Volunteer Awards

Recently, two of our incredible volunteers were recognized for their outstanding hard work and dedication to the Paddle Canada organization. The Kirk Wipper Award in recognition of 20-plus years of volunteerism was presented to David Johnston. A Volunteer Recognition Award was also presented to David Johnston – in recognition of his outstanding work on the […]

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Member Claudia Kerckhoff Van Wijk receives Lifetime Achievement Award

A big congratulations to Paddle Canada member Claudia Kerckhoff Van Wijk on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Paddle Awards! “I am honoured for being recognized for my participation and contribution to the sport of whitewater paddling. I am still happiest when in my kayak, especially when running a challenging section of river, so […]

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Paddling Industry Updates to Transport Canada

Paddle Canada was front and centre at the Recreational Boating Standing Committee meetings with Transport Canada in Ottawa this week, as part of their twice annual Canadian Marine Advisory Council.  Executive Director, Graham Ketcheson presented on two topics: 1) Safety Equipment Requirements for Whitewater Paddling Schools (Bailers & Rope bag exemptions – on behalf of Alberta […]

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New Options for Personal Flotation Devices

What do you think about the new PFD’s now hitting the market?  Paddle Canada as a valued member of Transport Canada’s National Recreational Boating Advisory Council (NRBAC)  is spreading the word, so that paddlers may have a say.  These new devices also are part of a larger North American lifejacket and personal flotation device harmonization […]

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Kingston Strategic Planning Weekend

The board of directors, program committee chairs and staff, gathered for two days in Kingston April 6-7 to discuss the future of Paddle Canada.  The weekend was a great success with some amazing work accomplished.  We have the beginnings of a new Vision, Mission statement plus some agreed upon priorities, goals with measurable outcomes. We […]

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