Olympic hopeful Haley Daniels, outfitted with her slick new Harmony-branded slalom canoe, raced her way to success recently to re-qualify for the Canadian National Team in a series of trials the athletes must compete in annually to maintain their status. She won all four races over two days on her home river in the Kananaskis.
“I am pumped and ready to kick off the season!” says Daniels. “The team and I are headed to Europe on June 6th for the first three World Cups, being held in Prague (Czech Republic), Augsberg (Germany), and Leipzig (Germany.)”
Daniels’ demanding and globetrotting schedule starts even sooner as she heads to Ghana, Africa on May 26th for a week representing WaterAid Canada and Right to Play as an official Ambassador. The purpose is to launch a new “Healthy Play” program, introducing simple games for children, youth, and their communities to learn more about sanitation health, hygiene and its impact on water supply.
The tour starts in Accra, Ghana and then a small plane takes the group north to Tamale.
She looks forward to being back home for most of July where she will continue her training and be seen practicing on Harmony Lake. Several public “meet-and-greets” and demonstrations are currently being planned.
Harmony is proud to be a sponsor of local athlete Haley Daniels’ journey on the world stage, her #TogetherToTokyo mission to compete in the Tokyo Olympics (the first time white water slalom canoeing is open to women, thanks to her efforts,) and her commitment to promoting healthy water recreation and conservation. All values Harmony can get behind!
For more information, you can follow her upcoming World Cup races live at: http://canoeliveresults.com/
For more information on the WaterAid project in Ghana: