The nominees for the annual Canoe & Kayak Awards have just been announced and who do we find buried in amongst a wave of whitewater paddlers? Why none other than fellow Paddle Canada sea kayak instructor and Hurricane Rider, Rowan Gloag.
I don't want to tell you how to vote but when checking the radio button for your favourite, don’t forget, his name is Rowan Gloag.
You can vote here: canoekayak.com
Image credit: thrrowan.blogspot.ca
Conor Mihell from Canoe & Kayak Magazine posted a great little interview with Kelly and me about our podcast, Kayak Mainline. If you haven’t seen it already check I out.
I would like to thank Conor for working his magic and making us sound kinda like adults. It must have taken hours working to numerous editors to get the job done.
If you haven’t heard the latest episode of Kayak Mainline you still have time to download it.
A friend of mine pointed out that there is a profile of me on the Canoe & Kayak Magazine website. It’s a reprint from their beginner’s guide that was published back in Spring 2010 but it’s nice that they also published it on the website.
My friend Jovan Matic who does amazing portrait and wedding photography took the photo. Make sure you check out both of his sites as it's very good work.
Canoe & Kayak Magazine posted a video interview with Freya Hoffmeister about her massive day-paddle expedition around Australia. For those who had their head stuck underwater to long, Freya was the first woman and second person ever to fully circumnavigate the 14,000 kilometer (8700 mile) shoreline of Australia. She was named Canoe & Kayak’s Magazine’s 2010 Adventurer of the Year.
I’m pretty sure I will be named the 2011 Adventurer of the Year with my circumnavigation of the Toronto Islands yesterday. It was a massive 12 kilometer expedition.
Thanks to The Adventure Blog for the tip off.
Canoe & Kayak Magazine recently published two quick instructional videos featuring Shawna Franklin and Leon Somme, who are both amazing instructors and owners of the paddling school, Body Boat Blade International.
The two clips are produced by Bryan Smith and you can tell is unique and professional style immediately. Both videos are exactly as instructional videos should be, short and straight to the point with no wasted words.
Easley, S.C. – For the second year in a row, Wilderness Systems was awarded “Boat Brand of the Year” at the annual Canoe & Kayak Paddlesports Industry Awards, which took place at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010.
Votes were tallied from 384 retail specialty shops to determine the winners for Boat Manufacturer of the Year and Accessory Manufacturer of the Year. "This award goes to show that we are firing on all eight cylinders. It takes the entire team; shipping, production, accounting, R&D, sales and marketing to get it right in partnering with our dealers. We have had a good year and are looking forward to generating more innovative ways to help our dealers succeed in an increasingly competitive market," says Jim Miller, Werner's Marketing Manager.
If you think that your local paddling river is remote or dangerous, you need to head over to Canoe and Kayak magazine. They are highlighting a story from their latest issue about a recent canoeing adventure in Afghanistan.
Jason Straziuso is an Associated Press reporter living in Afghanistan. When his fiancé and paddling partner, Katie come to visit to a folding 15-foot Pakboat canoe, they hatch a plan to drive across the country to a "safe" river to paddle down.
"Mr. Jason, I was thinking it's safer to stay here than Ghorband. This is Hazara area-100 percent safe,"says Amir, my colleague, trusted guide, and an ethnic Hazara. "The district chief said don't even drive through Ghorband at night. It's Pashtun area, somebody could plant a mine."
"This area 100 percent safe," by guide says again, underscoring with deep emphasis the numerical portion of his prediction.
Read the full article here.
Photo by: Amir Shah