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Canada Snowboard – PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Winter Paralympic Games less than a year away

Vancouver, BC – Canada Snowboard is pleased to announce the National Canadian Snowboard team for the 2017/2018 season. Encompassing 38 riders as part of the full national team, and an additional 27 riders as part of a series of development groups and NextGen programs, Canada looks to have a strong season heading into the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Winter Paralympic Games.
Canadian Riders had another incredible year on snow in 2016/2017, with over 38 World cup, World Championship, and TTR Elite podiums (as well as 2 Crystal Globes) added to their trophy cases. Riders will be looking to make their mark again this winter, with the majority of spots on the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Snowboard teams up for grabs.
2017/2018 National Team, NextGen Program and Development Groups

Snowboardcross National Team

Chris Robanske (Calgary, AB)
Kevin Hill (Vernon, BC)
Baptiste Brochu (Saguenay, QC)

Tess Critchlow (Kelowna, BC)
Zoe Bergermann (Erin, ON)
Carle Brenneman
(North Vancouver, BC)
Meryeta O’Dine (Prince George, BC)
Katie Anderson (Jaffray, BC)

Marcel Mathieu, Rene Brunner

Snowboardcross Development Group

Tyler Jackson (Whitby, ON)
Evan Bichon (Prince George, BC)
Eliot Grondin (Sainte-Marie, QC)
Liam Moffatt (Truro, NS)
Danny Bourgeois (Rosemère, QC)

Audrey McManiman
(Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC)
Emilie-Kate Robinson-Leith (Killington, VT)


Alpine Snowboard National Team

Jasey-Jay Anderson
(Mt Tremblant, QC)
Darren Gardner (Burlington, ON)
Sébastien Beaulieu
(Sherbrooke, QC)
Richard Evanoff (Pickering, ON)

Megan Farrell (Richmond Hill, ON)
Kaylie Buck (Oakville, ON)
Coach: Jan Wengelin

Alpine Snowboard Development Group

Jules Lefebvre (Montreal, QC)
Richard-Riley Kilmer-Choi
(Oakville, ON)
Arnaud Gaudet (Montcalm, QC)

Marianne Laurin-LaLonde (Montreal, QC)
Jennifer Hawkrigg (Toronto, ON)
Katrina Gerencser (Burlington, ON)
Rebecca Letourneau-Duynstee 
(Hudson, QC)

Para-Snowboard National Team 

John Leslie  (Arnprior, ON)
Alex Massie (Barrie, ON)
Andrew Genge (Oshawa, ON)
Gerrit Van Bruggen (Nelson, BC)
Curtis Minard (Vernon, BC)


Michelle Salt (Calgary, AB)

Coaches: Mark Fawcett, Dave Balne

Halfpipe National Team

Derek Livingston (Aurora, ON)
Trevor Niblett (Toronto, ON)


Mercedes Nicoll (Whistler, BC)
Katie Tsuyuki (Toronto, ON)
Elizabeth Hosking (Longueuil, QC)
Calynn Irwin (Toronto, ON)

Coach: Mike Slaughter

Halfpipe Development Group

Shawn Fair (Calgary, AB)
Owen Wopnford (Calgary, AB)
Jack Collins (Calgary, AB)

Slopestyle National Team

Mark McMorris (Regina, SK)*
Sébastien Toutant (Montreal, QC)
Maxence Parrot (Bromont, QC)*
Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON)
Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC)
Michael Ciccarelli (Ancaster, ON)
Max Eberhardt (North Bay, ON)

*Provisionally nominated to Canadian Olympic Snowboard Team

Spencer O’Brien (Courtenay, BC)
Jenna Blasman (Kitchener, ON)
Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC)
Brooke Voigt (Fort McMurray, AB)
Baily McDonald (Barrie, ON)

Coaches: Elliot Catton, Chris Witwicki

Slopestyle NextGen Team

Francis Jobin (Lac Beauport, QC)
Carter Jarvis (Calgary, AB)
Joshua Reeves (Calgary, AB)
Sean Miskiman (Calgary, AB)
William Buffey (Toronto, ON)
John ‘Jack’ MacDougall
(Grand Prairie, AB)

Océane Fillion (Saguenay, QC)
Jasmine Baird (Missassauga, ON)
Marguerite Sweeney
(St-Basile de Portneuf, QC)
Sommer Gendron (Toronto, ON)

To schedule an interview with any member of the Canadian National Snowboard Team, please contact:
Eric Escaravage
Communications Coordinator
Canada Snowboard

Any person wishing to appeal a selection decision must do so in accordance with the Canada Snowboard Appeals Policy, which is available on the Canada Snowboard website located in the ‘Policies’ section ( Appeals of the selections listed in this announcement should be sent in by June 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT.
A notice of appeal, as described in the Appeals Policy, must be sent directly to:

Patrick Jarvis
Executive Director
Canada Snowboard (cc:

For further information, please contact:
Tyler Ashbee
High Performance Program Manager
Canada Snowboard

About Canada Snowboard
Canada Snowboard is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Mackenzie Financial, FA Design, Burton Snowboards, Zanier Gloves, and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games competition. Canada Snowboard also provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long-term athlete development. For more information on the services and programs offered by Canada Snowboard, visit: