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CKC Paddles Up – October

Check out the most recent CKC Paddles Up.  It is a good read for ALL members!


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Volunteer Recognition Awards

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 has been extended to October 21st.

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

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Voyageur Film Premiere – November 19th in Abbotsford


In July 15, 2011, exactly 200 years after explorer David Thompson arrived, the Columbia Voyageur Brigade arrived in Oregon’s Astoria Harbor. On Saturday November 19, 2011 we will be helping to host the premiere of the film Tracing the Columbia which chronicles this six week canoe journey.

Come to the Premiere of the film Tracing the Columbia— Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Abbotsford, BC.

There will be a reception afterwards

Where:University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford.

When: 7pm, Saturday November 19th

Tickets available: In advance at Western Canoeing & Kayaking or at the door.
All tickets $10

The evenings events are hosted by: 2011 David Thompson Columbia River Brigade Society. With assistance from: The University of the Fraser Valley and Western Canoeing & Kayaking



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Pan American Games Coverage

Canada’s canoe and kayak athletes will soon begin competing at the Pan American Games.  Cheer them on as they not only ‘Go for Gold’ but also try to gain more Olympic entries in next year’s London showcase.  GO CANADA GO!

2011 Pan American Games (Television)

o    Saturday, October 22: 9:00am (2hrs) | CBC: Channels 3, 79, 209 | Week One Highlights

o    Saturday, October 29: 9:00am (2hrs) | CBC: Channels 3, 79, 209 | Week Two Highlights

o    Monday, October 31: 12:30am | CBC: Channels 3, 79, 209 | Closing Ceremonies

2011 Pan American Games (Online)

o    October 15-31 | www.cbcsports.ca | Daily Highlight Show

o    Sunday, October 30: 5:00pm | www.cbcsports.ca | Live Coverage of Closing Ceremonies

All programming available on CBC Television and cbcsports.ca unless otherwise noted.  Schedule subject to change/additional broadcasts may be added.

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PacificSport Fraser Valley Recognition Awards

Call for nominations: PacificSport Fraser Valley Recognition Awards

Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize an outstanding athlete, coach, volunteer or community builder in the Fraser Valley. Awards (dry fit jackets) will be presented during our AGM on November 1, 2011. Download the nomination form at:  http://www.cscpacific.ca/Images/PSFV/2011_PSFV_AwardsNomForm.pdf

Nomination deadline: October 24, 2011

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BC Athletes represented on CKC Development Teams

CKC has today announced their Development Teams for the 2011 – 2012 season.  Racing under BC club colors are Senior Men’s Kayak Team member Brian Malfesi (Ridge), Junior Men’s Kayak Team member  Patrick Dann (Victoria) and Junior Men’s Canoe Team member Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops).   Also from BC but racing for ‘other’ clubs are Senior Men’s Canoe Team member Cory Rublee (hometown Kamloops) and Senior Women’s Canoe Team member Nicole Haywood (hometown Nanaimo).  Aaron Rublee (hometown Kamloops) has earlier this week been named to the Senior National Canoe Team.  Congratulations all!