Paddle Like a Girl

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Roxane Esch and Katrina VanWijk are offering a 1 day clinic on Friday, August 10th at the Kananaskis right before Kanfest starts. These 2 women have a wealth of experience instructing and coaching paddlers. The Alberta Whitewater Association is very pleased to offer this women's only workshop that will take you to the next level in your paddling performance.


Roxane has an illustrious 30 year career on rivers across North America, as a slalom racer on the Canadian National Team, safety boater for Class IV/V raft trips, professional freestyle competitor, top level coach and instructor. Roxane is great at tearing you down to the basics and bringing it all back together again to elevate you past the point where you came from. 

Katrina comes from the world famous Madawaska Kanu Centre and has been coached by the best paddlers in the world since she was old enough to get into a boat. Katrina is also a former slalom racer and a creek boating competitor. She is one of the top female instructors in Canada and her style and finesse in a boat are awesome. 

On top of this both ladies bring a great understanding of the challenges facing women in whitewater and an ability to work with a wide range of people. They are both very passionate about our sport and have been wonderful ambassadors around the world. 

To register go to: 

  • Government of Alberta
  • Coach Canada
  • La Farge
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