The Outdoor Channel is looking for paddlers to join The Brigade!

We are combing the continent (Canada and USA) in search of brave men and women to join the ultimate adventure!! Our application site is now open and we’re hoping that either yourself or anyone you may know within the Saskatchewan Canoe Association Community might be interested in applying?     A little about the show: The Brigade will retrace an epic 2600-mile fur trade route. This historic route links waterways from the coast of Oregon to the icy shores of Hudson Bay – all self-navigated – all self-propelled.   This is an expedition that can’t be tackled alone. THE BRIGADE must work together to survive, battling fierce whitewater, portaging over mountains, hunting and fishing for sustenance. Every team member is crucial to success.   There are no eliminations. This cooperative competition relies on collective strength to hang on against the odds. Those who complete the expedition in the time allotted will share the prize money.   We need adventurers: · With expedition experience · Strong paddling skills · Multi-skilled in outdoor abilities · Possess willpower, strength and determination · Ready to take on an epic cross-continent expedition that has not been attempted in 150 years   There is more info at THEBRIGADETV.COM. You can click through and check out our application.   Attached is our casting notice and you can also find more information on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBrigadeTV/  ...

Job Opportunity! SASKATOON RACING CANOE CLUB – DEVELOPMENT COACH (SUMMER 2018)

Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club (SRCC) is seeking an energetic, positive and engaging Coach to lead its Development Programs in the May to August period. The successful candidate will be committed to growing the SRCC membership base, increasing participation rates in all SRCC programs and delivering all programs with the safety, health and well-being of every participant as the priority mandate. The Development Coach will work on a full-time basis under the day-to-day direction of the Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Provincial Coach – North (CKS PC-N). The CKS PC-N acts as the SRCC Coaching Lead and is responsible to the SRCC Executive Committee for all SRCC sprint racing programs. The Development Coach role will be attractive to individuals who have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, are comfortable leading others, seek increasing levels of autonomy and responsibility, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.   ROLE:    SRCC Development Coach TERM:   Full-Time – 40 hours/week for 16 weeks from May 7 to August 19. The successful candidate will work split shifts from Monday to Saturday and will work up to seven weekends at Prairie Division regattas. Most regattas will be staged outside of Saskatoon. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Coaching Certifications: Respect in Sport, Ethical Decision Making, Canoe Kids, ELCC Experience: Three years of coaching experience with one year in a program leadership role. RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES: Leading SRCC’s Community & School Outreach programs at the SRCC boathouse and in communities in close proximity to Saskatoon. (Primarily in May and June.) Leading the SRCC Introductory Learn-To Program team of instructors. Leading SRCC’s Competitive, Learn to Race and Novice racing programs in the daily training environment and...

Job Opportunity! Executive Director Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan

Executive Director Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan – Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Post date: Mar. 16, 2018 Application Deadline: Apr. 6, 2018 Executive Director – Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Position: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Directors, Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Location: Saskatoon or Regina. Other major Saskatchewan center may be considered. Job type: Full Time Application Deadline: April 6, 2018 Scope of Position The Executive Director is responsible for managing all aspects of service and support within Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan including administration, aligning resources, and working effectively with delivery partners.   Core Competencies • Initiative – Proven ability to take initiative, Identifying and dealing with issues proactively, seizing opportunities; • Communication – Effective listening skills, proven oral and written communication presentation skills and fosters open communication, including the ability to develop and oversee the policy development; • Planning and Organizing – Superior organization skills, defining tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, ensuring the optimal use of resources; • Adaptability – Readily adapts and adjusts behavior to effectively and efficiently deal with new information, changing situations and environments; • Team Leadership – Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and advanced teamwork skills with the capacity to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results; • Organizational and Environmental Awareness – Understands the workings, structure and culture of the organization as well as the political, social and economic issues.   Additional Competencies • Stewardship of Resources – Management skills necessary to effectively steward the organization’s resources, both human and financial, within the organization’s budget; • Creative Thinking – Demonstrates creative thinking, questions conventional approaches, explores alternatives and responds to challenges with innovative...

RBC Training Ground coming to Saskatchewan March 17th!

RBC Training Ground is coming to Saskatoon on March 17th, 2018. http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#/about   Could you be Saskatchewan’s next Olympian in Canoe Kayak? Register here! www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#/register RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams. The age range of 14 to 25 years aligns with long-term athlete development stages and the Canadian Sport for Life program. This age range allows us to capture those early and late stage Olympic potential athletes and the probability of identifying an athlete below or above these age ranges is very small. There are 14 national sport organization (NSO) partners involved in the 2018 RBC Training Ground. They are: Athletics Judo Basketball (Women’s) Rowing Bobsleigh Skeleton Rugby Canoe Kayak Speed Skating Cross Country Ski Snowboard Cycling Water Polo Freestyle Wrestling Coaches and talent identification representatives from the 14 participating national sport organizations (NSO) select the top 100 athletes based on their performance at the local qualifier events. They are looking for athletes who met or exceeded the predetermined benchmarks set by each of the sports. For more information, contact: Dave Robertson, Executive Director, Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan 1(306) 975-7002  ...

2018 Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan AGM Announcement

Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan’s Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday, March 10th 2018 Location: Sask Sport Board Room, Mosaic Stadium 1700 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm   At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to: accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting accept the annual report accept the auditor’s report accept the annual financial statements appoint and pay an auditor. elect directors.   Please forward any resolution(s) that will be proposed at the annual general meeting in advance to: ed@canoekayaksask.ca   A detailed agenda will be shared with Members in the upcoming weeks. ...

2017 Athlete Assistance Recipients Announced

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of Athlete Assistance for 2017.   Approved Tier 1 $2000: Jarret Kenke – U23/Sr International – U23 and SR World Championships Q Kylie Zirk – U23 International – U23 World Championships Q   Tier 2 $1500: Colin Rieger – Jr International – Jr World Championships Q   Tier 3 $1000: Mykel Kowaluk: NTT and National Zoey Bourgeois – NTT A-Finalist WC1 200 Graham Smith – Competed in 4 International Event (IDBF DB World Cup Q, General Clinton, Le Classique, Pailolo Challenge) Trevor Robinson – Competed in 3 International Events (General Clinton, Au Sable, Le Classique) Edith MacHattie – Competed in 3 International Events (Au Sable, Le Classique, USA OC Champs) Mike Vincent – Competed in Events (Kinston to Ottawa, Muskoga River X) Fiona Vincent – Competed in Event (Kingston to Ottawa)   Tier 4 $500: Daniel McCollough – Attended 3 of 4 National events (Spring Camp, Canada Games Q, Nationals Q) Aiden Dagenais – Attended 3 of 4 National events (Spring Camp, Canada Games Q, Nationals Q) Emma Donovan – Attended 3 of 4 National events (Spring Camp, NTT, Canada Games Q) Jaimie Munro – Attended 3 of 4 National events (Spring Camp, Canada Games Q, Nationals Q)   Q – Qualified through a formal selection event ie NTT, Sask Team Trials, Divisional Qualifier   Total Funding Approved: $14500 http://canoekayaksask.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Final-Policy-and-Procedure-Manual.pdf   Congratulations to all...

Jarret Kenke a finalist for SaskSport 2017 Male Athlete of the Year!

Jarret Kenke • 23 • Saskatoon • Canoe Kayak Nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Placed 15th against athletes from 35 nations at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the K1 Men 500m. Placed 8th in the B-Final with an overall ranking of 17th against 32 athletes from 65 countries at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships in the Men’s U23 K2 1000m. Placed 27th against 41 athletes from 22 countries at the Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in the Men’s K2 1000m. Placed 12th and 23rd in the Men’s K2 1000 and Men’s K1 5000m, respectively, at the 2017 Canoe Sprint World Cup. At the 2017 Canoe Kayak Canada Senior National Team Trials, Jarret was the top ranked athlete in the Men’s Kayak 1000m out of the competing seven provinces. He won gold in the Senior Men’s K1 1000m and Senior Men’s K2 1000m, and placed 5th in the Senior Men’s K1...

Learning Opportunity through University of SK Kayak Club

Scott Forbes, former player and coach with Team Canada Canoe Polo will be doing workshops in Saskatoon on November 26th at the U of S pool in the Campus Rec building, hosted by the U of S Kayak Club. Scott joins us from Winnipeg and brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to us after many years competing at the International level. Any interested kayakers are welcome to join us, even if they are new to the game, however space is limited. Workshop times are TBA. There will be a small fee for participants who are not current U of S club members. For more information contact Kendra Worman at...