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Athy Rowing & Canoeing Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

Sunday, 5th March 2017.

Marathon (42k approx.) – €10.

(Start window – 9.30 to 11.30am from Athy)

Athy (start – above the lock at the Stradbally Road Bridge) to Monasterevin via the Grand Canal; Portage from canal to river (two stage portage); Monasterevin to Athy via the River Barrow

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Local Sports Partnership Workshops

 

Information

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships is organising a series of workshops on How to make an application under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme.  For information on the seminars and to make a booking click on the links in the table below.

 

Once you have made a booking you will receive a booking confirmation email and you should bring this with you to the event.

 

Location Limerick Athlone Dublin Cork Sligo
Facility Thomond Park, Conference Centre Athlone Institute of Technology, Main Building, Business Section Conference Centre,

National Sports Campus

Cork Constitution FC, Churchyard Lane Sligo Regional Sports Centre

Cleveragh

Dates Monday, 06/02/2017 Tuesday, 07/02/2017 Wednesday, 08/02/2017 Friday, 10/02/2017 Monday, 13/02/2017
Time 7-9pm 7-9pm 6.00-7.30pm &

8.00-9.30pm

7-9pm 7pm-9pm
To make a booking

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-limerick-tickets-31257993500 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-athlone-tickets-31223461213 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-dublin-6pm-730pm-tickets-31223641753

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-dublin-8pm-930pm-tickets-31223717981

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-cork-tickets-31225133214 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/2017-sports-capital-programme-workshop-sligo-tickets-31223757098

 

Background

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.

The Programme aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its stated objectives are to:

  • Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and Education and Training Boards and schools to develop high quality, accessible, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation.
  • Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities.
  • Encourage the sharing of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport.

Grants are available to sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.

 

All applications must be made online at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie

 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24 February

 

For more information on the Programme including a YouTube guide to application process and a sample application form visit www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie

 

 

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Waterford Sports Partnership – Funding & Conference Update

2017 Sports Capital Programme Workshops

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships is organising a series of workshops on
How to make an application under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme.’
The nearest Workshop for Waterford Clubs is in Cork on Friday 10th February from 7 to 9pm at Cork Constitution Football Club.
Click on the link below to book a ticket for this FREE event.

BOOK A TICKET FOR FREE WORKSHOP

 

There are also WORKSHOPS in….
Limerick (Mon 6th Feb – 7 to 9pm) BOOK A TICKET FOR LIMERICK WORKSHOP

Dublin (Wed 8th Feb – 6 to 7.30pm) BOOK A TICKET FOR DUBLIN 6 to 7.30pm

Dublin (Wed 8th Feb – 8 to 9.30pm) BOOK A TICKET FOR DUBLIN 8 to 9.30pm

 

 

OSCAR REGISTRATION closing soon!

REMEMBER if your CLUB is planning to apply for 2017 SPORTS CAPITAL GRANTS FUNDING – YOU MUST be registered on OSCAR (online sports capital register) first.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION ON OSCAR IS 5PM FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2017 – don’t miss out!

REGISTER ON OSCAR HERE

 

 

Waterford City & County Council – Supporting Waterford Communities Fund 2017

Waterford City & County Council is committed to encouraging communities and empowering residents to make a difference to their areas.
To support this, the Council is inviting applications to its Supporting Communities Fund 2017.

The Supporting Communities Fund provides grant aid assistance to Residents Associations, Community Groups, Sports Clubs and other groups/committees engaged in community activity,
providing community services or carrying out improvement works at local or county level. Groups can apply under one of the following 3 funding strands:

1. Residents Association Fund
2. Community Activity Fund
3. Sports & Recreation Fund

 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th February 2017.

Click here to find out more

 

Community Connect Conference – Wednesday 1st March 2017 – 8.30am to 4.15pm – Tower Hotel Waterford
Inaugural  Community Connect Conference specifically for the community, voluntary and charitable sector.
This conference, whose theme is “Sharing Resources, Driving Innovation” is designed to support the sector in a variety of ways.
There will be general sessions and educational sessions that are presented by knowledgeable and experienced professionals that will provide you with information,
tools and resources to help drive your organisation forward in an era of increasing governance and compliance.
Click here for more information

Volunteer Support Programme

Sport Ireland Volunteer Support Programme

Sport Ireland acknowledges that there is a significant need within National Governing Bodies for volunteer learning and development support. It is recognised that these volunteers operate at all levels, from local clubs up to regional and national level roles within an NGB.  We believe that assistance for this particular demographic will result in enhanced skills for the volunteers and an increased likelihood in their retention as active participants in sports and physical activity. Details of the 2017 Volunteer Training Programme are outlined on the link below and volunteers may book themselves on to courses themselves.

http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/OD-Change/Organisational-Capability-Building/Learning-Support-Services/Volunteer-Training-/

The courses are free and being run in Dublin and Offaly throughout February and March

 

Volunteer Support Programme

As part of the National Sport Education and Training Hub measure, there are a range of approved programmes and projects. One of these is a Volunteer Support Programme.  Sport Ireland acknowledges that there is a significant need within National Governing Bodies for volunteer learning and development support. It is recognised that these volunteers operate at all levels, from local clubs up to regional and national level roles within an NGB.  We believe that assistance for this particular demographic will result in enhanced skills for the volunteers and an increased likelihood in their retention as active participants in sports and physical activity. Details of the 2017 Volunteer Training Programme are attached below and volunteers may book themselves on to courses in the links attached.

    Volunteer Training Programme
 
Location – Dublin Course Title Duration Times Date Registration Link
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 4th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027590358
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Advanced Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 4th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027770898
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Marketing Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marketing-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028801982
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Communication Skills Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communication-skills-and-nlp-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028978510
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Event Management Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/event-management-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027293470
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Personal Effecctiveness and Wellbeing Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/personal-effectiveness-and-wellbeing-dublin-half-day-tickets-31026279437
Location – Offaly
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Social Media Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31028708703
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Social Media Advanced Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 18th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31028708703
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Marketing Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marketing-fundamentals-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31028872192
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Communication Skills Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 25th February https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communication-skills-and-nlp-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31029054738
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Event Management Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/event-management-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31027507109
Bridgehouse Hotel, Tullamore Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/personal-effectiveness-and-wellbeing-tullamore-half-day-tickets-31026858168
Location – Dublin
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 4th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027640508
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Social Media Advanced Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 4th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/social-media-advanced-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028677610
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Marketing Fundamentals Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marketing-fundamentals-dublin-half-day-tickets-31028844108
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Communication Skills Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 11th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communication-skills-and-nlp-dublin-half-day-tickets-31056783676
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Event Management Half Day (09:30 – 12:45) Saturday 25th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/event-management-dublin-half-day-tickets-31027477019
Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing Half Day (13:30 – 16:45) Saturday 25th March https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/personal-effectiveness-and-wellbeing-dublin-half-day-tickets-31026757868

Season’s Greetings

To all the members of Canoeing Ireland,

The Board and staff of Canoeing Ireland wish all its members and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year of safe and successful paddling.

Our office will be closed from Monday 19th December and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

If you need to make contact on any urgent matter during this period, please e-mail secretary@canoe.ie.

Merry Christmas,
The Board & Staff of Canoeing Ireland.

Strategic Plan 2017

Canoeing Ireland is holding a consultation with its members on our draft Strategic Plan 2017-2020 – 2020 Vision for Canoeing. The draft plan sets out an overall strategy to develop our sport over the coming four years and will form the basis for the development and implementation of annual operational programmes over this period by the Board and technical committees. As the National Governing Body for the sport of canoeing we have had many successes in recent times but also our fair share of setbacks. This draft plan sets out the way forward for our sport into the future and it is important to get feedback from our members which will influence its final shape and content.

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Comments and suggestions are requested by Friday 20 January 2017.

 

Job opportunities

We have some seasonal jobs here in the Ardeche starting next May 2017.

Multi-Activity Instructors 2017

Adventure Ardeche , a small family run business based in the picturesque Ardeche region of Southern France are currently recruiting for 2017 seasonal Multi-Activity Instructors and River Leaders. The various activities will include, but are not limited to: Caving, Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, High Ropes and providing guided walks.

In this exciting role, no two days will be the same, whether you are paddling the glorious Ardeche river or running climbing sessions within the limestone gorges, it would be difficult not to be impressed by this stunning region. As an instructor you will be involved with ensuring the safety and enjoyment of groups of varying ages and abilities. From absolute beginners to those with a passion for the various sports you will be an integral part of this experience.

Ideally applicants will have experience in all of the above areas; however applications will also be accepted from those highly trained in at least one of the above skills, with a willingness to train in other areas.

Adventure Ardeche place a high importance on education, safety and professionalism, therefore a mature and professional standard is expected from all employees to ensure the enjoyment of all guests.

All meals will be provided and accommodation will consist of a staff house based off site, allowing quality down time.

 

Please send a cv to

 

 

adventureardeche@me.com

 

 

 

 

adventureardeche@me.com

Our holiday in the Ardeche has been rated “number 1” by the Sunday Times ultimate holidays for 2014

ADVENTURE ARDECHE, Company Registered in England & Wales, No: 07386638 UK Registered address: Adventure Ardeche Heathfield Shute Road Kilmington Devon EX13 7ST

CaraFocus National Newsletter

Inclusion and accessibility are going to be key focuses of Canoeing Ireland in the coming year. After attending the National Conference for Inclusion 2016 last week the staff at Canoeing Ireland were impressed by all of the speakers and the challenges many of them have overcome to participate in a wide range of activities. We look forward to being able to provide opportunities to many more participants in canoe sport in 2017. Check out the CaraFocus Newsletter for inspiration and information on what is possible in adventure sports for all participants.

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