- Get Involved
The AWA will have vacant volunteer positions on its board of directors in 2017. Volunteering with the AWA is fun and rewarding, it also looks great on your resume! Having good board members is essential to help the sport of paddling grow and develop in Alberta, and to build and maintain paddling infrastructure like the Kananaskis whitewater park and Harvie passage. It is vital to the future of our sport that we have passionate paddlers on the AWA board. As a UAPSer, I know there are such people in our clubs who would be willing to help out!
There are three positions open on the AWA board come January 29th. Firstly, the treasurer position will be vacant, Giffin was the previous AWA treasurer who has done an awesome job, however he will not be seeking re-election. This year we are transitioning to a cloud based accounting system, which will make life easier for the treasurer. The treasurer needs to spend about 1 hour per week volunteering, and the AWA meets for a monthly hour-long conference call. Additionally, the AWA board will have vacant member at large and secretary positions which are less of a time commitment. The member-at-large would be helping launch a new AWA newsletter by writing an article or two about current events in Alberta paddling and figuring out how to use mail chimp to distribute the publication to members. The secretary is primarily responsible for organizing the AWA google drive folder and keeping meeting minutes.
This year the AWA has some important projects going on including finishing work on the Kananaskis, collaborating with the City of Calgary with the reconstruction of Harvie passage, and continuing to support kayaking festivals and the slalom and canoe polo disciplines. If you are interested in any of these positions please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections occur at the AWA AGM on Sunday, January 29th. If you want to know more about the AWA before committing please get in touch or check out http://www.albertawhitewater.ca.
Happy new year!