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Chad Brooks hired as Assistant Coach

Chad Brooks hired as Assistant Coach of the National Training Centre – Atlantic

OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic are pleased to announce the hiring of Chad Brooks as the Assistant Coach of the National Training Centre – Atlantic.

“Chad has been a strong player as a club coach and we are excited to have him onboard,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “In this position he will continue to contribute to the successful development of high performance athletes in the Atlantic Division and will play a key role at the national level by preparing developing kayakers for international competition.”

Brooks will support the work of National Team coaches Fred Jobin and Dave Robertson by coaching Senior Development Men’s Kayak athletes. He will play a key role in developing and implementing effective talent development programs.

Within the National Training Centre – Atlantic, he will also work alongside coach Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki to coordinate coach and athlete development by providing services and support to local clubs in partnership with the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with CanoeKayak Canada in the development phase of athlete pathway to excellence,” said Brooks. “I look forward to helping our athletes reach their potential internationally while also helping to unify our already strong individual clubs to work in a collaborative effort."

Brooks is a NCCP competition-certified coach. He has been the head coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club since 2006 and has been involved with several committees of CanoeKayak Canada and the ADCKC. Brooks started out paddling with his family at Orenda Canoe Club where he captured several national titles and still holds a national best time in the Midget K1 6000 from 1996.

Brooks will officially start his new position in the middle of May and will be based out of the Halifax area with travel to training camps and competition.

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller


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Chuck Lee presents at International Physical Literacy Conference

Chuck Lee presents on Schools in Pools Kayaking program at International
Physical Literacy Conference

OTTAWA, ON – Chuck Lee will make a presentation on Physical Literacy for
Boating Sports at the International Physical Literacy Conference this
morning in Banff, AB. Lee will discuss his “Schools in Pools” paddling program which is aimed
at getting young kids active by making use of off-peak times at public
swimming pools. Lee spearheaded the development of the program and says
it is an effective way to promote physical activity among all children.

“Paddling is the perfect sport to get kids active,” says Lee, Executive
Director of the Alberta Whitewater Association. “No matter their shape,
size or fitness level it’s a fun activity and kids can learn paddling
skills they will enjoy for their entire lives.” CanoeKayak Canada recently partnered with Physical & Health Education
Canada to develop a national paddling skills program to be taught in
schools. A new curriculum module is currently being developed based on
material from Alberta Whitewater’s Pools in Schools program and
CanoeKayak Canada’s CanoeKids program. 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.

Lee’s presentation at the International Physical Literacy Conference
will be part of a section on Fostering Physical Literacy in Communities.
Lee a member with CanoeKayak Canada’s Whitewater Council and a long-time
coach and athlete in the sport. CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive
paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport
for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to
developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow
a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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For more information:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352
imiller@canoekayak.ca

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2013 Paddling film Festival

Hello Paddlers!

Vallhalla Pure and The Squamish Paddling Club are presenting the 2013
REEL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL at the Eagle Eye Theater in Squamish BC.
FRIDAY APRIL 12 DOORS OPEN AT 6.30.

Come and see some of the best Paddling films around, check out the
silent auction table, We’ve got some awesome items!! Maybe grab a draw
prize if your lucky.

This is our biggest fundraiser, the focus this year is to support the
clubs efforts to provide the paddling community with a secure water
front storage solution…We’re getting closer! Come out and support your
local paddling club!

Tickets now available at Valhalla Pure Squamish and the SPC kayak pool
sessions on Saturday evenings.

Adult $12 Advance/ $15 at the door.

Youth $8 Advance/ $10 at the door.

http://www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com/

Dave Berrisford

Squamish Paddling Club

604 815 9078

dave@squamishpaddlingclub.com

www.squamishpaddlingclub.com

www.facebook.com/squamishpaddlingclub

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Employment Opportunities

Lots of seasonal job opportunities available. Visit our website
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