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OCSRA April Updates

posted Apr 23, 2014, 11:55 AM by Ryan Blair

OCSRA 2014 Coach Workshops

Ontario has scheduled a number of CanoeKids and ELCC workshops throughout the province during May and June, see workshop schedule below.  Full information on each course and online registration/payment can be found on the OCSRA website under the following link  Note:  Theory A, Teaching & Learning of Theory B and a Pleasure Craft Operator Card are prerequisites for participation in the ELCC workshop.  Theory A & B workshops can be found on the site.  Rideau Canoe Club is also offering courses in May

Workshop Schedule

May 4 – CanoeKids – Carleton Place Canoe Club – registration deadline April 30

May 4 – Theory B Teaching & Learning – Rideau Canoe Club – registration deadline April 25

May 9-11 – ELCC – Mississauga Canoe Club – registration deadline May 5

May 10-11 – Theory A – Rideau Canoe Club – registration deadline April 25

May 11 – CanoeKids – Burloak Canoe Club (TBD) – registration deadline May 7

June 6-8 – ELCC – Rideau Canoe Club – registration deadline June 2

June 8 – CanoeKids – Cobourg Canoe Club – registration deadline June 4


Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s (CSIO) OHPSI program provides leadership, coaching support, training and competition expenses, sport science services, equipment and technology and facility access to targeted sports in Ontario.  Canoe Kayak Ontario has completed our annual review and have been able to increase our level of support to our athletes and coaches. 

The increase in funding and program services include coaching support, technical support, sport science/sport medicine, competition support, and training expenses.  Full information on the program will be sent to athletes and coaches in the next few weeks.  Please see the 2014 Ontario Team Selection Criteria for more information on selection to the OHPSI program.


New HPC Coaches Rep. - Cheyanne Farquharson

Rideau Canoe Club’s Cheyanne Farquharson has been named OCSRA’s High Performance Committee’s (HPC) Coaches representative.  CKC published an article on Cheyanne regarding her recent two month New Zealand professional development opportunity where she worked with the Poverty Bay Kayak Club    


National Team Trials 1. – Gainesville, GA

Ryan Blair will be at NTT’s this weekend to help support athletes and coaches during the event.  Ryan will also be providing race profiles using our SPIN (GPS) units on OHPSI and Ontario Carded athletes (schedule and availability permitting).  Coaches will be contacted directly to confirm they wish to use this system. 

In addition, Ryan sits CKC’s HPC as your coach’s rep.  If you have any questions and/or need support from either an Ontario or CKC HPC perspective during the trials please do not hesitate to ask.

Good luck in Gainesville!