Canoeing Victoria AGM – Saturday 8 October 2016

The 2016 Canoeing Victoria AGM will be held on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 11am.

Canoeing Victoria Office
Recreation House
Westerfolds Park
Fitzsimons Lane
Templestowe  Vic
Melways 33 F1


1. Opening and Welcome by the Chair
2. Recognition of Club Delegates
3. Apologies
4. Acceptance of minutes of 2015 Annual General Meeting
5. Presentation of the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements
6. Election of Interested Directors
7. Close of meeting

Notice of AGM including draft agenda.

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a Strategic Forum commencing at 1pm. A light lunch will be served after the AGM prior to the Strategic Forum.

RSVP for Annual General Meeting

Clubs are strongly encouraged to have a representative attend the Canoeing Victoria Annual General Meeting in order to represent our members and key stakeholders accurately. Multiple members from the same club are more than welcome to attend.

If you could please let us know who your club representative(s) will be by filling and returning in the following form, it would be much appreciated. 

Appointment of Club Delegate Form 2016

Completed forms can be emailed to or you can phone the office to confirm your attendance on 0430 312 252.

In accordance with the Canoeing Victoria Constitution (Section 14) this form is to be returned to the Executive Officer of Canoeing Victoria by Thursday 6 October 2016 at 5pm.


Strategic Forum

This year the Canoeing Victoria Strategic Forum with be themed “Parks and Paddlers” and will focus on the relationship between our clubs and Parks Victoria, specifically in areas such as applying for event permits and water access.

Our paddlers enjoy experiencing a range of waterways and parklands across the state which are managed by Parks Victoria. As major users of these areas, continuing to develop the relationship between paddlers and Parks Victoria is becoming more important, and will ultimately benefit both parties in the long term. The Strategic Forum this year aims to enable:

•  Discussion between clubs and Parks Victoria on the process of applying for event permits.

•  Water access for paddlers, ramps and pontoons, disabled access down to water level.  Designated disabled parking near water access. How could a club help Parks Victoria develop the infrastructure?

• Recognising Parks Victoria and Canoe Clubs are partners in providing a healthy lifestyle experience for all Victorians.

In order to facilitate meaningful discussion, there will be a number of Parks Victoria attendees on the day. These attendees include:

Phil Ross – District Manager – North East Melbourne

Brendan Sullivan – Area Chief Ranger – Lower Yarra

Nicole Hendry – Event Booking Coordinator

In addition, we will also have Amanda Jane Reynolds, silver medalist at the recent  Rio Paralympics, to give a presentation. Amanda Jane will talk on her experience of ascendancy through her initial support through the club system and moving through the Australian Canoeing high performance program. In the last three years, AJ has also achieved bronze, gold and silver medals at the World Para Canoe Championships. We are very excited to hear from Amanda Jane and are looking forward to the 2016 Strategic Forum.

The Strategic Forum will commence after the AGM at 1pm, with a break for a delicious light lunch