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EOD Regatta Schedule Update

posted May 12, 2021, 6:29 AM by Bernie Vierich

Due to the uncertainty surrounding ongoing pandemic restrictions, regattas and trials scheduled for May and June 2021 have been rescheduled, combined with other events later in the summer or cancelled. An updated EOD regatta schedule has been posted to this site at 2021 Schedule

EOD Coach Development Sessions

posted May 12, 2021, 5:58 AM by Bernie Vierich

EOD Head Coaches have established a series of free Coach Development Webinars  to complement formal CKC and NCCP training.
Dates, topics and instructors are listed below, contact your club Head Coach for webinar details:
May 20- program planning and regatta management (Joel, Pat & Justin)
June 3rd- canoe technique and canoe crew boats (Mihail & Tess)
June 17- multi discipline approach to paddling (Bevin)
June 24- kayak technique and crew boats (Joel, Chey, Colin) 

CKC - Officiating Course and Club Safety Officer Training

posted May 11, 2021, 3:31 PM by Bernie Vierich

Introductory Officiating Course (Combined Level 1 & 2) is being offered on Sunday, May 16 at 6pm EST.  The language of delivery will be in English, but the materials will be provided in both English and French.  We will look to offer something in French very soon.  For any questions, please contact Erin Schaus.  For registration, please go to: https://forms.gle/gFBqxVFRU35LbCsEA

Club Safety Officer training.  CKC is are looking to offer a Club Safety Officer training in June.  They will be using the updated Code of Safety as their guide, but Kenna's has asked if there are any key people at our clubs who may want to be involved in delivering a portion of this training, and/or giving best practices they have developed at their own club.  If you do have interest, please email Kenna Robins at krobins@canoekayak.ca, she will be looking to develop the content within the next 2-3 weeks.

Coach Education Workshops Now FREE!

posted May 11, 2021, 3:23 PM by Bernie Vierich

Spring 2021 Community Coach and ELCC Workshops are now being offered at no charge.
Instructions on how to register can be found at  https://www.ckosprint.ca/coaching.html . Register now because space is limited!

Upcoming Coach Education Workshops

posted Apr 28, 2021, 7:52 AM by Bernie Vierich

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.  The ELCC Workshop dates are May 25 & 27, June 2 & 3, and July 20; the Canoe Kids Workshop dates are  June 7, 9 & 10. Visit the CKO Coaching page for more details and information on how to register for these workshops.

Funding Available for Strategic Planning

posted Apr 28, 2021, 7:36 AM by Bernie Vierich

In line with it's own recently released Strategic Plan, CKO Sprint is offering financial support of $500/organization, to a maximum of $6000 for Ontario Sprint clubs/divisions to engage in their own strategic planning process. The deadline for applications is May 14, 2021 and submitted applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis so apply as soon as possible if you're interested. For more details on how to apply and the discounted Strategic Planning Facilitation Service available, visit the CKO Sprint News page.

Ontario Stay at Home Order - CKO Message to Clubs

posted Apr 28, 2021, 7:27 AM by Bernie Vierich

CKO issued the following statement on April 13, 2021:
"Subsequent to the recent provincial government shutdown order questions have arisen regarding to what extent the order impacts training.  Ryan initiated inquiries and retained legal counsel to provide a definitive interpretation.  Attached is the legal counsel’s interpretation as well as CKC’s “Private Boat Removal and Individual Paddling Statement”.

​At this time CKO Sprint strongly urges clubs to not operate for the term of the Order, with the exception of those coaches and athletes preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Your adherence to the provincial order and cooperation is very much appreciated."
For more details on this and other information regarding COVID-19 restrictions, visit the CKO Sprint website's News page

New EOD Safe Sport Page

posted Apr 28, 2021, 7:15 AM by Bernie Vierich

Check out the new Safe Sport Page on this site for links, guides and general information on how to implement the CKC Safe Sport Manual at your club!

EOD AGM - Oct 8, 7:00 PM - Zoom Call

posted Oct 6, 2020, 7:30 PM by Heather MacIntosh

Please plan to attend the EOD Annual General Meeting Zoom call on Oct 8 at 7:00 PM. The call is open to all EOD members. It's your chance to learn more about your division without leaving your home!

The agenda and 2019 minutes are below. 

Here is the meeting link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89062450907

We Need You on the EOD Board!

posted Sep 27, 2020, 10:40 AM by Heather MacIntosh   [ updated Oct 16, 2020, 6:01 PM ]

The Eastern Ontario Division (EOD) of Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is looking for leaders to help guide the development of sprint canoe-kayak in our region and manage divisional activities. The EOD Board of Directors has three openings for the 2021 season. This is an opportunity to learn more about sprint canoe kayak, help guide our sport and provide leadership at the Divisional level, and, of course, meet and work with a terrific team of like-minded people. Three EOD Board positions will become open in October 2020.

About EOD

EOD is comprised of ten sprint and paddling clubs from Cobourg and Peterborough in the west to Petrie Island in the east. EOD’s mission is to provide leadership and support to build strong paddle sport clubs dedicated to:

  • Promoting paddle sport as fun and lifelong activity for all ages and abilities 
  • Producing sprint development opportunities for athletes, coaches and officials
  • Managing sprint regattas to ensure safety and fairness for all participants
  • Achieving success at all levels of competition

Learn more about EOD here: www.ckceod.com.

The Board

The EOD Board is guided by the EOD’s Constitution and Bylaws, and creates and implements its own initiatives, as well as implementing those required by CKC (nationally) and CKO Sprint (provincially). The Board’s role includes setting the Division’s regatta schedule and providing training for coaches and officials.

The Board is comprised of the commodores and a director from each of the ten clubs plus five officers: Flag, Vice Flag, Secretary, Registrar and Past Flag, and appointed positions: Divisional Officials Coordinator, Divisional Coach, Divisional Athletes’ Representative, and Divisional representatives at the provincial level.

Given EOD’s broad region, all EOD Board and committee meetings are held virtually (and have been for many years).

Board Member Candidates

The ideal Board candidate is associated with sprint canoe-kayak in some way, either as a parent or guardian of a paddler, or as a current or former paddler, official, coach or club administrator. Detailed knowledge about the sport is not required as you will learn as you go. The Board is very supportive of new members!

Below are descriptions of the three open positions.

Vice Flag Officer

The Vice Flag Officer is responsible for supporting the Flag Officer in their duties. Related duties include administration of the division volunteer policy, ensuring adherence to CKC safe sport policy as it pertains to volunteers, and maintenance of divisional trophies and procurement of divisional awards. Time commitment is generally 5-10 hours/month and 15-20 hours/month in July and August related to the two EOD sponsored regattas.


The Treasurer manages the division’s finances, keeps accounts of funds, and is a signing officer for the Division. Time commitment (other than attending the monthly meeting) is about 20 hours per year.


The Secretary takes minutes at the monthly meetings, advises members of meetings and attends to the division's correspondence. Time commitment is about two-three hours per month plus attending the monthly meeting.

A Note about Nationals

The Canadian National Championships will be held at the Rideau Canoe Club on Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa in August 2021. It is an honour to host this competition in our Division. Note that an amazing Host Organizing Committee has already been working on this event with CKC for about two years. As an EOD Board member, there is no expectation for you to get involved in organizing this event – although you are invited to do so!

Next Steps

To learn more or to apply, please contact Heather MacIntosh at heathermacintosh100(at)gmail(dot)com. She’d be happy to connect you with other Board members.


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