CORA Junior / Novice OC Paddle Draw

CORA introduced a new initiative for 2022 at the CORA 2021 Pre-AGM. To encourage participation by new paddlers at CORA 2022 events, a new Junior / Novice OC Paddle Draw Grant was funded. Every Junior / Novice participant at each CORA Cup Series 2022 event was given 1 entry for the end-of-season draw. It was possible for each Junior / Novice participant to have up to a maximum of 4 entries for the end-of-season draw. The response was impressive with 68 entries in total from 8 Western Canada OC clubs. There were at least 10 entries in each of the Junior Women, Junior Men, Novice Women, and Novice Men divisions such that 2 winners were drawn from each of these 4 divisions.

Oddball Workshop

CORA wishes to extend a round of appreciation to Oddball Workshop, our generous sponsor, for contributing Gift Certificates for each of the 8 Junior / Novice winners to redeem for a paddle of a length and design of their choosing within 1 year from the end-of-season draw date (10-Sep-2022).

CORA wishes to congratulate the 8 Junior / Novice 2022 OC Paddle winners:

  • Nuria Dominguez Gil – (Lotus Sports Club)
  • Elizabeth Hanna – (Penticton Racing Canoe Club)
  • Allen Wyse – (Island Brave)
  • Sebastien Grieco – (Lotus Sports Club)
  • Sondra Moyls – (False Creek Racing Canoe Club)
  • Karita Hunt – (Latitude 48)
  • Chris Spoor – (Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club)
  • Eston Shum – (False Creek Racing Canoe Club)
Junior-Novice-Winner Junior-Novice-Winner Junior-Novice-Winner Junior-Novice-Winner
Junior-Novice-Winner Junior-Novice-Winner Junior-Novice-Winner

CORA wishes to extend a round of appreciation to the Race Coordinators (Don Mulhall; Melanie Conard; Grace Morissette; Jackie Bell) from CORA Cup Series host clubs Penticton, Latitude 48, Lotus, and Comox, as well as the club reps who collected the names of Junior / Novice participants at these 4 events, and forwarded these entries onto the CORA Board for the draw at the Comox Awards presentation.

Penticton Racing Canoe Club
Penticton Racing Canoe Club
Latitude 48
Latitude 48
Lotus Sports Club
Lotus Sports Club
Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club
Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club

Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame 2022 Inductees

CORA recognized that there were many individuals who had made “Significant and Exemplary Contributions” to Canadian outrigger canoeing, but their stories had never been captured, and they had never been formally recognized. CORA spent January-July 2022 tracking down this history, and fact-checking as best as possible the exploits of those individuals who founded CORA, who founded / nurtured CORA clubs, who inaugurated / perpetuated races, who excelled at IVF / Molokai / Catalina / Queen Liliuokalani events, and who designed / built / imported / distributed canoes to grow the sport.

As of the August 2022 CORA Board Meeting there were 6 individuals inducted into the Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame for 2022.

Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club (CVCRC) has graciously offered to have an awards ceremony at the Comox CORA Cup Championship Iron event on the September 10/11 weekend to recognize these individuals.

CORA wishes to congratulate the 6 Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame 2022 Inductees:

  • Andrea Dillon
  • Rosemary Henry
  • Kamini Jain
  • Wendy Rae-Perkins
  • Don Mulhall
  • Grace Morissette

You can visit the CORA website and view the “virtual Hall Of Fame” that has the names / headshots of the 6 individuals inducted this year and links to a 3-page PDF that has their contributions in 2-pages and a 1-page set of references on every online article that we could find where they were mentioned.

CORA Travel Grant Updates

CORA recently adopted new criteria for the CORA Travel Grant that take effect for CORA Sanctioned Events held after July 1st, 2022:

  • Mileage reimbursement has been increased from a rate of $0.50 to a rate of $0.60 per kilometre traveled.
  • Reimbursement for travel has been increased from a maximum of $650 to a maximum of $700 per application (combined limit for mileage reimbursement and ferry expenses)
  • Truck-topped OC6s are now eligible for the Travel Grant. This applies to OC6s that are carried on overhead racks such that the height, length and width of the vehicle and load allowable on a highway is in compliance with relevant Provincial commercial transportation legislation, including applicable permits, or otherwise in compiance with applicable laws, such as applicable motor vehicle legislation. Copies of the applicable permit or authorizing legislation must accompany applications for truck-topped travel.

See BC Commercial Transport Act Regulations and
BC Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

The Travel Grant Application on the CORA website will be current as of mid-July 2022.