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Young Kajaks athletes honoured with the crest

For some athletes, it was their first time competing in meets due to COVID

BC Athletics has recognized 22 of Kajaks Track and Field Club’s Junior Development athletes for their performances at competitions in the spring and summer with JD Crests.

Designed to recognize participation and performance across a number of events, athletes who meet the JD Crest criteria received a souvenir crest.

The 2022 track and field season is the first year of normal competition season after COVID cancellations for the previous two years. For some athletes, it is their first time competing in meets.

The following Kajaks athletes received the JD Crest:


Katherine Kennedy      W      2009

Seylah Bains                 W      2013

Bradley Li            M      2009

Kayden Thomson         M      2013

Robin Xiao                    M      2009

Tyler Ly                         M      2010

Zachary Chan               M      2013


Chloe Chan                   W      2009

Sahara Vall                   W      2013

Aiden Yen            M      2009 

Armaan Varma-Vitug M        2012

Eric Medianu               M      2010

Jaan Chahal                  M      2013

Michael Xiao                M      2009

Oliver Ly                       M      2012

Preston Lau                  M      2010


Audrey Wenglowski    W      2009

Luca Medianu              M      2012

Maxwell Clark              M      2011 

Siddharth Kadatare      M      2011

Tyler Liu                        M      2012

Wyatt Panerio              M      2010

For ages nine to 13, Kajak’s Junior Development (JD) program’s annual membership starts in January. 

For those not committing to an annual program, there is a seasonal winter intake that runs from January to March, with winter JD sessions being held indoors at General Currie Elementary gym, starting on Jan. 10.

For ages 14+, the club’s Athlete Development program offers more focused training for discipline-specific events that an athlete wants to specialize in.

Registration is now open for January 2023 intake for Junior Development and Athlete Development programs.  For more information, visit