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2019 OCup - Spring Sports Camp, June 15-16

posted May 28, 2019, 5:43 PM by Heather MacIntosh

CKO Sprint is running the 2019 OCup - Spring Sports Camp, June 15 - 16, 2019 at the Mississauga Canoe Club.

The camp objectives are to provide a development opportunity for LTAD Training to Train stage (U13, U14, U15 & U16 development) paddlers.  In addition to the activities on Saturday, participants will compete in a 6km running race, a 6km paddle race and multiple 200m paddling races on Sunday for their individual clubs.  

Coaches are to submit registrations by Monday, June 10th, by 5:00 pm.

Rideau Alumni Night - June 8

posted May 26, 2019, 12:22 PM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated May 28, 2019, 5:44 PM ]

Calling all Rideau Canoe Club alumni! RCC is opening the doors June 8, 7-9 PM for a fun evening to reminisce and reconnect with paddlers past and present at the Rideau Canoe Club. Spread the word! RSVP on the evite page at http://evite.me/Vpp1zt6pd6

CKO Sprint Webinar Series

posted May 1, 2019, 5:49 AM by Heather MacIntosh

The next session is scheduled for 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.  For login details, contact Ryan Blair, Technical Director, CKO Sprint at ryan(at)ckosprint(dot)com. 

Volunteer for the 2019 Season

posted Apr 15, 2019, 6:12 PM by Heather MacIntosh

Ivolunteer is up and ready for the 2019 season.

Sign up early to be sure to get the events, dates and roles you want. You have the option to cancel up to five days before the event.

For more information about volunteering, visit our Volunteer page.

Coach Webinar Series - April

posted Mar 26, 2019, 6:35 PM by Heather MacIntosh

Open to all Ontario coaches and interested parties.  Webinars are hosted by the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario staff. There is no charge.

Please register for any of the workshops at https://forms.gle/g6tEKnH3VyyQjiqU9 by 2pm on the day of the webinar.  You will be provided a link to the webinar once registered.

  • April 4th @ 7:00 pm - Education on YTP/STP planning
  • April 10th @ 7:00 pm - In competition strength training/maintenance
  • April 24th @ 7:00 pm - How to plan a weekly program/block training
If you have any questions, contact Ryan Blair, Technical Director, CKO Sprint, at ryan(at)ckosprint(dot)ca.

Women in Sport Workshop - March 30

posted Mar 26, 2019, 6:31 PM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 6:33 PM ]

Building Capacity to Increase Retention Rates for Girls and Women in Sport

Open to all female coaches, administers, volunteers and influencers in our sport (see attached agenda).  The consultation is hosted by CAAWS on March 30, 2019 in Peterborough, ON from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Please register for the workshop at https://forms.gle/57fP7g6CiyVw1CE27 by Thursday March 28th. There is no charge for this workshop.

March 30th, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Best Western Peterborough
Otonabee Room
84 Lansdowne Street E 
Peterborough, ON

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Blair, Technical Director, CKO Sprint at ryan(at)ckosprint(dot)ca.

Officials Training 2019

posted Mar 24, 2019, 1:51 PM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 2:40 PM ]

Did you know that all our officials are volunteers? Regattas can't happen without officials. Why not learn more about our sport and help out our athletes?

In 2019, officials training will be held:

  • July 2, 6-9 pm - Level I/II
  • July 23, 6-9 pm - Level III
For details, read more here.

Cobourg Joins EOD

posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:22 PM by Heather MacIntosh

EOD is pleased to announce that the Cobourg Dragon Boat and Canoe Club has joined our division! Cobourg is an established club and we welcome all member athletes, coaches and families to our division. We'll see you at an upcoming regatta!

Check us out on Facebook!

posted Mar 17, 2019, 1:42 PM by Heather MacIntosh

Announcing our new Facebook page at Canoe Kayak Canada Eastern Ontario Division!

Thanks to Kerr-Ann Redwood, EOD's new Communications Coordinator, for this initiative. If you have any paddling news to share, send her a note at karedwood@outlook.comand she'll post it.

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.  

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