Canada Cup West Regatta: 'The Wascana Classic'
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June 10 - Registration opens
June 27 - Registration & deposit Due
July 5, 6pm - Final Info and Q&A at Canoe Club
July 6 - Final payment Due
July 6 - Boat trailer loading
July 7 - Boats depart for Regina
July 8, 6am - Depart July 8, 6am from Canoe Club
July 9-10 - Racing in Regina
July 10 - Bus returns home (ETA = 'Late')
July 11 - Boat trailer returns
The Calgary Canoe Club will be attending its first Prairie Division Regatta of 2022, and we are thrilled to see our team give their all. For some of our team, this event will be the first chance to experience a big regatta. In Regina, our athletes will join competitors from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and other Alberta clubs. The regatta will have races for paddlers in the U12 to Senior age categories.
Regattas are what our team prepares for, and our athletes love to test their skills and effort. Regattas are also a great team-building experience with our most experienced and newest paddlers coming together.
Our goal is to have the full CCC team take part. There are many ways to be competitive, and having 'more people and more fun' is one we strive to win.Please support your teammates and help fill all our crews.
All athletes will meet at the Calgary Canoe Club at 6:00AM to pack for departure at 6:15AM. Transportation will be in a fully equipped 56-passenger bus with a professional driver. The team Coach(s) and Manager will travel with the athletes.
The return trip to Calgary will likely have the team arrive home late at night or even in the wee hours of the morning. Athletes will be asked to notify parents when departing Regina and again when 2 hours away.
'Other' travel plans - In the past some athletes travelled with their parents to the competition. The team fees are calculated with all athletes covering an equal share to transport the team and equipment, so if not on the bus, the fee is included for all. If the bus is full, and some of the team travel with parents, fee adjustments may be possible that do not increase the cost burden for others.
Boat trailer loading will be Thursday, July 6th, 12-5:00. Coaches will coordinate athletes to help load the boats on the trailer. All athletes are expected to assist in boat loading. Athletes will be informed of unloading times based on the return time to Regina the next day (Monday). All athletes are expected to help unload the trailer back at the club.
Athletes will stay at the University of Regina. Rooms are dorm-style with some kitchen facilities. Rooms contain single and bunk beds. We understand that some young athletes will travel with parents who may make alternate plans for accommodations, and we are happy to support this. Please notify us in advance if this is the case by emailing email@example.com
Bust Trip to Regina - Athletes are responsible for packing meals for the bus trip or purchasing meals on route at a halfway stop.
Friday Supper - On arrival, a meal will be organized at a local restaurant with athletes responsible for the cost.
Sat-Sun Lunches - Friday evening, the athletes will be taken to a grocery store to get lunch foods for Saturday and Sunday at the race site. Coaches and older athletes will be teamed with younger groups to help navigate the grocery store experience. The grocery shopping experience is valuable and one of the things we do to help grow life skills with the team.
Cafeteria Meals-Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be at the university cafeteria (included in the team fee); Saturday and Sunday breakfast.
Bus Trip back to Calgary – At this time, we are not sure when the last race of the day will occur.Based on departure time, the team will eat in Regina or on-route as they did on the way to Regina. Athletes should have funds to cover a meal Sunday evening.
We will ensure lots of water will be available on-site if a hot day, but our goal is not to do everything for the athletes. We believe our job is to provide reasonable challenges for the athletes to overcome and learn from. Meal planning, preparation and personal responsibility are just one example of this.
The Team Coach(s) and Manager will have charge of the group while at the event. The coach(s) will travel with the athletes. All athletes are expected to behave in an appropriate manner and represent themselves and the Calgary Canoe Club responsibly and display the highest degree of sportsmanship.
Parents / Cheer Squad
We love to see the CCC fans at regattas, and all parents are welcome to fill empty bus seats if available. Cheer squad seats are $50 round trip. Parents are responsible for booking their own accommodations.
Volunteering - We encourage parents to get involved, and there are many roles to help put on the event. Put your name forward if interested, and we can pair you with another experienced volunteer. Parents may be asked for help supporting coaches from time to time with odd tasks.
The Coaches will oversee the equipment loading, but the athletes know better than most what is needed and check to ensure that they are loaded. Do not ASSUME that your equipment has been taken on the trailer.Help the coaches and pack it.
The fees have been based on a team of 40-60 athletes attending the event. Based on the size of the team, the amount may fluctuate. The fees are structured based on an equal share pay model.
A deposit of $300 is due with registration. The final amount (based on team size) will be due July 6th and will be updated on the website.
PER PADDLER fee based on team size.
Bus & Trailer Transport
Logistics staff & operational
Meal Plan, rooming, entry Fee
ESTIMATED PADDLER FEE
LASTLY…. DO NOT FORGET TO PACK!!!
PFD, CCC Racing Shirt, Sun-screen, Hat & sunglasses, Rain Wear