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Four athletes of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club selected for the national team

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to highlight the performance of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club athletes who have qualified to represent the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak team at international-level competitions. The national team trials were held in Montréal from June 22 to June 24.

“It is an honour to see our athletes distinguish themselves by qualifying for world-class competitions, and we are proud of their achievements. They inspire all young athletes and set an example. I would like to congratulate them on behalf of the population of Pointe-Claire,” Mayor Belvedere proudly stated.

Lissa Bissonnette will be representing Canada at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal and at the Sprint Pan American Championship in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At the trials, she distinguished herself by placing first in both the K-1 200m and K-2 500m events, and fourth in the in the K-1 500m.

Christine Gauthier, who has returned to the sport after a year of injury recovery, was selected to represent Canada at the ICF Paracanoe World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal and at the Pan American Paracanoe championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. During the trials in Montréal, she finished first in both the V-1 and K-1 200m events.

Emmanuelle Guilbert was chosen to represent Canada at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Canoe Sprint Championship in Szolnok, Hungary. At the trials, she finished sixth in the C-1 500m and 10th in the C-1 200m event.

Jeremy De Sousa was selected for the U17 national team and will be representing Canada at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Poznan, Poland. He placed third in both the K-1 1000m and K-1 500m events, and placed sixth in the K-2 1,000m event at the trials.

“I invite residents to continue cheering for these talented and dedicated athletes as they follow their dreams and stand out among the best in the world,” said the mayor in conclusion.


Information: 514 630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca