ALBERTA’S MEGAN PELKEY IS CROWNED JR. MASTERS CHAMPION

Megan Pelkey Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

This weekend saw the crowning of Alberta’s Megan Pelkey as Jr. Masters champion. 

Megan Pelkey won the overall event at the 2023 Jr. Masters at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA this past weekend. To achieve this great result, Megan placed 3rd in the trick competition, 3rd in the jump competition and 6th in the slalom competition. Her personal best jump of 36.2m/119ft secured her the gold medal in the overall competition. 

This is Megan’s third consecutive victory in a major competition. At the PanAm Championships in Santiago, Chile in December 2022, Megan won the U17 overall title. In January 2023, Megan became the U17 World Overall Champion. Now Megan is a Jr. Masters Overall Champion with two additional bronze medals to her name. 

Fellow Canadian and teammate Nellie Allard (QC) finished 3rd overall in the Jr. Masters. 

The best junior water skiers from around the world compete in the Jr. Masters. The Masters is regarded as one of the most prestigious water sports events in the world. Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens is the venue for the Masters. The lake was built specifically for the Masters competition, which is held each year over Memorial Day weekend.

 

Megan Pelkey Jumping at the 2022 PanAm Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

REVISED TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA – U21 WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Revised team selection criteria is now available for the U21 World Water Ski Championships

UPDATES

  1. Further clarification of the Wild Card selection process.
  2. Inclusion of benchmark scores.

CLICK HERE: for the selection criteria

Contact: Kyle@wswc.ca

ONTARIO COACHING COURSES – SIGN UP TODAY!

WSWO offers annual coaching courses to those who are looking to become certified Foundations level instructors. They also offer training programs to those who are looking to build upon their coaching status in their Build the Skills discipline specific workshops.

CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up today or contact office@wswo.ca

CLICK HERE for more information about WSWC’s coaching program

 

5000+ EXCLUSIVE PERKS FOR ALL WSWC MEMBERS THROUGH PERKOPOLIS

Renew/Sign Up for your 2023 WSWC Membership, register for Perkopolis and start enjoying members-only offers today.

CLICK HERE to renew your membership for the 2023 season

CLICK HERE if you’re a new member

ADAPTIVE WATER SKI ATHLETE JON THURSTON REPRESENTS CANADA AT THE WORLD WHEELCHAIR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adaptive Water Ski Canada Team Member, Jon Thurston is competing at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships this week in Richmond, BC with Team Canada.

Good luck to Jon and Team Canada!

For information on the event, schedule and results: https://worldcurling.org/events/wwhcc2023

Broadcast Schedule: https://worldcurling.org/…/world-wheelchair-broadcast…/

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

2023 WAKE CANADA NATIONAL TEAM APPLICATIONS- NOW AVAILABLE

 

Wake Canada is now accepting applications for the 2023 National Elite Team and 2023 National Development Team. For more information, please review the information below.

For the Elite (Senior) Team selection criteria CLICK HERE

For the Development Team selection criteria CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the application

*Applications must be submitted by email to wakecanada@wswc.ca

Deadline for submissions are February 15, 2023.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Todd Spalding at wakecanada@wswc.ca

2023 IWWF UNDER 21 WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS ATHLETE SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection criteria is now available for the 2023 IWWF U21 World Water Ski Championships. The event will be held June 12-17, 2023, in Chapala, Boca Laguna, Jalisco Mexico

For more information about the event CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the selection criteria

Contact: Kyle@wswc.ca

NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF WSWC’S SPORT COUNCILS

Congratulations to the newly elected members of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s (WSWC) five recognized Sport Councils.

The Sport Councils of WSWC include Adaptive, Barefoot, Show Ski, Wake, and Water Ski.

The role of the Sport Councils is to support and advance the growth and progression of their
sports while staying true to their sport culture.

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected by our membership to join
their respective councils.

Adaptive Council
– David Wassill
– Rae-Lee Colcleugh
– Lisa Williams

Barefoot Council
– Daniel Lariviere

Show Ski Council
– Todd Hounsome

Wake Council
– Tanner Champion
– Caro Villeneuve

Water Ski Council
– Chuck Kraus
– Drew Ross

WOMEN ON THE WATER PROGRAM SUPPORT

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is pleased to launch the first ever Women on the Water Program Support initiative for 2021. In partnership with Canadian Women and Sport, WSWC has completed a Gender Equity Audit and Action
Plan in support of expanding WSWC’s capacity to facilitate greater engagement of girls and women as participants and leaders. WSWC recognizes the need to support the development and execution of quality programming for girls
and women. In support of this work, the goals of this program are to:
· Support mentorship, participation & leadership programming for girls and women
· Support and elevate existing programming and kick start new programming
· Increase female participation in towed water sports
· Increase opportunities for girls and women to participate and lead in towed water sports

WSWC will be accepting applications for girls and women summer 2021 program designs for
grant support.

Grant Application Timeline
· June 14 th Application Opens
· June 30 th Application Deadline
· July 15 th Funding Announcement

Eligibility Criteria
Women on the Water program support applicants must:
· Must have completed the Canadian Women & Sport Gender ELens Module
· Must be a member in good standing of your Provincial Sport Organization & WSWC
We strongly encourage all individuals/ organizations wishing to apply for funding to attend the virtual
Women on the Water Event on June 15th at 7 pm EST. Attendees of this virtual event will be given
preference in the final decision process for funding allocations.

Rules and Requirements
The following rules and requirements apply to all Women on the Water program support recipients:
· All Women on the Water funded program participants will be required to sign a WSWC waiver and WSWC COVID declaration form
· All Women on the Water funded program support staff (volunteers / coaches / etc.) who are involved with the program must have a 2021 PSO membership
· All Women on the Water events must have at least one Foundations trained coach present during the event; coaches must be a member and in good standing with the PSO and WSWC
· For program delivery, must have WSWC Insurance; or provide proof of equivalent coverage (minimum $5 million in general liability coverage with WSWC as a named insured; and any other Certificate of Insurance requirements as requested by WSWC).
· All programs must include the WSWC icon ( ) on promotional materials and must tag WSWC social account(s) and use any assigned WSWC hashtags in social posts
· If the grant recipient incurs fewer expenses than the approved funding amount, the grant recipient must notify WSWC immediately and the funding amount will be amended accordingly
· Program delivery must be in Canada
· Program deliverables (as outlined below) are mandatory
· Only applications that are completed and submitted in full will be reviewed

Notes on Funding Decisions
The total available program support fund is based on available funds in the WSWC Gender Equity budget, is subject to change and is at the sole discretion of WSWC.

Eligible Areas for Application
The following areas will be considered for funding:

Program Delivery – eligible expenses to be considered for funding could include:

o Facility Costs (All associated costs whether you are renting a facility to run the
program or are using your own facility. Would include costs such as: site rental, cable
rental, staffing, etc. )
· Boat rental or honourarium
· Equipment
·Fuel (boat / generator)
· Food / water
· Communications (program promotion including graphic materials & online / social
promotion)
·Training of volunteers / program leads / support staff
·Honourariums for program leads / support staff

Maximum Funding Levels:
· Facility costs: $500/day
· Boat rental or honourarium: $300/day
· Fuel: $200/day
· Food/water: $100/day (or $5 per person per day)
· Honorariums (program leads / support staff): up to a max of $250/per person per day

Deliverables
All Women on the Water program support recipients will be required to commit to the following:
· Signed Letter of Agreement – must be signed and returned to complete the application process in full. If the signed Agreement is not returned to WSWC within 7 days of receipt of the Agreement by the applicant, the agreed to program support will be reallocated to other applicants.
· Detailed participant list (including waivers) – NOTE: a detailed participant list and waivers will not be required if the event registration is run through the WSWC Event Management System
· Program Report – post activity report to be submitted by September 15 th
· Attendance & participation at the program debrief session in the Fall – save the date:
Sept 28, 2021 at 7pm ET TBC

Funding Schedule
● Program support will be issued by e-transfer; or cheque by request.
● 50% to be issued upon submission of signed Agreement and proof of insurance
● 50% to be issued upon completion of Deliverables

Application
Application is now open and available online at: CLICK HERE

For More Information
Jasmine Northcott | jasmine@wswc.ca | 613-526-0685

2021 REGIONAL AND NATIONAL EVENTS SURVEY

WSWC is continually monitoring the situation with Covid 19 in Canada to determine if we will move forward with hosting the 2021 Water Ski National Championships. The decision will be based on the realities of government and health authority regulations, recommendations, and the ability of participants from across Canada to attend the event.
 
Our main priority is to host a safe, fun, and accessible event with competitors from across Canada.
We are trying to gauge the intentions of the members of the Water Ski community regarding attendance at the 2021 Water Ski National Championships and Regional Championships events.
 

CARO VILLENEUVE & TANNER CHAMPION ELECTED TO WAKE CANADA NATIONAL COMMITTEE*

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Wake Canada National Committee Caro Villeneuve and Tanner Champion. They will join nine of the most respected and experienced volunteers in wake sports: Steve Jarrett, Sean Fleming, Rick Smith, Isaac Hockley, Erika Langman, Todd Spalding, Dary Znebel, Oli Derome and Michela Phillips

TANNER CHAMPION

The Wake Canada National Committee is the Wake Council of WSWC and is focused on guiding, administering and advocating for the development and growth of wakeboard, wakesurf, wake park (cable), wakeskate and everything else wake sports across the country.
This includes administering the Wake Canada National Team program of 32 athletes ranked among the best in the world; organizing 4 annual National Championships; advocating for an equitable share of government funding for wake; supporting wake schools, parks, coaching, shops, suppliers, grassroots growth, youth and women’s participation, adaptive riding and more to collectively grow wake sports; and promoting all of the above for riders by riders through Wake Canada’s industry partnerships, sponsorships, fundraising programs and social media.