Seven years ago, Louise Munro and Alex Bernst arrived separately at the Ottawa Rowing Club as novices in the sport. Now close friends at 21 years old, they cheered each other on at the 2018 Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland.
Karen Sparks wasn’t sure she would return to competitive horse riding after having three children. But when legendary equestrian Ian Miller offered her his former horse, it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.
Halley and Maya Chopra had only a week to prepare for the Field Hockey Canada National Championships, but by the end of the Toronto tournament they were wearing silver medals.
The Under-15 girls representing Ontario’s east region won bronze at the Ontario Summer Games in London.
Ottawa’s Charlotte McLaughlin left the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships with two medals around her neck thanks to her technically perfect rides.
Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Team of the Month (July 2018): Gloucester Griffins Bantam 1 Lacrosse Team