Team Canada IVF Legacy

The CORA Historical Committee has accumulated a wealth of stories / results / photos during the COVID downtime from individuals who participated in the 1992 Sacramento IVF World Sprints, 1994 Western Samoa IVF World Sprints, 1996 New Caledonia IVF World Sprints, and 1998 Fiji IVF World Sprints. If you were there in Sacramento in 1992, in Western Samoa in 1994, in New Caledonia in 1996, in Fiji in 1998, in Hilo in 2004, or in New Caledonia in 2006, and you have stories / results / photos that you wish to share with CORA, please contact the CORA Historical Committee or make a comment on this posting. CORA wishes to extend their gratitude to Heather Taylor and Robin Macnair for sharing IVF World Sprints stories / results / photos.

1994 Western Samoa IVF World Sprints Team Canada Ladies

Top row left to right – Brenda Flan (Davidson), Judy Shandler, Lauren Boyle (Whistler), Robin Macnair, Lisa Jerrett (Whistler), Linda Daigle (Whistler), Jeannie Goodlet
Bottom row left to right – Diane Shepherd, Jackie Webber, Heather Taylor, Jo Thomas (Whistler), Kendall (Kim) Macmillan, Marina McCready (Whistler)

1992 Sacramento IVF World Sprints – Team Canada took 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals:

  • V1 500M Open Men Finals, Don Irvine Silver, Hugh Fisher Bronze
  • V1 500M Masters Women Finals, Jeanette Callahan Bronze
  • V6 3000M Open Men Finals, Canada Silver
  • V6 1000M Masters Women Finals, Canada Bronze

After the 1992 Sacramento IVF World Sprints, Canadian paddlers would bring back at least five of the Jerry Mongomery OC1s used at the 1992 IVF World Sprints back to Canada that would provide False Creek Racing Canoe Club with a small-boat fleet that Jackie Webber, Heather Taylor, and Andrea Dillon would use to train for the 1994 / 1996 / 1998 IVF World Sprints.

1994 Western Samoa IVF World Sprints Canadian Results – Team Canada took 5 Gold and 2 Bronze medals:

  • V1 500M Open Women Finals, Jackie Webber Gold
  • V1 500M Masters Women Finals, Heather Taylor Gold
  • V6 500M Masters Women Finals, Canada Gold and New IVF Record
  • V6 1000M Masters Women Finals, Canada Gold and New IVF Record
  • V12 500M Masters Women Finals, Canada Gold and New IVF Record
  • V6 500M Open Women Finals, Canada Bronze
  • V6 1500M Open Women Finals, Canada Bronze

1994 Competitors: Brenda Flan, Diane Shepherd, Heather Taylor, Jackie Webber, Jeannie Goodlet, Jo Thomas, Judy Shandler, Kendall (Kim) Macmillan, Lauren Boyle, Linda Daigle, Lisa Jerrett, Marina McCready, Robin Macnair

1996 New Caledonia IVF World Sprints Canadian Results – Team Canada took 1 Gold and 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals:

  • V1 500M Masters Women Finals, Heather Taylor Gold, Kendall Macmillan Bronze, Andrea Dillon 4th
  • V1 500M Masters Men Finals, Hugh Fisher Silver
  • V6 500M Masters Women Finals, Canada Bronze and 4th place
  • V6 1000M Masters Women Finals, Canada Silver and 4th place
  • V12 500M Masters Women Finals, Canada Silver

1996 Competitors: Andrea Dillon, Brenda Flan , Christina Davidson, Daphne Brockington , Deb Bose, Diane Shepherd, Heather Taylor, Jacinta Sheridan, Kendall (Kim) Macmillan, Lauren Boyle, Linda Daigle, Lisa Jerrett, Robin Macnair, Sarina (?), Sylvie (?), Hugh Fisher

1998 Fiji IVF World Sprints – Team Canada took 1 Gold and 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals:

  • V6 500M Masters Women Finals, Canada Bronze and 5th place
  • V12 500M Open Women Finals, Canada Bronze
  • V6 500M Senior Masters Women Finals, Canada Gold
  • V6 1000M Senior Masters Women Finals, Canada Silver

1998 Competitors: Andrea Dillon, Daphne Brockington, Heather Taylor, Kendall (Kim) Macmillan, Lauren Boyle, Pauline Adams, Robin Macnair, and others (?)

IVF World Sprints Results collection:
1992 Sacramento IVF World Sprints Results
1994 Western Samoa IVF World Sprints Results
1996 New Caledonia IVF World Sprints Results
1996 New Caledonia IVF World Sprints Results (Photos)
1998 Fiji IVF World Sprints Results (Photos)
2004 Hilo World Sprints Results
2006 New Zealand World Sprints Results
2008 California World Sprints Results
2010 Noumea World Sprints Results
2012 Calgary World Sprints Results
2016 Australia World Sprints Results
2018 Tahiti World Sprints Results

If you were there in Sacramento in 1992, in Western Samoa in 1994, in New Caledonia in 1996, in Fiji in 1998, in Hilo in 2004, or in New Caledonia in 2006, and you have stories / results / photos that you wish to share with CORA, please contact the CORA Historical Committee or make a comment on this page.