Coldspring Paddling Instruction Videos

The Paddle Canada vice-president Rick Wise put together this promo video for the Paddle Canada kayak program. I'm on the PC marketing committee and we have been looking into having a professional production company make us some videos, but we ran out of money in the marketing budget and Rick put this together in the meantime. Rick runs Horizons Adventures in Ontario.

In August of 2011 Shaw TV came out to one of our kayak lessons at Pike Lake and video taped us on the water, then interviewed myself and one young student. It was an unusual experience for me to be interviewed.

Here is a video interview I did a couple of years ago for CBC following Red Cross National Life Jacket Day. Actually, they barely used any of the interview they did with me. You can also read some of my comments regarding the interview at my personal blog at

My father-in-law loves to play with video editing so he put together this fast-paced (and somewhat loud) video as a fun project using video he took of me teaching kayak courses at Candle Lake in the summer of 2011. Don't worry, my courses are actually much more relaxed than this high energy video portrays.

What our Students are Saying about Us

- Donelda Gowan-Moody, Saskatoon

"Thank you very much for the paddling instruction.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Our son says that kayaking is AWESOME!"

What our Students are Saying about Us

"I wanted to stop and tell you that you are among
the best instructors I've ever had."
- Pool Student

What our Students are Saying about Us

"You were very informative and I would recommend your class to
anyone considering taking up kayaking."

- Marvin Doepker, Saskatoon