Lois Betteridge paddles her canoe in whitewater on a slalom courseCOC/David Jackson
COC/David Jackson

Lois Betteridge


  • Won C-1 silver at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games where she was also a semifinalist in X-1 
  • Won C-1 silver at the 2023 Pan American Championships 
  • Seven-time national U23 champion in K-1 and C-1 events
  • Was first named to the national team in 2015, at the age of 17
  • Represented Canada at her first senior-level world championships in 2017, competing in both C-1 and K-1
  • Is the only woman on the national team who competes in both canoe and kayak events internationally


Getting into the Sport: Took her first canoe trip with her family before she turned one year old… First tried whitewater canoeing at age 11… Outside Interests: Enjoys skiing and cycling in her downtime… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “You have to know that you don’t know”… Nickname: Lou…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2019 – SILVER (C-1), SF (X-1)  

ICF World Championships: 2022 – 35th (C-1), 48th (K-1), 47th (X-1); 2021 – 34th (C-1), 36th (K-1); 2019 – 48th (C-1), 70th (K-1); 2018 – 41st (C-1), 16th (K-1 team); 2017 – 39th (C-1), 45th (K-1), 11th (K-1 team) 

ICF U23 World Championships: 2019 – 40th (K-1), 28th (C-1); 2018 – 4th (C-2 mixed), 25th (C-1), 34th (K-1); 2017 – 29th (C-1), 48th (K-1), 14th (K-1 team); 2016 – 20th (C-1), 9th (C-1 team), 44th (K-1), 16th (K-1 team) 

ICF Junior World Championships: 2015 – 24th (C-1), 4th (C-1 team)