Weekend round-up: Scarff wraps herself in gold

Canadian Paralympic Committee

June 25, 2018

Strong performances at Para canoe team selection and Canadian Para cycling championships

Erica Scarff


Erica Scarff makes sparkling season debut at Para canoe national team selections

MONTREAL – Para canoe athletes showed some impressive and inspiring performances this past weekend at the National Team Selections which were held at the Olympic Basin in Montreal. 

Paralympian Erica Scarff of Toronto placed first in the Para K1 Women 200m with a time of 54.9 seconds while on the men’s side, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald from Sherbrooke won with a time of 44.7 seconds.

“Our athletes’ results today show the hard work and great support everyone is putting into the Para canoe program all over the country,” said Marc Creamer, Paracanoe National Team Coach and Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is so great to see our longstanding athletes and newcomers to the program racing this weekend. It proves the Canadian Para canoe program is moving in the right direction.”

Mathieu St-Pierre from Shawinigan took first place in the Para Open VA 200m-race, followed closely by Dave Waters from the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia.

Five double winners at Canadian Para cycling Championships

SAGUENAY, Que. – There were five double winners at the 2018 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Quebecor held in Saguenay, Que., this past weekend.

Daniel Chalifour and his pilot Jean Michel Lachance of Quebec City as well as Robbi Weldon of Thunder Bay, Ont., and her pilot Audrey Lemieux of Alma, Que., were the winners in the visually impaired category in the men’s and women’s time trials and road races.

Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Que., was also a double victor in the men’s H3-5 category as were Kara Douville of Calgary (women’s H3-5) and Marie-Claude Molnar of St-Hubert, Que., (C4-5).

Other winners in the road races were Holly Dapp of Fort Erie, Ont., (women’s H1-2), Marie-Eve Croteau of Quebec City (Women’s T1-2 Tricycle) and Mike Shetler of Kirkland, Que., (Men’s T1-2). World champion Shelley Gautier of Toronto took the T1-2 Tricycle time trial crown.

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