Paddles Up – January 2012

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Paddles Up – January 2012

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Editors Note: CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to present Paddles Up in a
new web-based format which will now be published on a monthly basis. You
can read highlights on this email or webpage and navigate through
articles with the buttons at the top of each page. This e-newsletter is
dedicated to keeping you up to date with the news of the Canadian
paddling community. We need your input to capture the news at paddling
clubs across the country. Please submit your articles, ideas and photos
to by the 15th of
each month.

Not your typical flume ride

Mark de Jonge

The men’s 200 metre kayak team did some cutting edge testing at a
paddling flume in Germany in December. Mark de Jonge tells about his
experience using what was once top-secret East German sports equipment.

High Performance Update
Barney Wainwright

An update from CKC High Performance Director on National Team activities
and a look at the year ahead for Trials, Olympic Games, North American
Race Series and Sport Canada changes.

An outpouring of support for sick paddler

Jen Tilley

When a young paddler from Mic Mac was hospitalized a few days before
Nationals, she received an outpouring of support from the paddling
community. “We would like to publicly thank Chrissy Wessman for her
thoughtful gift, which brought tears to all our eyes,” says her mother. Q&A with Banook’s New Years Eve Party Hosts

A crowd of 400 strong gathered at Banook Canoe Club to ring in 2012. For
a look at what goes into making New Year’s Eve at Banook such a
successful club fundraiser, we caught up with two of the party
organizers for their thoughts. Polar Bear Dip Photos
The New Year got off to a chilly start for several who took the
traditional dunk in the icy waters of Lake Banook. Check out William
Jensen’s photos.

War Canoe for the World to See

Brenda Fair

Plans are well under way to get the Midget Mixed Canadian team off to
London to demonstrate the War Canoe at the 2012 Olympic Games. Grey Owl
Paddles and Zellers have stepped up to support the team.

Coaching Update
Peter Niedre

Coaching awards, conferences, upcoming dates and workshops

Pete’s PETS (Performance Enhancement Tips)

Peter Niedre

The Art (and a Bit of Science) of the Mesocycle: Setting Outcomes and
Objectives and Monitoring Masters Musings
Glen Benison

Masters from several clubs made the trek to compete at the World Master
Championships in Hungary last summer. Glen Benison recounts their
journey. “Here he was hopping through international borders. All that he
wanted was to race his kayak … Ah freedom sixty-five.” Judy Tutty wins Volunteer Achievement Award

Judy Tutty wins True Sport Foundation’s Volunteer Achievement Award.
Judy has been volunteering with CanoeKayak for 40 years.

Athlete Retirees
Five National Team athletes from the Ottawa area who recently retired
had their paddling careers recognized at CKC’s Annual General Meeting on
November 27, 2011.

Canada Cleans Up at US Thanksgiving Race

Sarah Boudens

The Canadian slalom team spent time in the fall training and competing
in Charlotte, North Carolina where Olympic team selection trials will be
held in April.

World University Canoe Sprint Championship
Are you a paddler and a university student? Interested in competing in
Kazan, Russia from July 20-22, 2012? Email Barney Wainwright
to express interest. If more than
one paddler would like to race an event, priority will be given to the
paddler with the best results at Trials. This is a non-funded event.
Information package

Challenge 2012 A group of dedicated supporters have been working out everyday leading
up to the Olympics to support our CanoeKayak team. And they’ve been
blogging about it.

For sale Equipment Swap and Classifieds … 9 new items posted this month

Jobs 3 jobs currently posted: Mississauga, Sasketoon, ADCKC


Milestones, graduations, engagements, new child, significant
achievements … Know a member of our paddling community celebrating an
accomplishment worthy of a big congratulations? Let us know about it by
February 15 so we can mention them in our next edition of Paddles Up.
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