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CKBC hosting two whitewater training camps in October

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Calling all whitewater paddlers for two training camps with national team coach Michal Staniszewski. These great opportunities for training and support takes place on the Tamihi Rapids in Chilliwack on October 21-23 and October 28-30.

Cost is $75 for CKBC competitive members and $100 for non-competitive members. Register early for a $25 discount.

See more details and online registration:


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CKBC’s Fun Fall Weekend

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Join Canoe Kayak BC for our Fun Fall Weekend, November 11-13 in Burnaby. Learn, share and celebrate during the weekend.

2016 Awards and and Scholarship Banquet

November 11 (Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club)

Join us as we honour our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their achievements this season. Welcome CKC special guests CEO Casey Wade and National NextGen Development Officer, Mark Granger.

Tickets (includes dinner):

  • $35 ($25 coaches and competitive members) if purchased by October 31
  • $50 ($40 coaches and competitive members) after October 31

More details and purchase tickets

2016 Fall Training Camp

November 11-13 (Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club)

The 2016 Fall Training Camp is for the 2016 Provincial Team and identified athletes. Three days of training combined with team building will kick-start off-season training.

More details

2016 Fall Conference

November 12-13 (Fortius Athlete Development Centre)

Member club volunteers/administrators are invited to join us for a weekend of fun ……. and work!

Saturday, November 12: 9:30 a.m. – noon ~ Publicity and Social Media 101 (Sandra Lewis)
Publicity and Social Media 101 focuses on easy, inexpensive and effective ways to promote your club and programs. Interact in new ways with members, potential members using social media. Learn the basics of media releases, contacting media outlets, how to build your social media plan and what platforms to use.

Saturday, November 12: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Complying with Changes to the BC Society Act (Marilyn Payne)
Learn what the new BC Society Act means to your club. What changes are needed to your policies, procedures and governance practices? There are significant changes to the act and they affect every non-profit in B.C. Send your constitution now to info@canoekayakbc.ca by September 30 so Marilyn has can review and recommend changes to your board members. Be ready for the new act.

Sunday, November 13: 9:30 a.m. – noon ~ Shared Best Practices (You!!)
Our clubs are doing great things! Here’s your chance to share your best practices and get some new ideas. CKBC is only as strong as our clubs so join us for a morning of working together. Everyone who shares a club best practice receives a complimentary ticket to CKBC’s Awards and Scholarship Banquet! Send your ideas to info@canoekayakbc.ca by October 15!

Cost: $25 (register by October 28 and receive a $25 early bird discount – that’s right all this for free!)

Register online

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Canoe Kayak Canada and Citadel Canine to Host Paddling Event in Honour of Cpl Nathan Cirillo


Canoe Kayak Canada has partnered with Citadel Canine to host the Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge. The event will take place on October 1 and 2 at the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa to honour Cpl Nathan Cirillo who was tragically killed at the National War Memorial in 2014. Cpl Cirillo had an affection for service dogs so his regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, and his family have graciously granted naming rights for the paddling event to the Citadel Canine Society.

“It was a tragedy that really affected the entire country,” said Brian Archer, President of the Citadel Canine Society. “This event is an opportunity to do something meaningful in Nathan’s memory.”

The event will support Citadel Canine’s service dog program, their BOOTS4PUPS committee in Ottawa and Canoe Kayak Canada. The Citadel Canine Society supplies service dogs for new military veterans and first responders dealing with personal Post Traumatic or Occupational Stress challenges. Canoe Kayak Canada administers national programs to enable Canadians to enjoy paddling and achieve success at the highest levels of competition.

“We’re honoured to be involved with such a significant initiative,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “For members of the public to join together and go for a paddle is a really special way for Canadians to remember Corporal Cirillo.”

The challenge on Saturday, October 1 is open to the public. Participants will take part in a four kilometer paddle at Mooney’s Bay, open to all types of paddle-boats. On-site registration will take place at 1 p.m. with the on-water challenge commencing at 2 p.m. after a moment of silence to honour Cpl Nathan Cirillo.

The public event will be followed by eleven races for competitive paddlers starting on Saturday at 4 p.m. and continuing Sunday. There are races for competitive paddlers under the age of 15, right up to senior-level athletes. The longest competitive race spans 24 kilometres and includes six portages. Competitive paddlers will compete for their clubs and the winning team will be presented with the Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup at the end of the regatta on Sunday.

Register to participate 

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CKBC hosting a Girls Only Paddling Weekend September 30-October 1


Calling all female paddlers 12 years and older for CKBC’s Girls Only Paddling Weekend. Designed to bring female athletes and coaches from around B.C. together, the camp takes place September 30 to October 1 in Langley.

Female athletes 12 years and older are encouraged to take part and learn valuable on and off water skills. Athletes will also learn from each other and coaches in a positive environment as they prepare for the 2017 racing season.

Accommodation is provided at a camp on Brae Island in Fort Langley. Participants are required to bring camping supplies.

Early bird registration is now open ($80) until September 25 and includes accommodation and food. The cost rises to $100 after that date.

More details and register online today

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Volunteers needed for CKBC Compliance Committee

CKBC is seeking two volunteers to sit on the Compliance Committee for the upcoming year.

As a new committee of the board, this group will review our current compliance document recommending changes and additions to the policy; develop a communications strategy  and ensure understanding and timely compliance by old and new member clubs.

Please contact MJ at the CKBC office:  604-465-5268 or at mj@canoekayakbc.ca

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Donation request: Canoe Kayak BC scholarships and silent auction


Since 2008, Canoe Kayak BC has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to 16 student-athletes. These recipients are remarkable young adults with outstanding accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s scholarships will be presented at the CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet on November 11 in Burnaby.

Canoe kayak is recognized as a late developing sport and our athletes have serious decisions to make when they move from high school to post-secondary education. For some, these decisions may be based on the financial commitment required to both study and remain competitive in our sport.

Can you help these student-athletes?  There are two ways you can make a difference in their lives:

  1. Make a donation to our scholarship fund. Cash donations to the Canoe Kayak BC Scholarship Fund are put to work at once as 100 percent of all donations go directly to our student-athletes.
  2. Donate item(s) to our silent auction. The silent auction is our primary fundraiser for the CKBC scholarship fund and your donation can be something as simple as a gift certificate or products you would like to share with our members.

Over 100 athletes, coaches, officials, family and friends are expected to attend the banquet on November 11. Participating businesses will be prominently featured in our event program including contact details. All donors will be featured on CKBC’s social media and website as well as in media releases.

Financial contributions to the scholarship fund may be made using the attached form or online. A donation form for silent auction is also attached. Thank you for your consideration of our request to help out these young student-athletes.