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The Board of Directors blends both Operational and Governance styles to fulfill their mandate to manage the affairs of the Association. Meetings are held via electronic mediums once a month or as necessary for the committees.
The AWA maintains a balance of revenues to fund its operations. Government funding accounts for 35% of the annual operating budget of $150,000. Casino revenues and donations make up 30% and program fees and memberships account for the remaining 35%. The disciplines of slalom and canoe polo have similar financial profiles.
The AWA’s membership consists of individual paddlers that can join the Association independently and members that join through a paddling club. Only paddling clubs have voting rights within the AWA. There are 18 paddling clubs in Alberta scattered from the Crowsnest Pass to the Slave River and Grande Prairie to Lethbridge across all 8 zones.