Jamie is a Paddle Canada River Kayaking Instructor. A founding member of the Manitoba Whitewater Club, he sat on the executive for the three years as Events Coordinator. Jamie also provides technical expertise and advice at Mountain Equipment Co-Op and has served on the board of Paddle Manitoba, our provincial instructional body, in the capacity of newsletter editor.
Jamie has an interest in both river and sea kayaking.
Jamie’s Paddling philosophy:
When I was 16, I fell in love with whitewater after participating in a six week canoe trip that had a lot of whitewater. Now that I have found the joy of whitewater kayaking, there is no place I’d rather be. In a kayak in big water, you must work with the water and understand it in order to be successful. In my opinion, no other paddle sport offers as much connection with the water as whitewater kayaking does. When I am on the wave, feeling it’s power, I am completely in the moment. There are no bills, no deadlines and no distractions. That’s why I enjoy whitewater paddling, and that’s what I want to help students experience as they embark on their own paddling journey.