Free Paddling Opportunity

Free Kayak Lesson!                                   Join the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club in Stonebridge, on June 3rd from 11am-2pm for a free kayak lesson on the pond. All ages. Equipment provided. All you have to do is come ready to paddle! Blair Nelson Park, Saskatoon https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Blair+Nelson+Park,+Victor+Rd,+Saskatoon,+SK+S7T+1C9/@52.0767193,-106.6215162,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5304f1a6bc0d6cf3:0x30216bc6fbe393c6!8m2!3d52.0763721!4d-106.6184163 Visit the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club website or email saskrcc@gmail.com for more...

Canada Summer Games Trials Information

                                      Event Information This competition will be used to determine nominations for membership on the 2017 Canada Summer Games Canoe/Kayak Team. The date of the trials is Saturday June 17th, 2017. Races will begin at 9 am. The venue will be Wascana Lake in Regina.   Competition Specifics The format will include individual starts for the 200m, 500m and 1000m races. Based on the results of the individual starts, the fastest nine athletes will be seeded into a 9-boat final.   If there are 9 or less athletes entered in these events, there will be no individual starts and the event will go straight to a final. The nominations to the team will be based on Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan’s, Canada Summer Games Selection Criteria.  The criteria can be found here.  The competition is open to all athletes registered with a recognized sprint member club whose permanent residence has been in Saskatchewan for at least 180 days prior to the trials (December 19, 2016) and who will be under 21 years of age as of January 1st, 2017 (birth year 1996 or later). To be eligible to compete, all entrants must be a member in good standing with their club and with Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan. To be eligible to compete, all entrants must complete and submit an entry form.  The athlete must sign this entry form or their legal guardian sign where the athlete is less than 18 years of age. To be eligible to compete, all entrants must be approved by their...

Paddling Literacy Program Development Opportunity

We are hiring for a short-term contract, to develop a paddling literacy program for our provincial and member club programs. The goal of the program will be to provide a comprehensive and holistic paddling program which teaches participants water safety and fundamental skills for paddling any type of boat. The program will provide a background on fundamental elements that every participant should learn, lesson plans for a 5-day camp environment, skill break down/explanations as well as drills to encourage the learning process, coach to athlete ratios. In addition to the priorities mentioned, a tie back to the long-term athlete development model and fundamental skills that should be developed by all youth are a priority. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a willingness to reach out and ask questions, experience in multiple types of paddling, able to accomplish tasks without direct supervision. Coaching certifications and program and or project development experience are considered an asset. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an ability to demonstrate their experience completing a task, of this nature, within a designated time frame. The successful candidate with produce the following products by the end of the six-week project: 1. A description of the Paddling Literacy Program based on research of similar programs and the CKC LTAD model and the basic elements that each paddler will learn by the end of the instructional period (camp); 2. A description of the skills to be learned and the drills to teach each skill; 3. Detailed lesson plans for each component/module of the camp; 4. A description of the human and other...

Canoe Kids Coaching Course

    IS HOSTING A CANOE KIDS COACHING COURSE WHEN: MAY 13, 2017 WHERE: PRINCE ALBERT INN: 3680 – 2nd Avenue West, Prince Albert.  IN THE BUFFALO CONFERENCE ROOM COST: $200  SEE THE EVENT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR FIND OUR EVENT AT https://thelocker.coach.ca/calendar EVENT...

Part-Time Summer Supervisor position at Nickle Lake

The Weyburn and District Canoe and Kayak Club (WDCKC) is looking for part – time paddling supervisors this summer at Nickle Lake, Saskatchewan.  The paddling supervisors will have the opportunity to rent paddling equipment and assist the head coach at the Janice Stafford Memorial Boathouse at Nickle Lake, Saskatchewan.  We strongly encourage students interested in working this summer to send their resume and cover letter to cbarsness@matrix-solutions.com prior to May 31, 2017. Position Objective To assist the head coach with paddling programs offered by WDCKC and to rent paddling equipment from the boathouse at Nickle Lake Regional Park.               Duties and Responsibilities Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills with participants and parents Maintain an overall professional, safe, positive attitude and atmosphere Willingness to take on miscellaneous tasks, maintaining equipment and facilities, repairing equipment Support head coach development programs Ensure all participants are aware of club rules and follow all safety guidelines Ability to handle money, make receipts and keep files organized of membership and boat rental forms. Keep in contact with Board and direct supervisor regularly regarding any issues, or needs of the club, the programs or the facilities. Submit timesheets to supervisor on preset dates Experience and Certifications Student returning to school First Nations and those who identify as a visible minority are welcome to apply Strong communication and writing skills with the ability to work well in cooperation with others and alone A good swimmer Canoe Kids Respect in Sport First Aid, CPR Certification Motorboat License Excellent organizational skills the ability to work with minimal supervision Fully charged cell phone –...

Weyburn and District Canoe Kayak Club is hiring!

The Weyburn and District Canoe and Kayak Club (WDCKC) is looking for an enthusiastic and responsible coach for the competitive club and introductory paddle programs this summer at Nickle Lake, Saskatchewan.  The selected coach will have the opportunity to work with coaches within Saskatchewan to develop new coaching skills.  We strongly encourage anyone interested in working this summer to send their resume and cover letter to cbarsness@matrix-solutions.com prior to April 28, 2017. Position Objective To promote the development, participation and organization of canoe/kayak within Weyburn and the surrounding community including running regular programing at a club level. Duties and Responsibilities Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills with participants and parents Possess strong technical canoe/kayak skill with the ability to impart that knowledge to people learning the sport of canoeing and kayaking Ability to work with other coaches in the province to share coaching skills back to the club and its participants. Develop program content for competitive club that complies with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Travels to competitions as requested by the board (competitions will be on weekends) Ensure safety and proper supervision of club participants on and off water. Coach introductory programs offered by the club Maintain an overall professional, safe, positive attitude and atmosphere while coaching Willingness to take on miscellaneous tasks, maintaining equipment and facilities, repairing equipment Facilitate improvement in participation and organization of the WDCKC on and off the water Support athlete and coach development programs for athlete and coach development Arrive 15 min prior to the beginning of scheduled sessions and stay 15 min after each session ends Prepare equipment each day prior to...

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is hiring!

ORGANIZATION Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) is the provincial sport governing body for the sport of canoe-kayak in the province. CKS promotes participation in canoe-kayak sports and advances excellence through development, funding and support for athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials in Saskatchewan. DESCRIPTION Working in partnership with CKS and the Provincial Coach-South, the Provincial Coach-North will primarily be responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the provincial sprint high performance training program. This will include developmental programs aimed at increasing the pool of high performance athletes at the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club and northern paddling clubs in the province. COMPETENCIES The following competencies will be assessed through both a written assignment and an oral interview: Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and in a team Developing others Adaptability Creative thinking Decision making Planning and organizing Team leadership Analytical thinking Initiative CERTIFICATIONS NCCP Competition Development is required. If this certification is not satisfied at the time of hiring, the successful candidate must provide a written plan for completing the certification requirement by August 2017 as a condition of hiring Successful applicants will need to provide: Criminal record and vulnerable sector check, current within 3 months Respect in Sport certification number TERMS AND CONDITIONS The preferred employment agreement will run from April 1st, 2017 to Dec 31st, 2017 This is a full time, salaried, position The provincial coach north will be based out of Saskatoon and will report to the CKS Executive Director and the CKS Coach and Officials Director The provincial coach must be available to work flexible work hours including weekends and evenings Travel is required at the local, provincial,...

Racing the Au Sable Canoe Marathon, July 2016

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body, what goes through your head, and how a race that is 120 miles long unfolds? Trevor Robinson has been kind enough to provide us with just that information. A greatly entertaining account of his and partner Edith MacHattie’s, Au Sable Canoe Marathon experience from 2016. If when you read this you have desire to learn more, get out in one of these boats or learn about paddling please contact the Saskatoon Canoe Club and/ or Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan for more information.     As the sun approached the horizon, the shadows were beginning to lengthen.  It was almost 9pm and 95 Marathon C2’s sat on the pavement.   190 competitors were breathing nervously, attempting to make lighthearted chit chat with their competitors, as they anxiously waited to start their 120-mile adventure.  An adventure that would take 14 – 19 hours, nonstop paddling, and portaging, down the Au Sable River in Michigan, USA.   The canoes were lined up on the asphalt in 19 rows of 5 canoes across. The first row of canoes was two and a half blocks from the river.  Our 17th place sprint time seeded us in the 4th row, and in our opinion a good position.  Glancing behind us the rows of canoes disappeared out of sight.  The last row was a couple blocks further behind us.  We were thankful that we hadn’t gone swimming during the sprint when we got washed into the turning buoy, or that’s where we would have been.     The gun went off and the road exploded into a frenzy of...

Happy Holidays to You and Yours.

    Photo credit: http://www.fanpop.com   Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan would like to take a moment to thank all of you for being a part of our exciting and busy year. This year saw our member clubs grow, our athletes succeed and a new governance structure brought in. We thank you for your hard work, dedication and efforts!!! We wish you and yours the very best in 2017 and look forward to all the adventures to come. Let us know if this is the type of adventure you find over the holidays.                   photo credit: http://www.canoemuseum.wordpress.com  ...