I'm a Forester based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. My passion for the outdoors was sparked when I was just a little kid and my father introduced me to his old aluminum canoe on family camping trips throughout central Ontario. There was something about the first weightless moment away from the shore that I couldn’t get enough of even back then. My love for paddling deepened when I moved to the east coast where I truly learned to paddle in this land of rocky rivers and lakes.
Jordan is based in Fredericton NB. He discovered his passion for canoeing in his youth on the Tobique River. Most of his time in a canoe is spent on rivers either hitting up some white water or canoe camping with friends and family. His current Paddling certifications include Moving Water Tandem Instructor and Intermediate Poling. His paddling goals for the future are to improve his skills in all paddling disciplines.
Sterling is semi-retired and spends a lot of his days at his off-grid solar powered cottage on the Bay of Chaleur at Charlo. He has been paddling for a many years and has participated in 3 week trips in Labrador and Quebec, also enjoys fishing , camping and spending time with his grandkids. As an Canoeing Instructor he can provide courses in flat water, moving water and canoe poling.
Peter, a native of Saint John West, has a professional background in Civil Engineering and Medical Equipment Technology.
An avid canoeist since the late 70s, he still enjoys learning when opportunities come his way.
Peter has been a member of Scouting in Canada for nearly 50 years and is a current member of Scouts Canada.
Through Scouting, he has developed advanced outdoor skills which he continues to share with youth and adults as an Outdoor Skills Trainer/Facilitator. A person of many skills, Peter claims to be master of none, nor an expert on anything.
Peter is an active member of the Fundy Paddler’s Club, Tumblehome Paddlers and is a member instructor of Canoe Kayak NB and Paddle Canada.
His Paddle Canada certifications include; Tandem and Solo Lake Water Canoeing and Tandem Moving Water. He is a certified Paddle Canada instructor for Tandem Canoeing, Lake Water.
Gig and his wife Denise are both outdoor educators with over 50 years of combined teaching experience. They have won various awards for woodlot management, forest stewardship education and canoeing. Gig and Denise have national instructor certification in canoeing and kayaking. Gig is CKNB's long standing Technical Director, and we need him!
Technical Director Canoe
I have been a resident white water kayak of the greater Saint John area for the past 28 years. Of the various locations I have had the opportunity to paddle both locally and internationally, Saint John’s Reversing Falls remains a back yard favorite. New Brunswick as a whole it littered with white water gems ranging from fun for the family to flat out epic, I never tire of experiencing what our province has to offer.
The past 17 years have I have dedicated a portion of my paddle time to the instruction of kayaking to people of all ages. I am dedicated to the fostering of paddle culture, safe, quality instruction that is also fun , engaging and effective learning experience to all.
Technical Director Kayak
For as long as I can remember I have been tramping around the outdoors and getting into any activities that allowed me to stay out longer. My younger years of blazing trails with a hatchet and running my home river, the Gaspereau, transitioned into canoeing whitewater. I do not claim to be an expert in anything outdoor-related, but I love to tell stories around wilderness campfires.
Born and raised in Fredericton, Daniel studied civil engineering at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Waterloo. In his professional life, he deals with protecting water quality in working for a company that designs and builds wastewater treatment systems for industrial customers.
His regular paddling activity is kayaking on the rivers around Fredericton—although he’s always happy to mix in some canoeing or sea kayaking.
Skills I Can Contribute
Writing (reports, website content, etc.).
I know my way around computers pretty well.
My knowledge of water science, should the need arise.
Personal Future Plans
Take a course or two to improve my skills on the water.
Explore the waterways of some protected areas in NB (e.g. Portobello Creek, Loch Alva).
Kayak on the Bay of Fundy.
Do part of the Circuit.
Bert is based in Dieppe, New Brunswick. He has a professional background in Electrical Engineering. He became hooked to moving water canoeing 8 years ago, when he joined the NB Southeast River Runners canoe club, where he’s been an active member ever since. He always loved the outdoors, starting in earlier days as a scout, then later as a scout leader. Canoeing, canoe-camping and lake/river kayaking are now part of his favorite outdoors activities. Being on the water provides a means of connecting with nature in an unparalleled way. He plans on taking certified instructor courses, to share his passion with this awesome sport.