Apply to be an Athlete Representative!

The Alberta Sprint Racing Canoe Association (ASRCA) is now accepting applications for Provincial Athlete Representatives. The main purpose of this role is to represent the views of competitive athletes within our community and provide athlete feedback to the ASCRA Board members. There will be two representatives, one from the southern region of Alberta (Calgary Canoe Club) and one for the Northern region (Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe and Kayak Club). Be a voice for your fellow athletes and support the development of Sprint Canoe/Kayak in Alberta.


Responsibilities of an Athlete Representative include:

  • Provide feedback on ASRCA organized and/or sponsored events such as Alberta Time Trials, Spring Camp, etc. It is expected that the Athlete Representative would have attended these events and gathered feedback from the athletes who were in attendance. The feedback will be used by the ASRCA Board in the planning of future events.
  • Provide input during the planning stage of events that are organized and/or sponsored by ASRCA such as regattas and camps. 
  • Make suggestions for new provincial initiatives and propose improvements to the format of existing initiatives such as regattas and camps. The proposals should be in line with the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Plan, enhance the athlete experience at these events, and further the team spirit of the provincial athlete community. 
  • Gain an understanding of the SafeSport program and potentially attend training sessions to better understand how athletes are protected by the program and to support fellow athletes in any SafeSport related queries.
  • Act as a point person for athletes who have questions relating to SafeSport and inform athletes on the appropriate manner of filing a complaint.
  • Collect contact information for athletes in their region.
  • Attend ASRCA Board meetings when required.
  • Bring any questions and/or concerns from the athlete community to the Board.

Term:

The term for the ASRCA Athlete Representative begins after the vote on May 26, 2024 and concludes on October 31st 2024.


How do you know if you're eligible?

Prospective candidates must:

  • Be at least 16 years old as of January 1, 2024.
  • Currently registered with an ASRCA member club, with continued registration until October 31, 2024.
  • Have been a member of an ASRCA member club for a minimum of one year before candidacy.
  • Attend ASRCA events during their term.

Nomination & Voting Process:

  • ASRCA will send out a call for nominations to all member clubs and newsletter subscribers. Member clubs will distribute the call for nominations to their sprint athletes. 
  • The application submission will close at 11:59pm MST on May 19, 2024. 
  • Athlete representatives must be elected by the athletes, therefore voting will occur on May 26, 2024 at the ATB1 in Leduc.