Coaching Staff



Coach Toshko


Toshko Kalpakov, Head Coach

Paddling highlights: After competing and then coaching at the world level around the globe for the past 30 years, I am now fulfilling a long time goal of coaching in Canada at the competitive club level.

Thoughts on the summer: Looking forward to helping our top athletes reach their full potential. I am also looking forward to mentoring the younger coaches while they support our athletes. I am hopeful that many of our athletes will have podium finishes this year.




Grace Cox, Coach

Paddling highlights: Being involved in this sport in both coaching and competing for six years. As well as racing in nationals two years in a row in Dartmouth and Rideau.

Thoughts on the summer: I am very excited for another summer spent here at Banook! It’s going to be a great summer learning and having fun in the sport. I’m looking forward to seeing all the success the summer will bring as well as the fun.





Peter Korisanszky, Coach

Paddling highlights: I have been paddling for 20 years and was part of the Hungarian national team for 10 years. I have won junior world championships and bronze at senior worlds. I retired in 2017 and started coaching right away at Banook.

Thoughts on the summer: This will be my first summer with Banook. I am very excited to be a part of the coaching team and look forward to working with all the athletes. My goal is to help the athletes reach their potential and at the same time ensure they have fun! 




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