Thanks to Grant Rawstron, Janice Nagai and the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club for their donations today to our Scholarship Fund. All donations …..large and small are welcomed and needed!
Just a reminder of the CanoeKayak BC AGM on Friday evening at 7:30pm at the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows.
The following nominations are being recommended to the membership by the nominating committee:
· VP Finance – Janice Nagai (currently in this role)
· VP High Performance – Sara Hopkins (currently in this role)
· VP at Large – Jeff Morgan – Jeff’s most recent task has been very capably filling the role of Sport Chair for the 2011 Western Canada Games in Kamloops. In this role he clearly demonstrated his commitment to the sport. His local leadership has shown that he is insightful, has a big picture vision and is prepared to think outside our traditional box.
All full member clubs are entitled to 2 votes; associate members 1 vote. Club membership fees must be current to be eligible to vote.
Mary Jane Abbott
Executive Director – CanoeKayak BC
#102A – 11410 Kingston Street
Maple Ridge, BC
Phone – 604-465-5268
Fax – 604-460-0587
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Jenna Spencer (Pemberton, B.C.) has always been active and enjoyed doing sports such as soccer, baseball, track and field and volleyball. Five years ago however, she tried luge for the first time and instantly fell in love with the sport. Today, Jenna is training to be a Junior National athlete and is preparing to train for the sport in countries such as Germany and Romania. While luge consumes the winter months, Jenna is an avid paddler in the summer and is involved in the sports of canoeing, kayaking and dragon boating.
Last summer, Jenna competed in the canoe/kayak events at the 2010 British Columbia Summer Games where she captured one gold, one silver and three bronze medals in various categories. This past summer, she participated in the Dragon Boat World Club Crew Championships in Toronto (Ont.) and the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships in Tampa (Florida), where she took home three gold and three silver medals. In addition to training and competing, Jenna shares her passion and love for dragon boat by coaching younger kids in the sport.
Jenna’s goal for dragon boat is to attend and participate in the 2013 IDBF World Championships in Hungary. Her goal in the sport of luge is to represent Canada at the 2018 Korea Winter Games.
Currently a grade ten student at Whistler Secondary School, Jenna hopes to attend the University of Victoria upon graduation. She would like to pursue a degree in kinesiology and physiotherapy in hopes to eventually become a sports massage therapist.
CAAWS RECOGNIZES FIVE YOUNG WOMEN WITH PASSION FOR SPORT AND COMMUNITY
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship. These young women, from various regions of Canada, all share a passion for sport, serve as role models in their communities, and believe in empowering others to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship was established in honour and memory of the life of Stacey Levitt, a superior athlete and top student who was struck and killed by a car while jogging on August 30th, 1995. Stacey participated in sport for the sheer joy of the experience, its camaraderie, its teamwork and its competition. This is the 15th year that the $2,500 scholarship has been awarded by her family to a young woman, a girls’ team or sport organization that exemplify Stacey’s ideals and qualities. Each recipient will receive $500 and a copy of the book I Am a Rose, which is a compilation of poetry written by Stacey Levitt. 2011 Recipients
Angel Anderson, Edmonton, Alta. – Boxing
Sheena Dubyk, Prince Albert, Sask. – Wrestling / Hockey
Alannah MacLean, Sudbury, Ont. – Cross-Country Skiing
Jordan Sequillion, Kingston, Ont. – Archery
Jenna Spencer, Mount Currie, B.C. – Luge / Dragon boat / Canoe / Kayak Stacey’s parents, Ned and Cheryl Levitt, selected this year’s recipients from a candidate pool of more than 500 applications. “August 30th marked the 16th anniversary of our precious Stacey’s passing. She would be very proud, as we are, of all the talented young women from across Canada who are setting and reaching their goals,” said Cheryl Levitt. “Stacey said it best in her poem To Everyone.” Set a goal
and reach it!
Hold your head high!
Don’t settle for second,
Aim for the top,
use your power!
Let yourself go
to the zenith of your being!
Believe in yourself!
You can do whatever you want
if you really set your heart to it! (Stacey Levitt, 1989 at the age of 12 years)
Congratulations to the 2011 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship Recipients!
To read the recipients’ full bios, visit: http://www.caaws.ca/e/grants/levitt/2011.cfm
It is time once again to recognize the outstanding Volunteers we have in our Sport. The following Volunteer Awards will be presented at our Annual Awards Banquet on November 26th. Remember that they are provincial awards and the nominees should be contributing to provincial programming. Deadline for submission to the CKBC office is October 14th.
Investors Group Community Sport Administrator Award – This award recognizes the contribution to a community sport program made by a volunteer in an administrative capacity (non-coaching). The recipient must have worked to ensure that all coaches and athletes can enjoy the benefits of well organized sport. This award is intended for a volunteer whose primary employment is not in the field of canoeing.
Lois Fisk Volunteer of the Year Award – Lois Fisk was the first Flag Officer/President of the Pacific Division of CanoeKayak Canada. Her volunteer commitment to the sport went well beyond the club level. This award is presented to the CKBC volunteer who has demonstrated the most outstanding volunteer contributions to CKBC over the past year.
Sport BC President’s Award – As a full member of Sport BC, CKBC is able to annually present this award to any volunteer in the organization who represents the spirit of volunteerism and whose dedication, energy and commitment is critical to sport development.
Whitewater Volunteer of the Year Award – This award is presented to the whitewater volunteer who has demonstrated the most outstanding contributions to CanoeKayak BC, and the development of the sport, over the past year.
Previous winners and their nominations are available for viewing at: http://www.canoekayakbc.ca/home/history-archives
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Canoe Racing BC (dba CanoeKayak BC) will be held on Friday September 30th at 7:30pm at:
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre
12027 Harris Road,
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B5