Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan will be running a Marathon Canoeing Entry Level Competitive Coach Course in Regina on April 18 & 19, 2015. The course is being subsidized through Sask Lotteries Funding, so is only $50 per candidate (normally $225)!
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.
Marathon Entry Level Competition Coach Course
Click here to download complete course and registration information
Check out the poster below or download the complete course and registration information attached.
The Race Schedule for the 2015 paddling season has been released and posted (also updates on our calendar). Check it out, so you can start planning your spring/summer and fall paddling events!
2015 CKS Marathon Canoe Race Schedule
On January 24, there will be a showing of "A Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey" at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.
715 Broadway Avenue, Doors at 7:00, show starts at 7:30
Tickets are $5 at the door
In “A Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey” join four women, two men, and three canoes as they canoe from the Pacific Ocean, across Canada, to the Atlantic Ocean. The film follows crew members through laughter, illness, frustration, and perseverance as they paddle and portage 7,600 Kilometers beneath mountain peaks, across the Great Plains, and through vast expanses of boreal forest.
The trip begins in Vancouver at the mouth of the Fraser River. Through British Columbia’s mountain ranges the crew paddled along mountain lakes and cycled, hiked, and snowshoed through mountain passes with canoes overhead or in tow. The expedition crossed the Rocky Mountain continental divide via the historic Howse Pass. Once over the divide the crew descended into the North Saskatchewan River and across the Great Plains. Throughout the summer months, the Odyssey proceeded east amid record flooding in Manitoba, through small Canadian Shield sheltered lakes separated by countless portages, and past the cliffs and islands the Great Lakes. With the onset of fall, the crew rode the tides of the St. Lawrence, portaged into the St. John River basin, and coasted to the Bay of Fundy.
They overcome grueling portages, clouds of mosquitoes, food shortages, persistent wind and waves, freighter traffic, poison ivy, and having six independent people being interdependent, continuously for six months. They are quick to delight in the beauty of the scenery surrounding them and the simplicity of travelling with everything needed in their boats for survival and creating a home at every campsite.
The Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey was born out of a love of fresh water and fuelled by a lust for adventure. As the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s 2011 Expedition of the Year, the Odyssey strove to advocate for the importance of freshwater to Canada and partnered with organizations that are working hard to benefit Canadian waterways: the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
Experience a fresh view of Canada from the water, an absolutely important aspect of the Canadian environment, heritage and cultural identity.
Featuring music by Indigo Joseph and the Andino Sons
Each year, Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan provides athlete assistance for those athletes who show a commitment to training and competition at high performance level. The Marathon Committee invites invitations from those athletes who competed at the 2014 Canadian Marathon Championships and who also competed at 3 of the 6 point series races.
Please refer to the Marathon Division Athlete Assistance Policy (attached) to see the criteria for the program and the procedure for applying. This information is coming out later than normal this year so the timelines for application and for notification have been adjusted. Those interested in being considered by the Marathon Committee for athlete assistance are asked to complete the attached application form and submit it to Jan Hanson <firstname.lastname@example.org> at Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan by November 21st.
This is an open invitation to all Marathon Division paddlers at attend the "End-of-Season" potluck get-together. We will share some food, some stories, maybe some pictures and videos, and celebrate another great season of marathon paddling!
Where: Edith and Cory's place - 1009 Aird Street
When: Saturday, November 1st @6:oopm
Bring a dish to share. There will be some drinks available, but if you want something special, then feel free to bring whatever you like.
In Liu of a regular Sunday group paddle this week, a number of paddlers are planning a paddle in from the Berry Barn (830 Valley Road). If you would like to join them, meet at the boathouse at 2:30pm to arrange paddle partners and transportation.
Parking is available at the Berry Barn (830 Valley Road). The Berry Barn has always been welcoming and good to paddlers, so please help to keep our good relations by parking nearer the entrance and leave parking areas closer to the barn for other patrons.
This past weekend the Pamiskatan Canoe Club in La Ronge hosted the 20th annual Eagle Point Classic Canoe Race. Saskatoon paddlers Randy Chapman and Kate Germin took part and finished a very respectable 3rd in the 18km. Ragnar Robinson, from La Ronge but who has also been training with SCC Marathon paddlers this season, finished 1st in the 18km event with partner Bill Jeffery.
This is a great paddling event and paddlers are always treated to warm hospitality and a great time.
Below are the official results and link to a folder of photos from the race courtesy of Warren Kelly.
20th Annual La Ronge Canoe Race
Eagle Point Marina
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Weather: 15 C., mainly cloudy, wind ENE 15 km/hr
(straight out to the rocky reef and back, no buoy turns):
1. Warren Kelly & Rob Mackenzie (17 ft), La Ronge, 47:30
2. Derek Birkham (solo Freedom), Ile-a-la-Crosse, 48:40
3. Jesse Hepworth & Luke Hepworth, Air Ronge, 53:35
(once clockwise around the big island off the Marina, then counterclockwise through Downton Lake and Nut Portage and back to the Marina, about 17 3/4 km):
1. Bill Jeffery & Ragnar Robinson (18 ft), Shellbrook/La Ronge, 1:53:59
2. Martin Bernardin (surf ski), La Ronge, 1:57:15
3. Kate Germin & Randy Chapman (18 ft), Saskatoon, 2:00:29
4. Bob Jarvis & Isaac Dufour-Jarvis (pro shell), Flin Flon, 2:00:40
5. Sid Robinson & Damien Trites (18 ft), La Ronge, 2:10:37
6. Brendon Zarazun & Hilary Johnstone (17 ft), La Ronge, 2:22:26
7. Hilary Johnstone & Dave Smallwood (17 ft), 2:27:59
Several SCC members will be racing this year at the "Classique", la Classique internationale de canots de la Maurice, in Shawinigan Quebec on August 30th, 31st and September 1st.
It is the third race in the pro-canoe triple crown, involving 200km over 3 days of downstream racing and portages along the St.-Maurice River from La Tuque to Trois-Rivieres. Last year SCC paddlers Graham Smith and Trevor Robinson finished 8th out of over 50 boats.
This year Saskatoon paddlers Graham Smith and Ivan English will paddle together. Trevor Robinson will be racing with Minnesota partner Kjell Peterson, and Edith MacHattie will be racing with New York partner Joe Shaw. Good luck to all!
Check out the race details on their website: http://www.classiquedecanots.com/en/index.html#apropos
or follow along via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laClassiqueDeCanots
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