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STAFF

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Orest Stanko

Executive Director

Orest Stanko

Orest is the Executive Director of Canoe Kayak Ontario.

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Pat Lester

U14 Academy & SO Team Lead

Pat Lester

Pat is the U14 Academy and Special Olympics team lead. The U14 Academy Team Program's goal is to identify and support talented athletes early in their development. The Special Olympics team focuses on programming by increasing the opportunities for paddlers with intellectual disabilities. 

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Ryan Blair

Technical Director

Ryan Blair

Ryan heads the high performance and development strategies for Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint in collaboration with athletes, coaches, clubs, officials and funding partners.  Ryan leads the provincial strategy for the progressive development of Ontario athletes, supports the sustainability of clubs throughout Ontario, enables the ongoing development of new and established coaches and officials and implements systems and structures that enable the achievement of strategic goals.

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Samantha Stein

Communications Coordinator

Samantha Stein

Samantha is a part of the CKO Sprint Communications team, responsible for planning and creating engaging content that celebrates our sport and its diversity. 

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Hayley Plante

Athlete & Performance

Service Coordinator

Hayley Plante

Hayley is the Athlete and Performance Services Coordinator, providing resources towards athlete wellness and coordinating athlete services on-water (sport science), and off-water (health).

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Brooklyn Wodehouse

Communications Coordinator

Brooklyn Wodehouse

Brooklyn is a part of the CKO Sprint Communications team, responsible for planning and creating engaging content that celebrates our sport and its diversity. 

 

BOARDS & COMMITTEES

CKO Sprint is a volunteer-governed and staff-driven organization.  If you are interested in serving on a board or committee please express your interest to CKO Sprint Chairperson, Gilles Cinq-Mars.   ​

 
Board of Directors
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​Gilles Cinq-Mars

​Chairperson

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Vacant

WOD Flag Officer

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Kerri-Ann Redwood

EOD Rep

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Michelle Bishop

EOD Rep

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​Paul Vincent

​Treasurer

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Rachelle Burkholder

WOD Rep

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Courtney Stott

WOD Rep

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Sherry Goodyear-Stein

EOD Flag Officer

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Rick Mroz

Northern Rep

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Charles Slade

EOD Rep

High Performance Committee
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Dana Morgoch

​Chairperson

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Pat Lester

Coaches Rep

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Gilles Cinq-Mars

Chairperson 

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Nancy Olmsted

EOD Rep

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Hayley Plante

Athlete's Rep

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Ryan Blair

Technical Director

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Courtney Stott

WOD Rep

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Marc Creamer

Member at Large 

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Michelle Bishop

Member at Large

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee
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​Kerri-Ann Redwood​

Chairperson

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Mitchell Barren

Member at Large

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Ryan Blair

Technical Director

Contact Us

General Inquiries:
Insurance Inquiries:
insurance@ckosprint.ca
Program Inquiries:

ryan@ckosprint.ca

Athlete Inquiries:

hayley@ckosprint.ca

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