Team Canada won its first medal – a gold – at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games on Saturday in women’s kayak.

The team of Michelle Russell, Emilie Fournel, KC Fraser and Hannah Vaughan took first place in the K-4 500m in a time of 1:36.495, ahead of Cuba (1:37.665) and Argentina (1:37.721) in Welland, Ontario.

This is the fifth time in the last six Pan Am Games that the Canadian women have won gold in the K-4 500m event, the only medal breaking up the streak was a bronze at Rio 2007.

The women’s K-4 500m is also on the program at Rio 2016.

Women's kayak (K4 500m) team celebrates Pan Am gold on July 11, 2015 in Welland, Ontario.

Women’s kayak (K4 500m) team celebrates Pan Am gold on July 11, 2015 in Welland, Ontario.