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Karate Canada – GATINEAU – Canada’s best senior karate athletes, aged 16 and up, will be on hand at the Gatineau Sports Centre on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th.

Local athletes will be well represented, taking to the mats to fight for their place on the podium and a coveted spot on the Canadian Senior National Team. 

 

Notable local athletes include, but aren’t limited to:

 

Athlete

Major Achievements

Nicolas BISSON

Multiple National Champion – World Ranking: 50

Jérémy CHÉNARD

Reining Junior and Senior National Champion 

Kamille DESJARDINS

Multiple National Champion – Pan Am Medalist

Simon LANGLOIS GAUTHIER

Para Athlete – Pan Am Champion

Alexandre Benjamin RIVEST*

Reining National Champion – Top 5 Junior World – Pan Am Medalist

Maxym-Olivier RIVEST*

Current Junior and Senior Pan Am Champion – World Ranking: 41

Nicholas Patrick RIVEST*

Current  National Silver Medalist– Pan Am Medalist – World Ranking: 53

* The Rivest brothers reside in Gatineau. Note: Maxym-Olivier Rivest will not be competing, but will have media availability.

 

Media are invited to capture photo, video and interview some of Canada’s top karate athletes. Limited opportunities are available to media wishing to try the sport first-hand.

  • What: 2019 Karate Canada Senior National Championships
  • When: Saturday, January 19 – Sunday, January 20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Media accreditation can be arranged.
  • Who: Canada’s top karate athletes, including athletes from the Ottawa/Gatineau/Outaouais region
  • Where: centre sportif de Gatineau – 850 de la Gappe Boulevard, Gatineau QC J8T 7T7

Karate Canada would like to thank the City of Gatineau, Tourisme Outaouais and the Province of Quebec for their tremendous support of the 2019 Karate Canada Senior National Championships, as well as Karate Quebec who have been instrumental in hosting this event.

For more information on this event or the sport of karate, please visit www.karatecanada.org

 

Media contact:

Cheryl Tataryn

Email: cheryl.tataryn@karatecanada.org

Cell: 613-859-3433         

About Karate Canada:

Karate Canada is a not-for-profit corporation constituted under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, with the objective of describing and incorporating all activities related to the promotion, organization, regulation and popularization of the sport of karate all over Canada, of protecting the physical and emotional health of athletes, and of promoting the interests of karate throughout Canada. Karate Canada and its 10 member Provincial and Territorial Associations assemble roughly 16,000 participants nationwide. Furthermore, Karate Canada is a proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the World Karate Federation and the Pan American Karate Federation. See more at www.karatecanada.org.