Haley Daniels’ story began in Calgary, Alberta as an adventurous toddler who loved to play in the out-of-doors. With paddle in hand she enjoyed many canoe trips with her family. Quickly she took to paddling and discovered the excitement of travel and the thrill of white water canoeing and kayaking. With amazement her dreams became goals and after dedicating thousands of hours to training these goals have become extraordinary achievements.

Now in her early 20’s, Haley has grown into a fierce competitor and is now the reigning Canadian Champion ranked 1st in women’s white water slalom canoeing. As a devoted member of Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Team she represents Canada at international competitions such as World Cups and World Championships. Looking forward Haley has set her gaze on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 


Like many elite athletes, Haley has learned how to overcome adversity and achieve amazing results. Along this journey she has recovered from numerous injuries and made sacrifices in order to attain the goals she set out for herself. Her confidence, drive and leadership skills have allowed her to accomplish tremendous outcomes. Haley will continue to seek new opportunities and overcome many new challenges along the way.

Everyday Haley demonstrates how her talents and abilities as a coach, an instructor, and a motivational speaker, working hard to inspire a new generation. Currently Haley is working towards her Bachelor of Business Degree at Mount Royal University with a major in marketing. Her desire is to one day apply her marketing degree to sponsorship, corporate social responsibility, and social media. Outside of school, training and competing, Haley works part-time as a Learning Clicks Ambassador with Alberta Advanced Education and Enterprise where she promotes career development through the pursuit of post secondary education.


Accomplishments

2017

  • 1st Pan American Champion C1W, Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • 3rd Pan American Champions K1W, Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • 1st Canadian Champion, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2nd Toby Creek Extreme Kayak Race, Invermere, British Columbia
  • 6th World Cup #3 SlalomX, Markleeburg, Germany
  • 10th ICF Ranking Race, Solkan, Slovenia
  • 27th World Cup #3, Markleeburg, Germany
  • 1st Canadian National Team Trials, Kananaskis, Alberta

2016

  • 1st Canadian National Championships, Madawaska Canoe Centre, Ontario 
  • 2nd Toby Creek Extreme Kayak Race, Invermere, British Columbia
  • 24th World Cup #3, Pau, France
  • 23th World Cup #2, La Seu d'Urgell, Spain
  • 26th World Cup #1, Ivrea, Italy
  • 1st Canadian National Team Trials, Rutherford, British Columbia

2015

  • Bronze Medal - Pan American Games, Toronto, 2015
  • 25th - World Cup #2, Krakow, Poland
  • 24th - World Cup #1, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1st - Canadian National Team Trials, Minden, Ontario
  • 9th - Australia Open, Penrith, Australia
  • 1st - New Zealand Team Selections, Kawerau, New Zealand
  • 2nd - Oceania Championships, Mangahau, New Zealand 

2014

  • 21st - Senior World Championships, Deep Creek, Maryland, USA
  • 1st - Canadian National Championships, Barry’s Bay, Ontario
  • 1st - Test Event for the Pan American Games , Minden, Ontario
  • 2nd - Canadian National Championships, Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • 1st - USA National Team Trials, Charlotte, North Carolina

2013

  • 13th - World Cup #1, Cardiff, Wales
  • 13th - World Cup #3, La Seu d'Urgell, Spain
  • 1st - USA National Team Trials, Deep Creek, Maryland, USA
  • 1st - Canadian National Team Trials, Minden, Ontario
  • 1st - Canadian National Championships, Kananaskis, Alberta

2012

  • 2nd - Pan American Championships, Foz Du Iguassu, Brazil
  • 8th - U23 World Championships, Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
  • 12th - World Cup #5, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1st - Canadian National Team Trials, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA