Congratulations Nick Heath, Orca Award Winner, and Graham Lorimer, Bob Salo, Steve Best and Chantal Ethier for winning Silver Paddle Awards.
For the first time since 2007 SKABC awarded an Orca Award. The club instituted the Orca Award as a way to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the kayaking community as a whole. Nominations for the award this year were sought from all club members before the Annual General Meeting.
2018 Orca Award: Nick Heath
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
Silver Paddle Award award winners are selected by the club executive to recognize and say a huge thank you for a member's volunteer efforts over the years!
Silver Paddle Award Winners:
2018: Graham Lorimer, Bob Salo, Steve Best, Chantal Ethier
2017: Roy Smyth, Inge Zegel, Bruce Pickwell, Randy Chatterjee
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.
A huge thank you to these recipients. We hope to continue the tradition of presenting Orca and Silver Paddle Awards in the future.