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2016 Whitewater Ontario Clubs

Hello Whitewater Ontario Club Affiliates;


Whitewater Ontario wants to hear from you “The Clubs” in 2016. WO has a new

team of volunteers bringing new ideas to the WO model. Newly elected WO Vice

President Dave Gillespie would like to sit down individually with

representatives of each club at their convenience to hear how you would like to

see WO support paddling in Ontario. If this is of interest to your club or

paddlers in your club please contact Cale Reeder and Dave Gillespie to set up a

meeting date and time. Details are below.


              Meetings are to be set up online using Go To Meeting. WO can assist with this

               if needed.

              Meetings are to take place in February and early March

              Please limit your club representatives to 5 or less attendees (please speak

               for your club)

              Meeting times are going to be limited to approximately 1 hour, plus set up

               time etc.

              Contact Cale ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Dave ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to

               set up date and time.

              If you are no longer representing your paddling club PLEASE pass this info on

               to the club representative.

              If you represent a Club not affiliated with WO we want to hear from you too.


Please contact WO for a meeting time.

Please take this opportunity to contact WO and have your voice heard.




Cale Reeder

Whitewater Ontario Events Coordinator

2015 WO Hires New Canoe Slalom Coach



December 9, 2015


Whitewater Ontario Hires New Canoe Slalom Coach

OTTAWA - Whitewater Ontario is very excited to announce that Anthony Colin has been hired as the provincial Canoe Slalom Head Coach. This new position which is based out of Ottawa will provide top quality coaching for canoe slalom athletes at both the development and high performance levels.

A native of France, Anthony brings considerable experience to the position including fourteen years coaching with various clubs in France as well as Scotland. An accomplished paddler himself, Anthony brings not only technical expertise to the position but also knowledge of athlete development. While he has worked successfully with national level athletes he excels at working with developing paddlers who are interested in racing and competition. Although Anthony will live and work in Ottawa he will be reaching out to other WO clubs interested in developing a slalom program.

“Anthony is exactly the kind of person we were looking for when we began our search earlier this year” says Whitewater Ontario President Jim Tayler. “This is a big step for our organization and having the right coach is going to make all the difference in how we build our canoe slalom development programs in Ottawa and across the province”.

With a master’s degree in Physical Education and a background in Marketing and Sport Management, Anthony brings a strong and experienced skill set to the position which commences February 1, 2016.

For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2015 AGM Board Elections

2015 Whitewater Ontario Board Election


The WO Board has endorsed the proposed changes to our governance model and its use in the 2015 election pending acceptance of the changes at the upcoming AGM on November 14th.

The rationale for the changes is available at


The Nomination Process


You may self-nominate for any position or nominate another individual for any position on the Board but they will need to accept the nomination prior to being placed on the ballot. We recommend contacting individuals before nominating them to gauge their willingness and interest.


To nominate yourself or someone whom you think would be a successful Board member, please click on the following link:

Nominations will be accepted electronically until the identified "Nominations Closed" item is reached on the agenda at the AGM. This will be done in advance of sending the voting link to registered members to ensure all candidates are included on the ballot.


The WO Board:

Executive Committee


Directs operations, sets objectives, plans meetings and agendas, liaises with Directors, acts as WO spokesperson as needed

Vice President 

Supports activities of the Executive, supports President, Directors and Committee activities, may lead ad-hoc committees as needed


Works with secretary on WO administration and financial operations, approves committee budgets, maintains records and reports summaries at the AGM

Director Representative 

(appointed by Board

​ from elected Directors)

Secretary (ex officio)

Takes meeting minutes, keeps records, responds to emails, manages membership database, coordinates activities and supports Executive and Committees)


Directors noted by (*) are responsible for recruitment, management, and leadership of their respective committees.

*Director of the Minden Wild Water Preserve (MWWP)

Leads MWWP management and operations

*Director of Advocacy
Coordinates advocacy efforts, liaises with local river advocates and leads communications with landowners, advocacy groups, and others.

*Director of Communications
Manages and monitors website, Facebook group and member communications through emails or newsletters.

*Director of Competition
Coordinates competitive events including slalom races.

*Director of Recreation
Represent and promote recreational paddling clubs and events.

*Director of Instruction

Manages and coordinates CKC Instruction program in Ontario. 


Director-at-Large (2)

The Directors-at-Large positions provide an opportunity for different voices on the board not necessarily aligned with any other existing WO Committees. They will work on new projects, ad hoc working groups, or on any other matters that arise over the course of the year as identified by the Board.

Non-Voting Members-at-Large (4)

Members at-Large support the activities of the Board and participate in ad hoc committees and WO working groups.



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