Membership

An Alberta Whitewater Association membership is required to participate in Events and Programming hosted by the AWA or member clubs.

Cost

Individual Benefits

  • 10% Discount & priority booking at Canoe Meadows campground on the Kananaskis River
  • Discount at Aquabatics Calgary & Aquabatics Edmonton (10% on items under $500)
  • Coverage by AWA liability insurance at AWA sanctioned events such as 3 Rivers WW Rendezvous, Grande Cache Rendezvous, Slave River Festival, Kanfest, Alberta Cup slalom races, Provincial WW Champsionships, Alberta Summer Games, and other events
  • NCCP training and accreditation for kayak leaders, instructors and coaches
  • Swiftwater Rescue training for paddlers
  • The opportunity to participate in Alberta Summer Games for children ages 11-17
  • The opportunity to participate in Canadian National Slalom, Freestyle, Wildwater and Canoe Polo competitions - including National Championships, National Team Trials and International races

Clubs

Club Benefits

  • Priority booking of the Canoe Meadows Campground on the Kananaskis River
  • Coverage by AWA liability insurance at AWA sanctioned events such as 3 Rivers WW Rendezvous, Grande Cache Rendezvous, Slave River Festival, Kanfest, Alberta Cup slalom races, Provincial WW Champsionships, Alberta Summer Games, and other events
  • NCCP training and accreditation for kayak leaders, instructors and coaches
  • Swiftwater Rescue training for paddlers
  • Summer Club Kayak Coach/Instructor Support Program
  • Alberta Parks guiding permit for AWA clubs ($250 value if taken out directly)
  • The opportunity to participate in Canadian National Slalom, Freestyle, Wildwater and Canoe Polo competitions - including National Championships, National Team Trials and International races
  • Passport for Paddlesport cards and posters
  • Information on Grants and other opportunities for clubs

By working together we achieve these benefits to paddling in the Province:

  • Development of whitewater facilities such as Canoe Meadows, the lower Kananaskis River, Harvie Passage Whitewater Park in Calgary, Boulder Run in southern Alberta and other community based paddling centres.
  • Protection of river access points such as upper Red Deer River, Ghost Dam road, upper St Mary's River, Slave River, Bow River in Calgary.
  • Hosting and support of paddling events and festivals such as Sundre Paddlefest, Provincial WW Championships, 3 Rivers WW Rendezvous, Alberta Cup slalom races, Alberta Freestyle competitions, Cup of the North Polo Championships and more!
  • Protection of your rights to paddle without undue government interference or regulation such as the Transport Canada's boat registration, City of Calgary water closures, or other actions.
  • Alberta representation at CanoeKayak Canada Whitewater meetings and the ICF and development of new national programs such as:
    • NCCP training for leaders, instructiors, coaches of kayaking programs
    • Swiftwater Rescue training for paddlers
    • Passport for Paddlesport paddler development model
    • Long Term Athlete Development program
    • Schools in Pools program to facilitate teachers, swimming pool operators and kayak clubs coming together to offer learn to kayak programs for all children
    • Training for ICF officials in slalom, canoe polo and freestyle

AWA Membership with Club

Joining a club is the best way to get an AWA membership. You pay just $5 for your AWA membership with your club membership.

Find a Club

Club memberships vary, but often offer access to equipment and programming that is restricted to members!

Individual AWA Membership

If you live somewhere there isn't a club, or you just prefer to have a direct AWA membership you can still enjoy the benefits of being an AWA member!

Join AWA Now

The Individual Membership is good for the calendar year that it was purchased in. (ie. if you purchase the Individual Membership in April of this year, it is good till December of the same year) 

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