BAREFOOT RULES / OFFICIALS CLINIC

Photo Credit: Daniel Lariviere Sr. 
Interested in attending the upcoming barefoot rules/officiating clinic? Don’t forget to register! You MUST register for this event to assist with planning.
This clinic will be a one day event including: judging practice with video from previous events, scoring practice, learning to record and measure jump distance, and rules discussions.
Registration is free, and lunch will be provided.
When: April 7, 2024
Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Belleville, ON

2023 WSWC FEMALE BAREFOOT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is happy to announce Becky Moynes as the 2023 WSWC Female Barefoot Athlete of the Year award recipient! This award recognises Becky’s outstanding achievements and contributions to the sport of barefooting in Canada. 

Becky stands as Canada’s top female barefooter in 2023, maintaining her position at the pinnacle of the sport for over a decade. Her dedication and passion for barefooting are truly remarkable. In addition to Becky’s National accolades, Becky has brought home medals at past World Barefoot Championships. Currently, she is training for the upcoming 2024 World Open Barefoot Championships hosted in Florida this October. 

Becky has not only achieved greatness as an athlete but has also played a pivotal role in advancing barefooting in Canada. As a key organizer, she has worked tirelessly to promote the sport and create opportunities for aspiring athletes. Her leadership and dedication have left an indelible mark on the barefoot community. 

In addition to her impressive athletic achievements, Becky has also juggled the roles of a devoted mother, an entrepreneur, and a community leader. Amidst her training schedule, Becky has raised two daughters, established her own physiotherapy clinic, and worked tirelessly on the family farm in Belleville, Ontario. Her commitment to excellence extends beyond the water, embodying the spirit of perseverance and determination. 

Congratulations to Becky Moynes on being named the 2023 Female Barefoot Athlete of the Year. 

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.

CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD CANADA: 2023 AWARDS

Award Information & Criteria

It’s that exciting time of the year again when we come together to celebrate the outstanding individuals who contribute to the success of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC). WSWC is thrilled to announce the commencement of the nomination period for the 2023 WSWC Awards.

Objectives of the Awards

  • Honor the Best Representatives: Recognize individuals who epitomize excellence in their respective roles within our sport.
  • Stimulate Pursuit of Excellence: Encourage athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers to continually strive for greatness.
  • Favor Visibility of Excellence: Showcase and promote outstanding achievements throughout the country.
  • Create a Link with Sponsors and the Public: Strengthen the connection between excellence in our sport, our valued sponsors, and the broader public.

Award Categories for Public Nomination

  1. Steve Bush Coach of the Year
  2. Official of the Year
  3. Volunteer of the Year

Eligibility and Nominations

  • Nominations are open to WSWC members, including individuals, clubs, schools, and provincial associations.
  • Individual nominees must be WSWC members in good standing and Canadian citizens.
  • Nominations for each award must be made by a WSWC member in good standing.

Nomination Process

Please complete the nomination form in full to ensure that your nominee is considered for these prestigious awards. CLICK HERE for the nomination form.

Athlete Awards Nomination Details

The 2023 WSWC Athlete Awards will be nominated by and selected through the dedicated efforts of the respective sport councils/committees. This ensures a thorough and comprehensive evaluation, reflecting the excellence and dedication of our athletes.

Contact Information

For any inquiries or assistance with the nomination process, please contact:

Email: taryn@wswc.ca

Deadline for Nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations is December 31, 2023.

Note: Nominations are treated with the utmost confidentiality and are only reviewed by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada and Selection Committee members.

 

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Information sur les prix et critères

C’est encore cette période excitante de l’année où nous nous réunissons pour célébrer les personnes exceptionnelles qui contribuent au succès de Ski nautique et planche Canada (SNPC). SNPC est ravi d’annoncer le début de la période de mise en candidature pour les Prix SNPC 2023.

Objectifs des prix

  • Honorer les meilleurs représentants : Reconnaître les personnes qui incarnent l’excellence dans leurs rôles respectifs au sein de notre sport.
  • Stimuler la poursuite de l’excellence : Encourager les athlètes, les entraîneurs, les officiels et les bénévoles à rechercher continuellement l’excellence.
  • Favoriser la visibilité de l’excellence : Présenter et promouvoir les réalisations exceptionnelles dans tout le pays.
  • Créer un lien avec les sponsors et le public : Renforcer le lien entre l’excellence dans notre sport, nos précieux sponsors et le grand public.

Catégories de prix pour les nominations publiques

  1. Entraîneur de l’année Steve Bush
  2. Officiel de l’année
  3. Bénévole de l’année

Éligibilité et nominations

  • Les nominations sont ouvertes aux membres de SNPC, y compris les individus, les clubs, les écoles et les associations provinciales.
  • Les candidats individuels doivent être membres en règle de SNPC et citoyens canadiens.
  • Les nominations pour chaque prix doivent être proposées par un membre en règle de SNPC.

Procédure de nomination

Veuillez remplir le formulaire de nomination dans son intégralité afin que votre candidat soit pris en considération pour ces prix prestigieux. CLIQUEZ ICI pour obtenir le formulaire de nomination.

Détails de la nomination pour le Prix de l’Athlète

Les Prix de l’Athlète 2023 de SNPC seront nommés et sélectionnés par les efforts dévoués des conseils/comités sportifs respectifs. Cela garantit une évaluation approfondie et complète, reflétant l’excellence et le dévouement de nos athlètes.

Contact

Pour toute demande de renseignements ou d’assistance concernant le processus de nomination, veuillez contacter :

Courriel : taryn@wswc.ca

Date limite pour les nominations

La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 31 décembre 2023.

Note : Les mises en candidature sont traitées avec la plus grande confidentialité et ne sont examinées que par Ski nautique et planche Canada et les membres du comité de sélection.|

2022 WSWC FEMALE BAREFOOT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – BECKY MOYNES MEYER

Congratulations to Becky Moynes Meyer on being named 2022 WSWC Female Barefoot Athlete of the Year!

Becky Moynes Meyer of Belleville, ON has been Canada’s top female barefoot water skier for the past decade by dominating the Canadian National Championships. In 2022, Becky continued her reign while raising two daughters with her husband Andrew, running her own physiotherapy clinic, working the family farm and renovating the Meyer home! Becky’s 2022 scores of 12 in slalom, 2400 in tricks and 9.3m in jump landed her 7th Overall in the World on the 2022 World Rankings List.
Becky was recently featured on Toronto’s City News 680 athlete of the week, and is undeniably the WSWC 2022 Female Barefoot Athlete of the Year.

2022 WSWC MALE BAREFOOT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – GORDIE CROTEAU

Congratulations to Gordie Croteau on being named 2022 WSWC Male Barefoot Athlete of the Year!

Gordie Croteau has been a household name of Canadian barefooting for many years.

Despite living in the USA, he has not missed a Canadian Nationals tournament in 20+ years.
Gordie’s most recent accomplishments include placing 2nd overall in Open Men’s at the 2022 Canadian Barefoot Nationals, and his Gold Medal and World Record performance at the 2022 World Masters Barefoot Championships in San Marcos, TX. While nursing an injured shoulder, Gordie exercised exceptional strategy to ski to his current strengths and abilities and win the Gold medal in the jump event. His distance became the New World Record for his division. Gordie’s strategy and team work also helped lead Team Canada to the Bronze Medal in Team Overall.

Congratulations to Gordie Croteau on being named Male Barefoot Athlete of the Year!

2022 WSWC JUNIOR BAREFOOT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – MATHIS LARIVIERE

Congratulations to Mathis Lariviere for being named 2022 WSWC Junior Barefoot Athlete of the Year!

For a second year in a row, Mathis Lariviere has earned the title of Canadian Junior Barefoot Athlete of the Year for his first place ranking in both slalom and tricks in the Boys Under 17 division. Mathis started barefooting at the age of 10 and first competed at the age of 13 at the Canal Soulanges in 2019. During the off season, Mathis also participates in Olympic style weight-lifting, and finished 2nd in his weight division at the 2022 Jesus du Quebec this year.
During the ski season, Mat trains on the water with his Dad and younger brother Tristan. They like to challenge each other to learn new skills. Mathis was the Boys age division champion at the 2022 Canadian Barefoot National Champions in Bala, ON where he reached new personal best scores of 980 points in tricks and 6.33 in slalom.

2022 WSWC AWARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada would like to invite you to nominate for the 2022 WSWC Awards. 

It’s that time of year again to celebrate the people who make a difference in our sport, recognize outstanding achievements and celebrate the success of our members! 

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada believe in supporting excellence by recognizing exceptional performances of our athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. 

The objective of these awards are: 

  • To honour the best representatives of our sport 
  • Stimulate our representatives pursuit of excellence
  • To favour the visibility of excellence throughout the country 
  • To create a link of our excellence with our sponsors and the public 

Nominations are open to the WSWC members. All individual nominees must be WSWC members in good standing and Canadian citizens. Nominations for each award must be made by any two WSWC members in good standing. 

The award categories are: 

WATER SKI 

  •       Male Water Ski Athlete of the Year 
  •       Female Water Ski Athlete of the Year 
  •       Male Junior Water Ski Athlete of the Year 
  •       Female Junior Water Ski Athlete of the Year 

WAKE SPORTS

  •       Wakesurf Athlete of the Year 
  •       Wakeboard Athlete of the Year 
  •       Cable Park Athlete of the Year 
  •       Wakeskate Athlete of the Year 

ADAPTIVE

  •       Male Adaptive Athlete of the Year
  •       Female Athlete of the Year 
  •       Top Show Ski Athlete of the Year (female or male)

BAREFOOT 

  •       Male Barefoot Athlete of the Year
  •       Female Barefoot Athlete of the Year
  •       Junior Barefoot Athlete of the Year (female or male) 

SHOW SKI 

  •       Male Show Ski Athlete of the Year
  •       Female Show Ski Athlete of the Year 
  •       Junior Show Ski Athlete of the Year (female or male)

OTHER 

  •       Steve Bush Coach of the Year – amongst all disciplines
  •       Official of the Year – amongst all disciplines
  •       Volunteer of the Year – amongst all disciplines

 

NOMINATION FORM: CLICK HERE

SELECTION CRITERIA: CLICK HERE

 

Deadline for Nominations: February 14, 2023 

Should you have any questions, please contact:
Email: Taryn@wswc.ca

NOTE: Nominations are kept confidential and only reviews by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada and Selection Committee members.

 

NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF WSWC’S SPORT COUNCILS

Congratulations to the newly elected members of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s (WSWC) five recognized Sport Councils.

The Sport Councils of WSWC include Adaptive, Barefoot, Show Ski, Wake, and Water Ski.

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.

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected by our membership to join
their respective councils.

Adaptive Council
– David Wassill
– Rae-Lee Colcleugh
– Lisa Williams

Barefoot Council
– Daniel Lariviere

Show Ski Council
– Todd Hounsome

Wake Council
– Tanner Champion
– Caro Villeneuve

Water Ski Council
– Chuck Kraus
– Drew Ross

SPORT COUNCIL NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

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
  • Show Ski
  • 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.

Based on this restructuring, the Sport Councils composition is as follows.

As per the Sport Council Terms of Reference, those eligible to vote for the Council elections will be those individuals (18 years of age and older) with a full individual or family membership type with their Provincial Sport Organization, who have identified the sport as their primary discipline.

Nominations are now open for any interested person to apply for the WSWC Sport Councils.  Nominations will be accepted thru to October 18, 2020.

To learn more, please see:

Deadline for Nominations: October 18, 2020

For more information, please contact:

Jasmine Northcott, Chief Executive Officer

Toll Free 1-888-526-0685

jasmine@wswc.ca

 

 

WSWC ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada are pleased to announce the 2019 annual award recipients. While generally presented to the recipients at their respective National Championships, the is an unusual year. While we have miss not being able to gather at our National events, we are thankful for our online community through which we can celebrate and recognize the achievements of our 2019 award recipients.

Unique to 2019, we are very pleased to award the Volunteer of the Year to two couples of who played a significant role in 2019!

The Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada Annual Awards celebrate the people who make a difference in our sport, recognize outstanding achievements and celebrate the success of our members!

The objectives of these awards are:
-To honor the best representatives of our sport
-Stimulate our representatives in the pursuit of excellence
-To favour the visibility of excellence throughout the country
-To create a link of our excellence with our sponsors and the public

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada are pleased to celebrate the following individuals by recognizing the exceptional performances of our athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Recipients!

PLEASE NOTE:  Wake awards will be administered by the Wake Committee at a later date.

 

TOP ADAPTIVE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: NOLAN BARNES (SK)

 

TOP BAREFOOT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: BECKY MEYER (ON)

 

TOP SHOW SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: JORDAN LONG (ON)

 

FEMALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: WHITNEY MCCLINTOCK- RINI (ON)

 

MALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: RYAN DODD (AB)

 

JUNIOR FEMALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: SHAE O’BRIEN (AB)

 

JUNIOR MALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: CHARLIE ROSS (ON)

 

OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR: STEPH COLLINS (ON)

 

PROVINCE OF THE YEAR: ONTARIO

 

STEVE BUSH COACH OF THE YEAR: MATT RINI (ON)

 

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR:  

JENNIFER ARVISAIS & BENOIT ALLARD (QC)

CHUCK & KRISTY KRAUS (AB)