The Ripple - Fall 2016

2016 Paddle Manitoba AGM

Held March 29, 2016 at St Boniface Library

Meeting was called to order at 7:16pm

A review of the year was presented – a list of the events Paddle MB held and participated in during the year was passed out.

Financial results for the past year were distributed to the membership and reviewed. A motion to approve the financial report was put forth by Steve Allen, and seconded by Yvonne. All in favor.

New business was to elect a new board for the upcoming year. Chris Randall stepped down as President and Kelly Stirling volunteered. All in favor.

Sharon Touchette volunteered to remain as Treasurer. The following members volunteered to stand as members-at-large: Jeff Vincent, Leanne Van Aert, Clarke Wilke, Tim Lutz, Chris Randall, Paul Shipman. All in favor.

Other business:

  • Charles Burchill has agreed to continue to run the Wednesday night paddles at LaBarriere Park (6:30pm May and June, 7pm July and August). He will also run short clinics to fulfill maintenance clinics for instructors to refresh their course needs.

  • Trip leader clinic will be held April 23, 2016 @ the Pembina Trail Library from 10:30am to 4pm

  • MEC discount evening will be at the end of April – date to be announced.

  • Reel Paddling Film Festival is April 13 – we will staff a table at the event this year

  • Canoe School is being held May 18-20 @ Pioneer Camp. Multiple course levels are available.

  • Possibility of a May long weekend trip with Chris – but need a 1st aid person to be able to run the trip

  • Discussion was held regarding the possibility of hosting a Wilderness First Aid course if enough interest.

  • Paddle MB needs to decide what to do with the Voyageur Canoe

    • Needs people to take the “big canoe course”
    • Possibility of donating/lending the canoe to non-profit groups in order to promote paddling
    • Canoe needs repairs – additional floatation and other minor repairs
    • Need somewhere to store the canoe on a long term basis – may be able to have Camp Amisk store? Next meeting to be held in early April. Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.