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GDPR Seminar

Dear NGB,

Information attached will be of interest to yourselves and to clubs in your area, any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The EU are bringing into force a new regulation on data protection called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which is coming into effect on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR strengthens individual’s rights in respect to their personal data that any organisation may hold on them. This will not only affect businesses, but also voluntary bodies, community groups and sporting organisations.

To help clubs/groups prepare for how this may affect them, South Dublin County Sports Partnerships, South Dublin Volunteer Centre, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership are hosting two practical information seminars.

  • Monday, 16th of April at 7pm in Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
  • Monday, 30th of April from 6:30pm in The Wood Quay Venue (Behind Dublin City Council Civic Offices)

The regulation will be enforced from May 2018 and the transition period is now. This is your chance to find out the facts about how the GDPR will affect your club/group and the simple steps you can take to get started on the path to being GDPR compliant.

The seminar will address:

  • An overview of the Data Protection legislation
  • Specific changes arising from GDPR
  • Impact to sports clubs
  • Tools and supports available

Of particular interest to the person in the club/group responsible for managing membership information, admission is free, but places are limited and must be pre-registered. To get your ticket please follow the links below.

Monday 16th of April https://gdprinformationseminar2018.eventbrite.ie

Monday 30th of April https://dcswp.eventbrite.ie

DCSWP GDPR 2018

GDPR Flyer SDCSP

Kind Regards

Robert Abbey

Clerical Officer | Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership | Community, Culture, Economic and Emergency Services | Dublin City Council |
Floor 4, 3 Palace Street, Dublin 2

*  Robert.Abbey@DublinCity.ie | T: 01 222 5025 | W: www.dublincity.ie

Workshops for TDU AGM: 15th April 2018

Canoe Poling & Lining/Tracking workshop.
Location: Canoeing Ireland Liffey Training Centre.
Time 9am
Date April 15th
This workshop is open to any Trainee or qualified Level 2, 3 or 4 canoe instructor. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill Instructors and help develop the teaching of canoe Poling and Lining/Tracking in Ireland as it has become a bigger part of our award scheme.
You will need all your paddling kit, canoe and a pole if you have one or can borrow one.
This workshop will be facilitated by Keith Fitsimons
Prebooking essential follow link:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/canoe-poling-and-lining-cpd-tic…


Level 3 kayak skills Assessment Benchmarking 
Location: Canoeing Ireland Liffey Training Centre.
Time 9am
Date April 15th

This CPD is based around establishing a common minimum level of competency we expect from our students when they pass a level 3 kayak skills award.
The day will focus on all aspects of the level 3 skills assessment.
This is a great CPD for trainee and qualified instructors level 3, 4 & 5 instructors to ensure the level they are assessing to is in line with a national standard.
This CPD will be facilitated by Colin Wong

Pre booking essential

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/l3-skills-assessment-benchmarki…

TDU AGM update: 15th April 2018 – Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod

Please see the following documents with regards the Training and Development Unit AGM.

TDU AGM Agenda 2018
Location: Canoeing Ireland Training centre, Strawberry beds, Dublin
Date: 15/04/2018
Time: 16:00

Agenda:
A. Minutes from previous AGM
B. Executive officers reports
C. Other officer reports
D. Motions Notified
E. Setting of fees and charges
F. Election of officers
G. Any other business

You must show proof of CI membership to sign in to the TDU AGM.

You can access your Canoeing Ireland membership card on your profile on the CI database. Take a screenshot of the card or download the PDF or you can confirmed through the printed list available of current registered TDU members.

TDU AGM Agenda 2018

TDU AGM 2017 minutes

Dublin Canals Action Day

Waterways Ireland will be working with volunteers along both stretches of the Royal and Grand Canals that will be organising the annual Dublin Canals Action Day that is taking place on the 21st of April.

Canoeing Ireland are encouraging our members to get involved with helping out on the day. The big difficulty this clean up faces is actually picking out litter from the canals themselves as it can be quite inaccessible from the banks – we hope canoes and kayaks will come to the rescue!

 The poster below highlights where volunteers are meeting on the morning.

All tools, pickers, bags etc. will be supplied and a full briefing will be given to all volunteers.

This year we are looking to focus on recycling plastic that is collected on the day and an artist is working with the clean up to produce something out of the rubbish that is being collected.

Waterways Ireland and Canoeing Ireland would really appreciate any help given to this great initiative.

Stronger Together – Regional Meetings Announced

Canoeing Ireland will be running a series of member-based regional meetings in the coming weeks and months. These meetings titled “Stronger Together” are aimed at strengthening and rebuilding the relationship between the NGB and you- the clubs and members.

Canoeing Ireland is a member-centric organisation and we take our relationship with our members sincerely. Canoeing Ireland is your organisation, working together we can progress and strengthen the future of our sport.

Our first meeting will cover the eastern regional clubs (general Leinster area) and will take place at the Green Isle Hotel located just off the M50 on the N7 (old Naas Road) April 21st Commencing at 11am until 2pm. All members and clubs are welcome. If you are a club secretary in this region and have not received an email in relation to this event please email Jon at development@canoe.ie

 

 

 

 

Liffey Odyssey – 29th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your company can support Crumlin Children’s Hospital by sponsoring a
canoe in the Liffey Odyssey on Sunday 29th of April.

The Liffey Odyssey is an opportunity to promote your business, build teamwork and help raise much needed funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital while joining the fun in a unique canoeing experience on the River Liffey through the heart of Dublin.
There are opportunities to promote your business at the start, the finish and of course from the Liffey as you paddle along the route.

For a €100 donation to the Liffey Odyssey CMRF – Crumlin fund your company will be provided with a canoe, all safety gear and the necessary safety training for two people. The Liffey Odyssey starts at Garda Boat Club at Islandbridge and finishes at the East Link Bridge beside the 3 Arena with commemoration photos and refreshments. This event is being hosted by Lucan Kayak Club and supported by Dublin Port Company and I-Canoe as a fundraiser for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
For further details on how to Sponsor a Canoe, please contact Conor Ryan or Brendan Stears by email or phone.

Conor: yodaconor@gmail.com | 085 8506025 Brendan: brenstears@gmail.com | 086 8516410

Minister Josepha Madigan promotes ‘Check Clean Dry’ initiative

Minister Josepha Madigan promotes ‘Check Clean Dry’ initiative as part of Invasive Species Week
Ahead of the Easter holiday period, and as part of Invasive Species Week, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaelacht Josepha Madigan TD today (Tuesday 27 March) highlighted the importance of water amenity users (such as anglers, canoeists, and walkers) following the ‘Check Clean Dry’ protocol.
The Minister was speaking in advance of a National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), Canoeing Ireland and Wild Water Kayak Club hosted, and Waterways Ireland supported, canoe-wash at Islandbridge, Dublin to illustrate the practical application of the measures.
‘Check Clean Dry’ is a vital biosecurity initiative that is aimed at helping stop the spread of non-native invasive freshwater plants and animals, as water users may unknowingly be helping to spread invasive species from one water body to another in equipment, shoes and clothing.
The campaign urges stakeholders to:
·         Check equipment and clothing for living organisms;
·         Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly;
·         Dry all equipment and clothing.
Speaking ahead of the event at Islandbridge, Minister Madigan said:
I am delighted that today’s event highlights the co-ordination and co-operation between water sports enthusiasts and Government Departments and agencies that is the cornerstone of effective biosecurity measures. It is essential that initiatives such as ‘Check Clean Dry’ are followed so as to ensure that our wonderful natural amenities available nationwide remain accessible and useable to those who wish to use them – not just during the forthcoming Easter holidays, but for future generations also.
Recreational facilities can suffer as a result of invasive species. Fish populations may reduce or change, while invasive plants may restrict navigation through waterways, clog up propellers and add significantly to the management costs of our waterways.
This highlights the fact that as well as the irreplaceable cost to wildlife, the financial costs of invasive species can run into millions of Euro.”

The McInerney sisters from WWKC helping raise awareness this week


At the event, Canoeing Ireland highlighted the awareness work carried out by their organisation:

“Canoeing Ireland takes its responsibility towards bio security awareness very seriously. For Invasive Species week we have been proactively engaged with our membership encouraging continued vigilance and use of our Check Clean Dry protocols.  Canoeing Ireland would like to take this opportunity to thank its membership and the wider paddlesports community for setting a fine example of responsible use of Ireland’s waterways.”

Waterways Ireland urged those using blue ways and engaging in water-based recreational activity throughout the country to ensure they use the ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ protocol:
“Invasive species pose a significant threat to water-based tourism and recreation on the inland waterways. These waterways are crucially important environmental and recreational assets with significant biodiversity value. Invasive alien species seriously threaten these crucially important environments & recreational spaces and impact the socio-economic development of waterfront communities. To help in the fight against invasive species, Waterways Ireland will continue to work closely with interagency groups, recreational bodies and local communities to tackle their spread and to implement biosecurity protocols.”
ENDS

TDU AGM

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 tdu@canoe.ie 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.