Instructor News


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

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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

50 Years, 50 People: Kirk Wipper

Kirk was a lifetime canoeing advocate, an inspiration, and a mentor to many. He was an educator, a volunteer with many camping and paddling organizations, including 45 years with the Royal Lifesaving Society, a national director of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Canada, and an avid collector of canoes, (his collection forming the opening … Continued

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Bill Mason Scholarship Recipient 2020/2021

We are pleased to announce that Evan Sullivan is this year’s recipient of the Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship! “I am incredibly grateful to be chosen as the 2020-2021 recipient of the Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Award. Bill Mason formed a central character in my love of canoeing and kayaking from a young age, and paddling … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Mark Lund

Mark was a very early participant in the leadership of Paddle Canada. He was one of the original Alberta representatives to an organizational meeting in 1972 at Camp Kandalore “when the CRCA was originally considered”. The Kandalore meeting recalls the beginnings of what we now know as the Canadian Canoe Museum and the ongoing national canoe … Continued

50 Years, 50 People: Claude Cousineau

Claude Cousineau is one of six original founding Board members of the Canadian Canoeing Association (incorporated in 1972), which subsequently became the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association (CRCA) in April 1976 through Supplementary Letters Patent.  His expertise in canoeing developed through his camping and tripping skills as a teenager. He contributed to the work of the Canadian … Continued