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Thanksgiving at the Thompson

Thanksgiving at the Thompson

Each Canadian Thanksgiving, which takes place the second weekend of October, a group of kayakers meet for a gathering at the Thompson River outside of Lytton BC. The folks gathered come from through BC and Alberta but are connected through one women from Alberta who...
The Local Section

The Local Section

My Home River, The Barwon River finally has water. It’s been so long since we had proper flood stage flows in this short punchy section. honestly, it has to be my top 3 favorite sections iv ever done. the shuttle is short the white water is epic and the stoke is...
Big Water Technique – How to Paddle High Volume Rivers

Big Water Technique – How to Paddle High Volume Rivers

photos: Safari Par Excellence Despite the common misconception, Big Water doesn’t actually mean difficult water. It doesn’t directly mean hard rapids. Big water refers to the high volume whitewater found on high volume rivers. Big Water kayaking...
Summer Highlight: Paddling with the Columbia Gorge Junior Kayak Club

Summer Highlight: Paddling with the Columbia Gorge Junior Kayak Club

For almost as long as I have paddled, I’ve helped get kids into kayaking. It wasn’t on purpose, and I’m not even really sure how it happened. I didn’t really start paddling until I was in my late teens/early twenties, so maybe it’s because I was one of the only “kids”...
Diversify Whitewater – Greater Seattle 2022

Diversify Whitewater – Greater Seattle 2022

This year I was fortunate to volunteer as a kayak instructor for Diversify Whitewater’s Greater Seattle Area weekend event. The mission of Diversify Whitewater (https://diversifywhitewater.org/) is to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in paddlesports by...