CORA statement on COVID vaccine adherence

A statement by CORA’s board of directors in response to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the mitigation of COVID-19 exposure risks during outrigger group or crew activities:

  1. CORA supports the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding the health benefits of vaccination in preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 and its variants. 
  2. CORA supports the full vaccination of those recommended to get the vaccine by federal, provincial and territorial public health authorities.
  3. As paddlers gather and train together in physically close environments, Member Clubs have a duty to protect their members and enhance the safety of their training environment.  As a result, CORA supports full vaccination of those participating in outrigger group or crew activities for the safety of their members and to mitigate the risk of future infection events at Member Clubs and in our communities at large.
  4. In order to achieve the above, the CORA board strongly encourages Member Clubs to consider amending their COVID-19 policies to require full vaccination of those participating in outrigger group or crew activities, accounting for demographics, location and relevant specific vulnerabilities with respect to COVID-19.  CORA also recommends the continued implementation of longstanding risk mitigation measures such as physical distancing and the use of masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  5. Member Clubs continue to be bound by the Orders of applicable provincial and territorial public health authorities in respect of all gatherings, events and activities. 

L48 Bridges OC6 & Small Boat Races

Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3, 2021 ~  Latitude 48 is excited to bring the Bridges Race back to the Gorge Waterway

On Saturday, OC6s race 5.5 km up and down the Gorge.  Boats are provided so all you need to do is grab your team, register by Sept. 24 and come have fun.

On Sunday, there are two small boat courses – the 5.5 km “inny” and the 10-12 km “outty.” Paddlers are encouraged to wear orange.

Half the proceeds from Sunday’s races will go to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.

Registration links:

IVF World Sprints – Registration Deadline: 28 August

CORA’s IVF committee is pleased to provide the following update on the trials and selection process for individuals and teams hoping to represent Canada at the 2022 World Outrigger Sprints. Whether or not you submitted an intent to compete form previously, if you are interested in trying out for world sprints we encourage you to review the attachment as things have changed since the last trials. 

NOTE: If you have filled out the intent to compete form, you are NOT registered for trials. 

Registration and event payment are due by August 28. CLICK HERE to download forms for registration are linked on the last few pages of the attached document. Trials will take place at Calgary Canoe Club on September 18 and 19. We recommend that when you are booking travel plans, ensure that you have cancellation insurance or that all bookings are refundable. 

The attached document outlines the process and links to the registration forms for paddlers trying out for:

  • Team Canada Elite Crew
  • V1 spots for all age classes
  • Free agent paddlers trying out for a seat in a Club Crew Championship team 
  • Club Crews (Pre-determined teams) trying out for one of the Club Crew Championship team slots

NOTES: For paddlers wanting to try out for Elite and/or age category V1 as well as a Club Crew Championship team, you need to fill out both the Elite registration, the V1 registration and either the free agent or pre-determined team registration. An athlete cannot be on both a club crew list and race as a free-agent in the same age category. If you are registering in a club crew, expect to travel to Calgary to trial unless you hear otherwise from the selection committee when registration closes. 

Registration Fees: Trials Fees for free agent paddlers and V1 trials are $20 for each age category a paddler trials in. For Club Crew teams the fee is $120 for each age category. There is no additional fee to try out for the Elite Crew. There are also no fees for juniors. 

Registration is now closed.

COVID Protocols: Alberta no longer has COVID restrictions in place. However, for this event, the protocols of physical distancing on land will be in place. It is requested that all paddlers wear masks when indoors or unable to physically distance on land. Our hosts, Calgary Canoe Club, may have their own protocols on top of what CORA is outlining here. If so, we will make you aware of these.

For free agents, if you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask at all times (except during your solo trial on the water). This means that a mask is required on the race site including the dock, inside and outdoors, and at all times in the V6 with your free agent crew. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow paddlers and event volunteers.