Gibsons Paddle Club

Congratulations to our Team Canada Medalists
2022 IVF World Sprints held in Windsor, England August 2022

Ron Dickinson

Team Canada Gold in 60+ V12 500 meter


Ron Roberts & Tamas Mihalyi

Team Canada

Gold 70+ V12 500 m Silver 50+ V12 500 m
Bronze 70+ V6 500 turn Bronze 50+ V6 500 m


Catharine Esson

Team Canada Bronze 50+ V12 500m


Seven Gibsons Paddle Club members attended World sprints as part of the 153 Canadians. 22 countries competed with Canada collecting 12 Gold, 13 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Our local paddlers brought home 6 of the medal count! Our members Daphne Brockington, Belle Eaglechild, and Charon O'Brien also competed with their Canadian Teams.

The Gibsons Paddle Club is a non-profit society powered by volunteers and members. Serving the lower Sunshine Coast, the Gibsons Paddle Club promotes the sport of outrigger canoeing, voyageur canoeing, competition, on the water fitness, and camaraderie.

Our membership includes paddlers of all ages and ability levels. Both recreation and competitive paddlers' needs are met with a wide range of canoes and equipment available. Protected and open waters areas can be found close to the canoe locations.

NOTICE: TO BOOK A CANOE Please click on GPC Bookings. As a member of Gibsons Paddle Club, you will have access to the members only site where all club documents and the booking spreadsheet is kept. Please click on the appropriate day and complete the booking as indicated completing all fields. It is your responsibility to make sure you do not over book the canoes.

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Each year, we give an award to those who complete 100 club paddles. This year, we have added something extra! Club members who complete 101 paddles (with proof on personal calendar), are entitled to 1 free meal and drink at the 101 Brewhouse & Distillery, along with 10% off their personal meals and drinks for the remainder of the year.

If you have completed 101 paddles, please print off the form - click here -> " GPC 101 Award " , present it to a board member with your calendar. Present the signed form to staff at the 101 Brewhouse to collect your award! Congratulations! You will still receive your award at the end of the year for 100 paddles.