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RCC News No. 100 - February 26, 2010

posted Feb 27, 2010, 12:44 PM by Hector Carranco

RCC News No. 100 - February 26, 2010

This is the 100th issue of the RCC News! I know that this compared to the two gold medals the Canadian short track speed skaters won tonight doesn't sound very impressive, but it is a great achievement nonetheless.

Needless to say the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics have been extremely exciting and despite all the criticism from the media Canada is now number one in gold medals with 10! We know what it takes an athlete to get to the Olympics and just that is an achievement! There are still 9 medals to compete for in the last two days, Go Canada Go!

Talking about medals to compete for, Nationals are just 180 days away. Here you'll find the information of the hotel in Regina. Remember that to compete in Trillium, CanMas or Nationals you need to be a member in good standing. The membership and sprint programs forms have been published.

Paddles Up, take it away!

Hector Carranco


  • 180 Days for Nationals
  • NCCP Coach Education Opportunities 2010
  • Meet your board!
  • Paddling Committee
  • Let the board HEAR IT!
  • Membership and Programs Forms Are Available
  • Coaching Positions now advertised
180 Days for Nationals

Hotel Reservations for CKC Championships Regina
August 24 – 27, 2010

The RCC has booked a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Select Regina

Cost is $120 per night plus applicable taxes (5% provincial & 5% federal) for a standard room with two queen size beds. There are some rooms available with fridge and microwave on request. Breakfast is included.

It is not far from the race site with many of amenities within walking distance

Rooms have been booked from Monday August 23 to Monday August 30th to accommodate anyone wanted to arrive early for practice Tuesday and CanMas on Sunday.

Please verify your personal dates with the hotel when you book.

Rooms can be booked on a first come first serve basis by calling the hotel.

Please take the time to read the code of conduct and cancellation policy.

Holiday Inn Select
4255 Albert St South
Regina Sask


NCCP Coach Education Opportunities 2010

By Joel Hazzan - Ontario Regional Coach

Hello All,

I would like to inform you of some recent changes to coach education as well as some upcoming opportunities for your coaches who are looking for certification this summer.

From this point forward, all coach education inquiries, registration and certification related to ELCC and Canoe Kids will be handled by OCSRA.  The reason for this change is to have a single point of contact for all coach education in the province.  We are hoping that this change will simplify the process of registering for courses, and will also give the clubs, the Coaches Association of Canada, the Coaches Association of Ontario and CKC a single person to come to for questions and/or concerns.  It will also allow coaches to take advantage of various grant opportunities available to them.

Free Canoe Kids Workshop

As part of the Coaching Association of Ontario's Coaches week (April 18-24, 2010), OCSRA/CKC will be offering a free Community Coach Course in Gananoque, Ontario.  The course will be Saturday, April 24 at Gananoque High School.  There will also be a free Run, Jump, Throw course being offered Sunday, April 25th, 2010.  The Run, Jump, Throw course is Athletics Canada's introductory coaching course, but many of the skills learned in this course are pertinent to Canoe/Kayak, thus it is recommended that coaches take both courses.  Billeting may be available for interested coaches.  For more information please contact me by e-mail or at 613-449-1715.  To register please go to the OCSRA website and click on the registration link.  The registration deadline is April 16th.

New this year, in order to register for the ELCC course you must have already completed your Competition Part A Module and the Teaching and Learning Module of Part B.

Coaches looking for a Competition Introduction Part A module or the Teaching and Learning Module of Part B, please visit the  Coaches Association of Ontario Website for a course near you.

Please remember you must be a fully certified ELCC in order to cox a war canoe at Divisional Championships, Provincial Championships, Trillium and National Championships.

No dates have been set yet for ELCC Sport Specific modules in either division.  If clubs need an ELCC run in their division, please contact your flag officer ASAP so they can figure out the weekend that works best in the divisional schedule.  They will then contact me and I will conduct the registration and assign a Learning Facilitator.  Please also note that the fee for the ELCC course ($125) and the fee for the evaluation ($50) have now been combined; $175.  The reason for this is so your coaches can take advantage of the reimbursement bursary offered through Quest for Gold.  The details regarding this bursary are below.

Also new this year, coaches who are ready for an ELCC evaluation (completed their Competition Part A module, the Teaching and Learning Module of Part B, and done their online Making Ethical Decisions evaluation) should contact me in order to set up a date for evaluation and be assigned an evaluator.

Reimbursement Bursary Available for ELCC & Competition Development Certifications

Coaches who successfully complete the ELCC certification and/ or the Competition Development Certification are eligible for reimbursement of up to 75% of their course fees through Quest for Gold.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding coach education, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Joel Hazzan
Ontario Regional Coach


Meet your board!

By Rosemary Irwin

This week, we would like to introduce Kris Foss and Mike Vanderveer.

Kris Foss (Secretary and House Co-Director)

I have paddled at the Rideau Canoe Club for over 20 years (canoe).  I am also very active in the Dragon Boat program.  I was a member of the Canadian Senior Dragon Boat Team for many years, and raced in several World Championships, which included travels to China , Germany and Australia .  More recently, I now coach many of the Dragon Boat teams at the club.

I have been an active RCC Board Member for many years, and have held the positions of Secretary, Canoe Kids Director and House Director.

Away from the club, I work full time as a Registered Nurse in Surgery at the Ottawa Hospital .

Mike Vanderveer (Fundraising and Grants Director)
I drove by the Rideau Canoe Club for 15 years and never understood what white water rowing was all about.  Then in 2008, before a kayak trip to Georgian Bay I tried those untippable Rec kayaks. They are actually very tippable as I proved several times.  I'm not pointing any fingers but Robbie was my coach.  One thing led to another and now I have my own K1 and am on the RCC Board.

I was born and raised in Montreal but also lived in Saudi Arabia and Trinidad .  I have a computer engineering degree from University of New Brunswick and work at the National Research Council as a software engineer. 

Next week:  Sue Holloway (Vice-Commodore and Paddling Director) and Kim Hodges (Paddle-All Director and Recreational Paddling Director)


Paddling Committee

Dear Rideau Canoe Club members,

The Paddling Committee is requesting your assistance in creating a list of expertise.

We are attempting to identify any qualifications or certifications you may have that would help the canoe club. Rideau has been successful for many years due to the teamwork and enthusiasm of it's member. All of us have a tremendous amount of knowledge that we could offer to the club, its now time to identify the strengths and be the number one canoe club in the country.

Here are some examples: CPR/First Aid, Coaching Qualification, fundraising, marketing, project management, computers, website design, motorboat operator license, maintenance, graphite and fibreglass repair, mechanic.

Please e-mail your information to Adrian (aadrianrr@hotmail.com). A confidential list will be created and shared between Rideau Canoe Club board members.

Thank you for your support.


Let the board HEAR IT!

You know we are very interested in what you have to say and that you can let the board hear your ideas using the suggestions' box.


Membership and Programs Forms Are Available

The membership and sprint programs fees have been released.

The membership fees are $275 for the individual and $550 for a family of up-to 5. A new policy for Boat Storage will be determined after the new boat bay configuration is finalized. Stay tuned.

The program fees have also gone up a bit, trying to keep up with the expected hike in the cost if operating the new building.

Use the links below to download the forms and register! Programs fill up very quickly.


Coaching Positions now advertised

The coaches search keeps going. The ad for the head coach has been published as well as all the other coaching positions. In the careers page you'll find the descriptions of the different positions:

  • Head Coach
  • Development Coach
  • Bantam Coach
  • Canoe Kids Coordinator
  • Canoe Kids Leader
  • Regatta Ready Coach



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