WSWC BOARD OF DIRECTORS: NOMINATE TODAY!! – DEADLINE: September 17th

NEW Deadline: September 17th, 2023

Join the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada Board of Directors

Have you ever thought about how you can contribute to the growth of towed water sports in Canada? If yes, WSWC has an opportunity for you!

WSWC is inviting all interested persons to apply for nomination to the WSWC Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted thru to September 12, 2023 and the election will take place at the WSWC Annual General Meeting on September 27th, 2023 at 9pm ET by webinar.

There are four (4)  at-large director positions up for election and a director’s term is for two (2) years.

To learn more about WSWC, the role of Directors and how to nominate, please see:

-About WSWC: CLICK HERE

-WSWC Board Roles and Responsibilities: CLICK HERE

-Nominations Application: CLICK HERE

-Electoral Policy: CLICK HERE

-Women on Boards: A Guide to Getting Involved (CAAWS): CLICK HERE

For more information, please contact:
Krista Jansen
Krista@wswc.ca

2023 IWWF WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS – SELECTION CRITERIA NOW AVAILABLE

The selection criteria is now available for the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. The event will take place on October 7-15, 2023 in Sunset Lakes, Groveland.

For more information about the event, CLICK HERE 

For the selection criteria CLICK HERE

Contact: Kyle@wswc.ca

2023 CANADIAN WATER SKI NATIONALS: IMPORTANT EVENT INFO! AUG 4, 2023

BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Deadline: September 12, 2023

Join the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada Board of Directors

Have you ever thought about how you can contribute to the growth of towed water sports in Canada? If yes, WSWC has an opportunity for you!

WSWC is inviting all interested persons to apply for nomination to the WSWC Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted thru to September 12, 2023 and the election will take place at the WSWC Annual General Meeting on September 27th, 2023 at 9pm ET by webinar.

There are four (4)  at-large director positions up for election and a director’s term is for two (2) years.

To learn more about WSWC, the role of Directors and how to nominate, please see:

-About WSWC: CLICK HERE

-WSWC Board Roles and Responsibilities: CLICK HERE

-Nominations Application: CLICK HERE

-Electoral Policy: CLICK HERE

-Women on Boards: A Guide to Getting Involved (CAAWS): CLICK HERE

For more information, please contact:
Krista Jansen
Krista@wswc.ca

APPLICATION FOR THE MANOO & JEAN GURJAR SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN

Apply today for the 2023 Manoo & Jean Gurjar Scholarship

The Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund was established in 2011 as a result of a legacy donation to Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) from Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Manoo Gurjar is a longtime and beloved water skier. In 2013, he continued to compete in the Men 9 category (75+), including at national championships where he consistently takes home hardware in the slalom event. Manoo’s smiling presence, friendliness, sharing of volunteer time, stories, photographs and food, have combined to make him a favourite personality at events. He continues to serve as a role model for one and alland is an ambassador for the sport wherever he travels.

It is that love of the sport and its people, and generosity of spirit that prompted Manoo and wife, Jean, to make a donation to WSWC in order to create a Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund that will result in annual financial assistance to support a Canadian skier’s(s’) pursuit of skiing and educational goals.

GOAL OF THE LEGACY FUND

The goal of the Legacy Fund is to provide annual financial support to the skiing and educational pursuits of 1 male and 1 female Canadian water skier annually who best represents the ideals established in honour of Manoo Gurjar. A Legacy Fund allocation of $1,000 will be allocated annually to each recipient.

CRITERIA

The skiers selected shall best exemplify the qualities and wishes of Manoo and Jean Gurjar in their regard for the sport and education.

To be eligible for consideration, an individual must:
-Have not received this bursary in the previous two (2) years
-Be a male or female water skier, between the ages of 12 and 25 as at January 1 of the applicable year;
-Be attending a high school (as defined by the applicant’s home province) or a post-secondary school in the fall of 2022, with strong academic standing;
-Be a Canadian citizen.

The Legacy Fund award will be bestowed upon the eligible skiers who best exemplify the following qualities:

-Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
-Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community (while social distancing);
-Good sportsmanship;
-Gives back to the sport in his or her own unique way;
-Demonstrates a commitment to education;
-Demonstrates a commitment to training and becoming better;
-Demonstrates potential and drive to compete

USE OF MANOO AND JEAN GURJAR LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

The financial support should be used in support of water ski training and competitive pursuits, and/or tuition, books and other direct education-related expenses. Successful recipients must provide proof of registration in high school or postsecondary education during the 2023-2024 academic year.

SELECTION PROCESS

There will be an annual open call for applications, requiring the use of a specific Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund Application Form, the deadline for submission is July 24, 2023

WSWC shall appoint a panel of three members who will be tasked with reviewing applications and selecting the 2 recipients of the Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy consistent with the above criteria. The recipient(s) will be announced at the 2023 Water Ski Nationals at Shalom Park

AWARD

The recipient(s) will also be presented with a keeper award that commemorates the honour of having been bestowed a Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund award.

NOMINATION FORM

CLICK HERE to apply

WATER SKI CANADA MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE

Fill out my online form.

CHARLIE ROSS PUNCHES HIS TICKET INTO THE SLALOM FINALS AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD U21 WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Charlie Ross Slalom Skiing at the 2023 IWWF World U21 Waterski Championships in Bocalaguna, MEX. 

Muskoka, ON’s Charlie Ross has punched his ticket into the U21 Men’s Slalom Finals at the 2023 IWWF World U21 Waterski Championships in Chapala, MEX. 

Charlie Ross skied to top seed in the preliminary round of the Championships with a score of 2.5@10.25m/41off. Charlie’s prelims score was just half a buoy away from the U21 World Championships Record, currently at 3@10.25m/41off. 

Charlie will ski in the U21 Men’s Slalom Finals on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Charlie will be joined in the finals with fellow Canadians, Sean and Evan Kraus. 

Charlie is the current U21 World Record holder with a score of 4@10.25m/41off. 

The 2023 IWWF World U21 Waterski Championships is taking place at Bocalaguna in Chapala, MEX from June 14-17, 2023. It brings the best U21 water skiers together from around the world as they compete to become World Champion. 

Event schedule, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF14&page=TimeTable 

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF14&page=live 

Event webcast, https://www.youtube.com/@waterskibroadcasting  

CANADIANS SET TO COMPETE AT LA NIGHT JAM

Dorien Llewellyn. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 
The 2023 LA Night Jam is this Saturday, June 10, 2023 in Zachary, LA. The jump preliminary rounds will be during the day and the big show happens at night under the lights with the Night Finals.
The Pro Jump event will have the top 5 Men and top 4 Women from round 1 advance to the finals. There will then be a round 2 LCQ for the remaining 1 spot in the finals. The finals will consist of 6 Men and 5 Women competing under the lights to be crowned LA Night Jam Champion.
There will also be a slalom showcase with the top 4 skiers from the 2 rounds during the day making it through to the head-to-head finals.
Canadians to watch:
Dorien Llewellyn (AB) – Men’s Jump
Dominique Grondin Allard (QC) – Women’s Jump
Stephen Neveu (AB) – Slalom
Stay tuned into our social channels for updates throughout the event.
For more information about the event, CLICK HERE.
For live results, CLICK HERE.
For the live webcast, CLICK HERE.

Dominique “Dodo” Grondin Allard. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Stephen Neveu. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

2022 WSWC FEMALE JUNIOR WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography 

Canada’s Golden Girls of water skiing selected as 2022 WSWC Female Junior Water Ski Athlete of the Year! 

Nellie Allard (QC), Megan Pelkey (AB), and Hannah Stopnicki (QC) have earned this award due to all their hard work on and off the water. Each skier earned a gold medal at the 2022 U17 World Water Ski Championships in Santiago, Chile. Nellie won U17 Girls Jump, Hannah won U17 Girls Trick and Megan won U17 Girls Overall. All three skiers were part of Team Canada at the U17 World Championships and helped bring home the silver team medal. 

Read below for more information on each skier. 


Quebec’s Nellie Allard had an exceptional 2022 season with many medals to go along with it. To start off the year, Nellie qualified for the Jr. Masters in Overall at the first qualifying series event. At the Jr. Masters, Nellie placed 2nd in Jump and was crowned Jr. Masters Champion in Overall. 

At the Canadian Nationals in Edmonton, AB, Nellie came home with six medals, competing in the U17 age division as well as keeping her own in the Open division. She became National Champion in U17 Girls Jump and Slalom as well as in Open Women Overall. Nellie also placed 2nd in U17 Girls Trick and Overall and came 3rd in Open Women Jump. 

Nellie finished the 2022 season at the U17 World Championships in Santiago, Chile. There, she became Jr. World Champion in Jump with a personal best distance in the finals of 41.2m. 

Nellie also started University in the fall of 2022, attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she can pursue an education and continue water skiing.

Nellie Allard Jump Skis during the finals at the 2022 U17 World Water Ski Championships in Santiago, Chile. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.


Alberta’s Megan Pelkey had a remarkable 2022 season on the water, earning multiple medals at events throughout the year. Megan’s year started off with qualifying for the Jr. Masters during the Masters Qualifying series. During the summer, Megan competed in the Jr. Canadian Open and won U17 Girls Slalom, Trick and Overall. In August, Megan competed in U17 Girls and Open Women at the Canadian Nationals in Edmonton, AB.  Megan placed 1st in U17 Girls Trick and Overall, 2nd in U17 Girls Slalom and Open Women Overall, and 3rd in U17 Girls Jump and Open Women Trick. 

At international events, Megan competed at the 2022 PanAm Championships held in Santiago, Chile in November – December and the 2022 U17 World Championships also held in Santiago, Chile in January 2023. Megan earned two silver medals in U17 Girls Jump and Trick at the 

PanAm Championships and became PanAm Champion in U17 Girls Overall. At the U17 World Championships, Megan placed 3rd in Trick and was crowned U17 World Champion in Overall. 

Megan Pelkey Slalom Skis at the 2022 U17 World Water Ski Championships in Santiago, Chile. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.


Montreal’s Hannah Stopnicki had a great season on the water, starting with qualifying for the Jr. Masters in May. During the

 summer, Hannah competed at the Jr. Canadian Open and placed 3rd in U17 Girls Slalom and Trick. At the Canadian Nationals in Edmonton, AB, Hannah placed 3rd in U17 Girls Slalom.

To end the 2022 season, Hannah won two gold medals in international competition. Hannah won the PanAm Championships in U17 Girls Trick and then went on to become U17 World Trick Champion with a personal best score of 6680 points. 

These junior skiers have a bright future ahead and we can’t wait to see what they do next!

Hannah Stopnicki Trick Skis during the Finals at the U17 World Water Ski Championships in Santiago, Chile. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

ONTARIO’S WHITNEY MCCLINTOCK RINI WINS LAKE 38 PRO

Whitney McClintock Rini competing at the 2022 PanAm Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Cambridge, ON’s Whitney McClintock Rini stands on the top of the podium at the 2023 Lake 38 Pro. 

The Lake 38 Pro win is Whitney’s third win of the 2023 Pro Water Ski Season, a great start to the season with plenty of events remaining. The Lake 38 Pro took place this past weekend, June 3-4, 2023 in Tallahassee, FL. 

Whitney put up an amazing performance by running 2@10.25m/41off all three times she took to the water. This is just ¼ buoy off the Canadian Record in which she holds. Whitney’s strong and consistent performance at Lake 39 Pro secured her the title of Champion. USA’s Regina Jaquess and Allie Nicholson placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. 

Waterski Canada congratulates Whitney McClintock Rini on her impressive victory at the Lake 38 ProAm. This win is a testament to her hard work, commitment, and exceptional skills. We are proud to have her as a member of the Canadian water skiing community.

Day 1 Webcast: https://www.youtube.com/live/K7zDrmUipc8?feature=share

Day 2 Webcast (finals): https://www.youtube.com/live/K7zDrmUipc8?feature=share

Results: http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23USA96&page=women_slalom_results 

2022 WSWC MALE JUNIOR WATER SKI ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography 

Congratulations to Charlie Ross, the 2022 WSWC Male Junior Water Ski Athlete of the Year! 

Charlie had another exceptional year on the water, breaking his own U17 Men’s Slalom World Record, placing at the Canadian Nationals, and winning the PanAm Championships. 

Charlie started the year by breaking his own U17 Men’s Slalom World Record with a score of 3@10.25m/41off. This also broke the U21 Men’s Slalom World Record. Charlie then went on to become the Jr. Masters Slalom Champion, breaking the Jr. Masters course record with a score of 1@10.25m/41off. Towards the end of the summer, Charlie competed at the Canadian Nationals in Edmonton, AB. At this event he placed 2nd in the Elite Men’s Slalom and 3rd in the Open Men’s Slalom. Charlie was at the top of his game all season, breaking the U17 & U21 Men’s Slalom World Records again in November with a score of 4@10.25m/41off. Charlie finished 2022 with a gold medal in U17 Men’s Slalom at the PanAm Championships. Charlie started and finished the year as ranked number one in the world in U17 Men’s Slalom. 

We look forward to watching you compete in 2023! 

2022 WSWC FEMALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography 

Congratulations to Neilly Ross, the 2022 WSWC Female Water Ski Athlete of the Year! 

Skiing consistently and strongly throughout the year, Neilly had an exceptional 2022 season earning 11 medals in slalom and trick at major events. 

The 2022 season started off strong with two medals at the 2022 Moomba Masters – a gold in trick and a silver in slalom. She then went on to finish 2nd in trick at the Masters and Botaski ProAm and 3rd in slalom at the Botaski ProAm. In mid-summer, Neilly became the 2022 World Games Trick Champion. At the Canadian Nationals in August, Neilly won both the Elite Trick and Open Trick divisions. Both times she scored over 10,000 points. To cap off a great season, Neilly won three gold medals at the PanAm Championships in Santiago, Chile. She took first place in the U21 Trick, U21 Slalom and Open Trick events. Neilly is also ranked second in the world in Open Women’s Trick.

We look forward to watching Neilly compete in the 2023 season! 

CANADA ANNOUNCES TEAM FOR U21 WORLDS

Canada is proud to announce the Canadian Team competing at the 2023 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships. The event will take place at Bocalaguna in Chapala, MEX from June 12-17, 2023. It will be broadcast live through TWBC and you will be able to find live results through IWWF. Stay tuned in to our website and social media channels details about the event.

Six Person Canadian Team:
Nellie Allard, QC – Slalom, Trick & Jump
Olivia Chute, NS – Slalom & Trick
Carter Lucas, SK – Slalom, Trick & Jump
Megan Pelkey, AB – Slalom, Trick & Jump
Charlie Ross, ON – Slalom
Hannah Stopnicki, QC – Slalom & Trick

Independent and Wild Card Canadian Skiers:
Jake Chambers, BC – Jump
Evan Kraus, AB – Slalom & Trick
Sean Kraus, AB – Slalom & Trick
Darah Lachance, NS – Slalom

ONTARIO’S NEILLY ROSS EARNS BRONZE AT THE MASTERS

Neilly Ross Tricking in the Women’s Trick Final at the 2023 Masters. Photo Credit: Vince Stadlbaur.

Ontario’s Neilly Ross recently finished third at the 63rd Masters Waterski & Wakeboard Tournament. 

Neilly Ross, the Canadian women’s trick  record holder, placed 3rd at the Masters held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. In the women’s trick semi-finals, Neilly scored an impressive 10,210 points to secure her place in the final. In the final, Neilly won the bronze medal with a score of 8,770 points. 

Neilly is no stranger to success in the world of water skiing. She is the Canadian women’s trick record holder, the second woman to ever trick over 11,000 points, and her bronze medal at the US Masters is another achievement to add to her impressive list of accomplishments. Neilly has been a rising star in the skiing world, consistently placing in top competitions and setting records. Her dedication and hard work has paid off and she continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in women’s trick skiing.

Neilly Ross has once again proven her talent and skill as a water skier, and we are proud to congratulate her on her recent success at the US Masters. We look forward to seeing what other achievements she will accomplish in the future.

Neilly Ross Tricking in the Women’s Trick Final at the 2023 Masters. Photo Credit: Vince Stadlbaur.

ONTARIO’S WHITNEY MCCLINTOCK RINI PLACES 3RD AT THE MASTERS

Whitney McClintock Rini Slaloms at the 2023 Masters. Photo Credit-Vince Stadlbaur.

Whitney McClintock Rini Places 3rd at the Masters Waterski & Wakeboard Tournament

Cambridge, ON native Whitney McClintock placed 3rd at the prestigious Masters Waterski & Wakeboard Tournament held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia this past weekend.

Whitney scored 1.5@11.25m in the semifinals, overcoming challenging wind conditions to advance to the finals. In the finals, she ran 1.5@10.75m to secure her third-place finish. She shared the podium with her fellow Canadian teammate, Jaimee Bull, who placed second.

The Masters is recognised as one of the most prestigious watersports events in the world, attracting the best water skiers and wakeboarders from around the world. It is held every year and is considered a highlight of the watersports calendar.

Whitney has been a prominent figure in water skiing for over a decade, winning numerous awards and championships throughout her career. Her passion for the sport and her unwavering dedication to improving her skills have earned her a reputation as one of the most talented water skiers in the world.