Paddles Up – April 2012

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May 4-6

Sprint Trials 1

– Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA

May 16-17

Paracanoe World Championships – Poznan,

May 18-20

Sprint World Cup 1 – Poznan, Poland

May 25-27

Sprint World Cup 2 – Duisburg,

May 26-27
Junior Team Selection Trials
– Kananaskis, AB

Video – Meet Paracanoe Coaches Karen Lukanovich and Jeff Van Horne
May is Coach Development Month. This is the first of our coaching
profiles to highlight some of our talented coaches in celebration of
Coach Development Month. We have lined up 13 workshops
the month of May and Peter Niedre be hosting online workshops every

Slalom Update James Cartwright

Michael Tayler has proven himself as the man to represent Canada in
men’s K1 canoe slalom event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Race schedule, teams, junior trials and an expected addition Olympic
quota spot …

Balmy Beach makes paddling accessible to everyone
Balmy Beach’s PaddleAll program recently received a $7000 grant from the
Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport Canada. To find out more about
the success of Balmy Beach’s PaddleALL program, we caught up with
PaddleALL Coordinator, Colleen Didur.

Shattered Hopes Sheila Hurtig Robertson

Sue Holloway recounts how she was affected by Canada’s Boycott of the
1980 Olympic Games. An excerpt from Sheila Hurtig Robertson’s new book.

New website launched – Canada’s Sprint Canoe Clubs
Liam Birch

Originally published in 2006, this guide has detailed histories of
sprint clubs and athletes. You are invited to explore the new online
version of Canada’s Sprint Canoe Clubs – A Pictorial Guide

Masters Musings Glen Benison One thousand miles from home and forty years after they first paddled
together, a pair of Acadian paddling Pauls are back in synch.

Trophy Maintenance Judy Tutty

The Trophies & Awards Committee wants to ensure that care for the
trophies is upheld and that any repair is carried through. You will be
reimbursed for any pre-approved reasonable costs to a trophy and/or
carrying case by forwarding a receipt to John Edwards

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.

Jobs 1 new job posted this month:

Rideau Canoe Club – Development Coach

For Sale Equipment Swap and Classifieds – 5 new items posted this month

Contribuitions We need your input to capture the news at paddling clubs across the
country. Please submit your articles, ideas and photos to by May 15. 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
the 15th of each month so we can mention them in our next edition of
Paddles Up.

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