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.
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)
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
Lotus Sports Club
Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club