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Pentathlon Canada is hiring a Part Time Executive Director

Qualified applicants can review the job description & submit their application to president@pentathloncanada.ca. Applications will be accepted until 12.00 noon EST , Friday June 12th 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thanks

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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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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: https://www.cbc.ca/playersvoice/entry/ancient-ideals-modern-pentathlon 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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