Now Accepting Applications for Elementary Coaches & Canoe Kids Instructors

We are looking for summer coaches for the Elementary and Canoe Kids programs. The Elementary program includes U11, U13, and some U15 age groups, while Canoe Kids is for ages 8-12.

All coaches will be responsible for maintaining a positive practice environment and working under the direction of senior coaching staff; further details about specific roles and responsibilities will be reviewed with selected applicants.

All coaches are required to have NCCP certification in canoe/kayak (Community Coach/Canoe Kids minimum).

To apply, fill out the Application Form below and email it to Please note that ALL applicants are required to fill out an application form, including staff from previous years.

Elementary-Canoe Kids application 2015


The Summer Elementary Program begins on June 29 and runs until August 13. Practice times are 9:30am-12:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. Elementary coaches should expect to attend some or all regattas for the program, to be determined by staffing needs.

The number of coaches needed for this program will depend on the number of registered paddlers participating.


The Canoe Kids Program will run from July 6 to August 14, in six 1-week sessions. Program hours are 9:00am-12:00pm Monday to Friday. Some liaison with other Town of Oakville programs may occur.

The number of coaches needed for this program will vary week-to-week, depending on the number of participants registered in each session.


If you are interested in coaching other groups, or coaching advanced Elementary groups, contact Adam Oldershaw directly to discuss options.