Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ON (May 4, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) launches a weekly webinar series called “Connect with CKC” designed for members of the paddling community. Experts will present on a variety of topics including health, fitness and mental well-being.

All coaches who register will receive 1 Professional Development Point for each webinar they attend. Professional development points will be tracked in the Locker and will be counted towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification criteria.


This week’s topic will be ‘Optimizing Sleep’, presented by exercise physiologist Sylvain Gaudet (INS Quebec). Sleep is one of the main pillars of recovery for athletes. In this workshop, learn more about the relationships between sleep and performance and get some practical tips on how to optimize your sleep hygiene.

Sylvain has a master’s degree in sport performance analysis and a PhD in physical activity sciences on the detection of chronic shoulder injuries in sport. Sylvain joined the INS Québec in May 2018. A true sports enthusiast, he has a decade of experience as an athlete on the senior national handball team and several years as a coach. Sylvain is very interested in training load and performance monitoring; he combines his expertise in performance analysis and physical capability assessment to identify key performance indicators, minimize the risk of injury, and optimize athlete performance.



Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST (1 hour)

Register in advance


Recordings of the virtual series sessions will be available on our website.


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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.