CKC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of CKC alumnus and Olympic coach, Jim Mossman. Jim coached Canada’s National Canoe teams at the 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. He was a ground-breaking coxswain, recognized as one of the best of his generation in the back of a war canoe. He was also a leader in the advancement of coaching, being a founding member of the Coaches Association of Canada and was the second recipient of the R. Edgar Gilbert Award in the Coach category in 1983. Mossman was Commodore at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club, and dedicated over 60 years to the sport, a contribution recognized through the Jim Mossman Trophy, which is presented to the winners of U16 Women C-15 at the Sprint National Championships.
We offer our sincere condolences to Jim’s family, friends and our paddling community.