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Call for Candidates for the CKBC Board of Directors

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Canoe Kayak BC is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to sit on our Board of Directors. With our recent bylaw transition to the new Societies Act, individuals are needed for the  following positions at our upcoming AGM on May 5, 2018;

  • President – 2 year term
  • Whitewater Representative – 2 year term
  • Development Director – 2 year term
  • *Director of Facilities and Water Access – 2 year term
  • *Director at Large – 2 year term
  • Athlete Representative – 1 year term (To be selected by Team BC athetes)

*A resolution will be presented at the AGM to change the position of Director of Facilities and Water Access to a Director at Large position.

Please refer to CKBC Director Roles and Responsibilities for more details.

If you are interested in joining the CKBC Board of Directors, please submit a completed application to hopkins.sara@gmail.com

Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization who actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports. Our members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport.

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Donation request: Canoe Kayak BC scholarships and silent auction

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Since 2008, Canoe Kayak BC has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to 18 student-athletes. These recipients are remarkable young adults with outstanding accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s scholarships will be presented at the CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet on May 5 at the Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge.

Canoe kayak is recognized as a late developing sport and our athletes have serious decisions to make when they move from high school to post-secondary education. For some, these decisions may be based on the financial commitment required to both study and remain competitive in our sport.

Can you help these student-athletes?  There are two ways you can make a difference in their lives:

  1. Make a donation to our scholarship fund. Cash donations to the Canoe Kayak BC Scholarship Fund are put to work at once as 100 percent of all donations go directly to our student-athletes.
  2. Donate item(s) to our silent auction. The silent auction is our primary fundraiser for the CKBC scholarship fund and your donation can be something as simple as a gift certificate or products you would like to share with our members.

Over 100 athletes, coaches, officials, family and friends are expected to attend the banquet on May 5. Participating businesses and donors will be prominently featured in our event program including contact details. All donors will be featured on CKBC’s social media and website as well as in media releases.

Financial contributions to the scholarship fund may be made using the attached form or online. A donation form for silent auction is also attached. Thank you for your consideration of our request to help out these young student-athletes.


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CKBC Awards Banquet and AGM take place May 5

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Join CKBC for our 2017 Awards and Scholarship Banquet and AGM taking place on Saturday, May 5 at the Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge

2017 CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet

Saturday, May 5

Join CKBC as we honour our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their achievements from the 2017 season. Celebrate paddling in B.C. with dinner, awards, a silent auction and more!

Time: Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Location: Whonnock Lake Centre (27871 113 Ave, Maple Ridge)

Tickets Required:

  • $25 until April 29
  • $35 after April 29
  • Buy your tickets early  – the banquet sold out last year!
  • Athletes with a 2016 discount code may use one code to purchase their personal ticket

Silent Auction:

Since 2008, Canoe Kayak BC has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to 18 student-athletes.

Part of this investment in these remarkable young adults come from the silent auction held in conjunction with the CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet.

The silent auction features numerous items donated with 100 percent of the proceeds going to scholarships.

2017 AGM

Saturday, May 5

Time:  5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Whonnock Lake Centre (27871 113 Ave, Maple Ridge)

More info and register your club voting delegate


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CKBC hosting Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members

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To all CKBC members:

Under the Societies Act of British Columbia, which came into force on November 28, 2016, every pre-existing British Columbia society is required to file with the Registrar of Companies a transition application that contains the constitution, bylaws, statement of directors, and registered office.

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of Canoe Racing BC DBA Canoe Kayak BC will be held on Thursday March 22nd at 7 p.m. via GoToMeeting to consider a Special Resolution of the Members to authorize the directors to file a transition application; and to replace the Society’s current By-Laws with revised By-Laws that comply with the new Societies Act.


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CKBC club webinar series begins March 12

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CKBC is excited to announce our club webinar series begins on Monday, March 12.

March Webinar – Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. online via Go To Meeting

The first webinar focuses on club membership renewal and completing the membership process. These are timely topics as the membership season here.

If you have specific membership questions, please send them to MJ (mj@canoekayakbc.ca) to ensure we cover them during the webinar.

Register on-line now and you will receive log in details on Monday, March 12.

April Webinar – Monday, April 9, 7 p.m. online via Go To Meeting

The April webinar focuses on social media.

Please send your questions and areas of interest regarding social media to me (sandra@canoekayakbc.ca) to ensure the webinar meets your needs.

Register on-line now and you will receive log in details on Monday, April 9.


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CKBC hosting CanoeKids Instructors Courses

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CKBC is hosting CanoeKids Instructors Courses in preparation for summer camps and community programming. Courses are currently scheduled for Penticton, Burnaby and Nelson in June and July.

CanoeKids is a Coaching for Community Sport National Coaching Certification Program recognized course. It is required for anyone delivering summer programs at CKBC registered clubs. The course is also suitable for anyone delivering community canoe/kayak programs.

An introductory paddling skills development program, the course focuses on development of flatwater canoe and kayak paddling skills in a safe and fun environment.

CKCB is also including an extra module to assist with final preparations for summer programming.

Those who have summer camp experience and have previously taken this course are invited to return for a complimentary ‘refresher’ . Please register and indicate that you are auditing in the comments section.

Upcoming Canoe Kids Instructor Courses

Registration is on-line and there is a $50 early bird registration fee discount.


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Ontario and Saskatchewan to host 2018 Sprint Canada Cups

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The Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa and a joint host committee from Wascana Canoe Club in Regina and Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan have been officially selected to host the 2018 editions of the Sprint Canoe Kayak Canada Cup.

For the first time this year, the East and West Canada Cup will be integrated into long standing Canada Regattas in both Ottawa and Regina the weekend of Canada Day, from June 30 to July 1.

“We are delighted to be going back to Ottawa for this year’s Canada Cup and we are very excited to be adding Regina as a venue to create the East and West Canada Cup in 2018,” said Ian Mortimer, Director of Development at Canoe Kayak Canada.

“The Canada Cup allows different age group and athletes at different competition levels to compete against some of the best paddlers in the country. It’s a great opportunity for developing young athletes in Canada,” he added.

The competition will feature Canadian, Provincial and Territorial Teams competing against each other, along with Canadian Club Teams and also teams coming from the United States, Mexico and other countries.

West Canada Cup

For the first time, Saskatchewan will be hosting this national regatta from June 30 to July 1. It will allow more athletes from the west of the country to attend this great event which will be an important part of their preparation for the end of the season.

“We are very exciting to be hosting the Canada Cup for the first time and Lake Wascana is the perfect venue for such an event,” said Dave Robertson, Executive Director at Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan. “Athletes will benefit from this regatta as it is a great experience for them to get ready for the National Championships and other major national events during the summer.”

Event info on CKC website

East Canada Cup

The Canada Cup will be coming back at the Rideau Canoe Club again this year. During the same weekend, from June 30 to July 1, athletes will be racing on the Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa.

“It is always a pleasure for us to host such a great national regatta at the Rideau Canoe Club,” said Hector Carranco, Exectuive Director at the Rideau Canoe Club. “This is an exciting opportunity for club athletes to compete along with athletes from provincial and national teams as well as from other countries!” he mentioned.

Event info on CKC website