Kamloops has been well represented this week at the Canadian Sprint Canoe and Kayak Championships in Regina this week.
The event, which began on Tuesday, Aug. 19 and runs through until Saturday, Aug. 23, has thus far seen one Kamloops native medal.
Aaron Rublee, who is from Kamloops but paddles out of the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ont., captured gold in the C1-200 metre canoe final on Tuesday, Aug. 19. He finished the race with a time of 42.972 seconds.
Cory Rublee, who also trains in Oakville, was in the final, too, but finished fifth. He also grabbed seventh in the C1-500m.
Paddling out of the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club are Michael Lanyon, Spencer Robinson, Conrad Belliveau, Alexander Demishkevich, Aiden Tabata and Jacob Brochu. Gemma Hansen, also of Kamloops, is paddling for Canoe and Kayak B.C.
As of KTW’s press time, none of the Kamloops-based racers had medalled.
Races continue through Saturday.