When to Go: Start Time is 3:00 Friday, May 19. End time is 12:00 Monday, May 22.
Where to Go: Paddlers will be departing from and returning to: “Dale Martin’s Boat Landing,” which is situated 16.5 km past the Thunder Rapids Lodge on Highway 123. Approximately 4 hours from Saskatoon or 2.5 hours from The Pas, MB. Vehicles are left at the start area and athletes will be paddling in approximately 4 hours to Big Eddy Camp.
Why Go: To be in an optimal environment for three dedicated days of: canoe practice and training; nutrition seminars; stroke analysis; technical discussions; improve weaknesses; and participate in endurance/interval/and tempo sessions with professional instruction.
What to Bring: Proper clothing and footwear for such a training camp; sunblock, sunglasses, hat, towel, (sleeping bags provided), your own paddle and lifejacket, canoe (or your partner’s canoe C-2 or C-4 or solo, but C-2’s preferred); water bottle. Food: Pasta and Bannock night Friday, BBQ night Saturday, Fish and Stew night Sunday, breakfast Saturday and Monday is hearty oatmeal, sausages and fruit, breakfast Sunday is pancakes, bacon and eggs. Lunches will be soups and salads. So bring amounts of food for each meal and we will share with each other. Bring your own munchies if you want.
Who to Contact: Solomon Carriere at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message. Please let us know if you are coming and what type of boat you have. Let us begin the season with wellness, competition, and comrodery.
Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) has generously given us access to an off-season training program. It includes a workout outline, how-to videos, and an "athlete report card". There is a new workout added each month. To access the program, click HERE.
The Saskatoon Canoe Club is holding its Annual General Meeting at the beginning of November. The executive are keen to share and hear about member experiences with our growing club and there are a number of volunteer and executive positions that are available for next year.
Where: J.S. Wood Library (Downstairs) - 1801 Lansdowne Ave.
When: Monday November 7th @ 7:00pm
Who: Open to ALL current Saskatoon Canoe Club members
7:00 pm Call to order
7:01 pm Approval/Additions of/to Agenda
7:05 pm Review of 2016 AGM minutes
7:15 pm Executive Reports (maximum of 2 minutes each)
President – Dwayne Surdu-Miller
Membership – Tom Rogers
Treasurer – Kate Germin
Marathon –Edith MacHattie
Recreation – Eithan Pillipow
Equipment Canoes -Brendan Haynes
Equipment Kayaks -Austin Dyck
Social – Raina Vingerhoedes
7:40 pm 2017 Budget Presentation – Kate Germin
8:15 pm Advance Motions
Motion 1. "I move that the SCC have an financial review performed for the 2016 fiscal year rather than a financial audit." submitted by David Peters
8:30 pm Executive Elections
Treasurer Kate Germin
Secretary Ann Popoff
Marathon Director Edith McHattie
Recreation Director Eithan Pillipow
Canoes Brendan Haynes Kayaks Austin Dyck
Social Director Raina Vingerhoeds
Additional nominees will be accepted until the November 1st via email
(submit nominees to email@example.com or from the floor at the time of the election.
8:50 pm Any Other Business
9:00 pm Adjournment
Save the date!
The Regina Marathon Canoe Club will be hosting the annual RMCC Rookie Race on Sunday October 2nd at 1:00pm.
Stay tuned for details...
Congratulations to Mike Vincent (RMCC) and Graham Smith (SCC) on their performance at Spike's Challenge canoe race this past weekend in Grayling, MI. See full results here.
Spike's Challenge is held the weekend before the AuSable River Canoe Marathon drawing many of the top teams that have travelled to compete in the Marathon. The race starts with a run from the streets of Grayling to McMasters Bridge along the AuSable River.
More information about the Spike's Challenge Weekend, photos and posts from the Michigan Canoe Racing Association facebook page.
Photos taken by Carol Longworth Bennett
This year was the 54th year the "70 Miler" canoe race which follows the Susquehanna River, starting at Lake Front Park in Cooperstown NY and finishing in General Clinton Park in Bainbridge NY. First run in 1963, the regatta was originally a re-reaction of the historic trip down the Susquehanna River by General James Clinton during the Revolutionary War. The first jewel of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing is a well-know canoe regatta that features a pro race that is considered one of the longest on-day races of it's kind.
Congratulations SCC paddlers Graham Smith, Trevor Robinson and Edith MacHattie on their race yesterday at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta - the first leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing.
Graham paddled with Logan Mynar from Texas to a 8th place overall finish, and Trevor and Edith paddled together and finished 2nd in the mixed class, 12th place overall.
Full results below...
photos courtesy of Josh Schlafer. See his facebook album from the race HERE
This weekend (May 30th) four Saskatchewan paddlers returned to Bellingham to compete in the 43rd Annual Ski to Sea team relay race. The event starts at the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay and features athletes who compete in the Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Ski/Snowboarding, Running, Road Bike, Canoe, Cyclocross, and Sea Kayak Legs.
The canoe course is approximately 18.5 miles (30km) along the Nooksack River. The course is considered a Class 1 river due to its fast flow rates and short sections of rapids. The river is also notorious for deceptive hazards like log jams, submerged logs, undercut trees and other fun obstructions to navigate while racing.
This year Mike Vincent (RCC) and Ivan English (SCC) returned to paddle the canoe leg for team Aeromech. Ivan and Mike were the fastest boat on the course with a time of 1:55:57 helping their team to a 7th place finish overall, and a 4th place finish in the Competitive Open Division.
Fiona Vincent (RCC) and Catherine Trask (SCC) also returned to the race this year to paddle for team Boomer’s Drive In, in the Mixed Competitive division. They were the third women’s boat and completed the canoe course in a time of 2:16:27, helping their team to a 16th place finish overall and a 1st place finish in the Mixed Completive division.
There will be a Marathon Entry Level Competition Coaching Course in Regina on the evening of Friday June 3rd (18:00-21:30) and Saturday June 4th (08:00-16:00).
This course is ideal for coaches wishing to coach the discipline of marathon racing. It is one of the courses recognized for coaching teams at the Saskatchewan First Nations Games and the Saskatchewan Games.
Details on cost and registration will follow... Stay Tuned!
Family Fun Day of Paddling & Music Festival at the Hanging Hearts Lakes
Enjoy paddling the Hanging Heart Lakes and enjoy the Music Festival (Formerly the Narrows Challenge)
Saturday July 23 rd, 2016
Bring your paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes or reserve a boat ahead of time from the Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre.
For more information check out the webpage for camping and contact
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