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About the Sport
Sprint Canoe Kayak is all about speed on the water. Strength, technique, endurance and raw speed are all elements of this Olympic/Paralympic sport. Our sport isn't just for elite athletes, paddling can be enjoyed by kids as young as six to adults in their 80s+. It's a sport that involves the entire body, including the legs which push and pull to generate power with the stroke.
Join a Club
CKO Sprint provides the framework for Ontario canoe clubs and their members to participate in provincial programs. We are divided into two geographical divisions, Eastern Ontario Division (EOD) and Western Ontario Division (WOD) that represent 27 canoe clubs.
Whether you're looking for something fun to do in the summer or are an aspiring Olympic/Paralympic Champion, our member clubs offer a variety of programs for all skill levels & age groups.
BECOME A COACH
Coaches play a key role in sport by fostering an environment where participants can learn, develop, and create a lifelong love for sport.
CKO Sprint will be providing virtual coach education workshops in May, June & July, including Community Stream (Canoe Kids) and Competition Introduction (ELCC). Both workshops will be live, interactive experiences.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are an integral part of CKO Sprint and its programs and events. If you are looking for opportunities to learn, meet new people, and give back to your paddling community, you can volunteer for one of CKO Sprint’s many events that take place throughout the year.
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.
Volunteers are needed at every event. Volunteering for an event-day role, like a safety person is a great way to get involved. View the Events Calendar and contact CKO Sprint's Technical Director, Ryan Blair to find out how you can get involved.
BECOME AN OFFICIAL
Officials ensure fair and high-quality competitions. They run the competition according to the rules to produce accurate results.
Becoming an official starts at the local club level. Many begin by casually volunteering at a competition and learning from other experienced officials. If you are interested in officiating at an event please contact CKO Sprint's Technical Director, Ryan Blair.