Pre-Event Info Package: Posted Aug 28

ASRCA Paddler Assessment: August 29, 2020 – Calgary Region, Glenmore Reservoir

Event Times
  • 10:30AM         Event 1: 200m – individual time trial
  • 1:00PM           Event 2: 2000m – individual time trial

Note: Each event is expected to take approximately 30min from the first to last start.


Individual Time Trials. Paddlers will start approximately 30-60 seconds apart and staggered in order of older to younger in each discipline.    

  1. Men Kayak: older -> younger
  2. Men Canoe: older -> younger
  3. Women Kayak: older -> younger
  4. Women Canoe: older -> younger

Results will be posted on the same day at and as soon as possible.


Registration is done at and closes at 8:30AM on the morning of the event. 

Pre-Event Meeting

At 9:30AM there will be an information session for paddlers and coaches to provide final instructions. The paddler start order will be updated at 9:30AM and posted at Preliminary start order is now posted. Boat numbers will be provided for each participant and reflect the start order.

On-Site Logistics

Saturday at the Calgary Canoe Club is a busy time with many member and external groups using the club and the grounds. To minimize congestion, paddlers taking part in the ASRCA assessment event will operate as if a visiting team: 

  • Paddlers will be stationed with equipment on the grassy field above the canoe club.
  • Participants are to avoid the Canoe and Rowing boat bay area when possible.     
  • Coaches will facilitate the retrieval of boats and paddles from the boathouse and equipment will remain on the field until the event is complete.
  • Paddlers should arrive at the designated time to retrieve equipment from the boathouse. Coaches will facilitate the orderly retrieval of equipment:
    • 8:30 Men Kayak
    • 8:45 Men Canoe
    • 9:00 Women Kayak
    • 9:15 Women Canoe
  • Paddlers will avoid the south end of the docks in order to keep this free for canoe rental and other paddlers. The rowing club will allow use of the north end of the docks when free of rowing groups.
  • The Calgary Canoe Club building remains closed to the public. Paddler-only washroom access will be through the sprint-bay and must be coordinated by a Calgary Canoe Club coach or staff.
  • The nearest public washrooms are located in the North Glenmore park, Parking Lot B.
  • Paddlers are responsible for a packed lunch or paddlers leaving between events should be back on-site by 12PM to prepare for the 2km event.

The 200m course will be directly in front of the Calgary Canoe Club. Viewing is available from many high vantage points around the canoe club. Please leave the area around the docks clear for paddlers, both competitors and other users. Viewing of the 2000m course is possible from the bike path next to the Earl Grey Gold Course (see image below). Spectators can walk or bike from the Canoe Club parking lot.

Covid-19 Considerations:
  • All paddlers and spectators are expected to follow Alberta Health Guidelines.   
  • Specific guidelines include maintaining a 2m physical distance, disinfection of shared equipment between use, no shared food. Washroom protocol and hand sanitizing will be in effect