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...

Saskatchewan Family honored by True Sport

Vincent Family – True Sport Award Presentation – K. Levit Photo Mom, Fiona Vincent (a former paddler in past Games), represents the Vincent’s home province of Saskatchewan; son, Fearghus was Coach of Team Yukon; son, Kenzie, makes Manitoba home and is a Coordinator at the Athletes Village; while sister Lexy – who won a silver medal in 200m right before the Standing O! – is part of Team Ontario.   Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan caught up with Kasey Liboiron of True Sport to find out about the presentation they made to the Vincent family at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg:   She tells us that True Sport was “… promoting an initiative called “True Sport Moments”, where we were asking athletes, coaches, officials, parents and participants to send us stories/moments throughout the Games that exemplified one or more of our True Sport Principles (Go For It, Play Fair, Keep if Fun, Respect Others, Stay Health, Include Everyone and Give Back).” Now, many in Saskatchewan are aware of the ways that the Vincent family embodies these values and it was through this submission process that True Sport was “… sent the story of how the Vincent’s [were enjoying] a family reunion in Winnipeg [while also being] able to celebrate their favorite sport, Canoe-Kayak.”  Liboiron shared that True Sport “… was super inspired about this because True Sport is founded on the notion that GOOD SPORT can make a great difference, it’s all about bringing community and family together; and the Vincent’s showed us just that!”  ...