CANI E-zine 3rd March 2020

Expo to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

– Saturday 7th March 2020


This year as part of the Female Sports Forum EXPO series which celebrates International Women’s Day, the Female Sports Forum are offering you the opportunity of an adventure outdoor day at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre!

CANI will be there to introduce paddlesports and you can check out the other activities on offer including Climbing, Mountain biking, High-ropes course, Forest walk, Orienteering, Bush craft & Photography walk. 

The day begins at 9:30am & finishes at 4:30pm.  You can drop in for the morning sessions or afternoon if you don’t want to stay for the full day. 

Although this is a female event we encourage girls and women to bring along friends and family to enjoy the day.

Spread the word and register here for this free event!

Paddle 4 Sport League Calendar 2020

The Paddle 4 Sport League calendar 2020 has been released and is available on the CANI website here .

Social Media Workshops- Female Sports Forum

Thanks to funding from the Department For Communities the Female Sports Forum have the opportunity, to deliver free Social Media workshops which are being facilitated by Nicola McCarthy (BBC Sport). If you are interested in the workshops please register your interest by clicking on the relevant link. We are hosting a workshop in Ballymena, Lisburn and Portadown.

Ballymena  here

Lisburn here

Portadown here

Summer Coaching Opportunity


Gortin Outdoor Activity Cente is currently seeking expressions of interest for qualified canoe instructors (Level 1 or above) for supporting delivery of taster sessions at Gortin Lakes on an ad hoc basis (April- September). There would also be the opportunity for delivery of other outdoor activities at the centre. Please either contact us by phone or email for further information  

62 Main Street, Gortin, Co Tyrone, BT79 8NH 

Tel: 028 8164 8346



Child Safeguarding Updates
Club & School Partnership Agreement Template

This Paddle Club School Partnership Agreement has been developed to provide a checklist of considerations for Clubs and Schools to review and agree in order to implement good child safeguarding practice into their paddle activities.

CANI encourages all Paddle Clubs to actively create links with local Schools to introduce school children to paddling as a water sport to get them fit & healthy.  The activities may have to happen off the school premises at the club facility.  Also, to deliver the activity it may be important for school staff to be present on dry land or in the water with children. 

Please review this document with all partners involved and action appropriately to ensure that everyone involved has the best experience from beginning to end in your paddle activity.

To download the template please click here.

Recording Concerns Report Form
The Recording Concerns Report Form has been updated and a copy is available for download in the Child Protection Resources folder under ‘forms’.  Please click here for the link.  

A copy of this form (SPC-G4) is also available for download on the British Canoeing Safeguarding page here