Instructor News


The Role of a Director

The Paddle Canada Board of Directors is comprised of elected paddling instructors from across the country. Our Board is as diverse as the watercraft we paddle, with the commonality we all share: a passion for paddling and sharing that love of paddling with others.  Our role is to collectively pilot the mothership known as Paddle Canada. … Continued

The front cover of the 2021 Paddle Canada calendar.

Order the Paddle Canada 50th Anniversary Calendar Today

We are now taking orders for our Paddle Canada 50th Anniversary print calendar. Proceeds from the calendar will be used for program and instructor development. The pre-sale price is $25 (applicable taxes and shipping included!). Please note there will be an additional shipping charge for orders being shipped outside of Canada. ($5 for US and … Continued

Paddle Canada Instructors Paddle for a Cause

Paddle Canada instructor John Lippert, along with two others embarked on a 100km paddle across the Strait of Georgia as a fundraising challenge. Here is his story: I don’t know much about human trafficking… but I do know how to paddle. It all started with a timely email. I was heading back home to Vancouver … Continued

50th Anniversary Calendar Photo Contest

Paddle Canada celebrates 50 years of paddling! As part of our celebrations, we would like to publish a 2021 calendar in honour of our 50th year. We invite YOU to submit photos for consideration. We are hoping for a collection of images that reflect paddling from across Canada. Canoe (lake, big, style, poling, white water) … Continued

Poling on the Prairies

By mid-summer on the prairies, most people consider river paddling to be finished.  The water levels on the rivers have dropped to a point that even getting the tip of a wide white-water blade in the water is not possible and it is just no fun or interesting.   This is the time of year … Continued

Courses have re-opened (but there are rules!)

To our Paddle Canada instructors, First off, we want to thank you for your patience while the Paddle Canada Board of Directors, Program Committee chairs and staff have been navigating our way through the current Covid-19 crisis, professionally and personally (and voluntarily for most!) We have come up with a way that we believe that … Continued

2019 Annual Report

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on April 30, 2020. We would like to thank everyone that took the time to attend, it was our highest attendance in years! Below are links to the minutes and the Annual Report for your reading pleasure. 2019 AGM Minutes 2019 Annual Report (includes financial statements)

A message from our President

Dear Member, As we continue to face an evolving landscape around us from COVID-19 I would like to share our thoughts as a team of Paddle Canada volunteers and staff who are facing these same challenges. It’s all a bit new to us as we are temporarily sorting out a new normal with our lives. … Continued

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Paddle Canada AGM for 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 30 2020 at 7:00pm EDT. The AGM will take the form of an online webinar. Participants may join by computer (mobile or tablet) or by phone. Information to join the conference/webinar call will be sent to members that would like to participate. Please RSVP to … Continued

My Canoe is on Shore

I’m sure I’m not the only one tuning into CBC more often or scrolling through social media maybe a bit more than usual. I’m getting the message, and I am staying home. Entering week three of staying home; like you, I too am itching to get out paddling. I can see the lake across the … Continued