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 Whitewater Association)

2) Success of PaddleSmart Project 2015-2018

Both were extremely well received by government and boating stakeholders present.  There was lots of interest in the “tiny” boats we brought as part of the presentation. Thanks to instructor member Peter Kasurak of the Safety Committee for helping bring one of his open solo canoes as part of the presentation.