It is with sadness that Canoe Kayak Canada announces the passing of Chris Pearson. Chris was one of the first members of Canada’s National Paracanoe Team. He competed at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, NS and the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. He paddled out of the Wascana Racing Canoe Club and was always known to bring a laugh to those around him. In addition to paddling, he was also a major player in the advancement of wheel chair rugby and raced with the National adaptive water ski team. He will be greatly missed by his teammates and all those who knew him. A funeral will take place in Broadview, Saskatchewan on Sunday December 20 and a celebration of his life is being planned for the spring. Details can be found here.