Congratulations to Carter Lucas and Rebecca Ramsay, recipients of the 2021 Manoo and Jean Gurjar Scholarship.  The scholarship is given out each year to provide financial support to the skiing and educational pursuits of one male and one female Canadian water skier who best represent  the ideals established in honour of Manoo Gurjar.  

The Manoo Scholarship is awarded to athletes who:

-Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
-Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community 
-Good sportsmanship;
-Gives back to the sport in his or her own unique way;
-Demonstrates a commitment to education;
-Demonstrates a commitment to training and becoming better;
-Demonstrates potential and drive to compete 

For more information about the Manoo Scholarship CLICK HERE

Congratulations Carter and Lucas

Photos: David Crowder Photography

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OTTAWA, ON – Water Ski Canada is pleased to announce the selection of the U17 & U21 Water Ski Teams. The teams will compete in the 18th IWWF U17 Water Ski World Championships and 10th IWWF U21 Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 22-29, at Pickos Water Ski School in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 

National junior team coach, Cole Grant will lead the U17 team and both Drew Ross and Matt Rini will lead the U21 teams. Both teams will be managed by National Team Head Coach, Steve Bush who is looking forward to a strong showing by Team Canada – “I am excited for these teams as we have strong representation in all events. These athletes have been training hard for the past year and I know they are excited to represent Canada at the U17 and U21 World Championships”.

Canada will be represented by:


Olivia Chute NS Team
Evan Kraus AB Team
Shae O’Brien AB Team
Chris Horwood BC Team
Nellie Allard QC Team
Hannah Stopnicki QC Team
Charlie Ross ON Independent – Slalom
Megan Pelkey AB Independent – Overall
Jonathon Horwood BC Independent – Jump
Mickey Geller ON Independent – Jump



Jaimee Bull ON Team
Sean Kraus AB Team
Carter Lucas SK Team
Shae O’Brien AB Team
Paige Rini ON Team
Neilly Ross  ON Team
Jamie Calhoun ON Independent – Slalom
Olivia Chute NS Independent – Trick
Charlie Ross ON Independent – Slalom
Hannah Stopnicki QC Independent – Trick

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For more information about the event CLICK HERE


About Water Ski Canada
Water Ski Canada is a Council of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC), the national governing body for towed water sports in Canada.

For More Information and Interview Requests:
Jasmine Northcott
Chief Executive Officer
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

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In consideration of the current global pandemic, the IWWF Bureau made the decision
that it would not be appropriate to have the 2020 IWWF Skiers, Riders and Athletes of
the Year Awards. In light of 2021 being the 75th Anniversary of the IWWF, it was
decided that each sport division council should choose their Skiers and Riders of the
Decade 2010–2019 and select their Female and Male Skiers and Riders of the past 25

Canada is pleased to congratulate Jaret Llewellyn on being named IWWF Male Water
Skier of the Quarter Century 1995-2019.

A phenomenal athlete, Jaret has made an indelible mark on the sport and is part of an
illustrious water ski dynasty that has helped to change the world water ski community
for the better. Jaret and his brother Kreg first learned to water ski at Dodd’s Lake in
Innisfail, Alberta, where both brothers took quickly to the sport and rose rapidly to the
world stage, both becoming champions. Kreg is noted to be Jaret’s inspiration and hero
both on and off the water. Parent’s Don and Chris, volunteered countless hours hosting,
officiating and supporting tournaments and actively contributing to the water ski
community. Married to Austrian water ski world champion, Britta Llewellyn, their son
Dorien has followed his parents and uncle’s footsteps and is a champion skier as well
and has won several titles, including Gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.

With a total of 7 elite world individual titles, Jaret had the most elite world individual titles
of any male skier in the history of tournament water skiing. What makes this more
impressive is that those 7 titles are spread across 3 events – Jump, Trick and Overall.
Jaret has 117 professional wins, 9 World Titles,11 World Records and 3 IWWF World
Championship Team titles competing with Canada. Jaret is a 24-time Moomba
champion, 5-time US Masters Overall Champion and 4-time Jump Champion. In the last
25 years, Jaret held the IWWF World Overall record for 14 years and IWWF Jump
Record for 2 years.

In addition to his on water accomplishments, Jaret has worked just as hard off the water
to build the sport of water ski, serving on countless boards and associations.
Congratulations Jaret!

List of Award Winners

To view Jaret’s World Water Skiers profile CLICK HERE


JARET LLEWELLYN- Skieur nautique masculin du quart de siècle 1995 – 2019 de la FISNP

Ski nautique et planche Canada félicite Jaret Llewellyn qui a été choisi le skieur
nautique masculin du quart de siècle par la Fédération internationale de ski nautique et
de planche (FISNP).

À cause de la pandémie globale actuelle, le conseil de la FISNP a pris la décision qu’il
ne serait pas approprié de présenter les prix de skieurs, planchistes et athlètes de
l’année de la FISNP 2020. Puisque 2021 est le 75e anniversaire de la FISNP, il a été
décidé que le conseil de chaque division sportive choisirait ses skieurs et planchistes de
la décennie 2010–2019 et choisirait ses skieurs et planchistes féminins et masculins
des 25 dernières années.

Le Canada est heureux de féliciter Jaret Llewellyn qui a été choisi le skieur nautique
masculin du quart de siècle 1995-2019 par la FISNP.

Un athlète phénoménal, Jaret a laissé une marque indélébile sur le sport et fait partie
d’une illustre dynastie de ski nautique qui a aidé à changer la collectivité mondiale de
ski nautique pour le mieux. Jaret et son frère Kreg ont d’abord appris à skier à Dodd’s
Lake, à Innisfail, en Alberta, où les deux frères ont rapidement adopté le sport et se
sont rapidement hissés sur la scène mondiale. Kreg est reconnu comme étant
l’inspiration et le héros de Jaret sur et hors de l’eau. Leurs parents Don et Chris ont
fourni un nombre incalculable d’heures de bénévolat pour organiser, juger et soutenir
des compétitions et contribuer activement à la collectivité du ski nautique. Marié à la
championne du monde de ski nautique australienne, Britta Llewellyn, leur fils Dorien a
suivi les traces de ses parents et de son oncle et est aussi un skieur champion et il a
remporté plusieurs titres, dont une médaille d’or aux Jeux parapanaméricains de 2019 à

Avec un total de sept titres mondiaux élites individuels, Jaret a le plus de titres
mondiaux élites individuels parmi tous les skieurs masculins dans l’histoire des
compétitions de ski nautique. Ce qui est le plus impressionnant est que ces sept titres
se répartissent dans trois épreuves – sauts, figures et combiné. Jaret a 117 victoires
professionnelles, neuf titres mondiaux,11 records mondiaux et trois titres des
championnats du monde par équipe de la FISNP avec le Canada. Jaret est 24 fois
champion Moomba, cinq fois champion du combiné du US Masters et quatre fois
champion des sauts. Dans les 25 dernières années, Jaret a détenu le record du monde
du combiné de la FISNP pendant 14 ans et le record du monde des sauts de la FISNP
pendant deux ans.

En plus de ses réalisations sur l’eau, Jaret a travaillé tout aussi fort hors de l’eau pour
bâtir le sport de ski nautique, participant à de nombreux conseils d’administration et

Félicitations Jaret!



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Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada are pleased to announce the 2019 annual award recipients. While generally presented to the recipients at their respective National Championships, the is an unusual year. While we have miss not being able to gather at our National events, we are thankful for our online community through which we can celebrate and recognize the achievements of our 2019 award recipients.
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