Pentathlon Alberta Updates

NEWS AND EVENTS

Latest NEWS and Upcoming EVENTS 

Team Alberta at 2016 Canadian Pentathlon Nationals (L-R): Claire Liang, Joshua Riker-Fox, Shayaan Kirmani, Joel Riker-Fox, Sydney Lutz, Darragh O'Malley, Victoria Lasalle, Gavin Pigot, Connie Olson and Aryan Alibhai.

July 23-24 2016 - 2016 Canadian Pentathlon Nationals was hosted by Pentathlon Quebec is scenic Sherbrooke, QC over the weekend of July 23rd. Some comments from Pentathlon Alberta President Connie Olson on Nationals an how the Alberta Team fared:     

"This years Modern Pentathlon Canadian Championship was held July 23-24, Sheerbrooke, Quebec. Pentathlon Alberta had 8 members, the largest contingent to attend Nationals in another province. Alberta enjoyed great success with 6 medals; Gold to Gavin Pigot in Youth C Boys, Sydney Lutz in Youth C Girls, Aryan Alibhai in Youth D Boys; Bronze to Victoria Lasalle in Youth C Girls and Shayaan Kirmani in Youth D Boys. Joel Riker-Fox received Silver in Senior Men and both Claire Laing, Senior Women, and Connie Olsen, Masters Women, placed 4th. Congratulations to all these athletes for their great performance. Joshua Riker-Fox attended on behalf of the  ARES Pentathlon Club. Darragh O'Malley represented Alberta Pentathlon in the Team Lead role, supporting all the Alberta pentathletes and noted this as a showcase of up coming athletes representing Alberta as a pentathlon hub in Canada. Athletes, family members and friends came out to support and some participated in Sunday's Relay making this a spirited day promoting fun and friendship in the Canadian pentathlon community. Many thanks and much appreciation to Pentathlon Quebec, a young federation, for taking on organizing, hosting and delivering a wonderful event. Merci. And in the spirit of the event, Felicitation to our athletes for their success in Quebec."

Well done to all athletes! Here's to a relaxing summer before everyone returns to train hard in September.


The mother daughter teams of (L to R) Claire Laing and mother Lori Laing and Danja Currie-Olsen and mother Connie Olson at Alberta Pentathlon Provincials.

June 11 2016 - Pentathlon Alberta hosted Alberta Provincials in Calgary on June 11th. There was great participation with 28 athletes and participants from ages 7 to 67! Results can be found on the Results page. Congratulations to all athletes who competed and a big thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time for to help out with this fun day.

MARK THE DATE - The dates and locations for Fencing Provincials and Westerns have been announced. Provincials, hosted by Fencing Alberta, will be in Blackfalds, Alberta, April 30th to May 1st. Registration here. Western Canadian Championships, hosted by the Saskatchewan Fencing Association, will be in Saskatoon from May 6th to 8th. Registration and details here

April 9 2016 - Pentathlon Alberta and Nova Pentathlon ran friendly time trial event in Calgary on April 9th. This event was a great chance for athletes to set bench marks for their season so far with pentathlon Provincials and Nationals upcoming. Well done to everyone who competed and special congratulations to all those who achieved personal bests! Thanks as well to all the parents and volunteers who helped organize and run the event. Check on the Results page for more details from this fun day.

MARK THE DATE - Pentathlon Quebec has announced the dates for the 2016 Canadian Championships. They will be held on the 23rd and 24th of July with location is still to be decided. More details will be posted once they become available. 

LET"S GO!! Pentathlon Alberta is always looking for opportunities to introduce Alberta Athletes to our exciting sport and partner with local community clubs, organizers or parents. If your community is able to take part in hosting a clinic, typically including beginner lessons and demos for Fencing, Swimming and Combined (Run/Shoot) components, please contact us at info@pentathlonalberta.com . 

NEWS from the past SEASON (SEE OUR ARCHIVE PAGES FOR SOME AWESOME PAST NEWS)

With a new season underway, please contact your local club or info@pentathlonalberta.com to start training at this exciting sport. Also note that Fencing Alberta has posted the schedule of competitions for the coming season so make sure to check these out and plan to attend and support this sport in Alberta as one of the elements of Pentathlon.

Well done for Danja Currie-Olsen who represented Alberta at the National Championships held in Ontario in August. Danja won the Youth A division and was able to complete a very successful riding event during the competition as well. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Joshua Riker-Fox on a strong showing at the Pan Am Games Toronto 2015. Josh was one of a five member contingent and had Canada's Top Male result. Thank you and commendations to Pentathlon Ontario and the many numerous volunteers and horse owners who all contributed to an outstanding event in Toronto. Top Canadian result amongst the women went to Donna Vakalis of Toronto who finished in fourth place and thereby also secured an Olympic Qualification position. WELL DONE DONNA!

MANY THANKS for all the help in holding the Casino event July 10 and 11. This fund raiser assists us in carrying on with the sport events, development and other initiatives.