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Mission | Vision | Values

  • The Alberta Whitewater Slalom supports the development of high-performance whitewater slalom canoe/kayak/sup athletes within Alberta.

  • Alberta is recognized nationally and internationally as a center of excellence, producing world-class athletes in whitewater slalom canoe/kayak.

  • AWS, through the governance of the Alberta Whitewater Association, is a resource to a network of viable and sustainable provincial paddling clubs.


  • Development of long-term athletes and life-long paddlers

  • Ethical and respectful environment that extends into the community

  • Sportsmanlike conduct and teamwork

  • Open, honest, timely, and transparent communication

  • Athlete, coach, staff, and volunteer development

  • Parental engagement and support

  • An accessible, healthy, safe, and fun paddling environment

  • Operation of facilities in an environmentally responsible manner

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