At the BC Summer Games, athletes (under 16 years old as of January 1 in the year of the Games) are encouraged to participate in multi-discipline paddling events: canoe (singles, doubles and fours), kayak (singles, doubles, and fours) and a whitewater slalom event.
In all cases, the goal is to be the fastest and with the exception of slalom, the athletes race in straight lines from start line to finish. Slalom paddling requires the paddlers to pass through or around, without touching, markers and/or “gates” and still finish with the best time.
We also ensure athletes just entering the sport have a positive experience by providing a multi-stream competition. To encourage development in our outlying zones, age eligible athletes are able to experience a Games opportunity in both a 'Learn to Train' and subsequent 'Train to Train' category.
CKBC has received funds from the BC Games Society in an effort to support BC Games level athletes and zone performance for the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George.
CKBC would like to pass these funds on to the clubs who are recruiting and developing our future athletes who will be participating at the games. We also want the funds to help develop Zone coaches who will be supporting the athletes at the 2022 BC Summer Games.
These funds are accessible to clubs who develop a unique paddling program to recruit new BC Games eligible athletes and/or support current BC Games eligible athletes. Clubs/Zones must apply though the online portal on our website that will be open to applications on Friday, April 16th. These programs can very in scope and size but must fit the grant criteria which can be found here.
*Dates and Locations coming soon.
Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.