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New Athlete Rep – Elliot Hoyt


Thank you to Elliot Hoyt for allowing his name to stand for the position of Athlete Representative on the CKBC Board of Directors.  Elliot has been a sprint paddler for a number of years with the Fort Langley Canoe Club. He was a double Marathon National Champion in 2008, was a member of the 2009 Canada Summer Games Team and a recipient of the BC Athlete Voice ACE Award and in 2010 was the CKBC Junior Athlete of the Year.  Elliot is a student at SFU.  Elliot will be working through a transition with our previous athlete rep, Gillian Fedechko over the next few weeks.  Our FaceBook ‘Athlete Lounge’ page will continue to be available for athletes to share concerns and initiate discussions.

Thank you to Gillian for the her commitment to this role over the past few years.  She has done an outstanding job representing the athletes of the paddling community and helped the Board work through a number of challenging issues by providing the prospective of the athlete.


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2011 Junior World Championships Professional Development opportunity: Assistant Coach Positions

Please find attached information about assistant coach positions for the 2011 World Junior Championships.

Location:              Brandenburg, Germany

Junior World Championships dates:         July 29 – 31, 2011

For more information on project commitments and application procedure, please see attachments. These will also be posted in our “jobs” and “professional development” area on the website tomorrow.


Applications to be submitted to Rob Stott, National Junior Coach (rkstott@sympatico.ca ) and / or Barney Wainwright, CKC High performance Director (bwainwright@canoekayak.ca) .

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Canada Water Week

Do you have an interest in clean and healthy lakes and rivers?

If so, we would like you to join with us from March 14 to 22 as we celebrate Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes during our inaugural Canada Water Week!

Taking part is easy! There are endless opportunities to get involved: organize an art exhibit or concert; screen a documentary; host a water stewardship event; organize a public rally to unite voices for clean water in your community; or simply enjoy your favourite river or lake with family, neighbours and friends.

What is Canada Water Week?
Canada Water Week wants to raise the profile and understanding of water across Canada through a week-long celebration of this precious resource, starting March 14 and culminating with World Water Day on March 22, 2011.

National Canada Water Week activities are being organized jointly by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, WWF-Canada and Living Lakes Network Canada. Local activities will be coordinated by individuals and community groups across the country! By raising awareness about water and its importance to our nation’s prosperity, we aim to stimulate individual, community and government action on clean water.

How can you help?
We want to celebrate from coast-to-coast-to-coast! To that end, we are encouraging groups across the country to organize fun and educational events in their communities. Art exhibits, concerts, documentary screenings, sporting events; educational activities through libraries, community/recreational centres, museums, schools, water utilities or nature appreciation groups—there’s no end to creatively engaging people on water.

Let this year’s theme—Healthy Rivers, Living Lakes—serve as your inspiration! Having healthy rivers and living lakes is critical to all aspects of our lives — recreation, drinking water, family vacations, culture — not to mention the importance to animals, fish, birds, insects and plants; we all require clean water for our health!

The idea for Canada Water Week is to exercise the positive power of arts and culture to encourage people to embrace and appreciate water in order to protect it.

How will we help you?
In a few weeks, we will launch canadawaterweek.com, our shared online home. This interactive website will allow you to: upload and promote your event through a calendar and integrated social media; download tools you may need such as logos, poster and press release templates, and information sheets; contribute to our Flickr pool of photos; and connect with other individuals and groups across the country. As we approach Canada Water Week, we will also be promoting activities across the country, generating publicity and creating momentum for participation and attendance at events.

Be a regional water week organizer!
If reading this email has you extra excited then you are the perfect person to be a volunteer regional organizer for Water Week. This position involves helping our outreach coordinator in mobilizing local groups to host events, providing support to those events and assisting with web and social media platforms. Help us make this the most successful launch possible, become a regional water week organizer today – contact us at info@canadawaterweek.com for more info!

Be sure not to miss out! Together, across Canada, we will unite in our love for clean and healthy rivers and lakes! Mark your calendars today — March 14 to 22 — Canada Water Week! Get in touch with us for more information, to discuss your idea for a Water Week event, or to have an event posted on our site when we go live on February 1st!

Lindsay Telfer

Outreach Coordinator

Canada Water Week