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Volunteers’ free criminal record checks now in effect


Effective Saturday, November 30, volunteer and non-profit organizations are now eligible for free criminal record checks for their volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults through the provincial Criminal Records Review Program. Thank you @BCGovNews,

Please ensure that your club takes advantage of this! All paid or volunteer coach/instructors must have a CRC on file every two years.


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BC Games Coaches and Assistant Coaches

Canoe Kayak BC is gearing up for the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo, July 23rd – 27th and is seeking Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for each of the Zone Teams.

Since 1978, the BC Games Society has been staging the BC Summer and Winter Games. The purpose of these Games is, “To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual and community development.” In our third appearance after a 12 year absence from the Games, canoeing is excited about participating in Nanaimo.

Participants must be born in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002. Further eligibility details are posted on the BC Games website.

In the preparation of athletes to participate, Canoe Kayak BC requires Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for the following zone teams:

Zone 1: Kootenays

Zone 2: Thompson/Okanagan

Zone 3: Fraser Valley

Zone 4: Fraser River/Delta

Zone 5: Vancouver/Squamish

Zone 6: Vancouver Island/Central coach

Zone 7: North West

Zone 8: Cariboo/North East

Details of the communities that fall into each of the zones can be found at:


All Head Coaches for the 2014 Games must have NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach CERTIFIED or higher coaching education.

Assistant coaches must be NCCP CanoeKids “trained”.

In addition to coaching duties, Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are expected to travel with their athletes on BC Games transportation (all teams traveling by bus will be on the first ferry on July 23rd), stay with them in BC Games accommodation, and supervise them throughout the BC Games.

Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are expected to act in a supervisory capacity travelling to, from

and at the Games to ensure that their athletes adhere to the BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific rules, and the Code of Conduct. Coaches must also abide by the Coaches Code of Conduct.

Interested individuals should submit their application to Canoe Kayak BC at info by December 15th, 2013.

A detailed Job Description and Application form is attached.

Coaches call for Applications.pdf

Coaches – Application form.pdf

Coaches – Job Description.pdf