Instructor News


2021 Annual Report

On Sunday, April 10, 2022, we held our Annual General Meeting as an online event. Roughly 35 members and three staff were in attendance. Our new Bylaws were approved, and a summary of our accomplishments since our last AGM was highlighted. You can read the full Annual Report, complete with messages from our committees and … Continued

Students learn about how to read whitewater on an intermediate moving water course with Priscilla Haskin on the Red Deer River, AB.

Volunteers needed!

We currently have a number of volunteer opportunities available to members who want to be involved! The Sea Kayak Program Committee is seeking representation from the North (any of the territories) and Central (Alberta, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan) The River Kayak Program Committee is seeking members to join this very small, but growing committee with hopes … Continued

2021 Annual General Meeting

Paddle Canada’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, April 10, 2022. The AGM will take the form of an online webinar. Participants may join by computer (mobile or tablet) or by phone. An agenda, 2021 audited financial statement, and committee reports will be shared prior to the AGM with all those participating in the … Continued

Paddle Canada 2022 Regional Elections

Did you know that our Board of Directors is made up of Paddle Canada instructor members, who volunteer their time to ensure that as an organization we are successful? Did you also know that these are elected positions-by you, our Paddle Canada members! Our Board of Directors is comprised of our immediate Past President and … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Executive Director Edition

In our 50 Years, 50 People series, we have been highlighting the many volunteers that have contributed to the success of Paddle Canada/CRCA. We would like to add the following names to this list, our succession of Executive Directors for their commitment of hard work to strive for administrative sustainability of the organization. We need … Continued

Mike Gilbert in his kayak.

50 Years, 50 People: Mike Gilbert

Mike Gilbert first joined the Board of Paddle Canada in April 2012 as the BC Regional Representative. Pumped to have been elected and able to serve our British Columbia members. He served two full terms (6 years) in that position. In 2014 he was voted by the Board into the position of President and held … Continued

Bill Mason Scholarship Recipient 2021

In honour of Paddle Canada’s 50 Anniversary, we increased the amount of our scholarship award to $2000. While we had many great applicants, one stood out, and we are pleased to introduce you to Carter Burtlake, currently studying at the University of British Columbia. “I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of the 2021/2022 … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Karl Vollmer

Karl Vollmer sat on the Paddle Canada Board of Directors representing Nova Scotia for 2015-2016. At the same time, he joined the River Kayak Program Development Committee, of which he is now the Chair. He was the driving force behind the resurgence of the program and bringing the instructor stream back to Paddle Canada. He … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Richard Alexander

Richard had been a Paddle Canada instructor for a few years before he joined the Board of Directors representing Newfoundland and Labrador in 2005. For the next 5 years, he served as our President, followed by a year as our Past President. In 2019, he joined the Sea Kayak Program Development Committee as the Atlantic … Continued

Photo Contest 2021

We’re holding a good old fashioned photo contest! We’re seeking photos to use on our website, soical media paltforms, and newsletters. To sweeten the deal, we have THREE prize packages that will include our 50th Anniversary Trucker Hat, a handful of  Paddle Canada stickes and whistles. Prizes will be randomly drawn from all submitted photos … Continued