The Countdown to Nationals is On! Volunteers Needed + Many Other Club Happenings

Thank you everyone, for volunteering at the Canadian Open. Our ecology crews worked hard to keep the course clean and the event running smoothly. With WODs over, Burloak athletes are preparing for Nationals to be held in Welland from August 22-26 and CanMas on August 27. Visit the CanoeWelland2017 website for lots of information on our National championship. Volunteers are urgently needed all week long so please support our athletes, our division and our sport..there’s something for everyone (parents, club members, alumni, younger athletes, friends) just like at a typical regatta just on a much larger scale. Morning and afternoon shifts are available in a wide variety of areas, indoors, outside and on the water. Please sign up for shifts online on the CanoeWelland2017iVolunteer website.

Positions for volunteers include:

  • Tower (timing, line judge, results runner, etc.)
  • Boat Drivers (safety boats drivers & spotters,  and referee boats)
  • Medal & Trophy presentation
  • Guest services (including bartender, ticket sellers, information desk, etc.)
  • Boat Control  (boat drying)

If you are interested in working at Nationals but do not have the licence required for a position (ie Boat Operators permit, Smart Serve), CanoeWelland2017 will cover the cost of successful completion of these licenses, with the understanding that you volunteer at the event. A receipt must be produced for reimbursement.

In addition, all volunteers will receive an exclusive gift and lunch vouchers. There will be daily and weekly draws for fun prizes for volunteers.

Junior and U23 World Championships Update:
Congratulations go to Kate Pennyfather who recently represented Burloak and Canada at the Junior and U23 World Championships in Pitesti, Romania. Kate finished 6th in the 200m semi and 8th in the 500m semi. Great racing, Kate! Results may be found on the Romania2017 website.

Canada Summer Games Update – August 7-10:
The following Burloak athletes are racing at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg from August 7-10: Kayak – Mitchell Barran, Lucy Pennyfather; Canoe – Sam Pennyfather, Jillian Perrone, Kate Pennyfather. Results and information are linked on the Canada Games Canoe Kayak page.

Ontario Championships – August 12-13:
Burloak athletes are also preparing for the Ontario Championships and OCup 3 which are being held in Ottawa on August 12-13. For more information, please see the OCSRA website.

Burloak Raffle and Team Dinner – August 17:
Please return your raffle ticket stubs on or before the draw on August 17 at the Team Dinner. Ticket stubs may be returned to Sharon Beck, Lisa Newman, Jillian Perrone or any of the coaches. Good luck!

Ford Drive 4UR Club – September 9:
The Ford Drive fundraiser will be taking place this year on Saturday, September 9. More information to follow soon.