Registration is now open for the 2017 Canadian Pentathlon Championships being held in Calgary, Alberta on July 7, 8 and 9.
The full program can be viewed online at: canadianpentathlonchampionships.ca
Registration can be completed on the Pentathlon Alberta website pentathlonalberta.com. Regular registration is open until June 14 with the final registration deadline being June 25.
The Canadian Pentathlon Championships website provides an online version of the program as well as tourist information. Information on the horses for the competition will be on the website Friday, July 7 and the same information will be distributed at the competition venue.
The championships have something for everyone. The Saturday of the event offers categories for all athletes including the full pentathlon, a tetrathlon and single sport events. The day will conclude with a banquet at the Gobi Grill on the grounds of Rocky Mountain Show Jumping. The banquet is open to athletes, friends and family members, with the cost of the dinner being included for pentathletes and tetrathletes in their entry fee. The following day will be the much-anticipated relay. Friends and family members of the athletes will get a chance to try out fencing, swimming and the laser-run on mixed teams with athletes from the previous day. All participants will compete in the three events alongside their teammates with medals awarded at the end of the day. Equipment for fencing and the laser-run can be provided if needed.
The Championships are a qualifier for the National Pentathlon team as well as for the upcoming Youth Olympics. Athletes from across Canada and select international athletes will be competing.
Spectators are welcome for all events throughout the weekend. The event committee is still looking to fill some volunteer roles. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Claire Laing at email@example.com.
Pentathlon Alberta is excited to announce that the 2017 Canadian Pentathlon Championships will be held July 7th, 8th and 9th in Calgary, Alberta.
The province of Alberta is home to a thriving Modern Pentathlon community with three pentathlon clubs and over 50 pentathletes. The city of Calgary itself is home to many world-class sporting events, including their very own Calgary Stampede. Located less than an hour from the Rocky Mountains, Calgary provides exceptional sports facilities and unmatched hospitality with a backdrop that will take your breath away, making it an ideal location to host this year’s championships.
Friday July 7th: Test ride and technical meeting
Saturday July 8th: Fencing, swimming, equestrian, combined event and banquet
Sunday July 9th: Relay
*Exact schedule TBD
MRU is a distinguished University located in the south west of Calgary. It offers a fully-equipped recreational facility that is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all of users. The recreational areas of the campus provide first-rate amenities for a wide variety of athletes and sports. The facility offers a 25-meter pool.
Next to Spruce Meadows, RMSJ hosts the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the province. They host over 20 competitions each season including both show jumping and dressage. The facility offers magnificent views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and nearby foothills and is a short drive from the MRU campus. The Owner and Operator of RMSJ, John Anderson, was a member of the Canadian Olympic Show Jumping team and continuously represents Canada in international competitions.
Please stay tuned for more information regarding the event.
Pentathlon Quebec was proud to host the 2016 Canadian Pentathlon Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Click here to view results.
Baden, ON — The 2015 Canadian Modern Pentathlon Championships will take place in Kitchener-Waterloo and Baden, Ontario August 15-16, 2015. Over 30 athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and the USA are expected to compete in the sport consisting of 5 elements: epee fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping and the combined run-laser shoot.The Canadian Championships will feature Olympians Donna Vakalis (Toronto, ON) and Melanie McCann (Mount Carmel, ON), in their first competition after respectively placing 4th and 5th in the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, where Donna Vakalis also earned a coveted berth to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Donna Vakalis, reigning Senior Women’s National Champion, will look to defend her National title. Also competing will be Pan American Games team member Garnett Stevens (Rockland, ON) as well as 17 year old rookie Pan American Team member Hillary Elliott (Ingersoll, ON).
Other Team & development athletes will also compete, including Beatrice Cigagna, (Schomberg, ON ) who recently captured a silver medal in the Team Relay with Garnett Stevens at the first ever Modern Pentathlon University Games in Mexico, and Kelly Fitzsimmons, (Toronto, ON) who recently competed at the World Cup Final in Berlin, Germany.
Baden’s own Evin Ballantyne, male alternate for the Pan American Games, will also vie for top spot in the Senior Men’s division.
The Championships will start with Fencing at the Excelsior Fencing club in Kitchener Waterloo, before moving to Baden for the freestyle swimming at the Wilmot Recreation Complex, followed by the Equestrian Show Jumping & run-laser shoot at nearby Findaway Equestrian Services.
Sunday, the Team Relay will take place at The Wilmot Recreation Complex and Findaway Equestrian Services.
Pentathlon Canada governs the sport of pentathlon in Canada, supporting our provincial associations and national team athletes in building a supportive environment for our sport. Pentathletes compete in five sports – fencing, swimming, equestrian riding, and a combined run and shoot – in a one-day competition.
We hope to see you in Baden August 15-16!