In Memory of Vinessa Currie-Foster

Passion. Vitality. Energy. Excitement. Enthusiasm. Rather busy at times. But above all, passion. These are some of the words and phrases that come to mind as we remember Vinessa Currie-Foster. On Friday, April 24th, 2015, the night before the Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium, Vinessa was en route to Saskatoon for the symposium with her young family. […]

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Update on Stand Up Paddleboard Transport Canada Regulations

At the spring 2015 National CMAC meetings in Ottawa, Transport Canada updated the Recreational Boating Standing Committee (and Paddle Canada) on the status of the SUP amendmends.  The status is still at consulting stage with Treasury Board.  Once complete it will then go to Canada Gazette Part I for 30 day public review and comment. […]

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Why You Should Always Bring a Boat Repair Kit!

It’s a beautiful day; the sun is shining and you’ve just launched your boat for the start of another season on the water. And the thoughts of that tough winter just past are quickly forgotten. Everyone’s on board, excited about the day ahead, so off you go. The day unfolds as you had hoped it […]

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How Dangerous Is Cold Water?

Hypothermia. Say it out loud and it’s an unpleasant sounding word. But it has a simple meaning. It’s when the core of your body drops to abnormally low body temperatures and if it goes too low and for too long eventually your heart can stop. Many Canadian boaters are aware of hypothermia but most are […]

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DUI In your Canoe?

When the Canadian Safe Boating Council speaks to Canadian boaters each year about the dangers of drinking and boating, there is no gentle way to do it. The motto on the road is “if you drink, don’t drive”. It’s the same on the water. And so are the laws. First and foremost, a boat is […]

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Dave Was Rescued!

“It happened so quickly. One minute you’re having the most fun of your life, the next minute you’re struggling for your life.” That was Dave Kimpinski’s comment after nearly drowning in a boating accident.  Dave and his young son, Curtis, were pulling Dave’s niece Amanda on an inflatable tube with their small outboard powered boat. […]

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