10 Paddling Coaches Nominated for Canoe Kayak Canada Coaching Awards

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Novembre 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to congratulate the 10 paddling coaches who have been nominated for the 2018 Coach Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coach Celebration Dinner taking place during the Annual Summit in Ottawa, on Saturday, December 1.

The CKC Development Award and the Coach Developer Award are presented on an annual basis to the coaches who have made significant achievements. Nominations for the awards were open to the public at the end of the competitive seasons of all paddling disciplines.

Canoe Kayak Canada will also be presenting Coach Recognition Awards to those who have had an athlete nominated to one of the 2018 national team or achieved a gold medal at the 2018 Canadian Canoe Kayak Championships.

The awards will be presented at the Coach Celebration Dinner on December 1stin Ottawa.

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Coach Developper Award Nominees:

  • Ryan Stepka, OMCKRA
  • Jon Pike, Maskwa Aquatic Club
  • Mike Vincent, Regina Marathon Canoe Club


Coach Development Award Nominees:

  • Mike Robinson, Wascana Racing Canoe Club
  • KC Fraser, South Niagara Canoe Club
  • Pat Lester, Carleton Place Canoe Club
  • Andy Parry, Muskoka Kayak School
  • Conrad Hutter, Rideau Canoe Club
  • Nigel Rockett, Balmy Beach Canoe Club
  • Anthony Colin, Whitewater Ontario


Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information about the Coach Excellence Awards and make sure to follow @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada


Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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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Joannie Verret

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