National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Canoe Kayak BC is hosting a social media contest, will feature coaches during the week and has created a certificate you can use. And viaSport has coordinated $10 coaching courses throughout B.C.


Win a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card for your coach

  • Take a picture with your coach or a picture of your coach from September 17-25.
  • Post it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your coach’s name and club using #ThanksCoach
  • Tag @CanoeKayakBC to make sure we see it. (If you’re using Facebook, only the desktop site will tag our page.)
  • For every picture posted and tagged with CanoeKayakBC, your coach gets one entry into our draw for a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card. Draw takes place September 26.


Coach profiles

Coaches - here’s your chance to share your words of wisdom, coaching philosophies and favourite colour with CKBC members? Complete the coach profile form and send your picture to Each day during Coaches Week, we’ll share a coach profile on social media and our website.

Deadline for pictures and completed profiles is September 14.


Say thanks to your coach

Use the certificate template to say thanks to your coaches. Just download the certificate, print it out, fill in the details and present it to your coach.


$10 coaching courses

Check out the CKBC website for links to discounted coaching courses throughout B.C. courtesy of viaSport.

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