Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award 2019

The purpose of the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award is to recognize volunteers who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the Outrigger Canoe Racing Discipline of Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (“CORA”) within Canada in the Builder Category.

The CORA Board has approved Policy and Procedure relating to selection and awarding and administering the Award as per the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award Policy.

The Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award is awarded after the CORA AGM. The CORA Board has reviewed nominations received for the past season and has recognized Grace Morissette of Lotus Sports Club as the 2019 recipient of the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award.

Grace Morissette has a 30+ year legacy of selfless volunteer effort to paddling sports in general & outrigger canoe racing in particular. She has made contributions to support Canadian paddlers at the international, national, provincial, and club level. She has been part of the Lotus Sports Club that has organized the popular Lotus Iron, Lotus Icebreaker, Lotus Poker paddle, and Bill Alley Memorial Lotus Dragon Boat Regatta for many years. She has given freely of her time as a juniors & steering coach at Lotus Sports Club. She has served on the Lotus Executive & now the CORA Board.

For more information about the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award, CLICK HERE

Renew your Membership

2020 Membership Renewals are now available.

CORA fees are based on the calendar year, January to December, and are non-refundable. All fees include GST (5%). A CORA membership is required to participate or compete in all CORA events. CORA fees are based on the calendar year January to December and are non-refundable.

Adult Memberships

Become a CORA ADULT ANNUAL member or renew your ADULT membership by clicking on the icon below to register and pay your $30 (including GST) annual fee:

Junior Memberships

CORA offers $10 (including GST) annual memberships for those born during or after Y2001 (e.g. 19 or under). Click the icon below to register and pay for a JUNIOR ANNUAL membership:

Day Fees (Single Event Memberships)

Memberships for a one-day event are available for individuals who don’t want an annual membership. An adult one-day pass is $15 and a junior one-day pass is $5 (including GST). Please remember that these one-day passes are only valid for one specific event, which you must choose when you purchase the pass. An annual membership ($30 for adults and $10 for juniors) is valid for all races in a calendar year. Please help support CORA by considering annual memberships in the future.

Club Memberships

All CORA-registered outrigger clubs are required to renew their annual CORA club memberships before 30 April. Brand new clubs must also purchase a CORA club membership in order to be eligible for CORA club benefits, such as eligibility for travel and equipment grants, as well as access to CORA’s club insurance coverage. To renew your club membership or to register a new club, and pay your $150 (including GST) annual registration fee, please click on the icon below. Upon completion and purchase of your 2020 club membership, your club’s contact person will be emailed a link to a “CORA Club Membership Detailed Information” form, which includes an OC6 registry for your club. Once this has been submitted and processed, CORA will provide your club with a link to view your club membership status, as well as the 2020 membership status of all CORA-registered paddlers who are members of your club and who have paid their annual individual CORA fees.

Updates: BC’s two new-year V12 races: FGPC V12 (sold out); Lotus Icebreaker (rescheduled!)

BC paddlers can greet the new year in groups of twelve by registering for V12 (double-hull) races out of Lotus on the mainland and FGPC on Vancouver Island. Organize yourselves into brrrrrrracing winter crews of twelve and gather at the start lines of these great races. V12 boats are supplied by both Lotus and FGPC, so logistics are as simple as registering and showing up with your paddles and PFDs. Paddles up!

  1. FAIRWAY GORGE PADDLING CLUB V12 RACE (Saturday 1 February): CLICK HERE  (NB: this event is sold out; spectators welcome)
  2. LOTUS SPORTS CLUB ICEBREAKER V12 RACE (Saturday 8 February): CLICK HERE (NB: this event has been rescheduled!)