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CanoeKayak Canada – December 2 – 4
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St N, Ottawa, ON
The Canoe Kayak Canada Summit will bring together clubs representatives, coaches, members, provincial organizations and committee members for a combination of events including workshops, Committee Meetings, a Special Meeting of Members and social events. By bringing these events to one location at the same time, we are seeking to make your travel schedule as efficient as possible, to allow the greatest number of clubs and participants to attend. Participation from our entire membership is key to building a strong organization and growing our sport in Canada.
Register for the Summit
Summit Schedule
There is an $80 fee to cover food at the Summit. This includes your ticket for the Dinner on Saturday night (usually charged separately), lunch on Friday and Saturday at the hotel, plus coffee between sessions. Club representatives, coaches and other members are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses and bookings. Canoe Kayak Canada has communicated expense policies to Committee Members whom certain expenses will be covered. Please contact Jessica Price ( should you have any questions.
Hotel Reservations
Book your hotel room at the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre by November 2 at the Canoe Kayak Canada preferred rate of $150 per night.

  • Book Online
  • Book by phone – (613) 237-3600 and ask for the Canoe Kayak preferred rate

CKC Committee members please correspond with for room and travel bookings.
Summit Events
Identify and Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Sport Organizations
Presented by the Sport Disputes Resolution Centre of Canada
Friday 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Decision-making in the sport system can be challenging and, often in smaller sport organizations, conflicts of interest are unavoidable. In order to prevent disputes from occurring in the decision-making process, it is important to be able to identify and address conflicts of interest. In this workshop, conflicts of interest will be defined and explained in a sports-related context and key elements will be highlighted to help identify and categorize them so that appropriate action may be taken. Tips on preventing and declaring conflicts of interest will also be provided during this interactive presentation.
Olympic Reflections
Friday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professor Pierre Trudel will lead this panel discussion with National Team Coaches Frédéric Jobin, Chad Brooks, Jan Kruk and Michal Staniszewski to review the team’s execution at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. What went right? What went wrong? And how can we learn from it moving forward?
All In: Working together as a united CKC team
Friday 1 – 6 p.m.
For our athletes to have sustained success on the international stage, we must work as a team.
Producing the best paddlers in the world means having strong programs at every stage of development — from the club and community level, to the provincial and territorial level, to National Teams and seamlessly onto international podiums. Achieving success throughout this pathway, across disciplines, requires all partners to work as a united team.
It is easy to say, but what would that actually look like? Every link in a chain is vital for it strength. In the same way, every member of a team needs to be strong and respected for their integral part in getting the job done. For a team to succeed, everyone needs to understand and embrace their role, and feel confident and respected in what they are doing to reach both their own goals and the goals of the team.
This workshop is a chance for all members to share their ideas about the future of our national paddling system. Facilitated by Ron Wuotila, this will be a foundational discussion on how the High Performance system and all the pieces that support it, can work collaboratively to achieve the best result. All in, as one team.
Welcome Reception
Friday – 9 – 11 p.m.
Take some time to meet and mingle with other delegates. Light refreshments will be served.
Sprint Meeting of Members
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This meeting for members of the Sprint Racing Discipline is to conduct annual business, decide the date and location for the 2018 National Championships and vote on Rule Changes for the discipline.
Whitewater Meeting of Members
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This meeting is for members of the Whitewater Discipline to conduct annual business and to establish a Whitewater Development Committee
Marathon Meeting of Members
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
9 – 11 a.m.
These meeting are for members of the Marathon Discipline to conduct annual business.
CKC Special Meeting of Members and Strategic Planning Session
2 – 6 p.m.
While Canoe Kayak Canada’s official AGM took place by teleconference in September, these in-person meetings will be an opportunity to conduct much of the organization’s annual business. There will be a strategic planning session to present and discuss the proposed 2024 Vision for the organization.  
Summit Celebration Supper
Saturday – 7 p.m. Cocktails, 7:30 dinner
Tickets – included in Summit Fee
3 Brewers – 240 Sparks Street
Enjoy this chance to kick back, socialize and celebrate over dinner. The Club Development Award and the CEO’s Award will be presented. Those who want to keep the night going will be right in downtown Ottawa to continue the fun.
Workshop for Small and Developing Clubs
Sunday 9 – 11 a.m.

A workshop to discuss challenges, solutions, resources and best practices to help small and developing clubs succeed.

CanoeKayak Canada

2197 prom Riverside Dr, Suite 700

Ottawa, ON K1H 7X8