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Just a sliver from gold, slalomer still savours silver

Updated On: August 8, 2015
A tiny brush of one gate was all that separated whitewater paddler Cam Smedley from a Pan Am Games gold medal – the two-second penalty imposed boosting USA’s Casey Eichfeld ahead for 1st – but the fastest man down the men’s C-1 course wasn’t about to complain about his slalom silver at home.

Smedley savours slalom silver

Updated On: July 20, 2015
Competing on a course about as close to home as possible at the Minden Wild Water Preserve, Dunrobin paddler Cam Smedley collected a Pan Am Games silver medal from TO2015 organizing committee member Michael Chambers of Ottawa and the Rideau Canoe Club on Sunday.

Bittersweet silver squash player’s 3rd medal of Pan Ams

Created On: July 19, 2015
Sam Cornett earned her third medal of the Pan Am Games on Friday night at Exhibition Place with a silver in the women’s team event, but after winning singles bronze and doubles silver earlier, the 24-year-old veteran of the Canadian women’s squash team was disappointed to not complete her collection.

Canoe camaraderie a ‘defining feature’ of sport

Created On: July 14, 2015
“All boats out of the water!” The call came loudly over the speakers for the second time. Organizers heard thunder, and they weren’t taking any chances. Spectators at the Rideau Canoe Club Canada Day International Regatta sprinted for cover while paddlers hauled their boats onto the grass. Within seconds, the drizzle turned to buckets of rain.

Unexpectedly excluded, whitewater paddler fights for chance to race during Pan Am Games

Updated On: June 13, 2015
Halfway through her first run at the canoe slalom national team trials in Minden, Ont., Alexandra McGee was already in trouble. The Gloucester native missed a gate on the whitewater course and had to paddle hard against the current to backtrack. She gave up precious seconds in the process and couldn’t make up the difference over her final three runs of the women’s C1 (canoe single) event, placing 2nd behind Calgary’s Haley Daniels, who claimed Canada’s lone Pan Am Games entry in the discipline.

Rideau paddler claims World Cup crew bronze

Updated On: June 13, 2015
Ben Tardioli of the Rideau Canoe Club helped Canada win a bronze medal in the men’s C4 200 metres event at World Cup #2 in Germany on May 25.

Pan Am ma’am: Biggest stage in sport’s history awaits local women’s baseball Toronto 2015 hopefuls

Updated On: May 6, 2015
It’s down to crunch time for the four-dozen-or-so Ottawa athletes in contention for Canada’s 2015 Pan Am Games team, with most sports set to finalize their selections this month in advance of the July 10-26 multi-sport extravaganza in Toronto.

Trillium grant supports Rideau race course upgrades

Updated On: February 11, 2015
The Rideau Canoe Club will upgrade its Mooney’s Bay race course in advance of the Aug. 25-29 Canadian Sprint Canoe-Kayak Championships.

Ottawa paddlers load canoe-kayak sprint national team ranks

Updated On: November 12, 2014
Angus Mortimer, Drew Hodges and Ben Tardioli of the Rideau Canoe Club were named to Canoe-Kayak Canada’s national team for the 2014-2015 season in October.

Galley Girls golden at worlds

Updated On: October 9, 2014
They've shared friendship, commitment and sacrifice over many years, and now Ottawa's Galley Girls have a trio of Club Crew World Championships medals to celebrate their joint efforts.

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