Board of Directors

We would like to introduce the Board Members for 2016-2017.  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.

 

Lorie Travis – President

Contact: (403) 710-0225 or (403) 220-9879  Email: bwccpresident@gmail.com

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My husband Fred and I  have been members of the Bow Waters Canoe Club for 18 years.  We have paddled rivers in Saskatchewan, Yukon, NWT and Manitoba.  We also downhill ski and snowboard, hike, snowshoe, golf, bike ride and travel.  I particularly enjoy the technical aspects of planning a canoe trip, menu, maps, dehydrating food and gear lists.  I am retired from the oil and gas business.

 

Lindsey Walburger – Vice President

Contact:(403) 471-3973 Email: lindz85x@hotmail.com

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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.

 

Robin Fockler – Treasurer

Email: treasurer@bowwaters.org

I am a new member to Bow Waters Canoe Club and new to canoeing; however, I have several years of experience white water kayaking, paddling many of the local Alberta and BC rivers. I have always enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities. I’m looking forward to getting to know the members of the club, getting back on the rivers and learning the finer skills of canoeing. Professionally, I am a CPA, CMA and currently am self employed as a contract controller.

 

Mike Hall – Secretary

Contact: (587) 225-0331  Email: mike.hall197@gmail.com

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 Mike and his family moved from Australia to Calgary late in 2013 in search of sunny days, outdoor adventure and good times.  He has always had a love of water having grown up swimming, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and shark wrestling in Australia, so canoeing just seemed a natural move for him in Calgary. BWCC has been instrumental in fostering his interest in paddling as well as providing plenty of opportunities to see some spectacular scenery that only the hardiest of tourists would ever get to see. Mike is looking forward to more adventures and to helping fellow paddlers get out and about.

 

Marise-Ann Comeau – Member Representative

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!

 

Tanya White – Member Representative

Email:  twhitebo@me.com

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I’m originally from landlocked Winnipeg and as a child, the closest I came to water was swimming at the local YMCA or going to Grand Beach. So I’m quite the newbie to the sport of paddling. I joined the club last summer so I could paddle with Tom J – and I quite enjoy canoeing and kayaking. I fear I have lots to learn but I have enjoyed the thrill, the scenery and the people aspect of this club. Looking forward to lots of paddling adventures while hiking, geocaching and camping with our little Bigfoot. I am experienced at sitting on a board as I was a board member for many years with my daughter’s skating club.

 

Greg Gourlay – Member Representative

Email:  gourlay1@telus.net

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Greg Gourlay joined Bow Waters as a member in the Spring of 2016.  He lives way out in Cochrane since retiring as a High School Art teacher from way up in Beaverlodge. Greg learned about the ‘J stroke’ and ‘bow sweep’ way back at summer camp on Georgian Bay when he was a kid … and has now rediscovered how much fun paddling can be.  What better way can there be to enjoy our Alberta lakes and rivers than paddling with the good company and camaraderie found right here at the Bow Waters Canoe Club?

 

Jim Peachey – Member Representative

Email:  canoe@jaytechserv.com

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My wife Yvette and I are new to the Bow Waters Canoe Club being members since 2015.  We found BWCC, quite by accident,  and started attending meetings in the fall of 2014.  We were impressed by how inclusive and giving all the members are, in sharing their knowledge and experiences with us, the training opportunities offered, and the almost weekly outings.   Although we were marginally active as lake canoeists over the past 38 years we were introduced to wilderness canoe tripping by my daughter and son-in-law in the summer of 2014 and we became “hooked” on river tripping favouring the warmer waters of the Churchill river system and other rivers of the 18th and 19th century voyagers in northern Saskatchewan.