2020 Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan AGM Meeting Summary

Our 2020 AGM was well represented via online video conference from all wet corners of Saskatchewan! Many topics were discussed that bring value to all clubs and disciplines in our great sport! Stay tuned for formal update on our “Transparency-Online” Governance Section. Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan has three positions open for nomination (ends 2020-May-9): Treasurer – Executive Committee – 2 Year TermCoaches and Officials Director – 1 Year TermRecreation Director – 1 Year TermWhitewater Director – 1 Year Term Please send your nominations or curriculum vitae for open positions to...

Connect with Canoe Kayak Canada Virtual Series

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. Learn...

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan 2020 AGM Date is Set!

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Dear CKS members and stakeholders, This is to advise of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan. Due to the Covid restrictions CKS will be holding the 2020 AGM via conference call. The details of this meeting are as follows: Date: Monday May 4 2020Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PMPlace: Zoom conference call.Deadline: Registration, Proxy Forms & Questions 7pm Apr. 30 2020 Note: Please register for the AGM by sending an email ed@canoekayaksask.ca. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the AGM meeting. To assist with the CKS Board providing appropriate responses to financial questions or to submit proxy forms please email them to ed@canoekayaksask.ca. Meeting attachments will be posted on the CKS website at www.canoekayaksask.ca: • The 2020 AGM agenda. • The minutes of 2019 annual general meeting. • CKS annual report. • Call for CKS Board nominations. • Proxy vote forms Click here to access our 2020 AGM Documents! Greg Laroque. Executive...

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Athletes Winners in 2019 Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Awards

Ivan English (Saskatoon) and Mike Vincent (Regina) are winners of the Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Awards in the Masters category.Ivan ( and Mike won the grueling 2019 Yukon River Canoe Quest (www.yukonriverquest.com). The Yukon River Canoe Quest is the longest paddling race in the world at 715km.Ivan and Mike completed the quest in 44h59m10s. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon) is the winner in the Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Awards in the Mens category.Jarret Kenke was a silver medalist in the 2019 K2 1,000 m kayak race at the Pan Am Games and Canadian Sprint Nationals. He also earned silver at the 2019 K2 1,000 m National Team Trials. Learn more about the Saskatchewan Sport...
Cold Water Risk

Cold Water Risk

Spring is finally here and paddlers are starting to return to training on Canadian water. PFD’s are required when paddling on water colder then 8 Degrees Celcius. More importantly, wearing PFD’s when paddling alone is always a great idea, no matter your age or competency. Your diligence in following the code of safety will help to prevent tragedies. Please take a few moments to review the sprint, whitewater and marathon safety policies and be sure to spread the word as CKC shares safety tips through social media. Cold Water Effects – Whitepaper Learn more about Cold Water Safety at...

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan 2020 AGM / Expo Postponed

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) will be postponing their Annual General Meeting that had been scheduled for March 28-2020.In response to Covid-19 SaskSport has made changes to their operations including closing all SaskSport offices/facilities to the public.  SaskSport has indicated that “organizations should not hold in-person AGMs at this time.”CKS has been working on an alternate plan to meet the AGM requirement without putting people at risk.  Details of the plan will be communicated as they become final. If you desire additional information pertaining to Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19 – the following websites are good sources to use. Canoe Kayak Canada Websitehttps://canoekayak.ca/coronavirus/ Government of Saskatchewanhttps://www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus Public Health Agency of Canadahttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html World Health Organizationhttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Learn more...

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Members – COVID-19 Statement

Attention Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Members This memo is to provide information on COVID-19 and what measures the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is taking to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe. Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan will be monitoring the current situation and will be advising members how the virus may affect them. We continue to be in contact with Canoe Kayak Canada as the situation develops and have attached their most recent statement. The Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting & Expo is planned for March 28, 2020 in Regina. We are investigating our options regarding the meeting but potentially it could be delayed ensuring the health of our members. If you desire additional information pertaining to Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19 – the following websites are good sources to use. Canoe Kayak Canada Website https://canoekayak.ca/coronavirus/ Government of Saskatchewan https://www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus Public Health Agency of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan will update you as more information becomes...

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Athletes Finalists in 2019 Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Awards

Ivan English (Saskatoon) and Mike Vincent (Regina) are finalists for Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Awards in the Masters category. Ivan ( and Mike won the grueling 2019 Yukon River Canoe Quest (www.yukonriverquest.com). The Yukon River Canoe Quest is the longest paddling race in the world at 715km. Ivan and Mike completed the quest in 44h59m10s. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon) is a finalist in the Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Awards in the Mens category. Jarret Kenke was a silver medalist in the 2019 K2 1,000 m kayak race at the Pan Am Games and Canadian Sprint Nationals. He also earned silver at the 2019 K2 1,000 m National Team Trials. Learn more about the Sask Sport Athletes of the Year...

Get Involved!

The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games are taking place in Lloydminster from July 26 – August 1, 2020! More than 2,000 participants from 9 District Teams across Saskatchewan will compete in 14 sports over 7 days, all for 1 incredible experience. Are you ready to #EarnYourEdge? Sign up today to Volunteer for the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer...

Respect in Sport Administrator Training Workshops

Have you recently changed your RiS Administrator within your organization? Sask Sport has planned some RIS Administrator Training Workshops for all new administrators. No prior registration is required you can just click on the link at the appropriate time for the dates scheduled below and participate. Tuesday February 4th at 2pm CST https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/410633405 Wednesday February 5th at 12pm CST https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/302469501 Thursday February 13th at 11am CST https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/170491069 This on-line session will be 30 minutes in length. If you have already taken the course and would like a refresher, you may sign up too! If you have recently changed your RIS Administrator please also fill out the RiS Administrator Change Form at http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/RiS/pdf/AdminChange.pdf and return the completed form to Lisa Stewart. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Lisa Stewart at (306) 975-0829 RiS for Coaches is an on-line training program for coaches and sport leaders, designed as a tool to assist them in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport. Sask Sport Inc. believes that we should all be proactive in making sport in Saskatchewan as safe as possible and welcoming for all participants. RIS on-line training is mandatory for all of our registered Coaches; helping promote and provide a better sport environment for all. For more info on RIS for Coaches please visit...
Marathon Canoe Race at Qu’Appelle River

Marathon Canoe Race at Qu’Appelle River

The Regina Marathon Canoe Club is hosting an upstream/downstream river race at the Qu’Appelle River in Craven, Saskatchewan. Join the RMCC and the beautiful fall scenery for a fun and competitive paddle. There will be a two phase start at race time: Phase 1 will be stock class boats and Pro Marathon C1sPhase 2 will be Pro Marathon C2s. Cost is $10 per person. There will be a complimentary snack and hydration bar after the race in conjunction with our AGM and major announcements for next season! Contact Scott Brunskill with the RMCC for details: rmccsask@gmail.com Learn more about the RMCC at...
Paddle with Fall Colours – Prince Albert – September 29, 2019

Paddle with Fall Colours – Prince Albert – September 29, 2019

“Paddle with the Fall Colors” You are invited to paddle with the KPC! Details Date – September 29 / Sunday, 2019 – Meet at 10am. Meet & Departure Location – KPC Boat House (15thS & 8thA W) COST is KPC / CKS Membership – End of Season Sale Price – $15.00 No charge if you are already a KPC Member.MEET at the KPC Boat House @ 10 am to organize vehicle transportation & depart ASAP. Guided by KPC experienced paddlers.ROUTE paddle to Cecile Ferry (4 hours) and return to PA by vehicle.EQUIPMENT bring your canoe, kayak, SUP, paddles, life jackets, suitable clothing, rain wear, footwear, waterproof bag & lunch.KPC equipment available – 6 canoes with life jackets & paddles @ no extra charge.  MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE with Ron Horn at FAE by email: fae.ron@sasktel.netKPC & FAE supplying 2 x 8 place canoe / kayak trailers.BBQ right after our return at the KPC Boat House – serving hamburgers and refreshments @ no charge.For more trip details contact Dwight Bergstrom – 306-961-9601 We do require KPC and CKS Membership Forms to be filled out and received prior to hitting the water on Sunday morning (CKS liability concerns)Therefore please print and complete the attached forms and drop them and the $15 membership fee / person (cash or cheque made out to the Kistahpinanihk Paddling Club) off at FAE not later than September 27 / Friday @ 5pm.If you do not have access to a printer FAE will have forms available to fill out the store. Click here to access the forms. Thanks in advance for your extra cooperation in planning this trip. Please...
Saskatoon Rec & Rookie Race – September 15, 2019

Saskatoon Rec & Rookie Race – September 15, 2019

The Saskatoon Rec & Rookie Race is coming up on Sunday, September 15th and we hope you can make it! The programming events will be as follows: 10am registration at Victoria Boathouse3 races will follow in sequence:  Flag Relay Race Buoy Course Race (new this year!) Mini Marathon Food and prizes after the races The day should wrap up around 1pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all boats, all abilities. Fun times!  Volunteers are needed for safety boat, timing, and registration so if you are able and willing to help out please let me know. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Edith MacHattie at...
Regina Set to Host Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships

Regina Set to Host Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships

REGINA (August 15, 2019) – Athletes from across Canada are preparing to travel to Regina to compete in the Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships. The event, being hosted by the Wascana Racing Canoe Club, runs from August 27 to September 1 and will be held at Wascana Lake. The championships which are in their 120th year, have been hosted in Regina on four other occasions.Close to 1000 athletes from 40 clubs from across Canada are expected to compete for the title of national champion in various canoe and kayak events over distances of 200, 500, 1000 and 6000 metres. The event also includes para and master events, as well as the Canadian Masters Championship (CanMas).  It is expected that most national team members, including several Olympians, will be in Regina to compete for their home clubs. The senior national team is currently in Szeged, Hungary preparing for the International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Championships which runs from August 21 to 25. Saskatchewan athletes who have been on the podium at the national level will compete for their clubs, including some who have represented Canada internationally. The daily race schedule will consist of heats and finals, with medals being presented at the end of each day. Single boat races (C1 and K1) will kick off the competition on Tuesday and Wednesday. Crew boat races (K2, K4 and C4 and War Canoe/C15) start Thursday and Paracanoe and Masters races get underway on Friday. The main part of the competition will wrap up on Saturday with burgees being presented to the clubs winning the most points. CanMas takes place on September 1. A number...
2019 Aspire, Perspire, Inspire – A Health, Wellness and Self-Esteem Conference for Female Athletes and their Coaches

2019 Aspire, Perspire, Inspire – A Health, Wellness and Self-Esteem Conference for Female Athletes and their Coaches

Aspire, Perspire, Inspire is a health, wellness and self-esteem conference for female athletes from all sport disciplines aged 10-18.  This conference will provide opportunities for physical, mental and emotional education and development for young female athletes while also providing opportunities to connect with like minded young women and with a variety of sports experts and professionals in our community.  Goals Provide high level education in the areas such as; strength/conditioning, mental training, nutrition, self-esteem, yoga, flexibility and women’s self-defense to young female athletes from diverse sport backgrounds by expert presenters, facilitators and keynote speakers.Develop a community of positivity:  ASPIRE: help young female athletes to set goals and to strive for Olympic or high level sport dreams.PERSPIRE: work on strength, conditioning, nutrition, flexibility and mental training to assist young, female athletes to pursue their aspirations in sport.INSPIRE: Create a new generation of role models who will encourage and set a positive example for female participation in high level sport. The event takes place Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm at Living Hope Alliance Church. Registration is $80.00 and includes: ·         4 break out sessions ·         2 snacks ·         Lunch ·         Closing keynote Please consider promoting this amazing event with your team/female athletes.  There are also sessions for coaches and parents! Registration link can be found here: https://forms.gle/XgZNGPLDDUonUcge7 Visit our facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/femaleathleteconference/ The schedule for the event is as follows: 9:00-9:15 Registration 9:15-10:15 am Breakout Session A/ Coaches Session A 10:15-10:30 Nutrition Break 10:30-11:30 Breakout Session B/ Coaches Session B 11:30-12:30 Lunch *Please note although lunch is provided, athletes with dietary restrictions such as gluten free, lactose free or vegan should bring their own...