Next National Paddling Week: June 10 - 18, 2017


Thanks to all who created, hosted,
volunteered, and  participated in 2016! 
Permanent Major Sponsors:
Founding Partners: Rapid Media (;
                                   Paddle Canada (
                                   Canadian Canoe Museum (retired in 2015)


Media Sponsor: Rapid Media is not only a founder of National Paddling Week,
                            but has also hosted our Paddling Booklet for Beginners from inception!


Youth Prize: Canadian Canoe Foundation Youth Prize Sponsor since 2013.


Twinned Safety Sponsor: PaddleSmart ( 


Website Details:

The National Paddling Week website is available in both official languages.

This has been an exceptional bonus and very attractive to the paddling community. 

The site hosts information about National Paddling Week, PaddleSmart, skills, events and event support materials.

The event calendar functions year round communicating paddling events and support opportunities.


Trade Shows Details:

National Paddling Week / Paddle Canada had an extremely successful series of trade show promotions.

10+ shows annually across the country in partnership with PaddleSmart and hosted by Paddle Canada.

These shows attract enthusiastic paddlers of all ages, skill levels, retail, services, manufacturers, and educators.


Media with specific event inquiries: are asked to connect directly with the event hosts for accuracy.


Media wishing to connect with Paddle Canada: are asked to connect directly with

Graham Ketcheson, Executive Director, 


Paddle Canada, P.O.B 126 Station Main, Kingston, On K7L 4V6

Paddle Canada Office Toll-Free : 1-888-252-6292


Media wishing to connect with National Paddling Week Coordinator: are asked to connect directly with

Dawn Callan, National Paddling Week Co-ordinator
c/o Paddle Canada, P.O.B 126 Station Main, Kingston, On K7L 4V6

Paddle Canada Office Toll Free : 1-888-252-6292

Permanent Resources

National Paddling Week Booklet for new paddlers: request from National Paddling Week Co-ordinator

Website / Events Listing Calendar:

Community Facebook page:


Downloadable Event PDF Templates and Sample Plans:

Sample Public Relations Tool Kit 2013