Marsh Mash 2016 Results

posted May 24, 2016, 6:09 PM by RHCC Updates

RHCC had a large contingent of paddlers attend Marsh Mash, the first race of the season. Even though the weather wasn’t very favourable with a cold & windy day, the canal was in much better condition than last year.

For detailed results, please follow this link: 

Here are the highlights:

24 km ICF Kayak & Canoe
Men’s 2nd - Oskar Morawski
Men’s 3rd - David Stewart
Women’s 1st - Tula Morawska
C1 1st - Jean Luc Cinq-Mars Please note the results in the link are incorrect, showing Jean Luc as one of the 18 km paddlers.

Senior Men K1 24 km
We also had 3 Master men compete in the 24 km distance, although none placed in the top 3.

18 km Junior Open Kayak & C1
Men's 1st - Ryan Reid
Men's 2nd - Bronson Pascoe 
Men's 3rd - John Reid
Women's 1st - Katy Stewart
Women's 2nd - Grace Tsaousidis 
Women's 3rd - Liz Zoubakina 
C1 2nd - Marc Cinq-Mars 

9 km Recreational Kayak & Canoe
Women’s 1st - Vita Ivanovs finished first in the women’s section of the 9 km event.
Men’s Kayak 1st - Marc Nemec
Men’s Kayak 2nd Borisse Prochounine
Men’s Canoe – 1st Vlad Pankratov. Please note the results in the link are incorrect, showing Vlad as one of the kayakers.

What a great way to start off the season for all of our RHCC paddlers!

Congratulations to Roland Varga and Paul Bryant!

posted May 10, 2016, 8:42 PM by RHCC Updates

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 5, 2016) - In the Men’s C2 1000m, Paul Bryant and Roland Varga (both of Richmond Hill, ON) won a second final to solidify themselves as the top Canadian crew for the Continental Qualifier. Bryant and Varga battled back and forth with Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC). In the end, only 0.99 of a second separated the two crews.

CKC link to news from the National Team trials for May 5th:

RHCC clean up of Lake Wilcox park and shoreline

posted Apr 23, 2016, 7:33 PM by RHCC Updates

RHCC came out in force for the Oak Ridges Clean Up day, April 23rd, 2016.  Thank you to our many volunteers who cleaned up the shoreline and surrounding parkland.  We collected at least 15 bags of garbage! Many thanks to Oak Ridges Friends of the Environment for organizing the community clean up and BBQ.  

David Stewart -Town of Richmond Hill Sport Champion!

posted Apr 20, 2016, 5:13 PM by RHCC Updates

David with his award 
Katy receiving the award on behalf of David

One of our own High Performance athletes was recently honoured with a Town of Richmond Hill Sport Champion Award!  David Stewart was one of only 6 individuals, 2 coaches and 2 community teams who were honoured with this award.  David was recognized for his outstanding performance at the Canadian National CanoeKayak Championships last August when he won the U16 Men’s 1000M Gold Medal, the fastest paddler in Canada in his age group and event!

The presentation of the Sport Champion Award was at a special ceremony held on March 31st when David was in Florida at the Ontario CanoeKayak Team training camp, so he was not able to attend.  Instead, David’s sister Katy ably represented him at the event, accepting the award on his behalf.  

RHCC is thrilled that David was honoured with this award and we look forward to another very successful season from all of our competitive paddlers! 

RHCC / Oak Ridges Clean up Day - Sat. April 23rd at 11AM

posted Apr 11, 2016, 5:41 PM by RHCC Updates

RHCC will participate in the Oak Ridges Community Clean Up Day on Sat. April 23rd

Please meet at the Boathouse at 11 AM


This effort is part of the 16th annual Oak Ridges and Lake Wilcox community clean up organized by Oak Ridges Friends of the Environment (ORFE).   A BBQ will follow for volunteers thanks to the Oak Ridges Friends of the Environment and the Lions Club.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for 360Kids.     

We will clean up the shoreline and park area next to the club, the Lake Wilcox Park Path, Parking Area and, time permitting, up to the back of the Oak Ridges Community Centre.  Garbage bags will be provided.  We will have some gloves available, but strongly recommend that you bring gardening gloves, which are much sturdier.  Please dress for the weather.  

In addition to cleaning up a space that we all use, this is a great opportunity to give back to the community.  

We encourage members to participate.  Parents and siblings are welcome to join, if desired.

Students can earn volunteer hours for their participation – please bring your forms to the BBQ.

Thank you RHCC!

Sunshine Showdown, Sarasota Florida - Results

posted Apr 9, 2016, 7:43 PM by RHCC Updates

Our first competition of the 2016 season was held on March 30th in Sarasota, Florida while 14 RHCC athletes were at a training camp in nearby Homosassa, hosted by the OCSRA.  Time control type events were held for canoe and kayak in 5 different events: 200M, 500M, 1000M, 2000M, and 6000M.  Results for the U16 & Junior 2000M events are not available due to the strong crosswinds.


RHCC athletes had a very successful day, winning 14 medals! Here is a list of our medal winners:



Junior Men K-1          Niko Tsaousidis 3rd

U16 Men K-1              Cameron Lang 2nd



Junior Men K-1          David Stewart 3rd

U16 Men K-1              Cameron Lang 1st



Junior Men K-1          Oskar Morawski 1st

                                    David Stewart 2nd

U16 Men K-1              Cameron Lang 1st

                                    Alex Ivanov 2nd

Junior Women K-1    Tula Morawska 1st



Junior Men K-1          Oskar Morawski 1st

                                    David Stewart 2nd

U16 Men K-1              Cameron Lang 2nd

Junior Men C-1          Jean Luc Cinq-Mars 3rd

Junior Women K-1    Tula Morawska 2nd



The complete published results are available here: .  Please note there are several errors in the published results which we hope to have corrected soon.


This is a terrific opening to our new season, let’s hope our athletes can keep up the winning momentum of this early start!

Register Today!

posted Apr 2, 2016, 7:35 AM by Rachel Needham   [ updated Apr 2, 2016, 7:41 AM ]

2016 Summer Program Registration is NOW OPEN!!!!

Please visit Programs or Registration for more information and to download forms. 

We look forward to seeing you on the water this summer!

Summer is around the corner!

posted Feb 28, 2016, 7:53 AM by RHCC Updates   [ updated Feb 28, 2016, 8:16 AM ]

Upcoming dates

April 9th 2016 - Registration Day
April 16th 2016 - Dock Day
June 18th 2016 - Open House / Try it for a Toonie  - Public Welcome!

Ontario Cup 4

posted Oct 22, 2015, 5:12 PM by System Administrator

Our final club event of the competitive season, OCup #4, was held this past Sunday at the South Niagara Canoe Club.  OCup #4 was a long-distance event with paddlers competing in marathons of various lengths in the morning and then a 2000m team pursuit with combined men’s & women’s entries, in the afternoon.  

 RHCC won the club burgee for this regatta! We were more than 60 points ahead of Burloak, the second place finisher.    For the overall OCup series, we were 3rd in the Grand Champion and Excellence Award categories.   This is a fabulous finish to the season for our club, the best showing we have had in years.  Detailed results for OCup #4 and series results can be found here:

 Following are highlights of individual performances from OCup #4:

Masters Men’s K-1  20,000m

Andrew Ivanov - 1st

Andrei Zoubakine – 2nd

Men’s U17 K-1  20,000m

Oskar Morawski – 1st

David Stewart – 3rd

Cameron Lang – 4th

Alex Ivanov – 5th

Men’s U17 C-1  20,000m

Jean Luc Cinq-Mars – 2nd


Women’s U17 K-1  20,000m

Tula Morawska – 3rd


Master Men’s K-1  10,000m

Borisse Prochounine – 1st

Andrei Berliaev – 2nd


Men’s U15 K-1   10,000m

John Reid – 3rd


Master Men’s C-1  10,000m

Vlad Pankratov – 1st


Men’s U15 C-1  10,000m

Tristan DeCotiis – 3rd


Women’s U15 K-1  10,000m

Sarah Nagy – 2nd

Brooklyn Wodehouse – 4th

Grace Tsaousidis – 5th


Men’s U13 C-1  6000m

Marc Cinq-Mars – 1st


Master Women’s K-1  6000m

Mary Chambers – 1st


Women’s U13 K-1  6000m

Jade Needham – 1st

Katy Stewart – 3rd

Angelina Davidson – 5th


Master’s 2000m Team Pursuit

Andrei Zoubakine & Andrew Ivanov – 1st


U13 2000m Team Pursuit

Maria Ivanov & Angelina Davidson – 1st


U15 2000m Team Pursuit

Sarah Nagy & Katy Stewart – 1st

Liz Zoubakina & Jade Needham – 4th

Brooklyn Wodehouse & Grace Tsaousidis – 5th


U17 2000m Team Pursuit

David Stewart & Oskar Morawski – 1st

Brendan Rogers & Niko Tsaousidis – 3rd

Alex Ivanov & Cam Lang – 5th


Thanks to everyone for a terrific competitive season. After so many successes this year, we know next year will be even better!  And once again, many thanks to our coaches, Helen & Artyom Savin, we couldn’t have done it without you! 

Richmond Hill paddlers earn gold, silver and bronze medals

posted Sep 11, 2015, 1:17 PM by System Administrator

We are a small club, but mighty
Richmond Hill Liberal
By Warren Lang

David Stewart's first instinct soon after crossing the finish line in his kayak at the recent Canadian CanoeKayak Sprint Championships on Ottawa's scenic Rideau Canal was to climb over a barricade into the grandstand of spectators.

The 16-year-old Grade 11 Richmond Hill High School student had good reason to do so, after he claimed his first-ever national title when padding in the Under 16 1,000-metre individual kayak event.
Stewart wanted to savour the moment with the rest of his Richmond Hill Canoe Club teammates and head coach Helen Savin.
A member of the club's high performance program, Stewart wasn't the only Richmond Hill Canoe Club competitor to attain success at Canada's oldest amateur canoe/kayak competition, which attracted more than 1,200 competitors from clubs across Canada.
Oskar Morawski claimed the silver medal in the Under 17 6,000m endurance event. Tula Morawska, Oskar's sister, finished in the top five in four different events.
Canoer Jean Luc Cinq-Mars won the bronze medal in the Under 17 200m, while kayaker Niko Tsaousidis was fourth in the Under 16 200m.
As a foursome, Stewart, Morawski, Cameron Lang and Brendan Rogers joined forces to finish fourth in the Under 17 1,000m team kayak event.
Also selected to coach the Ontrio Regatta Team this year, Savin was quick to credit the dedication each of the competitors exhibited in making their presence felt at the championships.

"The training was very difficult for them," she cited. "They had to be mentally and physically strong. They worked so hard that when they came here and succeeded, they know that their effort was worth it."
Preparations involved gruelling year-round twice-a-day training to build up their strength, endurance and speed at the club's home base on Lake Wilcox.

Savin also praised the support they received from the Richmond Hill community, which in turn, has helped to create a greater awareness of their endeavours.

"We are all grateful for the ongoing support of the community - especially the residents on Lake Wilcox - and we are proud to be raising the profile of the town across the country," she said. "I am so proud of everything we have accomplished. We are a small club, but we are mighty."
Along with fielding a high performance program, the club also has a vibrant team of masters who compete at the national level and advanced, intermediate and racing development options for younger paddlers.
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