Eagle Point Classic a Success!
The Pimiskatan Canoe Club’s 19th annual canoe race, the Eagle Point Classic, went ahead Saturday, August 24, at the Eagle Point Marina with 14 teams participating. The event had two races distances of 7km and 18 km with great time being recorded. Thanks to the Pimiskatan club for hosting this annual event.
Kenke named to Pan American Championships Team
CanoeKayak Canada has announced that Jarret Kenke of Saskatoon has been named to the team that will represent Canada at the Pan American Championships to be held in Ponce, Puerto Rico from October 18 to 20. Kenke’s selection was based on his performance at the national team trials held in June where he won the senior men’s K-1 1000m event. His outstanding results from the trials also qualified him for a spot on the team which raced at the U23 World Sprint Canoe Championships held earlier this month in Welland, Ontario. Kenke placed 16th overall in the U23 K-1 1000m event.
Graham Smith Selected as July Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Saskatoon’s Graham Smith for being selected as the Sask Sport July Athlete of the Month. Smith had outstanding results at the IDBF World Championships as part of the crew that medaled in several events.
Canada Games a Success for Team Sask Canoe Kayak
Congratulations to our Canada Games team for their personal and team success at the 2013 Sherbrooke Canada Games. It was a tough week of competition with many highs and a few unexpected challenges however the team was very strong as a group, with each member contributing to the flag points and medal performances.
Saskatchewan Paddlers Successful at National Marathon Championships
Thirteen Saskatchewan marathon paddlers had a successful weekend at the Canadian Marathon Canoe Nationals held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from July 26 to 28. Paddlers from Regina and Saskatoon won 14 medals in 7 different events. Provincial paddlers won first place in 5 of the 23 events raced over the weekend. About 65 participants took part in the races.
Canada Games Team Announced
Water Advisories & Club Programs
As the situation with flooding and high flow rates continues to develop Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan has issued the following information to its Member Clubs.
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan supports the City of Saskatoon advisory regarding dangers of water usage on and around the South Saskatchewan River. Based on this, Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan will not sanction any activity on the South Saskatchewan River at this time. Further, Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan will not sanction activities on any bodies of water where there are safety advisories issued by any city, town or municipality.
It is hoped that all those affected by the flooding stay safe and are able to get back to normal as soon as possible.
We are in the planning stages for a number of coaching courses, including the Canoe Kids Coach Course (Community Stream) and Marathon and Sprint Entry Level Competitive Coach Courses (Competitive – Introduction. We will be posting information about courses as soon as it is confirmed. If you are interested in coach training please contact the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan office.
Marathon Canoe Competitive Coach Introduction Course
Canoe Kids Coach Course
Marathon Canoe Competitive Coach Introduction Course
Zirk Selected to Junior National Canoe Slalom Team
Congratulations to Kylie Zirk for being selected to CanoeKayak Canada’s junior national canoe slalom team. Kylie will be traveling to Slovenia in July to represent Canada at the ICF World Junior Canoe Slalom Championships. Congratulations also to Maksym Kryworuchko who placed 5th in the K1 event at trials!
Paddlers Successful at Ski to Sea Race
Ivan English, Trevor Robinson, Graham Smith and Mike Vincent had great results at the Ski to Sea race held May 26th in Bellingham, Washington. English and Vincent were on the team which finished 2nd overall and won the canoe leg of the race for their team. Robinson was on the team that placed 7th overall and paddled to a 3rd place finish in the canoe portion of the race with partner Joe Manns. Graham Smith’s team finished 9th place overall and team with Ron Williams to finish 8th in the canoe leg of the race. 468 teams were entered in the race this year.
Busy Weekend for Saskatchewan Paddlers
May 25th and 26th will be a busy weekend for Saskatchewan Paddlers.
Kylie Zirk, Maksym Kryworuchko and Jakob Kryworuchko of Saskatoon will be competing in the National Team Trials in Minden, Ontario. The Junior, U23 and Senior teams representing Canada at this year’s World Championships will be determined based on the results of the event. Click here to see the National Team Trials press release.
Ivan English, Trevor Robinson and Graham Smith of Saskatoon, as well as Mike Vincent of Regina will be competing in the Ski to Sea Race in Bellingham, Washington. The 4 paddlers will be competing in the canoeing leg of a 7 leg race which also includes cross country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, biking, running, mountain biking and kayaking. Click here to see the press release about the race.
As well, 24 athletes intending to race at the upcoming Canada Games selection event are at a Crew Boat camp in Saskatoon over the weekend. Thanks to the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club for hosting the camp.
National Officials Day
April 17th is National Officials Day and Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan would like to thank all those involved in our sport as officials. Your volunteer support of canoe/kayak makes a difference in many people’s lives through their involvement in sport. The officials in Saskatchewan have had a huge impact on what our athletes have been able to accomplish because of the work that you have done to build the sport and what you bring to the sport through your ongoing involvement.
Thank you for all that you do.
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Due to the weather forecast and poor highway conditions, the Annual General Meeting may be held by Video Conference between Regina and Saskatoon. The meeting location in Saskatoon will remain the same, however, if video conferencing is used those joining from Regina will meet at Sask Sport, 1870 Lorne Street.
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is seeking nominations from those interested in working to further our sport for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.
2013 Membership Information
It’s time to begin to register your clubs and members for 2013! Clubs are asked to complete and submit a Club Membership Application form by April 15th, 2013 and to begin to register their members. Those interested in forming new clubs are asked to contact the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan office for more information.
We hope that all those interested in becoming members of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan will register through a member club, however, registration is open to those who do not wish to do this.
Please click on the Membership tab for more information about membership and to download the membership applications forms.
Marathon Volunteer Opportunities
The Marathon Division of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan has posted two exciting volunteer opportunities. Both of these provide an opportunity to be involved in multi-sport games and in developing young athletes.
North American Indigenous Games Working Group
Saskatchewan First Nations Games
2013 Marathon Event Schedule
The 2013 schedule of events for marathon paddling has been posted. Check out the list of exciting races and events planned for the upcoming year! Contact information for all events and races can be found on the schedule. Date will be updates as they are finalized.
Respect in Sport Program
Sask Sport has recently announced the launch of Respect in Sport, a new on-line training program for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport. This course will become a requirement for those wishing to be registered as an active coach with Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan and is highly recommended for anyone working in a leadership position within sport.
Plan to Compete at the ICF World Crew Dragonboat Championships
The ICF World Club Crew Dragonboat Championships are taking place from September 12 to 15, 2013. Check with your club to see if they have plans to try to qualify a team to represent the Prairie Division. Or contact Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan for more information and how to go about looking for a team.
Dave Robertson Recognized for Olympic Contribution
Dave Robertson was one of the Olympic athletes, coaches, officials recognized by the Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport this fall at a special ceremony held at the Legislature. Dave acted n the capacity of a technical analyst for the Canadian team at the London Olympics.
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is very proud of Dave’s accomplishments and wishes to thank him for his ongoing contribution to sport at both a provincial and national level.
Professional Development for Officials
Sask Sport will be piloting two modules of the Multisport Training for Officials Program on March 9th and 10th in Moose Jaw. The modules offered will be “Relationship and Intervention with Coaches” and “Efficient Communication”.
There will be 12 to 15 spots available for Sask Sport members’ officials. These sessions will not only create a unique learning environment where officials from different sports will be able to share information, but it will also provide an opportunity to get feedback on the content of the workshops. The feedback gained from these pilot workshops will influence the decision to host more of these multisport officials’ workshops in the future.
If you are interested in attending please contact the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan office for information about session times and for more registration information.
Saskatchewan Sports Awards
Congratulations to Jarret Kenke, Errol Berenbaum and Brendan Curson who are recipients of Saskatchewan Sports Awards. Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is very proud of all three recipients and is grateful for all that they have all done to further our sport.
Jarret Kenke, a member of the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club, is the recipient of the Youth Male Athlete of the Year Award. He also received this award in 2011 and was selected as one of the three finalists for the award in 2010. Kenke was selected based on his accomplishments at the 2012 Canadian Sprint Canoe/Kayak Championships, the Lake Placid International Regatta and the National Team Trials.
Brendan Curson, is receiving the Coach Dedication Award for his contribution to the sport of whitewater slalom. Brendan has been the driving force behind the formation of the successful Saskatoon Whitewater Kayak Club and has developed a group of young paddlers into high performance athletes who have had success at the national and international level.
Errol Berenbaum is the recipient of the Volunteer Award. He has contributed to the sport on many provincial, regional and national committees and as the Commodore of the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club. Errol has given many hours to the sport through his support of the Saskatchewan Games Program and worked tirelessly to promote the development of our provincial athletes.
2013 Saskatchewan Fitdex Event
Sprint athletes from across Saskatchewan will be in Regina on February 2nd and 3rd to participate in the Fitdex fitness testing event. This is the 2nd of 3 testing events on the calendar which can be used towards meeting the selection criteria for the Canada Games team. Canada Games athletes need to attend 2 fitness testing events as part of their commitment to the program. The next and final event will be held at the end of April.
The event is being hosted by the Wascana Racing Canoe Club. For more information contact Dave Robertson or speak to your coach.
Canoe Kayak Athletes Recognized
Congratulations to Jarret Kenke who was selected as one of the three Saskatchewan Sports Awards finalists for the Youth Male Athlete of the Year. Kenke, a sprint kayaker, won 5 medals at the national championships including 2 gold medals in single boat events, 3 gold medals with partner Mykel Kowaluk in K2 events and a silver medal in a K4 event. In addition, Kenke medaled for Canada at the Lake Placid International Regatta. He was selected to the senior national development team this fall based on outstanding results at the national team trials where he had the 5th fastest time in the K1 1000m event out of all junior and senior age athletes. Kenke was the recipient of the award in 2012 and was also a finalist for the award in 2011. Other Saskatchewan canoe/kayak athletes to have received this award include Shylo Wollf (2007 & 2009) and Cory Rublee (2005).
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan also nominated Kendra Worman for the Female Athlete of the Year Award for her accomplishments in Canoe Polo. Kylie Zirk was nominated for the Youth Female Athlete of the Year for her accomplishments as a whitewater slalom and Canoe Polo athlete.
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan congratulations all of these athletes and their coaches for their accomplishments.
2013 Canada Games
Are you interested in being part of the canoe/kayak team that will represent Saskatchewan at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke? Click here to find out more about the Canada Games Team Program and how to submit your declaration of intent to participate by the December 21st deadline. Plan to be part of the one Canada’s most exciting and memorable sporting event!
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is looking for a volunteer who is interested in working collaboratively with others who share an interest in all types of paddling and who would like to have an impact on the canoe/kayak community in our province to take on the position of Treasurer of the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Board of Directors.
Making Ethical Decisions Workshop – Coach Training
The Coaching Association of Canada is beginning the delivery of the Make Ethical Decisions module in a 3D virtual environment. Running on evenings and weekends, this mode of delivery will be led by qualified Learning Facilitators from across the country, and allow coaches to take the training from their desktop or laptop. Sign up today!
Saskatoon Athletes Named to National Teams
Congratulations to Jarret Kenke and Jackson Lowell who have been nominated to CanoeKayak Canada national development teams for the upcoming year and to coach Andrzej Gronowicz for his work with these athletes. Jarret’s nomination to the senior national development puts an exclamation mark on a great season which started at the national team trials and ended with several podium finishes at the national championships. Jackson’s results at the national championships in the K1 200m event gave him a spot on the junior national development team.
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