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OCSRA's October Updates

posted Oct 22, 2014, 7:46 PM by Ryan Blair

Canoe Kayak Ontario (CKO) & OCSRA’s 2014 Summit and AGM

We have 60 registered for Canoe Kayak Ontario’s (CKO) 2014 Summit & AGM.  Athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers are strongly encourage to register for the event before registration closes on October 29, 2014!

Event details:

CKO has developed a Talent Acceleration Program (TAP), targeted towards developing the LTAD Training to Train (T2T) stage athlete.  Phase I of the program is to host the summit and provide strategies to athletes, parents and coaches on how to enhance the development of T2T athletes along the Athlete Pathway.

We have a number of experts presenting at the summit, including Keynote Speaker, Jason Dorland.  Jason is an Olympian and author or ‘Chariots and Horses’ For a complete list of presenters and summit agenda, please visit

In addition to the presentations, OCSRA will host a coaches’ 2014 season review and 2015 planning session on Saturday night.  CKO and OCSRA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon.

To register for the summit pleas click here


OCSRA’s 2015 Spring Development Camp

The camp will provide training opportunities for athletes in the late LTAD Training to Train (T2T)/early Training to Compete (T2C) stage (2014 U17 & U15 paddlers), and whose training objectives and competition goals are closely tied to performance results at the provincial and national level.  2014 U13 athletes may participate in the camp provided they meet the camp criteria.

The camp information package can be found here

Registration and camp deposit deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014.


BCC’s Hunter George was selected to OCSRA’s Apprentice Coach Program (ACP)

OCSRA’s Apprentice Coach Program (ACP) is provided through the support of the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s (CSIO) Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI).  Congratulations to BCC’s Hunter George for being selected to the program.  Hunter will receive professional development opportunities, including: attending junior & senior national team training camps, working with mentor coaches in the daily training environment and taking part in an accelerated coach education program with CSIO staff.


BBCC’s Mari Ellery wins Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Development Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Mari Ellery of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club who won the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Development Coach of the Year Award.  Mari accepted the award at the Canadian Paralympic Committee 2014 Sport Awards Ceremony in Toronto.

Mari has been coaching Para-athletes since 1982 and has been an instrumental part of BBCC’s PaddleALL program since 2010.  Her work at the development level has translated into national and international success as three of her athletes represented Canada at the World Championships last year.

Mari’s attitude towards inclusion has encouraged many athletes to take an interest in Paracanoe.  She has used the power of sport to break down barriers and continues to be an outstanding influence for many athletes.  Mari is a teacher by profession and does much of her coaching work on a volunteer basis as Para-sport is something she is truly passionate about.

-       Reported by CanoeKayak Canada


OCSRA’s Ontario Athlete Ranking List - Updated

The Ontario Athlete Ranking List (OARL) and Ontario Development Team Ranking List (ODTRL) has been updated with the National Championships results.  Coaches and athletes are encouraged to review the results to ensure your athletes’ data is correct.  Any corrections should be sent to by Tuesday, October 28th.


Fallapalooza 2014 Training Camp

We had 105 athletes participate in the September Fallapalooza training camp in Welland!  Athletes had the opportunity to be coached by some of the top athletes in Canada.  We want to send a huge thank you to all of the national team athletes who volunteered their weekend to be mentors to Ontario’s up and coming athletes.  A special thank you goes out to KC Fraser for organizing the event.