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Paddling skills – coming to a Phys. Ed class near you

Paddling skills – coming to a Phys. Ed class near you!

OTTAWA, ON – CanoeKayak Canada, has partnered with Physical & Health
Education Canada to develop a paddling skills program to be taught in
schools across the country. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 will soon be
able to learn the fundamental movement skills of paddling in a dry land
environment in their school gymnasiums. Support from Sport Canada will help to develop a new curriculum module
based on material from CKC’s CanoeKids and Alberta Whitewater’s Paddle
Passport. Physical & Health Education Canada will work with CKC to adapt
the material to curriculum outcomes and distribute the program
nationally. “This partnership opens up a whole new way for thousands of kids to be
introduced to the great Canadian heritage sport of paddling,” said John
Edwards, Domestic Development Director of CanoeKayak Canada. “Learning fundamental paddling skills is a starting point that could
lead a new wave of students to paddling clubs and into a variety of
canoes and kayaks. For many it will be a new form of physical activity
they can enjoy on the water while developing individual and team boat
skills. Others might even be inspired to take up the sport
competitively.”

Physical & Health Education Canada is the leading professional
organization for physical and health educators and provides resources to
schools to help them establish quality physical and health education
programs. Chris Jones, CEO and Executive Director of Physical & Health
Education Canada says the partnership will encourage physical activity
among youth and teach them skills they can enjoy over a lifetime of
healthy living. “We are pleased to be working with CanoeKayak Canada on this project,”
said Jones. “Teaching physical literacy is a core part of physical
education. At this same time, it’s valuable to connect the fundamental
movement skills that students are learning to activities and sports that
they might not otherwise have considered. Taken together, this gives
students the skills and motivation to be active throughout their lives.”

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Invitation to Governance Workshop on Feb 25th

You have been invited to the “CanoeKayak Canada’s Governance Workshop”

Vous êtes invités à «L’atelier sur le gouvernance de CanoeKayak Canada»

Governance Workshop / L’atelier sur le gouvernance

CanoeKayak Canada (CKC) joins all other national-level sport organizations in Canada in needing to transition from the current legislation governing federal corporations (the Canada Corporations Act) to new legislation (the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, referred to as the NFP Act). The deadline for transition is October 2014.

The most significant governance changes made necessary by the NFP Act relate to classes of membership and composition of the Board of Directors. Depending on an organization’s existing governance structure, these changes could be simple or very complex. In all cases, consultation with members will be required. Numerous other, less substantive governance changes will also be required to comply with the Act, and CKC may also choose to review and, if necessary, update its objects of incorporation. Such a review may be warranted, given recent changes to the Income Tax Act that affect Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations (RCAAAs). CKC may also take this opportunity to change its legal name (which is presently the Canadian Canoe Association).

CanoeKayak Canada (CKC) se joint à toutes les autres organisations sportives de niveau national du Canada pour faire la transition entre la Loi actuelle régissant les organisations fédérales (la Loi canadienne sur les organisations) et la nouvelle Loi (la Loi canadienne sur les organisations à but non-lucratif, nommée aussi la Loi BNL). La date limite pour la transition est octobre 2014.

Les changements les plus importants dans la gouvernance rendus nécessaires par la Loi BNL concernent les catégories de membres et la composition du conseil d’administration. Selon la structure de gouvernance existante d’une organisation, ces changements peuvent être simples ou très complexes. Dans tous les cas, la consultation des membres sera nécessaire.

Plusieurs autres changements moins substantiels à la gouvernance seront aussi nécessaires pour respecter la Loi et CKC peut aussi choisir de réviser et, si nécessaire, mettre à jour ses objectifs d’organisation. Une telle révision peut être justifiée, étant donné les récents changements à la Loi de l’impôt sur le revenu qui touche les Associations canadiennes enregistrées de sport amateur (ACESA). CKC peut aussi profiter de cette occasion pour changer son nom légal (qui est présentement l’Association canadienne de canotage).

Rachel Corbett

Rachel Corbett is a co-founder of the Sport Law & Strategy Group. She helps sport organizations manage change by providing consulting services in research, planning, policy development and risk management.

Rachel Corbett est cofondatrice de Sport Law & Strategy Group. Elle aide les organisations sportives à gérer les changements en donnant des services de consultante dans la recherche, la planification, le développement de politiques et la gestion du risque.

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Event / Activité : Governance Workshop / L’atelier sur la gouvernance

When / Quand : Tuesday 19 February 2013, 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM EST / Mardi le 19 février 2013, 08:00 – 09:00 HDE Or / Ou : Monday 25 February, 2013, 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM EST / Lundi le 25 février 2013, 20:30 – 21:30 HDE

Audio Conference Details / Détails de la conférence audio : Dial In Number / Numéro à composer : 1-877-660-2769 / 603-296-1867 Conference ID / Identité de la conférence : 18182203

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Thank you / Merci
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Gates at Tamihi Cut down

You arrive for your football practice at Townsend Park one sunny
afternoon, to find the field had been plowed up, or your hockey game at
Prospera is cancelled because someone has punctured the pipes and the
ice has melted. Imagine how you would feel.

Now imagine how it felt for the Canadian women’s white-water champion to
stand above the Tamihi slalom course; looking down, with a tear rolling
across her cheek, at the vandalized gates she was supposed to be
training in. How would you feel? Angry? Disappointed? Discouraged?
Shocked that someone could so willfully damage what should be considered
a local treasure?

This was going to be one of the last training sessions for Jazmyne
Denhollander before she flies off to Mexico, with the National team, to
compete in the Pan-American Championships. But instead of training, she
spent the time maneuvering her kayak through the rapids, trying to
recover fallen gates.

The Tamihi slalom course is under the stewardship of the Chilliwack
Centre of Excellence. Yes it’s a grand name but we are not a
pretentious lot; just a not-for-profit group of normal people who love
paddling and occasionally we develop champions. Tamihi is truly one of
the finest natural white-water courses in the world, with paddlers
coming from across the country and the USA to train here. It is comprised of the beautiful natural rapids themselves and a series
of wires strung across the river, just above the Tamihi bridge. From
these wires, the “gates” I refer to, are suspended. They are attached
to cords running to either bank, which control their position and
height. If you cut the cord, the gate falls into the river, where it
becomes a hazard to kayaks, rafters and people fishing. Someone has cut 12 cords on the upper end of the course, only days after
a CCE work crew had repaired the last round of damage (photos attached).
This is the third time in six months that this kind of vandalism has
been inflicted, but this is by far the worst. We have no idea who is
doing this. Is it local fishermen? No, because the majority of people
we proudly know as fisherman respect the environment, are active in
river cleanup, and have enjoyment and patience when watching kayaks and
canoeists travel down the river. This is our playing field, our ice sheet, our ball diamond; we are
stunned as to how someone could have such callous disregard for
another’s sport, their recreation, their peace of mind. For us, it
defies reason that we should have to but we would like ask- no plead
with (whomever it is) to please stop. Consider the consequences of your
actions: this is a Canadian Regional training centre, you are
inhibiting the progress of current and future Champions and Olympians
and the gates, cords or wires in the water pose a risk to local wildlife
as well as river users.

This has to, and will, stop. Let’s not make it the hard way.

If you have any information about this vandalism at Tamihi, please
contact the RCMP.

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Scott Logan to lead CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Program

Congratulations and welcome back to CKC Scott!

OTTAWA, ON – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Logan as its new High Performance Director. Logan comes to this position with an impressive resume of leadership experience in sport, government and the corporate sector. Logan was a National Team Coach from 1985 to 1991 and was the Team Leader for the CanoeKayak squad at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Logan holds a Masters in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Physical Education from Dalhousie University. Logan competed internationally as a kayak athlete and as a coach he pioneered new training and coach education programs. These programs became fundamental in advancing the sport and building a legacy of success in Atlantic Canada and at the national level. “From coaching elite athletes on the water to managing at the executive level, Scott has a proven track record of success and we’re proud to have him on board,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Director General of CanoeKayak Canada. “His extraordinary leadership qualities coupled with his technical background in CanoeKayak will be key assets for leading our team towards ambitious performance goals at the 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games and beyond.” Logan was the Chief Executive Officer of Sport Nova Scotia for seven years. After taking Sport Nova Scotia to new heights, Logan moved to the position of Assistant Deputy Minister for Nova Scotia Health Promotion. He was instrumental in establishing the organization as a government department dedicated to improving the health outcomes of citizens. Logan worked his way up in government to Acting Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Logan will work closely with Head Coach Scott Oldershaw along with high performance coaches and athletes to continue to build on a tradition of success. Canadian paddlers have won a total of 24 Olympic medals since 1936 and CanoeKayak remains one of Canada’s top performing sports. Paracanoe events will make their debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

“Returning to my roots is an incredibly exciting opportunity,” commented Logan. “Paddling has always been in my life, regardless of what I may have been doing professionally at any given time. To rejoin what is one of Canada’s top Olympic sports is an honour and a responsibility I take seriously, and the opportunity to work in an area I’m passionate about is something that doesn’t come along very often.”

Logan is the author of numerous technical publications. He has developed several assessment innovations including “Fitdex testing” which has been a long standing winter training ritual for many paddlers. Logan was recognized for excellence in coaching with one of CanoeKayak Canada’s most prestigious honours, the R. Edgar Gilbert Award.

Logan will begin his new role as High Performance Director on March 4. He will work from Halifax with an office at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. He will travel to training centres to work with coaches, athletes and other staff as needed. CanoeKayak Canada’s Sprint Coaching Line-up:

Scott Oldershaw, Head Coach Laszlo Latorovszki, Senior Men’s Canoe Coach (1000m) & Atlantic Training Hub

Dave Robertson, Senior Men’s Kayak Coach (1000m) Frédéric Jobin, Senior Men’s Kayak Coach (200m) Kenna Robins, Women’s Development Kayak Coach

Robert Stott, Men’s Canoe Assistant Coach (200m)

Mark Granger, Paracanoe Discipline Coach & Montréal Training Hub

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For more information:

Lorraine Lafrenière

Director General, CanoeKayak Canada

613-260-1818 ext. 2203

llafreniere@canoekayak.ca

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Three Paracanoe athletes to receive Sport Canada carding

OTTAWA, ON – Paracanoe World Champions Christine Gauthier and Christine
Selinger and World medalist Dave Waters will receive funding through
Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program for the remainder of the 2013
carding cycle. Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC is a four-time World
Champion in the K1 200m LTA event. Selinger of Regina, SK has won seven
medals at the World Championships including gold in the Women’s V1 200m
LTA event in 2010 and 2011. Dave Waters of Dartmouth, NS won his first
medal at the 2012 Worlds with a third place finish in the Men’s V1 200
metre in the TA class. With Paracanoe being added to the programme for the 2016 Paralympic
Games, the athletes are now eligible to receive the same support as
National Team Athletes carded athletes. The funding will go a long way
in covering training and personal expenses as the athletes focus on
preparing for their best performances at the 2016 Paralympic Games with
the leadership of Mark Granger, National Team Paracanoe Coach.

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Diamond Jubilee medals awarded to CKC members

Julia Rivard and Michael Chambers receiving Jubilee medal
Congratulations to Julia Rivard and Michael Chambers on being awarded
the QE II Diamond Jubilee medal through the Canadian Olympic Committee
for their contributions to Canadian sport.

Julia paddled at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in the Women’s K4 and
placed ninth. Since retiring as an athlete she has dedicated a
significant amount of her time to sport in a volunteer capacity. She was
also part of Canada’s mission team for the 2008 and 2010 Olympic Games.
She has served on several of CanoeKayak Canada’s committees and
currently sits on the Sprint Racing Council as the Vice-Chair,
Marketing.

Michael Chambers is a past commodore of CanoeKayak Canada. He led the
organization from 1986 to 1988. He began representing CanoeKayak on the
Canadian Olympic Committee in 1984 and served as President of the
Canadian Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2010.

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Provincial Summer Staff WANTED

CanoeKayak BC is the Provincial Sport Governing Body that encourages and
provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports.
We are seeking mature and experienced individuals to fill field
positions who will lead CanoeKids Day Camps and Learn to Paddle programs
in various communities across the province with the following
objectives:

* Introduce and promote water safety in an organized environment of FUN
while challenging skill development and learning for all

* Treat all participants with equal opportunity and respect

* Promote team building and fair play

* Encourage continued involvement in group canoe/kayak activities

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