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STEVE BUSH TAKES TOP NATIONAL COACHING AWARD AT THE 2022 PETRO-CANADA SPORT LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA!

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COACHING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Major awards recognize Bush’s lifelong contributions to Canada’s Water Ski Team and Picard’s contributions to Canada’s national Para snowboard team.

OTTAWA, ON, November 11, 2022 – The Coaching Association of CanadaTM (CAC) will celebrate remarkable achievements in coaching and sport development during the Petro- CanadaTM Sport Leadership Awards Gala.

Hosted by the CAC in partnership with Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, this annual gala honours coaches who exemplify the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and their positive impact within the sport system of Canada. It is held during the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference, Canada’s annual conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators.

2022 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Award Recipients Steve Bush (North Vancouver, BC)

Recipient, 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a lifelong commitment to coaching and coach development. This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding individual who has positively influenced the growth of coaching in Canada, contributed significantly to the sport community, shown dedication to upholding the values of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and inspired future generations of coaches.

Steve Bush has been the Water Ski National Team Head Coach since 1978. In his time as the National Team Head Coach, Team Canada has won over 180 World Championships medals. Internationally recognized, Steve has made an indelible mark on the sport and has put Canada on the map as one of the strongest and most respected water ski nations in the world. He can always be found in conversation with young skiers, giving them tips to improve their skills. Under Steve’s leadership, there has been an increase in the number of athletes competing at world championships events and an increase in the number of junior skiers in Canada.

“Steve has contributed enormously to Canada’s Water Ski National Team and to the sport community in Canada.” says Paul Carson, Chair of the CAC Board of Directors. “Steve truly deserves to be celebrated for his lifelong commitment to coaching, and we are honoured to present him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of all he has achieved over the past four decades.”

For the full press release CLICK HERE

To read the press release in French CLICK HERE

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2022 CANADIAN WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY SHUSWAP SKI AND BOARD – THANK YOU SPONSORS

We wish to express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors for their steadfast support and generosity. Learn about their products and services by visiting their websites below.

 
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18 Athletes to Represent Canada at the 2022 Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.

For the first time in Canadian water ski history, 18 skiers will be representing Canada at the 62nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. There will be 9 athletes competing in the Junior Masters and 9 competing in the Open division. This is the highest number of athletes in history to represent Canada at the US Masters. The event will take place at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA on May 27-29, 2022.


The Juniors will compete in prelims and finals on May 27 in slalom, trick, jump, and overall. The Open competitors will compete in slalom, trick, and jump with prelims on May 28 and finals on May 29. The Masters is known around the world as being one of the most prestigious watersports events, with the origin beginning in 1959. The event will host the best water skiers in the world, an invitation to compete at the Masters alone is considered an honour.


Water Ski Canada is proud to recognise these top athletes. Their invitation to the 62nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament is a confirmation of their hard work and dedication within the sport of waterskiing.


Junior Competitors:
Nellie Allard (QC) – Overall
Olivia Chute (NS) – Trick
Micky Geller (ON) – Jump
Evan Kraus (AB) – Slalom
Shae O’Brien (AB) – Jump
Megan Pelkey (AB) – Trick
Lucas Pinette (BC) – Jump
Charlie Ross (ON) – Slalom
Hannah Stopnicki (QC) – Trick


Open Competitors:
Jaimee Bull (ON) – Slalom
Ryan Dodd (AB) – Jump
Taryn Grant (MB) – Jump
Dorien Llewellyn (AB) – Trick & Jump
Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) – Slalom
Cole McCormick (ON) – Slalom
Conley Pinette (BC) – Jump
Paige Rini (ON) – Trick & Slalom
Neilly Ross (ON) – Trick

Open competitors, from left to right:
Jaimee Bull, Ryan Dodd, Taryn Grant, Dorien Llewellym, Whitney McClintock Rini, Cole McCormick, Conley Pinette, Paige Rini, Neilly Ross

Junior Competitors, from left to right:
Nellie Allard, Olivia Chute, Michy Geller, Evan Kraus, Shae O’Brien, Megan Pelkey, Lucas Pinette, Charlie Ross, Hannah Stopnicki

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Record Number of Canadian Athletes Attending the Masters

18 Athletes to Represent Canada at the 2022 Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.

For the first time in Canadian water ski history, 18 skiers will be representing Canada at the 62nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. There will be 9 athletes competing in the Junior Masters and 9 competing in the Open division. This is the highest number of athletes in history to represent Canada at the US Masters. The event will take place at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA on May 27-29, 2022.

The Juniors will compete in prelims and finals on May 27 in slalom, trick, jump, and overall. The Open competitors will compete in slalom, trick, and jump with prelims on May 28 and finals on May 29.

“I’m extremely excited for the US Masters and Junior Masters. Never before have we had this many Canadians competing at this prestigious event. It has been great to see these athletes’ hard work come to fruition with an invite to the Masters,” Steve Bush, National Team Head Coach.   

The Masters is known around the world as being one of the most prestigious watersports events, with the origin beginning in 1959. The event will host the best water skiers in the world, an invitation to compete at the Masters alone is considered an honour.

Water Ski Canada is proud to recognize these top athletes. Their invitation to the 62nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament is a confirmation of their hard work and dedication within the sport of water skiing. 

Junior Competitors:

  • Nellie Allard (QC) – Overall
  • Olivia Chute (NS) – Trick
  • Micky Geller (ON) – Jump
  • Evan Kraus (AB) – Slalom
  • Shae O’Brien (AB) – Jump
  • Megan Pelkey (AB) – Trick
  • Lucas Pinette (BC) – Jump
  • Charlie Ross (ON) – Slalom
  • Hannah Stopnicki (QC) – Trick

Open Competitors:

  • Jaimee Bull (ON) – Slalom
  • Ryan Dodd (AB) – Jump
  • Taryn Grant (MB) – Jump
  • Dorien Llewellyn (AB) – Trick & Jump
  • Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) – Slalom
  • Cole McCormick (ON) – Slalom
  • Conley Pinette (BC) – Jump
  • Paige Rini (ON) – Trick & Slalom
  • Neilly Ross (ON) – Trick 

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UPDATED SANCTION POLICY

CLICK HERE to view Water Ski Canada’s updated sanction policy.

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to outline the conditions under which a Water Ski sanction will be issued under the sanction program of WSWC.

Scope and Authority: This policy shall apply to all competitive water ski events in Canada conducted by a member PSO, Club, School or by WSWC

Topics discussed in policy:

-Sanction Fees

-Sanction Requirements

-Sanction Applications

-Naming Rights Policy

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@wswc.ca

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