Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is the Provincial Sport Governing Body for canoe and kayak in Saskatchewan. Our goal is to encourage participation and develop excellence in the sport of canoe and kayak and to enable participants to realize personal excellence. Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan oversees the activities related to Sprint Racing (Flatwater), Marathon, Whitewater and Recreation (Paddle Canada) paddling. Our members consist of competitive athletes, novice and developing athletes, recreation paddlers and enthusiasts, coaches, officials and supporters.
News & Events
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.
Entry Level Competitive Coach Introduction Course
June 1st & 2nd , 2013
Prince Albert, SK (hosted by Muskoday First Nation)
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Click here for course and registration information
Canoe Kids Coach Course
June 8th, 2013
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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
John V Remai Centre
510 Cynthia Street
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.
Please check our facebook page for updates
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
If you are interested in helping develop and oversee Aboriginal athlete and coach development programs for the development of the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, please have a look at the posting on our Marathon page about the NAIG Games working group.
Click here for more information
Saskatchewan First Nations Games
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is looking for two individuals to help run the field of play at the Saskatchewan First Nations Games this July at Muskoday First Nation. The games are an exciting event that brings together athletes from the 13 Tribal Councils from around Saskatchewan. If you are interested in being involved as the Chief Official or Safety Office for the event.
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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.
2013 Marathon Event Schedule
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.
Click here to read more about the Respect in Sport Program
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.
Click here for the CanoeKayak Canada Selection Criteria
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.
Click here for more info about the ceremony and those recognized
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.
Click here for more information about the Saskatchewan Sports Awards
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.
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Click here to see the position description for the Treasurer position
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.
Click here f or the media announcement and more information about these athletes and their accomplishments