Canoe Wales AGM on 30 September

Join us for this year's AGM

This year's AGM - or Annual General Meeting - is being held on Saturday 30 September 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm at the National White Water Centre in Bala, overlooking the beautiful Tryweryn. The AGM is where members get a chance to have their say about how Canoe Wales is governed and elect the newest member of our board of directors. If you're a Canoe Wales member, you can vote.

Straight after the AGM, we're hosting a free dinner for all members who have pre-registered. We're also waiving the facility fee all day at the NWWC (below the Graveyard) for any members pre-registered to attend the AGM, and there is a Slalom Prem event taking place all weekend if you'd like to stay on dry land and check out the action (or if you're already planning to be there)!

To attend the dinner and take advantage of the free facility access, we just ask that you pre-register so that we know how many of our lovely members will be coming along to share a meal with us. To register and for more information, please visit our online ticketing website here:

Nominations now open for the Canoe Wales Board of Directors

At the AGM we'll also be electing one new member of our Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate a member to stand for election, please fill out our online nomination form here. Nominations must be submitted on or before 19 August.

In accordance with the principles of the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales, directors of Canoe Wales are expected to take the lead on ensuring effective governance of the organisation. As such, they may be required to commit time to attend workshops, bi-monthly board meetings and events. All nominees should also ensure they understand their personal legal responsibilities as a director.

All members of Canoe Wales Board should:

  • Ensure Canoe Wales’ vision, values and standards and its obligations to the whole membership, staff and other parties are fully understood and met
  • Ensure Canoe Wales’ strategic aims, and necessary resources (financial and others) are in place in order for the organisation to meet its objectives and review management performance
  • Provide leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls which allow risk to be assessed and managed to ensure compliance with company and other statutory laws that apply
  • Ensure that the company’s obligations to outside stakeholders are understood and met

In addition to the above, Canoe Wales Director roles contain the following key elements:


 All Board members should constructively challenge and help develop proposals on the company’s strategy


 Board members should scrutinise the performance of both volunteer and staff when looking at whether agreed  goals and objectives have been met and monitor the reporting of performance


 Board members need to be able to satisfy themselves on the integrity of the financial information and that  financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible


 Board members have a key role in identifying skills gaps and in succession planning

2 August 2017