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BC Marathon Championships and ICF World Championship Qualifier coming to Kamloops


The Kamloops Canoe & Kayak Club is hosting the 2018 BC Provincial Marathon Championships and ICF Marathon World Championships Qualifier this May. Taking place on Shumway Lake in Kamloops on May 19, the event is open to athletes of all ages.

Event Details


  • Laps 4 km long on Shumway lake
  • Always 3 buoys as a turning point
  • No portages
  • 3 motorboats on site

ICF Marathon World Championship Provincial Qualifier/BC Provincial Championship: 

  • Senior Men (24 and older):
    • K1,K2:  28km (7 laps)
    • C1,C2:  24km (6 laps)
  • Senior Women (24 and older):
    • K1, K2:  24km (6 laps)
    • C1: 20km (5 laps)
  • U23 men (19 – 23):
    • K1, C1: 24km (6 laps)
  • U23 women (19 – 23):
    • K1, C1: 20km (5 laps)
  • Junior men (18 and younger):
    • K1, K2, C1, C2: 20km (5 laps)
  • Junior women (18 and younger):
    • K1, K2, C1: 16km (4 laps)

BC Provincial championship – NON qualifier: 

  • U15, U14: K1, K2, C1, C2: 16km (4 laps)
  • U13, U12: K1, K2, C1, C2: 12km (3 laps)

BC Provincial championship – other boats:  

  • Marathon boats, Surfski, SUP, Dragon boat
  • Senior men (19 and older): 28km (7 laps)
  • Senior women (19 and older): 24km (6 laps)
  • Junior men (18 and older): 20km (5 laps)
  • Junior women (18 and older): 20km (5 laps)

Regatta fee:

  • $20/participant
  • additional $20 as a late registration fee will be charged
  • the fee will be paid during the athletes/coaches meeting

Registration: via email ONLY to kckcheadcoach@gmail.com

Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 16

Event website: kckc.sportical.com/events/3661



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CKBC hosting Aboriginal Coaching Module


Canoe Kayak BC is hosting the Aboriginal Coaching Module on May 11 at the Fortius Athlete Development Centre. This FREE workshop is a great opportunity for ALL instructors and coaches!

The Aboriginal Coaching Module is a professional development training tool for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches, who coach Aboriginal athletes, as they become certified through the NCCP.

The material in the ACM has been developed to meet the following learning objectives:

  • Understanding the role of sport in Aboriginal communities;
  • Understanding and positively influencing the community in which you coach;
  • Coaching the whole person; coaching beyond the physical to include the mental (intellectual and emotional), spiritual and cultural;
  • Responding to racism in sport;
  • Establishing a code of behaviour for your team that respects differences and addresses racism;
  • Helping those you coach make healthy lifestlye choices.

The course consists of three modules:

Module 1 
Holistic Approach to Coaching encompasses a holistic approach to coaching which includes topics such as creating a positive environment, the Medicine Wheel, a coaching perspective: physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual aspects, values (the Four Pillars), coach-to-community relationships.

Module 2 
Dealing with Racism in Sport encompasses issues on dealing with racism in sport including definitions that may be useful in the discussion of racism and knowing when to use the right word to describe what is happening in a certain situation, i.e. discrimination, racism, prejudice, stereotype, systemic discrimination. It also discusses how to respond to racism and the three choices of response, examples of coaches’ responses, organizational responses to racism, creating a positive environment, and coach-to-family relationships.

Module 3 
Individual and Community Health and Wellness encompasses topics on lifestyle, health, and nutrition, and how to be familiar with the unique lifestyle, health situations, and challenges that Aboriginal youth may face. Topics in this chapter include: understanding the community where you coach, mental health, personal and community health practices, diet and nutrition, health conditions and diseases, and influencing change.su

Course Details

  • Cost: Free
  • Registration deadline: Sunday, May 6 (on-line registration by this date is mandatory)
  • Course includes: Resource materials and lunch

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Provincial Marathon Canoe Clinic Scheduled


Canoe Kayak BC and Thompson Rivers Interior Paddling Society are hosting a provincial marathon canoe clinic May 12 to 13 in Kamloops. The clinic is open to everyone ages 12 and up.

The clinic will focus on bringing paddlers, literally, up to speed and on all facets of being a proficient, long distance paddling athlete in various watercraft. Clinic topics include coaching, individual/team preparation, nutrition, yoga (tba), tactics and strategies.

Several veteran paddlers, coaches and other professionals will work together to make a quality experience for everyone.

Paddling will take place on the beautiful North and South Thompson Rivers and the dryland portion under local cover.

Need a boat? Extra watercraft are available by letting the organizers know your needs.

Cost and registration:

  • CKBC Marathon Members – $65 (U19 $50)
  • Non CKBC Marathon Members – $95 (U19 $80)

And if you register by the May 1 early bird deadline, you’ll save $10.

Register online at: http://canoekayakbc.sportical.com/events/3662

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2018 marathon event dates published


Ready for the 2018 marathon season? Here are the 2018 marathon event dates! Updates and event info will continue to be added on the CKBC website as they become available.

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2018 whitewater event dates published


Ready for the 2018 whitewater season? Here are the 2018 whitewater event dates! Updates and event info will continue to be added on the CKBC website as they become available.

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Provincial Team Winter Testing dates


The dates for the Provincial Team Winter Testing have been announced for Lower Mainland, Interior and Island locations.

  • Interior: February  17, Kamloops (registration deadline February 14)
  • Vancouver Island: February 24, Catalyst Gym, Victoria (registration deadline February 21)
  • Lower Mainland: February 25, MVMT Academy, North Vancouver (registration deadline February 21)

Athletes will be tested in the following areas:

  • Senior Athletes: Bench pull power; bench pull repeated power; 3RM press; 3RM pull; 1500m run
  • Junior Athletes: Bench pull power; 3-6RM press; 3-6RM pull; 40” pull ups; 1500m run


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2018 sprint event dates published


Sprint-Dates.pngJust in time for your new calendars – here are the 2018 sprint event dates! Updates and event info will continue to be added on the CKBC website as they become available.

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