Paddle Canada 2022 Regional Elections

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Did you know that our Board of Directors is made up of Paddle Canada instructor members, who volunteer their time to ensure that as an organization we are successful?

Did you also know that these are elected positions-by you, our Paddle Canada members!

Our Board of Directors is comprised of our immediate Past President and a representative from each province and territory. Our elections operate on a three-year cycle, and for the 2022/23 term, the positions that are up for renewal are Nunavut, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick.

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Our Election Process

Three notices for nomination are sent to membership between 90 days and 45 days in advance of the deadline. Afterward, and no less than 45 days, voting will commence online via members’ accounts. Notices of elections and the AGM are distributed by email, Current Strokes e-newsletter, and the Paddle Canada website. Final results are confirmed at the Annual General Meeting, to be held by webinar and conference call.

Members interested in joining the dedicated team on the PC Board of Directors, tackling issues making a difference for your organization, are invited to begin applying now!

Nominees, their nominators, and seconders must be Instructor members in good standing of Paddle Canada as of the close of nominations. Paddle Canada Board of Directors Nominees must also be members in good standing of at least one Paddle Canada Regional Member Association in their province or territory, where one exists.

Nominees to the Paddle Canada Board of Directors must complete, sign and return the following forms:

Board of Directors Nomination Form

Board of Directors Obligation Form

Election Timeline:

February 1, 2022 – 1st Notice for Nominations *
February 15th, 2022 – 2nd Notice for Nominations
March 1, 2022 – 3rd and Final Notice for Nominations
March 10th, 2022 – Nominations Deadline – Close at noon EST (Eastern Standard Time)
March 11th, 2022 – First day for voting to commence **
April 7, 2022 – Last day for voting – Close at midnight EST Mid-April –
April 10, 2022-Final Election Results confirmed at Annual General Meeting (AGM)

* Nominees must be current Instructor members of Paddle Canada and be in good standing.

** Voting will only be necessary for those regions where more than 1 (one) member has put in Nomination Forms. Where only 1 person has put Nomination Forms in by Nominations Close, that person will be acclaimed. Should a voting process go ahead, only Paddle Canada Instructor members who are current and in good standing are eligible to cast a vote.

If you are interested in finding out more about what a Paddle Canada Director does and what the position entails, please go to the Paddle Canada website or contact the current Regional Director for your province or territory.

For questions, comments, and concerns regarding the nominations and election processes please contact Michelle McShane, Executive Director.

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