February 2018

Volunteer Call for Para Swimming event

Calling all volunteers! This August Dublin will play host to the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships as the best Para Swimmers from right across the continent come to Ireland to compete for gold.

This promises to be an extraordinary event and one that you, your friends, family or colleagues should consider getting involved with.

Over 600 volunteers are needed to make this brilliant event come to life so, no matter what your level of experience or expertise we will find a role for you!

To volunteer to be part of this incredible event email us at volunteering@paralympics.ie or click HERE to register.

Are you a Part-Time/Freelance Instructor?

Would you like to work in a part-time or freelance capacity at the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre for 2018?

If so, please visit our Google form here and submit your details.

Canoeing Ireland is currently populating the Training Centre calendar with various exciting training courses aimed at junior and senior participation. We will need qualified and fun loving instructors to deliver these courses. Sound like fun? Great, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

Find the Training Centre here
For more information please email Dan – trainingcentre@canoe.ie

Special Olympics Ireland – 2018 Ireland Games

We have 25 paddlers who will compete in 2 events 200m and 500m and the chosen venue is Salmon Leap.

We have struggled to find a competition manager within our own ranks who isn’t already involved with one of our delegations and we are now wondering if this is an opportunity that one of your members may be interested in getting involved with.

Our plan is to have a full venue team in situ i.e. venue manager, operations, safety, volunteers etc. and the gap for us is someone to manage just the competition and to guide us through what is needed on the water in terms of additional support, pontoon for starting points etc.

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge in the sport as it relates to competition. We would then work with this person to ensure that the Special Olympics specifics can be learned and supported between now and June. The event will be run over 2 days Friday 15th and Saturday 16th. The Opening Ceremony is on the evening of June 14th and this day is dedicated in each venue to set-up for the operations teams, signage and banners etc.

At this stage we have venue drawings and rough operating plans in place so we know how we expect the venue to operate but we really need the sport specific person on board now to help and guide us to offering our athletes a really positive competition experience.

Many thanks


Elaine Twomey
Sport Development Manager

Special Olympics Ireland

The National Sports Campus

Snugborough Road

Dublin 15

t: +353 1 869 1610
f: +353 1 868 8250

Special Olympics Ireland…changing lives. To find out more about how Special Olympics Ireland changes lives visit www.specialolympics.ie

General Data Protection Regulations change

See the new PDF document that outlines the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that will be brought into law this coming May. This is an important document for clubs and providers that keep data on members and clients.

If you have any questions in relation to this please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

IRL_GDPR and You_IrishDataProtectionCommissioner


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