Volume 6 - July 2016

Listening for Nationals

We are so happy to welcome FX 101.9 Today’s Country and 89.9 The Wave as our Nationals Gold Sponsors!                                                                

This partnership is a great opportunity to spread the word on the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships.

FX 101.9 Today’s Country is the number one station in Halifax for country music, and 89.9 The Wave plays the greatest hits from the 60s through 90s! The stations have thousands of faithful listeners daily.

These two stations will be supporting us through broadcasting PSA’s about Nationals on both stations, and promoting our event through advertisements and social media. Due to the popularity of the stations, over 90,000 individuals will hear about Nationals weekly! 

We cannot thank FX 101.9, 89.9 The Wave, and MBS Radio enough, and we are happy that we have the support of a great broadcasting team behind us.

“We are looking forward to taking in the 2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships! The event brings such a diverse group of athletes to the city, and we cannot wait to cheer on our local teams!” – Emma Pace, Promotions Manager, FX 101.9 and 89.9 The Wave.

Be sure to tune in to FX 101.9 and 89.9 The Wave to get the chance to hear all about Nationals on air!

Host Organizing Committee Member Highlight

Ian Scott - Chair of Government Relations & Corporate Sponsorships

Ian Scott is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Chronicle Herald and is responsible for their operations and related company’s products and services. As a former award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, Ian has a degree in journalism from King’s College and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics (Economics and Political Theory - 1991) and St. Mary’s University (MBA - 1999).

Ian, who has worked at the media company for more than 20 years, oversaw the implementation of Canada’s most technically advanced newspaper printing and packaging platforms after leading the concept teams and steering the design, selection and negotiation with equipment suppliers.

Ian has served on the board of several community based organizations and currently serves on the board of directors as past commodore of the Maskawa Aquatic club from 2010-2014. Maskawa is a non-profit organizational dedicated to the development of high performance paddling athletes and providing quality outdoor recreation and exercise opportunities for people in Halifax.

Between 2010 and 2014 Ian served as Commodore of the paddling club. Ian's four boys paddle competitively on Lake Banook. One of his sons is a member of the National Canoe Kayak team and has paddled at several international meets representing Canada.

We are very honoured to have Ian join the Host Organizing Committee as we prepare for our National Championships!

Athlete Highlight

Hannah Vaughn found the sport of Sprint Kayaking an easy choice, and a natural progression. Hannah grew up watching her mother as a Masters Paddler, and was encouraged to go on the water herself. She fell in love with it, and hasn’t looked back since.

Hannah’s biggest achievement was when she won gold during the Women's K4 event at the Pan American Games in 2015, in Toronto. "The crowd cheering on the event was incredible, and all teams felt a sense of Canadian hospitality." The gold medal Hannah and her team received was Canada’s first medal in the Pan Am Games that year, which was a huge honor to Hannah and the National team.

Hannah is working towards attending the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. We wish Hannah the best of luck in her paddling goals. Her contagious personality and constant dedication will get her far!

Site Map

We are thrilled to have our Venue Map finalized for Nationals! The venue map will be featured on our website throughout Nationals and on our social media pages. Take a look here.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor T4G for creating this and being so helpful throughout the process! We couldn’t be happier with the end result!

Sponsor Highlight

Have You Booked Your Hotel Yet? 

We are sending out a reminder for all of the out of town guests that our preferred hotel is The Holiday Inn, in Dartmouth. 

The Holiday Inn is extending a special rate for travelling athletes, families and coaches.

If you're traveling without a car, The Holiday Inn is located near the Dartmouth Bridge Bus Terminal. The terminal has several routes that will take you to Lake Banook. From the Holiday Inn, you are just a short 15 minute walk to Lake Banook. As well, the Holiday Inn has a direct shuttle to and from the Halifax International Airport.

Contact the Holiday Inn today to take advantage of their special rate of $119 per night.* 

Rooms are available from August 28th - September 4th. All rooms feature two double beds and free parking. Reservations can be made by calling Holiday Inn’s toll free line at 1-888-434-0440, direct 902-463- 1100, or by email at and request a reservation for block code R12, or under the booking name CanoeKayak Canada Athlete / Family Rate.

*Please note that there are a limited number of discounted rooms.

Call For Volunteers

Volunteers are a huge part of the success of Nationals. We need 750 volunteers over six days to ensure that all aspects of the event run smoothly. We are looking for a variety of roles including: On-Site Helpers, Road Closure Volunteers, Runners, Owls Club Set-Up/ Clean-Up, First Aid Volunteers, Help/Welcome Area, and Officials Boat Drivers.

Volunteering is an excellent way to learn more about the sport of Canoe Kayak, gain valuable skills, meet new people and get the chance to witness incredible!

Lunch will be provided daily to all volunteers and a t-shirt will be given to any volunteer who works 3 (or more) shifts!

Please click here for more information. We hope to see you there. 

Sponsor Highlight

Call for Vendors

The ADCKC is reaching out to all local, business that support a healthy & active lifestyle with an amazing opportunity. We are looking for businesses to set up a vendor station during Nationals (Aug 30 - Sept 4).

This is an excellent opportunity to connect, and promote your business. Vendors have two opportunities to sign-up for our event:

- Option 1: One, eight-foot table, which will be available for the cost of $300, or,

- Option 2: Two, eight foot tables, which will be available for the cost of $500.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions! Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is July 8.

Media Event Follow Up

On June 14, roughly 40 community members, athletes and media officials came to the ADCKC for the Nationals Kick-Off Media Event. The event was a huge success. The ADCKC was featured by CBC, CTV, C100, The Chronicle Herald, and many more.

This was the first of many events that will be covered by local news outlets. So keep your eyes and ears open, you may just get your 15 minutes of fame!

Photo on the right:

Some of the ADCKC Co-op students at the event. From left to right: Simone Stubbs (Events Coordinator), Shannon Kennedy (Associate Organizer, Nationals 2016), and Taylor Sparkes (Events Coordinator).

Photo on the left: 

Hannah Vaughn and Bob Russell being interviewed by CBC.

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We would like to thank all of our Sponsors. Their generous commitments are making this event possible. Keep a look out for more information on our valued sponsors.