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Update from Pentathlon Canada’s President, Rod Staveley

Pentathlon Canada members and supporters, Since the COVID-19 shutdown earlier this year, Canada and the world have gone through a lot of changes. I trust you and your family are coping as well as possible and, importantly, heeding our public health experts’ guidelines concerning safety protocols. We are in a challenging year with limited training,…

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Pentathlon Canada Moving Forward on Governance, Safe Sport and Gender Equity

Pentathlon Canada acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada for work about to be undertaken related to governance, safe sport and gender equity, all key areas that will contribute to growing the sport of Modern Pentathlon. This support will allow Pentathlon Canada to review and revise our bylaws, policies and LTAD framework, develop…

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Pentathlon Canada appoints Executive Director – Shelley Callaghan

Pentathlon Canada, the National Sport Organization for the core Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley Callaghan as Executive Director. Her primary responsibilities include financial and personnel systems, fund-raising, and planning. Her role will be instrumental in ensuring that Pentathlon Canada has the infrastructure and support systems required to…

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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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Team Athletes adjust their swim training during the Pandemic

During this pandemic, swim training is especially difficult for athletes around the world.This spring, some of out team and youth athletes have taken to open water in lakes, quarries, and canals to get their swim practises in, first with wetsuits in May, and now it is a bit warmer, without wetsuits whilst they await for…

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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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