Feature Story                                                Friday, March 4, 2016

 

It's in the Water

Cool kayakers come from all over the country for Icebreaker

Barb Taylor/Voice photos

 

Jeff Jennings from Port Moody is urged on by a fellow paddler last weekend on Hope Slough during the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Ice Breaker Series competition.

 

here was no ice to break at this yearís Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Ice Breaker flat water slalom race series, but shifting weather conditions certainly added to the kayaking challenges of over 40 athletes who competed amid everything from sunshine to pouring rain and blasts of wind these past two weekends.

 

"Clean!" yells a judge from his kayak after a paddler completed their whirl around a gate.

 

Local Chilliwack racers put up a friendly fight and took overall winning titles in the series for K1 Menís and Womenís JR and SR categories, as well as K1 and C1 Womenís Cadet levels.

 

Kayaking races were held in Fort Langley, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford. 

 

Challenging BCís local paddlers, were visiting athletes from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, California, and Nevada.

 

See more photos below.

 

 

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