Paddle Canada is seeking more paddlers to join the Paddle Canada team in paddling our PC boat from Kingston to Ottawa. Join the fun with PC President, Priscilla Haskin and PC Executive Director, Graham Ketcheson and their families on this historical and cultural adventure.
When: August 5 - 15, 2013
Where: Kingston to Ottawa
Cost: $400 includes camping, lock fees, group banquets and also goes towards costs of out boats support vehicle.
Accommodation: camping at locks, private campgrounds and provincial park campgrouns en route. The PC canoe team will be sharing food, cooking and camping together along with the other brigades en route.
For details on the schedule, route and more logistics please view website here.
If interested in learning more or registering, please contact either:
Graham Ketcheson -
Last Week to Order Paddle Canada T-Shirts - May 5th.
Paddle Canada has decided to cancel the Atlantic Paddling Symposium, to take place in Saint John, NB May 10-13, 2013, due to insufficient levels of interest in the event relative to the financial support being provided by provincial and national paddling associations. The decision was made after several attempts to increase registrations including individual calls to local paddlers from committee members. Local interest in the event simply does not warrant the expenditure of revenue (membership revenue) from organizations including Canoe Kayak New Brunswick, Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia and Paddle Canada for the exclusive benefit of a relatively small group.
We thank all coaches, sponsors and registrants for their interest in this year’s and previous year’s symposiums.
New Paddle Canada T's in Men's & Women's Styles!
PC is excited to partner with a small Canadian company, Northern Park Apparel to bring you some fresh designs with the PC logo embroidered on each sleeve. We are now taking Pre-Orders until early May, via Northern Park Apparel's website so we can purchase an initial spring group order. Later in the year PC will have a small stock of T's to sell at trade shows and via mail order.
It’s time to start your engines, hoist your sails and grab your paddles! North American Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 18-24, 2013 is on the horizon and it’s time to get busy! Once again, CSBC needs volunteers to join their crew and help spread safet boating message. Learn More Here
Volunteers are the backbone of Safe Boating Awareness Week! It was through your efforts that, in 2012, we were able to deliver safe boating messages across the country through over 85 MILLION television, radio and newspaper media impressions. But more importantly, your small investment of time is saving lives.
Paddle Canada is pleased to announce the final Director Election results from last Saturdays (March 9) AGM:
Mike Gilbert, British Columbia
Matt Cuccaro, Ontario
Tim White, Nova Scotia
Bryan Sarauer, (re-elected) for Saskatchewan
Congratulations to all four, and PC's sincere appreciation to the rest of the candidates for their interest in joining the board of directors of Paddle Canada. It was a very close election (by 3 votes in the end over candidate Tony Shaw) for British Columbia and only a slightly larger margin in Ontario at 11 votes between Matt Cuccaro and Stacy Utas.
Thanks to all that participating in the voting process and to those that attended last Saturday's meeting.
The final documents including meeting minutes of Saturday's AGM are now found here for download, including powerpoint or PDF versions of the ED Report and Float Plan for Success:
The nomination period for the 2013-14 term is now over (Feb 8, 2013).
The confirmation of candidate (if only one) or voting (if two or more candidates) is now underway for the following provinces and candidates:
Final voting is will conclude Friday March 8, 2013 at midnight. Confirmation of the vote will be annouced at the 2012 AGM to take place March 9th, 2013.
For questions, comments and concerns regarding the nominations and election processes please do not hesitate to contact the Elections Chair:
Paddle Canada Past President
Chair, Elections Committee
Paddle Canada is pleased to be attending the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show, Feb 22-24, 2013 at the International Centre, on Airport Road.
Download this coupon and print as many copies as you would like for a discount on entry to the show.
See you there. PC will also be at Vancouver March 1-2 and Calgary March 23-24, 2013.