Canoe Program Development Committee

The mandate of the Canoe Program Development Committee is to help foster the pursuit of safe recreational paddling in Canada through the development and maintenance of a program of skill, instructor and instructor training and certification that is seen as necessary, effective and fair.

Members Position Region
Priscilla Haskin Acting Chairperson AB
Andrew  Westwood member-moving water ON
Brian Johnston member-moving water MB
Brett Pawlyk member-moving water AB
Darren Keith member-moving water QC
Charles Burchill Lead Member-Style MB
Kevin Silliker Lead Member-Poling NB
David Wooldridge Lead Member-Big Canoe BC
Richard Alexander Lead Member-Coastal NFLD
VACANT Lead Member-Lake
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Paul Mason Moving Water ON

Carole Westwood Moving Water ON

Alan Thomson Coastal/Big Canoe BC

A note about advisors

Advisors are individuals that run PC Programs and offer extensive feedback, suggestions, etc. to the Canoe Program Development Committee. Special thanks to the individuals above that have offered feedback on the canoeing programs over the past year.

Interested in serving on the Canoe PC?

We are currently seeking members to join us representing Lake Canoeing. View the complete Terms of Reference for the Canoe Program Committee. Canoe PC members should be individuals that are current and active having run Paddle Canada programs and hold at least two Instructor Trainer status in different canoe disciplines.

How to apply

The committee is now accepting applications to join. Please fill out this form to apply

For more information on any projects or initiatives of this committee, please contact the Committee Chairperson.