Volume 2 - March 2016

Air Canada - Official Airline

The 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships Host Organizing Committee (HOC) has partnered with Air Canada as our official Canadian airline. If you are an out of province paddler, coach, family member or friend, you won't want to miss out on this airline discount. Please contact Tracy White, General Manager at to receive your promotional code that qualifies you for a 10% discount* off of regular fares.

Air travel begins on August 24th with return trips valid until September 11th, 2016.

* Restrictions apply and will be sent to you as minimum purchases are necessary to activate the discount.

Athlete Highlight

Genevieve Orton, is a CKC National Team Member since 2007. She currently paddles for the Orenda Canoe Club in Nova Scotia. She loves being able to compete for Canada with some of her best friends.

Genny's best competition memory was when she won the bronze medal at her first World Championships in Dartmouth, 2009. Similarly, Genny's proudest moment was her performance at the 2013 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships, where she won both the Senior Women 500m and 200m K1 events four months after having her daughter Annika.

"That was a really tough spring and summer - both mentally and physically. I am very proud of myself for overcoming the many hurdles, both on and off the water."



Here are a few of Genny's many paddling accomplishments:

  • 7-year member of the Canadian National Team
  • 9 x National Champion
  • 5 x World Cup Medalist
  • Raced at 5 World Championships

Currently Genny is training down in Florida in her flashy new K1. She is working hard for the Olympic Trials in May where she hopes to add “Olympian” to her resume!

We are excited to have Genny volunteering on our Ceremonies Committee. She is eager to help make the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships the best year yet. 

Host Organizing Committee Member Highlight

Host Organizing Committee Chair of Ceremonies & Social Requirements - Karen Swan

Dartmouth native, Karen Swan has been involved in the sport of Canoe Kayak since an early age. Karen has paddled with both Mic Mac ACC and Banook Canoe Clubs here in Dartmouth. She has been competing as a Master canoer and kayaker for the past 24 years.

In the mid-nineties, Karen worked with Society for Canoe Championships as a director and is presently the Vice-Chair. During the 2009 World Championships, Karen chaired all the off water events. Additionally, she chaired the 2004 and 2008 National Championships.

Karen happily accepted to join the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships HOC here in Dartmouth under the new direction and leadership of the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada. We are thrilled to have Karen on board as our Chair of Ceremonies & Social Requirements



Sponsor Highlight

Hotel Promotion Code

Have you booked your hotel yet?

Don't forget that as a participant in the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships you're able to get a discounted rate on hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn in Dartmouth. 

Contact the Holiday Inn today. Reservations can be made by calling Holiday Inn’s toll free line at 1-888-434-0440 direct 902-463- 1100, or email at and request a reservation for block code R12 or under the booking name Canoe Kayak Canada Athlete / Family Rate.



CanMas Dates

Attention Master’s paddlers….  CanMas will be held on Sunday, September 4th, 2016! The HOC is very excited to host all of you. More details will be shared in the coming months.



Our Champion Sponsors 

We would like to thank the following partners. Their generous commitments are making this event possible. Keep a look out for more information on our valued sponsors!

The Chronicle Herald - Platinum Sponsor
immediaC - Official Website & App Sponsor
McInnis Cooper - Celebration of Rings
Economical Insurance - Silver Sponsor
Halifax International Airport - Silver Sponsor
Northern Trust - Bronze Sponsor
Halifax - Government Partners in Sport
Special T Group Events - Official Committee Apperal 

More to Come!

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