Madeleina-VrbaMadeleine was a novice on the first “Learn to Paddle” program boat, practicing out of False Creek in 2005 with coaches Juanita, Lita and Dr. Don. She was one of the quiet, steady ones, who enjoyed paddling and joining the fun, but was a very private person. Noted for her long reach and her intense dedication, everyone enjoyed her fighting ‘French Canadian’ style.

Madeleine never confided in her crewmates and unfortunately kept her reoccurrence quiet. She is missed by all who knew her.

Debbie Brkich and Jane Mann