Category Archives: Paddling

Another long paddle

This Saturday I went on another long paddle. It was longer, a little more intense, and we also went out of town to Beaver Creek.  Fewer people lining up for a long paddle today since Alex got called into work, … Continue reading

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Loong paddles

Still no photos!  I’ll remember to bring my camera one day. The days are warm and long, and there are enough keen people around to do some ACTUAL marathon training.  This Saturday Mark, Frank, Alex and I set out for a … Continue reading

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Training Camp

On the May long weekend I was invited to a ‘ladies’ paddling weekend’ in Regina hosted by Fiona.  She had invited some of her American friends to come up, and there are several fast ladies at the Regina club, so … Continue reading

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Easter Paddle

So it wasn’t the best day for paddling, but given how long winter has been and how I am kind of sick of skiing by now it seemed like a good option. Paddling buddies Mike, Fiona, and Kenzie came up … Continue reading

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Rookie Race

Last weekend, after being away for about a month, I did a marathon canoe Race in Craven on the Qu’Appelle River. This was the season-ender ‘rookie race’, where each boat needs to have a first-year novice in the boat. I … Continue reading

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Outrigger World Championships

  Today is Graham’s first day of competition at the Va’a World Championship race in Calgary.  He went to the 2008 event in Sacramento but missed the 2010 one in New Caledonia because we were in Sweden.  This year he … Continue reading

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Marathon Canoe Nationals

This weekend I went to the Canadian Marathon Nationals in Winnipeg. Marathon Nationals is a LOT smaller and more casual than sprint Nationals, and you don’t need to qualify to enter so it was perfect for a rookie like me. … Continue reading

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Marathon paddling

One of the things I looked forward to doing in Saskatchewan is marathon canoeing – a part of my heritage! Graham has already competed several times and has some plaques to show for it…  I on the other hand have … Continue reading

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World Championships Videos

Here is a selection of videos of the races in Tampa. Double click to watch them full screen as they don’t fit in the blog width. Premier Mixed 200m Final Lane 4 – Silver medal Premier Mixed 500m Final Lane … Continue reading

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Paddling in Stockholm

On Saturday I made a trip with paddling veterans Vinn and Mati to Stockholm to paddle kayaks around the islands. Forecasts weren’t so good, but the weather ended up being fantastic so there was tons of traffic and tossing waves … Continue reading

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