The Carleton Place Canoe club is a not-for-profit organization that relies heavily on volunteers, donors and sponsors to ensure financial sustainability and continued success of the Club. Program registration fees allow us to maintain operational expenses, however the Club strives to continually enhance the services and programs offered to the community. This includes obtaining and/or maintaining boats and equipment, upgrading training equipment and facilities, as well as attracting the top coaching talent.

Volunteering Opportunities

Participating with volunteer opportunities ensures we can continue to offer quality programs that are affordable to the community. These opportunities also bring our member families together to build lasting friendships and foster a sense of community within Carleton Place. Commitment to assisting and participating with Club events and fundraising opportunities will be requested from each paddler family within each calendar year. Each member family is expected to commit twenty-five (25) volunteer hours to club events and fundraising efforts. Member families may choose to opt out of volunteer commitment in exchange for a volunteer fee charged upon member registration.

Donations and Sponsorship

The Club is extremely appreciative of the continued support it receives from the Town, as well as the local business community and individual member families, many of whom continue to be active sponsors. Donations and sponsorship enables us to acquire new boats and equipment, which increases our young athlete’s performance and results. The ability to obtain new youth-sized canoes and kayaks in the 2015 season had a direct result on our individual and overall performance and standings.

Every summer, the club hosts (at minimum) one to two of its own regattas.  These events bring thousands of visitors to the community each and every year. The local business community has the opportunity to be showcased at these events (as well as on our website and in communications) in return for provided much needed support and donations. 

For more information on donations and sponsorship, please contact

The CPCC Board

The Club is run by a Board of Directors consisting of a passionate group of volunteers that address not only the on-going operational needs of the club and its members, but also the strategic direction and planning to maintain high quality programs and value for its members and the Town.  Every year there are various positions come available and new board members are voted in at the Annual General Meeting (AGM.)

For more information on CPCC Board opportunities, please contact 

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The Keys to Our Success – Volunteering and Sponsorship