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Paddles Up - April 2012 - April 30th, 2012




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May 4-6

Sprint Trials 1 Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA


May 16-17

Paracanoe World Championships – Poznan, Poland


May 18-20

Sprint World Cup 1 – Poznan, Poland


May 25-27

Sprint World Cup 2 – Duisburg, Germany


May 26-27 

Junior Team Selection Trials - Kananaskis, AB


Video - Meet Paracanoe Coaches Karen Lukanovich and Jeff Van Horne


May is Coach Development Month. This is the first of our coaching profiles to highlight some of our talented coaches in celebration of Coach Development Month. We have lined up 13 workshops in the month of May and Peter Niedre be hosting online workshops every week.

Slalom Update

James Cartwright


Michael Tayler has proven himself as the man to represent Canada in men’s K1 canoe slalom event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Race schedule, teams, junior trials and an expected addition Olympic quota spot ...

Balmy Beach makes paddling accessible to everyone


Balmy Beach's PaddleAll program recently received a $7000 grant from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport Canada. To find out more about the success of Balmy Beach’s PaddleALL program, we caught up with PaddleALL Coordinator, Colleen Didur.

Shattered Hopes

Sheila Hurtig Robertson


Sue Holloway recounts how she was affected by Canada’s Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games. An excerpt from Sheila Hurtig Robertson’s new book.


New website launched - Canada's Sprint Canoe Clubs

Liam Birch


Originally published in 2006, this guide has detailed histories of sprint clubs and athletes. You are invited to explore the new online version of Canada's Sprint Canoe Clubs - A Pictorial Guide

Masters Musings

Glen Benison 


One thousand miles from home and forty years after they first paddled together, a pair of Acadian paddling Pauls are back in synch. 

Trophy Maintenance

Judy Tutty


The Trophies & Awards Committee wants to ensure that care for the trophies is upheld and that any repair is carried through. You will be reimbursed for any pre-approved reasonable costs to a trophy and/or carrying case by forwarding a receipt to John Edwards.

Challenge 2012


A group of dedicated supporters have been working out everyday leading up to the Olympics to support our CanoeKayak team. And they’ve been blogging about it.



1 new job posted this month:

Rideau Canoe Club - Development Coach

For Sale


Equipment Swap and Classifieds – 5 new items posted this month 



We need your input to capture the news at paddling clubs across the country. Please submit your articles, ideas and photos to by May 15

Milestones, graduations, engagements, new child, significant achievements … Know a member of our paddling community celebrating an accomplishment worthy of a big congratulations? Let us know about it by the 15th of each month so we can mention them in our next edition of Paddles Up. 


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