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It’s Awards Time Again……

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 12h. Remember that they are
provincial awards and the nominees should be contributing to provincial
programming. Deadline for submission to the CKBC office is October 31st

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.

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Scott Oldershaw named Head Coach of National Team

Scott Oldershaw named Head Coach of National Team

OTTAWA, ON – CanoeKayak Canada is delighted to name Scott Oldershaw as the Head Coach of its National Sprint Team. Oldershaw will take on this new role for the next year to help establish a high-performance system that will lead to future medal performances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. CanoeKayak Canada has a skilled contingent of coaches who will work with Oldershaw to refine the sprint system.

“I’m looking forward to my new role with the team,” Oldershaw said. “I truly believe we can work together to become one of the strongest canoeing nations in the world, in all disciplines.”

Oldershaw has been the coaching talent behind several outstanding success stories, including four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden and his son Mark Oldershaw who won bronze in London this summer. He has been a personal coach to these two athletes since their early days at the Burloak Canoe Club and he will continue to work with them in addition to his new duties.

“Scott’s accomplishments as a coach are simply amazing and we are so fortunate to have him step into this leadership role,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Director General of CanoeKayak Canada. “We’re excited about what Scott will bring to this position as we work together to build a strong high-performance system focused on achieving more outstanding results for Canada.” Oldershaw’s coaching career spans more than two decades during which time he has coached at four Olympic Games and led the Burloak Canoe Club to four National burgee titles as head coach. He has worked with several disciplines of the National Team, coached development and provincial teams, and has also worked extensively with World Champion Mallorie Nicholson in C1. Oldershaw competed for Canada in the 1984 Olympic Games and is one of five Olympians in the Oldershaw family. -30-

For more information: Lorraine Lafrenière, Director General

CanoeKayak Canada

613.260.1818 ext 2203

llafreniere@canoekayak.ca

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Yeah Coaches!

A big shout out to our coaches who worked so diligently all weekend
(Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday till early afternoon) with
Marc Bowles (PacificSport Performance Planner) and Sherry Hunt
(PacificSport Fraser Valley – Athlete/Coach Services) on preparing plans
and raising the bar for both participation and performance standards for
our upcoming year. The Athlete Handbook should be out soon with
selection criteria for Canada Games and the event page will be updated
with camp/competition dates for all.

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Adam van Koeverden Wins Male Athlete of the Year

Winners Announcement 40th Canadian Sport Awards

Adam van Koeverden Wins Male Athlete of the Year Rosannagh MacLennan Wins Female Athlete of the Year

October 17, 2012

(Ottawa, ON – October 17, 2012) – The True Sport Foundation today
announced the winners of the 40th Canadian Sport Awards, which recognize
and honour excellence in Canadian sport including the sporting
achievements of Canada’s finest athletes and the contributions of others
in 2012. “The Canadian Sport Awards play an important role in honouring our
hard-working athletes, sport leaders, volunteers and corporations for
their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian sport,” noted Peter
Leyser, Executive Director, True Sport Foundation. “The 2012 winners,
along with all the finalists and nominees have earned the praise of all
Canadians through their immense talent, dedication, and ongoing
commitment to their sport.” 2012 Canadian Sport Awards Winners The Athletic Performance Awards recognize outstanding athletic
performance. Winners include: *
Male Athlete of the Year: Adam van Koeverden, Kayak, Oakville,
ON *
Female Athlete of the Year: Rosannagh MacLennan, Trampoline,
King City, ON *
Junior Athlete of the Year: Filip Peliwo, Tennis, Vancouver, BC *
Team of the Year: Soccer – Women’s (Olympic) *
Partners of the Year: Rowing – Men’s Eight (Olympic) *
The Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate an individual’s
outstanding contribution to the betterment of sport: *
Volunteer Achievement Award: Slava Corn, Gymnastics *
The Corporate Excellence Award recognizes and celebrates a
corporation who provides outstanding support to Canadian sport: The
Royal Canadian Legion *
The Spirit of Sport Story of the Year category recognizes and
celebrates Canadian heroes: Annaleise Carr, Walsh, ON

About the Canadian Sport Awards

Established in 1972, the Canadian Sport Awards brings together leaders
from the sporting and corporate communities who represent the pinnacle
of commitment and competition: Canadian amateur athletes, coaches, sport
leaders and volunteers. The annual awards promote sporting excellence
across Canada and remind Canadians how sport lifts the human spirit. It
is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and victories of our country’s
finest athletes. Managed by the True Sport Foundation, the Canadian
Sport Awards boasts a strong relationship with its modern day founding
partners, which include AthletesCAN, Canada Games, Canadian Centre for
Ethics in Sport, and the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada. For
more information about the Canadian Sport Awards, please visit
www.canadiansportawards.ca.

About the True Sport Foundation

The True Sport Foundation is a national charitable organization that
promotes values-driven sport. As a leader in the True Sport Movement,
the Foundation is focused on building and enriching communities and the
lives of individuals by providing a safe, welcoming, and rewarding
environment for all participants, at all levels of sport. The True Sport
Foundation is committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive
contribution to Canadian society, to our athletes, and to the physical
and moral development of Canada’s youth. The Foundation also plays a
pivotal role in the Canadian sport system by bringing together leading
sport organizations to promote, celebrate and recognize sporting
excellence. For more information about the True Sport Foundation, please
visit www.truesportfoundation.ca.

For complete nomination rules and guidelines, and more information about
the Canadian Sport Awards, please visit www.canadiansportawards.ca
.

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For more information, please contact:

Robin Turnbull

Canadian Sport Awards, Program Director 416.604.0310 rtevent@sympatico.ca

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Nominations for Coach Excellence Awards

Dear Clubs and Coaches, We need your nominations!

CanoeKayak Canada annually presents the CanoeKayak Coach Excellence
Awards. These awards are given out in recognition of the excellence
demonstrated by members of our coaching community. Two of these awards
require nominations: the Club Development Award and the Director
General’s Award. In order for a coach to be eligible for any of the
above awards, they must be an NCCP certified coach and part of the
Coaching Association of Canada. Nomination Deadline: November 2, 2012

Club Development Award

The Club Development Award is presented annually to the coach who has
clearly demonstrated his / her abilities at developing a club or the
sport through the grassroots level, building of a club or program such
as an aboriginal paddling or PaddleAll program, or the promotion of the
sport through their club.

To nominate a coach for the Club Development Award, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012ClubDevelopmentAward

The Director General’s Award

The Director General’s Award is presented annually to a coach who
contributes to the development or advancement of canoe-kayak outside of,
or in addition to their regular club coaching duties (club development
and outreach, coach education, promotion and implementation of LTAD,
involvement in national or provincial committees, aboriginal paddling
initiative, PaddleALL, etc).

To nominate a coach for the Director General’s Award, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012DirectorGeneralsNomination

For more information about these awards and the associated criteria,
please click on the following link:

http://www.canoekayak.ca/english/content/Coach_Excellence

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Mark Granger takes new role as Paracanoe Coach

OTTAWA, ON – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to name Mark Granger as its new Paracanoe Discipline Coach. Granger has been a National Team Coach for over 20 years and most recently acted as Team Leader for CKC’s team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Granger will continue to manage the training centre in Montréal in addition to his new duties.

“I am honoured to work with this project and excited to face the new challenges ahead,” said Granger. “I am not leaving canoeing just changing roles.”

Paracanoe will make its debut on the programme for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Granger will direct his technical expertise and leadership abilities to developing a nation-wide system in Paracanoe as he works to build a team with strong performance-potential for 2016.

Lorraine Lafrenière, Director General of CanoeKayak Canada says this is a significant step for the Canadian Paracanoe program.

“Canada has played an important role in growing Paracanoe internationally. To have a coach as talented as Mark dedicated to growing this discipline holds exciting potential for our country and shows our commitment to making this sport accessible to everyone.” Granger will continue to support the Men’s Kayak program until a new coach is hired. National Team Coaches are meeting this week in Ottawa to continuing planning the path ahead to 2016.

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For more information:

Lorraine Lafrenière, Director General

CanoeKayak Canada

613.260.1818 ext 2203

llafreniere@canoekayak.ca Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer | Agent de communications et de marketing CanoeKayak Canada | www.canoekayak.ca 613.260.1818 x2209 | 613.314.1352 (cell) | imiller@canoekayak.ca A Canadian Sport for families, communities and champions
Un sport canadien pour les familles, les communautés et les champions

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