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Carleton Place Wins the Winter OCup Series!

posted Feb 7, 2019, 5:55 PM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Feb 7, 2019, 6:01 PM ]

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) Sprint hosted it's second of two 2018-2019 Winter OCup Series events this past Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 in Gatineau, QC.  

Over 60 athletes, alumni, volunteers and parents from 8 Ontario clubs participated in the Winter OCup Ski Loppet.  Congratulations to Carleton Place Canoe Club for their first place finish with 97 points.  Rideau was 2nd with 83 points, Balmy Beach 3rd with 41 points.

Carleton Place's performances at the Ski Loppet moved them from a 5th place ranking after the Winter OCup Swim Meet to the overall 2018-2019 Winter OCup Series Grand Champion!  Rideau finished 2nd overall, Balmy Beach 3rd overall.  The Winter OCup Series combines a clubs total points from both the Swim Meet and Ski Loppet.

A HUGE thanks to our event sponsor Kunstadt Sports in Kanata and Ottawa and Steve Tuttle for providing the great prizes and racing pinnies.  Event results can be found here

The Winter OCup Ski Loppet was part of our final 2018-2019 Ontario Team NextGen training camp before the athletes head off to on-water training in Florida.  Ontario Team athletes arrived in Gatineau, QC on Thursday and completed multiple ski sessions before the big race on Sunday.  As always, we couldn't run these events without the great coaching staff and volunteers, including:  CPCC's Pat Lester, RCC's Andres Carranco, ORCC's Joel Hazzan, MCC's Angus Mortimer, SNCC's KC Fraser, RCC's Cheyanne Farquharson, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny, Klara Maria Andersson, Troy Crown, Jessica Murphy-Burke and Paul Pageau.  

New CKO Sprint Website

posted Feb 3, 2019, 9:53 AM by Heather MacIntosh

Previously known as OCSRA (Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Affiliation), CKO Sprint (Canoe Kayak Ontario Sprint) is the organization that develops, promotes and delivers quality sprint canoe and kayak programs and events for members across the province. Members are sprint canoe and kayak clubs and athletes across Ontario in both the eastern and western divisions (EOD and WOD). All OCup events are hosted by CKO Sprint.

To learn more, check out CKO Sprint's fabulous new website at http://www.ckosprint.ca/!

2019 Regatta Schedule

posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:49 PM by Heather MacIntosh

The EOD 2019 Regatta Schedule is now available! Check here or use the link at left under Regatta Info.

North Bay Canoe Club is Hiring!

posted Jan 19, 2019, 2:15 PM by Heather MacIntosh

North Bay Canoe Club is seeking to hire a Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the 2019 season. For details, including application deadlines, please see the file below.

Nationals 2020

posted Jan 12, 2019, 2:02 PM by Heather MacIntosh

If you like to plan way ahead, the National Canoe Kayak Championships will be held August 25-30, 2020 on Mooney's Bay in Ottawa, hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club. 

Winter OCup 2 - Feb 3, 2019

posted Jan 10, 2019, 6:47 PM by Heather MacIntosh

Winter OCup 2 - Ski Loppet will be held in Gatineau Park, QC on February 3, 2019

The event is open to all club members, including current members, parents, volunteers and alumni.  There will be 2018 U15, U17 and Open mixed gender events on a 7 km, 14 km and 22 km course.  

Club entries are due Wednesday, January 30, 2019.   

Our Winter OCup 2 - Ski Loppet event is part of our Winter OCup Series which combines a club's total points from our 2 winter events (Swim Meet & Ski Loppet).  Richmond Hill Canoe Club is the current Winter OCup Series Leader after their impressive results in the water.  

Full event information, including a course map, is on the CKO-Sprint website at http://www.ckosprint.ca/winter-ocup-2---ski-loppet.html

2018 Winter OCup 1 - Swim Meet - Dec 9

posted Dec 1, 2018, 1:12 PM by Heather MacIntosh

OCSRA is hosting our second annual Winter OCup 1 - Swim Meet - at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.  Coaches are to register to Ryan Blair by December 3.
  • The event is open to all club members, including current members, parents, volunteers and alumni.  
  • The event will include 2018 U15, U17 and Open mixed gender events.
  • Due to multiple swim meets across the city, we will run the event from 6:30 am to 9:00 AM

EOD Coaches Nominated for Award

posted Nov 23, 2018, 11:53 AM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Nov 23, 2018, 11:54 AM ]

Congratulations to two valued EOD coaches who have been nominated for a Coach Development award:
  • Pat Lester, Carleton Place Canoe Club
  • Conrad Hutter, Rideau Canoe Club
Winners will be announced at Canoe Kayak Canada’s Coach Celebration Dinner taking place during the Annual Summit in Ottawa, on Saturday, December 1.

CKO & CKO-Sprint NeedsYou

posted Nov 11, 2018, 2:25 PM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 7:02 PM ]

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) and CKO-Sprint are the two organizations that run sprint canoe and kayak in Ontario. They play a vital role in our sport, which will not receive funding and support without them. Eastern Ontario Division needs two-four people on each board. Specifically, on the CKO-Sprint board, EOD needs three reps in addition to the EOD Flag Officer. The northern rep is chosen by the northern clubs. On the CKO board, four nominees are required from the sprint discipline from both EOD and WOD.

Nominations are open for these positions. Below is a description of each. Please consider contributing a bit of your time and experience to supporting programs and athletes in Ontario. 

Contact Joanne Bryant, President of CKO-Sprint and Past President of CKO, at joanne(dot)i(dot)bryant(at)gmail.com and Heather MacIntosh, the Flag Officer for EOD, at heathermacintosh100(at)gmail(dot)com.

CKO-Sprint Board of Directors

CKO-Sprint, formed in 1985, is one of three affiliate organizations associated with Canoe Kayak Ontario (Whitewater and Marathon are the others).  Representing the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe Kayak racing, the main function of CKO-Sprint is to implement, manage and monitor programs and activities that are provincial in scope.  The primary responsibility of the CKO-Sprint is athlete development.

The board is comprised of nine members. In addition to the Flag Officers of each of the Eastern Ontario and Western Ontario divisions there are three nominees from each division as well. There is also one nominee (from either division) who represents the clubs in Northern Ontario (Sudbury, Parry Sound, North Bay, etc.).

CKO-Sprint contributes to the advancement of the sport of canoe/kayak through the management of or participation in the following programs:

  • Ontario Team Trials
  • Ontario Championships
  • Spring Training Camp (Florida)
  • Fall and Winter Training Camps
  • Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI)
  • Ontario Quest for Gold Program
  • Coaching Education
  • Apprentice Coaching Program
  • Club Development
  • Ontario Team Tours
  • Ontario Summer Games
  • Canada Summer Games
  • Official Development
  • CKC’s NextGen Program
  • Selection of Ontario Team Members

Board members ensure that all Ontario clubs are fairly represented in the above programs and work with and guide the Ontario Technical Director, our one full-time employee, in the fulfillment of these programs.

 president or chair, secretary and treasurer are selected from the board of directors. One board member also serves as the chair of the High Performance Committee, a sub committee of the board that assists in the creation of criteria for the selection of the Ontario Teams.

Meetings are usually held once a month or on an ad hoc basis when necessary. Meetings are held via teleconference.

CKO Board of Directors

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) is the officially recognized provincial sport organization (PSO) that is the collective voice for canoeing in Ontario and which promotes the interests and supports the activities of its three (3) disciplines:

  • Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Affiliation (OCSRA)
  • Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA)
  • Whitewater Ontario (WO).
Each of the three disciplines has a minimum of three/maximum of four members on the board.

The Government of Ontario, which is an important source of funding for sport organizations, deals only with PSO’s for grants and other partnerships. Working with the Executive Director of CKO, the Board develops operational plans and priorities for the three disciplines and provides the necessary input for various grant applications.

The Board is also responsible for developing and disseminating the policies (safety, code of conduct, privacy etc.) that are mandated by the Government of Ontario for sports in Ontario.

CKO also offers a comprehensive liability and sport accident insurance package to its members while they are participating in sanctioned activities or conducting business on behalf of their members. The Board works with the insurance broker to ensure coverage is adequate and affordable.

CKO is a member of Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and is recognized by CKC as the governing body for the sport in Ontario.

A president or chair, secretary, treasurer and affiliate vice-presidents are selected from the board of directors.

Meetings are usually held once a month or on an ad hoc basis when necessary. Meetings are held via teleconference.

CKO-Sprint website (new in 2019!)

CKO website

Proposed Sprint Rule Changes 2018

posted Nov 3, 2018, 3:23 PM by Heather MacIntosh

The following information is from CKC:

The Proposed Rule Changes to be put before the Sprint Meeting of Members to be held in Ottawa on December 1st, are now posted on the CKC website here: http://canoekayak.ca/rule-change-proposals-2018/

The process for amendments to the competition rules of the sprint racing discipline can be found in Section VII of the Sprint Rule Book here: http://canoekayak.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2017-18-EN-Rulebook-Final-1.pdf


Details on the CKC Summit 2018, of which the Meeting of Members is a part, can be found here: http://canoekayak.ca/event/canoe-kayak-canada-summit/

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