BC Summer Games 2024

BC SUMMER GAMES 2024: Let the Countdown Begin!

Dear Canoe Kayak BC Community,

The BC Summer Games are coming to Maple Ridge from July 18 to 21, 2024, and Canoe Kayak BC is gearing up for another exciting Games! 

At the 2022 Games, CKBC was thrilled to have 2 athletes awarded with distinguished awards from the Games Society. Damian Hickey (KCKC) was awarded the BC Games Leadership Award and Mischa Grover (KCKC) was awarded the prestigious W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence.

Coming off the great success of the 2022 Games in Prince George not only in performance but in athlete recognition, CKBC is ready to host another top notch Games competition for youth paddlers of BC. The 2024 Games will see some exciting race opportunities. 

Mark your calendars for a weekend of intense competition, camaraderie, and the pure thrill of paddling at its finest. This is the ultimate stage for our young athletes to showcase their skills, ignite their passion, and make friendships that last a lifetime.

In order for the 2024 Games to be successful, we need you!



We're on the lookout for enthusiastic Zone Representatives who are ready to champion their region and lead our incredible athletes to victory! If you have a passion for paddling, a knack for organization, and a fierce commitment to community development, we want YOU.

>> View Zone Representative Description Here



Calling all coaches! We need Zone Coaches with a vision for speed, a dedication to athlete development, and a love for fostering teamwork. If you're ready to inspire the next generation of paddling champions, this is your moment to shine!

>> View Head Coach & Assistant Coach Job Description Here

Minimum Coaching Requirements:

  • All zone head coaches must have achieved full NCCP Entry Level Competitive Coach ‘CERTIFIED’ status at least 30 days prior to the start of the Games.
  • Assistant coaches must be NCCP Community Coach “trained” and have completed the online MED.
  • Previous canoe/kayak coaching experience is required.  This includes experience in the instruction, training and preparation of athletes as well as competition experience with athletes in the Learning to Train and Training to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development.
  • A male and female coach for each zone is required.  
  • Your NCCP Activity Report verifying NCCP certification level (including safe sport and making ethical decisions) and a recent criminal history check will be required prior to the approval of the nomination.
  • Previous experience in a leadership and/or supervisory role is an asset.



The BC Games are more than a competition; they're a platform for personal growth, community engagement, and the pursuit of excellence. Joining as a Zone Representative or Zone Coach means being part of a movement that goes beyond sport - it's about shaping the future of our athletes and communities.



The purpose of the BC Games is clear: To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition. It's about promoting interest and participation in sport, individual achievement, and community development.



Ready to be part of the action? Express your interest, and let's set the stage for a great paddling experience! Check out the detailed descriptions for Zone Representatives and Zone Coaches on our website www.canoekayakbc.ca and submit your application or letter of intent.


Who’s ready to inspire the next generation and make the BC Summer Games 2024 an unforgettable chapter in our paddling legacy? 

Stay tuned for more updates, and let the countdown to the Maple Ridge Games begin!


Visit the CKBC BC Summer Games Page for more details.