About us

Annual General Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2016 AGM Minutes

Society Business Plan 2016-2018

Audited Financial Statements 2015

Paddle Alberta – Board & Committee Directors

Our volunteer Board/Committee Directors and members are what help make Paddle Alberta the great organization it is. Their passion for getting people out paddling and the paddling environment is what makes them so great for the job. If you enjoy recreational paddling, instructing, or passionate about paddling environment sustainability, volunteering for one of Paddle Alberta’s sub committees; Safety & Touring, Education, or Environment is a good start. Anyone can volunteer for committee, just contact Paddle Alberta.

Our Board and Committee Directors are elected for 1 year terms at our Annual General Meeting in early Spring of each year. Our current Board and Directors are profiled below:

Executive Managers

Terry Konyi

Terry Konyi

President

At a young age Terry’s Scout group was donated 6 tandem canoes and his love for paddling was ignited. Terry has paddled throughout Ontario and central Alberta and his first summer camp job was as a Canoe Specialist. Terry is now the Director of YWCA YoWoChAs Outdoor Education Centre and has been working in the camping industry for 12 years where he loves to introduce youth to the outdoors, especially waterfront activities.

Mark Lund

Mark Lund

Vice President

The “old guy” around Paddle Alberta, founding member of Paddle Alberta, AWA, Ceyana Canoe Club and Edmonton Paddling Centres Association. Mark is a long time physical, outdoor and health education instructor at Grant MacEwan University… now semi retired. He paddles canoes, kayaks, and has even tried SUPs… he’s just not sure how to keep lunch dry and the beer cold! He’s presently the Safety & Touring Director for PA and to date has held all executive positions but treasurer!
“Safety, tripping and education is why PA was formed, dissemination of good touring info, and paddling technique saves lives and ensures paddling is a enjoyable and healthy activity”

Lori Davis

Lori Davis

Enviornment Director

Lori’s worked at HeLa Ventures as a river guide and paddle instructor for 12 years. She’s also worked for WAVE (Western Adventure Education) as a river kayak instructor and guide for 2yrs. She currently is member of the Rocky Canoe Club and is their Events Coordinator for the past 11 years and has organized multiple paddling events in the Rocky Mountain House area throughout that time … everything from the Brierley’s Classic to All Women Weekends to Family Lake Days to Club trips to Winter Kayak Pool sessions. She runs an annual River Safety Awareness Clinic (the Tammy Thompson River Safety Clinic) and certified to to teach PaddleSmart programs. She is currently promoting and coordinating the “Schools in Pools” program for the AWA across Alberta for 2016/17.

Her favourite Alberta canoeing river is the Upper Red Deer and her favourite Alberta Kayaking river is the Sunwapta. New Love: River SUPping / Surfing. Home Play Spot: Devil’s Elbow on the N.Sask. Email: live4paddling@gmail.com !!

Karla Handy

Karla Handy

Program Services Coordinator

Karla is the one staff person at Paddle Alberta and works from home. After teaching and running the lessons program at Bow Waters Canoe Club in the mid to late 2000’s, Karla moved on to the PSC job with Paddle Alberta in late 2010. She is a graduate of the ETOL program from Mount Royal University.

Matt Steele

Matt Steele

Safety & Touring Director

bio coming soon

Natalie Armbruster

Natalie Armbruster

Secretary

bio coming soon

Lana Madsen

Lana Madsen

Education Director

bio coming soon

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– Rabindranath Tagore

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