Board of Directors

We would like to introduce the current Board Members.  Our mandate is to promote and support recreational paddling by providing educational and social opportunities to all members. Our board would like to hear from you. Questions, concerns or comments…you can either email the club directly or get in touch personally with any of our board members.

Marise-Ann Comeau – President

Contact: (403) 542-1763 Email: bwccmemberships@gmail.com

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Growing up in a small town in Nova Scotia I’ve always been drawn towards water, whether it be the ocean or lakes.  We joined the club last year after years of living in a landlocked province and it revived my love for being on the water.  I love refining my skills and the rush of getting through a section of river that seemed impossible at one point.  I’m excited to support the club with the upcoming year of events and trips!

 

Timothy Kozlik – Vice-President

Email:  timothykozlik1@gmail.com

Timothy is our youngest board member but has been in the club since he was a young teenager!  He’s one of our expert paddlers and loves the big whitewater.

 

Jeff Boyd – Treasurer

Email:  jboyd@ucalgary.ca

Jeff is a confirmed water rat.  He started paddling kayaks at the University of Calgary in the early 1980s through pool lessons, but life took him in other directions and he did not make it onto the river for many years.  For a couple of decades, Jeff satisfied his water-rat urges with windsurfing, the occasional sea kayaking trip, and boogie-boarding while living on the west coast.  In 2005, Jeff saw a surf ski in a shop in Cocoa Beach, FL, rekindling his interest in kayaks. He took some lessons, revived his roll, and joined BWCC.  He now enjoys paddling whitewater and hits the surf in Oregon and on Vancouver Island whenever he can.  Jeff especially enjoys paddling with his son, Trevor and his wife, Brenda.

 

Laura Rider – Secretary

Email:  lkrevents1@gmail.com

Paddling came into my life at the age of 14 when I heard from friends at school that there is a canoe club nearby.  Soon after I joined Bow Waters Canoe Club, I participated in the flat water racing team, competing in voyageur, war boat, C-1, C-2, K- 1 to 4.  And the family fun regattas were jousting and gunwale bobbing; these held during the July 1 Forest Lawn community activities.

Accepted as one of the family members in the club, I thrived in this connected setting, growing up while learning how to river paddle, cross country ski, how to build a sauna or an oven in the ground during canoe camping trips plus the opportunities of exploring and caring for our land and water God gave us.

It gives me great joy to see people out of their homes enjoying the outdoors.  My paddling experiences have and still include family outings to group adventures on lakes and rivers.  The joy of moving through the water, observing the habitat, instructing /learning stroke improvement, exploring a river channel or the quietness of a lake adds joy to my heart.  Watch for the white Rocky Mtn Crusier, also known as one of Ted’s boats.

 

John Gapp – Member Representative

Details and Bio to follow

 

Michael Hart – Member Representative

Details and Bio to follow

 

Roger Treibwasser – Member Representative

Details and Bio to follow

 

Lindsey Walburger –  Past President

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I grew up on a farm near Waterton Park and enjoy pretty much any activity that gets me outside. I had always enjoyed canoeing but it wasn’t until this summer, when I took a university whitewater canoeing course, that I learned a little bit of technique. Although I  have only been a member of the club for a few years, I have already learned so much from the other members that I have had the pleasure of paddling with so far.