Burlington’s Alanna Bray-Lougheed has been named as one of the 17 senior athletes to Canada’s Pan American Championships canoe/kayaks team to compete in Ponce, Puerto Rico from Oct. 18-20.
Bray-Lougheed, who paddles out of the Burloak Club is coach by Adam Oldershaw and will compete in the kayak division.
She will be joined by clubmate Taylor Potts of Toronto, competing in the women’s canoe division. She, too, is coached by Oldershaw.
The selections have recently been approved by CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Committee and are based on performances at National Team Trials in Welland at the end of June. Five Paracanoe athletes have already been named to the team and a junior delegation will be announced following National Championships in Montréal from Aug. 27-31.
CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.