The shipment of latest Paddling Buyer's Guide arrived at office today! If members do not receive a copy in your mailbox in the next couple weeks, please contact us, and we can make sure you receive a copy. Look for our 40th Anniversary Paddle Canada Sticker included inside. We did look at a few different ways of packaging the decal inside the magazine. In the end, mostly for cost reasons, we chose to poly bag the issue. We realize it is not the best of 'Green' decision. Paddle Canada and Rapid Media, will continue to source different ways of mailing the decal in future years.
Enjoy the latest issue. Our Paddle Canada Member News : Kanawa - begins on page 176.
Has everyone found the little surprise inside the Rapid Media's 2013 Paddling Buyers Guide? Members should be receiving their issues this week along with a 40th Anniversary Paddle Canada Decal as part of your membership benefit. In honour of our significant anniversary year, we decided to also distribute the decal to all Canadian subscribers (non-members) who enjoy paddling and Rapid Media's magazines. We hope all will enjoy and display these decals proudly and prominently.
These decals are printed on cold weather waterproof vinyl so they will stick, stay and last on any piece of outdoor or paddling gear.
The Kanawa members news section starts on page 176.
Enjoy the issue and happy shopping for next season!
On November 7, 2012 Transport Canada's Committee Working Group for Navigable Waters Protection presented a 1 hour hearing. Graham Ketcheson, Executive Director and Jay Morrson, Chair of Environment committee for Paddle Canada were both at this meeting among many other stakeholder groups including Canadian Safe Boating Council and Canadian Power and Sail Squadron.
The new act proposes to only protect less than 1% of all our waterways, from development that affects navigation boats including canoe or kayak or SUP.
"We're losing our tools to protect fresh water and our federal government is really getting rid of their responsibility to protect our waterways," argues Meredith Brown, the Ottawa Riverkeeper, a watchdog group that monitors water quality in the Ottawa River and its tributaries.
A recent blog post in the UK talks about the BCU stopping production of their magazine Canoe Focus. They looked at the Paddle Canada/Rapid Media partnership as a possible model.
According to Canoe England BCU CEO Paul Owen,
“In this highly exciting year for canoeing it is fitting that after twenty years the BCU member’s magazine is moving in an exciting new direction. We are pleased to be working with Warners Group Publications PLC with their wealth of knowledge and a real passion for our sport and we look forward to producing a magazine that really inspires our readers to get out there on the water and get involved.”
Paddle Canada is excited to welcome Dawn Callan to the office, as a part time staff. Dawn's primary task is to co-ordinate the launch of the National Paddling Week, June 2013. You will likely be hearing from Dawn over the course of this winter as she builds works closely with Paddle Canada committees & volunteers, and builds support from the members and paddling community leading up to the event.
Dawn's experience is very diverse and vast. Her expertise is in creative coordination of client centred services, facilitation of programs for non-profit agencies, special interest groups, and community events. Her skills include creative design, proven leadership, reporting and statistical analysis, grant writing, budget planning and management, database & records maintenance, computer proficiency, marketing, business planning and much more.
She has a long successful career as a musician and has been involved in various aspects of music festival management all across the country.
She is a life long paddler and started solo canoeing at age eight. She also does beautiful wood work and painting of antique paddles for resale. Also Paddle Canada patron, Kevin Callan is her cousin nonetheless!!
We look forward to working with Dawn. Welcome aboard!
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|Written by Graham Ketcheson on Monday, 20 August 2012 12:55||Published in Latest Paddle News|
Paddle Canada members were "blown away" by the beauty of the Churchil River, in Labrador. The river is on the list for more hyrdo development in the future. There is already a dam built in 1969 neaer the top of the river. PC President, Blair Doyle, Past President, Richard Alexander, past regional director NL, Corey Locke, current regional director NL, Jeff Martin, and instructor member Johnny Walsh, have now added their names to supporters of Grand River Keepers (the local organization advocating protection and preservation of the river and it's watershed).
This trip was one of the bigger expeditions done by these PC members. They managed to run all the rivers rapids except Muskrat Falls which they portaged. The group filmed the trip and will be putting a video together to be ready for release this fall. They hope to submit it to Paddle Canada's Waterwalker Film Festival 2013.