Instructor News


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

Certification Expired? We’ve extended your expiry date!

Paddle Canada has received much feedback with regards to the expired status of many members and have realized two things: That we as an organization have poorly communicated the process and options available to our members to keep their certifications current. Our database has flaws After months of review, the Board of Directors have decided … Continued

Join a Committee!

At this time of the year, most of us at Paddle Canada are not paddling! Maybe some are…..those who go south, practice skills in a pool, and the brave souls who have cold, but not hard water. It is a time for skiing, planning, dreaming and getting organized for the upcoming season. If you find … Continued

Board of Directors Regional Elections 2020

  It’s election time at Paddle Canada!  Paddle Canada is primarily run by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of 13 Regional Directors (one from each province and territory of Canada), the immediate Past President and the President Emeritus. The term of office for each Regional Director is nominally three years, with one-third of the Board … Continued

Bill Mason Scholarship Recipient 2019-2020

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Wiley is this year’s recipient of the Bill Mason Scholarship. We had a total of 9 applicants this year, and our committee had an enjoyable time reading through all of the applications. Sarah has a long history of exploring with her family by canoe, and the true spirit … Continued

We have a plan! Our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

In 2016, Ron Leduc and Andrea Griener shared a Twin Otter air charter with Brian Johnston of Paddle Canada. They met over a shared interest in a Horton River canoe trip after connecting online discussing tents for Arctic canoe trips. Two years later, Ron reached out to Brian (by then our VP) with an interest … Continued