Jan Kruk and Mathieu Pelletier to be celebrated at the Petro-Canada Sports Leadership Awards Gala

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Jan Kruk and Mathieu Pelletier to be celebrated at the Petro-Canada Sports Leadership Awards Gala
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OTTAWA, ON (November 9, 2018)– Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sports leaders will be honoured this evening at the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala. The class of 2018 award recipients include Canoe Kayak Canada’s national coach Jan Kruk and Trois-Rivières Canoe Club coach, Mathieu Pelletier.

Hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) in partnership with Petro-Canada at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, the Gala recognizes those who live out the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and the positive impact they have within the Canadian sport community.

“Every year, coaches and leaders in the Canadian sport system foster growth and innovation in their communities,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “Inspiring athletes to perform at their best — both on and off the field — is because these leaders are positive role models and supporters in the many facets of values-based leadership. The Coaching Association of Canada is proud to recognize these leaders for the positive impact their influence has on Canadian athletes and participants.”

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, also praises the contributions coaches make in communities across the country.

“A coach’s greatest reward is to see athletes learn, improve, and excel,” says the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. “I would like to thank the Coaching Association of Canada for recognizing the outstanding work of these incredible mentors, whose leadership and dedication contribute to every athlete’s success in sport and in life.”

 

THE WINNERS ARE:

Geoff Gowan Award

The Geoff Gowan Award was created by the Coaching Association of Canada in 1996 and recognizes lifetime contributions to coaching development. It is awarded to coaches who have presented a positive public image of coaching and who have enhanced the role of the coach with the Canadian public. The award resides at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alberta.

Manon Perron, ChPC– Skate Canada (Boucherville, QC)

“For almost 40 years, Manon has demonstrated an inspirational dedication to her career in professional coaching,” says Paul Carson, Chair of the CAC Board of Directors. “Manon has not only demonstrated a commitment to coach education and mentorship in Canada, but a commitment to her athletes. She helps athletes develop holistically by encouraging them to balance sport, social, and educational needs. We’re honoured to present Manon with the Geoff Gowan Award.”

“To be recognized for the time I’ve dedicated to coaching is a huge honour. It’s incredible that I’ve been able to turn my passion for coaching into a 39-year career,” says Perron. “Coaching has been the most rewarding experience, and I’ve also been given the opportunity to be a coach mentor and work with high-performance athletes through Skate Canada. When I think of where I am today, I have so many people to thank. I would particularly like to recognize Skate Canada and Patinage Québec for helping me make my dreams a reality. Lastly, I want to thank everyone who believed in me.”

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Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” Award

The Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” Award is presented to a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) for their outstanding contributions as one of Canada’s top coaches. The award recognizes a coach’s dedication to the profession of coaching, commitment to continual improvement, and the successful performances of his or her athletes during the past competitive season.

Rob Kober, ChPC – Freestyle Alberta (Penticton, BC)

“As a testament to Rob’s 25-year coaching career, we can look to the past three Olympic Games where Canada has performed outstandingly in Men’s Moguls,“ says Lafrenière. “This year, we’re happy to present Rob Kober with the Jack Donohue Award, especially since Rob has chosen to play an even bigger role in the athlete development system by taking on the head coach position of the Alberta Mogul Team”.

“There are so many great Canadian coaches that deserve this award, and I feel very honoured and very fortunate to be singled out,” says Rob Kober. “Having my career recognized like this means a lot to me. I have been incredibly fortunate to have a supportive family. I would like to thank my parents, my kids, my wife and all of my coaching mentors, particularly Peter Judge, Bobby Aldighieri, and Dave Paskevich. Coaching has been an incredibly rewarding career to this point, and that has everything to do with the athletes I have had the privilege of working with. I can’t thank them enough for placing their trust in me.”

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IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire and develop NCCP coaches in their community. In 2018, IG Wealth Management presented ten Community NCCP Coach Developer Awards, while one national winner will be recognized this evening.

Greg Henhawk – Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Centre of Ontario (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON)

“Greg has been a positive coaching figure in his community for more than 40 years and has been teaching coach education for 31 years. He’s been involved in the NCCP since 1980 as a participant, learning facilitator, master coach developer, and project advisor,” says Trevor Krahn, Director, Sponsorship & Community Engagement at IG Wealth Management. “We’re honoured to present the IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award to him this year.”

“I am very proud to be recognized for my somewhat ‘outside the box’ delivery style in the courses and workshops that I teach. I like to root my delivery in the holistic model of life predicated by my Mohawk culture,” says Greg Henhawk. “As with all cultures, I believe that the present and past voices of the people contain great wisdom. I am proud to share the wisdom of my Indigenous ancestors and I try to teach in a way that illustrates and honours the voice of my people. I have lots of people to thank, but I would particularly like to recognize my community in the Six Nations of the Grand River, as I truly think that the strength of a person lies in the people that surround them. Until I one day join the spirit world, I hope to keep learning from the people I have met and who I have yet to meet. As much as I am a teacher and a coach, I am forever a lifetime learner.”

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Sheila Robertson Award

The Sheila Robertson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to coach education, recognition, and professional development by a National Sport Organization (NSO) or Multisport Service Organization (MSO). It is awarded to an NSO or MSO that consistently demonstrates its value of coaching through its organizational mandate and communications activities throughout the year to its internal and external audiences.

Tennis Canada

“Tennis Canada is very proud to receive this award and to be recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada for our work in coaching development,” says Ari Novik, Senior Director of Tennis Development at Tennis Canada. “Tennis Canada has been committed to coaching development for many years and has provided substantial resources to this area, so we greatly appreciate both the recognition and the excellent partnership that we have formed with the CAC over the years. Finally, I want to acknowledge my team at Tennis Canada – Marie-France Mercier, Jocelyn Robichaud, Joan Leung, Ryan Borczon, and Scott Milnthorp.”

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Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Special Olympics World Games. Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, has honoured close to 1,200 coaches since 1986 with a Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

The 44 deserving coaches are:

 

Alberta

Bart Schouten, ChPC: Speed Skating Canada

Athlete: Ted-Jan Bloemen

 

John Jaques, ChPC: Cross Country Canada

Athletes: Brittany Hudak, Collin Cameron, and Mark Arendz

 

Jules Owchar: Curling Canada

Athletes: Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, and Geoff Walker

 

Les Gramantik, ChPC: Athletics Canada

Athlete: Damian Warner

 

Philippe Abbott: Cycling Canada

Athlete: Mike Sametz

 

Robin McKeever, ChPC: Cross Country Canada

Athletes: Brian McKeever, Emily Young, Mark Arendz, and Natalie Wilkie

 

Ravi Walia, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athletes: Kaetlyn Osmond and Patrick Chan

 

Stanley Hayer: Alpine Canada Alpin

Athletes: Brady Leman, Kelsey Serwaa, and Brittany Phelan

 

Toben Sutherland: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Alex Beaulieu-Marchand

 

 

 

British Columbia

Dave McKay, ChPC: Wrestling Canada Lutte

Athlete: Justina Di Stasio

 

Dave Thompson: Rowing Canada Aviron

Athletes: Lisa Roman, Kristin Bauder, Nicole Hare, Hillary Janssens, Christine Roper, Susanne

Grainger, Jennifer Martins, Rebecca Zimmerman, and Kristen Kit

 

Rob Kober, ChPC: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Mikaël Kingsbury

 

Steve Bush: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Athletes: Team Canada Water Ski

 

Trennon Paynter, ChPC: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Cassie Sharpe

 

 

Manitoba

Jeff Stoughton: Curling Canada

Athletes: John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes

 

 

Nova Scotia

David Kikuchi, ChPC: Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique

Athlete: Elsabeth Black

 

Jan Kruk, ChPC: Canoe Kayak Canada

Athletes: Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

 

Mark Smith, ChPC: Softball Canada

Athletes: Women’s National Team

 

 

Ontario

Andrew (Drew) Ross: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Athletes: Neilly Ross and Jason McClintock

 

Brian Orser: Skate Canada

Athlete: Gabrielle Daleman

 

Derrick Campbell, ChPC: Speed Skating Canada

Athlete: Charles Hamelin, Samuel Girard, Charle Cournoyer, and Pascal Dion

 

Elliot Catton, ChPC: Canada Snowboard

Athlete: Sébastien Toutant, Mark McMorris, Max Parrot, and Laurie Blouin

 

Lee Barkell, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athlete: Gabrielle Daleman

 

Matt Rini: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Athlete: Whitney McClintock

 

Marty Calder, ChPC: Wrestling Canada Lutte

Athlete: Michelle Fazzari

 

Michelle Darvill, ChPC: Rowing Canada Aviron

Athletes: Lisa Roman, Kristin Bauder, Nicole Hare, Hillary Janssens, Christine Roper, Susanne

Grainger, Jennifer Martins, Rebecca Zimmerman, and Kristen Kit

 

Wendy Morgan, ChPC: Curling Canada

Athletes: Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Dawn McEwen, and Jill Officer

 

 

Quebec

Bruno Marcotte, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athletes: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

 

Eric Van den Eynde: Cycling Canada

Athlete: Shelley Gautier

 

Frédéric Blackburn, ChPC: Speed Skating Canada

Athletes: Valerie Maltais, Marianne St-Gelais, Kasandra Bradette, and Kim Boutin

 

Guillaume Plourde: Cycling Canada

Athlete: Tristen Chernove

 

Jean-Sébastien Labrie, ChPC: Alpine Canada Alpin

Athletes: Alana Ramsay, Alexis Guimond, Kurt Oatway, Mac Maroux, and Mollie Jepsen

 

Karina Kosko, ChPC: Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique

Athlete: Sophiane Métho

 

Marie-France Dubreuil, ChPC: Skate Canada

Athletes: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

 

Mathieu Pelletier: Canoe Kayak Canada

Athlete: Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

 

Maxime Hénault: Canada Snowboard

Athletes: Max Parrot, Laurie Blouin, and Sébastien Toutant

 

Michel Hamelin, ChPC: Freestyle Canada

Athlete: Justine Dufour-Lapointe

 

Patrice Lauzon: Skate Canada

Athletes: Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue

 

Rino Langelier, ChPC: Racquetball Canada

Athlete: Samuel Murray

 

Sébastien Travers: Cycling Canada

Athletes: Ross Wilson and Alex Hyndman

 

Tyrel Rose, ChPC: Canadian Tenpin Federation

Athlete: Francois Lavoie

 

 

Saskatchewan

Adam Burwell: Canada Snowboard

Athlete: Mark McMorris

 

Loren Prentice: Racquetball Canada

Athlete: Tim Landeryou

 

Wayne Kiel, ChPC: Curling Canada

Athletes: Mark Ideson, Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, Marie Wright, and Jamie Anseeuw

 

 

More information on the deserving winners is posted on theAwards & Recognitionpage of the CAC’s website, coach.ca. Please follow #SLS18on Twitter and Instagram for photos of the evening. The CAC wishes to thank Globe Awards & Promotions, the official provider of gala prizing and trophies handed out this evening.

 

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit www.coach.caor follow us on Facebook,Twitteror Instagram.

 

About Suncor

Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

 

Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, operates almost 1,500 retail stations and 280 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points™, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visitpetro-canada.ca.

 

About IG Wealth Management

Founded in 1926, IG Wealth Management is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of Consultants located across Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, IG offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. IG Wealth Management has $89.8 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2018 and is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada’s premier financial services companies with over $161.1 billion in total assets under management as of August 31, 2018.

Nov
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Nominations Now Open for CKC Coach Excellence Awards
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Coach Excellence Awards Nominations
Please, share this information with your community

Canoe Kayak Canada presents the Coach Excellence Awards annually in recognition of excellence demonstrated by members of our coaching community.

The CKC Development Award, the Coach Developer Award and Coach Recognition Awards are presented on an annual basis to coaches who have made significant achievements. Coaches must be NCCP certified and part of the Coaching Association of Canada to be eligible for these awards.

Nominations are now open until Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST

This is your opportunity to suggest a coach who is deserving of the Coach Developer Award or CKC Development Award. In order for a coach to be eligible for any of the above awards, they must be an NCCP certified coach and part of the Coaching Association of Canada.

Click the award links below to submit your nomination online :

Coach Developer Award

The Coach Developer Award is presented to a coach who contributes to the development or advancement of Canoe Kayak outside of, or in addition to their regular club coaching duties (club development and outreach, coach education, promotion and implementation of Long Term Athlete Development, involvement in national or provincial committees, aboriginal paddling initiative, PaddleALL, etc).

  • demonstrate a positive image of coaching, role of the coach and ambassador of the NCCP Code of Ethics and CKC Coaching Code of Conduct;
  • Member of a national or provincial committee
  • Has been involved in planning committees at National or Provincial level
  • Is involved in coach education through facilitating coach training workshops
  • Involved in outreach programs with other clubs
  • Demonstrate commitment to coaching education;
  • Achievement of athlete/team performance

Submit your nomination now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoachDeveloperCKC

 

CKC Development Award

The CKC Development Award is presented annually to the coach who has clearly demonstrated his or her abilities at developing a club or the sport through the grassroots level, building of a club or program such as an aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL program, or the promotion of the sport through the club. This could be evidenced or demonstrated through the following:

  • Development of a new program within their club (PaddleAll, Aboriginal program, high school program, etc)
  • Significant Increase in club membership through the introduction of a new program, recruitment / talent ID or promotion of the sport
  • Improvement in performance at provincial or National level (eg – higher ranking of finish, medals, athletes on a National or Provincial team, etc)
  • Demonstrate concern for the all–round development of the athlete –  (sport, social, and educational needs, and develop, through sport, life skills such as confidence, self–discipline, and respect);
  • Successful increase in membership in a specific program in the club

Submit your nomination now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoachDevelopmentCKC

 

For more information, visit the CKC Award Page

Mar
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Alumni Karen Furneaux Celebrates International Women’s Day With Launch Of Motivational Book for Youth
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February 26, 2018

On Thursday, March 8, Canoe Kayak Canada Alumni, Karen Furneaux, will launch her book Strong Beauty: Power Up The Champion Within at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Furneaux, a Sprint Kayak Alumni of Waverley, Nova Scotia, is a two-time World Champion, three-time Olympian and an inductee in the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. She is a professional speaker and President of I Promise Performance, Inc., a company that offers wellness programming and leadership training.

“I wrote Strong Beauty to help young women hone their own success,” said Furneaux. “I want to inspire them in finding their unique power and their very best!”, she added.

The Olympian’s desire to inspire and guide young women is very strong. Karen Furneaux is also planning on moving this book forward by doing a tour with it: “the more young women I can reach, the better it is! I want to spread the word, share my experiences and make a difference in young women’s lives”.

Strong Beauty is filled with strategy, story and powerful practices. On March 8th, Furneaux will speak about her book alongside Hall of Fame CEO, Bruce Rainnie, who will emcee the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring youth to the launch to meet Furneaux, who was recently named #11 on the Hall of Fame’s list of the Top 15 Nova Scotia athletes of all time.

Books will be sold at the launch for $20 each, with $5 from every sale going to support the Hall of Fame’s Future Hall of Famers education program, for which Furneaux has been a long-time presenter and ambassador. You will also be able to buy Strong Beauty on the CKC Online Store soon!

The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is located above the box office in the Scotiabank Centre at 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 446.

To get more information about Strong Beauty: Power Up The Champion Withinvisit the book’s website at strongbeauty.ca
Find out about Karen Furneaux’ corporate training programs and speaking availability at ipromiseperformance.com

 

For more informations:

Karen Furneaux
President
I Promise Performance, Inc.
902-441-9832
karen@ipromiseperformance.com

Katie Tanner
Museum and Communications Coordinator
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
(902) 404-3343
katie@nsshf.com

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
(418) 271 3785
jverret@canoekayak.ca

 

Jan
17
Canoe Kayak Canada
Seven Canoe Kayak Canada athletes join RBC Olympians Program
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TORONTO, ONTARIO (JANUARY 17, 2018) – RBC recently announced 57 elite Canadian athletes as 2018 RBC Olympians. Among these athletes are seven canoe/kayak athletes, including Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw and two-time Olympian Michael Tayler.

Athlete Club Discipline
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Canoe Club Men’s canoe, sprint
Michael Tayler Ottawa River Runners Men’s kayak, slalom
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Canoe Club Women’s canoe, sprint
Mark James Senobe Canoe Club Men’s canoe, sprint
Marshall Hughes Cheema Aquatic Club Men’s kayak, sprint
Alex Scott Maskwa Aquatic Club Men’s kayak, sprint
James Lavallee Toba Canoe Club Men’s kayak, sprint

The RBC Olympian program is a national initiative that offers top athletes the opportunity to focus on training and competing while receiving much-needed financial support. The athletes serve as community ambassadors, attending hundreds of community and charitable appearances and bringing the Olympic message of teamwork, excellence and leadership to communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

In addition, RBC Olympians have access to flexible work opportunities that provide practical job skills and experiences – helping them succeed both on and off the water. Since 2002, over 250 current and retired Olympic and Paralympic athletes have participated in the program, with some becoming full-time RBC employees.

 

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

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For more information, please contact:

Hannah Vaughan
Public Relations Coordinator
RBC Atlantic
hannah.vaughan@rbc.com
902-421-2084

Joannie Verret
Communication Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Nov
22
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Recognizes Coaches at the 2017 Annual Summit
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Canoe Kayak Canada 2017 Awards Presentations

OTTAWA (November 22, 2017) – This past weekend, Canoe Kayak Canada honoured a number of coaches from different disciplines during the 2017 Annual Summit in Ottawa, ON. We are proud to name the coaches who won the performance, development, dedication, leadership and recognition awards of the 2017 edition.

CKC Development Award
The CKC Development Award is presented annually to a coach that has demonstrated their abilities at developing a club or the sport through creating a new program such as aboriginal paddling or PaddleALL, successfully increasing club memberships in a new or specific program, shown improvements in performance at a provincial or national level or demonstrates concerns for the all –round development of the athlete.

Winner
Scott Brunskill Regina Marathon Canoe Club

 

Coach Developer Award
The Coach Developer Award is presented to a coach who goes above and beyond their regular coaching duties, for the development and advancement of Canoe Kayak, while demonstrating a positive image of coaching, is a member of national or provincial committee, is involved in coach education training and outreach programs for other clubs.

Winner
Mathieu Pelletier Club de canoë-kayak de Trois-Rivières

 

Fair Play Award
The Fair Play Award is presented to recognize an act of fair play by an athlete or team during the year, up to and including the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

Winner
Jeff Houser ADCKC

 

Petro Canada Sport Leadership Awards
These awards are to recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games. These recipients are some of Canada’s most outstanding national team coaches who have dedicated their time and efforts to ensuring that athletes reach their potential on an international stage.

Name Province Athlete
Mathieu Pelletier Québec Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
Jan Kruk Nova Scotia Katie Vincent

 

Coach Recognition Awards 
These awards are presented to coaches who have coached an athlete or crew to a gold medal at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships or coached an athlete who has been nominated to a national team (Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships, Carded Athlete, or National Development Team)

Name Club Event
Sebastien Bettez Trois Rivières Sprint
Alina Carranco Rideau Sprint
Nathan Desmarais Sherbrooke Sprint
Erin Donovan Cheema Sprint
Eric Ellery Balmy Beach Sprint
Leah Hewitt Cheema Sprint
Rob Baert Senobe Sprint
Tamas Buday Jr Pointe Claire Sprint
Tamas Buday Sr Mississauga Sprint
Chris Chaisson MicMac Sprint
Alina Carranco Rideau Sprint
Andres Carranco Rideau Sprint
Diana Deek Rideau Sprint
Mary Ellery Balmy Beach Sprint
Edgar Garza Calgary Sprint
Hunter George Burloak Sprint
Luc Grenier Lac Beauport Sprint
Andrzej Gronomicz Saskatoon Sprint
Cheyanne Farquharson Rideau Sprint
Wade Farquharson Rideau Sprint
Joel Hazzan Ottawa River Sprint
Anna Hetzler Cheema Sprint
Jeff Houser ADCKC Sprint
Conrad Hutter Rideau Sprint
Kyle Jeffrey Mississauga Sprint
Frédéric Jobin Canada Sprint
Toshko Kalpakov Banook Sprint
Mike Kerrivan Cheema Sprint
Csom Latorovzki ADCKC Sprint
Chris MacPherson Sack-a-wa Sprint
Peter Martinek Balmy Beach Sprint
Adam Mayo Cascade Sprint
Kevin McIntyre Balmy Beach Sprint
Éric Mihalovic Pointe Claire Sprint
Adam Oldershaw Burloak Sprint
Scott Oldershaw Burloak Sprint
Mathieu Pelletier Trois-Rivières Sprint
Jonathan Pike Maskwa Sprint
Mike Robinson Wascana Sprint
Rob Sargant Burloak Sprint
Helen Savin Richmond Hill Sprint
Pat Lester Carleton Place Sprint
Jerome Seremak Manitoba Sprint
Doug Tutty Mississauga Sprint
Greg Redman British Columbia Ocean Race
Gergely Lanci Sudbury Canoe Club Canoe Polo
Jason Allen Edmonton Whitewater Paddlers Cano Polo
Brad Cameron National Women’s Polo Team Canoe Polo
Stephen Gale National Women’s Polo Team Canoe Polo
Florence Maheu Kayak Valleyfield Slalom
Marc-Antoine Dubois Kayak Valleyfield Slalom
Brendan Curson CanoeKayak Saskatchewan Slalom
Mike Holroyd Alberta Slalom CanoeKayak Slalom
Louis-Philippe Legare Valleyfield Centre d’Excellence Slalom
Michal Staniszewski Canada Slalom
Anthony Colin Whitewater Ontario Slalom
Dave Lewis Nova Scotia Marathon
Chris Near Ontario Marathon
Mike Vincent Saskatchewan Marathon
Chris Nicholson British Columbia Marathon
Nov
7
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada Welcomes Four (4) Members to the Board of Directors
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OTTAWA, ON (November 6, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to welcome four (4) members to its Board of Directors following its annual election. Tom Hall and Madeleine Hall return to the Board after being voted in by the Paddling Association members as Members at large, Kristopher Archibald has been newly appointed by the Marathon Council as one of their Board representatives and Pierre-Luc Laliberté will be joining the Board for the coming year after being appointed by the Board as Athlete Representative.

Peter Giles remains as CKC President for another year and the Board elected Tom Hall as Vice-President and Harold Van Winssen as Treasurer.

As Vice-President, Tom Hall moves into a Board leadership role after serving three years as Chair of the Athlete’s Committee. Tom had a distinguished career as a canoe athlete having won a bronze medal in the C1 1000m at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Marathon Representative Kristofer Archibald has been a long-standing member of the marathon community in Nova Scotia. As a second-generation canoer racer, Kris is an accomplished racer as well as coach, leading the wave in creating new innovative race opportunities for all interested paddlers in his area. More recently, after earning his PhD in Canadian Environmental History, Kris has accepted a position at St Mary’s University as an instructor.

As Athlete’s Representative, Pierre-Luc Laliberté will also take on the role of Chair of CKC’s Athlete Committee. Pierre-Luc is recently retired from competition and had a successful career as a national team canoe athlete.

The Board will round out its full membership following the election of the Sprint Racing Council’s new Commodore at the upcoming election of Members on November 18th, 2017.

 

THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF CKC’S BOARD IS AS FOLLOWS:

Peter Giles – Paddling Association Member – President

Tom Hall – Paddling Association Member – Vice President

Harold Van Winssen – Chair White Water Council – Treasurer

Julie Crepeau-Boisvert – White Water Council Representative

Madeline Hall – Paddling Association Member

Chris Helyar – Paddling Association Member

Fiona Vincent – Chair Marathon Council

Kristofer Archibald – Marathon Representative

Pierre-Luc Laliberte – Athlete Representative

Sean Cannon – Sprint Racing Council Representative

Commodore Sprint Racing Council – TBD

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
418 271 3785
jverret@canoekayak.ca

Nov
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
2 Coaching Leaders from Canoe Kayak Canada to be celebrated at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
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CALGARY, ALBERTA (November 3, 2017) – Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sports administrators will be honoured this evening at the 2017 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala.

Among the 61 nominations, we are proud to announce that the class of 2017 award recipients includes:

Nova Scotia
Jan Kruk, ChPC: Canoe Kayak Canada
Athlete: Katie Vincent

Québec
Mathieu Pelletier : Canoe Kayak Canada
Athlete : Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, the Gala recognizes those who live out the values and competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and the positive impact they have within the Canadian sport community. More information on the deserving winners is posted on the Awards & Recognition page of the CAC’s website, coach.ca. Please follow #SLS17 for photos of the evening.

“We are all inspired by the coaches and coach developers who ignite change and encourage growth for our athletes within an ever-changing landscape,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “It takes leadership to bring out the best in our coaches and athletes, and the Coaching Association of Canada is thrilled to recognize this year’s award winners and the impact they’ve had within the Canadian sport community.”

Attending for the first time this evening is the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

“Coaches don’t have the chance to step on the podium and live the glory attached to it, even though they have also invested much of their time and energy. Tonight, I am very proud to support the Coaching Association of Canada in its efforts to recognize the dedication of coaches who allow our Canadian athletes to grow,” said the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. “Coaches have an impact not just on athletes’ performances—the mark they leave on the sport community and the history of sport in Canada testifies to a commitment to sport and this country that deserves to be widely acknowledged tonight, and all year long.”

 

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through programs, such as the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, visit www.coach.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Suncor
Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, operates almost 1,500 retail stations and 280 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points™, provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit petro-canada.ca.

 

About Investors Group 
IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada’s premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country’s largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with over $139 billion in total assets under management. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group’s network of Consultants located across Canada, Mackenzie Financial Corporation’s network of third-party financial advisors and Investment Planning Counsel’s network of financial planners dedicated to serving the needs of their clients.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca 
(418) 271-3785

For more information, pictures or videos of the recipients, please contact:
Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613-235-5000, ext. 2382
613-858-0242 (Nov. 1-5)
mhachey@coach.ca

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