Congratulations to all Canadian athletes who represented Canada — and CORA and all of its member clubs — at the 2019 World Distance Championships in Australia. For results, click here. For a record of enthusiastic updates on the experience of our fellow Canadians, click here. Please join the CORA board in thanking the organizers of the 2019 championships, as well as participating athletes from around the world — with special thanks to our very own Canadian paddlers. Paddles up!
Welcome to CORA’s new website. If you have have recently posted or replied to a forum entry on the “old” website, please take a few minutes to review the appropriate forum, locate your post, and then register (or log in if you’ve already registered for forum use on the new site) and post an update about your post. In other words, has the item been sold? Did you find your spare paddler? We need your help to re-engage in current forum topics we had to “break” when we migrated them over to the new website. In cases where people would like to contact someone who replied to an archived post and can’t because the person who made the post is not identified in the transplanted entries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will retrieve the contact information you require.
We are confident that CORA members will benefit from the improved functionality, interactivity and security made available to our members through these new forum platforms, as well as the option for members to take discussions private as they wish (for sales transactions, for example). This new private feature is available on the main forum menu — look for the button that says “Private Message” and proceed as prompted.
After being on the CORA Board’s wish list for the past several years, the Board is pleased to announce that a new CORA website will replace the old website as of August 15, 2019. The URL for the new website will be canadianoutrigger.ca rather than canadianoutrigger.com, with visits to the old website redirected to the new website as of that date.
The new website has come to fruition through the hard work and dedication of CORA Communications Officers, Erik Ages and Paul Pilon, together with contributions from Erik’s team at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, much of it during the busy race season.
The new website presents a more modern user interface, with webpage design that is more compatible with access from mobile devices, including larger fonts and simpler layouts. We trust it will be a principal resource to outrigger paddlers throughout Canada regarding membership, racing and community outreach.
The new message board has improved functionality, including sharing on social media and allowing members to directly contact each other in response to posts. However, with that improved functionality comes the need for tighter security, so the new message board will require you to log in with a username and password. These requirements are also aimed at preventing the spam attacks experienced by the old website.
As CORA is largely run by volunteers who have limited time and resources, we have endeavoured to copy most of the information on the old website to the new website, including race results and messages on the old message board, but you may find that old message board posts may be missing. If an active message post is missing from the new message board, we invite you to log in to the new system and repost the message.
If you discover any glitches on the new website or missing information or have other comments, please send us an e-mail through the new website’s “Contact CORA” webpage.
We hope that you will be as pleased as we are with the new website.
The CORA Board