Notice for TDU AGM 15th of April 2018
Location: Canoeing Ireland Training centre, Strawberry beds Dublin

Time: 4:00pm

Positions of the committee

· Chairperson

· Secretary

· Treasurer

· Kayak Officer

· Sea Officer

· Open Canoe Officer

· Coach Officer

· Safety Officer

· PRO/Club Liaison Officer

· Environmental and Access officer All nominations and motions must be sent to the TDU secretary by the 1st of April 2018

Nominations and motions need to be proposed and seconded by current TDU members to be valid

AGM agenda, nominations, motions received will be published on the 7th of April 2018 on the Canoeing Ireland website.

There will be a number of CPD’s available to all instructors and trainees on the day of the AGM details of which will be published shortly.

Children’s First Act 2018

Dear Club/Committee Chair,

The Children First Act, which was signed into law in December 2015, has a number of implications for Canoeing Ireland Clubs and Committees. The most significant of these is the requirement for organisations to conduct a risk assessment and generate a Child Safeguarding Statement.

Details of how to proceed in this matter are attached along with templates to assist you with compliance. Please note that the date of compliance is March 11th 2018. Don’t forget to confirm compliance on the google form.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email

Generic Risk Assessment template

Child Safeguarding Statement

Letter to Clubs re Children First 2015 compliance

Volunteer Call for Para Swimming event

Calling all volunteers! This August Dublin will play host to the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships as the best Para Swimmers from right across the continent come to Ireland to compete for gold.

This promises to be an extraordinary event and one that you, your friends, family or colleagues should consider getting involved with.

Over 600 volunteers are needed to make this brilliant event come to life so, no matter what your level of experience or expertise we will find a role for you!

To volunteer to be part of this incredible event email us at or click HERE to register.

Are you a Part-Time/Freelance Instructor?

Would you like to work in a part-time or freelance capacity at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre for 2018?

If so, please visit our Google form here and submit your details.

Canoeing Ireland is currently populating the Training Centre calendar with various exciting training courses aimed at junior and senior participation. We will need qualified and fun loving instructors to deliver these courses. Sound like fun? Great, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

Find the Training Centre here
For more information please email Dan –

Special Olympics Ireland – 2018 Ireland Games

We have 25 paddlers who will compete in 2 events 200m and 500m and the chosen venue is Salmon Leap.

We have struggled to find a competition manager within our own ranks who isn’t already involved with one of our delegations and we are now wondering if this is an opportunity that one of your members may be interested in getting involved with.

Our plan is to have a full venue team in situ i.e. venue manager, operations, safety, volunteers etc. and the gap for us is someone to manage just the competition and to guide us through what is needed on the water in terms of additional support, pontoon for starting points etc.

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge in the sport as it relates to competition. We would then work with this person to ensure that the Special Olympics specifics can be learned and supported between now and June. The event will be run over 2 days Friday 15th and Saturday 16th. The Opening Ceremony is on the evening of June 14th and this day is dedicated in each venue to set-up for the operations teams, signage and banners etc.

At this stage we have venue drawings and rough operating plans in place so we know how we expect the venue to operate but we really need the sport specific person on board now to help and guide us to offering our athletes a really positive competition experience.

Many thanks


Elaine Twomey
Sport Development Manager

Special Olympics Ireland

The National Sports Campus

Snugborough Road

Dublin 15

t: +353 1 869 1610
f: +353 1 868 8250

Special Olympics Ireland…changing lives. To find out more about how Special Olympics Ireland changes lives visit

East Coast Sea Kayakers present Freya Hoffmeister

In case you hadn’t heard of her, Freya Hoffmeister will be in Ireland on a whistle stop tour.

Please circulate to the kayaking clubs in the greater Dublin region and lets generate some interest within the kayaking fraternity.

A direct link to the bookings is shown below

Buy tickets for Freya Hoffmeister – THINK BIGGER ! at Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Rotunda, Dublin 1., Mon 19 February 2018



Buy tickets for Freya Hoffmeister – THINK BIGGER ! at Teachers Club, 36 …

Buy tickets for Freya Hoffmeister – THINK BIGGER ! at Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Rotunda, Dublin 1., Mon …