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Canoeing Ireland AGM, Thanks

Canoeing Ireland would like to thank those clubs and members who attended the Canoeing Ireland AGM which was held on Saturday 9th June. The meeting had a positive tone to it, reflective of this growth and recovery period that the organisation is currrently enjoying.

We would like to acknowledge the Board members who are stepping down and welcome the new members to the Board for the time ahead.

Paul Donnelly – President
Brian Ogilvie – Hon. Secretary
Aisling Conlan – Hon. Treasurer (newly elected)
Executive Member – Leigh Blackmore
Leinster Rep. – Bryan Fennell
Munster Rep. – Evan Roberts
Olympic Discipline Rep. – Ciaran Farrell (newly elected)

 

 

Blueway 10k National Canoe & Kayak Week

Canoeing Ireland would like to make you aware of some changes that are being made to the Blueway 10k programme for 2018.
With the success and simplicity of the Paddles Up programme which ran earlier in the year, Canoeing Ireland and Waterways Ireland agreed that the Blueway 10K programme and the Paddles Up programme should be similar in approach and that the finals day for the Blueway 10k should be more about clubs and members participation, than an actual competitive race.
With this idea in mind, Waterways Ireland were happy to agree with Canoeing Ireland’s proposals that we create a National Canoe and Kayak Week which would fall under the Blueway 10k banner and be supported by Waterways Ireland.
This means that the three hours a week training regime that was present during the original Blueway 10k programme is no longer necessary. The technical details of racing a kayak are no longer necessary either. This new event will be open to all types of suitable craft and abilities. This event is ideal for those who have taken or will take a 6 to 8 week beginner course as well as more experienced paddlers. The objective is to create a festival event with a fun atmosphere where clubs, providers and members from across the paddling community get together for a great day out on one of the beautiful designated Blueways.
The National Canoe & Kayak week will see two finals days, one on Lough Derg and the other in Clondra Co. Longford on what will be most likely the wonderful Camlin Loop.
The dates will be:
August 11th – Lough Derg
August 18th – Clondra Co. Longford  (Camlin Loop)
 
We are hoping that all clubs and providers can get on board and support Blueway 10k National Canoe & Kayak week.
Funding will be available to those clubs and providers who meet the criteria.
For more information on this exciting new project please contact Jon development@canoe.ie

Level 2 Kayak instructor Course – Lough Dan Scout Centre, Co. Wicklow

Level 2 Kayak Instructor on the 30th June 2018 in Lough Dan Scout Centre, Co. Wicklow

Cost: €175.00

Instructors: Ronan O’Connor & Daniel Rawat

 Current member of Canoeing Ireland
 Have completed their Level 3 River/Sea skills cert.
 Have completed their Garda vetting with Canoeing Ireland.

See www.canoe.ie for more details.

 

Please go to www.canoe.ie to log on and book into the course.

Any questions, please email: paddling@scouts.ie or info@canoe.ie

Canoeing Ireland Instructor Responsibilities and Procedures

Canoeing Ireland have recently had to deal with some issues in relation to the organising and registering participants of courses. Whether you are working in a commercial capacity or in a voluntary capacity with a club, there are certain protocols that need to be followed when 1) organising a course and 2) issuing certification.

Please click the link to familiarise yourself with Canoeing Ireland’s set procedures for Instructors registering courses and assessments.

Training and Assessment Procedures

GDPR Timeline and Canoeing Ireland

Dear members,

Please click on the GDPR Statement from Canoeing Ireland which is on our website under Governance/GDPR.

The Canoeing Ireland timeline being implemented to our database to remain GDPR compliant:

  1. All individuals who are more than 5 yrs expired and have no skills linked to their profile or have no CI membership logged to their profile will be deleted from the database by Sulware before the 6th July 2018.
  2. An email will be sent from the CI database to opt in to have your profile and qualifications deleted from CI.
  3. An email will be sent from the CI database to opt in to have your current profile deleted from the database and please be aware that if you do delete your account, all records linked to that account including any qualifications will be lost.
  4. Please see attached sample Club member consent form.
  5. CI create GDPR statement template to send out to clubs to sign and return proving compliance.

Timeline of completion of GDPR will be a six week process for the database and Canoeing Ireland.

  • 1st contact – Engage with the system email to all on DB asking to contact CI or your records will be deleted.
  • 2nd Contact – review and resend email.
  • 3rd Contact – Inform people who have not engaged with the system you will be deleted by 6th July 2018.
  • GDPR button for Secretaries to allow them to send Head office a list of the Club members opting in for deletion.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in head office.

Thanks,
Vicki Guy,

Canoeing Ireland.
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Update to location for AGM

Update to location for AGM

New location will be Lucan Spa Hotel, 4A N4, Lucan, Co. Dublin

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 Irish Canoe Union Limited trading as Canoeing Ireland (“the Company”)

 Saturday, 09th June 2018 at 2pm.

Lucan Spa Hotel, 4A N4, Lucan, Co. Dublin

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Junior Liffey Descent Results now up

Thank you to Matthew McCauley and Harry Leddy who helped to clean up the grounds of the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre after the Junior Liffey Descent. They worked really hard and we in the office were very grateful for their help.

Check out the results for the 2018 Junior Liffey Descent results. To access the results, go to Junior Liffey Descent Results for more details. They are loaded in PDF and text for ease of use.

Thanks all for an excellent event.