Clubs & Coaches
We have some very exciting news. Please see the reopening of limited club operations update below and supporting documents from Orest Stanko, Executive Director of Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO). If you have any questions please let me know.
Wednesday May 20th
Following is a status update pursuant to CKO’s communication regarding the May 14th announcement by Premier Ford with respect to amendments to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The Emergency Order amendment has been published and is live on e-laws. You can find the complete text of the amendment at the following link:
The relevant section for CKO as well as other PSOs is referenced below:
34.4 Facilities, other than pools, that are in compliance with section 8 of Schedule 3 and that are being used by one or more of the following organizations, leagues or clubs to train amateur or professional athletes or to run amateur or professional athletic competitions:
i. A national sport organization funded by Sport Canada or a member club of such an organization.
ii. A provincial sport or multi-sport organization recognized by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries or a member club of such an organization.
CKO has also received confirmation from the insurer that we are able to commence programs subject to adoption of the recommended CKC Return to Paddle protocols.
The Emergency Order amendment combined with insurance confirmation enable CKO and its disciplines to commence programming. Please be advised that all Clubs should strictly adhere to the following requirements and guidelines:
1. CKC Return to Paddle Guidelines – Please note: At no time should these guidelines be interpreted as superseding or providing a justification for not closely following public health directives, government regulations or further canoe kayak specific or general return to sport guidelines in a given member organization’s municipality, province or territory.
4. Ministry Workplace Safety Regulations*
*CKO recommends that Clubs confer with their staff to ensure they are comfortable in completing their duties.
5. CKC Release Agreement* - This explicitly states that infections such as Covid-19 are not covered by insurance. Each athlete must sign this prior to commencing training.
*Please note that there may be updates to the CKC release agreement.
6. Membership Status: All paddlers MUST be registered and in good standing with their club or discipline.
7. Transport Canada requires that all safety boats* need to be on the water with mandatory equipment. Otherwise each individual kayak canoe must have all required equipment. *Whitewater excluded.
8. Athletes must be proficient: In order to maintain physical distancing, paddlers who are likely to capsize and need rescuing should not be on the water.
9. CKC's COVID-19 Return to Paddling Risk Mitigation Checklist: CKO recommends that members complete the checklist to determine their readiness to commence programming. Please see attached document.
10. Insurer Recommendations: Clubs should adhere to standard practises utilized by health units as items. These should include but not limited to:
● Wash stations at entrance to facility(s).
● Arrows directing flow of foot traffic.
● Use own gear. Wash/wipe down of shared gear or when contacted by others.
● Disinfect contact areas and maintain record log keeping of date and time when done.
● Have a protocol in place when people don’t follow guidelines.
11. Additional Emergency Order requirements that all clubs should adhere to include:
Facilities for athletic training or competitions
8. Every person responsible for a facility described in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2 shall ensure that,
(a) the only persons permitted to use the facility are athletes who are members of an organization, league or club described in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2;
(b) any person who enters or uses the facility maintains a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is using the facility;
(c) team sports and pool-based sports are not practised or played within the facility;
(d) other sports or games that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other are not practised or played within the facility;
(e) all sport activities are conducted in accordance with the rules and policies of the applicable organization identified in paragraph 34.4 of Schedule 2, including the rules and policies put in place to enable a safe return to the sport;
(f) no spectators are permitted at the facility, other than up to one accompanying parent, guardian or other adult for each athlete under the age of 18; and
(g) any locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses in the facility remain closed, except to the extent they provide access to a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.
This is a new situation for us all. The CKO Board is committed to supporting member clubs as they move through this process. If you need assistance please email your questions to your discipline office or executive.
CKO will also be hosting a webinar to answer questions and provide an opportunity for clubs to share best practices.
An email will be sent to all clubs with registration details including date and time.
Ryan Blair, ChPC
Technical Director, Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint
T 647 505-9476
COVID-19 update from Orest Stanko, Executive Director, Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO)
On Thursday May 14th, 2020 Premier Ford announced amendments to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The announcement has important implications for the paddling community as we enter Stage 1 of Ontario’s re-opening. Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) would like to take this opportunity to provide some guidance and clarity regarding the recent announcement by the Government of Ontario.
Training for canoe/kayak as an individual sport is included in Stage 1 and MUST include a Return to Play Protocol. Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) has taken the initiative and prepared/published a “Return to Paddle” protocol that will serve to guide CKO and clubs in this stage of Ontario’s re-opening.
The Emergency Order outlining the details of Stage 1 has not been made public.. We expect the “order” will be available sometime today or over the weekend. This information is critical to implementing a comprehensive Return to Play Protocol. For the safety and protection of all athletes, coaches and members we ask that all clubs and teams maintain the status quo until this information is made available. As there is no insurance in place it is inadvisable to undertake club activities. Insurers will only consider providing insurance coverage once the Ministry has approved the sport to resume activity. We are in a holding pattern until further notice.
It is also important to note that the return to training will be done in phases.. Clubs will need to implement public health guidelines with respect to COVID-19 into their training environment.
In support of this planning we encourage all clubs to :
● Complete the CSIO “Risk Assessment Tool” under on our @ HOME page here. This tool will help identify gaps in current practice and help to formulate plans to protect the health and safety of athletes, coaches and practitioners.
● Adopt appropriate risk mitigation measures to ensure a safe environment. Please see CKC’s “Return To Paddle” protocol:
The Ministry is working to share additional information related to yesterday’s announcement on Phase 1 reopening. The final details of the Change to the Emergency Order will be posted on the website below:
Once the details of the criteria are known CKO will support the clubs of the various disciplines as we move through the Return to Paddle process.
The choices each of us makes in the days ahead will be reflected in how the 2020/2021 season will unfold for the entire paddling community. Should you decide as an individual to paddle CKO encourages you to respect public health advisories. Stay safe and avoid burdening the emergency response system.
Canoe Kayak Ontario will update clubs by no later than the morning of Wednesday, May 20. In the meantime rest assured that we are working diligently to get everyone back on the water in the safest and fastest way possible.
Coaches, Athletes and Clubs
Please see below our latest programs and activities update.
CKO Fitness Challenge
CKO Challenge Round 2 started last week (club points restarting at zero) with the Colour your Calm Challenge presented by Nelo Canada. This week’s challenge is presented by Braca Canada. A big thank you to Nelo Canada and Braca Canada for their great prizes and support to our paddling community.
CKO Live Workouts
We are no longer hosting live athlete lead workouts; however, we are providing live yoga sessions every Saturday at 2:00 pm for the month of May. Coach Cheyanne Farquharson will lead the live sessions on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
In partnership with CKC, CKO Sprint will be piloting virtual coach education workshops in June, including Community Stream (Canoe Kids) on June 1, 2 & 4th, and Competition Introduction (ELCC) on June 9, 11, 16, 18 and July 22. Both workshops will be live, interactive experiences. Registration will open for both workshops on May 7th and close on May 29th. Workshop fee’s will be determined by May 7th. Go to our EVENTS & RESULTS page for full details.
CKO Sprint Webinars - Starting this Thursday, May 7th at 2:00 pm, CKO Sprint will be running weekly coach and athlete sessions. This weeks Sport Physiology session will be led by the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s (CSIO’s) Melissa Lacroix. Description: Energy system utilization for Canoe Kayak, and how to periodize training during the uncertain times. Registration link: https://forms.gle/z3ijA4g8KeViqg4R8
CKC has also launched a weekly webinar series called ‘Connect with CKC’. The first session is this Wednesday, May 6th at 2:00 pm. Description: ‘Optimizing Sleep’, presented by exercise physiologist Sylvian Gaudet (INS Quebec). Learn more about the relationship between sleep and performance. Please register through CKC’s website www.canoekayak.ca.
CKC’s support to Clubs
CKC and the Sport Law & Strategy Group have developed some greats tools for clubs to help manage any Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) support and cash flow during/post COVID-19, including the attached CEWS Calculation template, CEW – Top Up Calculations and a Cash Flow Template.
In addition, in preparation for when clubs can open again, CKC will be providing back to paddling guidelines to assist in program planning in a safe manner. More info coming soon.
Coaches and Clubs
Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on both clubs’ and athletes’ abilities to complete regular training, the CKO Sprint High-Performance Committee (HPC) and Board of Directors have made the following revisions to our 2020 competition schedule and Ontario Team selection process:
We believe these changes to our competition schedule and 2020-2021 Ontario Team selection will provide a fair process for clubs to operate their programming when it’s safe and appropriate to do in accordance with Federal, Provincial and Municipal government guidelines.
Technical Director, Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint
Coaches & Clubs
I would like to thank and congratulate you on the great work you are doing for your paddlers and clubs. There have been many obstacles adjusting to our new normal, but the work you are doing right now has a huge impact on the success of your programming in the future.
Below are a few updates regarding support during COVID-19:
The National Coaches Association (NCA) will be hosting a webinar today at 3:00 pm to discuss specific coach related issues, including employment strategies, economic impact to coaches, collaboration with clubs, CKC updates and supporting coach’s health and wellness.
National Coaches Meeting
Tue, Mar 31, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (EDT)
Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 – Access Code: 202-224-245
We have developed a CKO Sprint @ Home web page http://www.ckosprint.ca/at-home.html to support clubs and coaches with ongoing updates, resources on home fitness and health, and to highlight some of the great tools available in our sports community.
CKC will be hosting an economic impact follow up webinar tomorrow, April 1st at 8:00 pm. The session will build off the information provided during last week’s CKC member COVID-19 information and outreach call.
CKC Economic Impact Follow Up Webinar and Q & A Opportunity
Wed, Apr 1, 2020 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (EDT)
Led by: Kathy Hare CKC Director of Finance
Steven Indig – Sport, Law and Strategy Group
Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 – Access Code: 357-787-677
Our Week 3 fitness challenge will be posted today. Great job to everyone who participated in our Week 1 & 2 challenges.
BCC’s Mark Oldershaw will be leading this weeks Facebook Live workout on Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm. Let’s see how many members will join Mark this week. If you missed MCC’s Katie Vincent’s workout last week you can still watch it on our Facebook page. Thank you Mark and Katie for being amazing ambassadors of our sport!
Finally, a thank you goes out to RHCC’s Grace Tsaousidis, RCC’s Matthew O’Neill and BBCC’s Hayley Plante for creating all these great opportunities for athletes to stay active while at home.
Clubs and Coaches
Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) will be hosting a COVID-19 member's information and outreach call on Thursday, March 26th at 8:00 pm. This will be a great opportunity to discuss the challenges we are facing as a community as a result of COVID-19, and what support we can provide each other.
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 – 8 PM EDT
Join via your computer, tablet or smartphone. – https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/512922061
Or dial in using your phone:
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 – Access Code: 512-922-061
In addition, CKC has created a COVID-19 webpage to act as their main platform for updates, resources and tools. Link https://canoekayak.ca/covid-19/.
Coaches and Clubs
WOW, what a week. Now that arrangements have been made to keep the paddlers in Canada and to bring back those already at Florida training camps, we are looking at how we can best support you and your clubs during the COVID-19 outbreak. This crisis presents an opportunity for all clubs across Ontario to support each other and share resources and tools as one community.
Please review some of the initiatives we will be providing and let me know what other types of support you need.
Weekly Fitness Challenge
Starting today, we will be providing a weekly online fitness challenge where members can submit a video of themselves completing the challenge at home. A new challenge will be announced through our social media platforms on Tuesday each week, members can submit their videos by Sunday and winners will be announced on Monday's. Age categories include female and male U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U21, Open, Masters (25+), Para and Special Olympics. Results will be ranked, and club points will be awarded for the Top 8 participants in each category. Full details can be found on our Canoe Kayak Ontario Sprint Facebook page. This week’s challenge will be announced shortly.
Shared Training Activities
Since clubs are closing for the near future, I know coaches are working hard to develop training plans that can be completed at home. This is where we can help each other the most. I have created a Google Drive file (link below) to encourage coaches to upload their training activities during the outbreak. This can become a great resource for all of us. The more we share, the better tool this becomes.
The CKO Sprint’s board is meeting tonight to further discuss how we can support the clubs. We are looking at hosting weekly club leader meetings to help facilitate discussion on how clubs are managing during the crisis, what questions they have and what support we can provide each other.
In addition, we will be allowing clubs to use our online meeting platform, Zoom. If you need access to our Zoom account, I will be sending out an online usage sign up sheet by Thursday. If you have an immediate need please let me know.
Keep up the great work and thank you for all that you are doing for your athletes!
Ryan Blair, ChPC
Technical Director, Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint
T 647 505-9476
For immediate release:
Due to ongoing developments resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19), and after consulting with medical experts, Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint’s Board of Directors is announcing the cancellation of our 2020 Florida Training Camp.
CKO Sprint’s foremost responsibility is to provide a healthy and safe environment for our participants and feel we are no longer able to do so given the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand this will be a disappointment to athletes and parents and share your concerns.
CKO Sprint will be providing a full refund of the camp registration fee via mailed cheque within the next week. CKO Sprint will work with the coaches and clubs to return all equipment.
Thank you in advance for your support in this difficult decision.
On Sunday, February 2, 2020, 70 paddlers, alumni and parents from 7 Canoe Club participated in our Ontario Winter Cup – Ski Loppet in Gatineau Park, QC. Participants skied a 7 km, 14 km or 22 km loop in either the U14, U18 or Open category.
Exceptional performances included RCC’s Ben Elder’s (U14) and CPCC’s Caroline Bentley’s (U14) first place finishes in the 7 km race, RCC’s Courtney Spratt’s (Open) and RCC’s Henrik Neuspiel’s (14) finishes in the 14 km race and 22 km race winners RCC’s Anna Semeniuk (U14) and RCC’s Patrick Harrington (U18) who completed the 22 km loop in 1:18:32 and 1:09:56 respectively.
Rideau won the event with 271 points; Carleton Place was second with 70 points and Richmond Hill was third with 38 points. Full results can be found here.
Thank you to our event sponsor Kunstadt Sports and Steve Tuttle for again providing great prizes for our winners!
The Ski Loppet was also the third and final Ontario Winter Cup event. After all three Cup events, Rideau Canoe Club is the 2019-2020 Ontario Winter Cup Champion! Richmond Hill finished second overall and Balmy Beach finished third. The complete Ontario Winter Cup ranking can be found here.
The Ontario Winter Cup also marked the end of a 4-day NextGen Ski Camp. 40 Ontario Team athletes from across Ontario completed the general aerobic training in preparation for their warm-weather training camps in March. Thank you goes out to the athletes who worked very hard throughout the camp, as well as camp staff, RCC’s Cheyanne Farquharson, RCC’s Andres Carranco, CPCC’s Pat Lester, BBCC’s Chris Mehak, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny, CSIO’s Kevin Iwasa-Madge and CSIO’s Kylie Gibson.
Our next session in our webinar series is this Wednesday, January 15th at 7:30 pm. Please see login info below. Lead by CSIO's Mental Performance Consultant Rolf Wagshcal, the webinar will review how to manage stress in a training camp environment.
The free session is open to all members, including athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers.
CKO Sprint's Board of Directors would like to congratulate RCC's Cheyanne Farquharson and BBCC's Chris Mehak on their selection to CKO Sprint's 2020-2022 Apprentice Coach Program (ACP).
The ACP supports the targeted coaches by providing an accelerated professional development plan in the areas of technical knowledge, sport science/sport medicine, enhanced coaching education and integration in the high-performance training and competition environment.
The ACP is supported by both the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario's OHPSI program and CKO Sprint.
CKO Sprint would also like to congratulate outgoing coach participants SNCC's KC Fraser and CPCC's Pat Lester. Both Pat and KC have gained valuable knowledge and experience through the program and are now enrolled in the Canadian Sport Institute's Advanced Coachind Diploma program. Previous coach participants also include BCC's Hunter George, BCC's Adam Oldershaw and CKO Sprint's Ryan Blair.
Additional information on the Apprentice Coach Program, as well as other professional development opportunities offered by CKO Sprint can be found here.
68 competitors from 9 Canoe Clubs participated in the Ontario Winter Cup - Swim Meet on Sunday, December 22nd at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
Events included U16, U18 and Open 50 m, 100 m and 300 m races. Balmy Beach Canoe Club won the event with 189 points. Richmond Hill was 2nd with 168 points, Rideau finished 3rd with only 3 points behind Richmond Hill. Full results can be found here.
Our Swim Meet is the second of three Ontario Winter Cup events. After two events, Richmond Hill now holds the top spot on our Ontario Winter Cup Series Leader Board. Balmy Beach sits in 2nd place, Rideau is currently 3rd. The Ontario Winter Cup Series combines a clubs total points from all three events. The ranking can be found here. The final event, Ontario Winter Cup - Ski Loppet is held in Gatineau Park, QC on February 2, 2020.
Athletes, Coaches & Parents
Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint is pleased to announce the draft list of athletes who have been nominated to the 2019-2020 Ontario Team Program.
The Ontario Team Program offers three (3) types of support: Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program, Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) and the Ontario Development Team program.
Nominated athletes were selected using CKO Sprint's Ontario Team Selection Criteria which was approved by the CKO Sprint Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee (HPC).
Full information on the selection process can be found here http://www.ckosprint.ca/ontario-team.html.
Nominated athletes and their coaches will receive an individual email outlining the program's goals and objectives, benefits and program requirements.
Congratulations to all nominated athletes, their coaches and clubs!
Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) Program
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) Tier 1 (full card)
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) Tier 2 (half card)
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) Alternates
Ontario Development Team Program
Coaches, clubs, officials and volunteers
CKO Sprint will be conducting a comprehensive program & services review and strategic planning over the fall 2019 and winter 2020 to evaluate our current programming, identify any current gaps, define our goals for the next four years, and develop a strategy and action plan to reach those goals.
The project will include a survey that will be sent to athletes, coaches, clubs, officials and volunteers, individual interviews, group planning sessions and a best practices review.
The survey will be sent to you within the next two weeks. This review will replace our regular coaches yearly planning session for this year.
Full project details can be found here.
CKO Sprint is happy to announce that we will again be offering our Apprentice Coach Program (ACP) to Ontario coaches and clubs.
The ACP supports the coach candidate by providing an accelerated professional development plan in the areas of technical knowledge, sport science/sport medicine, enhanced coaching education, and integration in the high-performance training and competition environment. The program is intended for coaches working with LTAD Training to Train and Training to Compete stage athletes.
Interested coaches should submit an application, including cover letter, resume and program endorsement letter from the club to Ryan Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, December 2, 2019.
The program runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Our goal is to extend the program to December 31, 2021 based on available funding.
Full program details can be found here.
112 paddlers from 11 Canoe Clubs participated in CKO Sprint’s Ontario Cup – Long Distance Regatta this past Sunday in Ottawa. Staring (and finishing) in front of the Rideau Canoe Club, participants completed 12,000m to 24,000m (4000m laps) on Mooney’s Bay which included a 200m beach portage each lap. The competition included U14, Novice, ICF Junior (U18), ICF Senior (19+), Para, Masters and Special Olympic events.
Congratulations to Rideau Canoe Club for winning the event with 253 points, Balmy Beach was 2nd overall with 98 points and Ottawa River was 3rd overall with 56 points. Rideau was awarded the Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Cup for their efforts; the memorial cup is provided by the Boots4Pups organization. Full results can be found here.
The Ontario Cup – Long Distance Regatta was the 4th and final 2019 Ontario Cup Series event. Our 2019 Ontario Cup Series Grand Champion is awarded to the Rideau Canoe Club! In an amazing performance by North Bay Canoe Club’s Avery Durocher during the last OCup event, North Bay moved up the leader board to tie with Balmy Beach Canoe Club as the 2019 Ontario Cup Series Excellence Award winners! The Grand Champion points are a combined club’s total points from all four Ontario Cup events. The Excellence Award points combines a club’s total points from all four Ontario Cup events, divided by the number of club participants in each event. Full Ontario Cup Series points can be found here.
As the competition season has ended, I would like to thank all the volunteers and officials who support our sport and enable us to provide these competitive opportunities for our paddlers. To the coaches and clubs, thank you for providing such great programs throughout the year. To the parents, thank you for all the efforts you put in to help your kids grow both on and off the water. To the athletes, thank you for all you do in pursuit of your paddling dreams, you rock!
Technical Director, CKO Sprint
Athletes, Coaches & Parents
CKO Sprint's 2020 Florida Training Camp information package can be found on our event page here.
Online camp registration will open on October 7th to October 14th for Ontario Team members, 2019 Ontario Tour Team members and those who attended the 2019 Florida Training Camp only. After which time registration will open to the general membership.
We will be attending the same camp location as 2019 at www.riversideresorts.com in Homosassa, FL on Sunday, March 15th to Saturday, April 11th, 2020 (2 - 4* week camp options available). *Note: participation in the four week camp is limited to 20 athletes and is intended for athletes training to compete at the 2020 National Team Trials.
The camp is intended for athletes in the late LTAD Training to Train (T2T) to Training to Compete (T2C) stages (2020 U18, U17 & U16 paddlers). 2020 U15 & U14 athletes may participate in the camp provided they meet the criteria below:
All registrations are to be completed using our online registration at the following link https://forms.gle/m8cgTRomzHF6t47F6.
Note: A $750 non-refundable deposit and proof of medical insurance must be received within fourteen (14) days from the completed online application to secure a spot. If the deposit and/or proof of insurance has not been received or a payment arrangement has not been made with Ryan Blair, the participant will be removed from the registration list and placed on the wait list.
It was a great weekend of racing at the OCup – Ontario Championships on Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa, ON. 17 clubs from across Ontario competed in the two-day event.
Congratulations to Rideau Canoe Club for taking home the Grand Champion burgee with 1283 points. Mississauga was 2nd with 640 points and Carleton Place was 3rd with 432 points.
The top placing club in each Overall age category is listed below. For a complete list of burgee points and results please event our event page here. OCup Series Grand Champion points and Excellence Award points will be posted soon.
Congratulations to all athletes, clubs and coaches and thank you to all the officials and volunteers.
U12 Overall Champion – Carleton Place
U14 Overall Champion – Mississauga
U16 Overall Champion – Rideau
U18 Overall Champion – Rideau
Open Overall Champion – Rideau
Masters Overall Champion – Rideau
Paracanoe Overall Champion – Balmy Beach
Special Olympics Overall Champion – Ottawa River
This weekend the best paddlers from across Ontario will compete at the OCup - Ontario Championships in Ottawa, Ontario. Event details, including schedule of events, draw and results can be found at the event page here.
Don't forget to join us at our special events below:
Coaches and Officials Meet & Greet - 5:30 pm on Friday, August 16th at Wild Wing (across the street from RCC).
Special Olympics workshop - a round table discussion on program best practices at 12:45 pm on Saturday, August 17. This will also be a Facebook Live. Join in online at our CKO Sprint page.
Athlete Recognition presentation - Help celebrate the tremendous successes of our athletes who represented Team Canada at the Pan American Games, Pan American Championships and Junior/U23 World Championships at 12:35 pm on Saturday, August 17.
Good luck to all athletes, coaches and clubs!
Please see important Ontario Championships updates:
Ont Championship Club Rep Meeting
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Ryan Blair, ChPC
Technical Director, Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint
T 647 505-9476
CKO Sprint's 2019 OCup - Ontario Championships information and registration package and be found on the event page here. The competition will be held on August 17-18, 2019 at the Rideau Canoe Club www.rideaucanoeclub.ca, Ottawa, ON
The competition objectives are to provide a provincial championship event for member clubs across Ontario. The format will include U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18, Open, Masters, Para and Special Olympic events.
Direct entries are to be registered, using the entry form, by Wednesday, August 7th at 3:00 pm. U12-U18 entries will be based on divisional qualifiers. U12-U18 names changes/scratches from qualified crews must be submitted, using the name change form, by Monday, August 12 at 3:00 pm.
The entry fee is $35 per paddler. National Team carded athletes, as well as those only racing C-15 events will receive a free entry into the event.
Each participant must complete an online waiver to compete in the event. Waivers only need to be completed once per year.
Event details, including the schedule of events and results will also be posted on the OCup - Ontario Championships event page here.
Coaches, athletes & parents
CKO Sprint is excited to announce the list of athletes who have been nominated to the draft 2019 Ontario Regatta Team. Selection to the team was based on 2019 OCup - Ontario Team Trials results held in Welland, Ontario on June 1-2, 2019.
Nominated athletes will compete for Team Ontario at the CKC Canada Cup/RCC Canada Day Regatta on June 29-30, 2019 in Ottawa, ON. Athletes will arrive on June 27th and depart on July 1st, 2019.
Full information on team selection criteria can be found here.
Congratulations to all nominated athletes and their coaches!
169 athletes from 14 canoe clubs competed in the first OCup Series event - Ontario Team Trials this past weekend in Welland, Ontario. Full results and OCup Series points can be found on the event page here.
Congratulations to Balmy Beach Canoe Club for winning the event and the OCup Series Grand Champion points leader with 163 points. Rideau was 2nd with 131 points, Mississauga 3rd with 74 points.
With an impressive performance by their lone athlete Mike Trauner, Ottawa River sits on top of the OCup Series Excellence Award leader board with 11 points, Balmy Beach is 2nd with 9.1 points and Pickering Rouge is 3rd with 3 total points.
The OCup Series Grand Champion points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events. The Excellence Award points combines a clubs total points from all four (4) OCup events, divided by the number of club participants in each competition.
Thank you to all the volunteers, officials, athletes, coaches and parents who made this event happen. We couldn't do it without you.
The next event in the series is the OCup - Spring Sports Camp on June 15-16 in Mississauga, ON. Event details can be found here.
The action starts tomorrow where over 160 athletes from across Ontario will compete in the 2 day OCup - Ontario Team Trials event in Welland, Ontario. This is the first of 4 OCup Series events this summer.
Athletes will be racing for a spot on the Ontario Regatta Tour Team which competes at the Canada Day regatta in Ottawa at the end of the month. Performances will also be used as part of the Ontario Team selection process. Event details, including location, advancements, waiver forms, schedule of events and results can be found here http://www.ckosprint.ca/ontario-team-trials.html. We will also have a live feed of all the races and athlete interviews posted on Canoe Kayak Ontario Sprint's Facebook page.
Good luck to all the athletes and coaches!
Please see information below regarding summer programming and activities.
2019 Program Overview
The document outlines CKO Sprint's targeted areas of support and programs for the 2019 season, including:
Club & Coach Development Program (CCDP)
The CCDP was created to assist clubs in their delivery of programs through use of CKO Sprint equipment as well as provide enhanced professional development opportunities for their coaches.
The information package outlines the areas of support and online application process, using the following link https://forms.gle/wXa7KFSzocmsk5a47. The application deadline is May 14, 2019.
CKO Sprint Webinar Series
Our next session is scheduled for today, May 1st at 7:00 pm. Provided by the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), the topic reviews yearly and seasonal planning for the canoe kayak athlete.
Sign in details
Event number: 665 848 451
Event password: ckoweb
Event link: https://csiontario.webex.com/csiontario/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4020ea67718af1dce5e7c9f1cb610e0e
If you have any questions let me know.