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About Us

Founded in 1970 as the Kanata March Hares, the club fielded a team at the Peewee level. Since then, the football club has undergone numerous changes over the years and achieved enormous success. In 1993 we adopted our current team name Kanata Knights, and began the modern age of football in Kanata. 

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Our Executive

Chair (President):

Dan Lachance

Director of Football Operations: 

Amy Kirkpatrick 

Director of Coaching & Coaching Development:

Peter Vanasse 

Treasurer: 

Janice Rehman 

Secretary, Cheer Program:

Sylvie Fisher 

Registrar:

Janice Rehman

Director of Marketing and Fundraising: 

Amanda Williams 

Director of Non-coaching Staff & Operations: 

Chris Lemieux

Girls Touch Coordinator

Mike Gilmour

Our Head Coaches

Tyke (ages 7 to 9):

Neall Hards

Mosquito (ages 10 to 11): 

Nathan Dunlop

PeeWee (ages 12 to 13) : 

James Kibbee

Bantam (ages 14 to 15): 

Jason Chapman

Midget (ages 16 to 18):

Jimmy Fata

 

Our History

1970
March Hares PeeWee Team founded. Team colours established as blue and white.

1971
March Hares Mosquito Team founded. PeeWees win their 1st Championship (Division 2) in only their second year in the league.

1973
PeeWees win Division 2 Championship.

1978
Mosquitos win first Division 2 Championship.

1980
Ron MacMeekin serves as President. First central storage facility obtained at Mlacak Arena. Mosquitos and PeeWees win Division 2 Championships.

1982
Mike Kearns serves as President through to 1983 season. Mosquitos win Division 2 Championship.

1984
Mike Bourcier serves as President through to 1985 season. Mosquitos and PeeWees travel to Syracuse, New York for exhibition games.

1985
Kanata March Hares Bantam Team founded (a three year hiatus followed the ’87 season). PeeWees win Kanata’s first ever Western Division and Division 1 Championship. Lights installed at Earl of March field.

1986
Ken Calcutt serves as President through to the 1987 season. Bantams host the North Delta B.C. Seahawks, and then travel to British Columbia and win the ‘Sungod Tournament’ while in Vancouver. Mosquitos and PeeWees host the Oshawa Hawkeyes in the first year of an exchange program.

1987
Russell Ancheta Memorial Trophy awarded at the Mosquito level.

1988
Gary Sutcliffe serves as President through to the 1990 season.

1989
Mosquitos win the Western Division Championship. PeeWees win the Division 3 Championship.

1990
Logo modified and inscription changed to “Kanata March Hares Football Club”. PeeWees share Division 3 Championship with Nepean Rams after a 0-0 triple overtime playoff game.

1991
Shane Hammel serves as President through to the 1994 season. Kanata March Hares Bantam Team resumes play. Cheerleading program founded at both Junior and Senior levels.

1992
Red added to Team colours. Logo modified and inscription changed to Kanata Football. Little Caesar's Cup first awarded at the Mosquito level to the winner of the annual Kanata versus Nepean Redskins regular season game.

1993
Kanata Knights wins by one vote over Kanata Falcons as the new name replacing Kanata March Hares name. Club logo changed to its present appearance.

1994
PeeWees win Division 2 Championship in overtime. Kanata Knights Tyke Team founded.

1995
Wade Church serves as President. Little Caesar's Cup first awarded at the Tyke level to the winner of the annual Kanata versus Nepean Redskins regular season game. Shayne Norris Memorial Trophy first awarded at the Bantam level to the winner of the annual Kanata versus West Ottawa Vikings regular season game. Tykes win their first Championship (Division 1) in only their second year of operation and go on as finalists in the Provincial Championship game played in Kitchener, Ontario. Mosquitos win the Western Division Championship.

1996
Bob MacMillan serves as President (1996 to 2001). All Kanata Knights teams travel to Montreal to attend the CFL semi-final game between Hamilton and Montreal.

1997
Tykes cap a perfect 12-0 season by winning their first Western Division Championship and their second City Championship in three years. Mosquitos, PeeWees, and Bantams also demonstrate success by bringing home Rowe Cup (Division C) Championships to Kanata.

1998
Kanata Tykes, Mosquito, and PeeWee teams win Matte Cups (Division B), while the Bantams captured the Rowe Cup (Division C). The annual Thanksgiving Day Classic Trophy first awarded to the winner of the PeeWee game on Thanksgiving weekend. The Cheerleaders under Lori Schinzel leadership establish a city-wide reputation for amateur cheerleading excellence, and are featured on a sports segment by CHRO-TV Sports.

1999
Kanata's Tyke and Mosquito teams both win Little Caesar's Cup games against Nepean Redskins. The PeeWee team captures the Thanksgiving Classic trophy against the West Ottawa Vikings, while the Bantams win the Shane Norris Memorial Trophy. Mosquitos win the Western Division Championship. Measured by the total number of games won across all divisions, the Kanata Knights are the top football club across NCAFA during regular season play.

2000
For a second straight season, the Tyke and Mosquito teams sweep the Nepean Redskins with Little Caesar's Cup victories. The PeeWee team captures the Thanksgiving Classic trophy against the West Ottawa Vikings, while the Bantams win the Shane Norris Memorial Trophy. The Tykes win the Western Division Championship. Construction began on an additional football field at Walter Baker Park near the Kanata Recreation Complex. The Knights submit a request for funding and approval to start a Midget program.

2001
The Mosquito team wins the Little Caesar's Cup against the Nepean Redskins, and the PeeWee team captures the Matte B Division trophy. Our new Midget team was formed, and finished in second place. The new football field at Walter Baker Park nears completion - lighting has been installed for night games, and goal posts will be installed in the spring of 2002.

2002
Phil de Kemp serves as President. The PeeWee team wins the Sullivan A Division Championship for the first time since 1985. They also win the Thanksgiving Classic Trophy. The Tyke team wins the Matte B Division Championship against the Orleans Bengals. The Mosquitos win the Little Caesar's Cup against the Nepean Redskins for a second year running, and also capture the Western Division Trophy. A new girl touch football program was started in the spring with the Kanata girls finishing undefeated in regular season play. The cheerleading program under the direction of Sharon Thompson registered a record number of cheerleaders and fielded squads at three levels. The new field at Walter Baker Park was completed lights and goal posts were installed with all teams utilizing for practices. Irrigation, stands, club house and scoreboard are priorities for coming seasons.

2003
The Club enjoys its most successful season on the gridiron in its storied history. The Tykes win the Sullivan A Division City Championship, the Wilson Cup Provincial Championship, the Western Division Trophy and the Little Caesar's Cup. The Mosquitos win the Little Caesar's Cup for the 3rd consecutive season. The PeeWees win the Sullivan A Division City Championship for the 2nd season in a row and the Western Division Trophy. The Bantams have their most successful season since 1986, advancing to the Matte B Cup final. The Midgets make the playoffs. The Girls Touch program expands by adding a new PeeWee and Bantam team. Connie Deschamps heads up the cheerleading program, which has become the model for all cheerleading programs in the city.

2004
The PeeWee team wins the Sullivan A Division City Championship for a 3rd season in a row, plus the Western Division Trophy. The Midgets finish in 1st place during an exciting regular season. The Mosquitos win the Broadway Cup (formerly the Little Caesar's Cup) for the 4th consecutive season. The Girls Touch football teams win city titles at both the PeeWee and Bantam levels. The cheerleading program attracts an all-time high 62 participants. Our first full season of home games and practices were held at the KRC Field.

2005
In its 35th season, the Kanata Knights accomplish a major milestone by winning Western Division Trophies and City Championship titles at both the Mosquito and Bantam levels. Both teams recorded perfect seasons (10-0). The Mosquitos win the Broadway Cup (formerly known as Little Caesar's Cup) and bring home the Club's very first city title at the Mosquito level. The PeeWees win a thrilling Sullivan C Conference title by scoring on the last play of the game to go ahead 21-20. The Bantams make "A"-level playoffs for the first time in Club History and dominate the league with only 8 points scored on the legendary Bantam Knights defence (the lowest ever total points scored against a Knights team in one season). Connie Deschamps serves her last year as the Cheerleading Coordinator and is credited with establishing the most successful and largest cheerleading program in the league.

2006
The Knights Club had another successful season, playing with a greater than .500 record (23 wins and 19 losses) for its tackle football program. The Club also succeeded off the field with the addition of a new set of spectator stands for the KRC Field, and a revamped website. Knights Bantam player, Taylor Kuprowski, named recipient of 2006 Howard Campbell award, a $500 bursary from NCAFA , for contributions and achievements in football, academics and the community.

2007
Phil de Kemp serves his last season as Club President. The Club name is legally changed to Kanata Knights. Bob Barr coaches in his 250th game for the Club. Knights PeeWees record an undefeated season and win the City A Championship with a phenomenal defence that scored a Club record 13 TDs and forced 4 safeties during regular season and playoffs. Knights Girls Touch Football Teams dominate playoffs with the Bantam White Knights winning the A Championship and the PeeWee Girls capturing the B Championship.

2008
Bob Barr serves his first year as President of the club after years of coaching on the field. PeeWee's win the Chorney "B" cup in a hard fought game over the Mews Orleans Bengals. Both Girl's Touch Football Bantam teams advance to city finals.

2009
Boys Bantam Tackle team went undefeated allowing only 5 points against them through the whole season and win A Cup Championship. Girls Bantam Touch team goes undefeated through 10 games and win the City Championship. Girls Peewee Touch Blue team advance to semi-finals while White advance to the B Finals.