Welcome Michelle – Paddle Canada’s New Executive Director!

Our newly appointed Executive Director, Michelle McShane will be officially starting on October 15, and has already spent some time getting to know office staff and board members. A few words from her: Hello Everyone, I am super excited to be joining Paddle Canada, and I look forward to meeting and working with many of […]

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Safety Handout British Columbia

Transport Canada and Recreational Safe Boating has issued a safety handout about safe water practices around Orca Whales on the West Coast. Please feel free to email Paolo in the office at [email protected] if you would like the PDF version of these handouts. […]

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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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