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THANK YOU for supporting Kajaks Track & Field Club by participating in our events!   We could not do it without you!  If you or your athlete have any questions or want more information about how to get involved, please contact the team manager at info@kajaks.ca (or for Icebreaker - race director at icebreaker8k@gmail.com).  We look forward to having you on in one of our Events!

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VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

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All members of KajaksTFC are required to commit to volunteer hours during the term of their membership.  Volunteer hours can be completed by the athlete or the athlete’s family.   See below for number of volunteer hours required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information on the opportunities available for completion of Volunteer hours will be shared at the beginning of each season and completed hours are to be recorded on an online tracking form.  Athletes who have not completed their volunteer hours by July 31st, 2022 will be required to pay the club the fee equivalent amount for remaining hours at a rate of $10/hour.  

 

There are many ways that members can complete their volunteer commitment.  Some of these include:  

  • Volunteering at KajaksTFC events

  • Parent volunteers at practice

  • KajaksTFC Committees

  • Board of Directors and Committee appointments

  • Becoming a BC Athletics Official 

  • And many more…  (slideshow below features a myriad of jobs that even the kids can help with)

VOLUNTEERING is a great way to meet new people, learn about the sport, be involved in the community. It is fun!

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME "VOLUNTEER JOBS" COUNT AS CREDITS TO BECOMING AN OFFICIAL? 

If you believe in fair play and enjoy seeing the athletes compete and try their best, or if you want to learn more about the rules of track and field, then this might be for you!

Being an Official is not a daunting task. BC Athletics has pathways that help streamline your certification towards becoming one. It's as easy as taking an online module (one session of less than an hour), and get credit for hands-on training while doing the volunteer jobs at the meets. 

Sample tasks are:

Track - watching athletes stay within their lanes, counting # of laps for distance events, marshalling athletes and ensuring each athlete is in the correct lane, watching athletes pass baton within exchange zone for relays, etc.

Field - calling out the order of athletes and recording results, marking where they or the implement lands, pulling the measuring tape, reading the measurement on the tape, and many more.

You can enter through two different pathways:

Pathway to Level 1 (if you are new to track and field)

https://www.bcathletics.org/Content/pathway-to-level-1-local-official/261/

What you need to do: Online module, then hands-on exposure to track, horizontal jump, vertical jump, throws (1 credit @ 4hours) No fee. 

Pathway to Level 2 - Regional Official (if with previous experience in athletics ie coach, parent, teacher, athlete)

https://www.bcathletics.org/Content/pathway-to-level-2-regional-official/262/

Get your journey started today! 

For more information:https://www.bcathletics.org/Content/pathways-to-becoming-an-official/263/

For inquiries: Email Marnie Benz (Officials Recruitment Coordinator)   m.benz@shaw.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS?

If you or your athlete have any questions or require more information or can't find a suitable volunteer task, please contact us by email.  You can contact the club manager at info@kajaks.ca or our head coach at headcoach@kajaks.ca. We look forward to having you!

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REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS

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OFFICIALS Slideshow

KAJAKS VOLUNTEERS