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Call for Candidates for the CKBC Board of Directors


Canoe Kayak BC is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to sit on our Board of Directors. With our recent bylaw transition to the new Societies Act, individuals are needed for the  following positions at our upcoming AGM on May 5, 2018;

  • President – 2 year term
  • Whitewater Representative – 2 year term
  • Development Director – 2 year term
  • *Director of Facilities and Water Access – 2 year term
  • *Director at Large – 2 year term
  • Athlete Representative – 1 year term (To be selected by Team BC athetes)

*A resolution will be presented at the AGM to change the position of Director of Facilities and Water Access to a Director at Large position.

Please refer to CKBC Director Roles and Responsibilities for more details.

If you are interested in joining the CKBC Board of Directors, please submit a completed application to hopkins.sara@gmail.com

Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization who actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports. Our members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport.


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CKBC Awards Banquet and AGM take place May 5


Join CKBC for our 2017 Awards and Scholarship Banquet and AGM taking place on Saturday, May 5 at the Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge

2017 CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet

Saturday, May 5

Join CKBC as we honour our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their achievements from the 2017 season. Celebrate paddling in B.C. with dinner, awards, a silent auction and more!

Time: Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Location: Whonnock Lake Centre (27871 113 Ave, Maple Ridge)

Tickets Required:

  • $25 until April 29
  • $35 after April 29
  • Buy your tickets early  – the banquet sold out last year!
  • Athletes with a 2016 discount code may use one code to purchase their personal ticket

Silent Auction:

Since 2008, Canoe Kayak BC has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to 18 student-athletes.

Part of this investment in these remarkable young adults come from the silent auction held in conjunction with the CKBC Awards and Scholarship Banquet.

The silent auction features numerous items donated with 100 percent of the proceeds going to scholarships.

2017 AGM

Saturday, May 5

Time:  5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Whonnock Lake Centre (27871 113 Ave, Maple Ridge)

More info and register your club voting delegate

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Call for Candidates: CKBC Standing Committee – Whitewater


Canoe Kayak BC is looking for individuals to join the CKBC Standing Committee – Whitewater. The Whitewater Committee manages the development of whitewater paddling within the Participation and Technical Development Pathways.

This is an ad-hoc committee until CKBC’s new bylaws and governance structure are approved at a Special General Meeting. The members of the committee should be prepared for the first meeting in early November and during the winter prior to the CKBC Special General Meeting and AGM.

This is a volunteer position. Interested candidates are required to complete the application form in order to be considered for the position. Deadline for applications is Monday, October 16Note: Please download the form to your computer and open using your PDF reader before completing the form.

The board will review the applications and select those they feel best suited at their October board meeting. A formal election of members will take place at the 2018 AGM.

Please send applications to CKBC, by email to: info@canoekayakbc.ca.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference.

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Huge thank-you from CKBC


The Canada Games trials took place on Shumway Lake in sunny Kamloops on Saturday, May 27. And it was a great event!

From everyone at CKBC – thank-you Kamloops Canoe and Kayak club for hosting our sprint paddlers from around the province.

And a shout-out of thanks to the volunteers and officials. We were fortunate to have all of you help out and make the trials a fantastic event for the athletes.



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CKC Whitewater Domestic Development Committee initiated


Canoe Kayak Canada has struck a new volunteer committee focused on growing the whitewater discipline at the grassroots and development level.

“This committee is a great step for the whitewater discipline and will go a long way in strengthening our domestic development programs and building a vibrant participation base,” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s Whitewater Manager. “Having strong development programs is key to getting more participants into the sport and setting athletes up to succeed in all levels of competition.”

The nine-person Whitewater Domestic Development Committee will provide technical direction and oversight on programming and the whitewater national championships. The committee representatives were elected by the Whitewater Council following a call for candidates that attracted many qualified volunteers coming forward. The committee will meet on a monthly basis by conference call.

Role Name
Chair Mark Taylor
Club Representative Tyler Lawlor
Coach/Instructor Representative Claudia Van Wijk
Provincial/Territorial Representative Trevor Braun
Officials Representative Duncan Daniels
Freestyle Representative Trevor L’Heureux
Canoe Polo Representative Catherine O’Brien
Slalom Representative Anthony Colin
Wildwater Representative Warren Hastings

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Laura Said honoured with provincial award

Laura-Said-Award.pngCongratulations to Laura Said on winning Canoe Kayak BC’s Presidents’ Award at the Sport BC awards on March 8.

The annual Presidents’ Awards, presented by Sports with Balls, now in it’s 23rd year are presented to volunteers form Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.

Said, who was named CKBC’s Volunteer of the Year in the November, was honoured for her work with the sprint officiating program. A well respected official, she also takes on leadership and administrative roles while mentoring new officials. And Said also delivers training courses to ensure our athletes compete in the spirit of fair play.

The 2017 Presidents’ Award winners represent 25 communities and 44 different Sport BC member and partner organizations.

See complete list of winners

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Call for Candidates – Sprint Racing Discipline


Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Sprint Racing Council and fill the role of Chair of the High Performance Committee. The Sprint Racing Council (SRC) is a technical committee of CKC that is representative of the CKC Paddling Association members active in the sprint racing discipline. It is one of three disciplines that currently make up the Paddling Discipline class of members within CKC.

The High Performance Committee is an integral part of the SRC providing technical expertise and guidance to CKC staff and in particular the High Performance Director for the high performance aspect of the sprint racing discipline.

The Chair of the High Performance Committee shall preside at all meetings of the Committee, report to the Sprint Racing Council on the status of the high performance program of the Sprint Racing Discipline wherever requested to do so and make a full report to the membership of the Sprint Racing Discipline at each Annual Summit.

As Chair of the High Performance Committee, this person will also have the position of Vice Chair High Performance on the Sprint Racing Council.

Application Form

This is a volunteer position with a two-year term. Interested candidates are required to complete the application form in order to be considered for the position. Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on March 10, 2017.