The Silver Paddle Award Winners for 2017:
- Roy Smyth
- Inge Zegel
- Bruce Pickwell
- Randy Chatterjee
Their awards were presented at the AGM as recognition and a huge thank you for their volunteer efforts over the years!
History of The Silver Paddle and Orca Awards:
The Silver Paddle Award is given by the club executive to express gratitude for a member's valuable contributions to SKABC.
Past Silver Paddle Awards:
2015 Silver Paddle Recipients: Mick Allen, Shirley Brunke, Simone Avram
2014 Silver Paddle Recipients: Karin Hartner, Nick Heath, Rob Leeson
2013 Silver Paddle Recipients: Richard Jensen and Susan Jensen
2009 Silver Paddle Recipients: Bob Maher and Maureen Benzon
2008 Silver Paddle Recipients: Gayla Shulhan, George Prevost, Kallie Cunningham and Peter Kearney.
The Orca Award is a way of saying thank-you to many of the people who have made significant contributions not only to SKABC but to the sea kayaking community as a whole, SKABC instituted an annual award. Nominations for this award are sought from all club members between January and March of the year. The award may be presented at our April club meeting. The challenge is choosing one person from a large group of people who have made a difference.
2007 Orca Award: Cindy Dopson
2006 Orca Award: Tony Clayton
2005 Orca Award: Rick Davies
2004 Orca Award: Ray Pilman
2003 Orca Award: Harald Riffel
A huge thank you to these recipients. We hope to continue the tradition of presenting Orca and Silver Paddle Awards in the future.