Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada Question and Answer
What is the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC)?
The ADCKC is a non-profit organization committed to the support and advancement of CanoeKayak in Atlantic Canada. It is comprised of its General Manager, a Regional High Performance Coach, governing board who comprise a volunteer Executive Committee, a small group of summer student employees’, and a dedicated volunteer base. The ADCKC works together with our 14 Member Clubs to ensure all athletes are able to enjoy paddling in Atlantic Canada; whether recreationally or competitively.
Mission: To provide excellence in leadership, guidance and support for our members and to provide safe and fair competitive environments that will ensure the successful development of high performance athletes and lifelong paddlers.
Vision: To lead athlete representation on the National team while continuously developing lifelong paddlers, confirming our dedication to progress the Atlantic Regions’ position as a vibrant paddling centre in Canada.
What does the ADCKC do?
Regionally for Athletes/Clubs
How are regattas run?
The ADCKC is responsible for the organization and execution of all sanctioned regattas in Atlantic Canada. Regattas held at Lake Banook and the other lakes across the province are almost completely volunteer driven. From the officials, to the safety boat drivers, volunteers are the backbone of our organization.
The ADCKC’s summer Events Coordinator helps to provide overall organization for the regatta. Volunteer hours that are put towards our regattas are the reason they are so successful. The ADCKC facilities team does exceptional work ensuring that our lake race course is top quality and meets our standard of excellence. Approximately 30 volunteers are involved each day a regatta is held.
How is the ADCKC is financially supported?
The ADCKC is primarily funded through sponsor relationships formed with partner organizations. It operates a budget in excess of $500,000. Funding partners include:
What is the Mobile Kayak Program?
Created in 2013, the ADCKC’s Mobile Kayak Program travels to communities across Nova Scotia providing youth with the opportunity to participate in CanoeKayak. Children ages 8-13 take part in on and off water training with our Mobile Kayak Program coordinators.
For more information on dates and locations visit: Here
The ADCKC exists to support clubs and their athletes. If it supports the sport of CanoeKayak or helps our athletes grow athletically or personally, the ADCKC will do what it can to foster it. The ADCKC and its clubs have a partnership that works to achieve the best outcome possible for all athletes competitive or recreational.