Applications now open for Non-Executive Directors of CANI

Applications now open for Non-Executive Directors of CANI 

Do you have an interest in sport, exceptional management skills, and the desire to put these to good use by volunteering to help run the National Governing Body for paddle sport in Northern Ireland? The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI) is the governing body responsible for the management, co-ordination, development and promotion of canoeing […]

World Surf Kayaking Championships riding high on success

World Surf Kayaking Championships riding high on success 

October saw one of the most spectacular World Surf Kayaking Championships ever held in the competition’s history which spans over 20 years. Over 130 competitors from 15 countries across the globe took to the magnificent waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Portrush in Northern Ireland – and conditions, camaraderie and competitors did not disappoint. This was the first time the competition – which ran from Friday 21st to […]

Paddle4Sport League Sunday 29th October - Lower Bann Flat Water Race

Paddle4Sport League Sunday 29th October – Lower Bann Flat Water Race 

Number 6 of the 8 Paddle 4 Sport events for 2017 took place on Sunday the 29th of October. The event was hosted by the Causeway Coast Kayak Association and took place on the lower reaches of the River Roe. The weather was outstanding with sunshine, light winds and beautiful clear views of the Binevenagh […]

Belfast City Council Small Grants 2018/19 Tranche 1

Belfast City Council Small Grants 2018/19 Tranche 1 

The following Belfast City Council Small Grants are now open for applications: Community Festivals Fund Arts and Heritage Project Grant Policing and Community Safety Small Grant Good Relations Grant Summer Intervention Grant Parks Events Grant Support for Sport: Sports Events Grant Support for Sport: Large Development Grant Support for Sport: Small Development Grant Support for […]

Flotilla celebrates NI Watersports on Lough Erne

Flotilla celebrates NI Watersports on Lough Erne 

A celebration of the wide range of watersports available in Northern Ireland took place on Saturday 29th July with an impressive Flotilla of 66 people sailing, paddling and rowing Upper Lough Erne. An array of boats including kayaks, canoes, skiffs, rowing boats, a Curragh and giant Stand Up Paddle Board travelled from Ballenaleck to Enniskillen […]

Nicholas Robinette awarded the CANI President

Nicholas Robinette awarded the CANI President’s trophy 

    Nicolas Robinette has been awarded with the Presidents Trophy.  This was presented to him earlier this year by Mark Breen, CANI Vice-chairperson. The Presidents Trophy is an annual award, which is given to an individual, or group, who has made a significant contribution to canoeing within the last year. This could include coaching, organising, […]

2017 Ulster Canoe Festival

2017 Ulster Canoe Festival 

In September 2016, the first Ulster Canoe Festival was held at Shane’s Castle. The weekend was very successful with great coaching and craic. As soon as the dates for the 2017 event were published, I put them in my diary. The event started on the Friday night with a chance to check in, set up […]

Erne Paddlers Marathon Race 2017

Erne Paddlers Marathon Race 2017 

The Erne Paddlers marathon race turned out to be a cracking one with perfect conditions for racing with light winds, sunny but not overly warm. Some of the top marathon paddlers from all over Ireland competed on the 5km circuit around Enniskillen. Div 1 and 2 paddlers had 4 laps and 3 portages at the […]

2016-17 Children

2016-17 Children’s & Young Coaches of the Year – Tommy Thompson & Owen Tay 

Tommy Thompson and Owen Tay, both of Lisburn City Paddlers (LCP) were presented with their trophies as part of CANI’s recognition awards 2016-17 after a club junior session at Shaws bridge on Friday 2nd June 2017 by CANI board member Gareth Mahood. Children’s Coach of the Year was awarded to Tommy Thompson.  Tommy has led the […]

CANI AGM 2017

CANI AGM 2017 

  CANI invite you to the first Annual General Meeting of the new Canoe Association of Northern Ireland Ltd on the 20th May.  Mid 2016 CANI completed the process of changing from an association to a limited company with charitable status. To mark this milestone and change in the company the CANI Board would like […]