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Pentathlon Canada’s Kelly Fitzsimmons seeking to qualify for the summer 2021 Olympics (Tokyo 2020)

Pentathlon Canada is pleased to confirm that Alberta’s Kelly Fitzsimmons will be competing at World Cups 1, 2 and 3 in Hungary and Bulgaria, starting with Budapest on March 24, 2021. Kelly, Canada’s national champion, placed 9th at the 2019 PanAmerican Games in Lima, Peru, giving her essential World Ranking Points towards Olympic qualification this…

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Pentathlon Canada Concussion Management Webinar

Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:00-8:00pm Presented by lawyer Steve Indig from the Sport Law and Strategy Group, this webinar on Concussion Management will aid organizations in understanding the standard of care owed towards participants and the risks involved with concussions. In addition, the presentation will discuss concussion policies, return to sport protocols and other legal…

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Call for Applications for the Pentathlon Board of Directors

Pentathlon Canada is seeking applications from individuals interested in filling Board positions. Upon approval of the new Pentathlon Canada Bylaws at the 2021 Pentathlon Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM), where positions will begin on staggered terms, the following positions will be available for the following terms: President (3-year term – March 2021-March 2024) Treasurer (2-year…

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2021 Pentathlon Canada Annual General Meeting of Membership / Convocation à l’assemblée annuelle des membres 2021

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of membership of Pentathlon Canada will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (EST).  The meeting will be held by webconference. If you plan to participate please confirm attendance by March 19th to Shelley Callaghan at: executivedirector@pentathloncanada.ca The purpose of the meeting…

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Pentathlon Canada Safe Sport Webinar

To the Pentathlon Canada Community! Please follow the link below to register for this great free webinar opportunity on Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:00-8:00pm EST Pentathlon organizations must have the proper policies in place to ensure a Safe Sport environment for all participants. In this timely webinar, lawyer Steve Indig will discuss how to improve…

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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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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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