Date/Time
03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Name

Year of the Dog: July 3rd Seminars
Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver BC
Description

Year of the Dog Paddling Seminar Series

For all paddling disciplines

up your game in paddling sports and help inspirational canines at the same time

 

Raising funds for India’s injured dogs and their puppies.

Animals and paddling are my passions so I’m bringing them together, and when better than in the year of the dog. To me, the strength of spirit of the dogs I have met, homed and stray, is such an inspiration, both in how to live and how to perform.


Vancouver: June 3rd 6:00-9:00 pm

Granville Island Hotel

Presenters: Jeanette Dobmeier & Andrea Dillon. 

Cost: $63  All proceeds will go toward our cause


Seminars:

The Coachable Athlete: Maximizing the coach-athlete relationship

 Presenter: Andrea Dillon

Excellence in sport comes to those who can continually learn.  A coach’s role is to contribute to that learning, but success is a two-way street. The primary onus is on the athlete to choose a coach he or she trusts and then use this coach’s teachings to move forward using his or her own internal processes. When an athlete is not learning, it can be difficult to decipher the root cause. Using her 30 years of experience coaching paddle-sports and her extensive review of  the work of others, Andrea will examine the characteristics of the un-coachable athlete; that athlete who, for some reason, does not integrate taught principles as well as others do, or stagnates as others move forward. In contrast to these characteristics, Andrea will discuss what behaviours make a successful athletes and how a coach can facilitate an athlete’s adoption of these effective practices.

About Andrea

With 40 years of coaching experience, Andrea extensive knowledge in marathon canoe, sprint  and distance outrigger canoe, and dragon boat gives her a multi-facetted, well-informed, approach to body, paddle, boat and team dynamics.  Although she coaches outrigger on a regular basis, Andrea’s main focus has been coaching dragon boat athletes.  She has the honour of being Canada’s, and perhaps the World’s, most experienced National Team dragon boat coach having coached at eight of the12 IDBF World Championships.  Andrea’s detailed and personal approach is valued by both athletes and fellow coaches.


 Our Anatomy: Understanding our bodies to create a healthier more efficient paddler

Presenter: Jeanette Dobmeier, BSc, BHSc, RMT, SMT(C)

Injuries are common in dragon boat paddlers.  For this reason, the ergonomics of the stroke needs to be designed in such a way as to be efficient and strong.  Deviation from this creates imbalances and injury.  By understanding the anatomy of the body and applying it to how we paddle, we can minimize the risk of injury.  However, incorporating complementary health care, such as massage therapy, is an important practice for a healthy and performing body, both for injury treatment and prevention.

Jeanette will discuss how the shoulder, neck, back, torso and legs work together, what is required of each body part to make it all work and flow efficiently, and how can we use complementary health care to assist create this efficiency.

About Jeanette

Jeanette’s education and experience in sport is varied.  She has a BSc in Kinesiology, BHSc in Massage Therapy, Minor in Psychology and an advanced certification in Sport Massage Therapy. Jeanette’s experience includes being a varsity volleyball player, coach, team therapist, sport first responder, registered massage therapist, Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association Director and Langara RMT Instructor.

Jeanette has had the privilege of working with a variety of athletes at all levels from amateur to professional.  It is her experience with a variety of sports and roles that has given her a unique perspective on injury and injury prevention and recovery.  She has been Kamini’s massage therapist through two Olympics and everything since and was the therapist for the 2009 Canadian Dragon Boat Team.

Jeanette dedicates particular attention to the science of natural movement. When you have free and easy movement than the body has all the tools it needs to heal itself and ultimately provide an efficient and strong skill. 


100% of the proceeds go to help needy dogs in India.

Why this cause:

I consider it a privilege to be trusted, and to be trusted by the street dogs in India when all I had to offer was company, or in one case a painful trip to the vet, was an honour I wish to repay.  Sadly, there are animals everywhere that need our help.  My choice to direct the funds raised in this project to India is based on meeting many of the street and shelter dogs there this past January, the long way a dollar stretches to help animals there, and the cultural resistance the people dedicated to help animals often must overcome to pursue their calling.  I believe making just one life better is priceless but, through this project, we can make a much bigger difference.  I appreciate your support.

Date/Time
03/07/2018 - 08/08/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Name

Year of the Dog: Two Evening Pass
Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver BC
Description

Year of the Dog Paddling Seminar Series

For all paddling disciplines

up your game in paddling sports and help inspirational canines at the same time

 

Raising funds for India’s injured dogs and their puppies.

Animals and paddling are my passions so I’m bringing them together, and when better than in the year of the dog. To me, the strength of spirit of the dogs I have met, homed and stray, is such an inspiration, both in how to live and how to perform.


Attend two evenings for $105

The current evenings for our seminars are July 3rd and August 8th in Vancouver.  More dates and locations may be added.

Register for two and realize you can only come to one?  Let us know by the week before and we will refund you the difference.  Or send someone else in your place. 


100% of the proceeds go to help needy dogs in India.

Why this cause:

I consider it a privilege to be trusted, and to be trusted by the street dogs in India when all I had to offer was company, or in one case a painful trip to the vet, was an honour I wish to repay.  Sadly, there are animals everywhere that need our help.  My choice to direct the funds raised in this project to India is based on meeting many of the street and shelter dogs there this past January, the long way a dollar stretches to help animals there, and the cultural resistance the people dedicated to help animals often must overcome to pursue their calling.  I believe making just one life better is priceless but, through this project, we can make a much bigger difference.  I appreciate your support.

Date/Time
08/08/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Name

Year of the Dog: August 8th Seminars
Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver BC
Description

Year of the Dog Paddling Seminar Series

For all paddling disciplines

up your game in paddling sports and help inspirational canines at the same time

 

Raising funds for India’s injured dogs and their puppies.

Animals and paddling are my passions so I’m bringing them together, and when better than in the year of the dog. To me, the strength of spirit of the dogs I have met, homed and stray, is such an inspiration, both in how to live and how to perform.


Vancouver: August 8th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Granville Island Hotel

Presenters: Sean McBeath & Kamini Jain

Cost: $63.   All proceeds will go to help needy dogs in India


Seminars:

Training for Excellence: What you can do as an individual to maximize your crew and solo performance

 Presenter: Sean McBeath

Simply doing the workout is not enough.

The ability to improve and succeed in paddling, or sports in general, is about the mindset you take in to your training and competitions. While going out onto the water and paddling the prescribed workout is an important first step, it’s what you do and how you do every stroke between putting your boat in the water and taking it out that dictates your success. Being conscious of your thoughts, focus, and humility on the water is the difference between training and training for excellence.

The ability to make every training session, on and off the water, count towards your improvements will be explored. These topics include goal setting, conscious paddling, mindset, receiving and accepting feedback, and acceptance of failure to create success.

About Sean

Sixteen years of competitive canoe racing in several disciplines has Sean is well positioned to talk about pursuing excellence in paddlesports.  He whet his appetite for canoeing at 10 years old with a seven-day trip through the Bowron Lakes.  After much disciplined hard work this was followed with multiple National, Canada Games and Pan American medals in sprint canoe.  A dual citizen with Japan, he was selected to their National Team in 2008 an opportunity he declined in order to pursue the sport in Canada.

Now Sean trains and races for fitness and fun and directs his wealth of experience toward coaching. He is a fully certified Level 2 coach in the National Coaching Certificate Program, and has his Level 3 Theory component. He has many years of coaching experience in flat-water canoeing, kayaking, surfski, outrigger and PaddleALL (para/adaptive paddling).

In addition, Sean is currently working on his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in London.


More than Going Hard: What Top Athletes Know

To thrive in the environment of elite sport, an athlete has to learn training, communication and relationship skills that are specific to that environment.  Some of these feel innate to an athlete raised in a sport and others require conscious learning.  In this seminar Kamini will discuss some of the most useful tactics she learned as an elite kayaker and how they can lead to greater success for the adult athlete.   This seminar will look at how athletes interact successfully with external influences, complimenting Sean’s examination of how an athlete can maximize his or her internal abilities.

About Kamini

Kamini’s perspective has been generated from more than 30 years of  success as both an athlete and coach. A two-time kayak Olympian, her approach has been developed from a 20 year devotion to sprint kayaking in combination with many years of high performance outrigger canoe and dragon boat competition, as an athlete and coach. Combining high-level training and full-time coaching in a variety of paddling disciplines has allowed Kamini to examine paddle sports in a way that few people have had the opportunity to do.  Her experiential knowledge is supported by master’s degrees in both physiology and leadership.

 


100% of the proceeds go to help needy dogs in India.

Why this cause:

I consider it a privilege to be trusted, and to be trusted by the street dogs in India when all I had to offer was company, or in one case a painful trip to the vet, was an honour I wish to repay.  Sadly, there are animals everywhere that need our help.  My choice to direct the funds raised in this project to India is based on meeting many of the street and shelter dogs there this past January, the long way a dollar stretches to help animals there, and the cultural resistance the people dedicated to help animals often must overcome to pursue their calling.  I believe making just one life better is priceless but, through this project, we can make a much bigger difference.  I appreciate your support.