With her multiple-medal performance, Ottawa’s Toshka Besharah played a crucial part in helping the Rideau Canoe Club win its second straight Championship Burgee at the 2019 Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships.
Ottawa’s Mike Woods couldn’t one-up his bronze medal performance at last year’s World Championships in road racing at this year’s event, as the 33-year-old registered a did not finish in the race held in Yorkshire, U.K. in September
A plethora of paddlers from the nation’s capital posted top performances in international competition at many points on the planet this summer, with a large group showing they’ll be strong contenders to compete for Tokyo 2020 Olympic berths.
The Rideau Canoe Club held its annual Canada Day International Regatta again this year, bringing athletes from around the world to the Ottawa event that doubled as the East Sprint Canada Cup.
The Rideau Canoe Club hosted its members and more than 75 of its alumni for a reunion on June 8, where it also unveiled its new “Wall of Champions.” Seven of the club’s former commodores attended, where they received special recognition from current Commodore Tom Hoferek.
Carp’s Joanna Brown won a bronze medal in her second World Triathlon Series (WTS) race of the season. The former Bytown Storm athlete also finished with top five times in both the bike and run portion of the race held in Bermuda in April.
Lesley Anne Schmidt has always loved canoeing. She finds a great release in paddling.