I started competitive paddling on the Hawaiian outriggers in 1998 on the Island of Hawai’i. Upon returning to Edmonton, I picked up the sport of Dragon Boating. With the arrival of the outrigger canoes in 2005, I returned to that sport. I have raced both small and large outrigger canoes at local, national, and international races. My most memorable races include The Big Boat Race in Leduc, Queen Lili’uokalani Race, Hawaii and World Outrigger Sprints, Tahiti.
Before Hawai’i, I spent many hours paddling ‘Canadian Canoes’ and owned several recreational kayaks. I taught flatwater canoeing for several years for the City of St.Albert and St.Albert Catholic Schools.
As a veteran Leduc Boat Club paddler, it is my pleasure to share my sports knowledge with others of all ages.
Dragon Boat Race Officiating Level 1
Dragon Boat Steering Level 1 – Small Lake
Stand Up Paddleboard Skills Basic
Waterfront Canoeing Instructor
Lake Canoe Skills Introduction – Tandem
Intro Lake Canoe Instructor – Tandem
Standard First Aid and CPR (AED) Level (Heart and Stroke)
Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate