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COVID-19 Statement for Ontario

posted Mar 30, 2020, 7:10 AM by Heather MacIntosh

All clubs should be aware of this statement from CKO Sprint as of March 30, 2020:

Since the government of Ontario has mandated that non-essential businesses should be closed, any liability or accident insurance that is in place for clubs (either through CKO or an additional recreational policy) will not apply if an accident occurs during an activity that is undertaken using  club property or facility. This includes on water training and dry land training using a club facility or personnel. Training programs conducted via the internet or other social media that follow the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Ontario Board of Health have been added to our list of sanctioned activities.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

posted Mar 22, 2020, 8:32 AM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 9:51 AM ]

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty and challenge for everyone - EOD athletes, clubs, coaches, volunteers and their families. While the situation is frustrating, we need to take it day by day and support each other. This page is to help keep you informed of developments in our EOD paddling community.

CKC Member’s Call on COVID-19

Call Details: 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

Refer to CKC's COVID-19 page at https://canoekayak.ca/covid-19/

Below are notices, resources and links to help keep you informed:

Notice from CKC regarding COVID-19
CKC is asking all members to respect the government of Canada’s message to stay home.  At this time for the health and safety of everyone and in particular, the increased risks associated with our sport and the spread of the COVID-19 virus please immediately refrain from any on-water activities, group training or any activity that requires travel from one location to another where contact with other individuals is possible.

As well, those returning from outside of Canada must be extremely diligent in respecting this requestplease remain in self-isolation and stay home.

Paddling Resources

Don't hesitate to reach out to me, EOD Board members or CKO Sprint or CKC if we can be of help. Contacts are in the links at left.

Keep active, keep safe and stay healthy!

Heather MacIntosh
Flag Officer
Eastern Ontario Division
Canoe Kayak Canada

Call for Club Administrators - Mar 24, 7 PM

posted Mar 22, 2020, 7:46 AM by Heather MacIntosh

CKO Sprint is holding an online town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm for all Ontario club administrators to discuss the challenges you are facing with COVID-19. See the file below for topics and link to join. Please ensure someone from your club board/administration is able to participate.

SLCC is Hiring

posted Mar 16, 2020, 7:33 PM by Heather MacIntosh

Sydenham Lake is hiring a Regatta Ready Coach. See the job section for details!

New Full Time Head Coach Position in North Bay

posted Mar 4, 2020, 2:05 PM by Kerri-Ann Redwood

New Full Time Head Coach Position in North Bay
NBCC has recently been selected to receive funding for a full time, year-round Head Coach position and is now accepting applications.
Details can be found in the attached the job description.
Applications for this position should be sent to jobs@northbaycanoeclub.ca before March 15, 2020

North Bay is Hiring Head Coach

posted Mar 4, 2020, 10:01 AM by Heather MacIntosh

North Bay Canoe Club is hiring a full time, year-round head coach. Check back here for the job description or contact jobs@northbaycanoeclub.ca. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2020.

North Bay is Hiring!

posted Feb 11, 2020, 8:54 AM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Feb 11, 2020, 8:59 AM ]

North Bay is hiring for the following positions:

Assistant coaches
Canoe kids instructors
Office manager

See the job descriptions here.

January 29 is Bevin & LA Schmidt Day!

posted Feb 2, 2020, 7:44 AM by Heather MacIntosh

Congratulations to LA and Bevin Schmidt, co-founders of the Ottawa River Canoe Club, who were awarded the Mayor's Cup by Mayor Jim Watson at this year's Ottawa Sports Awards on January 29, 2020. In addition, January 29th will forever be known as LA and Bevin Schmidt Day in the City of Ottawa!

The Schmidt's are receiving the award for their commitment to advancing sport at the local, national and international level. It is also a reflection of the amount of work they have done and how they have become "outstanding representatives" of Ottawa's Sport Community.

In addition to all the officiating, coaching, organizing - plus being parents of elite athletes - and so many other roles, Bevin is the past Flag Officer of the Eastern Ontario Division and LA is currently Chairperson of the Sprint Racing Council. They are amazing people who have contributed so much to canoe kayak at all levels. 

Read the full news story here in the West Carleton Community Voice (scroll to page 14-15).

Photo credit: Erin McCracken

New Registration System

posted Jan 15, 2020, 4:53 PM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 7:46 AM ]

CKC has announced that the new registration system is ready for implementation. Read about it here.

Here's an update for EOD member clubs:

What are the next steps for individuals and clubs in EOD?

Everyone can and should make an account for themselves. The system is live at https://ckcmember.ca/, and everyone is free to go make an account!

After you’ve created an account, authorized representatives for CKC member clubs are able to request an administrator role for their club:


These requests will be put through a credentialing process overseen by CKC staff to ensure authorized representatives are given the required access. CKC staff will verify the identity and status of those looking to set themselves up in the role of a member administrator, and grant this status and access to those that are authorized to hold these roles.

ImmediaC and CKC have produced an online manual for clubs, which is being updated as feedback is received from clubs.  The link is https://ckcmember.ca/You will be able to access this once you're credentialed as an organization admin.


ImmediaC's help desk is active from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST, via email at support@immediac.com

Responses have been quick so far (from Isaac Lohnes, Support rep.)

Clubs that use their own membership management systems are encouraged to get in touch with any questions.

More information will be provided as it comes available.

Elizabeth Elton
EOD Registrar

Webinar on Managing Athlete Stress - Jan 15

posted Jan 13, 2020, 6:01 AM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 7:46 AM ]

CKO Sprint's next webinar is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm. 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.  

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