Many thanks to all the AIAB members who helped make our Second Annual Novice Paddle a great success. We had 22 prospective novices join us for a lovely paddle on False Creek Saturday afternoon and judging by the responses and smiles of our guests they all seemed to have a great time.

A special thanks to Deb Thiessen who coached one of the crews and Eleanor Vandergaag and Judi Clark for steering. Also thanks to Leslie Lewis who ensured we had enough AIAB paddlers and volunteers to help with the event. I would also like to acknowledge the warm AIAB welcome you extended to our prospective new members and the sharing of your personal experiences with AIAB. This was truly a novice focused event.

Paddles Up!

Jane Mann