About Us

years in operation

boats at the club

The St. Albert Canoe & Kayak Club is a non-profit organization that has been established since 1986. To create opportunities for success within all members of our community by providing a vibrant and healthy sprint racing club.

we value

Effective Leadership and Professional Coaching.
Volunteers and Community Spirit.
Opportunities for success at every age and every level of competition.
Accessibility to all by being cost effective, affordable and inclusive.
Safety and well being of individuals and equipment.
An environment that fosters fair play as well as the development of both social and athletic capabilities.

we believe that

Sport through competition assists in teaching valuable life skills.
Sport provides the youth of our community with great experiences and memories.
Dreams can be realized through effort and desire.

our coaches

Zak Mahmoudi

Northern Provincial Coach
photo Zak website

Personal Competitive Experience:

1994-2004 Active competitor at national and international events with the Tunisian Canoe Kayak Team


NCCP Level 3 coach


International Canoe Federation Level 3 degree “Master Coach”


Masters Degree in Sport Management and Entrepreneurship in Paris (in progress)


Physical Education Degree University of Tunis


Fluent in English and French

Canadian Career

Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Provincial Coach 2015-present


Head Coach Manitoba Paddling Association Canoe Sprint & Dragon boat 2011-2013


Games Head Coach:

Canoe Kayak Canadian Nationals: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011

Canada Summer Games –Sherbrook 2013

Western Canada Summer Games – Fort Mac Murray 2015

International Career

2012 Olympic Games in London: Coach and manager of the Tunisian Canoe Kayak team


ICF world cups 2011, 2012, 2013 (achieved 1 silver and 2 bronze medals )


ICF world championships 2008 – 2013 (achieved A-Final 5th place)


High Performance Coach of the Tunisian Canoe Kayak Team 2005-2010


2012 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships Italy – Manitoba Team – 9 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze


2011 World Dragon Boat Championships Toronto – Manitoba Team – 1 gold, 3 silvers and 7 bronzes.


Advisor to the Sport University of Tunis, and the Sport Physiology and Medicine Center in Tunis 2008-2011

Summer Coaches

Jeremie Bennett


Saphane Swaleh


Jason Watamaniuk


Aiden Stock


Jeremy Poulin


Dillan Evankuscy


Saphane Swaleh


Nadia Chama


Mallory Brown


Seanna Stock

sponsors and organizations

Alberta Sport Connection
Alberta Lotteries Grants