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2017 Canoe Slalom Program Fee Structure

Please see the attached 2017 Canoe Slalom Program Fee Structure for this coming season. Please register at the link on the document. Direct all questions to Kathleen Tayler, Director of Competition or Anthony Colin, WO Head Coach if about suitability for a program.


Thank you.

WO Competition Committee

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2017 Q4G Athlete Nominations

Announcement of Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations and Appeal Procedures

2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

January 19, 2017


WHITEWATER ONTARIO is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by WHITEWATER ONTARIO’S Quest for Gold Selection Committee, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Full Cards

Spencer Pomeroy – C1M

Lois Betteridge – C1W

*Alternate(s) Liam Smedley  (C1M)


Half Cards

Liam Smedley – C1M  

Andrew Musgrave – K1M

Ben Risk – C1M

Sheamus O’Connell – K1M

*Alternate(s) Mael Rivard – K1M

 Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee. As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final.

 Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process set out in the Selection Criteria document

For questions regarding this announcement please contact the Whitewater Ontario Quest for Gold Selection Committee:

 Celeste Corkery, Director Of Communication Whitewater Ontario

Kathleen Tayler, Director of Competition Whitewater Ontario

James Cartwright, High Performance Canoe Slalom Manager, Canoe Kayak Canada

David Gillespie, President of Whitewater Ontario


Kathleen Tayler


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WO Special General Meeting, Jan.24.17 7:30pm

Good Day,

 Whitewater Ontario is scheduling a General Meeting for a couple of provincial and club relevant items.  It is open to all members.  

 - Tuesday January 24th, 2017

- 7:30pm

- Go To Meeting - Online TeleConference




We are accepting nominations for a position of AdHoc Director. 


  • Since the AGM in November 2016, there is a proposal to add a position to the Board of Directors. 
  • There is an identified need for this position to assist with engaging members, both current and future.  
  • This position is to help grow the organization as per objectives set by CKC and our own membership strategic plan 3years ago.   
  • There is currently 1 nominee with a strong skillset for this and other board duties. 
  • List of nominees will close immediately prior to the start meeting. 
  • Proxy voting via email will be permitted by members.



  There is a proposal to change the name from Minden "Wild Water" Preserve to the Minden "Whitewater" Preserve.


  • The Board of Directors is seeking input from clubs and member paddlers regarding a name change to reflect more current terms. 
  • OWWA (Ontario Wild Water Affiliation) and The Minden Wild Water Preserve has held its name since in their inception in the 1970's. 
  • The term "wild water" was used back then by OWWA to reflect a "sense of adventure".  It is also a european term to reflect steep major descents of Class 4-5, 
  • In current day, the term Wild Water is now used by water-based theme parks, and the competitive category of and downriver racing. 
  • In 1997 OWWA rebranded as "Whitewater Ontario" to simplify its name and become more current.  It had the support of its original members. 

  • Nowadays paddlers and locals including Minden Township officials, refer to the site as the "whitewater" preserve. 
  • To confirm this proposal - Roger Parsons, one of the original founders of the MWWP and OWWA has made it clear that he strongly supports changing the name to:  Minden Whitewater Preserve. 
  • This will help rebrand the preserve as we continue to do river and trail improvements.  

 Please indicate your participation by completing the Special Meeting registration form, link provided below:

If you wish you can also send an email of your intentions on: 

1) proxy vote or 

2) note of support or against MWWP name change

 WO office – Donna Boadway This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 If attending, Donna will forward the meeting coordinates a day prior to the Jan.24th meeting.

 If you have any questions, drop me a line. 

In service,

David Gillespie


Whitewater Ontario


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