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2020 National Modern Pentathlon Championships -Covid-19 update

Dear Pentathlon Canada Community: As you know, many sporting events are being cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we have also been forced to review our Nationals Competition scheduled for July 11 in Calgary, AB. At our Pentathlon Canada Board meeting in April, the Board made the difficult decision to cancel our…

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Pentathlon Canada announces Joshua Riker-Fox as National Next Generation Development Coach

Pentathlon Canada, the National Sports Organization that governs the core Olympic sport of modern pentathlon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Olympian Joshua Riker-Fox as our new National Next Generation Development Coach. As a modern pentathlete, Joshua’s competition experience includes the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2015 Pan American Games and the UIPM’s annual World…

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Open Position: Fundraiser Contractor

Modern pentathlon was introduced as an Olympic sport in 1912 by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics. Pentathlon Canada’s athletes have competed in every Olympic since 1972 … 47 years without an interruption. We are not funded by any Federal, Provincial or local government. We do not have an international conglomerate as…

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2019 federal budget continues to support Canadian athletes

Pentathlon Canada is pleased in reading Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s fourth federal budget released on March 18, 2019 that Canadian sports organizations will benefit from a $6 million per year for five years investment to promote accessible, ethical, equitable and safe sports. This funding will enable Canadians to experience the life changing benefits of sport…

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Pentathlon Canada Qualifies 3 Female & 2 Male Spots for the 2019 Lima Pan American Games

Toronto, Ontario, January 3rd 2019 — Pentathlon Canada fielded its largest Senior Team in recent years at the Pan American Modern Pentathlon Championships that took place from November 27th to December 2nd 2018 in Lima, Peru. Team Canada was represented by 3 female athletes: Shauna Biddulph (Calgary, Alberta) Kelly Fitzsimmons (Toronto, Ontario), Claire Samulak (Calgary,…

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Pentathlon Canada announces Annual General Meeting date of February 2nd 2019

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Membership Pentathlon Canada Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of membership of Pentathlon Canada will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Business meetings will be conducted from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on the same day. The meeting will be held by webconference.…

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Athlete Blog

Modern pentathlon, ancient ideals

‘COVID-19 is forcing all of us to be resourceful and resilient’ DATE: April 8th 2020 Source: Athletes, coaches and teams around the world are grappling with uncertainty as I write this. From Olympic variables to training in self isolation, changing qualifier dates, lost funding, lost jobs, lost travel opportunities. The challenges seem insurmountable for…

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In 1983, Lynn Séguin (nee: Chornobrywy) became the modern pentathlon world champion and was named Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year

Melanie McCann’s (Mount Carmel, ON) 11th place finish in the Women’s Pentathlon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was the highest placing ever by a Canadian at the Games.

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