Cheema Aquatic Club

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From early morning till dusk for over 40 years, our paddlers have earned their way onto the international sprint racing scene.

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Cheema Aquatic Club is accepting applications for the Kiddie Kayak staff positions for the upcoming 2019 Summer Programs.
 
Positions to be filled include:
  • Lead Position
  • Support Position
The Kiddie Kayak program will run from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday August 23 (~ 8 weeks). Salary will commensurate with experience. Salary Range $11.55 - $14.05.  Both full time (9-4pm) and part time positions (9am-1pm or 1 pm – 5pm) Schedule to be determined after hiring.
 
Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)
  • Support the vision of the head coach in implementing theprogram
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for participants
  • Promote a climate of respect for participants, coaches, summer supervisor and parents
  • Support and develop the social, physical and safety needs of program participants
  • Be a positive role model for participants and represent Cheema Aquatic Club in a positive manner
  • Lead will provide weekly communications/updates (email) to participant families, board chair and supervisor
 
Certifications Required
 
All successful applicants will need to provide:
  • Child Abuse Registry Check,
  • Vulnerable Sector Check/ Criminal Background Check,
  • Canoe Kids course (to be offered in spring 2019 by ADCKC)
  • Small Craft License to operate safety boats
  • First Aid training (to be offered in spring of 2019)
 
Interested Applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to scott.smith@cheema.ca
 
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 8, 2019 – No Late Applications Will Be Considered
Posted on February 27th, 2019

Just a reminder to anyone interested in coaching at Cheema this summer, the deadlines for applications are fast approaching. 

Masters' Coach applications must be received by February 25 at 9am. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to masters@cheema.ca

Summer Program Staff applications must be received no later than February 27 at 5pm. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to scott.smith@cheema.ca

Kiddie Kayak postings will be up soon, and applications for these positions will be due no later than March 8. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to scott.smith@cheema.ca

Please check out the website for details about these positions, and to learn how you can become a part of our wonderful team.

Posted on February 24th, 2019

Masters Coach - Cheema Aquatic Club

Position Type: Part-time

Start Date: April 1, 2019

End Date: April 30, 2020

Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience

Cheema is inviting applications for our Masters Coach position. Reporting to the Head Coach, the successful candidate will be responsible for the annual training program for our Masters program. The Masters program consists of an off-water winter program that runs from November 1 to April 30 every year, and two on-water programs that run from May 1 to October 31 every year. If you are passionate about Canoe/Kayak, and enjoy motivating individuals with a passion for life long sport, this is the job for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement the training programs for the on-water and off-water sessions, in consultation with the Head Coach and Masters Representative
  • Work towards growing the program and attracting new members
  • Communication with members
  • Annual regatta planning, leading into CanMas each year

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven leadership and organizational skills with a desire for lifelong activity in the sport of canoe/kayak
  • Experience coaching canoe/kayak with adults
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solid written and oral communication skills

Technical Qualifications:

  • ELCC Level 1
  • Current CPR, First Aid
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Licence
  • Minimum 3 years coaching experience
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
  • Valid Driver's Licence in good standing

Send your application to: Ed Wark, Masters Representative: masters@cheema.ca

Deadline for applications: Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:00 am AST

 

Posted on February 13th, 2019

Cheema is successful because of its volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to help us keep supporting our amazing youth. We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

- Canteen - We are looking for someone to run the canteen for the summer. Ideally this would be a shared role, with two people leading the canteen and a large group of volunteers to provide support. Duties include:

  • Weekly shopping
  • Finding and organizing a parent volunteer schedule (daily from 11-1:30)
  • Hiring, scheduling, and paying athlete workers
  • Setting up and maintaining tab books
  • Working with the treasurer with deposits and spending
  • Maintaining a clean and safe canteen environment

Please contact Scott Smith if you have questions or are interested in helping out.

- Fundraising - our board is still missing a fundraising chair. This is a very important position, as our club depends on these funds to run. If you would like more information about what this position entails, please reach out to Nadine, or one of our board members.

- Building and Repairs - We need many volunteers to help keep our facilities and equipment in top shape. Please consider sharing your time and talent to help with boat repairs, dock building/repairs, or upgrading our 1000m course. Please contact Rob Sampson if you can help.

Posted on February 13th, 2019

Cheema Aquatic Club is accepting applications for a variety of positions for the upcoming 2019 Summer Programs.

 

Positions to be filled include:

Lead Coaches (U10, U12, U14)

Support Coaches (U10, U12, U14)

 

Lifeguard

Recreation Program Lead (weekly recreation camps)

Recreation Program support

 

The summer program will run from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday August 23  (~ 8 weeks). Salary will commensurate with experience.  Salary Range $11.55 - $14.05

 

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

·       Support the vision of the head coach in implementing the summer program

·       Provide a safe and fun environment for summer participants

·       Promote a climate of respect for athletes, coaches, summer supervisor, officials and parents

·       Support and develop the technical skills and fitness of program participants

·       Be a positive role model for participants and represent Cheema Aquatic Club in a positive manner

·       Lead Coaches will provide weekly communications/updates (email) to participant families, board chair and supervisor

 

Certifications Required

 

All successful applicants will need to provide:

·       Child Abuse Registry Check,

·       Vulnerable Sector Check,

·       Appropriate Coaching Clinic certification offered by ADCKC – ELCC or Canoe Kids

·       Small Craft License to operate safety boats

 

 

Interested Applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to scott.smith@cheema.ca

 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on February 27, 2019 – No Late Applications Will Be Considered

 

Posted on February 7th, 2019