high performance program

For elite athletes honing their skills and strength to become the fastest sprint paddlers in Canada.

Own the podium

We know that you can't win unless you love what you're doing. In the High Performance program, we encourage the enjoyment of the sport as you pursue your dreams.

Continued improvement

Maskwa's size allows us to invest in some of the best coaching & training available. From our highly qualified coaches, to bringing in specialists for our athletes, to our elite gym facilities, you'll get the best support possible for your training.

Join our high performance program

New High Performance athlete Inquiry

Our club is designed to develop athletes from all ages. For those wanting to reach the Canadian National Team, the High Performance paddling program is the place for you. Space is limited, so please contact us if interested in joining.

REturning High Performance athlete REgistration

High Performance registration takes place annually at the end of August, for the upcoming training year (September to August). The cost for the High Performance 2021/22 program is $2540 and those who are part of the program will be emailed payment details. We wish you the best with your training and racing! 

cancellation policy

High Performance participants may withdraw from the program at any time by notifying the Club Manager (info@maskwa.ca). Refunds up to the date of the email will be pro-rated. All refunds will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee and will forfeit the upfront program deposit. No refund will be issued if a participant is required to leave as the result of a conduct concern.

Athlete Resources

No matter what level you’re competing at – from Kearney Lake to World Juniors or National Team Trials – the Maskwa Code of Conduct board member is here for you.



Athletes should have a safe and respectful environment to train and compete in. For any athlete that would like to report or inquire about any issues you’re having (at any level) please reach out to our confidential Code of Conduct board member to discuss your issues. –

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Mark De Jonge

Mark de Jonge’s first goal in sprint kayak is to stay upright. Our new paddlers know that exact same feeling! Nearly 2 decades later Mark is one of the best sprint paddlers in the world.


Coming from Maskwa Aquatic Club Mark won his first ICF World Cup medal in 2011 and captured bronze in his Olympic debut in London 2012. Since then Mark has captured many more international medals.


In September 2020 Mark’s sister suffered a terrible accident while bike riding with her young family. The spinal cord injury left her paralyzed below the chest. 


Our paddling club is not just a club. We’re a family and rallying around to help raise funds to help their family’s financial burden.

Our Canoe Club Sponsors

As a non-for-profit organization and one of the largest paddling clubs in Canada there is always a need for funding for new equipment, events, and special projects. You can help us provide the best possible program experience for our 400+ members and their families by becoming a sponsor.  Sponsorships are welcomed by individual, small business, and corporate donors.