Six athletes of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club will participate in the 2017 Canada Games
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, is pleased to highlight the performance of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club athletes, who have qualified to represent the Québec sprint canoe kayak team at the 2017 Canada Games. Tryouts were held at the Olympic Basin in Montréal on May 28 and 29.
“I am proud to see our athletes advance and qualify for high-level competitions. They are an inspiration for all young athletes and lead by example through their talent and perseverance,” notes Mayor Trudeau.
The Pointe-Claire athletes who have been selected will participate in the 2017 Canada Games, which will be held in Winnipeg from August 7 to 10. Juliette Brault, Victoria Saucier, Corrina Higgins, Nicolas Thirion, Philipe Laliberté and Foster Salpeter qualified in the point total after a series of events over 200, 500 and 1,000 metres.
Also of note is the performance of two Pointe-Claire Canoe Club athletes who represented the national team during events at the World Cup, which took place in Szeged, Hungary from May 26 to 28. Marc Tarling placed 17th in the C‑2 1,000m event and Lisa Bissonnette placed 11th in the K‑4 500m event. She also distinguished herself this weekend at the World Cup in Belgrade, finishing in 13th place in the 200m event, 15th in the 500m event, and finished 9th with her teammates in the K‑4 500m.
“These athletes represent the character of our City through their talent. I invite residents to continue encouraging them in their pursuit of excellence,” says the mayor in conclusion.
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