Peter Giles re-elected as Canoe Kayak Canada’s President

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OTTAWA, ON (October 17, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada has named its Board of Directors following its annual election. This is the second Board to be named under CKC’s new governance structure.

Peter Giles was voted in by members as one of four Paddling Association Directors. The Board then elected Giles to continue as President and Harold Van Winssen to continue as Vice President.

The Board is made up of two representatives from each of the Paddling Disciplines of sprint, whitewater and marathon, as well as four Paddling Association Directors. The Board will soon appoint an Independent Director to complete the 11-person volunteer board.

The new Board will meet by teleconference to decide the Independent Director and will have its first in-person meeting at the annual Summit in Ottawa from December 2 to 4. A full listing of the Board with their term lengths is shown below.

Paddling Discipline Directors:

  • Sean Cannon, Sprint (2018)
  • Madeleine Hall, Sprint (2016)
  • Julie Crépeau-Boisvert, Whitewater (2018)
  • Anne Nicholson, Marathon (2017)
  • Harold Van Winssen, Whitewater (2018)
  • Fiona Vincent, Marathon (2018)

Paddling Association Directors:

  • Peter Giles, Sprint (2019)
  • Stephen Gallant (2017)
  • Tom Hall, Athlete Director (2017)
  • Chris Helyar (2018)
  • Independent Director, To be confirmed (2017)


About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.


For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada