Media Advisory - 2010 Canadian Modern Pentathlon Championships in Alberta

Showcase for Canadian Pentathletes of all ages in Red Deer, July 17 to 18

OTTAWA, July 8 /CNW/ -

    What:   38th edition of the Canadian Modern Pentathlon Championships
            featuring Canada's best pentathletes as well as athletes from the
            USA and England.

    When:   July 17 to 18, 2010

    Where:  Red Deer, Alberta

    Who:    Canadian pentathletes, including 2008 Olympian Joshua Riker-Fox
            (Delacour, AB). The most senior athlete is David Coates (Red
            Deer, AB) and the youngest is Tamara Booy (Calgary, AB).
            Athletes from Red Deer (location of the Nationals) are Karis
            Langvand, Debbie Langvand (daughter and mother respectively) and
            Emily Caine. Donna Vakalis (Toronto, ON)and Joshua Riker-Fox are
            the 2009 Canadian champions (senior division).

    * The public is invited to watch the competition (no cost).


    Saturday, 17 July 2010 - Individual Event

    07:00 - 11:00 Fencing - Red Deer Fencing Club - Grandview Elementary
    11:30 - 12:30 Swimming - Red Deer Recreation Center - 50m outdoor pool
    14:00 - 16:30 Riding Event - Willowdale Equestrian Centre - RR4, Red Deer
    17:00 - 19:00 Combined Event - Red Deer Biathlon Track - Riverbend Golf

    Sunday, 18 July 2010 - Relay Event

    07:00 - 11:00 Fencing - Red Deer Fencing Club - Grandview Elementary
    11:30 - 12:30 Swimming - Red Deer Recreational Center - 50m outdoor pool
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 15:00 Combined Event

Age group categories at the Nationals: SENIOR ((greater than)22 years); JUNIOR (19-21 years); YOUTH A (17-18 years); YOUTH B (15-16 years); YOUTH C (13-14 years); YOUTH D (11-12 years); YOUTH E ((less than)10 years); MASTERS (Men (greater than)30 years, Women (greater than)30 years); PARALYMPIC (with documented disability). Athletes may compete in all categories to which they are eligible but must declare a category for medal contention

Note: Modern Pentathlon features 5 sports (fencing, swimming, equestrian, shooting & running) combined into 4 events. The events represent the diverse attributes of a Napoleonic officer, including fitness (running and swimming), control and concentration (shooting), agility and speed (fencing), and determination, adaptability and courage (riding and jumping an unfamiliar horse). Athletes move from one event to the next with a short break between. Pentathletes accumulate points in each event; the athlete with the most points at the end of the day wins (last event is staggered based on times so that athlete who crosses finish line first is the event champion).

Pentathlon Canada ( is dedicated to developing high-performance athletes with a focus on competing at the highest levels of international competitions.


For further information: For further information: Angela Ives, President, Pentathlon Canada: (514) 898-8754,; Aline Lafrenière, Pentathlon Canada communications: (613) 791-4032,; Debbie Langvand, Nationals Organizing Committee: (403) 340-1123, cell 403-357-4161,

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