Summer on the Inside

When I was young I had a pair of paddling shorts with a tag that read, “It’s always summer on the inside”. At the time I figured it meant that that shorts would be warm, but since then I find a deeper meaning in that phrase. In the winter I am drawn to go paddling […]

Visiting Skookumchuck Narrows

My favourite thing to do is take people to amazing places for the first time. It’s a pleasure and excitement to share a special place with your friends. Almost like your divulging a secret. Late in September I took the local group of young paddlers out to Skookumchuck Narrows. This place isn’t really a secret. […]

Fun at the CRYK Fest

This past weekend I had the pleasure of helping out at the annual Cowichan River Youth Kayak Festival hosted by Dan Norman and Brentwood College School. Dan was my first instructor and the one that motivated me to be a good paddler and instructor. I enjoy going to this event because it is centred around […]

Whitewater Spring Break- Jon Allen

Spring Break is a great time of year to get back out on the water. For the last 5 years I have been running a day camp to introduce kids to kayaking. It’s always a bit challenging because the weather can be unpredictable and new paddlers rarely own the gear necessary to stay warm in […]

Stark Contrast

My latest adventure was into the lap of luxury. As a gift after Christmas my parents took my fiancé and I on a cruise to Mexico. Specifically Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. Unfortunately, this didn’t involve any kayaking, but it was certainly an eye-opening experience in may ways. It was actually a very […]