Instructor News

June Mahood

50 Years, 50 People: June Mahood

We are saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of June Mahood.  Paddle Canada has lost one of its best (and first!) Executive Directors. Indeed, June was an exceptional and detail-driven leader of people. She had the ability to see what needed to be done and do something about it! A great organizer, … Continued

Tony in a kayak

50 Years, 50 People: Tony Palmer

If you have volunteered with Paddle Canada over the past 20 years, at some point you have likely worked with Tony. He started his volunteer career with Paddle Canada in 1994 as our Alberta Director, followed by a couple of year as the Western VP. For roughly 12 years, he penned a regular article, “The … Continued

A photo of Bill Palmer.

50 Years, 50 People: Bill Palmer

From 1915 to 1996 Bill Palmer and the Miramichi river were inseparable. His first trip on the fabled New Brunswick river was in the early 1920s, in a rowing canoe. For more than seven decades, “Mr. Miramichi” – an educator, instructor, and inspiration – was instrumental in introducing thousands to the joys and pleasures of … Continued

5 Reasons To Become A Paddle Canada Instructor 

Working 9-5 what a way to make living…  Are you pining for more out of life? Have you considered teaching paddle sports? Starting your own business?  We want to support you! Great teachers are mentored and created, no one was born knowing everything; we all learn from someone. This is your chance to join other … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Alan Goodridge

Alan Goodridge is one of the unsung heroes of paddling in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.   As a long-serving member of the various paddling organizations in Newfoundland & Labrador since the 1980s, Alan can be counted on to serve in whatever capacity is needed in any given year and has served as President of … Continued

50th Anniversary Trucker Hat

In celebration of 50 years, we have a desigend a special edition trucker hat! Pre-orders now open!! $45/hat, includes shipping and taxes. Delivery in Canada only at this time. Orders close Saturday May 1, 2021. Hats will be shipped mid May.

50 Years, 50 People: Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams is probably best known as a mountain and wilderness guide with expeditions to Everest, a crossing of Antarctica, and both the North and South Pole, including the Pole to Pole expedition in 2000 that he organized and led-all under human power. But…did you know that he was our first Yukon Director way back … Continued

Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 18th at 5:00 EDT. All current Paddle Canada Instructor members are invited to attend. Please RSVP below with the email address you wish the dial in details to be sent to. An agenda, 2020 audited financial statements, and committee reports will be shared prior to the AGM with … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Cathy Allooloo

Cathy’s name being on this list of 50 people was suggested to us by a few people, and as we learned more about her, and her contributions and accomplishments, there is no doubt that Paddle Canada is honoured to count her among our numbers! This instalment in this series is a little different, in that … Continued

a waiver waiting to be signed

Waiver Webinar

The Paddle Canada head office has been receiving many calls lately with waiver questions-and many of these questions are not ones of office staff can adequately answer, so we have recruited an expert to help us out. With more than 40-years of experience in the adventure and emergency response industry as a guide, business owner, … Continued