tantalizingly close to shattering the trick world record. “I had my eyes set on that all summer long,” Nolan adds.

Water skiing has transformed Nolan’s life perspective. He mentions, “Water skiing has given me a new look on life, and I couldn’t imagine where I would be without it.”

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.

JONATHAN SIESWERDA REPRESENTS CANADA AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly presents Jonathan Sieswerda as one of its distinguished athletes, set to represent Canada at the upcoming 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships. The event, which commences on September 14th and continues until September 17th, will be hosted in Elk Grove, California.

Athlete Profile:

Age: 22 years

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Division: Men’s V2

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Best in Trick: 400pts

Jonathan Sieswerda stands as a testament to the human spirit’s resilience. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, this young sensation has taken the adaptive water ski world by storm. Born visually impaired, Jonathan only has peripheral vision, but that hasn’t stopped him from chasing and achieving his dreams.

Jonathan made his foray into the water ski community just two years ago during a ‘Give it a Go Day’ in the spring of 2021. Since that fateful day, there’s been no stopping him. He participates with zeal in all three main events – slalom, trick, and jump – under the Men’s V2 division.

Greatest Accomplishments:

  • Mastered the challenging O-move on the trick ski.
  • On the brink of marking his first successful jump.

Memorable Moments:

For Jonathan, the journey is as significant as the destination. His participation in the 2021 US Nationals wasn’t just about the competition, but also about the lasting bonds he formed. His fondest memory from the event is the countless inspiring individuals he met and the camaraderie they shared.

Future Goals:

Jonathan’s ambition is sky-high. His primary objectives include:

  • Successfully landing his first jump.
  • Mastering a wide range of tricks to further enhance his skillset.
  • Establishing himself as a dominant competitor in the slalom event.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

PHIL KERR REPRESENTS CANADA AT 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Phil Kerr, a renowned name in the adaptive water skiing community, will be representing Canada at the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships. This prestigious event will take place in Elk Grove, California, from September 14th to September 17th.

Athlete Profile: 

Division: Men’s MP4

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Age: 35

Hometown: Ontario

About Phil:

Phil Kerr is much more than an athlete; he is an inspiration. With roots in Ontario, the 35-year-old, despite facing life as a T12 paraplegic since 2002, has demonstrated an unwavering spirit in the world of adaptive water skiing. Participating in the MP4 division, Phil has proved his mettle in all events including slalom, trick, and jump.

Introduced to the water sports community by close friends, Phil’s journey from the local waters to the global stage serves as a beacon of hope, resilience, and unyielding passion.

Major Achievements:

  • 2018 Adaptive Worlds Wakeboard Champion: Phil broadened Canada’s horizon by grabbing this esteemed title.
  • Two-Time National Adaptive Wakeboard Champion: An epitome of excellence, Phil has claimed this title twice, underlining his supreme skills.
  • 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships Qualifier: His recent qualification for this grand event is a testament to his continuous pursuit of greatness.

Memorable Moments:

For Kerr, the journey is as beautiful as the destination. He treasures memories from training camps, where bonds with teammates were forged and strengthened.

Looking Ahead:

With a clear focus on the future, Phil aspires to be instrumental in bringing home the gold for Team Canada at the Championships. Given his illustrious career and steadfast determination, there’s a palpable sense of optimism among his supporters.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.

ROB GOSSE SET TO COMPETE AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada Announces Rob Gosse’s Participation in the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships

Adaptive Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Rob Gosse will be representing Team Canada at the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships held in Elk Grove, California. The competition is scheduled from September 14th to September 17th, and the world is eagerly waiting to witness the spectacular performance of athletes like Gosse.

Athlete Profile:

Division: Men’s MP5

Events: Slalom, Trick, Jump

Personal Bests:

  • Slalom: 1.5 buoys
  • Trick: 900pts
  • Jump: 8.25m

Age: 50 years

Hometown: Langley, BC

About Rob Gosse:

From the picturesque town of Langley, BC, Rob Gosse is not merely an athlete. He embodies resilience, determination, and the undying spirit of an individual who turns challenges into opportunities. Rob’s life took an unexpected turn 17 years ago when he became a paraplegic. But instead of letting that define him, Rob channeled his energy into adaptive sports, making a mark on both the snow and the water.

Initially drawn to the adrenaline rush of alpine slopes, Rob later discovered the exhilarating world of water skiing. Within no time, the waters became his playground, and Rob has since been an inspiration to many, proving that with dedication and passion, there are no limits.

As Rob readies himself to compete in the Men’s MP5 division for slalom, trick, and jump, the nation stands behind him, cheering for another stellar performance that showcases not just his talent but the power of the human spirit.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.

BRAESON SCHACHER SET TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly presents Braeson Ty Schacher, representing Team Canada in the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships from September 14th to 17th.

Athlete Profile: 

Division: Men’s MP5

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Bests:

  • Slalom: 5@40km
  • Trick: 1410pts
  • Jump: 20.6m

About Braeson Ty Schacher

A 27-year-old dynamo from Lethbridge, Alberta, Braeson’s journey in adaptive water skiing is nothing short of inspiring. Facing a bilateral below-knee amputation in 2014, Braeson’s indomitable spirit shone through as he redirected his energy, diving into water skiing headfirst. In just three years, he has risen as a promising athlete in the community.

Introduced to the sport by snow ski buddies, Braeson’s affection for water skiing is evident both in his participation and his coaching endeavors. He’s more than an athlete; he’s a mentor, guiding young aspirants on their own skiing journeys. Away from the waters, he continues to impress with his prowess in CrossFit, wearing the badge of ‘Fittest Adaptive Athlete in Canada’.

This September, the world will witness Braeson’s skills at the IWWF Championships. His journey from a challenging amputation to a distinguished adaptive athlete is a beacon of inspiration, underlining the message that passion and determination can help conquer any challenge.

Greatest Accomplishments

In 2022, Braeson was honoured with the title of the WSWC Adaptive Male Development Athlete of the Year. Beyond water skiing, he showcased his tenacity in the CrossFit Open, clinching the title of the Fittest Adaptive Athlete in Canada.

Memorable Moments

Among Braeson’s numerous accolades and achievements, he fondly recalls trick skiing for the first time alongside peers Nolan, Rae-Lee, and Nat – moments that reaffirm his love for the sport.

Looking Ahead

With clear ambitions, Braeson’s vision for the future includes setting world records in Slalom, Trick, and Jump events, aiming to etch his name among the legends of adaptive water skiing.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

MARILOU ALLARD SET TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly announces the participation of Marilou Allard, the promising athlete from Labelle, Quebec, representing Team Canada in the 2023 IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships. The competition is set to commence from September 14th to September 17th in Elk Grove, California.

Athlete Profile:

Name: Marilou Allard

Age: 21 years

Hometown: Labelle, Quebec

Division: A/L2

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Bests: 

  • Slalom (2@55km)
  • Trick (1360pts)
  • Jump (15.1m)

Marilou is a stand out in the A/L2 division of adaptive water skiing. With over ten years of commitment to the sport, Marilou boasts impressive performances in slalom, trick, and jump events. It’s no wonder that water skiing is embedded in her DNA, passed on by parents who shared a deep connection with the sport. Despite initially being reluctant to embrace the sport, she was soon consumed by its captivating charm, forming deep bonds and reveling in every moment on the water.

Marilou’s journey hasn’t been without its hurdles. Diagnosed with dyspraxia at a young age, which affects coordination, she has worked tirelessly to overcome the challenges it presents, especially in a sport that demands precision. 2023 became a transformative year for her as she transitioned to the adaptive category. With unwavering grit, Marilou set two world records in her debut adaptive tournament during the 2023 Canadian Water Ski Championships.

Marilou cherishes the memories made during the 2022 Nationals, where she forged strong connections with fellow participants and reveled in the sheer joy of the sport. Looking ahead, she aims for classification in her division, setting new records, and creating moments that she, and Canada, can hold dear.

For those who wish to cheer for Marilou and Team Canada, catch the live results and schedule at: https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada: 

Adaptive Water Ski Canada is a leading organization committed to promoting and developing adaptive water skiing in Canada, supporting athletes to reach their full potential on the international stage.