From the ACA Blog:
[blockquote]“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand,” is the mantra invoked by Tom Lindblade, who has spent his entire professional career in experiential education. His passion for teaching paddle sports, especially canoeing, has been a major focus of that career
An outstanding mentor of many ACA-Certified Instructors, he makes people want to learn good canoeing form and methods (important both for their enjoyment and in keeping them safe on the water); he draws people into the learning process, and makes them feel empowered by the process.[/blockquote]
More info: ACA Blog
American Canoe Association Names Tom Lindblade ‘Instructor of the Year’Monday, 02 November 2009
A big congratulations goes out to Tom Lindblade from Rockford, Illinois. Tom won the American Canoe Association’s annual, “Excellence in Instruction” award which was handed out recently.
Nominated by fellow instructors and ACA members, the award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of paddlesport instruction.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.