Friday, January 26, 2007

For those of you interested the Petro Canada Torch Scholarship is available to all athletes and coaches. For more information please click here.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

High Performance Coaching Position: Alberta Canada

Position: Alberta Whitewater Association Slalom Head Coach

The Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA) together with the Whitewater Slalom Association of Alberta (WSAA) is hiring a full-time high performance whitewater slalom coach.

General Description: This position would be responsible for providing leadership and skill development to Alberta’s High Performance Slalom athletes. The successful candidate will strive to lead these athletes to a high level of success on both the national and international level.

Salary will be 53,000-57,000 per annum with benefits and retirement savings plan. The start date is April 1, 2007.

Organizational Relationships:
· The Head Coach will report to the High Performance Committee.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
· Coordinates program planning, athlete preparation and development for the Alberta Whitewater High Performance Program.
· Produce and implement year-round training plans for Development Program athletes.
· Liaison with Club Coaches and National High Performance Coach for optimal athlete development.
· Mentor and support other slalom coaches in the province.
· Responsible for the administration of the High Performance Program.
Necessary Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
· High level of expertise in the technique of whitewater and slalom paddling.
· Proven leadership skills and the ability to effectively communicate.
· Able to work well both independently and as part of a team.

Necessary Training and Experience:
· NCCP Level 3 or an equivalent certification or a combination of certification and experience (International coaches must demonstrate equivalent certification and join the CAC).
· Significant experience coaching with athletes of all ages in whitewater slalom with a focus on elite athletes.
· Expertise and experience in designing and implementing full time training program for whitewater slalom athletes.
· Coaching experience at World Cups, World Championships or Olympic Summer Games an asset.
· Certification in:
· Standard First Aid Certificate, Level “C” CPR
· River Rescue and Safety Certification.

The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check in the Province of Alberta and become a member of the Coaching Association of Canada.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and job proposal accompanied by three (3) work related references to Gordon Murrie at by February 15, 2007, 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview may be contacted.

This position is made possible with partial financial support from the Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks & Wildlife Foundation, Whitewater Slalom Association of Alberta, Alberta Whitewater Association, and Canoe Kayak Canada

Friday, January 12, 2007

Children's Fitness Tax Credit

Hello all, here is some information that may be of interest. For those of you with children 16 and under, register those little darlings into any organized sports programs and receive a Children’s Fitness Tax Credit. For those of us over 16 years of age…they’ve given up! Bummer. More info can be found at the CRA website.

AWA Annual General Meeting

Just a reminder about the upcoming AGM. Hope to see you all there!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Red Deer College, Room 1007A, 9:00 - 5:00,
For more info contact

Nexus Sustainability Network Newsletter

Please visit the Nexus Sustainability newsletter for up and coming seminars and other information.