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!