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Nanaimo seeking Apprentice Coach

Celebrating over 20 years as a not-for-profit organization, the NCKC is proud to offer diverse paddling opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. We promote active, healthy living, and offer programs with a focus on outdoor recreation, water safety, and sport skill development.

The NCKC offers programming through Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture to both youth and adults.  Open to members and the general public year round, the NCKC is an exciting place to be in the summer months.   With a variety of community based special events and competitions organized and hosted locally, the Club provides access to affordable, quality instruction in the sport of Canoe-Kayak. 


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Peter Majewski – Western Canada Games Head Coach


Head Coach – Peter Majewski

This year’s Western Canada Games will be the first multisport event for Peter Majewski although he has been coaching in Canada for almost 20 years.

Peter is serious about all aspects of his athlete’s life, from training to more training He has been known to prescribe the occasional potato milkshake when he feels his athletes need to “bulk up” and he often supplements practices with cultural and language lessons in French and Polish, ensuring that none of his athletes will suffer from the sun because they forgot their chapeau.


Before coming to Canada, Peter paddled canoe for 16 years, and was a member of the Polish National Team for half of that time. He has two sons and the newest addition to his family is his adopted 6 year old Gordon Setter, “Parker”. Although he told us that his favorite food is broccoli, he has been known to willing accept fresh baked batches of cookies at practice to stay on his good side.


Peter is looking forward to seeing athletes from different disciplines competing for their province at the games, as well as winning the coaches’ race in Kamloops! 

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2011 WCG Team

As promised; the attached announces the 2011 Western Canada Games Team. 

Congratulations to those selected.  We will be in touch shortly to confirm travel details for the upcoming Regina competition and the training camp in Fort Langley that follows.

Sean will be in touch with the canoers about their camp in Kamloops mid July.  Peter and Gill will be looking after the kayak camp on the lower mainland mid July.

Athletes who have not qualified for this event should in no way be disappointed.  The Canada Games Team that will be selected in 2 years is a U21 Team and we are able to take 5 athletes for each discipline.  A lot can happen over 3 summers and 2 full training years!  Nationals is the end of August and this is an age group competition. Keep training!

MJ, Peter, Sean, Gill …..and Sara

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Canadian Sport Policy Renewal British Columbia

The Canadian Sport Policy presents a powerful vision for sport in Canada.

The federal provincial/territorial Ministers responsible for sport have agreed to renew the Canadian Sport Policy. Now is the time for interested residents and sport communities in British Columbia to contribute and to help build a sport policy that reflects the sport they want in Canada. The vision embraced by the policy will lay the foundation upon which we will focus our efforts over the next ten years to improve sport in Canada.

Take a few minutes to provide your input!

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Canadian Sport For Life Conference – Save the Date

The Kamloops Sports Council is excited to announce our Canadian Sport For Life Provincial Conference on October 15th 2011.

The Conference is focused on how we can improve sport in our Community and will be a  great learning opportunity for Sport Organizations, Managers, Coaches, Education, Municipal and Public Health Administrator, basically anybody with an interest in healthy living and keeping people active for life through sport.