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Special Olympics

(formerly PaddleAll)

Through a partnership between CKC and Special Olympics, the PaddleALL program is now being run under the Special Olympics brand. This is starting in Ontario in 2018 and will be implemented across Canada.

Read the CKC announcement made July 16, 2018: 

EOD will endeavor to run Special Olympics and Para races at every regatta. In order to standardize, these races will be held before the lunch break starting in 2019. Check the schedule in the menu at left to confirm.

Resources to understand sport rules and guidelines to help athletes achieve their best performances
Please read these before hosting and officiating a regatta with Special Olympics races.

Here is the description under the previous PaddleALL program name:

PaddleALL is a CanoeKayak Canada project introduced in 2006-07. It is a program aimed at promoting individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport of CanoeKayak. Many successful PaddleALL programs are already in place across Canada. The positive impact of these programs at individual clubs propelled CanoeKayak Canada in 2007 to begin a national initiative to support national standards in promotion, recruitment, coaching and competition. The program is a direct outgrowth of CKC’s strategy to give our member Clubs the resources to meet the paddling needs of their local communities all across Canada.  
Heather MacIntosh,
Apr 16, 2010, 7:54 PM
Heather MacIntosh,
Apr 16, 2010, 7:50 PM