Ridge Canoe and Kayak club hosts regatta

The Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club held the Slawko Fedechko Season Opener regatta earlier this month at Whonnock Lake.

The Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club held the Slawko Fedechko Season Opener regatta earlier this month at Whonnock Lake.

Teams from seven clubs from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Seattle competed over two days.

Alex Brent and Tessa Nagai were the top locals, as they won the open men’s and women’s K1 200m, 500m and 6,000m events.

On the women’s side, Kathy Nay and Verna McNichol were second and third in the 500m and 6,000m behind Nagai.

In U17 competition, Justin Won, Matthew Koehler and Jeff Jiang, finished one, two, three in the K1 200m and  500m events. The same trio were one, two, three in the 6,000m, this time with Koehler in first.

In U15 competition Tyler Demidoff and Melody Oh were each first in the boys and girls K1 200m, 500m and 4,000m, respectively.