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CanoeKayak Canada AGM

posted Nov 30, 2009, 8:13 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Nov 30, 2009, 8:38 AM ]
Last weekend CKC held its AGM at the Lord Elgin Hotel here in Ottawa. At this AGM the main discussion was around the CKC Sprint Nationals Redesign. 

At last year's CKC AGM a number of rule changes were referred to a committee to be reviewed. The committee was given the responsibility to review a set of proposed rule changes that affected the National Championships. The committee was charged with the responsibility to ensure the proposals were consistent with CKC’s Long-Term Athlete Development program and the purpose of the Championships within the context of CKC’s overall Strategic Plan.

The proposed and accepted changes are:
  • Add 7 Paddle All events (K-1 Men 200m LTA, K-1 Women 200m. LTA, K-2 Mixed Gender 200m LTA & TA, C-2 Mixed Gender 200m TA & A, K-1 Men 200m Intellectual, K-1 Women 200m Intellectual. K-2 Mixed Gender 200m Intellectual)
  • Add Midget 200m events for singles only
  • The ‘B’ Finals from the Five Senior singles events will be at the High Performance Committee discresion
  • The Junior and Senior Women’s C2 events will be one open class
  • The Master’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories will be replaced by Masters 35 years of age or older
  • The 3 additional entries permitted in the Juvenile singles events (beyond the 4 entries/Division) will be allocated to the Division whose athletes achieve top three finishes at National team Trials events as determined by the High Performance Committee
The new irector General, Lorraine Lafrenière, was introduced to the membership by CKC commodore Peter Giles. Anne Merklinger, who left CKC to go to Own the Podium as Director of Summer Sport, received a standing ovation after her farewell speech.