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AGM, Club Conference and National Volunteer Awards

Saturday 9th March 2019

Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Rd, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3SS.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

British Canoeing's 39th AGM will be taking place at 10am. More information about the AGM can be found here.

Stronger Clubs Conference

Bookings have now closed for the 2019 Conference.

The 2019 National Conference aims to bring together club officers, club coaches, event organisers and volunteers who all contribute to the growth and development of paddlesport in England.

The conference will provide the latest insights from across paddlesport to keep your club up to date, helping your volunteers to feel better informed, better equipped and even stronger together. 
Most importantly, the day will provide the opportunity to learn from each other, share best practice and develop key networks.

Attendees can choose two workshops, one from Workshop A options, and one from Workshop B options. There is also the option to not attend a workshop and stay and network to get your questions answered at a 'drop-in' session. 

Workshops available are:

Workshop A Options:

  • Club and Event Insurance - An insider's guide to insurance for members, club and events.
  • Recruiting Volunteers - Recruiting and supporting volunteers at your club.
  • Paddle-Ability - Understanding and growing engagement with disabled people.
  • Engaging Female Paddlers - Hear more about #ShePaddles and how you can get involved.
  • New Personal Performance Awards - Which award is right for your club?
  • Club and Event Safety - A facilitated session exploring club and event safety.
  • Talent Club Partnership - Talent Club Partnership Committee Officers Network.
  • Workshop B Options:

  • Improving Communications - Improving marketing and communication within clubs.
  • British Canoeing Quality Mark - Learn about the next steps for British Canoeing Club Quality Mark.
  • Young Volunteers - Recruiting young leaders and volunteers in your club.
  • Online Club Management System - The British Canoeing club platform and club management system (Club Plus).
  • Clear Access, Clear Waters at Your Club - What role can clubs play in helping bring about clear access and clean waterways?
  • Attracting New Members - Developing an attractive offer for new members – including new Paddle Awards & Go Paddling.
  • Managing Disputes and Disciplinary Cases - A workshop for Discipline Committees and RDTs representatives on managing disputes and disciplinary cases.

  • Take a look at the conference programme by clicking here or download the PDF below.

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    Volunteer and Recognition Awards

    In the evening, the Annual Volunteer & Recognition Awards will be taking place from 7.30pm onwards.

    The evening will consist of a host of amazing volunteers and their stories, a keynote speaker based around exploration and adventure and a three course dinner.

    If you would like to attend the evening tickets cost £30 and booking will be available from this page soon.

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