Community Support

Echo Paddles is a proud sponsor of:

2013 – Ottawa River Keeper

2008-2011 Gatinieau Fest

2006-2013 North American Open Boat Slalom Championships

2008 Canadian Canoe Museum Beaver Club Gala

2007 Athabasca River Expedition: Connecting the Drops

2006 Gull River race
Minden, Ontario

Seth Wotten, Water for Future Generations
Water for Future Generations is a cross Canada canoeing expedition to raise awareness about Canadian water-related environmental issues and inspire leadership among politicians and ordinary citizens.

Dubawnt River Art Expedition

2005 Rapid Magazine Gull River Open Canoe Slalom Race 
Gull River
Miniden, Ontario

2005 North American Open Canoe Slalom Championships
Jonquiere, Quebec

Canoesongs Vol II
Gala at the Canadian Canoe Museum
Peterborough, Ontario


Apprenticeship Opportunities

May 2007 – Amber Kilbourn, a student in the Environmental Leadership program at Bayridge Secondary school spent a week with us learning how to make paddles as part of a co-op credit

Spring 2009 – Brian Reid, a student in the Outdoor and Experiential Education Program at Queen’s University completed an alternative placement at Echo Paddles, learning how the ropes of how to make canoe paddles. During his apprenticeship, Brian not only helped out in the paddle shop, but also built a beautiful Reflection model paddle of his own.

I still love to teach!  Contact me if you are interested in helping in the shop