Mike

Certifications:

  • Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills
  • Paddle Canada Level 2 Instructor Trainer

Mike has enjoyed paddling since a youngster living in Quebec with rowboats and canoes. Taking up sea kayaking was a no-brainer living on the West Coast. Mike has made his home in Richmond for the last 25 years and is certified as a Day Guide with SKGABC (Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC) and is a Level 3 Instructor holding a Level 4 Skills Certification with Paddle Canada. He is also a PaddleSmart Presenter Trainer.

Mike is dedicated to introducing and instructing residents of, and visitors to, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to the joys of kayaking as an instructor / guide with Ecomarine Paddlesports and BC Kayak Centre. Mike is currently Paddle Canada‘s National Board President and BC Director and has coached sports for more than 25 years holding certifications with Canada’s National Coaching Program. With an extensive professional past in risk management Mike believes it is important to continually improve safety for all users in paddle sports.