Sea Kayaker Magazine Readers Choice Award


Brett Kril

Brett Kril

Area of specialty:
Greenland – Rolling & Instructing Paddle Canada Level One courses

PC Skill Level:

Instructor/Trainer Level:

This summer I will be:
Level ones, Private Lessons (Rolling), Greenland Weekend

Started kayaking:

My first Kayak:
Perception Carolina 14.5 – Beauty!

Favourite kayak:
Most Valleys! Especially the Qboat, Avocet, and Nordkapp

Favourite paddling spot:
Georgian Bay (no sand!)

Favorite thing to do in a kayak
Roll, trip, surf, explore

Best paddling experience:
Level 2 and 3 courses with James and Dympna

Dream Paddling Trip:
Somewhere warm… come on it’s February and we’re buried in snow! Haida Gwaii with a mix of biking in Whistler or the North Shore… if you’re paying

Shout-out to my paddling mentors:
Kelly McDowell, James and Dympna, the many folks at QajaqTC in Michigan

My day job:
Grade 7 Teacher

Previous jobs:
Worked for Complete Paddler for a long time – fixing, selling, and hauling boats Too many others to name…

Interests, hobbies, random skills:
Chasing my kids around…
Whitewater Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Canoeing and camping with my family


  • Instructor: Dympna Hayes Area of specialty: Paddle Canada  Level Two Instructor and Coach, PC L1 Instructor Trainer, I'm great at impromptu yoga classes on the rocks, I love women specific coaching, Greenland rolling for relaxation PC Skill Level: Paddle Canada
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  • James started kayaking as an 18 year old surf kayaker off the coast of the Isle of Wight, England. After immigrating to Canada in 2003 he transferred all of this surf skills into a sea kayak. His love of guiding kayaking
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  • Instructor: Craig Woodall Area of specialty: Introduction to Sea Kayaking and Level 1 PC Skill Level: Level 2 Skills Instructor/Trainer Level: Introduction to Sea Kayaking and Level 1 Instructor Other relevant certifications: Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC – Assistant overnight
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  • Instructor: Heather Stewart (smart ass Heather was going to answer… yes) Area of specialty: I love helping people find their connection to their kayak… Yoga for Paddlers is a great way to find how to move and “be one with the
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  • Instructor: Scott Rosborough Area of specialty:  Apparently I am good at teaching people their first Greenland rolls! I also love taking people out on trip toenjoy some good paddling and backcountry camping. PC Skill Level: Paddle Canada Level 2 skills Instructor/Trainer
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  • In the summer of 2009 I joined James and Dympna of Learn to Kayak for an intro to sea kayaking evening. We went through the basics and headed out for a leisurely paddle. At the end of the evening I
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  • Instructor:Brett Kril Area of specialty:Greenland – Rolling & Instructing Paddle Canada Level One courses PC Skill Level:SK3 Instructor/Trainer Level:SK1 This summer I will be:Level ones, Private Lessons (Rolling), Greenland Weekend Started kayaking:2004 My first Kayak:Perception Carolina 14.5 – Beauty! Favourite kayak:Most Valleys!
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  • Ian started paddling with a Greenland paddle because it was easier to make that than a kayak he was dreaming of.  He is currently a Level 2 Instructor, a Paddle Canada Rolling Instructor and has his PC Level 3 skills.  He really
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  •   Instructor: Jenn GerriorArea of specialty: Training new paddlers   PC Skill Level: Level 2 Skills   Instructor/Trainer Level: Level 1 Instructor   Other relevant certifications: Ships team diver for the Canadian Navy   This summer I will be: Teaching level 1 skills courses
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  • Jack has been immersed in the kayaking industry since he was 14 years old and is an honorary founder of Learn to Kayak Inc. Growing up in the Learn to Kayak family he has been paddling, rolling, tripping and teaching
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  • Instructor: Susan Vokey Area of specialty: Hmmmm..general paddling, camp culinary skills PC Skill Level/Instructor/Trainer Level: Level 3 Skills/Level One Instructor/You're kidding me, right? Other relevant certifications: Advanced Wilderness life support, good with knives and such This summer I will be: Instucting Level 1 skills and
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 Please accept our sincerest appreciation for our kind reception at this weekend's level 1 course.  Your focused efforts at improving our skills with a strict eye for our safety and enjoyment was more than we could have hoped for.


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