About Us

Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Building

McGillivray Road

Mt Claremont WA 6010

PO Box 28

Floreat Forum WA 6014

Phone: (08) 9285 8501

Bank account details:

ANZ BSB: 016305 A/C: 526168705

Staff

Executive Officer   Rosalie Evanseo@paddlewa.asn.au

Development Officer  Jason Parker.  develop@paddlewa.asn.au

Administration Assistant Fiona McGrath. admin@paddlewa.asn.au

CWA Board

All Canoeing WA Board Members.  board@paddlewa.asn.au (not for CWA Office Staff)

***OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm ***

Mission

Canoeing WA will maintain the highest level of expertise and provide opportunities to all paddlers in competition, recreation, education, training, safety and facilities. The needs of all paddlers will be represented at all levels of government, promoting paddle sports as a positive life changing physical activity.

Overview

Canoeing Western Australia is the association that represents the whole of the paddle sports community, which is comprised of the following core disciplines: sprint racing, slalom, marathon racing, canoe polo, down river and sea kayaking. In recent times representation has been expanded to incorporate ocean paddling, outriggers, stand-up paddle boards and other forms of paddling.

Canoeing WA gratefully acknowledges the valuable help and assistance of its Sponsors and Supporters, in particular Healthway and the Department of Sport and Recreation WA.

Canoeing Western Australia acknowledges the contribution made to the sport of Canoeing by it’s life members:

Benny Bennion

Bevan Dashwood

Bill Davis

Peter Dear

Bill Hine **

Greg Kaeding

Hetty Snowball **

Les Taylor

Terry Bolland

Robyn Khorshid

John Mulcahy

Peter Martin

Neville Hine

Margaret Jeffery

Ramon Andersson

Marion Ewing

Christian Thompson

Judith Thompson

**deceased

By joining Canoeing Western Australia Inc, you become part of a professionally run organisation and receive:

  • National and State recognised Affiliation to Australian Canoeing Inc (AC) and Canoeing Western Australia Inc (CWA)
  • Public liability insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance whilst participating in any endorsed/sanctioned CWA activity
  • Discounted coaching courses run by Olympic Coach Ramon Andersson
  • Discounted Instructor courses linked to the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme, by an AC qualified assessor
  • Discounted event entry Canoeing WA sanctioned events only
  • Eligibility to enter State and National Championship Titles
  • Eligibility for selection to teams representing Western Australia and Australia
  • Canoeing WA weekly E news
  • Links to other relevant external organisations
  • Member of ShopRite; is a discount buying service

WHERE DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE GO?

Your club membership fee is made up of a State Association fee, a national membership fee, and a fee to your club . This means you have a three-tiered system of support for your paddling activities.

WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF INSURANCE COVERAGE AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

AC provides insurance cover to all members. Cover includes Public Liability, Personal Accident and Professional Indemnity insurance as well as Public Liability insurance for your club.

A summary of all of the insurance policies, a Certificate of Currency and inclusions/exclusions can be found under the “Insurance Information” section of the membership menu.

POLICIES

MEETINGS

EVENT ENDORSEMENT PROCESS

This is the process for obtaining endorsement from Canoeing WA to run an event.  If you require any help working the process or completing the forms and risk assessments please contact the Canoeing WA office during business hours. In addition Canoeing WA board members would be delighted to meet with the organising committee outside of normal business hours to assist.

The event organisers need to:

  1. Complete the Event Summary Document EP001 (including event plan and budget forecast) which is available on the Canoeing WA web site under the documents section of this page.
  1. Lodge the EP001 form with the Canoeing WA office as early as possible however a minium of 90 days prior to the proposed event (The Canoeing WA board will review the document at the next board meeting and either reject the event immediately or advise the event organisers to continue to proceed through the Event Endorsement process).
  1. Conduct a Hazard and Risk Analysis (HRA) for the event as per the procedure and template tools available on the Canoeing WA web site at the following location:

Canoeing WA Risk Management

  1. Read and understand the Australia Canoeing Safety Guidelines which are available on the Australia Canoeing web site at the following location:

AC Website>Education>Risk Management>Safety Guidelines

  1. Work through the Australian Canoeing Safety Checklist – General which is available on the Australian Canoeing web site at the following location:

AC Website>Education>Risk Management>Safety Checklists
Editable Version

  1. Work through the most appropriate discipline specific Australian Canoeing Safety Checklist(s) which are available on the Australian Canoeing web site at the following location:

AC Website>Education>Risk Management>Safety Checklists
Editable Versions:
Marathon     Polo    Slalom  Wildwater

  1. For steps 5 & 6 ensure that how each item will be addressed is documented.  If any items do not need to be addressed or are not applicable then ensure the reason why this is the case is documented (note that hand marking up a copy of the checklists and adding any new measures to the HRA is sufficient documentation).
  1. Prepare an event plan.
  1. Update the Event Summary Document EP001.  Compile the Event Plan, HRA and safety checklist documents together and send a copy of all completed documentation to Canoeing WA marked to the attention of the Executive Officer for Board approval 60-90 days prior to the event (the Canoeing WA board will consider the completed documentation at the next board meeting).

DOCUMENTS

MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY BYLAW

For the member protection policy Bylaws click here

 

CANOEING WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S MEMBER PROTECTION OFFICER

Jason Parker

email: develop@paddlewa.asn.au

Phone: (08) 9285 8501

Contactable: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

 

DOCUMENTS, POLICIES AND BYLAWS

For Documents, Policies and Bylaws click here

 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Discipline Forms

Payment requests
1/ Fill out Payment Request form (FPP Form 020b)
2/ Attach the invoice
3/ Send to CWA for payment
*A remittance advice slip will be emailed to you for your records.
Reimbursement requests
1/ Fill out Reimbursement Request Form (FPP Form 020a)
2/ Attach the invoice & receipt
3/ Send to CWA for reimbursement *A remittance advice slip will be emailed to you for your records.
Bank Deposit Form
1/ Fill out Bank Deposit Form
2/ Attach the receipts
3/ Send to CWA for depositing into relevant disciplines account
For Contractors

Invoice

Statement by Supplier Form

INSURANCE

INSURANCE PROGRAM

GROUP TRAVEL INSURANCE

Australian Canoeing has organised group travel insurance, particularly to benefit self-funded tours as the cover is more comprehensive and more economic than that often quoted.

To access this insurance, you must notify Australian Canoeing of your travel plans – note there will be an administration charge added to the tour cost for administering this service.

TRIALLIST INSURANCE

INCIDENT REPORT FORM

RISK MANAGEMENT

AC Risk Management Policy
AC Safety Guidelines
AC Safety Code
AC Safety Checklists

International Canoe Federation   www.canoeicf.com

Australian Canoeing Website –  www.canoe.org.au

State Canoeing Associations:

Canoe SA – www.sa.canoe.org.au

QLD Canoeing – www.qld.canoe.org.au

Canoe VIC – www.vic.canoe.org.au

NSW Canoeing – www.nswcanoe.org.au

Canoe Tas – www.tas.canoe.org.au

Canoe NT – www.nt.canoe.org.au

Canoeing Related Sites:

Perth Paddling Expertise – www.precisionpaddling.com.au
WA Paddling News – www.members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/

Surfski Info – www.surfski.info
WA Kayaking Information and Forum –https://www.facebook.com/groups/168812446583171/?bookmark_t=group

Perth’s White Water Park –  www.whitewaterperth.org.au

National Weather Site – www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa

Surf Life Saving WA – http://surflifesavingwa.com.au/

Avon Descent Home Page – http://www.avondescent.com.au/

Royal Life Saving Society WA – www.lifesavingwa.com.au

Canoeing Partners:

Mainpeak – www.mainpeak.com.au

Finn Kayaks – www.finnkayaks.com

Canoeing Down Under – www.canoeingdownunder.com.au

Spirit Paddle Sports – http://spiritpaddle.com.au/

Australian Canoeing

Australian Canoeing

Australian Canoeing is the national body for canoe and kayaking in Australia
Australian Canoeing website

Richard Lowther (President)– Richard is in his last year of his second term. Stand Down 2017

Marion Ewing– Marion is in her first year of her second term. Stand Down 2019

Ben Stephens– Ben is in his last year of his first term. Re-election 2017

David Martin– David is in his first year of his first term. Re-election 2020

Cynthia Coward– Cindy is in her first year of her first term. Re-election 2020

Ken Vidler – Ken started on the Board February 2017

By joining Canoeing Western Australia Inc, you become part of a professionally run organisation and receive:

  • National and State recognised Affiliation to Australian Canoeing Inc (AC) and Canoeing Western Australia Inc (CWA)
  • Public liability insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance whilst participating in any endorsed/sanctioned CWA activity
  • Access to Sporting DNA online National Membership Database
  • Promotion and distribution of your club information to potential new members and event publicity
  • Professional staff and committee members to provide advice and support regarding; Club Development/Management, Grant Applications and Finance, Procedures, Policies and By-Laws, Risk Management, Event Management