Just a reminder that October 31st is the deadline for our awards nominations and also the registration deadline for the early bird fee to register for the CKBC Fall Conference and Awards Banquet. Registration is easy at: http://canoekayakbc.sportical.com/events/509
PREMIER CAMPBELL ANNOUNCES CABINET CHANGES
VICTORIA – Premier Gordon Campbell realigned the provincial cabinet today to ensure government’s continued focus on supporting families, education and the economy.
“Today’s changes focus on investment and job creation, helping our children realize their full potential and building on our Olympic momentum,” said Premier Campbell. “This new structure will streamline government processes for critical natural resource industries to ensure we can better attract global investment and turn proposed projects and investments into actual worksites and jobs. It enables us to move forward with our federal partners towards establishing a ‘one project, one process’ model.”
The changes include one new cabinet minister and new or changed portfolios for 16 of the current ministers.
“We will encourage increased exports and increased investments in our rich natural resources while adding new momentum to our excellent college system to assist with regional job creation,” said Premier Campbell. “An international campaign to build our Olympic momentum will promote British Columbia on a global scale to attract new investment and expanded tourism opportunities.”
Ministers with new or changed portfolios include:
· Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation – Hon. Barry Penner
· Minister of Agriculture – Hon. Ben Stewart
· Minister of State for Building Code Renewal – Hon. Naomi Yamamoto
· Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development – Hon. Stephanie Cadieux
· Minister of Education – Hon. George Abbott
· Minister of Energy – Hon. Bill Bennett
· Minister of Environment – Hon. Murray Coell
· Minister of Finance (Minister Responsible for Small Business) – Hon. Colin Hansen
· Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands – Hon. Pat Bell
· Minister of Health Services – Hon. Kevin Falcon
· Minister of Labour – Hon. Iain Black
· Minister of Natural Resource Operations – Hon. Steve Thomson
· Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General (Minister Responsible for Housing) – Hon. Rich Coleman
· Minister of Regional Economic and Skills Development – Hon. Moira Stilwell
· Minister of Science and Universities – Hon. Ida Chong
· Minister of Social Development – Hon. Kevin Krueger
· Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment (Minister Responsible for the Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat) – Hon. Margaret MacDiarmid
Ministers retaining existing portfolios:
· Attorney General – Hon. Mike de Jong
· Minister of Children and Family Development – Hon. Mary Polak
· Minister of Citizens’ Services – Hon. Mary McNeil
· Minister of State for Climate Action – Hon. John Yap
· Minister of State for Mining – Hon. Randy Hawes
· Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure – Hon. Shirley Bond
Congratulations to Nicole Haywood (Nanaimo) on her nomination to the U23 National Development Team and Brian Malfesi (Ridge) on his nomination to the National Junior Development Team. A full listing of team members is available at: http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/newsentry/view/217
We’re in!!!! CanoeKayak BC is pleased to announce that the BC Games Society has completed its post-Games evaluation of all sports and has indicated to us that we will be included in the 2012 BC Summer Games in the City of Surrey as a CORE SPORT! The 2012 BC Summer Games will be held July 19th – 22nd. Early in the new year we will begin recruiting our zone representatives to help us develop teams from across the province. Please let the office know if you are interested in this role. Communities that would like a ‘CanoeKids’ week of camp to spark interest in their area are invited to contact the office to initiate plans. Last Games had 81.3% of our allocated spots for athletes utilized and representation from all 8 zones. Let’s work towards 100% in 2012!
Athlete Leadership Opportunity
This is your chance to be involved in shaping sport in BC
Want to be more involved? Join the BC Athlete Voice Athlete Council
The Vancouver chapter of the BC Athlete’s Council is looking for dedicated enthusiastic go getters to join the team.
What does the council do? We have an impact on issues affecting athletes in the province.
The Athlete’s council is active in supporting athletes in finding funding, advice, as well as connecting athletes with other athletes. The council plays a critical role in keeping athlete issues in the focus of key decision makers, including funding groups, within the sport system.
What is the Commitment? Meetings require 1-2 hours per month, accessible from anywhere.
BC Athlete Voice recognizes that all top athletes naturally lead very busy lives. Our Athlete Councils are set up to fit within your busy schedules. Meetings are often conducted via Skype or teleconference. There will be some opportunities for face to face meetings and networking opportunities as well.
What are the council positions?
We are looking to comprise a committee which includes:
A Vice Chair
And 5 Members at Large
What are the council’s goals? Our short term goals include:
Establishing an Athlete Gala which promotes and recognizes the great work of BC Athletes.
Setting up an Athlete Mentor Program which pairs up experienced athletes to share their wisdom with up and comers.
Creating an Athlete Grant which can assist athletes with funding to support their athletic goals
What is the next step? Attend our meeting this November to learn more.
Thursday Nov. 4th 7:00pm
5537 Wallace St. Vancouver
RSVP to Danaka Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Athlete Leadership Councils please check out http://www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Athlete-Advocacy/Athlete-Leadership-Councils.asp